Making sure you keep organised in college and university is the way forward. A lot of students don’t take advance of the time they have. Here are a few hand-picked resources you can use at high-school, college and university.
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Creating notes for lectures/meetings — Evernote
Creating effective notes in class demands a lot of attention and a range of multimedia features. Clipping PDFs, images and diagrams are great ways to capture your classroom learnings.
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Planning what to do during your day — Todoist
Getting things done at college and university might span across your classwork, societies and outside study activities. Keeping track of what to do is very important. Todoist is a fantastic option for making a to-do list on the go!
Download Todoist for your phone (free)
Creating Group coursework — Google Drive
Meeting your classmates to get an assignment done is a thing of the past. Google Drive’s range of office productivity tools allow you to create whatever you need to complete group presentations and much more.
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Sharing the occasional files — Dropbox
Transferring files is something you might need to do on occasion. Making sure you have a reliable resource for transferring documents, images or videos is great! Dropbox is a nifty solution, it also has a tool called Paper allowing you to take notes in case you want to keep your notes close to your finished documents.
Get started with a Dropbox account
Smooth referencing — CiteThisForMe
Despite RefME being acquired, CiteThisForMe provides a handy way to make references from websites. Most students need to do this and something like this can save you hours of stress and panic when it comes to preparing your coursework at university.
Start clipping resources for your work
Reducing Procrastination — Forest
Its a strange concept but something that works so well! Forest saves you from touching for your phone by growing a tree while you work, exit the app, the tree dies. The aim is to grow a forest so set the timer to 25mins and start avoiding your phone to grow your plantation.
Sounds odd, but makes total sense once you play!
Remove phone distractions with Forest App
These resources have been tried and tested and are some of my personal favourites for those in college and university, feel free to use these in a work context to help maximise your efforts.
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