The Positive Side Of Life After An Exam Failure

downloadThe time of the year has come, when results have been announced. The media is ripe with stories and work schedule of toppers and all the successful students who have achieved high marks in the examinations. The top marks, no doubt, are the result of all the hard work done by students and the support extended by the teachers and their family members. If you are among the toppers, congratulations! We are glad – but if you are not, and are among the type of students who have not made it past the passing marks, and you are struggling externally and internally, became depressed because of the taunts by families and friends, then, this article is for you.

First, kindly take into account, that you are not the only one who is in the boat and not everything in life is lost. But you have not been able to do the right part and because of improper guidance, have selected the negative factors. You have isolated yourself from friends and family and become a recluse. You also have given up on everything and always waste

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Civil Exam Preparation Tips

sThe Internet facility has made it easier for many people, preparing for the exams and achieve their respective career goals. Be it any career, you definitely need to study and prepare for it with complete dedication. You have to take your goals seriously and remember them in every phase.

As the competitive exams are not easy to crack, you have to be very much serious about them. You really need to tackle everyday stress and take your studies along with it. The article gives a few tips to start preparing for civil exams and get success.

Use the online portals

Gone are the days when you had to be dependent on physical books only, to gather knowledge and know about different things. The presence of the internet has changed the entire picture. Whatever is new is there on the Google first. So, why to waste time in waiting for the printed books and then go on with the things. It will be late, which is not something good for a civil service aspirant. So, if you are preparing for civil exams like IAS or IPS make sure

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Tips to Choose the Right Optional Subject for MAINS UPSC Examination

download (14)Lakhs of aspirants appear in the prestigious UPSC civil service examinations every year. And, the most crucial stage comes when they have to choose the optional subject for MAINS examination. In fact, your whole life depends on this choice, so it is really important to take the right decision.

According to the new pattern of the UPSC, you have to choose only one optional subject, carrying 500 marks. Since students from every background are allowed to appear in the examination, UPSC offers a wide array of optional subjects according to the interests and the academic background of the candidate. So, here are some useful tips that can help you choose the right subject for MAINS examination.

Go through the Subject List Carefully

The foremost thing that you have to consider before choosing the optional is to go through the list of the subjects properly. Read the name of the subjects again and again for around 15-20 minutes. After that, analyze your interests and the knowledge level in the particular subjects. Think of your school days and make out in which subject you excelled and got better

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Join ICSE Coaching Classes To Improve Your Career Prospects

download (17)Today, worldwide companies need proactive, smart, and intelligent students who can solve the problems easily and creatively while improving the standards of living. Global leading businesses always look for the talent that can help their organization to grow seamless in order to dominate their niche while developing new elements to stay long in the market. They want to establish their brand by listening to the customers and resolving their critical problems. Students also try their level best to achieve success in their career and get position in good companies where they can exhibit their core talent and skills.

Students outpace their competitors

In pursuit of the same, students work hard and smart to outpace their competitors and clear the toughest exams. They not only understand their subject deeply, but also analyze the concepts, which can bring dramatic changes. They clear their schools along with the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) too to refine their knowledge as well as skills. ICSE is the most popular examination, which is conducted by CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations), a private, non-governmental board of school education

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Transportation Services and Modes of Transport

download (13)In human evolution, the earliest means of transport were walking, running and swimming. Before the Industrial Revolution and modernization, water transport was the most efficient method of transporting large quantities of goods over long distances though it was very slow and expensive. The importance of water transport led to the growth of cities along rivers and sea-shores where boats, canoes and ships could dock.

The domestication of animals and the invention of the sled gave way to early animal transport services. Horses and oxen were used from as early as 3000 BC to transport goods and humans and traveled over dirt tracks. Later civilizations such as the Mesopotamian and the Indus Valley built paved roads for easier transport.

The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century turned transportation on its head. It was the age of many inventions that fundamentally changed the concept of transport. Communication, telegraphy, the steam engine and the steam ship sped global transport in all directions. Land transport became possible over large distances without the application of animal or human muscles. The Wright brothers’ successful experiments with aircraft paved the way for

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Strategies to Prepare for Competitive Examination

download (12)Proper guidance is definitely the key to success. And, when it’s about the competitive examination, everything needs to be perfect. In fact, an aspirant does all he can, to crack the civil exams. Here are a few simple strategies that you shall adopt in order to get success in the examination.

Choose the Right Coaching Classes
The foremost thing is picking out the right coaching center. Since there are a number of coaching institutes, it is really difficult to make out which one is the best. So, before making the final decision, consider their reputation, know about the faculty, observe the atmosphere of the academy, check out the previous results, etc.

Regular Classes
In a coaching institute, there are regular classes which help understand the syllabus and complete it on time. And with this regular practice, you get a firm grip on the subject which develops the habit of answering smartly in the examination.

Break up the Time Wisely
Since the syllabus of the exam is vast, you need to plan your studies accordingly. It demands proper time. So, divide the syllabus and then divide the

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Questions You Should Ask Before Joining a Driving School

download (1)When you are taking the first steps into driving, the role of instructors plays a huge role. Just like in schools and colleges, the students need to like their teacher, and the teacher themselves should have the necessary qualities to deal with different types of students. There has to be proper coordination between them. For instance, if a student tends to get nervous often, they might not do so well under instructors who have a short temper or are impatient.

Individuals who are looking to learn to drive need to be aware of certain factors; factors which might look insignificant but are extremely important. These factors include the number of lessons you need to take because the cost of the course will directly depend on the number of classes you take.

How long will the theory class go on?

Some people might have the idea that in these sorts of training, theoretical knowledge is not so important, but it’s a wrong assumption. Theoretical knowledge is just as important as practical know-how. But you should make sure that there is an equal balance between the two. Too

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6 Tips That Can Help You to Collect Coins

download (11)Coin collection sounds easy but it is obviously not as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of conditions that need to be assessed while collecting coins, a lot of steps to be followed and a handful of tips to be adhered tips. All these tips can enable you to make the most out of your wonderful hobby and there is no stopping you. Thus a few important tips that can help you in this situation have been explained as below.

1. Never assume

A common mistake that most coin collectors make is that they simply assume. For example, they assume that if that coin is old, it means that it might be damaged. The truth is that these old coins are worth more than the new ones because of their antique factor. This is because as the coin’s age increases, its value also increases dramatically.

2. A coin holder

A coin holder can help you a lot as far as holding of coins is concerned. It can enable you to safely store your coins and keep them in a better condition. These holders are also

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Traditional Educational Institutions in Child Education in Sierra Leone

download (10)INTRODUCTION

Sierra Leone is bounded on the north-west, north and north-east by the Republic Guinea, on the south-east by the Republic of Liberia and on south-west by the Atlantic Ocean. It has an area of 27,925 square miles. The colony of Sierra Leone originated in the sale and cession in 1787 by native chiefs to English settlers of a piece of land intended as a home for African settlers who were waifs in London and later it was used as a settlement for freed African slaves. The hinterland was declared a British Protectorate on 21st August, 1896. Sierra Leone attained independence on 27th April, 1961 and became a Republic in 1971. Education is provided by both private and state-sponsored schools. The current system of education is 6-3-4-4 (that is six years Primary school, three years Junior Secondary School, four years Senior Secondary School and four years tertiary/higher education. This system is complemented by non- formal education.

CONCEPT OF EDUCATION

Education is frequently used in the sense of instruction in the classroom, laboratory, workshop or domestic science room and consists principally in the imparting by the teacher,

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Marketing Public Library Services in Sierra Leone

download (9)Introduction

The concept of instituting marketing principles to non-profit institutions such as library and information Services is no longer a controversy. Organisations operate in an environment of change. Today we live in a global market for many goods and services in which technology, purchasing power and many factors change on a regular basis. One of the key functions of marketing is to find out how these changes affect clientele’s wants and needs and to develop organisational strategies and plans that will ensure that the library meets these challenges (Dransfield and Needham, 1995). It is therefore not surprising that public librarians are joining the marketing bandwagon. This article explores the marketing activities in the operations of the Sierra Leone Public Library services.

Public Libraries

A Public Library is funded wholly and partly from public funds and the use of which is not restricted to any class persons in the community but freely available to all. It is a major agency of enlightenment for adults, providing for children the recorded experiences of others which will help them grow into adults.

Usherhood (1981) defined Public Library as an organization established,

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Studying Abroad The United States

downloadIt takes a lot of preparation for international students to study in the USA. There are more factors involved than the majority of students consider when they first decide to go abroad for their education, and it is important to be informed beforehand so that no mistakes are made in the process of applying.

After doing a comprehensive college search, students may feel as though they have more questions than answers. There are over four thousand colleges in the United States, and even after narrowing down public and private colleges and picking a program within a specific field of study, it can feel impossible to choose where to apply. This is why looking at some basic elements of school information and statistics can help.

First of all, it is a good idea to consider where in the United States is the best place to study. Although it may not seem like it from media representation always being centred on events in New York and Hollywood, the US is an enormous place with all sorts of social and cultural areas, as well as physical climates. While some

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New Year Celebrations and Symbolisms From Around the World

download (8)The countdown to the New Year is a ritual that is faithfully awaited by millions of people around the world. The season of celebrating New Year begins well before the clock strikes midnight on December 31. According to the Gregorian calendar which we follow universally, New Year falls on January 1 each year and ushers in 365 days till the next New Year comes up. This is what the international community follows as an undisputed practice. However, many countries follow different calendars, such as the Lunar Calendar and as part of their beliefs and traditions celebrate New Year on different days.

Even though New Year is not a religious festivity or occasion, there is a great deal of variety as there are several customs and traditions associated with the New Year. Ushering in the New Year with fun, positivity and zest underlines all these celebrations and the essence of it includes feasting, merrymaking and praying for prosperity, happiness and good luck in the year ahead.

Let’s take a look at the different religious contexts of the New Year.

Christianity

Celebrated in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, New

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Stage Shows and Stage Management

imagesA stage show is a live show or performance performed on a stage or deck or any designated space by actors, performers, musicians, models and so on. A stage show can also be a theatre performance which involves a collaboration of several actors and performers whose performance is watched by a live audience. The experience can be a real or imagined event which is communicated by the performers to the audience by use of dance, gestures, music, song and speech. Stage shows also involve various elements of art such as props, screens, painted scenery besides the effective use of light and sound. The integrated whole package conveys a story or an event with all the human emotions strung together – anger, friendship, humor, love, pathos, regret and so on.

The ancient Greek dramas were the forerunners to the modern theatre forms; many elements such as classification, themes, characters, plots and settings, even stage writing and theatrical language have been borrowed from the performances of the ancient days. Remains of ancient viewing galleries and theatre arenas in Green and Roman civilizations are ample evidence of the

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Examination and Its Psychological Effects on Students or Merits and Demerits of Examination

download (6)Examination is the right and most practical means of judging the knowledge and learning of students and timely feedback to teachers as well. It is also a common practice in schools and colleges to assess the knowledge of their students through various tests and examinations. They encourage hard work and promote healthy competitions among the students through tests and examinations. It provides several educational benefits to students.

Examination is helpful in every part of life. It makes the man perfect. It proves helpful in selecting the right man for the right job. Fair selection without examinations is almost impossible. However, the examinations have some advantages (merits) and disadvantages (demerits). Examination brings a lot of improvement in the knowledge of students because it provides regular feedback to them. Moreover, examination promotes the sense of competition and hard work among the students which improve their knowledge and skills. Moreover, examination is an excellent tool to determine the teaching standard of teachers because they avail an opportunity to monitor/ evaluate their teaching methodology according to the progress of their students. On the other hand, the examination has

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The Benefits and Advantages of Firearms Training

download (5)Are you interested in firearms and currently seeking firearms training from certified professionals? Do you own firearms and would want to undergo training to develop your shooting skills? Or maybe just plain interested in firearms and would want to learn how to shoot? Getting training professionally by firearms instructors would certainly come with advantages. Here are some of them:

1. Knowing basic firearms safety

This is probably the first and foremost advantage of learning anything about firearms. Knowing how to shoot and operate firearms is important but without the knowledge of proper safety habits and skills, unfortunate incidents regarding firearms will continue to happen. Nobody wants that so it is essential that everyone who is involved and would wish to be involved with firearms be equipped with the proper knowledge about firearms safety. It decreases the likelihood of accidents, which can sometimes be fatal and can even cost lives. Not only would we avoid losing life or limb but we also avoid the legal, professional and even psychological implications that come with unfortunate accidents that could have been prevented by using firearms safely.

2. Awareness of

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Background and the Case for Education

download (4)It is the view of the author that the problems facing Pakistan while seemingly complex and enormous are actually simpler then they seem. What we have been looking at are the symptoms, what we need to focus on are the root causes and work on them so as to bring in the change required to set the correction momentum rolling. This by no means is a quick solutions but the only one to correct the disarray we find ourselves in.

The first and foremost is education. It is what differentiates us from the so-called first world. It gives us the power to think and the ability to differentiate the right from the wrong. Our thoughts get reflected in our actions. Just take a minute to visualize the difference that will impact our lives if 200 million plus Pakistani were doing this on a daily basis. Education here is not only being referred to as advanced technical knowledge but to vocational and character building one. The ability for a person leaving school at primarily level to be able to read and write the basics, have

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Libraries: Are They Becoming Obsolete or Absolutely a Treasure to Be Preserved?

download (3)A gateway to knowledge and culture, libraries have played a fundamental role in society since the advancement of writing and documentation of man’s activities and intellectual progress. Culture and traditions have opened new horizons in people’s maintenance of lifestyles unique to each society, subsequently giving birth to what we call civilization.

Historical records show evidences that the oldest library in the world, the Royal Library of Alexandria, was built in approximately 300 BC in Alexandria, Egypt. This obvious statistic indicates that libraries were in existence way before the birth of Christ. However, the world’s oldest library does not exist anymore. During its inauguration, the library functioned as a major learning center in its time. Man’s follies know no limits and it was burned down by Julius Caesar during the Alexandrian War. Some say it was attacked and desecrated accidentally by Caesar.

Libraries were considered sacred, glorified next in line to temples and monasteries in ancient times. The St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, also in Egypt, was constructed around 550 AD. It is believed to possess one of the largest collection of religious literature in the

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Reference Services in Academic Libraries in Sierra Leone

download (2)Introduction

Society is becoming more stratified and polarized, with the rich and the poor, the educated and uneducated, having limited cognitive skills wider apart than in any time in our history. In this period of increasing stratification by income and ability, the library in academic institutions may acts as a bridge between the entrenched social poles.

Reference libraries have the longest history of any type of library. They existed in the days of clay tablet and from such tablets, information was consulted and a list of concerns is being regarded as the primitive forerunners of current library catalogues. From their beginnings in ancient times, the functions of libraries have not altered significantly. However the format, quantity and content of the materials making up their stock and the resultant services have progressively been transformed to the point where the researchers today have access to a network of sophisticated information resources. The primary role of the library is educational and this has been the attitude if not the realisation of reference librarians (Higgens, 1988).

Academic libraries are those designed to meet general studies at the undergraduate and graduate

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The Path of Life

download (1)Noisy classrooms, chaotic environment, lots of energy, strong humour, urge to learn? Then my friend you have landed into a senior class of a secondary school giving students a lot of memories to remember. As the secondary level of school nears to its end, students often face the common dilemma of choosing the higher secondary stream i. e. , between Science, Commerce or Humanities.

Students generally opt for a stream which has that small little magic that adds a little joy to one’s heart i. e. , that “special subject” which one craves for. Some are crazy for Biology, some for Business Studies and maybe someone else for Geography. Someone may have a dream of becoming successful in the field of science, someone in commerce and someone in arts. Some may also be interested in dance, drama, singing or acting as well.

People often criticize and discriminate between the three streams differentiating one from the other. According to some if you are not a science student your life is a waste, some say commerce is the best and for some humanities is life. One need

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Writing an Academic Essay

asSentence structure:

All sentences must have a subject and predicate (can be a short as just a verb)-make sure there isn’t two verbs unless one is within a subordinate clause or a semi-colon or coordinating conjunction has been used or you will have a run-on sentence (or a comma splice if you separated them with a comma.

Run-on or comma splice sentences are sentences that should be divided into two separated sentences, joined by a coordinating conjunction (preceded by a comma), joined by a subordinating conjunction, or, if appropriate, separated by a semi-colon (e.g. Mary went to the store, John went home).

Comma splice (e.g. Mary went to the store John went home).

Run-on -> Sometimes these sentences are caused by simple carelessness-proofread carefully!

Correction:

    1. Mary went to the store. John went home. Mary went to the store, but John went home.

 

    1. When Mary went to the store, John went home. Mary went to the store after John went home.

 

  1. Mary went to the store; John went home. (careful with semi-colons-the second sentence must either describe or elaborate on the first, or, as in this case contrast with the first-the semi-colon here
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