Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Time Management And College

Time Management. It sounds boring, but it's critical to making the most of your college experience and achieving your goals. Here are some tricks to help you maximize your time:

1. Schedule early classes

Eight o'clock classes if you can get up easily, nine o'clock if you can't. They will force you to get out of bed at a reasonable time, not unlike you did in high school (or what your future employer will expect from you).

2. Study between classes

Often you'll have one or two hours to kill. Go to the library and put those hours to work for you. It's amazing the number of ways people waste time between classes. Get into the routine of making valuable use of these time slots.

3. Study after class before dinner

This seems rather obvious, but many students are content to watch soap operas, talk shows, and reruns of "The Simpsons" in the afternoon. Spending hours online in chat rooms and on message boards is another distraction. Why not put this time to better use, and have some real fun in the evening, or on the weekend.

4. When you study, focus on it

Make it quality study time, not social time. Do it in a quiet environment and at a high level of intensity. If you maximize the quality of your effort, you'll minimize the amount of time you need to give it.

Monday, August 21, 2006

College Begins in 7...

"Oh no! I am not even finished looking for college" exclaimed one of my friends during our club meeting. Well, guess what my friend, you are in deep trouble. The truth is that college is really upon us and for those people who have never experienced anything like it (me being one of them) it is going to be a scary one as well. 7 more days till we enjoy sleeping late and tension free days. The first thing is to adjust to these changes. I have already begun a college job search and i am also trying to find a volunteer opportunity. I have also created a book search to help those in my same community.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

College And Community - Just mix these two!

Want to go College? Dont have enough funds or some oter problem? Think close, think community!

Richard O’Brien wasn’t sure he wanted to attend a community college. “Most of my friends were going straight to four-year schools and there is some negative stigma attached to attending community colleges,” he says.

After considering the pros and cons, O’Brien decided to attend Danville Area Community College and then transfer to complete his engineering degree at the University of Illinois. “I wanted to save money … play baseball for the community college team (which ended up giving me a scholarship), and sort out what I wanted to major in without getting hit with a serious financial penalty … that decided the matter for me,” says O’Brien.

Four out of 10 graduating high school students start their college careers at community colleges, according to the College Board. Two-year colleges are the largest and fastest-growing sector of higher education. There are over 1,600 community colleges in the United States serving 11 million students.

Consider the advantages of enrolling in a community college:

Save Money on Tuition

Attending community college before completing your bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution can save you a sizable chunk of change. Tuition and fees at public community colleges average less than half of those at public four-year colleges and about one-tenth of those at private four-year colleges, according to the American Association of Community Colleges. “I think my student loan was at least half of what I would have paid otherwise,” O’Brien says.

Complete Your Basic Requirements

You’re going to have to get your general graduation requirements out of the way one way or another. Community colleges are good places to earn these credits. The faculty at community colleges tends to focus more on teaching than research, which means you’ll get help in subjects you struggle with.

“Most students, I believe, find that general education types of courses are often the most difficult types of courses in their educational experience,” says Patrice Lyons, assistant director of articulation and transfer at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. Once you are enrolled in a four-year college, you can focus on the classes you want to take as part of your major, rather than spending time and money on the classes you need to take. “I thought it was a little easier getting up to speed … I think I may have been scared off engineering otherwise,” O’Brien says.

Time to Define Your Major

Many students don’t know what to major in when they graduate from high school. Two out of three students will change their major at least once during their college career, according to MonsterTRAK. Community colleges are good places to explore fields that interest you before committing to a major. For example, the average cost per credit hour for in-district students attending Muskegon Community College in Michigan is $60 compared with about $768 per credit hour at the University of Michigan. You’ll save money by paying less per credit than you would at a four-year school while taking time to explore your options.

An Opportunity to Boost Your GPA

If you don’t have the highest grades after graduating high school, taking classes at a community college can help improve your GPA. Unlike most four-year colleges, community colleges have an open-door admissions policy – all students are accepted regardless of past academic performance. Improving your academic record at a community college lets you meet the minimum admissions requirements at four-year colleges and shows you are serious about your education.

Save Money by Living at Home

Room and board make up a significant percentage of college costs at four-year colleges. “Living at home also saved me a lot of money on living expenses … that was an added benefit financially,” says O’Brien.

Transferring won’t be easy, but it may be a smart way to save money and achieve your academic goals. “The transition through the community college to a four-year institution can make the students educational pathways smoother, more enriching, productive and ultimately it can lead to more successes,” Lyons says.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Awesome Network Of Entrepreneur

I just launched another blog ( TANE - The Awesome Network of Entrepreneur) which might interest the readers of this blog. It focuses on the entrepreneur skills that are used throught the net. I ask everyone to check it out because it will give more insight to trades and stocks. It is a good oppurtunity for all of those who want to earn some extra cash while studying in college.

Monday, July 03, 2006

|F| Here cometh the decision time!

Now that every one is quite happy and satisfied with their graduation celebration, it is time for everyone to start thinking about college. All the incoming freshmen must go through the gruesome acts of taking the placement test, picking classes and finally arrange for the expenses. Here is a little ditto to help every newcommer with college planning.
Take these step to 'ease off' the college entrance process:
1. PLAN every thing ahead of time.
2. Set aside dates for placement test.
3. Talk to college advisors to decide upon the classes you are going to take.
4. Talk to a bank representative to secure loans and send in acceptance and promissory letter for loans and grants.
5. Take it easy and enjoy, college is suppose to be fun and a unique experience.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Types of Posts and Codes.

Seems like everyone is always very eager to graduate, whether it is from high school or college. I for one am one of these persons. However it was very funny for me to learn that the class structure of High school and college is the same! For this purpose i will use special tags in the topic of my post to address the respective class. For example if an article was about orientation of Freshmen, then i would use a Capital F in the topic. Simple, right? You can fill in the rest; So for sophmore, J for junior and Se for Senior year. Some post would be in general and there fore would not have any code to it.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Welcome to a unique blog!

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. This is a place for all the surfers of the net who want to have a good time doing it and learn a lot too. I made this blog to support my fellow college and hig school-er in the quest to overcome daily obstacle. Please feel free to leave comments and questions about your college problem. Homework is also provided if it is within the grasp of my knowledge. Thank you once again and have a fun time!