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  1. Easton
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    Is anyone else struggling at this point in the semester/quarter/whatever system your school goes by in this remote/distance learning thing? My school district has been doing it for almost a month now and I've been really struggling and I'm in my last semester of community college before transferring to the local state school and I really need to not be taking this as loosely as I have for the past month.

    I'm coming off of spring break this coming week and I just need to spend the next 48 hours between appeasing family members over zoom for Easter and figuring out a game plan for the next four weeks to just find that "umpth" to make it through.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else is feeling the same way? Or if I'm just going more than stir crazy with this self-isolation?
     
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    I feel can feel this post :p 

    Our lockdown started during my last week of class for the first quarter and we've been on break for the last two weeks. Our classes only start in a week, but I've had to try and catch up on some work during this break, but I can't.

    We've been told that our entire first semester will be done online, including exams. I am not at all prepared. Super scared of just not passing because of all of this.

    Maybe this entire situation will make us better students in the end?

    Oh well... When the pressure's on, we'll see what happens xD
     
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    I feel badly for those who are still taking math classes, as I see those as being rather nightmarish online. Classes that require labs also...ugh...thankfully, my classes are primarily lectures. Beyond note taking it's just writing and research for me, which I generally have down pat. So for me, it's been nothing to concern myself over. I have two brothers who are still muddling through some of the earlier college requirements, and one of them is always lamenting about his math and tech classes online being terrible.
     
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    This is my third week of distance learning. Been pretty good overall, most of my classes have taken a hands-off approach, so as long as you turn in your work on time, that's all that matters. Two of them have online meetings, which is okay. Except one of the professors is really disorganized, so she was a pain to deal with even before the lockdown. But it hasn't been too terrible.
     
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    I have most of my teachers doing lectures on Zoom. I have to admit with my ADD it's been a little bit of a mess. I have trouble concentrating because I'm at home but at the same time it's been easier because I don't have to waste time with transportation.
     
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    I personally hate distance learning. My school uses Schoology for grading and stuff, and so weekly my dad gets an e-mailed report of grades/assignments for me. Anyway, passing an online English test, I missed two questions. No big deal, right? Well, no. See, English has been my best class this semester, I've gotten 100s all the way through, mainly because my teacher grants a ton of extra credit. So this 32/36 quiz grade BOMBED my average and now my mom's mad at me and I'm super stressed out. Now I have to write an essay and I'm affraid. Luckily I found these free essay samples https://gradesfixer.com/free-essay-examples/science/ . I'm not copy past fan, but following the similar structure may be a good idea.
     
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    I want to do courses for IT I think, but don't know speciality, especially now is best time to do.
     
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    Nice outcome, first topic I entered and somebody needs my help :D . IT is interesting, and after earlies 2000s I knew the major impact technology will have on people and world. Think about it, now borders are closed, new type of health passports will be public open this or next year. And you will learn not at school but from house. And most interesting if your parents are wealthy they can pay more for physical presence at school. Well I work now on a pharmaceutical company as laboratory tech engineer. In 2015 https://www.spotoclub.com/ helped me with Cisco certificate. I finished my courses and introduced at each CV that I applied to every company. Cheers, it’s a good option.
     
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    You're not alone. I've been doing some outreach work with an old professor of mine, and this has meant getting online to discuss progress and what not. She's a thorough professional, and I get readings mailed every Friday so that I can get up to speed, and we discuss the material online. It is as rigorous as classes I've taken with her. But since I'm volunteering, there is a little more flexibility this time. Doesn't mean I can be sloppy, but I can take it easy at least.

    My cousin on the other hand is really struggling. He's doing a module on research methodology, and they're currently dealing with the quantitative method. He had to miss a couple of sessions, and now he's utterly lost--they're doing a week on the z-score formula (yikes! Simply looking at this is anxiety enough for me), and he doesn't know how to catch up. It's too much stress just watching him. He's really worried right now. Many of his friends feel the same way, from what he tells me. It is certainly tough. What does help him, however, is sitting by the window. It alleviates stress and tension and engenders some calm. He's lucky enough to have a nice view and it's quiet outside, so if you can afford to attend classes from a similarly calming setting, it just might help.
     
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    Yikes. I'm going back to school in a couple of weeks, and I am super worried about being able to get schoolwork done, because internet access is so difficult for me. That and learning pre-calculus online isn't gonna be easy.
     

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