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#216 - 09/03/2002 09:32 AM Some suggestions for returning students

I'll be a returning student after almost 8 years. (I dropped out of college in 95, because I didn't like what I was studying). Now that I'm going back, I have a plan for returning. I still have all of my college textbooks, english, college math, essay writing. I'm going to go through these books and do the lessons, to give myself a head start. I'm also going to buy a textbook about the field of study I'm interested in, so that before I even set foot in a classroom, I'll have some knowledge, and I won't feel totally lost. Even if I dont understand everything I'm reading, I'm going to read it anyway. (advice my 7th grade algebra teacher gave me long ago). I believe this suggestion would help those of you out there who are returning to college after a long absence.

#217 - 09/03/2002 13:49 PM Re: Some suggestions for returning students
larrydavis Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/08/2002
Loc: Texas
In my opinion, taking charge of your own learning will make all the difference. Not to mention, to the extent possible, you should be learning what interests you.

All the best,

Larry :D
Larry laugh

#218 - 09/03/2002 15:03 PM Re: Some suggestions for returning students

Sometimes when you read a textbook chapter for the first time, there is going to a lot you don't understand. But you'll find on re-reading the material and/or additional studying it will begin to come together for you, just keep at it. I always look for supplemental material (from the Internet, the college bookstore) on subjects that are difficult.


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