Tips for transitioning to online classes
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Written by: Susan Leavens
As we all continue to adjust to our new “temporary normal” of social distancing, frequent hand washing and online learning, we know that there are ways to persevere and thrive.
Everyone at Seminole State College of Florida is working hard to make this transition seamless for you. We know that transitioning to online learning can have a "learning curve" so we've put together some resources to help you!
Studying at home:
- Set up a comfy, functional workspace
- Avoid places like your bed or the couch where you can easily get distracted by binge-worthy shows, others in your home or birds passing by the window.
- Make sure you have everything you need for class (textbooks, notepads, pens, your favorite water bottle) so you don’t have to get up and break your concentration.
Communicate with your professor:
If you’re having trouble following the syllabus or you need some clarification on an assignment, just reach out! Your professors are all willing and ready to help students make the most of this situation and optimize their learning
Use your resources:
- Easily connect with your assigned advisor through text, email, phone or Zoom.
- Seminole State’s librarians are available for virtual assistance via chat and email.
- Online tutoring through the Academic Success Center is available if you need a little extra guidance.
- The bookstore has a study guide and they’re ready to help too.
- Reach out for help with mental health counseling.
- Work with Disability Support Services to ensure you have the accommodations you need.
- Check in with Destination Graduation in the case you need additional support.
Most important of all, take a deep breath and relax! This is the most important step you could take. Go outside and get some fresh air (with social distance in mind!), stepping away from the media AND social media can center you and prepare you for that online class.
Best of luck, Raiders!
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