Study Tips for Online Students

  • Get organized. Create a folder for each class and purchase a calendar or planner to keep track of all of your assignments and obligations for the entire quarter.
  • Back up all of your electronic materials regularly. Because technology issues can occur with computer equipment, save your important files to a back up location and print out frequently referred-to documents.
  • Remain focused. Hang a sign on your door (or your back) that lets others know when you are “in class.”
  • Plan ahead. Activities such as online discussions, meeting with classmates, and downloading weekly assignments are time-consuming so schedule these into your day.
  • Stay ahead of the game. Don’t wait until the very last minute to complete your school work—give yourself deadlines that are a couple of days before the actual due date. This will give you extra time to get everything done and handed in on time.
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