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17Calculus - Books, Tools and Resources

Single Variable Calculus
Multi-Variable Calculus

This page discusses some specific tools and resources that we have found helpful and that we have used in our classes. For a complete list of books and resources, see the 17calculus bookstore page.

College Student Resources


Evernote - - For storing notes and organizing, one tool I've seen is EverNote. You can do a lot with the free version. Here are some ways you can use EverNote for school.
10 Evernote Tips For School – Education Series
How my students started using Evernote – Education Series

Other Resources
10 Mac Tools That Every Student Should Make Use Of

Online Tools

iHomework Keeps Track of School Assignments and Due-Dates
Remember The Milk is a great free task list manager.


Flashcards are a great way to learn new material, not only for math but also foreign language, history, geography, biology . . . almost anything you learn in school. Here are some suggestions.

The absolute best flashcards are the manual 3x5 cards that you buy at the bookstore and write yourself. I know it's a little old school but the actual writing on the cards gives you a learning boost that you cannot get anywhere else. That said, it's not always the most practical solution. So here are some other suggestions.

When I can't carry my 3x5 cards, I use Quizlet to set up my flashcards. Quizlet is free.
I have tried several different iPhone apps to go through my flashcards, include these.
- Flashcards++
- Quizlet Apps
Here are some other suggestions that might help you.
Smartr: Making Studying (Ever So Slightly) Fun


Here are some iPad related links.
10 Best iPad Apps for College Students
7 Ways To Use The iPad To Help Students Excel At School

Taking Notes

We have a 17calculus page dedicated to taking effective notes. Here are some links to apps that might also help you.
Most Popular Note Taking Application: Evernote
Five Best Note Taking Applications
The Top 12 Note Taking Apps for Getting Things Done in School

Study Techniques

We have a study techniques page with ideas to help you ace your courses. Here are some additional links.
How to Get Back Into Work or Study Mode After a Long Break


Here are some links to help you with your college expenses.
Why You (Probably) Shouldn't Take out Loans for College
5 Scholarship Search Sites To Help Students Get Financial Aid
How to Better Manage Your Student Loans and Graduate with Less Debt

Various Other Articles

Here are a few links to articles that will help you be a better college student.

4 Things That Totally Suck About Using Technology In School [Opinion]
Sometimes technology can actually make your school and learning experience MORE difficult, not easier.
Get a GPA Boost Just By Picking The Right Roommate
Did you know that your friends and roommates can help (or hurt) your education and learning?

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