Building a College Essay

May 16, 2008

The TEEP structure is the best advice I received from an English writing professor, one that I still use today. The structure is especially great when one has writer’s block. There are four things to remember when building an essay: TEEP – Topic sentence, Explanation, Example and the Point. Just string those sentences together. That’s [...]

College Essay Writing

May 16, 2008

Not everyone is familiar with college essay writing. A longtime friend of mine, who had decided to go back to college at 34 years old, called me one afternoon in sheer panic: “I have to write a 1200-word essay! I don’t remember how to write a college essay! How do you write an essay? I’m [...]

The Other Nightmare: Algebra for College Students

May 14, 2008

Algebra for college students is oftentimes a nightmare, especially for older students who have probably forgotten how to do, for example, algebraic equations. That x+7=10 horror show? Obviously, the answer is 3. Share and Enjoy:FacebookTwitterGoogle BookmarksemailPrintPDFStumbleUpondel.icio.usYahoo! BuzzPing.fmRedditDiggLiveLinkedInMySpaceTechnoratiRSS

The 15 Commandments of Classroom Etiquette

May 14, 2008

There is a certain way to behave at the office, at your neighbor’s barbecue, at church and in the classroom. This is “college classroom etiquette.” These unwritten rules of the classroom ensure a favorable learning environment for all students. Share and Enjoy:FacebookTwitterGoogle BookmarksemailPrintPDFStumbleUpondel.icio.usYahoo! BuzzPing.fmRedditDiggLiveLinkedInMySpaceTechnoratiRSS

The Fear of Failure in College

May 13, 2008

Oftentimes, professors assign students into groups. It’s usually the people sitting next to you, so there will be no awkward, oddball stances about who wants to team up with the “old” person. With that in mind, from day one, sit next to someone who doesn’t look too creepy; who looks like they bathe and do [...]

Seeking College Help

May 12, 2008

Whenever you get confused about what to do or where to go in the school, go to “student services.” Most colleges have a student services center that can help you with just about everything you need. It’s like having your own concierge, but I doubt if you’ll get free baseball tickets, though it’s worth a [...]

College Graduation: Are You Still Alive?

May 12, 2008

If you’ve made it to this point, college graduation, pat yourself on the back, deservingly so, because you’ve just surpassed the unthinkable, surviving college as an older person. It wasn’t easy, was it? Yahoo professors and laxer students who should’ve had a little more home-training when their parents unleashed them into the world. Share and [...]

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