Online Learning Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks for Online Learning & Stress Management


Steps to Successful Online Learning

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Check Your Email!

Check your Blackboard or Canvas messages daily. Check your student email daily.

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Create a Workspace!

Find a quiet place to study. Set up an area with your books, computer, and other supplies. Ask your housemates to give you space when working.

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Make a Plan!

Practice good time management by creating a study schedule. Plan 2-3 hours per week of study for each class. For full-time students, that's between 30-45 hours.

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Limit Distractions!

Turn off the TV and silence your phone during your designated study time. Minimize noise by wearing headphones.

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Engage Virtually!

Don't skip out on classes that are meeting virtually. Make sure to connect with friends and classmates virtually for fun! Reward your hard work!

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Get Tutoring!

Free tutoring is available virtually to all students! Check your student email for more information!

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Contact Us!

Many campus resources have moved online. Email ace@kaskaskia.edu and we will get you to the right department for help.

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Rest!

Plan breaks throughout your day. Eat a snack, go for a walk, or stretch. It is important to walk away from your phone or computer. Eat well and get enough sleep!

Struggling with organization or feeling overwhelmed?

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) has developed some helpful tips and tricks to survive the semester.  ACE staff is working remotely but is happy to help!  To reach ACE staff you can email ace@kaskaskia.edu or text 618-545-3160.

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Reward Yourself!

How to focus on your long term goal, but reward yourself for smaller achievements along the way.

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Social Media Use

How to use social media without allowing it to eat up your study time.

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Motivate Yourself!

Take a break and then buckle down!

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How We Learn

The importance of using different methods to learn material.

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Deadlines! And How to Meet Them

How to avoid procrastination and last minute problems.

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It’s Okay to Daydream!

Using daydreaming, meditation, and focused breathing to relieve stress.

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Atmosphere Matters!

How sounds and scents affect studying.

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Eat Healthy for Success

How eating a healthy diet can enhance learning

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Help! I Don’t Understand!

How to get help when you don’t understand the class materials.

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Get Moving!

The benefits of exercise to effective learning.

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Go to Sleep!

The importance of sleep in stress management

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Use a Calendar!

How using a calendar can help with time management

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