Although it feels like summer, the first day of school will be her before you know it. You get new clothes, pens and binders, but now you can go a step further and download these free apps and make starting school seem a little less scary. They will help you organize your thoughts, study or look up words you don’t understand. Any student will be in a better spot after downloading these apps.
The best way to become a better writer is to reader is to learn as many new words as you can. Download the Dictionary app and be able to find out part of speech, definition and synonyms for any word. Type a word into the search bar at the top or hit the microphone icon next to it to say the word if you’re not comfortable spelling. Make sure to check back with the app each day to learn about a new word. It is your one stop shop for everything language.
Studying isn’t easy and keeping all your notes organized in one place. Make notes directly in the app and add photos and links, or go old school by writing them out and uploading a photo of your paper. Make a notebook to store all of your pages about a certain topic and add tags to make it easily searchable. You can even chat with other people that have the app to make group projects and study groups much easier.
One of the best ways to study is filling out flashcards and quizzing yourself on various answers. In 2015, no one has time to fill out actual cards, so download the app instead. Make decks of what you need to study, and play mini games to make the process a little more fun. Spell out the name of a photo you see or play a matching game. The app is free, but you will have to upgrade if you want certain mini games or access to new premade decks, but the free app has enough to get you ready for your next test.
A big part of doing well in school is keeping your mind clear and organized, but that is much easier said than done. Download Simplemind and make easy color-coded maps. It creates your typical spider-web map that has different topics building from one main one with different colors. Map out notes before a big test or plan out a big event you have coming up. You can even share your map to the desktop of your phone so you have it with you when you need it.
One of the most frustrating things about writing any kind of paper is citing your sources. There are so many rules to do it correctly and with the onset of the internet it’s hard to know how to source things like podcasts and online articles. EasyBib makes it as simple as possible by just filling in the tabs and letting the app create the perfect citation. Search for a book, journal or website and the app will bring up different citations to choose from. You can even scan the barcode of the book for a quick source.