Top Websites to help you win this school Year (Back to School Series 1)

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It’s the start of another school year, which means 13 weeks or less from now you will find yourself facing an series of tests, assignments and projects! To aid your –
academic campaign, we’ve compiled a list of web apps that will give you the needed kick towards a successful school year be it planning meetings, managing your school timetable or creating study aids.Some of this tools are free while some are paid.

WritewellApp
There mission statement says it all – “We know how hard it can be to write – we’ve all been paralyzed by the blank page. But the truth is, anyone can write well. It’s just a question of process. We are a team of technologists, educators, designers and writers who have come together to democratize good writing. With clear steps and easy-to-use tools, WriteWell makes writing fun and engaging for everyone”.
Writewell is an all-in-one writing aid, that helps you get started by providing templates for academic papers, lab reports, essays, cover letters and more. These templates contain a number of chunks with a prompt to help you get started, and you can rearrange these chunks to suit your writing.Once you done you can export your work as Word Document, portable document format (pdf) or simply upload to

InstaGrok 

Research any topic with an interactive concept map, that you can customize and share.InstaGrok is free for students and everyone else.instaGrok is an interactive search engine for learners. It not only finds quality educational materials on any topic, but presents information in an engaging visual way, and helps students develop research and curation skills.So you dont have to waste time going around google with no solution in sight.

InstaGrok displays the context of any topic as a dynamic, visual web of important concepts and relationships. Students navigate this web based on their particular interests and adjust difficulty level based on their knowledge level. They begin to grasp the topic by looking at the Key Facts, and then dive deeper into quality educational websites, videos and images. Students can personalize the graph by pinning artifacts to it. Auto-generated quizzes offer stimulating active recall practice that re-enforces learning. Built-in journals help develop research and synthesis skills, and allow teachers to track students’ progress.

OpenStudy 

We have all experienced the frustration of studying in group using existing communication channel like Whatsapp.
Study groups are a great idea, but only if you can manage to keep the
noise to a minimum and focus on getting work done.

OpenStudy is a great option that lets you form online study groups with students all over the world for a variety of subjects.
These groups also have Qualified Helpers– members who are certified to be experts in their domain and who’ll be happy to lend you a hand. You can also sign up to
become such a Helper if you’re confident about your knowledge and like explaining intricate concepts to your fellow students
The OpenStudy community is full of friendly people just like you. We make learning fun.

Plagramme 
One of the worst things as a student is to submit your paper only to be told by the teachers,faculty head that your work contains plagiarised content.
Plagramme is a professional free multilingual plagiarism checker that helps you detect possible plagiarism in your papers.
If you just want to scan a short piece of text instead of an entire document, http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/ lets you paste some text into a text box and check it for originality. Of course, you might get a few false positives, but better be safe than sorry.
The good thing about Plagramme is that it is free access for teachers.

MathWay 
If you grew up fearing the almighty math – fear not the internet has always been your friend.Mathway is a powerful tool that helps you solve maths problem from the simple to the complex . All you have to do is type the math problem using there powerful editor and just like magic you have the steps before you. Mathway provides students with the tools they need to understand and solve their math problems.

 

To be Continued

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