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5 Free iPhone Applications Every High School Student Should Use


1. SAT Question of the Day

Oftentimes, it is difficult to find new, fresh questions to practice. The SAT Question of the Day is a free app by the College Board and it is excellent preparation. In case you didn’t know, the College Board is the test company accountable for the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and all the AP’s.The College Board sends out a free question every day that gives people who don’t study every day the ability to keep their minds ready for test day. In addition, the app provides an explained answer to make sure you understand how you got it right or know how to get it right next time. To ensure you’re on track with everybody else, there’s a pie chart that indicates what percentage of people got it right. Compete against your friends for the longest streak!


2. Quizlet

Quizlet is a great application that has uses that extend far beyond standardized test prep. Quizlet allows you to make your own question sets and study guides. This method of studying allows students to make their own question sets or vocabulary lists to study off of. Sets that other people make are made public so there is an infinite question bank!


3. Graphing Calculator

The stock calculator provided by Apple is a great tool that is accessible in the lock screen. However, the calculator is limited in its ability to graph. It is imperative to have a graphing calculator on your phone in case you forget your calculator at school or at home.


4. Duolingo

Duolingo is a free iPhone app with paid extras. This app is a game based way of learning a language. Currently it has the ability to learn: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English. This is a powerful tool for all second language students, because it teaches complex grammar and vocabulary with a simple user interface.


5. Dictionary.com 

Dictionary.com is a free dictionary that is accessible without a WiFi connection. Once this app is downloaded you can quickly define a word at any time. This app is great, because it gives you a new word every day. This can be paired with the SAT Question of the Day for a dynamic SAT warmup every day!