Marti Demarest

How to Get a Grad School Letter of Recommendation as an Online Student

So you’ve decided to apply to graduate school and need letters of recommendation, but you study online. How on Earth do you get a letter of recommendation from a professor you have never met in person? I have been getting this question from students a lot in the last few months, and here’s what I …

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No One Said Going Back to School as an Adult Would Be Easy, but You’ve Got This

“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” – Mandy Hale I know how difficult going back to school as an adult can be. I have been teaching a first-year college experience course at a local community college for the last 7 years, and have …

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Time Management for Online Students: Getting Organized in 3 S’s

Based on what I hear day after day in my job as a student retention coordinator, time management for online students is among the most common of challenges. Why is it so problematic? The answer may be that many students are adding yet another responsibility to their already busy lives. Another reason could be that …

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