Guest Post from Marquis M.

Technology has become a necessity in our everyday life nowadays. Its constant presence everywhere has made them a crucial part of our activities, especially in surviving college. That is why it’s important that every college student acquires some tech skills to use for their own advantage. Among many important skills to learn, the following are some of the must-haves to make your daily learning much easier.

Researching and Learning via the Internet

If you are reading this, you probably decided to look up some tech skills that you think you’ll need. And surely, Google brought you to the right place. The internet is basically a very, very big library, with gazillions of web pages available, and more being added by the hour from all across the globe. Depending on what you need to learn, knowing how to use search engines and knowing how Google basically works can help make your research and e-learning a piece of cake. With the right set of keywords or even asking Google the right questions, can open up doors of learning for you.

Writing and Editing Documents

With so many reports, projects and other school papers to be required from you by your professors, knowing to properly create documents is a must. There are a lot of self-help websites available on the internet so it’s best that during your spare time, you start researching and learning how to prepare college papers. There are a lot of academic essays you can learn about, with samples also provided. You can also learn more about the APA and MLA style of writing. By having the basic knowledge on writing documents, you’ll surely have more

Creating Secure Passwords

Knowing how to create a password might sound like a very easy thing to do. You can easily pick out a combination of words you’ll remember along with some numbers (because in most cases, passwords need to be a combination of letters, numbers, and sometimes, special characters). But to truly craft a hack-proof password, you will need some smart thinking. Need more help on how to create secure passwords? The internet is abundant with more tips and tricks on this.

Memorizing Keyboard Shortcuts

You might think that keyboard shortcuts are a thing of the past. But these handy keystrokes still have their magic, especially if you want to make the most of your time working on some essays and other computer-related tasks needed for your studies. It wouldn’t hurt to practice these shortcuts, and once you get the hang of them, you’ll realize how these Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C and others can make your life much easier.

Backing Up Data from Devices

A basic flaw of most devices nowadays is they are prone to malfunctions. You can’t guarantee that your phone or laptop will always be in good working condition at all times. You might one day spill a drink over your device and fry the circuits, or maybe drop it from a very high place and break it. If you are one of the many people who rely so much on their devices for their to-do lists, reviewers, academic papers, contacts, photos and more, then it just makes sense that you backup all of your data as timely as possible. Lots of apps and devices now offer backup and cloud storage services either for free or for a price in case you need a bigger storage space. But if you want to make sure that you don’t lose any of your files in your phone or computer, start backing them up as often as you need.

Understanding Data Analytics

As part of your college studies, you will surely be given a task or two of analyzing or gathering data. Thus, learning how data analytics work is very important. You should understand that data analytics is very important for businesses and for productivity enhancement. It involves studying large bulks of data and extracting important concepts from them that can help you make wiser, well-informed decisions. Since college is basically a part of your preparation for your professional life, you should start learning this crucial skill.

Communicating Digitally

Skype, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber and more. There are so many ways available now for you to communicate virtually with your friends and loved ones. You might already know a thing or two about these basic communication apps, but once you work in the professional world, you’ll find that there are many other communication tools available for you to use.

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