Ways to successfully manage online learning


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Even though the switch to online learning has been challenging, these tips can help make it a bit easier.

Sasha Anand, Features Editor

A lot has changed in the world recently and with the different style of learning put in place this semester, it can be even more stressful staying on top of classes and assignments. Here are a few things you can do to make online classes a little bit easier. 


Make a to do list: Making a to do list can help you keep track of everything you need to do, from homework to work to chores.


Write out a daily schedule: Make note of everything you need to do and include time slots for each thing. Include your classwork as well as chores and things to be done around the house. Keeping track of things that you need to do and giving them assigned time slots can give you the motivation to stick to your schedule and get things done in a timely manner. 


Check things off your to do list: Give yourself a little reward by checking off the tasks as you complete them. 


Take time to relax: Make time to focus on your self-care. Try to give yourself a few minutes each day to do something you enjoy, whether that is going for a walk or watching an episode of a TV show you enjoy. 


Make sure to get proper nutrition: Getting proper nutrition makes your body feel better and your brain feel sharper to get you through your stressful days and late night cram sessions. 


Get proper sleep: This one can be easier said than done but it is very important. Having a good night’s rest gives your body the chance to recharge so you can tackle the day ahead. If you have to pull the occasional all-nighter, you can allow yourself a short nap to catch up on some sleep. 


Use your resources: Despite the switch to online learning, there are still a lot of resources being put out there. For example, the USU Ballroom is being set up to serve as a computer lab for those who do not have access to a computer. The Cougar Pantry is doing a drive-up food distribution service located at the Campus Way Circle (outside the first floor of the University Student Union) from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 


If you are struggling in a class, take advantage of your professor’s office hours (offered virtually.)


Even with this semester looking a little different, keeping organized and taking care of yourself can lead you towards success. 

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