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The Purpose of the CAP Center:

This site is dedicated to helping students find acareer of their choice, and achieve academicsuccess in their subjects.

Thisindexpage is an example of the types of links that can be found on The CAP Center site. If the Career and Academic Preparation Center has been helpful to you, please feelfreeto leave acommentor if you have anysuggestions; use mycontact form. Or, click on the“WOT” link to rate this site.


Quote of the Day

You can't do it unless you can imagine it.
Ororge Lucas


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What is Focus:

Focusrefers to thebest links in that subject section.The following are 2 examples of“focus links”on this site: 1.) “Writing”,and 2.) “Career”.

Many of these links can be saved as“hyperlinks” by“drag and drop”or "copy and paste" into a word processor page for your projects. Suggestion: after opening your word processor andre-sizinga page to the left of your screen, drag links, you find the most helpful, into the word editor. (Create as many “tool links”text pages as you need and title themaccording to their purpose.)

On the right side of the screen, place your word processor page, PowerPoint program or data entry program. Simply click on the tools you need you needs for your project. The following shows an example of this process.

Writing Tools Program

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Focus: Writing.

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*** Best Search Engine ***

Best Dictionary / Quizlet- learning vocabulary

Best Thesaurus

Understanding Punctuation

Verb Conjugation Online

Towson University Outline Writing SupportGrammar, usage, and sentence structure.

Plagiarism - PlagTracker Premium account: $7.49 per month. Free Plagiarism software programs are not reliable or comprehensive. Free account is limited to 5000 words with unlimited checking times. OrDuple Checker 100% Free, extremely easy to use. Copy-pasting the text, and“registered users can perform 50 searches per day, while unregistered users can only perform only 1 search per day. Quietest 100% Free.

Grammar: 1Checker, Grammar, Expressoor“After the Deadline

Stands4-Network: Abbreviations,Biographies,Conversions,Definitions,Grammar,Lyrics,Phrases,Poetry,Quotes,References,Rhymes,Symbols,Synonyms,US ZIP Code. is your online guide to government information and services.

Open Education Database Google and other InternetSearch engines are great tools for researching the basics of any subject.Conducting research for an accredited college courses, students need to find legitimate, trustworthy resources.WhileThere is no substituteFor a good, old-fashioned trip to the library,This link provides sites that can help you find reputable articles in journals to aiding research.

Facts and Trends This is the U.S. Census this is the US census site. You will find fast, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography.

Maker The fully automatic bibliography and citation maker. Save time by creating a cited page instantly in the MLA,APA,Chicago,or Harvard referencing styles! It's easy, fast and it's free!

Free Clipart you can use for anything you like.

Image Search Compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research. We make good use of the flickr™ API, but aren’t affiliated with flickr.

Other Tool

Writing Prompts

Outline Organizer (Workflowy) This tool is a free outliner program. It is extremely simple to use and if you have never outlined before or find it to be difficult, this program will definitely change your mind

Mind Mapping with WiseMappingIf you like to create mind maps as an organizational tool for your writing, this one of the verybest.

TimeLine This is a simple free time line creation tool.

Hiveword is a web based novel writing organizer.

LousyWriter This is perhaps the best writing site that I have ever come across for learning the English language and how to construct the proper sentence. It has a wealth of information to numerous for me to illustrate in this short paragraph.

Random Story Generator This site generates a sentence from which you can store your whole story.

Thesis Builder Sometimes writing a thesis statement can be an arduous task, however this site makes it simple. Other useful tools are“Topic-o-rama”,“Causinator”, and“TubePrompter”.

Book Report Ideas if you have ever had to write a book report, this is the site that will offer suggestions and variations for writing a book report.

20 Types of Essays The purpose of this site is to help students to get better grades. this site strives to help students achieve better writing results in their essay assignments and it offers a framework for analyzing essays in their overall structure.

Visual Periodic Table of Infographics This is a periodic table of interactive visual representations in graphic form otherwise known as infographics. This table illustrates the various concept visualizations that convey information.

PaperBack Writer - Blog “ … one of my missions with PBW is to hunt down links to online tools, freeware and free trial software that writers can use or test drive at little to no cost.”

Zotero Is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Zotero Collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of webpages, and really anything else. Zotero Automatically indexes the full – text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you’re looking for with just a few keystrokes.

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Focus: Career

Jobs Made Real “We have taken that information and created a database that links thousands of selected YouTube job/career videos to their respective job title. Filtering of videos can be done based on salary and education goals, personality type and city/zip code.”

The inclusion of videos in the "Chop's Choices" category is built on an algorithm we devised which weights the average salary, job outlook and educational requirements for each job title, based on BLS data. It is Chop's subjective selection of jobs.

All videos have been screened to sure that content is appropriate for teens as young as 13 years old.

Career Colleges Learn More About Vocational Schools and Technical Careers: Search by keyword or category for in-depth information about trade schools, career colleges, and vocational programs

Career and Cluster Videos:These videos show the types of work people do in nearly 550 careers, organized by the 16 career clusters recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

O*Net Online Job Zone, education, credentials, interests, work styles, work values, related occupations, wages and employment, and job open whatever career you intend to enter.

College Navigation Choose the State, ZIP Code, major program you intend to enter, level of education you intend to study (certificate, associates, bachelors, or advanced degree), institution type (public, private nonprofit, private for-profit, four-year, two-year), undergraduate student enrollment minimum to maximum, housing, campus setting (wrong, town, suburban, city) test scores (SAT critical reading, SAT math, ACT composite), conversely athletic teams, extended learning opportunities, religious affiliation, etc.

College RankingsChoosing a college is about finding the right fit—balancing academics, student life, and affordability. We rank over1,000 colleges based on more than50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from 300,000 students.

Online Courses: (IMPORTANT Video about online courses)

*** 4 Year Degree for $4,000 University of the PeopleThree reasons to study with this university are : 1.) Tuition – free University, 2.) High quality education, and 3.) Study anytime, anywhere. This is a nonprofit tuition free accredited online university college has internships mentorships and career planning. University of the people offers associate and bachelor degrees in business administration and computer science. It has small classes and more than 2000 students from over 150 countries. It is a private institution accredited by the accrediting commission of the distance education accrediting commission, approved to operate by the Bureau of private post – secondary education.

Free Online College CoursesGet 1100 free online courses from the world’s leading universities —Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more.You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.

Grants.govis your place to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The United States Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for your federal grants by keywords or more specific criteria. All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on

Many more courses(Click Here)

GapMinder Wealth and Health of Nations.

Finding the right career is a major decision. Find The Careers for You(more information and links on this website.)

Government Benefits, Grants, and Loans Learn about government programs that provide financial help for individuals and organizations.

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The following examples are more of what can be found on the Center site. If the Career and Academic Preparation Center has been helpful to you, please feelfreeto leave acommentor if you have anysuggestions; use mycontact form.

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BetterGrades andYourself


“Don't judge me by my past; I don't live there anymore. Judge me on my merits because my potential is in my future.” Unknown

I don’t know who said this but I find it refreshing to know that you can start over from scratch in spite of whatever past you had. The future is always fresh and new, and the following links are things to think about the new directions your life may take. Education is the right path to get there.

Memory Training (TED) “Our Lives are the sum of our Memories”

Big Rocks First

Get Your GED

Get HelpWith Your Homework

Critical Thinking

How to Memorize Anything Quickly

8 tips for studyingsmarter. The majority of students study by re-reading notes and textbooks — but the psychologists' research,both in lab experiments and of actual students in classes, shows thisis a terrible way to learn material.Using active learning strategies — like flashcards, diagramming, and quizzing yourself — is much more effective, as is spacing out studying over time and mixing different topics together.”

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face


Sites To visitdaily


DailyHappenings Keep upwith the local news and happenings at college events, sports events, convention centers,articles of interest, blogs and news events., and other forms of entertainment.

Things to Do— The links that follow our events and happenings from the state of Virginia, local colleges, convention centers, area cities, as well as monthly weekly daily and what is happening on your birthday.


Best Sites

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Best Sites include the following: TheKhan Academy, e Media Va, Academic Earth, Curriki,SASCurriculum Pathways, Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything, Math TV, Virginia Beach Library, cK-12,Forbes Free Learning Tests(beta),Learning for Life, Scholarship Labs, Immersion by Google, Memorize and SkillShare. (Cheap or Free)

(Follow the leader,And you will always be a top-notch learner!)


Free for Teachers


Sites for teachers contains such things as lesson plans, educational values, or student improvement.

Quick example:“Teachers Pay Teachersand $$$” and LessonWRITER(FREE and $5.00)




Sites for Parents contain such things as student protection and safety, parental advice, and guidance material .


Fun n Games

  • KnockerBall"Knockerball™ was so much fun and something I never experienced before. I was able to run, jump and roll freely all around! I can't wait to play again and I'm buying them for all my friends and family!"-Katie P.
  • Water Powered Hover board Meet the Flyboard, the latest invention from French jet ski champion Franky Zapata. It uses powerful streams of water like a fireman’s hose to let people ride above the waves or even dive underneath the water.
  • WaterBird Imagine getting a great cardio work out and strength training as you glide across Lake Charles. I bet you could get in great shape quick. You would also be having a blast.
  • The Quiz Center

These cool games include online quizzes for correctly answering a series of multiple-choice random questions of increasing difficulty.

There are thousands of high quality trivia questions

You can also add your questions. This will also boost your overall rank!

It is best way to increase your general knowledge with its original questions in different subjects.

You will see that our quiz questions will help you to boost your knowledge with fun!.

There are totally 6032 cool trivia questions for quiz games

Our Quizzes are totally FREE!!


Free Rice

Free Rice(English)

Free Rice(Spanish)

Free Rice(French)

Click on the right answer in the middle of this page.If you get it right, you get a harder question. If you get it wrong, you get an easier question.For each answer you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice to theUnited Nations World Food Program.



This game is provided free of charge.This game is provided free of charge, but if you would like to make a donation it would be greatly appreciated. Just click on the Paypal button above. Even a small donation would go a long way. Thank you!



GeoGames was created by Reach the World and the National Geographic Society Education FoundationNational Geographic is serving as the dissemination partner for Reach the World’s exciting interactive GeoGames.


Hundreds of Games


Explosion of New Ideas


Blow Your Mind - So many new ideas! Who said everything has already been invented?

  • Quota Ask a question and get an answer from the other people on the Internet. Cool idea!
  • Dean Kamen The mission ofFIRSTis to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. “First” on Facebook. Dean Kamen on“Ted”.
  • Google Advanced Serch Tricks: Be a Search Sniper Learn how to filter results by source, location, file type, and more and make finding credible sources that much more efficient,
  • 33 Websites that will make you a genius These are awesome sites!
  • Weeble-Wobble Robotic Tackling Dummy
  • Audi turns“Air” and“Water” intodiesel fuel."Sunfire claims that analysis shows the properties of the synthetic diesel are superior to fossil fuel, and that its lack of sulphur and fossil-based oil makes it more environmentally friendly. The overall energy efficiency of the fuel creation process using renewable power is around 70 percent, according to Audi.
  • Will Self Driving Cars Have A Death Algorithm?
  • Cicret Brace;et Cicret brings the concept of wearable tech to a new level, projecting information from your phone directly onto your skin. Could this be the future of wearables - or just vapourware?
  • See through Phones The Taiwanese division of a US technology company has developed a transparent mobile phone, said to have similar functions to a smartphone.
  • YikeBike It is an electric bike that runs for 2 months on one charge. The price is $5000.00.
  • 3D-Printed Violin Looks Like the Future of Music
  • Foodini helps create savory or sweet cuisine. The food is real food, made from fresh ingredients prepared before printing. Promoting cooking with fresh ingredients, Foodini manages the difficult and time-consuming parts of food preparation that often discourage people from creating homemade food.
  • What’s new in TV? LG 4MM thin, 4lb straight or curve tv.
  • Unlimited Water Project Less than 1% of the water on Earth is fresh and in a liquid form. 97% of the rest is salted. To bring water to seven billion people living on our planet, we have to transform this available salted water in potable water to make sure that this vital resource is available for all.
  • Brick-laying robot can build a full-sized house in two days. The boom auto-corrects itself 1,000 times per second to prevent interference from vibrations or sway. The concept is similar to the additive manufacturing process used by 3D printers…”
  • ScoreStart your own business with advice and help.


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Front Runner AppNets

WordNik:Wording is the world's biggest online English dictionary, by number of words. This page will give you a quick overview of what you can do, learn, and share withWording.

LT Language proof reader:Is an open source proofreading program for English, French, German, Polish, and more than 20 other languages.

Stands4 Network:Abbreviations,Biographies,Conversions,Definitions,Grammar,Lyrics,Phrases,Poetry,Quotes,References,Rhymes,Symbols,Synonyms,US ZIP Code.

Web Search:Search the Internet and explore results organized into meaningful categories. Category titles help you find the information that is most relevant for you. Reduce the time you spend on searching using the next-generation search engine.

TimeLine: This is an excellent program which provides you the ability to create a timeline as a graphical representation of related items and events in sequential to display along a horizontal timeline. This constitutes one of the best programs I’ve come across for this type of project. Currently,work cannot be kept on any of our interactive tools. Issues of student privacy,passwords,server space,and cost have prevented us from offering this service.Cost:Since the organizations that sponsor ReadWriteThink feel strongly that all of our materials should be freely available to teachers,ReadWriteThink does not link to websites that require paid subscriptions nor do we wish the managers of these websites to link to our materials.No one should impose a fee to access ReadWriteThink’s resources.

AlternativeTo: We have one mission: helping you find the right software for your computer, mobile phone or tablet. Our main focus is to give you alternatives to software you already know and want to replace. Based on our users recommendations we list great alternatives to the applications you want to replace. By joining the site you can participate in the process of making these recommendations better, so please join in!

Free Clipart This Armalite rifle clip art has been made available for personal or commercial use by its creator 2DGameArtForFree. Add this clip art to your military projects, video game projects, websites, reference books, etc. Just right click on the image then click on Save Image as to save to your computer.

Hivewordis a web-based novel writing organizer Because Hiveword is web-based you can use any computer with internet access. Best of all? You get new Hiveword features as they become available without lifting a finger or worrying about licenses. Nothing to download and it’s free!

Fluid (Only for the Mac) Fluid lets you create a Real Mac App (or "Fluid App") out of any website or web application, effectively turning your favorite web apps into OS X desktop apps.


Try These Interesting Sites:


4 Year Degree for $4000 or less University of the People

Search Engine: Sweet Search

Comprehensive Internet Content:RefDesk

Learn Online: SAS Curriculum Pathways:

Free Learning: Memrise

City Data: Information

easel ly: 7000 Infographics(create your own)

Panorama:Create your own!(free)

Good N00ws: Create your own News(free)

Readibility: Recommendations

For Kids:Great Websites for Kids

Money Skills:Financial Literacy for Everyone

Crime Statistics: Source Book

Your Google History: Your History

LongformRead the very best!

LiveWell Excellent site for diy and other practical information

Learn Electronic TechnologyFree

Learn ExcelFree - 300 examples

Discover the Forest



Free Courses Free Courses and programs


(Please understand that I’m not advocating the following courses. I am merely listing the courses that I found on the web that are free. It should be noted that if you want credit for any of these courses, you should first check with your next Institute of learning for acceptance of the credit. It also should be mentioned that many of the online courses are much more difficult than physically attending class.)

Free Courses and programs


Alison a five million-strong, global online learning community, filled with free, high-quality resources to help you develop essential, certified workplace skills. Over 14% of our graduates stated in ourALISON Graduate Survey 2014that learning with ALISON helped them get a new job, a promotion, or college placement, an opportunity for success open to you for free. So,browse our courses now, and get ready for a bright new future!

Free Online College CoursesGet 1100 free online courses from the world’s leading universities —Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more.You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.

Many more courses (Click Here)

Free Text books and much more:


Educational Tool Links

  • Citation The fully is an automatic bibliography and citation maker. Save time by creating a cited page instantly in theMLA,APA,Chicago,orHarvardreferencing styles! It’s easy, fast andit’s free!
  • WritingFix Prompter Click the button until you discover a writing prompt that sparks an idea in your brain. Write freely for ten or fifteen minutes, not worrying about writing conventions (spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.) or if the sentences are perfectly formed. Just put some good ideas down in your notebook that you can build upon and improve later. If you have time, I always suggest you go back and add a visual (likeMr. Stick) to help you remember what you wrote down. Site
  • Floor PlannerFREEDesign Floor Plan ExhibitCore for weddings, your own home, events, and many more. (Plans $$$ pro month $14.95, 29.95, $120)
  • Fix Picture (Beta- which means they are testing it out - Paid version to come later.)Picture ConversionIt’s so simple, select your picture file, choose some process to apply, click on OK, and you’ll be able to save the picture on your computer. Support all popular picture file formats (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, BMP, TGA, ICO, ICNS, PDF ...) and camera RAW formats (CRW, NEF, RAF, CR2, DNG, ...). More than 400 formats supported.
  • GoogleNgramlets you search keywords in millions of books over the span of half a millennium, a useful tool for finding trends over time. For power users, the Ngram viewer also has advanced options, such as searching for particular keywords as specific parts of speech or combining keywords. Just in case you ever wanted to see how big cocaine was in Victorian times now you can.
  • Adult Learning Center The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach, through the Adult Learning Center has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to adult education. The adult and continuing education program was created during the mid 1960s’and was called Adult and Vocational Education. Mr. James Darden was chosen as the first public school director of an Adult Education program in the state of Virginia. Mrs. Bonnie Mizenko followed as Director, and Mr. Paul Palombo is the current Director.
  • Google Toolsyou did not know existed!
  • Khan Academy: Video “You Can Learn AnythingKhan Academy (Online) Khan Academy Lite (Download) lessons and study at home. (KA Lite)
  • Khan Academy - All in Spanish “Spanish Kahn Academy
  • Google: This is a very handy extension for adding events to your Google Calendar Install:Google Calendar (by Google) This is an extension that runs in the “Chrome”browser.Easily check Google Calendar without leaving your browser, and add new events from websites you visit.
  • Google: Experience a new language while you browse the web.Language Immersionfor Chrome is an experimental extension that aims to simulate the experience of being immersed in a foreign language. By switching certain words and phrases from English into a language of your choice, the websites you already visit can provide a way to experience the world from a different perspective.
  • What works the best when learning a new language?

More Tools Tools


Programs Worth Paying For


Pay forTheese are site that you pay for their program, but I think they are worth the money. Many are“try before you buy”,“try for a limited time,or use without the benefit of having the full program.


Challenging fun


On The Spot


Daily Crossword



As A Final Thought, Here Is Something to Think About:


“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here, that's home, that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every“uperstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”―Carl Sagan,Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space


“A blade of grass is a commonplace on Earth; it would be a miracle on Mars. Our descendants on Mars will know the value of a patch of green. And if a blade of grass is priceless, what is the value of a human being?”―Carl Sagan,Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space


“Or consider a story in the Jewish Talmud left out of the Book of Genesis. (It is in doubtful accord with the account of the apple, the Tree of Knowledge, the Fall, and the expulsion from Eden.) In The Garden, God tells Eve and Adam that He has intentionally left the Universe unfinished. It is the responsibility of humans, over countless generations, to participate with God in a "glorious" experiment - the "completing of the Creation."The burden of such a responsibility is heavy, especially on so weak and imperfect a species as ours, one with so unhappy a history. Nothing remotely like "completion" can be attempted without vastly more knowledge than we have today. But, perhaps, if our very existence is at stake, we will find ourselves able to rise to this supreme challenge.”―Carl Sagan,Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Thomas Wilson 2014