3 Tech Hacks For 2020 Students
20 years ago, in many ways, student life was a very different experience.
The internet was in its infancy, so unless you happened to attend a very progressive institution, you would only use it in an extremely limited way for your research.
And it also wasn’t uncommon for essays to be handwritten rather than typed on laptops and PCs, while mobile phones were so basic that their functionality was only a fraction of what it is today.
These days, students progressed their learning through universities lending them good old-fashioned paper books, and exam cramming was undertaken in dingy rooms while warming yourself with a pot of instant noodles.
But technological advances mean that these academic struggles are foreign to today’s learners, although they’re still always on the lookout for the latest tips on making earning their qualifications easier.
So with that in mind, here are three tech hacks for 2020 students.
- Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy App
If you’re an undergraduate philosophy student who can’t remember your Kant from your Kierkegaard, the Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy app is the perfect pick for your 2020 studies.
Available on Android and iOS, the latest edition of this legendary app includes 500 biographies of famous and iconic philosophers, as well as terms and concepts from a range of Islamic, Indian, Chinese, and Western philosophical traditions.
Extra tip: top up your mainstream philosophy degree with an emotional intelligence course from The School of Life.
- Hemingway Editor
Whether you’re an English Literature student or training to be a journalist or digital copywriter, brevity can be your best friend – and perhaps no writer has ever said so much with so few words as Ernest Hemingway.
If you want to flush the flowery metaphors from your writing in favor of powerful, punchy prose, there’s now an app for that – the Hemingway Editor is available for Mac and PC, has color-coding to make it completely accessible and it can transform your word wrangling in a few weeks. Check out hemingwayapp.com for more details.
Extra tip: get inspired by hearing from your favorite authors in the flesh at the literary gathering The Edinburgh International Book Festival each August.
- Dell XPS 13 laptop
Whether you’re studying a distance learning course or earning a degree on a strict brick and mortar basis, a reliable laptop is fast becoming an essential tool – while tablets and phones are becoming more advanced, the range of software and features on a high-end laptop endows it with a functionality that’s hard to compete with.
There are plenty to choose from, but thanks to its lightweight size and powerful 8th generation Intel Core i5-i7 CPU, the Dell XPS 13 might be the pick of the bunch. Find out more on dell.com.
Extra tip: find a flexible online degree worthy of your new machine in 2020 from Anglia Ruskin Distance Learning.
That’s our list! Please share your own student tech hacks in the comments section.