Create a Comparison Outline

In this practice exercise, sketch a comparison outline for your essay topic from the perspective of a comparison essay. The topic is:

"How does my selected activity or characteristic affect success in an Internet-based college course?"

What topics would you be comparing, and why? Think also about how you would adapt your claim according to these comparisons.

Time Management my topic for discussion as to how important it is to have your time maintained to be successful in online courses vs. just swinging it.

1 Planing ahead - keeping a schedule

A. Distractions- avoid distractions, quiet place to do assignments.

Aging for developing technology affects internet-based college courses, here are some reasons:

  • Aging, the technology is developing so fast .the software updates every now and then, a lot different application that need to figure out
  • internet connection
  • Time-management
    How will you adapt?
    -learn the technology,
  • use google
    -ask help ,join community groups
  • balance your life

The Internet is more of a concept than an actual tangible entity, and it relies on a physical infrastructure that connects networks to other networks.
Organization ahead - persist in a schedule

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How does good time management affect success in an internet-based college course?

Taking the extra time to review the syllabus in detail and estimate how much time you will need to complete each section and assignment will may seem like a waste of time but will definitely pay off in the long run.

Taking the extra time:

Point 1: You can make a plan so you know you have the time to finish everything

Point 2: You will know you have enough time review and be accurate

Point 3: You will not stressed be jammed at the end

Jumping right into the course:

Point 1: The time it takes to review the syllabus and make a plan can be used on actually doing an assignment

Point 2: I’ll take my chances that I’ll have enough time

Point 3: I work better under pressure

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Thesis: Students should maintain a sense of balance between school, work, family and their health in order to be successful in an internet-based college course. Without proper planning of activities and an awareness for time management, something will eventually fail. By learning to properly balance their time, students will not only be successful students, but also successful in their overall well-being.

I am choosing to compare and contrast by the subject method:
Proper planning and time management
o In school
o At Work
o Family life
o Health
Improper planning and improper use of time management
o In school
o At work
o Family life
o Health

  1. Original claim: In order to succeed in online coursework one must be aware of the tools available, willing to learn alongside others and conscientious of whatever struggles [individual difficulties?] that may inhibit learning.

  2. Comparison: tools available.
    a. Using multimedia tools to create an at-home environment that’s equally engaging. Each tool doesn’t have to be a perfect fit, as its purpose is to prevent the study/work area from being one-dimensional, or a source of Pavlovian boredom/reluctance. Not in bedroom, or even somewhere out of the house entirely.
    b. Whenever you find an opportunity to speak to others about their college experience, do so. Online or standard. Their study & success skills can be combined and adapted to suit your needs. Will make you a more flexible and adaptive learner.
    b1. Librarians, tutors, casual conversations, people who often do paperwork or data input for their job.

  3. Comparison: learning alongside others.
    a. Communication. Learning how to ask questions. When context and actual back-and-forth conversation are not available, you must ask questions differently. Identify needs, and adequately articulate them. Be clear about what is not understood. Be open.
    b. Do your best to spend a solid amount of time learning alongside people, no matter what everyone’s working on. Having such interactions gives your brain an opportunity to cement not just information, but the things going on as background and context. Giving information body makes you more likely to understand rather than regurgitate and promptly forget.

  4. Comparison: individual difficulties.
    a. Identify needs. Mentioned before, and is again relevant. You cannot address problems until they’re fully understood. Self-awareness is essential to efficient learning skills.
    b. High standards, but no belief in failures. Always expecting the most possible but never having a rock-bottom to hit is a way to push yourself and want to improve without being discouraged for the times you fall short (of which there will be many).

  5. Comparison: online courses to uncomfortable situations. Find your footing and figure out your personal method of survival.

  6. Close. What inhibits learning? Success? Determination? Should those inhibitions be removed or adapted? Add examples.

  7. Close.

Alternate claim: Internet-based education is an adaptation of a standard learning environment, and so the well-trodden methods of study and success must be adapted and alternately understood in order to mold to a new type(?) of student.