Study Tips for Students For Success From High School to College

Podcast Guest, Dr. Stephen Jones

We concluded the Success For Students Podcast series with Dr. Stephen Jones, and the topic was 

Study Tips for Students for Success from High School to College.

 

Podcast Guest, Dr. Stephen Jones

 

Learning how to study at the college level is a major transition for most college freshmen because of the freedom and less structure of mom and dad telling them when to study, eat, sleep etc.  So it’s important for students to get prepared while still at home in high school because it will make the transition smoother.

In regards to the actual courses, the biggest difference between high school and college is the level of thought required. On average, high school studies focus more on memorizing facts, whereas college studies require more analytical thinking.

 

 

College learning is more about understanding a concept and discovering how to apply that concept in different situations. Students will want to carry over their good study habits from high school, such as taking notes and reading the textbook material, but as they begin to actually attend college classes, they may want to think about the big picture as to what the professors are trying to relay. Think about how you would apply the concepts in which you are learning to various situations outside of the classroom.

In high school, your learning schedule is highly structured, and teachers are in charge of making sure you stay on task. Your high school teachers remind you of upcoming tests, conduct review sessions to prepare you for the tests, and prompt you to turn in homework assignments.   Remember the episode of The Cosby Show and A Different World when Denise complained to her parents that in college professors just tell you what to do and you are expected to do it as opposed to the “hand – holding” teachers in high school.

 

In college, you will not have this type of hands-on instruction. College professors will give you syllabi at the beginning of each semester, and you will be in charge of making sure you stay on task.

Advancing from a high school senior to a college freshman is exciting, yet can still be challenging. A little preparation will go a long way in making sure you have a successful switch to college life. You’ve heard the old adage, “work smarter, not harder.” It may seem cliché, but applying this concept to your studies will make you a more productive student. Studying too hard and cramming the night before a test actually defeats the purpose. While making good grades is important, the main goal of your studying should be to learn and retain information.

 

 

To do this, you must develop effective study skills and learning strategies.  Click this link to listen to the entire Podcast and my interview with Dr. Stephen Jones.

Empty Nest Syndrome – The Next Step

Empty Nest Syndrome

 

Empty Nest Syndrome refers to feelings of depression, sadness, and, or grief experienced by parents and caregivers after children come of age and leave their childhood homes.

On this evening’s Podcast, I interviewed Audris Dickerson, a Certified Life Coach and we talked about tips and hacks for parents dealing with Empty Nest Syndrome as she too has experienced it when her own kids left the nest.

 

Empty Nest Syndrome

 

 

Empty nest syndrome is not a clinical diagnosis, but rather describes a transition period in which many people experience feelings of loneliness or loss.  

If you are experiencing empty nest syndrome, are feeling distressed because you worry your life has lost meaning, or if you are crying excessively and are so sad that you don’t want to see friends or go to work, you should consider seeking professional help.

 

 

DISCLAIMER

The information in this blog is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights.  This blog does not represent the thoughts, intentions, plans or strategies of my employer, it is solely my opinion.

Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely insane in the comments section of each blog entry, but I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever (abusive, profane, rude, or anonymous comments) – so keep it polite, please.

Side Hustles: From the Silly to the Successful

Blogging was once considered a side hustle or a hobby but it has since turned into a business, one that is becoming profitable as well.  These days most people find themselves with a side hustle or a side gig whether it’s for the additional income to make ends meet, or to save for something big or simply because it’s enjoyable.  

Any way you look at it side hustles can be lucrative as well as fun and on this Podcast, I talked about a few of them – the silly as well as the successful ones.

 

 

When launching any business, large or small, it is never all roses and rainbows trust me, it’s hard work and headaches.   Many of us, myself included have spent years working and helping others build and achieve their dreams while letting our own passions and ambitions fall to the wayside, which is just one reason why side hustles have become such a popular trend now more so among millennials.

 

Side gigs allow us to focus on our own goals without sacrificing income or giving up opportunities to learn and grow from working with or for others.  A side hustle is not a new concept, it is a relatively an old concept made popular in recent years by the younger generation who recognize that they have passions and dreams of their own that they may not be able to pursue full-time due to various reasons.  

 

They need jobs to support themselves, experience to grow, a way of earning enough money to put food on the table and/or pay off college student loans.

 

Side hustles allow us to still build our dreams without giving up our monetary support or full-time jobs. Often times people stumble into a side-hustle, realizing they can truly succeed at it without having to sacrifice other aspects of their lives.

Click on the link to listen to the Podcast then come back and leave a comment as to whether or not you would try one of these side hustles or it you are side hustling now.

 

DISCLAIMER

The information in this blog is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights.  This blog does not represent the thoughts, intentions, plans or strategies of my employer, it is solely my opinion.

Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely insane in the comments section of each blog entry, but I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever (abusive, profane, rude, or anonymous comments) – so keep it polite, please.

Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Heard!

Do you remember the episode of the Cosby Show when Dr. Huxtable responded to Theo “that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard”?  He had said it in response to Theo’s heartwarming and passionate statement about wanting to be like regular people and get a regular job so he didn’t need good grades while in high school.  
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve said this a few times as well to my sons when they too were in high school, never imagining I would be repeating myself when one of them went away to college.
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Just like Heathcliff Huxtable, I love my son, but he did something really dumb!  A few weeks ago, Malik, called the house after midnight, which is never a good sign.  He stated that he was on his way to the Emergency Room at the local hospital….hold on before I continue telling you what happened, check out the results, however, please be warned the 2nd photo is a bit graphic!
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hand in a cast SMLXL

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So he goes on to tell us that he was out and about after midnight and wanting to open a bottle of soda (yes soda, he hates beer), without a bottle opener, he tried a trick…which obviously didn’t work so well.  The trick was to smash the lid against a wall to pop the top….
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Malik's finger SMLXL

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That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard!  
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Oh but wait there’s more, after having surgery last week and getting more than 10 stitches to repair the cut tendons, the doctor informed him that he won’t be able to use his hand for 3 months!!!
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This is his right hand and although I am proud to be a leftie, neither one of my sons inherited that trait.  
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Oh and one more thing…this is finals week….
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Is this the dumbest thing that you’ve ever heard?  If not, please make me feel better and share your something dumber.
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By the way, I just sent him this video
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5 Unique Ways to Open Bottles on YouTube