5 Tips for Making Online Courses a Success

| January 17, 2019

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With Southwestern College gearing up to spring into the new semester, you might be scrambling to find an extra class or two to add to your already packed schedule. Instead of rearranging your entire schedule to fit in another class, you might want to consider adding an online course instead.I’ve heard a number of students say they avoid online courses like the plague. Having a hard time staying organized, procrastinating and difficulty staying on track without in-class instruction from the professor are all common struggles for many students. However, I am a huge fan of online courses. They allow you to learn at your own pace, set your own study schedule and work from pretty much anywhere.Online classes are a great option for students who might not be able to make it to a traditional classroom, like students with families or students have a tricky work schedule. Another huge bonus is being able to add an online class or two to your schedule to achieve full-time status for financial aid, scholarships or other purposes.

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