8 Study Tips For Online Learners
– Learning Never Stops @ HIS
Given the current global situation, virtual learning seems inevitable for students of today. Many students are adapting well to virtual learning; some find they are doing better, and some find it a real struggle to cope.
Here are 8 quick tips to help you stay focused and motivated during this time.
Understand and respect the individual teachers’ expectations. Each teacher is different, with a different teaching style as well – so get to know what the teacher’s expectations are when attending their virtual classes, as well as the expectations of the work.
- Fully commit yourself and participate in the virtual classroom as required.
- Work with others effectively.
- Complete your learning tasks and assignments on time.
In addition to the learning objectives and rubrics shared by teachers, it will help to write out your own learning goals for each subject. Review and fine-tune them from time to time, and use this as a roadmap to stay on track with your learning.
Reach out if you need help. Reach out if you have questions. Reach out if you don’t understand. Participate in group discussions. If you are shy to voice your questions in an open forum or lesson, reach out to a teacher personally.
Create a private study space that’s bright and well ventilated. Try to ensure it’s quiet and distraction-free. Organise your space, and try to ensure you have good internet access.
Keep a calendar of assignments and work due – don’t wait until the last minute to get started on your work. Start work on the more challenging tasks first or tasks that require more time and effort. Set out a to-do list – try to set small goals to finish certain tasks at the end of each day.
Planning your work and tasks will help you stay on schedule. Procrastination is often the issue for missed deadlines. Leaving tasks unfinished to the last minute also means less effort and care will be taken to complete the job.
During your scheduled school breaks, make sure you stay off the device. Get in some quick stretches, or a healthy snack to fuel your energy. Stay hydrated. It is also important that when you are done for the day, that you pack up and organise your work space, so that you relax properly without all your books around you.
Reach out to your peers and form a study group of a manageable size. Keep the group chats focused on work – share your ideas, discuss assignments, and provide each other with motivation and moral support.