21 Genius Hacks That’ll Make Students Say “How Come Nobody Told Me This Earlier?”

This is especially useful for super dense and detailed entries when you might just want the highlights or an overview. For example, “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II” turns into “https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II” with a version that even your sleep-deprived brain will understand.

You could rent them from your school’s textbook store or Amazon (ofc) offers textbooks and rentals. You just ship it back when you’re done.

You can search for a professor by name or by your school. This is great to make sure you don’t end up hating (or failing) a class you’d otherwise love! Each review has a percentage of how many reviewers would take the class again, a rating of the professor’s difficulty and one for quality, comments, and more.

If you’re looking for the source for a specific statement, just click the numerical reference in brackets in or at the end of the sentence for the corresponding citation. Then click the link in the citation to be taken to the complete reference.

I can personally attest to this online library. Guess who bought all the Herman Melville books for class, then discovered Project Gutenberg and never cracked a spine?? Seriously, nobody likes carrying five books around at a time. Books are available for download and in different formats (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Plain Text, etc.).

Need to watch Gulliver’s Travels (1939) or cite Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, check out the Internet Archive! There are even old newsletters, records, and more for you to find.

Z Library is funded by grants from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation. If you don’t need any textbooks, you could at least read some free eBooks for fun!

Heard that math textbook is online somewhere for free? Save yourself the trouble and just search directly for the PDF!

Since Bibles usually have super thin pages, “Bible-safe” highlighters are made specifically so that they don’t bleed through even the thinnest of pages. You can check ’em out on Amazon for $6.99.

You’ll be less likely to skip if you don’t have that two-hour block between O-Chem and that general elective you’re taking this semester.

If you’re editing your paper, you’ll be able to catch mistakes or make improvements more easily when “someone” else is reading it out loud.

If your handwriting is questionable and the picture quality is bad, your grader will not be a happy camper. A $5 scanning app could make a big difference! Popular scanning apps include Scanner Pro (for iOS) and Scanner App (for Android).

You could introduce yourself and ask questions. You don’t have to need homework help — you could get to know your professors and a better understanding of the material. Plus, professors have to hold office hours, so even if nobody shows up, they’ll be sitting there…waiting. It’s an easy opportunity to network (your professors could help you land an internship or job!).

You’ll always know where you’re supposed to go (esp when you’re running late!), and you won’t have to wait impatiently for your schedule to load in the building with shoddy signal as you try to figure out which room number you need to be at.

Participation is always appreciated, but especially now when professors are lecturing into a camera. If you actively show your face and participate, your professor will more likely remember you, too.

Procrastinating is so, so tempting, but try to Pavlov yourself by getting a treat when you finish things ahead of time, so you can build healthy habits instead.

They may have to be out of bed, but you sure don’t. And it beats calling their name until they hit the alarm.

Click to expand your menu bar, hover over “Bookmarks,” and “Bookmark All Tabs.” Your laptop will thank you, too.

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/victoriavouloumanos/college-high-school-studying-hacks

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