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Setting Your Own Path | Pearson Students Blog – Education Article

Oftentimes, we fail to seize the day because we are held back by worry. Worrying about what others think of us, needless worry about our appearance or social circles, others’ seeming success, our endless failures and worrying about not making it to the top. We internally create this mental maze of worry that leads to nowhere. I was always taught to think and act as an independent being – to not concern myself with social acceptance or living up to…

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How to get the most out of your college experience – USAHow to get the most out of your college experience – Education Article

Your first semester in college can be difficult, especially if you are from another country where the educational system and language are completely different. I have found several tips on how to help this transition become easier and enhance your experience in college.   Volunteering with Phi Theta Kappa It’s not all about the grades I remember my first semester in college like it was yesterday. I was unsure about how the new educational system worked, but I knew the importance…

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Evolving as a ChemE – USAEvolving as a ChemE – Education Article

With time comes change. It is no secret that engineering has a challenging curriculum, especially Chemical Engineering (ChemE). For community college transfers, the transition can be blindsiding compared to expectations, which is exactly what happened for me. Like a rollercoaster, I was in line to begin a new ride of my life, along with other “top-notch” students. But little did I know, the journey ahead of me was going to be different than expected. Claiming My New Reality Stepping up…

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Community college students: Tips on deciding where to transfer – USACommunity college students: Tips on deciding where to transfer – Education Article

Congratulations! You got accepted to transfer to some of your favorite schools. Your hard work and dedication in high school and community college has separated you from all the other applicants and now all these remarkable universities want to welcome you into their campuses. However, now you face a new issue: how are you supposed to know where to go? You can’t attend two schools in different corners of the country, so you must choose between them. Before we dig…

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My journey as an international student – USAMy journey as an international student – Education Article

I came to the United States from a small country in South Asia called Bangladesh. Coming from a different country, my story of getting a higher education can be classified as unlike many students in college today.  After high school, I decided to take some time off to help with my family’s financial condition. When a year went by, I felt like it was time for me to continue my education. But sickness and lack of preparation prevented me from…

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Achieving your college degree: How to conquer your elephant 101 – USAAchieving your college degree: How to conquer your elephant 101 – Education Article

Imagine thundering footsteps as you race to the horizon of the African savanna and you come upon what you believe will be your next challenge, an elephant. Massive ivory tusks, a trunk so heavy that it outweighs you, feet the size of tires. You look around and there is no one else there but you. Now imagine that elephant being your college degree and it’s your organic chemistry course staring you down. The beast is massive and you are not…

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Surviving college with a chronic illness – USASurviving college with a chronic illness – Education Article

College is an exciting time in your life no matter where you come from.  It’s a new environment that promises unique experiences, friends, and amazing opportunities. However, for those with a chronic illness, it also comes with a slight sense of unease. You know that you may not have as much energy as some else. Maybe you are going to miss classes for medical reasons several times, or may even have to go into classes with accommodations ready that no…

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Quality education can also be affordable education – USAQuality education can also be affordable education – Education Article

At the age of five, most children embark on their educational journey in hopes to one day obtain a career within a field they enjoy and love.  If you would have told me thirteen years ago that I would be attending a junior college while excelling in and outside of the classroom, I would more than likely think you were joking.  In reality, as a junior and senior in high school, I was devout and determined to attend Mississippi State…

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Build self-confidence to get the most from your college education – USABuild self-confidence to get the most from your college education – Education Article

Growing up, I was always quiet and reserved, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however, I lacked the self-confidence that is essential for success. As a first semester college student, I didn’t make it a point to be seen or heard. I sat in the back of the classroom and would rarely ever speak out. Because of my lack of self-confidence, I was not active in my education. I slowly began to realize that while I was doing the work…

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What to expect when transferring to a four-year college – USAWhat to expect when transferring to a four-year college – Education Article

For students who begin their college journey at a community college, transferring to a four-year school is an important milestone. We get excited to move into the next step in our lives yet when school starts, all this excitement can turn into a nightmare. Four-year college is not the same as a community college. Before I did not believe in the impostor syndrome, but it is real. At first I felt uncomfortable at my new campus, but I learned to…

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Interdisciplinary Studies: You don’t have to color in the lines! – USAInterdisciplinary Studies: You don’t have to color in the lines! – Education Article

As a kid, I never colored in the lines – literally and figuratively.   I could never pay attention to anything at school and my kindergarten teacher became concerned when she noticed that I’d turn my head anytime someone entered the room. I still don’t see the problem there, but I was diagnosed with ADHD seven years later.  In first grade, my teacher sent me home with two months’ worth of incomplete homework that amounted to over a 100 pages.…

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