Jamie Tarriela – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With seven subjects to study, students are often burdened with huge amounts of work and little time to study. Thankfully, there are many online resources that are available for free, such as, Google, Quizlet, Conjuguemos, Duolingo, and Wikipedia.
Google’s Web Search is the easiest resource to use when looking for a wide variety of websites on any topic. Most internet browsers automatically use Google as a search engine, but there is also a Google app available for both Apple and Android phones.
Freshman Lily Potter said, “I usually use Google when I need help on homework problems that I wouldn’t be able to solve otherwise.”
Quizlet is a website that allows students to make and study flashcards, and has various games, quizzes, and tests based on the sets of cards. The card sets can be made either public, and private, and it allows students to use flashcard sets that others have made.
The Quizlet app is available on both Apple and Android phones.
Senior Jake Edwards said, “When I’m stuck for time, I can usually search on Quizlet, and there will usually be at least one set with my homework or quiz on it.”
Conjuguemos and Duolingo are both language learning sites, with Duolingo’s services primarily set in its app, that is available on both Apple and Android phones. Both Duolingo and Conjuguemos offer help with multiple languages, but only Duolingo is completely free. Conjuguemos is only free if the school already subscribes to its service.
Junior Jordyn Hayden said, “The assignments on Conjuguemos are really useful, but I use Duolingo when I need extra help with my Spanish.”
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit and add to. It’s the largest and most general reference work on the internet, but because anyone can edit it, the information is not guaranteed to be correct. Wikipedia is best used as a reference point when researching a topic.
Sophomore John Lin said, “Everyone always tells me not to use Wikipedia, but I still do because no matter what they say, a lot of the information there is still fairly accurate.”
There are many other resources available online, but these are usually the most widely known among Mustangs.