There are so many websites out there that can help you do everything you need to do in order to pass a course. From online calculators like wolfram alpha, to citation generators – these are the things you’ll want to utilize during your college years (that is, if you need a little extra help.)
#1. Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram Alpha is basically the all-things calculator and problem solver. It’s almost like a search engine, where you type in what you want to know about or calculate – and it does it for you! My College Algebra teacher recommended this website to us (which, to be honest, I’m not really sure why, considering he gave many take-home quizzes through out the semester..) and it’s a site I’ve been using since, for general knowledge. It’s like the search engine encyclopedia that you can use to learn anything.
Even more specific towards College Algebra was Mathway – an algebra calculator. From graphing logarithmic functions to finding the zeros of an equation, you can find any answer via Mathway. But the site’s not just for Algebra – it’s also for Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, and Finite Math. Basically – you can use this website all through out high school and college. It even allows you to see the step-by-step.
Easy Bib is a way to cite your sources free (if in MLA format, which is what most of your professors will ask for anyway.) I use it all of the time, unless I’m using a site like Oxford Music Online – which has it’s own citation link.
Textbooks.org is one of my favorite sites for comparing prices on textbooks. I’m even lucky enough to write articles for the website as well! It gives you a great selection of choices, satisfaction guaranteed, up to 97% savings on your college textbooks, and even coupons for your textbook needs.
I find it to be even better than Bigwords, which is another textbook comparison website.
#5. College Ruled
In the past, I’ve talked about how, to better prepare ourselves for next semester, we should own some sort of calendar, agenda, or Microsoft Excel-type program to organize our classes. College Ruled does exactly that – with features on creating a class schedule, organizing groups, assignments, and notes.
#6. Cupcake Ipsum
For the procrastinators out there who want to make sure they get an A on their paper… Cupcake Ipsum is here to help! I mean, just look at the introductory paragraph they whipped up for me:
“Cake applicake topping muffin bonbon toffee chocolate cake. Bonbon chocolate cake unerdwear.com. Brownie chocolate bar macaroon. Cookie soufflé muffin ice cream. Icing muffin jujubes soufflé marshmallow applicake chocolate cake ice cream sweet roll. Sweet lollipop toffee tart toffee donut marzipan tiramisu. Tiramisu pastry donut jujubes tart carrot cake jelly-o unerdwear.com applicake.”
A+, Amber. A+.