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Another Semester Going Online

Earlier this year, our Ministry of Education (MOE) gave a green light for tertiary education facilities to open up by the 1st of March 2021. However, with the Covid-19 cases consistently skyrocketing, many universities have opted to continue online learning. Here are how many university and college students prepare themselves to ensure a learning experience that’s less of a mess this year.

  1. Making use of applications.

The pandemic has heavily forced the use of educational applications in our daily lives. Last year alone, there was an average of 40% increment in the downloads of applications such as Kahoot, Quizlet, ClassDojo, and many more.

Downloading these programs helps you to be more organized and productive. To-do list applications help you keep track of your daily task, Pomodoro timers enable you to focus when studying, and flashcards-like applications boost your memory. 

  1. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

You’re in the middle of a lecture and suddenly ‘connection lost’; we all know how frustrating it is! 


If you ever find yourself in this situation, approach a friend for help. Comparing your notes or takeaways from the lecture with your peers can help you identify what you’ve missed out on. 

  1. Don’t be so hard on yourself. 

“Don’t be so hard on yourself for not having it together all the time, for not knowing all the answers. You don’t always have to be sure of who you are. Otherwise, there would be nothing left to discover”— SC Lourie.

We’re all in the same boat of figuring things as we go because we’ve never had to be so dependent on technologies. So, cheer up and stay positive because everything will get better!

   4. Eyedrops… lots of eye drops. 

Protecting your eyesight is just as important as acing that upcoming examination, so make sure to keep your eyes moisturized. After your online lectures, put in a few drops of eye drops to avoid eye strain or irritation.  

does anyone have any tips on how to stop my eyes from hurting when i’ve been staring at the computer the whole day <3 — annika 🍒 (@annikasee) November 8, 2020

Try incorporating these “strategies” in your online studies to perhaps better cope with your learnings. Let’s push through all the adversities and give our best in 2021!

#studyathome #wfh

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