I personally was a little confused how to go about spending my time with the online courses because, even though I homeschooled, these classes are harder AND require more reading/writing/exercise work that traditional on campus classes. I wanted to share how my schedule looks:
- On Mondays and Wednesdays I get up at about 8, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays I sleep more like until 7:30.
- On Tuesdays and Thursdays I work on my biology for about 1 1/2 hours when I first get up - and I ONLY work on that class. It's a little hard not to get distracted by other classes but for me I really need to spend sole time on each class. So I check updates, do discussion boards, read lecture notes, and maybe work on some reading/writing/exercise assignments if I have time. I take a break in this time too and check my sites and get breakfast. I do the same thing Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays except I work on homework.
- At 9 is coffee time with my mom and Nina! ;D
- At 10 I put my makeup on, clean up my stuff, run errands, whatever.
- At 11 on Mondays and Wednesdays I work on Pychology. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I work on English.
- 12:30 is lunch time! I read, check websites, balance spoons on my nose, and whatever else.
- At 1:30 I practice piano.
- At 2:00 I work on homework, or another 1 1/2 hours of biology on Mondays and Wednesdays.
- Sometimes after all of that I still have work I have to do ESPECIALLY if I have a project coming up. If that's the case, I just work on it in the evening sometime.
That's how online classes work for me! I like make schedules and to-do-lists because I like to be really structured, but you can be as flexible as you want/need to be. The only thing I dislike about online classes is I tend to get a bit of cabin fever lol. But as long as I can get outside and run errands, I'm good. This semester has been a LOT easier than my last because I think I've been less stressed. I really, REALLY recommend designating certain days for certain subjects instead of doing a little bit of everything each day. I also recommend pulling your hair back and wearing comfy clothes - after all, you don't have to literally GO to class, so rock those sweatpants and cute tee shirts. ;D
Have you ever taken an online class?
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