Just because it’s summer, it does not mean you should not think about preparing for the upcoming academic year. If you have certain academic goals that you want to achieve, preparation is one of the keys. When you are geared up, you would not feel overwhelmed when the mountain of assignments, quizzes and papers come piling on you.
One of the things you could do to prepare is to download apps that could maximize your productivity and could ensure that you are on top of your academic tasks.
App store rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
As students, you are expected to always have pen and paper to make sure you have a record of all of your instructors’ lectures. Evernote is kind of like that, but in the digital age. If in case you missed a class and you need a copy of that day’s lecture, Evernote could help you with that. This app allows you to capture handwritten notes, audio file, web clip and other essential sources of information that you need.
myHomework Student Planner
App store rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Have you experienced that nightmare inducing time when your classmate turns to you and asks you if you are done with the homework that your instructor assigned to you the day before but you have no idea what they are talking about? If yes, perhaps it’s time for you to download myHomework Student Planner. This app would remind you if any homework, project or paper is due. It also tracks your classes to remind you of your schedule for the day.
Lists To Do
App store rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars
From the name of the app, Lists To Do help you track your to do lists. Even if you are not the type to make a list, this app would encourage you to be productive and to finish the tasks that you have listed.
Self-Control to Focus
App store rating: 5 out of 5 stars
If you are struggling to stay focused while doing your assignments, projects because of a lot of distractions (hint: social media), the app Self-Control to Focus is for you. This app helps you stay logged out of your social media accounts, online games and other distractions by blocking you from accessing them. The app would generate a new password (one that you would have difficulty remembering) to prevent you from accessing your accounts. Once the time is up for the “lockdown” the app would give you the new password.
App store rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
As students, it is necessary that you get enough sleep every day. When your sleep is disturbed, you are more likely to perform poorly in your classes the next day. Sleep Cycle helps you monitor the time you wake up and the time you sleep. Once you have a regular sleeping pattern, your body would adjust and you would wake up feeling less groggy in the mornings since your body is accustomed to waking up at the same time, no matter how early it is.
These are just some of the apps that could help you become a better student. You’d be surprised that there are hundreds more that would make your academic life easier you’d be reprimanding yourself why you haven’t thought of these apps sooner.