The following resources are free or offer limited trials. These may be recommended within an assessment or utilised within support sessions.
Time Management and Organisation
Google Calendar - this is an effective online time management resource which is integrated with other Google software
Trello - this app allows you to create cards for tasks that you need to complete. Each card moves across the Trello board as you start, progress and compete each task
Mytomatoes - this virtual kitchen timer is a good way to motivate you to work in manageable chunks of time
Evernote - this app allows you to set down your thoughts and ideas. It provides various aids such as a voice recorder, notes and images. You can create lists, record tutorials, add text attachments and share files
Grammarly - this software can aid grammar, vocabulary and spelling, and can also assist with style and tone. It highlights errors and offers suggestions for correction.
Research and reading
Texthelp Read & Write – this software facilitates independence in reading, writing and self-expression. It is text-to-speech software, which reads aloud on-screen text. It also includes screen tinting and screen ruler options which are helpful for those with visual disturbances.
MyStudyBar – this software is designed to support the complete study cycle from planning and structuring thoughts and ideas to support with reading and writing. It includes colour overlays, text-to-speech and assistance with typing skills.