College life can be very challenging as we attempt to transition from face-to-face to online classes. It can be especially difficult to have a structured schedule with everything being online.
Here are some scheduling tips for taking online courses at EMU:
1)Make sure your sleeping and eating patterns are the same.
-Set a timer or an alarm for when it’s time for you to go to bed.
-Create a time frame where you will eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
*Eat healthy snacks and drink water in between classes and virtual meetings
2) Use a planner for writing down homework and extracurricular activities..
*Write your classes in order from Monday-Friday
Highlight important dates (finals, essays, and tests)
3) Find free time between your classes and job scheduling
-Any free time between your classes, eat or work on homework, etc.
4) Remember to Relax!
-Make sure you take breaks
-Recharge your brain by reading your preferred books or magazines
Take time for yourself. Feel free to take a break away from your phone, laptop, and other electronics.
If you find yourself having a hard time dealing with online classes, the Holman Success Center aims to support students. Success Coaches: https://bit.ly/2w9I008
Supplemental Instructor: https://bit.ly/2vpn450
Peer Academic Coaches: https://bit.ly/2WjPiJw
For mental health needs and crisis intervention, talk to Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) (https://www.emich.edu/caps/)
About the writer:
Hello, My name is Bianca Ramsey and I am currently a Junior at EMU. I am pursuing a BA in Media Studies & Journalism with a minor in Communication, in addition to being a reporter & writer for the Eastern Echo.