This is a list of websites that I have found useful over the years while I've been in school. It is always growing and by no means comprehensive. If you have any suggestions of websites I could add, please let me know! Write down the website and a brief description of why it is helpful to you and give it to me in class, or email me.
- Citation Machine: This is a great tool to help you make bibliographies and works cited pages. I find it especially helpful when I have to cite in formats I am not very familiar with, such as APA. Of course, make sure you double check the citation it generates for you because there could be mistakes!
- Sparknotes and similar websites: I've mentioned before that these sites are very helpful to supplement your learning, but don't get too dependent on them! If you don't actually read the text, your grade will suffer when it comes to tests and quizzes!
- Thesaurus.com: I always have this website up when I'm writing. It could just be writing for fun or writing something important, but I find thesaurus.com very useful. It can help you avoid using the same, tired, old words over and over again. You may even learn some new words!
- The OED: This is the Oxford English Dictionary website. I was introduced to it my sophomore year of college, and I really like it. It has the history of every word in addition to today's definition. That means if you're trying to read older literature, you can figure out why "want" doesn't mean what you think it means.
- Lexis Nexis: Great place to start if you're writing a research paper. They have newspaper articles, magazine articles, newsletters, and more.
- Free Rice: Admittedly, this is not the most scholarly website, but it is a great place to take a break from heavy studying, while still doing something worthwhile. You can test your vocabulary, geography, foreign language, math skills, and more. The more questions you get right, the more rice the website will donate to the World Food Programme.