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How to optimise studies so as not to slog too hard, yet fetch good marks? If you ask your parents, they will point you towards the book and ask you to mug up chapters like they did in their time. Ask a teacher or a counsellor and you are sure to receive a similar answer. But the truth is the pattern of studying has changed vastly in the last decade or so, which means mugging chapters is not going to be enough.
So, whom should you turn to for that extra edge? Well, if we're relying on apps to simplify every action in our day-to-day lives, why leave out learning?
But then, the question remains which app to choose from amid the sea of available options? We asked a bunch of 16-year-olds about the apps they actually turn to and made you a list so you don't have to look anywhere else.
Our education system follows the one-size-fits-all format. But what if a particular student is experiencing a particular type of learning disability such asdyslexia? Lexplore's artificially intelligent helper, that tracks movements of the kids' eyes as they read, makes it easier than ever for schools and parents to spot students struggling with a learning disability.
Add on: Lexplore is trying to use their AI technology to detect early onset of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as Attention Deficit Disorder and concussion.
E-learning is fine, but some of us still love books, right? EQuickes lets you buy books online and have a wide range of books in almost every field like technology, management, GATE, GRE, GMAT, TOFEL, and the likes, apart from study material for CBSE and ICSE students.
Add on: Have a bunch of old books you want to pass on to students who might need them? You can sell them on eQuickes too.
Okay, so there's plenty of study material everywhere, but what if I'm looking for something specific for CBSE only? NCERT is the solution. They house all the reference books and solutions pertaining to the vast CBSE course. Unfortunately, it is available only for iPhone and iPad users.
Add on: Nothing in particular. But this app is completely ad-free. Isn't that great?
Who isn't scared of Math, right? Especially when you have to chase that pesky X who keeps running away (no pun intended). Photomath could help you track your X, err, in Math. Just enter the question bothering you and the app will break down the solution into separate steps with explanations so that you can apply the same to the rest of the problems.
Add on: Short on time? Don't want to type out the problem? Simply click a photo of the page with the question and the app will do the rest for you.
You can study your heart out and memorise all the chapters in the book and it all really comes down to exam time. Ironically, Exam Time can actually help you get thorugh this test of nerves. This app gives you flashcards, mind maps, online notes and quizzes as you get ready for the last lap. It organises all your data in a concise manner so that you can access it in a jiffy whithout having to frantically turn pages the night before your test.
Add on: Prefer group study? Exam Time also has the option of creating study groups online that will help you exchange notes with your friends.