Everything is connected. As Geoff Hunt looks into the past he increasingly discovers how the threads of our present have all been weaved together at some point in time. He relates that history is about asking questions; Geoff has been Continue reading »
Would you take a trip without a road map? No, you wouldn’t. Or, in this day and age, maybe without a GPS would be a better question. Now think of this in relation to your path to graduation. You wouldn’t want to plan to graduate without a map or GPS — but that is exactly what you are doing when you don’t use Degree Check. Continue reading »
As this spring semester just recently started, it’s hard to believe that students should be thinking about what comes next. But with graduation right around the corner, the receipt of a certificate or degree will signify next steps and new opportunities for students. For some, it is taking the next steps to transfer to another college or University to complete their bachelor’s degree. For others, the next step will be into the job market. For all students it is a time for transcripts, transfer and transition. Continue reading »
You’re probably feeling a thousand different emotions tied to the start of the semester as you begin your new classes.
Determination. Trepidation. Excitement. Just to name a few.
No matter the feeling, it’s what you make of the experience that will ultimately resonate in your memory banks months and years from now. Many in attendance face hurdles even before coming through the door. It’s part of what makes college unique: the backstories.
Others have more common concerns: pushing through to finish assignments; juggling schedules to just attend; or finding new friends. But no matter the scope of the issues faced or obstacles standing in the way, progress can be made with the proper mindset and appropriate level of sticktoitiveness (yes that’s a word). Continue reading »
In the world of education, procrastination tends to be normal for most students. I regularly work with students who wait until the due date of a paper before they start writing it or don’t read anything from a text book until the night before a big exam. While these habits are sometimes reinforced with good grades, the majority of instances of procrastination turn out to be counterproductive for most students. I have seen four primary types of procrastination behavior in working with college aged students. See if you can identify which one fits you the best. Continue reading »
Congratulations, you’ve decided to study in the United States! Studying abroad is a very brave and adventurous undertaking. International students are often excited to begin their new experience; however, the first few months of adjusting to a foreign land can be difficult and overwhelming. I arrived in the United States from China three years ago to pursue an education, and based on my experience, I’d like to provide some tips to help you not only survive, but thrive. Continue reading »
Reading allows you to see how other accomplished writers use language and builds your syntactic vocabulary. The more you see words strung together in a professional fashion, the more likely phrases will come to life on the page when putting hands to keyboard or pen to paper when you sit down to write. Continue reading »
1. Are online classes easier? Online courses have come a long way since the first online course was offered by The New York Institute of Technology in 1984. Technology since that time has changed drastically. In addition to changing technology, we have learned much about online learning since the 1990’s when online course offerings became more widespread.
As for me, I earned one Master’s degree in the traditional method back in the dark ages (1979). I earned the second one in 2009, taken fully online from the same college. Was the second one any easier? Continue reading »
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