Downingtown Student Prepares for Semester Unlike Any Before at University of Miami

Ken Knickerbocker
Image of Keri McGill via the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

Downingtown resident Keri McGill, a junior at the University of Miami, is preparing for a semester that will be unlike anything she or any of her peers have ever witnessed before, writes Sue Gleiter for the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

With most schools implementing a hybrid model that offers a choice between in-person and online classes, many students need to calculate the risks and make a decision about which option will work better for them.

McGill has already decided to stay at her off-campus residence “no matter what.” And despite the new surge in COVID-19 cases in Florida, what concerns her most is the academic environment.

“My biggest concern for this semester is how online instruction will affect the education I receive,” she said. “When we switched online halfway through spring semester, it was a pretty easy transition for me because I already knew my professors and understood the structure of my classes and how to study the material.”

However, having to start new classes online may make it much more difficult “to figure out how to navigate new professors, material, and testing,” she said.

Read more about Keri McGill in the Harrisburg Patriot-News here.

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