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5 Effective Ways to Increase Your Confidence as an Adult Learner

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Oct 31, 2016 10:54:55 AM

Going to school as an adult learner can be intimidating. Very intimidating. If you’ve never taken classes while juggling home, work, and all of your other obligations, you may just wonder how you’re ever going to get everything done, as well as how you’re going to do it all as well as you’d like. You have a standard that you want to uphold and you’re unsure whether going to school as an adult will help you keep it.

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A Student’s Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Sep 27, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Don’t ever plagiarize.” It’s something we’re told from the age we’re first able to understand what plagiarizing means. And it’s repeated throughout our schooling—from elementary to high school and beyond—making many people wonder how prominent plagiarizing actually is. Apparently, it’s more prevalent than most would think, even in the college years.

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The Value of Academic Advisors for Adult Learners

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Sep 13, 2016 12:00:00 PM

It doesn’t matter which one of our Education Centers you attend, one thing is clear: being an adult learner typically comes with some unique challenges.

Unlike “traditional” college students who set out to get their degree when they are fresh out of high school, adult learners often have a different set of responsibilities that extend beyond going to classes and turning in homework. Some of these include holding down a full-time job, taking care of a family (which may include children, aging parents, or both), and all of the other obligations that usually come with keeping up a home.

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Turnitin: How It Benefits YOU

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Aug 30, 2016 12:00:00 PM

There’s no denying that Turnitin makes life easier for the instructors at Saint Leo University. After all, we probably wouldn’t even consider it if it made grading papers and giving students feedback harder. But the reality is that use of this high-tech system benefits you the student as well. How?

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Topics: Academic Success

Charting Your Course: Create a Degree Plan so You Graduate On Time

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Aug 24, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Certainly, situations can always arise which threaten to prevent you from earning your college degree on time. Family members get sick, injuries occur, or if you’re military, you get deployed without notice, all of which can delay your graduation date by months…if not years. However, sometimes graduation doesn’t occur when you think it will, not because of some type of tragedy or unexpected event, but because of poor planning.

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Make Going Back to School Easier with These Simple Organization Tips

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Aug 17, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Whether it’s your first day of kindergarten or the first day of your senior year in college, it’s not always easy to get into school mode…especially if you literally took the summer off. This can leave you dreading the upcoming year, primarily because you don’t feel ready for it to start.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do, organizational-type things, that will make your transition into schoolwork feel more seamless. Here are a few to consider:

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Working Within a Multi-Generational Team

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Mar 28, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Other than when you’re with family, you likely spend a majority of your time with others in your same general age group. This only makes sense as you probably have similar types of interests and likes, largely from growing up in the same era and experiencing a lot of comparable things. Even if you come from different walks of life, you were both shaped by the same general local and world events, which means that you have a greater understanding of each other and what you may have been through when compared to people growing up in different times.

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Topics: Academic Success, Education

Struggle with Productivity? Here’s How to Better Manage Your Time

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Mar 8, 2016 9:23:00 AM

Time management can be tricky enough when you’re just trying to balance work and home. However, once you throw school in the mix, then it becomes more of a juggling act—something most of us aren’t very good at. So what can you do?

Although most people wish they could add more hours to the day, we all realize that isn’t an option. Not to worry though because there are still many different things you can do to help you better manage your time so that you can keep your head above water, especially as far as your studies are concerned.

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Topics: Academic Success

Preparing For the GRE and GMAT

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Mar 1, 2016 1:30:00 PM

If you want to get into graduate school to further your education and prepare yourself for a higher level career, then the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) and GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) are two tests that can help get you there. Regardless of which one you choose to take though, one thing is sure: You want to do well on it so that you score high enough to gain admittance in the program of your choice.

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Topics: Academic Success

Finals Survival Guide: How to Face Finals with Less Stress So You Get Higher Scores

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Feb 25, 2016 10:19:00 AM

Although some people look forward to finals as they signify being one term closer to earning their degree, others find that the mere mention of the word gives them anxiety as they fret over how they’re going to do. If you are more the latter than the former, don’t worry because you’re not alone.

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Topics: Academic Success