Pace University PASS/FAIL Fall 2020

This pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for all of us in so many ways. It is challenging trying to adapt to this completely new learning style. It feels like we are not even in real classes because the professors rush through their power-points and call that a class. We are basically forced to teach ourselves everything, and it is not easy. In my situation, it has really taken a toll on my mental and physical health. I have been so overwhelmed by classwork, exams, and papers that I either want to shut down or develop other unhealthy coping mechanisms. Even the tutors at the tutoring center did not understand the material I was trying to teach myself. I understand professors have lives and other classes, but it also is no help when they do not answer emails. We are all trying our best to succeed, but our efforts are not being acknowledged. It feels impossible to teach myself something that I already do not understand, and even with all of the resources provided, it is nowhere near the same as an in-person class.

Melanie Bumpus, New York, NY, United States
4 months ago
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