‘Productivity’ Posts

Learn Outside of the Classroom Online for Free

Learn Outside of the Classroom Online for Free

Educate yourself beyond the college or high school curricula by taking online classes with Coursera or Khan Academy. Both web-based companies provide a legitimate path to expanding your knowledge for free by offering a wide range of courses online. Taking courses online is usually pursued by students who want an alternative approach to earning an ...

How to Recover from a Hard Freshman Year

How to Recover from a Hard Freshman Year

The most difficult time in college isn’t when all the senior year exams and papers need to be completed. Instead, it’s often the experience of freshman year that’s the most trying. Students have to adapt to a whole new lifestyle and workload while being “on their own” for the first time in their lives. Some ...

Specialized Apps for Studying

Specialized Apps for Studying

The grind of never-ending study and submitting assignments on time legitimately wears down college students. Your academic success is closely aligned with how you organize and plan to meet test dates and deadlines. Luckily, you can put your mobile devices to work to help you study smarter. Here are two apps: one for Apple devices ...

Why You Should Take Summer Classes

Why You Should Take Summer Classes

Okay, so spending summer in a classroom is basically the nightmare of every elementary, middle, and high school student. “Summer school” is more like a term of punishment rather than an enthusiastic suggestion. What makes college any different? You might still miss out on all that beach time, sleeping in, and generally not thinking about ...

Seven Hobbies You Should Try in College

Seven Hobbies You Should Try in College

College is a time of flexibility and opportunity. Free from the 8-to-5 schedule of high school and careers, you can go to class, work, hang out with friends and enjoy your hobbies on your own schedule. Below are seven suggestions for hobbies that you should try out while you are an undergraduate. Something Athletic If ...

Why You Should: Use FreeOffice

Why You Should: Use FreeOffice

SoftMaker has a free lineup of office suite modules containing a word processor, slide presentation program and spreadsheet program that rival the Microsoft Office suite. Called FreeOffice 2016, this product line includes near identical performance for Windows and Linux operating systems as well as Android mobile devices. SoftMaker is based in Germany and also offers ...

Alternative Study Methods: Caricature Flash Cards

Alternative Study Methods: Caricature Flash Cards

Traditional flash cards are ubiquitous, but not exactly fun. If you need to memorize complex information in a short amount of time, try caricature flash cards instead. What They Are A caricature flash card is exactly what it sounds like: a caricature drawn on one side of a card, with the information you’re supposed to ...

Alternative Study Methods: Memory Palace

Alternative Study Methods: Memory Palace

You need to remember something without using Google, your textbook, or ink pen scrawled across the back of your left hand. You’ve tried mnemonics, you’ve chanted the information to yourself (a method my art history professor swears by) and you’ve made flash cards, but it’s still not sticking as well as you’d like. It’s time ...

Why You Should: Use Adler Notes

Why You Should: Use Adler Notes

Adler Notes is about as close as students can get to having the a digital Swiss Army Knife for taking notes. It’s a free Android note-taking app that handles your lectures notes, assignment reminders or diary entries. This app does all things related to note-taking, and it does them very well. The range of features ...

Six Productivity Tools Better Than a Planner

Six Productivity Tools Better Than a Planner

Three exams, four essays, three group meetings, one final project, five classes and 30 hours spent crying. Welcome to the typical week of a college student. No matter what year you’re in, all college students have one problem in common – productivity. You quickly figure out that there are only so many hours in a ...

Why You Should: Use the Brave Browser

Why You Should: Use the Brave Browser

If you spend a lot of time on your mobile device researching school assignments, you should switch to the new, free Brave browser. Brave Software aims to stop online ads from invading your privacy and slowing down the Web. This mission is not the same as trying to blocking all ads. The growing use of ...

Side Jobs for Students

Side Jobs for Students

Money: everyone wants more of it. If you’d like to make some dough without committing to a full-time job, try out some of the suggestions below. Fiverr One of the most well-known online side hustles, fiverr.com, is a hub for simple tasks (from web design to business consulting) that people are willing to pay a ...