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A Wonderful Celebration of College Plus

The Voice and Vision, Inc 10-Year Anniversary celebration of College Plus, held on Tuesday, April 24th, was a wonderful success! Guests mingled with light refreshments in the Gallagher Room at Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) Newtown Campus.  They included individuals from the provider community, Bucks County Department of Mental Health, BCCC staff, Voice and Vision, and former College Plus students and their families.  Tianna Grosch from Times Publishing spoke with guests and a former...

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College Plus: Instilling Hope for a Brighter Future

I recently had the privilege to hear the inspiring story of Cindy, a woman with a mental illness, who overcame many obstacles in order to earn her college degree.    It made me think back to when I decided to attend college. I was a lost, 17-year-old high school graduate then, working a retail job for which I felt no passion.   I desperately wanted to feel like I had purpose and college offered hope for a brighter future.  Unfortunately, anxiety prevented me from going back to college for over...

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What’s Your Learning Style? Retain knowledge by understanding how you learn

So, it’s a few weeks into the semester and classes are well under way. With the varied and complex coursework, it’s easy for students to become overwhelmed, especially if the subject is not their forte. So what do you do when you have trouble focusing on the droning teacher? How do you switch gears from one class to the next and retain all that information? For starters, it’s helpful to know that everyone learns differently. Someone who understands and retains knowledge by hearing a teacher speak...

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Become an Expert Conversation Starter

My husband is one of those people who can strike up a conversation with anyone.  He learns the life story of the guy-Vinnie-at-the-pizza-place in the five minutes it takes to pick up our dinner.   For me, it does not come so easily. As a college student, I was the person who sat uneasily at the beginning of class while everyone else (seemingly) chatted away with ease.  While I smiled politely and said hello, my brain would then draw a blank. How could I connect to this person I knew absolutely...

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Kick the Procrastination Habit

Well, it’s back-to-school time again, which brings with it the looming deadlines of homework and projects.  Are you usually up late the night before an assignment is due? If you answer yes, you just might be a procrastinator!  Here are some common excuses procrastinators use [2]: I have three weeks to get it done; plenty of time! I only need 1 hour to finish this paper. I’ll be motivated to do it tomorrow.  I’ll do it then. I don’t feel like doing it, so I won’t be able to get anything done. When...

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