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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
All student related questions
firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 6279 1155
Help with study or assignment related questions
▪ Language skills ▪ Study skills
▪ Basic IT skills ▪ Numeracy skills
Arman Abdenia email@example.com
Free and confidential counselling service for all ECC students
Amber Roche Amber.Roche@ecc.edu.au
or 08 6279 1114