College Setting Goals

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According to a study by The American Counsel on Education (ACE). Many older adults return to school because it offers them intellectual stimulation, skills and sociability. Others return for an opportunity to study a subject area that they previously never had the opportunity to pursue. A recent survey of 1,000 adults aged 50 to 70 found that 66 percent of the respondents plan to work during the traditional retirement years. Although, college is challenging, I am going to be successful by listening to the advice of experts, by utilizing effective strategies and tools, and by setting goals for myself, I will obtain the benefits of a college education and pursue my college degree. As a first-year student, I face several challenges in college. I am a mature adult and grandmother of three. There is a prominent group of college students on campus, my son’s age, and…show more content…
One study tool is an Internet-based program, Quizlet. The program is fun and interactive and is an effective study tool. The VARK test included, visual, aural, read/write, and kinesthetic questions. Additionally, this test gave us greater ability to succeed through various learning styles. Furthermore, George Boole, an English mathematician, invented the Boolean Internet search. It is an in-depth database search engine, which is a sophisticated and superior way to do research. Setting goals for myself has taught me how to achieve my goals one day at a time. “Alan Lakein, “a famous expert in time management,” gives us several recommendations for setting goals: “Be specific, realistic and revise your goals at regular intervals.” Lakein, recommends grouping goals based on the amount of time required to accomplish or achieve them. Goals are broken down into three categories, long-term, intermediate and short-term, and they should be in writing. We now understand that it is possible to complete our

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