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25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College

25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College
College isn't all fun and games (unless you want it to be.) Don't sweat it, though. Take a look at these 25 apps — they'll give you a smoother college experience by helping you study smarter, connect with new people and wake up in time for your early lectures. Your university probably has its own app, too — download it. Any helpful ones we missed? 1. Image: BenchPrep BenchPrep is an interactive course library with all the graduate and professional exam study material you can handle. Available for free on iOS and Android devices. 2. iStudiez Pro Image: iStudentPro iStudiezPro keeps track of your deadlines, grades and more across all Mac devices — all you need to do is plug your class schedule into the app. Available for $2.99 for iOS. 3. You've probably heard a lot about Evernote, and yes, you should try it. If you're feeling overwhelmed by Evernote's many features, check out this comprehensive beginner's guide. Available for broke college students (read: free) for iOS and Android devices.

6 Famous Documentaries That Were Shockingly Full of Crap #3. Searching for Sugar Man -- Sugar Man Was Touring, Shooting Up the Charts in the '80s Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images The Film: Searching for Sugar Man is the tale of two South African music fans going on a quest to find a mysterious American singer called Rodriguez, who had become huge in their country but whose whereabouts were unknown. Spoilers: The documentary discovers Rodriguez toiling in anonymity in his native Detroit, having no idea of his superstar status abroad. Via Michael Robinson"Wait, he didn't kill himself? The Fallacy: The documentary tells us that Rodriguez is a guy who put out two extremely obscure albums in the '70s, had zero success, quit music, and became a regular Joe. Andy Kropa/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images He still has fucking "Down Under" stuck in his head. Yep, Rodriguez was a huge sensation in Australia in the late '70s and early '80s, with his singles shooting up the charts for over a year. #2. Jupiterimages/ Images #1.

Homework Help from Cramster | Math, Algebra, Physics, Chemistry, Science, History, Accounting, English - StumbleUpon - StumbleUpon Three-minute timed test. 1. Read everything before doing anything. 2. Put your name in the upper left-hand corner of this paper. 3. Circle the word "Name" in sentence two. 4. What the U.S. Can Learn from the Dutch About Teen Sex The Dutch are known for their liberal attitudes toward sex and drugs: while not officially legal, marijuana use and sale in “coffee shops” is tolerated in The Netherlands, as is prostitution, most notoriously in the street windows of Amsterdam’s red light district. Pragmatism, the Dutch have long believed, is better than punitive prohibition — and they’ve got lots of data on their side.While 12% of the American population has smoked marijuana in the last month, for example, the same is true of only 5% of citizens of The Netherlands. (More on 5 Little-Known Truths About American Sex Lives) As Salon reports, this practical attitude — and data favoring it — extends to teenage sex. But rather than resulting in crazed teen orgies and high rates of teen pregnancy, abortion or transmission of STDs, the Dutch have far lower rates of these problems than the U.S. Dutch parents, by contrast, downplay the dangerous and difficult sides of teenage sexuality, tending to normalize it.

Free Cornell Note Forms for American Digest Readers @ AMERICAN DIGEST Free Cornell Note Forms for American Digest Readers Taking better notes requires having better tools. Of all the various note taking systems I've used over the years, the best, by far, is "The Cornell Note Taking System" which was created by Walter Pauk, an emeritus professor at Cornell. Deceptively simple, the Cornell System supplies an armature that both organizes notes and encourages review and summarization. I use it for reading, research, and for planning and organizing projects from the simple to the complex. As an added advantage, I find that rigorous use of the Cornell system also aids and improves memory. For a long time, I've used the templates here as the basis of notes. I'm making my templates available for free on the Web today in downloadable PDF format. The three files are: 1) CornellNoteSystem.pdf <--- (40kb) This is the classic explanation how the note forms are used and in what order complete with graphic examples. That's it.

The Truth About the Hookup Culture Among College Students Recent claims about the hookup culture among college students are greatly exaggerated, it seems. Despite racy headlines suggesting that college kids are increasingly choosing casual liaisons over serious relationships, a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association finds that just under one-third of college students have had more than one partner in the past year. And that’s exactly the same proportion of students who were surveyed between 1988 and ’96, and between 2002 and ’10; both groups also had the same number of partners. So kids aren’t hooking up more than they ever were, or even more than their parents did, which is what recent media coverage has implied. “College students today are not having more sexual partners [after] age 18, more sexual partners over the last year or more sex than their parents,” says the study’s lead author Martin Monto, professor of sociology at the University of Portland in Oregon. (MORE: What the U.S.

List of the keyboard shortcuts that are available in Windows XP This article describes the keyboard shortcuts that you can use to complete tasks in Windows XP. General keyboard shortcuts Click here to show/hide list Dialog box keyboard shortcuts Click here to show/hide list If you press Shift+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. Ctrl+Tab (Move forward through the tabs)Ctrl+Shift+Tab (Move backward through the tabs)Tab (Move forward through the options)Shift+Tab (Move backward through the options)Alt+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command, or select the corresponding option)Enter (Perform the command for the active option or button)Spacebar (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)F1 key (Display Help)F4 key (Display the items in the active list)Backspace (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box) Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts Click here to show/hide list

11 Convenient Sites for Cheap Textbooks Sorry to bum you out, students, but summer is almost over — and that means you’ll have to go back to school and once again function like a normal human being. You'll have to shower regularly, do your own laundry, re-memorize that student ID number and, of course, buy your textbooks for the upcoming semester. We know that textbook prices just add insult to the injury of school tuition, but we’ve rounded up 11 websites to help take the edge off that financial hurt. Whether you plan on renting or buying, here’s where you’ll find the best deals. With comparison shopping, rental time adjustments and other special features, you'll definitely discover an option that fits your preferences. Do you have a go-to site for buying textbooks online that didn't make our list? Image: Flickr, LifeSupercharger

Advice for Students: Taking Notes that Work Note-taking is one of those skills that rarely gets taught. Teachers and professors assume either that taking good notes comes naturally or that someone else must have already taught students how to take notes. Then we sit around and complain that our students don’t know how to take notes. I figure it’s about time to do something about that. What Do Notes Do? One of the reasons people have trouble taking effective notes is that they’re not really sure what notes are for. The purpose of note-taking is simple: to help you study better and more quickly. What to Write Down Your focus while taking notes should be two-fold. Second, what’s relevant? Dates of events: Dates allow you to a) create a chronology, putting things in order according to when they happened, and b) understand the context of an event. Note-Taking Techniques You don’t have to be super-fancy in your note-taking to be effective, but there are a few techniques that seem to work best for most people.