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CAS Student Resources

Name of Resource Platform Description
Syllabuddy Website Helps college students get organized on their coursework. Simply upload your syllabus and Syllabuddy automatically transfers all due dates to your Google or apple calendar.
Hourly Planners Website Customized Weekly Planner Generator - These planners break down calendar days into hours. They can be saved as a .pdf format or printed.
Rewordify Website simplifies difficult English. Enter hard sentences (or whole chapters) into the yellow box at the top of the page. (You can also enter a web site URL.) Click Rewordify text and you'll instantly see an easier version, for fast understanding. 
Stay Focused Chrome Extension A free extension for Google Chrome (Mac OS X or PC) that lets you limit the amount of time you spend on time-suck sites. You specify sites you want to restrict and set the amount of time you’ll allow yourself to use them. After that point, the extension blocks the sites.
Self-Control Mac This free app for Mac OS X lets you block sites you set and even email for a set amount of time. If you need an hour (or five!) of totally uninterrupted time.
Taming Procrastination PDF With this handout, you can learn why procrastination happens, find some easy tips to stop procrastinating now, and arm yourself with useful anti-procrastination tools.
iStudiez Pro iOS, Mac, Windows, Android User-friendly organizational app that helps keep track of a student’s courses, readings, homework assignments, grades, and overall schedule. Paid version is more refined and user-friendly. (Paid & Free versions available)
Remember the Milk ALL platforms supported This program sends you reminders about all the stuff you have to get done. It can be set to send either text messages or emails.
Name of App Description Price
Asana (iPhone) (Android) Though Asana was made for businesses, it’s a great way to foster personal organization and management skills. You can create multiple projects, assign tasks, and set deadlines. The notification function keeps you abreast of important project phases, while the app also lets you comment on tasks and send notes to others involved in a project. Free
Due (iPhone) Do you get overwhelmed with all the things you have to do that are… well, due? This sleek app allows you to set reminders so nothing falls through the cracks. It will keep pestering you until you mark off a task as completed or delete it. Customize alerts with a library of about 60 sounds. Another neat feature is that it automatically changes time zones for you and doesn’t require an internet connection. $6.99
Priority Matrix (iPhone) (Android) Get your priorities straight with Priority Matrix. This app will help you boost organization and prioritization skills. Users can work as a team to get on the same page about setting and accomplishing goals, or simply undertaking a project. Useful reminders and real-time task updates help keep you on track, and reports give you insight into how you’re managing your time. Free
RescueTime (Android) Most people get distracted by social media or computer time — this app helps you rescue your time and prioritize what you’re doing so you don’t lose an afternoon to social media or other interruptions. In addition to tracking offline activities, RescueTime allows you to track time spent on mobile apps and voice calls. Set goals for your digital life and view your habits to see how they change over time. Free
Brain Focus (Android) Start and stop work or project sessions, get a better feel for your daily productivity, and find out ways to best manage your time with Brain Focus. You can reward yourself with breaks during the session or at the end. This app features a simple, clean interface, plus reports that can help you focus on the tasks at hand. Free (iPhone) (Android) This application is perfect for students who need to create a to-do list. It also synchronize all tasks with other devices so that the list can be accessed from anywhere. Add new entries to the list with the help of touch-based interface, or use your voice to create tasks. You can change the priority of your entry, mark a task as completed, or even shake your device to remove all completed tasks from it. Free
Studious (Android) How often do you forget about the date and time of your test? Do you always know the deadline of your homework, the time of your next lecture, and the subject of your next class? Thanks to Studious, this problem will be solved once and forever. All you need to do is to enter all information about your class, time, professor, location, etc., and this cool application will remind you about it just in time! Free
SelfControl (Mac) SelfControl is a free and open-source application for macOS that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click "Start." Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites—even if you restart your computer or delete the application. Free
Jumpcut (Mac) Jumpcut is an application that provides "clipboard buffering" — that is, access to text that you've cut or copied, even if you've subsequently cut or copied something else. The goal of Jumpcut's interface is to provide quick, natural, intuitive access to your clipboard's history. Free
  • Math TV Online video tutorials in English & Spanish
  • Khan Academy Online video tutorials
  • Online Math Lab Resources for College Algebra,Math for the Sciences, or preparing for the math part of the general GRE, THEA or ACCUPLACER test.
  • Math Hints a free math website that explains math in a simple way, and includes lots of examples, from Counting through Calculus!
  • Math Words An interactive math dictionary with math words, terms, formulas, pictures, diagrams, tables, and examples from beginning algebra to calculus.
  • Real World Math Interactives that demonstrate mathematical concepts.
  • Trigonometric Identities Fact Sheet All trig identities conveniently located on this two-sided page.
  • Paul’s online math notes and cheat sheets act as a helping resource for mathematics students. Paul has prepared these cheat sheets and notes for teaching Mathematics at Lamar University but they are equally helpful for online learning.
  • Flash Physics Physics concepts illustrated using flash animation.
  • Amusement Park Physics - & More! Interactive online games and animations that explore concepts in physics.