Tips for Parenting While in School

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Raising a family while attending school can seem overwhelming. If you’re thinking about going back to school and are simultaneously raising a family, keep these helpful tips in mind to help balance parenting while in school. Get organized. Some people try to juggle multiple calendars for their work and personal life; try consolidating and using one calendar/planner for everything. Color-code your schoolwork, family time, study time, etc. With all of your information stored in one place, you’re less likely to miss an activity or assignment. Schedule both study time and family time. Set aside at least 30 minutes each day (or more depending on your workload) to work on your assignments, study notes, or read. Make sure to also schedule time to spend with your family. Besides time spent after school and taking the kids to athletic events, schedule family time and let your kids choose the activity. When you’re…

Tips for Maximizing Productivity

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Life is full of distractions. We all have responsibilities and commitments outside school that vie for our time and attention. That’s why it’s so important to seek out the tips and tricks that help you focus and maximize the effectiveness of your study sessions. To help you get the most out of your allied health training, keep these helpful tips in mind to maximize your productivity: Get organized. Piles of paper around your desk or study area can be a major distraction. Optimize your time by setting up an organizational system and sticking to it. It may help to keep different folders for each course on your computer and break each course into similar sub-folders, including class notes, assignments, projects, and study notes. Get plenty of sleep. This can be easier said than done for a busy student, but it’s important to be rested to ensure that you are as…

Arizona College Agency Department

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At Arizona College, our Agency Department serves the local community by providing outreach and customer service geared toward students and case managers from workforce agencies, vocational rehabilitation, Native American tribes, veterans administrations, and more. So far in 2013, the Agency’s Business Department has had a very busy year. A new team member joined the department in January – Jan Lemau – as the Tribal Agency Liaison. Jan brings a wealth of experience to the team from her many years in the education field and she greatly enjoys working with students and individuals in the local community. In her new position, Jan spends a great deal of time on the road, as she has a lot of ground to cover – Arizona is home to 23 federally recognized tribes. She will also spend a fair amount of time at Arizona College’s new Mesa campus and some time at the Glendale campus,…

Best Places Around Campus to Study

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During your allied health training, it’s helpful to seek out good places to study where you can prepare for an exam, complete an assignment, or simply brush up on your notes. When you are searching for the best places to study in your area, it’s important to look for locations that are comfortable, quiet, and present you with minimal distractions. The Library – There’s a reason it’s one of the first places students turn to. There is no better place than a library to access information – or to find some peace and quiet. Arizona College students should check out the City of Mesa Main Library or the Velma Teague Library in Glendale to take advantage of the serene atmosphere, along with the comfortable chairs and quiet corners to settle into and study for hours. Coffee Shops – As long as ambient noise isn’t a distraction for you, a coffee…

Stay on Track: 4 Apps to Help you Study

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The path toward earning a diploma or degree in the field of allied health is paved with countless hours of reviewing course materials in preparation for examinations, certifications, or simply the next day’s classes. In today’s technology-centric world, there are many useful study apps on the market that can help make your study sessions a little more manageable. Below is a small sample of some of our favorites: Medscape The amount of free content on the Medscape medical app is impressive – this mini textbook continues to grow with each update. With more than 7,000 drug references, more than 3,500 disease clinical references, and more than 2,500 clinical images and videos, as well as a drug interaction checker and more, this is one study-aid app you’ll want in your back pocket. Micromedex This helpful prescription-reference app is ranked highly among iPhone users. With a simple user interface, Micromedex makes it…