As a college student, no matter whether you go to UAB or Claremont College, life can get tough and additional organizational assistance is always necessary. As many of us have come to find out, taking notes with a pen and paper is not the best way to stay organized, as it can result in mounds of messy, incoherent notes that you never end up looking at again. The same applies to computers for students. If this sounds like your life then I implore you, please leave the dark ages and step into the light. Here to help you do just that are five great study apps every college student should be using.
1. Google Drive
Odds are you have a Gmail account, so why do you not have the app on your phone? Google Drive makes file organization easy, as you can upload, share, and access just about anything. Additionally, you can even share information with multiple people, which makes group projects so much simpler.
Coursera is a great app for studying because learning and synthesizing information is ultimately up to you. Coursera has partnered with several Ivy League schools to assist you with this. These schools make various parts of their curriculum available through the app, which you are free to access and study at will. Where Coursera really excels is through allowing users to study at their own pace while providing access to substantive and engaging content. Learn more about the subjects you are currently studying by overloading yourself with information!
3. Exam Vocabulary Builder
Six million users can’t be wrong! Exam Vocabulary Builder has helped many people learn English but has also helped many college students study for exams and expand their vocabularies. The app uses various repetition methods to help users remember what they have learned, and is great for ESL students and teachers. The app contains several search and organizational features, and also includes study, flashcard, and quiz modes.
Quizlet generates flashcards for many topics (selected by high school and college students). If you are looking for a subject and cannot seem to find it, fear not–Quizlet will let you create a subject of your own. The app also lets you utilize video and audio with its flashcards, which aids other learning styles than solely those based on textual comprehension. What really makes this app great though is the support it enjoys via other flashcard apps. It is now easier than ever to transfer your flashcards across multiple platforms, which will save you a lot of time and effort that could be better spent in your classes!
5. Brainscape – Smart Flashcards
Brainscape – Smart Flashcards is a handy study app that lets users create and share their own flashcards. There is a free version of the app, full of advertisements, or users can purchase the full version for $2.99.