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Microsoft Student 2006 (Includes Encarta 2006 Reference Library)

by Microsoft Software
Windows 98 / XP / 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / XP / 2000
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

  • Item Weight: 181 g
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  • ASIN: B0009XE2AC
  • Release Date: 5 Aug 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,870 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Now students can enhance their study skills with the integrated group of essential tools found in Microsoft Student 2006. These tools help students complete assignments more efficiently and is a great companion to Microsoft Office XP, Office 2003 or Microsoft Office Student & Teacher 2003. Microsoft Student 2006 provides the trusted homework tools and resources students need for academic success. With tools for Office designed just for students, graphing/scientific calculator software, Web search companion, homework starters, and trusted content from Encarta Premium, it's just the starting point for better grades. Some functionality requires Microsoft Office XP, Office 2003 or Office Student & Teacher 2003 to be installed on the same machine.

Manufacturer's Description

Microsoft Student 2006 is a comprehensive, subject-specific resource designed to help middle- and high-school students complete high-quality homework assignments and projects in less time. With curriculum-based templates and tutorials, a fully functional graphing calculator with 2-D and 3-D four-colour graphing capabilities, trusted content, and tools for cutting through online clutter, Microsoft Student 2006 provides students with the tools and information they need to achieve academic success.

Sometimes the hardest part about doing homework is getting started. Learning Essentials for Students provides assignment-specific guidance in Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. With curriculum-based templates, tools, and tutorials, Learning Essentials helps with a variety of subjects and assignments, from history reports and essays to physics projects and chemistry labs.

The easy-to-use and intuitive tools, templates, and tutorials in Learning Essentials help students get past formatting questions and puts them into the core of the assignment to create high-quality reports, presentations, science projects, and other assignments more easily. Developed in cooperation with well-regarded academic publishers like Pearson Prentice Hall, SchoolKiT, and Great Source Houghton Mifflin Co., Learning Essentials even offers tips, tricks, and tutorials for managing homework projects and developing study aids.

Microsoft Student 2006 unlocks tools in Microsoft Office specially designed for foreign language assignments, providing templates for writing in Spanish, French, and German. Once a template is launched, the student will have tools available specifically for writing in that language, such as letters with appropriate accents and spell checking with suggested correct spellings.

Learning Essentials help students create accurate and compelling work—even in math and science. Guidelines and templates for Microsoft PowerPoint make for sharp analytical presentations, and templates for Microsoft Excel improve critical thinking on physics and chemistry assignments.

Microsoft Student 2006 comes with an invaluable tool for math and science homework: powerful, easy-to-use Graphing Calculator software, the perfect complement to the handheld calculators typically required in middle and high school.

A full-color display with 2-D and 3-D charting capabilities helps students visualize difficult problems in trigonometry, calculus, chemistry, and physics classes, and students can enter problems just as they appear in their textbooks. The ability to view, rotate, and animate large, colorful graphs makes understanding difficult concepts and problem-solving in advanced math and science courses significantly easier. Students can also save their work—to finish later, add to Word or PowerPoint documents, or share with study groups.

Customisable, interchangeable Calculator Skins let students personalize the Graphing Calculator and express their individual style.

Help students avoid the frustration of unfocused Web searches. When students do research online, Web Companion will bring up accurate, trusted information alongside the search-engine results—right in the browser, without launching additional applications.

Microsoft Student 2006 includes a full version of Encarta 2006 Reference Library, with the Encarta Dictionary and Thesaurus, as well as more than 68,000 Encarta encyclopedia articles, edited by a team of thousands of experts in science, history, geography, and math. The Encarta Search Bar in the Windows task pane provides even faster, easier access to this wealth of information.

Help with difficult homework assignments is just a few clicks away for basic math, algebra, advanced algebra, and geometry. There's even a good chance that students can find the precise page and problem they're working on. Step-by-step instructions and hints are based on actual textbooks from major publishers.

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152 of 163 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Student 2006 7 Aug 2005
The previous versions of Encarta included a host of homework tools. These have now been made into a separate product called Microsoft Student.
Homework assignments are the bane of most students I know (not to mention their hard-pressed and nescient parents). This is mainly because of the tedious and mind-numbing chores of data mining and composition. Additionally, as knowledge multiplies every 5-10 years, few parents and teachers are able to keep up.
Enter Microsoft Student 2006 - a productivity suite which includes the Encarta Encyclopedia, assignment templates, tutorials, graphing calculator software and a Web Companion.
Similar to the Encarta, MS Student's Web Companion obtains search results from all the major search engines without launching any additional applications (like a browser). Content from both the Encyclopedia (the full Encarta encyclopedia is built into MS Student) and the Web is presented side by side. This augmentation explicitly adopts the Internet and incorporates it as an important source of reference - as 80% of students have already done.
This may raise important and interesting issues of intellectual property, though. Web content copyright-holders may demand royalties from Microsoft for the use it makes of their wares in its commercial products.
MS Student would do well to also integrate with new desktop search tools from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and others. Students will benefit from seamless access to content from all over - their desktop, their encyclopedias, and the Web - using a single, intuitive interface.
MS Student's templates are actually clever adaptations of the popular Office suite of products - Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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