Describe some of the challenges or obstacles you foresee as an online student, and explain how you will set yourself up for success. Tip: Refer to the 7 Tips for Online Success you read about in the Unit 1 Challenge area ( minimum one paragraph, ten complete sentences ). One of the challenges I am facing as an online student is definitely time management. In my first week at Kaplan I have found that I have made the time for school despite my busy schedule. However, I repeatedly found myself working on only one course. It was at the top of the list so I just went right to it. I set myself up for success by creating a schedule of what I will do when for each class. Being unsure of how long each task will take me I chose to set my goal on a specific activity for the day rather than a certain amount of time per course each day. This way I insure that I will spend the time needed to do all tasks correctly as I will not go to bed at night until the task(s) are completed. I also set the precedence for myself to log into the discussion board for each class, read the latest posts and respond to no less than 1 person each night before I go to bed. This will ensure that each class receives no less than 7 responses per week from me and also insures that I am gaining the knowledge that the other students and the instructor have to share. I will attempt more but that is my minimum. Another challenge I foresee is that I have trouble remembering things. I understand things fine but I have trouble internalizing them. I remembered only 8 words out of the 20 on the video and I had to struggle to think of those. He did give me a good tip for remembering though, put things in story form. I also am going to look into some other things to help me improve. It never even occurred to me that they were out there until the video.
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