How to Complete an Online Course

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Admittedly, it has been a difficult period to learn…or do anything substantial. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, starting and completing an online course can be herculean.

Bearing in mind that the crises will soon be over and that we’ll return to a different the world than we’re used to, it is important to keep learning, growing and improving.

Create a routine — Routines are important. They help us create order and balance. You should create and try to stick to a daily routine as much as possible. It’s okay if you step out of it a few times at the start but endeavour to keep at it.

Spend an hour daily/watch a video — The reason it may look so tough to finish is that you’re seeing it as one big task. Try looking at it in small parts instead. If you watch a video every day, you’ll soon be through. Be consistent at it.

Jot down notes & thoughts — We remember the things that we use our hands to write. The science of it is mysteriously fascinating. Don’t just type, take down personal impressions and key quotes/definitions.

Take breaks when needed — You don’t have to watch all the videos in one go. If you feel tired, simple take a short break and come back when you’re feeling like it again.

Ask for accountability — Request a friend’s assistance to help you stay motivated. Two heads are better than one, even with completing online courses.

Moderate social media use — This one’s a no brainer. Social media gets in the way of everything productive. If you noticed that you’re spending too much time on social media apps, you should try to reduce it so you can make time for more important things.

Bonus — Practice! — Whatever it is you’re learning, it would be a waste of time if you don’t hone your skills with practising. Take on self-assigned projects and tasks

– Tobi Gbemisola


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