Quizlet is a website that provides free learning tools and links people from all over the world together and to study together. You can even look up study materials for subjects taught at your institution from other students who are studying the same classes. You can also create online study cards or use “test mode” to see how well you remember your material.
StayFocusd is a Google Chrome browser extension that allows you to regulate when and what you have access to online at various times of day, which is useful if you are easily distracted by the web.If you have a habit of wasting time on social media when you come home from school, you may restrict access to those websites after class ends. Are you guilty of staying up late on the computer? After a certain time, configure your browser to allow only critical webpages. Do you need to catch up on your studying for the exam on Monday? When you enable “nuclear mode”, you will only be able to access websites that you have already approved. You may even block specific websites during class to guarantee that you are paying attention.
- The Pomodoro Technique
The Pomodoro Technique is a big productivity enhancer that allows you to work more efficiently by limiting distractions and interruptions. It’s a timer app that tells you to work for 25 minutes at a time (which is entirely achievable, right?) and then take a 5-minute break. You receive a lengthier 15-minute rest after the fourth Pomodoro.
Now while you may be reading this while taking a “break” from your studies, take this as a cue to get back to work and don’t forget to try out how these apps change your overall study pattern!