Perfectly Productive: online summer classes

Sindhuja Pannuri, Guest Contributor

During the pandemic, pretty much everyone was taking online classes. And now that the pandemic is over, most of us have gone back to in-person school. However, some school districts are offering online classes over the summer.

Here in Frisco ISD, classes like Health, Medical Terminology, and Psychology are just a few of the many classes available. These classes aren’t just for recovering failed credits- it’s a great way to get boring classes out of the way to make room for fun classes. Not to mention, they can keep you occupied during summer if you’re not busy. 

However, as great as this opportunity sounds, there are a few cons to it. Online courses are hard to pay attention to since there’s no face-to-face interaction between students and teachers. The classes are also month-long, and in comparison to 10 months of traditional classes, there’s a lot less time to understand concepts.

 A lot of the learning is centered around self-study and can be difficult for students who struggle with concentration. For example, in classes like Medical Terminology, there are numerous terms and concepts to memorize. 

Comparing the pros and cons, it seems that the classes may not be worth it. However, the decision is entirely up to students and their guardians. Keep in mind that what works for you may not work for others, and that’s alright. If you’re interested in taking online courses, keep in mind all courses must be approved by counselors, so it’s best to talk to them first.