Tips for studying online

 

Now that ECC has witch to online learning in virtual classrooms, here are some tips to help you start online studying at home.

 

  1. Keep a schedule

Having a regular schedule helps with managing your usual study-load and maintaining good mental health too. Your classes will still be running on the usual timetable, so you need to plan accordingly.

 

  1. Set yourself achievable daily goals and weekly goals

Study load can quickly pile up if you do not keep on top of everything. Setting yourself a goal for what you want to achieve each day is important. For example, tasks such as; completing a reading, a chapter, completing a class activity, or research for your assignment. These are all easily achievable goals.

 

  1. Create a designated study area

 

Have a designated space just for studying. This will help you get into “study mode”. Have enough space for your laptop/books, sit at a chair with good posture (no slouching!) and avoid studying in bed.

 

  1. Give yourself regular breaks

Reward yourself with regular breaks from studying. Give your eyes a break from looking at screens all day and night (laptop, tv and phone screens). If you can, try to go outside for fresh air.

 

  1. Get familiar with your online communication

Make sure you ask your lecturers and teachers what their preferred contact method is. Whether it will be via email or discussion board, you want to stay in contact with them and ask them any questions if you are feeling confused about any of the content.

 

  1. Free yourself from distractions

During your allocated class or study time, make sure you turn off notifications and alerts on your phone (keep Facebook and WhatsApp closed!). Keeping yourself focused during study times is important for retaining important information.

 

  1. Self-care is important too!

Your physical and mental health is important. Make sure to take time out of the day to do something for yourself. This could be making a healthy meal, reading a book, listening to a podcast. Give your friend’s a call and ask them if they are making time for their own self-care.

Read more about what self-care is on the Every Mind website: https://everymind.org.au/need-help/self-care

 

  1. It’s ok to ask for help

Whether you need help from your lecturers, study support or counselling service, it is ok to ask for help! ECC has a range of Student support services available.

 

Student Services:

All student related questions

 

justask@ecc.edu.au or 08 6279 1155

 

Study Support:

Help with study or assignment related questions

 

▪ Language skills              ▪ Study skills

▪ Basic IT skills                  ▪ Numeracy skills

 

Arman Abdenia arman.abednia@ecc.edu.au

 

Counsellor Service:

Free and confidential counselling service for all ECC students

 

Amber Roche Amber.Roche@ecc.edu.au

or 08 6279 1114

 

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Tips for studying online

 

Now that ECC has switched to online learning in virtual classrooms, here are some tips to help you start online studying at home.

 

  1. Keep a schedule

Having a regular schedule helps with managing your usual study-load and maintaining good mental health too. Your classes will still be running on the usual timetable, so you need to plan accordingly.

 

  1. Set yourself achievable daily goals and weekly goals

Study load can quickly pile up if you do not keep on top of everything. Setting yourself a goal for what you want to achieve each day is important. For example, tasks such as; completing a reading, a chapter, completing a class activity, or research for your assignment. These are all easily achievable goals.

 

  1. Create a designated study area

 

Have a designated space just for studying. This will help you get into “study mode”. Have enough space for your laptop/books, sit at a chair with good posture (no slouching!) and avoid studying in bed.

 

  1. Give yourself regular breaks

Reward yourself with regular breaks from studying. Give your eyes a break from looking at screens all day and night (laptop, tv and phone screens). If you can, try to go outside for fresh air.

 

  1. Get familiar with your online communication

Make sure you ask your lecturers and teachers what their preferred contact method is. Whether it will be via email or discussion board, you want to stay in contact with them and ask them any questions if you are feeling confused about any of the content.

 

  1. Free yourself from distractions

During your allocated class or study time, make sure you turn off notifications and alerts on your phone (keep Facebook and WhatsApp closed!). Keeping yourself focused during study times is important for retaining important information.

 

  1. Self-care is important too!

Your physical and mental health is important. Make sure to take time out of the day to do something for yourself. This could be making a healthy meal, reading a book, listening to a podcast. Give your friend’s a call and ask them if they are making time for their own self-care.

Read more about what self-care is on the Every Mind website: https://everymind.org.au/need-help/self-care

 

  1. It’s ok to ask for help

Whether you need help from your lecturers, study support or counselling service, it is ok to ask for help! ECC has a range of Student support services available.

 

Student Services:

All student related questions

 

justask@ecc.edu.au or 08 6279 1155

 

Study Support:

Help with study or assignment related questions

 

▪ Language skills              ▪ Study skills

▪ Basic IT skills                  ▪ Numeracy skills

 

Arman Abdenia arman.abednia@ecc.edu.au

 

Counsellor Service:

Free and confidential counselling service for all ECC students

 

Amber Roche Amber.Roche@ecc.edu.au

or 08 6279 1114