College Success Life

"The only place SUCCESS comes before work is in the dictionary."
 

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Welcome! 

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!

So, let us know what you think and how can we help you specifically.

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
Fake Social Media News Sites and Posts

Fake Social Media News Sites and Posts

Fake social media news sites and posts are proliferating like bunny rabbits.  Many are disseminating distorted information and misinformation daily all over the internet…So news consumers beware!  Over 2.7 million blog posts are published every day and 1 billion...

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Are Americans Intellectually Lazy?

Are Americans Intellectually Lazy?

  Are Americans intellectually lazy?  Given the overall results of the recent presidential election, it appears so. Just Who Did Vote? As of today, because of our electoral system of voting, votes are still being counted. Specific voter profiles will be forthcoming....

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Online Learning, Benefits, and Challenges

Online Learning, Benefits, and Challenges

The terms online and e-learning (distance education) are used synonymously to describe Internet supported instructional environments offering a wide range of academic and professional development programming.

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Student Financial Aid…Tis the Season

Student Financial Aid…Tis the Season

Applying for Student Financial Aid...   The student financial aid (FASFA) application process often creates a nightmarish experience for many American families.   And its complexity is just mind-boggling, even for the most educated. Even though the Federal Government...

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Budget Talk Makes You Weary?

Budget Talk Makes You Weary?

Budgets, ugh!  Does budget talk often give you a headache? Causes you untold anxiety? Constantly monitoring the few pennies you may have can be, at times, downright depressing. However, like everything else in this life, avoidance leads to missed opportunities....

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College Shopping – Smart Strategies to Use!

College Shopping – Smart Strategies to Use!

Ready to Go College Shopping? Are you a junior or senior in high school thinking about going college shopping?  Feeling a little stressed about the best way to start your college search explorations? First of all, before you get too stressed, here are a few...

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Financial Aid Recipients…Time for a Check-Up!

Financial Aid Recipients…Time for a Check-Up!

Financial Aid Check List Financial Aid Recipients, Listen Up!  Now that classes have begun, you need to take some time, before the end of the semester, to revisit your financial aid award package commitment.   In addition, the checklist below gives you some great...

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Is Information A Personal and Professional Asset?

Is Information A Personal and Professional Asset?

Have you ever really thought about how information is a personal and professional asset? Or, like most people, think that information is available whenever you want it? That depends on what type of information you need and when you need it.

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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!