You are in the middle of the semester and suddenly realize that you are about to fail a class. Don’t be frustrated – there are still some steps you can take to turn things around before you fall further behind. College can be tough. But studying and focusing on the classes should be your number-one priority, and it’s important to always keep your eye on the prize – that is, on graduation. Figuring out what to do next and preventing it from happening again is critical.
Good time management skills and habits are critical in the success of learning. Students spend the magority of their time studying independently. That’s why each student needs to know how to plan ahead and manage time successfully. Below you will find three elements of effective time management plus tools to help you with each.
“One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion.”
Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek
Because the tech industry is so focused on innovation and disruption, it’s easy to forget that many of its biggest success stories were not based on original ideas of their founders.
Some people may think that art is very simple – they might become experts on the arts and implement various artistic elements in their everyday lives. Nevertheless, arts are connected by various complicated relationships and ties. One of those connections is plagiarism.
Knowing and understanding different plagiarism scenarios will help you avoid the most common mistakes when writing a research paper. As you read the scenario about Edward and his paper about the state of nuclear energy in the 21st century, see if you can tell whether or not Edward committed plagiarism before reading the verdict. You may want to check the article about types of plagiarism before deciding.
Many years ago I had a conversation with my niece about her homework. I made some recommendations on how to motivate yourself to do homework. However, she expressed how she was never so eager to get to her assignments as she was with her history and geography classes. That seemed odd for a Grade Ten student. She went on to tell me that both classes were part of the experimental “flipped classroom” model that was launched at her school. Eager to learn more, I was enthralled.
Teachers are experts at delivering material, explanations and instructions. They are familiar with ways of communicating information and are trained in techniques to develop success in their students. But are they successful at learning themselves about how to deal with one of the biggest challenges teachers face? Are they listening to what they can easily teach to others about well-being? Are educators getting the message that they need to deal with the high degrees of stress associated with their careers? Some may say it is not the case because teacher stress is still a much talked about topic in educators’ circles.
Ever wish you could be a fly on the wall in the office of the person who evaluates your essay? You could see what he or she is doing while reading the essay you have submitted. Or even better, if you could know what he or she is thinking, evaluating and ultimately evaluating would be invaluable information.