Five Tips to Help if You Are Having Trouble with Online Learning

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An example of a good online learning environment to maximize learning and productivity.

Reagan Stinson, Writer

As you may have heard, the Wentzville R-IV School District has shut down all schools until August. They have also taken away the snow days, which shortens the year,  changing the ending date to May 14 for seniors and May 22 for all other classes. This means online learning will continue until then.

For some students, this has been a difficult transition. For others, they’ve been doing better than ever. With a few weeks of online learning under our belts, most of us have got it under control, but if you haven’t, here are some tips to help!

 

  • Make a Dedicated Study Space.

 

It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, like a whole office, but it just needs to be quiet and organized. Having this separate space sharpens the mind and improves concentration.

 

  • Build a Plan or Schedule.

 

Again, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just a daily to-do list. However, if scheduling out time blocks works for you, by all means, do it. This can help you stay on track.

 

  • Be an Active Participant in Class.

 

Participate in zoom/google hangout calls and discussion boards, which can help you better understand the material and be more on top of upcoming assignments.

 

  • Phone a Friend.

 

Call a friend and work on the assignments together. Two brains are better than one!

 

  • Stay on Top of Your Assignments.

 

Don’t procrastinate and wait till the last minute to turn in your assignments. Creating a schedule can help with this. If you wait till the last minute and rush to turn something in, it won’t be your best work. 

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