At first, I was offered two major options when it came to picking my Lamar University online program: eight weeks or fifteen weeks each term. My advisor shared that I could take as many courses as I wanted, but two every eight or fifteen weeks was recommended for starting out. Right away, I knew I wanted to take the eight week path because it was the quickest one to my main goal: graduation! That being said, two courses still seemed like a pretty light load, but my advisor assured me it was the best “beginner” option.
Let me go ahead and clarify that two courses every eight weeks was definitely not a walk in the park. I usually had at least three assignments each class each week, totaling a whopping six assignments to complete in a matter of days. The first semester was overwhelming, and I even considered switching to the fifteen week program. However, I chose to believe in myself instead and that has made all the difference. As the eight week terms continued, I learned how to prioritize my time between school and my personal life. In fact, I just signed up to take three courses each eight weeks this fall! Yes, it may be only one more class a term, but it’s a great confidence booster to know that I’m already a stronger student than I was a year ago. I can only get better from here!
Endless Summer…Well Kind Of
August 29, 2017
Wow! Is it time to start the fall semester already!? While, yes, I do have to start getting back into the swing of my academics, I can’t help but reflect on how lucky I am.
Earning My Confidence
July 29, 2017
At first, I was offered two major options when it came to picking my Lamar University online program: eight weeks or fifteen weeks each term.
Put the “Pro” in Procrastination
June 28, 2017
I have been a Lamar online student for over a year now, and I am still very content with the decision to take part in this program.
Keeping Your Eye on the Prize
June 5, 2017
My name is Bridget Barlow, I am a sophomore at Lamar University, and I am studying to obtain a Communications degree.
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