We are all realizing the truth about a remote or hybrid semester….IT IS HARD!
Don’t let your GPA turn into another thing that goes wrong in 2020.
These are some simple tips to try out early in your semester, before things go off the rails. (Or if you’re a smarty pants, try these out to make it to the top of your class!)
1. Plug into Zoom 🎧
Why is it that video conference classes are so much harder to concentrate on than IRL? Something about not being there really impacts focus. Putting on a pair of headphones might be the best thing you can do. It will block out outside noises from distracting you and as an added bonus makes it easier for others to hear you.
2. Watch Your Textbooks?! 👀
No, you can’t get out of reading your textbooks, nor should you want to. But as you’re reading and working through problems…
Instead of rereading the same thing over and over without understanding it, or struggling with a problem you are lost on, you can watch a free lesson from a real high school or college teacher who will explain it to you in an easy to understand way.
3. Ask Away ✋
Remember the saying there are no stupid questions? That’s not completely accurate…the only stupid questions are the one’s you don’t ask when you are confused. Don’t feel like asking your own teacher and waiting for a response?
4. Practice Makes Perfect 🏀
With less in-class time, you most likely are not taking as many small assessments. Most courses are doing a midterm and final and that’s it. Problem is, its those small assessments that help you learn as you go instead of cramming. This means you’ll need to test yourself to truly know if you’re prepared for the big exams.
5. Don’t Panic 😱
It is still relatively early in the semester, and even if you feel like you’ve fallen behind, there is still time to turn it around. The worst thing you can do is panic and then either give up or feel overwhelmed. Understand that most of your grades are still ahead of you, and if you follow these tips you can ace your courses.