Tag: planning


College Organization Part Five: Preparing for Exams College Life

Hello everyone: So, you have committed to study for good grades, but how do you prepare for an exam? It starts back with pre-reading the assignments before the lecture. You have organized your academic calendar at the beginning of the semester. You have faithfully read your assignments ahead of time, but there are some steps you need to take as soon as you get home....

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College Organization Part two College Life

Hello everyone: Here is part two of what I am writing about college organization. Okay, it is the first day of class and your professor just handed you the syllabus for the class. DO NOT LOSE THIS! I suggest that you slip it into a clear protective sleeve and carry it in your class notebook. [Some professors also post their syllabus on the class webpage,...

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College Organization 101: Getting ready to succeed College Life

Hello everyone: My face-to-face college students have asked me to blog about getting and being organized in college. They asked me about balancing work and college and getting assignments done. For the next few blogs, I will break things down, step-by-step and show you how to be more organized. I used these same principles while working on two undergraduate degrees at the same time, home...

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Preparing for Tests College Life

Hello everyone: Tests….exams…..groan…..groan louder. How do you get your act together to get an exam completed successfully? Well, what kind of grade do you want? If you are looking for a C or D, you might try to listen occasionally in class but don’t take any notes. You are going to depend on your ability to remember everything the instructor says. In eleven years of...

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Time Management College Life / Suddenly Single

Hello everyone: Today’s blog is about time management, at the request of one of my students. How do you keep on top of things when juggling work, school, and family? Here are some tips that I have used: First, keep a month-at-a-glance calendar that shows all of the homework you have due for a specific class. If you have more than one class at a...

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Planning for Your Financial Future Starts Now Home Life / Suddenly Single

Hello everyone: You may be a young person who is just starting out in life and planning for your financial future may seem like something to put off for a lot of years……don’t do it. I recently spoke with a dear friend whose parents did not plan adequately for their retirement years. She and her husband are now responsible for helping them out. It has...

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Heading into the home stretch! College Life

Hello everyone: For those of you in college, you are heading into the home stretch- the end of the semester. This is not the time to let your guard down. I have had students who were very, very close to the next highest letter grade, yet who chose to skip the last few days of class. What does this say to the professor? It tells...

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Preparing for Final Exams College Life / Suddenly Single

Hello everyone: This is the time of the semester when final exams take place. You need to be prepared for them, since they can have a profound effect on your final grade for a class. First, begin preparations the first day of class (too late for some of you for this semester, I know!). Take good notes, making sure that you make a special note...

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