Getting Academic Help

Below are a list of websites and tools to use if a student is struggling in academic areas.

The Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Click on the logo to the left to access free instruction.

SparkNotes is a resource you can turn to when you need help to understand books, write papers, and study for tests. Here's what we offer:

SparkNotes is a resource you can turn to when you need help to understand books, write papers, and study for tests. Here's what we offer:

SparkNotes Guides: Our guides contain thorough summaries and insightful critical analyses. We offer more than 500 guides for English literature andShakespeare, and a vast number of guides for historymathbiology, and other subjects. Our most popular guides now include quick quizzes, so you can test your retention before the test.

No Fear Shakespeare: No Fear Shakespeare provides side-by-side translations of Shakespeare into plain English. No Fear Shakespeare is available online and in book form.

Test Prep: We provide books and online content to prepare you for the SAT, ACT, AP Subject Tests, and GRE.

Flashcards: Our online flashcards will help you study for biology, history, literature, and SAT and ACT vocabulary.

Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes. It was created by high school sophomore  Andrew Sutherland in 2005 and now contains over 400 million study sets. All of the material is user-generated.

The Quizlet Story: Quizlet was founded in 2005 by 15-year-old Andrew Sutherland for a high-school French class. He wanted an easy-to-use tool for learning vocabulary. He built Quizlet for himself, shared it with his friends, and it grew from there.

Quizlet On any device…    In your pocket, instantly…

Visit quizlet.com on your phone to access a version of Quizlet designed just for mobile.

Learn it your own way! There are six different study modes:

1.  Flashcards:  Flip through and familiarize yourself with the material.

2.  Learn:  Track your progress and review the things you got wrong.

3.  Scatter:  Match words to their definitions and try to finish faster than your friends.

4.  Speller:  Type what you hear. Works in 18 different languages.

5.  Test:  Prepare for the actual test with an automatically graded quiz.

6.  Space Race:  Earn points by typing in words before their definitions vanish off screen.

Steps to sign up for Quizlet:

  • Go to: http://quizlet.com/

  • Click on sign up to create a Quizlet account.

  • You can also sign up with your Facebook account.

  • Follow the steps to register. You will get an invitation and confirmation sent to  your email account.

Some websites that are useful for Quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/how-it-works  

http://quizlet.com/teachers

http://quizlet.com/help