Posts Tagged‘education’

5 Resources All College Students Need to Succeed

Transitioning from high school to college is a big step. Some adjust to college life relatively quickly, but other students may find it difficult to manage a new set of responsibilities in a foreign environment. And no matter how confident a prospective college student is, the truth is that everyone needs a few vital resources in order to thrive at the university level. Here, we’ll outline the five things that all college students have to have to make their freshman year a memorable and successful one: A Day-Planner Good organizational skills are crucial to success in college and the “real…

Signs Your HVAC System Needs Servicing

With many things running through your mind every day, there’s a good chance very little attention is paid to your HVAC system. Depending on how old it is, it might need maintenance. Instead of waiting until it completely stops working, there are some warning signs you can look out for that will help you before it’s too late for you to save your HVAC system. Waiting too long can end up with very costly repairs, or you might even end up needing to replace the whole unit. Your Electric Bill Has Increased One tell-tale sign your heating and air conditioning…

Can An Illegal Immigrant Have A Social Security Number?

If you are an American citizen, and you are born in the United States, you are automatically designated with a Social Security number. It is a unique number, one that is used to track the benefits that you will receive as a part of the Social Security program. At a certain age, you are able to obtain these benefits which will include a monthly payments and also what amounts to free medical insurance. This is something that many people look forward to after retirement, and some people wonder if it is possible for an illegal immigrant to obtain a Social…

Working in STEM

It’s a field that’s been much in the news recently, especially with regard to some of the challenges women and people of colour can face when trying to enter the field, and compete on an even playing field within it. But what is STEM? How can you enter the field? And do you want to? What is STEM? STEM is technical acronym used in education and recruitment, and increasingly in the mainstream press and it stands for the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. A career in STEM requires exhaustive qualifications, an analytical mind and a enthusiastic attitude towards…

How greening urban areas can help people and planet

It’s an oft-stated statistic that by the year 2050, approximately two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. And as more and more of us cram ourselves into developed areas, there’s ever less room for parks, farmland and gardens. Aside from the negative impact the loss of natural vegetation has on the environment, it’s bad for our mental and physical health too. But as some cities, companies and communities are showing, human development doesn’t always have to mean nature loses entirely. From urban farming projects to clever urban landscape architecture, the natural and built environment can co-exist together.…

The Risks Of Plagiarising Your Dissertation

We all know the stress of writing a dissertation, especially as the deadline comes looming faster than we might’ve hoped. One moment you’re still in the research stage, picking out the ideal topic and the next, you’re a paragraph in but the deadline is staring you right in the face. Whether you’re the kind of person to leave things to the last minute or you’re simply too stressed to function, taking proper care with quoting, citing and your bibliography is a must to avoid plagiarism. While plagiarism software can detect any cases of this before you submit your dissertation, it’s…

3 Ways to Succeed as a Non-Traditional College Student

The nature of college as we know it is changing rapidly. Indeed, there are a number of prevailing trends throughout higher education that are beginning to gain traction, from online learning, to standardized test flexibility. Additionally, more and more people are deciding to enroll at universities later on in life. These non-traditional college students typically have jobs, and are over twenty-five years old. Unfortunately, they often face more difficulties in adapting to college life than the “typical” college student who’s arrived straight out of high school. With that in mind, today we’re going to provide three tips so that non-traditional…

What Not to Forget When Applying to Boarding School

With so many options out there when it comes to choosing the right boarding school for your child, it can be tough to remember everything that is involved in the application process. But don’t forget, the application process is the most crucial step in your child’s boarding school journey. In an effort to help you and your child stay on track during the complicated application process to boarding school, we have outlined essential things all students hoping to get into the boarding school of their choice should not forget. Don’t make the process any more challenging than it already is,…

Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Being injured is a horrible thing. Oftentimes there is no one particular to blame, since the injury was caused in an accident. But there are situations where the cause of the injury was because of someone’s negligence, or maybe medical malpractice, and definitely wasn’t an objective accident where no one is responsible. In those cases, you definitely need legal representation. It doesn’t matter where you are. For example, you can be in Oakland, you are going to want the best Oakland injury lawyer available. There are many reasons why you need a personal injury lawyer, and here a few of…

Patrick Lanning: Getting the Most Out of College Life

When young people begin their lives as college students, it is typically quite different than the life they had as a student previously. It is true that some students go to boarding schools or educational institutions that place a high demand on there being focused, and independent, but typically students come from learning environments where they are handheld and ushered through toward graduation. For this reason many college students have a hard adjustment in making transition to college life. What they eventually learn is that there is a different set of skills, a different approach, and a different set of…