Part: 4 Resources 99 to 105 (of 105)
Part 1: Use Your Military Benefits to Pay for School
Part 2: Scholarships, Federal Student Aid, Navigating the “New GI Bill®, and VA Quick Links
Part 3: Making Career and Education Decisions
Part 4: Making the Transition from Military Service to School
103. Look for key words and phrases in the assignment expectations
Pay attention to key words and phrases within the assignment expectations. Write them down and make sure you spend time explaining them in your paper.
104. Go beyond what is asked
Don’t feel it is necessary to confine yourself to the readings found on the background page to conduct your research. It is important to conduct your independent research and to identify credible sources in the resources and information available to you. Your professor will be pleasantly surprised that you conducted your own research in addition to the resources found in the background.
105. Action causes motivation not the other way around
If you are feeling unmotivated to complete your coursework, then you must start with action. Start by turning on your computer; then opening up your class; then take 15 minutes to review the module homepage; etc. Start with very small actionable goals and activities like these. Little by little you will find your motivation growing along with the mountain of pebbles you are moving along your journey toward graduation. You don’t need to have motivation to complete your assignments. Your motivation will gradually increase from the success you find in every assignment submission that inches you closer toward course completion and eventually graduation.
We’ve covered a lot of ground here because returning to college is no small transition for anyone, especially active duty military members, veterans, and the people who depend on them.
We hope our 101 Resources Guide will help you on your journey, regardless of which degree you’re trying to earn, or which career goal you’re trying to reach.
Be encouraged and assured by the fact that this transition has been made by many of your fellow vets, who are now leaders in the civilian world and are rooting for you to make it as well.
Your experience in the military will be a major benefit to you during your transition into college – and will ultimately help lead you to success.