Blogs that do for my GPA what Get Rich Slowly did for my credit score
August 8, 2009 6:18 PM Subscribe
Can anyone point me in the direction of blogs about succeeding in college and grad school? Bonus points if they're geared towards professionals working 40+ hours a week, instead of coaching teenagers through the nuances of dorm life.
posted by lizzicide to Education (5 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
What I'd like to have is a selection of blogs to pump up my RSS reader and help encourage, motivate, and direct me in my studies while reminding me that there ARE people out there taking harder courses and working longer hours, since...well...I can get discouraged. Advice, insight, tips are all welcome, and bonus points if someone can finally make GTD make sense to me. I’ve had great success in the past using personal finance blogs like Get Rich Slowly to motivate and educate myself about paying down debt and building up savings, and I'm hoping some decent productivity blogs geared towards college students will help me here.
Background on me: I'm a 21-year-old student enrolled in UMass Lowell's online BS in IT/Business Minor program, having completed about 60 of the 120 required credits. My company offers $10k a year in tuition reimbursement through undergrad and grad school, and $15k a year for doctorate courses, so the motivation is definitely there to take advantage of this benefit. This semester, I'll be taking five courses (15 credits) while working 40 hours a week -- 8 of these hours in an IT internship within my company. I'll definitely be busy and I'll definitely need the encouragement.