Being a college student can be rough. No amount of planning can completely prepare you for the real world; and once you’re out on your own, you’re definitely learning as you go. Thanks to the internet, however, there are unlimited resources at your fingertips at all times that can help make this transition time a little easier. We’ve gathered some of our favourite online resources to help take some of the stress out of college life.
Word Count Tools
College students write a lot of papers, varying in word count from in the hundreds to — sometimes — a few thousand.
Word count tools like The Word Counter can help you keep track of your word count right in the text area in real-time when programs like Microsoft Word or Google Docs might not be available to you.
In addition to tracking the number of words you type, it also has a character counter and keeps track of the number of paragraphs you use.
Other useful features include keyword trackers, a reading level and grammar checker, character count for social media, and page count.
Whether you’re writing a short story or a dissertation, this is a very useful online tool to keep bookmarked!
No two college courses are alike, and that means that no two methods of note-taking are alike, either.
Your college education will happen across many platforms, whether online or in-person, and note-taking tools that help you switch from one device to another with no hassle can be a game-changer.
With apps like Evernote, you can quickly move from taking notes on your phone to working on an assignment on your laptop without losing progress on either.
You can also easily share notes and assignments with your professor or study group with the touch of a button, making printing and keeping track of papers one less thing to worry about in your busy life.
Not only is learning a foreign language a general requirement for nearly all secondary education degrees — but it’s also a valuable life skill.
Sometimes, however, writing full-length papers in a foreign language course can prove to be difficult.
However, using these resources to translate your work from English to español instead of learning the material will get you nowhere.
Use this type of online tool wisely.
If you’re looking for a program to help you sharpen your language skills and give you a little extra practice between classes or assignments (or if you just want to impress your professor with français you haven’t learned in class), Duolingo is a valuable online tool with both paid and free options and dozens of languages to choose from.
The stress of college can take a toll on your health. While many students have the advantage of staying on their parents’ health insurance, that is not an option for everyone.
Health Quote Gurus can help college students find health insurance to fit their budget and needs with just a few clicks and some information.
Even if you are in good health, having insurance will take your mind off of some of the “what ifs” in life.
Health Quote Gurus also offers inspiring health quotes, links to healthcare providers, and so much more.
Being a college student should be an enjoyable time in your life.
With online tools at your disposal, all it takes is a quick Google search to make your life a little easier.