College Prep and Homework Resources

COLLEGE PREP AND HOMEWORK RESOURCES

College Prep

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Schmoop.com
This site offers free Learning Guides, Online Courses, College Readiness Prep, and Test Prep  that balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand why they should care.  Schmoop also offers helpful information on life after high school through its Careers and College 101 sections. All of the original content on the site is written by teachers and experts in each field, and the editorial team is made up of PhDs and teachers from top institutions.

College Source Online
This resource links to college and university websites across the country, with full-text access to their catalogs.

Learning Express Library College Preparation Center
Learning Express Library is is your online source for test preparation. Improve your scores on the GED, ACT, GMAT, SAT, ASVAB, AP exams, lots of professional examinations, and much more!

MeL (Michigan eLibrary) Teens
This resource gives you access to the best pre-planning college guides, practice exams, and scholarships.  It also can help you locate homework help, good reads, and information about other issues that may impact your life.

College Affordability Guide
Find affordable colleges by state as well as by subject. This site also includes information about choosing and paying for college.

 


Homework Help

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General Learning

B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper
In 1996, B.J. Pinchbeck started building a collection of helpful homework sites. Today, his collection includes more than 700 links for everything from math to P.E. More than 10,000 people visit each day.

Homework Spot
A K-12 educational and homework portal.

Discovery Education Classroom Resources
Discovery Education Classroom Resources offers links to many other tools to help you study, games to challenge your mind, and tons of great clip art to use.

Internet Public Library
The Internet Public Library  is a non-profit, largely student-run website at Drexel University. Visitors can ask a reference question. Volunteer librarians and graduate students in library and information science form collections and answer questions. The digital collections on the site where divided into five broad categories, and include Resources by Subject, Newspapers & Magazines, Special Collections Created by the ipl2, and special collections for Kids and Teens.

WyzAnt Resources
Browse questions asked by others and answered by subject tutors, or check out the lessons and videos for free. Other materials require signing up.

 

Math Help

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AplusMath
Improve your math skills interactively.

Math.com
Free math lessons and math homework help from basic math to algebra, geometry and beyond. Includes online calculators and tools, and games to use and improve your math skills.

Cool Math
Check out the online graphing calculator at this link, and look elsewhere on coolmath.com for lessons and help on pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and more.

Ask Dr. Math
The ultimate experts answer those tough math questions.

 

Language Arts Help

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The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue
Guides you through every stage of the writing process and then tells how you to cite everything once you’re done.

Sparknotes.com: No Fear Shakespeare
Read the No Fear Shakespeare editions of Shakespeare’s plays here: the original text is presented with a modern translation. Look elsewhere on sparknotes.com for plot synopses and analyses of hundreds of books!

Barron’s Booknotes
Literature summaries of many classical books, plus information about the author’s life, historical contexts, and suggestions for further reading.

Read Write Think
Use these tools and games to sharpen your language skills.

Theoi Project: Greek Mythology
A site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art.

 

Science Help

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Science Review Games
Computer games like football and Deal or No Deal help you review science topics.

eNature
Those with questions about animals, click here!

How Products are Made
Information about manufactured items and biographies of inventors.

Why Files
Background information on science topics in today’s news.

What Tree is That?
Use the online version at the bottom of the page to dentify trees by leaf, fruit, or name.

 

Social Studies Help

PBS NewsHour Extra
Current events updates written for students.

B.J. Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper: Social Studies
Go here not just for general history and geography information, but also for links about politics and elections, and a huge section on maps and flags.

50States.com
This homepage includes a folder for each state.

American Journeys
Eyewitness accounts of early American exploration and settlement.

Best of History Web Sites
Choose any time period from pre-history to current day.

Library of Congress Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies
This includes a timeline of presidents and first ladies.

NationalAtlas
Printable outline maps of the United States.