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Category Archives: Education

Beat Exam Stress

  • Be realistic If you’ve always been a C student it’s unlikely you’re going to get straight A’s. Setting yourself unrealistic goals is sure to get your anxiety levels up. Your best is all you can do, so don’t expect anything better. As long as you have given it your best shot you should be happy with your results no matter what they are.
  • Always have a fallback plan If you don’t get the grades you needed to get onto the course you wanted to study, know what you’re going to do instead. It’s not the end of the world. You never know where different paths in life will take you, so be excited about the future whatever happens! Life would be very boring if it all turned out just the way we expected. If you are hell-bent on getting onto your course there are always options. It may mean deferring for a year, getting some practical experience, retaking some subjects etc. You may end up doing something far more exciting that you hadn’t even thought of.
  • Get some exercise Take regular study breaks and get some fresh air or exercise. Oxygen is the best medicine for your brain when it comes to memory retention and concentration. You can only really absorb information for about 20 minutes at a time, so to give the things you’ve learnt time to sink in, take a 15 minute break, go for a run or a brisk walk and get some air into your lungs.
  • Go over past exams: Grab a copy of some past exam papers and try yourself out on them. This should give you an idea of the kinds and levels of questions that are going to come up. If you can’t do a particular question take it to your teacher (or private tutor) and ask them to work through it with you.

Preparing For Home Study

The mere mention of a home study can make some people suddenly quite nervous, though there is really nothing to be afraid of. The home study is needed before the custody of a child can be decided, whether it be to a family wishing to adopt or a child’s biological parent, if they have suffered abuse or been neglected by the other parent. This process is a simple one usually carried out by a qualified social worker in the community. This procedure is necessary to find out more about you and all the members of the family who reside with you; and also to ensure that the child being placed in your future care will be in a loving and safe environment.

The home study is a long process so you must be patient and prepare yourself in the best way that you can. When the social worker comes into your home, they stay there for a few hours – sometimes even longer. This is so a thorough evaluation can be done, not in any way to make you feel uncomfortable, but to satisfy the social worker that the living environment is appropriate for the child being adopted. Any areas that the social worker is concerned will be discussed with you and opportunity will be given for you to make any necessary changes. You may be issued with a copy of detailed report if the social worker has compiled one. That way any concerns raised can be addressed given the appropriate of time necessary to address the issues.

The social worker should contact you in advance usually by phone and make an appointment for the home study, so that you have time to prepare and be ready for their visit. Anything that needs to be done at the last minute like cleaning, can be done before the visit so that the house is in order or as you wish it to be. Many people may do more than cleaning than usual and that is fine. It is understandable just before the home study, but it is also important to remember that the social worker may return, unannounced, so you must be prepared that this can happen unexpectedly. This gives a true test as you should keep your home in good order for those surprise visits. In some cases, many in fact, the initial home study has not been prebooked, so you should always keep your guard.

Library Science

Online training at the associate’s degree level provides students with the knowledge to enter assistant positions inside a library. Students work through two-year programs that develop their knowledge of how libraries are ran and what tasks are to be completed by assistants. The daily operations are broken down to teach students how to correctly maintain the circulation desk, carry out reference research, and appropriately use library equipment. Coursework is designed to prepare students to understand how to manage and categorize information. Depending on the program, students may be able to study specific areas such as library technology or children’s services. Further education at the bachelor’s degree level deepens students’ knowledge of the field.

Students that complete an online bachelor’s degree program gain an in depth education that can be applied to careers or graduate training. The modern library is broken down so students can understand how to correctly organize the media inside several different types of libraries. Library administration as a whole is learned and students are able to focus the rest of their courses on a particular area. For example, students that are interested in museum work can tailor their education to learning how to manage that type of information. Other possible areas include corporate, medical, school, and military libraries. Resource management, classification, media selection, and database usage courses are some subjects that will prepare students for the field. Students that don’t continue education can become technicians and associate librarians.

Masters degree programs allow students to study information technology along with the entire field of library science. Students are able to correctly manage all information located in a library. Electronic and print materials are explored using the Dewey decimal system and the Library of Congress classification system. Specific courses break down the roles that librarians fulfill such as obtaining new materials and archiving materials for later use. Online programs typically have students choose a concentration and complete specific coursework related to that area. This is important because students learn how to catalog information for their concentration. Some possible areas of concentration include:

  • Government
  • Medical
  • Public

For each area students learn about source referencing, cataloguing, accessing information, and collection development. Education allows students to step into several careers, which may include becoming school, reference, media, and archival librarians.

Accredited online education is a great choice for students that need to work from home. The American Library Association ( http://www.ala.org/ ) can provide online library science schools and colleges with the full accreditation they need to prove they offer quality career preparation and training. Begin the right educational path today and become a library science professional.

About Sciences Career Studies

Fields that can be entered within a health sciences degree include:

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Nursing
  • Physician Assisting
  • Surgical Technology
  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy

These fields are joined by many other specializations that can be gained through degree programs from the associate’s to the PhD level of education. The most common entered programs are at the bachelor’s and master’s degree level. Education at the bachelor’s degree level consists of courses that supplement a concentration. It is typical for students to work through courses that have them completing clinical hours to gain experience. The same basic courses are taken no matter what career students are working towards. In a four-year degree program students should expect to complete courses in microbiology, human anatomy, physiology, and health care. Some classes will also focus on the different types of delivery systems that are integrated into the field.

Working through a master’s degree program provides students with the knowledge needed to work alongside doctors and surgeons. Many of the degree programs prepare students for management by taking their specialization and providing a complete understanding of health science. Students can enter concentrations in areas including public health, health education, emergency and disaster management, clinical research administration, and more.

The core set of courses that all students can expect to take inside a master’s degree program include:

  • Advanced Human Anatomy
  • Applied Ergonomics
  • Bioenergetics and Weight
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Tissue Biomechanics
  • Movement Science

Students can plan to take these courses after working through a general education path in an undergraduate degree. A fundamentals course in human nutrition looks at health science in regards to nutrition. The study of digestion, diet, the effect of nutrients on the body, and the role of nutrition in health and disease makes up beginning concepts of the field. Another beginning course can be applied ethics, which looks at the techniques of care practices. Students debate from an argumentative standpoint what is moral and if techniques are based on someone’s perspective. Students can expect to be trained well for their chosen field after completing a degree in health sciences.

Simple Study for Upcoming Exams

Listening to music while studying is a matter of personal preference, but if you decide to, it is preferable to listen to ambient music or music with no lyrics. You don’t want music that will cause you to lose focus, or want to dance or sing along. You should be absorbing the words on the page, not the lyrics.

It can be helpful to take your notes in different colors. When asked about certain subjects on your exam, you might find yourself remembering what the colors looked like on the page and therefore what the notes themselves explained.

If the material you are studying is reading-heavy, it can be helpful to pause every few paragraphs to paraphrase what you’ve learned in your own words. This is a helpful way to reiterate what the book tells you, and it creates a useful guide you can use later to review.

Schedule your study days strategically. Give yourself at least two full days with each subject: one to review everything you’ve learned, and the other to solidify everything. On the first date, do research to make sure you fully understand every topic. On the second date, you should feel confident about everything and have all your questions answered.

Try to avoid the internet for social networking purposes as much as possible while prepping for exams. While the web can offer a wealth of information with which to study, it is one of biggest distractions out there. You’ll find that your productivity increases tenfold when you don’t even have the option of going online to put “status updates” or chatting.

Don’t overdo it. Give yourself a break. Many students find that the information sinks in better after studying for five to ten hours, then socializing or relaxing for several hours. If you’re studying during a Saturday and Sunday, allow yourself to do something fun on Saturday night; don’t trap yourself in your room with your books.

Some Tactics of Successful Students

Use Your Brains Habitual Side… If you decide to stick to a hefty amount of studying – it might look exciting in the first instance just how much you will cram in during the term, however it could lead to frustration when you realise that you are missing out on other things. Instead, just start off slowly and get into the habit of studying. This way it will be easier to achieve any goals that you sent yourself.

Gather People Around You That Will Help You… When I was studying I had friends from all walks of life that could help me with my studies. I got to know Medical Doctors, Lawyers, Hypnotherapists and a whole range of other therapists that would naturally allow me to pick their brains.

Those That Fail to Plan – Plan to Fail… Don’t plan to fail from the off shot. Plan so that you have time for studying, fun, friends, family and lovers. If it is important to you then schedule it so that you don’t miss out on it!

Get Good Quality Sleep… You can’t fight the inevitable and if you try to burn the candle at both ends then you will be heading for burnout! Make sure that you give yourself enough sleep each day and that you are eating well too.

Study For Great Grades

Learn How Things Are Weighted

Once you understand your environment, it’s time to understand the rules of engagement. You need to know exactly how you will be graded. Focus your most energies on the top 80%. If you do this, you will improve your chances dramatically. Way too many students just haphazardly study, omitting their targets. This is utter foolishness. These tips may not seem like study tips. But, trust me, they are. They will go a long way toward ensuring your success.

Get Rid Of All Distractions

If someone asks you to study with them, grab your backpack and run for the nearest exit. Find a secluded place with absolutely no TV, radio, friends, drinks, food, video games, etc. Your library is a great example of this. And if your friends are at the library, find a private room or cube to get away.

It’s All About The Schedule

Peyton Manning does well under pressure, you do not. Figure out what you have to study and when. Divide and conquer is the name of the game here. Schedule it out ahead of time so you aren’t surprised. Make a calendar that lists all your major papers, exam, speeches, etc. Seeing your schedule will do wonders in how and when you study. It will also help you to pace yourself. Forget binge studying. It’s dumb and isn’t efficient.

Rewards Are All So Fine

Lastly, set up a goal and reward system for yourself. Try to hit those goals, have fun, and enjoy the spoils. This helps your motivation and just makes it fun. If you love going out to eat, go eat a steak if you get all A’s. Above all, enjoy your experience and be successful as you do it.

Making High School Work

Most high schools allow students to choose courses in the late winter or early spring for the following school year. This is an ideal time to talk about which courses will lead to the final goal, and which courses will help to position you for admission to the right college. Some high schools also allow students to select courses for the second semester a month or two before the semester begins. So, there may be two opportunities to review your plan of study and to make sure that you choose the right ones. Rigor is the key word.

Even students in the eighth grade have the opportunity to choose courses for high school. High school guidance counselors meet with eighth graders at various points in the year to assist them in the transition to high school. Although the middle school counselor usually plans the high school course of study, the high school counselor contributes to that process.

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors estimates that there
will be two million students entering college in the fall. Of course, more will apply. Now granted, not all of those applicants have the same goals that you have. After all, you want more from your education than a degree and a college transcript worthy of admission to a good graduate school. You want a space where you can learn more about you, where you will discover a way to bring your special message, your gifts, and your talents to the world.

You need a place that will also allow you to grow and expand while you lead and serve. Yes, you are a different case, but you will still be competing for a prized spot in the freshman class with all of the other college applicants in this country. In addition, you will compete with thousands of foreign nationals who apply to college in the United States every year. Foreign students generally understand and practice rigor from an early age and already speak multiple languages. Many colleges actively recruit foreign nationals because they have less need for financial aid or scholarships. In other words, it is a very profitable thing for the colleges to do. So get ready for the competition.

This is what college admissions officers expect to see as a minimum course of high school study:

English: four years

Mathematics: three years

Science: three years, including a year of a laboratory science, one year of a life science, and one physical science.

Social Studies: three years, including world history, some study of United States
Government, and some United States History.

Foreign Language: one or two years, preferably two years. The more, the better.

The Arts: advisable and frequently required.

Physical Education: credits set by the state.

School Science Lab Equipment

On the other hand having a lot of that kind of equipment can get expensive pretty fast, to say nothing of the fact that if we are not careful about deciding which equipment goes in the classroom, students might be dealing with more than they can handle, which can create a dangerous situation.

When we think of what sort of equipment there should be in an ideal science classroom, there is a lot to consider, because there are many different sciences. One of the first to consider is biology. In a biology classroom, it may be helpful to students to have sample of living things. This is a great opportunity to grow plants in the classroom, because students will enjoy watching them grow, and they are inexpensive. Also, unless the plants are poisonous, danger to the students is no concern.

Beyond that there is the question bringing creatures into the class. These can be trickier, but it is important not have anything that requires too much space or attention. Any animal that can live in an aquarium or terrarium, and can be safely left over a long weekend with some food and water, is probably fine.

Then there is the question of equipment in chemistry or physics classrooms. In these there is the potential for fire, or fumes, or a number of other dangerous situations that could arise if the students, or the teachers, are not careful. The best policy is one that maintains an optimal balance of safety, cost, and of course educational value. Although it is certainly tempting to wish for everything under the sun in your science lab, teachers must bear in mind which specific pieces of equipment will actually get used the most often and to greatest effect.

A well-equipped science classroom is a great resource, and as long as teachers and school administrators take the time to make informed decisions about the sort of equipment to buy, they should make every effort to get the best and most practical lab equipment possible.

All about Bar Exam Study

First, create a plan to do a set number of MBE questions each day. The exact number depends on how much time you have before the Bar Exam, but a good number to shoot for is 50. After you have completed the MBE practice questions, make sure to go over the answers to them, even the ones that you got right. Going over these MBE questions can take longer than actually answering them, but it is the step that will help you the most.

Another study tip when trying to cram all the information for the Multistate Bar Exam into your head is to re-write the outlines that you are working from. No matter where you got the outlines, whether they are from BarBri or a former student, the way to get the information from the page into your head is to write out the outlines in your own words. Do not just stop there. Take each outline you have written and simplify it into a smaller outline. Keep up this process until your outline for each subject is only one page long. This method will help you learn all the MBE subjects so that answering the Bar Exam questions will be a breeze.

Practice make perfect. Recent studies have shown that students that studied a little, then spent time taking practice exams were much more likely to retain information than students who studied alone. While you are preparing for the Multistate Bar Exam don’t forget to practice. There are a wealth of options for practicing MBE questions. Using an online tool for the Multistate Bar Exam can be quite efficient and reduce the time you have to spend flipping through books of questions.

There is no way to get around the fact that taking the Bar Exam is hard. It requires a lot of time and dedication in studying for every subject tested. The MBE questions may be the most intimidating aspect of the exam for some students, as few law schools test using multiple-choice questions. By practicing questions every day and re-writing outlines, you can succeed in taking the Multistate Bar Exam.