Have you ever felt like a new school year is more of a fresh start than a new calendar year? Now is a great time to make achievable academic goals and vow to stick to them. It helps to get as specific as possible; instead of saying that you would like to raise your GPA, try determining where exactly you would like it to fall, and what steps you can take to help get you there. These websites can help you make the grade.
- Quizlet: This websites allows you to create your own flashcards that can be very helpful for multiple choice or essay-question exams. You can even add pictures if you are more of a visual learner. You can also generate your own tests from the flashcards and play matching games to make studying a little more stimulating.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): When you’ve finished that 10-page paper, the last thing you want to do is spend another hour or two figuring out how to do the Works Cited or References page! This website has an easy-to-understand guide for MLA and APA format. It even gives helpful tips for the writing process, including how to create a thesis and power through writer’s block.
- Internet Public Library (IPL): This can be used as a search engine, generating links that are more acceptable for a paper than typical Google results. You can also ask a homework question to a “librarian” who will get back to you within 3 days.
- CliffsNotes: Get easy-to-understand guides about anything from Literature to Math, Science, and History. Perfect for quick review for a quiz or getting a simplified version of a reading that’s difficult to understand.
Have you ever used any of these websites? What other websites have you found useful for doing well in your classes?