Top 10 Best Apps for Students

This is an updated listed (Sept. 8, 2016) with some I know (evernote) and some I don’t know. (Forest)  What intrigued me about Forest is that it is an app to help you stay off your phone, while you are supposed to be studying. You set the task and the time.  Then if you try to use your phone, your tree dies! But if you complete your task without getting tempted to use your phone, then you get badges and your can build your forest!!!!

OK, you can also try RefMe, which lets you scan the barcode of the book you are using for your research paper and choose the citation format, like APA and it will put it in the correct format for you, without having to type all the info in!

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5 Tips For Staying Motivated During The Spring Semester-

Well,  you  made it through Fall Semester or sort of made it, barely. Now you have to do it all over again, but maybe harder.  Where you going to get the energy to do this? Here’s 5 tips to get you started.  If you need more see the Will and Motivation page at howtostudy.org

http://www.uloop.com/news/view.php/185401/5-Tips-For-Staying-Motivated-During-The-Spring-Semester-

Ultimate Guide to Notetaking in Class

Guide to Note Taking in Class

This infographic gives you both the reason why to take notes, 3 different systems for notetaking as well as what to do before, during and after class.

College Success: the Definite Guide

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Hot off the Press: Written by Tom Miller, an engineer, math and physics tutor, and independent learning fanboy.

Howtostudy says this is a must have guide with lots of new resources included. Be the first to access this FREE resource.  Remember you heard about it hear first!

College Success: The Definitive Guide

Ten Chapters

  1. Getting Organized and Plan for the Perfect Major, Classes and GPA
  2. Time Management 101: How to Be Super Productive
  3. Note Taking Fundamentals: How to Take Amazing Notes
  4. Effective Studying: How to Make it Stick
  5. How to Ace Your Exams
  6. How to Thrive in College: Stress, Sleep and Health
  7. Staying Motivated
  8. Friends, Fun and the College Experience
  9. How to Wow Recruiters and Land Your Dream Job
  10. More World-Class College Success Resources

 

Don’t have a printer? Try this cellphone tip.

Today was my first day. I don’t have a printer to print off weekly syllabuses my school refers to as “roadmaps”, so I figured out I’d screen shot the roadmaps on my phone and then “edit” and check off what I’ve completed thus far.

<i>Your cellphone can be used for more than just reminders. It is definitely looking like it will be my ” best friend” through out this new journey. Hopefully this hint helps someone else too! </i>

— Tip from howtostudy user.

 

Family benefit of taking a course online!

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I have a 17 year old son and because I am also taking this course online, he is motivated about his school work. I’m glad that we are both striving for success.

How to look Confident

Going to college for the first time?  You may not feel so confident.  Don’t worry.  Check out this Infographic on how to look confident even when you’re not!!

 

Math Tip needed at the beginning of the semester

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Madeline Burnell says that “Making the most out of Math class was what I needed at the beginning of the term. The style of note taking would have been helpful to learn sooner. The structure of notes makes finding examples easy to find and better organized .

I will from now on use this style when taking notes for math and other similar classes.”

Madeline Burnell, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

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The key to reading your Astronomy Textbook

2015_05_Life-of-Pix-free-stock-photos-night-camping-stars-sidiomaralami-smCheck out the starry night, but don’t forget to read your textbook.  Hint: Note as you go.

Get the student created brochure here.    Reading_Strategy[1]astronomy

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The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs and Why

  • From Problem Solving
  • Creativity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

can you meet the challenges of the 21st century.  Check out this article written from a world wide perspective.

 

The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs and Why