Time Management, staying productive, efficient use of technology and maintaining a positive headspace are just a few of the many things today’s learners must juggle to be successful. It’s here that you will find just a few of our recommended tools and resources to help you become a more successful student while ultimatley helping you achieve your educational goals.
The Learning Commons provides centralized academic support for University of Cincinnati students. We bring together faculty, best-practices in teaching and learning, and hundreds of outstanding peer educators to create flexible academic success programming all in one place.
Success Skills Workshops are one-hour sessions that focus on skills students need to be successful in college (study skills, note-taking, motivation, etc.). While there is no shortcut to success, the goal of the workshops is to empower students to identify and apply academic habits and soft skills through a deeper understanding and purpose of them.
The one tip we hear most often from successful online students is to manage your time effectively. In online learning, like in life, good organization and time management will keep you moving forward and achieving the outcomes you want. Create a calendar, track your assignments, and set up a workspace that helps you focus and stay organized to be successful.
Here are some tools to keep you on track:
You may find that using new technologies and adapting to new ways of learning as not always a walk in the park. Continuing your education today relies heavily on consistent uses of technology and software. You may run into some challenges when adapting to new technologies but embrace your online course with an open mind and check out these tips and resources.
Technology and Access Guide, created by IT@UC, provides information about computer hardware (Mac and PC), tips on accessing software, free and reduced internet access, eTextbooks and more.
Help Yourself: Tech Tips
Word 2019 Essential Training
Writing a Research Paper
Your motivation and drive toward your educational goals can sometimes be compromised by any added anxiety or stress. If you find yourself becoming stressed, then check a few of the resources below as a start to get back on track.
Learning Commons Resources on Anxiety, Attitude & Stress (Success Skills Workshops)
Cultivating a Growth Mindset
Breaking out of a rut – Becoming a Student Again
Skills on Success – covers topics such as the relationship between success, money, and happiness; emotional intelligence; goal setting; organization; purpose; and creativity.
Counseling and Psychological services is committed to you as a member of the Bearcat community.
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and working.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there are a couple of exceptions.
If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have two skills intensives that take place on campus. The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program has one onsite visit that occurs during the first semester of psych-specific classes.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
Programs can be completed full-time or part-time. Many programs are set up to be part-time, with most containing fewer than 10 credit hours in any given semester. We know you have a lot going on, so want to make sure that school can fit into your schedule. Note: There are some exceptions.
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