Pandemic compelled schools to provide delivery of learning in a more flexible manner and Holy Trinity Academy were among the schools provided this through fully online learning and home-based learning modalities. Despite the flexibility it provided, some students still failed to submit their assignments and activities in the LMS. Because of this alarming situation, the researcher was motivated to conduct this action research. This was conducted during the school year 2021-2022. Twenty-three students were purposively selected and descriptive phenomenology was used. Responses of the student were derived using a questionnaire sent to them through the google form. Open-minded reading was used to derive meanings and themes. Based on the findings, distractions, lack of time, and stress were the factors identified by the students affecting their diligence which are classified under environmental conditions, time, and emotional conditions. Furthermore, they believed that promptness, initiative in answering and submitting the activities, a positive mindset, and proper management of time are helpful in their diligence. Finally, they recommended lessening the activities in the modules, providing enough reminders, giving clear instructions, expanding the date of submission, and giving enough motivation to enhance their diligence. It is hereby recommended that parents should ensure a conducive environment at home. Parents and teachers should ensure that students are not exposed to stressful situations. Teachers should follow-up on students' conditions. The activities in the modules are in the right amount and the schedule of submission is set in a reasonable time.
Gregorio Sismondo, Holy Trinity Academy, Philippines