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December 12, 2012
Students look forward to starting afresh in campus and leaving their activities in high school behind. They view college life as a new opportunity to redeem themselves and make a clean slate of their lives. In most cases, it doesn’t matter what the students did in high school while they are transitioning into campus. This is because a lot of factors change once they are in campus from having to make new friendships, leaving far away from their homes and having their freedom and independence. The decisions that freshmen make during their first year in campus usually has a great impact on the rest of their college encounters. According to education surveys carried out in the United States, almost fifty percent of students drop out of campus before they attain their degree or complete their education in another college.
Students are advised to be self disciplined and take responsibility for their well being while in campus. They should also try and find positive ways to enjoy their campus life such as joining academic clubs and sports. They should avoid being influenced into negative aspects of college life such as drugs and prostitution. Students are informed to take their orientations seriously. This will help them learn about the policies and red tapes in their campus. It will also help them to familiarize themselves with the school environment. They should also organize their academic timetable wisely because most of their lecturers put their semester assignments and deadlines online. This prevents the students from rushing through their work at the last minute.
October 29, 2012
Contrary to popular belief, academic activities and love relationships can indeed complement each other. The latter can easily serve as an inspirational tool for a student to excel in their academic pursuits. By letting a love relationship have the power to motivate; one can effortlessly combine it with studies and achieve their intended goals.
So what exactly does one need to easily combine studies with their love relationship? Initially, you must be very committed to both worlds. Getting enticed by your best grades – and unconsciously forgetting your relationship – can easily create a rift in this aspect of life.
Conversely, allocating more time on your love relationship can also be detrimental to your grades. For you to be fully committed, compromises must be made. This will be essential if you what you want is the best of both worlds. Set time for your studies and relationship to avoid being frustrated with any negative outcomes.
Organize your time very well. Time is a key factor that can break or make studies and love relationships. Make certain, therefore, to balance both in order to get the best out of everything. It is obvious that studies can be tedious at times. And love relationships hard to maintain.
If one is allowed to interfere with the other – when not supposed to – then conflict is bound to brew. Thus it is imperative to use and aptly organize your time very well, since you require additional efforts daily to make your academic studies and love relationship a success.
Develop meaningful and healthy interactions. In a love relationship – especially where deep love is involved – having a helpful interaction is vital. Interactions ensure that you are not weighed down by combining both academic and your social life. Talk to your partner about your relationship and what you think is interfering with your study time. Talk to ease things out.
October 1, 2012
It always appeals to natural taste if one gets a chance to study abroad; this is more so if the course to be studied is one that the student in question has been dreaming of undertaking. However, there are a number of factors to be considered before one can take the actual journey and travel abroad for the study of his choice, even if he already has the chance to. Some of the factors include the tuition and program fees. The student in question needs to know of what he will be expected to pay as fees even as he shall be studying abroad.
This is very important as it helps one be ready for all the financial requirements before he or she leaves for the foreign country. The transport issues also need to be taken care of before one undertakes the journey. This is paramount as it speaks volumes about the kind of budget one needs to have and the kind of money one needs to have in case of an emergency that requires one to come back home immediately.
Another factor that is important to consider is the cost of living that is prevalent in the country of choice. This is very essential as the value of goods and services differ with countries and indeed with economies and thus it is necessary to be aware of what to expect once you land over to the other side. It is also imperative that one considers the kind of employment options that abound in the campus premises in the overseas university that you are planning to join. Lastly, it is important that one considers the kind of financial eligibility that he is due-or rather deserving-when he returns and whether it will create a problem. This is very important as it helps one be prepared psychologically of what to expect when he returns to his homeland.
August 15, 2012
August 3, 2012
College life is famously known to sweep many students off their principles and what they really stand for. Managing money is one of those major challenges the students find so hard to overcome. The first important thing every student must do in order to be helped with this challenge is to accept that they are students and this will not last for ever. Once that is taken care of, here are very effective money management tips.
First, avoid impulse buying by all means. Learn to restrain your thirst to shop aimlessly. Second, learn to take advantage of being a student by getting all the student discounts available. This is by showing your student I.D in the buses, pizza shops that give discounts, movies etc. third, be cautious at all times by not giving your credit card pins, bank account numbers as well as avoiding scholarship scams where students really lose their money to cons.
As a student, never overspend your student savings simply because you can see them in the account. At any time you are making your budget, consider all the income you have as well as savings. This way you will be able to establish which goes to your fees, supplies and personal upkeep and still manage to avoid unnecessary expenses. Another important tip is to learn to cover any overspending realized by spending less elsewhere. A student is advised to always have an emergency account which can only be accessed when things are really bad somewhere.
Always try and document upcoming important dates that either involve spending or earning some cash. When it comes to paying bills, always ensure to pay your bills in time and never allow yourself to forget any of them. When buying things like books, always compare prices from several stores, online traders and old ones and go for the cheapest but not compromising on quality. Finally, if you run into any financial problems always seek help and involve your parents or guardians.
July 23, 2012
I am not an old man yet, but I know for a fact that one of the greatest fears that old people have in general is that of their memory loss. Nobody likes to imagine that he is delving into a territory in life where he would suffer from memory lapses. As much as I would love to think of the contrary, I have to accept the fears of the old folk. What I fail to understand is the same problem happening to younger people who should be in perfectly normal health. There are a number of tricks up my sleeve that I can give to such people in order to improve and sharpen their memories.
One of the things that the guys in question could do is to make use of the brain games that are ever prevalent in the dailies. The same could also be found online; games like Sudoku, the crossword puzzle and so on help to sharpen one’s mind and should never be ignored. Another way to train your memory is perhaps to create a simple expression that could help you in committing to memory something harder to grasp. A quick example could be the sentence, ‘Richard of Yale gave birth in vain’ to describe the seven colors of the rainbow and indeed of the spectrum in the order in which they appear, i.e. red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
Another trick lies in the amount of sleep people have, the kind of food one eats and the level of aerobic exercise to be precise-that one engages in. For one to have a good memory, it is important that one receives sufficient uninterrupted sleep. There are some food stuffs known to improve one’s memory-omega 3 fish oil for instance-and such should be eaten in plenty for people desiring to have good memories. Lastly, regular physical exercise is important as it ensures the brain is kept ‘fresh’ too. These tricks may appear trivial, but they are very important in training your memory. Give them a try, even if begrudgingly.
July 4, 2012
Let a good question be termed as good. The question at hand is one that needs very keen analysis. Having done that analysis, essays are educational tools. Essays form very firm foundations of writing thesis and other academic papers such as dissertation. The format both of these uses is practically one imported from essay writing techniques. After sessions in class, certain teachers ask their students to write an essay on whatever they learnt. The essay is then used to gauge the students’ comprehension of the topic.
This is another clear justification that essays are educational tools. In America, students wishing to join the university must write an essay. This means that anyone who does not have essay writing skills may miss the chance to join campus. The use of essays as an educational tool does not end there. The wide range of variety for essays also provides a learning opportunity. By learning to write descriptive essays, analytical essays, history essays, compassion and contrast, and critical essay one learns a lot.
This not only applies to students of higher learning but also employed people. When one is asked to write a report at work, the nature of the report will not be a challenge. This is because they are able to critic, compare and contrast and even narrate on paper. Apart from these fundamental skills one is exposed to many topics and areas especially in high school. Therefore one is able to tackle any topic that comes their way. Essays have therefore developed to be educational tools.
June 14, 2012
There are loads of competitions in various schools; essay writing is one of them. It involves writing of essay among students of the same or different schools who then held competitions to determine the winner. They usually show their writing and research skills which play a major part in the competition. These competitions are held from time to time in schools and given the necessary attention and time, as other extra curricula activities for example music and games. In each and every competition, there must be a winner and the loser, the judges who are the determinant of the best essays and bad essays are reputable people.
In order to win the essay contest an individual must be well prepared and must be having vast knowledge about the different types of essays. To do this one needs to always practice writing essays prior to the contest. A student needs to be equipped with the necessary tools to win such a contest. This goes without saying that in each and every competitions there are losers and winners, it’s up to the individual students to try his or her best to emerge as the winner in the contest. The necessary arrangements are made with all the expected participants and letters of invitation sent to each and every school expected to perform.
Essay competition acts like a mind opener to most students, they get to familiarize themselves with the various different styles of writing and how they can be applied to their education life. In most cases the creative students gets to win the competition, writing of essays entails creativity and this case individuals who are creative gets to walk away with the winning price. It is vital to put in mind that, writing is not only done for leisure, but it can also be a professional career. Most students have always looked down on writing as less important as compared to other activities and careers. They need to understand that it’s the little things that make the biggest impact on something; therefore, everything should be taken seriously and with caution.
February 6, 2012
Students are often asked to write on topics using different types of essays. Normally, hardly only a few know about the different types of essays. To get familiar with the kinds of essay, writing can help you in various parts of your education. At school level it may not be very important but for colleges and universities this is one major point that you know what type will be used for a particular kind of a topic. However, here the first question that arises is that what actually an essay is. An essay is a short and a confined piece of writing which analyzes and describes things. It can even take a shape of an argument or a compare and contrast discussion.
There are basically so many different kinds of essays but for the beginners the most common ones are enough, descriptive, critical, cause and effect, argumentative, narrative or definition are some most commonly used form of essay writing. If you are asked to describe something or if you are asked question which needs description then you would go for the descriptive essay. The names of the essays tell you that in what condition you have to use them. Similarly the critical essay type asks for the critical negative or a positive analysis of the topic. Students can relate to the types when the essay topics are assigned to them. It is not a very difficult task rather it will be of help to you that what you have to keep your focus on. It will help you not to get astray while writing. For example, in cause and effect essay you will explain the causes and then you will tell their effects. Knowing the types will not let you drift away from the central point of your essay which is the core issue on which your whole essay is based. Same goes for the definition and argumentative essay, their names suggest the categories where they have to be placed.
Students often feel completely baffled or uncomfortable when they step out for their high profile interviews or university admission or college quiz competitions and they are asked to write or say a few words about the topics keeping the essay type is mind. If you can go through the types once and try to remember then it is not tough to see that in what category your topic will get settled.