Commonly confused words and phrases
By Dez (Epiphany.) and Cassie (Cassado)
Commonly confused words, also called malapropisms, are often incorrectly used in the place of another similar sounding word. Sometimes a phrase is also misused. This article will focus on a few commonly confused words, their meanings, and how they are used in sentences.
Commonly confused words
Affect and effect: Affect is a verb and it means to have an impact on something. Effect is the impact that...
Tips for a successful time in university
By Dez ( *~Sparkly Queer~* )
When people go to university, they want to be successful. However, sometimes things such as procrastination, difficult class material, or making friends can be a problem for students. There are ways to combat these problems before they grow too large, and to aid a student in being successful in university. In this article, the term 'professor' will be used to refer to the person teaching the class, but other terms such...
Being prepared for university
By Dez ( *~Skittlify~* )
Going to university for the first time can be a scary experience. Many people fear that they will not be able to afford university, or that they won’t be well-prepared once they arrive. Those who live on campus may also worry that they will not get along with their roommate or other people within their residential area. However, university does not necessarily have to be a scary or difficult experience and there are many things that...
By Cassie (Cassiopeia.)
When people think about their school environment, what comes to mind? Most people probably think of fellow classmates running through the halls before the bell rings, whilst some would think of sitting at their kitchen table, with their books before them, taking instructions from their parent. For a few, learning in front of a computer could come to mind as well. Education is a broad spectrum that can be taught in many different settings....
Choosing the right college major
By Karen (Dioramatic♤)
Graduating from high school is one of the biggest achievements worth celebrating. It denotes readiness for the next level of your education. Preparing for a college entrance exam and choosing where to study are not as easy as they sound. That applies to choosing what you are going to learn in college too. "Which School is Right for You?" gives you insight on deciding the right school for you, so you can check the article out.
Applying for university in the UK
By Cara (Deadpool)
All applications to universities in the UK, regardless of whether they're home (domestic) or international students, are processed through an online system known as the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). This system allows an applicant to enter all of their data (such as personal details and exam results) and will also keep track of the current exams an applicant is taking, updating automatically when results are...
Letters from Universities - How to Stay Sane!
By Robin (PSY)
You have been a student for most of your life. There has never been a time when you haven't had to stress over homework assignments and final exams. Looking ahead, you see yourself going on to undergraduate or graduate school... if you have what it takes. That's right – it's March, and letters from universities will be arriving soon! Whether you're about to earn your high school diploma or your bachelors degree, take a look at...
Starting a new school
by Cheyenne (Desert)
Starting a new school can be one of life's hardest and most awkward experiences. You moved for whatever reason — parents started a new job or they just felt like a change of scenery. Now, you’ve unjustly been expected to leave all your friends and start over completely. It sounds utterly impossible, doesn’t it? The good news is that it doesn’t have to be!
Pretty much everything depends on your outlook. If you go into this new school thinking...
Finding and applying for a job
By Lydia (Nostalgia)
Given the current recession, finding a job has been incredibly difficult. Many countries all across the world have high numbers of unemployment; unfortunately, unemployment affects all ages and walks of life. This means that there is a lot of competition for jobs, and that you will be competing against adults who may have more experience than you. However, employers won't just be looking for experience. Employers will also look or other...
Stress free tips for going back to school
By Hollie (Belle.)
Going back to school after a break is definitely something that can be very stressful. Whether the break has been short or very long, returning after it is long dreaded and often unhappy for many reasons. The last minute dash to get decent school shoes when most other people have the same idea, trying to find a big enough school bag to fit all the necessary items , trying desperately to finish all the holiday homework you’d...