Effective Research Methods: A Focus on Web Tools, Search Engine Techniques, & Research Writing

At some point within your college career, you will be required to write an agonizingly difficult research paper. The dreaded research paper usually weighs heavily on your grade in a class and requires weeks of effort. While many students may be tempted to procrastinate and write the paper shortly before it's due, writing a shining research paper or thesis cannot be done in one sitting. The material should come from several legitimate sources, the points well thought out, and the paper should be structured with a good flow and an easily deciphered point. There's no way to avoid the work required of successful research, but a little preparation can save you a lot of stress along the way. With the … Continue reading

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Educating the Next Generation: Unconventional Teaching Methods Using Technology Applications

By: Lenore Holditch The traditional conception of a teacher leading a lesson with a piece of chalk, vigorously scratching formulas, themes or motifs across a chalkboard, is ingrained in most of our minds. We grew up in a classroom where knowledge came from two sources: the instructor and the textbook. Those may never change, but their ability to educate has been made easier with forward-thinking. No longer is it a rite of passage for students in junior high school to pore over multiple books in the library, hours at a time, to pen a two-page research paper. Third graders are spending time learning advanced math on computer applications instead of practicing cursive. Special education students are communicating more effectively with … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Compilation of Educational Apps & Resources for the Tech-Savvy Learner

By: Lenore Holditch A Pew Research study conducted in 2010 revealed that 75% of teens aged between 12 and 17 own a cellular phone. And you don't have to do much of a double-take to notice that smart phones have dominated the cellphone scene for several years now. Cellphones and other portable devices have become more or less an extension of the person carrying them. Information can be accessed from integrated web browsers and apps instantaneously, taking the booting up time of household computers out of the equation. For a curious mind, the smartphone and tablet are invaluable tools. Not only is the information you seek readily available, but there are apps that can help you learn more effectively, retaining … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Writing Guide: Tips and Resources for Every Serious Writer

Your ability to communicate effectively is perhaps the most important skill you can possess. It enables you to express your thoughts, demonstrate your unique personality, and influence others. It's the primary means by which your intelligence is judged, regardless of whether you're in school, the workplace or a casual environment. According to a 2010 report from the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the skills employers desire most from college graduates are speaking and writing. This makes sense: verbal communication skills are a key component of the hiring process, as prospective employees are required to "pass" an interview before they're seriously considered for a position. Before they land the interview, though, they have to "pass" the initial screening process of … Continue reading

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10 Gadgets Moms Love the Most

Giving your mother a gadget says, “I love you, Mom. And I’m better than your other children.” Continue reading

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7 NFL Draft Picks That Were Total Busts

With the NFL draft underway, let’s reflect on the most promising football prospects who fell apart when they stepped foot on a professional field. Continue reading

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8 Great Home Remedies for Allergy Sufferers

If you’re sneezing while reading this, grab a Kleenex, and check out these eight effective home remedies for allergy sufferers. Continue reading

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9 Best Jazz Soloists of All Time

Here are nine great jazz soloists you might want to check out, especially if you’re curious about jazz but don’t know where to start listening. Continue reading

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7 Interviews That Made Mike Wallace a Legend

Wallace always came prepared to ask tough questions and get the truth one way or another. Continue reading

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8 Surprising Supporters of Legalizing Marijuana

Here are eight supporters for legalizing marijuana who otherwise might completely disagree with each other on any other issue. Continue reading

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