It is not a secret that technology can be a great resource for studying for any student. What may be a secret to you, however, is which apps are really worth your time and are helpful. There is so much out there and it can be extremely time consuming picking out just what works for you.
Check out these tested, tried, and true apps that have worked for me and can definitely work for you too!
Quizlet has been my saving grace during the last few semesters. This app allows you to create flashcards for any topic. Once your flashcard set is created, you have the option of turning the flashcards into a self-grading quiz or playing games that help you study. What I love most about this app though, is that you can type the flashcards on your computer, and then open the app and study on your phone or tablet. I like to have the website open during lecture and discussion so that I can type in the flashcards as I go and study them on the app as I walk to my next class. Did I mention that this app is free?
2. Complete Class Organizer
Complete Class Organizer does not help you study, but what it does is just as important. Keeping track of everything you have to do between 4 or 5 classes, extracurricular activities, and work is hard enough. Let this app be your personal organizer. While I have not used this app personally, 3 of my closest friends swear by it and it is definitely on my list of apps to download for this spring semester.
Putting together any research project takes a lot of time. Trying to figure out how to organize all that information can add even more time on to that. Mindjet (iTunes/Droid) helps you take all that information and organize it in a way that makes sense. As I wrote my honors thesis last spring semester, I cannot express how valuable I found this app to be. If you are tackling any research papers or projects, this app is for you!
That research work will most likely need a bibliography or reference sheet as well. If you need a quick reference, use RefMe (iTunes/Droid). Simply scan the barcode of the book and the app creates the reference for you! This app is pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself.
This amazing tool is both an app and a website. Do you have a question on whether or not a sentence is grammatically correct? Or would you like to run your essay through a quick grammar check without heading over to the writing center? Grammarly is for you. I recommend this app to all college students at every level of writing. I have been using this for years and it has never let me down once.
As finals are quickly approaching, these apps should help you stay on top of studying and help you ace those exams! Good luck and happy studying!