Online classes can be challenging to navigate! That’s why I’ve curated my Top 10 resource recommendations for acing your college courses. Like many of you reading this, I am also a college student. Whether you are in your first year, are in the transferring process, or are about to graduate, our mission at UAII Workforce Development is to help you feel supported. You may already be familiar with a few of the resources I am providing, but allow this to be your reminder to use them! Trust me, they do help.
1. An article I recommend reading is “Tips for Taking Online Classes: 8 Strategies for Success” by Northeastern University. This article covers almost all of the advice I would personally give to you if you requested helpful tips for school. It’s imperative that as a student, you are disciplined, focused, and organized. One thing the article doesn’t mention is that it’s equally important to stay optimistic and hopeful for the future. Although we are amid a pandemic, I hope you can find motivation in the subjects you care about.
2. We all need a moment of relaxation. This playlist has over 100 peaceful meditation songs. Take a listen when you feel most stressed, or just need to feel accompanied by sound. You can also create a Spotify account for free if you don’t already have one! Better yet, if you are a current client you can use your new wireless earbuds provided in your Student Success Kit to enjoy some relaxing tunes.
Applications for your phone can make a world of difference. I have chosen four of the best applications to better help you in online coursework. Take a look!
Lastly, I am providing you with four of my favorite websites that have heavily contributed to my success as a student (not to mention, many of them are time savers).
7. Grammarly, to help with writing assignments by checking grammar, punctuation, style, and more.
8. Khan Academy, to provide you with personalized learning in all subjects.
9. EasyBib, to assist you in creating citations and checking for plagiarism.
10. Quizlet, so you can create flashcards and study for tests digitally.
Hopefully, these recommendations are helpful to you in one way or another. Remember, don’t be too hard on yourself. We are all humans doing the best we can in an unprecedented time. Have a great rest of your school year, and chase your dreams!
If you feel that you need additional academic support, do not hesitate to reach out to your UAII Workforce Specialist. If you do not yet have a specialist and would like to apply to the UAII Workforce Development Program, you can do so at www.uaiiworkforce.com/apply.