Being in college is already stressful enough with the maximum amount of work and minimum amount of time to complete it. It is hard to stay organized and keep track of things, especially around finals time knowing summer is right around the corner. It’s the end of April and you can see the end of the semester, but who doesn’t need a little bit of help? I’ve compiled 5 websites all college students should know about, given they all serve a different purpose and can really make a difference not only around finals week, but the semester in whole!
Quizlet is a mobile and web-based study application. It is currently used by 1-in-2 high school students and 1-in-3 college students in the United States, (feel like that ratio is 3-in-3). Quizlet can help you train in a certain area or on a specific topic via flashcards and various games and tests. As of August 2017, Quizlet has over 160 million user-generated flashcard sets and more than 20 million active learners. Different study modes (flashcards, gravity, learn, speller, match, teacher). Some quizzes and topics have been previously made by students before and are available to use to the internet, FOR FREE. Whether you’re doing standardized test prep for big exams like the Praxis or HESI, studying for an upcoming midterm or test or are learning new concepts, Quizlet can help you learn with confidence. Use the Quizlet learning app can be personalized to your learning and is a great learning tool when trying to master a subject!
Grammarly helps people communicate more effectively. Millions of users rely on Grammarly every day to make their messages, and documents mistake-free, and impactful. As you type, Grammarly checks your text for hundreds of common and complicated writing issues. “The checks include common grammatical errors, such as subject-verb agreement, article use, and modifier placement, in addition to contextual spelling mistakes, phonetic spelling mistakes, and irregular verb conjugations.” Grammarly also provides synonym suggestions to make your writing more readable, precise and advanced. When it’s the last week of the semester, you might be rushing your work and miss out on the little points you can’t afford to lose. Grammarly can help make documents and final submissions and drafts the best and precise they can be! Oh, and Grammarly can also check and detect plagiarism, not that anyone would do it, but just keep that in the back of your mind.
Todoist helps over 10 million people feel more comfortable when trying to be in control of their own lives. Constantly trying to remember things drains energy and causes stress and we know that because…college. Todoist takes all that pressure and worrying off of your plate. It’s like having a planner but on your phone or laptop, who wants to carry around another book when we don’t have to? You can organize your projects into categories to make it easier to find and navigate. If you’re a bit of a lazy bum toward the end of the semester, like I totally am, you can even prioritize your tasks and alerts so your most important assignments are alerted first. Todoist allows its users to interact and organize tasks with others on the app as well as their own and operates a fast and consistent experience for users.
Glassdoor is one of the fastest growing jobs and recruiting sites. “Glassdoor holds a growing database of millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits and reviews.” Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best and who is the most in touch with the business- the employees. Millions of the latest jobs— no other site allows you to see which employers are hiring, what it’s really like to work or interview there according to employees, and how much you could earn. Glassdoor is also available via its mobile APP on iOS and Android platforms. Graduating college and having no idea where to begin job searching can be one of the most stressful things, so I’ve heard, one day I’ll get there. Having a resource like Glassdoor can be useful and helpful for us college students to have an idea where we want to begin.
Mint’s primary service allows users to track bank, credit card, investment, and loan balances and transactions through a single user interface, as well as create budgets and set financial goals. Being in college, we all know we are broke almost always. So, in order to track our purchases, budget and plan with the money we do have, Mint allows students to do exactly that. Easily create budgets, track and pay your bills, and even check your credit score. So even though we have extremely limited funds, we should probably keep track of what we do have. Find out how much you’re really spending on your coffees.