10 Awesome Online Resources For College Students

10 Awesome Online Resources For College Students

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You might not know it, but the Internet is more than just a place to check your Facebook or watch videos of epic fails. There’s actually a ton of valuable information out there, just waiting to be discovered, that can enhance your learning and help you become a better student. (Who knew?)

 

For college students, there are literally hundreds of online resources that can supplement your education and help you prepare for life after graduation. The following is just a small sampling of some of the better options out there:

 

Saylor.org

Not getting enough out of your classes? Saylor offers a ton of free classes on all types of subjects.

 

GettingSmart.com  

Want to get smarter? Of course you do. This site offers some great resources to help you boost your brain power and study more effectively.

 

Coursera.org

Much like Saylor, this resource let’s you expand your knowledge with free classes on just about any subject.

 

TED.com/talks 

If you haven’t heard of TED Talks, you’re missing out. These brief yet powerful videos feature some of the world’s most innovative thinkers sharing valuable knowledge, advice, and ideas.

 

Gutenberg.org 

Why pay for your books when you can get them for free? Project Gutenberg offers a huge library of free ebooks available for download. 

 

Grammar Girl

Not sure how to use a semi-colon? Don’t know a compliment from a complement? Mignon Fogarty’s quirky and fun website can help you avoid a costly error on your next term paper.

 

Study Hacks Blog

This blog of author Cal Newport (How to be a Straight-A Student, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You), offers unconventional and valuable advice for students.

 

ThatCollegeKid.com 

An awesome student blog discusses college life and offers great tips on things like studying, productivity, and saving money.

 

ScottHYoung.com 

This self-proclaimed “writer, programmer, traveler and avid reader of interesting things” offers insightful advice for college students based on his own experiences.

 

MyPath101.com

This amazing, innovative, and invaluable web app helps students figure out who they are and where they want to go—then shows them how to get there. How cool is that?! 

 

(Oh, com’on—you didn’t think we’d make this list without including ourselves, did you?)

 

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