ComplexCon returns to Long Beach Nov. 6 - 7 with hosts J. Balvin and Kristen Noel Crawley, performances by A$AP Rocky and Turnstile, and more shopping and drops.

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What you need: Electronic Pocket Dictionary; Sharp PW-E550 Electronic Dictionary, $70 

Risk level: Low

Similar to graphing calculators, electronic dictionaries are one of the few devices you’re allowed to bring with you to an exam. Use that to your advantage. Most models have a small amount of memory, but allow you to keep a limited number of notes on the device. Figure out which notes are most important to you, type them into the device, and go to your exam. The only hang-up: Some schools only allow certain types of electronic dictionaries, some of which may not have a notes feature.