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Tips for Success

  • You need to manage your time. Plan a minimum of 8-10 hours per week for coursework. Blocking two-hour chunks of time throughout the week can be helpful.
  • Stay caught up. Talk with other students via email or phone.
  • Keep up with reading and writing assignments. It's very easy to put off distance learning course work as compared to a classroom course. Procrastination is your worst enemy.
  • Even though you are not meeting with the instructor, your assignments have due dates. Get them done, don't fall behind!! This type of course requires a lot of independent studying. You need to be self-motivated.
  • Stay in touch with your instructor. Don't hesitate to communicate if you are having difficulty, need advice, or have questions.
  • Treat an online or hybrid course like a regular classroom course - expect the same reading, writing, projects, and examinations.



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