5 Tips For Being Successful in Your Online Classes

May 14, 2020

This semester is very different than any other semester before. Online classes work great for some, but not for everyone. Since we are all on the boat of having to do online classes anyways, here are 5 tips to help you out if online classes are not your thing!

1. Make a Study Plan - Set out a clear and achievable plan for you and stick to it! Decide what days you will work on each class and stick to the plan. It might even help to have a planner for your school things. Even if this is written down or just on your laptop, keep a clear plan somewhere to keep you focused.

2. Have a Dedicated Break Time - You can't just work on homework all day! Plan out times to take a break! Plan something during this time that you look forward too. Maybe to watch an episode of a show you love, go out to get a soda, or make some cookies. Don't forget your brain needs a break too.

3. Find a Quiet Place and Eliminate Distractions - Pick a place that is quiet or secluded for you to work. Luckily, if you are at The Landing you have your own desk area! Put your phone in another room, don't have social media open on your laptop, and either put music that helps you focus or don't turn on any music at all.

4. Break Down Tasks - Make a to-do list and schedule when you will get stuff done that day. Anyone else love crossing off things you have gotten done?! By breaking up what you need to get done each day you get lessen the stress you are already feeling about everything that you need to finish.

5. Reward Yourself - Get a good grade on that test or assignments?! Well, what are you waiting for?! Reward yourself! This also can be a great way to motivate yourself!

Now get to work and best of luck!