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Mrs. Buff has compiled this page to provide resources to help you study. You can find a printable copy of the information on this page in our Handouts and Flyers page.

General ResourcesMathematics ResourcesChemistry ResourcesBiology ResourcesEnglish ResourcesForeign Languages ResourcesEconomics ResourcesHistory ResourcesPolitical Science ResourcesPsychology ResourcesStudy Skills Resources

General Resources

Khan Academy
Khan Academy has over 5,300 videos on everything in all areas of mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, finance, and history. Using this site, you can practice skills you have learned but might have forgotten, or learn new skills and concepts at your own pace. Scroll down on this page and find a free tutorial on ANY mathematics or academic course! The UB Homework Tutors can assist you by recommending videos to watch and challenging you to do your best on EVERY math skill! While this site won’t do the work for you, if you know the concept, you can learn how to do it!
Quizlet
A great FREE site where you can make your own flashcards you can print and/or play games. You can also see flashcards Mrs. Buff and Upward Bound tutors have made for you to use. Or, if you prefer, you can make your own flashcards, search for other Quizlet flashcards made by educators, and become an expert in your classes! (Quizlet is especially great for Spanish, French, Biology, and History).

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Mathematics Resources

Purple Math
Of course, it’s great because it’s PURPLE, but this index can also help any student or tutor to understand a particular concept STEP BY STEP!
Mathwords
An online dictionary of mathematical terms and formulas.

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Chemistry Resources

Khan Academy
This is an AWESOME site used by many of the Chemistry teachers! Learn how to do your chemistry homework with the help of Khan Academy and watch your grades improve!
Stoichiometry (Purdue University)
This is a great resource to understand and view terms, equations, etc. associated with stoichiometry.
ChemCollective
If you’re having difficulty in Chemistry, this is the place to visit! You can view tutorials to help you with basic chemistry, through AP Chemistry concepts.
PinkMonkey.com Chemistry Study Guide
Prudent chemistry information that is more detailed and has study guides.
GCSE Science
Interactive periodic table and other great basic information for non-science majors.
Common Chemistry Problems
This site provides an index of different mathematically based chemistry problems with examples for your reference.  It also has links to other chemistry sites.
SparkNotes Chemistry
A helpful chemistry resource with summaries about reactions, stoichiometry, and ions.

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Biology Resources

Biology Online
These sites provide different ways of explaining and examining basic biological processes for introductory classes.
The Biology Project – University of Arizona
A Biology Project website that provides a wealth of information on biology topics.

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English Resources

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Punctuation, grammar, mechanics, notes of how to discuss literature, and a handy dandy list of literary terms can be found at this link and will help you to write any English paper using MLA format.
Bulfinch’s Mythology – The Age of Fable
Learn everything you want to know about mythology at this site, which features Bulfinch’s Mythology by topic.
A True Knight
This was a handout created by a talented group of University of Montevallo Upward Bound English Honors students during the Summer of 2003. The information was presented at a Medieval Literature Conference in Kennesaw, GA in 2004 and published on the Arthuriana Pedagogy page as a resource sample for teaching high school students to research medieval literature.
The Labyrinth – Resources for Medieval Studies (Georgetown University)
Medieval studies scholarly resources compiled and organized from around the world. Contains texts in all European languages, including Latin and Greek
ClassicNotes Study Guides
ClassicNotes by Gradesaver allows students to view themes and character lists for most important/classic works of literature. While it does not replace reading the text, Classic Notes can help students understand novels, plays, and epic poetry.

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Foreign Languages Resources

Spanish Lessons (YouTube)
Access this site on YouTube to view LOTS of Spanish lessons.  These videos are done with a teacher and cover all aspects of Spanish.
Beginning French Lessons (YouTube)
WOW! Get all the help you need with pronunciation, vocabulary, and key concepts.  Use this site along with a tutor, or access specific lessons to review important areas.
Quizlet
At this site, you can type in a subject area and find all the vocabulary flashcards you will need to make an A every time in EVERY language course!
WordReference.com
A fantastic online dictionary for French, Spanish, German, and other languages.
Spanish Language and Culture
A great site for Spanish grammar information and exercises as well as cultural information.
StudySpanish.com
A lot of excellent general information, quizzes, and activities for Spanish.

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Economics Resources

PinkMonkey.com Economics Study Guide
An excellent site for reviewing and studying macroeconomic concepts.

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History Resources

US History Resources
A collection of links to web sites covering all of American History
AP US History
This site is College Board’s overview of the AP History test.
Best History Websites
A collection of about 1200 web sites focused on all kinds of history.

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Political Science Resources

US House of Representatives
The US House of Representatives website contains current information on issues.
US Senate
The US Senate website contains current information on issues.

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Psychology Resources

Psychology Resources (Athabasca University)
A huge site that provides a wealth of information about psychology in general and resources for tutoring and teaching psychology.

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Study Skills Resources

HowToStudy.org
A fantastic resource for tips related to study skills and studying in general.  This information is beneficial for learning HOW to study!

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