So, you’re off to college. Your high school days behind you, and a bright future ahead. Perhaps your parents told you about their college experience, the long nights spent in the library, studying for a test or researching for a midterm paper. Lucky for you, it is the twenty first century, and all of the knowledge of the world is right at your fingertips, always available from the comfort of your personal computer. Here are some websites that your parents wish existed back in their days of youth, and will certainly come in handy throughout your college years.
The price of college books seems to be going up every year at a steady pace, keeping in step with the prices of tuition. If you’re feeling queasy about paying hundreds of dollars for the required books for your course, check out BookByte. This website offers both used books for sale, and book rentals. Go there, and take a look at how much you could save. BookByte even offers an app for your Android or iOS smartphone so you can check prices on the go. After you’ve passed a course, and no longer need your books. give BookByte another look, they offer a market where you can sell your used books and get back a few bucks.
College is not just about what you can learn, but what you can show you learned. This means, exams, essays, tests, term papers, and various project you will have to complete during your time as a student. DropBox offers you a virtual hard drive that can be used to store all your important files. It integrates seamlessly with your desktop, with the easy to use DropBox client. It works on all platforms, Windows, Mac, Linux and on mobile devices. DropBox is also an important tool for collaborative work, as you can grant access to your files to others. The best part of DropBox is that the first 2 GB of storage is free! If you start running low on space, just refer your friends to DropBox, and they’ll give you an additional 500 MB per person (up to 18 GB.) If you’re still running low on space, DropBox paid subscription plans start at $9.99 per month, for 100 GB of storage.
The Google Drive is similar to DropBox in the sense that is allows you store your files on a virtual hard drive, but it is so much more. Google drive comes with a built in office suite. Although not as full featured as Microsoft Office, or its free competitor OpenOffice, it still packs quite a punch. Google Drive will do things the others simply cannot. Since it is ran through your browser and requires a constant internet connection, it is able to automatically save whatever you’re working on to the virtual drive. If your power suddenly goes out, or if your computer suddenly breaks, have no fear, just get to any other computer with internet access and your files will be there waiting for you. Google Drive also allows multiple people to view and work on one file at the same time, which is perfect for group projects. 5 GB of storage is available for free, and all you need to access it is a gmail account.
When you’ve finally written that long term paper that you’ve worked on for so long, the question stands: Is it good enough? Thanks to 1WS.com you’ll be certain that it is. The First Writing Service (1WS.com) has a proofreading and correction service that will provide a professional to go over your text and make sure everything that you wrote makes sense, has proper grammar and syntax, and that it flows smoothly and reads well. This service can be a real lifesaver to anyone who’s first language is not English, and yet still chose to attend classes taught in English. Now you’ll be able to focus on your message, instead of the technical aspects of the English language. This is a paid service, and your price will depend on the length of your essay, and how quickly you want it to be proofread and corrected.
If your classes have you feeling overwhelmed and you wish there was someone who could do some of your work for you, look no further than Fiverr. Fiverr is a massive marketplace, that offers you thousands of people willing to do anything such as writing essays, translation, research, graphic design, photo retouching, animation, and many other services. The one thing that ties all of these gigs together is the price, everything for just a fiver ($5.)