Fromthe time I enrolled in online classes this semester to today, I havelearned that time management is very essential. In the previoussemester, I failed to beat assignment deadlines because of poor timemanagement. I also failed to attend all online lectures because ofpoor planning of my time. In the course of this semester, I havelearned a lot although it was not that easy. The knowledge that Ihave gained in this semester will help me write better in my futurestudy. Equally, I managed to maintain a good relationship withlecturers and students in online classes. In fact, I participatedactively in almost all online discussions. One thing that enabled meto become an active student in online classes was the unprecedentedchange I made in this semester. I became more accountable in thissemester than other semesters. Apart from checking and responding tomessages posted on the online class platform, I completed readingassignments and online assessment tests in time.
Someof the skills I gained in different classes within this semesterinclude research skills, accountability, critical thinking,discipline, and ability to communicate online. Online classes enabledme to learn on how to research for information and to avail myresults in time without supervision. I also became disciplined sinceI responded to given tasks without any external influence. Also, Ilearned on how to communicate with other people online effectively.Despite all these, some practices within online classes wasted time.For instance, scrolling down the posts of other students on thediscursion board was very demanding. The number of students takingthe same online courses I was taking was very high. Assessing allthat information as required by online courses was very tedious andtime consuming. Online courses, however, save a lot of time that isoften wasted in classroom courses. Unlike classroom courses, onlinecourses do not involve occasional travels from one place to another.
Someof the ways that enabled me to manage my time include setting enoughtime every week for online lectures, completing assignments in time,and trying to maintain my activeness in online classes. Participationin these activities enabled me to come up with a to-do-list thatguided all my daily activities. Despite my increased participationand dedication in online classes this semester, I am not expectingthe semester to end well. My dedication to online classes was aimedat improving my performance. However, some professors are not thatgood in grades. For instance, I scored very low in the essay wetackled was easy despite it being very easy.
Oneimportant think that I will maintain in my future online classes andother areas in life is a discipline that I learned in this semester’sonline classes. Discipline enabled me to acquire a lot of knowledgefrom my lecturers and colleagues. Taking charge of my onlineeducation by availing myself and the information required in onlineclasses made me more responsible than in the previous semester.However, I will become more accountable in my future online study. Ibelieve my little performance in some courses was as a result of myinadequate accountability. Although I was active in many classes, Irarely researched efficiently to provide quality information for theassignments given in online classes. I will have to adjust on myaccountability to improve my performance.