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Tip of the Day: Set Your Own Deadlines


Whenever you are assigned a homework assignment or paper for your online class, schedule a deadline. With many online courses, you aren’t required to actually turn in work until the end of the semester, but if you don’t set deadlines for yourself, you’ll suddenly find that you have three papers, 10 chapters of reading, and a final exam all due in the space of two days.

When setting a deadline, don’t schedule it for the day the assignment is really due to your professor; instead, give yourself a few days of leeway in case you run into problems or otherwise need extra time to work. Also, try to stagger your personal due dates throughout the semester so you aren’t overwhelmed with work at any one time.

(source: BestOnlineUniversities.com)

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