Ah the student days; the days of our lives! You get to meet new people, new cultures, party and learn something new every week. You get to explore everything on your own for probably the first time, and it’s all so exciting. While I graduated a long time ago, my cousins are in their 1st and 2nd year of college so I kind of get to see it and live it through them once again. Unfortunately, with the pandemic going on, they haven’t had the best experience so far, but I’m hoping they will. While talking with them over the last weekend, they mentioned some really great websites they use in their free time that they find helpful, so I thought, why not share them with you?!
I hope that if you’re a student following my blog that these websites will be of use to you. If you know of any other websites that can be of help, link them down in the comments so we can help even more students out!
When it comes to organizing your time…
· https://pomodoro-tracker.com/– This website is amazing when it comes to ending your procrastination; it is a time management tool that helps you focus on your task (any task, really) for 25 minutes. You can actually create an account on it and keep your 25 minute logs so you can see what you have achieved. You can really do so much in the time you set for yourself, it’s crazy!
· https://www.studytogether.com/ – This website has become a new favorite among my cousins during the Zoom-era! All you have to do is create an account and join a study room. It is scientifically proven that we work better when we are in a group of strangers – whether or not that’s due to our desire to show off, is a topic for another day.
When it comes to essay writing…
· https://www.thesaurus.com/ – I know what you’re thinking – this is boring. But, please give it a try! Thesaurus is incredibly useful when it comes to writing essays as it allows you to express yourself more clearly via your vocabulary. (PS: If you are a language geek, you will love it!)
· https://www.grammarly.com/ – Funnily enough, even though I am really bored of seeing Grammarly ads pop on before my YouTube video of choice starts, this is actually a great website. You can upload your written document and let the world of Grammarly show you how it can look and sound better and more professional. The website points out your mistakes in composition and it makes you a better writer in the long run. It’s free to use and if you use Firefox as your internet browser, you can use their free extension.