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Questions To Ask Yourself Before Enrolling In An Online Degree Program

Posted By: admin Posted On 4 Aug 2016

We have seen many students who happily enroll in an online course only to come to us days later and ask: Can you take my online course for me? Why does this happen?One reason is that many students do not realize what they are getting themselves into when they sign up.

While there are many advantages to signing up for an online class, here are some things to think about before doing so:

1. Do I have the time to commit to an online degree program?

While online classes offer advantages over traditional classrooms, they are still rigorous. Sometimes, in fact, they are more challenging than their traditional counterparts. A reason for this is that often online classes are fit into shorter semesters, so the workload is intensified. An online student may have 12-15 hours of schoolwork a week.

2. Am I self-motivated?

Online education relies all on the student’s willpower. Will you be able to stay on top of assignments without any external help? Can you submit all of your homework assignments before the deadline?

Pursuing a degree is a long-term journey. And there may be days when the journey is uncomfortable and tiring. To stay motivated, you have to have a vision for your future and the passion to get there.

3. Am I organized?

Being organized is vital for an online student. Not only does it enable you to do your work and complete assignments on time, but also it helps to eliminate stress when your days are busy. Being helps you manage your time and get more course tasks done each day.

4. Am I comfortable with technology?

You do not need to be a tech wiz to be successful in an online program. And you certainly do not need sophisticated hardware. You only need a computer and a reliable high-speed internet connection. But you should possess some basic technical skills and be comfortable navigating online. If not, learn some basic computer skills before your first online course.

5. How are my reading and writing skills?

Active reading and good writing skills are essential for an online student. Textbooks are used in online courses, but you will also read a large amount of material online, which is different from book reading and challenging for some students.

Nearly all communication in an online course occurs in writing, including classroom discussions. That can be challenging if you are not a great communicator.

These are some things to consider before enrolling in an online class. If you are enrolled and find yourself struggling, do not be afraid to contact us and ask: Can you take my online class? We can and we will!

Contact us for online class help today.