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How to Rock Your First Semester Online!


Recently, we’ve been talking a lot about how to be successful during your first semester of university or college online. From tips about virtual classroom conduct to the best digital tools to how to connect with your campus community–virtually, there’s a lot of information on our blog to help you rock your first semester online, but now more than ever students need strong executive functioning skills to find success in their virtual classes.

That’s why we’ve introduced How to Rock Your First Semester Online, a new workshop specifically for students heading to post-secondary to give them the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to prepare them for academic success.

How to Rock Your First Semester Online is an instructional as well as practical, hands-on work session. During this course, students will explore organizational strategies and understand the resources available to post-secondary students. We will also address how to communicate with professors and teaching assistants, how to make use of a course outline, and how to set goals and practice effective time management. These skills will be vital for students entering their first year of post-secondary.

Topics will include:

  • Goal setting
  • Organizational systems (both digital and physical)
  • Creating a productive at-home workspace
  • Learning how to learn
  • Effective note-taking (both digital and physical)
  • Time management skills
  • Strategies for managing procrastination
  • Universal test/exam taking skills for various subjects
  • Active reading techniques for better comprehension and retention
  • How to study efficiently, save time, and do well academically

We know that starting your first semester online can feel a little intimidating and maybe even overwhelming, but we’re here to help you learn the skills you need to succeed. How to Rock Your First Semester Online will be offered virtually September 12th and October 3rd. Want to join us or learn more? Check out our calendar or contact us!

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