Sunday, April 29, 2012

Top 7 Websites to Help with Homework

These websites will be the homework companions you've always wanted.

Make this school year your most successful ever with these helpful online resources.

1. Spark Notes

This should be the secret weapon for all English and English literature students. This online treasure is filled with detailed summaries and analyses of all types of literature. All you need to do is click on the SparkNotes tab and you'll be on your way to understanding novels and plays that you have been wrestling with for far too long.

2. Bon Patron

Not achieving the marks you had hoped for in French class? Well, you'll have your grade heading in the right direction with the help of this handy website. If you're working on a writing assignment and are unsure about whether a sentence or even an entire paragraph is written correctly, go to bonpatron.com, type or paste your text into the field and click on "Check Text." What this site does ishighlight areas that aren't correct, explains what you did wrong and gives you the information you need to make the corrections. It plays the role of an online tutor and is a wonderful teaching tool!
Boasting practice equations, tutorials, math games and various calculators, Math.com offers help for all levels of math and covers everything from geometry to calculus to trigonometry. The site is constantly being updated to stay current with new math curricula.

4. Rhyme Zone

Sufferers from writer’s block can now rejoice! This rhyming dictionary goes above and beyond to help you find that elusive word. Choose from the many categories that range from basic rhyme to antonyms to only matching specific consonants!Poetry will become a breeze now that you'll be able to rhyme with more ease!
Whether you’re studying Spanish, Italian, Korean or Greek, this online translator has everything you'll need for your writing assignments! Equipped with 15 different languages, simply choose the language you desire, type in the word you are struggling with and your problem will be solved in a matter of seconds. Wordreference.com can also conjugate verbs and will be a helpful resource to get you through assignments much quicker, and improve your marks at the same time.

6. Wordle

Want to add a little colour and creativity to a class assignment? Wordle takes any block of text that you enter into the site and arranges the keywords to create a word image. These word images are great ways to spice up a cover page for an essay or project and can even be a nice little visual to include in a PowerPoint presentation. You can also tailor the word image to your liking by changing elements such as colour, font and layout.

7. Skype

Although not really a website, after you download this software you’ll never look back. With its video-calling feature, Skype will make meeting up for group projects a breeze! Instead of having to pack up all the things you’d need for the project and finding a time and place that works for everyone in the group, just get everyone on Skype, have a video conference and all the hassle is taken away. What's better than consulting with your team members from the comfort of your own home? And the best part about Skype is that it’s FREE!!

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