Mentally Awake? – Free online learning resources

There might be a tough topic or type of problem that you deal with in school which you are stuck on, and don’t seem to be able to master. If there isn’t one you are struggling with right now, there will be sooner or later. We all learn a little differently, and will struggle with some topics more than others. I know I have. Learning doesn’t have to be frustrating, however, and I can assure you that there is no struggle in learning, that you cannot overcome if you are determined and willing to stick to it. I have put together a list of free, online resources that I have found very helpful in my own learning, especially if it was something I was have difficulty with. I hope you will find them useful.

Science:

http://www.khanacademy.org/ – On this site there are a ton of videos on various school subjects, starting with very basic concepts and working up toward more complicated ones. I cannot recommend this site enough for clear explanation. Just scroll down on the home page to whatever section you need. I highly recommend this site. It also comes with an unlimited amount of math practice problems, which I have found particularly helpful. (middle school-12)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_science – Wikipedia can be a great resource. If you are stuck on a particular term, just look up the wikipedia page. (middle school-12)

Mathematics:

http://www.khanacademy.org/ – This site excels best at explaining math related topics. There are clear explanations on everything from basic addition to complex functions, including practice problems on most of those subjects. (K-12)

http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/beg_algebra/ – Some great tutorials on Algebra can be found here. (9-12)

http://www.mathwords.com/ – This is a great site for definitions of confusing terms found in Algebra through Calculus. (9-12)

English Language and Grammar:

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ – This a a great textbook worthy site with tons of useful information on the different parts of speech, writing, and all composition related topics. (middle school-12)

http://www.bartelby.com/141/ – This is an online copy of the composition classic “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk, Jr. This is good for more advanced composition and paper-writing. (9-12)

History:

http://www.ushistory.org/us/index.asp – This is basically an online textbook of American History from the colonial period to the current day. Good resource. (9-12)

http://www.historyteacher.net/USQuizMainPage.htm – This is a great resource for free quizzes on a lot of history topics. Good for finding out your weak areas in history. (9-12)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History – Again, wikipedia is a great resource to go to if there is a particular topic you would like more information on.

Well, I hope the above list will be helpful to you. No matter where you are in your grades now, if you are willing to work hard you can get to the top of your class. Most importantly, learn to love learning about new things. No matter where you go or what you do in life, if you have a love of learning, that will stick with you and help you through many difficulties.

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