Arco Going Back to School: College Survival Strategies for Adult Students

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9780028625140: Arco Going Back to School: College Survival Strategies for Adult Students

Help and guidance for adult college students -- the fastest-growing segment of the college market!Revised and updated for todays students, this popular 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! Contents include:- How to get in, stay in, and succeed in college as an adult student- How to cope with school, job, and family responsibilities- How to make use of college support services- How to overcome math and test anxiety- Plus: New quiz: Are You Ready to Go Back to School?

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In some ways, the adult returning to college will find the experience much easier than it would have been in his or her youth, to the extent that the "mature student" will wonder why everyone doesn't wait till adolescence is long gone before engaging with lectures and majors and essays and exams. But while the distractions of youth may be fewer, your certainty about the goal greater and pursuit of it more dedicated, there are complications to adult education, and every bit of preparation helps. In fact, thinking it through, reading a book, and working out some of the conflicts in advance is precisely the sorts of things you probably wouldn't have done at age 18.

Going Back to School covers the admissions process and student-support services, how to deal with math anxiety and term-paper phobia, and how to handle the fears involved in public speaking and exams, as well as other relevant issues, such as organizing your time, juggling your probably complicated responsibilities, and coping with family while you pursue this new goal. Supportive and soothing, in that it's tailored to the concerns of the adult student, this back-to-school guide offers practical suggestions as well as a reinforcement of the notion that you can succeed as an adult in academe. --Stephanie Gold

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