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MLA Tutorial - Bibliography and Works Cited - Newpaper
This tutorial provides basic instruction for writing a bibliography in the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style. This page addresses the newspaper article as a source.

MLA Tutorial - Bibliography and Works Cited - Magazine
This tutorial provides basic instruction for writing a bibliography in the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style. This page addresses the magazine article as a source.

MLA Tutorial: Personal Interview Citation
How to cite a personal interview in a bibliography in the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style.

MLA Tutorial - Bibliography and Works Cited (Example)
This tutorial provides basic instruction for writing a bibliography in the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style. This page addresses the use of short stories or poems in a collection.

MLA Tutorial - Bibliography and Works Cited - Encyclopedia
This tutorial provides basic instruction for writing a bibliography in the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style. This page addresses the use of encyclopedia entries.

Past, Present, Future Tense - Which Should I Use?
Are you wondering what verb tense to use in your writing assignment? Many essays require the use of

Research Papers
Enhance your grades with tips for writing the most common paper assignments. Write more interesting biographies, more informative book reviews, and more thorough research papers.

Grades
Whether you're concerned about graduating with style or going Ivy League, it's important to keep a close watch on your grade point average. Find out how to calculate your own GPA and determine which grades most colleges will consider.

Extracurricular Activities
School success comes from a healthy balance of academic and social activities. It's important to strike a good balance when it comes to developing your mind.

Group Project Organizer - Group Project Agreement
We all know that group projects can get out of control quickly. Everyone has different habits and work ethics, and everybody has different ideas about what the outcome of the project should be. This tool will help you keep your group under control and on track.

Black History Month Essay Topics
Black history, or African-American history, is full of fascinating stories, rich culture, great art, and courageous acts that were undertaken within circumstances that we can hardly be imagined in modern society. We should resist equating African-American history with Civil Rights history.

"Chunking" Information to Memorize the Presidents
Most of us find that our brains will only retain listed information if we memorize it little by little. This is called

Memorizing Presidents
Most of us find that our brains will only retain listed information if we memorize it little by little. This is called

Memorizing Presidents
Most of us find that our brains will only retain listed information if we memorize it little by little. This is called

Memorizing Presidents
Most of us find that our brains will only retain listed information if we memorize it little by little. This is called

Memorizing Presidents
Most of us find that our brains will only retain listed information if we memorize it little by little. This is called

Memorizing Presidents
Most of us find that our brains will only retain listed information if we memorize it little by little. This is called

Evernote Tips for Students
Evernote is a great tool that will help students organize their research, responsibilities, notes, handouts - just about everything! Find out how Evernote can simplify your life.

Musical Intelligence Type
Do you always remember the words to songs? Are you a natural when it comes to reading music? These traits are characteristic for those with a high degree of musical intelligence.

Intrapersonal Intelligence Type
Some of the world's greatest thinkers are those who score high in intrapersonal intelligence. This intelligence is apparent in those who tend to analyze everything.

Multiple Intelligence Types
Some people believe that our common understanding of intelligence is limited. Explore multiple intelligence types and see which types describe your strengths.

Linguistic Intelligence
Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard University proposed that people were much more complex than standard testing suggested. It's important to know that different people had different strengths.

Mathematical Intelligence Type
Students who score high on mathematical and logical intelligence tests may have an edge when it comes to college admission qualifications. Traditional standardized tests emphasize this type of intelligence.

Spatial Intelligence Type
Some people believe that there are many types of intelligence, and that having a certain intelligence type can indicate greater potential in some professions.

Body and Movement Intelligence Type
Some people are never chosen last for team sports. People with a high degree of body and movement intelligence are particularly skillful in physical tasks.

Interpersonal Intelligence Type
Are you a natural peace maker? Do you have a knack for clear communication? If so, you may have strong interpersonal intelligence.

Naturalist Intelligence Type
Some people are fascinated by the natural world. If you love to study plants and animals or you love to spend time in the wilderness, you may have naturalist intelligence.

Study Partner - 10 Reasons to Have a Study Partner
Every student could benefit by pairing up with a study partner. When you pair up, you can remind each other of test dates and quiz each other before a big exam.

Integer - Definition of Math Terms
Integers include whole numbers and their opposites. The opposite of a whole number is the negative of that number. The number 0 is also considered an integer, but 0 is the opposite of itself.

Write a Diamante Poem
The diamante poem is diamond-shaped in form. This type of poem does not rhyme, and it follows a simple formula.

Food Chain - What Is a Food Chain?
A food chain is the mode for survival within an ecosystem, and the chain involves the interaction between species, as in one species consuming or “eating” another.

Incomplete Sentences - Sentence Fragments
If you get confused by the technical definition of a sentence, you can going with your gut instinct. An incomplete sentence leaves you feeling empty. It just doesn’t leave you feeling satisfied. This is because—no matter how long they are—sentence fragments just don’t express a complete idea.

How to Use a Highlighter Properly
You might think that highlighting a textbook is a no-brainer, but there's actually a right way and a wrong way to use a highlighter. If you're highlighting without a strategy in mind, you are wasting valuable study time.

Descriptive Essay Structure
You can organize a descriptive essay in one of many organizational patterns. This exercise will help you decide upon the best structure for your essay.

What Is a Mind Dump?
Sometimes the best way to start a new project is to sit down and mind dump!

Fourth Grade Science Topics - Preview of Fourth Grade Science - Practice Questions
Fourth grade science is typically divided into sub-categories of physical science, earth science, and life science, which is sometimes called biology. You can use the questions below as a guideline for previewing the fourth grade, or as a parents’ guide to monitor competency and progress.

Biography Topics
Are you looking for an interesting person to write about? This list may inspire you to write about a famous person from history.

Style Guide - Not In Style Guide - Can't Find It
Sometimes in college-level writing you will come across something you don’t know how to format correctly. When you turn to your style guides for help, you may find that they don’t always speak to the particular problems or situations you are facing.

Personality Traits and Study Habits
Your natural traits, those unique characteristics that you were born with, will impact the way you study and complete your assignments. How does your personality affect your work?

What Is Critical Thinking?
When you develop critical thinking skills, you will learn to evaluate information that you hear and process information that you collect honestly and without baggage (baggage such as the assumptions that we carry around).

How to Study for a Social Science Test
As students study for tests in history, government, or any social science, they must know the difference between studying vocabulary terms and studying larger concepts.

Using a Public Library - Library Services
Many middle school students will be required to visit a local library to use sources and borrow books or other materials. Discover how to use the library and find out which services your library can provide.

Bad Grade on a Paper?
At some point in your career as a student, you will be surprised by a bad grade. How should you respond if this happens?

Timeline for a Book Report - Time Management
How long does it take to write a good book report? The work begins weeks before you type the paper.

How to Stop Overthinking - Analysis Paralysis
Do you ever spend so much time thinking about a project that you delay getting started? This is a risky habit for students, but it is a common one.

Research Ethics for Students
Students who are just learning to research should understand the importance of honesty and integrity in gathering evidence and writing reports. Research is a truth-gathering endeavor.

Classroom Etiquette
Your behavior in the classroom can have a big impact on your performance. Just think about it: if you are rude, other students won't be willing to help you out when you need a hand. Learn the basics of good classroom behavior.

Tess of the D'Ubervilles - Book Report Summary for Tess of the D'Uberville
'Tess of the D’Ubervilles' is the story of a virtuous girl who, out of a sense of duty to her family enters the employment of a family of sham D’Ubervilles. After being seduced by the unscrupulous Alec, she is cast away by him. Tess returns to her childhood home where she gives birth to and buries her child.

Folding Computer Desk for Students
If you use a laptop computer and you're short on desk space, the Table Mate folding tray is a great solution. This is a perfect addition for your homework and study space.

Planning a Storyboard
Storyboards can be used to plan and design any type of project. You can make a simple storyboard using blank paper and tape.

Storyboards Without Pictures
Storyboards can help you plan any type of assignment or task. You could use a storyboard with text to help you plan your next essay. Page 2.

Storyboard Steps
Storyboards are useful tools for designing any type of project. When you use a storyboard, you don't have to worry about getting everything in the right order from the start. Page 3.

Re-Arrange Your Storyboard Steps
The purpose of a storyboard is to allow you to get organized. Don't expect to get the steps in the right order the first time around! Page 4.

Personalized Time Clock
Do you seem to struggle with time slipping away every morning? Do you feel like you never have enough time to finish things in time? You should create a time management clock!

Inserting a Footnote in Word 2007
Most word processors have turned the creation of footnotes into a simple process. Learn how to insert a footnote and discover what material to include in your footnote (or end note).

Editing Images with PowerPoint
Students are often required to use photos and other illustrations in their projects and reports, but those images can be difficult to handle. Learn to edit and place those images with this list of tips.

Delete the Background of an Image
You can delete the background of a photograph using PowerPoint 2010. Page 2.

Re-size Your Photo
You may find it necessary to re-size a photo that you're using in a research project. It's important to do this the right way. Page 3.

Microsoft Word 2007 Instructions
This step-by-step is designed for students writing essays and reports using Microsoft Word 2007. Find tips for setting margins, inserting page numbers, and creating a bibliography.

Formatting Your Paper in Word 2007
Microsoft Word 2007 can be a little confusing for students who are just learning to write and format academic papers. This tutorial will help you navigate the word processing menus. Page 2.

The References Tap
Microsoft 2007 has made citations easier to handle by creating a references tab. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to insert citations and create a bibliography with ease. Page 3.

Inserting Page Numbers in Word 2007
Are you trying to insert page numbers and ready to pull your hair out? It helps to understand how page breaks work. Page 4.

What Is Double Spacing?
Your teacher has told you to double space, but you don't know what that means! Find out how double spacing looks and how to format your paper with double spacing.

Using Visual Aids for Presentations
Visual aids can improve your presentation in many ways. They can clarify information for the audience, and help you, as the presenter, focus on the topic at hand.

Time Management
Don't cheat yourself! Study time is critical to success, so plan wisely and be prepared.

Procrastination Help
Is procrastination holding you back? It may be time to turn inward and have some healthy self-reflection. Ask yourself these questions and get a realistic look at your habits and your performance. You may be on track, or you may be holding yourself back.

Title Page Format - Turabian (Chicago) Style Title Page
You may use the Turabian or Chicago style of writing when formatting a paper for a history or social science class. The title page for this style is pretty straightforward and simple. Page 2.

MLA Title Page
The MLA style of writing is different from other styles when it comes to the title page. In this style of writing, the title appears on the first page of the text. There is no stand alone title page unless the instructor requires one.

Title Page Examples
Each style of writing requires a specific format for the title page. See the difference between title pages of Turabian, MLA, and APA styles.

Open Office Hanging Indent - Formatting the Bibliography
If you use Open Office to write school papers, you might get frustrated when it comes to the bibliography format. This quick tip shows you how to create the hanging indent.

Independent Study for High School Students
An independent study is a course of study that a student pursues outside his or her normal program of study. Students plan a course of study in cooperation with an academic advisor, who also sticks around to make sure that the student stays on track and completes assignments and tests.

What Is a Blue Book? - Homework / Study Tips
College professors may require students to carry a blue book to the midterm test. What is your professor talking about?

10 Questions About the Advanced Placement Program
Are you considering Advanced Placement (AP) courses? Read this list of ten common questions to find some answers about Advanced Placement.

A Wrinkle in Time - Book Report Tips
Writing a book report for A Wrinkle in Time? The scenes of A Wrinkle in Time occur in the home of the protagonist and on a variety of planets. In this type of fantasy novel, the willing suspension of disbelief is essential to a deeper understanding of the story.

Proofreading Do's and Don'ts
Even the best, most experience writers make mistakes. Everybody needs to proofread, and proofread again. Use these tips to avoid a costly mistake.

What Is a Research Paper? - Overview
The first research paper assignment can be intimidating. This overview provides the elements and stages to consider when writing this type of assignment.

Homework: Exercise for Time Management
Time management skills are essential to good homework habits. This fun exercise will help you realize how you spend your time now and how you can change your schedule to improve your study habits.

How to Read a Novel
Have you ever wondered why you have to read novels for homework assignments? Once you understand why you read, you will understand how you should read.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Homework Tips
Book report help for Brave New World, including beginning sentences for your report, setting, plot summary, main character descriptions and more.

SAT Words
One of the most important steps toward preparing for your future and your success in college is developing a great vocabulary. One way to build your word power is to practice using two to five new words every week.

Practical Study Skills for College
The first year of college can be a challenging time for students. No matter how much time you devoted to your studies in high school - you'll have to step it up a notch for college work!

Use PowerPoint to Study
PowerPoint by Microsoft Corporation can be used as a great study tool! You can create practice quizzes and animated maps to prepare for your next school exam.

5 Ways to Use Color-Coded Index Cards
If you're looking for an effective, affordable organization tool, you'll want to read this list of five ways to use color coded index cards.

Time Management Kit
Use a few of these tools to make a time management kit, and keep your homework and your life in order!

7 Rules for Writing Clearly
Sometimes our writing can become muddled and confusing because of poor word choice or poor organization.

Book Summaries
Create great book reports by finding the major themes, characters, and topics of great books. These profiles won't answer all your questions, but they will help you discover great questions to answer in your own book report.

College Prep Glossary
A few things change when you graduate from high school. There are terms and concepts that you should know as you prepare for college.

College Advice for Juniors
They say it's never too early to plan for college. That may be true, but the junior year is the best time to plan for college. You should have a list, check it twice, and set off to pursue your dreams.

Preparing for College
Parents and students, start your college search here. Searching for the right college can be overwhelming. Ease the process with these easy tips and guidelines.

SAT Writing Section
For many students, the writing section of the SAT has increased the stress and worry of test preparation. Be better prepared with these tips on timed essay writing, grammar, sentence structure, and more.

College Advice for Seniors
Have you narrowed your search for the college of your dreams? The process of selecting and applying to colleges and universities can seem endless. Find out how to make a successful choice, learn what college reps look for, and discover tips for completing those long college applications.

SAT and ACT Preparation
Preparation and practice are key to scoring well on standardized tests. Whether you're testing for the first time, or you're hoping to improve your score, it's important to know about question types, test dates, practice methods, and more.

Find Great Books Sorted by Topic
Are you looking for a good book that fits into your specific interests? Try this list of great books that are sorted by category. Whether you're a sports fan, art lover, history buff, or you're just hoping to read the books that will give you a head start on college reading, these lists should help

Biography Profiles
Looking for a topic for your biography paper? Biography Profiles offers an introduction to famous and not-so famous people who have made a significant mark on society or history. Find interesting facts, famous last words, family information, links, speeches, and more to enhance your biography assignment.

Bibliography, Footnotes, Citations
Footnotes, end notes, citations, and more! Find out how, where, why to place citations. Make your paper stand out with precise bibliographies and perfect format.

Homework Tips by Topic
These quick tips will help you remember the most significant information that you should remember from high school homework. Use these as quick reference or as a college prep study guide.

Research and Reference Guide
Make your projects stand out by using the proper tricks of the trade. Find advice on conducting personal interviews and sorting through the internet jungle for quality information.

Microsoft OneNote Tutorial
Microsoft OneNote will help you organize any large project into manageable sections. For students, OneNote is an excellent tool for organizing research papers. There are hundreds of ways you could use this program, but you should start with a simple project and learn as you go.

Graphic Organizers - Tools for Organizing Thoughts
Sometimes it's easier to organize and expand your ideas when you have a visual tool. Graphic organizers will help you identify, organize, and label your thoughts.

Visual Organization Tools - Study Tools for Visual Organization
Visual organization tools are simply charts and drawings that you can use as you study any topic. Types of visual tools are web charts, time lines, cycle charts, and T-charts.

Study Groups and Teamwork
Whether it's a small study group or a large class project you're working on, you will have to develop skills for working with other students. Learn to be an effective leader as well as a good worker bee!

10 Signs You Need a Study Partner
If any of these problems seem familiar, you might need to look for a study partner.

Psychology Paper Topics and Advice
Are you searching for ideas for your psychology paper? Are you stumped? You can use this list of psychology research topics to generate your own ideas. Be sure to check with your teacher before you invest too much time and energy!

Lecture Notes - Best Strategy
The double notes system is one of the most effective ways of taking class notes and preparing for lecture-based exams.

How to Write a Scientific Name
Have you wondered how to write a scientific name? Why is it that a scientific name is written in italics?

How to Write a Personal Narrative
Narrative essays are stories you tell from your own life experiences. If you think your life isn't very interesting, you should think again!

Tips for Acting in Skits
Active learning is a good thing, but sometimes teachers get too active for our comfort! Classroom skits are fun for some students, but they are torment for others. Learn how to relax and have fun with your next classroom skit.

How to Stay Awake
Do you find yourself drifting off to sleep when you are listening to a lecture or presentation? This can be embarrassing and costly! Discover ways to keep yourself awake when your eyelids start to droop in class.

History Class Projects
Many teachers use active learning methods like RTTP or Reacting to the Past to make history more interesting and easier to understand. Role playing and reenacting games bring history to life. Learn how you can prepare to meet your instructor's expectation in active history lessons.

Active Study Ideas
Studies show that active study strategies improve learning and retention of material. Get together with your friends and prepare for your next exam using one of these fun study strategies.

Scavenger Hunts for Students
You can make study time more interesting with educational scavenger hunts. You and your study group can use this strategy to make learning fun!

How to Build Enthusiasm
Boredom in your studies can be deadly! So how do you build enthusiasm in that history class or science subject? You really can do it!

Should I Read Before Class?
Many students ask themselves,

Typing Spanish Symbols
There are shortcuts and tricks for typing Spanish letters. When you use the right symbols, your papers look much more professional.

Famous Native Americans
Search and find the names of many Native Americans from U.S. history. The list contains some names you may know, and others that you may not. This is a great study tool for fifth grade social studies.

Word Search Puzzle for U.S. Presidents
Can you remember the names of all the U.S. Presidents? This study tool will help you memorize them all! Remember that some of the names are used for two different presidents. Page 2.

Interjections Word Search Puzzle
Oh! There are so many interjections! This list will help you understand the function of interjections. Memorize the most common! Page 3.

Word Search for South American Countries
South America holds an important place in the history of European exploration and settlement. But long before Europeans ever came along, this land was home to some of the world's most intriguing and fascinating indigenous people. Page 4.

Microsoft Word 2003 - Writng a Paper with Microsoft Word
Word processing programs can be daunting at first. This tutorial will help the beginning writer get started on writing a paper using Microsoft Word.

Typing the Paper
Word processing programs can be daunting at first. This tutorial will help the beginning writer get started on writing a paper using Microsoft Word. Page 2.

Adding Footnotes
Word processing programs can be daunting at first. This tutorial will help the beginning writer get started on writing a paper using Microsoft Word. Page 3.

Editing Pages
Word processing programs can be daunting at first. This tutorial will help the beginning writer get started on writing a paper using Microsoft Word. Page 4.

Creating a Bibliograhy
Word processing programs can be daunting at first. This tutorial will help the beginning writer get started on writing a paper using Microsoft Word. Page 5.

Choose Teams - How to Choose Teams for Your Activity
You can spice up your presentation or classroom activity with interactive games. Sometimes you'll find it necessary to choose teams in your activities. Here's a fun way to choose teams.

Practice Test - How to Make a Reusable Practice Test
Practice tests are great for studying, but it can be a lot of work to make up a practice test again and again. Follow these directions to create an inexpensive tool for turning your practice tests and study guides into reusable, dry-erase sheets.

Types of Tutors - Finding a Tutor
The first step in finding a tutor is determining where and why you are struggling in your studies. The next step is deciding how to work the proper type of assistance into your family budget.

Breakfast and Tests - Performance
Do you skip breakfast? A good breakfast is important any day, but studies show that eating well on test day is a very good idea.

Icebreaker - Study Group - Confession Game
Do you really know your study group? If you want to get your study group off to a great start, you can begin with a fun icebreaker. Find out what secrets your group members might have locked up deep inside them!

Icebreaker - Study Group - Chain Reaction
If you need an icebreaker for a very large group, you can use the chain reaction game to get to know your members a little better. You never know what secrets you might uncover.

Icebreaker - Study Group - Wanted Posters
If your group is charged with building or making something that involves artistic talent, you can learn a lot about strengths and weaknesses of your team with this icebreaker.

Doxie Scanner for Students - Doxie Portable Scanner Review
The Doxie Scanner could be the perfect tool for creating study guides and scanning documents for research.

biography
A written account of a particular person, living or deceased. A narrative of a person's life.

Metaphor--a metaphor as a figure of speech
A metaphor is a figure of speech involving the artful use of a word or expression that substitutes for another. The words in a metaphor are symbolic, not literal.

Veto
What is a veto? Homework / Study Tips.

whole numbers
The set of numbers including and above zero.

Arctic
Listen to the correct pronunciation on this sound file.

Culinary
Listen to the correct pronunciation on this sound file.

Animal Farm
Amimal Farm is an allegory tale about life on an imaginary farm in England. It is a cleverly drafted politcal book about Soviet oppression, exploitation and control.

The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories told by pilgrims traveling to Canterbury. It was first published in the late fourteenth century, which means it can be difficult for some students to read. However, the clever humor and bawdiness make the venture well worthwhile.

Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist is a young man born into the misery and cruelty of a workhouse in 1830s England. His experience there and on the crime-ridden back streets of London expose the hypocrisy that existed in some tiers of English society in the early nineteenth century.

The Declaration of Independence
Some important facts about our most treasured American document, with a list of the signers and a link to the full text.

Biography Research - Finding Sources for Your Biography Research
When collecting sources for a biography, you should expand your focus beyond the obvious resources to develop an interesting twist on your topic. Why write a story that's already been told?

Controversial Biography Topics - List of Controversial Biography Topics
What makes a biography controversial? Some people are famous for very bad reasons. But being bad isn't equal to being bad at everything. Some famous

"A Christmas Carol" - Trivia Challenge
Do you love Dickens' Christmas classic,

'A Christmas Carol" Trivia Challenge - Answers
Do you love Dickens' Christmas classic,

Interlibrary Loan - What Is an Interlibrary Loan?
An interlibrary loan is a service offered by research libraries. In the course of your research, you will frequently find a book or article you need desperately, only to discover that it is not available at your library. Interlibrary loans provide a means for you to access sources from faraway libraries.

Library Glossary - Library Terms
Lost in the library? Improve your research skills by recognizing key words and phrases used in the library.

Dewey Decimal System
Are you confused in the library? The Dewey Decimal System is used in most public libraries as the classification system. Books are arranged according to subjects.

Portrait of a Lady - Summary - Book Report
If you are reading Portrait of a Lady and you're planning to write a review or book report, you can find a summary and book report tips here, as well as some suggestions for a theme or a good introductory sentence.

A Farewell to Arms - Summary and Book Report Tips for A Farewell to Arms
The story of a disillusioned soldier who falls in love with his nurse. Find themes and introductory sentence ideas for 'A Farewell to Arms.'

The Root Cellar - Book Report Profile for The Root Cellar
Writing a book report on The Root Cellar? This book was written by Janet Lunn and published by the Penguin Group of London in 1981. Find book report tips and suggestions for themes and your very first sentence.

How to Write Anything for Fun
You can learn to write better by writing for fun. Whether you enjoy writing short stories, or you're interested in writing real news stories, you can enjoy writing and set yourself up for a successful future.

Sentences for Vocabulary Quiz II
Practice the vocabulary words from Quiz II. You can take the test again to improve your score.

Vocabulary Sentences for Quiz I
Use these sentences to practice the vocabulary from Quiz I. you may return to the quiz to improve your score.

Vocabulary Quizzes
Sometimes quizzes can be fun! Build your vocabulary by taking each quiz until you reach 100%. Nothing impresses like a great vocabulary!

10 Backpack Features to Look For
Buying a backpack for back to school? Before you make a decision, you should consider which features mean the most to you. After all, there's no point in buying a great-looking bag if it doesn't have the safety and security features you need.

How Memory Works
The human brain is arguably the most amazing, mysterious, and complex computer known to mankind. Nonetheless, scientists have unraveled a few details that explain the process that we call memory.

Search Engines for Kids - Safe Search Engines
If you've ever been shocked by search results, you know that the most innocent search attempt can generate some pretty ugly results. If you want to be sure that your searches return safe, teacher-recommended results, try limiting your family to these kid-safe search engines.

Reference Books List - Essential Books for Your Research
There are a few reference books you should know about as you become more serious about your research in high school and college. This list contains 5 sources you'll find in every library.

Brain Games for Summer - Fun Summer Games for Teens
Looking for educational exercises for summer? You may be on summer vacation, but if you're like many college-bound teens, you still want to exercise your brain somewhat during the off months.

Use a Scanner to Enhance Study Skills - Scanners and School Work
If you have a scanner at home, you have in your possession a great tool for enhancing student performance! Scanners can be used to create study guides, to organize research, and more. Find out how every student can use a scanner.

Embarrassing Distractions
Gas in class? This is just one of the embarrassing distractions that can interrupt your studies and distract you. Successful students know how to avoid classroom distractions. Now you can too!

Google Mail Tips - Gmail Tips for Students
Gmail can be a great time management tool for students. One strong feature is that Gmail comes with the great Google Calendar, and this means students can share calendar entries with others--like parents and teachers. With a Google account, parents and students alike can access student schedules, no matter where they are.

How to Take Math Notes
Everybody knows that it's important to take good math notes, but do you really know how to take good lecture notes for math class? The old rules may not work for modern students. For example, we've always heard that you should use a sharp pencil to take math notes. But these days it's much better to use a smart pen!

Antislavery - Anti-slavery Movement and Societies in the US
Slavery had many opponents from the beginning of American history. Very slowly, individual groups and certain states became more active in antislavery rhetoric and movement.

Foreign Language Class - Why Study a Foreign Language?
Required to take a foreign language? If you're struggling with verb conjugation and wondering why you're putting yourself through this, you're not alone. In truth, foreign language may well be the single most valuable skill you can develop in today's society.

School Supplies on a Budget - Free and Low Cost School Supplies
Parents and students feel the pressure when it comes time to buy a new stock of school supplies. Students want what's new and popular, while parent want to stick to a budget. Sometimes you can find a way to make everybody happy.

Summer School Tips
Summer terms are shorter than ordinary school terms. That means the courses are more condensed. What does this mean for you? Discover some important tips for surviving summer school.

What Is the Plural of Hippopotamus?
Some words are simple enough in singular form--but they get really tricky when we try to turn them into plurals. What is the plural of hippopotamus?

What Is the Plural of Nemesis?
Some words are simple enough in singular form--but they get really tricky when we try to turn them into plurals. What is the plural of nemesis?

Using a Primary Source
Use primary sources to improve your paper and your grade. If you've ever read a diary, old letter, or unpublished document, you have consulted a primary source.

Page Numbers - Inserting Page Numbers in Microsoft Word 2003
Page numbers can be one of the most frustrating and difficult things for students to work with. If you're going nuts trying to add or remove page numbers, this step-by-step guide will help. The key is learning to think like the computer. Page 3.

Page Numbers - Inserting Page Numbers in Microsoft Word 2003
Page numbers can be one of the most frustrating and difficult things for students to work with. If you're going nuts trying to add or remove page numbers, this step-by-step guide will help. The key is learning to think like the computer. Page 4.

Page Numbers - Inserting Page Numbers in Microsoft Word 2003
Page numbers can be one of the most frustrating and difficult things for students to work with. If you're going nuts trying to add or remove page numbers, this step-by-step guide will help. The key is learning to think like the computer. Page 5.

Page Numbers - Inserting Page Numbers in Microsoft Word 2003
Page numbers can be one of the most frustrating and difficult things for students to work with. If you're going nuts trying to add or remove page numbers, this step-by-step guide will help. The key is learning to think like the computer. Page 6.

Page Numbers - Inserting Page Numbers in Microsoft Word 2003
Page numbers can be one of the most frustrating and difficult things for students to work with. If you're going nuts trying to add or remove page numbers, this step-by-step guide will help. The key is learning to think like the computer.

Page Numbers - Inserting Page Numbers in Microsoft Word 2003
Page numbers can be one of the most frustrating and difficult things for students to work with. If you're going nuts trying to add or remove page numbers, this step-by-step guide will help. The key is learning to think like the computer. Page 2.

Extracurricular Activites - What to Look For
Students sometimes get confused about their priorities in high school, trying to figure out what looks best on the college application. One real danger that students face is getting so wrapped up in extracurricular activities that their grades begin to suffer.

Backward Planning
Complete your assignments on time with backward planning. If you have trouble getting started on a project, try starting at the end for a change. Assignment deadlines make more sense when you look at them from end to start!

Yahoo! Calendar - Organize Your Homework With Yahoo
Organize your homework and your life with the Yahoo! calendar feature. Find easy step-by-step instructions for getting organized, whether you're working alone or you're creating a group project.

Compare and Contrast Essay - How to Write a Compare and Contrast Essay
Compare and contrast essays may be constructed in one of two ways. You can focus on one topic at a time, describing the pro’s and cons of one topic first and then moving on to the next topic. Before you begin to draft a compare and contrast essay, you should brainstorm to list similarities and differences.

Procrastination Quiz
We all put things off sometimes. A little procrastination is normal. The important thing is that you recognize bad habits and you know how to overcome them. Find out if your procrastination is dangerous.

Spelling Test
Take this short quiz to test your spelling and proofreading skills. Be prepared! This is tougher than it sounds. You can re-take the quiz to improve your score.

Spelling and Proofreading Quiz
Take this Spelling Quiz to test your proofreading and spelling skills. You can re-take the quiz to improve your score.

What's Your Learning Style?
Do you learn better by seeing, hearing, or acting out the information you receive? In other words, are you a mostly visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner? [R][R]Actually, everybody learns by mixture of methods, but one method or type is usually dominant in each person. By determining your dominant learning style you can improve your memory and your grades. [R][R]This quiz will help you determine which learning style is best for you. It would be a good idea to check out other tests and web sites and compare the results.

Make a Learning Game With PowerPoint
You can make a fun, interactive, game show-like learning game using PowerPoint! Simply create your game board and answer tiles and insert links. It seems like a long process at first, but you'll get the hang of it quickly! Page 9.

Make a Learning Game With PowerPoint
You can make a fun, interactive, game show-like learning game using PowerPoint! Simply create your game board and answer tiles and insert links. It seems like a long process at first, but you'll get the hang of it quickly! Page 3.

Make a Learning Game With PowerPoint
You can make a fun, interactive, game show-like learning game using PowerPoint! Simply create your game board and answer tiles and insert links. It seems like a long process at first, but you'll get the hang of it quickly! Page 2.

Make a Learning Game With PowerPoint
You can make a fun, interactive, game show-like learning game using PowerPoint! Simply create your game board and answer tiles and insert links. It seems like a long process at first, but you'll get the hang of it quickly! Page 4.

Make a Learning Game With PowerPoint
You can make a fun, interactive, game show-like learning game using PowerPoint! Simply create your game board and answer tiles and insert links. It seems like a long process at first, but you'll get the hang of it quickly! Page 7.

Make a Learning Game With PowerPoint
You can make a fun, interactive, game show-like learning game using PowerPoint! Simply create your game board and answer tiles and insert links. It seems like a long process at first, but you'll get the hang of it quickly! Page 5.

Make a Learning Game With PowerPoint
You can make a fun, interactive, game show-like learning game using PowerPoint! Simply create your game board and answer tiles and insert links. It seems like a long process at first, but you'll get the hang of it quickly! Page 6.

Make a Learning Game With PowerPoint
You can make a fun, interactive, game show-like learning game using PowerPoint! Simply create your game board and answer tiles and insert links. It seems like a long process at first, but you'll get the hang of it quickly! Page 8.

Reading Skills
Reading is a skill that improves with practice and experience. If you have trouble retaining or remembering passages you've read, you can improve your comprehension with exercises.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
One of America's most inspirational leaders, Martin Luther King, Jr. led the way for equality and civil justice for African Americans. We celebrate his life and work on a Monday, near the date of his January 15th birthday.

Back to School - Tips and Ideas for Back To School
School days are just around the corner! Are you ready? Find school supply lists, back to school tips, homework help, and more.

Study Skills - Homework Help
Do you study best alone? In a group? Are you bothered by noise? Need frequent breaks? Everybody is different. By improving your study methods, you can improve your homework scores and test grades.

Make a Learning Game from PowerPoint
You can make a fun, interactive, game show-like learning game using PowerPoint! Simply create your game board and answer tiles and insert links. It seems like a long process at first, but you'll get the hang of it quickly!

Learning Styles
Do you know your learning style? You may be surprised to know that many frustrations you've experienced in reading comprehension or test anxiety may result from your specific learning style. When you identify your own style, you can change your study habits and improve your grades.

Make a Learning Game With PowerPoint©
You can make a fun, interactive, game show-like learning game using PowerPoint! Simply create your game board and answer tiles and insert links. It seems like a long process at first, but you'll get the hang of it quickly!

Assignments
Learn how to write a great biography, discover the important elements of a book report, and find some great tips for organizing your research paper with tips for completing great homework assignments.

Summer School
Students may attend classes during the summer for a number of reasons. It's important to know what to expect from these condensed courses!