Another way to write 1000 words a day?

The Thesis Whisperer

If you hang around universities long enough you will learn that academics love to bond over war stories about writing. In Australia we call this kind of conversation “talking shop”. I love talking shop because I reckon it’s one of the best ways to learn how to do academic work of all kinds.

For instance, some years ago, on a plane ride home from a conference, I happened to sit next to a senior academic from my university. This guy is one of those wonderful academics who somehow avoided growing a hard shell over the years and becoming a grumpy old bastard will still display his weaknesses to others. One of the things that he told me was not to worry too much about how stupid your ideas look the first time you put them on paper.

This was news to me – I was doing my masters…

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students don’t let referencing eat your time

This week I am providing the seventh useful APP for students. RefMe application refMe photo Nowadays the worst part of any essay, become the simplest by one click. RefME is an awesome app that creates citations. You can scan book and journal Barcodes. It has over 6,500 styles including Harvard, Gost and IEEE…etc. When you sign-up for an account you can access your work from anywhere, on your mobile phone, iPad and computer. In addition, your citations are stored and synced in all of your devices. It is free on Apple, Android stores. Here is a short video shows how easy and useful the process of refrencing is.

Investopedia a useful app for students…

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Investopedia is a useful app for students who want to fulfill their financial knowledge.

It is a resourceful application for “investing education, personal finance, market analysis and free trading simulators”.

There are considerable content of over 11,000 financial terms and concepts. It is a comprehensive dictionary. Investopedia provides you with their unique interpretation of difficult finance definitions in a simple way.  Also, there are Videos, articles, exam preparation, frequent asked questions and investment advices.

Investopedia has a website and YouTube channel, which are useful, but having the application at your fingertips is awesome.

You can Access and download the application on apple store, google play and on windows phone. It is free.

Here is one of the videos, which shows the simple explanation of finance concepts.

Khan Academy a useful app for students…

In this week, I am writing about the fifth out of seven picked useful app for students.

Khan Academy

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The aims of Khan Academy is to provide “a free, world-class education for anyone anywhere.” Khan Academy can assist students in varied subjects. Such as math, sciences, economic, finance…etc. There are more than 4,200 instructional video recorded. You can access them via their website or you can download the application on Mac, Android and windows stores. It is free.

If you want to learn about the compound interest basics, Khan has covered it, besides many other varied topics. Math topics for instance are provided from preschool to high school and further. It also offers test preparation for exams. Khan Academy is considerable and comprehensive.

                                   Khan Academy also has thousands of resources translated into other languages. It launched the Spanish version of the website in September 2013. It is supported by partners and volunteers in languages including Indonesian,German, Spanish, Czech, French, Italian, Swahili, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Xhosa, Greek, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam and Chinese. Khan Academy also has Brazilian Portuguese versions of its website As of June 2014; Khan Academy’s website has been translated to 23 languages and its videos to 65”.

here is a useful video for the new users.

The fastest way to control distraction while you are studying

Are you a student who easily distracted during the process of studying by social network?

Are you annoyed that you cannot focus during the lecture or while you are studying for an exam?

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Do you want to find a solution for that?

If yes, go ahead and read further.

To avoid such distractions, Self Control application has been created.  you can downloaded it either on your phone,  laptop or on both of them. It is a free app in Mac, Android, and Windows stores.

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The application blocks certain websites, which take your attention away from studying, and it does it for a set amount of time. So, when a lecture is done, or when you finish your studying, then you are welcome back to your favorite websites again!

Below the video that guide you on how to use this application.

What students do when they forgot where they kept their work

Today I am going to write about the third useful App for students. It is Ever note.

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Ever note is a free application in apple, android and windows stores, which helps students to organize their notes, emails, image…etc. It is handy, searchable, indestructible. Even if a student miss their phone, their data is secured in the Cloud.

Ever note become the favorite application for lots of students. During the class, student can take a picture of the whiteboard, save it as a note and pay their attention with the teachers’ explanation.

Students can take their handwritten notes and add them by scanning or taking a snapshot. Also, they can add voice records, image notes, or text notes through any of the clients, and organize them as they prefer.

With Ever note, student able to clip the related part of a Web page. If they clip the whole page, they can add notes and highlight texts which are relevant to their need.

They can use tags to retain all their notes in perfect order.

Student can Share their notebooks with their classmate.

Finally, Evernote sync automatically, giving the student the freedom to access their notes from anywhere or whatever device they use.

Below you can watch the video which explain in details how to use this considerable app.

TED APP a useful app for students

Today, I am going to write about TED APP, which is another important app for students. TED is very famous program, which include Ideas worth spreading.

tedAll the well-known and most fascinating talks now at your fingertips at any time. The High-quality videos of different sessions from all over the world that has varied subjects presented by business experts, educators, computer geniuses, music legends, and many other interesting people in it.

You can find this app on Google play, apple store and windows store as well for free located in education category. You can use this app even when you are offline, that you download videos and watch them later.

In APPLE store, you can Watch TED Talks with subtitles in over 90 languages. However, in Google play you can watch videos that fully translated and localized into 22 languages. You can share the videos you like with your friends.

The most interesting thing that you can manage watching videos regards your free time. For example, if you are free say only for 20 minutes, just type 20 minutes, and they will give you options of twenty-minute videos. This feature on Apple.

The below videos explain how to download this app in android (Google play).