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Employment Information
Student Outreach Sources
Regional Mental Health (Main) 219-769-4005
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADDA) 240-485-1001
National Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255
Eating Disorders Awareness 800-931-2237
National Drug Abuse 800-662-4357
Drug and Alcohol Abuse (Gary, IN) 302-574-6609
Alcoholics Anonymous 800-559-9503
National Problem Gambling Hotline 800-522-4700
Domestic Violence(24 HR) 800-254-1286
National Sexual Abuse Hotline 800-656-4673
St. Jude House 219-662-7066
Police & Fire (Schererville) 219-322-5000
Poison Control 800-222-1222
FBI (Merrillville) 219-769-3719
Public Transportation 219-884-6100
Lake County Health Department 219-755-3655
Lake County County Division of County Resources Broadway 800-403-0864 (Gary Welfare Dept.)
Lake County Government Center 219-755-3000
Easy Steps to Successful Studying

Understand What and When YOU Learn Best.

Every student learns differently and may embrace more than one learning style.

Ask yourself.

  • Do you like to Take Notes?
  • Do you like to Problem Solve?
  • Do you need to hear, see or do it?
  • Do you like being socially interactive?
  • Do you like to use things to help you remember?

Identify what fits you.

Class Room Learning Tips/Instructor Driven

  1. Survey/Lessons and study guides.
  2. Question/Learn and understand your material, ask questions; do not memorize.
  3. Read/Read actively and question what you read. Read for main ideas and important details.
  4. Recite/Stop at intervals and recite the material; new headings in your own words,
  5. Review/Reread material to refresh your memory.
  • Use your notes/study guides.
  • Underlining and Taking Notes/Both techniques should not clutter your mind;
  • Do NOT underline in the first reading/Take notes in outline form

Distance Learning Tips/Self-Driven/Self-Paced

  • Get prepared and make a plan.
  • Organize your study space. There’s no right or wrong place to study
  • Get familiar with your course
  • Discover your learning style.
  • Set study goals.
  • Review your work regularly.
  • Stay Motivated/Think Positive/Look after yourself.

Link here to identify your learning type

Indiana Law

It is the responsibility of the student to visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency website.

Click here

3 Outline Examples

Standard Outline Example

The College Application Process

  1. Choose Desired Colleges
    1. Visit and evaluate college campuses
    2. Visit and evaluate college websites
      1. look for interesting classes
      2. note important statistics
        1. student/faculty ratio
        2. retention rate
  2. Prepare Application
    1. Write Personal Statement
      1. Choose interesting topic
        1. describe an influential person in your life
          1. favorite high school teacher
          2. grandparent
      2. Include important personal details
        1. volunteer work
        2. participation in varsity sports
    2. Revise personal statement
  3. Compile resume
    1. List relevant coursework
    2. List work experience
    3. List volunteer experience
      1. tutor at foreign language summer camp
      2. counselor for suicide prevention hotline

Full Sentence Outline Example

  1. Man-made pollution is the primary cause of global warming.
  2. Greenhouse gas emissions are widely identified by the scientific community to be harmful.
  3. The burning of coal and fossil fuels are the primary releasers of hazardous greenhouse gases.

Full sentence outlines are often accompanied with an APA reference list on a separate page. Quotes within the outline must also utilize APA in-text citations.

Decimal Outline Example

1.0 Choose Desired College

  1. Visit and evaluate college campuses
  2. Visit and evaluate college websites
    1. Look for interesting classes
    2. Note important statistics
Voter Registration Information

Indiana requirements for registration:

How to vote in Indiana:

To learn more about voter registration, including information on how to register in your State or Territory, you can visit


  • I was excited to enroll in the crossover Barber Program. I was required to first have a valid cosmetology license as 900 hours from my cosmetology training rolled over to the Barber Program. The cosmetology education received at DR made the Barber program very easy. I now have both my Cosmetology and Barbers licenses. I professionally practice and teach within both curriculums.

    R. Ducret

    The entire staff is knowledgeable, encouraging, and refreshing. Each Instructor’s passion and commitment to their craft encouraged me to go farther. I am multi-licensed and now proud owner of Catina’s Tranquil Garden. This is an amazing industry!

    C. Radford
  • My journey started with the Manicuring program. My second year I graduated from the Instructors program, on a full scholarship. In my third year of study, I completed the Esthetics program. All my needs exceeded my expectations. As a current staff member, I work with a team of exceptional educators. I am now able to give back to my students what was given to me.

    V. Eenigenburg

    I was referred to Don Robert’s from a successful Don Robert’s graduate and am currently enrolled in the esthetics program. I thrive on the relaxation energy, essential oils, and massage. I enjoy helping all my clients relax and enjoy the moment. At graduation, I look forward to a new and very different career change.

    P. Smagacz
  • In life you get what you invest. At DR, my instructors didn’t meet me half way, they met me the whole way. I gave my education 100% of my everything; desire and effort. This school is for serious minded individuals who want to thrive in the beauty industry. I worked hard and earned the Choice Scholarship. My training allowed me to obtain my license; one week out of school I opened my own suite/Loft Salon and Suites-Jade on The Set. I am able to book my own hours around the needs of my family.

    C. Lucas

    My educational journey at Don Roberts began in cosmetology and continued in the instructor’s program. Since I had the cosmetology curriculum fresh in my brain, I was then able to crossover 900 hours from the cosmetology program and into the barber’s crossover program and then only had to complete 600 hours for the barbering program. At a more accelerated rate, I was then able to pass my state test for barbering. The crossover program was such a great way to fast-track my learning path.

    J. DeWindt