The coronavirus closes schools: How students feel about the new online schooling

With the COVID-19 now affecting the United States, schools in Ohio have been closed until April 6 and students have to work from home to get their assignments done.

This new type of schooling is mainly online, making it much different from what students are used to. For some, this type of schooling causes less stress and allows for more free time because assignments are less time-consuming.

“I think this type of school is better for me personally,” sophomore Erin Parsons said. “Being able to know what I have to do is really beneficial because I can get it done quicker.”

For others however, this type of schooling is too different from that of the classroom, and it’s hard to get used to.

“I feel like I’m not getting the same productivity that I do in a classroom,” sophomore Emma-Cait Cogan said. “Most of the assignments we are getting now are either due at the end of each week or when we get back, so I find myself procrastinating more than I did before.”

This type of schooling can also make it difficult to return to the classroom because not as much can be covered in online assignments compared to notes and lectures.

“I think we will be able to touch base with most of the topics,” Cogan said. “But I don’t know if we’ll be able to get as complete of an understanding with everything as we would if we were in class every day.”

This could also affect students’ readiness for next year, as they might not be receiving the education necessary to be prepared.

“I think if I really tried, I could be ready for next year,” Parsons said. “But we’re probably not going to be prepared because most kids learn better in person rather than on a screen.”

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