The Life of an Online College Student

The Life of an Online College Student 1My name is Phyllis Simington and I am a Phoenix. This means that I am a student at the University of Phoenix. I am an online student there which means I do my class work on my computer.

I started classes on November 27, 2007 and I will earn my Master’s Degree in Psychology on July 6, 2009. I will march in the spring commencement in downtown Chicago in mid June. I am able to march in the city because University of Phoenix has schools all over the country.

It has been interesting attending online classes; I have come in contact with people from all over. We have to work with a team for some assignments in every class I was on a team with a woman from Japan and one from Hawaii. I had a class with a man from Africa last six weeks.

The classes are six weeks long. The week begins on Tuesday and ends on the following Monday. We have two daily questions that we have to write answers to in 200 to 300 word papers and one is due on one day and the other on another. We are then to respond to our classmates answers at least four days out of the seven at least twice a day or two people a day.

Some professors require three times a day. There are also research papers to be written of 1,050 to 1,500 words long. Our teams have to work together to do projects which usually includes doing a PowerPoint for one assignment. There is also much reading; three to four chapters a week and four to five articles also.

This has been a wonderful experience for me.

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