Listen and Watch Your Homework

Are you struggling to complete your assignments? Do you have a bad case of the homework horrors? Experiencing some practice problem pessimism? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of videos and other resources that you can access from home to help with those days when homework is really grinding you down.

HelpNow by Brainfuse

HelpNow is an amazing service that you can access using your Canton Public Library card. Between 2:00-11:00 PM you can chat with experienced and well-trained tutors who will help you complete your trickiest tasks. There is also a selection of videos and lessons on specific subjects that you can watch, as well as practice tests for the SAT, ACT, and more.

Everything You Need to Know About Thesis Statements

Having essay anxieties? This might be a good place to start. The thesis statement is the most important piece of any paper, and you need it to be smart and concise. This audiobook is available to stream via hoopla and is a good resource to have on hand whether you’re struggling to string together a phrase or are an experienced wordsmith looking to brush up on your basics.

The Great Courses on Kanopy

These educational and instructional documentaries boast a big range of topics. There are whole series focusing on subjects like Algebra I, Chemistry, Spanish, and more, with episodes devoted to specific lessons like solving linear equations and conjugating verbs. Your library card grants only 10 movies a month on Kanopy, but the Great Courses do not count towards that total. So, feel free to watch whenever you need some help understanding polygons or feel like you need to visit English grammar boot camp.

GCF LearnFree

GCF, the Goodwill Community Foundation, stewards this collection of online lessons. Check out their website to access videos on reading and math. There are also lessons on how to write a cover letter, Microsoft Office tutorials, and other practical skills. You can find their videos on YouTube as well.

Khan Academy

Perhaps the most robust free online learning apparatus available, Khan Academy has shepherded many a wayward student through to finals. With a huge selection of videos, articles, and lessons, you can search by grade level or specific subject to find just what you need, whether that’s parts of speech, Newton’s laws of motion, or estimating derivatives of a function at a point. They also offer test prep and lessons on life skills like personal finance and internet safety.

You can also use one of our many databases to find sources for research projects and writing papers. We have a list of resources for elementary age students here, and a list for middle and high schoolers here. As always, our librarians are available to help you find print resources as well. If you’re working on a project and need help with research, just ask at any Reference Desk and we’ll see what we can find for you.

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