You Think You Are Perfect?

You Think You Are Perfect?

Do you really think that you are perfect? If your answer is yes, then, I really feel sorry for you. There is always a scope for betterment. Good news for those who acknowledge that nobody in his world, including them, is perfect. Everybody has some good and some bad aspects in his/her personality. What is important and needed is to seek out your pitfalls and to work upon them so as to have a well groomed personality. Those who think they are perfect can never grow. Here are some tips for you to groom your personality-

1. Be knowledgeable:

To have a good personality you must be knowledgeable. No matter which field you belong to. You must have ample amount of knowledge of your work area. Along with that you must also have decent general knowledge. Everybody look upon the person who is knowledgeable and respect him/her. Keep pursuing further education online to stay updated and acquire new skills in your domain.

2. Be confident:

Once you know that you posses decent level of knowledge, it’s time to be confident about yourself. The confidence level that you carry with yourself lays the basis of how others perceive your personality. A great author once said, it’s better to be over confident than to be under confident. Fake it till you make it. If you are not very confident about yourself, start faking that you are. Soon you will see that you have actually become confident of yourself.

3. Be well dressed:

Your wardrobe has a great significance in your personality. The way you dress up, yells about your personality. Imagine two different persons. One with longs hairs, loose t-shirt & jeans and other one in formal shirt, trouser and tie. Don’t they give two different impressions? You have to think how …

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Why Study Anything?

Why Study Anything?

Many students may be pondering over which subjects they should pursue into higher or further education, but there will also be a number of individuals pondering whether they should even progress into further or higher education at all. Their issue is not what to study, but whether to study.

Further Study as a Choice and not Just the Expected Next Step

Often, students fall into a further study as an expected next step having completed their GCSEs or A’Levels; many do not consider the alternatives of a gap year or going straight out into the world of work but these are of course very real options and maybe the best option for some. Some people, however, will be viewing further study as a choice and not just the expected next step and us such they’ll be weighing up the pros and cons of studying anything; of which there are many.

Pros

Looking at the pros, the most obvious one is that you will gain further qualifications, which in the competitive job market that we are facing at the moment, would be a real advantage. Anything that can put you one step ahead of the competition will hopefully help you achieve the job of your dreams. Furthermore, it is generally accepted that the more qualifications you have under your belt, the higher can be your expected starting salary when you enter employment. In gaining another qualification, of course, you are also gaining knowledge and new skills, and this in itself may be an important consideration in terms of your own personal development and life goals. Additionally, studying at University provides you with a whole new lifestyle, greater independence and new social opportunities which you may otherwise not be in a position to access. This can be very beneficial in shaping yourself …

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Education in England

Education in England

The education system in the UK is one of the most comprehensive ever. Being the leading super power in the world for a very long period of time, before the US took over, Britain’s educational pattern was superior and was followed by many countries around the world including the Indian Subcontinent.

Different stages

The various stages of education in the UK are categorized into basic education, secondary education, further education and higher education. Children are expected to learn their primary and secondary education around 5 to 16 years.

This system has 4 key stages. Stage one education is generally between 5-7 years, second stage is between 7-11 years, stage three is between 11-14 years and stage four is between 14 and 16 years. Stage one and two are treated by primary schools while three and four are treated by secondary schools.

Each student is evaluated based on their performance at the end of this stage. The most important evaluation is that at that time, a student completes his high school. After this stage, at the age of 16, a student is allowed to choose further education or begin his work.

After completing GCSE, UK students have several options to choose from where students complete their A-levels. A British student who plans to take tertiary education at a college or university must complete further education before they proceed to their A level, BTEC qualifications, GNVQ and others (which are widely referred to as Vocational programs).

With 100 universities offering various degree programs for UK and overseas students, the country offers great opportunities both for and after education. Most courses in the UK run for three years while today sandwich courses that last for four years are increasingly popular. Professional degrees such as medicine, law and veterinary medicine can take up to …

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Education Is Important

Education Is Important

When I was a young child my parents used to tell me to study hard. They would say how important it is to score good grades in exams so that in the future you can get a good job and also earn a decent salary. So what happens was that me and my siblings would strive to at least be graduates. This was a proven fact – that the graduates would make a significant higher amount of money compared to the non graduates. Of course as with anything else in life there are exceptions. For example those entrepreneurs who have created a fortune from computer or internet related businesses. These include Bill Gates who is the founder of Microsoft and Mark Zuckerberg who created Facebook. These people did not need college degrees to make money because they had good ideas as well as the necessary skills that empowered them to create fantastic businesses.

However for the rest of us, the degree would serve as the basic passport for us to get inside a company. Notice the difference here? The people without degrees start up a new company based on their own competency, but for the rest of us, we still need the degree as a stepping stone to get a job. This is the big difference between the employed and the entrepreneurs. Unless you can be someone like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, I think it is still better that you take the path that most people take and get yourself a good education.

So it really is a big question mark over when education plays an important role. When we are young, it would be difficult to know what we want to do in the future. Thing may get clearer as time passes, that is why there are some …

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STEM Education: Linking Classrooms to Careers

STEM Education: Linking Classrooms to Careers

Over the past few years, there has been focus on mathematics and science education and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Since President Obamcame to power, it seems that almost everyone uses “how important mathematics and science education is and / or we need our children to help us create our future STEM workforce”. It seems like more resources have been put into improving mathematics and science education programs. However, with all this attention to mathematics and science, people really don’t pay attention to how and why we arrive at this point in our education and economics.

If you pay attention to the economies of the richest countries in the world; they have strong education system in which there are children excel academically in all or most disciplines. The reason why education is linked to strong economy is because with education you can have workforce that has the skills to work in your economy. When the United States has strong economy and is global leader, we have great education system. However, the condition of our current education system is that students do not graduate with skills for jobs that are currently available in our economy. There are various reasons for this, but my main theory behind this is not enough children or parents think about their future because it relates to connecting their education with their future careers.

I remember when I was growing up, I remember always knowing that I would get good grades so I could go to college and get good job. Even my peers, who don’t have aspirations to go to college, have plans in mind for career, work or business after graduating high school. However, K-12 students and parents are currently losing that connection to their education and their place in the future workforce; this …

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