Infographic: Anatomy of a Highly Successful Non-Traditional Student

 Anatomy of a Highly Successful Non-Traditional Student infographic

Anatomy of a Highly Successful Non-Traditional Student Infographic

Timing may never seem perfect when it comes to enrolling in school, but by adapting habits of successful students, you can achieve your goals. The Anatomy of a Highly Successful Non-Traditional Student Infographic shows how important it is to prioritize things, multitask, seek support, be disciplined and sleep regularly.

1. Prioritize

  • Now is better than later. Procrastination is poison to prioritizing.
  • Make a game plan and stick to it.
  • Be flexible. Work ahead and avoid spreading yourself too thin.

2. Multitask

  • Use calendars and create lists to maximize time and plan ahead (ex. bring school work to appointments so you can catch up on reading while you wait).‘
  • Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when you cross an item off your to-do list.
  • Employers value employees who handle multiple priorities successfully.

3. Seek Support

  • Recognize when you feel overwhelmed and talk to family, friends, professors, advisors, coworkers.
  • Relieve stress at the gym.

4. Be Disciplined

  • You are your own disciplinarian.
  • Maturity is key; remember your priorities and keep the right mindset.
  • Be on-time and hold yourself accountable.

5. Schedule Sleep

  • When balancing work, life and school, it is important to make sleep a priority.
  • Everyone gets more done in forty well-rested hours than sixty bleary-eyed ones.

Surprise: Camaraderie is present in online settings. Many non-traditional students interact with peers regularly to discuss classes, do group work and share tips.”

Via: blog.devry.edu

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15 Credit Course Loads Increase Odds of Graduation

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A new study by EAB indicates that students who take 15 credits their first semester of their first year were more likely to continue and also to receive better grades.  (Please note the study refers to full-time students, not part-time students.) Continue reading “15 Credit Course Loads Increase Odds of Graduation”

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How to Balance School and Work: 5 Strategies for Academic Success

How do you juggle your career, classes, family, and friends? Deb Levy, a certified life and business coach, and a Harvard Extension School workshop leader, offers five tips to help you find success in and out of the classroom.

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Students’ Top Tips for Becoming an Engaged Learner

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Cengage Learning has a post over at the Engaging Minds blog by Tami Strang addressing tips for students about how to become a more engaged learner.  The tips have to do with note taking, studying, participating, etc.  There are 10 tips provided by students to help other students become more engaged and successful in the learning.

The post is available here.

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Top Three Steps Students Take to Ensure College Success

Picture of 4 StudentsIn a recent blog post the results of Cengage Learning’s Student Engagement Insights survey showed the top strategies students employed to guarantee their success in college.

The top three practices were: Continue reading “Top Three Steps Students Take to Ensure College Success”

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Infographic: 10 Attributes of a Successful Online Student

Here is a link to the PDF version of the infographic: http://www.cengagesites.com/sites/1094/13P-IN0218_PluggedIn_Infographic_w.pdf 

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College Success Advice: Time Management

Students from Phi Theta Kappa’s 2014 NerdNation convention discuss the keys to being successful in college and the importance of time management.

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Infographic: 15 Ways to Beat Procrastination

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Infographic – How To Be An Independent Learner

Here is a helpful infographic that describes how you can be a successful independent learner.  The tips on the graphic are:

  • Take the lead
  • Question the questions. Is there another way to look at it.
  • Do your research
  • Take a risk
  • Look for inspiration
  • Make use of existing resources, books, magazines, displays etc
  • Ask a friend
  • Take your time to reflect
  • Sketch it out
  • Have a go
  • Try again
  • Ask for feedback
  • Own your learning
  • Embrace some mistakes
  • Plan ahead
  • Teach the teacher
  • Help, support and advise your peers
  • Online tutorial

infographic - How to be a independent Learner

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Tips for Students: How to Read a Textbook

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http://blog.cengage.com/top_blog/tips-for-students-how-to-read-a-textbook/

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