March 31

Disadvantages Of Home Schooling

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If you are concerned about the education your child is receiving at either a public or private school, you may have considered the option of home schooling. There are many advantages to home schooling that are easy to think of, but in making your decision you must also consider the disadvantages. Yes, despite all the bonuses you can think of in home schooling your child, there are many disadvantages to the process.

Home schooling is a process that requires a massive amount of time and dedication. If you want to home school your child you must be present for a large part of the day. Kids are kids. Depending on how motivated by academic success your child is, he or she may not require constant supervision. However, in many studies, parental supervision is the key behind the success of home schooling programs.

Parents must also possess instructional skills or access to someone who can teach effectively. Simply putting your child in a room with textbooks will most likely result in home schooling failure. In addition, you will have to purchase materials that public and private schools provide for students.

There is also the need to be able to serve as guidance counselor as your child may require specialized instruction due to a learning disability. Public and private schools usually provide these services with qualified individuals.

One important benefit of an academic institution is the opportunity for children to become properly socialized. Attending school with other children from all walks of life leads to the development of social skills. One of the disadvantages of home schooling is the relative isolation children have from their peers.

Many parents find comfort in blaming the educational system for the shortcomings in their childs academic performance. If you choose to home school you will be accepting full responsibility for the outcome of your childs education. This is more of a burden than it seems. Studies have shown that many home schooling ventures fail due to the fact that the home generally lacks qualified educators. Many parents have gripes about teachers, but the fact is that they generally have to teach large classes filled with children with diverse learning needs. In addition, certified educators have taken teaching classes and have passed state examinations to receive their teaching certificates.

When you approach the issue of home schooling you must examine both sides. Sure, there are plenty of advantages, but if you forget to look into the disadvantages, you may be setting yourself up for failure.

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March 31

Citizenship Test Study Guide

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Announcing the launch of new educational publishing company

R.T. Publications is releasing its first study guide with numerous more to follow in the near future. Their new study guide,designed to help people pass the U.S. Citizenship exam and interview, is being praised and new and innovative. It has a simple, straightforward approach that is interesting yet easy to understand.

It can be found at citizenshipcd.com

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Now, a word from the founder of R.T. Publications and the author of the new citizenship study guide, Richard Rash:

R.T. Publications is a small, independently owned and operated publishing company dedicated to communities, whether they are next-door or a half a world away. We believe that to be truly free, one has to have easy access to accurate information that is true and understandable. Information can bring people and communities together for a common goal or cause and our mission is to be a part of this growing, positive trend.

Our passion at R.T. Publications is to teach, educate, inform and grow with people and communities. “Passing the U.S. Citizenship Interview: Yes, You Can Do It!” is a prime example of our passion at work. Have you ever attended a ceremony where new U.S. Citizens are being sworn in? Our founder and author of this study guide, Richard Rash, has attended numerous ceremonies, including his wife’s. He says the look of pride, joy, relief and gratitude on the faces of new Americans meld together and surrounds the person in an aura that glows like a parent gazing upon their new born child for the first time. That is what drives us, that is why we do what we do: to play a part in watershed moments in people’s lives.

We hope that our passion reflects in our work and we look forward to providing you with quality educational materials in the future. We encourage you to contact us with questions, suggestions, submissions, ideas or concerns.

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of a person to elevate their life by conscious endeavor.

Henry David Thoreau

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March 30

Glendale Outdoor Leadership School

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The Glendale Outdoor Leadership School offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities to people in the Spartanburg area. Located in Glendale, South Carolina, the school is a program of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation. The programs goal is to encourage adults and children to lead healthy lifestyles by being active. Some of the activities available at the school include kayaking, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and climbing.

The school hosts leadership retreats and environmental education seminars. Team building activities and leadership skills are offered to corporations, youth groups, sports teams, and other organizations. Their new Low Challenge Course is a series of activities that help boost team building skills.

The Glendale Outdoor Leadership School is not just open to groups. Individuals can also sign up for classes in indoor rock climbing, paddling, and mountain biking. The schools indoor climbing wall is 20 feet high with more than 1,000 square feet of climbing space. The climbing facility features a bouldering area, crack climbing, and ramped and inverted walls. There are nine belay stations. A climbing assistant is on hand to help during all public climbing sessions. Mountain biking classes are available for riders of all ability levels. Kayaking courses introduce paddlers to the fundamentals of the sport while emphasizing safety. Whether a beginning paddler or one needing a refresher course, participants will quickly gain confidence.

Special Kids Nights are offered on the first Friday of the month from 6-9pm. The kids will enjoy a variety of fun supervised activities such as rock climbing, a nature craft, and games. A snack is included. The cost is $20 for one child with a $5 sibling discount. Glendale Outdoor Leadership School also offers Summer Adventure Camps in June and July for youth 6-15 years of age.

The entire family can enjoy an evening of fun activities on Family Fun Nights, which are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month from 5-8pm. Family members can try indoor rock climbing, team building activities, and a moonlight hike. The evening includes dinner and Smores around the campfire. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult for Family Fun Night. Register ahead of time to reserve a spot.

The Glendale Outdoor Leadership School is located at 270 Wheeling Circle in Glendale, South Carolina, just east of Spartanburg. The facilitys proximity to Lawsons Fork Creek, the Pacolet River, and Croft State Park provides convenient locations to teach courses and practice outdoor skills.

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March 29

Online education helping people to nurture their dreams

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Education helps to transform lives and this has been evident from time immemorial. In order to promote higher education among the masses, administrators and planners advocated the promotion of distance education. These courses were mainly conducted with the help of study centers and weekly or in certain case monthly classes and contact programs. With, the passage of time and the increase in the development of technology, particularly of the internet distance education appeared on the online format.

An increasing number of educational institutes, particularly the foreign universities are going for the online format. This will be particularly helpful for the technically qualified students.

Many traditional degrees are available in a new format and the online university courses are also offering various types of professional degrees. Some of the popular online degrees are mostly related to management and associated degrees, like
MBA in Finance
MBA in Marketing
Hospital Management
Travel & Tourism Management
Applied courses in Advanced Psychology
MBA in Human Resource Development

Apart from the above there are many more in the offing. Many newly setup universities are also offering some combined courses in order to help the students to diversify their career prospects.

Since the concept of online education is to diversify as well as seek some advancement in their career prospects. This very concept popularized the distance courses among the masses and it also helped in the promotion of the higher education. Technology has helped tremendously in the promotion of higher education and this is mainly through the online format. Some of the major technological advancements of education are,
Online classes
Flexible timing and fee structure
Choice of courses
More emphasis towards professional qualifications
Foreign and internationally recognized degree
Job opportunities abroad
Technical training opportunities
Apart from the above, the students can save a lot and it is also equally recognized as a regular degree.

Time is one of the major constraints of the modern age and the value of time is money. This has helped online university courses to become popular among the working professionals. Nowadays distance courses are also available in the online format. With the tremendous advancement of technology like the internet, students are getting plenty of opportunity in making the right choice of the required courses. Management degrees are gaining in popularity and this has proved to be very helpful in improving the career prospects of a growing number of technically qualified students. This will help them to make the next progression in their career.

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March 27

RBI Recruitment Offers National Scholarships For Exceptional Candidates

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Reserve Bank of India rolls out the vacancies time to time for various posts around the country. Since RBI is a governing authority for all banks, applicants are very interested in getting a job in RBI for good working standards and high pay scales. The RBI Recruitment for 2012 offers jobs for candidates above 10+2 who are pursuing the Undergraduate studies. The candidates who have higher degrees are not eligible for these exams. A total number of 150 scholars are awarded with the scholarships yearly under this program. Age of the candidate should be between 18 to 23 years in order to appear for this exam. There are few other direct recruitment exams also run by the Reserve bank of India. The age and educational qualification vary in these cases as per the requirement. Based on skills the minimum required qualification starts from a plain graduation to Masters and PhD levels. These are the majorly the finance and the management positions. The Bank also arranges some pre-examination preparation for this kind of examination for SC/ST/PH candidates, which is free of cost and available at the centers of Reserve bank of India.

The RBI Recruitment wing conducts this exam in 11 regional languages other than Hindi and English. These regional languages are Malayalam, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Oriya. It is always conducted on 100 locations in Different cities. The written exam is objective type and many questions related to general awareness and RBI functions. The Banking trends prevailing in India, The economy and financial overview is also an integral part of the question paper. The question paper is of ninety minutes and the accuracy with speed is checked in this exam. The selected candidates can be placed anywhere in India but the location preference is kept in mind. The selected candidates are required to complete the assignments and projects, which are allocated to them within a reasonable time. A Monthly Stipend is given to each candidate and it is calculated on pro rata basis. During this on the job training, the performance of the employee is checked time to time. As and when the authorities feel that the candidate is suitable for handling the operations, the candidate is given the posting. This On the Job training is also subjected to a time limit, that is to say that a candidate must have to start performing before the time runs out. After the completion of on the job training, the candidates become permanent employee of RBI.

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March 27

Too Many Universities All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

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The Coalition Government which has placed so much emphasis on reversing the trend towards dumbing down in education must be extremely dismayed by one side-effect of tuition fees in higher education rising to as much as 9,000 a year. It appears that the drop in university course applications which has followed the fee rise has prompted many institutions to lower their entry requirements in order to keep their numbers up. This is especially true of newer universities and former polytechnics.

According to the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS), the number of English applicants to all universities has fallen by 10 % compared with last year. The biggest casualty was the University for the Creative Arts which suffered a massive 29.2% drop from 2011. At the top end of the spectrum, Oxbridge applications were virtually unchanged.

In what looks like a desperate last minute attempt to keep student numbers and revenues up, many institutions have lowered A level grade requirements which basically means that young people are being let in even though they may not have what it takes to ultimately gain a degree. Either that or the quality of degrees would have to fall. This is almost certainly not what the government intended when it moved the goalposts on fees.

Take, for example, the situation at Leeds Metropolitan University where the Telegraph reports entry levels on 97 degree courses, including architecture, law, English literature and history, have been cut to 80 points on the UCAS tariff – the equivalent of only two grade Es, the lowest possible pass. The inevitable result is that the average quality of undergraduates at such universities is destined to decline.

Of course, in the past, such establishments would have responded to such developments by focusing more of their education marketing spend on attracting students from overseas but, here again they have been stymied by the governments tightening up on visa requirements for students from outside of the EU.

That just leaves the EU as a potential source of students to compensate for the shortfall in domestic numbers. This may also prove a problem bearing in mind the economic malaise in the Eurozone and the fact that fees in many EU countries like Belgium are actually lower than in the UK.

Nobody it seems has asked the most relevant question which is what is the optimal number of university places in the UK in the first place. It would appear that the quality of graduates, especially in the disciplines which are in such high demand such as technology and engineering, is now taking centre stage in the debate rather than the total quantity of new undergraduates studying at our universities.

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March 25

Highlighting Allen University

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Allen University, located in Columbia, South Carolina, is a small historically black institution. It was founded in 1870 by former slaves as Payne Institution in Cokesbury, South Carolina. The school had the dual mission of providing educational opportunities for African Americans and training clergy for the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. In 1880 the school moved to a more central location in Columbia and was renamed Allen University in honor of the Reverend Richard Allen, founder and first bishop of the AME Church.

The university is a private, Christian liberal arts institution. Allen University is coeducational, with an enrollment of less than 900 students. The institution has a rather unusual history. Initially the school educated students of all age levels. Young students entered in its grammar school, continued their studies through high school, and then pursued a college degree. The grammar school was discontinued in the 1920s, and the last high school class graduated in 1933. Since that time Allen University has enrolled only college students.

Students at Allen University may pursue eight academic majors. There are 21 areas of concentration available to students including business administration, accounting, finance, English, music, social science, human services, mathematics, biology, chemistry, pre-pharmacy, computer science, pre-engineering, and religious studies. The university confers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

Allen University offers on campus housing, and there are numerous opportunities for students to engage in campus life. Two new residence halls opened in 2009. More than 30 organizations are available to students including civic, religious, and social groups. Students may choose from honor societies, fraternities, sororities, leadership organizations, and special interest clubs. Varsity sports offered at Allen University include mens basketball, womens basketball, and womens volleyball. The university is a member of the National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA). Students may also participate in intramural sports including flag football, basketball, and volleyball.
Allen University has an urban campus, with buildings that comprise the Allen University Historic District. The most recognizable building on campus is the Chappelle Administration Building, a brick structure completed in 1925. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Arnett Hall was built in 1881, and Levi J. Coppin Hall dates to 1906.

The university is located at 1530 Hardin Street in Columbia. Allen University offers guided tours by appointment Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. The schools location is convenient to many of the points of interest and activities that South Carolinas capital has to offer.

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March 25

How to Know If Youre Guitar Teacher Is Any Good

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Learning guitar is not only a passion for music lovers but has come up as a trend as well. You would find various stores and websites that are offering to learn guitar by charging somewhere from $30 to $100. The hour rates would surly dent your pocket. There are some guitar lessons offers that ridiculous to believe, there are 30 minutes lessons. Taking a guitar lesson in such time is next to impossible as it almost takes that much time to tune the guitar it self. If you really are serious about learning the art of playing guitar and excelling it, the key is that be very particular about whom you are trusting for imparting the guitar lessons.

There are certain things that would tell you about a guitar teacher being good enough for you.

See how much minimum time commitment in a day or for a lesson is the potential guitar teacher is offering. In case he/she proposes anything less than an hour, be alert the person wants to make money. Your learning is not the endeavor for him. Be very careful of such teachers. Employing one of such would not only burn holes in your pocket, but wouldnt help you learn anything.

If you are picking a guitar shop to learn the lessons from, be alert about the quality of lessons. Just because it is a guitar shop doesnt certify that it would be top notched or at least better than the rest. Explore your options.

Look out for other people who are taking guitar lessons and try and find the best teacher. Go with the recommendations of the students who are already taking classes. To chose the best amongst the option available, try to know as much as you can from the students about the quality of guitar lessons that their respective teachers are imparting.

Guitar lessons should always be taken from a teacher who himself is quite passionate about it. As while imparting lessons, the passion he would have would help you not only learn better but he would give tips to contribute, for you being a good guitarist. Such a teacher would not only make you learn the technical aspects of playing guitar but at the same time would acquaint you with the soul of it. This is the real essence of learning guitar.

Ensure that you learn to play guitar only from a person who impresses you while playing it. One would never want to learn to cook from a person whose food isnt good to taste. The same goes for guitar lessons as well. Ask the potential teacher to play for you, listening to that decide that would you want to have him/her as your mentor.

At a party, a concert or else; if you hear a person playing excellent guitar that touches your souls, take pride in asking that person to be your mentor. Such a person could be best to justify the guitar lessons for you.

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March 25

Need Information On Scholarships For Moms

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I’m not sure if you are aware of it or not, but there’s lots of organizations, and organizations in existence which were created specifically to supply scholarships for moms. I am not quite sure what prompted all the interest, but these organizations started appearing everywhere you look, suddenly and with purpose.

One thing that you ought to remember is that, usually, there are actually “no strings attached”. The ultimate winner can use their scholarship for “regular” type colleges as well as trade schools. Individuals were pleasantly surprised, as they assumed that there’d be specific places listed that the scholarship can be used.

To date, there has been countless females and mothers helped by these sort of scholarships. Sadly, without them, there is a pretty good chance they may not have been capable of attend places of higher learning as of this particular stage in life. With the way the financial state is today, having more training has become an assett.

There is no doubt that the majority of scholarship winners will use the winnings for four year schools they might otherwise be able to attend. With numerous skilled labor career fields exploding today, these scholarships present you with an exceptional chance to be at the forefront.

Most often, the winner of the scholarship is selected as the result of some kind of random drawing. To get going, you need to find a participating site, and fill out the information you have, which often at a minimum includes your name and number. Once you have done this, your name will be put in the pot, and the winner will be selected at some future date which is usually disclosed somewhere on the participating site.

Of course there will be those that are skeptical, which is normal with these kinds of things. The majority of the web sites will put the mind at ease though by listing days gone by winners on their site prominently for your personal review. While there are several scams online, scholarships for mom definitely isn’t one of these.

If by chance you need some extra money to further your education, I wouldn’t hesitate to enter one of these brilliant drawings. Nevertheless there is never an assurance that you’ll win, you never stand a chance if you don’t take action. What you might possibly win is worth far more than the few minutes of your time it will take to input your details.

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March 22

World Class Universities Offer Education To Low Scoring Students

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Getting an under graduate and a post-graduate degree is everyones dream, however, there are some people who are unable to secure top marks and fail to pursue their dream education from a reputed college or a well known university. In cases where people really couldnt afford quality higher education due to low scores, there are many universities which have come up with distance education MBA or other bachelor and post graduate degrees.

Moreover, many top notch universities have also open the door of high quality graduation and post graduation education to the students who fail to score good marks. And, to make all this possible, universities have decreased the minimum percentage of marks required, which is just 60% now to get admission in courses such as electronics engineering, BBA aviation and MBA power management. However, to get admission in world class universities with such low marks, students must have either scored or they need to score minimum at least 60% marks in secondary as well as senior secondary exams.

And usually, there are only a few courses that cannot be opted for by individuals after completing their schooling, viz. Bachelor of Technology, BDS and MBBS. These are the courses which a student from a science background can opt for, but there is one more glitch. In the Indian education system students having physics, chemistry, biology, and math can get in any of the available courses. But, students having physics, chemistry and math with computer science can never opt for BDS or MBBS as their course choice.

However, it is totally different in case of Master of Business Administration, as students from any graduation background can easily opt for this course and acquire and hone their management skills. But, there are some specific management courses, which have been started by some leading universities, and those courses cannot be pursued by each and every student, and some of those courses are post graduate management programs are MBA in Information Systems, Infrastructure Management MBA etc.

Students having an engineering or Bachelor of Science degree are the only ones who can pursue these courses. But to get admission in any of the MBA programs in any of the worlds best universities, students must score or have scored minimum 50% in their 10th, 12th and graduation.

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