Adult Student Guide Sections

Here are the online sections referred to specifically in The Adult Student’s Guide. For more information, see the book!

  • Financial Aid Resources — (Page 25). You’re not a traditional student, so chances are, you may not have access to some of the traditional means to pay for school. Fortunately, there are plenty of other options available for you, if you do a little work.
  • Distance Learning — (Page 46). Several articles and links to useful sites with information on online learning opportunities
  • Support Services — (Page 31). Make sure to become familiar with the variety of support services available on campus. Help is available for almost any need.
  • Enrolling and Getting Registered — (Chapter 3). If you want to get a college degree from a four-year college or university, you must apply for admission and meet certain admission requirements before you can enroll.
  • Classroom Listening — (Page 37). Huh? What’d you just say? The two main goals of listening in a classroom are to understand the message that is being sent, and to be able to use that information at a future time, such as for an exam.
  • Guidelines for Taking Notes — (Page 38). Taking good notes is essential for succeeding in your college courses. Here are some expanded explanations and tips to help you.
  • Help for Sustaining Concentration — (Page 61). There are several reasons why adults have trouble concentrating for any length of time, and several tips to help.
  • Understanding Differences in Temperament — (Page 96). Knowing your temperament and that of your instructors can go a long way towards having successful college outcomes.
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy — (Page 76). Many students don’t understand the difference between "C", "B" and "A" level work on their exams and papers. Here are some guidelines.
  • Authenticating Resources on the Internet — (Pages 46, 82). Help in determining what is reliable and what is not when it comes to using resources found on the net.
  • Developing Goals — (Pages 39, 117). If you feel overwhelmed by the tasks ahead of you—and even if not—read on. Setting and reaching your goals can be easier than you think.
  • Emoticons, Emojis, Chat Abbreviations and Avatars — (Page 46). Hey, what do all those symbols and abbreviations mean??
  • Your Accomplishments Portfolio — (Page 8). The traditional portfolio was used by artists, photographers, and architects to demonstrate samples of their work. Unlike a cover letter, resume, or application form, a portfolio demonstrates how one’s skills, experiences, and history match a position.
  • Help for those with Learning or Physical Disabilities — (Pages 11, 55). A list of links and resources for college students with learning or physical disabilities.

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