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Packing for College
Sending a child away for college and helping them pack brings up so many emotions and memories. As you remember back to your days in college or anticipate their days, don't forget some of the most simple things that may be needed and should be packed.
It's easy not to forget the daily necessities like clothes and toiletries. But, don't forget the carryall they will need to bring their toiletries to the bathroom with them. Personalizing a bag or container for their items is a great idea.
Help keep them organized with laundry bins, bags and other containers to make it easy to bring their items to the washing machines and/or back home for washing by mom or dad. Hopefully it will help keep those dirty and clean clothes separated as well. And, again, personalize, personalize, personalize.
If they are going to be driving to and from home/college daily or on visits, prepare their car with the necessary roadside emergency help like jumper cables, roadside kits and blankets.
Some other college necessities may include a small set of tools, small fan, book light for late night studying, travel hot drink thermos or mug, bag of change for the vending machines.
Fun items to pack, of course, are things to remind them of home and the place they are always welcome. Picture frames with family photos, special momentos, favorite books, baskets of their favorite candy, are great gift ideas to sneak into the items they are bringing to the dorm.
Everybody likes to receive mail deliveries and let's not forget, care packages are a favorite. Lollipop bouquets, cookie drops and other food favorites are a must throughout the year.
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How to Survive First Year Engineering
So you just got accepted in your engineering program?joy, but you are still doubtful. You ask yourself, could I actually handle the stress, the sleepless nights, the solitary life style and the Exams? Well hopefully after reading this guide you might just be able to do so and perhaps without going insane or bald.
Researching the Pros and Cons of Getting Your Degree Online
Are you considering getting your bachelor's or master's or other degree online? It's a growing field that's receiving acceptance and approval for all types of career and education goals.
College Freshman: How to Get Over Homesickness
Whether you're a freshman or a senior, studying abroad or going to college in your hometown ? it's natural to have a period of adjustment when you leave home. Experiencing new things and meeting different people can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Sometimes, it can make you feel a deep desire to return to the people and situations you know best.
Reducing the Administrative Burden for Further Education Colleges
The introduction of the Government's Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in September 2004 meant that more young people from poorer backgrounds could afford to stay on in further education instead of being forced to find work.
College Study Tips: Work Smarter, Not Harder
Here are some benefits to studying for your college classes the right way: more leisure time, less stress, less pressure from your parents, less debt, better grades, and better career opportunities. Sound worthwhile? That doesn't mean there isn't work involved, but it's how you accomplish the work that matters. You can either work smarter, or keep spinning your wheels while barely hanging on to passing grades. Follow these tips to make the most of your time and mental resources:
Federal PLUS Loans
As a student entering college, it is very unlikely that you have a few spare checks lying around that you can cash and magically use to pay for college. Most college-aged students, ranging from late teens through mid-twenties, have no line of credit and cannot receive much money in loans if they need to do so in order to attend college. Therefore, a loan like the federal PLUS loan through the federal government and U.S. Department of Education makes it easy for you, as a potential college student, to use your parents' line of credit in order to gain financing options for your higher education.
Choose the Delivery Mode for your e-Learning Course
There are so many ways to deliver instruction online that the topic warrants its own lesson. In fact, deciding how you are going to deliver a course is critical to the way that you design and develop the course!
The Oxford Student - Official Student Newspaper
Academics from Oxford University have mathematically proven long held suspicions that the Eurovision Song contest is a fix. The team, led by Professor Neil Johnson of Lincoln College, compared statistical models of a contest where votes were fairly cast purely on musical merit with actual results over twelve years of the competition's history to expose the complex political allegiances and cliques at the heart of Eurovision.
Why Study the Flows of Civilization?
The reason to study the flows of civilization is out of the growing concern of the direction the United States is heading. Without a doubt the US of A is by far the greatest and most free country in the World. This is without doubt. However, as our study will show, it can be better and it is not good enough and often fails the people to enjoy their right of pursuit of happiness. We should therefore work hard to insure that the United States is not considered a footnote in World History, a thousand years from now as a great civilization of freedom, which imploded or completed it's life cycle. Went up for 200 years and down for 200.
Oustanding Business Professors at WVU, Part 1
Paula Bone is a marketing professor who teaches "Consumer Behavior" and "Marketing Strategy" at West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics. Classes filled with lots of theory can be intimidating for students who are used to answers being "black" and "white," but Dr. Bone's approach to teaching lets students know what is right despite a lot of gray area.
Distance Learning and Distance Learning Online
Distance learning has become extremely appealing and widely attended because of the many educational options it offers through an educational format that caters to students who require flexibility in pursuing a degree. If you have decided that you need to jump-start your flagging career, want to change careers, or reach higher for an education that can increase your earning potential, then a distance learning online school is for you!
How to Save Money While at College
Still struggling to pay off the college loan? Have you disconnected your cell phone just to avoid those darn creditors? Need a quick get rich scheme? Well?maybe not that but in this article you will find some practical ways on saving money while attending your post secondary institution.
Whats behind the Explosive Growth in Distance Learning?
There is a ground swell of support globally to support the growth of distance learning. Market research firms, government agencies, public and private companies, and even venture capital firms ? those companies that invest in new and emerging businesses ? all agree that distance learning's future is very bright, and a good investment opportunity as well. All this translates into a bright future for anyone looking at distance learning to accomplish their career, educational, and learning objectives. Chances are if there isn't a program in place today for your specific needs, there will be one ? soon. This article explains how the perfect storm is brewing for distance learning, in a very positive way. Several market factors are presented here, along with research from research and government agencies that show that distance learning is here to stay and may someday surpass traditional classroom attendance approaches to learning. What's driving Distance Learning growth? Consider the following statistics from International Data Corporation on the market for distance learning ? these figures and others are making many traditional colleges and universities re-vamp their courses and degree programs to make them available online. There are 133 million U.S. adults or 66% of the adult population, which have Internet access today. That's over half the entire U.S. population and serves as a strong incentive for colleges and universities to re-vamp their programs to support this untapped educational market. According to International Data Corporation, over 90% of college students access the Internet, with 50% accessing the Web daily, and this is on a global scale. Colleges and universities have also found that to stay relevant to their traditional students, they have had to create online and distance learning programs quickly to stay up with their learning needs. 87% of four-year colleges will offer distance-learning courses in 2004, up from 62% in 1998. According to International Data Corporation, 25% more colleges and universities added distance learning programs between 1998 and 2004. By 2004, 2.2 million degree-seeking students are enrolled in distributed courses ? CAGR of 33%. The growth of distance learning on a global scale has the attention of companies as well ? they plan on spending $272B in the next five years on in-house training and education programs, according to International Data Corporation. 51% of all online courses worldwide have online discussion forms in 2001, growing to 65% in 2005. This is a sign of how quickly the Internet's performance is improving around the world. The bandwidth required to support online discussions is great news for distance learning. Now even the most geographically remote student can get the education they want. Summary The implications are clear. Distance learning is growing rapidly and has been fortunate that many countries teach English in addition to their own native languages. What's next on the horizon of distance learning is offering courses and degrees in multiple languages. International Data Corporation predicts that by 2006, 65% of all Internet users will be international.
Hidden College Costs: Roommate Conflict
Parents, if you're already reeling from the costs of today's college education, take a deep breath. According to one expert, if your kids lack conflict resolution skills, it could end up costing you even more.
Government Research Procurement Fails to Bring Efficient Bidders
Many have complained of the Government's procurement process for research proposals. It is totally flawed. Instead of giving bids to entrepreneurs who know how to get things done on the fly, they so often give the grants to the best paperwork pushers. Teams of grant writers from Universities and Corporations sit down and fill out forms and make enticing proposal fluff out of what appears to be mundane subject matter. The fact is many of the research projects are far from mundane; many have the potential to hyperspace the human race forward in a single discovery. Once the proposal is won or lost the grant or proposal team is onto the next proposal and then the next. Sometimes it is nothing more than a numbers game where teams are judged by future funding captured rather than having any sense of seeing the project thru to fruition.
Free Money For College
What if someone came up to you and offered you $5000 to attend college? Or after college, what if someone called you and asked if you wanted a couple thousand dollars to pay off some student loans? The obvious answer is, "Where do I sign up?" But, the truth is that there are hundreds of ways for you to receive free money for college today ? you just need to know where to look.
Acing the SAT Exam
Don't cheat. This goes without saying for 999 out of 1000 students (hopefully even more!) but cheating is not the way to score high on the SAT exam. Not only do you sacrifice your integrity and trustworthiness, you do yourself the huge disfavor of taking something you did not earn, and I guarantee that it will catch up with you sooner or later.
Who Should Earn an Online Associate Degree?
An online associate degree is a two-year general studies degree that is obtained entirely over the Internet. This type of degree is perfect for those individuals who wish to begin their college career or who wish to finish their two year degree before continuing on to obtain their bachelor's or master's degree.
College Entertainment for Less
Most of these activities are free or very cheap:
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