Virtual Lectures: Skip the commute, but stay on track!
Establish a new context: Create a physical context for “attending” classes to improve focus.
Transition to study mode: Even simple preparation habits can boost productivity. (Rampton, 2019).
Develop engagement strategies: Don’t scroll through social media! Write notes to pay attention.
Beware procrastination: Try to watch lectures in real-time to establish a routine.
Improve your writing and study skills! Book an appointment with a writing advisor and/or academic coach on OSCARplus. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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