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Coll 100 Short Paper

  • Submitted by: akia1589
  • on September 2, 2013
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 575 words

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My Road Map to Success in College

My Road Map to Success in College
Several years ago while I was on active duty in the Navy, I started taking college classes: one here, another one there. But it was not until last year when I transferred off active duty to the reserves and began a new career that I started to really feel the pressure and desire to complete my degree. Having a calculated plan is very important to my success I college. One main factor I have taken into consideration when making this plan is how I will study and focus, because I know that without an organized roadmap, I will struggle through my college experience.
I joined the Navy at the young age of seventeen and spent my entire time on active duty as an enlisted aviation electrician. However, when I transferred off active duty, I opted for a complete change of pace and career. I walked into the public health sector with no degree or social work experience under my belt, but I got lucky to meet and work under one of the most influential and knowledgeable individuals in the field.   Working in this field has been eye opening and engaging. I love working on environmental levels to make significant changes to measurable populations. I want to complete my degree so that I can advance in my new field of work. I know that regardless of who I know and work for or with, there is only so far that I can go with that little piece of paper from an accredited institution.
Preparing for classes is a big part of my plan. I want to make sure that I can complete each of my classes successfully. I took two learning style quizzes, and both of them came out exactly the same. I am a very visual learner, meaning that I visualize what I am learning in pictures and images. Because of this, I can recall information quickly and effectively (The Center for New Discoveries in Learning, 2012). Study materials are very helpful to me. I like to take notes, and I find flashcards, charts, and data maps very useful...

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