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Continuing Academic Success1Continuing Academic SuccessBrandon ClarkGEN/201 (0816ARLAX)September 19, 2016Maria Sagues
Continuing Academic Success2“Continuing Academic Success”College graduates and working professionals pursuing a higher learning degree have agreater success rate attaining and maintaining careers because they have learned intangible skillssuch as; how to set & achieve goals, know how to identify different learning styles, theyunderstand the importance of writing and most of all they have learned the importance ofprofessional integrity. While it’s true you don’t have to have a college degree to be successful ina career, according to U.S. Department of Education (2015), “College graduates with abachelor’s degree typically earn 66 percent more than those with only a high school diploma; andare also far less likely to face unemployment.” So, what are these graduates learning that setsthem apart from their colleagues? For those that are still pursuing their degree how do they staythe course, not give up, and continue academic success? While there are many answers to thesequestions, for the sake of simplicity this paper will narrow the answers down to the topicsdiscussed during this semester and declared in the thesis. “Tree of Academic Success”Like a tree academic success has roots, branches, leaves, seed pods and fruits. All mustwork together in order to have a vibrant and healthy tree and continue living. It’s the same foracademic success, but the most vital part of our academic success tree is the roots. Good rootsmake a tree sturdy so it’s not knocked down easily or blown away with the wind. Roots are alsowhere the main source of nutrition comes from. Whether you’re setting long term goals or shortterm goals; setting educational goals is the roots for success academically and in your current orfuture career. After all before we can pursue something we have to define what it is we want andwhat is the reasonable expectation of attaining it. This in its rawest form is goal setting. Settingeducational goals and goals in general gives you a purpose to work towards. A good goal should

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