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Benefits and Tips for going back to college

College in and of itself can be overwhelming, let alone all that goes with being in college. While you are focused on succeeding academically, there are might be many parts of your life that can keep you from doing so. By maintaining a balanced rounded healthy life in college is important and challenging. Make time to let go of any stress that has built up on a routine basis or it can cause you problems. Whatever helps you to be able to relax, whether going shopping, gymnastics, movies, bowling, walking, and going to your religious services on a regular basis. Your relationships need to be maintained and kept healthy. Taking care of yourself, is not just keeping your brain in balance, but all of yourself.

Tips for making an academic plan

Keeping options open on what to you study in college by exploring a little, changing your mind how and when or here and there. You may have decided on a major, or maybe a course of action for a career. With some of the decisions out of the way, you can now determine what to set up for experiencing success in college.

Tips for defining educational goals

You need to make sure to make the most pedantically of the time spent in college no matter if it is only one semester or four years. Or you may not have any idea about what classes you want. You should talk about everything with your academic advisor to see majors/minors are offered at your college. Eventually you will decide what you want to do with your education.

Tips for scheduling classes

[If you are a person who is not an early riser, scheduling classes at 8 am would be a disaster for your first semester.] (Murray, 2010) The number of classes, class location, and days of the week need to be taken into consideration.
• [Look over your course catalog and know what classes are offered, if you are confused about courses talk with an academic advisor.] (Murray, 2010)
• Have a calendar to write: down all classes, when assignments are due, when having appointments, and anything else that you do not want to forget.
• [Give yourself a good mix of scheduled classes.] (Murray, 2010) Maybe a writing class, a reading class, or a problem solving class, but too much of any one type of class can cause problems.
• [It would also be good to talk with your financial advisor before signing up for classes.] (Murray, 2010)Ask your advisor any questions that you may have.
• [It might be advisable to sign up with a writing class as it prepares you for future classes you will take.] (Murray, 2010)
• [Taking a first year class about goal setting, where the campus resources are located, how to make the most of college learning will help.] (Murray, 2010)
• [Try not to over schedule your classes.] (Murray, 2010) A full weekly load is at least 12 credit hours per semester, at our college it is six credit hours every nine weeks.
• Try to have a mix of one hard class with one easy class so that it will be less tense getting homework done.
• Do not procrastinate about what is considered the requirements for your major.
• [Do not schedule classes to time overlap as you will need enough time to walk from one class to another. Do not schedule all your classes on the same day.] (Murray, 2010)

Study tips

[Studying for college is harder than studying for high school, but if time is used wisely you can get ahead and stay ahead.] (, 2010).
• [Create mnemonics for better remembering.] (, 2010).
• [Make a study guide about the subjects that you are studying.] (, 2010).
• [Make flash cards if you need to remember information.] (, 2010).
• [Quiz yourself on what you are not sure that you understand.] (, 2010).
• [Set time goals during the day when it is conducive for studying.] (, 2010).
• [Remember to take breaks when studying to keep from getting ‘study stresses’.] (, 2010).
• [Do not study alone as you can get overwhelmed. Try starting a study group.] (, 2010).
• [Study during the week at set times for better comprehension.] (, 2010).
• [Schedule time for studying when it is best for you to be fresh.] (, 2010).
• [Get lots of sleep so that you are not tired when trying to understand your readings.] (, 2010).
• [Do not study on coffee, Ritalin and adder all as these might not be a good idea for you to take. Only take medication prescribed for you.] (, 2010).

Tips for how much time for work

[A full time job is time consuming, let alone being in college. Working part time is more conducive while attending college. There are benefits from learning time management skills, to understanding career development, to having cash to see that a part time job is something that you should not pass up.] (, 2010).
• [An ideal part time job would have flexible hours.] (, 2010).
• [There are many jobs that can accommodate a college schedule: restaurant jobs, and retail jobs.] (, 2010).
• [You have to make a schedule, learn discipline, and not deviate from it.] (, 2010).
• [You need to remember the money made from working.] (, 2010).

Grant and scholarship searching tips

• [You need to develop a scholarship strategy. You need to have organized system when finding, applying for and winning scholarship money. Scholarships do not have to be paid back.] (, 2010).
• [You start with a personal inventory of questions that need to be answered. There are typical questions that will be asked that you will need to answer.] (, 2010).
• [You should research local scholarships first.] (, 2010). Ask your academic advisor about a list of grants and scholarships that might be available.
• [You can also check membership organizations and employers in your area.] (, 2010). Again ask your academic advisor if you do not know where to look.
• [You can also contact your state department of higher education for more information on scholarship programs that may be available for residents.] (, 2010).

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Having issues with this expository essay pasted above. Need a catchy introductory sentence and a good conclusion, am getting writers block big time.

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  1. Hiya Terrie~

    You must be taking a UOP class...LOL. I had the same exact essay. A good introductory sentence for this type of essay could be something as simple as...... "Benefits and Tips for going back to college are more than just completing a degree!"

    Your conclusion will tie in all the information that you have written about throughout your essay. (but in a short format)Such as a sentence rephrasing (recapturing) each paragraph that you wrote about in each topic.

    Does this help you at least a little?

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  2. I'm confused. Is what you posted above supposed to be an essay? Or are those ideas to include in an essay?
    There are very clear directions here for how to write an essay. If you need more ideas about the writing process, how to write paragraphs and essays, etc., please let us know.

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