Online college students dread a bad semester. A bad semester may entail the student failed a lot of subjects. Perhaps it could be a semester when the students performed poorly despite passing. Regardless of what a failed semester means, online college students always want a way to bounce back.
The art of self-care
Drowning yourself in textbooks and study materials is actually very counterproductive. When looking to bounce back, you should look at how you’re taking care of yourself in the first place. Do you give enough time for your personal relationships and mental health? Many successful online college students know how to give time for these things.
Doing first things first
Procrastination is an opponent that all students face. One trick of beating such an opponent is doing what you need to do the moment you wake up. If you delay your study session, you are more likely to get caught up in other distracting activities.
Get into a study community
You need to be really surrounded by people who are serious about studying. Bouncing back will feel smoother when you are with people who are trying to do the same. Such a community also helps prevent you from slipping back into habits that will hinder your recovery.
Take that extra credit
Sometimes an instructor or professor will give a student a chance to bounce back. Additional assignments can be given out as extra credits. Don’t miss this opportunity and take it when you can. Not every professor gives them.
Just show up
Showing up is a piece of advice that is also applicable to online classes. Show up to Zoom class sessions. If you don’t have conference calls, show up at your study desk to study. Showing up is indeed half of the battle, so make sure to be there every time you need to.