4 Tips for Transitioning to Online Learning: College Edition
Texas Tech University is among thousands of colleges around the country making the transition to online learning due to the effects of COVID-19. While this can be a time of confusion and uncertainty, it is important for students to continue to stay motivated to complete their course requirements for the year. Here are four tips for college students who are transitioning to online learning.
- Develop a routine. Creating a daily routine helps students stay organized and excel in their courses. It is important for students to not only set aside time daily for school but for fun and relaxation as well. To provide more structure to their daily routine students should try to dedicate an area of their house to serve as a comfortable and functional workspace for classwork.
- Stay organized. A common concern about online classes is that they are generally more difficult because students are not physically in class. Using a planner is a great way for students to keep track of due dates and exams. If a physical planner is not your style, try an online option. Another organization tip is to try and time block your days. Set aside different timeframes throughout the day to work on specific assignments in order to alleviate overwhelming stress about classwork.
- Don't be afraid to ask for help. The transition to online classes can be difficult, but the College of Human Sciences team is here to help. To make a virtual advising appointment visit strive.ttu.edu. For questions or concerns call 806-742-1180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to these resources, students should also reach out to their professors and peers for questions and help concerning schoolwork.
- Lastly, relax! It is important that students take care of their mental health during this time to schedule time to relax and wind down. For student assistance, the Texas Tech Student Counseling Center is available by phone from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. In addition, The TTU Crisis Help Line (806-742-5555) is available 24/7 for any student in an immediate mental health crisis.