Time flies by quickly in distance and online learning. Pacing and daily studying is important to reach deadlines and course completion in a low-stress and successful way.

Each University of Nebraska High School (UNHS) course offers a “Student Record” within the course introduction section. Many students use the record to help plan their study time and to keep track of their progress.

By using the Student Record, students can:

  • Create good study habits.
  • Know what’s coming.
  • Meet short term and long term goals more easily.
  • Create a beginning and end to studying each day.
  • Set priorities.
  • Avoid procrastination.
  • Review their accomplishments, and celebrate their hard work!

It is particularly useful for students who are studying five UNHS courses at one time. Using this chart for each course helps them stay on the pace of a typical 18-week semester.

Here are some helpful strategies for using the Student Record

  • Add specific date ranges to the time estimate. Ex: September 21-January 22.
  • Add study time goals. Ex: Study one hour a day, five days a week.
  • Cross through the work when all assignments have been submitted.
  • Make a daily to-do list. At the end of each day, organize and schedule your next day,

If a student wishes to complete a course at a faster pace than the standard 18 weeks, proportionately decrease the time estimate and increase the study time. For example, to complete a course in nine weeks, divide the time estimate by two and double the study time to two hours per day, five days a week.

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