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Thoughts You Have During Online Classes

Having all online classes has honestly been such a journey. I never had taken an online course before and now I’m taking six. It’s really cool to be apart of Zoom university and I’ve learned a lot about the nuances of taking online courses. Here are a few:

You’ll constantly wonder how you look on camera.

I know! It’s vain but everyone does it. You have to look at the screen all day. What’s the harm in making sure that you look good?

You’ll get nervous that your microphone will randomly turn on.

I’m not saying that you are side-eyeing your latest binge on Netflix...but you totally are. Don’t worry your mic is muted.

You constantly hope that you aren’t missing something.

I have such a hard time focusing during online classes. I don’t zone out often but I will say that I do it enough that I worry that I just missed a crazy important assignment.

You realize that technology isn’t your professor’s strongest suit…

I don’t know about you but I’m having major “I have to teach my teacher how to use a SmartBoard” flashbacks. My professors are brilliant but sometimes their Zoom skills are a little sketchy.

….And maybe not yours either.

You’re not the one to judge though. Honestly, you had no clue how out of touch you were until your whole life moved online.

Finding your class link is terrifying.

Especially when you are logging on right before class starts. I can never find my zoom link when I need it. It’s crazy.

You really miss the feeling of being a classroom.

There’s something about being in a community of students. I never knew how much I missed the classroom dynamic of having class friends and study buddies.

If I had to put money on it I would guess that Zoom classes aren’t going anywhere. And honestly, these thoughts probably won’t either. Good luck with your online classes! :)

Destiny is currently enrolled in Columbia University's MFA Writing program. She is a national writer at Her Campus and the former editor-in-chief of Her Campus Rowan. She likes thrifting, romance novels, cooking shows, and can often be found binging documentaries.
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