George Zafiris: Using edX to Improve My Study Habits
October 4, 2015 | Becky Pineo
Age 20 | Greece
EdX changed my life, and now it’s a part of who I am. I’m so happy be among the 5,000,000 edX students worldwide.
All the edX courses I’ve taken have taught me something new and useful that I can apply to advancing my career and studies. Each one provided me with an amazing “toolkit” – methodologies which improved my way of learning or reshaped it completely, which I’ll use for the rest of my life.
One of my favorite courses so far was Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics and Human Spaceflight, with Professor Jeffrey Hoffman and Professor Chelsea Curran, offered by MITx. Not only was it challenging and quite engaging for newcomers, it also had an incredibly helpful staff and active community. I enjoyed every minute of it.
My latest course, HarvardX: Principles of Biochemistry with Professor Alain Viel and Professor Rachelle Gaudet, was very interesting. They presented the course material in an indescribably spectacular way: the material was so well-organized that even someone with no background in the subject, such as myself, could gain significant ground and complete the material with ease.
Both courses also improved my ability to focus my concentration, and gave me new ways of studying a new subject in a unique and simple way.
The truth is, every course I’ve taken had an amazing community, no matter the subject. I don’t think I’ll ever stop taking courses from edX. Soon after high school, I came to realize that the only way to stay active with concepts and methodologies was learning on my own. I’m currently studying Computer Science and Engineering at my local university, and am still planning to take CS50x on edX in the future. My goal is to work as a Software Developer.
EdX has done exceptional work so far and shows that education isn’t a privilege: education is a necessary component for the future, of shaping a better human being through unique educational experiences. I salute edX for that and I support your vision, deeply. It is my honor being a part of the community.
To every new student out there: Completing my edX courses was well worth the time and the outcome. You can learn anything, just don’t give up.