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workingAcademic Resource Center

Let the Academic Resource Center help you....

* discover your individual learning style
* study more efficiently
* make better grades

Your success is our main concern! Located in the east wing of the Library, on the 2nd floor of the Main Building, on the Moberly Campus, the Academic Resource Center is open for your convenience at the following hours: Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

* Macintosh or Windows-based computers provide word processing and tutorial programs covering a variety of subjects.

* Professional and CRLA certified peer tutors provide individual and small group assistance.

* Use the Academic Resource Center as a study area, or request help to organize group study or review sessions for specific classes.

Occasionally it is necessary for instructors to use the Academic Resource Center computers for classes. Please check the large calendar on the table before entering the Academic Resource Center for reserved class times so you will be sure to find a time that works for you, though we do try to ensure some computer availability at all times. When in doubt, ask a tutor.

Questions concerning the Academic Resource Center? Contact Jill Gosseen


Moberly Campus - Main Building - 2nd Floor, East Wing of the Library

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 660-263-4110 extension 11310
FAX: 660-263-6448


Academic Resource Center Staff


Jill Gosseen
Main Building, Room 218
660.263.4100 x11310
Academic Resource Center Coordinator

Academic Resource Center Resources & Tutorials

Here are some sites that may help you to study and research a variety of subjects. If you discover others that you find helpful, please contact us and we will add them to the list.

Computer tutorials and CDs are available for use while in the Academic Resource Center.



A great site with explanations for all your math and algebra dilemmas!

Interact Math
Click above to use the online tutorial. Be sure to choose the correct textbook for your course.

Khan Academy
This site offers variety of math subjects with videos and quizzes to test your knowledge.

Free Math Help
Free text lessons for Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Statistics.

Free Math Worksheets
Free worksheets on a variety of different math topics for extra practice.


Study Skills/Test Prep/Continuing Education

This site contains a wide variety of simple games and reviews to help you study math and language arts.

How To Study
Vidoes, presentations and articles on how to write and study by subject including time management, notetaking, textbook reading and stress management.

Study Guides
Offers study guides and strategies on variety of topics and subjects.

Literacy Education Online
Provides online handouts on variety of writing topics including grammar, citing and using resources, and improving your writing.

Learning Style Survey
Discover your learning style to understand how you learn information and solve problems. Also includes links for career planning and improving study habits.

Study Stack
Free flashcards to study many subjects including math, history, sciences, reading, writing, foreign languages, and medical. You may also create your own flashcards through this site.


History & Government

Enduring Visions
Review chapter summaries and questions from the company that wrote your history text.

Today in History
Find out what happened today in history.



Learn Spanish: Vocabulary Online
123 Teach Me
Study Spanish


French Games

Madinah Arabic


Learning Styles

Learning Styles Survey
Take the Learning Styles Survey to discover your individual style and what type of learning works best for you.


Research Papers, Composition and English Help

Purdue OWL MLA Style
Site offers research and citation resources for MLA Style. Also has link for general writing resources to help with the writing process, mechanics, grammar, punctuation, and academic writing.

Purdue OWL APA Style
Provides overview of APA style along with APA formatting and style guide.

Offers help with citations in MLA, APA and Chicago formats for your bibliography.

Houghton Mifflin Writing Practice Tests
Take practice tests for writing and reading skills.

Common English Errors
Link to common English errors as well as exercises for grammar and comprehension.

A Research Guide for Students
How to write a research paper with guides for footnotes, referencing, bibliographies, how to avoid plagiarism, and much more.



The Biology Project
Interactive online resource for learning biology designed for biology students at the college level.

Plant Structure and Function
Diagrams and information on plant structure and function.

Physics Classroom
Instructional pages written in easy-to-understand language and complemented by graphics.

Khan Academy
Links for Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Health and Medicine.

Short videos organized by topic for extra help with Chemistry.

An Introduction To Chemistry
Online text book for beginning chemistry which can be downloaded as Ebook. Offers particle level images, animations, and tutorials.

PHET Interactive Simulations
Interactive simulations for Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Earth Science.


MACC Academic Resource Center Faculty and Staff


Jane Roads

(Academic Resource Center Director / Professor of Mathematics)

Math is a power issue. It is the barrier to higher education for many people. Students tend to think they don't have "math minds," but only in this country. Other cultures consider math a skill to be developed, not a genetic flaw/quirk to be accommodated.

I would like to think I am a shop teacher of sorts, helping students learn to use the math power tool in order to do whatever thinking/work they have ahead of them (or all around them). Or maybe the analogy of a driver's license - a math license - to be able to go where they want to go in the academic world, or the money world, or the philosophical world.

Class homework is posted at http://www.tristateonline.org/




Jill Gosseen

(Academic Resource Center Coordinator)



Nancy Ketchum

(Associate Professor of Mathematics)

One of my favorite quotes is, "Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has written the universe."...Galileo. A comment that I make many times in my classes is, "Math is all around you. It is everywhere, in nature, in architecture, as we drive down the street, as we sit in our homes, etc. If you do not see or understand it, that does not mean it doesn't exist, it only means you are unaware of how it works. We must develop an understanding of how math works in our lives or we become dependent upon those who do."

In my classes, I try to discuss math in a very understandable manner with many references to the math that is present in our everyday lives, and I also attempt to present the material in a format that is understandable to most students. Learning can take place during the semester ONLY if the students work and practice what is presented. My desire is that students have not only a much greater understanding of math in general, but also a greater appreciation of the math in the universe around them.

Class homework is posted at http://www.tristateonline.org/