Top 5 Time Management Tips
Good time management skills can help students increase their grades and improve their overall college work performance. By learning to complete assignments on time every time, students will have a better classroom experience. Discover which tips are right for you.
Do you find yourself rushing to complete your homework assignment at the last moment? The root of this common problem may be time management. Some easy exercises may help you identify the tasks or habits that take time away from you and help you develop more healthy homework habits.
“The assignment is due when? Tomorrow?”
Somehow, that assignment due date just slipped right up on us without our noticing. That is why organizational skills are so important to college performance. Who can afford to score a big fat “0” on a paper just because we got lazy and didn’t pay attention to the due date? Then, how about putting it down?
If you have a Yahoo! account or another email system, you can use the free calendar feature to organize your homework. You will be able to enter each assignment as you receive it, make notes, and receive reminders as each due date approaches.
Postponing a task is like telling ourselves a little white lie. We think we’ll feel better if we do something fun, like watch a TV show, instead of studying or reading. But when we give in to the urge we always feel worse in the long run, not better.
If you’re like many students, you sometimes have trouble getting started on a project, because the end result seems so far away and impossible to reach. Sometimes when you start out with an idea and a blank sheet of paper and look into the future, all you see is lots and lots of unfinished research, reading, planning, and work. Next time try starting at the end and moving step by step to the beginning!
Britain’s Dream Jobs That You Could Actually Do
Have you ever given a thought to who provides the gravelly-toned voice on movie trailers – or who creates the sound effects on computer games or talks on radio and TV ads? Voice-over artists are paid to bring a script to life with their voice. Some voice-over artists come from a drama background, but qualifications aren’t necessary. Try approaching agencies who can help you put together a professional demo and offer coaching and courses. Once you’ve got your reel, the next step is to approach TV production companies and radio stations for ad work.
Do your friends always turn to you for help on matters of the heart? Become a professional agony aunt and you can share your wisdom with the world. The best known agony aunts write columns for newspapers and magazines and answer reader questions online. As a professional agony aunt, most publications would expect you to be “qualified” to give advice - which might mean having a degree in psychology, being a trained psychotherapist, or having a background as a counselor. Having writing experience may help you to find paid work in the future.
Being paid to eat chocolate for living rates pretty highly on the ’dream jobs list’ for many. Nearly every company in the food industry employs tasters who check product quality and work on developing new products - testing everything from fish pie to fudge. If you’re lucky enough to land a role as a food technologist at a company (a degree in food science and technology is generally required), you could find yourself working within the new product development team devising recipes, inputting on the design of the final decoration, and of course, tasting the new chocolate creations.
You might not be lucky enough to own a Ferrari - but what about a job test driving them? Test drivers work with the company’s engineers to test the entire vehicle from front bumper to rear bumper, making sure everything works exactly as it should. Although not a prerequisite, a background in mechanics or mechanical engineering is likely to give you an advantage. You’ll also need exceptional driving abilities - speeding round a race track at more than 200mph requires training and skill, not least nerve. As you might imagine, competition is fierce.
You may never be a star, but it’s easier than you might think to become a film extra. Extras are required to appear on TV dramas, commercials and music videos, as well as blockbuster movies - who knows, you could find yourself stood next to Johnny Depp one day. You don’t need supermodel looks - people of all ages and sizes are required - and acting experience isn’t necessary, though you will need a professional attitude and be able to take direction.
What is TRUE of voice-over artists according to paragraph 1?
Which is one of the requirements for becoming an agony aunt?
What is NOT mentioned about tasters?
What does the text say about test drivers?
What is the main requirement for those who want to work as film extras?
I really love working with flowers and also have loved learning Photoshop CS2 and InDesign. My first book was created just for florists, with a CD for their web sites’ images. Most people do not realize that 95% of all images online for florists belong to wire services and so the book filled a niche. I now have been creating floral cookbooks for people who are not florists with simple instructions to help the beginner.
Which person ________?
I am trying to learn as much as I can about the fauna. I love writing about my dogs, be it training, or the unconditional love they give. I am also exploring the dream of selling everything I own, packing up the dogs and seeing the US in a recreational vehicle. Any suggestions to sites, forums, etc that will help me fulfill my dream of travelling with my dogs will be appreciated!
I absolutely adore horseback riding. I own three horses here in the UK. A stallion named “Perseus” who is insane and I think that’s why I prefer to ride him and a new stallion named “Disraeli”. He’s even a bit more crazy than the other. It’s always a fight of wills and I love the fight. The other is a mare named “Seripho” who is an absolute sweetheart. Besides riding, I play tennis and just started taking boxing lessons; it’s a killer workout.
Jerry E Spencer
I have travelled all over the world and have seen a lot of things in my life, and I have loved all of it. I am a people person, I like talking with people from all over the world. My wife says that I talk more than ten women put together. I would like to help as many people as I can with my writing. I feel if I can help you out with something, then I have done some good out here in this world. And that is a good feeling.
Although I am English I have been living in the Philippines for the last 10 years and contrary to what you may have heard about all the bad things in the Philippines it is a wonderful country with loads of opportunities. I believe very heavily in taking action rather than just talking about things and my programs are based around weaving the principles of wealth into our lives rather than living superficially. If you would like to be part of my team in any way or if you would like any help you can contact me anytime.
I am an Advertising Director and Business Columnist for a chain of newspapers in the Fingerlakes Region. I also own The Upstate New York Shopping And Business Directory. Please feel free to email me whether you are into business or not. Networking is a very good thing! Let’s talk about whatever...
100 Years Old and Still Doing Her Bit for Others
100-year-old woman who is still an active volunteer at her local hospital has vowed to keep going.
Betty Lowe, (17)______ , was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire 12 years ago for her contribution to the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service, a charity that provides a range of services for vulnerable people who might otherwise feel lonely. She still helps out at her local WRVS shop at Hope Hospital, Salford, (18)______ so that it can offer services from meals on wheels for elderly people to welfare centres for soldiers in the Army.
The active lady, (19)______ and had to attend an open-air school, is also still involved with the Girl Guides, 89 years after she first joined.
Miss Lowe said: “I’ve been in the guides since I was 11. I was very interested in it and I used to go camping and walking. I was a bit of an outdoor girl when I was younger.”
She progressed to being a guide leader, a role in which she introduced hundreds of teenage girls to the organization, running annual camping trips, and is still a member of the Trefoil Guild, an organization of more than 20,000 members (20)______ .
She said: “I’ve been involved with the WRVS for 34 years and I still do half a day a week.”
She never married or had children, but her nephew Peter Lowe says (21)______ and bakes dozens of cakes for relatives.
Mr. Lowe said: “She has a massive circle of friends and we all think she is marvelous. I think she loves being active. She doesn’t like sitting around doing nothing.”
Miss Lowe had a run of accidents before her birthday, spending a week in hospital after a fall at home and suffering whiplash in a car accident while being driven to her nephew’s house. But (22)______ and more than 100 friends and relatives turned up to congratulate her on her centenary.
She said: “I think it’s very good to be 100. I’ve enjoyed all my life.”
Use of English
This Little Piggy Stayed At Home
It was New Year’s Eve and, after a hectic Christmas, my boyfriend Paul and I were planning a quiet evening in. So, while Paul was in town, I sat down with a glass of wine, my sandwich and a pork pie, (23)______ the peace.
A few minutes later, I heard Paul arrive home and come clattering into the kitchen.
“Surprise!” he called. As I looked (24)_______ at what he was holding in his arms, my mouth flew wide open. A little pig, with a bow around its neck, sniffed the air excitedly.
What’s that? I cried, about to bite into my pork pie.
Paul gave me an odd look. “It’s a...” he began.
“I know it’s a pig,” I sighed. “But what’s it doing here?”
“She’s our new pet,” he proudly (25)_______ . I put my pork pie down guiltily. “The farmers down the road didn’t want her, and were going to send her to the slaughter-house, so I (26)_______ her,” he explained.
“But it’s a pig!” I exclaimed.
We’d just moved into our house, were in the middle of (27)_______ , and we already had a cat. There was no way we could have a pig running around the place. For the next couple of days, I didn’t speak to Paul - I was too angry (28)________ him. He put the pig in the conservatory, and I wouldn’t be hesitated about my plan to find a farm to adopt her.
When Paul went out a couple of days later, I was left holding the pig. I fed her some food and, as hard as I tried, I couldn’t help smiling when she nuzzled into my arms, lifting her leg up to be tickled. I (29)________ her little belly, and she let out a snort. I wondered if she was (30)________ bored in the conservatory, so I took her into the sitting room.
When Paul came home, he found me and the pig under a blanket on the sofa. “I’ve named her Harriet,” I said. “But it’s just until we find another home,” I added quickly.
But, as time went on, I made little (31)________ to find Harriet a new home. “I can’t get rid of her,” I told Paul one day.
“You mean it?” smiled Paul.
“She can stay,” I added.
Harriet does take (32)________ a lot of time - I even have to rub moisturiser and suncream in to protect her skin. But she’s part of the family now. This pig’s for life, nor just for Christmas!
Why did Ancient Egyptians Build Pyramids?
Egyptologists assume they represent primeval hills, the hills that on the day of creation rose out of the flood. This idea certainly comes from the natural state of Egypt in former times, the land (33)_______ by the Nile, and when the flood retreated, islands appeared which were considered to be symbols of the day of creation. (34)_______ a pyramid could represent such a hill.
But one could ask: why was it not just a rounded hill, why did it have edges (35)________ to a top? Another idea is that kings used pyramids to climb up to their heaven.
But these are all speculations. A final theory is that in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (the centre of the sun cult in Egypt) there was a monument called a benben stone.
It could be that this sacred stone (36)________ the shape of a pyramid, and that the people who built the pyramids were trying (37)________ that, because the top piece of a pyramid is called a benben.
Man-Made Geyser Adds Sparkle to the Pearl
In further homage to the magnificence of geothermal forces, an artificial geyser (38)________ outside the Pearl by the hot water tanks on Oskjuhlið. This is not a mechanical geyser but a completely “automatic” and sustainable creation, (39)________ on the same principles that cause natural geysers (40)_______ .
Superheated geothermal water at a temperature of 125°C, pressurized to prevent it from turning to steam, enters a steel pipe which is set 30 m vertically below the ground and measures 40 mm wide but tapers up to paved bowl on the surface. The pressure builds up and is finally released with the water and steam (41)________ every five minutes or so, whereupon the pipe gets refilled and the cycle (42)________ itself.
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