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Basic Academic Skills Videos

The goal of Basic Academic Skills is to create learning objects that supplement and enrich the University of Prince Edward Island’s writing program as well as to encourage literacy and academic skills within the English as an additional language university community, the K-12 public school system and the public at large. Integration of learning and technology and promotion of effective communication skills in an accessible manner guides the initial uses of the current and future purpose of the objects.

Basic Academic Skills is the result of a partnership between Inukshuk Wireless and the Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island, and were created by Amy Kelly. The videos available within this collection are licensed under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 license.


Active and Critical Reading
Active and Critical Reading
In this video you'll learn how to make sense of what you read and how to process what you find.
Brain Storming
Brain Storming
In this video you'll learn about brain storming and how it can help you plan your research.
Choosing a Topic
Choosing a Topic
This video introduces you to selecting and developing a topic.
Databases
Databases
In this video you'll learn why databases are an important part of the research process. The video introduces the concepts of "peer review" and "full text" as they related to databases. [Note: This video was created in 2009 and includes outdated information. Please see the Tutorials section of the Robertson Library website for more up-to-date video tutorials.]
Essay Building
Essay Building
In this video you'll learn how to organize and structure essays.
Grammar Rescue
Grammar Rescue
In this video you'll learn about sentence fragments, run on sentences and subject verb agreement.
Outline
Outline
In this video you'll learn why you should create an outline and how to write an outline for your project or essay.
Print Resources in the Library
Print Resources in the Library
This video introduces you to the types of print resources in the Library, how they're organized, and how you can locate them.
Punctuation for Beginners
Punctuation for Beginners
This video introduces you to constructing proper sentences using independent and dependent clauses and punctuation.
Thesis Statements
Thesis Statements
This video introduces you to creating a strong thesis statement.