8 Free Study Resources Helpful for College Students

August 22, 2022

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BUCKHANNON - Welcome back, WVWC students! Whether you're returning this year or just getting started, here are eight free study resources that are helpful for college students.


1. CliffsNotes

CliffsNotes provides condensed recaps of books in addition to study guides for all sorts of subjects.


These are not meant to replace reading an assigned book; the guides are designed to help you better understand the material.


2. Excel Easy

Whether it's for your accounting course or you want to develop a better understanding of Microsoft Excel, you can access free Excel tutorials from Excel Easy.


These guides will help you excel in Excel.


3. Khan Academy

The Khan Academy offers more than 3,000 video lessons on a variety of subjects, including English, math, science and more.


You can create a free account to track the videos you've watched, or you can browse their YouTube page.


4. MonkeySee

Do you need a refresher on the basics of writing essays?


MonkeySee's videos provide an overview of the foundational elements of an essay, including the thesis statement, essay topics, research and more.


5. Numerade

Numerade provides more than 1 million videos on major topics in biology, chemistry, economics, math and physics. This site is unique because it helps you solve specific problems from textbooks.


You can join for free or immediately begin browsing videos.


6. Quizlet

With Quizlet, you can create digital flashcards, which can also be transformed into a fill-in-the-blank quiz, audible test, written test and games.


Please note that to upload pictures and change formatting, you have to upgrade your account. For the free version, you can choose images from Quizlet's collection.


7. Science Prof Online

On this website, you can access free virtual classrooms in cell biology, microbiology and more. You'll also find slides from lectures, articles, practice test questions and review questions.


8. The Learning Toolbox

The Learning Toolbox is a free site that can help you improve in eight specific areas: advanced thinking, math, note-taking skills, organization, reading, study skills, test-taking skills and writing.


A good advisor or mentor can make all the difference

They can guide you in decision-making in college and in life. They’re there to listen, understand what you’re going through and help you get what you need. Of course Here’s who you should seek out at your school for mentoring or advice:


Graduate assistants: Graduate assistants are grad students who provide support to the department often in exchange for tuition assistance or aid. Part of this includes teaching or helping teach classes. If you have a graduate assistant in one of your classes, they can be a great resource for you, since they’re students themselves and have been in your shoes.


Professors: Professors can be more than just teachers. They can connect you with internships and jobs and give you general life advice. They’re also understanding of low-income students’ situations, so don’t be afraid to speak up if you’re facing challenges completing classwork. They want you to succeed and may be able to help.


School counselors: School counselors do more than just help you with your class schedule. They can also help you find financial aid, apply for internships and jobs, and make sure you’re on track to graduate. In addition, they may can connect low-income students with resources to succeed in college and in life.


Alumni networks: Alumni networks are associations of graduates from a particular school. They organize networking events, publish newsletters about what graduates are doing, and connect graduates with each other for jobs. They’re great for current students, too, if you want information on graduate life or access to an older mentor who was once where you are.