8 Most Useful Websites for College Students
By Greg Nunan
Nowadays, it does not make sense not making the most of technology, especially the Internet and mobile computing devices. College students, in particular, must be properly acquainted with the different technologies that can make college life easier for them.
Similarly, it’s important to make use of websites or online services that are useful for college requirements and activities. There’s just no good reason not to take advantage of the different online resources and services available for college students.
The following are 8 of the most useful websites every college student should know and use.
A crowd sourced learning platform, StudyBlue provides college as well as high school students an online platform for studying. The site enables the creation and uploading of class study materials, electronic flashcards, review sheets, and practice quizzes. It also serves as a cloud storage for students’ notes to facilitate quick notes sharing.
A review website, RateMyProfessors.com was founded by a software engineer to allow students to provide ratings to professors and campuses. Originally known as TeacherRatings.com in 2001, RateMyProfessors.com is biggest site for professor ratings as its database covers more than 8,000 schools and over a million ratings for various professors. If you are serious about learning, you can consult the reviews on this site to find a good professor before deciding to sign up for classes.
Mint.com is an online personal financial management service. College students who have difficulties monitoring and organizing their limited financial resources can turn to this web-based financial planner that is also accessible as a mobile app. Mint.com includes functions for budgeting, expense tracking, debt and bills tracking, bank account and credit card monitoring, and investing.
Trello is a web-based application created to make project management easier. It is a great tool for students who need to collaboratively work on something. This online project management platform is actually being used by professional such as software developers, real estate managers, and even law office case managers.
However, its functions are also suitable for the needs of students. It is easy to learn and most of the essential features are accessible for free, without having to tap on the “freemium” options. The site is highly responsive and has a drag-and-drop interface. It can also be conveniently and efficiently accessed through mobile devices. Moreover, it has a messaging system that includes notifications to the email accounts of team members.
Proving that you did not copy an essay, article, report, or research can be quite difficult even if you really never copied the paper you submitted to your professor. To avoid getting accused of plagiarism, use CopyScape to scan all of your submissions for originality. This site is arguably the most popular anti-plagiarism site at present. It is even used by professional content developers. With it, you can avoid the embarrassment of submitting write-ups that may still include long lines you forgot to paraphrase, lines that have been directly lifted from an article or research you found online.
Open Study is an online platform for group studying. What it does is to conveniently connect students so they can help each other in studying. These students don’t have to come from the same class or school. Group studies can be conducted even by students in different parts of the world as long as they are going to study the same subjects or topics. There is also a system in OpenStudy that allows users to earn credentials and rewards, and to become a respected helper.
Do you have books you no longer need or do you need books but you don’t have enough money to buy a brand new one? You can find a good compromise by going to PostYourBook. This is a buy and sell site devoted to textbooks. It currently has over half a million books on its database so students who need something are likely to find a good bargain deal on this site.
Being a college student does not mean that you are already free from homework and other related school requirements. Fortunately, there’s HomworkHelp.Today you can use to find someone who can help you do your homework, find comprehensive resources so you can complete your homework, or get answers to questions. HomeWorkHelp.Today also allows students to find tutors online.
These are just a few of the many helpful sites for college students. If you have other sites to recommend, don’t hesitate to drop a comment below to share other useful online resources, tools, or services you think college students should consider using.