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What’s the best way to learn when you’re a working adult returning to school? Our Success Coaches share proven study tips so you can effectively prep for class and exams. by Meilee D. Bridges Have you ever found yourself reading a textbook and highlighting, well, almost everything? Or have you taken notes during class but...
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Building positive habits and breaking bad ones requires long-term behavioral change. Here’s how you can set yourself up for success. by Meilee D. Bridges If you’ve ever committed to developing more effective habits and then abandoned those resolutions within weeks—or even days—you’re not alone. Many of us would love to be healthier, get more organized,...
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Knowing the most effective learning hacks can help you thrive as an adult learner. Get better results with these science-backed techniques. by Meilee D. Bridges   Whether we’re traditional students or adult learners, we’re often taught what to learn, but we’re not often taught how. Fortunately, cognitive psychologists and expert educators have identified six learning...
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What’s the ultimate destination of the hero’s journey for an adult learner? Graduation . . . and nothing less than personal transformation. by Meilee D. Bridges The Hero’s Journey, Act I: Departure is here.  The Hero’s Journey, Act II: Initiation is here. Our hero’s journey so far: After accepting your quest to re-enroll in college...
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One daunting stage of the hero’s journey entails enduring the obstacles of being a working adult in college—but it also has great rewards. by Meilee D. Bridges   Act 2: Initiation The Hero’s Journey, Act I: Departure is here. Our hero’s journey so far: After leaving your comfort zone, you’ve accepted your call to the...
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The hero’s journey serves as a useful frame for understanding the challenges and rewards of returning to school as a working adult. by Meilee D. Bridges One of the most powerful myths that pervades literature, video games, film, and television is that of the hero’s journey. First described by Joseph Campbell in his 1949 book...
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Bryon Michael Donner has survived trauma, addiction, and a prison sentence to earn his college degree with the support of his ReUp Success Coach.    Now, he wants to pay it forward. by Meilee D. Bridges Bryon Michael Donner has enjoyed surfing the highs of success, but he’s also had to navigate the desolation of...
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Chronic worry and stress can damage your health and become a barrier to success. Here’s how to manage stress as you juggle college, work, and life. by Meilee D. Bridges Worry and stress are natural parts of everyday life. It’s not unusual to worry about paying the bills or to stress out while taking an...
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Are you exploring your degree and job options? Here are seven questions to guide you toward a career path that fits your goals and needs. by Meilee D. Bridges If you’re very—and I mean very, very lucky—the golden pathway directly from college degree program to career is clear and easy, with few obstacles along the...
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Motivation is crucial for success. Set SMART goals, focus on small steps forward, review your personal goals, and seek encouragement from your support network. by Meilee D. Bridges We’ve all hit that midterm slump, felt sluggish right before finals, or experienced senioritis in our final year of school. It can be especially difficult to get...
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