If you compare the life of a college student today from what it was like just two or three decades ago, the difference is mind-blowing. The Internet opens up so many possibilities today that it makes you dizzy – which is exactly the problem because it is so hard to choose. Not to worry though – in this article, you will find a few websites that can be of immense help all but themselves.
The lack of sleep and its generally poor quality is one of the most common problems students have to face in college. The irregular sleep cycle can make you feel groggy, impair your mental abilities and, in the long run, adversely affect your grades. Sleepyti.me can help you alleviate this problem and use the time allotted for sleep optimally: type in the time you want to get up, and it will suggest you the best times to go to bed to wake up refreshed and rested.
Let’s say you have to write your essay by tomorrow, but have no idea where to start, know nothing about the topic and look for every opportunity to be distracted from your work and do something else. Websites like Facebook and YouTube can be distracting all by themselves, but in such a situation, they turn into a veritable timesick. If you know yourself to have such a habit, use KeepMeOut.com – it will prevent you from visiting these sites or at least make you cut down on them.
Modern students often encounter questions that don’t have clear-cut answers you can find in a textbook. Sometimes you may simply be at a loss as to where to look for the information in question. In such a situation, you can get help from Stack Exchange – a collection of question-and-answer communities dedicated to a broad range of topics. You can post any question that interests you and get answers from multiple people in a matter of hours.
Wouldn’t it be nice if search engines didn’t just get you the information you are looking for but also gave you direct answers to your questions? Well, this feature has already been implemented, to a degree, in WolframAlpha. This service positions itself as a computational knowledge engine. Type in a problem or give it a query, and it will calculate a solution or find all kinds of accompanying data on the topic.
If you don’t have time to create your own cheat sheets, try out Cheatography – a collection of over 3000 revision aids and quick references for all kinds of subjects. Irreplaceable in situations when you need a quick source of core information on a discipline, and don’t have time to scour your textbooks for it.
Of course, these are far from being the only websites that are useful for students. Do you have any recommendations? Which websites do you use to get through your college studies? Share them in comments!