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Below you will find a list of some useful tips that have been shared by other mature students. Let our learning experiences be your guide.

  • Make use of workshops. Study Skills workshops are offered early in the term by the Department of Student Affairs and are excellent resources designed to help you reach your academic potential
  • Learn the jargon. The new vocabulary you will encounter in class can be very confusing at first. With time and exposure, you'll become increasingly comfortable with the new terminology and jargon.
  • Start a study group. Study groups are a great way to share information and explore concepts brought up in class. There is also the chance you will make some great friends along the way!
  • Make a trip to the library. They offer seminars on navigating the library, using Novanet, and researching. Knowing how to use the library is a great way to improve your chances of being a successful student.
  •  Find a study space. Establish a private study area in your home where family members know that you are not to be disturbed.
  • Stay on top of deadlines. Be aware of all forms and requirements that you need to follow before graduation. Remember to read all the literature that is sent to you or you may miss out on an important procedure or deadline.
  • Celebrate your successes. You have earned the right to say, “I did a good job!" Celebrating small success along the way will keep you motivated and is a good way to keep your friends and family updated on what you are doing.
  • Be sure to attend graduation. You deserve to feel that sense of personal satisfaction, accomplishment and pride. You are a great role model for all who value lifelong learning. You have made the transition from student to scholar.