Garry Britton

Why apps are the smart way to get students organised

Learners frequently view to-do lists with trepidation, but technology can make planning more engaging

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It can often be difficult to get study skills taken seriously. Students tend to battle on with their main course when adopting better study methods could make all the difference. I work in study support, trying to help and persuade students to do things more effectively. But still, planners and to-do lists get stuffed into bags and forgotten, notes make no sense, planning doesn’t happen, mind maps are old hat.

However, technology gives us a new line of attack. An array of apps and websites has revolutionised the ways students can organise, learn and revise. Many of these still feel new and ...

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