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Student Tips - 2019 Archives

Week of November 4-November 12, 2019
Purchase journal exclusively for course work and take notes.
Angelic Mister

Week of October 28-November 4, 2019
When beginning graduate coursework it is important to stay organized, what has helped is to start keeping a log of your courses and briefly describe what you have learned and the resources attached to that learning. This listing will be a great resources when you begin the thesis or dissertation pre-proposal courses.
Anonymous

Week of October 18-27, 2019
Never fear the unknown!
Kinena J. Dent-Smith

Week of October 10-17, 2019
Please be careful when submitting your assignments and projects for each course because if you submit the wrong document by mistake, it is very difficult and sometimes impossible to get the wrong assignment deleted for you to submit the correct assignment. Mistakes happen, and it should be allowed for the student to delete and resubmit when the mistake is noticed.
Rhonda McFadden

Week of October 3-10, 2019
If you do not create time for what you want to do time will not create itself for you The more you study and advance, the more you want to get advanced.
Gertrude Nwachukwu

Week of September 27- October 3, 2019
The biggest thing I see as an Enrollment Adviser is that students need to stay consistent. You need to have a schedule where you complete assignments in advance. This will give you time to reach out to teachers if you need clarification.
Anonymous

Week of September 20-27, 2019
Time management- manage your time by scheduling study time. Focus on the importance of what your studying. Get a planner or set a time on your phone for study time. Managing your time will help with your online schooling success.
Mumeena Shelton

Week of September 12-20, 2019
Have encouraging thoughts around your study area to motivate you that you can do this.
Anonymous

Week of September 4-12, 2019
Change your environment! Writing so often can get tedious, which can cause writers block. Take your laptop outside on the porch or if your not an outside person, hit up a local coffee house or book store. A change of pace can be just the thing to get you going again!
Elizabeth Ann Handelsman

Week of August 20-27, 2019
Purchase journal exclusively for course work and take notes.
Angelic Mister

Week of August 20-27, 2019
I meditate 10 minutes before starting to clear my mind of any distractions and clutter.
Anonymous

Week of August 12-20, 2019
Get into the system as quickly as possible and start learning your way around.
Anonymous

Week of August 5-12, 2019
Ahead of time is the best time to get things done when you can. The farther ahead you are the better.
Erica Holmes

Week of July 28-August 5, 2019
Success is within your reach, go for it now!
Partson G. Phiri

Week of July 18-28, 2019
When beginning graduate coursework it is important to stay organized, what has helped is to start keeping a log of your courses and briefly describe what you have learned and the resources attached to that learning. This listing will be a great resources when you begin the thesis or dissertation pre-proposal courses. Anonymous

Week of July 10-18, 2019
Never fear the unknown!
Kinena J. Dent-Smith

Week of June 28-July 10, 2019
Always take time to workout at least twice a week. it will help to reduce stress.
Jonathan Takang

Week of June 21-28, 2019
The biggest thing I see as an Enrollment Adviser is that students need to stay consistent. You need to have a schedule where you complete assignments in advance. This will give you time to reach out to teachers if you need clarification.
Anonymous

Week of June 14-21, 2019
Success starts with a well articulated goals and working towards achieving them with zeal and enthusiasm.
Anonymous

Week of June 7-14, 2019
Time management- manage your time by scheduling study time. Focus on the importance of what you're studying. Get a planner or set a time on your phone for study time. Managing your time will help with your online schooling success.
-Mumeena Shelton

Week of May 29- June 6, 2019
Have encouraging thoughts around your study area to motivate you that you can do this!
Anonymous

Week of May 22-29, 2019
Change your environment! Writing so often can get tedious, which can cause writers block. Take your laptop outside on the porch or if your not an outside person, hit up a local coffee house or book store. A change of pace can be just the thing to get you going again!
Elizabeth Ann Handelsman

Week of May 16-22, 2019
Get into the system as quickly as possible and start learning your way around.
Anonymous 

Week of May 8-15, 2019
Ahead of time is the best time to get things done when you can. The farther ahead you are the better!
Erica Holmes

Week of May 1-May 8, 2019
Print out the syllabus and other materials for back-up!
Brenda Johnson-Cleveland

Week of April 21-30, 2019
The 24-hour student support is very helpful.
Anonymous

Week of April 12-21, 2019
If you do not create time for what you want to do time will not create itself for you The more you study and advance, the more you want to get advanced.
Gertrude Nwachukwu

Week of April 3-April 12, 2019
Remain calm, and focus in times of difficulty. Remember we have all the support we need for success.
Charles Jackson

Week of March 25-April 3, 2019
Organize, Prepare, and Stay focused
Anonymous

Week of March 16- March 25, 2019
Take your studies a day at a time. You will surely get there.
Anonymous

Week of March 7-March 16, 2019
In the months prior to beginning your courses at Walden University spend a LOT of time in the writing center getting yourself reacquainted to the APA writing style. I have found that many of my fellow students (and myself) have been out of school for several years and have forgotten about APA. While it is imperative that you learn how to navigate through the classroom and where to find things within Walden, you REALLY need to be prepared on day 1 to be writing in APA format. Do yourself a HUGE favor, buy your APA book early and read it thoroughly before classes start!!.
Erin Spousta

Week of February 23-March 7, 2019
Get as much information as possible about your desired program. Network, Network, Network..
Winsome Ashley

Week of February 15-February 23, 2019
Always start your assignments as soon as you can. You never know what the next day will bring.
Nedra Gilco

Week of February 7-February 15, 2019
Use Monday of each week to read over what is expected during that week. That will give you a chance to plan your week early on.
Kenya Davis

Week of February 1-February 7, 2019
Manage time from day 1... Set a schedule and keep it.
Stephen C. Hendricks III

Week of January 34-February 1, 2019
The 24/7 student support is very helpful.
Anonymous

Week of January 17-January 24, 2019
I find it very useful to immediately create contacts in my phone for TECH SUPPORT, Student Success Advisor, etc.; and, make sure you immediately bookmark important sites for quick access.
Erin Roberts

Week of January 10, 2019-January 17, 2019
As a new doctoral student, I greatly recommend the weekly webinars offered by Walden. They are not only very helpful but interesting and do not require much time.
Dora Paz

Week of January 2, 2019-January 10, 2019
It is good we begin the proper way by getting to know what to do in our new environment.
Florence Nwaonuma

Student Tips- 2018 Archive

Week of December 26, 2018-January 2, 2019
Plan out your week in advance. Pick great resources.
Shawn Miner

Week of December 15, 2018-December 26, 2018
Always set aside a day for family and friends. Refresh and relax your brain.
Anonymous

Week of December 5, 2018-December 15, 2018
Get as much information as possible about your desired program. Network, Network, Network.
Winsome Ashley

Week of November 28, 2018-December 5, 2018
Learn and use your resources wisely they are there to help you succeed.
Blanca Quintana

 

Week of November 21, 2018-November 28, 2018
Hi! I'm Pattye! My tips to share with other students are: stay in touch with your adviser and take advantage of the required modules!
Pattye Anderson, NP

Week of November 14, 2018-November 21, 2018
Life is not a bed of roses, as you makes your bed so shall you lie on it. One thing is constant in life;Change. but change can only but come when one is desperate for it. Distinction is a product of change. Mental renovation leads to destiny transformation; destiny transformation leads to physical development.
Emmanuel Friday

Week of November 6, 2018-November 14, 2018
When I am writing, to stay focused I use internet based music companies such as Spotify or Apple Music and use the various 'study' playlists. Keep the volume low!
Rhonda Koot

Week of October 29, 2018-November 6, 2018
Think positive and always believe in yourself.
Nonye Mbionwu

Week of October 22-October 29, 2018, 2018
Let no one stop you from obtaining success!!
Janet Medlin

Week of October 15- October 22, 2018
Learning is a lifetime process for human beings.
John Louis

Week of October 5- October 15, 2018
The SRO helped me to start on the right footing, it is a recommended tool especially for new students.
Garba Adamu

Week of September 27-October 5, 2018
When attending class, remove as many distractions as you possibly can, turn off your television, radio and/or cell phone. If you have small children, do your work while they are in school or sleeping. These are a few tips to use to help you become a better student here at Walden University.
Kevin McFarland

Week of September 20-27, 2018
Get rid of stagnating thoughts, plan and protect yourself from burnout.
Melissa Smith

Weeks of September 6-September 20, 2018
Use YouTube to brush up on skills you have forgotten or don't yet have. Example: Statistics or Quantitative Analysis.
Linda Jefferson
Visit the Walden University Academic Skills Center's YouTube page

Week of August 30-September 6, 2018
Get rid of stagnating thoughts, plan and protect yourself from burnout.
Melissa Smith

Week of August 23-30, 2018
The SRO helped me to start on the right footing, it is a recommended tool especially for new students.
Garba Adamu

Week of August 16-23, 2018
When attending class, remove as many distractions as you possibly can, turn off your television, radio and/or cell phone. If you have small children, do your work while they are in school or sleeping. These are a few tips to use to help you become a better student here at Walden University.
Kevin McFarland

Week of August 9-16, 201
Take your time and do the assignments to the best of your ability.
Anonymous

Week of August 2-9, 2018
Flash cards work well for me. Yes they are time consuming to create but I make them and punch a hole in one of the top corners and put them through a ring which you can find at Walmart or even Target and I carry them with me. When I am waiting for an appointment or somewhere I take them out and review them. I find for me constant review of terms or topics helps me to really store them. Makes it easier to compose or review for quizzes.
Bobbie Jean Jones

Week of July 26- August 2, 2018
Bookmark important information that will help you
Daphne Blue

Week of July 19-26, 2018
Persistence is my goal.
Anonymous

Week of July 12-19, 2018
Be rested Be nourished (healthy snacks) Be organized. Anonymous

Week of July 5-12, 2018
Go to: ratemyprofessors.com to register and rate your instructors.
Glynis Ilya

Week of June 27-July 5, 2018
Do a "to do list" and follow it. Because putting things off, will drain your energy.
Edwin King

Week of June 20-27, 2018
Ask questions to know answers
Jennifer Irocky

Week of June 13-20, 2018
Time Management is so essential to success in your studies.
Saeed

Week of June 6-13, 2018
Using what you have learned by interviewing a professor, journalist, or local expert in your field of study to learn about the pitfalls, rewards, and challenges of research.
Cassandra McClain

Week of May 30- June 6, 2018
e- learning requires our ability to comfortably use technology in learning
Eccleston Lowe

Week of May 23-30, 2018
Do not over think it, just follow the directions.
Anonymous

Week of May16-23, 2018
The only person who can frustrate your dream in Walden University is no other person than yourself. Therefore, remain focused and committed to your goal. Success is sure!!
Stephen Dada

Week of May 9-16, 2018
Learn to use Zotero! It will keep you organized from the start--
Mary M. Rydesky

Week of May 2-9, 2018
Walden' student portal is super user-friendly and has been a big help to me with all of my classes. The student resources will be you best friend throughout your program, and do not be afraid to ask questions. There are no such things as stupid questions.
Cynthia Philips

Week of April 25- May 2, 2018
Working with student advisers is of immense help.
Anene Ani

Week of April 18- 25, 2018
Schedule study time each day to help you stay focused on your program of study.
Anonymous

Week of April 11-18, 2018
Hold yourself accountable; to your goals as well as the schedule that you create for accomplishing your course assignments.
Keena Tate

Week of April 4-11, 2018
1-Reading during your lunch-hour reduces the amount of time needed to do work at home. 2-When constructing your weekly schedule, consider not only your work and familial obligations, but also the amount of time it will take you to complete an assigment. Explanation: It takes me longer to read technical information so I must factor in additional time when constructing my weekly calendar
Alisha Sims

Week of March 28- April 4, 2018
Ask questions to know answers.
Jennifer Irocky

Week of March 21-28, 2018
Do not over think it, just follow the directions
Anonymous

Week of March 14-21, 2018
Using what you have learned by interviewing a professor, journalist, or local expert in your field of study to learn about the pitfalls, rewards, and challenges of research.
Cassandra McClain

Week of March 7-14, 2018
Always run toward the finish line, it wont be easy but it will be worth it! Michael

Week of March 1-7, 2018
When things get rough and you feel like quitting, remember why you started.
Kelley P. Turner
 

Week of February 22-28, 2018
Doing the advanced planning necessary to schedule a Writing Center appointment is the first step in creating your best written work. It seems like too much trouble, but it is worth it in the end.
Jennifer Ertel

Week of February 15-22, 2018
e- learning requires our ability to comfortably use technology in learning
Eccleston Lowe

Week of February 8-15, 2018
Ask questions to know answers
Jennifer
Irocky

Week of February 1-8, 2018
Reading all the archived student tips gave me great information and insights!
Nancy Pavuk

Week of January 24-31, 2018
Do not over think it, just follow the directions
Anonymous

Week of January 17-24, 2018
Always run toward the finish line, it wont be easy but it will be worth it!
Michael

Week of January 10-17, 2018
Online academic learning organization readiness can be different from your traditional style of academic learning organization readiness, don't assume they are the same.
Joesph

Week of January 2-10, 2018
Hold yourself accountable; to your goals as well as the schedule that you create for accomplishing your course assignments.
Anonymous

Student Tips- 2017 Archive

Week of December 22, 2017- January 2, 2018
Flash cards work well for me. Yes they are time consuming to create but I make them and punch a hole in one of the top corners and put them through a ring which you can find at Walmart or even Target and I carry them with me. When I am waiting for an appointment or somewhere I take them out and review them. I find for me constant review of terms or topics helps me to really store them. Makes it easier to compose or review for quizzes.
Bobbie Jean Jones

Week of December 15-22
1-Reading during your lunch-hour reduces the amount of time needed to do work at home.
2-When constructing your weekly schedule, consider not only your work and familial obligations, but also the amount of time it will take you to complete an assignment.
Explanation: It takes me longer to read technical information so I must factor in additional time when constructing my weekly calendar.
Alisha Sims

Week of December 6-15, 2017
Learning is a lifetime process for human beings
John Louis

Week of November 28-December 6, 2017
Before starting your degree program, look ahead at your calendar for the upcoming weeks and incorporate your school work with your every day life. This helps with feeling overwhelmed or overbooking your time.
Stefanie

Week of November 21-28, 2017
Always be willing to keep an open mind as you learn. If you do you will discover the world.
Marcellan Grimsley

Week of November 14-21, 2017 Let no one stop you from obtaining success!!
Janet Medlin

Week of November 7- 14, 2017
Try to limit the possible distractions when studying or writing papers to allow for clear thought and reflection on the information being learned or written about.
John-Michael Fluckiger

Week of November 1-7, 2017
ALWAYS stay on top of your assignments to avoid falling behind. that is a bad spot to be in.
Anonymous

Week of October 25-November 1, 2017
Always consider your instructor's individual comments to help improve future grades.
Linda Carter-Sims

Week of October 18-25, 2017
Create a highlighter system. Pick one color to highlight Do's and another for Don't's. Also, create colors to correlate with The Writing Center's MEAL concept. Choose a color for the Main idea, Evidence, Analysis, and Lean-in when reading and writing papers. Highlighters will help guide and familiarize you with expectations of your instructors and of the University.
Mercedes A Mosby

Week of October 10-18, 2017
Take careful time to navigate the resources,
Anonymous

Week of October 1-10, 2017
Save your work to a flash/external drive as well as to your computer. Doing so will ensure you have a back up if your computer goes down.
Marcellan Grimsley

Week of September 19-October 1, 2017
I believe online learning at Walden is a perfect training for an academic soldier. I have had a test. Great of all is my ever ready Enrollment Advisor. Having your attended to promptly is really motivating and encouraging. Join Walden, join change. Glad to be here.
Joshua Cheruiyot

Week of September 12-19, 2017
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” Muhamid Ali
Anthony Koger

Week of September 5-12, 2017
Stay Focus and dedicated your Effort and you see how far your Success reaching your level of skills that you enhance your brain and Accomplishments in your Career!
Shaquana Miller

Week of August 28-September 5, 2017
It is best to be proactive when preparing for your first class. The check list in the SRO can be very helpful.
Michael

Week of August 21-28, 2017
The quick answer search box is a great way to get your answer quickly.
Gladys McCaster

Week of August 14-21, 2017
Complete all the required orientations before class begins. Also, take time to explore the student portal.
Precious Clark

Week of August 7-14, 2017
Be sure to contact all personnel in every department if you are a new student. The e-guide may be useful after your first week but calling your enrollment advisor, Student Success Advisor and emailing your instructors seem to be the best way to learn how to navigate Walden's website.
Lenora Attles-Allen

Week of August 2-7, 2017
Set your pace and go with it!
Olukemi Melvin

Week of July 24- August 2, 2017
Be prepared for classes ahead of time by making sure you have all required text and have a quiet place set aside to study and do your assignments.
Chandra Godenius

Week of July 17-24, 2017
Before I take any college course, I go online and take a free time management class. It give you several ways to manage your school and home schedule.
Loretta Evans

Week of July 10-17
No one but you gets in your way, so push you out of the way and get started.
Tony Cooper

Week of July 3-10, 2017
It's a good idea to get familiar with each e-guide category.
Gladys McCaster

Week of June 26-July 3, 2017
If others have succeeded in the past, why not you and I. They did not perform some magic. All we need is hard work, determination, and follow directions from our professors and advisors. We will all succeed with "flying colors".
Funkuin Yuh

Week of June 19-26, 2017
Get your assignments done early vice on time.
Christine

Week of June 12-19,2017
Now that the long awaited opportunity has come and we've enrolled. I bring with me an early science concept (The Law of Matter) which states that two things can not occupy the same space at the same time. i.e as we embark on this noble and rewarding journey, we must set our preverences and prioritize our objectives. What to do, How to do it and when to do it.
Darlington T. Galtogbah

Week of June 5-12, 2017
Laptop or desktop makes it easy and much faster than mobile phone.
Anthony J. Kiryakoza

Week of May 29-June 5, 2017
If feeling over whelmed while working on an assignment, connect with someone who you can call such as a study partner or just another classmate that can be reached when you are at that stressful moment when you are having a difficult time and is in need of a little help,can be very helpful, which I call easy connect.
Stephanie Chandler

Week of May 22-29, 2017
Walden realizes student’s dreams.
Saleh

Week of May 8-22, 2017
Keep all the windows open on your browser because you will find yourself moving back and forth between different web pages.
Anonymous

Week of May 1-8, 2017
To remain focus and if you need help use the helpful tools.
Yolanda Washington

Week of April 24- May 1, 2017
I can give tips for what I did to get me through undergrad nursing. I read some course materials everyday, even if it was only 2 pages and I made 'flash cards' to read when I was at work, waiting for the elevator or standing in line. I also, joined a study group.
Yvette Jones

Week of April 17-24, 2017
Always ask question if you're not sure about something,
Kelly

Week of April 10-17, 2017
Time is a very important factor in each and every activity we do even out of school. I advise my fellow students to keep time,adjust on our programs and we should have priority programs, lets try to create more time for our studies, be focused, determined and motivated. Thank you. best wishes to all students of Walden.
Samuel ssewanyana

Weeks of March 27-April 10, 2017
Work to the best of your ability.
Lakeisha Powell

Week of March 20-27, 2017
As a Girl Scout, I learned: "Do not put off to tomorrow what you can do today!"
Asha Advaney

Week of March 13-20, 2017
Pay attention to detail!
Sheila Needs

Week of March 6-13, 2017
Stay on top of your work.
L'Coirine

Week of February 27- March 6, 2017
For new students, the SRO is probably going to be most important tool to get you started and prepared for success.
Tonya Thomas

Week of February 20-27, 2017
Remember even though I do not see you, I can feel what you say. Be careful how you communicate.
Julie Samaru

Week of February 13-20, 2017
Practice every single day for few days to get used to the site navigation!
Jasmine

Week of February 5-13, 2017
Be merciful to yourself, every challenge is always another opportunity to grow, no matter the outcome, enjoy the journey
Anonymous

Week of January 30- February 5, 2017
Even when you faulted, keep things in perspective, you can always redeem yourself as long as you stay focused and continue in the process.
Britt Nwaogu

Week of January 23-30, 2017
Do not fall behind!
Richelle Strothers

Week of January 16-23, 2017
If you want to make an outline of your studies for a test or paper pick the keypoints of the readings.
Mari

Week of January 9-16, 2017
In your weekly blackboard discussion assignment take the time to review others references and resources. It not only enlarges your knowledge-base but enriches your discussion.
Ruth Novack

Week of January 2-9, 2017
Stay Focused!
​Allysia

Student Tips- 2016 Archives

Week of December 26, 2016-January 2, 2017
Stay focused!
Allysia

Week of December 19-26
Success takes time, but time is something you have to create.
Smelette

Weeks of December 5-19, 2016
Take your time and go over the orientation guide.
Beverly

Week of November 28-December 5, 2016
As you to through your courses and find hyperlinks you want to keep or find useful for later reference and research, create a Word document titled: Walden U Hyperlinks. This document can be easily accessible and organized. I recommend you save it in your documents, Walden 'folder' and on your desktop.
C. Renee Jackson

Week of November 21-28, 2016
I am eager to be a part of this process. I think this is an essential tool as you explore the products the university offers.
Sam Monboe

Week of November 14-21, 2016
A great way to stay focused and motivated when completing classes online is to create a vision board that highlights the reasons you are completing your degree. Keep the board in the dedicated space you have created for your school work.
L.T. Beasley

Week of November 7-14, 2016
We are Blessed with one life. Love what you do and share as much as you can.
Magnolia Allen

Week of October 31- November 7, 2016
Read carefully and always ask questions if you don't understand. Great University and wants to make you sucessful you just have to take advantage of the program perks.
Malia

Week of October 24-31, 2016
Being an effective communicator and a organized student is on the way to success at Walden University.
Belinda A. Scott

Week of October 17-24, 2016
Aspiration is one of the tools with which to attain success. Don't be discouraged when you made a a failed attempt; take it as a learning point and never give up until you attain success.
Ebere

Week of October 10-17
Studying for the aim of learning more is the source of social change in our community.
Benedict Mdabagi

Week of October 3-10, 2016
It is always best to look ahead when viewing course work so that you can plan how to complete all tasks.
Elizabeth Coleman-Roberts

Week of September 26-October 3, 2016
If you need help with citing and writing proper citations, you can use Walden's writing webpage. It really helped me!
Faatimah Jackson

Walden's Scholarly Writing Webpage

Week of September 19-26, 2016
Log on everyday to check your assignments to make sure that there isn't anything you have looked over or missed.
Waneki Hughes  

Week of September 12-19, 2016
I have [learned] and advise [fellow] students to read student tips posting every week, they give useful orientation to new students. Its a must read!!
Ambrose Jimmy Atwoko

Week of September 5-12, 2016
Know your keyboard shortcuts. Esp. for MS Office products. It'll save you a lot to time hunting for the right ting to click.
Ryan Martin

Week of August 29-September 5, 2016
Set up folders on your computer for each course with sub-folders for Assignments, Discussions, Readings-Class, Readings-Library - the appropriate files will then be in each folder. Helps greatly to organize computer files.
Karen Stanley

Week of August 22-29, 2016
Words to live by! "Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times."- — Niccolo Machiavelli
Narcisa Johnson

Week of August 15-22, 2016
If you have never participated in an online program in the past, do not be afraid of the technology, consider yourself an educational explorer and enjoy the process!
Lynne Hodalski-Champagne

Week of August 8-15, 2016
Believe in yourself! “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford
Sarang

Week of August 1-8, 2016
The information in the Walden University website is overwhelming and very vital. I will advise Walden students to bookmark important links to make their search easier and faster.
James Conable

Week of July 25-August 1, 2016
As a Walden Student I realized that in getting my my assignments done, I needed to prioritize and manage my time wisely and even asking for from my support system when I need it.
Pamella Julius

Week of July18-25, 2016
Online classes can be extremely overwhelming. Not having an actual teacher or someone in front of you to ask questions can become stressful. Having Walden's Support Community available to me 24/7 has reassured me completely. I can get answers to my questions within minutes. It helps take a lot of pressure off an already stressful time.
Bailee Hulm

Week of July 11-18. 2016
I am enjoying the study at Walden, in that it will help become a better social change agent.
J. Beyan Kollie,Sr

Week of July 4-11, 2016
Despite the hard challenges you pass through, your destiny is designed and equipped take time and work persistently your successful dreams are varied.
Johnson Ratemo

Week of June 27- July 4, 2016
Being Pro-active and determined, backed by the spirit of opened heart/mind are what we need to sail through this online degree programs. Afterall all the resources and tools we need to succeed are provided.
Nelson Yaoson

Week of June 20-27, 2016
In life, there is always a gap for improvement and keep on striving to fill this gap on continuous basis. That is why, I joined Walden University after 27 yrs experience while raising 3 lovely daughters.
Hailu

Week of June 13-20, 2016
Much" is made up of a lot of "smalls". However, many people fail to make much because they ignore the small, necessary steps..#pay attention to detail#
Choolwe Mulamfu

Week of June 6-13, 2016
As I start my new course at Walden with anxiety and excitement I encourage myself with the saying 'the journey of a thousand miles begin with one step' Author not known. Do not give up on this academic journey, you will see your way as you take each step.
Judy-Ann Bradshaw

Week of May 30-June 6, 2016
Make sure you read all required material needed to get started at Walden University,
Steffi-Aan Alexander

Week of May 23-30, 2016
Study hard, and party after you graduate. Stay ahead of your assignments. Procrastination leads to failure.
Marcus Harris

Week of May 16-23, 2016
If your main goal is to get your degree, everything else must be scheduled around that goal.
Lisa Johnson

Week of May 9-16, 2016
Walden University has so much information but I personally find e-guide very helpful and easy to guide for many things.
Agnes Kaje

Week of May 2-9, 2016
No matter how difficult it may get, just keep trying. Sooner than you expect, you'll get lucky!
John-Mark Adams

Week of April 25- May 2, 2016
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; We never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Fukhrudin Abdirahman

Week of April 18-25, 2016
Walden sharpens students' mind to become knowledgeable and skillful for future generations.
Madole Mbijima

Week of April 11-18, 2016
Staying FOCUSED is one of the most important things you can do to achieve personal success in your studies.
margaretmary CroffordConstable

Week of April 4-11, 2016
My only advice is do not procrastinate in your work. I learn this the hard way. My grades did not suffer but my overall well being suffered. I was short with my family and stressed out. As my doctor always reminds me, "Stress kills." I want to live a long and productive life. I have an LSU student that I want to see graduate with his degree in Biomechanical Engineering, I want to become a LPC.
Gloria Dunkley

Week of March 28- April 4, 2016
Good information under Plugged into Walden Community.
Alicia Ramos

Week of March 21-28, 2016
Those who have succeeded are those who have failed greatly don't be afraid to fail that measures the magnitude of your success.....
Akosua Oppong

Week of March 14-21, 2016
Well, it is very important not to keep your assignments pending until the deadline catch up with you
Kanamaugire Godfrey

Week of March 7-14, 2016
Download all the required and recommended reading and file in folders for each week along with that week's application assignment.
Veronica Gonzalez

Week of February 29- March 7, 2016
Two hearts and minds, though similar in their composition are expressed through two different personalities. Therefore, be conscious of this in order to experience a healthy relationship with people.
Bamidele Agbogun

Week of February 22-29, 2016
Use the e-Guide if you have any problems trying to locate anything. This is my first time attending Walden University and I know I will be using this guide help me get use to this site.
Tamika L Thomas

Week of February 15-22, 2016
In the online environment always remember that your words speak for you and therefore they can easily be misunderstood. Therefore before you post anything review what you have written to ensure accuracy, correct spelling and that the tone of the post actually reflect what you are trying to convey.
Wilbur "Skip" McAdams

Week of February 8-15, 2016
You are never too old to learn online!
Susan Olson

Week of February 1-8, 2016
Start on your studies as early in the week as possible and take notes while completing your chapter reading. This is simple and effective!
Shontina Allen

Week of January 25-February 1, 2016
The tip I have for other Walden students is about financial aid (FAFSA). When you file your taxes go ahead and complete your FAFSA as well. This will save time and if any additional information or documents is needed you will have ample time to get what is required. Such a time saver.
Sabrina Ramirez

Week of January 18-25, 2016
Do not use another person's exact template to run your life. You are uniquely designed and equipped for exceptional purpose.
Bamidele Agbogun

Week of January 11-18, 2016
Manage time appropriately, responding to discussions, and assignments . When you're unsure about something contact your instructor.
Wanda Wallace

Week of January 4-11, 2016
Ensure that you plan and schedule your time to achieve your target.
Omaka Chukwu

 

Student Tips - 2015 Archives

Weeks of December 21, 2015 to January 4, 2016
Working Smarter, Not Harder The old adage, “work smarter, not harder” has become a staple in the way I go about work of any kind. Instead of being robotic in how I approach tasks, I try to be thoughtful and always ask myself if something can be done more efficiently or eliminated altogether. Managing my time isn’t about squeezing as many tasks into my day as possible. It’s about simplifying how I work, doing things faster, and relieving stress. It’s about clearing away space in my life to make time for people, play, and rest.
Joseph Sing'ienda Otieno

 

Week of December 14-21, 2015
Ensure that you plan and scheduled you time to achieve you target.
Omaka Chukwu

 

Week of December 7-14, 2015
Keep reaching for the Stars & Ultimately they will be YOURS!!
Jenifer Downing

 

Week of 30- December 7, 2015
There is probably no better investment than investing in yourself academically. What an opportunity we have to model ourselves as agents of positive social through the holistic learning here at Walden.
Peter Oogu

 

Week of November 23-30, 2015
Dear students, education is a milestone round our neck. However heavy it may be, help each other to easy the educational pain inflicted in thoughts. Our diverse culture brings lots of expatriates, we utilize the diversity and achieve our dreams.
Kenyatta Juma

 

Week of November 16-23, 2015
Do it while you can as tomorrow may never come.
Namasiku

 

Week of November 9-16, 2015
When approaching assignments and coursework material, I often read the conclusions and abstract of articles and book chapters. This has helped me put topics in perspective and form my thoughts for writing my discussion post and application papers.
Cynthia J. Hickman

 

Week of November 2-9, 2015
I find it very useful to go through all the online facilities in my own time and not wait until I have to write an assignment. In so doing, I become familiar with the different services and facilities that Walden University Offer. I also learn what is required of me as a student of this institution and increase my understanding of the institution. I become more appreciative of the many services offered, which heighten the possibility of my success. In addition, I become increasingly at ease to navigate the system, which allows for the production of higher quality work in a timely manner.
Ann-Marie Elbourne-County

 

Week of October 26-November 2, 2015
Do not hesitate to contact your Instructor and Technical support when needed. Don't wait or hesitate they are here for you.
Ibtihaj K. Abdul-Mujeeb

 

Week of October 19-26, 2015
Do not use another person's exact template to run your life. You are uniquely designed and equipped for exceptional purpose.
Bamidele Agbogun

 

Week of October 12-19, 2015
While studying don't get flustered when obstacles present themselves- obstacles are not novel. Many have succeeded before you and so will you. (My comfort for myself :)
Judy

 

Week of October 5-12, 2015
Dream of your ultimate goals, the day will come when they are reality!
Montana Dunton

 

Week of September 28-October 5, 2015
My tip would be from the page of Dr.Gary Kelsey,"Take your work with you wherever you go." I've done this for the past week and it's been of great help, since I'm able to read and research in my spare time, wherever I am.
Shunya Brewer

 

Week of September 21-28, 2015
You need time management skills to succeed in your online program and you must put in every effort to excel. The Walden resources are a great tool to help you succeed. You're on to a great learning experience at Walden. Be prepared to be a social change agent.
Olanike Kehinde

 

Week of September 14-21, 2015
My suggestion is for students to 1) read the syllabus before class starts. Especially look at the final project and in doing so use each and every assignment to get you to that goal. 2) Get ahead, by reading ahead. Save any and all articles that maybe relevant to your dissertation topic or theme.
Brenda Farlow

 

Week of September 7-14, 2015
Success is at its best when you're fulfilled.
Kolawole Fadahunsi

 

Week of September 1-7, 2015
Hello fellow new students for August 31, 2015 start, we should be prayerful, determined and effectively go through to the end of the program. With the resources that I have seen with Walden, the experience will be worth it at the end.
Chinwe Nnorom

 

Week of August 24-31, 2015
One man said, "the greatest tragedy in life is not death but living life without a purpose." It is of paramount to identify and relate to your purpose. Your purpose in all elements of your life. That in so doing you are able to positively impact those around you making sure to save your own time and that of others. Identify your purpose be an icon of change to others.
George Gathuka

 

Week of August 17-24, 2015
Do not say I will do it tomorrow, plan and do your work ahead of time to avoid frustration and failure.
Irene Mutumha

 

Week of August 10-17, 2015
Take the time and thoroughly look at each tab in the Career Services Center. It might seem a little overwhelming but it has great information.
April Ann

 

Week of August 3-10, 2015
Always do your classwork early, organize it neatly and submit it before deadline. This reduces nervousness when one is running against time.
Peter Mwenze

 

Week of July 27- August 3, 2015
I think that sometimes it is good for you as a student to print out some copies of your ebooks to get a hard copy. By so doing, it becomes very easy for you as student to take or make some key notes on the paper whiles reading. The printed hard copy of ebooks will also be of a great advantage to those students who might be experiencing light energy problems in [their] communities as it will save them the problem of not being able to read because of unavailability of light. That is my TIP and I hope it becomes useful to someone here.
Gyamfi Mohammed

 

Week of July 20-27, 2015
Do not [hesitate] to commence with your education because when you reach the age of 40 years old-- you might say I should had done this and that. George Washington Carver once said, "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” Martin Luther King, Jr said, "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character is the goal of true education.”
Sybil E. Davis-Mayweather

 

Week of July 13-20, 2015
Let nothing stop you from reaching your goal
Patricia SR

Week of July 6-13, 2015
Be strong and determined. Never give up. If you don't stand for something, then for you will fall for anything.
Andre Battle

Week of June 22- July 6, 2015
Do not procrastinate. Procrastination is your enemy!! As the saying goes, “why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?” By putting off assignments until the last minute, you unnecessarily set yourself up for failure or mediocracy by way of procrastination.
Tanya Mizell

Week of June 15-22, 2015
Attitude is everything. Success is 100% dependent on attitude. [It’s] really a big opportunity to be a part of [the] Walden family. We can all do this together but with the right attitude.
Vivian Ohawuchi

Week of June 8-15, 2015
Don't be afraid to explore what Walden has to offer you. I'm glad I took the steps, now I'm a happy Walden student. Thanks Walden for all you do
Amanda Byrd

Week of June 1-8, 2015
As a new student at Walden I have found it very beneficial to [get] right to the writing lab. The webinars are fabulous and a great help. I hope you find them as beneficial as I have. A true wealth of knowledge!
Lisa Baird-Schroeder

Week of May 25- June 1, 2015
Whenever I reply to other students in the discussion forum I always ask them a question (or several). I find it not only helps facilitate discussion but also helps me to think more critically about the material.
Shawna Burtis

Week of May 18-25, 2015
The growing pains of learning to be an online learner can be frustrating and sometimes overwhelming. Reaching out to your professors and classmates is vital to this learning environment. However, the first step is often scary. Keep an open mind and an open line of communication and you will enjoy your educational journey.
Jenn Bennett

Week of May 11-18, 2015
If you have ANY questions about an assignment, ASK the instructor before the deadline for clarification and explanation..
Vicky Jesse-Roberts

Week of May 4-11, 2015
Email all important documents to yourself.
Sherese Gooden

Week of April 27- May 4, 2015
When I begin a new quarter a take a few minutes to create a simple schedule for myself. I write out what I have to do each week, the reading, discussions, how many replies and assignments that are due. I print it out and hang it by my desk (or wherever I work). Like this-
Reading- Chapter 7-8,
Disc Reply 1 Reply 2
Assignment
As I complete each task I cross it off. It helps me keep track of my work each week (especially discussions which may have multiple replies), how much I have left and it also gives me a sense of accomplishment when I cross something off.
Shawna Burtis

Week of April 20-27, 2015
Refer to the e-guide as a primary resource to help you during your studies at Walden. It can fast track you to many answers you might have about the university and its online environment.
Gregory Cousert

Week of April 13-20, 2015
When I am writing my papers I like to create my title page, levels of heading and reference pages first. This allows me to see all the different topics I have to write about in my paper and ensures I do not forget any aspect while I write. I also like to write my introduction and conclusion last. As these parts basically introduce and summarize, I find it helpful to write them last so that I can make them fit and make sense with the body of my paper.
Shawna Burtis

Week of April 6-13, 2015
Walden Scholars, My tip for you is to plan ahead, read ahead, and study ahead. Organize your thoughts before you type and keep your APA 6th ed. bible close to you.
Cynthia J. Hickman

Week of March 31-April 6, 2015
Do not be afraid to reach out to other students. If you and another student seem to have a connection in the discussion board, send them an email. Be friendly if you see the same student in several classes, like "how nice to see you again" or "I look forward to working with you again." As online students we lose the connections other people get in face to face classes. You have to work a little harder, but it is worth it (especially if/when you get to meet them at a residency!).
Shawna Burtis

Week of March 23-30, 2015
Always stay focused, determined and motivated at all times!
Tomarcus

Week of March 16-23, 2015
Want to revolutionize your library searches? Become familiar with Boolean operators and truncation. Boolean operators are AND, OR, NOT and they are helpful when you want to broaden or narrow your search. For example if you want to search articles on the effects of alcohol on teenagers you might just search “alcohol AND teenagers.” However, as the search only searches for these words you might not access articles that use different wording. You could try “alcohol OR drinking” to include both. If you use “alcohol AND drinking” you will only get articles that have both in the wording. Now for teenagers you could use “teenagers OR teen OR teens OR teenage” to get all the variations of the word, or you can use truncation. Truncation, placing an asterisk after the last similar letter in word, will have the search engine search all similar words. For example if you search “teen*” the search will look at teen, teens, teenage, teenaged, teenager, teenagers and so on. There are so many ways improve your library searches and the library staff is always so informative and ready to help! Happy searching!
Shawna Burtis