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Tips for Online Students

  • Familiarize yourself with the course site and its navigation.
  • Read all of the course syllabus and/or course guidelines.
  • Identify the necessary tools to complete assignments, such as proper hardware equipment and software packages.
  • Be realistic about the required time to successfully complete your academic work.
  • Set interim goals and deadlines for yourself, and stick to them.
  • Organize your goals in a study schedule.
  • Avoid interruptions while working online.
  • Know where to study--in distraction-free locations.
  • Stay in touch with your instructor.
  • Prepare for all assignments and tests.
  • Use good communication skills.
  • Evaluate your own progress regularly.
  • Use your test time wisely.
  • Find some study-buddies.
  • Discuss your progress with your instructor.


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