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Success Tips for College Freshmen

Are you a recent high school graduate heading off to your first year of college in the fall? First off, congratulations are in order! It’s an exciting time, a time full and change and quite possibly anxiety about all the changes you are confronting. Top that off with potentially huge expectations from well-meaning friends and family. Follow these recommendations from college admissions counselors to ensure your first year is a huge success.

If you’re fortunate enough to live on campus, by all means take advantage of it. Living on campus affords you the opportunity to engage in events and forge relationships with much more spontaneity than commuting from an apartment off campus.  Explore activities and classes that are unfamiliar to you. College is the greatest opportunity to step out of your comfort zone. You’ll be exposed to things you never knew existed. Take a fencing class. Take a class on urban renewal.  All of these engagements will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Choose your friends wisely. They are a reflection of you. Some students see college as a four year keg party, and others see it as a time of exploration. Find your balance. No one is telling you what time to go to bed or get up. Find your common sense and use it wisely. Find a balance between studying and attending parties. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and save big bucks by purchasing your textbooks from Abe Books Once you fall behind academically, it’s very difficult to catch up. Make a point of meeting your professors during their office hours the first week of class. It’s better to have a one on one relationship prior to your first office visit asking for help.

Finally, connect with home. Chances are one or both of your parents were the support system that helped you and pushed you to get where you are today. They’ll keep you grounded, hear your concerns when you share them and most of all continue to offer their love and support. Best of luck to you!

6 Weeks to go

As I am scanning the lessons of my homeschooled 2nd grader so that I can submit it to his teacher, I also counted the remaining weeks for the homeschooling. Gladly,

it is about 6 weeks more. Yeheyyy! I hope my son can accelerate to pass the 2nd grade and will step up to 3rd grade. Thanks God, homeschooling for the year 2013-

2014 is almost over. I hope the result for this school year will be positive. Thank you Father God.

ABC Alphabet Phonics

Kids Academy Company – ABC Alphabet Phonics

I am choosy when it comes to the games that my children play online. I would see to it that it is purely educational so that they would learn while having fun. And this ABC Alphabet Phonics of Kids Academy Company impressed me a lot. My toddler loves it and she would request that if possible she can play with it every day. Even my 7 year old son would love to have this together with his sister. For those who have toddlers, and kids, I would recommend this one. This is one great app for learning and it is safe for children.

Slight changes on the 2nd grade homeschooled kid

If he wants to play, I will just wait for him until he is finish playing and then I will continue guiding me in his home schooling. This is all I can do since I am so tired of fighting with my homeschooled kid every time he wants to play around. I just hope that he will learn to love his home education completely as he is already in 2nd grade. Though, there is a slight change on his attitude as he can write long stories of his own even if he has many misspelled words. I hope he can finish his 2nd grade this year!

My friend, the writer

I bumped into a close college friend of mine recently whom I knew had been laid off. As Ben and I waited for our coffees together I avoided the awkward conversation about business or employment as long as I could until he literally yanked it out of me by asking about my business. I told him things were going well and hoped that the subject would fizzle out. Then he actually began telling me about what he had been up to. It was great to see him in such good spirits.

Apparently he was now a paid writer and could literally work anywhere. He went through a quick learning process and got dialed in through a company called AWAI. He begged me to check them out and give him a call to tell him what I thought.

I went home hopped online and delved in. It seems like they are known for churning out great copywriters. And while the copywriting program is the cornerstone of AWAI’s offerings, it is, in fact, just one of several respected success programs AWAI has developed, all with the shared goal of helping people like my buddy Ben, enjoy financial security, independence, and freedom.

Sounded legit. And the best part is their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. All of their programs come with a No-Risk, Money-Back Guarantee. If you try any AWAI program for a full 30 days and you’re not absolutely delighted with what you receive or the information they provide, boom, your entire purchase price will be promptly refunded. No questions asked.

I ordered the program to check it out and I have to say this guy Michael Masterson really knows his stuff. And after doing a little more research into the company I guess they are the go-to guys for making even bad writers like me into copywriters.

Community Colleges Defray High Costs of Higher Ed

With college related costs rising across the board, it is important for students and their families to figure out the best way to stay within their educational budget. Community colleges in Colorado offer a comparably affordable start to the college career. Four year institutions are crazy expensive even if they are state schools. Unless your student has received a killer scholarship package, it may too expensive for him or her to go to college at that level for four years.

General Education Classes

Every state has its own rules about what core classes every student needs. These core classes help students to become a community by giving them a point of reference in conversations with other students. If everyone has had to have Western Civilization, it is easy to start a conversation about who the professor of the class was and what the student thought about it. This type of connection is important in forming relationships in school. It is a common ground that everyone can seek. However, that does not mean that the classes have to be taken at the university where the student may finish his or her education.

Social Development

Even if going to one school for four years is better for the student’s social development, including making those lifelong connections of friends and significant others, most colleges have priced themselves out of the market. Congress is increasing interest rates on loans, textbook costs are skyrocketing, and transportation, housing, and food are all more expensive than a college student can afford on his or her own.

Political Will

Until college students and their parents rise up and tell their state government and their representatives at the national level that college should not cost an arm and a leg, those who want to get ahead in life are going to have to do it while figuring out how to deal with mountains of debt. To reduce those mountains to something a little smaller, it might be a good idea to go to community colleges in Colorado to help defray some of those costs. Getting an education is important even if the government is more interested in paying off the debt with student loan interest.

Which Nurse Do You Want to Be?

Currently, one of the careers with an excellent outlook is nursing. Within the field of nursing, there are a couple different licenses available, and sometimes, it can get confusing. If you are considering getting into nursing, you will need to know the difference between RN and LPN programs in Florida.

What Is an RN?

RN stands for registered nurse and is a license designating a nursing professional who has undergone enough schooling to have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. All RNs are required to pass the NCLEX-RN exam. After receiving your RN license, you are able to work in a variety of medical settings and can even specialize in medical areas that interest you. After a few years working as an RN, you can also decide to get advanced schooling in a particular area which will earn you the title of APRN, which stands for advanced practice registered nurse. The duties usually performed by RNs include leading a patient’s health care team, collecting medical history, and calling in other specialists to work with the patient. They supervise LPNs, nursing assistants, and various other staff members. New RNs can expect to earn about $42,000 a year and can expect to see that salary increase significantly with more education and experience.

What Is an LPN?

LPN stands for licensed practical nurse and is a license designating a nursing professional who has completed an LPN training program, which is usually offered at technical or community colleges and lasts about one year. All LPN’s must pass the NCLEX-PN exam and, after doing so, work under the supervision of doctors or registered nurses. Common duties of an LPN include being an initial patient contact, taking vital signs, giving immunizations, and entering medical history into the computer system. On average, LPNs can expect to make $39,000 a year. The main difference between the LPN and RN, other than salary, is that an RN can work independently and give advanced medical care whereas an LPN must always be supervised and can only administer basic, first-aid type care.

As you try to decide which program is right for you, there are many variables to consider. How fast do you want to get out of school? How much responsibility and flexibility do you want in your job? How much do you want to earn? For a more in depth look at the different nursing programs, consult LPN programs in Florida.