“I’m Lewis Govea, a voice/pre-pharmacy major and Student Association social vice president. This makes me the authority on absolutely nothing during this quarantine! I was asked to share my experience with remote learning and so far, this is what I have come to realize: life is literally whatever you want it to be. Something I’ve noticed is that I consistently eat breakfast, but the other two meals can happen quite literally at any time or not at all. Riveting, right?
But seriously, I believe the biggest challenge of this shelter-at-home order is staying organized. Eat when? Whenever I’m hungry. When is class? I don’t remember. When is this due? Gotta check canvas for the umpteenth time. Exercise? Nah.
It’s not easy being an online student doing virtual school, but the best thing we can all do for ourselves is to figure out what works for each of us as an individual. For me, that means scheduling out each day so I can figure out what I have to do for the day instead of binge-watching YouTube. What can I say? I try.
7:00 a.m. – Start my day by my baby niece barging into my room and waking me up.
8:00 a.m. – Eat breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Watch a morning lecture, History of Western Art with Carstens. It’s a pre-recorded lecture but I try to keep up with regular class times.
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Pretty big break for homework. Maybe an asynchronous class meeting here or there.
1:00 p.m. – I always have a virtual meeting at this time, but it differs day-to-day.
2:00 p.m. – Same thing here, but these classes are more discussion-based.
3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – I try to be productive and go through each class and pick out what’s due next. Not much of a routine here, but I hope to stay on top of everything. My biggest fear is missing something just because I didn’t see it.