No one ever taught us how to excel in class when schools went online.
We are here to give you some pointers on how to do better in your online classes than you did IRL!
1. Location, Location, Location! 🏡
Nice weather might make going outside for class sound like a great idea. It’s not. Neither is setting up your laptop in the kitchen as your roommate makes lunch, no matter how good it smells. Pick a quiet, well-lit location with strong wifi. Avoid being in a room with other people, pets, or distractions at all costs.
2. Be Prepared 🤓
Before the live class even starts, your ability to focus and succeed is already determined. Do you have a note pad and pen at the ready? Did you do the homework? There was homework? That’s right, and the worst time to realize it is when the teacher calls on you to answer a problem. Simplify things, get your homework done the night before using Numerade as your private tutor.
3. Be Early for Your Glo Up 💇
We’ve all been there. Class starts in one minute so you enable your computer’s camera, and the horror! Your hair looks like a bird’s nest, your clothes are thrown around your room, and you have food all over your face. Now the scramble is on to make yourself and room presentable. Just join a few minutes earlier to make sure you’re camera ready.
4. DON’T MUTE?!? 🔊
This one might be out there, but it does the trick for me. To force yourself to pay attention, do not put yourself on mute. As long as you’re in a quiet room this shouldn’t be a problem. The fear of accidentally auto-playing a video while surfing the web or scrolling on your phone will keep you from losing attention. It also makes the teacher more likely to call on you, which is a good thing! Stay on your toes and actually learn something during class.
5. Post-Class Hustle 📝
Just got done with a 90-minute lecture and time for a well-deserved break, right? NOPE! You’re in class mode still in a distraction-free environment. Review your notes and make sure you understand everything that was covered. If you are still unsure about a certain topic, find lessons for it on Numerade to clear things up while your class lecture is still fresh in your mind. Then you can get back to your memes.