After High School
There´s no question about it-the more you know about college
board tests, the better prepared you will be to take them.
This site's SAT Learning Center allows you to practice for
the SAT with real test questions and tutorials. Click on For
Students to begin your search for information on the AP, SAT,
PSAT/NMSQT, and CLEP exams.
If you're starting to think about college, be sure to spend
some time at this site. It’s packed with information on a
wide range of topics, including admission standards, financial
aid, and the application process. Click on the Standardized
Tests link for answers to frequently asked questions about
the SAT and ACT tests. The discussion includes information
about how to prepare for the tests and what to expect on test
Narrow the field of choices for a college or university by
reviewing the resources available at this site. Schools are
ranked in a variety of orders, including academically by subject,
best value, and location. You can also find information on
community colleges as well as tips on identifying interests
and skills, obtaining financial aid, and finding internships.
This site allows visitors to take virtual tours of college
and university campuses using Live College WebCams. Sites
for Students provides links to a number of Web sites and services
for students, and at the College Admissions Message Board,
you can read others' comments and share your own experiences
about college admissions and campus tours. This site also
has helpful links to Other College Resources.
At this site, the U.S. Department of Education provides information
about how to secure financial aid for college. You may even
complete an application online.
Career Guide Online
With the offer of free training and the experience that follows,
the United States Military is one post-graduate option to
consider. At this Web site, you'll find descriptions of 152
enlisted and officer occupations and the training, advancement,
and educational opportunities that come with each job type.
Click on the links to go directly to the home page of each
branch of the military.
Visit this site to learn more about Job Corps, the nation's
largest education and job training program for at–risk
youth, ages 16 through 24. Find out whether Job Corps' academic
programs-sometimes leading to a GED degree—and vocational
training are right for you.
Employment Guide's CareerWeb
This site offers a job database as well as career advice on
everything from choosing a career path to writing a résumé,
interviewing, and conducting a job search.
Learn about strategies for taking part in different types
of interviews, read articles about interviewing from a variety
of respected publications, and link to a number of job-related
Reading and Writing
At this site, you can read poetry by both classic and contemporary
poets, read essays and advice from the poets themselves, discuss
your favorite writers and poems, and share your own writing
with other students from all over the world.
& E Book Club
At this site, you can read about and discuss classic and contemporary
fiction. This Month contains online discussions of the monthly
reading selection, What People Are Reading reveals what certain
stars are reading, and Name That Book challenges you to identify
books on the basis of quotations provided.
This book club focuses on biographical novels. You can read
about the monthly selection, join online discussion groups,
read book reviews from Biography Magazine, and find
out what books famous writers are reading.
of Virginia's Modern English Collection
This site gives you access to a collection of over 51,000
works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, letters, newspapers,
manuscripts, and illustrations from the year 1500 to the present.
You can search through the texts by subject area, such as
Women Writers and African American or Native American literature.
Through this site, you can access a wide variety of novels,
plays, poetry, and nonfiction essays. You can also find the
ninth edition of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and
other reference books, such as The American Heritage Book
of English Usage, Strunk's The Elements of Style,
and Oxford Shakespeare.
This is an invaluable site for internet research. Through
this site, you can access the entire Encycloæpdia Britannica,
read articles selected from more than seventy of the world's
top magazines as well as daily news postings from the Washington
Post, and link to thousands of the Web's best sites.
& Letters Daily
This site includes an abundance of links to important newspapers,
magazines, journals, news services, book reviews, columnists,
search engines, utilities, and amusements. Lead–ins to articles
of note, new books, essays and opinions–with links to the
online source page–are updated daily. This is an invaluable
source for keeping up with what is happening in the world
of language, literature, the arts, criticism, and culture.
New York Times Learning Network
Here you can reflect on the past with daily historical facts,
stay current with news summaries, and test your knowledge
with current events quizzes.
Theory Center Arts & Social Sciences Gateway
This language arts page provides links to a variety of online
reference works, including dictionaries, biographical encyclopedias,
thesauri, and Virtual Facts on File. Also included are links
to excellent elementary, middle, and high school literature
Internet Public Library
With an extensive selection of reference tools, online exhibits,
and online texts, this site is a great starting point for
any research or writing project. Through this site, you can
access newspapers from every state and many countries as well.
Café's Guide to Online Interaction
Here's everything you ever wanted to know about virtual conversations.
These guidelines are designed to help you make the most of
your online interactions. The numbers of Internet discussion
groups, chatters, and distance learners are growing daily.
Make sure you know the ropes by visiting this site before
you start talking online.
Sponsored by the International Listening Association, the
site is dedicated to the study, development, and teaching
of listening skills and techniques. Practice your listening
skills with exercises and learn ways to identify and improve
poor listening habits.
Keys to Listening
This site contains an outline of seven techniques to improve
your ability to listen well and wisely; anecdotes and stories
reinforce the suggestions.
This site, sponsored by the University of Kansas, is an excellent
online tutorial on preparing and presenting a speech or other