On The Web
SparkNotes are a series of comprehensive online study guides for commonly read high school and college-level texts, written by Harvard students and graduates. The initial release of the site will feature 100 titles, including The Great Gatsby, The Scarlet Letter and sixteen plays by Shakespeare.
YourCampus.com lets students search for a U.S. college or university by keyword and by specific criteria, including location, tuition, undergraduate population and locale. Search results display the school or schools that meet that students criteria along with information about each school, a breakdown of tuition and other costs, admission requirements and more.
This national online network of individual college sites provides information and resources on all aspects of college life. Each site is developed and run by recruited "student directors" responsible for creating their own virtual publishing business.
Kinkos Partnership in Education Web site is geared mostly toward higher education students, offering tips on making effective presentations, creating a good resume, interview skills, job searching and more.
This article originally appeared in the 12/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.