How much do you know about lifelong learning?

Adult learners in class

As we bid farewell to 2022, we’re looking back on a year of shared resources and stories for and about returning adult students. Being a nontraditional learner has its challenges, but the rewards – from building confidence to career advancement – can be bountiful.

Check your knowledge on some lifelong learning topics we covered in 2022.

1. What is one of the biggest myths about getting a degree fully online?
2. What are some resources first-generation college students should tap into when pursuing higher education?
3. How do you know if the time is right to return to college?
4. What is one of the most important ways to become a lifelong learner?
5. What are some ways to smooth the transition from a two-year community college to a four-year institution?
6. When it comes to getting a job, who you know can often give you an advantage. What’s something that you should avoid doing when networking?
7. Federal law requires public and private schools to provide reasonable accommodations to students with a variety of disabilities. What’s something that is not necessary for you to do as a student with a disability?
8. How might you decide on your major as a returning adult student?
9. How can an educational counselor help returning adults students?
10. How can education for incarcerated students benefit the state of Wisconsin?

We at UW–Madison Adult Career and Special Student Services would like to thank all our returning adult students. If you want to join their ranks in 2023, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

The Lifelong Learner is a monthly feature written by UW–Madison’s Continuing Studies staff. Moira Kelley, an educational counselor, can be reached at moira.kelley@wisc.edu. This quiz first appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 11, 2022.