I am finally writing my first blog post. My day job (and many times my night and weekend job) is to recruit students for Harding University in Searcy, AR. I love this job and have been doing it for nearly 15 years. I love Harding and I love being on a college campus. It is tremendously exciting to watch students as they mature through their college years and to witness how they graduate and go on to change the world. And to think that I played a small role in that process is certainly a benefit that money cannot buy.
My non-day job is to help students succeed in the classroom. I have held approximately 30-35 study skills seminars around the region teaching students basic and more advanced study skills including how to take great notes, how to write a paper, how to read effectively, how to use extra credit, how to take tests, how to complete and turn in great projects, how to overcome discouragement and stress, how to get the most out of the daily nap, numerous time management techniques, and how to have the ultimate college experience. I had the fortunate opportunity to get a book published called Making the Grade: How to Study at the College Level. Since publishing the book, I was able to produce a DVD and curriculum for schools and homeschoolers to help prevent students from having to go through the same learning curve that most of us had to go through when we got to college.
Here is where I want to help you and your friends. Each week I will diligently attempt to post a blog that will provide practical advice for the week and some much-needed encouragement to help you finish the semester strong. Your goal is to complete your degree. I want to help you not just complete your degree, but help you dominate your classes along the way! It doesn't matter how well or not-so-well you did in high school. It doesn't matter if you are 18 or 68 years old. You can do this!!
So please let me join you on your journey. I want you to have an awesome college experience!