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How to Keep a Journal

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Buy a journal or notebook of a convenient size and shape. Make sure it's large enough to write in comfortably but small enough to tuck into a purse or backpack if you will often take it with you. Make sure the journal has acid-free paper if you want to preserve your words indefinitely. Choose a pen with permanent ink, especially if you are writing a journal for your posterity. Some inks will fade with time. Determine a regular schedule for writing, if desired, or simply write in the journal when you feel you have something worthy of recording. Find a quiet place where you will not be interrupted. Go back and read the last few journal entries - if you have already started your journal - to get you in the spirit of writing again. Notice your moods and emotions as well as the subject matter, and think how they relate to how you are feeling and what you are doing now. Remember the purpose of your journal before you write. If you are making a historical document,…

Education or Training Needed for a Sportscaster

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Sports Knowledge Most professional sportscasters have an almost encyclopedic knowledge of sports facts and figures from the past and present. This knowledge comes from reading sports almanacs, magazines, watching games and talking sports with other fans. Sportscasters need to be able to cite facts and figures on the spot, digging into their expansive knowledge of sports to make meaningful connections between players, teams, coaches and other aspects of the game. If you don’t love sports enough to observe and study them day in and day out, then a career as a sportscaster is probably not for you. One of the best ways to improve your sports knowledge is to watch famous sportscasters in action. Background Experience There are a lot of ways to gain the necessary background experience to be a professional sportscaster. Start small by calling games for your local high school or youth sports league, reporting on sports for the local newspaper or starting up a sports blog. It’s going to takes…

How to Write an Educational Proposal

Review the format and content requirements for the educational proposal. Make a checklist you can use for the final review before submitting. Working backward from the submission date, create a calendar for collecting data, writing, editing and reviewing. Summarize the problem that your educational proposal addresses. Use research data rather than opinion about the nature and degree of the problem. Highlight how achieving the goals of your educational proposal improve the conditions causing the problem or ameliorate the consequences through educational intervention.
Prepare an overview of your organization that highlights successes in similar educational enterprises, the number of students you serve and demographic information on your population. Create a plan to implement your proposal. The plan should include objectives, activities and performance measurement. Each plan element needs a goal that ties back to the problems identified. The performance measures need specific behavioral…

What Education Is Needed to Become a Hotel Manager?

Undergraduate Degrees Most hotel management positions require at least a bachelor or associate’s degree in hotel administration, hospitality, or restaurant management. These programs teach the fundamental strategies, skills and principals related to the hospitality industry. Students may take courses in marketing, business math, sanitation and safety, interior design and public relations. Bachelor’s degrees typically take four years to complete, whereas associate’s degrees take two or three. While pursuing these degrees many students gain practical experience interning in real hotels. Advanced Degrees Individuals who desire senior hotel management positions may pursue an advanced degree such as a master’s in hospitality. Students pursuing this degree study advanced concepts in hotel management and take courses in areas such as human resource management, accounting, business law, facilities design, communications and marketing. Master’s programs often emphasize entrepreneurship and pr…

How to Prepare for Educational or Teacher Assistant Interview

Make copies of your resume. Many school districts struggle with cuts to their funding. Bringing a copy of your resume minimizes copying costs for the district, demonstrating your understanding of the district or school's financial constraints.
Review the role of educational or teacher assistant as defined by the district or school. Aides typically support an entire staff, but educational or teacher assistants focus on supporting one teacher, classroom or grade at a time.

Review the curriculum if you know in advance the grade that you will support. A review makes you more familiar with the types of curriculum covered at that grade level. While teaching assistants don't teach, they do provide support for students who need help beyond the classroom lecture. As a result, demonstrating familiarity with the curriculum requirements helps you stand out in the field of applicants for the educational or teacher assistant position.
Bring a copy of your tuberculosis test. In some states, yo…

How to Start an Education Website

Research the Market To identify market potential, review other education websites and compare their resources with the content you plan to offer. Focus on education topics where you can offer content that is innovative or not widely available. Discuss your plans with teachers and education professionals to find out about their specific needs. The International Association for K-12 Online Learning recommends identifying stakeholders who can influence, support or promote your programs. Be Original Deliver your content in a variety of formats, including documents, instructional videos or audio programs. Use interactive content such as quizzes to promote interest in learning. Write or design your content using original material and images. Check your source material to ensure you do not infringe copyright by using an online tool such as Copyscape. Ask teachers and educators to review your content to ensure it meets course requirements and educational standards Upload Content Preparing you…

HOW TO BECOME A CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR

Learn about the duties of a crime scene investigator. Research the skills, education and training needed by reading career books or by searching the Internet. Job requirements and duties may vary depending on the agency and the geographic location. Reading articles or job descriptions online can help you decide if you want to pursue this career. Enroll in a respected criminal justice program at a four-year university or a community college. Some criminal justice-related jobs only require a high school education or a GED, but you can make yourself more marketable if you pursue a certificate or a bachelor's degree. Most criminal justice courses focus on forensic science and psychology, law enforcement, private security, fraud investigation, crime analysis, and crime scene investigation. Biology and chemistry courses are also helpful if you wish to work in a crime lab. Prepare for the crime scene investigator position. Depending on where you live, you may pursue an internship with t…

Difference Between Formal & Informal Reports

Your manager has asked you to research a market trend and produce a report to your department so your company can create a strategy to increase market share and profits. At this point, you must decide what type of report to write. Knowing the differences between formal and informal reports will help you choose the correct style.
Informal Report Informal reports are typically for internal use and can go to other members of the department and department heads. They also may circulate throughout the company. Although the report may be several sections long, it is typically much shorter than a formal report. These reports use personal pronouns and contractions, and no contents page is included. Informal reports can be formatted like a memo. Informal Structure Your introduction and conclusion are included in the body of the report, and there is no abstract. Include very short headings, if necessary. In the introduction, briefly state the issue, what research you have done and your final c…

How to Do an Executive Summary on a Case Study

The term “case study” brings to mind a psychologist delving into a patient's history and treatment and writing up the details, but in fact, a case study is just as likely to involve a research report of an industry or the law. It identifies a problem, researches its causes, presents a variety of opinions and suggests certain actions. This involves a lot of information, which is why you might want to present it along with an executive summary -- an additional document, something like a mini-report, that consolidates the most important information.
Understanding an Executive Summary Think of an executive summary as a time-saving measure -- not necessarily for you, but for the people who are going to receive and review your study. It captures the most important information so your readers can understand your data and conclusions in a fraction of the time it would take them to read the entire study. For example, suppose you want to convince your government to go to a great deal of ex…

What Is Human & Social Biology?

Human and social biology is a scientific subject that deals with dual concepts--human biology and society--which are inextricably connected. Human biology emphasizes the study of anatomy, including its organs, and systems, and the body’s role in ensuring survival and preservation of the human species. At the same time, humans (classified by scientists as belonging to the animal kingdom) are social beings who relate with one another and live in communities, and whose biology is so linked with social functions, behaviors, and dispositions that it is impossible to ignore. Hence, the compounded subject, human and social biology, is studied. UNION OF BIOLOGY AND SOCIETY Man’s health (human biology) affects and effects change on society (social biology). Human and social biology scrutinizes the human body, disease, health, nature and the environment’s influence on biology. For example, looking at the pulmonary system is intertwined with studying lung cancer, which is tied with the effect o…

How to Write a Personal Statement to Study Abroad

The number of students studying abroad is at an all-time high, with the United Kingdom and Italy rated as the most popular destinations, according to the Institute of International Education. This increased popularity of studying abroad means that your application must stand out if you want to be accepted to a good program. A strong personal statement can highlight why you're the best candidate for a study-abroad program.
Make Your Statement Specific Don't use the same personal statement for every program to which you apply. Instead, your statement should be directly related to the country and program in which you are interested. For example, you might highlight your Italian classes if you're planning to travel to Italy. If you want to go to France, you might emphasize your interest in your family's French heritage. No matter what you choose to focus on, though, your statement needs a succinct thesis. Your thesis serves as a topic sentence that can help keep the rest …