Advice Column: Feb. 1, 2018

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By Edita Bardhi
Opinion Editor

Welcome back!

I hope you enjoyed your winter break; however, it is the start of a new semester.

A new semester requires us students to go through a certain number of tasks.

We check emails, order textbooks, print syllabi, buy notebooks and school supplies, organize belongings, set appointments and rearrange work schedules. Yet, one thing we must not forget is our organizational skills throughout the semester.

Primarily, our organizational skills are an essential part to earning good grades, staying worry-free and simply getting on track. As students, we commonly forget this factor, but can you blame us?

Being a college student is not easy. We are enrolled into multiple courses and within these courses we receive assignments, essays, projects, quizzes and exams.

And that is not the scary part.

What is scary is of how all the schoolwork collide together. In other words, we become overwhelmed, and sometimes even lost. With the help of cellphone apps, we can stay organized and still be stress-free.

Essentially, cellphone apps come in all different shapes and sizes. This is one of the greatest advantages to apps.

How so?

Everyone learns differently; thus, students can search within different apps to find which one works best for them. To narrow down the search, I have gathered a list of productive apps that are commonly used today.

One way to stay organized throughout the semester is by using to-do-lists. As cellphone users, we are probably familiar with any sort of note-taking app. These apps have helpful features such as reminders, repeats, descriptions and so forth.

A few common to-do list apps are:

  • To Do List
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Keep
  • Any.Do
  • Wunderlist
  • EverNote
  • Asana
  • OneNote

Another way to stay organized involves cloud storage.

This well-liked feature can help students throughout their college years. These apps offer students access their files on any mobile device. Also, students can customize their files by names, color schemes, folders, and more.

Some of the most common cloud storage apps include:

  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • OneDrive

A third way to stay organized involves preparation and study skills.

These web-based apps allow students to record their work, organize their notes, and have a read-aloud.

Some of these apps include:

  • Trello
  • Quizlet
  • StudyBlue
  • Duolingo

Overall, college students have a wide selection of methods to earning good grades and graduating.

Amongst these methods, cellphone apps can be useful with a touch of a button.

Email Edita at:
ebardhi@live.esu.edu

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