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For Special Education Students – Four Strategies to Succeed in College

College success occurs as a result of effective academic, communication, and social skills. This presents a challenge to mainstream students but can often cause the demise of students with learning disabilities. Fret not, however. Rather than dwell on the difficulties you experience with these skills, concentrate on practicing the strategies below to overcome these challenges. Without further ado, here are four skills you need to master to achieve college success.

Associating with Professors

  • Introduce yourself to your professors, so they can associate your name with a face. Make an effort to speak with the professor privately, especially, if you are struggling in the class.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to utilize professors’ office hours. One of the prime purposes for office hours is to help students.
  • Avoid irritants to professors such as:
  • Sleeping in Class- Not attending Class- Not reading syllabus- Lack of responsibility- Excuses and not meeting deadlines- Insincere brown nosing
  • Do not hesitate to ask professors for copies of old exams to practice studying. The questions may change, but usually the style of the exam remains the same..

Managing Your Time

  • Quickly learn to say NO to distractions of all kinds (movies, partying, overeating, game playing, etc…). It is the mature decision to avoid activities that sabotage your progress.
  • Daylight hours are the best time to study and retain information.
  • Study for short, frequent sessions to assure that your concentration remains at 100%..
  • Try multi-tasking to squeeze in more study time. For example, commuting time is
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Do Scholarships For Moms Going Back to College Really Exist?

Do Scholarships For Moms Going Back to College Really Exist?

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It’s a known fact that acquiring college education is really expensive. Even if you are just about to enter into college or you’re going back to complete an unfinished degree, the costs involved are still keeping many potential professionals from going to college.

Consider the weak state of the nation’s economy and the skyrocketing prices and you’re left with a lot of difficult decisions to make regarding your college education. But fortunately for many, especially moms who want to complete their degrees, there is assistance available in the form of scholarships for moms going back to college, which will help pay for the tuition fees without taking money out of one’s pocket.

There is a common misconception though that most people who have college scholarships for moms going back to college are those who have good grades or have performed excellently in a major sport. Though this is true before, now there are many scholarships and grants to apply for without the need to be a star achiever or a great athlete. You just have to find the scholarship that works best with you and for your current situation.

One of the best resources to find available scholarships for moms going back to college is the internet. Believe it or not there are lots of resources that you can go through to be able to acquire a good scholarship for yourself. Some of these would ask for important details through an extensive questionnaire, details such as your age, … Read More

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Believers Increasing at Such an Alarming Pace Across the World?

Believers Increasing at Such an Alarming Pace Across the World?

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Persecution of Christians across our world has been increasing at an alarming rate. Why is this happening? Why do people want to oppose and attack and torture and persecute those who have met the risen and living Lord Jesus Christ and who know Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord?

Normally those who believe in Jesus Christ wish to serve and minister to people with the love of God and to do so as graciously and meaningfully as they know how. But, we have to face reality and persecution has been present since the birthing of the Church of Jesus Christ.

Peter and John were thrown into a Jerusalem jail a few hours after Jesus baptised one hundred and twenty women and men in the power of the Holy Spirit. All Peter and John did was to heal a cripple in the name of Jesus.

For over 30 years I have been involved with those ministering to the suffering Church, and by that I mean, believers who are suffering simply because of their faith in Jesus Christ. One organisation called Release International does a tremendous work in this vital area, and they have informed me of what is happening. There are various others working in the same area.

Recently I was given the news of a Christian teenager in Somalia who is reportedly being abused and held prisoner in her own home after she refused her parents’ demands that she return to Islam.

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Lessons on Education and Learning in the 21st Century – Part 4 – Going to the Well

Lessons on Education and Learning in the 21st Century - Part 4 - Going to the Well

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I ended part 3 of this series with the wall of “I can’t” that blocks a lot of people an dthat really needs to be followed by the path of “I can.” So this is what you have to figure out what works for you. (Sorry, I can’t do it all from this side of the screen.)

The joy of the 21st century is that the well is deep and wide and you can’t possibly empty. It’s just finding the right source to slake your quest for knowledge. Now what the heck does that mean? I mentioned briefly that we all have different learning styles and back in school you were lumped in with every Tom, Dick and Mary, and that system might teach you some things, but for the most part it doesn’t teach a love of learning. Some people take a long time to get over the revulsion of learning that formal schooling sometimes installs onto your “operating system.”

So the challenge is finding out what works for you. This isn’t about what works for me or my neighbor, it’s all about you. I can use a search engine and read articles and books that I find there on any particular subject I am interested in. That’s step one for me, but then I need to move to step two which is finding videos or webinars that can clarify what I’ve read. For you step one might be finding the videos, or maybe books on tape … Read More

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Get Your Teen to Love Learning

Get Your Teen to Love Learning

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The world is changing rapidly. It is important your child can keep up. Learning is not an option. As long as we live, we must learn in order to survive. In fact, continuous learning is considered an essential life skill. As such, it is important you teach your child to have fun with learning.

Often time’s learning sounds like hard work and even a bore to a teen who just wants to explore life. After all, who wants to sit and write poetry or work on a complicating math problem when other things sound like more fun? Learning, however, does not have to be boring and does not have to be done at the kitchen table with books opened and spread everywhere.

If your teen does not show signs of being interested in learning, there are a number of things you can do to motivate him/her. The most important part is that you demonstrate patience with your teen. Here are a few tips to use.

7 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Learn

Inspire your teen: Give your child the opportunity to speak to people from a variety of professional backgrounds and interests. There is nothing more inspiring than speaking to individuals who enjoy their job and speak positively about their journey, including all the challenges. Overtime your child will develop a more positive outlook on learning and welcome new challenges.

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