Bakersfield College

Academic Resources

Here are some great resources for students to utilize. While most are free, some may have additional costs. If you know of other academic resources to enhance student learning, please email studentlife@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Bookscouter.
For selling old books from college, you can use this site. Just type your book’s ISBN into the search bar and the site will connect you with more than 25 of the best-paying and most reputable buyback companies online.

EdReady
EdReady assists students in preparation for college-level math. An assessment is given to identify which area of math the program can help students advance. Students can then practice through online problem sets.

Microsoft Office 365 FREE Student Edition
Students can get Microsoft Office for free using their BC student email address! Use your BC email address to sign-up. Having trouble downloading or installing Office 365? Please contact Microsoft.

Budgeting 101
Written with the goal of educating young adults about financial restraint, our guide features helpful ways to track monthly income and expenses, a step-by-step budgeting guide broken down by common expenses, as well as budgeting tools and additional tips for saving money.

Budgeting in College: A Student's Guide
Creating a budget may sound intimidating or complicated, especially if you’re a new college student managing your expenses for the first time. Learn how to create a budget that works for you and to find tips and tools to help you develop healthy financial habits

OpenStudy
OpenStudy allows students to participate in study groups online. Students are able to ask questions in any subject or get assistance in homework assignments. Students can build relationships, communicate, and collaborate with other students. Students will also develop the ability to help others, explain concepts, and construct solutions.

Dropthought for Education
Students and professors interact using an app and online dashboard. The app allows students to give feedback to the professors about the lecture or subject and connect with them on a one-on-one basis.

Student Lingo
Student Lingo allows students to interact with on-demand workshops, action plans, and valuable resources focused on helping students achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. Workshops can be purchased individually or in packages.

Intern>Bound
Intern>Bound helps students find internships throughout California, Washington, and Oregon. Students can search by location, category, and by the company in a variety of different fields.

AfterCollege
AfterCollege assists students in finding jobs post-graduation. Students are matched with jobs their using major and personal interests.

Email To SMS Email Address List (email to text)
Many students use texting instead of email, Faculty can forward the first 160 or so characters of an email to the students' phone using the students’ phone's SMS "address". Long emails will be shortened when converted to txt msgs. That is the 10-digit number followed by their carrier's SMS gateway. Here's a list of some popular SMS gateways:

  • AT&T: [number]@txt.att.net
  • MetroPCS: [number]@mymetropcs.com
  • Nextel: [number]@messaging.nextel.com
  • Sprint: [number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com OR [number]@pm.sprint.com
  • T-Mobile: [ number]@tmomail.net
  • Verizon: [number]@vtext.com
  • Virgin Mobile: [number]@vmobl.com
  • U.S. Cellular: [number]@email.uscc.net

Pocket Points
Pocket Points is a new mobile application that gives students rewards for not using their phones during class. Simply open up the application, lock your phone, and start gaining points. Points are then used to get awesome discounts at local and online businesses! 

Trade Pal
Tradepal is a real-time marketplace that makes it convenient to trade and exchange with other people in and around your college campus. You can adjust your browser preferences to discover listings like textbooks, study groups, events, tickets or rideshares. When you find what you need, send an in-App chat to your counterpart to ask questions, make arrangements and close the deal.

College Hacks Every Student Should Know
Going to college usually means lots of studying, learning, late nights, and parties. There is a lot students learn the class, but there are several things that they don’t teach in the lecture hall. Master a few helpful college hacks to help with studying, cooking, cleaning, and shopping that makes college life much easier.  

Free Academic Journals for College Students
Pulling all-nighters to write that research paper that you’ve to know all semester about is the classic college story. This list of free-access, academic journals makes getting the research done easier and may even save time for a few hours of shuteye before that 8 a.m. the deadline. Find the category and journal you need below.

Budgeting 101 for College Students
College is a good time to establish and practice good financial habits for the future. With new independence, students should learn how to effectively budget their money to avoid overspending and debt later in life.

Student Discounts Nation-wide
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NetTutor: Online Tutoring Service
BC has partnered with NetTutor to provide online tutoring support to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in the following subjects: EMLS, English and Writing, Humanities, and Mathematics. Tutoring for other subjects is available during scheduled times. Please click here for a comprehensive schedule. All of the NetTutor tutors have a four‐year degree from an accredited university and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in any subjects for which they will be providing tutoring. To get started, students should click on the NetTutor link on the left sidebar of their Canvas class. I have attached a Student Guide to help students navigate NetTutor.

Canvas Tools
Need to learn more about the Canvas online tool? Here are some resources:

  1. Canvas Overview for Students
  2. Assignments Overview for Students
  3. Assignment Submissions for Students
  4. Calendar
  5. Discussions
  6. Grades
  7. Quizzes
  8. Which browsers does Canvas support?
  9. How do I clear my browser cache on a PC?
  10. How do I clear my browser cache on a Mac?

 

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