The life of an adult learner can be fun and exciting but also sometimes stressful. Many high school students dream about the freedom of college life, such as making their own schedule and picking the classes they take.
But upon entering secondary education, many students struggle to balance their social life with classes and a large amount of homework. Many students also have a job or internship and have the added stress of trying to support themselves financially. As a result, about 40% of undergraduate college students eventually drop out.
To help alleviate some of the burdens modern students face, we’ve compiled a list of five tools and resources to help students both manage their time and study more efficiently.
The great thing about taking online classes is being able to do them from anywhere that has a wifi connection. But not everyone around you will want to listen to your class. Wireless headphones make it easy for you to do your online classes with the sound on and not annoy the people around you.
And many wireless headphones come with noise-canceling features – so you won’t be easily distracted.
Quizlet is a free student study app that creates flashcards, quizzes and games out of your notes. Many users opt to make their content public. You can search for the class or subject you’re taking and find content from other users to study.
You do need to be cautious when using someone else’s content, as it may not always be accurate. Experts do not review content on the Quizlet platform.
Distractions are everywhere in the digital age. You go to check your social media pages and the next thing you know, it’s three hours later. This app is excellent for students and anyone else that has problems focusing.
The Marinara Timer is a free productivity timer that helps you effectively manage your time. It offers three timer options: Pomodoro timer, custom timer and kitchen timer.
When it comes to organizing your schedule and notes, Evernote is a game-changer. It comes in both free and premier versions.
The free version allows you to create notes, clip web pages, utilize in-note tasks, attach files and sync up to two devices.
The premier version is $7.99/month and allows you to sync unlimited devices, have more upload space, access your material offline, search within your documents and mark them up.
This excellent app will help you ace your next exam, assignment or project. It offers a plethora of tools, including flashcards, planners, quizzes and mind maps.
And best of all, the free version – which is supported by ads – gives you access to all of these tools. The app also has three paid versions that are ad-free and offer extra resources.
Student life doesn’t always have to be stressful. By utilizing the above tools and resources to better manage your time and study habits, you will set yourself up for success — and have time for the more enjoyable aspects of student life