5 Ingenious Resources to Help You Study Smarter

We all know the basic tenets of a good study session – don’t procrastinate, avoid distractions, take regular breaks. But what if we told you there were a whole bunch of online study resources that could help you study even smarter? 

We pulled together a list of five ingenious tools for college students – keep reading to see what made the cut!

1. bartleby.

Your academic happy place is within reach! With bartleby, you can access thousands of step-by-step explanations to the questions in your textbooks written by subject matter experts. Not only will you learn how to get the right answers this time around, you’ll learn the concepts for next time! Subscribe to bartleby and get your first month for just $1.00 with promo code BNTRIAL.

Learn more about bartleby.


2. StudyMode.

Trying to start an important paper, but don’t know where to start? We’ve all been there…and the struggle is real when it comes to writer’s block! Luckily, StudyMode is the perfect tool for anyone who needs help jumpstarting a writing assignment. It allows you to browse thousands of sample essays and research papers in order to find inspiration and learn by example. Plus, they have online tools to provide real-time feedback on grammar, logic and more to analyze and improve your written work

Learn more about StudyMode.


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3. Quizlet.

Let’s be honest, reading through your class notes over and over again isn’t always the most effective study method. It’s easy to lose focus and hard to retain all of the information. Quizlet, however, offers a wonderfully interactive solution to this problem! Quizlet offers millions – yes, millions – of digital flashcard sets and games for all sorts of topics, or you can simply create your own. This interactive study resource is perfect for staying engaged in your study session and retaining the information you need to know for your exam.

Check out Quizlet.


4. Self Control & Freedom

You might have all the right study resources, but who’s going to stop you from wandering over to Reddit when you should be focusing? Procrastination is the worst, but apps like Self Control and Freedom can be a huge help. Self Control keeps you from falling down any online rabbit holes by temporarily blocking distracting websites during your study session, while Freedom keeps you covered in terms of apps.

Try out Self Control and Freedom for yourself.


5. Evernote.

Convenience is key when it comes to studying. After all, studying is stressful enough as it is. Evernote is a life-changing app that lets you upload notes, attachments, audio and more so you can keep all of your study materials in one place. The best part? You can upload your handwritten notes from class, and then search your handwriting for the specific term you’re looking for. Pretty convenient, huh?

Learn more about Evernote.

What study resources do you find helpful? Share them with us in the comments below!

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  1. V'illa Davis says:

    All the resources are helpful in my opinion! Thank you 🙏🏽 for sharing the information. I will pass the information along.

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