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An Online College Degree Guide to Success
By: Andy West
Sitting around the house, in your pajamas, with a hot cup of coffee by your side is the image you most likely conjure in your mind
when thinking about earning an online college degree. While an online education can in fact allow you to learn in your pajamas, it is
anything but a lounging experience. In fact there are many reasons why earning a degree online can be more challenging than
getting a degree at a physical campus. Is online education right for you? Is it something you will embrace, or learn to hate? The
answer to these questions and more follows.
Earning an online college degree is largely based on ones personal motivation. If you find yourself motivated without
encouragement, then online education is probably for you. Conversely, if you have an issue with the idea of having to do things on
your own, on a regular basis, online education might take some getting used to. The fact is that like anything else online, you must
choose to turn on your computer, login, and access the information. While students face social pressures if they do not attend a
physical campus regularly, in the digital world, the only person keeping tabs on your work, and attendance, is you. Therefore it
takes a personal commitment to make earning a degree online a reality.
Another important aspect of online college degree programs is the ability to operate a computer. Chances are if you are able to
access this article, you know your way around the internet. But, it is important just to review the fact that online college degree
programs expect you to have a reliable internet connection, and computer that is virus free, and enough hard drive space to store
whatever documents, and recordings the university sends out.
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