Reading, Studying and Finals Oh My! This first term has just flown by and I can’t believe we are wrapping it all up. This journey has had so many ups and downs, but we made it.
When it comes to online learning my natural strength is my motivation to be successful and being a self starter. This class has helped me to become even more organized that aides in my success as an online student at OSU. Along with staying organized, this class has taught me so many things and given me so many useful tools to use as I move on to winter term. I really enjoyed the webinar of the online library, it was great getting a walk through on how to use the library. I refer back to my notes all the time as I get more comfortable using the system. This class has definitely set my up to be more successful in the future terms.
As a visual learner I have found that taking notes in different colors helps me to retain information better. The reading that goes along with being an online student can be very time consuming. In the beginning of the term, I would read everything right away and I would fall asleep with my face in my books. As the term moved on I started breaking up the reading and adding it to my schedule. By doing this I was able to retain more and save time; not having to go back and reread everything.
As I mentioned earlier, the OSU Library is such a great resource to utilize. This will be my go to for my future research projects. However, my greatest resources this far have come from my instructors and my councilor. All have been understanding and quick to respond. I’m looking forward to getting involved in KidSpirit in the future. There were also several other organizations I’m planning on looking into more, thanks to my classmates presentations. OSU has so many great organizations, its great to be a part of it all.
This class has taught me not only to set clear goals but that it’s ok to be flexible with my goals. My goals for the upcoming term are to have a 84% or higher in all my classes and to plan ahead for my assignments so that I won’t miss any or turn any in late. I created these goals as a way to be even more successful than I was this term. I looked at my mistakes from this term and made a plan to not make the same mistakes. Going into the next term I’m not as nervous, since I know what to expect now.
It has been a pleasure learning and growing with all of you. Best of Luck and Happy Holidays.