My First Year of

Life in Lockdown as a Student #1 - Friday, March 26, 2021

During the pandemic, I have faced many challenges. Most of them were things I had been expecting; with the looming deadlines and motivation to complete assignments or study for exams going out the door.

I have learned more about myself than I thought I would during this period. The classroom aspect of school is something I definitely took for granted; oftentimes I would wish that I would not have to go to school just to spend those extra hours in bed.

I now understand that interaction with your classmates in person and discussing the content is a lot more engaging than doing things online. To put it short, school seems very optional when I am not attending classes, which is the root of most of my procrastination! I go in and out of mood swings procrastinating and doing nothing, and then kick it into full gear the day before an assignment is due or the week of an exam.

Although online school has come with its fair share of challenges, it is not without its triumphs. Classes being online have put me in the position where I have interacted with different people that I may not have become close with if things were on campus. I have made my little community of friends online, and I am grateful for them, and happy things turned out the way they did.

When it comes to online school, it is what you make of it. I think everyone has a different story, but I would classify my first-year of University as a success despite it being online. Would I have achieved more and been more devoted to schooling if it were in person? Maybe. Would it have taught me the valuable lessons that online school has? Probably not. Would I have made the same friends I have now if things were on campus? There’s no way of knowing for sure. One thing I am sure of is that every life event comes with a learning opportunity; crossing the hurdles that come with online school has given me a lot of opportunities to take charge and pace myself with my learning.

By: Anonymous