Even More Time Management Tips For Online Students
A major challenge for students during the pandemic is time management. The coronavirus is altering how they live, study, and learn. Nothing is certain for the short-term, unpredictability has forced everyone to ad-lib just to get through the day. Online students must have the ability to be self-motivated, organized, and independent. Here are some basic time-management tips to make online learning more productive.
Eliminate any distractions
While a home environment provides convenience, comfort, and flexibility, it also presents the temptation to easily engage in activities that may be less productive. This tip is a correlate of having a dedicated workspace. It is important to resist multitasking when participating in distance learning or any type of learning. Research shows that multitasking may harm learning and productivity.
Be proactive with your work
Do not procrastinate nor look for ways to procrastinate. Work responsibly and “own” your work. Complete tasks as soon as possible.
Have a dedicated workspace
Learning in a traditional classroom setting means having a consistent workspace with minimal distractions. Having a dedicated workspace will help reduce the urge to multitask since learning is the only activity that occurs within the confines of this environment. It allows you to separate school from personal life.
Work in advance of deadlines
Online learning tends to give students flexibility, which may have a negative effect of allowing a student to procrastinate. Couple this with the distractions of learning at home and a cycle may be created whereby you always wait until the last minute to meet a deadline. This approach does not take into account any last-minute issues that may arise with the task itself. At this point, there will be no extra time available to remedy any newly-discovered problems.
Have the ability to improvise
Online learning allows students unprecedented autonomy and flexibility to learn. Understand that there is no right or wrong way to learn from home. Determine your strengths, weaknesses, likes, and dislikes, and use what works but always maintain the ability to change your learning style when necessary.
The implementation of an effective online distance learning platform was one of the California Desert Trial Academy’s primary goals from the first day it opened its doors to the residents of the Coachella Valley. CDTA students are provided with vast online resources that facilitate and enhance their learning experiences at their convenience, especially in the fall of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic rages throughout the United States. The CDTA College of Law continues to train, educate, and develop students to be exceptional attorneys and trial advocates despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call us today at (760) 342-0900 or find out more online here.