We use the Internet for nearly everything – shopping, entertainment, communication and so on. Now it’s time to start using it for something we should have made online a long time ago: learning. Many students are wondering why we still have schools and colleges if you can learn anything literally not leaving you bed. Well, maybe not everything, but many humanities subjects which don’t require practice definitely are suited for learning via the Internet. Some other students and professors, however, believe that studying through the Internet is ineffective. Let’s check both opinions and find out the best way how to learn sociology.
Studying at Class
Firstly let’s have a look at the main characteristics of a traditional way of learning sociology – attending a class.
This is an ambiguous advantage, because it highly depends on many factors – your relations with the classmates and the professor, your preference of a cozy room or a minimalistic room, and many others. It may not be easier to concentrate in the class, yet it’s easier to stay focused longer, because you have a supervisor who won’t let you talk and text with your friends. These temptations are a lot more difficult to resist when you try sociology distance learning.
If you are a naturally competitive person, looking at the success of your classmates will encourage you to try harder. Obviously, you have no one to compete with if you are studying individually with your own tutor. However, this can be easily fixed. If you know that competing with someone makes you work three times harder, you can find online tests, write a blog about your learning process or sign up for a collective project for goal reaching. There are many of them connected to dieting and studying.
3. Limited time.
Even if you are the opposite of the “postpone to the last moment and do everything in a rush” type and need a lot of time, limited time can still be very beneficial. Yes, writing a test or an essay within a lesson can be stressful, but you know that soon this will be over and you will be able to rest without feeling guilty pleasure.
We don’t have to tell you how horrible studying at school or college can be. You are sitting hungry, sleepy, packed with caffeine like it’s water and trying to learn sociology. Not to mention that your fellow students can be noisy, distracting and annoying you or, what’s even worse, making some nasty comments.
2. Quality of lessons.
Let’s face the truth, not every lesson or lecture you attend is great. And we are not blaming your teachers, they are human and can be sick or sad. It’s your duty, however, to take care of your mind palace and make your studying time the most efficient.
No matter how much sleep you’ve had the night before, and how healthy your breakfast was – if you are listening to the third lecture today, your mind cannot function full force. And most students don’t sleep and eat well, so we are supposing you are not feeling tired, you are actually feeling fatigued.
Now let’s have a quick look at the main characteristics of online learning and sociology help:
1. Adjust your learning plan.
Once you try distance learning sociology, you will have difficulties understanding that you have to wake up at a certain time and go to a lecture once a week at 10 am. If you are working with your tutor, you can set any learning time, even if it’s 2 am. We work with tutors from different time zones, so find yourself a night owl who is at peak productivity in the middle of the night, as you are, and nail all sociology questions and assignments together.
2. Maximize your learning abilities.
Maybe you have visual memory, but your professor rarely provides you with aiding materials you can study. Of course, one might say that taking notes and then reading them stimulates your visual memory, but it’s a proven fact that this is not the most effective way to learn sociology. If you work, however, with a professional tutor, a personalized approach is guaranteed. Make the most of your memory and studying patterns effortlessly!
3. Learn about things which interest you.
When it comes to in-class learning, you have a certain amount of time for each topic. Some of them you have, and you are glad when they pass and you start a new one, but some of them you adore and wish you could learn them forever. Well, now it’s possible. Our awesome tutors can provide you with exclusive knowledge on every sociological topic you choose. You may ask: “Well, but how will this help me improve knowledge on the topic I don’t like?” Don’t worry, our tutors are skilled enough to deliver the boring facts together with fascinating ones, so you won’t even notice how you’ve remembered everything you needed for the test.
1. Social media.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other time-stealing monsters are one click away from you. And even if you install some internet usage controlling applications, you know how to disable them. Even if you ask your relatives to install them and invent a password, take it from us: you will turn into a hacker overnight. Social media cravings can be so strong at times! So, if you decide to learn sociology online, you will improve your power of will as well, which is, we guess, a kind of advantage.
This hardly can be called a disadvantage; however, when it comes to learning sociology and other humanities which require a lot of memorization and analyses of abstract concepts, you can easily fall asleep in your comfy chair. So, adjust the level of comfort when you are studying at home to stay alert and concentrated, and never ever study in bed, unless you have been having troubles falling asleep lately. 🙂
Which type of learning do you prefer and why? Let us know in the comments section!