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Adjusting Your Study Habits for Online Classes

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Campus Resources During COVID 

Many campus personnel, including faculty, will also be working from home while you do. Continue to reach out when you need help. You can find email and phone numbers, if you don’t know them already, in the faculty directory, linked here.

Other resources include:

  • Office hours. Your instructors want to help, which is why they set up office hours. This is time set aside for you to check-in with your instructor about course content, assignments, or any issues you may encounter. Office hours are typically posted on the syllabus under the “Instructor Information” heading. They will inform you of any changes to their office hour availability.

  • Advisors. You still have your regular faculty advisor, and they're a great resource for questions about your program or finding out about campus services. Expect them to contact you by email, and continue to contact them with questions.

  • Regularly scheduled course help sessions. Check with your instructor to see if they or their teaching assistants plan on offering open lab times, review sessions, or other additional support.

  • Library help. Contact the library for specific help, or use the library guides listed below.
    • The library home page is great place to start for access to MGH OneSearch, where you can find online books, journal articles, and more. It also is the place to find links to databases, point of care, and media.
    • Speech bubble that says "ask a librarian"On library pages, there is a chat widget in the bottom right hand corner. When it is green, that means that there is someone who is available to chat live.
    • The Ask a Librarian feature allows students to book a research consultation or citation review (to be done on Zoom). 
    • Look through the Community Health Collection for library guides on specific topics.
    • The Guides and Tutorials page on the library website has information for everything from databases and research skills to course- and program- specific materials.
    • The Citation Style Guides made by the library are very useful for finding information about APA citations, citation management tools, and writing.
    • Follow them on Instagram

  • Accommodations for disability. The IHP Accessibility Resources webpage has information about requesting accommodations. You can also reach out to Accessibility Resources if you would like more information on, or help in utilizing any of the accessibility tools outlined in this document whether or not you have a disability.

  • Scheduling your online course responsibilities.  Please see this site for an online schedule-maker that you can print, save to your computer, or export. A blank schedule is at the end of this guide if you prefer something simpler (scroll down).