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Prioritizing for Online Course Success

Unbeknownst to me back in my first year of undergraduate studies, success in education is not only about intelligence. There are a number of additional skills required, many if not all of them learned. These include things like time management,

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Why Proactivity Beats Procrastination in Online Courses

As college students, we’ve all had this temptation. It’s Wednesday and the teacher closes class by passing out your next homework assignment. After you let out an involuntary sigh, you look at the top of the paper and find some

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Toddler vs. Deadline, Round 1: The Importance of Time Management

The following is an account of a recent ‘challenge’ to completing my coursework, narrated by myself as if in the moment. It is given to illustrate a very real challenge that some of us may face in completing a course

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Tips for Success in Your Online Class

The fall semester is winding down. This term I’ve learned a lot from my online class both in content and about being a better student. Here are some tips that I’ve gathered over the semester in managing an online class:

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5 Steps to Online Course Time Management

The last 30 seconds of class are crucial. Students start clicking their pens, closing their laptops and zipping up their bags. As the clock is about to strike the minute, everyone listens to the professor give the most important information

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Tips For Online Learners

Online classes can be daunting for people who’ve never taken them before. Some people are successful at integrating them into their busy schedules, but some struggle to find any time to do the work. That’s why I put together the

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Five Lessons I Learned from this Semester’s Online Classes

As the sun rises on summer break, I’d like to look back at this past semester as one that will prepare me for future online classes. Along with learning came mistakes here and there, and I’d like to share some

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Organization: A Possible Feat for Even the Worst of Procrastinators

Hello all. It’s been a while, but that’s because I’m a horrible procrastinator that lets work pile up to roughly the size of a hobbit. For those of you who are not familiar with the lovely world of Tolkien, get

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Dear Seniors: SIX MORE WEEKS!

For those of us who are graduating in May, only six weeks remain in our college careers. The transition to graduate school or the working world is at our fingertips! However, this quickly approaching freedom does not necessarily permit us seniors

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Online Classes: The Introduction

By Tori Darden Online classes. The idea of them invokes both fear and relief inside of me. I know what you’re thinking: “But Tori, you can stay in bed and go to class at the same time! No one has

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