Should I Do Online School? – Here’s What You Need to Know

Online learning isn't for everyone. In fact, it's a lot harder than it sounds.

Wondering if you should do online school? If you’re considering making the switch from traditional to online classes, or just wanting to take an online course on your own time, there are a few things you need to know.

First of all, online classes are harder than they sound. You’ve got to be motivated, and you’ve got to do a lot of work to succeed in online school.

If the following description sounds like you, then online classes will work out just fine!

If you read the following and think, “That’s definitely not me;” it may not be time to quit your day job – or day school, anyway – just yet.

You’ll do well in online school if…

You’ve got the stamina of Chuck Norris

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When Chuck Norris was in school, his English teacher assigned an essay: “What is courage?” He received an A+ for turning in a blank page with only his name at the top.

The man who can kill two stones with one bird would be a model student in online school. Online learning is not for wussies. Sure, you can wear your pajamas all day and eat popcorn while you take classes, but if you think online school means you get to slack off all day, prepare to fail – epicly.

The myth about online classes being easier than traditional school isn’t exactly true. In fact, you may find yourself working even harder for online school than you would for traditional school. This is because online school is entirely self-motivated. It’s true that you get to set your own schedule, but remember that there are two sides to that coin. You have to put in the extra work to make sure stuff actually gets done, and you won’t have a teacher reminding you to do your readings or work on your paper.

The most successful online students are the ones who can set a rigorous schedule and stick to it. They’re self-motivated, persistent, and disciplined.