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4 Tips to Excel at Online School

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

Our lives took a turn for the worse since the Coronavirus pandemic arrived, and it doesn't seem to get any better. Wearing masks, carrying sanitisers, and working from home has become the #newnormal.

Amidst this frenzy, schools have decided to conduct online classes, which evidently isn't easy for students. From network issues to plenty of disturbances, online classes have proven to be quite gruelling at times.

While plenty of students found it tricky to learn certain topics during in-person school, virtual classes make it nigh impossible. If we could, we would opt for traditional schooling in a heartbeat. But well, we don't really have a choice.

Here are 4 ways you can get the most out of online classes:

1) Get Organized

If you get 10 assignments and 2 projects weekly, chances are that one of them will slip your mind. Rather, make a to-do list and note all down your tasks the moment you get them. Once you get time, get them done as soon as possible, in order to keep your weekends at leisure.

2) Get rid of distractions

This is the most obvious, and the most important point. With your phone buzzing throughout the class, the urge to browse through a social media app heightens.

In-person classes had no escape, and no matter how sluggish the class was, students had no way out. However, when you are sitting in your cosy room where Instagram is just one click away, it's unlikely that you would rather opt for solving algebric equations. Regardless of how tempting it seems, it isn't going to help you, and might as well get you in trouble.

The only way to prevent this is to turn off all the sources of distractions, and be attentive in the class. Though this isn't going to make the class any less boring, you will definitely end up learning a lot of stuff.

3) Participate in class discussions

Most teachers try to make online classes as interactive as possible, perhaps so the students don't doze off 10 minutes into the lecture.

All you have to do is answer two or three questions, and take part in the class debates. Not only will this get you the teachers attention, but you'll also be surprised when you actually start enjoying school.

4) Maintain a sleep schedule

As appealing as it seems, staying up has its disadvantages. It tampers with your sleep schedule, and you wake up more tired the next day. Also, your eyes probably deserve a break after spending the whole day in front of your laptop screen.

Waking up early will help you be energized in the morning and allow you to focus on the material that is taught. Bonus points if you opt for a wholesome fruit bowl instead of breakfast cereal, the former being the healthier way to go.


1) Make Lists

2) Get Rid of Distractions

3) Participate in class discussions

4) Maintain a sleep schedule

Which one helped you the most? Comment below!

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