Websites and Resources to use for college students
I’ve been in school for plenty of years now, and I’ve come across some very helpful (and some not so helpful) websites. To help you, I’ve put together a list of some of the best ones to help with schoolwork. Finding tools to aid you in your studies is a great way to save time and energy and stay organized throughout the school year. There are many websites that can offer you a range of help with your schoolwork. So here’s a few of them:
While in school, we often have a lot on our plates and need a little help in organizing our schoolwork. I’ve found the following sites helpful for keeping your documents in an easy place to find and helping with your daily to-dos.
- Google Drive (docs, slides, etc.) – Where you upload and save all your files.
- TeuxDeux – Create to-do lists easily.
These websites are good for keeping your work professional. These sites offer a level of credibility and authority that adds to the quality of your work.
- Google scholar – Used to find research articles on almost any topic.
- Zotero - A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
- Thesaurus – Used to replace common words with synonyms for a better vocabulary.
- Centennial College library website – Every Centennial student has access to a large library of scholarly sources through the school’s library.
These sites will serve as a way to better understand the concepts and ideas that you’re learning in school or for personal development. While many may think that YouTube is not a credible source, it’s a good way to learn almost any topic. The channels listed specifically help students with free online courses and reviews on many subjects.
- TED Talks - Used to view talks on topics of all kinds.
- YouTube – Khan Academy, Crash Course, ASAP Science
- com – A platform to learn software, creative and business skills. This service is offered to all students at Centennial through the link.
- Duolingo – Used to learn a new language.
Presentation and Project websites
These websites are great for school projects or presentations that need visuals or custom design. They’re all free, very easy to use, and will spice up your presentations.
- Canva – Used to create custom visuals such as posters, presentations, flyers, social media posts and logos.
- Google slides – Creates PowerPoint presentations.
- Prezi – Used to create an interactive slideshow presentation.
Royalty-free image websites
These websites are full of free stock photos that can be used however you want.
Other useful websites
- Sparknotes – Summaries of books and novels so you can better understand the main concepts and ideas.
- Quizlet – Create virtual flashcards or use ones that someone else created to help study.
- Wix – Used to easily create websites for either your portfolio, a blog, a class or business.
- Chegg – Provides textbook solutions for students, both online and in hard copy.
- Grammarly - Used to correct grammar mistakes in your writing and check for plagiarism.
Written by: Savanah Salazaar