As a Christian, I believe it is my duty to help others whenever possible. And if there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s making schools think I’m smart. So, I want to pass this valuable skill along to others.
Throughout the years, I’ve kept a list of advice I would give college students, along with some general tips on writing since I majored in English. At first, I didn’t have any specific plan regarding what I would do with all these tips. Maybe I would print them out and give them to my nieces, nephews, and cousins when they’re at the right age.
I only worked on these tips in my free time, so I was surprised to find how they steadily grew into a massive list. Seeing how much advice I had typed up, I decided I wanted to share it with everyone I possibly could. On top of that, I wanted it to be as useful as possible, so I started revising my tips carefully and making sure I covered every subject I could think of.
It took me a long time, but I finally managed to conjure up a great deal of advice for college students, some of which could benefit high school students as well. I might not be a certified expert or anything, but after my own experience with college, I just felt the need to help others through the difficult life transition. Students suddenly have to learn and live independently, which requires a huge transformation in personal and academic habits. If I pass on any advice to make that difficult transition more bearable, then I’ll feel like I’ve accomplished something of importance.
I also believe it’s vital that students receive specific, compelling advice on writing. Even though schools have turned us into the masters of regurgitation, many people have trouble making a clear point on paper. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met who sound learned and eloquent aloud, but suddenly sound like children when they have to resort to the written word. With schools focusing so much on memorization and grammar rules, students hardly learn anything about how to make a clear, compelling, well-supported point through words alone. So again, I pray that my writing advice proves useful for somebody out there.
To compile all these tips on academic life and writing, I made this website through Blogger.com. Although I have designed it to behave more like a normal website than a blog, I find the interface easy to use.
I first made Learn to Learn 101 available to the public in March of 2014. Through Blogger’s service, I own the right to all the material on this website. However, I encourage you to share it with anyone who may need it. The more help I can be, the better.
If I have been of any use to you, a simple thanks would mean the world to me. Feel free to contact me through my e-mail address, robertman64 (at) hotmail (dot) com, or to leave a comment in the section below. If you have any feedback or suggestions about the website as a whole, I would love to hear them as well.
Last Updated May 7th, 2015