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Gustav

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Super Helpful Chrome Extensions for School/Uni
« on: February 19, 2018, 07:15:54 pm »
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I'm not really sure where this goes but feel free to move it.

So this is both a question and a statement. Here are a few Chrome extensions that saved me so much time in high school and will again for Uni. If anyone uses any other extensions for School or Uni, I'd love to hear about them in the comments :)

Grammarly:

Grammarly is both a website and extension which corrects grammatical and spelling errors (Surprising I know) Anytime you type something on chrome (ie on AN), you'll see a little green arrow spinning that will turn red if you have made a mistake. I always copied my assignments onto Grammarly before submitting them, and no matter how good I thought I wrote, Grammarly would always find an error. You can buy a subscription which checks plagiarism and other advanced issues like word choice and sentence structure but it's $140 for a years subscription so I wouldn't worry.

Cite this for me:

Again, a very creative name. Basically, any time you need to reference a cite, you can just click on the extension and it will get all the information it knows and you might just have to fill in a few more. I always forgot about put off my bibliography during school, and would then have to change all my dates, which is extremely tedious. So try and get in the habit of clicking the extension whenever you use a website and hopefully you won't be up at 3 a.m contemplating whether the last few references are even worth the extra couple of marks.

Google Dictionary:

This one just allows you to double-click on any word and it will give you a basic definition. You can click on more which will open a new tab and give you the other definitions and synonyms but it can be really helpful if you're reading a magniloquent article (pun intended).

Video Speed Controller:

I think it would be insulting to explain this one. I mainly used it for Netflix educational videos on youtube but it works for every video your watching on chrome. Just press D to increase the speed by .1 and S to decrease it by .1. I usually watch videos on 1.3 speed which cuts off roughly a quarter of the time but go as high as you can tolerate.

I hope these are as useful to you as they are to me, and again if you use any others, let me know in the comments ;D

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Re: Super Helpful Chrome Extensions for School/Uni
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 07:25:35 pm »
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Hi Gustav,
I have another suggestion my teachers have been encouraging us to use: Magoosh.

Magoosh is a vocabulary-building online/app tool that I have found extremely useful when it comes to extending my own "lexicon" (ha, guess where I got that one from? :P) If you make an account, the GRE vocabulary flashcards are extremely useful for an upcoming English text response or other essays and works. The vocab cards are free, and Magoosh is a really easy memorization tool that can be used whenever you have a spare minute.

Hope this is useful! :)
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Re: Super Helpful Chrome Extensions for School/Uni
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 09:08:19 pm »
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Adblock.

Nothing like browsing an article and getting a video with sound popping up which may or may not be explicit in the middle of class or a lecture
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Re: Super Helpful Chrome Extensions for School/Uni
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 09:08:34 pm »
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Awesome post! I'll move this to the, umm... Technology section I guess! ;D

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Re: Super Helpful Chrome Extensions for School/Uni
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 06:21:27 pm »
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Hi Gustav,
I have another suggestion my teachers have been encouraging us to use: Magoosh.

Magoosh is a vocabulary-building online/app tool that I have found extremely useful when it comes to extending my own "lexicon" (ha, guess where I got that one from? :P) If you make an account, the GRE vocabulary flashcards are extremely useful for an upcoming English text response or other essays and works. The vocab cards are free, and Magoosh is a really easy memorization tool that can be used whenever you have a spare minute.

Hope this is useful! :)

Thanks poet. I'm a logophile ;) so I'll definitely be adding this.

Adblock.

Nothing like browsing an article and getting a video with sound popping up which may or may not be explicit in the middle of class or a lecture

Yeah hahaha. I use Adblock too. Just make sure it's disabled on AN of course  ;)

Awesome post! I'll move this to the, umm... Technology section I guess! ;D

Thanks Jamon! Yeah, wherever. Still learning to navigate the site so I apologise if I post something in the wrong spot.

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Re: Super Helpful Chrome Extensions for School/Uni
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 10:27:24 pm »
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Thanks Jamon! Yeah, wherever. Still learning to navigate the site so I apologise if I post something in the wrong spot.

No worries at all! Moving takes like 10 seconds, no stress whatsoever ;D

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Re: Super Helpful Chrome Extensions for School/Uni
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 11:30:56 pm »
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Yeah I don't mind the ads on here, not too many  and the ones on here are  unobtrusive.
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Re: Super Helpful Chrome Extensions for School/Uni
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 07:54:03 am »
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Adblock.

Nothing like browsing an article and getting a video with sound popping up which may or may not be explicit in the middle of class or a lecture
Personally I use Firefox, and I've found AdBlocker Ultimate to be pretty good, then I use someone else's computer and the ads annoy me so much... :P But seriously, the AN ads are pretty good, unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing.
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Re: Super Helpful Chrome Extensions for School/Uni
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2018, 08:47:01 am »
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I recommend Strict Workflow. :)

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Re: Super Helpful Chrome Extensions for School/Uni
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2018, 06:05:29 pm »
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Yeah I don't mind the ads on here, not too many  and the ones on here are  unobtrusive.

Personally I use Firefox, and I've found AdBlocker Ultimate to be pretty good, then I use someone else's computer and the ads annoy me so much... :P But seriously, the AN ads are pretty good, unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing.

Thanks for the feedback fam - We try to strike a good balance ;D



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