Preparing for College

Back to School for Grown-Ups

I've often daydreamed about going back to college, knowing what I know now (which may be even less than I knew then!). Why do I daydream about this? Well, other than to kill time until Seinfeld comes on, I often wish that I would have the time to truly luxuriate in the comfort of higher education, where a learned professor would guide me through the peaks and valleys of some subject that annoyed me when I was a 20-something, doing just about all that I could to get through those required courses with the least possible effort. Examples: German, Anthropology, Religious Studies, Math . . . You get the picture.

Anyway, my roundabout point here is that many adults today are making the actual trek back to college, be it via community college, online, or with a full dose of a four-year (or longer) undergraduate degree program. Are you one of this rapidly growing demographic? If so, especially those of you who will be doing most (if not all) of your class work over the Internet, you'll need to be prepared. That's the point of my post today.

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