Student Opinion: Cedar Crest Senior Decides To Take Online College Courses Due To COVID-19

How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting students? Who better to tell us than the students themselves. Today we are posting a submission from Olivia Tobias, Senior at Cedar Crest.

Based on the abnormal circumstances, there were a few different choices in how a student could take classes. I took a different approach to how I wanted to spend my senior year compared to a lot of other students. I thought a college-style college atmosphere suited me the best.

I’m a dual enrollment student which means I’m enrolled in HACC and Cedar Crest High School. All of my lessons are independent and virtual. Therefore, I do not need to log into Zoom meetings at any time, unless I need additional assistance during office hours, which allows me to create my own schedule based on my needs. my work and my studies.

The college curriculum is much more rigorous than anything I experienced in high school. For a single lesson, I spend around 8-9 hours on homework and studying per week. Also, independent virtual learning is difficult for someone like me who needs too much explanation in a course like my college algebra course. However, by using the resources provided by HACC, such as office hours and Zoom tutoring calls, I overcame my difficulties.

Although the program is intense, all of my classes will most likely be transferable to the university of my choice after graduation. I’m excited about what my future has in store for me, and it’s reassuring to know that I’ll be ahead of the game with credits and experience.

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