Monday, January 30, 2012

Top 3 Android Apps for College

1. The Barnes & Noble Nook and Amazon Kindle

Both of these apps are great for those of us that use e-books for college. The reason they're both mentioned here is because you won't find every single book on kindle, and you won't find every single book on Nook. So together your chances of finding the book you need are much higher by using both. These can be a great resource for you to always have your textbook available wherever you are, and often times are cheaper than the book you'd get at your campus bookstore.

2. Netflix

Be careful with this one. If you have a valid Netflix membership, you have full access to all of the titles available for instant streaming right on your phone. This can be amazing if you need a way to pass the time, something to watch when you're on the bike at the gym, etc. Though, spending too much time watching movies and tv shows could detract from your grades, so use this one sparingly. What I find useful is to do about an hour's worth of homework and then watch an episode of whatever show I'm on. Just try to resist the temptation to watch a movie in class!

3. Evernote

Evernote is essentially the ultimate notebook. Whenever an idea pops into your head, you can record it into Evernote through various means. If you see something interesting in a book or on the whiteboard, snap a picture of it. You can even record voice and audio notes if you hear a certain sound you want to remember or just like to hear your voice. Obviously, you can also make regular text notes. Evernote connects to all your devices and accounts, allowing you to synchronize your thoughts among various media.

That's all I've got for now. I'll probably post another list of the top 3 android games, or maybe a few more useful apps, with shorter descriptions! I'm an android user to heart, so I won't be covering Apple products. Sorry!

So what are your favorite apps?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Six

For those of you that will be heading off to college soon, here's a couple videos to give you a sneak peak at life in college. And for those that are already in college, you should get a good laugh out of these. There's a series by Collegehumor called "The Six" and here's 3 episodes that I've really enjoyed.

Short blog for now, but I'll be back tonight to post about the day and give out a few college tips!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2nd Semester of my 2nd Year

Having spent three semesters at my University now, I've grown quite accustomed to college life. I've been through almost every cliche scenario associated with most college students. I've sped through easy A classes, slept in and missed class (sometimes making it but falling asleep at class), had my fun classes, had my boring classes, and I've even failed a couple classes. I rushed and pledged to a fraternity when I first got to campus last fall and I've never looked back. Being Greek has definitely impacted my college experience for the better. I've also greatly broken out of my shell since my high school days. I've been to college parties, participated in philanthropy and volunteering events, and attended seminars and entertainment on campus (like a pre-med forum or watching movies on giant projector screens near the commons building).

I am now looking towards the future with eager anticipation, knowing all the joys I'll have as my college career develops. There will obviously be hardships along the way, but I'm confident I'll overcome them easily. Have any of you ever experienced a typical college cliche?

Lastly, here's a useful link for college students:

Friday, January 20, 2012

First Blog

Alright, I'm going to give blogging a try. I've never been too good at keeping a journal, so maybe a blog is the way for me to go. Kicking off the new year with a few changes. I'll start my first blog by listing my top 3 goals for 2012.

  1. Get back into shape!
  2. Get a 4.0 GPA and maintain at least a 3.6 for all future semesters.
  3. Find a job as a Certified Nursing Assistant to pay for college and make my resume look good.
Now I'll have to see these every time I read this! I'll post updates throughout the year on my progress and include different mini-goals along the way. Until next time!