Semester Time Management
- http://www.goodnotesapp.com/ - app for iPad that allows users to: take handwritten notes, sketch diagrams, mark-up PDFs and organize them, highlight or add notes to any page, and share your notes with anyone.
- http://pocketmod.com - create mini study guides that you can keep in your pocket and study/review anywhere. This resource allows a normal piece of paper to become the ultimate notecard. With the PocketMod, you can carry around the days notes, keep them organized in any way you wish, then easily transfer the notes to spreadsheet, planner, etc.
- Office Suite – view powerpoints on your phone
Eliminating Distractions/Staying on Task
Useful when you need to study and you are tempted/distracted to get on the internet. You can control how much time you want to be blocked out of a website while you study.
- http://visitsteve.com/made/selfcontrol/ - free apps that allow students to block their own access to distracting websites, mail servers, or anything else on the internet for a specified period of time.
- Stay on task – android app. You can set it for a given time to check to see if you are on task. It will set off an alarm for the time you set and asks you if you are on task – or if you are working, daydreaming, or playing.
Flashcards/Repetitive Practice Strategies
- www.quizlet.com – make flashcards on-line; can also play games with the information from the flashcards you made. Sometimes you can find flashcards already made for your upcoming exam in a class.
- Ankidroid - http://code.google.com/p/ankidroid/- flashcard app for android phones
- Anki - http://ankisrs.net/ – a program which makes remembering things easy. Can be used on the computer, Ipod touch, and cell phones.
- http://genius.en.softonic.com/mac - This app helps users memorize information based on a repetitive practice. They work especially well to help students with foreign languages. These apps will also help students with classes that require a lot of memorization.
- http://www.studygs.net/tsttak1.htm - lists helpful tips that can assist you in preparing, taking, and analyzing your progress when test-taking
- http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/professors-guide/2010/12/10/top-15-hot-tips-for-finals - Tips to help students approach and conquer final exams successfully
- http://www.collegeatlas.org/college-final-test-taking-strategies.html - provides test-taking strategies for college midterm and final exams. Includes time management of test-taking, test day preparations, and ways to relieve test anxiety
Online Academic Assistance
- www.khanacademy.org - excellent tutorials/videos on almost any subject. Especially helpful with problem solving classes, as it shows you step-by-step on how to do a problem, and it allows you to do practice problems on the site.
- http://www.thattutorguy.com/ - Stanford graduate provides online video tutorials of various math subjects (college algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, etc.) Works on phones and tablets.
- http://patrickjmt.com/ - Math tutorials for wide array of topics covered in algebra, calculus, statistics, trigonometry, etc.
- http://www.wolframalpha.com/ - math website; type in anything math-related that you need to calculate or know about to supplement your math courses.
- http://www.weekcal.com/ - keep your priorities in line by installing this mobile time management app
- 30/30 app - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/30-30/id505863977?mt=8 - for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Great task manager/time management tool.
- Sonic Boom Alarm Clock http://www.amazon.com/ - “World’s loudest alarm clock.” Even vibrates the bed to get you up in the morning!!
- Alarm Clock Apps – http://www.androidcentral.com/best-alarm-clock-apps-android . This site contains the best alarm clock apps for Android phones. Example: Alarm Extreme, where you can set the alarm to not go off until you correctly answer math problems.
Musical Academic resources
- www.songza.com - type in “studying” and you will get a list of songs that will help to improve your memory and attention.
- www.8tracks.com – type in any genre, mood, song, artist, etc. and it matches your search with playlists that use the same tags.
Note: These websites and apps are to be used as supplemental resources and not to be in place of students doing the work for class.
Please be aware of plagiarism: http://www.bradley.edu/academic/departments/history/plagiarism/
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