Useful Links

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GRAMMAR, MECHANICS, AND USAGE:

 

NoRedInk - NoRedInk was created by Jeff Scheur, an English teacher at Whitney Young Magnet High School. This site will help improve grammar and writing skills and target Common Core skills. 

 

OWL Writing Lab  - The Purdue OWL offers over 200 free resources including:

writing, research, grammar and mechanics, MLA and APA style guides, job search and professional writing

 

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS:

 

Career Cruising - Users learn about themselves—their interests, skills, preferences, and aspirations—so they can explore the opportunities right for them. Learn about career possibilities and educational pathways by exploring rich, engaging content. A dynamic, actionable plan outlines the steps needed to achieve career, school and life goals. Plans are then brought to life—whether for a career, job or college—by taking informed action.

 

ACT Test Prep - The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.  ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.  The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).

 

College Board -  Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. 

 

SAT Question of the Day: Practice for the SAT by answering the question of the day.

 

SAT March 2016: Watch this informational video to learn about the changes to the SAT.

 

About the SAT March 2016: Tips on how to prep for the newly revised SAT.

 

Practice SAT March 2016 Exams: Full practice tests for the newly revised SAT.

 

 

THE HOLOCAUST: 

 

United States Holocaust Museum - A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. 

 

Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, MI  - The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus has been teaching about the Holocaust and its legacy for more than 25 years.  The visitor will experience a brief exposure to the most researched era in human history - revealing a flourishing culture and its brutal suppression, a chronicle of admirable and heroic rescuers and abject executioners. 

 

 

RESEARCH:

 

Pros and Cons of Controversial Topics - This cite promotes critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.

 

Citation Machine - Citation Machine automatically generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian.

 

 

LITERARY AND WRITING WEBSITES:

 

Teen Ink - Teen Ink is a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction), art, photos, and a writing workshop forum.