Unit 1 Essay

Using the techniques you have reviewed in Unit 1, write an essay of five to seven paragraphs that answers this question:

"What does it take to succeed in an Internet-based college course?"

 Hello everyone! It's Abraham here. This is my answer to the question: "what does it take to succeed in an internet based college course?"

  An online college course is a way to earn a degree by entering through the use of an Internet connected to computer rather than attending college, but what does it take to succeed in an Internet-based college course?  An Internet-based college course differs in many ways compared to going to college, for example: an online college gives students scheduling flexibility because the student does not have to go to a physical classroom during set times.  Instead, the student can study and take quizzes whenever is best for him. This also leads you to having an important part to succeed in an Internet-based college course: putting your mind to it, and doing your work when you don't want to.  If you just put it off over and over again, you are not going to get anything done. To get the most out of your course, you should set a time weekly, hourly, and or daily that you will work on it. 
  Another important role in succeeding is having good equipment. If you are not working with a computer that reaches your requirements and get you frustrated, you are not going to be able to stay focused, therefore you would get less done, this also means keeping all of your work organized. If the course you are taking costs money, be sure to pay your fee per month, week, or whenever, however your  paying agreement states. Most sites will get your card(s)  information and take that money directly from your account. However, if you do not pay your money you will most likely lose access to the course and all of your progress. 
  Online courses are no easier than going to college, and could actually be harder because you have to have a lot of self motivation because there is no less work in an online course then going to college. So, having self motivation is a very important part in succeeding in an online college course. You must also be willing to learn on your own and keep at it, if you have this mindset you are very likely to succeed in your course. 

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what it takes to be successful in internet based course

a computer, smart mobile handset or tablet;

secure internet connection a

reasonably a good knowledge of computer

set aside study time to complete assignments

complete assignments at your convenience and time

some courses are free or cost less

know how to access, post, upload, download papers or documents

Distance Learning Currently, computers already play a prominent role in many aspects of our lives from personal works to education fields. The Internet can also be invaluable in linking people culturally and socially (Hacker & Capehart, 1999). Geographically and historically, most universities in the world offer distance learning to students through the Internet, and the distance learning is becoming a new trend of the 21st academy. In particular, computers will permit a degree of individualization-personalized

The major difference between an internet-based course and one presented in a traditional face to face environment is the physical isolation of the student. This isolation has a number of consequences. Firstly, there is less opportunity to get direct feedback to queries. In a lecture or seminar a student will, at least in principle, have the opportunity to seek immediate advice if they do not understand the material presented. In an online learning environment such contact will tend to be through discussion forums. Using such channels requires some confidence in communicating
via the internet.

Internet-based courses can offer a unique opportunity but do they also offer unique
challenges? Every college course whether taken on campus, by traditional distance
means challenges to any student whether they are just out of high school or an adult.

That is the nature of higher education. Distance study and especially
can make particular demands on students. Recognizing specific difficulties will allow students to identify their abilities or skills which will help them in the long.

Education is something that everyone has to do to succeed and one’s attitude towards school is the only way they will succeed. If a student has a negative attitude and is influenced too much by their surroundings it will be much harder for them succeed whereas a student who likes learning and developing their intelligence then it will be a much better experience for the student. The sooner a student realizes the type of student they are the better they will be at helping themselves succeed in school.

What Does it Take to Succeed in an Internet-Based College Course?

  1. Computer, mobile phone, or tabletA. Secure internet connection 1. Knowledge on how internet courses are conductedB. Time Management
  2. Make a study schedule and stick to it
  3. Track assignments and tests using a calendar.
  4. Dedication
    A. It is important for you to want to learn.
  5. Communicate with instructor and classmates by email or discussion forum.
  6. Motivation
    A. Stay motivated and remember why you are taking the online course.
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