Today marks the start of summer classes at East Carolina University, which usually allows most students the option to complete the remainder of gen-ed courses needed to graduate or to get ahead of their required classes to complete their majors. Due to concerns around the coronavirus, classes will be held virtually to maintain the social distancing order.
Since classes will be held virtually for another semester, we know it may be a struggle for some students who learn better with face-to-face instruction. Students may not be aware of the resources that are available for them to use to help them complete their classes during remote learning.
We, the editorial staff of The East Carolinian, wish all the students taking summer courses the best of luck and encourage them to utilize the resources available from ECU to help them succeed in their classes. ECU offers many virtual resources to help with online learning such as The University Writing Center, Pirate Academic Success Center, Joyner Library and multiple others which can be found on ECU’s News Service website.
Students should also contact their professors for help if they have any questions or are confused with the learning material presented to them. A lot of professors will kindly help guide you through their course as they are also adjusting to teaching online and understand taking classes online is not each for everyone. Even if your professors seem intimidating, don’t be afraid to ask them for help, for it’s their job to not only instruct you but also for you to be successful.