Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well. As we come to the end of our second week of the fall semester, I hope we are all getting into the zone of online learning. Whether this is a new experience for you as it is for me, or if you are a seasoned professional, some tips are always helpful. Without further ado here are my top tips for online studying:

  1. Set up your space in a way that works best for you – my strategy is to keep it clutter free to avoid any possible distractions.
  2. Be presentable – when we are using our webcams during class or a meeting, I think it’s important to look good. Don’t get me wrong, I also love my sweat pants but when it comes to online classes I like to look good so as I can do well.
  3. Mute your microphone (please) – this is an important one. It is polite and respectful of everyone’s time to keep it on mute unless you are speaking.
  4. Be an active listener – This one is the most important in my opinion. We are hear to learn and improve ourselves. If we are not actively listening, we are not making the most of the opportunity.
  5. Don’t be afraid to participate – each professor has a different expectation for participation, but I find that I get more out of the class when I am a part of the conversation.

Here are some more resources to check out:

  • Some great tips from a teacher who has also been a principle – have a look at this video from the Tarver Academy
  • A helpful article on internet etiquette published by Pearson
  • A quick video from Mr. Vacca who is also a teacher with a cool YouTube channel

I hope these tips and resources come in handy for your next class! Finally, a quick reminder of our SGA elections – don’t forget to vote by September 23rd! And the upcoming event hosted by the SGA in collaboration with GGU Social. For more information about these please visit our previous post here.

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