Welcome to week 2!
Tip #1: Set up a proper workspace
One of the most valuable things you can do before the school year begins is to get yourself organized. Starting off with a clean slate will allow you to feel less stressed and better prepared to take on the new year.
When setting up your workspace:
Supplies needed for school:
Before school starts, its a good idea to get all of your supplies in one place so that anything you need during the school year is readily available! Here is a sample checklist of supplies that are necessary/helpful for efficient online learning:
Tip #2: Minimize the physical strain of being online
Being online has its perks but it also has some downfalls! Sometimes the physical strain of being online can reduce both productivity and focus!
Reduce the physical strain of being online by:
Tip #3: Stay motivated and ask for help when needed
It can be challenging to stay motivated to work hard throughout the school year, especially when classes are online. Here a some tips that'll help you stay on top of your game:
For more tips for staying motivated with online learning, check out the McMaster Student Success Centre
To help you stay on task and track your habits throughout the day, check out the Flora App
Feeling sluggish during a long day of classes and school work? Check out these 14 Study Snacks to help your power through your day.
To help keep yourself feeling energized and sharp, it's important to keep your body moving throughout the day. To take a look at some exercises you can do even at your desk, click the link HERE
Tip #4: Manage back-to-back in-person and online classes
The constant change between a virtual environment and an in-person environment may turn out to be a little hectic! Here are ways to make your daily transitions more efficient:
Book a study space at a library:
Check out the study spaces on campus: