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Academic Success of Online Students

  • 24/Jun/2021

Online college students experience many challenges. Some struggle with tech issues, while others have trouble staying motivated. This is especially true for learners new to online classes, including those whose schools were forced to switch to remote learning due to the pandemic. Regardless of how your classes are being delivered, one of the keys to success for all students is to possess solid study skills. We have 7 Tips for Acing Your Online Classes:- 1. Reduce Distractions Staying focused on your goals is just as important as carving out distraction-free time for your online studies. And let's face it. Life can certainly be distracting. Adding school to your everyday schedule makes it harder to manage other life responsibilities and commitments. Some of the essential strategies that are recommended include the following: • Create weekly to-do lists • Review class and assignment instructions carefully • Attend all live class sessions 2. Take Notes Taking notes can be another helpful way to focus your attention during what might be limited study time. Whether you're attending a live class meeting, viewing a prerecorded session, or reading from a textbook, you've got multiple note taking methods to choose from. Some evidence suggests that taking notes by hand is more beneficial than typing them out, but ultimately both writing and typing notes can be effective. Just find the system that works for you and stick with it. 3. Get Practical Experience Students enroll in their online programs to help themselves to attain specific career or employment goals. It's no surprise, then, that their study advice included getting real-world experience with concepts learned in class. Explore internship opportunities in your online program or if you're working while in school look for ways to tie class assignments and discussions to your work interests and current projects. Talk to your instructor to find out more about hands-on, professional opportunities. 4. Do the Reading Many students new to online learning assume their classes won't require a lot of reading or even come with required textbooks, but this is a common myth. In fact, you might find yourself having to do more reading in an online class than you would in a traditional in-person class. Always keep track of where you are in the reading and review the chapters after they are covered in class to cover all the points that either weren’t covered or that you just didn’t understand. It can be easy to ignore assigned readings, especially if you're not being tested on your reading comprehension or are short on time. But it's best you make an effort to finish all required readings. The online students advised not only doing the readings but also reading carefully. Additionally, taking detailed notes can help you concentrate and get the most out of what you read. 5. Study While this tip may seem obvious, it was a popular response to our survey question. The truth is that learning doesn't just happen on its own — it's up to you to devote time and energy to complete the assignments, readings, and participation requirements in each of your online classes. You have to set aside a lot of time for studying and be on top of your schedule. Although the time required for each class will vary, you should plan on studying at least eight hours per week for an undergraduate course and 12 hours per week for a graduate-level course. Outside of school, the typical online student is busy managing family commitments and working, so devoting time to study for your classes is essential to your success. Connecting with your peers in a purposeful way outside of class can help you stay organized and focused. 6. Use Available Resources While it may feel isolating at times, you're not alone in your pursuit of an online program. Many student services can help you stay on track toward graduation. Whether you need academic help (e.g., tutoring, research skills), career advice (e.g., mentoring, counseling), or assistance with personal issues (e.g., physical and mental health), resources are available. Don't hesitate to reach out to these offices to start a conversation about possible solutions. Remember that your school wants you to succeed and is prepared to provide the support necessary to get you there. If you're not sure what resources are available, ask your instructors and academic advisor; they can share recommendations and connect you with the appropriate assistance. 7. Ask Questions Last, but certainly not least, it's critical that you ask questions in your online classes. If you're having trouble moving forward for any reason — for example, maybe you don't understand an assignment's instructions, want clarification on due dates, or simply need more information about a specific concept — take the initiative to reach out to your instructor. Even tough topics can and should be handled at a distance if they're hindering your academic progress. Rashika Mehrotra Asst. Teacher LPS Lakhimpur-Kheri