College Coursework

Using College Resources

College is more than just going to class and partying. There is an entire network of resources there that can expand you current interests and passions, as well as introduce you to new ones. That’s what we’ll discuss today: How to get the most out of your college experience and discover its rewards. For those ...

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Expectations for College

What do really expect to get from a college education? In dealing with many high school seniors going through the college admissions process, I have found that many of them have unrealistic expectations. By that, I mean that they have this idealized vision of how wonderful life is going to be once they get that ...

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College Students’ New Year’s Resolutions

Long ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to stop making New Year’s resolutions. You know the drill. Resolution: “Starting January 1, I will change my careless eating habits, get off the couch, and maintain a healthy diet while getting regular exercise, in order to lose 25 pounds.” Sound familiar? Then reality sets in. By ...

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Frustrated by Profs … Should Son Stick it Out Anyway?

Question: My son started his freshman year in August. Now it is the middle of October and he is having a hard time. He says that his one lab professor has such a strong accent that no one understands him, so he is spending a huge amount of time teaching himself. His other professor seems ...

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Gettign Out of Too-Easy Algebra Class

Question: When I was in high school I took an advanced calculus class and received good scores in that class. But when it came to my placement exam for college and I was given a few math questions, I rushed through them without completely finishing it on time. Now my college is trying to place ...

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College Courses and Careers

When do we finally grow up? That’s the answer most of us should have given when asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I think back to when I was 18 and ready to start my college career. I had no idea whatsoever which direction to go. I had vague instincts ...

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‘Got Knowledge from College?

Parents, have you ever asked yourself what you learned in college? Speaking for myself, I would have to say that I learned how to learn. I suppose that I can recall certain facts and dates about various specific subjects, but overall, the main thrust of my college “education” was extracting strategies and methodologies about how ...

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Can Prof Legally Demand Proof of Illness?

Question: Is it legal for a professor to ask me for a doctor’s note or a copy of a medication being prescribed for a health issue that caused me to miss one class? This is a good question but a tough one to answer. Most universities allow professors to set their own class-attendance policies. However, ...

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Is College Right for You?

Is it possible to have a happy and successful life without a college educations? That’s a serious question, which deserves some serious consideration. Perhaps the better question might be: Is it possible for you to prosper on your life’s journey without the benefit of a four-year college degree? Such is the focus of an interesting ...

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