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#761 - 09/16/2005 01:10 AM 47 years old and back at HIGH SCHOOL
Jeanette Offline
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Registered: 09/16/2005
Loc: Richards Bay, South Africa
I turn 47 this year and decided this year to go back to college and get a school leaving diploma (Grade 12 / matric). I am by far the oldest at my college yet am having a wonderful time integrating with the youngsters. I have a full time job as a Personal Assistant and go to college at night from 6pm to 9pm. The amounts of homework that we receive are huge and I spend every waking minute doing it to get it in on time. I am getting good grades, nothing lower than an A and am top of the class of 30 students. What worries me though is I write a mini exam on all subjects in October and then finals in November - I am incredibly nervous as my assignments take so long to do am unsure if I will be able to finish each paper in time. Any advice would be much appreciated. I haven't decided what to do after I graduate high school but will be looking at alternatives closer to the time. In the meantime, if any "oldie" wants to go back to school or college, I say go for it, it will be the wisest decision you can ever make. By the way, my family are all grown up now and my son is in his final year at school too who really back and support me. Without them this would not have been possible - to them ... thank you!

#762 - 09/16/2005 17:20 PM Re: 47 years old and back at HIGH SCHOOL
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Registered: 12/10/2008
Loc: California
Jeanette, CONGRATS on going back to get your high school equivalency. You have made a very important and life changing step toward your educational goals. :)

For help with your studies, check out the Academics section of this Website. You will find help for all the basics (algebra, writing, etc.) as well as memorization and study/exam taking tips for adult students.

Best of luck to you and welcome to the forums.
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