Internet Gems

Hey internet folk! Today I want to share my favorite resources on the internet, ranging from scholarship websites to online courses to cool forums. If you have any of your own suggestions, please comment below. ūüôā

Scholarships

  1. Scholarship-Positions – This website is fully stocked with undergraduate, masters, and even PhD scholarships. I’ve actually subscribed to this website via email, but I haven’t discovered one that’s available for me yet, heheh.
  2. Starla Education РNot only does it provide information on scholarships, it also provides free online courses, information on tests like SBMPTN, and other relevant tidbits for Indonesian students.
  3. Scholars4dev РYet another amazing site to check out for those of you aspiring for a scholarship. The link I gave immediately takes you to the section International Scholarships for International Students from Developing Countries 2017-2018.
  4. Indbeasiswa –¬†Yang ini khusus untuk kawan-kawan di tanah air. ^^

Online Courses

  1. Khan Academy – Trust me when I say that this is hands-down the most¬†fantastic¬†website I’ve ever found. It offers¬†thousands of¬†free¬†videos and much practice on a wide range of topics from math to SAT Prep to science to art. Besides that, there is also an abundance of partner content, such as from Crash Course (the hosts of which being my two favorite dudes ever on the internet, the Green brothers). In addition, Sal Khan, founder of the website and teacher for all the math subjects, has a voice quite serene to listen to (hahah).
  2. edX – This website provides free¬†content from top-tier universities such as MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, The University of British Columbia, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Additionally, you could also get a certificate from the lesson you enroll in if you pay $99, although it’s not required if you’re learning just for the sake of it.
  3. Coursera – Very much like the previous website, except partnered with a different set of universities– Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, University of Illinois, etc.
  4. Udemy – This website does not only provide academic courses but also non-academic ones such as piano lessons, drawing lessons, and so on. However, most of the lessons aren’t free, the average being around $10.
  5. Duolingo – For those of you interested in learning a new language, this is for you.
  6. Memrise – This is also for those aspiring to be polylingual. Sadly, there isn’t a Javanese or Sundanese course.
  7. Codecademy – To learn coding. According to the website, their learners work at Facebook, Google, etc.
  8. Curious – For those curious humans.

Writing

  1. Purdue Online Writing Lab – A complete guide to writing structures (such as the MLA format), how to cite resources, and much more.
  2. nulisbuku – Hey my fellow writers! You can make your dreams come true by self-publishing a book on this website. :)) I look forward to reading your work!
  3. NaNoWriMo – Short for National Novel Writing Month. I’m sure many of you have already heard of this if you’re a true internet geek, avid reader, and writer. This website will give you all the best support and resources to¬†write a book in a month. It’s worth a try.
  4. Camp NaNoWriMo – It’s as good as the original, except it’s not held in November but in any of the months of summer. It’s also more flexible.
  5. WritetoDone – A blog on writing tips, motivation, publication, and inspiration!
  6. Wattpad – A platform to share your work and read others’ writing.
  7. Goodreads – Richard Ford once said, “Reading is probably what leads most writers to writing.” There’s another beautiful quote that goes, “Reading is dreaming with open eyes.” This website is the go-to site for book reviews, recommendations, and so on–perhaps even the discovery of previously uncharted territory.
  8. A.Word.A.Day – This is a neat website with a self-explanatory title.

Miscellaneous

  1. OpenStax РDo you want free, high-quality and easy-to-read textbooks on subjects ranging from astronomy to biology to history? Then check this website out.
  2. Quora – I’ve mentioned this website here before, but it’s worth another mention. This forum is shining quite resplendently in the vast ocean that is the interwebs. Basically, it’s a Q&A forum, but with the highest quality of answers. It will open your eyes, broaden your perspectives, challenge your philosophies, and maybe make you laugh or cry. It’s so good that words can’t describe; you must see it for yourself. Here are my favorites: http://qr.ae/TUpCmHhttp://qr.ae/TUpQ7m¬† –¬† http://qr.ae/TUpdGA¬† – ¬† http://qr.ae/TUpdGF¬† –¬† http://qr.ae/TUpdGH¬† –¬† http://qr.ae/TUpdGP
  3. Indorelawan – For Indonesian people looking for volunteering opportunities.
  4. DeviantArt – I think this is an already popular art platform, but it’s pretty cool so it’s worth a mention anyway.
  5. VisualDNA – An interesting take on the mainstream personality test, using pictures instead of words.

Friends’ Blogs

  1. Cacing di Perut –¬†entah kenapa judulnya ini. Mungkin dia cacingan, ya.¬†
  2. Ruang Senja –¬†kalo yang ini suka sok-bijak gitu deh. Tapi di sisi yang lain dia juga suka merendah, mengaku dirinya hanya sebutir rinso.
  3. Semua Berawal dari Segelas Kopi –¬†dia pinter, puisinya bagus, dan aku disebut di blognya lho wkwkwk
  4. First World Problems – she hasn’t updated in a while, but her posts are definitely worth a look.

 

That’s all, guys! I hope this list helped with whatever it is you’re working on right now. Once again, if you have any suggestions, please comment below. :))

 

 

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