Oct 27, 2016
When a student enters a college or university, he/she is making a step into the adult world. Of course, while relaxing, having fun, or even dealing with more serious issues, adults want to attend the best places with the best service—and, if possible, the best price. Here are five websites that students can consult for recommendations on where to go as well as the places where to write a review on a business they want to recommend.
If you’re planning a vacation or a trip home to see your parents, or even if you’re going to visit a friend in another city, Trip Advisor is an excellent tool. With the help of it you can find hotels, things to do, restaurants and flights near your location. Here you can book a room and compare prices easily. It also has a plenty of reviews on hotels, attractions, restaurants, etc. The website can help you plan the best and most cost-effective trip. Also, if you have some experience to share, you can tell other people why you liked/disliked a certain place. Who knows, maybe your review will save someone’s trip.
Aug 12, 2016
Want to be on the competitive edge and get the job of your dreams? Writing step by step will help you compose a job-winning resume!
Follow these recommendations, discover useful tips, and use them to make a great CV!
Step 1. Decide what kind of job you are looking for and determine whether your skills are suitable for it.
Step 2. Make sure your resume has a clear structure. Divide it into the following parts:
- personal details,
- work experience,
- foreign languages,
- hobbies and interests,
Step 3. Complete each part with suitable information.
Objective is one of key parts of your CV. Formulate the exact goal for your job search and professional intentions. The way you express why you want to get this or that job is likely to make the HR Manager choose your candidacy and invite you to the interview.
Get essential knowledge and master surfing through a variety of informational texts, writing styles and brilliant ideas! Start writing where you are!
Want to move from writing simple passages to detailed writing? Participate in the training program suggested by Simon Williams and learn more via OpenLearning! This course is called Scribble: Writing for New Writers. It is highly effective! Get essential knowledge from a true expert! Use practical tips and develop fast, effective research skills! Discover useful tips – they surely will help you to make your online communication more efficient! This training course will show you ways to make your writing powerful and clever.
Aug 11, 2016
It’s not a secret that many famous writers of the past and the present had, or still have, habits considered strange by other people. Nevertheless, strange writing habits were dearly cultivated and consistently practiced by writers to help them boost their creativity or productivity or to get them into the right mood for writing. Here’s a short list of habits belonging to some well-known writers that you can use.
Any student knows how important it is to be able to properly manage time. With the ever-increasing amount of homework, academic assignments, projects, and other tasks routine for colleges and universities, 24 hours a day just isn’t enough for school and life. Besides, students aren’t robots, so huge workloads often lead to excessive stress. As a result, a typical student – a person most likely unable to manage stress (and even less likely to manage time) becomes a person with a chronic lack of time who’s constantly worried, disturbed, or stressed out.
Therefore, to make students’ lives less stressful, we’ve prepared a short guide on the most popular time and stress management techniques. Using these techniques, you’ll be able to conquer your workload without straining your nervous system.
Aug 5, 2016
A writing assignment rubric can be difficult to decipher. But getting acquainted with a writing rubric before you write an essay, paper, or any writing assignment is essential to getting good grades. If you don’t know what your teacher expects of you, and write something for your teacher regardless, you are willingly putting yourself in a sticky situation. So, what are the usual parts of a writing rubric and how to impress your teacher by following it?
There is usually a hierarchy of categories that are attended to. The following is a list of the important things to pay attention to in order to get the highest grade for your assignments:
Writing is still the most common form of evaluating students’ achievements. You must write term papers, coursework, theses, and dissertations to prove that the teachers’ effort did not go to waste, and that you can acquire knowledge on your own. But something did go to waste, as more and more teachers begin to realize that they spend more time fixing grammar mistakes than focusing on the information related to topic of the work. So, what happened?
If the problem keeps getting worse, maybe it’s high time to get to the bottom of it and find out the reasons for weak writing skills.
Statistics on Student Writing Skills
Numerous studies have been taken involving writing skills of grade-school to college age students.
Annual reports from the National Center for Education Statistics show that the SAT mean scores in writing have dropped from 497 to 484 in 9 years (2006 – 2015). It’s already bad that the score is decreasing, but it also never stayed the same two years in a row during this period. Therefore, we can assume that the SAT result in writing will continue to decrease at the same rate.
The same statistics show that SAT reading scores have also decreased in the same way. This also contributes to poor writing skills, particularly where analyzing and synthesizing sources is required.
Writing in the humanities can be challenging because of the diversity and vastness of the discipline. Humanities covers human culture, which is rather hard to pin down. It covers anthropology, history, languages, laws, politics, literature, performing arts, philosophy, religion, and much more. Despite the extensive nature of this discipline, there are several essentials that you should keep in mind while writing papers about humanities subjects:
Aug 2, 2016
If you search for “writing book review” in Google, you will undoubtedly find tons of materials on how to write a book review competently. However, do you know how to write one quickly, especially if you have a fast-approaching deadline? Most articles on book reviews don’t discuss this–and if they do, it is not in length.
Here are four ways to write book reviews speedily:
The Compass test is a computerized system for evaluating students’ incoming skill levels, used mostly by postsecondary institutions. It’s used to identify the courses that any given student should be placed in as well as academic areas that need more attention. One of these areas is writing skills.
Each test uses two parts: a Placement Test and a Diagnostics Test. As the name suggests, the Placement Test, in the end, shows what courses you should be taking. On the other hand, the Diagnostics Test shows your weaknesses and indicates areas that you should improve.