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Posted by Svartorm

My advice: Don't even waste your time with the girls. They'll think you're gross because you're old.



My wife would agree

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Posted by Ordep

As a PhD candidate and current college instructor my suggestion is to make time early and try to study the material right after the class is over or later that day. Same old obvious advice but most people will still procrastinate and try to do last minute miracles usually leading to poor performance. I've been encouraging this to my students by giving them sporadic quizzes(even super easy ones) the very next day the material is covered and by the time the big exam comes they have been ready for a while and do very well. I've been getting good feedback from them and even if it seems like it'll consume a lot of time it's actually the opposite.

If you decide to go this way it'll make it easier by habit. Really digging the material right away will help you absorb more during the next class period making the later study sections shorter and easier. Sometimes up to the point that you may only need the lecture and a few minutes afterwards.

About technology it will all depend on class requirements. If you are doing any calculations or fancy analyses a computer will be a must so you can crack that in excel or other statistical software. Same story if you will be required to do PowerPoint presentations. For notes, I'm completely against it, specially tablets. It's a complete distraction and it's not helpful at all. Notebooks(with paper sheets, not machines) are the way to go. Writing by hand helps a lot in the digestion of the class material. If you want to keep electronic notes typing those into a computer later on will be helpful as you will be indirectly reviewing and will give you the chance to expand them based on extra knowledge you may have acquired between the moment you wrote them in class to the moment you enter them.

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Great advice, I really had poor study habits in High School and it somewhat trickled over into college in my late teens. It is one aspect I'm a bit worried about so any advice on that is much appreciated

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I'm actually thinking about doing to the same
Went to college for 6 years in my 20's never did finish
Would like to go to back to culinary arts again

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Wow, been a year since this topic and multiple classes in the summer, fall and now spring. I can say there are times I feel old in classes, but damn these kids and their fucking phones.

I did end up getting a laptop and was really needed for multiple papers.

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I was about to say, didn't you already go back to school?

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Cool that u stayed in school this past year.

I keep thinking about it
But I just don't think I have the energy to do it.

Working for 18 years now
I ain't a kid anymore. I get tired now more easy
My legs hurt now all the time. And just emotionally drained each day. Can't imagine going to school after work.

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I work 2nd shift for the better pay differential, so go to school in the mornings. I was most likely the same way when I was 18 just out of high school, but some of these kids are straight up retarded

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I put up with a few 20 year Olds at work
There fucking dumb


One wants to drag race me every day with his car vs mine
Fucker crashed into a tree at work.


The girl flirts with me all the time.
Talks about sex with me. I known her since she was 13.
Just wrong in my opinion.

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