Coursework is a massive assignment that every student has to deal with. Many college students note this one problem in writing a coursework: since you have some time to finish this task, the majority of students just leave it for the last night before the due date and thus do a pretty lousy job.
So, the very first tip in this article is to start early. If you divide writing a coursework into several stages (and maybe several time periods), you will for sure do better work with it and achieve better results.
This is where the problem begins: most of the students just don’t have a plan and don’t know how to start. The cool thing is that there are many tools today to help with that. For instance, there are lots of handy trackers that can show you how much time you spend on working on this paper, to-do apps that you can use to deal with each part of your coursework, productivity tools that will motivate you for better results, etc. And don’t forget to use some resources with coursework theory and guidance so that every step of your way is well thought through.
So, let’s go to the tools. The following five resources can hopefully help you start early and write an excellent coursework.
Finish is a simple but very helpful app that you can use to track your coursework progress. It is actually a to-do tool that you can use for your benefit. Just think of all the things you need to do to complete your coursework (for example, doing research, collecting the data from the library’s journals, making a plan, writing a text, creating a citation list, etc.) and enter them into the Finish app. Each time you finish any task, you just swipe over it, and the app takes it to the archives (which is also very handy, as you can go there and see all the previous work you’ve done).
The helpful thing is to divide your whole work on your course paper into tiny parts. Thus, it will be easier to begin and to deal with all of them. It is always simpler to start a big job if it is divided into several small ones.
Well, as you see from its name, this tool was specifically created for tracking students’ work. Here you can track your progress, schedule, see all the due dates and gather all the notes and information on your coursework. It is a fascinating tool to try.
Toggl is a time tracking app that can be very handy for writing a coursework. You just turn it on every time you work on your coursework, and it will track your activities. After that, you will see all the work that you’ve done with different reports and statistics.
Here are some cool features it possesses:
- Simplicity – it is very easy to start working with this tool. You will be able to begin tracking your work in 5 minutes after you first visit the site.
- Initially, Toggl tracks your work automatically, but you can add tasks manually, too.
- You can make reports on different task types or projects.
- The service works offline, too. Besides, it works on mobile devices, as well.
- You can work on tasks in groups with this tool.
So, only these several features make the tool worth trying.
This tool is handy for procrastinators (aka the majority of students). It tracks your time dedicated to a task. So, you can, for example, set a task for yourself – to work on my coursework an hour per day. The app is easy to use and has some amazing features to try.
While this tool was not created for tracking coursework, you can still use it for this purpose. You can create a folder where you would put all the information on your coursework. You can use Google sheets to structure this information and Google Docs to write the text of your work.
Then you can check this folder from any place and device to see what you have already done and what data you have collected. You can also share it with someone so that they can check it or add some information if they have it.
So, these were the top five coursework tracking tools that can hopefully help you with committing to this assignment more. Of course, there are much more other cool productivity, tracking and educational tools that you can use, but the resources listed above are excellent, to begin with. Again, the most important thing is to start early (preferably as soon as you get the task) and to dedicate several periods of time to it instead of doing it all overnight. Good luck with your coursework!