We are lucky to have so much technology available at our fingertips (quite literally) when it comes to learning from home. While it might suck to learn from home, we are lucky that we don’t have to go to school sick!
Try to find the positive in all of this. In the meantime, here’s some tips from your second-year peers in relation to what they wish they knew when they were starting school.
Daniella – It’s okay to cry over your Keyboarding assignments! It’s okay to be frustrated. If you get ahead, you won’t fall behind.
Christina – Don’t fall behind on your Keyboarding assignments.
Samantha – Start practicing typing now! Also manage your time wisely, especially if you are working as well. Maximum of 20 hours a week.
Raeanna – Typing.
Caitlyn – Coming from someone who had never learned typing before, don’t be too stressed if keyboarding doesn’t click at first. Keep on top of the assignments and don’t stress about the timings. It’ll get easier each time.
Kali – Typing.
Aly – Time management and sorting priorities. Know what social events can wait because you’ve got school to work on, but know when school work/studying needs to wait because you aren’t absorbing anything and stressing yourself more. Also, make the most out of waiting periods in life! Make cue cards for quick and accessible studying, toss them in your bag and you are good to go.
Anonymous – Don’t leave assignments until the last minute, especially in litigation. And don’t stress about getting your keyboard timings in the first couple tries.
We all hope this helps out and gives you some helpful advice coming into your first year. (And if you’re in second year, thanks for the advice! You have the wisdom of experience, but some things may still be new to you.)