a plan for when you will study the materials each week. Stick
to that plan. Some people studied late at night; others on weekends; others
early in the morning. Make a plan. Write it down. Do
2. Learn about the
system quickly--during the first week. Spend a lot of time figuring
out how the WebCt site is organized. Know what materials are there
and how to use them.
3. Start work on
the papers from the first week. Do not try to write them in just
a few days. They are more time-consuming than they might sound like
when you read the descriptions in the syllabus.
4. Study with a
friend. Sit together in front of the computer--and watch the
PowerPoint slides together and answer the questions that Dr. Byrd asks.
Sit together in front of the computer and listen to the lectures; stop
them when you have a question and talk with together about your ideas and
questions. Just because the course is on the web, you do not have
to study alone!
Listen to the lectures and read them at the same time.
The two approaches help to improve comprehension and learning.
6. Study in
the GSU computer labs. The computers there are super!
7. If you have
technical problems, ask for help fast.
8. Feel free
to ask Dr. Byrd questions. She really enjoys them.