Results are in

Posted on 19/12/2011 by admin

HSC results are officially in. It’s been a tough year for you and it boils down to this….your score for entry into uni. But what if your score isn’t quite as high as you were hoping? It can be pretty disappointing and maybe that course you wanted to enrol in now seems out of reach. Don’t feel like you’ve missed your chance….there is plenty of options to consider.

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Tips For Effective Writing

Posted on 05/12/2011 by admin

Almost anyone can write but it takes practice and technique to be good at it. Here are a few tips you can follow to become a better writer:

Before anything else, come up with a goal

Determine what it is you want to write about and determine your intention, whether it is to inform, to educate, to argue or simply to express your thoughts, it is important you start with a purpose. From there, consider the structure of your content – how will you introduce the topic and set the scene, as you progress how will you lay out the key themes and in what order?

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The Gadget Savvy Student

Posted on 28/11/2011 by admin

Technology has made almost everything that needs to be done easier, including being a student. There are now a variety of gadgets available that can make a student’s life more convenient. Here are a few gadgets that can come in handy for every student:

Laptop – Every student needs a computer and a laptop is the best option for college students mostly because of its portability. From writing papers, taking online exams, and research work, the list goes on; when it comes to school activities every student needs a computer. A laptop can help you with all these whether you are in your dorm room, the library or a coffee shop just because you can take it anywhere you go. There is a wide selection of laptops in the market for you to choose from the cheap and practical models to the expensive high-end models. (more…)

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Saving On Books

Posted on 17/11/2011 by admin

College fees and tuition can already be heavy on the pocket and adding college textbook costs only makes budgeting even harder. Here are a few tips to help you save a few bucks on textbooks:

  •  Secure your book list as early as possible so you can scout and compare prices before purchasing any of them. This includes knowing which book editions are acceptable and required in class. (more…)
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Imagine – Magazine Cover Design

Posted on 16/11/2011 by admin

Imagine is the Martin College Graphic Design Student Magazine. This 3 minute animation video shows step-by-step, how the front cover of issue no.2 was produced.

The video itself was built up from approximately 500 individual screen shots from the students’ original files and animated frame-by-frame. Some of the work was completed as part of a Multimedia class demonstration to students as a case study in animation production. (more…)

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The Benefits Of Being An Event Coordinator

Posted on 10/11/2011 by admin
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Every year we all get invited to events of different sorts. Some events are worth all the trouble when they turn out to be fun while other events are just too boring that they make you wonder why you even bothered to come. Either you’ve been to so many events that you can distinguish which ones are bad and which ones are good just by the invitations or you’ve finally lost all interest in parties because they all turn out to be disappointing. Are you craving for one of a kind, extravagant and news-worthy events? Why don’t you become the event coordinator yourself.

What does an Event Coordinator do?

The event coordinator is the backbone to every affair. They either make or break an event. They are the ones who plan everything to the last detail to make sure everything goes smoothly. Whether it is annual meetings, fund-raising dinners, black-tie events, weddings or any kind of event, for it to be a success it needs to have an event coordinator. This means that as long as there are parties, coordinators will always be in demand. (more…)

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Memory Enhancement

Posted on 07/11/2011 by admin

Adam stayed up all night studying for the big exam but when the big day came, he could barely remember anything! Does this sound familiar to you? Sometimes no matter how hard we try, there are details that escape us, or our brains just get fogged.

It may seem impossible but there are ways to sharpen your mind and harness the maximum potential of your brain. Here are a few tips:

1. Get enough sleep

If you are tempted to do another all-nighter, don’t. The brain needs sleep to operate at full capacity. Without enough sleep, your brain can’t function properly and the ability to memorize things will be impaired. (more…)

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The On-site Event Manager

Posted on 02/11/2011 by admin

If you hate the idea of being stuck working in a cubicle and enjoy being at events, then your best bet at starting a career in events is by working as an On-site Manager. This is a great job option if you would like to experience the ins and outs of events planning first-hand. On-site event managers assist the event planner by taking responsibility over a particular area of responsibility – often referred to as on-site coordinators, they are outgoing by nature and are good team players. (more…)

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“Once you stop learning, you start dying” those are the words of the famous Albert Einstein. The willingness to learn is what sets successful people apart from the rest.

Learning should never cease no matter how old you are and one of the ways to make that possible is to take short courses even when you’re already working.

Studying a short course provides a number of benefits:

1) It helps enhance your career.

Learning new skills can give you an edge in the workplace. It’s not simply the case that you’re able to do more in your job, it shows commitment and a willingness to develop, which is something that employers will always look favourably on. If you’re looking for a new job, a short training course is a tangible and valuable addition to your CV and may get you ahead of other candidates. (more…)

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The Student’s Food Guide

Posted on 27/10/2011 by admin

If your idea of dinner on a study night with friends is a pepperoni pizza or a Big Mac meal with large fries, think again. These fast food meals are high in calories, fat and salt which can clog your arteries and obscure the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain, making it hard to think. Instead of dialing your favorite delivery hotline, consider the following foods to help you study more effectively and stay healthy while in school: (more…)

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