Tips to Get the Most Out of Studying Online During the Covid-19 Pandemic
By Leigh Pearson
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and the evolving impact it is having on so many aspects of everyday life, MUIC and PC courses are still open but operating completely online for the time being until it is deemed safe enough to return to campus. For many students, the opportunity to study from the comfort of home is a dream come true.
However, it is easy for the mind to wander off over the rainbow even at the best of times, and with no teacher or other students in the room to keep you on track, it is even easier to get distracted and sidetracked by social media and other activities, including your bed right next to you! Therefore, we have put together a list of great ways to make the most of your online classes so that you can continue to obtain a top-quality education even during difficult times such as these.
Although it might seem convenient, studying from the comfort of home can actually be difficult. However, with a bit of self-awareness, planning, and determination, it can also be an extremely effective and enjoyable way to study. Indeed, thanks in part to the Herculean effort put in by management, faculty, and staff, the response from students has been largely positive, with many reporting that they actually prefer this mode of learning and feel that they are still developing their English ability and gaining valuable knowledge in spite of the circumstances.
Therefore, contrary to what many might expect given the situation, at MUIC, we have managed to maintain our high standards and great value for money. PC students, for example, pay an average of 183 Baht per hour to study academic English to a level at which they have the skills to deal with life in our international college, equivalent to IELTS 6 overall and 6 in writing.
We will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly as things change, but education is still the foundation of a happy and successful future, and we remain committed to delivering the highest quality of learning and some of the best value for money in the country. We hope to see many of you in the months ahead, and we wish you and your families all the best during these difficult times.
Mr. Leigh Pearson is an instructor at the Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics. He obtained his MBA degree in MUIC.