Hard Decisions: Going to School

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One of the most important decisions a person will ever make is whether or not to further his or her education by going to college. How does he or she decide which type of college is best? Making such an important decision can be tough and there are various ways to earn a degree. There are numerous varieties of classes to take, so it’s best to figure out which would work best for that particular student. Traditional schooling is, well, traditional, being defined as, “schools characterized by a conventional, non-innovative approach to education.” Online schooling is the upcoming new trend and is becoming more and more popular because it allows students to do assignments on their own time. Compared to traditional schooling, online schooling requires more commitment, is more expensive, and requires more work to be done in a shorter amount of time. Regardless of where a student attends school, he or she will have to be committed. The level of commitment for online schooling is greater than traditional schooling because the student has to balance every factor of his or her own life, as well as make time to study and do homework. This can be very difficult because most students are forced to work a minimum of thirty hours per week to pay for school, so finding time to study and do homework is minimal. Students must have a lot of determination when attending online school because the workload is heavier and requires more time to complete. It’s easier to get motivated when going to a traditional school because the unity between a student and his or her fellow classmates is empowering, and it allows students to work together as a team. Collecting ideas and opinions from other classmates is helpful in the learning process. As they say, “Two heads are better than one.” Compared to traditional schooling, going to school online also makes it much easier to procrastinate. The freedom of making your own schedule to do school work can be a blessing to some, but to...
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