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It’s safe to say 2020 wasn’t what we expected it to be. For some of us, 2020 was our graduating year; for some of us, our first semester at college. We began the year with hopes riding high, but we soon found ourselves spending endless days at home, baking sourdough and attending online classes. But despite how many class trips, science labs, high school proms and other events may have been cancelled, 2020 doesn’t have to be a lost cause—as long as we take something away from it. Here are some things we learned from the past year, and how to study through the new year as better and wiser versions of ourselves! We learned how to find space for ourselves. Many students were surprised this year to learn that the important thing about going to school wasn’t necessarily the classes and teachers; it was the fact that we could…

Instead of packing for classes in the morning, students simply walk over from their beds to their desks. Instead of raising their hands to speak, students click a button. Dreaded breakout rooms replace casual conversations. This is now the reality of millions of college students all over the world. School has never been easy, but the rapid switch to remote learning has caused additional challenges for many—the lack of in-person engagement and easy access to distractions can make it more difficult to focus. However, online learning has its benefits, and the crucial difference for students is whether they have the strategy needed to access the best of online learning. Keep reading for some must-know tips! Visualize your goals for the semester Lack of motivation is one of the biggest monsters waiting to snap away at your online semester. It can be difficult to feel like your studies are as meaningful…