5 Paragraph Essay

Writing essays can strike fear in the hearts and minds of students of all ages, but it doesn’t have to. If you know what to expect and understand how to write a five paragraph essay, you will be prepared to tackle any essay writing prompt.

A+ Research & Writing

A+Before you can start writing, you have to explore the subject to find a topic, locate relevant information, analyze the issues and organize your arguments. These activities take more time and require different skills than the final step—writing the paper.  A+ Research & Writing's step by step section will guide you through this process from getting the assignment to writing the paper.

Academy of American Poets

poetsPoets.org, our award-winning website which provides a wealth of content on contemporary American poetry and receives 600,000 visits each month.

Anthology of English Literature

LuminariumThis site combines three sites first created in 1996 to provide a starting point for students and enthusiasts of English Literature. Learn about Medieval (1350 - 1435), Renaissance (1485 - 1603), Seventeenth Century (1603 - 1660) and Eighteenth Century (1660 - 1785) literature here.


BartlebySince its incorporation in 1999 and the release of preeminent contemporary reference works, Bartleby.com became the most comprehensive reference publisher on the web, meeting the needs of students, educators, and the intellectually curious.

Basic Steps in the Research Process

BasicStepsThis list of Basic Steps is a guideline for you to use. Not everyone will do these steps in the same order and you may go back and forth between them.

Benjamin Franklin

BenFranklinHe was one of the most extraordinary human beings the world has ever known. Born into the family of a Boston candle maker, Benjamin Franklin became the most famous American of his time.

Biography Maker

biomakerThe Biography Maker is like those homework machines we have been hearing about for many years. It is designed to help you convert facts into insights, dull and boring information into fascination and magic. It will help you do a good job, but you must provide some of the "steam" to make it work well.

Einstein Archives

EinsteinThe Einstein Archives Online site provides the first online access to Albert Einstein’s scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects in the modern era. It also enables access to the Einstein Archive Database, a comprehensive source of information on all items in the Albert Einstein Archives.

Encyclopedia Mythica

Encyclopedia MythicaMythica is the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda, with plenty in between.


Hemingway: Timeless

HemingwayTimeless Hemingway has grown to become one of the premiere web sites pertaining to the life and works of Ernest Hemingway.

Knowing Poe

PoeThrough the activities on this site, you can introduce learners (or, be introduced, yourself) to the literature, life, and times of Edgar Allen Poe, one of America's foremost writers.


LanguageBirdThe University of California and the NCAA have approved LanguageBird as a college-prep online course provider. This means that a high school student can list LanguageBird courses on their transcripts and colleges will accept our courses for your high school credits. Courses can be used for credit recovery, to get ahead, to improve skills, or just for review!

Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes

LostTitlesLost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes is intended to help readers identify a literary work when they know only its plot or subject, or other textual information such as a character's name, a line of poetry, or a unique word or phrase.

Mark Twain in His Times

TwainThis interpretive archive, drawn largely from the resources of the Barrett Collection, focuses on how "Mark Twain" and his works were created and defined, marketed and performed, reviewed and appreciated.

Mostly Medieval

MedeivalWelcome to Exploring the Middle Ages, where flights of fancy and whimsy stand as equals among the annals of history.

Personal Statements

OwlThe Personal Statement is your opportunity to sell yourself in the application process. Here are some questions to ask yourself.

Plagiarism Tutorial

PlagiarismPlagiarism is the presentation of words, ideas, images, or creative works without giving proper credit to their originators. It is an academic crime—even when plagiarism is unintentional.

Read Print

Read Print, your online library, offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classics enthusiasts. You can keep track of what you’ve read and books you’d like to read, discover new books and get recommendations, discuss books & join online book clubs & groups and, best of all...it is entirely FREE!

Shakespeare for Kids

FolgerWelcome to the Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art, the Folger serves a wide audience of researchers, visitors, teachers, students, families, and theater- and concert-goers.

Shakespeare Online

ShakespeareOnlineShakespeare Online, a teaching aid used in classrooms all over the world with approximately 1.3 million unique users per month. Microsoft has named Shakespeare Online one of the top 10 Internet sites for students.

Speech Tips

SpeechTipsFree speech writing and public speaking help has been available at Speech Tips since March 2000. Whether you need to prepare a wedding speech or funeral eulogy, deliver a business speech or speak at a masonic evening, if you are attending a graduation or retirement, our goal is to take you from nervous speechwriter and potentially novice speech maker to being a confident, successful orator.

Strunk’s Elements of Style

BartlebyAsserting that one must first know the rules to break them, Strunk's Elements of Style is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.

Thesis Statement Guide

WritingCtrThis Thesis Statement Guide from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill describes what a thesis statement is, how thesis statements work in your writing, and how you can discover or refine one for your draft.

Thomas Edison Papers

EdisonThe extensive collection of papers preserved in the archive at the Edison National Historic Site - approximately 5 million pages in all - is the product of Thomas Alva Edison's sixty-year career as inventor, manufacturer, and businessman.


VocabUnivWelcome to Vocabulary.com, the quickest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary. Regardless of your education level or age, Vocabulary.com will help you to master the words that are essential to academic and business success.

Writing with Writers

ScholasticOn the Writing with Writers website, students work with authors, editors and illustrators in exclusive workshops designed to guide them in developing their skills.

Writing: The Process

OwlThe Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.