Most adults returning to school or enrolling for the first time are likely to find classes more difficult than the young students. They will be tested in tough classes and are likely to be overwhelmed with what they are expected to learn. In addition, they have to deal with many other challenges beyond the confines of the classroom. Many are working parents who must carry out all their responsibilities diligently. So, only those who are willing to persevere will succeed in the end.
It has been several years since you were lastly in school. You have kids and a spouse and work from 8 to 4 as an office manager. The last math class you attended was pre-algebra and you barely did well in your English class. Under these circumstances you are likely to feel under-confident when you get to class. When this feeling comes up, chances are high that you will not feel like attending classes, now that you will not be forced to attend. You ought to develop an “I can do this” attitude. Therefore, you must be dedicated, confident and develop a strong work ethic. Know that you can beat everything that comes your way.
- Don’t procrastinate
Avoid procrastinating as much as you can. Do not put off assignment or study time. Although this can be challenging for adult students, it is doable. As a responsible working adult student, you ought to reassess your priorities and make sacrifices in order for them to meet their obligations. It is not wise to spend your last hours studying in a last minute rash.
- Open minded
You should be open-minded when going back to school. You might make mistakes. Regardless of your professional experience, your professors might be more knowledgeable than you are. Thus, you need to pay attention in class follow test and project instructions carefully.