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Treating Your Online Coursework Like A Full-Time Job

Whether you are in college or taking some online training courses, dedicating yourself to learn new things is a must. In fact, you should treat learning like a full-time job and set aside minimum 40 hours per week for learning. This is required to ensure successful learning and gaining new skills.

But, how to treat online learning like a full time job?

What you can really do is to get out of your house. Say NO to the TV and video games, go to your office, explore some online training courses, find the one, and start watching it. Study, do your homework and focus! Don’t let anything or anyone take your attention away! This is the only way to be successful in what you do!

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Learn To Manage Your Time

Whether you have signed up for a live online course or not, be prepared to manage your time. You must have enough time to take all of your courses, watch videos, do the needed exercises and have some time for learning and doing your homework, if there’s any. So, read through the class schedule, make your own mobile calendar version and reminder of all your classes, assignments, and quizzes.

To sum it up:

  • Make your own mobile version training course
  • Find a “place” for the self-study time into your schedule

If you have assigned for a self-serve course and the course videos are longer than 20-30 minutes, break the video up into digestible segments, since you can’t be focused that long.

Learn And Apply Time Management Hacks

When it comes to learning we all have some hints and tricks that can help us learn better. That’s why we have decided to share with you some techniques that will take your studies to the next level. The following two tricks will improve your efficiency and will help you learn more in less time.

Pomodoro – This technique is popular by its time-managing power, and is developed by Francesco Cirillo in 1980. The Pomodoro system is built around 25 minute activity, and each of it is called a Pomodoro and is followed by a 5 minute break. The theory of this technique is that using 25-minute blocks and frequent breaks improves mental agility. Thus:

  • Determine a task that needs to be completed
  • Set a timer to 25 minutes
  • Work on the task until the timer rings
  • Take a 5 minutes break
  • On every four Pomodori, take a 25-minute break.

Take Breaks

Those who are eager to learn and acquire new skills sometimes forget about taking breaks and simply relax. Not taking breaks leads to fatigue, distraction and to a lot of health issues.

To avoid this, make sure you take your time to focus on your hobbies and socialization. On that way you can charge your batteries and feel more energized.

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