The Importance Of Academically Prepared To Return To College

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The opinions of the participants regarding their academic involvement included not being academically prepared to return to college, and to many of them, it was a challenging experience. Findings in this study revealed that forty percent of the participants were academically involved through class presentations, thirty percent utilized a tutor, twenty percent had interaction with faculty and only ten percent had no involvement at all. When asked, eight out of ten participants preferred to take classes online as opposed to an on-campus, face-to-face, hands-on approach. Anna said, “I had to have one-on-one involvement with my professors in order to gain more understanding of the more difficult classes. I had to have a tutor because of my lack …show more content…
Because now a lot of the books are online. They are not in a physical form anymore. So I think to have physical books would be a good thing that I think would help in my persistence if I choose to go back to college.” Ashley remarked, “Of course I had quite a few lab class presentations for a couple of classes.” Marie indicated,“I only did class presentations and class group discussions.”, Andria stated, “In order to help me stay focused, I sought counselors about career changes, I also sought tutors to help when I needed one.” Christy, expressed positive and negative views of the the online class approach: “Currently, they have online classes that do make it a little easier. The only thing about the online classes is that the workload is greater, and if they could just cut some of the papers that you have to write, that would be great. Because it does take up a lot of time when you are working and you are stressed out with all your work, and then you have to come home and take care of kids, and they are stressful. I have to worry about getting out a 16-page report and I have your reading assignments I have to do it can get a …show more content…
Also, computer literacy is a concern, too.”, David stated “I was not academically involved and did not have to do any presentation, just sit behind the desk. There could be more testing out of classes I don’t need.” Ross explained, “I was academically involved on campus because I did tons of presentations. I had to present at least once a week. I often required assistance from the professors in courses that I didn’t understand. Whenever I do choose to return to college, I will probably go online.” Mickey felt, “If I had to do it all over again, I would prefer online classes because you don’t have to travel to campus as much. While on campus, I had to go to the Learning Lab. I was involved in study sessions with my class. Also, if I was struggling I would go to my professors to get a better understanding of my class. The only time I went to counselors was at the end of the school year to make sure I was registering for the right classes.”, Gilbert indicated, “Academically, the only time I spent on campus was with my study group to study for exams; other than that I had to get to work. The only time I would interacted with my professors is when there was something I didn’t understand or

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