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By Mary Karr, Al Siebert

Even if enrolling in university for the 1st time or returning after a longer absence, this motivational consultant presents grownup scholars with a wealth of useful counsel. This thorough guide explores not just tips on how to be successful academically whereas balancing family members, paintings, and different vital tasks, but additionally addresses how scholars can learn how to confront their fears, elevate their self-confidence and resiliency, and create help teams. Containing crucial info on financing schooling via loans, offers, and scholarships in addition to sensible suggestions for dealing with time, getting ready for checks, taking powerful notes, and utilizing net assets, this one-stop reference additionally contains motion evaluation checklists.

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It is a path with heart. It is “work” you enjoy doing so much that you are delighted to be paid for doing it. People who have found their “vocation” are generally more motivated than people taking courses simply to get a college degree. Take time to look carefully through the college catalog. List the courses you will have to take to graduate. Even if you haven’t settled upon a degree field yet, you will have to take several general education courses required of all students in a degree program.

A third way to get college credit without taking courses is to challenge introductory level courses at the college. A more comprehensive description of the course work can be seen in a “course content guide” often available through the department secretary. If you believe you already know a subject quite well, and the college allows, you can arrange to take the final examination in a course to see if you can pass it. If you do, you can get credit for the course by paying the normal registration fee.

How will grades in the course be determined? What are the instructor’s office hours? The location? Does the instructor have an outline of the most important terms and concepts to be covered? Does the instructor have a course website that supplements the classroom material? These questions are a starting point. Others will occur as you go along. This is why having the phone number of another student in each of your classes can be very useful. Many instructors provide a handout called a course syllabus.

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