7 Apps Your Medical Students Need For Better Productivity

14.05.2018

Technologies take a heavy toll on the educational system today. Online courses, e-learning trends, and the Internet as the #1 source of information make it evident for developers to design tools that would help students meet deadlines. To face academic challenges, medical students might want to try these seven applications for better time management and, therefore, better productivity.

Some students hate school for this:
 
Tons of essays to write, hundreds of books to read, dozens of assignments to accomplish, and scores of tests to pass – they all become a big challenge for your mentees and lead to nothing but procrastination. About a decade has passed already since it has been scientifically proven: 70% of students exhibit this behavior, the core part of which appears due to evaluation threat and fear of failure.
 
As well as teachers, medical students have to struggle with time and stay on top of busy schedules. But fortunately for them, some apps can help to solve the problem.
 
Technologies take a heavy toll on the educational system today. Online courses, e-learning trends, and the Internet as the #1 source of information make it evident for developers to design tools that would increase students productivity and help them meet deadlines.
 
To face academic challenges and stay organized, medical students might want to try these seven applications for better time management and, therefore, better productivity.
 
TMetric | tmetric.com
 
This free app for time tracking can help students stay productive by checking how much time they spend on a particular task. Integrated with JIRA, GitHub, Basecamp, Asana, and many other web tools, TMetric lets to create individual tasks and control their accomplishments.
 
TMetric is useful for teachers, too. As medical educators, you can create tasks for students, add them to groups, and see how soon they accomplish assignments. Daily, weekly, and monthly activity reports by students determine the most productive among them, which motivates to work better, awakens competitiveness, and enforces the fixed level of efficiency.
 
Remember The Milk | rememberthemilk.com
 
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This application is about managing tasks. Its user-friendly interface and Smart algorithm allow planning and getting notifications about your plans. Reminders come via email, push-reminders, text messages, or social networks, which your students more than likely use.
 
PlagiarismCheck.org | plagiarismcheck.org
 
Enhanced with high technology, the tool helps to polish writing skills and saves time on editing assignments. It scans texts for duplications, paraphrasing, and wrong citations for your mentees to see writing gaps and eliminate them on the nail.
 
For their part, teachers might want to try it for saving time on checking students' works for matches and disclose plagiarism in academia.
 
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ActiveWords | activewords.com
 
Your students write a lot. Essays, theses, dissertations are time and energy consuming. Thousands of words to write and check for plagiarism, dozens of formulas and graphs to type every day and week can exhaust everyone.
 
ActiveWords helps to solve the problem. It adjusts a keyboard the way to use one button for text or formula input. This tool speeds up writing and assures its accuracy.
 
MindMeister | mindmeister.com
 
More than four million people use this tool for creative work, and students of medicine are welcome to join them for brainstorming and mind mapping. They can create learning plans or mind maps for their projects to have a clear picture of your assignments and save time for their accomplishment.
 
MindMeister works online and lets users develop and share their ideas visually. Brainstorming, note taking, and project planning are its three main features, and it works on Windows, Mac OS or Linux, which makes this tool available for everyone. Users can comment on topics, vote for ideas, or discuss projects in integrated chats for a better learning experience.
 
Boomerang | boomerangapp.com
 
Social networks and emails notifications are the worst enemies of students productivity. Do you know there's the link between procrastination and Facebook use? Often interrupted, young people forget about tasks and procrastinate by reading their timelines or answering ALL emails and text messages they get from friends.
 
Browser extensions help to organize the process, and you might want to advise them Boomerang: this plugin schedules optimal timing for sending emails and helps users focus on what matters. Also, it has a built-in calendar to schedule meetings and highlight free or busy dates. You can synchronize Boomerang with Gmail, Google Apps for Work, and Microsoft Outlook.
 
Self Control | selfcontrolapp.com
 
For students using Mac OS X, this application is a savior. Free to use, it lets users block their access to distracting websites or anything else on the Internet that don't allow to focus and, therefore, influence work efficiency and productivity in a negative way. 
 
Self Control adds websites to black or white lists and sets the time to block them, so you can't access blocked websites until the timer expires.
 
With dozens of apps available today, medical students keep on looking for the most innovative ones, able to help them achieve learning goals. Technologies are part and parcel of the educational process, so go ahead and help your mentees choose the best tools for better results.

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