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How to succeed as an online student: 7 Secrets to excelling as an online student

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If 2020 has tuned you into an online student, you're going to want to check out this book to find out the secrets to excelling.

With everything going on in 2020 many students may be finding themselves now as an online student when they weren't before. Eric Tangumonkem has written this book with 7 secrets on how you can excel. He believes that "knowing" is not enough, you also have to be "doing". There is a discipline needed in order to be an online student. You have to also be flexible because you aren't meeting at the same time each week in a classroom. Things are fluid. In addition to the 7 secrets, there is also an 8th, spiritual approach included at the end of the book.


I am currently in my last trimester of an online masters program. I knew that doing things online only would be different and probably difficult. I wasn't wrong. The book talks about how Flexibility is not equal to easy and I think that was the most important thing I had to learn. You're not meeting every M, W in a classroom. The professor may not post assignments when you are expecting them and you can't try to make any sort of solid schedule in advance. While you can be studying anywhere you can bring your laptop, that might mean airports on work trips or vacation with friends. The other big thing is to avoid distractions. You need time management. Being on the computer for your lessons means social media and the whole internet is at your fingertips. Set time aside to avoid all those distractions and get your lessons done.


With the pandemic making a lot of schools go online, I think that a lot more students will need to know what it takes to excel online and I think that the 7 tips in this book will really help. (There are also a lot of really great quotes in the book as well that may be helpful too!)

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Chapter 1: Know your “why”

About the author

Dr. Eric Tangumonkem was born in West Africa. He has a Bachelors's degree in Geology and a minor in Sociology from the University of Buea in Cameroon, a Masters in Earth Sciences from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon, and a Doctorate in Geosciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. view profile

Published on August 01, 2020

Published by IEM PRESS

20000 words

Genre: Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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