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How COVID-19 Impacted My Learning

Ever since March (maybe earlier than that for some students), we as students have had our learning and social lives impacted by COVID-19. Many of us have had our daily learning routines thrown into disarray, our social lives disrupted, and lives reduced to days spent in our homes. The list just keeps on going and going. Sometimes we just have to wonder: When is this going to end?

I still wonder that now. Ever since I went full-on virtual because of the pandemic, my academic life has been filled with difficulty understanding course content, a lack of focus, a HUGE amount of boredom, and back problems. If you’re like me, you’ve most likely just been lounging around in a chair, at a desk, staring at a screen for hours because schools have shut down.

Usually, I get my daily dose of in-person interactions at school, with teachers, classmates, and friends during the school year. But, ever since COVID-19 decided to barricade us within its highly contagious grasp, learning for me has become more digital and less engaging. You see, I often enjoy the interactions and explanations of course content at a physical school because teachers and classmates can usually better explain the material for me. A computer just doesn’t hold the same adaptive and understanding characteristics that a person has, at least in my opinion.

Everyone’s learning style is different. It’s unique, tailored to one’s own needs. To me, a human can understand and adapt to that easier. This works great for me because I can map out a better picture or understanding of a subject. Sometimes, I just find that it’s easier to talk to a person face-to-face rather than through emails. It feels more personal and open.

Of course, this is only my opinion. Just one story out of so many. You have thoughts and opinions of your own on this topic too, which deserve to be heard, just like mine. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


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