It’s no surprise that the Internet has had a profound impact on the way we study and prepare for exams. Rather than spending hours in a library looking for relevant content, we can just fire up Google to find anything we want.
But the Internet isn’t just a great resource for information; it also has a huge selection of websites specifically designed to help you prepare for exams. You can get everything from study guides and flash cards to videos and blogs that will help you prepare. And some websites even feature free practice tests. Here are 12 websites that can help you prepare for your college final exams.
1. Rescue Me
How much time do you think you spend wandering around Facebook, Twitter, and other time-sucking social media websites? If you think it’s cutting into your study time, you can download Rescue Me. It will run in the background of your computer and keep track of where you spend your time so you can get a handle on it. If you find that you’re wasting way too much time, Rescue Me can temporarily block all of those websites.
Duolingo is a free app that lets you learn a new language (almost) effortlessly. If you have a final in a foreign language, you can use Duolingo to brush up on your language skills while waiting for a bus, standing on line at the store, or as an official study session. And if you’re not taking a language final, it can be a fun way to keep your brain engaged while still taking a break from actual studying.
Do you have to read a novel as part of your study plan? Booktrack will give that novel a soundtrack! Reading has never been so exciting!
4. Study Blue
Study Blue is the largest online library of flashcards, notes, and study guides for almost any topic you can imagine. You can use the existing tools or create your own to add to the database.
Professional businesses rely on Trello to manage their schedules, documents, team members, and strategies. It only makes sense that you could use the app to manage your finals calendar and all of the relevant study materials, documents, and deadlines.
6. Study Buddy
If you find that your study time is disjointed, poorly organized, and all consuming, then study buddy might provide a better way to manage your time and resources. Study Buddy lets you set alarms on your study time and reminds you when you should take a break. You can also use the app to track how much time you spend studying and how much you spend on other time-draining apps (like Facebook and Twitter).
4tests is a free website that provides access to practice exams. You can take a practice GED, TOEFL, SAT, or ACT among others.
FetchNotes is a genius way to store and organize your notes for easier studying. As you go through the semester, add notes to FetchNotes, and label them with a hashtag. Then, you can study one set of hashtagged notes at a time. It’s a brilliant way to take and store notes on the go.
You’ll have to register as a member, but once you sign up, you’ll have unlimited access to a huge selection of videos on various subjects to help you study. The videos are all submitted by professionals in the field and teachers.
10. Cam Scanner
You probably have to take notes on paper. But you don’t have to keep all that paper with you to study. Scan it into your phone with Cam Scanner so you can easily study on the go.
11. Get Revising
Get Revising provides over 183,000 resources (tests, study guides, flashcards, etc.) collected by other students and teachers. Search for the topic you want to study, and then get to browsing.
Unstuck is a digital coach that can help you get “unstuck” when you’re experiencing writer’s block or suffering from a general lack of motivation. The app asks you a series of questions to learn why you are stuck and then offers advice to help you move forward.
The Internet is an invaluable resource. It can completely change the way you study and prepare for final exams. But it won’t magically provide you with the roadmap to success. You’ll need to use the right tools for you, and you’ll have to put in the time. With these 12 tools, you’ll be able to have more focused study time so you can be as prepared as possible for that final test.
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