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The 9 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Taking an Online Course

COVID-19 has made many universities and colleges across the country to transition to remote learning environments. Many on-campus college and university students are now attending their classes from their computers, laptops, and tablets. Online learning is not as easy as it sounds. The retention and completion rate of online courses is low. Many students that have been forced to take remote sessions by the on-going Covid-19 pandemic are finding it rough. Life is getting a little hectic for them because they had no time to prepare. 

No one knows when the Covid-19 vaccine will be out or when the current situation will stabilize, but what we know is that many people will not be able to get back to their normal lives. Many college and university students are likely to drop out due to the inconveniences that come with remote learning. Some will start dropping in terms of class performance. 

If you are one of the many college students that have now transitioned to remote learning, you might be wondering what you need to do to avoid becoming a victim of the situation. We are here to help you and make your remote learning as smooth as on-campus learning. To make your journey to completing your college degree smooth, here are some of the mistakes that you should avoid as an online student.

1. Poor Time Management

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One of the biggest mistakes many students are making when learning online is assuming that they have all the time in the world to finish their class assignments. Many of them are waiting until the last minute to start working on their tests. Waiting until the last minute to start working on your homework can cause anxiety and stress. In addition to anxiety and stress, you will also not perform well because you won’t have enough time to depict your best work.

Not all instructors create a schedule for their online students that lists when they have to submit assignments. Whether your instructor provides you with a schedule or not, you should create one for yourself. Since you are now studying from home, there are higher chances that you will also be working. Working while studying is great, but you should not forget the deadlines of your class assignments over your office projects. Making sure that you are devoting enough time to your online course can help you perform better and avoid having to submit assignments late.

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