Are you working on a degree or certification in college or online? Are you thinking about going to college or even going back to college to finish a degree?
Please join us and share your hardworking & challenging times. Along with, what helps you get through each semester. What are you eating on those class filled days? Maybe we can share some recipes for on the go "school days" and stress relieving foods. (Chocolate has to one of items we need.) hahaa
Are you taking a break for summer and are you already signed up for fall?
Hopefully, we can encourage one another as we journey together reaching our goals or even just learning something new.
Looking forward to hearing from you all.
July 23rd, 2015
Great Advice for 15 Items a Freshman should have when College Bound.....check them out and see what you think.
Jul 23, 2015
May 24, 2015
Well, I've got great news!! I graduated...finally..Thurday, May 21st...yippee!
It took a little longer than usual, what with breaking my left ankle, then having problems with financial aid, then breaking my foot, same foot as I broke the ankel!!!
Then of course, the fact that I had to take algebra 3, yes count them...3 times!!
And that was WITH having the best tutor on campus and studying until my eyes rolled up into the back of my head!! LOL
Then they tell me, " oh well, you've could've just taking a biology class instead."
This a professor from one of my Psych classes telling me this. So I went to my ADVISOR who said, " hmm, let me look into that." Lo and behold, it was true!! Okay, she was supposed to advise me, right?? Uhuh!! Anyway, I ended taking the biology, passing with a b+, which surprised me because I had a very tough time in that class.
But, I DID it!! I received my Associates of Science, ( in human services,) with honors:-) My daughter, along with my hubby and a few friends went to the commencement. I was a little sad because my brother and his wife had to work and my aunt couldn't go either:-( I am the first Monfils in our whole family, including those in the U.S.A and those in Canada, to graduate college!! Very proud of myself:-) I want to thank people on JAP and specifically all of you who have encouraged me to continue even when I got frustrated! And thanks all on here who gave wonderful tips:-) I only have a few pics for now, that my daughter took. The professional pics won't be in until June.
Hello college students, how are classes going? Are you feeling a little burnt out and looking forward to summer vacation?
Feb 17, 2015
Feb 4, 2015
Take advantage of office hours. They are there for a reason. It's your chance to get one-on-one help from a highly qualified teacher. If you are struggling in class, there is no reason why you shouldn't be going to your teacher's office hours.
Don't fall behind. Don't procrastinate. College school work is very fast paced and it's very difficult to catch back up.
Use a study group rather than a late-night cram session.
Make sure you find yourself a nice study environment. Dorm rooms are not an ideal place to clearly focus on your studies.
If things get loud, use ear plugs.
Learn the material the very first time it’s presented rather than having to cram every time there is a test.
Finals week will be hell, make sure you are prepared.
The best test preparation is a good night of sleep and a good breakfast.
Stay organized and manage your time efficiently.
Keep good class notes. Use web 2.0 note taking tools if you need to.
Actually read the textbook. You bought and paid for it, so read it. This is usually the material that is on the exams.
Don't cheat on your exams. This is a very serious offense in college.
Have a good laptop. It's pretty much a necessity in college nowadays.
Set clear goals for each class.
Keep a to-do list of assignments and other projects.
Prepare for college-level work. The amount of writing and reading required can be overbearing.
Sit towards the front of the class. It will improve your grade, encourage interaction and your standing/recognition with the professor.
Ask questions in class. Or, provide input in ongoing class lectures.
Use the library. It's full of useful resources.
Don't cite Wikipedia in your research papers.
Dec 4, 2014
Oct 5, 2014