Graduate Success Essay

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Preparing for Academic Success at the Graduate Level Michelle Carlton Comm/600 June 10, 2013 Rick Bushman Preparing for Academic Success at the Graduate Level In beginning the road to a Master’s Degree, there are several important factors that contribute to success. It is imperative to understand the proper way to format a paper as a graduate student. There are specific requirements that must be met when writing at the graduate level. It is important to understand your own strengths and weaknesses in writing to be successful. Another factor of success as a graduate student is the ability to demonstrate effective time management skills and stress…show more content…
My job is also unpredictable. An emergency could come up at any time. If an emergency occurs in the middle of the night; I am expected to attend to it. Thankfully, this does not occur very often. At this point because of staff turnover; among other things, I have a never-ending pile of work on my desk. I realize that I cannot finish everything in one day. To combat my pile of work, I wake up early and go in to work before most employees get there. It is very quiet and I can get a large amount of work done without much interruption. Although I could work from dusk until dawn and still not be finished, I have to choose a place to stop so that I can go home and tend to other obligations. Because I come in early, I can leave earlier so that I am able to be home at the same time as my family. This way I can eat dinner with them before I begin my schoolwork. At home, some of my housework suffers because of my schoolwork. I am still getting into a routine, and I know that I will perfect it as time goes on. I prefer to make sure that all of my school obligations are met earlier in the week if possible so that I can enjoy the weekend with my family and do any housework that I have neglected during the week. Of course, this is not always possible, but I think that if I can get the majority of my work done during the week; I will not have to worry so much about the weekends.
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