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Author: Paul Linus

Winter and spring writing prompts

Winter and spring writing prompts

Music
Middle school students can work on their narrative writing skills as well as imagery when they try these winter themed writing prompts. Before students start writing, teachers may need to review the components of narrative stories and the literary element of imagery. Writing a Narrative Narrative stories can be fun to write. These stories should not be long, no more than one-to-three pages. A narrative tells a story. It should have a beginning, middle and end. There should be some type of conflict that the main character or another character overcomes. The ending should have a resolution where all of the loose ends are tied up and there is closure for the characters. Teaching Imagery One literary element that adds to any story is imagery. Imagery is when the author uses details ...
Things to do in Porto (Oporto), Portugal

Things to do in Porto (Oporto), Portugal

Travel
Porto, near the mouth of the Douro River, is Portugal's second-biggest city and an increasingly popular city break holiday destination. This has been boosted by an expanding network of Ryanair cheap flights to and from many other European cities. Renowned for its port wine cellars, many of which can be visited, Porto's historic centre is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Porto's varied attractions include its wonderful riverside setting, beautiful bridges, ancient churches, a cathedral, buildings brilliantly decorated with colorful tiles, the impressive FC Porto football stadium, some good fado clubs and other nightlife, museums, and a definite charm and character all its own. Some of the Best Things to Do in Porto are: Visit the Port Houses Porto's famous port houses are not ...
Challenges and resources at colleges and universities

Challenges and resources at colleges and universities

Career
A first generation college student is a student who is the first person in his or her family to attend a college or a university. Sometimes the term is used to refer to students who are the first in their family to complete college, or to become a first generation college graduate. First generation college students have quite a bit to be proud of. However, they also face challenges that are different than students who come from families where a college expectation is considered the norm. At many schools, these students are considered to be at high risk for academic failure or for attrition (another word for "dropping out.") Here are some of the challenges encountered by many first generation college students, and some of the resources these students can seek out to make their jou...
Presentations – Slides and Pace

Presentations – Slides and Pace

Technology
As in any sales and marketing presentations, the difference between an excellent and a poor presentation is very often the difference between making and losing a sale. The worse thing that could happen is for audience to get bored and lose interest. Here are ways how to give effective presentations that can clinch a deal or earn potential customers. Planning the Presentation There is a basic sequence that will capture the initial interest of audience who are already customers or prospects. Explain clearly the unique advantages of the products or services Emphasize all the successes that the products have achieved, backing up claims with up-to-date statistics, and better still, if endorsements can be produced from other customers Explain to audience the possible disadvanta...
Tips to finding help for college financial aid

Tips to finding help for college financial aid

Career, Finance
Accessing financial assistance for college can be trying and even so for families going through the process for the first time. A national program was created first by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association to assist students and families with financial aid assistance. As time passed more and more state associations have joined the movement to provide on-site, professional guidance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). How College Goal Sunday Works College Goal Sunday program varies state to state. Every state has an association for financial aid counselors, usually called association for financial aid administrators. The associations set up an on-site workshop for families for free. At the workshop families access the FAFSA form and learn how to co...
Warning signs for dyslexia and/or dyscalculia

Warning signs for dyslexia and/or dyscalculia

Health
Dyslexia is a learning disability where a child has difficulty to read, write and spell in his native language. Children with dyscalculia have difficulty with learning mathematical concepts and computations. Recent research conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in America suggests that dyslexia is identifiable with 92% accuracy at ages five and a half to six and a half. This implies that dyslexia can be identified in the late pre-school years. If appropriate steps are taken, the severity of dyslexia and the impact of it on the child can be minimized. In an interview, Bridget Wren, educational therapist and the coordinator of the National Institute for Learning Disabilities (NILD) in Africa listed the following early warning signs that a child might have dyslexia and...