Computers are not only man’s best friend; they are your way of keeping in close contact with the world.
And though most of your world right now may just be the online classes you are taking or thinking about taking to increase your skills, knowing the tricks of the trade when it comes to computers will keep you at the top of your class. Not only will you be able to finish your work faster, your work will have that professional edge that all teachers want to see.
What should you know?
- Keeping in touch with your instructor through email is important, but that doesn’t mean the emails you send should be anything less than professional. Treat your email to your professor as one of your assigned papers. Keep your email short and don’t rant. If you have a concern, like homework that you feel was not handled correctly, think about it for 24 hours before writing the email. The last thing you want is for your professor to feel as if she should be on the defensive.
- Creating a professional paper is important. If your professor hasn’t outlined how he wants your paper to look, do some research; find out how to lay out your paper.
- Never be afraid to learn a new technique that will upgrade your writing. Online college help is available, tutoring options are endless, and you should never feel as if you don’t know how to do something. Free math software is offered online as well as inexpensive software that can help you with your next class.
Making your computer your best friend means more than checking your email. It means connecting with others and learning what it takes to make the best grades possible.