SURVIVAL TIPS FOR OnLine
Most students are not prepared for the amount of time that an on-line course
takes. Remember that you are teaching the material to yourself. Therefore,
each chapter must be read carefully and two times. This takes time – more
time than sitting in a classroom listening to a lecture. You should expect
to spend between 6-8 hours per week on this course.
Stick With It! Distance
Education courses require perseverance, self-discipline, self-motivation,
and the ability to work independently – more so than face-to-face than
Keep Up – Be Organized.
Criminal Law is a course that builds as it goes. Concepts learned in one chapter
are combined with concepts in subsequent chapters as the course progresses
not get behind. Have each week’s assignments completed on time. Although,
you will find that I am flexible in giving you some additional time here
and there when necessary, there can come a point when you are so far behind
that you cannot catch up. A grade of "Incomplete" is not
an option in 99 percent of the cases.
Use Your Printer.
Print out anything that I write. My postings are presentation notes offering
additional explanations of difficult concepts, additional examples, homework
assignments, and quizzes.
in Touch. It is very important
that you keep in touch with me and with your fellow classmates in
a distance education course. They cannot help you and you cannot help them
if you are not around through e-mail, at the conferences, or at the Virtual
Keep Me and Your Cybermates
Informed about changes in your e-mail address. We cannot stay
in touch with you if you are not available. We cannot learn from you if
you are not available. If your email address changes, be sure to logon to
and edit your personal information.
Don’t try to "Go It
Alone!". In a distance education
course, you must teach yourself. And you will most likely need some help
– from me and from your cybermates. So Keep in Touch.
Don’t Drop the Course
without talking to me first. Together, we may be able to find a solution
to your dilemma.