I am currently taking BIO156 online through Rio Salado. This is my first time taking an online class. I cannot beleive how much work it is. I have been getting B's on my assignments and quizzes. But I work my arse off to get B's on these assignments. The midterm is coming up and I don't think I'm going to be able to pull it off. It just seems like too much info for any human to digest in such a short amount of time. Anyone else here taken this class in a compressed format? Am I just freaking out?? Any comments or advice is welcomed.
Apr 11, '12
Personally, I prefer taking classes online because I can work at my own pace, don't have to drive to school, or deal with classmates. I have taken BIO 156, 201, and 202 at Rio Salado and at first it was difficult for me. This is because you really don't know what kind of teacher you will get. Some of them will grade essays more for grammatical quality than actual content. Some of the teachers give very vague feedback. I would NEVER take an accelerated science course here because I do also work full time and the accelerated program has 3-4 assignments due/week.
What works for me is when I go to add a class, I will look up the professor on ratemyprofessor.com. See what rating they get, and read previous students comments. I always leave a review for my teacher on ratemyprofessor.com for the use of other students. This has been VERY helpful. Assignments aren't sure until midnight at the end of the week so you will have PLENTY of time to finish your work. I personally don't like someone talking at me...The information doesn't sink in unless I read and take notes on my own. Hope this helps!
Last edit by celeste2485 on Apr 11, '12
: Reason: need to make rating