Whether you take remote or in-person courses you may have the choice between a hard copy book or an electronic “e-book”. If you have the choice, it might be best to select the book format based on the type of learner you are (visual, reading/writing, kinesthetic, etc.). Below we weigh the positives and negatives on hard copy and electronic books.
Hard copy books are excellent for all types of learners. When you are a Kinesthetic or Reading/Writing learner you may be more drawn to having a hard copy to touch and make notes inside. It is much easier to flip back and forth between pages, and for these types of learners it is a better way to remember where you may have read the material and found information. The downside to hard copy books is that the cost is usually more, and they are not easily transportable as they are heavy to carry around and lug from place to place. If you can find used hard copy books or rent them, it can help defray the costs.
While registering for remote classes, have you noticed that certain class selections list “online/proctored exams”? When taking online courses or certification exams there are instances when you will need to take proctored tests. A proctored exam is monitored to ensure you have no outside help while trying to pass your test. A proctored exam can be intimidating if you have never taken one before. Read on to learn more about proctored exams and push the worry aside.
The ability to take courses online and study from home now-a-days is a huge benefit when you’re trying to better your future. This is a time in your life when you’re growing as an individual – both for yourself and for your family! While taking personal enrichment courses, career training or working on a degree, your time is precious.
Let’s delve into some life hacks that will help you while you’re juggling both schoolwork and your personal life.
If you’re jumping back into a program for school or personal development you may recognize that there are a vast majority of degrees, classes, and certification programs available remotely, now more than ever before. These study hacks for remote learning are going to change your study life dramatically in the best way possible (maybe your everyday life too).
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Optimal focus comes with no distractions, right? While we might imagine that it is the key for focus, we don’t live in a perfect world. We have co-workers, family, kids and animals that are usually around us while we try to get things done. For example, my cat is currently walking across my keyboard. Our phones are constantly lighting up, someone is talking too loudly, or the television is playing in the background.
While we can’t control outside factors, we can control the workspace around us and what it looks like! A disorganized workspace can cause negative energy and stress. Knowing where your things are (notes, calendars, your green highlighter, the hole punch, etc.) can save time, help you get more work done and relieve anxiety. Let’s get into some organization tips/ideas for our workspace that can help us attain as much optimal focus as we can.