adult learners

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How to Know if You Should Drop Out of College

Is dropping out of college the right decision for you? Here’s how I decided if I should stay in my two year MSW (Master of Social Work) program. My decision-making strategy – and the end result – may help you know if you should drop out of college. I loved the first semester of my two year program…and barely made it […]

Why You Should Get a Master of Social Work (MSW)

If you’re asking “should I go to grad school?” and you’re considering a Master of Social Work (MSW) program, you’ll find my experience helpful. I earned my MSW as a mature student or adult learner – I was in my early forties when I started and completed my grad degree. A reader asked what I think of the MSW program; […]

5 Ways to Deal With Adult Dyslexia at Work

These tips on how to deal with adult dyslexia symptoms includes a Dyslexia Checklist and Symptoms of Adult Dyslexia. This easy-to-read summary will help you learn how to deal with adult dyslexia at work and in everyday life. Have you tried turning your adult dyslexia symptoms into an advantage? In The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain, […]

How to Study When You Can’t Focus

It’s a common problem for college students: you have to study for the exam, but you’re stressed and distracted. Here are six tips on how to study when you can’t focus, to get you through exams. Read How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Newport – and his […]

How to Find a Practicum Placement in Social Work – BSW and MSW Students

If you’re a BSW or MSW student, you may need a practicum placement to complete your social work degree. When I was an MSW (Master of Social Work) student at UBC (the University of British Columbia) in Vancouver, I was one of the last BSW and MSW students to find a practicum placement. I wrote this article four years ago, […]

How to Write a Self-Identity Paper for Social Work Class

Social work instructors assign cultural self-identity papers because self-reflection and self-knowledge is key to a good practice. Here, I share my self-identity paper for Social Work 505 at UBC (the University of British Columbia). Feel free to ask questions or make comments below – I welcome your thoughts! If you’re considering going back to school, read Should You Go to Grad […]