Tips for Success
Below are some common problems distance learners may have and some solutions on how to fix them.
|It Is Too Noisy To Get Work Done||-Grab a pair of headphones.
-Dedicate time to work when you know it won't be noisy. For example, in the early morning rather than around dinner time.
|There Are Too Many Distractions||-Consider using an app to lock your phone while you do some work. For example, the free "Stay Focused" app.
-Carve out some time for fun, so you do not feel you are restricting yourself.
-Find an isolated and quiet place to work.
-If necessary, take all distractions out of the room you are working in. Example, phone, PlayStation, and other gaming devices.
|I Am Feeling Overwhelmed||-Stay on top of your due dates.
-Work on one thing at a time, try starting with subjects you are strong in, so you have more time to work on others.
-Take a break! Try going for a walk and then coming back to the assignment.
-Ask for help! Your course teachers are here to help you.
|My Grades Are Not Where I Want Them To Be||-Read old assignments and learn from the feedback your teachers provided.
-Use all of the tools and resources provided in your course.
|I Am Having A Hard Time Doing Homework Online||- Try having two windows open on your computer: one for the assignment you are working on and one for finding information for the assignment.
-If possible, consider printing out assignments, working on them by hand and then entering your answers online as required for your course.
-Check out the resources on our Help Page for assistance using SIS.
|I Do Not Know How I Am Doing In My Course||-Check your marks often in SIS.
|I Am Worried That My Private Information Is Not Protected||-Review our Cyber Security Tips for assistance.|
Remember, you can always reach out to your course teacher for help. The staff at Vista Virtual School are always willing and able to help you.