I also applied for financial aid to see if that could help my financial situation. As a freshman I wanted to take all the units required to be a full time student. I took four classes my first semester and it was pricey to pay for all of these classes. Then I had pay for my parking permit, just to be able to have a place to park everyday for school. I noticed that a majority amount of the money I had saved up was almost gone.
I work a very hectic schedule and it is much easier for me to run to a computer and get my assignments and do my work all at the same time, rather than to travel to and from classes and sit in class for hours at the time. I am disciplined enough to handle independent classes, and I guess in order to do well in a class that is entirely over the internet, you would have to be disciplined. ?, (Rice) said one individual who likes taking online classes. Online based classes have many different advantages. One major advantage to taking online classes is the time factor.
I decided that I was going to take two years off and work and then attend college. After working two full time jobs for two years I was finally ready to go back to school. My parents never attended college so this was all new to us. Finding the right program learning how to sign up for classes was all very new. Although it was tough getting started I was finally all signed up for classes.
For online courses, the schoolwork is done online or via email. Online classes are more challenging than traditional ones. The only difference is that traditional classes are on campus meaning face to face, and online classes are not face to face. In online classes people can do the work anytime, because these are online, so they are always available for work. If people forget to submit homework, they can resubmit it online, so this is one good advantage of these cources.
Other students just have a lot on their plates to do face to face classes. Many believe face to face classes are a waste of time when you have to do most of their school work online. I would say the new generation teaching have a lot of school work online so why not just to all online classes. Online classes aren’t for everybody because you have to be disciplined on your studies and school work ethics. Face to face classes seems to be more comfortable to students because the convenience of getting answers answered and note being given by the professor directly.
E-mail has become the most efficient way by which teachers and students interact. However, one can argue that e-mail is an artificial substitute for student-teacher contact. After all we did come to college to get an education from superior individuals in their subject area. E-mail seems to defeat the purpose of this idea because anyone can e-mail, but, not everybody can go to a world renowned professors office and have a conversation about the material being discussed in class. Sometimes, entire classes are on a web page.
Jobs and family commitments make equal demands on their time. Having the option of taking online classes and studying on their own time is critically important”(1). He goes on to explain how online classes are often more difficult than their traditional counter-parts and require a student to be highly motivated. An example of this difficulty would be additional assignments, given to ensure student engagement (Snyder). On the other hand, new technology is improving to a point that allows instructors to engage students in more ways than a traditional lecture hall would provide (Snyder).
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Vague Thesis: How my brain keeps trying to make me go to college. I like a lot of people didn’t go to college straight out of High School. I took a year off. I did nothing. I went to school for a semester and realized I couldn’t pay for it and that what I thought I had wanted to do my whole life sucked and I hated it.