Student Resources

Students in Library

The following resources are for students, or faculty wishing to support students, with various aspects of the pre-writing, writing, and revision process. These online resources include digital “handouts” and short videos on writing and academic success in general. Please share widely and feel free to suggest additional topics for this page.

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Writing Handouts

These helpful handouts give you hands-on experience with how to hone your writing skills.

Study Skills

All students in the School of Nursing can get individualized academic coaching with a learning specialist at Student Academic Success Services.

We aim to help you find strategies for success. We will work with you to develop personalized tools and approaches to help you study effectively and efficiently, decrease stress, improve your memory, and develop goals to help you succeed here at OHSU.  

Ask your Learning Specialist about   

  • Study skills
  • Motivation and goal-setting   
  • Memory techniques
  • Test-taking skills and test anxiety
  • Getting the most out of reading and lecture
  • Time management

Email the Learning Support Specialists for more information. 

Study Skills Resources

Videos and podcasts

Looking for more hands-on instruction? Check out these great resources in video or podcast formats. As always, if you aren't sure where to begin or would like some face-to-face help from our team, give us a call at 503-494-5340 or make a free appointment today.

Organizing Your Paper

  • The MEAL Plan: A Brief Explanation – This is a must to improve your writing!  This technique can help you organize your draft at both the paragraph and whole-paper levels.
  • Reverse Outlining: A Tool for Revision – You're done writing your paper, but you think something's not quite right.  Reverse outlining is an excellent tool to organize your draft and check it for coherence.  Find out about it here!

Grammar Tips

Integrating Sources

Synthesizing Research

  • From Idea to Library – This short video resolves the mystery of what research articles are and where they come from.

Check out these enlightening videos when you have a little more time:

  • Body Language and Communication – How your body language affects what you communicate.  Interesting and informative!
  • Communicating Science - This clip, "Talk Nerdy to Me," has great tips on how to better convey scientific information (like nursing information!)
  • Narrative Medicine - This is a poignant video that could profoundly change how you approach your nursing practice.