Graduate Study Challenges And Strategie

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Graduate Study Challenges and Strategies for Success

Casey Mitchell

AJS/501 – Intro into graduate study in Criminal Justice and Security

November 24, 2014

Bradley Rinehimer

Graduate Study Challenges and Strategies for Success

Going to college for any degree is a huge decision. For me, my bachelor's degree was much easier because I was single and worked part time with hardly any responsibilities. Now that I'm older, with many more responsibilities it is going to be completely different. Going for my graduate degree is going to be a huge challenge for me. There are many challenges you face when trying to complete your graduate studies program. For me personally my three biggest challenges will be the added stress of college life, balancing time with my family and staying motivated. Stress of College Life

One challenge for me being back in school is going to be dealing with being in college when I am also a full time employee, full time parent and a full time wife. That alone can add a lot of stress to your everyday life, and then I am adding a graduate studies program on top of that. “While the years one spends in college can be both educational and enjoyable, they are often quite stressful.” (White, 2014). Not to mention the pressure for good academic performance, learning anyway and every way to master time management and leaning the importance of multitasking. For the Master's program, you are required to obtain a 3.0 GPA or higher so I must perform at the highest level that I can which is a lot of pressure. To keep that required GPA I am going to have to study hard, make time to do research in a quiet area and most of all do everything that I can to stay on top of all of my assignments and test. I am definitely going to have to utilize the benefits of a planner and plan ahead. I cannot procrastinate. I am also going to have to work on multitasking by doing shorter assignments while on short breaks or...
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