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Discussion on: COVID-19 vs College Students

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Mateusz Iwaniuk

Hello Hieu.
I am a High School student at the age of 17. In fact, there are some materials that are given by teachers, but let me tell you how I see it from my point of view.
When you know that f.e you are keen on math and physic, you have a great opportunity to focus on it. There is a lot free materials (f.e coming from Khan Academy) and books (Openstax). If you are able to learn by yourself, you may achive more than in school.

As a student, what are some of the issues you deal with?
The biggest one problem is when you don't understand any part of lesson. In my school, we can communicate with teachers and ask them question, so in practice you are fully able to learn and acquire knowledge.
In your free time, you can learn coding and do some projects. Those are the things, for which you don't have usually time during school year.

How have you coped with these issues?
Described above. I have found some materials to learn my favorite subjects. Spending daily 3h on this saves your time, because you don't spend 6 hours in school (not including transport). The rest time you can spend coding and doing projects.

What can be done to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 on student's learning?
I would be able to answer it. It depends on your character type. I think focusing on your favorite and most important subjects is the best thing you can do now. And coding of course.

Don't forget to find time for relax! Read books, watch movies if you realize that you're tired!
The great way to have contact with your friends is to find any online game and play it together.