Many students today are tackling online learning for the first time. Maybe you are finding yourself in the same situation. Your 'new normal' is more of a 'new challenge' than ever before. Perhaps you're asking your friends and family for advice. Maybe you spoke with your boss or coworkers for guidance. But at the end of the day, it's the advice of those who came before you and accomplished their goals that prove invaluable.
With that in mind, we asked our students and alumni to share their top Do's and Don'ts for new students taking online courses for the first time, and we gathered the top comments into one SlideShare. Each slide offers valuable advice from students just like you, for you. Whenever you need a bit of inspiration, click through these slides until you find just what you’re looking for.
Top 21 DO's and DON'Ts for New Online Students
At first, taking online courses can seem exciting and daunting all at once. That’s when the insight of those who have done it before you can be a lifesaver. So we asked our students and alumni to help you out and answer one question:
“What do or don’t would you share with a new student taking courses online for the first time?”
Here are their answers and the best advice for going back to college for students, by students.
1. “For the military and veteran students: Do attempt to transfer as many military credits as possible and speak to the TESU representative if you have questions. Don’t make excuses - make time.” - Shawn Mitchell
2. “Plan for the unexpected. For example, I had planned on writing a paper today, but found myself sitting in an ER all day. So get it done!” - Sue Macdonald
3. “Don’t quit! You will work hard and it will take a lot out of you, but it will be worth it!” - Stephanie Reid Dollaz
4. “Don't wait until Sunday to look at Sunday's assignment. Do tell your mentor if an assignment is going to be late because your cat walked across your keyboard and deleted a 4 page paper you just finished and didn’t save and now you have to rewrite it.” - Stacy Jimenez5. “Do manage your time.” - Gina Holmes
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Written by Thomas Edison State University