SUCCESS FOR LESS Single Parent’s Edition Created by: Sheri Proctor, Terri Cummings, Richard Ingram, Moses Frost
INTRODUCTION A Guaranteed “A” requires absolute dedication to the guidelines set forth in this Special Edition Success Manual. Single Parents face unique challenges in pursuit of their 4.0. Statistically, 2 out of every 10college students in America are the sole provider and caretaker of their household. Academic Excellence is achieved through mental and environmental balance. Unifying the demanding duel parenting and student role isattainable with a solid plan. Let’s get started! 5/6/2010 2
Study Habits 5/6/2010 3 GENERAL KEYS TO ACADEMIC TRIUMPHVideo Workshop Study Habits Academic Success Videos:Notetaking (Captioned) Time Management Handouts : College of Liberal Arts : Purdue University Health Stressed Out Students on Health Video Economics Managing Money College Students Don’t give up. Don’t Ever give up. Jimmy V
OPENTHESTUDENT/PARENTDOOR Tips for maintaining superb daily study habits …without foregoing quality parenting
Distractions Children want attention and develop undesirable patterns if left to their own devices. Time consuming activities absorb excess time that could have been used scholastically. Health appointments and meetings such as P.T.A. require weekly trips and useless sitting. There is too much noise and confusion in the house to concentrate on study material.
Consolidate Include children. Let them “play teacher” while you study. Prepare with crayons & erase boards. Have a bag of scrap paper, crayons, and art products wherever you go. Conserve minutes. Most activities include down time for the parent. Separate your homework into categories. Always take the “bleacher” bag to events that historically include idle time. Any meeting/appointment is an opportunity to study. If a fiend can drive, study in the car. Teach your child to play “I spy” if you can’t study, for some healthy interaction. The bonding is immeasurable. Libraries, walk parks, book stores with play areas, foster opportunity for combined study and playtime. Save studying and assignments from the most challenging courses for early morning or after the children have gone to bed. Do dishes, laundry, cleaning and cooking with children in tow. It is not quantity,…it’s quality. Hug a little longer. Hold a little tighter. Kiss your reason to study harder good night. 5/6/2010 4 It ‘s neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary Richard Whatley
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Watch the videos on Study Habits, Time Management, Health, Economy, and the Words of Inspiration. Proven winning guidelines.
Follow the suggestions for maximizing your time and efforts to effectively earn A’s as a student and single parent.
Contact your local Florida State College Campus. Explore their website. Scores of resources. Your Grade istheirgrade.
Example: Scholastic Super MomsMarianna Rader Downtown/CS-032 (904) 633-8208 Tips from Students SUMMARY OF SUCCESS Super Advice for Super Student You have what it takes YOU CAN DO IT BE #1 Because you ARE 5/6/2010 8
REFERENCES The Scholarship Process fro Single Parents www.bellonline.com Article 46610.asp The student-single parent http://fctorch.net/feature Tips for Single Parents http://collegepreperation.blogspot.com Grants for Single Mothers http://www.buzzle.com/articles Student Pay – Scholarships and Aid http://collegeboard.com 3 Golden Rules to Slow Steady Success http://www.goal-setting-college.com/success/ Advice for Single Parents in College http://www.frugalparentsonline.com Make Smart Financial moves as a single parent http://msnbc.msn.com id 20305089/ Single Parents In College-How to meet the Double Challenge http://you129.com/articles/print/748 5/6/2010 9