ERIC Number: ED243395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
How to Succeed in College: A Guide for the Non-Traditional Student.
Babcock, Robert J.
Advice on succeeding in college is offered for the nontraditional student: the student who returns to college at a later age. Assets that the nontraditional, returning students have include strong motivation and valuable life experiences, the ability to interact, and the ability to handle a variety of responsibilities at once. Suggestions are offered regarding the following: maximizing the college experience; using the whole campus; learning how to learn; seeking as many viewpoints as possible on all topics, but forming an individual viewpoint; monitoring one's feelings; planning to adjust one's lifestyle and managing one's time; and making use of student services. Some of the adjustments that returning students often have to make and strategies for coping with them are covered. Attention is directed to impatience, grade competition, and overconfidence or lack of confidence. Six mistaken ideas are also addressed, including the following: a college education provides all of the skills and knowledge needed for success and satisfaction on the job and a professor is an ideal work model. In addition to providing four guidelines for career planning during college, ways to avoid abruptly ending one's education after the bachelor's degree are discussed. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Students, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Reentry Students, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes
Association of American Publishers, Inc., One Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Publishers, New York, NY.