College can be tough, but there are resources out there that can make it a lot easier and less stressful. Some of my favorite resources are on the internet. I’m such a millennial. There are a handful of websites that I use on almost all of my assignments and they have helped me to not only get a higher grade but have helped me actually learn the material better. I thought I would share the websites that I have bookmarked since they are my absolute must have websites for college students!
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Grammarly is my most used website! I use it for every writing assignment I turn in no matter what subject the class is. It’s so simple to use too! You can sign up for the free version (I use this one) or you can sign up for the premium (I have used this one, but only for my actual English class). With the free version, it will check your spelling, punctuation, word choice, article usage, subject and verb agreement, and so much more. The premium is going to go more in-depth and will actually help you with your writing style. It catches a lot more than Microsoft Word catches. I cannot stress enough how important this site is. Here is a sample of what it looks like:
I have been using Chegg since I started college. If you want the best help online and have someone walk you through the question/answer step by step then Chegg is your best option. They have 24/7 tutoring and if you search, sometimes your question is already answered! I hate when I’ve searched elsewhere and they’ve only posted the final answer. As nice as it is to find the final answer, knowing the steps and understanding what to do is the only way to actually learn and do well when it comes test time. They have tutoring for almost every college textbook and subject. You can also buy your textbooks through Chegg! All in all, Chegg is the best tutoring site I’ve found.
If you have to take math, this is a must use site. You can type in a math equation and it will give you the answer, even complicated equations! I took Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 and I used this site on almost every assignment. You can get the step by step solution most of the time, but I’ve only ever used the free version to just check my answer. Here is an example of what it looks like:
Quizlet is a great tool to use when you’re studying for an exam! It’s a lot more than just making flashcards. One of the basic features is that it allows you to flip through the flashcards like you normally would and star the ones you are struggling with. My favorite feature is that it will quiz you. If you click “Learn”, it will show you the front of the flashcard and you have to type in the answer. If you made up normal flashcards, you wouldn’t be able to do this. I’ve always done better on my exams when I’ve used the “Learn” feature. Lastly, you can share your flashcards with others!
I have a heavy concentration in math and statistics so I use YouTube a lot. It’s a great resource if you need to learn a concept. Say for example you needed to learn how to take a derivative, you can search it in YouTube and there are TONS of videos that will walk you through the process and provide examples. YouTube is a great resource! You won’t get your exact answer 99% of the time, but you will get the process. They don’t have just math and statistics videos either, there are videos on every subject on the site!
What are your go to sites?
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