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Learning & studying strategies for courses & classes in specific subjects

Sites with resources for many different types of courses

The Khan Academy
A free site with "over 2400 videos [as of Sept. 2011] covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance and history."  Also contains practice exercises, mainly in high school level math.

MITOpenCourseware (Massachussetts Institute of Technology)
Contains practice exams and assignments, lecture notes, recorded lectures, and other resources for many different disciplines, from chemistry to history to math to linguistics!  Great for practice materials or just another, highly reputable, perspective on the information in your course.

HowtoStudy.org (Chemeketa Community College)
Scroll down for links to 29 disciplines.

Spark Notes
Free online study guides for background information in several disciplines including the sciences, math, history, economics, psychology, literature and film. Contains practice test questions in math and the sciences.

Accounting

Actuarial Science

Actuarial Exams (Be an Actuary)
Tips on how to succeed in the professional actuarial exams, particularly the multiple choice sections.  Also applicable to ACMA 210 and possibly other ACMA classes.  This site was suggested by an SFU ACMA Faculty member.

Numeracy and Quantitative Reasoning Repository (University of Guelph)
If you need to brush up on various aspects of math (eg: Functions, Polynomials, Measurement, Graphing, etc.), search the repository for lessons.

Anthropology

The Anthropology Student Guide to Better Grades (Montclair State University)
Extensive notes on subjects such as reading, attending lectures, writing tests, and writing term papers in this discipline.

The Student Guide to Anthropo-Logical Thinking (Montclair State University)
A detailed guide to how to think logically and evaluate research evidence within the discipline of anthropology.

Anthropology from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, lecture notes, multimedia content etc. from anthropology courses.

Biology

Advice from Successful Students: Biology Strategies

Study Tips for Biology Classes (Butte College)
Covers what to do before class, during class or lab, and after class, as well as how to study for memory-based tests and concept-based tests.

The Biology Project (University of Arizona)
Resources for several areas of biology, including tutorials and practice problem sets.

Studying Biology (Bryn Mawr College)
Long list of links to resources, with many split up by areas of biology.

Biology from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, lecture notes, multimedia content etc. from biology courses.

Studying Science (University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire)
Applicable to all sciences, this resource covers learning from lectures, reading science textbooks, working science problems, and working in the laboratory.

Business

Business Presentations
A SFU Library page that links to resources to help you conduct a successful presentation in Business or any other discipline.

Online MBA Programs Guide
Contains study strategies for MBA students - which are applicable to others as well - but also contains numerous other resources such as general strategies for online learning, a list of MBA schools, a glossary of business terms, and links to sites with study tips for other disciplines. 

Chemistry

SLC Problem Solving page

General Chemistry Online (Frostburg State University)
Check out the Exam Survival Guide: 10 Ways to Pass Your Next Exam, General tips on how to answer questions on measurement, matter and molarity, plus chemistry practice exams. Also see the Tutorial index:  A helpful selection of tutorials and quizzes on measurement, matter, atoms & ions, compounds, chemical change, and gases

How to Pass Chemistry (University of Guam)
Helpful tips to set you on your way and a list of study traps to avoid

Online Periodic Table (Chemical Elements.com)
Quick periodic table reference at your fingertips

Chemistry from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, lecture notes, multimedia content etc. from chemistry courses.

Studying Science (University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire)
Applicable to all sciences, this resource covers learning from lectures, reading science textbooks, working science problems, and working in the laboratory.

Numeracy and Quantitative Reasoning Repository (University of Guelph)
If you need to brush up on various aspects of math (eg: Functions, Polynomials, Measurement, Graphing, etc.), search the repository for lessons.

For tips specific to Organic Chemistry, check out one student's success story (from masterorganicchemistry.com).

Cognitive Science

Brain and Cognitive Science from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, lecture notes, multimedia content etc. from Cognitive Science courses.

Computing Science

How to Study Computer Science (AI Horizon)
Covers programming languages, design, algorithms, data structures and basic theory.

Contemporary Arts (FPA)

Music and Theater Arts from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, lecture notes, multimedia content etc. from music and theatre courses.

Earth Sciences

Some Geology Stuff (University of Oregon)
Links to pages on several earth science topics.

Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, lecture notes, multimedia content, etc. from Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science courses.

Studying Science (University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire)
Applicable to all sciences, this resource covers learning from lectures, reading science textbooks, working science problems, and working in the laboratory.

Economics

SLC Problem Solving page

Study Tips for Economics Courses (Georgetown University)
Covers reading, note-taking, exams, and working with graphs, as well as discussing what makes ECON courses difficult.

Economics from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, lecture notes, multimedia content, etc. from economics courses.

Engineering

SLC Problem Solving page

How to Study Math, Science & Engineering (California State Polytechnic University)
An engineering professor gives detailed guidelines on how to be successful in Engineering .

An Engineering Student Survival Guide (North Carolina State University)
A chemical engineering professor who is also an expert on learning styles addresses common challenges in engineering from a learning styles perspective.

MITOpenCourseware (Massachussetts Institute of Technology)
Contains practice exams and assignments, lecture notes, recorded lectures, and other resources for many different disciplines, including many subdisciplines of engineering.

Studying Science (University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire)
Applicable to all sciences, this resource covers learning from lectures, reading science textbooks, working science problems, and working in the laboratory.

Numeracy and Quantitative Reasoning Repository (University of Guelph)
If you need to brush up on various aspects of math (eg: Functions, Polynomials, Measurement, Graphing, etc.), search the repository for lessons.

English

Critical Reading: A Guide (Brock University)
A guide to what you might look for in analyzing literature, particularly poetry and fiction. Gives instructions for writing an analytical essay.

Literature from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, lecture notes, multimedia sources etc. from Literature courses at MIT.

Foreign languages

How To Study a Foreign Language (Texas Women's University)
Strategies organized under the headings "listening and pronunciation", "speaking", "reading", "vocabulary" and "writing".

Writing in a Foreign Language (Marquette University)
General tips on this difficult skill.

Gender Studies

Womens and Gender Studies from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Practice exams, assignments, lecture notes etc. from women's and gender studies courses.

Geography

How to Read Topographical Maps (Paradise Valley Community College) - The title says it all!

History

Studying History (City College of San Francisco)
Tips about reading, lectures, and exams in the discipline.

History from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, assignments, lecture notes etc. from history courses.

Linguistics

Linguistics and Philosophy from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, assignments, lecture notes etc. from linguistics courses.

Math

SLC Problem Solving page
Includes resources on reading math texts, taking math tests, note-taking for math, overcoming math anxiety, and more.

Math Study Skills: High School vs. College (Mission College)
A chart showing ways in which students must adapt themselves to the expectations of university-level math.

Numeracy and Quantitative Reasoning Repository (University of Guelph)
If you need to brush up on various aspects of math (eg: Functions, Polynomials, Measurement, Graphing, etc.), search the repository for lessons.

Mathwords
"An interactive math dictionary with enough math words, math terms, math formulas, pictures, diagrams, tables, and examples to satisfy your inner math geek."

The Khan Academy
Although this free site with "over 2400 videos"  [as of Sept. 2011] includes content-related help for other disciplines, it is particularly strong for math at all levels.  Also contains practice exercises, mainly in high school level math.

Math Tutoring Videos (Just Math Tutoring)
Pages and pages of free online videos, showing math tutor "Patrick JMT" solving calculus, algebra, and trigonometry problems.

Mathematics from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, assignments, lecture notes. etc. from math courses.

Philosophy

Linguistics and Philosophy from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, assignments, lecture notes etc. from linguistics courses.

Physics

SLC Problem Solving page

How to Study Physics
Helpful hints on effective participation during physics lecture, reading your physics textbook, problem solving in physics, effective test preparation, and a weekly flowchart for studying physics.

How to Study Physics (Lockhaven Univesity; reprinted from a 1955 pamphlet published by Addison-Wesley)
A very comprehensive page that covers everything from why study physics, to labs, to note-taking, to exams.

Physics from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, assignments, lecture notes, etc. from physics courses.

Studying Science (University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire)
Applicable to all sciences, this resource covers learning from lectures, reading science textbooks, working science problems, and working in the laboratory.

Numeracy and Quantitative Reasoning Repository (University of Guelph)
If you need to brush up on various aspects of math (eg: Functions, Polynomials, Measurement, Graphing, etc.), search the repository for lessons.

Political Science

Political Science from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, assignments, lecture notes, etc. from political science courses.

Psychology

Study Tips for Psychology (and other courses) (University of Illinois)
Two professors give good general advice for reading and test-based courses.

How to Read (and Understand) a Psychology Journal Article (About.com)
The advice here is applicable to research-based articles in disciplines other than psychology as well.

Coping with multiple choice questions (University of Toronto)
Gives strategies for multiple choice exams, with particular reference to exams for Introductory Psychology.

Sociology

Improving your Sociology Study Skills (University of Wisconsin Superior)
Contains tips on reading and test-taking, as well as specific advice for students who do well in math and science courses but not in Sociology.

Statistics

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics
Contains supplementary resources, including videos and case studies, to help you understand your STAT courses.  This site was suggested by an SFU STAT Faculty member

Numeracy and Quantitative Reasoning Repository (University of Guelph)
If you need to brush up on various aspects of math (eg: Functions, Polynomials, Measurement, Graphing, etc.), search the repository for lessons.

Urban Studies

Urban Studies and Planning from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Sample assignments, lecture notes, etc. from urban studies courses.

World Literature

Critical Reading: A Guide (Brock University)
A guide to what you might look for in analyzing literature, particularly poetry and fiction. Gives instructions for writing an analytical essay.

Literature from MITOpenCourseware (MIT)
Lots of practice exams, lecture notes, multimedia sources etc. from Literature courses at MIT.

Writing in specific disciplines

For resources on writing in specific disciplines, see the Student Learning Commons' Writing for university: Disciplines guide.