I just wanted to make a quick post to share 7 free resources for college students that I think you should use.
You’ve probably already used some of this. If you haven’t then you’re missing out.
1. Rate My Professors
Never… ever… ever… ever sign up for a class before giving this site a shot.
Bad teachers leave their mark like the plague. Dead students have to get dragged out of their classrooms at the end of the year. (Okay… metaphorically speaking.)
If you’re paying for your class then pay for the one that doesn’t suck.
2. Easy Bib
I’m not a big fan of boring stuff.
Writing and checking proper bibliographies is boring. This site can make that process slightly less painful.
It still sucks but significantly less.
3. Khan Academy
Okay… I’m a sucker for RPGs.
Learning on Khan Academy is sort of like playing a game. It’s that, except 12 hours later, when you realize how long you’ve played you won’t feel like a complete schlub.
This is an oldie but still reasonably goodie.
It can be your alternative to the next site on this list. I usually use these two sites as a two part combo for crushing basic review of a subject.
Yes… Wikipedia is way better than your textbook. (Studies have even shown it’s accuracy is nearly the same.) Naturally, you’re going to find biased articles. You’re going to find incorrect information. That being said, going into the site knowing the limitations and you’ll find one of the most complete and quick resources on any subject.
I forgot my graphing calculator… again.
Wait… I never even had one.
7. Free Amazon Prime
I hope I don’t have to explain how awesome Amazon is. Competitive textbooks. Good prices on pretty much anything. With two day shipping it’s even better.
And… it’s free… why the hell not?
Okay… this was a quick one but this is pretty much 4 years of college education.
This is an absolutely essential read for anyone on this blog.
I’m about 4 hours away from something big.
The story began a decade ago when I first started to share my study strategies with other students.
I had figured out the Holy Grail of academic optimization strategies – and every intermediate step to get to it. Using this strategy, I pulled a nearly 4.0 GPA while running a double course load in college – and once I started sharing it.
Droves of them.
And then teachers noticed.
Most of the teachers that were looking out for their student’s best interest got what I was saying and supported the cause. Others… well… not everyone has the student’s best interest at heart.
Early on (even before Smart Student Secrets,) I started writing for average students.
I knew… I was NEVER one of the “smart kids”. I was mediocre at best. And I knew, if these strategies worked for me then they could work for just about anybody. And that’s who I wanted to connect with.
But… There was a problem…
I built an audience giving these strategies away. Sure…
And I’d get messages from them. And we’d talk. And I’d hear their stories.
I’d hear from A+ students that cut their study time by 90%.
I’d hear from B students that took their grades up to A’s.
I’d hear from teachers that were sharing my strategies with their students.
I’d hear from older students how these strategies changed their life.
I love it. I love introducing these strategies that changed my life to other people.
But there was always this… but…
What about the C students?
What about the D students?
What about the students that are currently failing?
Sure… Some would reach out.. but…
They never followed through… They’d take a small step. They’d sign up. They’d learn some killer strategies. Seeing right there how powerful they were going to be…
And then… life kicks in. They lose sight of their goals.
And it’s gone.
Student’s came to this site to improve their life. They see the possibilities. But then… they move on.
In about 4 hours, I’m going to be introducing something – an email subscriber exclusive – that can help change that.
It’s going to make more Smart Students than at any other time in this site’s history.
If you’re ready to take your academic game to the next level – if you want to see it for yourself.
Write your email in the box. Check the confirmation you want emails. Confirm your email. And see for yourself.