Cerritos College
Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Online students: be prepared

Alejandra Ayala
Editorial cartoon from the Sept. 21 print edition of Talon Marks.

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Online college courses are meant for students that are self-disciplined and are able to complete the class without the exception of procrastination and failure.

It is essential that a student in college who wants to take an online class control the priorities of getting all of the required curricula finished by the time of its due date.

There is no set time that establishes the pressure of having to attend a class meeting to turn in a homework assignment. But there is a regulation that must be put on oneself because of the fact that online classes are established as independent.

Being a responsible, organized adult is crucial to pass an online course without the fear of failing. With a greater sense of freedom from attending the traditional class, it’s possible to fall behind.

However, when choosing to take a course that deals with online activity, the difficulty level of the subject does not subside.

Cerritos College students shouldn’t believe that just because the option of a required class can be accomplished while in the comfort of their pajamas at home does not mean that there is a reason to feel that they can blow off any assignment or take it any less seriously due to the working environment.

Reasons differ between students as to why they chose to take courses online.

For some students, it can be the schedule between work and having to manage other prime concerns that don’t permit them to take the class at school.

A student can’t deny the fact that being given an alternative from traditional classes can help prepare he or she as an independent individual who knows that he or she can complete an intricate course without the weekly, or even daily, lectures from an instructor.

Online courses are not a piece of cake, there is a lot of involvement and time taken away from social or work activity that has you sit down in front of a computer for two to maybe five hours a day to read and do all of the required projects and homework.

If students consider taking a class virtually, then start ignoring your Facebook account or any other social media site that takes up most of your time.

Once the decision is made to take a course that is not at school it means that the attitude of being in a classroom is an example when doing the work at home.

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