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Five Student Tips on How to Succeed in an Online Classroom

Tips for Virtual Classes

March 31, 2020

In order to help ease the transition into an online learning environment, Minerva students offer advice on how to avoid distractions, study effectively, and stay engaged in class. To help ease the transition into an online learning environment, here are their five helpful and easily accessible tips on how to set yourself up for virtual success.

  1. “You may be tempted to take classes in bed, but if you want to learn, you should choose a position and location that helps you stay alert!”
  2. “Silence your notifications! Whether in class or studying, limit distractions so that you can remain focused.”
  3. “Have a goal when you read or review and take notes. Simply reading through content multiple times often gives a false impression of learning and is one of the easiest traps to fall into when you’re a tired student.”
  4. “Try taking notes by hand instead of typing as research shows you remember information better that way. Use shorter phrases and abbreviations so you don’t fall behind.”
  5. “Stay motivated! Before each class, video, or quiz, remind yourself why taking this class will help you achieve your goals. After, reflect on how you might use what you learned moving forward.”

If you are interested in learning more about interactive and student-focused distance learning, read about Minerva’s unique fully active pedagogy: https://bit.ly/2Uxr5hL

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Social Sciences & Business

Business & Computational Sciences

Business and Social Sciences

Social Sciences and Business

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Business and Computational Sciences

Business and Social Sciences

Natural Sciences

Arts and Humanities

Business, Social Sciences

Business & Arts and Humanities

Computational Sciences

Natural Sciences, Computer Science

Computational Sciences

Arts & Humanities

Computational Sciences, Social Sciences

Computational Sciences

Computational Sciences

Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Social Sciences, Natural Sciences

Data Science, Statistics

Computational Sciences

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Computational Sciences, Data Science

Social Sciences

Natural Sciences

Business, Natural Sciences

Business, Social Sciences

Computational Sciences

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Computational Sciences, Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

Computational Sciences, Social Sciences

Business, Social Sciences

Computational Sciences

Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences

Arts & Humanities, Social Science

Social Sciences, Business

Arts & Humanities

Computational Sciences, Social Science

Natural Sciences, Computer Science

Computational Science, Statistic Natural Sciences

Business & Social Sciences

Computational Science, Social Sciences

Social Sciences and Business

Business

Arts and Humanities

Computational Sciences

Social Sciences

Social Sciences and Computational Sciences

Social Sciences & Computational Sciences

Social Sciences & Arts and Humanities

Computational Science

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Computational Science & Business

Economics

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Applied Problem Solving & Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence & Cognition, Brain, and Behavior

Designing Societies & New Ventures

Strategic Finance & Data Science and Statistics

Brand Management and Designing Societies

Data Science & Economics

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Cells, Organisms, Data Science, Statistics

Arts & Literature and Historical Forces

Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science

Cells and Organisms, Mind and Emotion

Economics, Physics

Managing Operational Complexity and Strategic Finance

Global Development Studies and Brain, Cognition, and Behavior

Scalable Growth, Designing Societies

Business

Drug Discovery Research, Designing and Implementing Policies

Historical Forces, Cognition, Brain, and Behavior

Artificial Intelligence, Psychology

Designing Solutions, Data Science and Statistics

Data Science and Statistic, Theoretical Foundations of Natural Science

Strategic Finance, Politics, Government, and Society

Data Analysis, Cognition

Brand Management

Data Science and Statistics & Economics

Cognitive Science & Economics

Data Science and Statistics and Contemporary Knowledge Discovery

Internship
Higia Technologies
Project Development and Marketing Analyst Intern at VIVITA, a Mistletoe company
Business Development Intern, DoSomething.org
Business Analyst, Clean Energy Associates (CEA)

Conversation

In order to help ease the transition into an online learning environment, Minerva students offer advice on how to avoid distractions, study effectively, and stay engaged in class. To help ease the transition into an online learning environment, here are their five helpful and easily accessible tips on how to set yourself up for virtual success.

  1. “You may be tempted to take classes in bed, but if you want to learn, you should choose a position and location that helps you stay alert!”
  2. “Silence your notifications! Whether in class or studying, limit distractions so that you can remain focused.”
  3. “Have a goal when you read or review and take notes. Simply reading through content multiple times often gives a false impression of learning and is one of the easiest traps to fall into when you’re a tired student.”
  4. “Try taking notes by hand instead of typing as research shows you remember information better that way. Use shorter phrases and abbreviations so you don’t fall behind.”
  5. “Stay motivated! Before each class, video, or quiz, remind yourself why taking this class will help you achieve your goals. After, reflect on how you might use what you learned moving forward.”

If you are interested in learning more about interactive and student-focused distance learning, read about Minerva’s unique fully active pedagogy: https://bit.ly/2Uxr5hL