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Links for Freshman

First Year Experience
Contains information about the Freshman Orientation Program, 48 Hours Retreat, and Freshman Cornerstone classes.

First Year Writing Seminar
Boston College’s First-Year Writing Seminar (FWS) is a required course designed to help students develop effective processes for composing and revising nonfiction prose for a variety of writing situations—including but not limited to academic writing situations.

Library Resources for the First Year Writing Seminar
Contains helpful information for conducting research and navigating Library Databases.

Academic Advising Center
The resources of the Advising Center are available to all members of the BC community. In A&S and the CSOM, all freshmen and those sophomores who have yet to declare a major are paired with academic advisors affiliated with the Center.

Learning to Learn
The Learning to Learn program helps enable students to excel academically and to successfully balance other activities and responsibilities.

UGBC
Freshman Information sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government of Boston College.

Non BC sites:

NYU Child Study Center
Information for both parents and students about the changes that occur during the transition from high school to college.

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Links for ESL Students

 

The Office of International Students and Scholars
Provides advice, programs, and services to approximately 1,100 international students (undergraduate, graduate, and exchange), faculty and research scholars from over 98 countries.

Boston College Language Laboratory
The Boston College Language Laboratory serves the language learning and teaching needs of the University's language departments, students of English as a foreign language, and the BC community at large from its center in Lyons Hall, room 313.

English WeblinksLinks from BC’s Language Laboratory for ESL students.

Non BC Sites:

TESL Journal
Thousands of links for ESL students and teachers.

Meriam-Webster Online
Merriam-Webster provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and other English language resources.

Useful American Idioms

 

Links for Graduate Students

 

Office of Graduate Student Life
Provides both academic and non-academic support to the graduate student community, in the service of developing the whole person and furthering the University's mission.

John Courtney Murray S.J. Graduate Student Center
Dedicated to the support and enrichment of graduate student life at Boston College. Its primary purpose is to build a sense of community among the entire graduate student population, and cultivate a sense of belonging to the University as a whole.

The Boston College Graduate Student Association Homepage

Graduate Student Financial Aid Information

Non BC sites:

Ph. inishe D.
A discussion and support group for people who cannot seem to finish their dissertation or thesis.


Links for Writing

 

Online Writing LabThe OWL is the online branch of the Connors Family Learning Center's writing tutorial services.

First Year Writing Seminar
Boston College’s First-Year Writing Seminar (FWS) is a required course designed to help students develop effective processes for composing and revising nonfiction prose for a variety of writing situations—including but not limited to academic writing situations.

How to Write a Law School Personal Statement

Academic Integrity
Boston College’s Policy regarding Academic Integrity.

BC Libraries Subject Specialists
Make an appointment with a BC librarian for indepth assistance with your discipline.

Non BC sites:

Purdue University OWL
Contains MLA and APA bibliography guides.

Purdue University OWL
Contains tips for overcoming writer’s block

Ph. inishe D.A discussion and support group for people who cannot seem to finish their dissertation or thesis.

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Links for Study Skills

 

Learning to Learn
A program designed to improve students' critical thinking abilities and provide them with the learning skills they need to succeed in college and beyond.

Academic Advising and Support Services
The College of Arts and Sciences departmental links for study skills.

Study Skills and Strategies [PDF]

Non BC sites:

Study Skills and Self-Help Information
Sponsored by Virginia Tech.

How-To-Study.Com
A study skills resource site.

http://www.veritasprep.com/online-reference-for-test-preparation/

Helpful study skills site.

 

 

Links for Library

 

Quest Library Catalog
Search the BC Libraries' online catalog to find locations of books, periodicals, and other items in BC's collections.

Help by Subject
Library assistance by subject or discipline.

RefWorks
RefWorks is software that allows you to import references from online databases, organize your references into folders according to your topics of interest or for particular assignments or projects, insert references in a variety of formats (e.g., MLA and APA) into the body of your research paper, and generate formatted references pages. RefWorks is free to the BC community and available from any computer with internet access.

Research Librarians
Links to BC’s librarians that can help with research in variety of different subjects.

Ask a Librarian 24/7
Ways to contact librarians.

 

Links to Other BC Departments

 

Office of AHANA Student Programs
OASP develops, implements and coordinates a variety of programs that support and enhance the academic performance and student development of undergraduate AHANA students.

Volunteer and Service Learning Center
The Volunteer and Service Learning Center serves members of the Boston College community in many ways. These include assisting students, staff and faculty who are seeking opportunities to serve in the greater Boston area, creating a network between existing student service and immersion organizations, and helping departments in their efforts to offer safe, high quality experiences for those who want to serve others.

Learning Resources for Student Athletes
The mission of Learning Resources for Student Athletes (LRSA) is to provide academic and personal support services to all varsity student-athletes with the goal that each student-athlete will be provided fair opportunity to achieve her/his potential of intellectual, social, personal development.

Career Center
Assists students, alumni and staff in finding internships and jobs, making career choices, choosing a major and considering graduate school.

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