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THE BOUGIE INSTRUCTOR
Recapping Part 2, you were introduced to three steps on becoming and staying INIMITABLE: STEP 1: Know your PURPOSE and marry your PASSION
Wish You Had More Time for Assignment Writing?
TIME- One of the most powerful things in the world today. The person who knows how to manage time can conquer almost everything, and the one who doesn’t value it can never accomplish his goals. Being a student, you must be too pressed for time as you have to deal with a lot of things throughout the day, such as attending lectures, studying for exams, pursuing extracurricular activities, etc. Due to all these responsibilities, are not you getting sufficient time for your college writing assignments? Do you wish you had more time for completing them? If yes, then you need to learn how to manage your schedule.
Teach Children Cursive Writing
I have heard a lot of controversy surrounding the practice of teaching cursive writing to children. I have definite ideas on this subject!! Here is my rant on this important subject.
Things to avoid when writing a PhD dissertation
A PhD degree is considered one of the most valuable degrees for an aspiring academician. Ph.D. is a doctoral degree with an academic focus. Ph.D. research usually helps the academician to improve his abilities to understand and solve problems, increase confidence, become a better communicator and acquire skill sets that lead to a better job. Ph.D. is in fact, a foundation that usually leads one to publish the papers.
"Do I count?"
When I was the International Students’ Officer of my college, I spoke with a fresher (first-year university student) who had recently experienced a nasty encounter where they were verbally abused in town by a resident. For most of us, being a fresher is full of ‘first-times.’ The first time living away from parents; the first time dining at formal hall; the first time sitting in a supervision. For that particular fresher, it was their first time living abroad, their first time hearing those racist slurs, and then discovering with alarm what they meant. And then possibly for the first time, becoming painfully conscious of their race. When I urged them to reach out to groups that specifically support BME students (black and minority ethnic- alternatively known as ‘people of colour’), they asked me, “Do we count as BME?”
20+ Assignment Writing Tips to Creating a Masterpiece
An assignment is an important task in a student’s life. This is a scorecard of the knowledge he gained in that particular subject. Many students struggle with writing a flawless assignment that can score an A+. So, here is a list of 20+ assignment writing tips shared by the experts who provide online assignment help to students across the globe. Let’s get started...
Feeling Overwhelmed: How to Differ Great Online Learning Resources from Shady Ones
Online learning has many advantages. The most obvious is that you can save time by learning from home. Since the hours are flexible, you can fit them in between your work hours and other chores. And the price is a bonus. Many of the courses and resources available on the Internet are more affordable for anyone operating on a tight budget.
Letter to College Freshman
To a Brave College Freshman, My name is Robert Gutierrez and was in the First-Year Pathways Program at Pasadena City College. I came to college because my career and dream is to become an academic counselor and a professor in Psychology and Social Behavior. Basically, my career and major requires a college education and a master’s degree. You are not quite sure what your major is? Do not worry so much about it! College requires you to complete general education classes like English, Math, Science, electives, etc. like high school. You will have additional time to think deeply for your major and not waste time in major classes you might not end up majoring in. I took 14.3 units and it was a challenge to complete as an incoming college freshman. If you have self determination and motivation, you will have no trouble in passing your courses. Are you disappointed you are in non-transferable classes? Well, you should never be disappointed about learning! The lower classes will help develop missing skills from high school and prepare you for the next level. Realistically, you rather be a skilled and prepared student that took English 400 and 100 for English 1A than someone that just got out of high school. I am just stating that taking these classes will help you be more successful for the higher classes. Hard work will always pay off and I promise that you will grow as a person your first semester alone. How was my week during my first semester like? On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I have Math 450 from 10:30a.m. to 12p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday I have English 400 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m., English 415 8:45a.m. to 10:10a.m., and English 902 3:45p.m. to 4:40p.m. (Thursdays only). Fridays I do have College 1 from 2:00pm. to 5:00p.m. as well. What do you recommend when scheduling your classes? Honestly, being at PCC in the morning and evening on the same day is really exhausting for me. However, if you have the time you may want to consider taking morning and evening classes to see which time fits best for you! I realized that morning classes work best because I have more energy and motivation to get my classes out of the way first. If you do not enjoy waking up early or going to school at 7 or 8 in the morning, you should stick with evening classes. Always remember! Each unit requires 2 hours of studying, homework, and reading for each course. So, Math is 4.0 units which needs at least 8 hours a week to do homework and study. I highly recommend to make room to complete assignments which is practice for your exams. What is my advice to you? Be open-minded to learn and empathize others! PCC is a diverse campus with amazing professors that care! Having a fixed mindset will control how you think and view life and others. Never limit yourself and learn something new that challenges you. You will grow as a person and develop many good friendships that you missed in high school. You are a brave person that overcame many obstacles and challenges to graduate and attend college. You are now a College freshman and have even more challenges yet to come. Now what? Be the wonderful individual and use the strength you had in high school to be successful. Never forget where you came from! The past holds your weakness that gave you the courage and determination to shine your brightest in life and your academics. I wish you the best of luck on your first semester! Never be shy to shine your personality. Take it from someone who lost both of his parents before the 10th grade. I had the self-determination and motivation to graduate from high school and make it here just like you. I am proud and honored to write a future student that will help change society for the better. Never give up and do not get discourage when times get hard. Take care!
Part IV : Snippets of Somers Teachers
Mr. Carr I never had the pleasure of going into Mr. Carr’s inner sanctum and receive introduction to his paddle. That said, us Junior High students did all we could to not get to know Mr. Carr any better than you did. But he knew you. In transit, he’d look you in the eye, call you by name and always asked how you were doing. In other words, he gave us the respect we were due, and the sincerity had a message that was clear as day. Mr. Carr cared about every single one of us and that was really the foundation of the pulpit he sat on for the students of Somers Junior High.
High School: It Wasn't the Worst Experience of my Entire Life
A narrative often fed through pre-teen and teen media is that high school is one of the most damaging and scarring experiences that can happen to a person. I'm not here to totally disqualify that sentiment; for many people, high school is a very unpleasant and traumatising chapter in their lives and I am not writing this article to say those feelings are invalid. I am here to say, however, that high school for me (particularly in the last 2 years) was a time of great enjoyment. That's not to say it didn't take me a while to get there - trust me, I have many a story from my early high school years - but I recognise now how lucky and indebted I am to my high school for the education I recieved and the friends I was able to make. To get more of an understanding of how I got to this place though, we need to start at the very beginning: primary school.
Century of the Heart
I teach early childhood music. I start at age 2. If they can hold a pencil and understand what I’m saying, we’re good to go.
Pushing Beyond Your Limits
At 44 years old and just weeks away from officially becoming ''middle aged" I decided to take a winter session of intermediate algebra. Lacking a couple of semesters, I had started college in the fall. I had never finished my associate’s degree because I struggled with, you got it, algebra!