Ah! A little break from writing papers, studying for tests and all that other college stuff. I can’t believe next week is midterms! 8-week classes fly by. So far I’m doing good but it’s been a little rough the last week or so with a family member seriously ill in the hospital. At least with online classes, I have a lot more flexibility to deal with those unforeseen events.
Online classes sure aren’t easier than on-campus. If my schedule wasn’t so crazy, I’d prefer to be in a classroom. I miss the discussions. There are required weekly discussions with my fellow classmates but we’re all graded on what we say. We can’t just discuss the weather and get an A.
This is probably the only college class that I have taken where I will have read the entire textbook from cover to cover and be required to know pretty much everything in it. Believe me, on-campus classes are MUCH easier. Most professors don’t even use textbooks or they barely refer to them. They have their own notes. You can get a feel for what they want you to know and will probably test you on. I have to study and prepare for everything. I don’t know what’s going to be on the tests. So if you think online classes are for lazy students, you’re wrong.
One good thing about having had this blog for so long, it’s easy for me to write papers and essay questions – as long as I sort of know what I’m writing about. If I hadn’t been writing so much the past few years, it would probably be much harder to jump back in and write a long-winded paper.