Monday, October 17, 2016

Great article. Student is taking an Intro to College class that talks about taking classes. This is exactly the kind of class that a first time college student needs.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

This article is geared towards financial barriers of older adults when they decide to return back to school.
This one is pretty good.  He is talking to nursing students but the concept is the same.  He gives 8 tips to returning students and he hits good points.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Here is a link from Medscape titled, "An Overview of Adult Learning Processes" written by Sally S. Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP. Russell shares "educators should be aware of possible environmental and emotional barriers to education".
My goal is to assist adult learners acclimate to the college culture.  During my time as an undergraduate at URI I noticed a common disconnect between students and the expectations that are placed on them by the university. The apparent issues were: arriving to class unprepared and late, lack of time management skills, test anxiety and techno-phobia just to name a few. Having returned to school after a long absence myself, I experienced this anxiety as well.  What I hope to accomplish with my blog is to help students that experience this anxiety become more confident and comfortable while moving forward to achieve academic success.