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Taking courses online has become a growing trend nationwide. Instead of the traditional classroom setting, many students have adapted to taking their classes online. Students who take online classes are open to a much more flexible lifestyle. Online classes are a positive alternative to the classroom setting most students are accustomed to. Online classes offer the same material traditional classes do, but in a computer-generated space. Online classes definitely beat the norm, and give students the opportunity to learn outside of a classroom. Students should open up to taking classes online, and if they do, they will find a positive outcome based on their decision. Many students struggle with maintaining good grades and very hectic schedules. Online classes give students the opportunity to have a flexible lifestyle. People who often disagree with online classes are unaware of the flexibility that comes with it. They are often more accustomed to the traditional classroom setting, and they are not willing to go outside of their comfort zone. With the classes being on the computer, students can work whenever and wherever they want. Kimberly Metz claims that “by having the flexibility to participate in online learning anytime and anyplace, students . . . can participate in the online course components during convenient times” (1). It is extremely convenient to be able to log onto a computer anywhere and finish an assignment. I am currently enrolled in two online classes. I thoroughly enjoy being able to work on computers at the high school, the college, and the public library. It is also nice to be able to work on my online class during any time of the day. There have been a few cases when I had to work all through the night to finish an assignment. I am also able to complete assignments in between classes during the day. Whenever I can find the time, I am always working on my online classes. Online school is also convenient because of the idea, “school...
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