Reading Reflection Personal Development

Reading Reflection & Personal Development

Part 1: Introduction

While one may be accustomed to the typical or traditional type of student, the one who transitions directly from high school to institution of higher education, today’s college demography is quickly being taken over by adults with more responsibilities beyond course assignments. This population of adults, usually more than 24 years of age, can be referred to as non-traditional students (Lamoreaux & Dillon, 2021). These students are usually financially independent, employed, attending college part-time, and have dependants among other differentiating characteristics. While I may not identify myself as a non-traditional student, I have met and interacted with quite a few in several of the classes I have attended. Interactions with non-traditional students can be quite beneficial. As Lamoreaux & Dillon (2021) notes, bring with them a wide array of expectations and experiences with a deep focus on acquiring skills necessary to...