Free Online Editing Programs

Check out these helpful online editing programs for your writing:

Before you turn in  your essay to your teacher, run your essay through these websites for feedback in the following areas:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Word Choice
  • Active vs. passive voice
  • “Hard to read” sentences
  • Plagiarism
  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Style
  • Capitalization
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Scholarships and other Opportunities

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Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards:

  • Application due Thursday, October 15th
  • For Seniors, graduating in the Spring of 2016
  • Planning to enroll in college in 2016-2017
  • Of Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund:

  • For graduating Seniors
  • Opens September 1, 2015
  • Application due January 8, 2016

Gates Millenium Scholars:

  • For graduating Seniors
  • Opens August 1, 2015
  • Application due January 13, 2016

TELACU Scholarship:

  • Application due February 27, 2015

College Readiness Program 2015-2016: CARECEN

  • For graduating Seniors
  • Free 10-month college preparation program
  • Includes college planning, test prep, application support, and financial aid assistance
  • Location: CARECEN Romero Hall 2845 West 7th Street Los Angeles CA 90005
  • Application due September 23, 2015

YMCA College Bridge Program

  • Tuesday, September 8, 6:00-7:30pm
  • Thursday, September 10, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Where: Ketchum-Downtown YMCA, MPR 1, 401 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles 90071
  • For Sophomores/Juniors during Summer 2016
  • All expenses paid scientific expedition
  • Sign up here to be on their email list
  • Application Deadline December 14, 2015

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest:

  • For Sophomore/Junior female students
  • College scholarships and cash prizes available
  • Application deadline October 30, 2015

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School of Rock Guitar Club

guitarInterested in playing music?  Join the “School of Rock” Guitar Club for a chance to learn how to play guitar and jam out with fellow musicians.  We will learn together, perform, and record.  All skill levels welcomed, from beginner to virtuoso.

  • When: Thursdays, 3:00-4:30pm
  • Where: Miguel Contreras LC, Room 4012

Click for more information on ALC Leadership Development.

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Preparing for the SAT – Spring 2015

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Upcoming SAT Dates for the 2015 Spring Semester (Click here to register):

  • May 2
  • June 6

For much more information: College Board SAT Home

Free resources available on the College Board website:

Vocabulary resources:

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Khan Academy for Math:

Also check out the Sparknotes SAT Test Prep.

Happy Test Prep!