13 Ways Your Phone Can Be a Valuable On-the-Go Study Tool

The lifestyle of an adult student can feel a bit like that of a squirrel—endlessly bouncing from one thing to another, tending quickly to one task only to anxiously run to the other, hoping not to have forgotten anything vital. It’s no wonder, then, that a squirrel-like attention span also seems to come with the territory, especially when you get down-time. You might feel tempted to waste your time in a doctor’s waiting room scanning social media or endlessly refreshing your email. The truth is, though, that your smartphone is a potent study tool. 

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The Greatest Obstacles to Graduation (And How to Overcome Them)

Returning to college as an adult learner turns the page to the next chapter of your life. Graduation can mean access to more and better jobs, higher earnings, and more financial security—particularly during recessions and other economic disasters. That doesn’t mean the path to completing your degree is always easy or free of twists and turns. Here are the greatest barriers to graduation and what you can do to surmount them. 

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14 Great Podcasts for Business Students

You’ll get what you put into your business degree. Invest plenty of time and effort, and you’ll graduate as a well-rounded student who is prepared to manage both the technical and relational aspects of business. 

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7 Tips for Setting Realistic Long-Term Career Goals

Setting goals may be the secret ingredient in the recipe for long-term success. In fact, one Harvard Business study found that the 3 percent of MBA graduates who wrote down their goals ended up earning ten times as much as the other 97 percent combined, ten years after graduation. 

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Five FREE Time Management Tools for Adult Students

The time management strategies you choose in college can make or break your college experience. Between work, school, and other obligations, such as tending to the kids or keeping the house clean, you may feel there’s not enough time in your day to get it all done. Fortunately, there are many free time management tools available that not only can help keep you organized amidst the chaos, but also save you tons of time as well.  

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5 Ways to Maintain Job Stability During a Recession

The economy, much like the weather, never stays in a single state permanently. Yet it’s easy to panic when the economy is bad, or to lull yourself into a false sense of security when it’s good. Rest assured, no matter what things are doing now, something will be different a year from now—and perhaps very different in a decade. The right career can offer considerable job stability, even during a recession. 

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How to Connect with Classmates in an Online Degree Program

Think back to elementary school, high school, or even your prior college experiences. You might not be able to remember much about the daily lessons, or even recall the names of all your teachers. But you almost certainly remember the friends you made. Friendships make life worthwhile. 

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Student Success Series: How to Reset Your State of Mind for Class

An exceptional education can prepare you for a great career, and even arm you with skills you’ll use in your family or personal life. School prepares you for the real world, but it’s also a unique universe all its own. The right mindset is a key ingredient in the recipe for student success. If you want to thrive when you return to school, you must be prepared to tackle your classes head-on, even if you’re juggling numerous other responsibilities. 

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Student Success Series: Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking Skills

Glossophobia, better known as fear of public speaking, is the most common phobia. It affects as many as 75 percent of people. Sufferers with more intense forms of this phobia may agonize over speeches and presentations for days, experiencing physical side effects such as sweating and a rapid heart rate. These annoying symptoms can intensify the phobia because they make it more difficult to deliver a compelling speech. After all, no one wants to stand in front of a class or board room with a shaking voice and sweaty palms. 

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Everything You Need to Know about College Transcripts

College transcripts are the closest thing a student has to a permanent record. They detail your academic history, including your grades, the courses you have completed, and whether or not you graduated. They may also list additional information, such as a history of academic probation, honor code violations, or awards for your school performance. 

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