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How to Ace Online Learning

With schools closed again, online learning is back. In this guide, we explore four tips to help you ace online learning.

1. Set up a Study Space

In order to be productive, it’s essential to have a designated study space. Ideally, this space should be a room other than your bedroom. In this space, you will need a desk and a chair. A fake plant is also a nice addition.

The area should be well-lit and free from distractions, such as talking and your phone. If you don’t have access to a quiet study space, try using headphones with instrumental music to improve your focus.

a desk with a mac and a plant.

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Read our full guide on the perfect study space here.

2. Get Organised

Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘For every minute spent organising, an hour is earned’. With online learning, organisation is key. You want to make sure that you can easily access everything you need before you begin your online class or study session. This will ensure that you don’t waste any time looking for things while you’re focused on your studies.

Below is a checklist of the things that you will need to have before you start your session.

Essential Items

1. Relevant Notes and Textbooks

2. Pens, Pencils and Colouring Pencils

3. Computer/ Tablet

4. Copies

5. Refill Pad

6. Calculator

organised desk

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3. Make a To-do List

When you’re not in school, it’s easy to lose track of the work you need to complete for teachers. Making a to-do list helps reduce this risk. You can use an app such as Todoist or Microsoft To Do, or you can use our free, printable to-do list template, if you prefer writing out your tasks by hand.

Once you’ve decided on your medium, it’s time to start putting your to do list to good use. Whenever your teacher assigns you a piece of work, make note of it in your to-do list. Remember to check your list regularly.

To-do lists are also useful for making a study plan for the day. By clearing writing down what chapters/sections you want to study each day, you’re more likely to actually do it.

4. Attend Classes

Whenever your teachers set up classes on Zoom or Microsoft Teams, make sure that you attend them (even the early ones!). If you don’t attend your classes, you will fall behind with your coursework and miss out on important information about assignments and tests.

While in class, make sure that you don’t have your phone on your desk, as you will get distracted by it. In order to stay focused, make sure to take notes.

If there’s anything you don’t understand, make sure to ask your teacher and they’ll be happy to help you.

Thanks for reading our guide on how to ace online learning. View all of our study tips here, or download free notes here.

– The examable Team

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