Communication Skills, Organization Skills, and Time Management

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Introduction

Organization, time management, and proper communication skills is very important in pursuing a degree online. Organization and time management can go hand-in-hand. They both require planning and prioritizing. They allow the everything to flow easy and make things less stressful.

Communication Skills
The definition of communication is the exchange of thoughts, opinions, and information through speech, writing, or signs. Effective communication occurs when two or more people can share their thoughts and opinions and get the same understanding. Communication skills are very important to people, but they still have problems expressing themselves. They do not have the ability to share their thoughts and ideas well – verbal or written. This can cause a conflict. People who speak well to others get along with others better. They are able to understand the people they are speaking to and the people understand them. Sending the right message is important to succeeding (Eichelberger, 2010). Since the only way you are going to be interacting with your professor and classmates will be through email, it will be a good idea to keep an open line of communication with them. It can assist in the learning process by finding answers to questions, gaining clarification and coming up with ideas. Keep in contact with the instructor and other classmates at least once a week. If you have any questions about an assignment, contact the professor right away for clarification. Getting a clear understanding of your questions will save time and allow for a steady movement through the course material (Tannahill, K. (2009). When corresponding to your professor or classmates, be sure to use good manners, correct English, and sensitivity to bring a professional tone. Do not respond to an email in all capital letters. The reader may assume you are shouting or angry about something. Likewise, do not use lowercase letters. It...
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