It’s hard enough as it is to go through college with our busy lives and full working schedules. Sometimes it’s nice to get a little help to ease the struggle! Face it, we all have to deal with college, so we might as well use the many resources available to us to get us through it. Whether it be planning your schedule or practicing your vocabulary words, these websites and apps will help get you through your academic journey.
This is by far my favorite app of all. This was a life saver for my Spanish class. It helped me study vocabulary words so much faster! It’s free and you can create your own set of flash cards, or use someone else’s set that has already been created.To study the flashcards, you type out the word that goes with the definition and it will go through your whole set of words until you get them all right. You can play games that test the speed of your recognition of the vocabulary words. It’s great and fun!
Yup, simple as that. An electronic dictionary. It is so much better than carrying a 4 inch thick, 50 year old dictionary to school everyday. Dictionaries probably seem so outdated, but trust me, there will come a time when you need to figure out what the heck your teacher just said. I’ve used it many many many times. I like to have my phone near me when I’m reading a textbook or required reading and I quickly look up words I don’t know. You must use it!
This is an absolute must for you non-native Spanish speakers! It also helped me in my Spanish class. It shows you the right way to conjugate words and helps you translate anything you need. Now, don’t cheat and type in a paragraph of English and then translate it to Spanish and use it for your class. Your teacher will know (just like they know when you use Google Translate! So DON’T DO IT CHEATERS!) Use it for simple, quick uses like checking what house means in Spanish.
Okay, this probably seems totally crazy, but it honestly is does more than having fun on social media. If you need help with studying tips or learning how to stop procrastinating, this is the website for you. Create a board of school supplies you need, or ways to make your essays better. But be careful not to spend too long on it and get trapped in the holes of fun. Seriously, I could spend hours on it.
If you are thinking about transferring to a different college, this is a great website to look for prospects. You create a profile and then type in what you want to major in, how much you want tuition to be, how close to home you want to be, rural or urban, and other info. It will narrow down your possibilities and will show you the colleges that best match your profile! It’s not only good for when you are in college, but for high schoolers before college! It also shows you scholarships you can enter in. I haven’t applied to any of the scholarships yet as most of them require an essay, but if you’ve got the time, GO AHEAD! Get those scholarships!
I loved this app! It was great for having my school schedule on my computer. It notified me whenever I had a class coming up or when an assignment was due. You can enter in as many classes as you want and then write in your assignments for your class. I also used it for other events I had going on every week like my church’s college group bible study. It helped me to keep track of everything without having to carry around a planner.
Yup, Facebook. This was awesome to have for those classmates you don’t want to give your phone number to. Sometime you have group projects or someone needs to give or receive information about your class. I don’t want to give my number to strangers and have them keep it forever. I really don’t want to take a chance of them trying to text me to have a conversation and then have them bug me all the time with pointless texts. If you want to become my friend, talk to me first in person, not through my phone. Facebook is awesome because you can message each other and then when you are done working together, you can just unfriend them. This probably seems harsh but, trust me, you will want to use this some time in your college career.
If I had looked at this before I registered for my classes, it would have saved me a headache. This website includes almost all the professors at your school and their ratings/reviews by students just like you! I am now just learning to use it to check all the professors of my classes. Students can be brutally honest so you know exactly what you are getting into when you sign up for the professor’s class. Help your classmates and give your rating too! They need to know what YOUR experience was like also!
This is one of the greatest money savers out of the whole universe. I rent and buy all of my textbooks here. Compared to getting brand new $500 textbooks at your university, at Amazon you can get it for under $300. You can rent books too! So you end up spending $100 for the $500 book you almost bought brand new. I’m telling you, I have saved hundreds of dollars on this! Also, with shipping getting so expensive for buying/renting all of your books, you can pay $99 for Amazon Prime and get FREE shipping for the WHOLE YEAR. Not only that, but it will be shipped to you in 2-3 days AND you get FREE movies AND FREE music. On Amazon Prime I have watched everything from The Hunger Games to Downton Abbey. For Amazon Music, you can get practically everything by Meghan Trainor and a lot of good ol’ country music (There is much more than that too if they aren’t your music style). It is totally worth it! You save money on college and get practically FREE entertainment for those all nighters.
This is amazing for research papers! It helps create your bibliography or works cited page by putting in information into a form. After you enter in the information asked for, they put it all together for you! OR you can search the name of your source and it will input all the info for you! You can do multiple formats: APA, Chicago, MLA, etc. It will save you time and stress!
There are so many more sources available to you than these 10 I have posted. These are just some of the basic ones to start out with. Go out and explore and share to all your fellow classmates! We must unite together and help ease our shared journey!
Any website or apps that you have found to be helpful in your college career? Leave a comment and tell us all! We would love to hear!