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Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is a teacher, tech blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

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Top 20 Children Books of 2014: A Compilation by T. Jonker & J. Schu

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Travis Jonker and John Schu both of them aides in the school library business have taken the time to select some of the most selected picture books of this year.

I'd like to list all titles but in place I am linking back to original article here.

Have fun reading and happy holidays!

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Education & Tech: News for Educators

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Education & Tech: News for Educators

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Education & Tech: News for Educators

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Practical Insight for Students on the Task to Write the Best College Essay

By Suzi Cohen*

As essay is an art of presenting something or viewpoint and it is a collection of related paragraphs that create one main thought and usually longer than the paragraph, so you suppose to write a subject in more detail. It calls for more thought and more analysis.

The required essay is the most innovative among composing assignments performed by aspiring college students. The two formal ways of writing an essay are: a) discursive and b) argumentative.

When it comes to complete an essay task it's become very tough to attempt it. I have shared below the insight of how to write a persuasive essay. With the help of these easy points you will be able to get a best grip over writing a college essay.

A good essay should encompass of three primary parts: an introduction, a body and a conclusion respectively.

Let's start with Introduction:

This section pulls in the reader’s attention and tells about the main theme of subject topic. Points below will help you to understand the mode of composition:

    • Short background and/or current situation, including differing opinions on the topic
    • Definition of the keyword (if necessary; as it happens in most of the cases)
    • Outline / main point of the essay
    • Writer’s position
    • Make available transition into body paragraphs
Further, in a small essay the introduction may comprise of just a sentence. In other essays you may permit a brief passage. However, a decent starting is of incredible significance, for we regularly need to catch and enable the reader’s attention.

Body

The body is the soul of an essay. It satisfies the points of the intro and comprises of the same number of paras/sections as may be required to create the theme. Each paragraph must contain complete information. Each time you take up another thought, start another passage. And don't begin another section without a decent purpose behind doing so. The accurate length of an essay depends on the task, generally, you may think about the body as possessing around three fourths of your space and comprising of three or four sections and each of which may include:

    • A topic sentence clearly stating the main argument/point
    • The key arguments or key points, showing different viewpoints with supporting points and its examples or explanation
    • Reference to sources, statistics and information to support the writer’s view point
Conclusion

The conclusion, or the closure of your paper, ought to clearly demonstrate to the reader that you have finished your composition, not deserted it. You may demonstrate to it by reviewing the reason as communicated in the intro, by abridging quickly all the primary focuses, or referring back to the title, or making summed up remarks, or restating the theory in distinctive words.

The conclusion may include:

    • It must be a summary of the essay's key points stated properly
    • The statement illustrative of the writer's general conclusion and why it is significant, referring back to the essay question
    • Give your final words (where essential) to broader suggestions and future action
(*) Suzi Cohen is an experienced writer who contributes in different educational forums to assist students. These days, she is contacted with Best Essay Help to facilitate students with her great knowledge and writing skills who want to make their career stronger.

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4 Tactics to Save with Your Higher Education

A college degree is important for advancing one's earnings potential, says a recent The Hamilton Project's study. Despite the growing anxiety many Americans students confront while they get a rising student-loan bill, using debt to partially finance one's education makes it a better investment.

Even when some universities are already changing gears about student loans, use of the following smart ways to save with your higher education, can help you leave college with less debt:

Use a Cosigner. More than often students have low or poor credit scores, which lets private lenders charge you a higher interest rate. Using a cosigner can get you interest rates lower than those charged by the government loans.

Work for the Government. Programs like Teach for America require that graduates work for a specified period of time --usually one year or longer-- for the government with the agreement that the government will then forgive their loans.

Rely on Grants and Scholarships. When you fill out the FAFSA, the government will let you know how much in grants you will receive based on the income of your parents. The children of parents who are members of community and fraternal organizations qualify for some scholarships, and scholarships are also available for minority students and students studying specific topics. Remember you can apply for scholarships through your college or through independent organizations.

Opt for Tuition Reimbursement. Many companies now offer some kind of tuition reimbursement for students who are working either full-time or part-time. This can range from your employer paying for textbooks and a small percentage of your classes to your employer paying all costs you incur up to a certain point.

Now that money is scarce and costs of going to college have even politicians concerned, it is good to have at least some advice on ways to save money while you enroll in higher education.

The original of this article was written by Savannah Coulsen on Enroll - Collaborative Blogging.

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