Finding academic success in your online studies is not as overwhelming as you think. Especially if you took classes in Fall 2020, you probably already have some structure to your online routine or simple techniques that work for you. Still looking to up your game? Incorporating these helpful tips into learning from home can help you finish out the school year strong.
First and foremost, treat your online classes as you would a normal class. Even though an online structure presents more flexibility, treat the class as if it were in person designating time to attend, engage, study, and test.
- Show Up
Creating a space in your home with minimal distractions, good lighting, and comfortable seating will help you focus on the task at hand. Ultimately, the more comfortable and relaxed you are the more efficient and successful you will be.
- Designate a Learning Space
Everyone learns differently. Take a minute to examine what learning approach works best for you. Maybe it’s working every day in small increments of time at the same time; maybe it’s dedicating several days to school, and alternate days off. Do you work better under pressure? Are you a procrastinator? Do you prefer working in a group setting? Once you determine your strengths, adjust your schedule accordingly.
- Review Your Study Habits
Balancing school work with the rest of your life takes effort and planning. Create a schedule that works best for you based on your study habits and other commitments in your life.
- Manage Your Time Efficiently
Success comes when you enjoy what you’re doing. During online sessions, be fully present and apply what you are learning to what you wish to gain from the subject. Participate when appropriate and engage with your peers and instructor. You will reap the rewards.
- Be Engaged
Persistence is the number one key to online learning success. Those who find success are committed to their goals and take challenges as they come without getting discouraged. Successful students also reach out for help when they need it. PVCC has many resources to help you achieve your educational goals including online tutoring, faculty office hours, and more. For specific information, call 602-787-7000 or chat with us via our website bit.ly/Chat_PVCC.