Lesson 6: Develop a Support System

At home, solicit the support of your family and friends. This support will help others respect your study time. It will also come in handy, for instance, if you need to share computer access with a family member or roommate.

Within the class itself, it's recommended that you identify one or more classmates with whom you can review assignments, prepare for exams, provide moral support, etc. Here are some possible ways for you to connect with other students:

  • Use email to communicate
  • Share phone numbers with other students to communicate by phone
  • Form study groups so you can meet in person, if you live close enough to each other.

Also be sure you are proactive and keep in touch with your instructor and program director. If you find you are struggling in an online class you still have options for tutoring and other support available to you as you do for your residential courses.