By: Tonya Miller
As the fall semester closes in, the country is still facing uncertainty regarding how to conduct classes. Prepare yourself for starting your collegiate career without the benefits of in-person education.
Fortunately, with proper preparation, you can set yourself up for success by planning for the possibility of online learning.
Take advantage of these tips from Xceed Preparatory Academy to make the most of your fall semester.
Find a Designated Study Space
While learning from home has its benefits, it also has distractions that can inhibit your growth. Set up a desk or table in a room that remains relatively quiet, away from the television or common areas. Look for a comfortable chair to avoid becoming uncomfortable during lengthy classes. You may also need to invest in quality lighting to ensure you can take notes during video lessons.
Keep your phone out of arms reach while you are attending online courses. Take an extra step and leave it in silent mode or turn it off, so you are not tempted to check a notification. Since most of the schoolwork will be conducted on a computer, you must avoid browsing the web during the time dedicated to learning. It’s essential to remain diligent when setting boundaries for breaks during lessons. Make sure to set and achieve worktime goals before using your time to check social media or respond to messages.
Create a Routine
It is far too easy to brush aside online learning for other activities, then rush to complete assignments before their deadlines. Unfortunately, when hurrying through remote classes, students may find it challenging to retain and understand the information. Use discipline to set a schedule and stick to it to establish a routine.