20 Useful Websites Every Student Should Know About – College Info Geek

Hey guys, today I thought I would make a list of 20
different useful websites that I think every
student should know about. This list will
include websites on how to find deals on textbooks, solve math problems, and
lots of other things. It’s by no means
an exhaustive list. We’ll definitely
cover other websites on this channel in the
future, but it’s a good start. So, let’s dive right in. Stack Exchange is a
gigantic collection of question and
answer communities. If you need help on
any particular subject, there’s probably a
community for you there. If you need a resource
for your math homework, WolframAlpha is, oh,
what should I call it? A computational knowledge engine that can actually
show you step by step how to solve math problems. Some of the features
require a Pro subscription which costs about
$3.75 a month though, so if you’re looking
for a free option while it’s a little
less convenient, gamma.sympy.org will do many
of the same things for free. StudentRate is a website
that can help you find student discounts
on all sorts of things including travel, tech,
school clothes, and textbooks. Chegg is a website where you
can rent or buy textbooks which can save you
hundreds of dollars off the bookstore prices and they also have electronic
versions that you can use while you’re waiting
for your books to ship. In addition, they also have
apps with homework answers, and a community of tutors
if you need extra help. My friends and I saved a ton
of money in college using Chegg so they’re definitely
one of my favorite student focused websites. Sleepyti.me, and I guess
that’s how you pronounce it, is a website that can
help you calculate when you should go to bed if you’re looking to get
up at a certain time. It uses the science
of REM cycles to calculate when you
should go to sleep and also factors in the
average amount of time it takes a person to fall asleep once they actually get into bed. If you want to build strong
habits, or break bad ones, then Habitica is probably my
favorite tool for doing so. It used to be called HabitRPG, and I have an entire
review of it on my channel. They just changed
their name recently but they’re just as
good as they used to be and they keep getting better. There are a lot of
to-do managers out there but Todoist is
probably my favorite just because it has a very
clean, simple interface and syncs between all my apps. As with to-do managers, there are also tons of
calendar apps out there. For me, Google Calendar
has been the mainstay since I started college
and I still use it today. Their smartphone apps have
gotten really, really good, it’s still absolutely
free, and it syncs between every single system you
could possibly have. Dropbox is a service
that keeps all your files synced and updated across
all your different platforms. They’re accessible
from the browser and from your mobile apps. Gone are the days of
using a flash drive to transfer files from
one computer to the other. I honestly think you
should use some sort of cloud service to make sure
your files are backed up. If it’s not Dropbox
it can be Google Drive or something else, but use one. If you want to learn new skills, especially computer skills or
a specific computer software, Lynda.com is an
amazing resource. They offer courses on
every programming language, computer software
you can think of, and lots of other things. It’s possible your school
already subscribes to it, so see if it does and you
might have free access. If you want to
track your spending, set budgets, and basically
have an overall picture of your financial situation, then Mint.com is my favorite
resource for doing that. Rate My Professors is
an awesome resource you should probably
hit up any time you’re signing up for classes. While I definitely
wouldn’t advise taking every word written
there as the golden truth, it has steered me towards
amazing professors in the past. Coggle is an awesome
mind-mapping tool that lives in your browser
and is completely free. If you don’t want to use paper, but you need to make a mind map, which I’ve done in the
past, it’s a cool option. Trello is, in my opinion, one of the best apps out there for managing group projects. It utilizes a Japanese
project management technique called
Kanban, and basically, it allows you to manage
things between lists and different boards super easy. You can add people
in, collaborate, assign people to
tasks, add due dates, and I could probably gush
about this site for hours. You might not have
expected this one, but your university
website is one of the most useful websites you’ll
use as a student. I’m using my school’s
website as an example here, but your website probably
has class catalogues with descriptions
of all the classes, a financial aid website with
potential scholarship listings, a semester calendar with
all the important dates that you should put
on your calendar, university events, and
potentially even a job board where you can find
part-time jobs, internship opportunities,
or freelance opportunities. WrittenKitten is an awesome tool my friend Gretchen told me about which can help you write
when you have writer’s block. For every hundred
words you write, you’ll get a new cat
picture, and I challenge you to name anything more
motivating than cat pictures. It can’t be done. Cheatography is a website
that aggregates cheat sheets from around the web on
pretty much any subject. If you’re learning,
say, Calculus, then you can search
that on the website and you’ll probably
find a cheet sheet that condenses a lot of the
most important information. You can use that to help
make your own study guides. BibMe is a website that can
help you generate citations for basically any source you
use in a research project. it can save you a ton of time
in creating a bibliography and the nice thing about
this one in particular is they have a databse full of
sources you can search through. If you find the source
you’re looking for, it can actually automatically
fill out the citation for you instead of making you
fill it all in manually. AnkiWeb is the web
companion to Anki, which is a space
repetition software that can help you study
things more efficiently than you can on regular
paper flashcards. Lastly, if you
want to do any sort of DIY projects in
your apartment or dorm, then Instructables.com
is an amazing resource. In fact, if you want
to build a hanging desk or hanging loft bed, I have put
tutorials of my own up there and there’s lots of
more practical things
up there as well. All right, so that is my list. Hopefully you find at least one of the websites on
this list useful, and if you found
this video useful, leaving a “like” can definitely
support this channel. If you want to find even
more useful websites, and also apps and tools, then check out the resources
page on College Info Geek which I’m always adding to. You can find it by
clicking the card right now or going down to the link
in the description below. Also, if you know of
websites I didn’t mention in this list that
would be useful, let us know about them
down in the comments. You should probably use
just the name of the website because the spam filters
tend to catch links. Also, one last thing. My friends over at How to Adult actually let me
guest host this week. If you want to see a video
on how to acquire new skills check the video out right there, or find the link down in
the doobily, bobbily… bleh thing. Yeah. That’s it, so thank you
so much for watching and I’ll see you next week. (techno music) Hey guys, thanks so much
for watching my video about websites you’ll
find useful as a student. If you want to get
more tips every week on becoming a more
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subscribe button right there. I also write a book on
how to earn better grades, and if you’d like to get
a copy of that for free click the picture, and
I will send you one. You can also find a
list of all the websites I talked about in this video
along with links to them at the companion blog
post which you can access by clicking the orange
logo right there. Last week’s video
went over some ways that you can make a new
semester start smoothly and also keep your
motivation long term so click the thumbnail if
you haven’t seen it yet. If you want to connect with me, I’m on Twitter @TomFrankly or
you can leave a comment below with questions, feedback,
or what have you. Thanks for watching.

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100 Responses

  1. Kuan Yi Ng says:

    I use KhanAcademy frequently to deepen my understanding on subjects like mathematics and sicence.

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    for Engineerinh students:

  3. Didi Ruhyadi says:

    Thanks brother

  4. Buro Dadu says:

    I thought PornHub will topped the list ?

  5. Lee Lumayag says:

    Symbolab is kinda like wolfram alpha.

  6. shirish Sri says:

    make video on how to learn vocab

  7. Aman Rubey says:

    the camera which you use is superb ,even on 360p it looks like I am watching video in 1080p ans sometimes i am mistaken that i am watching the video in 1080p.
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  8. Trang Minh says:

    how could u use laptop all day without being short-sighted

  9. ShaleeGold says:

    Currently hitting those historical linguistic studies with the pomodoro technique and watching these videos in the breaks. Feeling productive here I come. :'D

  10. Riyan Kabir says:

    Every student knows about porn website

  11. Science to Muscle says:

    I'm in my last year of college and I'm literally watching all your videos, I would have been such a better student had I watched them years ago!

  12. The Carlculator says:


  13. oAPXo says:

    I hope a new one is made soon. But for now this one is saved. Starting my college life next month, gonna need all the help I can get.

  14. shero.51 says:

    Dropbox is shit, use google drive

  15. Mirjam Grebenc says:

    edx is a good website to learn stuff

  16. A Morty says:

    Could you put these lists in the description?

  17. rajah poonyth says:

    thanks for the websites

  18. Cristianius I says:

    you are so cool man, I hope you get or got tons of girls in college!

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  20. Daria Catrinoiu says:

    Are.nt there 21?=))

  21. Abdul Wakeel says:

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  22. Saya Kuruta says:

    Please speak slowly next time πŸ™‚ .

  23. Random Thoughts says:

    That's amazing!!

  24. Rozanne Niebuhr says:

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  25. Robert Jenkins says:

    what about slader?!?!

  26. Graciana Priana says:

    Quora is also the best website i ever visited! https://www.quora.com/

  27. Deovia Morales says:

    Thank you! I have a page in my bullet journal where I take down helpful websites, some recommended by teachers and some I found watching videos like yours on YouTube. Really appreciate you explaining what the website does and what to expect from it.

  28. Michael Brandau says:

    Slader.com is a very good website for homework but has a lot of ads and pop ups so get an ad blocker to stop the ads from bothering you.

  29. Free Calls Online says:

    https://makefreecallsonline.com is very useful for students who make regular international calls or want to save money when making local calls. This website provides free internet calls online to over 40 countries from your browser


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  31. Gn Rao says:

    Can you go a little slower to make slow learners too to follow you.u have done a good job thanks

  32. Grace Wetklow says:

    Great job,thank you for posting. Could you please update more of these websites on your blog?
    Keep up the great work!

  33. Bailey Z. Leone says:

    medical dictionary app by Farlex * every dollar is grate.

  34. SebaP1991 says:

    This is amazing! Thank you for this video.

  35. Umair Butt says:

    Nice Video as always … Please do keep a list in the area below. Thanks

  36. Amira Sakinah says:

    cant believe ive just found this but tysm ! πŸ™‚ x

  37. Rishiraj Mahato says:

    Skillshare is also a good website

  38. Raghu Seetharaman says:

    ur stupid. u went to iowa state

  39. Saif Tonoy says:

    Most useful channel ever. Thank you so much. Your videos are very helpful. Definitely subscribing it. ?

  40. Adventures in Nostalgia says:

    Thank you for sharing these great resources! Unfortunately, you get a penalty against your channel authority (gained from watch time) by linking off of YouTube (ending the watch session). There isn't a fix for this besides not linking to external sites πŸ™

  41. Prikshet Sharma says:

    Use git with GitHub

  42. Jonathan Frazier says:

    Slader is great for getting answers to textbook questions

  43. Mr. Cartridge says:

    For langauge learning, Memrise is really good!

  44. Mobom Nyorak says:

    Please speak slowly,

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    I like how you discuss "Wolfram Alpha" first in the video. We also recommend that as a top database search tool, especially for researchers. In fact, you could throw this "academic cheat sheet" into the list of useful sites/tools for students: https://wordvice.com/useful-phrases-for-writing-academic-papers/. Includes dozens of the most commonly used phrases for research papers. Downloadable as PDF so you can print it or use it on your computer while writing any kinds of academic papers.

  51. CheWeyjUan says:

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  57. The Awakened Heart says:

    Tresorit. Better and safer than Dropbox

  58. Anita Rose says:


  59. aaron says:

    cheatography is going to let me pass bio
    thanks mate

  60. Tim jayson says:

    Thanks for providing such useful list of websites. I have not used some of these websites but now will try for sure. Quizlet is my favorite one. Keep sharing such useful information. I also want to suggest one website for assignment help https://www.assignmenthelponline.net/

  61. Ryan Pahunang says:

    Should add collegeinfogeek

  62. Amit Dhamale says:

    Khan academy is best website for education

  63. Jagtar Waraich says:

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  64. Mahima Romanoffsallymw says:

    any website that can help me learn matlab for free?

  65. Essay Scam says:

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  66. Sinner 02 says:

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  68. Marthy Girma says:

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    just check dronstudy.com

  76. Raihan Akram says:

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    The review is too brief and you talking fast.

  78. Raza Shrestha says:

    Really Useful websites for learners.

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  82. Tapan Patel says:

    Searchifyit.com is also good website to do advance web searching

  83. Abel George says:

    so useful

  84. Shwibi Tech says:

    Oh yeah my school had a site but a new site is being developed…….

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  85. Shwibi Tech says:

    OMG thanks a lot!

  86. Ko Yozaoa says:

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  88. Noobie747 says:

    Also what are the best Android games these days?

  89. Luccy Don says:

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  90. Avia says:

    Stack exchange
    Wolfram alpha
    Student rate
    Written kitten

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  92. Dominique Ford says:

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  98. epsilonxyzt epsilon says:

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  100. Mei Gomez says:

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