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Studying is an essential part to college success. Try some of these study hacks to take your study skills to the next level:

  1. Walk before an exam. Studies have shown that about 20 minutes of exercise before an exam can improve performance.
  2. Teach what you have learned. This will test if you truly understand the material.
  3. Drawing diagrams can help you visualize concepts that would be hard to describe.
  4. If typing your notes, Times New Roman is the fastest font to read.
  5. You’re 50% more likely to remember something if you speak it out loud instead of simply reading it over and over.
  6. Avoid distractions by blocking certain websites for a set amount of time. Apps like SelfControl (http://selfcontrolapp.com/) can help you stay focused.
  7. Try to engage all your senses (sight, smell, taste, touch and sound) while studying. The more senses you engage, the more likely you are to remember.
  8. Form a study group
  9. Reward yourself with a treat for a job well done.

Email-in-the-inbox_WP061814Whether it’s your first day of career training or the first day of a new job, it’s helpful to know how to keep your email inbox organized. As the world becomes more digital, knowing how to keep your inbox clean will become even more important. Here are five tips on how to manage your email inbox:

1. Create folders. Sort the messages in your inbox by date, subject matter or importance.
2. Respond to critical messages immediately.
3. Delete messages you don’t need.
4. Set aside time at the end of the week to clean out any clutter that might’ve slipped by during a busy week.
5. Don’t wait until your inbox is out of control. Develop good habits and keep your inbox in check all the time.

_studytipsbusystudentsEV_053014Between family and work, it may seem like there’s never time to study. For the busy student juggling a hectic schedule, here are some study tips to help you get ahead:

1. Know the best time of day for you to study. Some people function better in the mornings, some better at night. Experiment and find the time you’re most alert.
2. Schedule study time in your calendar. Set aside specific time in your schedule and make it a habit.
3. Don’t cram. As a busy student, it may be tempting to put studying off until the last minute. It’s more effective to study a little over a long period of time than to cram a lot into a short period of time.
4. Make flashcards so you can study on the go!
5. Ask your friends for their study tips. They’re probably busy too so find out how they personally manage and see if it works for you, too.

Going back to school can be intimidating, especially when you feel like you’re older than all the other students. But have you considered how being a little older might be a good thing? Here’s why:

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!

A typical school day for medical assistant students means practicing for a real job.

Office Work

Patients need to fill out necessary forms when they arrive and before leaving a medical office. You’ll get to practice office procedures with others in your classroom.

Telephone Calls

When the telephone rings in the office, there may be a need to schedule an appointment or gather patient information. Classroom instructors can help you get comfortable with receiving and making telephone calls.

Caring for Patients

Medical assistants often assist patients by taking temperatures and blood pressures, or talking to patients about their symptoms. Learning to care for patients is part of the training students receive each school day.

As you can imagine, there are many things medical assistants can do during a real working day. Contact us today and learn more about training and what a typical school day is like for medical assistant students.

“Paying for College” Is No. 1 Concern of Students

According to a recent poll on the Everest College Facebook Page, “paying for college” is a top concern for potential students. The poll, which ran from July 5-6, listed five common issues and asked Page Fans to pick their top concern. The results were as follows:

Everest Colleges, Institutes, and Universities offer financial aid for those who qualify. Our student finance planners work one-on-one with students to help them select the loan, grant and scholarship packages that best fits their needs. We also help them apply for such assistance.

Programs, program lengths and program schedules vary by campus. Campuses vary by state. Everest College, Everest Institute and Everest University are part of the Everest family of schools.

If you’ve responded to one of Everest’s advertisements, you will likely receive a phone call from an Everest representative. This first call is basically a “get acquainted” conversation. We want to find out a bit more about you. We want to give you a chance to find out a bit more about us, too.

Be prepared to talk about your educational background and your field(s) of interest. Let us know if you expect to go to school full-time or part-time while you hold down a full- or part-time job. You’ll likely be invited to tour a campus where you can see an Everest school for yourself, meet the teachers, talk to students and see for yourself if Everest is right for you.

The call is the first step in a process designed to get you into a position where you can make the best possible decision about your education and your future.


Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.everest.edu/disclosures or www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

*Programs vary by campus.

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