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How to Set Goals: 10 Steps to Stay Focused. For most people, creating goals is easy!

How to Set Goals: 10 Steps to Stay Focused

The execution and application is the struggle. As Diana Scharf Hunt says, “Goals are just dreams with a deadline!” Everyone has dreams, but successful people turn them into goals that they accomplish. In order to ensure you reach the finish line with your goals achieved, here are 10 steps to help you move from dreamer to doer. 1. We are what we repeatedly do. SMART goals have been utilized for years, because they work. Specific: A specific goal will usually answer the five Ws (What, Why, Who, Where, and Which). Measurable: If your goal isn’t measurable, there will be no way to know if you’re making progress.

Attainable: Your goal must be something that you can realistically attain. Relevant: If your goal doesn’t mean anything to you, then it isn’t worth pursuing. Time Bound: You need to have a deadline. 2. “I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I write and I understand.” – Chinese Proverb 3. “How do you eat an elephant? 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Quora. The Eisenhower Matrix - Prioritize Smarter to Get More Done. Simple Book Production. Tips to a Successful Online College Experience. Online learning is a new revolution in education.

Tips to a Successful Online College Experience

More and more schools now offer extensive catalogs of distance learning programs. From undergraduate to doctoral, you can earn a degree from an accredited college or university in a variety of subjects without stepping foot in a classroom. But online learning requires more than an Internet connection. In order to be successful in this new educational environment, you’ll need to plan carefully and be well-organized from the start. Our list of 15 tips will help you make the most of your time online as a student (and beyond!) Characteristics of a Successful Online Student. While a traditional student in an on-ground class gets to know his or her fellow classmates and instructor by sharing personal interactions on a regular basis, the online student often "attends class" independently of the instructor or other students.

Characteristics of a Successful Online Student

Online classes are "asynchronous," meaning that students and the instructor do not have to be logged into the classroom at any given time. Online students most often will complete course activities--such as adding reactions to responses posted in a discussion thread at a day and time most convenient to their schedules. Students who enjoy face-to-face immediate interactions room may not find the online classroom a "good fit. " Here are some of the important study habits and personality traits of successful online students. Independent Learners. 5 Tips to Succeed in an Online Course.

When Lionel Finley started an online master's degree program in counseling at Wake Forest University in August, the 20-year Army veteran admits that he was unprepared.

5 Tips to Succeed in an Online Course

"In other online programs, I could maybe check in once or twice a week and still get a decent grade," says Finley, who took seven online courses previously while earning a bachelor's and master's degree. "For this, I actually had to set up dedicated times for when I had to log in just to check that there weren't things posted overnight. I had to change my whole thought process of how to attack these courses. " [Discover time management tips for online classes.] Finley says that students should not have a carefree attitude when taking an online course, because some may prove to be more difficult than traditional classes. 1. "You're going to need to understand what the technical requirements are," advises Andrew Wolf, coordinator of online learning at the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

Five-step Strategy for Student Success with Online Learning. Students that are enthusiastic about online learning cite numerous reasons for preferring the virtual format, yet it’s flexibility that is extolled most often – the ability to study and learn on ‘my time’. Ironically, it is this convenience factor that can cause some online students to procrastinate, or worse fail to engage in the learning process at all, which often leads to students dropping out or performing poorly. As discussed in previous posts, a key factor to student success in the online environment is self-direction, the capability and willingness to direct one’s own eduction.

Online students, more so than traditional students, need to be independent and take responsibility for their learning. Self-directed learning involves a specific skill set: organization, motivation, and a sense of confidence. Quick Start Guide for Online Student Success. Tips for Success. Successful online learners organize a plan, prioritize activities, communicate questions, engage with the class and dedicate themselves to success.

Tips for Success

Organize Successful online learners understand the importance of organization, especially if they are registered in more than one class. Taking a few moments at the beginning of the class to review due dates of exams, assignments and other class requirements is essential to success. Knowing what is expected of you at the beginning will help you create an organized and realistic plan for the semester. Prioritize Successful online learners prioritize their activities to help stay on top of homework, reading and deadlines. Communicate.

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