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Best Apps That You Need for Exam Week

Student Life

With AP exams starting this week, a lot of students are planning to study, but get lost in their notes or just don't know where to start. It's easy to get lost in ideas and be easily distracted. Using study apps is a great way to make your life highly productive. Here are my top studying apps that will make studying for the AP exams a breeze.

1. Notion

Notion is one of the most popular productivity apps on the market, and it's both flexible and free. With a very minimalist style, you can design it any way you want. It can be a writing storehouse, task management software, a workout calendar, a database, and so much more. What's even better, it does not have a limit! You can use as many pages as you can, and you can add templates from other resources, which can make your pages aesthetic. "You can take notes, add tasks, manage long-term projects, collaborate with teams, and much more." It is best used on a computer but can be used on both Androids and iPhones.

2. Yeolpumta

The application name is an abbreviation that translates to “Enthusiastic timer”, and as the name suggests, the application is a timer to keep track of how much you spend on a certain topic. The application displays a screen with a timer, a goals/ subject category, and studying time for each subject. One can create the desired list of subjects that they are studying and label the subject with customized color. The thing that makes this app stand out from other timer apps is that one can see others who are studying along with them. "When one clicks the timer, the application then switches to a screen full of small figures who are studying in real-time." The timer stops if you leave the application on your phone, so it helps if you get preoccupied easily. The app can be found on both iPhones and Androids.

3. Quizlet

Studying for exams is one of the biggest sources of stress and anxiety for students. However, exam preparation can be much easier with online flashcards; Quizlet. Quizlet is a simple-to-use online website and app used to create flashcards; there are no limits on what kind of questions can be created; It’s a simple tool that uses spaced repetition to help you learn. Teachers can also use Quizlet Live to help students review information while working together in teams, similar to Kahoot, but instead, the game focused on accuracy over speed. You may want to check if the information uploaded by others is accurate, as there is no guarantee that user-uploaded flashcard sets are accurate.

Quizlet was originally launched as a web-based flash card program to help language students learn vocabulary. However, it has also become popular with students of all subjects.

4. My Study Life

Planning your schedule is extremely difficult, especially if you are taking more than one AP exam. My Study Life is an online planner that allows you to keep track of and input your own schedule, classes, homework, exams, and other important items. It's easy to use, and it also syncs your data over the cloud, which is accessible on a browser; the app will organize your academic life for you, making sure that you never miss a piece of homework or forget a lesson.

5. GoConqr

GoConqr uses social learning features, mind maps, and an online study planner to keep users concentrated. The mix of different learning applications and social learning features allows for concepts to be quickly learned and simplified. "Students can learn time management and monitoring from GoConqr, which is a big help in the achievement of their study goals." The mind map, not widely seen in other studying software, is good for essay brainstorming and finding pieces of information that connect together.

6. Grammarly

Spelling errors, misplaced punctuation, and awkward sentences can all be avoided with this online proofreading tool, which checks for typos, sentence structure, and ways to improve. Students can use this tool for essays, presentations, emails, and even blogs. However, the app cannot be used offline, and there is a premium version of the tool, which is pricey. It also usually doesn't understand technical or scientific words, which can be irritating.

7. Mathway

Forgot your graphing calculator at school? Not to worry, Mathway is a progressive calculator that can help you solve complicated math problems. The calculator covers a range of topics, including but not limited to algebra, trigonometry, and statistics. It also allows you to chat with experts but comes with a price. The app, however, cannot solve word problems and some of the features might not work well on tablets, since the app is suited for smartphones.

When it comes to studying, many people do it differently. Some could best study using images, and some with text. Finding study apps that help you be the best you can be is difficult, but they will help you study for your AP exams. Have fun, and good luck with your exams!

Angelina Manoj
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Angelina is a sophomore in high school and is a passionate writer and artist. She is also a journalist for YCAT, Power to the Youth, and Local globe. If she isn't writing, you can find her reading, painting, or playing her violin.