Traveling to university: Safe travel tips for college commuters

Traveling to university: Safe travel tips for college commuters Every day, college students commute to and from their schools. The costs of living in a dorm or close to campus can be a huge added expense for some, with the expense of commuting by car, train, bus, bike, or even walking a lot less. College takes up a lot of your time and thoughts with more attention given towards the difficulties of waking up early, deadlines on projects and assignments, and the latest buzz in your social circles. While all of these things are important, ensuring safe travel to your university is and should be one of your top concerns. Here’s six tips on how to travel and commute safely as a college student. Refrain from using technology Today’s generation is characterized by the technology they wield. Mobile phones, tablets, laptops, MP3s, and other electronic devices have become staples for everyday college life. Without it, many cannot take notes during their lectures or text friends about plans after school. Such devices must be used wisely and in moderation. During travel to and from your campus, refrain from using gadgets that could otherwise prohibit you from paying attention to your surroundings. In fact, since 2010, up to 35 percent of pedestrian injuries occurred because of mobile phone usage. Tend to your ride For college students with their own car, be sure to perform regular checks and maintenance on your vehicle before driving it on the road. Amidst busy study schedules and social lives, your vehicle may not be getting the adequate attention it deserves. Mechanical problems can arise, which, as a car accident lawyer in Austin reminds, can culminate in roadside accidents in the worst scenarios. Prepare for all possible outcomes of driving your own vehicle, such as doing oil changes, repairs, updates and having adequate insurance coverage to pay for accident costs. As a student, you do not want to be caught uninsured as this means you’ll likely pay it off directly out of your own pocket. Always be accompanied Walking alone at night inside and outside of campus can be dangerous, especially if the university is situated in a not-so safe neighborhood. If you have night classes make sure to have a buddy system in place with one of your classmates. Getting from Point A to Point B may be faster without a buddy system, but it’s definitely less safe at night. The greater your size as a group, the greater the deterrent from the perspective of wrongdoers. Carry emergency money Running out of money forces you to take compromises that may not be the safest option. Don’t solely rely on your credit and debit cards to pay for your expenses. In some cases, they run out, stop working, or get lost. Either way, you are left hanging without any money to take the bus or train or pay off your dinner.   Know who to call for help It won’t really help much calling your friends or classmates at midnight after you’ve been robbed, injured, or in an accident. Know which authorities to call, which will usually be the campus police. Many campuses have interlinked systems in place where you can press an Emergency Button and help will arrive shortly thereafter. Have the number of nearby hospitals and law enforcement on your phone as well.   Know your way around Depending on campus size, it takes some time to familiarize yourself with all the shortcuts and marked paths around the school. Be aware of dead ends and dark alleys. Establish a safe route where there is sufficient path lighting and foot traffic. In the end, always remember to enjoy the experience of college, as it may only come once in life. In your first few weeks in school, rinse and repeat these habits until they become second nature and you no longer need to proactively remind yourself of them. Author: Brooke Chaplan

Technology requirements for TESOL online courses

Technology Requirements for TESOL Online Courses
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages,   Teaching English to foreigners who don’t speak it as a first language is increasingly gaining momentum around the world. Chinese and Indian parents are pushing for better quality English teachers to teach their kids. ESL or English as a Second Language, has become a sought after asset in the modern globalised economy. It comes as no surprise then, that there is a professional course aspiring teachers can take to prove their English proficiency and to then travel abroad to teach in countries with adequate demand. TESOL or Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, is a professional organisation that helps such teachers kickstart their career. Although the organisation was founded in the United States, the course is offered online for anyone who wants to sign up. There are, of course, some basic requirements each candidate must meet before they can get started with the TESOL certification online. Here is what you need:
  • Professional Requirements
A frequently asked question is whether you need any prior experience teaching English to be able to enter the course. For an online certification, this is not the case. You will need an undergraduate degree with a 2:1 or international equivalent in any subject that could be considered relevant to teaching English. However, alternative qualifications will also be considered.
  • TESOL Focus Courses
Usually, TESOL courses consist of 150 hours of training and this can all be provided online. The course focuses on second language teaching and learning, grammar, pronunciation, discourse analysis, second language acquisition, classroom management, classroom research, classroom-based evaluation, second language curriculum development, research methods in language learning and research portfolio.
  • Technology in Education
The TESOL organisation has a well defined framework for the ways technology can be sued in education. The organisation believes that technology will never be fully sufficient to replace teachers altogether, but will in fact help teachers teach better and more effectively. The standards are outlined in the handbook and push for deep integration of technology into everyday classroom activities since it can help promote not just language skills but also tech savvy. The framework pushes for integration to ensure the teacher is sufficiently aided in the classroom and the students learn real-life skills. English must be used online and not just while reading or writing, as per the organization.
  • Technology Integration
Like with other parts of our lives, technology has the potential to transform the way we learn. Bloomberg recently reported on the need for coding lessons and how Chinese parents were preparing their kids for a future where coding and English language skills will be paramount. The need for tech in the classroom is evident from the way students have adopted consumer tech in their day to day activities. The TESOL organisation understands this need and has made attempts to equip teachers and candidates with the tools needed to deal with student demands in the modern classroom and help them develop the skills to the best of their ability. About the author: Sunny Popali is working for UNI-Prep Institute. UNI-Prep is an institute offering courses in TESOL teacher training, business and management. Courses are offered online and in-class.

The exciting possibilities of artificial intelligence

The Exciting Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence
The Exciting Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? AI is an umbrella term encompassing a great variety of disciplines surrounding the mimicry or apparent mimicry of intelligence in technology, for various purposes and on various levels. AI is useful not only for games, but it is used as an extension of ourselves. Continue reading “The exciting possibilities of artificial intelligence”

Tips to break into a good legal career

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justice So, you’ve dreamed of having a successful legal career, but turning your dreams into reality isn’t always easy! Even after finishing school, finding a good stepping stone job can be a challenge. If you’re trying to get your foot in the door don’t forget these ideas to help you find your way into law and a solid career. Continue reading “Tips to break into a good legal career”

Find a perfect home tutor for your child

Find a perfect home tutor for your child In today’s world parents are so much engaged with their busy schedule that they are not having time to help their kids with their studies. Not only with the studies but this situation prevails while helping them with any sort of extra curricular activities too. Even if parents want to help their kids with their studies, they are bound with several activities that they are not able to help them. Thus, as a result they need to hire a reliable home tutor or private tutor for their kids. Continue reading “Find a perfect home tutor for your child”

Tricks and tips on how to get good grades in College

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pencils Acquiring a college education is a goal that countless individuals hope to achieve. However, the idea of selecting a school, choosing a major and charting a course for ultimate success can seem like a series of insurmountable challenges. Fortunately, the tips that follow below offer a framework for getting the entire process underway. Continue reading “Tricks and tips on how to get good grades in College”

3 Philosophies to enhance your college experience

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3 Philosophies to enhance your college experience College, undoubtedly, will be some of the best years of your life. It’s the first time in your life where you are somewhat on your own. You have the freedom to make your own choices. You get to major and study in a subject you are passionate about. Besides all that you meet hundreds of new people, and you get to live with them for the next four years. The college years can easily be the most formative of your life. So, before you go there are a few things to consider. Continue reading “3 Philosophies to enhance your college experience”

Education predictions

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e-learning With the developments in the education and the increasing number of online possibilities to gain knowledge many of us are asking the question, what will be education of future look like? According to a recent cover story in The American Interest, it will not look like the current one, because the colleges will cease to exist !! Author Nathan Harden estimates that in 50 years, half of the approximately 4,500 colleges and universities in the U.S. will cease to exist. This will happen through technology development, virtual classrooms, lectures through streaming videos, online exams and all that we have already seen being developed.  These innovations will crop up at major academic institutions, but they will only proliferate on a much larger scale and disrupt the higher education system as we know it. Continue reading “Education predictions”

JEE Main: Ensuring future

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believe- in-yourself   JEE Main reaching its culmination, it is time for the aspirants to wait for the result. Soon the result will be out and there will be many who would rejoice and simultaneously some will silently either turn their ways or start preparing for the next time. Those who took the exam know what result they are going to get. But ultimately, result is result and until it is declared, nothing can be stated with certainty. There are many who are confident that they will top the merit list. There are also some candidates who know that they will not be able to get their names in the merit list. Others are in confusion whether the result will be positive or negative. Those who are confident, they are now preparing to tread the further road in life. They are busy arranging funds and making preparations to relocate to some new and quaint places. Those who are confident of their failure must start working to mend the ways of their life. They must learn from their errors and resolve not to commit the same mistakes again. Were the questions of JEE Main quite tough? Was it easier than the previous year examinations or more difficult with the increased level of complexities? The opinions vary from person to person. High level entrance-examinations like JEE are always tough and it is the only way that the talent can be identified. Why do you think for some it was difficult? Well, the answer is that they were either less smart or lacked proper preparation. In such examinations, being intelligent alone does not suffice. Often the average candidates score well and the so called intelligent ones lag behind. Tough exams always call for rigorous practice and preparation. So those who consistently work hard, get success and those considering themselves extraordinarily over-smart, regret a lot in their life. There are also some candidates who fail even after working hard to the extent of using all their energy and strength. Why do you think it happens? Isn’t the Divinity with them? You should understand that hard work may be the key to success, but hard work alone is not always sufficient to guarantee success. Hard work is mandatory for success, but this should be guided in the right direction. You may work hard, but the things you exert your efforts on may not be the appropriate ones. You need to press the accelerator and not the brake if you wish to increase the speed of your car. So, you should work hard, but it should also be a smart work. Right thing must be done in the right time and in a right manner. The result of JEE Main will open the door to bright future for many and meanwhile it will also cause tears in many hearts. The result will also compel many to learn a tough lesson to survive and progress in life. Those aspiring to appear in JEE 2014 must not procrastinate to move towards practice and preparation. The mistakes may be made by some, but everyone has the opportunity to learn from them. Author’s Bio: The article is contributed by Amritpal Singh, who is working in Pioneer Mathematics an Internet marketing Expert. Pioneer Mathematics is first of its kind a unique portal of mathematics, containing each and every thing that a student can need to study & excel in mathematics. It will not only HELP you but also PREPARE you for all the national & international level examinations like JEE MAIN. Pioneer website has been launched on the basis of long teaching experience .This is an indispensable tool designed to help you excel in the exams.  

Which academy is the right academy?

Which academy is the right academy? How many students do you know who have a clear idea about what their future holds?- In my experience, very few. With this in mind, selecting a college or university is, certainly an important decision and there are many factors to take into consideration. Such a choice has to be fully thought-through. Choosing which University, and of course the right program can become, for many people, a great source of anxiety. For some it can take days to evaluate a list of the pros and cons, but for others, the choice becomes a kind of lottery. Frequently, the choice is deduced from randomness over reason, and it all ends with signing up for a faculty without any kind of pondering at all. Continue reading “Which academy is the right academy?”

Looking for scholarships?

Looking for scholarships? If you’re ready to start applying for scholarships, but aren’t exactly sure how to get started, the following five tips will put you on the right track: Don’t limit yourself While a student hinging his entire college experience on a single scholarship usually makes for a compelling movie plot, it’s not the best route for most actual high school students to follow. Although it’ll be great if you can land a single scholarship that covers most or all of your college expenses, don’t overlook just how quickly multiple smaller scholarships can begin adding up. Continue reading “Looking for scholarships?”

Top 7 tips for perfect career planning

Top 7 tips for perfect career planning
Top 7 tips for perfect career planning     Career planning is one of the most important tasks for students because their future life depends upon their decision to choose a career. If they make the right choice, they can expect to have a bright future life or else expecting sometime awesomely great will be too much for them. If you have not decided what field to choose as your career or you are confused, this article can be really helpful for you as the tips given here will help you make a perfect decision. Continue reading “Top 7 tips for perfect career planning”

Top 6 amazing websites to polish up your math skills online

Top 6 amazing websites to polish up your math skills online Sometimes, students need more than just classroom teaching to completely understand different concepts and formulas of math. Just like social life has evolved with the advancement in technology, methods of teaching and learning have also evolved. If you think that your children or students need to pay more attention to math, you can simply get help from various online math websites and let your child improve math skills. So, here we present you some of the most popular math learning websites: Continue reading “Top 6 amazing websites to polish up your math skills online”

How to study?

If you have effective study habits, then you might have are the keys to a successful college career. There are multiple factors that affect how well you retain information, so we have created the infographic to better understand how studying can be made easier. Here are some influences and tips to develop effective study habits.
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Learn how to study

Effective study habits are very important to a successful college career. Since there are a lot of  factors that affect how well you retain information, here are some of them that influences  the learning process and give you tips to develop effective study habits. It is not really a science to learn how to study, but sometimes the obvious things can not be foreseen.
Learn how to study

4 career opportunities with minimal education

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4 career opportunities with minimal education Getting a traditional four-year degree no longer necessarily leads to a profitable career. With numbers of college grads at an all-time high and the economy at a serious low, it really is a tough job market out there. Instead of going to a traditional university, many are opting for alternative schooling that leads directly to a career. Surprisingly, there are many well-paying careers without extensive schooling required. Here are four hot career opportunities you can take advantage of with minimal education investment needed. Continue reading “4 career opportunities with minimal education”

The best degrees to earn online

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The best degrees to earn online You probably already heard that gaining an online degree is an excellent idea if you want to pursue a higher education but don’t have a lot of spare time to do so. It’s true that an online degree program is convenient and flexible, especially for those non-traditional students who have other commitments and simply can’t dedicate a lot of time and attention to being away from home and work. So, what are some of the best online degree programs and why are they ideal to study online? Continue reading “The best degrees to earn online”

What are the best careers with flexible hours?

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flexibility For many people, flexible working hours are a must. Parents raising families need flexible schedules that let them balance personal and professional responsibilities, as do people working a second job and needing the ability to change their schedules if necessary. Whatever the reason, there are many jobs offering great pay, benefits, career satisfaction and flexible schedules. Continue reading “What are the best careers with flexible hours?”

Mobile apps for DMV exams preparation

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Mobile apps for DMV exams preparation Even though the written tests that you need to pass to obtain your driver’s license are not extremely difficult, taking them can be a bit stressful, particularly for young drivers who don’t have an extensive experience in driving. A lot of people are nervous about failing their DMV exam, and having to take it over and over again. But, if you take your time and prepare for the test, by studying the DMV driver’s manuals, and by taking a couple of online practice tests, you will be confident in yourself and your knowledge, which will help you remain calm and not be nervous when taking the test. In addition to the driver’s handbook and practice tests, there is another tool that can help you prepare for the written knowledge test. Various DMVs around the country have developed mobile apps that provide you with information on what the tests look like and allow you to test your knowledge of the rules of the road. One such app is the South Carolina DMV exam app, developed by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, which is intended to teach new drivers how to share the road safely with other road users, and help them pass the DMV exam on their first take. The app has a lot of useful features. For starters, there is the Driver’s License Practice Exam, which includes hundreds of practice questions that are similar to those in the actual DMV exam. It’s a great way to see whether you have learned the material provided in the driver’s handbook, and whether you are ready to go to the DMV and take the test, or you need to study a little bit more. It can also be very helpful to those who have just moved to South Carolina and need to learn the specific traffic laws that apply in this state. Another example of a mobile app that can come in handy to those preparing for their DMV written exam is the “DMV NOW” app, that was created by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. It also offers sample questions that are supposed to help determine whether you know what each traffic sign means and whether you are familiar with the rules of the road. Additionally, it provides DMV educational videos, that offer instructions on how to make an appointment for your DMV exam and how to deal with various DMV-related matters. These videos are also intended to help improve road safety, by providing information about the risks of cell phone use while behind the wheel, which can be of great help to young drivers, as they are very susceptible to distracted driving, as well as by offering safe driving tips and how to avoid aggressive driving and explaining the rules of the road. Considering that taking a DMV written exam can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience, and many people fail their exams on their first take, you have to try and make sure you are well prepared for it, and these types of mobile apps are an excellent tool that can help you with that. Author’s bio: Jordan Perch is an automotive fanatic and drivers ed expert. He is a regular contributor to a collaborative community for US drivers.

Which skills do you need to get your dream job?

For employees who are looking to develop and integrate a new set of skills, to help them become more valuable, below are the five job skills, that executives in Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia have selected as most important to them. So, now that you know what are the skills that are being looked for, you can adjust your wishes, needs and capacity and find the job that you would like. Go through the infographic and see for yourself how and where you score. Leave your comments, we would be glad to hear them.
Which skills do you need to get your dream job?
 
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5 things in your room that hinder studying

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5 things in your room that hinder studying When students head off to college, it is often their first attempt at creating a living and working space that suits them. This causes a large number of mistakes and miscalculations to appear in their choices. Unfortunately, these mistakes can have a negative impact on scholastic performance. Here are five common mistakes to be aware of when laying out a study area. Continue reading “5 things in your room that hinder studying”

Use resume service company to get your dream job

Use resume service company to get your dream job

Is there any person on this earth who does not have a dream job in his or her mind? It will surely be difficult to find any such person. All people have some special kind of job, where he or she would like to join. Most of the times, this job is in line with the ambition that you had fostered from the very childhood. However, you need to go through a proper procedure to land that job. The very first step in that process begins with the preparation of a resume. Continue reading “Use resume service company to get your dream job”

Libraries still “rule the world”

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The mission of libraries has to be appreciated for many reasons. For one, the libraries are changing at the pace of technology, needing i-pad and computer syncing, charging products, disposable or bulk headphones, and other new products – it is all there. The infographic below shows some surprising, but reassuring statistics about the fact that libraries still “rule the world”. Libraries still rule the world Prepared by www.encoredataproducts.com  
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Why would one like to be a registered nurse?

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Why would one like to be a registered nurse?

You and your family are entitled to care that is respectful and responsive to their needs. In this sense, it is believed that registered nurses have that expertise and skills to undertake the role that encompasses support and enhancing their client-centered care across the health care units. Probably extensive is the best word to describe the scope of work and practice of a registered nurse. Their extensive responsibilities vary from one state to another and also on the institution they are working in. Continue reading “Why would one like to be a registered nurse?”

E-learning moves ahead

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E-learning moves ahead

One of the most successful methods for educating people today is e-learning. Throughout the world, people are using e-learning to acquire new skills, languages and even lifesaving techniques. Careers are being built with e-learning as thousands of students receive degrees from universities and technical colleges via online study. E-learning uses a variety of different media for disseminating educational material, including DVD’s, CD-ROM’s, virtual learning environments, websites or webinars. Online Study The concept of online study was introduced in the early 1960’s in California and was used to teach math and reading to young children in elementary schools. As computer technology raced ahead, e-learning took on a more extensive role in education and by the 1990’s, with the advent of the World Wide Web teachers began using emerging technologies to create course websites along with simple sets of instructions for its students. This was the beginning of university correspondence courses Over the next few decades, e-learning took over classroom study in almost every area of education. Finance and investments jumped on the e-learning bandwagon when brokers realized that with the ease of trading online, traders should become more knowledgeable about financial markets. They began offering short online trading tips on their websites and these became very popular with their account holders. There are many online tutorials offered today to both novice and experienced traders. As many investors abandon the stock markets due to their lackluster performances, they are moving over to other financial instruments, some of which are unfamiliar to them. Before undertaking to trade in these new investment vehicles, they feel they must re-educate themselves as quickly as possible. E-learning or online classes suits their needs perfectly.

Benefits

Sitting at your laptop in a relaxed environment is one of the benefits of online study. No need to attend formal classes. Your hours are your own and you can ‘tune’ into your class whenever you wish. You can repeat the lesson as often as you need and many e-learning courses offer quizzes so you can test your knowledge before moving on to the next subject. This flexibility allows you to continue working at your place of employment while learning a new career from home. When researching which online financial course to take, the first thing to explore is the backgrounds of the people who developed the software package. Experienced traders and longtime brokers are in the best position to offer a professional course with accurate and up-to-date material. Savvy computer programmers have tremendous ability these days to create quality courses using a variety of media such as animated videos, interactive question-and-answer sessions and immediate responses to queries by the students. Make sure you choose one that covers the material you need. Online education can be quite expensive, with tuitions as high as $2000. However, there are many online educational seminars which are offered to the public free of charge. Some of these are available on broker websites and are provided to registered account holders. Others are run by free financial services that have no connection to any one particular brokerage firm. FXAcademy, for example, is a recently launched independent Forex tutorial with over 28 lessons ranging from the basics to more advanced subjects. As technology moves ahead, online education will continue to explore new horizons. How far this will go is anyone’s guess. Will we be able to reach right into the computer and join the instructor as he points to the white board? Or will we find ourselves standing in the chief’s kitchen as we work together to cook up that delicious soufflé? Anything can happen. Stay tuned. Cina Coren is a contributing editor to dailyforex.com and a free lance blogger.

Top 5 colleges in America

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Top 5 colleges in America

Students who are seeking a higher education should choose a top-rated college or university, this is a well known fact. However, on the other side, there are a large number of accredited universities and colleges in America, offering many different majors and academic programs. These are the top colleges that have powerful name recognition, excellent facilities, and world-renowned faculty. Each college represents a great value for students. Continue reading “Top 5 colleges in America”

Why making extensive background check on your potential colleague?

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Why making extensive background check on your potential colleague?

Background verification is doing full analysis of a person who has applied for a job. This background check includes gathering of details and deep investigation. Companies often give the responsibility of investigation to some agency. In this post we will be discussing about different types background verification and their importance. Continue reading “Why making extensive background check on your potential colleague?”

University of Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, established in 1868 was envisioned as  a “City of Learning” , which has managed to achieve and to become the preeminent public research and teaching institution in the world. Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus , with a sylvan 178-acre central core, making it a key contributor to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation. By offering studies in a variety of range – from classic literature to emerging technologies, with a curricula of 130 academic departments, it has been supported by the people of California, with which it embraced the initial mission of its establishing – public service. It has 36,142 students in 2011, out of which 25,885 undergraduate and 10,257 pursuing graduate degree. Apart from the vivid campus activities, it has very active You Tube UC Berkley community where the online courses can be seen.  
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The possibility of failure in education

pencils As a 2012 high school graduate, I witnessed firsthand what many people in the education field refer to as the “generation of wimps.” It started when I was in elementary school, where nobody got “grades,” but rather numbers which denoted how they were doing in a class. Needless to say, I never knew if I was doing particularly well or poorly. This was an effort by my elementary school to make sure that the kids didn’t tease one another for not being as smart as the rest. Continue reading “The possibility of failure in education”