Saturday, August 30, 2014



College is some of the best years of your life but can also be some of the busiest. Trying to juggle studying, campus involvement and hanging out with friends can be overwhelming. Anything to lessen the stress load is greatly appreciated. Listed below are eight websites that will make your life a little bit easier as a college student.

Mint: We all know college is expensive, but Mint is about to become your new best friend. It is a FREE service that gathers all your financial information into one place. This is a great way to get into the practice of setting a budget and sticking to it.  You can easily organize your money into different categories like, tuition, housing, food and entertainment. You can also set alerts when balances are getting low or bills are due.

Rate My Professor: This is a great website to find out all the details about a professor who is teaching one of the classes you are enrolled in or are considering enrolling in. You can read reviews from other students who have taken the course. Plus you can find out if the professor is hot or not! Bonus points!

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StudyBlue: Online flashcards save you the hassle of keeping track of handwritten notes. Now you can create online flashcards or borrow from other student’s flashcards and notes already uploaded to the site. Plus, you can access these flashcards on your mobile device.

Groupon: Hello cheap deals…on just about anything and everything. Groupon offers great daily deals ranging from restaurant deals, travel deals, manicure and pedicure deals and so much more. It’s a great way to save money but still indulge in a big bowl of frozen yogurt or go out with your friends to a nice dinner without blowing your budget.

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CollegeRuled: Now you don’t have to rely on your memory to know which day you have Biology and which day you have Geology lab. CollegeRuled helps you create a detailed schedule. You can enter your class name, the type of class it is like lecture, lab or discussion, as well as the day and time of the class. You can even color code it, which is perfect for all those super organized individuals out there. 

GrubHub: Whether you are up late studying in your dorm room, don’t feel like driving to a restaurant or you just don’t feel like eating cafeteria food, GrubHub is at your service. You can locate restaurants near you and order food that will deliver! Plus, you can get the scoop on which places require service charges, etc. So, if you are not feeling those Ramen noodles for dinner check out what GrubHub has to offer.

EasyBib: Don’t know how to correctly format your bibliography page for your Composition1 class? No worries! EasyBib will teach you how. You can either manually enter in your sources information or enter the ISBN and the website will generate the correct MLA format. You can also enter several books at a time and pull up the full works cited page or copy and paste it manually one by one.

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TextbookRush: Last but definitely not least, TextbookRush offers awesome deals on textbooks, whether you’re buying, renting or selling! Plus free shipping on orders over $35.00. Start browsing our website for your textbooks and see for yourself how much money you can save!

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