Thursday, September 20, 2012

Abigail Mowen on Obtaining a Scholarship

As the price of a college education goes higher and higher, many students are becoming quite concerned about their ability to pay for the education they'll need in order to succeed in the workforce. While students could respond by obtaining jobs and working as hard as they can to save up money with which to pay for school, Abigail Mowen says that students can also work hard in class and obtain good scholarships for school. With these scholarships in place, paying for school becomes much easier. These are the steps that Abigail Mowen took in order to obtain the scholarships she needed for her education.

Good grades and high test scores are incredibly important in the race to obtain a scholarship, Abigail Mowen says. Many administrators won't even consider applicants who don't have high scores, as they don't think these students will have the ability to perform well in college-level classes. In order to do well in classes, students should be committed to studying for all of their tests, even if they think those tests will be easy to "ace." Students need to perform well, Abigail Mowen says, and that might mean studying hard.

In addition, Abigail Mowen says that scholarship administrators often like to see students who have well-rounded backgrounds at school. Students should be able to demonstrate that they have participated in sports, done well in student government, Abby recommends that students look for opportunities that they truly enjoy. That way, the activities won't seem like "work," and they will be easier for students to participate in without resentment.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Abigail Mowen on Elite Athletic Training

It's no secret that elite athletes need to train in order to excel in the sports they love. Genetic propensity for success is only part of the equation, and most people who truly want to succeed need to put in the time in order to bring that success about. Abigail Mowen knows this firsthand, and she has spent hours in training as a result. She has also, however, heard her teammates complain about finding time for training in the midst of all of the other activities they are expected to complete in a given day. This is the advice she gives them.

Elite athletes are expected to do some form of training every day. As a swimmer, Abigail Mowen should spend a few hours in the pool each day. However, if she doesn't have the time to change into her suit and get into the pool, she could do some other form of physical conditioning. She could ride a bike, for example, or she could lift weights. She could also go for a long run through her community. All of these other conditioning exercises can help her stay physically fit, but they are tasks that are easy to fit into a standard day, and they don't require elaborate costume changes or travelling to distant pools. On days when athletes are too busy to engage in their sports, Abigail Mowen suggests substitutions like this.

Abigail Mowen also suggests that athletes spend time each week creating a training schedule. By blocking out specific portions of time in which they plan to train, and then ensuring that they stick to these times with regularity, athletes won't be stuck trying to cram in workouts on days that seem filled with other activities. The workout times will be fixed, and all other activities will need to conform to those workout times. It's a better way to ensure that the workouts won't be lost in the shuffle, Abigail Mowen says.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Abigail Mowen on the Tulane University Honors Program

As an exceptional student with a remarkable grade point average, Abigail Mowen was provided with many options when she began searching for colleges and universities to attend. At the end of a long deliberation period, she chose Tulane University. The honors program was responsible, in part, for her decision. 

Tulane University offers students a world-class education on a beautiful campus, says Abigail Mowen, and the institution also seems to recognize that exceptional students need a bit of extra support in order to succeed in a standard college environment. The honors program is designed to help students do just that. As a member of this program, Abigail Mowen will have an opportunity to take special classes that present information in greater depth than they are covered in standard classes. These are bound to be interesting to advanced students like Abigail Mowen. In addition, Abby will have the opportunity to present a thesis, and she will be given tutorials on courses such as physics, American history and biology. 

Honors program members are also given the opportunity to live in specialized dorms, full of other honors students. This may allow Abigail Mowen the opportunity to form study groups with students who live right down the hall, and she might have the chance to learn tips and tricks that others use in order to succeed in college. It should be an ideal place for Abby to live. 

Abigail Mowen feels certain that these advanced courses, as well the advanced mentoring and monitoring she will receive in the program, will allow her to succeed in school and obtain an exceptional education. She should be able to build upon this education, or she should be prepared to simply enter the workforce when her Tulane degree is complete. It's a wonderful opportunity for Abigail Mowen, and she's thrilled to be part of this program.