It is pretty scary that after a long break from the four walls of the classroom, you are finally back to finish college, surrounded by future petroleum engineers and Nobel prize winning brain surgeons. But what seems an intimidating thing may not be at all. Here are great tips that can help you achieve above the average grades and gain respect from your classmates and instructors:
Experience is the best thing you’ll ever get. And the more you have of it, the better. Use your age to your advantage and share your experiences that are related to the topic inside the classroom. It’s a fun way to participate in class and also a very creative and smart way to keep the discussion going. Instructors love students who are very active in class, and with all the back up experiences you have, there’s no doubt you’ll earn the respect and high grades that you deserve.
Get involved in school activities. May it be an internship, mentoring, student counseling or a position on the school newspaper, it’s great to let yourself out there and be known. And since you have a lot of experience, it shouldn’t be that hard to be active in some school activities. Not only will you be more connected to your fellow students, such activities will look very good on your resume too.
Lead your way to an A. What better way to share your work experiences than to use it in school? With all the experience you have, it may have helped you develop some amazing leadership skills. Using such skills will surely give you a grade as high as an A.
Nootropics will give your brain a chance to compete with younger guys whose bodies are full of beer and brains are full of fog. With smart drugs (see the rest of this site for more info) you’ll be fresher and more ready to learn than your supposedly nimble, agile, younger classmates.
Another way to be successful is to get involved in competitions. Most colleges are into competitions, and your experience should be enough to be able to put you in a position where you can win most contests. Some colleges have mentoring or student counseling volunteers which you can also actively participate in, depending on your previous career(s). These things give you a chance to pass down your success tips to younger students, and at the same time put more meaningful content on your resume.
If these tips aren’t enough, you can find more from our good friends at Petroleum Ninja. There are also some colleges that have academics especially for returning college students that will equip you with the necessary tools for your success. You can also discuss with some college admissions or academics counselors if you still feel uncomfortable and nervous.