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Just because they’re online, doesn’t mean they’re easy. Studying for online classes takes self-discipline and good habits. Here are five great study tips to help you be successful in online courses.
- Study smart. Study in small blocks of time in an area free of distractions. And never study in front of the TV.
- Get organized. Set a study schedule and stick to it. And keep all your materials and notes organized and tidy.
- Read effectively. Read things once through quickly and then again more slowly. This helps your brain break the information into smaller bites.
- Don’t study in bed. Or on the couch for that matter. Study at a desk or the kitchen table when you’re wide awake. You’ll learn better and won’t fall asleep.
- Write notes by hand. Actually writing things out helps you remember them better than copying and pasting or even typing. It’s more interactive and helps you think about the information.
With a little planning and work, online classes can be a great way for busy people to get an education. You can do this!
If you’ve got a full-time job or other responsibilities, online classes can help you get your education on your schedule. Here are five things you can do to help make yourself more successful
- Choose a good school. Find a school with a good reputation, like Everest. It’ll help you in the long run.
- Show up. While there’s no classroom, it’s still important to participate in discussions online or participate in a work group.
- Learn your online tools. Before classes even start, learn how to use your online tools. That’s everything from what buttons to click to what’s available to you online.
- Use a newer computer. Technical problems can throw a wrench into an online education. Don’t let an old computer hold you back, and make sure you install anti-virus software to keep things running smoothly.
- Get to know your teachers and peers. Create an online profile with a picture of yourself and connect with your instructors and fellow students online or over email.
For more about what makes Everest a great choice for your online education, check out the Everest University Online.
Everest Institute recently surveyed 300 high school students age 14-18, asking which field was most likely to lead to their dream job. The top two choices were health care and information technology, with education coming in third.
“The survey indicates that young people are quite savvy and realistic about the paths to successful employment,” said Ken Sigmon, regional vice president of operations at Everest Institute.
A large majority of those surveyed also agreed that getting good grades and a degree are important for finding that dream job.
Everest offers a variety of career training and degree programs for young people interested in entering the health care and IT industries.
Anything worthwhile can be challenging, and an online education is no different. But with a little help and the right approach, you can make your online schooling a great experience. Here are a few tips to help you get the most from your online education:
- Keep in touch. Be sure to keep in touch with your instructor with questions. Everest instructors will give you their email address to make it easy.
- Print the syllabus. Even though it’s available online, having it printed and on the wall in front of you is a great way to keep track of where you are in class.
- Set a schedule. Completing assignments on time is very important, so set aside time each day to work on them.
- Make a list. Write down any upcoming assignments so you’re not caught by surprise.
- Participate in discussion boards. Remember class participation back in high school or middle school? This is just like that, only online. And it is often a big part of your grade.
- Read the material. Keep up with your assigned reading material, as you may be quizzed on it or need to write a paper.
- Use a mobile app. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can study when you’re on the go using a mobile app. Everest University Online offers a great app for iPhone and Android phones. You can learn about it here.
Remember, getting an education online is a great way to fit school in with a busy schedule. And with a little work, you can set yourself up for success.
The fast life had caught up to Becky, leading to health problems, job problems, and even a run-in with the law. That’s when she decided it was time to make a change for the better put herself on the positive path to success. And the best way to do that was with an education.
Knowing that returning to school would ultimately create a better life, Malivuk enrolled in Everest College’s Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program. She quickly excelled in her classes and even became a student ambassador, offering her fellow classmates the support and encouragement they needed to succeed.
As Malivuk pursued her studies, her personal life began to turn around, too. Thanks to her excellent school attendance record and promising grades, a judge repealed all of Malivuk’s legal matters.
“Becky is truly deserving of this award,” said Catherine Killian, president of Everest College in Merrionette Park. Ill. “We are very proud she found a way to succeed.”
The Brookings Institute recently performed a study to find a link between education and unemployment. And they found one. According to their report, cities where more people have a higher education also have more job opportunities.* The reverse was also true; cities with less higher education turned out to have fewer job opportunities.
So what does that mean to you? Education can be the key to a better career and more opportunities. And at Everest, you can pursue a degree in popular fields such as accounting, business, computer information science, criminal justice and paralegal. These are career-focused programs designed to prepare you for jobs in the 21st century economy. Classes are small, instructors are industry professionals and learning is hands on, so you get experience practicing the skills you learn. After graduation, you can get job placement support from Everest’s Career Services professionals.
*Source: Brookings Institute, “Education, Job Openings, and Unemployment in Metropolitan America”
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Maturity. Because of life experience — with jobs, kids or even being part of the PTA — you know how to focus and ask better questions that can help you really get things done. Your maturity gives you the skills you need to be a better student.
Less school burnout. An 18 or 19 year old has likely been going to school nearly their entire life and college can feel like more of the same to these kids. But you’ve had a nice break to recharge and see college as a means to an end versus just another day in classes.
More confidence. You’ll find that teachers are less intimidating to you than an 18 year old. Tests are less stressful because you’ve had years to learn how to manage your time and know what’s worth stressing about.
Your life experience and the wisdom it brings with it set you up for great success, so don’t let your age (or anything) hold you back!
There are 29 million jobs in the U.S. that pay an average of $35,000 per year and higher, and don’t require a bachelor’s degree. Yet, we don’t have enough schools to train people to fill them. This is according to a report by a public policy group at Georgetown University.*
The report lists five ways high school graduates can get the technical skills employers want (without investing four to five years earning a bachelor’s degree):
- Employer-based training
- Postsecondary certificates
- Registered apprenticeships
- Industry-based certifications
- Associate degrees
The good news is you can find exactly the type of career training the report recommends from Everest, which offers diploma and associate degree programs in health care, criminal justice, business, accounting, computer information science and paralegal fields. Students can usually complete diploma programs in less than a year, and associate degree programs in about two years.
For more information on programs, schedules and locations of Everest campuses in your area, contact Everest today. Programs and schedules vary by campus.
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* Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, and Civic Enterprises http://cew.georgetown.edu/ctefiveways/
The study was performed by The Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington, D.C., and compared students in short-term programs and community colleges with students enrolled in similar programs at private, for-profit schools like Everest College. They found that 20.4 percent of students at nonprofit community colleges were able to complete their courses on time, while more than 60 percent of those at for-profit schools did.
When students had more time, more of them finished, with nonprofit schools rising to around 25 percent and private colleges to 65 percent—still a big gap.
Why such a difference? If you ask us, we’d give huge credit to our small class sizes, hands-on learning environment and instructors who work to give the personal support you need to succeed.
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Deciding what direction you want your life to take is like arriving at a fork in the road while hiking. Here are some questions you may have already asked yourself:
- “What direction should I choose?”
- “What career might be the best fit for me?”
- “How do I choose a school offering a program I’d like to enroll in?”
Going back to school is a big decision, and we know you have a lot of questions that need answers. When you contact Everest for more info, we’ll get you in touch with an Admissions Rep.
We’ll talk to you about your past school experiences and what you might be interested in doing for a living. or what you’re interested in learning more about. We offer a lot of support, too. When students graduate, our Career Services reps can help them with their resume and cover letter and prep them for job interviews.
You can do this! We’ll be there with you every step of the way.