College Guide



Plan for College: 10 Tips for a successful plan and stress-free college life

1. Create a college plan.
2. Identify your priorities and goals.
3. Determine your talent and skills and see how it matches to the course program that you are interested.
4. Rank your priorities when choosing the right school for you.
5. Prepare academically for college including writing skills.
6. Financially prepared and discover how to pay for college in smart ways.
7. Manage your time.
8. Utilize good money management.
9. Ask for advice or guidance from advisors like Tutelage.
10. Explore careers, part-time jobs or internships.

1. Create a college plan



A college educational plan is your outline for your college experience..

2. Identify your priorities and goals.



Setting priorities is very important to having an efficient life,but it doesn't always have to be difficult.When you take the time to set your priorities, you're more likely to reach your goals and reach them faster.You can learn how to set priorities by following the steps below..
* Determine Your Goals.
* Get Clear.
* Learn How to Balance.
* Get Organized.
* Keep Your Focus and Enthusiasm.
* Reward Yourself.

3. Determine your talent and skills and see how it matches to the course program that you are interested



This has been designed to help you assess your career interests and to identify the kind of career that might suit your needs. To complete the Profile, simply rate each of the job activities on a scale from 1 - 5 eg. 5 = this sounds really interesting to 1 = this doesn't sound at all interesting Whether you think you can do the type of work mentioned is not important here. Simply rate the items in terms of your level of interest. When you have completed the scoring you can transfer your answers to a Score Sheet which will identify your main career interest areas.

4. Rank your priorities when choosing the right school for you.



* Accreditation
* Academics
* College Faculty
* Location
* Size
* Cost and Majors

5. Prepare academically for college including writing skills



The 5 techniques below are the chopping, boiling, and frying of writing.Practice each mini-skill one by one:
* Learn how to write good sentences a sparkling sentence is the basic ingredient of good writing.
* Become more conversational by including questions in your writing.
* Create a mesmerizing flow by outlining or reverse-outlining your content.
* Practice writing soundbites that linger in your reader's minds.
* Play with mini-stories to engage your readers.

6. Financially prepared and discover how to pay for college in smart ways



With the cost of college today, you really should start thinking about saving for your child's education before you even get pregnant. According to The College Board, these are average costs of college tuition, fees, and room and board for the 2014-2015 school year:
- $18,943 for a four-year public college in-state
- $32,762 for a four-year public college out-of-state
- $42,419 for a private four-year college

7. Manage your time



You can learn how to manage time by following the steps below..
* Have a daily purpose or goal.
* Set a Daily Plan and Routine.
* Complete the Priority Tasks first.
* Stick to your Schedule.
* Learn to say No.
* Delegate.
* Sleep 7 to 8 Hours per night.

8. Utilize good money management



This involves making every financial transaction worth the expense:
* avoid any expense that appeals to vanity or snobbery
* always go for the most cost-effective alternative (establishing small quality-variance benchmarks, if any)
* favor expenditures on interest bearing items over all others
* establish the expected benefits of every desired expenditure using the canon of plus/minus/nil to standard of living value system.

9. Ask for advice or guidance from advisors like Tutelage



Meet with a Career Services staff member to learn how to develop and implement a personalized 4-year career plan. Explore your options and discuss your goals and aspirations for college. Your academic advisor or school counselor can help you create a step-by-step guide for your course requirements and electives.

10. Explore careers, part-time jobs or internships



In your junior or senior year, plan for an internship or summer job. Also write up a resume with your work and college experience so far. Include references from faculty and employers.

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