Plan ahead of time
If your class begins before your trip, make sure to read the syllabus and course work schedule to see when your essay assignments are due. This way, you can get a clear view of your schedule on the road and work in time to type out your assignment. Looking ahead also gives you the ability to prep your sources and do any correlating coursework ahead of your travel time. Just like you would pack your suitcase before you leave, pack your sources and other information ahead of time so you don’t have to scramble on the road.
Know what kind of space you need
This is a very important factor in your writing pursuits. Some people know they can work in loud, busy places; other people need stillness and quiet. Knowing your ideal working environment is essential to guarantee your full focus to the assignment. Going back to point number one, plan ahead to know where you are going to be able to work in your best space.
Take a break
Don’t try to sit down for hours at a time and try to bang out your essay. All you’ll do by going that route is go cross-eyed, get a headache and not produce your best work. Allocate a segment of time to put your head down, work, and then give yourself a set amount of time to step away from the keyboard and focus on something else.
Let your travel companions know you have work to do
When you are traveling with other people, make sure to let them know ahead of time that you have to take some time to work on your education during the trip. This way, they know to give you space and won’t be pressuring you to go out and do something when you are supposed to be writing.
Enjoy the moment
Appreciate the fact that you are able to explore the world and get your education at the same time! Bringing a negative attitude to your writing session won’t help you write. Instead, approach the computer with lots of gratitude about the life you are able to live. This is what an online education is about! Live as you learn!