From balancing your course load to forging relationships with classmates to extracurricular involvement, these are the tried and true methods to nail your career as a student.
College Degree vs. Skill Set
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, Nelson Mandela, has been attributed to saying, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". (Strauss, 2013). Not many would argue with this statement; however, what is meant by the term "education" could be debated. The google dictionary defines education as "the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university". The exact same source also defines education as "an enlightening experience". Dictionary.com defines education as "the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession". As one can see, there are many variations of the definition of education. Just as numerous are the avenues deemed acceptable for attaining a proper education. Education is key to success; education is key to changing the world.
Single Mum Study Time
OK, so how did I get to being a mature student? Well, let me tell you, there is a stigma attached to being a stay at home mum; some say that you aren't willing to work, others say how easy life must be. It's not, and most single mums out there will know that, when a child is having a day of it (throwing a tantrum), mentally, you're better off at work, LOL.
Moving Back to Mum's at 25
So my names Heléna, I'm 25 years old, a Gemini and I've just moved home for the first time properly since I was 18. Not something I ever saw myself doing ever!
A Fifth Grade Nightmare
This was maybe two weeks ago. I got a new fifth grader, a sweet boy. Sadly, some of my troublemaker boys had gotten to him and were not exactly the best of influences on him. He started acting out a bit in class. Nothing too bad, but he was definitely acting different.
7 Things to Know for Living Away from Home
Let's face it...moving away from home is a big deal. Whether you're wanting to get away from your family or you're heading off to college, moving away is kind of scary and intimidating.
Anxiety; College & Maintaining Your Sanity
Hello friends! So, many of us are familiar with something that I call "academia-induced anxiety," which is basically when school stress attaches itself to your pre-existing anxiety. This is by route of grades that aren't up to your standards, homework that continues to pile up, and...really anything regarding higher education. As someone who has anxiety and is pursing higher education I know that EVERYTHING makes your life difficult and especially all at once. What I learned during this semester were methods to try not to self-destruct. So naturally, I wanted to share these methods! Below I am going to compose a list (pick and choose as you please of course) of activities, etc., to help you get through your journey with higher education. I absolutely hope that this will be helpful to you. Go forth and prosper!
7 Ways to Revise Effectively for Your Exams!
1.) Write about your notes. Get a topic list either by creating one from class notes or by asking your teacher. Next, for each topic write about everything you can remember from that topic either in a mind-map, a bullet point list, or a paragraph. Do this before you check your notes! This will give you a written list of everything you already know before you revise. Once you have done some revision, repeat this task beneath the previous one, or add to your original in a different colour pen. Now you’ll be able to see what you have learnt from revising your notes. Repeat this process until your list contains everything you need to know and has been written out purely from memory!
'Un Told Storys of a Chilld Dylesixc'
“Th- The cat r-ran…up th-the tree.” Giggles filled the heavy classroom air as I began to read aloud. Grade two was the year I was diagnosed with dyslexia. My classmates were unforgiving and could not understand why I stuttered when I read aloud. To this day I still do not understand why teachers would choose me to read despite the fact that I did not volunteer. It seemed unfair, this imaginary world of stories that I loved so much was also one of my greatest academic weaknesses. It was my escape from the undeniable neighbourhood bullies that tormented me and every other kid my age who were not one of them. I would get lost for hours, reading, writing, re-reading, and editing. Pages upon pages of coloured paper covered in short stories hung neatly on my refrigerator. It was my therapist, my personal venting system. My way to escape all the pain of real life. It gave me the confidence that not even my Mother could.
Throughout every walk of life we are told that art is the child of creativity. As a student, we know that this isn't true; anyone can be an artist. Art, as a child, is usually fun and full of freedom, we are given the reins to expand our mind onto paper or fabric. However the governments and schools have took the life and individualism out of art, for me and many of my peers.
Common Core State Standards
In 2009, state government officials pushed to develop the Common Core State Standards. These standards aimed to prepare all students, regardless of economic status or location, to be productive members of society in life and the work force. Ever since the adoption of these standards, there has been an ongoing debate whether they benefit the students or not (Development). Some say that these standards are good to homogenize the education all students get. Others disagree, stating that students aren't engaged in the class when the teacher is put on a strict schedule. The rapid acceptance of these standards have led to its popularity among teachers and parents. “The standards, which are for math and language arts, are meant to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.” This is extremely beneficial, for in the past students in different grades or classes would have different curriculums, learning different things (Are).
Do you ever feel bombarded with homework, like there is no way you're going to get it all done? I'm going to be sharing a few tips and tricks that I've learned over the years so that maybe... just MAYBE, someone will benefit from them.
The All Important Interview
Hello my lovelies, Continuing from my last story I'm going to talk about the process of my University application and how I got my ticket to London.