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I’ve made the decision to go back to school starting in the fall. Although it is a big decision knowing I haven’t had much success in my previous attempts at pursuing education, I am confident that I will be able to succeed this time around. I am in such a better head space this time around, and have so much support around me nowadays that I know I have people to turn to outside of school if I were to ever need any assistance. In the end, I know making this decision will impact my life for the better!
Are there any tips that I may need to keep in mind from any of you who are already in school?
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5 Replies to “Going back to school”
I think it’s great Luz that you are going back to school!
I think the most important thing for school is just to stay organized- know what you have to do and plan for it. Don’t leave things for the last minute. As a procrastinator myself, I know it can be hard but it’s important!
I wish you luck and I’m sure you’ll be amazing in school.
(PS I like the quote you chose! 🙂 )
That’s right Luz, do your thing! Its a big step to go back to school and like everything else, I know you’ll do well. It’s great to hear that you have a solid support system as well… that really makes things a lot easier.
As far as tips, I totally recommend just making sure that you create a really good schedule when things get started. At first it will seem like there’s so much to do, maybe even a bit overwhelming.. but once you get into the groove of things, it gets better to manage.
Hey guys, staying organized, not procrastinating, and creating a good schedule all seem like great tools to utilize when I start school in the fall. I know with the schedule I currently have I have a lot of free time on my hands that will be consumed with schoolwork once the fall comes, but I am eager to begin this new journey! I will be sure to keep you guys posted on here as far as how it is going and what other tools I have found useful.
I would say just don’t stress it. Making schedules can be a little stressful too but doing what you know you will be comfortable with, is really important.
Usually, the most difficult part of starting school is the beginning of the semester. I remember how I felt last year when I had just started out. Schedules, books, homework, class assignments, etc etc etc. I felt so out of place and confused. I felt like I couldn’t get anything done but it all just smooth out by the middle of the semester. You might start making friends who you can talk with about homework and so forth; you will understand your course a little better and by then, you will know your teacher a little more.
Just make sure that you meet your deadlines and use the resources or support that you have around you.
Good luck! I think you are making a great decision.
This is so exciting! I love the image and quote too. The rest up here^ beat me to the advice; I can’t agree more. Over time, I have learned what my optimal learning style is. Many times, the professor will organize the course in a way that opposes our learning style. For my CNA class, it is like this. To counteract my confusion over how the instructor jumps around between chapters, and goes through Powerpoint note slides at the speed of lightening, I’ve found ways to schedule and read stuff in an organized way that makes sense to me.