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Calculate Your Current and Cumulative GPA.
You can total your courses and credits with our online tools. If you want to raise your GPA, an additional calculator helps students determine how many credit hours and what grade average they will need to raise their current GPA.

Scholar Suite 2000.
Multi-featured software program that helps raise grades, create outlines or formatted bibliographies, and organize research and class notes. See also Scholar's Aid.

XemanteX (Web Reading Made Easy).
This nifty new tool enables you to visit a Web site and "grasp, understand and assimilate" any text on the page. It also enables you to translate the text into another language. Simply input the URL of the Web site you desire to read and select "Pass this URL." A new page will appear with a toolbar encompassing it. You will then be able to doubleclick on any text appearing on the page and read its definition in the bottom toolbar.
Provides an online dictionary, plus an encyclopedia and thesaurus. Translator allows you to enter text and translate from/to Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portugese, Russian, and Spanish.

Free cross-platform note-taking program.

Easy Notes.
Easy Notes makes it easy to manage your notes in electronic form with a user-friendly environment that can integrate sticky notes as well as calendar references. Each note supports rich-text formatting that is recognized by nearly all text editors. The software supports import and export of files. Notes can be "pinned" on the desktop.

FreeWriting and Mind Mapping.
The ultimate writing tool for brainstorming ideas and outlining a paper.

Web-based interactive tool (requiring a paid subscription) that assists with online research and in creating formatted bibliographies. See also OttoBib. Do you use Microsoft Word? Learn how to format a paper in MLA style. (Additional bibliographical resources: OttoBib, Easy Bib and Citation Machine.)

Web Wordsmith.
This tool conveniently links all the words on a page to online references such as the Merrian-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus as well as a computer and acronym dictionary.

Plagiarism Self-Tester.
How not to commit a "sin of omission." See also How Not to Plagiarize and Plagtracker.

Automatic math solutions with this easy online tool. See also WebMath and MathWay.

OneNote by Microsoft is good for taking, organizing, and sharing notes. You can also add pictures and audio recordings. Paired with Powerpoint it is great for presentations.

PDF Converter.
Free online tool for converting PDFs into Word. Includes PDF Converter Elite, which allows you to edit PDFs, and convert from PDF to Excel (or Powerpoint, and HTML.)

Photos for Class.
Web site search to access safe images available for student use in the classroom or other educational purposes. Although it was intended for elementary classes, the images are appropriate for all ages. Receive automatic citation upon download. For additional resources to locate Internet images for presentations, etc., see How to Find Copyright Free Images. For animated works, try Storyboard That.

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