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EXAMPLE OF A REFERENCE
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Quelly, S. B. (2017). Characteristics Associated with School Nurse Childhood Obesity Prevention Practices. Pediatric Nursing, 43(4). Retrieved from https://www.pediatricnursing.net/issues/17julaug/abstr5.html
Effective planning, time management, communication, and technology use.
To be successful as an online student, one must have good time management; plan time out of their days/weeks to school; and proper and professional communication. Something that can be difficult with online learning is the way something is communicated. When we are face to face someone, we can read their body language or listen to the tone of their voice but not in an online classroom. “Your written communication is the main way to interact and connect with others at Walden” (2012e). Our written tone says more than we think. Making sure to re-read your posts and using appropriate punctuation can help you be successful in communication.
Time management is the one thing that I have heard multiple students say is difficult for them to conquer. I believe planning and time management will always go hand and hand. One way to effectively manage your time would be to get a weekly planner. Start off by jotting down all of your ‘things to do’ and then in your planner, start scheduling your time based on what needs to be accomplished. Remember to add your personal life agenda in this planner as well. It helps to have everything written down so you can see all that needs to be done. Of course, there will always be something unplanned that comes up, but this is where working ahead will come into play. If you get done with something early, take that time and work ahead on something else. It is much easier and less stressful to have to take a step back (knowing that most of your agenda has been accomplished) than to try and play catch up.
Now a days we have an endless amount of technology that can help us with all of the strategies listed above. This can be a wonderful thing to stop working on one computer and pick up on another. Being able to do this not only helps us but it saves time as well. But like anything else in life, technology can break down. If this happens, it is good to have a back up plan. You will be glad you did.
While I am used to being in an online classroom and have struggled with every strategy listed above, I have figured out how to reduce my stress and be successful. I have a planner that list everything I am doing for the week as well as a calendar on my refrigerator and in my phone. Not only do I work full time and go to school but I also have a child and take care of my mother. It can get busy around here but I make sure I have school time scheduled into my weeks to make sure I do not get behind. I have multiple computers at my fingertips should anything happen. None of this will come easy, it all takes time and trial and error to get your specific grove down; once you do though, nothing can stop you.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2012e). Tips for effective online composition and communication [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Walden University. (n.d.) Help with technology. Walden e-Guide. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/waldeneguide/eguidehelpwithtech2
Walden University. (n.d.) Academic & Community Support Resources. Walden e-Guide. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/waldeneguide/eguidesupport2
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