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5 Unbelievably Relatable Things About Online Classes

When students first shifted to online classes, they had to adjust in order to catch up with the requirements. Adjusting to a different learning setup may be difficult in the beginning, but it’s very possible to adapt.

After several months of online learning, here are some of the things students do during virtual classes. How many can you relate to? 


1. Waking up 5 minutes before class

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Since students don’t have to physically go to school, they don’t have to get up early, spend time getting ready, or go on a car ride to campus. This gives students more time to enjoy sleep compared to the previous setup. So, one of the most common things students do is wake up 5 to 10 minutes before school starts since all they have to do is open their laptops and just like that — they’re already in class! If you want to be more productive, pretend you’re actually going to school and wake up the same time you would when you had to physically attend class. Then, use that time to properly prepare for school, have a healthy breakfast, exercise, or meditate. The possibilities are endless!


2. Eating during class 

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In the school setup of previous years, teachers normally discouraged eating during class. However, with distance learning, some students can now munch on snacks while their teacher is giving a lecture. Since students are in the comfort of their own homes, some really can’t help themselves, and they keep on snacking since the food is just within reach. To avoid this, the best thing you can do is store your snacks away and make it your “reward” after finishing a whole day of online classes.


3. Sleeping during class 

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Have you ever fallen asleep during online class or spotted a classmate who has? This may be due to the overwhelming amount of requirements or pulling an all-nighter the night before. To stay awake during school hours, try drinking caffeine or splashing water on your face. 


4. Doing other things during class 

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Some students tend to have short attention spans. Making them stare at computer monitors the whole day will probably lead them to do other things at some point. These things may vary from using their phones to drawing random things on their notebooks. Just try to keep it at a minimum, put your phones away, and do your best to listen to the lecture. In addition to online classes, most students are in front of their computers for fun as well. For good eye health, reduce the glare of your screen and blink a few times every so often to prevent dry eyes.


5. Slow Wi-Fi 

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The number one thing that students can surely relate to is the inconsistent Wi-Fi connection. This issue can be extremely annoying especially when you have a presentation and then suddenly, your Wi-Fi connection  lags. The worst part is that you can’t do anything about it since the Wi-Fi in the Philippines has always been slow. Many students even experience not being able to attend their classes because their Wi-Fi isn’t working properly. If that happens, check with your classmates or teacher on the day’s lessons and if you can make up for it, especially if there was a test that day. Other than that, the only thing you can do is to hope for the best that the Wi-Fi will work well that day. Fingers crossed!

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