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How are Community College classes designed/difficulty?

videogames9videogames9 Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
edited November 2008 in High School Life
I'm just wondering how difficult the standard CC course is compared to the likes of Honors/AP classes in high school. Also, is it more of a lecture format and less of a social environment (groupwork, team projects)? And on that matter, are the people in the class smart, or are many of them less caring about the course?

I'm not sure where I can get more info about this. Help? Thanks.
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Replies to: How are Community College classes designed/difficulty?

  • yawnyawn . Posts: 2,141 Senior Member
    The classes at my community college are INSANELY easier than my high school's AP equivalents. It's pathetic, really. The level of intellectuality expected from the students is a huge drop, and basically half of what I "learned" in community college, I already learned back in high school. However, keep in mind that this varies from district to district. My high school happened to be one of the "top 1000" high schools in the U.S., but still, I was disappointed in the "dumbed-down" nature of my teachers' lectures.

    Community college is definitely much less social. I've had zero "group projects".
  • videogames9videogames9 Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    Thanks, very helpful. I'm hoping that my CC is different, but I shouldn't expect too much, probably.
  • Little_DuckLittle_Duck Registered User Posts: 982 Member
    my CC is really difficult, don't go based off of one person. and it actually depends a lot on the teacher. sometimes you have those teachers who give you practice tests that are almost identical to the actual tests and then you just have to memorize answers. some teachers make it more difficult where you have to go based on your comprehension ability of the text/notes.
  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Registered User Posts: 4,032 Senior Member
    It depends on the teacher and the college yes. I am taking some 8 week courses and they go extremely fast. For Spanish we are lucking enough to have multiple choice quizzes, but the answers will often be in sentence form and differ by 1 letter.
  • christichristi Registered User Posts: 322 Junior Member
    Depends on your teacher. My current chem prof used to teach at a larger state university and keeps it really really challenging.
  • AT9AT9 Registered User Posts: 681 Member
    It really depends on the college you go to and the teacher that you have. I've had teachers that have taught at major universities that are really hard, and I've had teachers that have taught at major universities that are pretty easy. It's just hard to say how tough it will be, considering it all depends on the course, teacher, and college that you're at. By the end of this semester, I'll have 60 college credits from Pensacola Junior College. Overall, I've found it to be an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. And it gets you used to dealing with teachers that treat you as an adult. If you take CC courses, look up the potential teachers at ratemyprofessor.com and sign up for the best teachers that you can!
  • videogames9videogames9 Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    Thanks for the help.

    Also, does anyone have any personal experience with online CC courses? Is it more like a self-study course, or does the instructor actually teach you the material (in your CC)?
  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Registered User Posts: 4,032 Senior Member
    I'm actually taking my CC courses online. They are not actually that bad. The teacher never teaches anything unless it's a hybrid course, you are told what to read and what is due when.
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