Being an online student requires strong time management skills, so consider this an opportunity to enhance your organization. As published in the International Journal on ELearning (2017), students who felt a sense of control over their time, reported higher levels of success and satisfaction with their online learning experiences. To gain control over your schedule, try the following suggestions:
- Create a Semester Calendar that includes personal obligations and important assignment due dates for the last 8 weeks of the semester.
- Build weekly calendars that have scheduled hours for online work, reading, projects, studying, and personal commitments.
- Start each day with a checklist and prioritize your activities.