The internet is wonderful thing, isn’t it? Once upon a time, university students had no choice but to sit in a library to research or speak to actual human beings for help with their work. However, they now have a wealth of resources on the internet to assist in everything from improving time management to producing revision material.
Here are some of the best online study tools available for students right now…
GoConqr is a fantastic online tool that allows students to create a variety of different study aids, including mind maps, flashcards, quizzes, study planners, slides, and more to help with assignments and exams. You can also access over 3 million crowd sourced resources so you can take advantage of what other students are making too.
Check them out here – https://www.goconqr.com/en/
Another tool for creating quizzes, flashcards and the like, but another great resource nonetheless. Quixlet is used for learning of all ages, not just university, but it’s suitable for just about anyone. It could also be a really useful tool for trainee teachers to use with their classes.
Visit their website – https://quizlet.com/
Writing doesn’t come naturally to all of us, but it’s a necessary part of studying at uni. Grammarly can give you a little helping hand and will check your punctuation and grammar to ensure it reads well. This could be useful if English is not your first language.
Visit their website – https://www.grammarly.com/
If keeping track of your work isn’t your strong point, then Schooltraq might be worth a look. It allows you to clearly track all of your work and when it needs to be done by and also to sync everything to your phone so you can update it wherever you are.
Read more – https://schooltraq.com
Evernote has been around a while now and isn’t specifically for students but it’s still a useful study tool. It allows you to make notes and access them on various devices wherever you are, but also allows other people to edit and add their own notes, which is great for group study sessions.
See more about Evernote – https://evernote.com/
Many people learn more effectively with visual stimuli, and this is where HippoCampus can help. It’s a free website that has around 6,000 pieces of multimedia content across various subjects, including maths, sciences and humanities.
Find out more about HippoCampus – http://www.hippocampus.org/
StudyBlue is another tool for creating study aids, such as flashcards, review sheets and quizzes, but it’s a really quite good one. It has an attractive, simple-to-use interface across various devices with over a massive 350 million user-generated digital study aids to use.
Visit the StudyBlue website – https://www.studyblue.com/
Udemy isn’t a study tool as such – it’s a resource where you can find courses on various topics to increase your learning. These are proper, paid-for courses, so you might have to try and squeeze them around your studies or you could try and find courses during your holidays. A great way of furthering your knowledge or trying something new.
Visit their website – https://www.udemy.com/
This one’s a bit different in that it doesn’t offer any study aids or anything like that but rather helps your productivity and effectiveness whilst working. It works using the Pomodoro method, whereby you work for 25 minutes and then having a 5 minute break, with a 15 minute break after an hour. It does, however, allow you to make a custom timer to fit how you want to work.
See more about the Marinara Timer – http://www.marinaratimer.com/
This website gives you information on the best ways to study for a particular subject, whether that’s mind mapping, lists, visual learning, etc. It also has a number of study guides and advice across various learning topics.
Learn more – http://howtostudy.org/
Not the most aesthetically pleasing of websites, but an incredibly useful one, especially for literature students. Gutenberg offers over 50,000 ebooks free to download. This includes some all-time classics, including works by famous authors such as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde.
See more about Gutenberg – https://www.gutenberg.org
Do you have any favourite online study tools? If so, let us know in the comments below.