Is Online College better then Traditional College (Pro=Yes) (Con=No)
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College will motivate you to learn and excel in class. I remember reading an ad for an online college course, and in bold font, "Take college in your pjs!" (Something to that effect). However, is this really a good thing? To me it seems to promote a laid back nature of simply getting the diploma, not putting in the 110%, and actually trying to learn something. Traditional colleges will allow (and encourage) students to take place in debates and class discussions with different professors and different students. Students will learn to take opinions and back them up. Traditional colleges will also teach students how to work under time and pressure, something online colleges can't do. It is also a lot easier to cheat taking on an online college course, which is caused by lack of student motivation to actually learn.
You also say that online colleges are cheaper than traditional, which is indeed true. However, there are so many scholarship opportunities available, both academic and athletic. Some colleges also offer jobs on site is allows students to raise some money. Also note that there are programs that will help pay for college tuition.
My last point was colleges allow students to socially interact. Going to college is much like high school, in the sense that you will have to adapt to your new surroundings, and make new friends. It is also said that in college you are more likely to find other students with similar interests and ideas, and thus better able to connect with them. Going through college will be a struggle at times, but the experience and people are well worth it.
Good Luck to my opponent.
I do agree there are some benefits of online college, in certain situations. If you can not afford traditional college, and can't get the scholarships and programs I mentioned above, then online college is a very viable option. I don't entirely agree with your last point. What kind of opportunities? If you mean being able to pick a particular major without having to go to a select choice of colleges, then yes, I agree. Online college does not offer the social opportunities and athletic opportunities traditional college can offer. Certain jobs will look to see how confident you are working alone and with others. Traditional college is a life experience, that will really shape the way you look at the world.
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Vote Placed by tonyrobinson 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: As I stated in the comments I believe that both online and traditional have advantages and disadvantages. What is best for one person maybe different for another based upon individual circumstances. So I do not think either side could truly win this debate. However Con did touch on the idea that some classes can not be taught online, or at least are much harder online. Therefore I had to say Con had the better argument but neither convinced me of either one being better than the other.
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