Three years back, earning a degree cost students to attend the class physically, make notes, complete assignments, and appear for exams. Now that most Universities and Colleges have adapted technology rapidly, completing online accounting courses has utmost flexibility.
Online courses have brought about several advantages like studying whenever and wherever. Setting independent daily schedules while managing commitments of the house and University together.
However, where there is tremendous flexibility, to make the most out of this flexibility is a challenge. So, let’s dive in deeper on how to study effectively for your online accounting courses.
How to Study Effectively?
Take Your Courses Seriously
It can’t be emphasised enough. After the shift from physical to virtual courses, there is a lack of seriousness in students for the simple reason that no one is monitoring them.
Most students tend to put off studying or assignments now for the promise of completing them sometime in the future. This behaviour causes piling up, and you end up performing poorly in tests and vivas.
It’s time to learn self-responsibility. Your online accounting course is your responsibility, and you have to commit. Take adequate measures from the beginning, don’t let your work pile up for the rest of the week.
Even if you’re procrastinating, set a deadline for that procrastination, and the moment the deadline ends, start with your course.
It was easier to function throughout the week or month without predefined goals in a classroom. Professors and teachers wouldn’t be so active in reminding you of that assignment. Set yourself accountable.
Setting yourself accountable means determining a fixed time to start your assignment and a deadline on when you’ll be ending it. Having a clear deadline enables you to have a goal in mind.
Remember, just as there are consequences of action, there are consequences of inaction. The consequences of inaction are somehow always worse. So, keep the consequences in mind and set goals to avoid the consequences.
Your online accounting course has given you the utmost flexibility. The moment there is flexibility and freedom, the monkey mind starts to act. To tame the monkey mind requires solid time management skills.
Self-awareness is also a key to building practical time management skills. A robotic time schedule does much worse, and it does good. Remember, you’re a thought-sprinter. You need to sprint, rest and reassess, and again sprint.
Time management is also a side-effect of having clear priorities in mind. The question is, what do you prioritise? For instance, you have an assignment to submit tomorrow, and your friends are calling you for a football night. You know football night will disrupt your assignment. What do you do?
So, keep your online accounting courses, tests, readings, and practices in priority and set daily, weekly, and monthly schedules revolving around those priorities. Trust me, with good prioritisation. You will not miss out on anything.
Consistency is the key. It’s not about how many hours you studied one Wednesday night. It’s about how many minutes you dedicate daily to your online accounting courses that will make the difference.
Start slow, but be consistent. Start with studying an hour daily, including revising what you learned in class and reading from your textbooks. Be intentional with the study, have an aim before you study.
Studying effectively for your online accounting courses isn’t rocket science. You can be effective simply by being more conscious, accountable, consistent, and responsible.
You’re all set!
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