Brick Or Click? Finding A Degree That Fits You

The advance of internet technology has created one more channel for you to earn your degree. Online education has growth rapidly, online degrees from prestige and proper accredited online universities have widely accepted in the job market, making online education a popular education channel selected by many students to earn their degree online. But, this “click to earn a degree” trend might not fit you well if you are a kind person that needs a “brick & mortar” on-campus programs to drive you toward your degree completion. What type of degree program best suit you, a “brick” or a “click”?

“Brick” Group – On Campus Education

To be success as online student, you need to have a certain behavior and criteria to ensure your success; else you might fall out from your study and fail to earn your degree at last. The best way to know which type of degree best fit you is do a self assessment and if you found you have below personal behaviors, then, an on-campus education might best fit you:
* You prefer to learn by listening, speaking, reading and writing. You like to have discussions face-to-face with your peers and lecturers, and if the encounter gets lively, you will feel your fellow students’ enthusiasm, even if you don’t speak yourself.
* Social life and face-to-face interaction with fellow students are importance to you. You like campus life and prefer to make face-to-face contacts with your professors and mentors for guidance.
* You need reminders from your lecturers on your assignment due dates, need to attend tests and quizzes to keep you motivated to finish the semester and collect your credits.
* You prefer to have a fix or pre-plan learning schedule and you are able to adjust your time to fit the fixed schedule.

“Click” Group – Online Education

Online education has many advantages that can benefit you if you earn your degree online. Flexibility, self-pace, self-planning and learning from your comfort home are among the key benefits that enjoy by most online students. You may like to enjoy these benefits offer by an online degree program, but you need to have below characteristics to be success as an online student:
* You like freedom but you are able to commit to yourself without the need of a mentor guide to complete a task. Your task is to complete and get a degree. If you can do self-motivation and commit to yourself to complete your study program, then you can enjoy the freedom offer by online degree program. The flexible and self-pace learning styles give you the greatest freedom to plan your time and fit the learning schedule based on your preference.
* You are able to learn by mainly reading a text format document. You will have hard time to learn with this method if you are a kind of person who will fall into a sleep whenever you see text only materials. Be able to learn through reading text is the key factor to be a success online student because of most learning materials are in text format.
* Social life and face-to-face contact with peers, lecturers and mentors are optional for you because you are comfort to communicate with them through online channels such as online chats, online discussion board and online college forums.

In Summary

You always have two options to pursue your degree, a “brick” on-campus or a “click” online education. Do your own self assessment to determine one that best fit you.

Study Overseas In New Zealand And Other Countries

Going to study overseas is becoming increasingly popular and is seen more and more as a wonderful opportunity to be taken. But overseas education does not necessarily mean going to a none English speaking country and plenty of those countries offer great facilities for an international education.

New Zealand is actually a great example for those who want to get their education abroad. The country has become more and more popular over the years and is now welcoming around eighty thousand students from all over the world in its universities, colleges?
On top of being a great place to get an overseas education, New Zealand offers a lot as a place to live. You will quickly find that accommodation really is at a top standard and usually close to the places where you would go to study but would also be available at a very good price that suit students. Not only is the accommodation good, but so is the public transport to facilitate your travels in the cities and the legendary countryside.

The country has around eight big national universities that are offering different degrees from commerce to science.
The quality of the education offered there is actually being recognised worldwide.

Not only is New Zealand a fantastic place to study overseas, but it also is an amazing place to live. It is a beautiful multicultural country not really highly populated with only four million inhabitants coming from various ethnic origins like obviously British and Europeans but also Maori and Pacific Island origins.

Being a foreign student there you would still be allowed to work a certain amount of hours in New Zealand. There, student on a three year course are allowed to work for up to fifteen hours a week during their academic year and summer holidays.
But to be allowed to work in this country, students will have to have a variation of conditions to their student permit by completing a specific application form.
Like many other countries you will need a student visa if you wish to study more than three months in New Zealand. But if you are coming from certain countries, you may actually not need a student visa but simply to apply for a student permit after your arrival on the country.
Interestingly enough, if you wish to study in New Zealand for more than six months, you will need to provide a completed temporary entry x-ray certificate showing that you have been screened for tuberculosis.

The Application of Nano-TiO2 Photocatalyst

Titanium dioxide is a Titanium(IV) oxide compounds.According to its physical structure, Titanium dioxide can be divided into rutile, anatase; crystal system tetragonal. Titanium dioxide used for photocatalyst, cosmetics, and can rely on UV disinfection and sterilization, are being widely developed, and have the opportunity to become a new industrial future.

Global energy is becoming less and less, and environmental pollution is to take advantage of the green and environmentally friendly energy to deal with the increasingly serious environmental pollution has become a serious problem that we must face in the 21st century. sunlight is nature’s most common light source, how to use it effectively ,to take full advantage of our handing of environmental issues, is a major trend of development in the future.

Photolysis of water into hydrogen

Hydrogen is an ideal fuel, so clean and unlimited water and solar preparation of hydrogen by the worldwide attention. Although larger than its wide band gap energy effectively inspire TiO2, although due to H2 in the the Titanium dioxidesurface generation has a lot of potential, so pure Titanium dioxidecan not photolysis of water into hydrogen. In order to solve this problem, design a variety of experimental conditions, such as (a) pressure to Ti electrode bias (>0.25v), this system is like an electrochemical reactor effectively separate the photo-generated electrons and holes; (b) depositing a metal particles (especially the precious metals such as Pt, Au, Pd, Ag, etc.) on the surface of TiO2 , reducing the overvoltage generated by the gas on the catalyst surface.

Photoelectric conversion solar cells

using semiconductor sunlight into electrical energy which can be transmitted and stored, is one of the hottest semiconductor photocatalysts directions,especially the dye-sensitized solar cell. Sunlight is able to excite electronic from Titanium dioxidevalance band to the conduction band, can generate light voltage, when the closed circuit is formed with an external circuit, thus, the photocurrent is generated.

Organics photocatalytic synthesis

The conversion of organic matter by oxidation-reduction reaction is achieved, may use optical excitation Titanium dioxideband electrons and valence band holes to be realized.However, the Titanium dioxidephotocatalytic reaction often involves the highly reactive free radicals which do not have selective, because of its reaction selectivity is not high, made its application in organic synthesis limited.

Photocatalytic degradation of pollutants

Now, with the acceleration of industrialization and urbanization, the global confronted with serious water shortages, pollution Water Pollution reduce water use, exacerbated water shortages.Currently, the use of non-toxic, fast response and efficient degradation, no secondary pollution nano-Titanium dioxide photocatalytic method for treatment of sewage. Dye wastewater, wastewater, surface active agent, Freon, oily waste water, waste water containing heavy metals and so on can be degradation by nano-Titanium dioxide oxidative. The main advantages of this technology are: degradation is not selective, almost any degradation of organic matter; fast response, organic pollutants can be completely degraded into carbon dioxide and water in a short period of time;low energy consumption, mild reaction conditions; no secondary pollution.

Football – College Football, Part 1

If you are interested in football, especially in college football, read on to learn some interesting insight into the roots of the game.

In the 1890s college football had already created strong emotions of love and hate. Big-time eastern football had demonstrated that it could draw large crowds, create alumni support, and build an identity that would attract new students. The fact that it had little to do with classical education bothered only the traditionalists on campus and a handful of crotchety purists elsewhere who wrote critically of football in magazines, newspaper articles, and official college reports.

Outward appearances may have changed, but the gridiron problems in that era appear remarkably similar to the present. In the 1890s big-time recruiters and alumni contacts scoured the eastern prep schools for talented juniors and seniors ready to entice them to Harvard, Yale, or Princeton. Occasionally, unscrupulous alumni convinced students to quit high school before they graduated in order to enroll at an institution with a big-time team. Boosters funneled tuition money to poor but athletically talented boys from the coal fields of Pennsylvania and the industrial towns of the Northeast to preparatory schools in order to prepare them for big-time college athletics. Some of these young men were in their mid-twenties when they finally entered college. Other athletes went from school to school selling their services, phantom players who had no academic ties with the institution.

Big-time alumni football entrepreneurs?the counterpart of today’s athletic directors?arranged a schedule of games which began with weak teams and worked up to big money games held in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Gridiron profits supported stadium building, sumptuous living quarters and training tables for players, as well as Pullman cars for retinues of trainers, massagers, alumni coaches, and other hangers-on who followed the team to the big games. What was left over went to support an array of lesser sports that big-time football had eclipsed.

At the major football schools critics complained that football players became the campus elite, admired by their fellow students and regarded skeptically by many faculty. In the absence of professional football, players basked in the attention of the media, and the names of the gridiron stars appeared regularly in the sports pages of big city newspapers. Even college faculty and presidents had to be properly worshipful of football and its elite because they knew that football advertised their schools and helped to retain the loyalty of alumni. As a result, they often ignored or remained blissfully unaware of scams to admit unqualified students, play athletes who never enrolled, or resort to stratagems to keep weak players eligible.

Though booster organizations did not exist outside of alumni groups, booster alumni and townspeople, student managers, and even faculty engaged in unethical acts. A Princeton alumnus named Patterson entertained football players and made every effort to entice them to his alma mater. Authorities at Swarthmore lured the huge lineman, Bob (“Tiny”) Maxwell, from the University of Chicago and arranged for the president of the college to pass his bills to a prominent alumnus. Professor Woodrow Wilson, a fanatic Princeton enthusiast, shamelessly used football when he spoke to alumni organizations and vigorously opposed football reform in the 1890s and early 1900s. In contrast, Theodore Roosevelt, a Harvard graduate, who gloried in the strenuous life and strongly supported Harvard football, turned against football brutality in 1905 and initiated the first efforts in his capacity as president to reform the spirit in which big-time football teams competed.

We know that the prototype for athletic organization began at eastern institutions in the 1880s and 1890s. Yale’s Walter Camp, “the father of American football,” became the model for the coach and athletic director. While pursuing a business career, he also acted as Yale’s de facto vice president for athletic operations, who dominated the rules committees and ceaselessly publicized the game. From the profits of big games in Boston and New York, Camp created an ample reserve fund that supported lesser sports, afforded lush treatment for athletes, and provided the money that eventually went toward building Yale Bowl, the first of the modern football stadiums. By making Yale into an athletic powerhouse, Camp built the school’s reputation, making it second only to Harvard. Because he succeeded so well, Camp became the first big-name foe of sweeping football reforms?and an especially hard-core opponent of the forward pass.

By the turn of century the deaths of players in football led state legislators to introduce laws banning the gridiron game. Players for big-time teams, critics charged, were coached to injure their opponents or “put them out of business.” The nature of the game, with its mass formations and momentum plays, made football less an athletic contest than a collegiate version of warlike combat. Eventually the violence in football led to attempts to reduce its brutality through reforms. New rules put a strong emphasis on better officiating and on less dangerous formations, but they did not necessarily improve the athletic environment.

The deaths and brutality presented an excellent opportunity to root out the worst excesses of the runaway football culture. In the 1890s and early 1900s, responding to public opinion, professors and presidents spent a great deal of time talking about the overemphasis of intercollegiate athletics?and, in some cases, passing rules at the conference and institutional level to regulate college sports. Why, then, did college presidents and faculty, who had far more authority over their students than their modern counterparts, fail to control the gridiron beast? Put differently, why did school presidents and faculty often themselves become part of the athletic problem?

. One problem might be that faculty members played major roles in introducing early football. In addition to Woodrow Wilson, who served as a part-time coach at Wesleyan, an English instructor at Oklahoma who had recently come from Harvard, Vernon Parrington, taught the fundamentals of football on the windswept practice field in Oklahoma. At Miami University of Ohio the president called upon all able-bodied members of the faculty to go out for football. In a game between North Carolina and Virginia a member of the North Carolina faculty scored the winning touchdown. Often the faculty proved helpful to the budding football programs in other ways such as giving athletes passing grades or writing articles arguing that football built intellect. Only a handful, like Wisconsin’s Frederick Jackson Turner, made a determined effort to root out the abuses in the culture of college football such as the intense media attention given to the sport and its tendency to cushion star athletes from academic requirements. That was more than a century ago. When we turn to the 1980s and 1990s what do we encounter? Outward appearances of football may have changed, but the problems appear hauntingly similar. Big-time football teams induce players to attend their institution with offers of cars and money as well as running booster operations to funnel cash to blue-chip players. Players who obtain special admission or enter the institution fraudulently do so only to play football and often leave without graduating. Schools manage to keep their players eligible by manufacturing credits or by easing them into simple courses in which they are assured of receiving passing grades. Some coaches engage in violence toward players in practice and even try to drive them out of school so that they can use their scholarship slot.

Athletic departments and institutional officials have become obsessed with the potential for profits from televised big games or bowl games. Big-time teams in the NCAA try to manipulate the organization so that they will be able to have more coaches, scholarships, and only minimal academic requirements. Players commit acts of violence and brutality, then manage to avoid the consequences. College presidents whose salaries and prominence fall far short of the head football coaches dutifully show up at football games and related alumni events, treading cautiously around the mire of big-time college athletics.

All of this has added up to major athletic scandals, most of them involving big-time football. Scandals such as the pay-for-play violations at Southern Methodist and Auburn from the late 1970s to the early 1990s man-aged to create internal disruptions and negative publicity at numbers of big-name institutions. Yet, in spite of the obvious flaws in college football, it continues to enlarge its grip on the major universities. The athletic foundations persist in enlarging their massive gridiron complexes, selling the rights to buy tickets for upscale luxury boxes and suites, and then collecting additional revenues for the sale of high-priced tickets. The major teams have created indoor facilities out of donations that might have gone to deserving but impoverished non-athletes for scholarships. While quasi-professional student-athletes play the game, ordinary students have little to do with the sport. In an atmosphere of highly specialized career coaches, publicists, trainers, and tutors, college football reflects more than ever the professionalism that reformers long ago set out to de-emphasize.

No one would deny that football constitutes one of the most entertaining and enjoyable spectator sports. In the early days some faculty believed that the student enthusiasm for football would enable the institutions to alleviate the pervasive antisocial behavior of undergraduates. Being aware of its appeal, most athletic critics and reformers attempted to change football rather than to abolish it. The few colleges that dropped football did so it because the school had no choice or, occasionally, because a college president happened to wield unusual power at a critical moment in football’s history. Far and away the largest group of thoughtful gridiron critics have attempted to reform football and to reshape it in such a way that it fit more reasonably and appropriately into the spirit and life of the university. Why have they not succeeded?

Beginning in the 1890s and continuing into the 1990s, reformers have spent tens of thousands of hours attending meetings and conferences, devising new rules to solve the latest problems that have cropped up, and generally trying to work out better systems for their own institutions; in the early 1900s moderate reformers founded the NCAA to deal with deaths and brutality and to put football securely under the thumb of the faculty and college presidents. Again in the early 1950s, in a groundswell of outrage against cheating, gambling, and subsidies for athletes, college presidents and faculty members tried to create stricter standards to reduce the greed and professionalism in football rather than to drop it altogether. In the 1980s and early 1990s an outbreak of scandal in big-time football resulted the same response of temporary uneasiness and halting reforms which had become by then a pattern in the history of college football.

The outbreak in the 1980s once again clearly emphasized the failure of reform to bring about real change. In three major periods of gridiron upheaval the colleges have been unable or unwilling to eliminate the causes of chronic cheating. While political reforms by Congress and the states have achieved some enduring success, football and big-time athletics generally have had to face the same issues again and again?much like Sisyphus repeatedly pushing the stone uphill. Why does big-time football manage to be almost constantly in a state of crisis? Is there some quality about football, or college sports generally, or a flaw in higher education which causes this turmoil? If the Greek ideal of education stands for the training of body, spirit, and mind, why have the colleges failed so abysmally at their mission?

Good question, isn’t it? But the answer is beyond the subject of this article ? and, unfortunately, beyond the expertise of the college football experts.

Iowa Chiropractic Schools

Iowa chiropractic schools offer professional training in the practices of chiropractics to provide natural healing to those with skeletal and joint problems. The first chiropractic school was founded in Davenport, Iowa, in 1897 by D. D. Palmer just two years after he performed the first recorded chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic medicine soon set a path to this new approach to health care that has since grown into the second largest licensed health care profession in the United States. Chiropractic schools in Iowa continue the tradition, teaching this beneficial form of natural healing to thousands annually.

Iowa chiropractic schools provide extensive programs in chiropractic medicine, which emphasize prevention of disease and disability through natural means without drugs or invasive surgery. Rather than the traditional approaches to medicine, chiropractic schools teach students structural and neurological aspects of the body and how to provide treatment for correcting physical misalignment and various ways to address disease prevention.

Chiropractic is generally considered an alternative or complementary form of health care. Students study many of the usual medical sciences – anatomy, biology, chemistry, pathology – but also study nutrition, communication skills, psychology, counseling, X-ray, diagnostics, and practical hands-on clinical treatment. In Iowa chiropractic schools, students can expect to receive thorough preparation in alternative healthcare chiropractics as they learn spinal manipulation, joint adjustment, physiological therapeutics, clinical nutrition, lifestyle counseling, and hygiene for improving the general health of clients.

Students will find many services available to them, such as Financial Aid through assistantships, scholarships, loans, and grants. Assistance with housing and placement services may also be available in Iowa chiropractic schools.

In short, you can take that first step to becoming a licensed chiropractor with excellent training from one of the top chiropractic schools in Iowa. So why not start now?

You can learn more about Iowa Chiropractic Schools on our website. We invite you to visit today and select a few top schools to contact. You will soon have the information you need to make an informed choice that will greatly improve your career outlook.

In your search for chiropractic training, you may wish to look into schools in other states, such as:

– Connecticut Chiropractic Schools

– Missouri Chiropractic Schools

– Minnesota Chiropractic Schools

– Florida Chiropractic Schools

– Georgia Chiropractic Schools

DISCLAIMER: Above is a GENERAL OVERVIEW and may or may not reflect specific practices, courses and/or services associated with ANY ONE particular school(s) that is or is not advertised on our website.

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Getting The Best Financial Assistance Through College Scholarship

College education is not as simple as it was before. In fact, the cost of studying in college nowadays is becoming quite expensive, considering that there are now additional fees to be taken cared of. Aside from the tuition fees, you have the laboratory fees, college-bound books that should be purchased within the school premises, and other miscellaneous fees (for dental health, for instance). Add to it the cost of board and lodging as well as the food expenses if you decide to study in a college or university situated on other states.

If your family is financially-strapped that even your basic needs are not fully met, it will be a hard time for you to convince your parents to allow you to study in college. Getting a college degree will just remain to be one of your wildest dreams forever?not unless you do something to realize such dream.

You may seek some part-time work so that you will have sufficient funds to finance your college education. However, this type of action will certainly have an adverse effect in your studies, especially if you cannot guarantee that you can handle your part-time work and your college studies at the same time. Thus, it is not an ideal option for a student who opts to study without any important interference, such as a part-time work.

Fortunately, there is still an available and at the same time an ideal option for you. That is, to get yourself a college scholarship.

Your college scholarship will help you finance your college studies and obtain the degree that you want. There are different types of college scholarships that are intended for a specific college degree, whether you decide to pursue a commerce or an engineering career someday. Furthermore, these college scholarships have sufficient funding?either from the federal and state government, colleges and universities, or private institutions?to assure that every scholar will finish their respective degrees without any delay with regards to the financial aspect.

The great thing about a college scholarship is that you are not required to reimburse the expenses that you have incurred during your college years. The funds are allocated for you as if these are your own funds. It is advantageous for students who wants to earn a college degree yet does not have the necessary financial capabilities to do so, compared to other forms of financial assistance such as college loans or federal loans.

At this point, you are probably worrying about where to find these college scholarships that are available. You need not worry; for the Internet is now flooded with college scholarships search engines. This special type of online-based search engine is an online directory of different types of college scholarships, together with the name of the sponsor and their contact phone numbers. If you are lucky in your search in a single college scholarship search engine, you will be provided with the qualifications to be eligible for that scholarship. Thus, through this search engine, you will be able to come up with the college scholarship that will suit your specific college needs.

With these college scholarship search engines, you will have the golden opportunity of getting the degree that you want despite the financial difficulties that you are experiencing. Use this one-of-a-kind advantage and see the results?you may just find yourself with other aspiring college freshman falling in line to pay for tuition fees.

College Stress-5 Ugly Studying Habits That Should Be Avoided

Tell me, do you have any college stress as a student? Is it because you scored poor grades or you haven?t read and exams are around the corner? Then what is the cause of this? You should first realize that you don?t get something for nothing. What does this mean? Frankly speaking, you won?t get good results if you?re not willing to put efforts. You have to sacrifice yourself. “What! Sacrifice myself?”

Yes, you have to! No more argument about this! Some efforts are required to achieve the best grades that enable you to further your education. You will agree with me that most pupils in university and college who want to achieve best grades realize that they have first to get rid of bad studying habits. College stress is mostly experienced by students who have bad studying habit along other types of habits. These habits are:

1. Naturally, the worst studying habit is not reading at all or hating a specific subject. Some students never open their textbooks to read yet they expect to score good grades. In context to this, I am confessing to you. But before I do, first promise me that you won?t laugh at me.

Well? while in high school I hated math. I usually kept all mathematics textbooks at the bottom of my locker. So, after a couple of months, I could take them out not to do some math calculations but to dust them. Guess what eventually happened? Do I really need to tell you that I was the second best from bottom? Thanks to God, because I got serious and changed this bad studying habit. You can also do the same if you?re like me. Yes, for sure you can do it to minimize your college stress.

2. Skipping classes is another bad studying habit that contributes to college stress. If your lecturer or teacher wants to discuss a particular topic that is not in the textbooks and you happen to be absent, then there are high chances of you not attaining best grades. The best way to get that information is by attending classes as per schedule. While you might be able to get it from one of your classmates, it’s always better to hear it for yourself.

3. Being unprepared is a bad studying habit. This happens when students don?t have all the requirements such as textbooks or stationery. This ends up causing distraction to students who are prepared.

4. Some bad studying habits that contribute to college stress are physical and psychological in nature. Examples of such habits are: Studying without eating, too much reading without resting, insufficient sleep, home related problem etc.

5. Another studying bad habit that leads to college stress is cramming and last minute intensive reading. It is better you draft a reading schedule to help you in preparing for exams early.