3 Discord servers to check out (and progress)

After a few weeks of classes, you may come across some concepts that you can’t understand… Would you like to find your own way of organizing? BU or salon, can’t you choose what suits you best? Some students asked this question before you and solved the problem by creating Discord servers (multifunctional online chat platform). Revision or advice, study rooms, they have done everything possible to help you pass your exams. We select three.

1. School: the most “cocoon”

In the jungle of Discord servers, we present Dischool, a server that was set up “three and a half years ago during the first confinement,” its founder, Gabriel, tells us: “everything was closed and we had less contact with each other, the idea arose of natural form. »

Orientation, help by subjects – French, philosophy, history-geography or even mathematics – also has three spaces for collective debate: cafeteria, music and “let’s work together”, where, as its name indicates, it allows those connected to join a meeting room. study. Everyone can work on their own while remaining motivated. “If a high school student is really motivated to progress in mathematics, this will be possible at Dischool,” explains Gabriel, “because he will have the support of very competent people, who will not give him an answer when he gets stuck, but will push him. . Let him understand it for himself. »

Audience: from 3rd degree to doctorate, from ENS students to Parisian high schools, “there is everything”

Number of members: 2,100 “although not all of them are active,” Gabriel acknowledges: “the majority are people who come to seek help from time to time and the hard core, many students, respond. »

2. The Student Discord: the largest and, in fact, the most active

Created three years ago by Grégoire Dossier, the student Discord is the largest Francophone Discord. “Its goal was to connect people who were alone at home and it grew quickly, because today the server has 13,800 members,” Margot, the (new) owner of Discord who has since completed her studies, tells us: “The first two For years , the students who came to the server came to work together in the work rooms. There we feel quite good and we are really a companion throughout the day-to-day life of a student. »

A great point for the server: the work rooms that allow you to work together like in the university library, practical to avoid the sometimes noisy BU or when you live far from the university. “We put on the camera or not, although many do and we chat during breaks. We exchange and meet new people, little by little, we even make friends”, explains Margot, who before taking over the Grégoire Dossier server, she was a “user like any other”.

Another plus, the rooms are of different sizes “up to the “duo” size to work with someone you like,” including the “camera only” room, for those who don’t feel comfortable in other rooms where cameras are not required. “They can feel spied on,” says Margot. In addition, some “helpers” organize sessions at fixed times.

Finally, a Pomodoro room, a room that uses the Pomodoro method and in which a bot indicates that the 25 minutes of work time are up. Accessible only on request, “to avoid trolls and people who bother us during work,” adds Margot.

Audience: mainly high school students and young people, between 20 and 22 years old.

Organization: work rooms, rooms by sectors, blah-blah-room where everyone exchanges daily, home, sports, music and events, all topics have a place. Even the Forest app, which lets you grow trees together while staying away from your phone.

3. HelperSchool: the oldest

With a server creation dating back to 2018, HelperSchool is a veteran on the scene. Offering help in science, literature, language, culture and even society, it allows everyone to ask questions and interact with students or teachers. Moderators are usually “+2 or 3 graduates or MEEF master students who have the necessary perspective to help students,” specifies Erwan, a moderator for 3 years, “or even 4.” Hired teacher in general and technical secondary school and is an English assistant.

The plus: the team speaks in each category, “there is a vocal channel and a more general vocal room where we talk about everything and nothing,” explains Erwan.

Audience: 3rd or 4th grade “who have repeated a year”, there is no limit, “sometimes bac+5 students or doctoral students ask for help in subjects in which they are not specialists. Like an engineer asking for help in English.” The most redundant profile? “The one who asks for help at the last minute!” »

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