Having a family with young adults, I am busy both before and after work. This makes it necessary to schedule my time efficiently. I work full time, so that takes most of my time during the day. I set a time aside every evening to complete school work, which usually takes place after personal commitments are taken care of. Focusing on time management helps motivate me in completing my tasks at hand and keeping organized helps with this
That way I will able to discover the identity that has been overshadow by the cloud of anxiety. Besides being scared about the transition to college, the fact I am left independent makes me more nervous than ever. Instead of teachers providing you with the necessary tools and resources, it is up to me to find them. It feels more like a never ending scavenger hunt than an easy walk through. Ways to overcome this would be to have an organizer/planner so I can purchase and get the needed materials for the classes I am taking this semester.
This helps when working towards a degree of higher learning. To manage time effectively a student needs dedication, patience, and planning. The students entering into college have to set goals for themselves for academic success. The student will set short and long term goals for themselves. Examples of short term goal turn in work for each class on time.
I have to be able to make sure that I set aside enough time to do my schoolwork. Having a wife and children and also having a full time job with a lot of overtime, and which I drive to and from an hour every day can make it difficult to get my work done proficiently. Making sure that my wife does not get overloaded with the children is also a concern. I do not want the fact that I am attending school and work affect the duties that I have as a father and as a husband. I also want to make sure that they understand that I have to spend the time needed to get my work done as effectively as possible.
Success will be achieved by identifying the challenges and developing strategies to overcome the challenges. “Adult graduate students often must negotiate with families, employers, coworkers, and friends to establish priorities, time commitments, and responsibilities” (Polson, 2003, p. 63). By finding balance between my personal life, work, and graduate studies, I will obtain self-fulfillment and advance my career and salary while being a positive role model for my children. Graduate Study Challenges and Strategies for Personal Success Pursuing graduate studies can be an intimidating task because the assignments, research, and projects can be overwhelming. Students must find balance between their personal lives, work, and studies.
Adults Returning to School – Online vs. On Campus Ashley Hulan Com/170 April 10, 2012 Aerial Ellis Adults Returning to School – Online vs. On Campus Many adults think about returning to school on a daily basis. Many times the things that hold them back are having the extra time for such a commitment, already having to balance time between work and family, adding something else into the equation can be very stressful so anyone thinking of returning to school should weigh the pros and cons of each type of schooling to help determine where they should go. How does going back to school fit into your schedule at this time? Take a few minutes to think about your job. Think of every detail from your schedule to the amount of stress you have as a result of it.
For instance, a lot of work will be given, students will be required to finish assignment on the due dates no matter any situation that student are going through. Also, time management is more important. Due to college pressures, some students drop out od college, but ,at the end of the day, most college drop out struggle with financing
Career Plan and Reflection Deshaun huston BCOM/275 August 7, 2013 Halbert Brown, Jr. Career Plan and Reflection The plans I have outlined for my life is necessary in order to reach certain goals that will beneficial for both my family, and me. Making an important decision to further my career, and get a college education has become a priority in my life. I will face many road blocks or obstacles that will have me questioning my decisions to go back to school. For Example: To work a full-time job, raise six children, and try to complete my homework assignment on time is very demanding at times can bring many sleepless nights. However, The Career Plan Building Activities gives me a strong since of urgency to learn more about myself,
A career change may also be a result of external pressure, such as a lay-off or termination. Whatever the circumstances, thinking about the next career move can be both stressful and energizing. As working adults begin the "re-careering" process, a common first step is higher education. In fact, 71 percent of adults considering a career change believe that education will play a role in their career paths; 84 percent agree that education is important in achieving their future professional goals (Zepeda, 2004). Experienced professionals are returning to the classroom not only to acquire knowledge, but also to seek interaction with other working adults and discuss how theories are applied in the business world.
I interview all of the students on site at CLC prior to their class time when possible and they spoke candidly about their instructors and how they felt that some of the work was too hard, while others felt they were not going to be able to meet the challenge expected of them for their education. Some students felt there is too much information being given to them at one time and not enough time for them to digest information between the college and the high school. There were students during these interviews who felt that their problems begins with time management as they try to process, gather, research, and prepare for projects and class experiences. Some students told me that they feel the college instructors expect too much from them over multiple subjects. Because some students feel they are not properly prepared or skilled in study habits for college work, they expressed that they are failing certain courses either at the high school level or with the dual credit program.