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Picking Back Up

Picking Back Up

Hey Everyone! I took an unplanned, unscheduled blogging sabbatical this past summer.  And to be perfectly honest, I enjoyed, and needed, the break.  Nothing was really happening with school, I was planning the 5th Annual Plants and Pillars Film Festival, and there was family stuff to do. This summer has been wonderful.  I’ve gotten better at soccer, learned some volleyball, bought a phone, read a lot of good books, hurt my leg really badly, spoke at a Film Festival, added…

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The New Majority – Helpful Tip

The New Majority – Helpful Tip

If you are applying for a scholarship (or anything else where you have to give your status as a student), do not choose College Student unless you are a full time student, enrolled in a 2 or 4 year university. If you are CLEPing, taking Distance Courses, a student of CollegePlus, or anything else on your own, select “Adult Learner” or “Adult Student” or “Non-Traditional Student”.   Even if you are 14, this is still your best option. If you select…

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Where am I now?

Where am I now?

So, you may be wondering… where is the Uncommon Student now in getting a degree?   I’m wondering that too!  Just kidding.  Here’s some information on how my degree is going. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Thomas Edison State College. As of right now I am the proud owner of 48 college credits.  A year ago I did not know what that meant.  Now I am a little closer to understanding.  (just a little,…

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Roadmap Change

Roadmap Change

Somewhere on the road to the English degree, I stopped a gas station.  While waiting for a refill I began reading the tourist handouts.  My destination sounded good.  But it no longer sounded as great as it had when I set out.  The road to English was speckled with potholes and construction zones.  When you are excited about your destination very little will deter you from getting there.  Roadblocks will almost energize you.  How to overcome them excites and inspires…

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Divide and Conquer!

Divide and Conquer!

How should you earn your degree, when you don’t know what you’re doing?  Easy!  Pray, pray, pray, and talk to people!  🙂  See how easy that was? I have divided up my degree into different parts so that I can divide and conquer.  The lines between the parts are a little gray, so don’t take my word as law.  But this is what I’m shooting for.   Part 1: 57 Arts and Science credits.  Earned through CLEPing, and not on…

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