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During Covid, most people experienced both online and in-person schooling. Throughout this period, a lot of the time online school was essential, but now it is easy to determine which one helps us learn more in the long run. 

Through experiencing both online and in-person education, it can be concluded that in-person learning is much more effective. 

There are many advantages to in-person learning that do not come with online school. Firstly, through in-person learning, students tend to be much more productive. It’s easy to get distracted when taking classes over a computer, but when you are in a class with a teacher, it seems much easier to stay focused on what needs to be learned. According to DeVry University, “You may have a difficult time focusing on school when you’re studying remotely. Distractions like the internet, TV, phones, and even family members can make it hard to study. In-person classes can be a chance to step away from these distractions and focus solely on learning.” This shows how simple it is to get distracted when at home. In-person classes can bring an escape from distractions, so those can focus on learning instead of what’s going on around them. Another advantage of in-person learning is more social interactions. It’s important to socialize and meet new people, and through in-person learning, it is easy to connect with others and make new relationships. 

Some might say that online learning is much more effective than in-person learning because it has much greater flexibility, and many of the tasks can be done anytime throughout a certain time frame. Although this is true, schooling is important and while online can be flexible, it is more important to focus on getting the best education you possibly can. In-person learning is not as flexible, but it does give you better opportunities to learn, and you can still do other activities when done. It does take up time, but not nearly all of it, so you still have time to do things you love. 

There is not much that can be changed about this situation. At the end of the day, everyone will choose what type of education is best for them. But, if anyone knows someone who is mainly learning online and they are not staying productive or are not completing their classes, it’s important to suggest taking classes in person. Some people are not meant for online learning, and it’s important to help those people out to make sure they are getting the best knowledge they can. 

Both types of learning are designed for different types of people. Some people work well with online classes, while others do not. It’s important to be taking classes you know you will be forced to pay attention to. In-person classes can help anyone better their education and stay more focused on what they need to learn. 


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Lexie Hanna, Opinion Writer
Lexie is a senior at Struthers High School. She is an opinion writer in Journalism I. Lexie’s favorite subject is either English or science. Her favorite food is chicken tenders with honey mustard, and she loves the color green. Lexie’s favorite artist is Brent Faiyaz. She plays varsity tennis and is a varsity cheerleader. She also is a L.I.N.K crew member and vice president of National Honor Society. Outside of school, she likes to hang out with her friends and family.  Lexie loves to write which is why she thoroughly enjoys journalism. Her expectations for the year is to maintain her 3.9 G.P.A and stay on track to be salutatorian. She also hopes to graduate with honors and attend Bowling Green State University to major in forensic science.  Lexie is mostly excited for her last prom and basketball season. She is also excited to make more memories with all of her friends here and overall just enjoy her last year at Struthers. 
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