2. Learn to manage your time. This course contains loads of words to learn and creative tasks to complete. For this reason, do not procrastinate. One good idea is to divide your home assignment into several parts and work on each every day. Otherwise, you risk falling behind with your tasks.
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3. Work in groups. Learning is more fun when you are not alone. As a famous proverb puts it, 'Two heads are better than one'. Getting together in order to study is a widespread practice among students. Besides, you will occasionally have assignments that involve working in a group.
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4. Get a video editor that is easy to use. During the course, you will have to produce a number of short (or not so short) videos. Therefore, you would be better off downloading a video editor that doesn't require having special skills to operate. That will save your time and nerves too. Take a look at some examples here.
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5. Set up a blog on Blogger. In this course, you will have to do a lot of independent work. Blogging offers numerous opportunities for learning and showcasing your work. Apart from a text, you are able to include pictures, videos, links and a lot of other items which you will learn about by blogging on different topics. In addition, you might really take to blogging and continue updating your blog even after the course is over. Plus there's always a chance to attract an international audience.
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6. Get a vocabulary/lexical notebook. Even though we can take advantage of our smartphones and various applications available, we cannot avoid a good old lexical notebook for taking down and organizing vocabulary. You can always benefit from extra revision even without accessing the Internet. In addition, you can organise your vocabulary using mind maps, diagrams, drawings and other visuals that will help you memorise it. Get to know more here.
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7. Have your dictionary for every class. The course is about building your word power. Your dictionary is the source of your word power. If you don't get the connection, take a look at this.
8. Use wordlists. The wordlists for every topic are provided in this blog (here). It's up to you how you organise the items in your vocabulary but you have to provide transcriptions, definitions and examples for most of them. In order to check your understanding, you are to have vocabulary tests on a regular basis.
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10. Stay motivated. As the course goes on, you might often feel like you are offered to bite more than you can chew. In addition, a lot of tasks will involve using your creativity and non-standard thinking. The best way out in such situations is to keep going. Don't get discouraged and deal with everything you have on your plate. As a result, you will realise that you are capable of much more than you have ever imagined.
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