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As a college student, you’re on a limited budget, so the task of selecting apps that are useful for your education can be daunting. The right apps can serve as a tool to become a more efficient, organized and informed student, from elementary school through college.
Let’s take a look at nine apps that are worthy of being in your study arsenal:
Study Support, Exam Prep and Memorization
1. Open Study Mobile: Free tutoring? Who doesn’t love that? Open Study launched a mobile app in May 2012 that gives students access to study assistance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, gratis. Students can work together or get the help of a volunteer “hero” to solve challenging homework problems and complete assignments.
2. Exam Support with Andrew Johnson: This app for iPhone and iPad offers guided meditation to help you relax, prepare and focus before exams. It may sound hokey, but a stress-free test taker can be an A student. For a mere $2.99, it’s worth the money to alleviate pre-exam anxiety.
3. AnyMemo: This is a flashcard app designed to help you memorize just about anything. Users can download thousands of flashcards in a variety of languages to get up to speed quickly, prep for tests and take sample quizzes.
Completing Quality Work
4. Dictionary.com: Never struggle to find the right word again when writing an essay or paper that requires originality and advanced vocabulary. The Dictionary.com mobile app offers 200,000 definitions, synonyms and antonyms for free.
5. Google Drive: Ideal for on-the-go students, Google Drive is a document hosting system. Students can access homework, notes and even update spreadsheets, all on this cloud-based system—and all at no cost! This app also makes it easy to share your work with your peers.
6. Math Monkey: Math Game Time has dubbed Math Monkey the “educational Angry Birds for kids.” This app is geared toward younger students, but if your basic math skills are rusty, it’s a fun and engaging way to build them back up for only $2.99.
7. NoRedInk: NoRedInk is a free teacher-developed, web-based app to aid high school students with writing and grammar. Chicago-based teacher Jeff Scheur developed the app to help students learn how to avoid common writing and grammar mistakes. It might be aimed at high schoolers, but most college students do a lot of writing, so this free app is worth trying.
GPA Calculators with Organization Options
8. IStudiez Pro: This GPA calculator for Mac, iPhone and iPad is a comprehensive tool for managing your life, including calculating your GPA, schedules and class deadlines. This $2.99 app is any high school or college student’s best friend.
9. GPA & Final Exam Calculator: Built for Android phones and tablets, GPA & Final Exam Calculator enables students to input their school’s grading scale and requirements for exams and critical deadlines. It’s a free opportunity to stay ahead of the curve.
From tablets to smartphones, these apps will help you get the most out of your education, whether you’re studying at a traditional university or an online college.
Which apps do YOU use to kick butt in college?