Going Back to School

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Written by a respected teacher and counselor, this guide is filled with advice and success strategies specially designed for adult students. You'll learn how to improve your study habits and test-taking skills, how to sharpen your writing and public-speaking techniques - and how to build the confidence necessary to achieve your academic goals. You'll also find out how to juggle the demands of school, family, and job.

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Overview

Written by a respected teacher and counselor, this guide is filled with advice and success strategies specially designed for adult students. You'll learn how to improve your study habits and test-taking skills, how to sharpen your writing and public-speaking techniques - and how to build the confidence necessary to achieve your academic goals. You'll also find out how to juggle the demands of school, family, and job.

Written by a respected teacher and counselor, this groundbreaking reference is filled with advice and success strategies specially designed for adult students. Readers will learn how to refresh study skills, renew test-taking skills, and set academic goals--while juggling the demands of family and job.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780028603209
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: One of Your Best Friends in College
1 Going Back: "What Is a Grown-Up Like Me Doing in a School Full of Kids?" 1
2 Before You Go Back: What You Need to Know 13
3 Getting In: Key Steps in the Admissions Procedure 23
4 Staying In: A Survey of Student Support Services 33
5 How to Concentrate on a Textbook: A Sure-Fire Way to Earn High Grades 45
6 How People Learn: It Gets Easier 55
7 Motivating Yourself: Of Incentives and Rewards 67
8 Coping with Math Anxiety: Greek Letters Don't Terrify Greek Children 79
9 Organizing Your Time: Are You Biting Off More Than You Can Chew? 91
10 Writing a Term Paper: "But I'm No Author!" 102
11 Public Speaking: The Number-One Fear of Most Students 112
12 Taking Exams: Some Practical Tips 122
13 Coping with Learned Helplessness: From Pessimism to Optimism 134
14 Developing an Outstanding Memory: Tricks of the Trade 142
15 Understanding Your Instructors: Professors Are Human Beings Too 156
16 Coping with Your Family: You Can't Please Them All 168
17 Getting Ahead: The Art of Self-Realization 177
18 Quiz: Are You Ready to Go Back to School? 183
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