Helpful Websites for Students
Homework Web Sites
This site, founded by teenager B.J. Pinchbeck, contains links to over 700 homework sites in disciplines such as English, foreign languages, math, science, social studies and more. There are even links to today’s news headlines and on-line games if you need a study break.
This site bills itself as “the academic homepage for high school students,” and on it, you will find links to help in specific subjects, as well as reference tools, news updates, puzzles and quizzes and information on choosing the college that is best for you.
In addition to offering links for help in specific subjects, this site also gives you the chance to learn something new every day by clicking on its “This Day in History” and “Word of the Day” features. There is also a quick reference section that includes links to almanacs, atlases, biographies and more.
In addition to links to help sites in specific subjects, skills and reference sources, this site includes links to today’s news, interesting facts about today in history, timelines, a daily spelling bee and more.
Reference Web Sites
This kid-friendly site will connect you with experts in a variety of fields who have agreed to answer your questions free of charge.
In addition to helping you find spellings and definitions of words, this site gives you tips on how to use words properly and contains a new “Word of the Day” for you to learn about each day.
The IPL (Internet Public Library) contains virtual stacks of reference information including almanacs and geography resources. IPL librarians are also available to answer any questions you have while using their site.
This TeenSpace portion of the IPL’s Web site contains resources for college and career advice as well as homework resources by subject.
This site is a free virtual resource center that contains links to the best library and reference sites on the Internet, including the Library of Congress and Encyclopedia Britannica. In addition, you can search for science project ideas, ask homework questions, search full-text publications and much more.
This site contains an encyclopedia and an almanac as well as a directory of thousands of Web sites covering a variety of topics.
This site will help you find synonyms and antonyms for words and also contains links to word games such as crossword puzzles and word searches.
Study Skills Web Sites
This site contains valuable suggestions for how to be a better student, with tips for better note-taking, study habits, test-taking and more.
Before taking your first American School examination, visit this site for some pointers. You will learn how to take notes, how to read textbooks and how to plan for essay questions on exams.
This site will help you effectively and safely use the Internet to find the information that you need to succeed in school and beyond.
English Web Sites
This site contains a grammar and style guide, detailed descriptions of the parts of speech and their uses, suggestions for writing better and stronger sentences and tips to help make you a better speller.
In addition to containing information on American literature, English literature and world literature, this site contains sections on folklore and mythology and an encyclopedia of literary terms.
Now hear this! You will want to visit this site if you need help writing speeches or conducting interviews. There is also a link that will help you improve your listening skills.
Want to become a better writer? This site can help. It takes you step-by-step through the writing process and gives you suggestions for writing various types of documents, from letters and book reports to speeches and research papers.
This site from the Academy of American Poets provides biographies of many of the world’s greatest poets and highlights their greatest works. In addition, the site contains writing tips, a forum, and information on how to get your own poetry published.