The advantage of taking an online course is the flexibility that allows you to arrange your own studying time and pace based on your own schedule. However, it is your responsibility as a student/learner to be motivated and persistent throughout the course work in order to proceed and complete the course consistently and successfully. In addition, you must possess good time management skills and studying habits so that you will be able to keep track of your own work and meet your assignment deadlines on time. Knowing where to find available academic resources and technical support when you need assistance is also essential. You should try to utilize the library references and technology support offered by the University to help you deal with any obstacles that you might have when taking an online course. Finally, understanding online etiquette is critical for you to achieve better communication and interaction with your online peers and instructors.