Hey guys! Welcome back. Today Vinchelle and I wanted to share with you some tips for being successful in online classes. Online classes are different from seated classes, and the kind of things you have to do are quite different. There are many different facets in online classes. Just like regular classes, some are easy, while other are more difficult. So we have created a list of tips you can use to be successful in online classes. This will be especially helpful if you are new to online classes.
Do the work for the online class as if you were going to the class on your normal seated class schedule. Save time every other day to work on the assignments and spend as much time as you would in a standard class
Write your deadlines in a planner. When the class is online you can sometimes forget without the reminder from a teacher every class period
Communicate with your teacher when you need help. The professor may not have office hours but you can email or contact them in person with a scheduled meeting. They want what is best for you even though they do not see you.
Find a quiet and reserved place to do your work. This isn’t just doing assignments outside of class, it’s actually learning the material and doing assignments. So find what works best for you. It could be your room, the library, or your favorite coffee shop.
Break down tasks. If you have major assignments or papers, break them down. Don’t try to tackle them all at once. Find times throughout your week where you can devote time to getting good sized chunks finished. But don’t overwhelm yourself with trying to do it all at once.
Be mentally engaged. Just like a seated class, you need to be paying attention. You need to be actually learning the material and in order to do that, you need to be engaged. If there is a video you have to watch, pay attention. If there is a PowerPoint, go through it carefully.
Going off of that, take notes. It’s important to write down important information that way you don’t have to search for it later on when you are taking a test or writing a paper. It will also help you retain information.
Make it fun. Online classes don’t have to be boring. There are several ways to make it enjoyable because you are basically teaching yourself. So find your favorite learning method and use that to your advantage.
Take breaks. It’s important to your mental health to stop every once and a while and breathe. Go for a walk, get a snack, and just let your brain refresh. You are more likely to retain all you are trying to learn by taking five to ten minute breaks every hour or so.
Reward yourself. When you finish an assignment or get the grade you wanted on an exam, reward yourself. I am very big on positive reinforcement, so I like to reward myself when I do well in a class. This can motivate you to keep working hard in your online class.
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