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What Every Online Student Needs to Know

We all have habits that were developed over a lifetime. Some habits help us move forward, while others have the power to hold us back. If you’re new to online learning or thinking about enrolling in an online program, the following tips can be of value.

  • Keep an open mind. Online learning may offer what seems like a limitless amount of learning opportunities. You can take classes on you own terms. However, you may have to adjust your learning style. So keep an open mind with respect to what works best for you.
  • Establish a daily routine. You may need to adjust your routine when taking an online class. Some find comfort in not having to show up at class at a certain time each day while attending a regular school. For them, the freedom of taking classes online can be slightly intimidating at first. Establish a daily routine of when you’ll study and complete assignments.
  • Remember that patience is a virtue. Online instruction is different than the coursework offered in a regular classroom. There may be a few kinks that you’ll need to deal with, like an Internet connection that fails or exercising the personal discipline needed to follow through on assignments.
  • Maintain order in your files and on your computer. A computer is your lifeline when pursuing an online degree. Make sure your software and hardware elements are kept up to date.
  • Participate in class. The freedom to learn anytime and anywhere doesn’t mean you’re free from having to participate. Participation allows you to discuss topics, gather information and gain insights from others. It may also be a factor that helps determine your grade.

Contact Everest University Online, a division of Everest University, to learn more about the associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees offered.


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