Top college degrees in science today

Top college degrees in science today
Top college degrees in science today   Science degrees are always a popular choice for students in college. Having said this, I think that now is a better time than ever, to pursue an academic degree in one of many different fields offered online and on campus. New developments in the environment and in the world of business, have opened the doors to rewarding and lucrative new careers. One of the concerns of future college students (and their parents) is finding a discipline that they not only enjoy, but that will create long term employment prospects. Not only do some of the hottest jobs on the market require science-related skills, but these are the jobs that will be necessary and relevant for years to come. Because “science” covers such a broad area, and because some institutions of learning are more noted for particular offerings than others, what are the best science programs out there for your time and money?

Environmental science

As a fairly new discipline, the environmental science combines elements of physical and biological sciences, in order to study various environments helping making corrections within environments and public policy. Graduates in this field may do anything from practicing law, to acting as a consultant for a major corporation, working for a government to combat environmental woes, or teaching. Environmental scientists can expect salaries ranging from $61,000-$90,000 per year. However, before earning all that money, you’ll need to earn that degree. Community colleges offer environmental programs, four year studies and graduate program. Some of the United States’ best environmental science programs can be found at small liberal arts colleges. Pomona College in Claremont, California near Los Angles has what is considered to be the nation’s best environmental science program. Known as “Environmental Analysis”, this program offers students classes in community activism, environmental education, and urban agriculture. Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, offers two tracks within its programs. Its Environmental Science track, focuses on the physiology and chemistry of living things, while those majoring in Environmental Studies focus on a broader spectrum, including law and philosophy. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) located in Syracuse, New York, offers classes with topics dealing with environmental challenges, and global needs for sustainable living.

Computer Science

Computer science has been around a lot longer than you might think, but like environmental science, it really hasn’t come into its own until the last few decades. Computer scientists deal with the development and practical applications of everything related to computers. Degree holders from this studies, have a wide range of career possibilities. NASA, the military, game designers, and the auto industry are among the few, where the employers are looking for computer scientists. Computer scientists can expect to earn between $57,000-$152,000 annually. Almost all institutions of higher learning, offer a computer science program, and the best in the United States are internationally ranked, as well. Leading on the America’s list are Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Stanford University in Stanford, California. Programs offered by these schools include programming, languages, artificial intelligence and physics and mathematics. I have mentioned just a couple of the possibilities offered when pursuing a degree and career in science. Students shouldn’t forget that many classes available online and through other methods of distance learning are great way of getting ahead. Many science degree holders of various types are applying their knowledge to business, as the makers of ASEA Science cellular regeneration products are doing. So, with so many options for pursuing a degree in science that will lead to an exciting career, potential students do not lack for possibilities in considering this field.   Author: Brooke Chaplan

What Is Neuromarketing?

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Marketing has become far more than just a strategy to sell your product. It has become a real science and as such it has its branches into psychology and neurology alike. These two sciences can be used to influence the clients and customers to choose your product over the next one. With that in mind, it is useful to know a thing or two behind this amazing new feature of marketing: neuromarketing. Continue reading “What Is Neuromarketing?”

What to do when you need a grammar check?

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What to do when you need a grammar check? At some point in time, every person has needed a grammar check. Whether one is a student writing a paper for school, an employee writing content for an employer, or a creative writer writing content for one’s own enjoyment, at some point, everyone needs a grammar check. Even the best, most skilled writers on the planet make grammatical errors; they are simply a part of the writing process. It often takes several sets of eyes to find errors in a piece of writing, so it is important for one to get one’s writing checked after each draft and by as many people as possible. The importance of the revision process Any experienced writer understands just how crucial the revision process of a piece of work can be. One should never attempt to make the first draft of anything perfect; this puts too much pressure on the writer and often results in more errors than not. The first draft of any piece of writing is the writer’s opportunity to get out all of his or her ideas so that none of them will be forgotten. During this part of the process, writers can feel free to use shorthand, make scribbles, and even use spelling and grammatical errors – all will be fixed by the time the final draft is printed. After a writer completes his or her first draft, he or she should reread it a minimum of three times. At least one of these rereads should be done out loud. By hearing the words out loud instead of simply skimming them with one’s eyes, one is more able to catch any errors that lie in the work. One might be surprised just how many one will catch; even the most skilled of writers make mistakes. Despite the fact that a writer proofreads his or her own work, it is crucial that a third and even forth and fifth, party be consulted for another edit. After reading the same words over and over again, the mind becomes so used to them that small mistakes are difficult to see. Even if one has a degree and plenty of training in the editing field, it is always wise to ask someone else to give the work another check. Once the revision process is completed, the writer can begin work on a second and final draft of his or her piece. Each draft of the work should be proofread along the way to prevent as many errors as possible. Where you can find a second set of eyes? Writers may understand the importance of editing and revising very well, but that does not mean that one has another person one would trust to look a document over. Fortunately, there are plenty of editorial websites that provide free or very low cost grammar checks. The people performing grammar checks via online interfaces are hired to do exactly what a writer needs them to: proofread. With tons of experience and several editors looking at each piece, one can be certain that one’s work is in good hands. No writer should ever skip the grammar check portion of the process, in the long run, these checks are more than worth the extra effort. About the Author:  Stephanie Frasco wrote this article about grammar. She is also the community manager on the www.myreviewsnow.net website.

How to succeed as an online college student?

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How to succeed as an online college student? Everyone always talks about the way that online education is changing the way that people learn, but you—the student—need to develop a unique set of skills in order to make the courses you do take online worthwhile. The technology, the setting and amount of effort you have to put in to succeed really are different when your course is taking place primarily in a virtual classroom. Some of these might seem obvious, but these tips might just save you this semester.

Choose the right program.

This can be hard to do ahead of time, but with a little research you can find out what type of career you really want and what educational path you need to take to get there. It’s discouraging and stressful to try and succeed in a bunch of classes that you aren’t well-suited for. Find a degree program that will give you the career options, earnings potential and life satisfaction that you know you want. Planning is the path to happiness. Continue reading “How to succeed as an online college student?”

4 Cognitive skills for successful learning

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memory There is nothing that any human being knows, or can do, that he has not learned. This excludes natural body functions, such as breathing, as well as the reflexes, for example, the involuntary closing of the eye when an object approaches it. Apart from that, a human being knows nothing, or cannot do anything, that he has not learned. Therefore, all cognitive skills must be thought. Here are the most important cognitive skills:

1. CONCENTRATION

Paying attention has to be distinguished from concentration. Paying attention is a body function, and does not need to be taught. Paying attention is a function that is quite useless for the act of learning because it is only a fleeting occurrence. Attention usually shifts very quickly from one object or one thing to the next, so this is why the child must be taught to focus his attention on something and to keep his or her attention focused on this something for some length of time. When a person focuses his attention for a certain period of time, we refer to it as concentration.  Concentration is based on two grounds. First: it is an act of will and cannot take place automatically. Second: it is a cognitive skill, that has to be taught. Although learning disability specialists acknowledge that “the ability to concentrate and attend to a task for a prolonged period of time is essential for the student to receive necessary information and complete certain academic activities,” it seems that the ability to concentrate is considered as a “fafrotskies” , a word coined by Ivan T. Sanderson, standing for “things that fall from the sky.” Concentration must be taught, after which proficiency can be constantly improved by regular and sustained practice.

2. PERCEPTION

The terms “processing” and “perception” are often used interchangeably, so before one can learn anything, perception must take place, i.e. one has to become aware of it through one of the senses. Usually, one has to hear or see it. Subsequently one has to interpret whatever one has seen or heard and then, perception means interpretation. Lack of experience may cause a person to misinterpret what he has seen or heard. In other words, perception represents our apprehension of a present situation in terms of our past experiences, or as stated by the philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804): “We see things not as they are but as we are.” The following situation illustrates how perception correlates with previous experience:  Suppose a person parked his car and walks away from it while continuing to look back at it. As he goes further and further away from his car, it will appear to him as if his car is getting smaller and smaller. In such a situation none of us, would gasp in horror and cry out: “My car is shrinking!” Although the sensory perception is that the car is rapidly shrinking, we do not interpret that the car is changing size. Through past experiences, we have learned that objects do not grow or shrink as we walk toward or away from them. You have learned that the actual size remains constant, despite the illusion. Even when one is five blocks away from one’s car and it seems no larger than one’s fingernail, one would interpret it as that it is still one’s car and that it has not actually changed size. This learned perception is known as size constancy. Interpretation is a sensory phenomenon, that can only be done on the basis of past experience of the same, similar or related phenomena. Perceptual ability heavily depends upon the amount of perceptual practice and experience that the subject has already enjoyed. Perception is a cognitive skill that can be improved tremendously through judicious practice and experience.

3. MEMORY

The ability to remember things can be defined as a memory. It is essential in gaining new skills, knowledge and behaviour. Memory can be categorised into the following subgroups: Receptive memory: the ability to note the physical features of a given stimulus to be able to recognise it at a later time. The child with receptive processing difficulties invariably fails to recognise visual or auditory stimuli such as the shapes or sounds associated with the letters of the alphabet, the number system, etc. Sequential memory: the ability to recall stimuli in their order of observation or presentation. Many dyslexics have poor visual sequential memory, whereas naturally, this will affect their ability to read and spell correctly. Every word consists of letters in a specific sequence and in order to read, one has to perceive the letters in sequence, and also remember what word is represented by that sequence of letters. By changing the sequence of the letters in “name” it can become “mean” or “amen”. Some also have poor auditory sequential memory, and therefore may be unable to repeat longer words orally, without getting the syllables in the wrong order, words like “preliminary” and “statistical” can be problematic for someone to pronounce them correctly. Rote memory: the ability to learn certain information as a habit pattern. The child who has problems in this area, can not recall with ease those responses which should have been automatic, such as the alphabet, the number system, multiplication tables, spelling rules, grammatical rules, etc.
Short-term memory: lasts from a few seconds to a minute with the exact amount of time varying. When you are trying to recall a telephone number that was heard a few seconds earlier, the name of a person who has just been introduced, or the substance of the remarks just made by a teacher in class, you are calling on short-term memory. You need this memory to retain ideas and thoughts when writing a letter since you must be able to keep the last sentence in mind as you compose the next. You also need this memory when you work on problems. Suppose a problem required that we first add two numbers together (step 1: add 10 + 26) and next divide the sum (step 2: divide sum by 2). If we did this problem in our heads, we would need to retain the result of step 1 (36) momentarily, while we apply the next step (divide by 2). Some space in our short-term memory is necessary to retain the results of step 1. Long-term memory: this is the ability to retrieve information about things learned in the past.  Learning disabled develop adequate skills in recalling information, i.e. they will continue to face each learning situation as though it is a new one. No progress can be attained by either the child or the teacher when the same ground has to be covered over and over because the child has forgotten. Most critical need that the learning disabled have, is to be helped to develop an effective processing system for remembering, as, without it, their performance will always remain at a level much below what their capabilities indicate.  While memory is universally considered a pre-requisite skill to successful learning, attempts to delineate its process in the learning disabled are few, and fewer still are methods to systematically improve it.

4. LOGICAL THINKING

“Brain Building” by Dr Karl Albrecht explains that logical thinking is not a magical process or a matter of genetic endowment, but a learned mental process. It is the process in which one uses reasoning consistently to come to a conclusion, where problems or situations that involve logical thinking call for structure, for relationships between facts, and for chains of reasoning that “make sense.” The basis of all logical thinking is sequential thought, involving taking the important ideas, facts, and conclusions involved in a problem and arranging them in a chain-like progression that takes on a meaning in and of itself. To think logically is to think in steps, this is why the logical thinking is also an important foundational skill of math. “Learning mathematics is a highly sequential process,” says Dr Albrecht. “If you do not grasp a certain concept, fact, or procedure, you can never hope to grasp others that come later, which depend upon it. For example, to understand fractions you must first understand division, to understand simple equations in algebra requires that you understand fractions. In addition to this, solving ‘word problems’ depends on knowing how to set up and manipulate equations, and so on.” It has been proven that specific training in logical thinking processes can make people “smarter.” It is good to emphasize that logical thinking allows a child to reject quick and easy answers, such as “I don’t know,” or “this is too difficult,” by empowering him or her to deliver deeper into his or her thinking processes and understand better the methods used to arrive at a solution.

How do we study?

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How do we study?
Did you know that when you learn something new, the involved synapses change?
Upon this, once the information is stored, the more your recall what you have learned, the more simultaneous the process becomes.
The same reaction occurs when we learn something new, gain a new information, learn a new skill. As you learn, your brain  grows!
The brain being an incredible, and unexplored it is  very sensitive to our life habits.
This is why staying up late and feeling fatigued can cause problems in the cortex, the main area in the brain for storing information. It is a common knowledge that learning things slowly, over a period of time, is most beneficial for memory. If you want to learn more visit The science of study
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How to discover your genius within?

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How to discover your genius within?   What we know for sure in the abundance of the brain functions that are unexplored, are the facts that the right and left brain are only a small portion of the potential that comprises THE MIND. What you should know is that the mind and the brain are two very different things. Here is the brief explanation why : You can think of the brain as the hard drive of the computer and the mind as the software. Your mind is the intelligence that is in its every cell, every system and every organ of your body. It is that intangible, incredible and awe-inspiring part of you that thinks, remembers, deals with information, makes judgments, forms habits, distinguishes, communicates and makes you who you are. It is the genius within. Biology has proven that your mind takes in all information through the five senses: sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste. If you link the five senses to the keyboard on the computer, you will receive input through your senses, your “data entry” system. Upon this your brain stores, categorizes and utilizes this information. What you should know is that a genius knows how to access that information and then apply it in discovering the solutions to any problems that may arise. This is why it is essential that you discover your own individual style for gathering and communicating information, in order to achieve your optimum development. Some of us process sensory input, more effectively through visual means, whereas others through auditory stimuli, or through a kinesthetic – a touch or feel – approach. If you want to contemplate which way your genius accesses information, imagine for a moment that you are buying a new item of clothing for an important meeting. Would you be most influenced to buy primarily for: a) the color and style of the outfit; b) the benefits the salesperson tells you about the clothing; c) the texture and feel of the fabric? If you chose a) then your brain receives information primarily through visual means. If you have chosen b) you perceive information primarily through auditory means. If your selection was c) – you most likely access information through kinesthetic means. But, what you should know is that everyone learns and communicates in all three of these modes in different situations. Most people have developed a natural preference, and tend to use one method then the other – more frequently. This is why it is your goal to become aware of your preference and then strive to strike a balance between all three modes: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic, in order to reach your top potential. – Are you willing to stretch your abilities by consciously choosing to use your other senses more than the other? – Can you imagine the benefits of opening your mind to receive ALL the input from the world around you? If you have answered – yes – then this will give you an awareness of an exciting world that has been there all along, but which you may have been missing. Let’s clear up, it is natural for you to use what is comfortable, but please bear in mind that the awakened genius is willing to grow. Take the example of the turtle, you will not go far if you do not go out of your shell. What you should know is that you will be pleasantly surprised if you practice using and developing your other senses. In this way you will notice how your memory improves and how easy it becomes for you to make choices. In this direction you will discover a whole new world of communication! When you learn to create a balance in perception, you will be on your way to think “holographically” and use the full power of your genius! Let me know what are your views and whether you agree or not with the thoughts I have given above, I would really like to hear from you. If you would like to learn more, you can visit: Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius Discover your genius

Mental Sheath purification and advancement

human-mind We are witnessing the miracles of our intellectual capabilities at every moment of our ordinary social dwelling. An alert intellectual individual marches ahead in his or her chosen field with great success. Banging opposite to the people with weak intellects, lags behind in various areas, despite being blessed with conducive circumstances. To solve the problems of our lives and attain benefits of soul glory, a radiant mind is most required. Continue reading “Mental Sheath purification and advancement”

Who’s teaching the babies? New revolutionary edu resources

Who’s teaching the babies? New revolutionary edu resources   Establish and affirm a baby’s unique identity and purpose Maybe you already know that babies’ development begins in the mothers’ womb, but what you might know is that you can teach the babies while they are in the mothers’ womb. It might seem odd to you, but for Dr. Melodye Hilton it does not seem this ways, as she has developed the page “Who’s Teaching the Babies?™”, a new Christian-based resource, that is providing curriculum and educational tools for daycares, caregivers and churches. There is no better place to establish the foundational reason for being, than at the beginning—conception. Dr. Hilton says, “Through science and proven experience, we have recognized the life-empowering results of teaching babies in the most crucial and foundational window of opportunity—conception through three years.” What you are asking yourself is: How can people teach babies? Fact that we should have in mind are the following: An infant’s brain begins to form just three weeks after conception. During this time, trillions of neurons are produced, reaching a lifetime high before birth. Synapses – connections between cells in the brain – are rapidly developed, with memory beginning at only four months in utero. In this vital stage of life, it has been scientifically proven that is the foundational launching point for a human being’s entire life. The experiences, interactions, social connections, and words received during this once-in-a-lifetime developmental stage, are building the framework for the child’s future. Not only are personality and intellect shaped during this time, but also habitual thought patterns, identity, emotional health, and the ability to trust. WTTB™ is created to meet this core need in a healthy and life-giving way! Dr. Hilton has developed a series of teaching tools, that were meticulously designed with parents and grandparents in mind. Beyond in-home use, the easy-to-use format translates easily into individual and group settings, making it ideal for daycare centers and churches. With a vibrant and colourful display, friendly to use – Who’s Teaching the Babies?™ makes it appealing for babies and young children to receive not only education, but also validation as a significant and unique individual with meaningful purpose. Dr. Hilton emphasises that, “We can positively impact our future society if we are willing to invest into the babies and children of today. We can strengthen a generation to go against the odds of societal pressure and live successful and healthy lives.” Each baby is a valuable, precious, and worth the investment, as identity and destiny are established…one baby at a time! For more information on Who’s Teaching the Babies?™, visit WWTV or WWTBabies advertisement  
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Study and training techniques for education and business

learning - tips Whether you are studying for your University examinations or training to increase your skill set to boost sales; the same study techniques apply. A lot of people jump in at the deep end when it comes to learning. They realise what they need to learn, pay for a course and get started straight away. The reality is that you need to take a step back and figure out exactly how you are going to absorb the most information. Continue reading “Study and training techniques for education and business”

Mind Maps for better studies

If you are a university or college student, you probably make notes when you are attending classes or reading your text books. Upon this you probably review the notes you made when you are preparing for exams, which enables you study better. Mind Maps for better studies You may have wondered if there a right way or a wrong way in taking notes.  Does one method of note-taking works better than another? There is probably no one way that works best for all people in all situations, since everyone’s brain is unique sequence of connections. Continue reading “Mind Maps for better studies”

3 Habits that will ruin your study regime

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3 Habits that will ruin your study regime Everyone has a couple of bad habits. Sometimes these habits affect your life a little and sometimes they cost you dearly.
Whether you are studying for a lecture or for your online courses with safetydegree.eku.edu your future job success and income directly relate to the quality of your education and your grades. As a result, it is extremely important to make certain that you are studying efficiently and with a focused mind. Continue reading “3 Habits that will ruin your study regime”