Scheduling Tips For Online Courses

College life can be very challenging as we attempt to transition from face-to-face to online classes. It can be especially difficult to have a structured schedule with everything being online.

Here are some scheduling tips for taking online courses at EMU:

Make sure your sleeping and eating patterns are the same

  • Set a timer or an alarm for when it’s time for you to go to bed.
  • Create a time frame where you will eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Eat healthy snacks and drink water in between classes and virtual meetings

Use a planner for writing down homework and extracurricular activities

  • Write your classes in order from Monday-Friday
  • Highlight important dates (finals, essays, and tests)

Find free time between your classes and job scheduling

  • Any free time between your classes, eat or work on homework, etc.

Remember to relax

  • Make sure you take breaks
  • Recharge your brain by reading your preferred books or magazines
  • Take time for yourself. Feel free to take a break away from your phone, laptop, and other electronics.

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Hello, My name is Bianca Ramsey and I am currently a Junior at EMU. I am pursuing a BA in Media Studies & Journalism with a minor in Communication, in addition to being a reporter and writer for the Eastern Echo.