Let’s explore some study tools and advice that can help you to keep up with the demands of university study. In this video, some of our online learning experts share some of the useful resources they use to stay organised.
Some suggestions are:
- Use a weekly planner. This can help you set aside regular blocks of time to complete your online learning activities and work on your assessments.
- Record all your assessment due dates in your calendar at the start of the semester so you can plan your time accordingly.
- Always have your Course Outlines on hand. Log in to UONline, select the relevant course site and then choose ‘Course Outline’ from the left-hand menu.
As you travel through your courses online, it’s important to keep organised notes.
Note-taking ensures you’re listening and reading actively. Having organised notes can be extremely helpful when revising for an exam or assignment. You might find you like to write your notes out by hand, even if you’re learning online. Just be sure to keep them in a tidy manner that’s easy to refer to at a future date.
What is the purpose of taking notes?
- Main ideas
- Important facts
- Links with readings and other course work
- Practical information, like additional instruction for assessments
- Questions you’d like to follow-up with your peers or tutors.
Explore some note-taking methods
How have you approached taking notes in the past? Search YouTube for some external resources on note-taking. Some common methods to search for are the Cornell Method and mind mapping. We’ll show you some resources from UON to help you with note-taking on the next step. It’s important to find a method that works for you.
Note-taking ideas to make the most of lectures and tutorials.
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