Most Popular Apps That New And Veteran Students Are Using
Mobile technology is here to stay, and finally there are apps out there that can genuinely help students with their studies. Instead of adding a new step to the process, they actually remove mindless tasks. In addition, some of the apps act as fantastic resources for students when they are struggling with their work and/or when they want research material for their essays.
You may have already heard a few students talk about iTunes University. It is the Apple education initiative that provides free courses for students. It allows students another way to take their lectures. If there is something you didn’t understand in a lecture, you can search through the 750,000+ lectures on the app to find one similar to the one you just took. You may then watch the lecture to see if the way it is explained engages you a little better. There are books, articles, videos, and audio clips that you may search through and use to help you research and learn.
Formatting your paper can be difficult and annoying, especially when it comes to your bibliography. Getting the order correct is annoying, and it is very easy to miss a piece of punctuation. With the EasyBib app, you may enter the details of your resource and it arranges it in a uniform and correctly formatted manner. It can be a big time saver, especially if you do not want to spend a long time getting your bibliography formats correct whilst you are writing. Instead, you can take down raw information for your resource, and then run the information through the app when you have finished your essay. Many of the IvoryResearch team say it saves them hours of time over a period of weeks.
If you are looking for a scholarship, then this is the app that may help. It holds information on scholarships for numerous subjects and places. It features scholarships for all higher-education periods.
The Evernote app is used by many students for a variety of reasons. Its most popular feature is its note taking functions, but it can organize your files and you can create categories to put them in. It can hold documents, voice memos, video clips, audio files, photos and it can even take memos. Some students use it as a note-taking app during their lessons so they may write them up later when they get to their dorm rooms.
My Study Life is a cross-platform digital planner. You can keep track of what needs to be done and where you need to be. It is a little like an organizer, but it is especially built for students. For example, you can set up your daily schedule, you can enter exam dates, lecture dates and locations, and you may enter your submission deadlines. There is a class-schedule manager and a notification function to help you remember where you need to be and when without giving it too much thought.
As a new student, you may find that your sleep pattern soon disappears into a crazy mess that leaves you awake at night and sleepy during the day. Getting a handle on this may be tough at first, so you may use this app to help you get back into a sleep cycle that keeps you productive. The phone sensors analyze your sleep pattern to see when you are in a deep sleep and when you are in a light sleep. Set the alarm 30 minutes before you are supposed to wake, and the alarm will wait until you are in your lightest sleep phase before waking you up. That way you wake up feeling more alert and less groggy.
This is a viciously popular cloud storage solution for the simple fact that it is probably the easiest to use. You simply save your file and drop it onto the box. The file is then stored on your cloud account. It is especially handy for students that want to keep their files together, and for students that have devices that do not have very much storage space. Putting your files on the cloud also means you may access them on whatever device you wish (within reason).
Many students use this app as a research solution. Google is good, but it can produce a lot of links and resources that are mostly advertising pieces as opposed to actual educational pieces. The Wolfram Alpha app is a search engine that sticks more closely to academic subject matter. It is better for some subjects over others, for example, you may find it more useful if you are studying science rather than if you are studying cinematography.
This is a powerful calculator app that has a number of very useful functions that may fit the subject you are studying. It is free to use as a Lite version, but if you find it is a little lacking (when it comes to your subject), then you may buy add-ons that are more closely related to what you need. It is more flexible than a calculator, but remember you will not be allowed to take your phone into exams.
These are just some of the Most Popular Apps That New And Veteran Students Are Using Every Day, if you know anything else, please leave them at the comments section below.
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Joan Gilbert is a freelance writer. Now she is working under coursework writing service IvoryResearch. Her hobby are reading and digital technologies. In the future she is planning to launch a blog dedicated to novelties in this sphere.