• Welcome

    The eLearning Café is a learning support website that will help you develop skills, strategies, and behaviours that promote academic success. Regardless of where you are in your academic career, the eLearning Café can help you be a better student and get the grades you want.
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  • eLearning

    An effective online learner possesses a number of important skills. The material in the eLearning section of the website will provide tips and strategies to help you thrive as an online learner.
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  • Study Skills

    This section of the eLearning Café will help you discover who you are as a learner as well as the basic study skills and strategies that can make you a more effective student.
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  • Writing & Research

    Use the information found in the Writing and Research section of the eLearning Café to help you learn how to write a paper.
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Popular Pages

  • The Writing Process
  • Spelling
  • Parts of Speech
The Writing Process section on this website gives you examples of how a sample student paper develops from prewriting through to polishing. As you work through each of the steps in the writing process, you will discover some hints and suggestions to make your writing more effective. Read More
Most of us occasionally make spelling errors that can be easily fixed by using some common sense strategies and learning basic spelling rules. Read More
Words can be classified into eight parts of speech. Learning the names of these parts will probably not make you a better writer, but if you understand their roles in a sentence, you will be able to apply the rules of grammar and mechanics to improve your sentences. Read More

Helpful External Resources

  • Writing in the Disciplines
  • Research Paper Navigator
  • The Assignment Calculator
Assignment expectations can be different for different subject areas. For more insight into writing for your course, check out the Writing in the Disciplines page from the University of Richmond. Read More
The Research Paper Navigator from Tufts University is a tool that will help you plan out the time required to create a research paper. The Navigator will break each stage of the process down into smaller steps and provide suggested completion dates. Read More
The Assignment Calculator from the University of British Columbia is a time management tool that breaks down research assignments into a series of manageable steps, while providing expert tips for success. Enter the assignment start date and due date to get planning! Read More