Getting started online in the Bachelor of Arts

For Vice President of the Melbourne Arts Students Society and Bachelor of Arts student, Bella, Melbourne gave her the opportunity to expand her knowledge, and build pro essay writing and critical thinking skills. Get her top tips to stay focused with online university study.

Bella's tips for online study

Beginning university can be a daunting prospect- especially starting online, in the middle of a pandemic! But, I promise there’s nothing to be worried about, you’ve got plenty to look forward to.

1. Make a study plan

The Pomodoro technique can help you build an effective study plan that keeps you from procrastinating. How does it work? All you need to do is assign specific tasks to your day, then set a timer for 25 minute intervals. By taking regular breaks, you'll find you are more focused on the task at hand.

2. Create study groups

Everyone else in your Zoom classes wants to make new friends and build social groups just as much as you do. A great way to get to know your new classmates could be as simple as starting up an online group chat, or locking in some Zoom catch ups and study sessions.

3. Maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle

Make sure you leave room throughout the day and do things you enjoy- whether that's cooking, exercise, playing video games or even watching TV. It’s important to take time to relax and recharge. This will prevent you from burning out, and help you to be as productive as possible when you are sitting down to study.

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