Amir came to the summer, 2012 internship at CAST from the University of Houston after learning about UDL. He is currently a graduate student in the Human Resource Development department. Amir's experience as an ELL student with learning disabilities forced him to find individual learning solutions. This has influenced his work in researching and trying to develop multi-sensory tools. These tools not only impart information but also provide deeper understanding of the subject and create tangible skills for learners.
Tips for College Success
Amir created this Book Builder book, Tips for College Success by Nigel the Fox, as part of his summer internship. The book offers learning strategies and technological tips, from Amir's experience, for students or for educators who want to share these links with their students. Each page presents a tip, an explanation of the tip, relevant links, and Amir's personal anecdote about using it. Explore all of the tips in Amir's Book Builder book and feel free to share this resource with others!
Meet with the professors of your classes at the beginning of the semester so that you have established a line of communication should you need help or an issue arises during the semester.
Learn more about Tip #1
Listen to audio books.
Learn more about Tip #2
Use PDF’s Read Out Loud capability to listen to any PDF file.
Learn more about Tip #3
Find alternative/additional ways to access information about your classes’ subjects.
Learn more about Tip #4
Find someone to proofread your writings.
Learn more about Tip #5
Use iPad Voice Over capability.
Learn more about Tip #6
Get help (a tutor) before you really need it.
Learn more about Tip #7
Use iPhone Voice Over capability.
Learn more about Tip #8
Use visual/printed flash cards.
Learn more about Tip #9
Use MacBook/Apple desktop Voice Over capability.
Learn more about Tip #10
Use a file folder to collect/organize all the printed class material.
Learn more about Tip #11
Record your classes.
Learn more about Tip #12