Key pointers in our educational lives!

The digital essentials you need as a student
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Revathi Ranjith
Things I wish I knew about in High School.

Too much work, too little time? Well, we want to make life easier in any way possible. Maybe you've already heard of the following apps and maybe you haven't but this is the sign you need, to get on board with it ASAP. Thank me later ;)

Here are some applications that are really handy for note-taking:

  1. Evernote
    The application works anywhere as it keeps all the important information together by syncing them to all our devices. Any kind of documents can be added to our notes and we can format it however we like it. The application comes with three subscription plans. 
     
  2. Microsoft OneNote
    This application is a free note-taking, the digital notebook where we can literally divide pages into sections and easily navigate throughout the notes using the search function. The app includes a variety of formatting options, so go ahead with all the highlighting and ink annotations however you like. 
     
  3. Notion 
    This application is an All-In-One workspace for anyone. The three main features of this free application is that- it is a powerful note-taking app, a task and project manager, and a reference wiki. It is a great tool for an entire team to work together without getting into each other's way. 

Here are some excellent websites and resources that can help you with your assignments:

  1. Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice 
    Khan Academy is a platform built for students with a plethora of educational resources and instruments that will make learning fun and very informative. The main feature of this website is that it allows students to study at their own pace- absolutely no pressure. 
     
  2. Chegg 
    Chegg is a student-centered educational technology that was developed, focusing on affordability and accessibility. The main motto of the company is to educate students in less time and at a lower cost. They also have a group of highly qualified tutors that are available to solve students' questions. 
     
  3. Google Scholar
    Google scholar is a platform in which students can access scholarly articles from thousands and millions of different authors. This website is like an online library that helps us search for articles in various disciplines and topics.  Most importantly Google Scholar provides users with the most relevant information by world-renowned authors. 
     
  4. Zlibrary 
    With over 6 Million books and 80 Million articles, this might be just the online library you need. Download the book of your choice as a PDF for FREE through this website. 
     
  5. RefMe
    Having problems with referencing? Your life will get a lot more easier with RefMe. All you have to do is put in the name of the book you want a reference for or simply scan the barcode that comes with it and Voila! Easy as that. 

Moving on to staying productive and avoiding distractions, here's what you need:

  1. Todoist
    Do you like making lists? Irrespective of whether the answer to that is a YES or a NO, Lists are what will help you survive in university/high school. Keep track of all the work you need to do, categorize them, set reminders and do a lot more with the Todoist app. 
     
  2. Motion
    Motion is a web application that ensures that you focus on your work and will block distracting sites like YouTube and Facebook while you are using your laptop.
    On the other hand, if you need to stay away from your phone, you know what to do ;)
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  3. Tide
    Getting overwhelmed by the amount of work you have on hand is natural and we have just the solution for it. Tide helps you focus by playing soothing sounds of your choice, which can range from the sound of the waves to some classical piano tunes. Moreover, they have tons of other exercises that can help you feel a little better and stay productive