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7 Tips for Doing College Right the Second Time Around

7 Tips for Doing College Right the Second Time Around | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
So you decided to take a gap year — or three or five or 10 — but now you’re ready to head back to college and finish your degree. While this doesn’t sound like the traditional path college students take, it is the reality for many in the U.S.
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Nice tips for your college and personal life.

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Lillian Budd's curator insight, January 20, 2015 1:08 PM

Although this won't be the second time I attend college, I think that this is still valuable advice. This is coming from people who have already been to college and serves as valuable advice to people who are both starting to go to college and are going to college a second time. I chose to curate this because I believe it is relevant to anybody going to college.

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Effectiveness of Online Community College Success Courses - Research Study

Effectiveness of Online Community College Success Courses - Research Study | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

From the article: "Community colleges are the largest and fastest growing sector of U.S. higher education, providing a crucial gateway to four-year institutions and addressing today’s workforce needs. However, fewer than half of community college students complete their programs of study.

Currently, the most significant barrier to college success—and increasing the corresponding low graduation rates in higher education—is students’ lack of college readiness skills (Conley, 2010; Bowen et al., 2006; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005; Upcraft et al., 2005). The issue of academic preparation can be even more problematic for students in an online setting (Lorenzo, 2011). Palloff and Pratt (2003) indicate that, “Students who are taking online courses for the first time often have no idea about the demands of online learning” (p. 11). An online student must possess specific abilities and skills that include self-motivation, time management, and technology proficiency (Bell, 2006; Kelso, 2009; Lorenzo, 2011; McGhee, 2010)."

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What was the result? "Almost all of the participants (96%) agreed that the College Success course content would be useful to them in other courses and would help them improve their academic skills."  They even thought the course was interesting and would help their job prospects.

 

At our Community College, we now require all students to take our one credit College Success course, after finding that students who took the course were at least 30% more likely to stay in school. Our required course orientation is offered face-to-face, most of the courses are offered face-to-face, but we also offer a few sections online:  http://www.achievingthedream.org/college_profile/durham_technical_community_college

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