Learn Chemistry Online – Strategy and Tips That Work

Chemistry is acknowledged as the most interesting of all science subjects. However, a lot of students, after taking a look at the Chemical formulas, go into a tizzy – probably due to a fear of the unknown. The fear of Chemistry pervades fundamentally from a lack of understanding of the subject which itself stems from following a random approach to learning Chemistry

I reiterate here that Chemistry is very interesting and easy to comprehend. However to understand it, Chemistry must be learnt in a systematic manner. The subject itself follows a beautiful pattern and as one learns, the pieces fall into place, fitting well into each other.

With the proliferation of online learning, understanding Chemistry has become much more easier, simpler and faster too. The power of Online Chemistry Learning lies in its ability to create interactive tutorials which make understanding Chemistry much simpler. Learning Chemistry is now more fun, enjoyable and interesting.

The human element in learning chemistry ie Chemistry Tutors however can not be ignored. While the tutorials have become more and more effective, the need for a tutor always remains to get the insight into the subject. It is only a tutor – whether online or face-to-face who can gauge your learning requirements and plug the gaps in knowledge to make a complete understanding. The online tutors available today are much more affordable, flexible and as effective compared to the face-to-face tutors. The Online tutors complimented with Chemistry learning aids make the best combination for success in Chemistry.

The Basics of Chemistry. For those with little or no background of Chemistry, the first step must start with the learning about the atom itself. One must fully understand the structure of atom, the way the electrons, protons and neutrons are arranged and how they affect the properties of substances. The ideal way of learning this is by animated tutorials, a lot of which are easily available on the internet.

The next step is to graduate to the Periodic Table which gives complete insight into the Chemical and Physical behavior of elements. I will give a example here – the Sodium (Na) atom has 11 electrons. If one looks at its electronic configuration which is 2-8-1, following the Octet rule, Sodium can lose one electron – this makes it a metal. The same analogy is applicable to the other elements of the periodic table which can lose electrons. Thus one simple concept is applicable to a number of elements of the Periodic Table and can be used to predict their metallic and non metallic nature. From the periodic table itself, one can learn how to write chemical formulas. Once that is done, its easy to write Chemical equations and balance them.

It has been my experience that a majority of the students are not able to understand the Periodic Table completely by themselves which affects their further learning of Chemistry. This is where the services of a tutor prove invaluable. Here it is imperative that the gaps in knowledge …

Further Education Jobs

Education jobs are numerous. Of course, there are those which are solely focused on teaching. There are many educational institutions offering from preschool to post graduate education which constantly hire professional teachers. They alone provide thousands of education jobs for those with degrees in education.

However, there are further education jobs out there which are not limited to teaching. For starters, there are administrative education jobs you can apply to. If you don’t like teaching kids and grown ups, you can always apply for administrative positions like being a dean, principal or department head. Your main focus will be the supervision of the overall function of the institution. You’ll be in charge of educational programs and supervising the faculty and see to it that they’re doing their responsibilities according to standards.

Another interesting job in line with education is that of a registrar and cashier. You don’t need to have an education degree to apply for such positions. A degree in accounting or commerce is enough. As a registrar, you’ll be in charge of the records of all students. On the other hand, being a cashier entails responsibilities such as organizing all accounts including payments of students and salaries of teachers.

If you’re a bookworm, you’ll find the job as librarian very enjoyable. Most educational institutions prefer licensed librarians to work for them but for small schools, a degree in education is enough. In addition, you have to be extremely organized and strict when it comes to the policies of the library in case of borrowing and using of books and other resource materials.

Being a guidance counselor is one of the most challenging education jobs out there. You need to have a degree in psychology to get into this job since it’s very sensitive. You’ll be dealing with students of all ages and from different backgrounds. Oftentimes, you have to help students deal with their problems, decision-making, and preparing them in choosing their desired careers in life.

Just so you know there are also education jobs you can now find online. Many online education portals are looking for tutors to teach English as a Second Language to non-native speakers. You can earn extra money by simply teaching English to foreigners for a few hours everyday or by helping kids with their homework. Not only that, but you can also help others publish eBooks, write articles, and maintain blogs.

Education jobs are varied that even if you don’t have a degree in education, you have a big chance of getting in. You can earn a reasonable salary as a full time employee and earn extra cash at the same time working online or after school hours.…

If You Want to Take Your Mission in Life to the Next Level, Don’t Look Outside Yourself, Look Inside

This is a little story of a boy and a girl who were playing together. The boy had lot of marbles and the girl had sweets with her. The boy asked the girl if she would exchange her sweets for the marbles. The girl agreed and handed over all the sweets to the boy. However, the boy sneaked out the biggest and the most colorful marble that he had and gave the rest to the girl. That night the girl slept well but the boy was restless all night thinking that the girl may have hidden some sweets from him like the way he had hidden the marble.

The moral of the story is – ‘What you give is what you get and what you get is what you deserve’. In this case, the boy was not honest and thus had a sleepless night filled with doubt.

How often do we come across people who cheat themselves and blame the rest of the world or curse destiny for their level of existence? By nature most people like to play an inferior game and expect superior results; when results fail to come in, they begin the blame game. Isn’t that true?

Introspect and see if you too have been a victim of this self-initiated unfair game of defeat.

While you were in college, you wanted to score a distinction in your academics but put in efforts only to get a second class. What was the result?

While at work, you promised to achieve a certain result but failed to achieve it. Did you and your team really play the game of commitment at level 10?

While attending a training program you expected the trainer to give his level 10, but you never participated at level 10. What was the end result?

Think about it! Why do 1% of people control 85% of the wealth of the world? Why is it that only a handful of people have millions of followers? Why only a few people attain and maintain stardom? Why and how do champions become champions?

The answer is simple – they play their game at Level 10.

You can either believe in destiny or make your own destiny.

Do you think Sachin Tendulkar was destined to become a great cricketer or did he actually steer his life in a manner to become one? When he was barely 8 years he would spend hours practicing cricket, at the age of 12 he was scoring centuries, at the age of 16 years he played for our national team facing the likes of Imran Khan and Wasim Akram. Imagine if he had spent hours watching TV, playing silly games with friends or just lazing around for hours, would he have become an Icon?

At the age of 37, most people ignored his achievements and passion for the game and criticized him for not retiring. And he went to score a double century in one-day internationals, he was the most consistent performer in test …

What Great Paragraphs Can Do for Your Career

From space dust to universes, all things have structure, including written products. Just as specific atomic particle structures combine to form molecule structures which combine to form cell structures, words are grouped in specific sentence structures which are combined to form paragraph structures which are combined to form the structures of written products.

Paragraphs are structured around the topic sentence. The topic sentence, usually the first sentence in the paragraph, gives the main point of the paragraph, and all other sentences support or expand that point. Well structured and interesting paragraphs can make you standout in the business world.

Suppose that you need to send your boss a report discussing a recent conference that you and a college attended, and you have the following ideas in sentence form:

  1. Mary Smith, who is the Purchasing Manager at XYZ Company, discussed our coming to her office for a presentation of our products and services in the near future.
  2. The discounts we received on hotel and transportation costs will make our ROI much greater.
  3. We made several contacts in our networking that may lead to new contracts.
  4. The presentation tools we used were a credit to our graphic department.
  5. We were invited by Bob Jones of Acme to a business luncheon that Acme hosts monthly for vendors.

Sentences one, three, and five would go in the same paragraph with sentence three being the topic sentence. Sentence two would go in a paragraph about the financial aspects of the conference, and sentence four would go in a paragraph about the company's professional performance at the conference.

If you start constructing a paragraph from sentences one, three, and five above, you can put in a few transition words (in this case "foremost" and "also") to make logical connections as follows:

We made several contacts in our networking that may lead to new contracts. Foremost, Mary Smith, who is the Purchasing Manager at XYZ Company, discussed our coming to her office for a presentation of our products and services in the near future. Also, we were invited by Bob Jones of Acme to a business luncheon that Acme hosts monthly for vendors.

Transitioning shows your reader the connections between the thoughts you are presenting. Imagine yourself as your reader's guide while traveling through your writing, placing connections between sentences as you would place footstones leading somewhere.

To keep reader interest, vary your sentences in length and structure and try to remove any passive verbs. Here's a re-write that makes the paragraph a little more interesting.

Our networking efforts at the conference discussed in several solid contacts that may lead to new contracts. Foremost, Mary Smith, who is the Purchasing Manager at XYZ Company, discussed our coming to her office in the near future for a presentation of our products and services. Also, Bob Jones of Acme invited us to a business luncheon that Acme hosts monthly for vendors which we anticipates leading to inclusion on their vendor list.

Now, your boss knows what a go-getter you …

A Career in Voiceovers, Part II – Starting Small

It would be wonderful if you could find a way to start doing national commercials for Ford or McDonald's. However, that's pretty illegally. There are gifted professionals already handling these campaigns who have paid their dues for many years getting to that level. It's much more likely that you'll be able to pick up smaller jobs in your local market or via the Internet while building a portfolio and a reputation.

Here are some ideas that you might want to focus on:

  • On-Hold Companies – There are many companies across the country that provide on-hold message services for large and small companies. Many of them work with voice talent from all over that have home studios and broadband connections. The pay is often as low as $ 5-15 per script … but it can be a great place to cut your teeth. You'll have to contact them, submit a demo if they are willing to listen, and most likely will be added to a waiting list for the next time they have some turnover. But … there's a lot of this kind of work out there. At that level of pay, you can help pay for your home studio, etc. And, hey, it's real experience!
  • Talk to Friends That Own Businesses – It's hard enough to be alive and not know someone who has a home business or small business of their own. It's in their best interest to make themselves sound bigger than they really are. Ask if they're tossing you a few bucks to have someone with some talent to do their voice mail system or on-hold message.
  • Sing for Your Supper – Consider approaching locally-owned businesses about doing their on-hold messages. Pizza shops, movie theaters, gift shops, etc. Would they willing to pay something for you to do their voice mail or on-hold messages? If not, what about bartering some goods for your services? Gift certificates for food or movie tickets, for example? Nationally-owned chains already have something in place. But small businesses can be good targets.
  • Serve the Community – Same as above, except with churches and community organizations. Even if you do some work for free, it can be good for the work portfolio.
  • Help the Less Fortunate – Get some valuable experience by participating in radio reading services for the blind, in areas where they exist.

One thing to remember about doing on-hold work: You're going to need music if you're doing finshed tracks at home. One recent development on the net is downloadable production music.

It's not legal to use your favorite instrumental piece by Yanni or whomever, so it's best to do this the right way … by purchasing a royalty free music cut from a suitable production music library like Sonic Imagery, with a variety of styles available for purchase one cut at a time. …

The Best College Graduate Gifts

Your son or daughter has graduated high school and now you are looking for something to give them as a special token of your pride. What can you buy them?

First, the best choice is money. This allows them to spend the money on planning their after high school career or college. Perhaps they need a new computer, new car or maybe they will just use it for booze — that is the risk that comes with a money gift.

PDAs are very popular and very useful. Buying one for a graduate allows them to store images, movies and music on it, as well as data for college. This can help make their workload and scheduling much, much easier.

What would college be without a computer? So why not get them one. Nearly every college student has one, and a laptop computer will give them the ability to use it in class, without the need to take down notes by hand and then type them out.

A digital camera will let your future college student take pictures of their college experience and send it to you by email. This will allow you to still see your son or daughter, even if they are a thousand miles away.

It is very difficult to take notes in class without knowing shorthand, so why not give them a digital recorder that allows them to record what the instructor says, and then plug it into their laptop and have the computer type out what was said. It is a handy note taking tool.

Phone cards will allow the college-bound to keep in touch with you. Giving them phone cards means they don’t have to pay for the long distance call to you. On that same note, buy them a cell phone, pre-paid, so that they can keep in touch with you from anywhere.

A commemorative gift, such as their diploma in a special frame with a picture of the two of you can be a great gift for the college student. When they are off in college, they can look at that and be reminded of home. This also works for a variety of other sentimental gifts you may want to buy.

No matter what you buy your future college-bound child, make it special because it will not only help them succeed in college, but also it will remind them of home and you. The last thing you want is for your son or daughter to forget you!…

Finding Your Way Through Career Change

Do you want to be more excited about your work? Instead, are you dissatisfied with your job and feel stuck and/or frustrated? Often, people are unable to move forward because they don’t know what they want to change. That’s where the ADESA model comes in. The ADESA Model can help you build skills and experiences that will ensure your long term career success and satisfaction. This model offers a specialized process that will help you

* Discover and make use of your natural talents, skills, and strengths

* Find top interests and career motivations

* Make sound career decisions

* Change your career field, workplace, or job

* Transition to self-employment

Through the career transition process using this model, you will also become more aware of your own answers to some pretty big questions such as:

Who are you?

Why do you want to work?

What do you want to do?

Where do you want to do it?

Introducing the ADESA Model:Assess, Differentiate, Explore, Scribe, Achieve

How it works, step by step:

Step 1: Assess: Find clarity regarding your core needs, talents, interests, and motivations.

This essentially means you need to take the time to get to know yourself, get a handle on what you’re good at, what you like to do, and what you really want. Assessments give you a way to organize, identify patterns, and discuss what you know about yourself, so you can relate this self-awareness to workplace possibilities. While these benefits are extremely useful in the career transition process, it’s important to emphasize that career assessments do not tell you what to do or be when you grow up.

There are a wide range of career assessments available to help you clarify what’s most important. To get the most out of career assessments, you may want to consider working with a professional career services provider. Good career service providers are qualified to administer a full range of career assessments to help you organize and discuss what you really want and find important for your next career decision.

Step 2: Differentiate: Create demand for what you offer that’s remarkable and unique.

This means you need to take the time to develop a clear understanding about all that you offer. You have natural talents and developed strengths that serve you well in your work. The question is how aware are you these attributes? It’s important for you to be able to speak with ease about the remarkable qualities you can bring to a new work experience.

To begin the work of identifying these qualities, ask people you know to tell you a story of a time they’ve seen you at your best. Review all the examples you receive from your friends and colleagues. Consider what themes emerge. Pick the example you like the best, and practice talking out loud about what that experience was like for you. You may wish to use these three questions as a guide:

What was the Challenge you faced? What Action did you …

The Associate in Graphic Arts Degree: An Overview

Choosing a college degree program is never an easy decision. For most of us, it involves careful analysis of our strengths, weaknesses, capabilities, and interests. For some who are lucky enough to have a talent, however, the choice of a major can be a natural extension of that talent.

If you're a gifted musician, choosing a major in music is a given. Have a knack for writing? Degree programs in journalism, communication, or English seem like the obvious choice. And if all you have done through your childhood, preteens, and teens is create art, then a graphic art degree is clearly the choice for you!

Graphic design is an excellent major for individuals who eat, drink, and breathe art-but contradictory to popular perception, there is much more to a graphic design degree than art. Graphic design is a perfect amalgamation of creativity, technical proficiency, and business intelligence.

Having oodles of talent is important, but it's not enough to make you a stellar graphic designer. In addition to artistic talent, other qualities expected in a professional graphic designer are communication skills, ability to manage time, and teamwork. That's where a graphic program comes into play. A graphic arts degree helps you not only grow your artistic talent, but also helps you develop the technological and business proficiencies you need to pursue a career as a graphic designer.

Graphic Art Degree: Overview

Associate's degree graphic arts programs are available at design schools and community colleges as well as postsecondary four-year institutions.

These degree programs are typically two years long, and are designed to train graduations in using cutting-edge technology and design principles to create visual concepts that communicate an idea, thought, or message.

The objective of a graphic degree is to help students learn to use design techniques, traditional art concepts, color theory, typography, etc. in a business environment. That's why most graphic programs are also designed to provide graduates a solid understanding of the different functional areas of business.

Moreover, design work severely happens now without the use of computers. So, graphic arts programs typically include training in the use of design software, desktop publishing tools, photo and video editing applications, etc.

Graphic Art Degree: Coursework

The coursework of an associate degree in graphic arts can be divided into several different categories: design, business, technology, and liberal arts.

As part of their design coursework, students are trained in web page design, typography, page layout, Illustrator, Photoshop, logo design, information design, Flash, etc. The graphic design degree curriculum includes business topics such as marketing, advertising principles, entrepreneurship, Internet commerce, etc.

Technology courses, such as computer fundamentals and programming languages, may also be a part of a graphic arts program, although there is more focus on such topics in a web design and development degree. Liberal arts courses tend to include English, sociology, communication, etc., in order to provide students a well-rounded education.

Graphic Art Degree: Prerequisites

To enroll in a graphic art degree, you should have a high school diploma or an …

Higher Education as Service Trade Exporter In South Africa

Introduction

Whilst it is recognized that South Africa is still in a process of transition regarding higher education to address the imbalances of the past, it should also be emphasized that Institutions of Higher Education in large are still underplaying the importance of higher education as commercialized commodity in the global world. This resulted in a low commercial higher education presence in the global world, a limited capability to attract quality students from foreign countries and a national oriented education approach. Even the school law that will soon be introduced in South Africa to address the imbalances of the past may have a negative effect of institutions of higher education to play a significant role in the commercialized educational world. The proposed new law emphasized adherence to the principles of equitability, rectification and representativeness above competence in the appointment of teachers. This may undermine the quality of education firstly, in schools and later in institutions of higher education in South Africa.

This is in sharp contrast with international trends signaling that the international higher education market is becoming more competitive as education competes as export and import commodity. Figures available indicate that higher education export represents on average around 6.6% of total student enrollments in 2000. This figure can still not be matched b South African Institutions 5 years later. In countries like Switzerland, Australia and Austria these figures were above 11% in 2000 making these countries the highest internationalized higher education countries in the world. Similarly, educational services in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America respectively represent the third, fourth and fifth largest service export sectors. This clearly provides evidence that these countries realize the significance of higher education to transfer intellectual capital and enhance the economic competitiveness of nations.

Interventions required

It is important that Institutions of Higher Education in South Africa position themselves as nodes in an increasingly seamless knowledge base in the global world, which could have a greater interface with the knowledge-driven global economy. Therefore, Institutions of higher education in South Africa should given even more attention to integrate with influential international institutions that will enable them to internationalize higher education.

Currently, internationalization of higher education in South Africa happens more by incident rather than through thoroughly planned and organized approaches. If institutions of higher education in South Africa intend to consider higher education as a commercial trade commodity, serious emphasis should be place upon:

· Introducing purposeful policies and strategies that clearly indicate the road forward with regard to internationalization intentions and the specific areas that would need priority attention. However, this should not be developed as separate internationalization strategies, but should e seen as a natural element of the overall strategy of the institute.

· Implementing induction and course programmes that will attract quality foreign students to the institutions.

· Supporting academics to participate in conferences as well as in reputable academic journals to publish research results.

· Ensuring that all course offerings meet international accepted criteria as defined by …

The Human Mind – Have You Chosen a Career?

Between slavery and masochism, which one will you chose? Personal case studies for the last 3 years of experiences have been obscure, somewhat uncomfortable, interesting, challenging and full of self-growth as far insights in the human mind and finances goes. A truth being, there is not a better way to grow your salesmanship, skills and communication and definitely temper than by interacting with others.

Having numerous and consistent interactions with million dollar minds, excellent middle-class minds and what many consider, poor pooh-poohed minds. The conclusions in principles are astonishing. There is no better way to grow than to experience everything yourself. You get a better picture of everything and reminders and past association come stronger rushing into your mind when situations assimilate.

Learning from the experiences of others costs less and it is more intelligent to do so if you can really adapt your mind to believe most of the stories that you hear, but nothing beats personal experiences. Some of the latest principals I have learned are vastly interesting, here are a share of them for your understanding among mindsets.

Most poor and middle class people believe they need to have someone tell them they are worthy. Worthy of being this, worthy of having that, worthy of enjoying this and that among the few for starters. Since elementary school as many of our confident begin to unleash to high degrees, without knowing it – you start classifying yourself worthy or unworthy. Most of your belief will come from social external conditioning and from deep conditioning from family conditioning.

Situation being, people who classify themselves as worthy, demonstrate it. As interesting as it could get, their bank accounts and net worth are much more valuable financially to them and others. Good thing about business, those who survive with their stamp of worthy most often thrive and have much better possibilities of achieving their dreams then those working in something that they do not like, most often it might be a job for you?

Without knowing much of the situation in the states, if you want to live rich in Puerto Rico and want to work for someone this is some of the collected studies. Most often the comparison thanks to similar culture and tradition are basically the same, be it in Puerto Rico or USA.

Most often, you either need to have multiple degrees, a strong portfolio with specialized experiences and either being in the selling prestigious business or in the pharmaceutical industry to live very nicely as those are a predominant in Puerto Rico. And you may know already that pharmaceuticals have been closing down by the dozen in the past year. Scary, however, a form a bit more lucrative than financially secure.

Problem this days as you may notice, someone have to say- you are worth too often in order for most minds to believe it and take action on your dreams. Reminder, most often it will not happen. Two easy reasons being, the factor of your current …