How to Survive being a Student during Coronavirus Outbreak

2020 has been the year where the entire planet as a collective has felt the impact of the coronavirus. The coronavirus or COVID-19 is an infectious disease that causes respiratory illness with symptoms that resemble the flu. Although many still haven’t taken this disease as a serious issue, the closings of schools and the shifting of campus classes to virtual classes have directly affected many students. If you are a student that has gone from campus classes to sitting at home all day, here are a few tips for you during this shift:

  1. Follow safety and health Protocols

The virus has been most harmful to the elderly population and populations with health issues, so although young students may not be fatally affected by the coronavirus, we need to keep our elders safety in mind. Following CDC safety guidelines like washing hands with anti-bacterial soap, and practicing social distancing are just some tips to ensuring the virus doesn’t spread. For a complete guideline visit the CDC website and familiarize yourself with steps on how to protect yourself and others.

2. Familiarize yourself with your online classes

Get ready to change your way of learning! Most schools are in the middle of shifting your classes entirely to the Internet. Once that happens, you’ll have to get used to watching lectures, reading PowerPoint’s, discussing work on forums and delivering work all through your computer. Once your teachers provide you with more information on your classes, make sure you know what they’ll be asking for in advance. With this information, you’ll be able to organize your time and prepare yourself for virtual academic success.

3. Schedule your Classes

Similar to the way you made your way to school at a scheduled time throughout the week, you should also schedule your online classes in this fashion. Why? Because it’ll lower your chances at procrastination and will optimize your academic success. The last thing you want is to get stuck with 5 assignments, and various discussion replies at the end of the week because you didn’t plan your work. Put an alarm on your phone and give yourself an hour or so per class a day. Following Step 2 will make this easier; you’ll know exactly how much work and time you need to put in per class. Plus if you need to get some help with an assignment or you need any essay writing services, you can always contact us for help in advance.

4. List out hobbies or things you want to achieve

Let’s be honest with ourselves, being stuck at home all day can have a dramatic effect on us. Boredom, anxiety… some of us don’t know what to do with ourselves. Take this time to think about things you’ve wanted to do, but have always said you don’t have the time for it. Well now you do. If you’re not working, use this down time to learn a new skill; Read some books, pick up a hobby, go on YouTube and learn new things, start a channel, a side hustle, exercise, the possibilities are endless. We don’t know how long we’re going to be in this state of lock down, but if you’ve gained some time, it’s best to get something out of it.

So there you have it, a few tips that will help you in this time of quarantine. I know it’s difficult to feel calm in this time of uncertainty, however we need to stay calm and adapt to the changes happening around us. Let’s keep our eyes on the prize and make sure that we are staying healthy and keeping our loved ones safe by being safe.

 

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