Being a student can be tough and you need all the help you can get. From discounts at your favorite store to tools that make studying a breeze, we've got your back. Check out these 14 amazing internet hacks that will make your life a little bit easier.
Find Out Which Teacher Is Right For You
The infamous Ratemyprofessor.com can give you specific tips on what you need to pass with a certain teacher from previous students. But you can also easily find out whether or not you need to buy that expensive textbook, or figure out what material is covered on midterms!
Use Space Repetition To Learn Material
The idea behind space repetition is to review terms, lessons, or formulas regularly, not just all in one night. There are tons of free apps available to help you do this.
Read Kindle Books Online
Go to read.amazon.com to easily access the books saved to your Kindle. You can also search for keywords in the book to quickly give you quotes for your paper.
Get Amazon Prime Half Off
Sign up for Amazon Student and you will receive 50% off the cost for as long as you are a student. The free two-day shipping helps out when you are in a rush to get that book for your lit class.
Listen To Ambient Noise To Increase Productivity
Noizio is a simple app you can download to block out unwanted distractions. You can customize what sounds you want to hear which can help boost your output.
Find Free Lectures Online
Just Google the subject matter followed up by "filetype:ppt." Click to download and you are likely to have yourself some free slideshow lectures.
Forgot Your Textbook At Home?
Google the name of your textbook followed by "filetype:pdf." Depending on how widely used your textbook is, you may be able to find your book as scanned images in a pinch.
Having Trouble With A Certain Topic?
Head over to /r/HomeworkHelp on Reddit. If your topic is not listed in the thread already, just add it and someone will answer it as soon as they can.
Get Free Access To The Washington Post Online
Washingtonpost.com is a very reputable source for finding research topics. Just sign up with you .edu email address and you will receive free access.
Get Bibliography Help In A Minute
Citethisforme.com can crank out a bibliography for you in less than a minute. You can even add a Chrome extension that will automatically cite any website you need.
Block Distracting Websites When Studying
There are quite a few apps available that will help you block out certain websites. Need to study for an hour? Just set the timer and you will not be able to access Facebook, Twitter or any other social media.
Buy Your Textbooks Online
Skip the university bookstore. Compare and shop for your textbooks online, they are usually a lot cheaper.
Get Rewarded For Not Using Your Phone
Download Pocket Points to help you earn discounts and coupons to your favorite stores. As long as you start the app and unlock your phone only when absolutely necessary, you will essentially earn money for your time!
Find Published Papers Faster
Google Scholar is a very valuable search tool for finding reputable sources for your research paper. Plus it is much easier to use than the other research databases.