How do I jump-start the the go back to school mojo?
January 12, 2012 7:23 AM Subscribe
How do I change from worst student ever to world-class adult learner + scientist? What habits can I put into practice that will help me succeed at school, work, and personal endeavors?
posted by Giggilituffin to education (17 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I've dropped in and out of community college/university several times resulting in an abysmal GPA at CC. I'd start off the semester motivated and stop going to class before midterms.
I've got a part-time bartending gig at a place I love, and a full-time retail job that has decent benefits. Colleagues/friends/mentors suggest I move into sales fulltime, as it would better fit my skillset and personality, but I want to work in a scientific environment, with smart people, doing something that matters on some sort of scale. Maybe geology, medicine, I really haven't narrowed that down yet.
I want to do this without enrolling in a physical class, because of academic suspension.
I'm not in any major debt, and am building a financial cushion that I can take advantage of in the next year, so it's time to rock the boat and get my 25 year old arse moving in the right direction. Being a scientist requires education and some kind of drive, and I have neither and need to cultivate it. How do I chase down topics/interests that I don't even know about yet?