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Invisible- Chapter 2
As I walked into the bathroom, I surveyed the damage in the mirror and instantly regretted it. I looked terrible! I already had dried blood all over different parts of my face and hand. I looked like I just came off the battlefield. To top it off, I had fresh blood still trickling down to my chin.
TEACHERS TRAINING COURSES
The children are the future of the country. They are the posterity of the entire nation. Since the future of the country is dependent on the children, so their education is an important aspect. This is the only reason that teaching is considered very important now a days. The teaching process should be very much effective and should always facilitate the learning. These learnings have a great impact on student’s life and their minds. Also these learnings act as a guide for the rest of their life. A teacher training course helps the teachers to develop their skills and also help the students to get prepared for their coming future. There are many teaching training programs available. Also there are many training institutes out but selecting out the correct institute is one of the major steps that has to be done before pursuing any training. So choose the best teaching training institute and then opt for the teacher training course that suits your requirements as well. The teaching training course helps in development of the reflective thinking and collaborative learning.
Oregon State University Announces New President Pick
It's time for a change at Oregon State! After 17 years of service, President Ed Ray will say farewell to the role on July 1, 2020, making way for incoming Dr. F. King Alexander to assume the position as OSU's new president.
Invisible- Chapter 1
"Hey loser!" Someone from a group of kids shouted as they walked by. "Get out of our way!" Another one called. "Jerks." I thought as I did my best to maneuver around their group, ignoring their harsh nicknames.
Finals are without a doubt stressful and probably one of the most annoying things about college. In any case, they're mandatory and in some cases, they make or break your grade. I am currently a graduate student at UCI and just got done with my first set if finals as a grad student. Needless to say I was stressed the f*ck out and my skin is that of my 6th grade mini self, BUT nevertheless, I aced my finals! So now I'm here to pass on some helpful tips that have helped me during my educational career. Enjoy!
Creating a Winning Application (Part 1)
STEM programs are considered necessary for national and international students. The STEM system enables scholars to apply for various academic programs, research opportunities, and departments. Consequently, the process is necessary for useful research among scholars who will be future scientist, professors, and researchers. However, the application process is characterized by challenges like strict deadlines, personal statement development, and the struggle to clearly present one’s academic experience and qualification to a highly intellectual committee. Subsequently, the application process requires many resources that some scholars may not achieve for one reason or the other.
3 Scientifically Proven Tips on Stress Management for Test Day
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the SAT is one of the greatest stress-inducing tests in existence. Today, I took the SAT. The internet told me that I would never be successful if I flunked this test. My mom told me she wouldn't let me re-take this test ever again. Rumors of even the smartest of kids getting nervous resulting in low marks were spreading throughout the school... The pressure was getting to me. People had such high expectations of me. Whenever they would come to me with kindness and positivity I would just scold them by saying "Don't keep such high expectations because I won't reach them and I'll be the one facing shame, not you." Their shocked faces were expected. After days and days of studying, not studying and then feeling guilty about not studying, the day came closer and closer. I was wrecked with stress and shame. The realization hit me like a truck. I was being counterproductive by being pessimistic and stressed. So, I took it upon myself to actively reduce my stress by following some tips and tricks that I collected from my family and friends and hours of researching on the internet. I tried around 10-15 of these tips that are backed with scientific evidence but these 3 tips were the cream of the cream. On the actual test day, I felt only a healthy amount of stress as compared to my past of skin chewing, leg shaking and blanking out.
Advice to the College Freshman
Locate your classes before they start, so you don’t get lost on the first day. Most campus buildings are open before classes start so students can wander. Wait until after syllabus week to buy your textbooks. They might not be required. It’ll save you lots of money. Or email your professors ahead of time if you are that worried about the textbooks. Be respectful of other’s differing opinions in blackboard or in class discussions. Carry a sweatshirt. It may be 100 degrees outside, but chances are it’s 30 degrees in your lecture hall. Chegg.com. ‘Nuf said. Every time you skip class it costs you money. Go to class. (unless you are dying or have no other time to finish something more important for another class) Expect to stay the entire 2-4 hours of your lab. Get the number of at least one person in each class during syllabus week. If you skip class email your teachers. As long as you're not just being lazy they are normally pretty understanding. If you wanna dress up for class, dress up for class. If you wanna pull up in the sweatshirt you wore yesterday, that’s okay too! Literally no one cares what you wear. Keep old tests! They are more valuable than they seem. Many professors reuse questions on the final from exams and if not they are great study guides. Keep your syllabi!! You will need it up until the last day. Trust me! Sit in the first two rows. Just do it. Seriously. You will be less inclined to get on your phone, not pay attention to lecture/discussion material if the material is two feet away from you. Sit in the front. Go up and introduce yourself to your professor after the first day, say you’re looking forward to the class. Build a relationship! Professors do not round grades for students they don’t at least recognize Sometimes if you go to your professor’s office hours and ask questions a day or two before an exam they will steer you towards information that will be covered. Do not join a sorority! Spend your money, time and energy elsewhere. There are plenty of other organizations that you can join that cost nothing and have just as much if not more fun and you’ll have friends you aren’t paying to be fake. First semester is easier if you get involved with something! Join clubs, go to events. If you can handle it with your class load, get a job on campus. It’s a good way to make friends and be active. Buy snacks for your dorm room. Hungry late night you will be grateful. Cafeteria food gets old quick but be open to new ideas and don’t stick with pizza all the time. The dorms are bad but you will get through it. It's part of the college experience. Try not to hate it too much. And earbuds! Seriously. Bring your chargers with you everywhere! Buy an umbrella. Carry a water bottle. Chances are you’re paying a lot of money to be where you are. Have fun but put grades first! Just because you woke up early every day in high school doesn’t mean you will be able to in college. Take 8 AM’s only if necessary. Conversely, you might just realize you are a morning person in college. Leave the rest of us morning moles alone please. DD for friends. That’s better than putting them in a bad situation. Don’t be afraid to drop a class that doesn’t fit you, but talk to your advisor first. Don’t feel pressured to go out and drink because college. It’s not for everybody. Drink water! Go out, make friends, if you drink, do so responsibly and don’t be stupid. It’s okay to change your major. Find what fits you. Keep an eye on your drink at all times. Parking sucks. Try walking to class if you can. It will save you money and stress from parking and help you stay healthy. Remember that college is a new beginning. Talk to your advisor! Let them advise you!!! I talk to mine all the time. There’s no dress code in college. Just be mindful that those surrounding you are potential professional connections. A lot of college is networking. Utilize services your tuition covers. This can include, mental and physical health services, legal help, gym subscriptions, etc. You’re gonna get a lot of free stuff. Take advantage. Be honest with your support system. Many times, those closest to us would help us in a heartbeat, but they never knew we needed help in the first place. Exercise will not only help avoid the freshman 15 but also make you feel better physically and mentally. Have fun. You don’t have to go out every single weekend. But go get coffee or study with a friend. Have some sort of interaction with others. If your friends are pressuring you to do things you are uncomfortable with then they are not your friends. It’s okay to miss your parents. Call them. (they miss you too) Its okay to not be okay. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Realize that grades do not define your intelligence. Smart isn’t just from books. Realize that sometimes we fail classes, but it does not mean that we are not “smart enough.” The freshman 15 is real and it is coming for you. But it’s okay. You’re still awesome. (in all honesty I lost weight but I know many people who gained wait but just remember to try to be healthy.) Your mental health is important. College can be overwhelming. Know your limits. Seek help if you need it. College is learning who you are. It takes time. It takes a lot of growing. And that’s okay. COLLEGE IS NETWORKING. Act professional and work with others. Don’t stay in that toxic relationship. Romantic or friends. Finding a religious support group I could go to has helped me with shit I've went through, and I think having a spiritual life in college can do the same for you. Keep in touch with your friends/family from back home. Stand up for yourself, what you believe in, and others. Stick to your morals. Don’t let what others say push you away from what you stand for. You are an adult now, act like it. Be a good person. Ask friends and family if they have microwaves and mini fridges that they would be willing to loan you. If not, many retailers have sales before school starts. Be respectful of your roommate’s space. Communicate if they are doing something that annoys you. Speak your mind. If its not working, switch rooms. Tell housing to shove it and get out of a situation that is toxic. Do invest in some good plates and tupperware. Yes this is for dorm kids. Get a power strip. Or three. It’s okay if you’re not best friends with your roommate. I learned this the hard way. Keep your dorm clean. The only thing worse than a tiny space is a messy one. Respect quiet hours. Save the boxes you use to move into your dorm/apartment. You will need them come move out. You really don’t need to bring all of your clothes, expensive jewelry, and decorations to your dorm. Just enough clothes to fit in your drawers/closet for all seasons, and a couple sentimental items to remind you of home. Your MWF life does not know your T/TR life. You can totally hit those clothes with some Febreeze and wear them on rotation. On that note try to do laundry at least every two weeks. Remember FASFA every year. Searching for scholarships doesn’t stop when you get to college. Keep looking for them and applying for them. Don’t study yourself into the ground. After college you’re a real life adult - enjoy college while it lasts. Find your study space. The library is your friend. Live and die by the syllabi, but know that professors will change things up randomly. They will also announce things in class that are not on the syllabus at random. There will be weeks when you have nothing due, and then there will be weeks when you have 5 exams 14 assignments and 2 papers due all at once. Take advantage of down time. Work ahead!! Make life easier for your future self. Write things down!! Planner, phone, sticky notes, laptop, etc. And most of all enjoy it and BE YOU because YOU ARE AMAZING!!
Ways Of Managing Stress in College
Feelings of anxiety and stress are part of daily life. Some stress levels are good for you because they encourage change and growth. However, other levels of stress could be harmful. That is why you should take care of your mental health by managing stress. Being a college student can be fun and overwhelming at the same time. Student life can be quite stressful, irrespective of the number of credit hours you take in a semester. Also, managing stress can be overwhelming for college students. Stress for college students comes from handling course workload, emotional, and social pressure that can weigh students down over time. Stress in college students can cause serious issues, such as anxiety and depression, when it builds over time and is not addressed. While you cannot eliminate stressors in college, you can use some practical ways of managing and overcoming stress. Here are some of the suggestions that you can use.
What Would the Most Appropriate Essay Topic for an Application?
Hello! I see that you would like to apply to college, wouldn’t you? That’s great! Our application process requires an essay apart from your test scores and common application. Your essay should demonstrate everything you have to offer to this school and community and be formatted according to an appropriate academic format (i.e. MLA format or APA format) and include an outline . The word count will not be limited. It will be due the same day as the common application. So, now to the prompt. The question I will be posing you is: Why? The only limiting factor the university asks is that you do not respond with “why not.” Good luck with the application process I hope to hear from you soon.
The Keys to a Great Research Abstract
Information overload is a serious problem on the internet. There is so much content out there that it is getting increasingly difficult to compete for the reader’s attention. This is especially true for researchers today. When relevant literature is available in such high quantities and from so many sources, the target audience can get overwhelmed, and because of that, readers seldom read through the complete text. In such a scenario it becomes increasingly important to focus on methods to increase the discoverability of your research and persuade people that the academic paper is worth exploring further. To do that, you need a strong and appealing abstract!
Social Media in Education: How It Is Improving the Learning for Students
Social media has become an inevitable part of our lives these days. From sharing vital information with the world to connecting with our loved ones, we are using social media for almost everything. However, with social media taking a significant part of the day, not only for the professionals but for college-goers too, finding the bad in the involvement seems easy. The tougher part is finding the good it brings with it. Students have always been a part of the social media domain and pinched and taunted for their involvement with the virtual world. But, if we look from the different perspective, social media has a very positive part to play in the lives of students. Through this article, we aim to put forward the role of social media in improving the learning fro students and boosting their growth.