like with anything in life, doing something with a pal or buddy is more fun.
Now that the semester is underway and you’ve likely found your groove and
balance of family/work/school, here’s another tip to help you on your road to
success—form a study group.
put off until tomorrow what you can get a jumpstart on today
on track with studying and homework is the obvious path to mastering your
classes. Doing that along with the good old-fashioned study buddy (or 2, or 3)
will make it all the more enjoyable. Reach out to other members of your class
to form a study group and support each other.
your notes clear as mud? It’s time to fix that
you ever found yourself becoming blurry-eyed reading and re-reading the same
notes over and over, without really understanding what you’re reading? Learning
online has its own set of challenges, especially because it’s such a departure
from the norm. Your commitment to succeeding in this endeavor is one of the
most important accomplishments you can achieve—and ensuring you grasp the
concepts covered lesson by lesson will support that success. Getting input and
insight from others in the same class will enable you to better understand the
curriculum being covered, and reassure you that any struggles you may be having
aren’t yours alone.
prep can be a group effort
better to help you prepare for tests than those who are learning along with you?
Your study group can quiz each other to test everyone’s understanding of the
material and pose questions among the group that perhaps you hadn’t thought
about. Since comprehension and retention are key to passing grades, your
cohorts are the best source of help.
a load off… and a deep breath
those in your class that want to work with a group is always a comforting and
stress relieving thing. While you may be “alone” in an online class, you’re
certainly not by yourself! Sharing your concerns, anxieties and struggles with
others removes the burden of trying to go it alone, which can sometimes be a
roadblock that you want to avoid. If
you’re the kind of learner that likes to study solo, that’s great! However if
you’re not, just remember there are others just like you who would appreciate
you reaching out to them as much as you would appreciate it if they took the
online can be a really enjoyable experience. Just remember that while you may
feel that you’re a “class of one”, you’re certainly not. All it takes is the
initiative to break the ice and you’ll likely find that others are more willing
to work with you than you may have thought.
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