College Success Life"The only place SUCCESS comes before work is in the dictionary."
We designed our blog, CollegeSuccessLife, specifically to share with today’s college student insider tips and strategies to help you achieve your college and career goals.
As a matter of fact, consider this your student mini-me handbook!
And…just think for a moment.
Have you read your college student handbook from cover to cover yet?
Okay, you can stop laughing now…have you, at least, looked at it?
More importantly, do you understand how it can help you, as an individual, address your academic challenges?
I know…it’s like reading hieroglyphics…it’s a language and a culture unto itself.
Also, if you’re new to the higher education environment, most likely you don’t have a clue about what many of the policies and practices mean to your success as a college student and future career professional.
We’re here to give you the inside scoop!
We may not know all the answers, but we certainly can help you find the most suitable options, determine the best choices, and possibly direct you to some great opportunities.
And we always welcome Guest Contributors.
If you have a college success pearl of wisdom story to share with our community, let us know by completing the form on our Contact page and tell us your focus.
We’re Always Happy To Hear From You!
Success Quote – Vince Lombardi
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Believing financial aid myths instead of finding out the facts is a major set-up for missing out on educational opportunities! Anyone can "apply", using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) . HOWEVER, only U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens can...read more
First Generation College Students - Want to graduate in 4 years? Doing so maybe one of the biggest life challenges you'll face in the semesters ahead. To graduate in 4 yrs requires knowing the rules of the "graduation game." It also requires seeking the best...read more
A U.S. News & World Report 2017 Consumer Bad Credit Guide: You’re in college now. You’re supposed to be an adult…and everyone is expecting you to act accordingly. “Open” access to the Bank of Mom and Dad does have its limitations. Perhaps you are your own ATM...read more
Adult Learners: Are You College 101 Ready? Soon you'll begin a new chapter in your life. Are you really ready for College 101? As ready as anyone about to embark on a new journey, right? You are excited, but also a bit nervous. It's been a while since you've been...read more
Using the term "insider trading' is a bit of a stretch to describe accessing advantages and opportunities in the world of higher education. Yet, on certain levels, it does ring true. While those in the know benefit, the general public struggles to understand the...read more
America, Is Your Information Crap Detector on Pause? You know that fake news is all the rage today. Evidently, so is the term "alternative facts". Both will be around for some time to come. Yet, fake news is not a new phenomenon. Nor is alternative facts. ...read more
Learning Styles - Do You Know Yours? Your Learning Style - Knowing how you learn best is your very first step in mapping out a college and career success strategy. In general, most people are unaware that their learning style can impact the quality of their academic...read more
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Fake News' Worst Nightmare - Information Literacy
America, there is an anecdote to fake news – Information literacy practice!
Information literacy practice forms the basis of academic and workplace skills needed to thrive in today’s whirlwind digital society.
It is common to all disciplines including blue /white collar occupations and professions.
Information literacy practice enables learners and workers to master content and extend their analytical skills, become more self-directed and independent, and assume more strategic control over their own learning.
An information literate individual is able to:
- Identify and access the information needed to address a given problem or issue
- Find the needed information, evaluate it and its associated resources
- Organize and use the information effectively to address the problem or issue at hand.
- Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the ethical and legal use of information
And who are the very best practitioners of information literacy?
Your campus or public reference librarian.
Get to know them…you won’t regret it!