If you missed our virtual workshop series but would like more information about navigating the online learning experience, you can access the slideshows through the links below:
Time Management (Supplement this slide show with a Semester Schedule, Weekly Schedule, and 1-3-5 List from the resources below.)
Online Learning Resources
- Online Learning Strategies – Helpful hints of how to be successful in taking online classes.
- How to Be Productive at Home? – Great strategies of how to set yourself up for success while learning and working from home.
- An Astronaut’s Guide to Social Distancing – Have you ever wondered how astronaut’s have survived periods of extended isolation?
- The DOs and DONTs of Contacting Professors – Advice on communicating effectively with faculty during remote learning
The Office of Academic Support has put together “quick tip” resources that are tailored specifically to Hopkins students!
Time Management and Overcoming Procrastination
- Time management – Are you looking for better ways to manage your time between classes, clubs, research, etc?
- How do you spend your time? – Keep track of your schedule for a week to figure out how you are budgeting your time.
- Week in Preview – Be more realistic about your time budget by previewing assignments for the week ahead.
- Weekly schedule – Plan out your week to better manage your time!
- Semester schedule – Get an overview of your semester to help prepare for the busy weeks.
- Pomodoro technique – Alternating short intense bursts of study with small breaks can help make better use of your time.
- Setting SMART Goals – Overcome procrastination by giving yourself a focused direction and an action plan.
- 1-3-5 List – Turbo-charge your to-do list by using the 1-3-5 strategy (for an alternative design, click here).
- Procrastination – Having trouble getting motivated?
- Is my procrastination a problem? – Take this quiz to find out!
- Don’t procrastinate, Prioritize! – Use an Eisenhower Decision Matrix to sort your to-do list and increase your productivity.
- Prioritization tool – Need to determine which tasks to work on first
Targeted Academic Skills
- The Study Cycle – Become a more effective learner and build studying into your daily routine
- Note taking – Need some note-taking advice?
- Active reading strategies – How to get the most out of your readings
- SQ4R Reading Guide – Use this organizer along with the Survey-Question-Read-Recite-Rephrase-Review (SQ4R) active reading method
- Writing papers – This guide will assist you with organizing your thoughts, creating an outline, writing your draft and constructing your final paper.
- Study skills – What skills are essential for being prepared for class?
- Metacognitive Study Strategies – Develop an understanding for how you think and learn in order to become more effective with your studying (use our Self Evaluation Tool).
- The Importance of Sleep – This graphic shows how sleep deprivation can affect your ability to learn (see also: Sleeping Through College)
- 30 Day Challenge – Need help developing good study habits? Changing your habits takes time – use this tool to set a goal and track your progress.
- Final Exams Prioritization Tool – The first step in planning your study schedule is to prioritize your final exams and projects.
Course Content Study Guides
Please note: some of these guides are professor specific.