Welcome to the Faculty Association of Ocean County College (FAOCC) web page written especially for students.
Consider this page a clearinghouse of vetted sites to help you with class work, scholarships, and careers.
If you’d like updates on campus events and additions to this site, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add you to the mailing list.
Multitasking Impedes Creativity
Explains why you shouldn’t t check email while you’re working on a math/science/english project. AKA on the importance of developing concentration and avoiding the “Squirrel!!” approach to life.
The Thing That Makes Humans Unique
On the role of storytelling and imagination in human development
Creating is Hard Work not Magic
Short excerpt that explains the work behind art.
Lifehacker: 7 Things I Wish I Knew When I was Still in College
One of the best quick lists out there.
Advice for Students: 11+ Ways to Make this Your Best Semester Yet
Another really good list of student advice.
Try these suggestions (mix of text and video clips) from LifeHacker
Computer tips for college students from lifehacker
Divided into operating systems and devices
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Perdue
Everything from brainstorming to citing sources.
The Source for Citing Sources
Specific examples from OCC’s own databases.
Links for writers from St. Martin’s Re:Write
From logic games to videos of writers at work, a great collection of links.
Advice for Students: How to Read Like a Scholar
Great quick tips for reading.
One local scholarship is the FAOCC scholarship. The student must be nominated by a faculty member. A committee of faculty then considers all of the nominations submitted. The candidates are evaluated primarily on their outstanding academic success, with some consideration given to college and community involvement and other awards received. The student must be graduating and planning to transfer to a four-year institution that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting organization, such as Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
It’s okay to prompt your professor about this prize.
Norman Mailer Community College Writing Award
For creative nonfiction, as the name suggests, this is specifically for CC students.
New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator
Designed by the State of NJ so unemployed men and women can research current career. You can create an account or simply enter your zip code to gain full access to the site. The site includes a brief description of a job’s typical responsibilities, what education is needed, which schools offer that degree, and so on. You can search by school, by major, by occupation, etc. You can even research what the job market perspective is for a particular occupation for the next year, or the next five years, within NJ or nationally.
Check how your credits will apply to other schools and programs.