Academic Resources

Semester Time Management

GPA Tool

Note-taking

  • 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

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.

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.

Test taking Tips/Finals

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.

Time Management

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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