So you’re signed up and scheduled to take the DSST Public Speaking Exam…but you’ve never had to practice for an on oral test before! In fact, the thought of speaking in front of other people frightens you. Don’t be alarmed! As you start to warm up your voice, use these five public speaking tips to guide you towards oratory success.
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It’s that time of year again…spring break! While everyone else is packing up his or her suitcases for a trip to a tropical island, you’re stuck on campus wondering what you’re going to do. Don’t let this time go to waste! Here are some alternative spring break ideas that will help you use your time off as a way to continue enhancing yourself.
With the slew of online security breaches that have hit major U.S. companies and organizations, American citizens are increasingly concerned about catastrophic cyber attacks. Some people believe these online threats are primarily targeted at large infrastructures and not individuals – but that is not the case. The constant shift of online security procedures from commercial banks prove that cybercriminals do not discriminate. In fact, identity theft, the act of stealing someone’s identity to gain access to their personal assets and finances, is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. More than 15 million U.S. residents are victims of identity theft each year, leading to $50 billion in personal losses.
Your exam date is approaching and you feel a rush of panic come over you. You know you are neither prepared nor ready to take the test. What should you do? Cramming for an exam over a short period of time can be detrimental to your performance. Although you may feel like you are learning a lot of information, your brain has no real time to process it all, resulting in a decreased ability to recall information during a timed test. Instead of subjecting yourself to this tactic, try to maximize small down times in your day by quizzing yourself. Here’s how you can study quickly while you’re on the go.
Different colleges offer a variety of programs for you to learn and master new skills. With the plethora of class offerings that abound at most colleges, it can often be difficult to figure out which program would best suit you. This quiz is in no way meant to be a predictor tool for your academic success, however it does make a point to highlight your interests. Take the quiz to identify your academic strengths and which program of study may be right for you!
According to recent reports, the cost of a 4-year degree at a public institution is approximately $10,000. That value only reflects tuition and fees. If room and board is included, the cost will be more. With analysts predicting that the cost of tuition will continue to increase, I always advise students to find ways to reduce costs while still perusing their dream of obtaining a college degree. Below are three great ways to save money while earning a degree.