Success comes from setting strong SMART Goals for yourself and committing to obtaining them. The ability to recognize the need to improve your self-management skills and study habits (such as keeping yourself on track, meeting deadlines, and working independently), and your willingness to work on these skills will determine your success in online learning and beyond. Use the following resources to enable you to take charge and meet challenges head on.
Think about what you need to get done this term - these are your big goals. Break your big goals into smaller pieces so they're more manageable and progress is easier to track. This approach is part of the SMART Goals technique. Learn more about setting goals to support success!
Sometimes overwhelm can lead to procrastination. Not knowing where to begin, it can be easy to put off starting. However, with deadlines, due dates, and upcoming exams, getting started is inevitable. Here are a number of ideas you can try to get started sooner.
Does thinking about homework and studying make your pulse race? Are you trying to prepare for the work to come, or catching up on what's already been assigned? Either way, you're on the right track. Start with this worksheet, and then see an Academic Coach for more personalized support!
Watch this comprehensive video on how to manage what you do with your time and how to prioritize your tasks. (Runtime 21:47)
A time survey helps you better understand where all of your time goes. Professors expect students to spend an average of 2-3 hours per class credit on homework and studies each week. Do you have enough time for your studies?
A calendar can be a great way to stay organized. This worksheet provides helpful suggestions and tips to assemble a calendar that will work for you! Before you start, check out the Time Survey worksheet to identify what you need to make time for each week.
This video is a primer on motivational theory to help you maintain your drive throughout college. (Runtime 17:32)
Kurzweil 3000 is a free support software with a wide range of uses for working with electronic docs! Use it to convert docs from text to speech, mark up docs, take notes, create outlines, and build brainstorms -- all in one place! Try it on your own or meet with a coach for a demo!
Not sure where to start or how to apply these resources to your school life? Academic coaches can work with you on these resources to supercharge your academic career and get the most out of your university experience. Meeting with a coach will better prepare you for the online/remote classroom environment.