Why You need to Take an Online Course this Summer


When summer comes along, most of you will be throwing away your notes or, to the charitable bunch, donating your books.

During this season that spans the months of July to August, students forget about school work and focus on enjoying the summer sun, making a memory on a beautiful beach somewhere in the tropics, or catching up with an overdue slothing at home.

However, you might want to consider making better use of the three months ahead. Why don’t you take advantage of this time to add more value to your credentials.

Rather than rusting away, you might want to sharpen the knife and give yourself a significant advantage.

There are several providers of online courses and a couple of good ones are Coursera and Future Learn.

“Summer school is a productive use of your time. Taking one class can lighten the next semester’s course load or remove some concerns about graduating on time. Furthermore, summer classes might give you the opportunity to graduate early, if doing so is on your radar”  Tammy Mathews of Colorado State University online explains.

Most students would shun the idea of taking summer studies to “live life to the fullest” and shout “YOLO”.

However, online courses offer you the opportunity to do both! You get to study and develop yourself but the studying arrangement gives you freedom to enjoy the season.

Not convinced yet? Check out the reasons as to why you should take courses this summer:

Connect With International Students and Expand Your Network

To be a step ahead, grow your network as early as possible. Don’t wait for an internship to give you the opportunity to be out there.

Taking an online course during summer break will give you this opportunity.

Aside from the lessons you’ll learn, you’ll get to interact with students from other countries.

You’ll learn their perspective on the concepts you are mutually concerned about. Therefore, you get a broader understanding of the subject matter.

Receive Supplemental Education at a Very Low Price

Online schooling will give you the option to study either an online course directly related to your major or something that you feel that’s unrelated but is important for the development of your personal character, which will help you in the long haul.

These are very cheap too! You can choose from hundreds of personal development courses online and they usually cost just a few hundred dollars.

Gain an Advantage Among Your Peers

The most immediate reason why you should get a summer online course is to gain an advantage in your studies. You just pick a course that’s closely related course to your major and you’re already on your way.

Doing so will give you a better understanding of the subjects you will encounter when classes commence at the end of summer.

This puts you at an advantage over your peers, especially if you’re gunning for an internship everybody is competing for.

Study from professors of other countries and experience differing viewpoints

Online courses are conducted by partnering colleges from across the globe. Therefore, you have the opportunity to learn from several instructors and professors, which gives you a broader perspective of concepts.

Learning in the classroom setting doesn’t give you this opportunity.

Rob Clark

SchoolCampus.org admin staff managing editor

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