Online Success

Manage your time!

In order to succeed in an online course, you must keep up-to-date with all assignments and tests. It is so easy to fall behind in an online class; once you fall behind, it will be extremely stressful to try to catch up. If you do fall behind, contact your instructor at once. Here are some links to help you learn to manage your time.

Time management skills for online students

Procrastination/time management

Stress management

Planning study time

Understand the course requirements

Make sure you comprehend the course syllabus and other materials. Identify the course objectives and due dates for all your assignments. If you have any questions, contact your instructor.

Know the technical requirements

You will only be successful in your course if you can access your course! Make sure your computer is equipped with all the technical requirements you will need for your course. For ANGEL requirements, video tutorials, and guides, please go to the ANGEL Learning Page.

Acquaint yourself with your online classroom

Attend an Orientation class! As an online student at RACC, you can access your online ANGEL classroom three weeks prior to the start of the semester. Use this time to familiarize yourself with your classroom. This will give you time to get accustomed to how your course will work. In addition, you won’t be as stressed when the semester begins, especially if this is your first time taking an online course.

Writing Essays and Research Papers

Here are some links on writing essays and research papers

Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Undergraduate Writing Center at the University of Texas at Austin

Ten Misconceptions about College Writing

Writing a Research Paper

Ask for help

If you run into problems with your course, whether its an assignment or an ANGEL issue, ask for help. Don't procrastinate. If you are having a problem in your course, contact your instructor. If you are having ANGEL issues, contact the ANGEL Help Desk. As soon as you notice a problem, ask for help. This will make your online experience much more successful.