Online Resources

You can access online tutoring through Blackboard under the Tools section.

Writing Center Web page includes:

  • APA and MLA Style Guides and Tutorials
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation

Other Websites
This list of resources is only a reference guide.
Concordia University – St. Paul is not responsible for the content on the sites.


Homework Center- Study Skills

  • Taking notes
  • Studying for tests
  • Before the test
  • Studying in a group
  • Ten tips for taking a test
  • After the test

How to Construct a Concept Map
A concept map presents the relationships among a set of connected concepts and ideas. It is a tangible way to display how your mind “sees” a particular topic. By constructing a concept map, you reflect on what you know and what you don’t know.
How to Study
This website includes study skills specific to each subject, i.e. Math, Music, Physics, etc.

  • Getting Ready
    • Organizational Tools
    • Study Environment
    • Goals
    • Will and Motivation
    • Learning Styles
  • Taking In
    • Time Management
    • Procrastination
    • Listening
    • Note-taking
    • Textbook Reading
    • Library Research
    • Concentration
    • Stress Management
  • Processing
    • Visual Organization (Mind Mapping and Matrices)
    • Memory Improvement
  • Output
    • Test Anxiety
    • Tests (Objective and Essay)
  • Study Skills  (per subject)
  • How to Write (per subject)

Study Guides and Test-Taking Strategies
This site consists of links to other sites.

Study Guides and Strategies
This site is available in 26 languages, including English.

  • Preparing
  • Learning
  • Studying
  • Classroom Participation
  • Learning with Others
  • Online Learning and Communication
  • Reading Skills
  • Preparing for Tests
  • Taking Tests
  • Writing Basics
  • Writing Types
  • Research
  • Project Management
  • Math
  • Science and Technology

Test-taking Strategies
This site explains test-taking strategies and includes a test-taking sheet.


Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire
Take this quiz to determine your learning style!

Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
Another quick quiz to take to determine your learning style!

Type Logic
This site explains the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types.



Concordia University Library
The Concordia library website offers a wide variety of excellent resources for conducting research. The site offers strategies for approaching research, databases to locate journals and books, electronic journals, websites categorized by academic disciplines, and a host of reference sources including dictionaries, style manuals, and links to writing centers.

Citation Machine
APA or MLA Citations

Modern Language Association (MLA)
MLA website for the most up-to-date information on documenting resources.

Quick Study: Library Research Guide
This University of Minnesota website provides information on how to evaluate various sources of information, including taking into consideration the purpose of the website or printed material, the timeliness of the information, and the credibility of the author.



Chapter 3: Presentation Strategies for Public Speaking
Presentation tips for public speaking

LJL Seminars
Public speaking tips

Study Guides and Strategies – Public Speaking
Techniques and strategies for speaking in public and presenting presentations


Supply and Demand
This site explains the theory of supply and demand.


Activities for ESL Students
Grammar Quizzes
Vocabulary Quizzes
Crossword Puzzles
• Podcasts

Daily Grammar
Variety of Grammar Lessons

Dave’s ESL Café

  • Quizzes
    • Reading Comprehension Quiz
    • Punctuation
    • Science
    • World Culture
    • Grammar
    • Geography
  • Slang Dictionary
  • Idiom Dictionary
  • Phrasal Verbs Dictionary
  • Pronunciation

Newbury-Heinle Learner’s Dictionary
Merrriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus

Guide to Grammar and Writing

Words and Sentences

  • Paragraphs
  • Essays and Research Papers
  • Grammar and Quizzes

Mary Nell’s Home Page
Short Term English Programs (STEP)
Various Grammar Charts

OWL Online Writing Lab

  • General Writing Concerns
  • ESL
  • Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation
  • Research and Documentation
  • Professional Writing
  • Practice Exercises



The History Place
This site includes various topics on American history.


H & H Publishing Math Assistance Center

  • Numbers of Beginning Algebra
  • Evaluating Numerical Expressions
  • Exponents
  • Laws of Beginning Algebra
  • Solving Equations
  • Solving Word Problems

How to Solve It

  • Steps for solving math problems
  • Acquiring Mathematical Understanding

Math World

  • Algebra
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Calculus and Analysis
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Foundations of Mathematics
  • Geometry
  • History and Terminology
  • Number Theory
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Recreational Mathematics
  • Topology

NASA – State of Ohio 9th Grade Proficiency Test
This test consists of 39 questions. A detailed explanation is given if a student makes an error.

Statistics Online Computational Resources (SOCR)
This site includes interactive exercises and graphing tools for those students studying probability and statistics.

That Quiz
This web site provides timed quizzes at different levels. Students do not need to log-in to take the quizzes. Students may click on the following options:

  • Integers
    • Arithmetic
    • Inequality
    • Exponents
    • Algebra
    • Calculus
  • Fractions
    • Identify
    • Arithmetic
    • Inequality
    • Reduce
    • Probability
  • Concepts
    • Time
    • Money
    • Measure
    • Place Value
    • Graphs
  • Geometry
    • Triangle
    • Shapes
    • Geometry
    • Points
    • Angles


Virginia State Standards of Learning
Science, Math, and Technology Practice Tests

  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Technology


PPST/Praxis Test Review
PPST 1 – calculators are prohibited for the Math section, so practice without a calculator.
Self-Assessment Modules/Practice Tests:

  • Basic Algebra
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Averages and Rounding
  • Arithmetic
  • Commas
  • Estimation and Sequences
  • Exponents
  • Fractions and Square Roots
  • Geometry
  • Basic Grammar
  • Intermediate Grammar
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Graphs
  • Basic Math
  • Intermediate Math
  • Advanced Math
  • Measurement
  • Nouns
  • Percents and Ratios
  • Basic Reading Comprehension
  • Reading for the Main Idea
  • Advanced Reading Comprehension
  • Reading Vocabulary
  • Sentence Correction
  • Sentence Flow
  • Usage Test 1
  • Usage Test 2
  • Usage Test 3
  • Verbs
  • Writing Section 1
  • Writing Section 2

Test Prep Review (GRE)
This website consists for practice tests for the GRE.

  • Analogies Part 1
  • Analogies Part 2
  • Basic Algebra
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Averages and Rounding
  • Arithmetic
  • Commas
  • Estimation and Sequences
  • Exponents
  • Fractions and Square Roots
  • Geometry
  • Basic Grammar
  • Intermediate Grammar
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Graphs
  • Basic Math
  • Intermediate Math
  • Advanced Math
  • Comparison Math Questions
  • Measurements
  • Nouns
  • Percents and Ratios
  • Basic Reading Comprehension
  • Reading Vocabulary
  • Structure Corrections
  • Sentence Flow
  • Usage Test 1
  • Usage Test 2
  • Usage Test 3
  • Verbs
  • Writing Section 1
  • Writing Section 2


Psychology Matters

This site includes definitions of psychology terms and other information


Astronomy Sites:


  • The Universe
  • The Solar System
  • Astronomical Measurement

Biology Sites:

Cells Alive
This is a fun site!  It consists of animations and interactive exercises around the following topics:

  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Microscopy

Human Anatomy Online
This site consists of images of various body systems:

  • Skeletal
  • Digestive
  • Muscular
  • Lymphatic
  • Endocrine
  • Nervous
  • Cardiovascular
  • Male Reproductive
  • Female Reproductive
  • Urinary

Chemistry Sites:

The Chemistry Place

  • Virtual Chemlab
  • Interactive periodic check
  • Conversion calculator
  • Chemistry science projects: beginning level
  • Chemistry science projects: intermediate level
  • Chemistry science projects: advance level
  • Science projects: understanding and using the scientific method
  • Glossary of terms
  • Chemistry encyclopedia articles A-z
  • Organic chemistry A-Z
  • Compounds and elements A-Z
  • The Chemistry of Biology
  • 137 Major Figures in the History of Chemistry
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry


Study Stack
Website: – 35k –
Geology terms matching game

Physics Sites:

Brain POP
This site includes fun tutorials on physics.

This site includes advice on how to learn physics.


Education Index
This website includes links to resources for a variety of subjects, for example, astronomy, economics, finance, physics, physical education, psychology, and sociology.

Information Please

  • World and News
  • History and Government
  • Biography
  • Sports
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Business and Culture
  • Health and Science
  • Daily Almanacs
  • Atlas
  • Encyclopedia
  • Dictionary

Study Guides and Strategies