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Get ahead this summer with an online class – even if you’re not

 

By Stefanie Fontanez
If you’re a traditional college student heading home for the summer and you want to get ahead of the pack without spending a fortune, consider taking an online class. Even though you’re not getting a full online degree, this can be a fast and easy way to score some extra credits. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your online class:
1. Discuss this with your adviser. You’ll want to plan ahead to make sure the online class you’re taking will be beneficial to your degree. You’ll also need to read your school’s transfer policy closely. It won’t do you much good to take an online class if you can’t get credit for it.
2. Pick a class early. You’ll want to do this as early as possible to make sure that you get the class you need. Make sure to keep in mind that some online degree programs don’t offer open enrollment. Check with them and make sure that you’ll be allowed to enroll for just one class. Once you’ve found the perfect online degree program, register as soon as you’re allowed. 
3. Prepare. Remember, the point of this is to get credits over the summer without the hassle of regular classes. How horrible would it be if come August you realized in order to transfer credits, your school requires you keep your online class syllabus – and you’ve already trashed it? Make sure you know exactly what you need to have to prove you took the course and keep all your documentation in a safe place.
4.  Stay on top of your work. It’s summertime, and it’s going to be very easy to forget you’re in school. Remember to plan ahead– and to do your homework. Since you won’t be in a traditional classroom, it’s going to be more difficult to stay on top of your assignments and tests. Figure out a way to remind yourself of your deadlines – and stick to them.
5. Pass the class and transfer credits. Once you’ve successfully passed the class and your grades are recorded, transfer your credits. Make sure to follow all the rules set forth by your school and do it in a timely fashion. There may deadlines that if missed, can cause you to lose out on your credits. Check with your school for details.
So now you know that taking an online course can be an easy and fun way to help traditional college students get ahead of the game. Who knows – you just might like your class so much that you decide to get an online degree! Just follow a few simple rules and you’ll be well on your way to graduation! 
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By Stefanie Fontanez


If you’re a traditional college student heading home for the summer and you want to get ahead of the pack without spending a fortune, consider taking an online class. Even though you’re not getting a full online degree, this can be a fast and easy way to score some extra credits. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your online class:


1. Discuss this with your adviser. You’ll want to plan ahead to make sure the online class you’re taking will be beneficial to your degree. You’ll also need to read your school’s transfer policy closely. It won’t do you much good to take an online class if you can’t get credit for it.


2. Pick a class early. You’ll want to do this as early as possible to make sure that you get the class you need. Make sure to keep in mind that some online degree programs don’t offer open enrollment. Check with them and make sure that you’ll be allowed to enroll for just one class. Once you’ve found the perfect online degree program, register as soon as you’re allowed. 


3. Prepare. Remember, the point of this is to get credits over the summer without the hassle of regular classes. How horrible would it be if come August you realized in order to transfer credits, your school requires you keep your online class syllabus – and you’ve already trashed it? Make sure you know exactly what you need to have to prove you took the course and keep all your documentation in a safe place.


4.  Stay on top of your work. It’s summertime, and it’s going to be very easy to forget you’re in school. Remember to plan ahead– and to do your homework. Since you won’t be in a traditional classroom, it’s going to be more difficult to stay on top of your assignments and tests. Figure out a way to remind yourself of your deadlines – and stick to them.


5. Pass the class and transfer credits. Once you’ve successfully passed the class and your grades are recorded, transfer your credits. Make sure to follow all the rules set forth by your school and do it in a timely fashion. There may deadlines that if missed, can cause you to lose out on your credits. Check with your school for details.


So now you know that taking an online course can be an easy and fun way to help traditional college students get ahead of the game. Who knows – you just might like your class so much that you decide to get an online degree! Just follow a few simple rules and you’ll be well on your way to graduation! 


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The Importance of Computer Training

By James Copper

Whether you are at the tender age of 8 or are pushing 90, computer training will make your life easier and definitely can open up a range of learning that you never thought possible.
the-college-pros4Taking part in a computer-training course is made available in all elementary schools up to special college courses that entail exceptional programs and a dizzying array of delivery formats.

Children learn computers at an alarming rate, their minds soak up the broad reaches of computers and more importantly their minds are open to the computer technology hardware and software. Some children even show an astonishing propensity for coding and programming at a very early age.

Computer training courses are in general held online, though of course, some can be accomplished through actual classroom study. Regardless of the method used, all computer-training courses start with the basics.

Basics usually begin by introducing hardware. One should learn the physical parts to a computer such as output devices, input devices, the system unit, storage devices, communication devices and finally peripheral devices.

Software is next, and should cover the elementary basics such as the differences between system software and application software. It will be important for you to learn the essential
diversity between shareware, freeware, public domain software and commercial software.

You will also learn how software is introduced into a computer and the various methods that can be used and which to use depending on various situations. Also, you’ll be able to
identify which system software is built into a computer and why.

Operating systems will be covered for you and how they interact with various software. The training will cover the differences between text interfaces and graphic user interfaces and what each accomplishes for the user.

You’ll learn about all the different application software that is out there, and what each does for you. Also you will learn which are considered the best software to use depending on the specific results you desire.

Finally the training course should intensely cover utilities, and what they do for a computer as well as what benefits they give the operator. You will learn all about anti-virus
utilities, and disk management software.

As an adjunct to your basic computer training, good courses go one step further and teach you how to properly maintain and protect your computer so that you will not have to deal with malware, and assorted computer viruses. You also should learn the basics of computer ethics, privacy and security.

Eventually you should progress through the use of computer applications in education, such as educational research, management, as well as learning and instruction.

Once you have learned those basics, computer-training courses also teach you how to properly “surf” the Internet, making use of the best search engines, and refining those engines in order for you to access the exact information you are seeking every time. The world of the Internet is wide open to everyone who has a computer and a connection, and it’s truly amazing what a computer can do for you!

About the author:
James Copper is a writer for http://www.computer-it-training.co.uk where you can find information on computertraining

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Stretch Your Horizons With Study Abroad In Italy

By Anne Harvester

If you are a college student, you know that it can be tough finding a job once the-college-pros13you have completed your degree program. It helps to have additional experience that you can list on your resume. One excellent way to add to the education portion of your resume is with a study abroad program, where you might choose to study abroad in Italy. Italy is just one of many wonderful European countries where you can study for a summer, semester or year, as well as take part in research projects, which will not only earn you credits that you can apply to your college degree but will also give you experiences that will help to make your resume stand out from the rest.

You might wonder how you could finance such a trip. You will want to check in with your college’s financial aid office to see if financial aid that you receive can be applied toward a Italy study abroad program. Often times, this is the case.

You will then want to go online and look at several programs based in Italy. Study abroad programs vary as to time of year available, as well as classes available, so you will want to see what is offered that will apply to your degree program at home. 

Programs vary, so it pays to check on all of the details before you sign up for any study abroad in Italy programs. Some programs are offered for English-speaking students, and this may make your transition to Italian study easier. Determining where you will stay while you study abroad in Italy is also important. Many times, accommodations are available on campus or nearby in apartments.

Least you think all of your time will be spent in the classroom, think again. You will have many opportunities in between studies to explore Italy. Study abroad programs often offer excursions off campus that allow you to see many of the sights for which this country is famous. Take a guided tour of the architecture of the famous cities, or enjoy a wine tasting and eat regional specialties while you are in this beautiful country.

One of the best aspects of study abroad in Italy programs is the multicultural nature of the setting. You will meet students and teachers from around the world, get to know them, and learn about other cultures. This is a valuable asset for resume building when you return home.

About the author:

Anne is director, student services and study abroad in Italy, for EuroLearn. Their Italy study abroad program led to her experience growing in these studies.

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