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Tips for Adults Who Want to Go Back to School

Many adults consider going back to school to develop specific knowledge that they will use to obtain a new job, or to train for a new career. Others want to gain skills that will result in them making more money. Still others go back to school because they think they will enjoy the learning experience. Get the advice you need to make a good decision about your next career.

Study Techniques: Which Ones Really Work

I suspect many of you have heard something along the lines of, “We remember 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, and 30% of what we see.” This claim has been published in several forms with various percentages and definitions; it has been around for decades and has definitely influenced educational methods. Careful research into the origins and foundations for such a claim has identified no evidence for it—just repeated references to this supposed fact.

Make Learning Stick

You sign up for a class. You’re excited, the teacher is inspiring, and you are learning things that really make sense. You complete the work with enthusiasm, and in the back of your head, you think, “I can’t wait to use this stuff back at the office!” Then you get back to the office. You might write yourself a few notes about the class.

The Impact of Mentorship

Take a moment to look down at your hands, specifically your fingers. Each of your digits represents a mentor—a parent, teacher, or guide that has played a key role in your personal development. These individuals come along at critical points in your development and provide the wisdom, support, and guidance.