I don't know about you but my son's university is NOT holding on campus classes for the fall semester so we are doing school from home again.
How Can I Succeed at Distance Learning?
Many students are now getting their education in a different kind of “classroom”—their home. If that’s true of you, how can you make the best of it? Here are some suggestions.
Five tips to help you succeed
1. Plan your routine. Try to maintain a regular schedule, just as you would if you were at school. Set aside specific times for schoolwork, chores, and other important matters. You can adjust your schedule as needed.
To think about: Why is it a good idea to write down your schedule and put it where you will easily see it?
2. Cultivate self-discipline. Part of growing up is realizing that sometimes you have to tackle the work at hand—even when you aren’t motivated. Don’t procrastinate!
To think about: How can doing your schoolwork in the same place and at the same time each day increase your self-discipline?
3. Create a study space. Have on hand all the materials you need. Make your learning environment comfortable, but not cozy. You’re there to work, not to snooze! If you can’t have a dedicated area for your schoolwork, maybe the kitchen or a bedroom could be set aside as your study space during your school period.
To think about: What adjustments could you make so that your study area is set up for learning.
4. Learn to focus. Concentrate on the subject at hand, and don’t multitask. If you try to do several things at once, you’re more likely to make mistakes and take longer to complete your work.
To think about: Could you gradually increase the amount of time you can
focus on one assignment?
5. Take breaks. Go for a walk, ride your bike, or exercise. A hobby too can refresh you. “But get your work done first,” says the book School Power. “Free time feels freer when you don’t have unfinished business.”
To think about: What kind of breaks will help you resume your schoolwork
with a clear mind?
So, in review: How can I succeed at distance learning?