You can be parent, worker or even manager and now you need to go back to the studying practices you left behind years ago. During that time you have learned a lot other useful things, so here is what of them you can use to become good online student:
- Strategy for time-management.
This is the thing that will reflect the most on your presentation. From your time management skills will come either the stress, or the strength with which you will concentrate on your educational process. Choose a “base” activity – one which schedule you cannot change like full-time job, kid’s activities or else. It will set the spine of your schedule; organize your online classes around it in such manner that will give you time to do your assignments and projects.
- Discussing online.
Try to avoid empty comments like “You are right”; “Good job” and similar ones. When you reply to question, comment or discuss a given issue try to be valuable and don’t just repeat or summarize. Also try to communicate with everybody not with the same people. In this way you develop learned skills faster and better.
- Useful and forgettable.
These are the qualifications you need to develop for the skills and knowledge that you’ll get from the online classes. Everything you don’t put to work will be easily forgotten, so try to use as much as possible of the things you learn.
- Dig deep.
Ask questions, even if they don’t pop up during discussion, don’t be afraid to write a mail to your tutor to ask him or her about the subject that you’ve studied. Try not to repeat other students but if you didn’t get the needed information don’t give up till you get it.
- Motivation is the base.
Remind yourself what make you sign up for these courses when it gets tough or you feel lost and tired. Being out of contact without supervision can spoil your determination but don’t turn it into drama. Every student knows these moments once in a while, so they are passable.