Now that the school year is coming to a close it is time to prepare for the upcoming school year. Don’t wait until the week before school starts. Start now! If you have not completed your college resume, we have an article you must read. Inside this article you will find all kinds of great information on writing and submitting college resume applications. Also, tips on getting started on your college resume, what to include in your college resume, and format options for your college resume.
And while you are at educationbug.org, you may also want to check out the new grammar article on nouns. The Noun Overview article contains information on noun word forms, common nouns, proper nouns, count nouns, non-count nouns, concrete nouns, abstract nouns, noun phrases, and how to form singular or plural nouns.
If you are in a crowd and that crowd scatters, did the crowd disperse or disburse? Were you aware that these were two different words with two different meanings? There are many words in the English language that are very similar in spelling and very similar in meaning, disburse and disperse are two such words. We recently posted an article titled Disburse vs. Disperse in which we compare and define both of these words, as well as give you tips on how to remember which word is more appropriate to use in a given situation.
Educationbug.org has many fun and interesting grammar lessons for everyone. You can also find an amazing amount of detailed information on schools, public libraries, and colleges across our nation.
First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Department of Education today. She gave about a 10 minute speech to about 350 of the staff members there, in which she told them “I am a product of your work.”
She spoke of the Presidents new stimulus plan which would pay to renovate thousands of schools, add funding for preschool for disadvantaged children and increase federal dollars for Pell Grants for college students. She also said this financial help would prevent teacher layoffs and help children in poverty and children with disabilities.
She also said, “The Department of Education is going to be at the forefront of many of the things that we have to do in this administration and we’re going to need that energy in these times of economic challenge.”
Hopefully our new President will be able to follow through and provide our education system with the help it needs.
The best time to start talking to your children about their college education is in early childhood. Studies show that if a child knows up front from the beginning what is expected of them they will strive to meet those expectations. Education is important from day one. Starting to talk about college in their junior or senior year of high school is not going to let them know that it is important to you and it is expected of them. By the time they are in high school they should be preparing for college by studying for and taking their SAT’s, researching colleges, applying for scholarships, and even taking college courses while they are still in high school. The questions should not be should I attend college or not? It needs to be which college should I attend? which will work better for me a college or a university? and what am I going to major in?
Just one of the many many questions to answer when making decisions about higher education is whether a college will be able to provide you will all of your needs or if you should consider going to a university. What is the difference between a college vs. a university? And why do people choose one over another? This answer varies for everyone, some may base their decision on what their short or long term education goals are, others may decide based on what they can afford, and yet others may not be sure yet which direction they would like to go with their education. And once you have attended a college or university are you better off to get right into the work force, or should you consider graduate school? We hear all the time about people who are making millions of money without spending years and years pursuing an education. We have recently posted some articles on educationbug.org that have useful information to help you decide what will work best for you and your family.
educationbug.org is also a great place to find out what colleges or universities are available and what they have to offer. You will find links to colleges in every state.