Technology + Education + New Media
Things are settling down after the holiday craziness. I am trying to relax and enjoy the break from school, but find myself excited to get back at it. I have cleaned out all of my notebooks and started to get organized for next semester. It occurred to me that it might be good to share some of my methods for keeping on top of homework and staying organized. I am not a very organized person by nature so I have to really work at staying organized for school.
My personal and work life is usually so chaotic that it is a must for me to stay organized with school work. It is really helpful for me to keep hand written running to do lists that I mark off as I go. The reason for this is two-fold. It helps me see at a glance what I have to get done, and it also allows me to see what I have already accomplished which can be a great motivator.
I keep my notebooks organized with pocket folders and dividers. I keep a spiral bound notebook for each class. I also use some programs such a MS OneNote and Mindmapping programs to help me with school work and study. There are websites that I frequent and habits that I have developed that help me.
I have been thinking about what I want to do with this blog. I have found writing in it to be very enjoyable thus far. I was thinking that I would share things such as scholarship opportunities, book reviews, website reviews, study tips, and personal tidbits. I am not sure that this anything new, but I may be able to give it from a different perspective. I am a 40 yr old first time college student with a family of six and a job. I know that there are others out there just like me. My hope for this blog to share my experiences, connect with like minded individuals, to learn and grown, and maybe even help or inspire others to pursue their own dreams of an education.
I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and that new year brings you much success and happiness.