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Month: September 2013

September Focus: And my computer broke

September Focus: And my computer broke

Hey everybody!  The best laid plans of mice and men, right?  I think we will carry our September focus on into October, because blogging has not been my strong point this month! But I’m studying like crazy for a test I don’t understand I’m labeling 200 articles of children’s clothing for my mom – we have a deal made. I’m rethinking college, life, business… same story, same story. My computer upstairs broke.  It didn’t do anything but let me on…

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Networking: Getting Your Social Time

Networking: Getting Your Social Time

A common, and very valid, complaint against Distance Learning is the lack of “socialization”.  (if you are a homeschooler,  you are used to this complaint!)  As a student learning from home, you are not a typical college student.  You don’t have professors or classmates in the same way that other students have, and, to be perfectly honest, it can get lonely!  You need someone who understands what a CLEP exam is, what a DSST is, and why on earth you…

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Relating to People

Relating to People

I bring up this subject a lot, probably because I deal with it a lot.  And I think it is extremely relevant.  How are we supposed to explain to people about our college experience, and deal with the criticism that inevitably comes our way? When people ask about your college, you inwardly cringe.  How much do they really want to know?  Here are three things to keep in mind when you explain to people what you are doing… at church,…

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Interrogation at the Wedding

Interrogation at the Wedding

You are at a distant friend’s wedding.  While other people fill the dance floor,  you linger near the water table.  You consume many cups of fresh water, trying to wash out the garlicky flavor of the hors d’oeuvres.   A friend of your father’s, from work, approaches and strikes up a conversation.  And you dread it. In America (quite possibly in other countries, but I’ll only speak for America), the common ground for adults and soon to be adults, is college. …

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Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

I have not forgotten our series.  Right now I am studying for Microeconomics and fighting a condition of Chondromalacia Patella. Looking forward to next week!

August Update and September Goals

August Update and September Goals

August Update I took 2 CLEPs in August!  They were two hard CLEP exams, and I didn’t know it would work out that way, but I took both Principles of Management and Information Systems and Computer Applications.  Officially, I am a Junior, and looking at finishing up this degree. September Goals Meet with Ms. Rachel Vecera – My CollegePlus coach Do a blog series on the College Experience Interview Michael B. Write an ebook Buy a domain for Uncommon Student…

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