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Reach Your Full Potential as an Adult Student

1 May 2011 No Comment

As you learn in every introductory sociology  class  in the country,  all of us  play many roles; son or daughter, employee,  friend , boss, sibling, etc. The role of student can be  especially   particularly  strange for  people  who  go back  to college as an adult.  But, it is a role in which we  can certainly  be successful if we follow a few simple rules.

1. Whether you enroll in a traditional or an online degree~ online college } program, get to know some of your classmates .  It will make  college much more fun, and you can  assist  each other.

2. There is no substitute for making a strong start.  Limiting yourself to six credit hours initially is  almost certainly  a good idea, as is avoiding any courses you expect to find difficult . After you have had a good semester you can carry a more  rigorous  academic load.

3. Register for your classes as  early  as possible . That way , you are more likely to be able to get the courses and the schedule that best suits you. You will also be able to purchase your books and get  a quick  start on your reading, which is always a  smart  idea.

4.  Make  sure you get to know and spend time with your academic advisor. Be  honest and clear  with him or her about your educational objectives, career goals, strengths, and weaknesses.  If you do not find your advisor helpful, request another advisor immediately.  Do not delay .

5. Obtain the syllabi for your courses as early as you can, and  organize  all of your important   exams and  projects  on a large calendar. Then, use the calendar to create a daily study schedule that will allow you ample time to complete your assignments on schedule, without undue pressure .

6. Let your family and friends know that you are returning to school  and tell them what you believe further education can do for you.  If those closest to you  realize  how much additional education means to you they will understand  if your academic responsibilities sometimes have to  come first .

If you stick  to these half dozen   suggestions  ï»¿ï»¿and approach your return to education with confidence and a good work ethic , you are virtually  ï»¿ï»¿certain to achieve ï»¿ your goals.

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