Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ten tips on how to be an "A" student

Jan Lind-Sherman writes on her blog Teachers Log On To Mrs. Lind-Sherman about her experience returning to school after 50 years to take Spanish and Piano classes at Edmonds Community College. She took the classes to renew her teaching credential. In her first post "School Days, School Daze," she starts out circling the parking lots and then begins her Spanish 100 class and compares today's classroom with her memories of 50 years ago at the University of Washington.

She later offers her "Ten Tips on How to Be an "A" Student." Her tips include: Take complete notes; participate in the classroom by raising your hand and contributing; and do not be afraid to ask questions.

Good advice? What are your tips for A students? If you are returning to school, what's changed since you were last in college?

1 comment:

  1. My EDCC experience was so wonderful that I actually was in a state of both relief AND grief when the quarter came to an end. Not long ago I saw the movie, Larry Crowne, with Tom Hanks and Julie Roberts, about a displaced employee (Hanks) who returned to college for retraining. It was a romantic comedy, and maybe silly by some people's standards, but I found some "real" moments in it when comparing it to my own college experience. My actual blog address is www.teacherslogon.blogspot.com if you want to read more about an older person's life experiences. Jan