Wish you had the inside scoop on what to expect? Want tips on how to earn maximum points? Not sure what you need? Want to polish up your learning skills? Want to work smarter, not harder?
You've come to the right place! Check out these tabs to find what'll work best for you.
https://portal.rasmussen.edu/ BF link to portal
HEY! There's an app for Brainfuse! Click here
Tutor Match: Make an appointment to meet with a tutor who has been successful in the course or in terms of the learning skill (time management, etc.) Follow the these user-friendly instructions.
Live Tutoring: No appointment necessary to meet with these tutors. Check the schedule and follow instructions and meet with a tutor for immediate help. Follow the these user-friendly instructions. NOTE: Full paper review should be done using the Writing Lab.
Writing Lab: Submit a paper for review. The Brainfuse Writing Lab staff will send it back to you within 24 hours. Find it by clicking the Brainfuse Message Center tab and make changes before submission to your instructor. Click here for more information.
Study Pairs/Groups: Click on Collaborate and Meet to set up a meeting with classmates in a virtual classroom. They're available for 24/7 for your use. Follow the these user-friendly instructions.
Skill Surfer: A learning library where you can build your academic skills using self-paced tests, videos and more. Follow the these user-friendly instructions.
The APA Guide is a great place to start! It has everything. If you have specific questions about all things APA or research related, you can use the Ask a Librarian chat service.
Time Management Tips
Step #1: Determine how much time is needed to prepare for and study in each class. Click here for assistance.
Step #2: Make a plan! Use the Planner Handout to identify blocks of ideal study times.
TIP: Monitor your study time so that you identify the "right" amount of time for each course for the grade you want.
Step #3: Visit the Time Management page of the Student Success Guide for additional resources and information.
Step #4: Consult the Time Management Cook Book for practical advice and tips--plus time-saving recipes!
Need more help?
Set up an appointment for a Time Management tutoring session with one of our specially trained tutors. Use the "Success Skills" option and select Time Management. Click here for Directions.
Rasmussen Blog Posts
Click on the links below for additional tips to help you better manage your time.
Consult the Study Strategy page in the Student Sucess Guide for information on:
Visit the following ANSWERS to help with study strategies:
Apps we love:
Access writing tips and resources by clicking here.
Click on the questions below to reveal helpful reading tips and strategies to better understand and retain complex information:
View the video below for helpful strategies to use when reading scholarly article.
Taking good notes has many benefits! It helps you to organize and understand complex information and is a great tool to use to review, study, and learn information. TIP: Did you know that there is evidence that the process of handwriting notes actually activates the part of the brain that helps you remember what you wrote?
Click here to access valuable information about how to take effective notes.
Consider using the Cornell Note Taking method, a popular and effective way to take notes.
Prepare for your tests from the beginning by studying effectively!
Prepare for tests on a weekly basis!
Work on anti-anxiety techniques
Prepare the week of the exam
Use Critical Thinking Skills
Click on the links to learn more about certification exams in your program:
Use Skill Surfer to access practice tests for many standardized exams.
1. Log into the Student Portal and select Tutoring from the Resources dropdown menu
2. Click on the Skill Surfer button in the main menu.
3. Click on the "Career Prep and Job Resources" button.
4. Select the your occupational interest from this menu by clicking on the appropriate button.
For guidance on all stages of the writing process, please visit our Writing Guide.
Watch these short instructional videos to gain a better understanding of paraphrasing and how to cite paraphrases in your writing.
Click here to Connect to the Online Tutoring Service (Brainfuse).
Click on Submit Paper under Writing Lab.
Next you will see the screen where you can attach your paper and add comments for the writing expert.
Once your paper has been submitted, you will receive the following message.
Within 24 hours you will receive an email notification advising you that your paper has been reviewed.
At that time, return to the tutoring platform and under your name, click "My Message Center" to find the feedback for your paper. Writing Lab services continue through the weekend with no interruption.
Your feedback might come in a variety of forms. You might get comments within the paper itself, you might get virtual "sticky" notes, or you might get commentary at the beginning or end of your paper.
Rasmussen University's Writing Guide & PowerPoint Presentations: