Online and remote courses require having an area compatible to your study habits, as well as good study habits. The time you spend on your studies in the online environment is roughly the same as you would spend in an on-campus course, however you will need to factor in the time you spend in D2L (the online classroom). For example, in a 4-credit online course, you should expect to spend a minimum of 12 hours per week working on the course (4 hours "in class" plus 2-3 hours per credit hour outside of class on homework, studying, and other class-related activities). If you are planning on being a full-time student, it is important to budget a minimum of 32 hours per week on school-related activities. Your effort and attitude towards your online studies can greatly impact your success. By devising a way to keep track of your assignments and due dates to plan your work you can monitor your progress. Use the following resources to strengthen your study habits and help you create a productive workspace.
Studying doesn't just involve attending lecture and doing homework. It includes time spent before, during, and after class. This handout offers an overview of the study cycle with a recommendation on how to structure your study sessions.
Having a dedicated space for study can support productivity. Whether you already have a go-to spot, or you're trying to identify where the best area would be, keeping these tips in mind will help make your workspace an ideal place to get things done.
Ever studied for three hours straight only to feel exhausted and like you got nowhere? Watch this video to learn how to study more effectively. (Runtime 32:07)
These six tips for attending remote classes via Zoom can support connection with your professor, your classmates, and the course material. Included within is a link to the full "Zoom Exhaustion is Real" article that was the source for these tips.
Not sure where to start or how to apply these resources to your school life? Academic coaches can work with you on these resources to supercharge your academic career and get the most out of your university experience. Meeting with a coach will better prepare you for the online/remote classroom environment.