RESOURCES

Below you will find links to various resources available to you at KVCC and in relation to your course work.


STUDENT BLACKBOARD TUTORIALS

The following links will bring you to individual pages for each of these skills. There is a small video (no audio) demonstrating how to do each task.


KVCC SERVICES


WRITING

Click HERE to download the College Level Writing PDF produced by Dr. Mark Kavanaugh

Click the logo above to access the PaperRater Anti-Plagiarism Service - Select "Premium"


SUCCESS IN COLLEGE

Success in college may seem like a difficult process, but despite the many academic, motivational, emotional, financial, and psychosocial challenges someone might face, it is definitely within your grasp.

Over the years I've come to realize that the formula for success is pretty simple. Here is what you need to do (consistently) to maximize the likelihood of your succes:

GO TO CLASS

While this may seem straight forward, students often skip class or, in the case of online classes, fail to log in. Communication about the material, study tips, and all the instruction of class takes place in the classroom. If you are NOT there you cannot benefit from these experiences. This is regardless of whether YOU feel the classes are benefiting you are not.

  • Attend scheduled class meetings
  • Log onto your Blackboard courses every day
  • Attend to class announcements and discussion boards
  • Arrive at class with an well-rested, well-fed, and appropriately "motivated to learn" state of mind.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Different classes will have you doing things like reading, taking quizzes, and writing reports. This is the "work" associated with the learning process. It is vital to do ALL the assignment in a class and do them to the very best of your ability.

  • Read the course material
  • Read instructions very carefully and for detail
  • Complete your quizzes and assignments on time and submit them to your teacher.
  • Review the feedback on your performance on all assignments regardless of the grade.

ASK QUESTIONS

There ARE "stupid questions" - Here are some examples:

  • "Will skipping this test effect my grade?"
  • "Can I use this textbook instead of the one you assigned?"
  • "Are you going to be going over anything important today in class?"

However, MOST questions are not like these...and you need to ask them. You also need to make sure that the source of your answer is a reliable one. Asking your fellow classmates about due dates and details on an assignment may not be the BEST choice...they may be just as lost as you are and not know it!

  • Ask questions in class.
  • Reach out for help from KVCC services.
  • Use the online discussion boards to post questions about the class.