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Education

4 strategies to make you a successful online learner

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Online classes are a fantastic way to earn your degree and achieve your academic goals. Now that you can earn your associate degree completely online through Kishwaukee College, more students are logging on to learn. Here’s our top four strategies to help you thrive as an online learner.

1. Learn the tech. Getting comfortable with the technology you use is key. Take the time to understand your online learning platform and your instructor’s expectations for using it. We provide our students with tutorials and other helpful tools to help them learn our platform. Different companies may also provide tutorials and you might find some helpful ones on YouTube. Make sure you have a reliable WiFi connection too.

2. Know what works for you. Chances are you opted for online classes to fit school around work, family and other responsibilities. Map out your semester, noting important due dates for class and your personal obligations. This will help give you a better sense of what you need to accomplish each week. Then set up a daily routine to help you meet your weekly goals. Treating your online class like you would any other face-to-face class or job will help you manage your time and cultivate discipline.

3. Make friends with writing. Expect to write often for your online class. Kish has fantastic tools to help students sharpen their writing skills like our Writing Lab and partnership with Tutor.com. You may even want to try a tool like Grammarly, OnlineCorrection or ProWritingAid. And don’t forget to back-up copies of your work.

4. Ask for help. If you need clarity on something or a different explanation, make sure to ask for help. Kish’s counselors and academic advisors are available too so you take the right classes to complete your degree.

Kish has many online options for students. Registration for summer and fall is underway. Sign-up for classes today.

Kishwaukee College

Providing quality, affordable education for over 50 years.

21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150

815-825-2086

www.kish.edu