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    8 Study Apps for College-Bound Teens

    Posted May 6, 2015, 12:00 pm by Suzanne Shaffer
    10 Study Apps for College-Bound Teens

    Instead of study apps, let’s call these “eight college apps to help you get merit-aid scholarships”. Improving your GPA is the best way to qualify for merit aid, and the best way to improve your GPA is to study.

    Here are eight study apps that should help you win merit-aid scholarships:

    1. Quizlet

    Offering a wide array of subjects, different study modes and a variety of test prep resources, Quizlet allows students to sign up and utilize its study tools free of charge. Students rave about the ease of using the app and the site, along with the awesome tools that Quizlet offers.

    2. Simplemind+

    Sometimes it’s hard to make sense of all the thoughts in your head. Luckily, Simplemind+ is a tool which allows you to create mind maps, collect your ideas in one place and improve your brainstorm productivity. Instead of mundane text versions, the mind maps allow you to visualize and connect your thoughts, plus you can hyperlink, share and export them as needed.

    3. iStudiez Pro

    Easily navigate the overwhelming aspects of student life by tracking your schedule, daily tasks, and upcoming assignments and deadlines. You can also track your grades and calculate your projected GPA for current and past semesters using a variety of grading scales. In addition, you can backup any data you enter by sending it directly to your email or by syncing to your other iOS devices.

    4. Open Study

    Free tutoring? Who doesn’t love that? Open Study launched a mobile app in May 2012 that gives students access to study assistance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, gratis. Students can work together or get the help of a volunteer “hero” to solve challenging homework problems and complete assignments.

    5. ExamTime

    ExamTime allows you to create online Mind Maps, Flashcards, Online Notes and Quizzes. All of these online study tools are designed to help you improve your learning and prepare for exams. ExamTime also has a whole bunch of other tools such as Study Groups, Private Messaging, Online Calendar and Study Planner. ExamTime is a web-app, which means you can access it via the browser on your phone or mobile device. It is optimized for all types of touch devices and is easy and quick to access.

    6. Flashcards+

    Bringing an ancient learning method back into the 21st century, Flashcard+ is perhaps the best flashcards app you can find at the moment. You can create your own flashcard decks consisting of as many cards as you want, free of charge. There are also a number of default decks which test you on things like state capitals and math facts. And if you’re in a study group, you can share these decks with your peers. Check if your college or university already uses this app.

    7. iHomework

    Before school even begins, you will want to start by getting yourself organized. Keep your courses, school work, grades, to-dos, teacher information, and more right at your fingertips with iHomework. The app is integrated with Questia, a library that provides you with a wealth of material for researching purposes. Sync information between your iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac with this useful app.

    For students headed to college, grades are everything. And good study habits in high school will carry over into college.

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    Suzanne Shaffer

    Suzanne Shaffer

    Suzanne Shaffer counsels parents and students in the college admissions process and the importance of early college preparation. Her Parenting for College blog offers timely college tips for parents and students, as well as providing parents with the resources necessary to help their college-bound teens navigate the college maze.

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