Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Head Starts

While you are waiting for an opening in your Adult Basic Education class, there are a few things you can do to get yourself into the learning mode. Below you will find some friendly suggestions for activities do to while waiting.


  • Make a point of reading-newspapers, magazines, or books about anything you enjoy.
  • Get a library card-The librarian at you local library will tell you how.
  • Buy a book of crossword puzzles or word searches.

General Knowledge

  • Build your general knowledge by watching educational TV like the History Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, or the Animal Planet.
  • Watch the news.


  • Practice getting your thoughts on paper.
  • Keep a journal-use a special notebook to write about your experiences, ideas, concerns (Don’t worry about writing perfectly; it’s just practice.)


Computer Skills

Organize and Prepare

  • Gather the materials you will need for school such as a dictionary, notebook, pens and pencils, writing paper.
  • Read about some topics that may affect your learning.

Please call the educational counselor at your ABE program if you have questions