5 Easy Ways to Make Your Writing Amazing

Writing is a powerful tool for recording and preserving human history and its scientific knowledge. Learning and writing are crucial in all subject areas, not just in English! Writing is the key to a design procedure. It’s equally important to interface strategy, visual design, and prototype as well.

Writing for e-Learning is a skill that goes beyond the ability to write in an explanatory and persuasive manner. On technical subjects, you need to write in-depth on which they may have had limited knowledge. You must find the right balance between conveying important concepts, and making the learning process interesting. Advanced writers motivate you to write decent contents.

Follow these points to become a professional writer for your e-Learning website:

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1.     Keep sentences short and crisp

Short sentences are always preferable to longer ones. The writer achieves the goal of facilitating the learning process through short sentences. It’s easier to follow each point of an argument or a story. A fewer word countencourage learners to concentrate, easy to judge, and analyze what they are reading! Complex and long sentences impede understanding and may demotivate the learners.

2.     Focus on the brief

Know what to write when creating an effective e-Learning course. This defines what the learner needs to know, leaving out everything else. The writer should use minimum words to convey a message. This is for two main reasons: Firstly, learners have limited time to spend on e-Learning materials, and want to find the information they need before moving on. Keep in mind that e-Learners don’t read for pleasure! Secondly, there’s limited space for text within the course.

3.     Ensure content is understandable

Effective e-Learning courses are simple and intuitive! Create engaging content that’s easy to understand. Begin your content with interesting aspects worth noticing, and end on an interesting note. This makes learners to actively follow your content.Advanced writersalways write from scratch and make their contents enjoyable. Write precise and easily understandable contents for your learners.

4.     Write eye-catchy content

Consider an important factor when writing for e-Learning; reading ona screen is harder than reading from a paper. You have to make the content appealing by using descriptive headings in bold text, adding visual cues, and choosing appropriate font size and color. Avoid distracting your learners by keeping in-text links to a minimum.

Web writing is highly visual. If the screen doesn’t look attractive and inviting to the learner, no one is going to read it. You can create readable content easily by paying attention to the layout. Use short paragraphs and bullet points whenever applicable.

Try and give preference to the active voice, where the subject of the sentences performs the action. The passive voice sounds weak and timid, while the active voice takes charge. Always converse with the reader to keep him glued to the article.

Make sure you’re familiar with digital environment changes. These changes could definitely impact your writing style. Remember, if you want people to pay attention to your content, it’s not the reader who has to change, it’s you!

5.     Proofread till you can’t proof anymore!

Learners expect their e-Learning courses to be perfect! A minor spelling error, typo, or grammar mistake is enough to diminish the content credibility. Everyone makes mistakes; there are a few ways to avoid falling into such a trap:

  1. Proofread – Once you complete your first draft, proofreading is an important thing to do. Your content is likely to have a couple of mistakes, and a few sentences might need modification.
  2. Read out aloud – After an initial proofreading, readyour content aloud. It’s a great way for you to carefully examine the content, and helps overlookmistakes.
  3. Use online tools – You can find various tools on the internet to check grammar and spelling. Make use of them when you’re not sure about certain words or phrases.

A well-written content promotes confidence and establishes credibility. An attractive writing style will transform your learning experience extensively. It results in effortless learning that allows the audience to get the most out of a course.

Certify your knowledge with the help of CompTIA certification courses and trainings available

So many of us have knowledge but still they keep fighting for a reputed job and this is all because of the lack of knowledge. Some of you must have heard of certification exams but still have not appeared for it yet. Certified individuals are in demand worldwide and they become certified after taking certification exams. Certification exam means there must be some certification courses and training that can help in scoring well in such exams, right? Yes, there are certification courses that can change your professional world. One amongst such courses is CompTIA network certification course Budapest.

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This course helps in dealing with crucial areas of a business like confidential designing, configuration, management and troubleshooting of any wired and wireless networks. All these are the lifelines of a business so their security is must.
CompTIA Network certification course helps in possessing skills and knowledge of how to troubleshoot, configure and manage these systems. When a company’s critical, financial and information services are done rightly that company proves to be highly productive and may be that is why this certification is trusted around the world.

These were the benefits from a company’s point of view but now let us look at the benefits an individual gets after such certification. They are:
– Shining career: With the help of such courses you get trained to work on different platforms like hardware, software and networks. They train you for multiple platforms which ensure constant career growth.
– Very high salary: As the CompTIA Network certified individuals are in demand so their salary is also high. The basic salary with which they start their career in itself is high. So, with proper keeping up with the skills and maintaining them you can reach to very high paying position.

These are basic demands which an individual wants to have stabilized career and it growth and all this is possible with the help of certification courses and training.
Network courses help you to deal with security and configuration of a data network on which a business depends. Similarly there is CompTIA project certification course that enhances knowledge in project management. Some courses are limited for IT professional and courses like CompTIA projectcertification training are designed for both IT and non-IT technicians.

There is no doubt that certification courses adds stars in ones career above that it gives courage and confidence to face the corporate world on the basis of his skills. With high paying jobs you get high responsibilities of ensuring that company’s security. For this only your skills will be of any help and for these skills you have to join certification courses and take certification exam. These exams makes you stand out amongst all other candidates and even recruiter won’t take much time in taking you to his company. So don’t think much and start looking for the best network certification course training provider and get the best of both worlds.

West Bengal (WBBPE) TET primary school 2015: Results declared, check now

wbssc, www.westbengalssc.com, wbresults.nic.in, west bengal tet, wb tet result, tet result, WBBPE, West Bengal Board of Primary Education, Teachers Eligibility Test, Mamata Banerjee, Calcutta High Court, Exam results, wbresults.nic.in, TETWBBPE results 2015: The exam was held for recruitment of about 30,000 primary teachers posts in West Bengal

Following Calcutta High Court’s order, the West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE) has on September 14, that is, today published the results of Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for recruitment of primary teachers.

“The court had earlier put a stay order on releasing the results and after the verdict came we immediately published the results,” board president Manik Bhattacharya said.

A little over 20 lakh candidates had appeared for the TET exam on October 11 last year for recruitment of around 30,000 vacancies for primary teachers in West Bengal.

The results of the examination could not be published owing to litigations by some candidates who challenged certain provisions of which one was the inclusion of non-trained candidates for teaching jobs.

Steps to check WBBPE results 2015
Visit the official websites — westbengalssc.com or wbresults.nic.in
On the homepage, click on the link ‘West Bengal TET results’
Enter the required details like roll number and ate of birth
The result will be displayed on the screen
Check and save the result

A candidate has to score qualifying marks of about 60 per cent ( 5 per cent relaxation is for SC, ST, OBC(A), OBC(B), PH and exempted category candidates and ex-servicemen as per notification) out of a total of 150 marks.

All communications regarding the results would be made in writing to the Controller of TET-Examinations-2014, West Bengal Board of Primary Education, “Acharya Prafulla Chandra Bhavan”, DK – 7/1 , Sector – II , Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700091.

5 Best Practices to Prepare for JEE Exam

jee-mainYou have always dreamt about studying in one of the elite IITs but for that, you will have to crack one of the most competitive exams out there – the JEE. It is a myth that an average student cannot nail this exam or one has to be a genius to get into an IIT. If you are hard working and a good strategist, then you have a high chance of cracking the JEE Main 2016.

Self Study Vs Coaching Classes

If you have enough will power and can discipline yourself to study every day, and have cleared, more or less every doubt then give coaching classes a miss. But, if you think that you need a constant push and need to clarify your doubts, and also have the financial resources to join a coaching centre, then coaching classes might be the right fit for you. Keep it in mind that coaching classes are a waste of time if you just go there to mingle with a friend. Ironically, these very friends will benefit you indirectly in the form of peer pressure. It is all about using the resources you have at hand at the end of the day.

ABCD of the Syllabus

Make sure that you know the entire syllabus thoroughly because if you have not gone through it carefully, you might miss important things and give more priority to less important ones. The entire syllabus may appear to you, as vast but do not let that discourage you. You can easily tackle all of it if you study systematically and from the very beginning. Make a timbale and stick to it. You can allocate time for the least favourite subject either at the end of the day or at the very beginning when you start studying. To compensate for your dislike, study something you like on the next day.

Practice and Revise Innumerable Times

Solve as many papers as you can. This will not only teach you how to manage your time but also make you realise which areas need work and which you can afford to tackle later. Practice does make a man perfect and once you have a fair idea about your strengths and weaknesses after solving multiple question papers, the final exam will almost be a cakewalk for you. Revise everything that you learn at least five to six times otherwise there is a chance that you might not be able to retain it all for the D-day. There are various techniques that you can try out, which will help you to remember things. Flash cards and notes will help you to keep track of the entire syllabus.

Take Help

You should take the help of everyone starting from your family members to your teachers at school. Not all of them will be able to help you solve those papers but their valuable advice will definitely hep you. Now, if you are one of those who decide to give coaching a miss, you can always seek help from IITians themselves or from people who have attempted this exam in the past. Thanks to the internet, today you have various online forums where you can post doubts and your query swill immediately be addressed by others who are giving the exams and if you are lucky, an IITian himself/herself might solve them.

Positive Attitude

For any competitive exam, you need have a positive attitude otherwise; the pressure will get to you and will create obstacles in your way of becoming an IITian. You are giving one of the toughest exams in your life but remember that although it might be tough, but it is not impossible. On days when you doubt yourself, talk to your well-wishers or indulge a hobby as it will surely lighten your mood and make you focus better on your studies. With the right attitude and hard work, there is no reason why you would not be able to do well in the JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

Students protest against tuition fees

The “grants not debt” march came to a stop outside the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

A small number of demonstrators dressed in black and with scarves over their faces confronted police and a firework was set off.

The protestors were calling for a “free education”.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said a “small number of smoke bombs and eggs were thrown at police outside BIS”.

They said there were 12 arrests for public order offences.

Thousands of students had marched through central London, with chants and placards attacking the cost of going to university.

Earlier Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sent a message of support for the cause of abolishing tuition fees and shadow chancellor John McDonnell addressed the students before the rally.

‘Betrayed’

“Your generation has been betrayed by this government in increases to tuition fees, in scrapping the education maintenance allowance and cuts in education,” Mr McDonnell said.

“Education is a gift from one generation to another, it is not a commodity to be bought and sold,” he told marchers.

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Image captionJohn McDonnell addressed the students ahead of the march

The National Campaign Against Cuts and Fees said that students from campuses around the country took part in the demonstration.

It wants to remove tuition fees, currently up to £9,000 per year in England, and to reverse a decision to convert means-tested maintenance grants into repayable loans.

‘More funding’

“The government is impoverishing the poorest students for minimal gains,” said the campaign’s Callum Cant.

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Media captionStudents protesting against fees gathered outside BIS in Westminster

“It is an attack on the least privileged students which doesn’t save much money and causes misery.

“It is austerity which targets the poorest students. Our worry is that it will make university a lot more inaccessible.”

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Image captionThe students want to abolish fees and reinstate maintenance grants

But a spokesman for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which is responsible for universities, said it was “committed to ensuring everyone with the potential to benefit from higher education has the opportunity to do so, regardless of their background”.

The student funding system was operated so that “lack of finance should not be a barrier to participation and more funding is available to support living costs than ever before”.

ISM faces school students’ wrath

DHANBAD: Students and teachers of Indian School of Learning (ISL) in Jharia blocked the link road to NH-2 for four hours on Monday morning in protest against the Indian School of Mines resorting to “unfair means” to vacate the place.

More than 1,400 students from classes I to XII were seen standing on the road, which connects Dhanbad with the national highway, with placards at 7.30am. The school administration alleged that the elite institute has dumped heaps of garbage, which include broken furniture and other scraps, in front of the school’s main gate, making it difficult for the students as well as vehicles.

The lease period of the school, which is an annexure of Indian School of Learning in Jharia and was established in 1989, ended in November 2013. Indian School of Mines (ISM) has been serving notices to the school for the last two years asking it to vacate the area. Though ISL moved court, it lost the legal battle against ISM and gave an affidavit that the school would be shifted by March 31, 2016.

“We have already agreed to vacate the place, but we don’t understand why ISM is using unfair means to harass us. Tons of scrap has been dumped at the main entrance of our school. This could cause accident. Guardians are not being able to park their vehicles and moreover the school vans and buses will face problems. At this point of the academic session, no school will admit the students and their future will be at stake” said principal Anil Kumar.

The road blockade continued till 11.30am and was not removed even after Dhanbad legislator Raj Sinha’s persuasion. Namrata Kumari, a Class XII student of the science section who was among the protesters on Monday, said, “We are preparing for our board exams and any disturbance will spoil our results.” The protest ended after sub-divisional magistrate Mahesh Santhalia assured that the garbage would be removed immediately.

Speaking on the issue, ISM registrar Col M K Singh said the garbage was not dumped there deliberately but it was “routine cleaning”. He said the college campus is being cleaned as a high-level team from Australia will visit on Tuesday. “The scrap is not blocking the gate, but if the school administration feels offended we will remove it from there,” Singh added.

Use a strategy: How to prepare for CLAT

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), for entry to national law uni versities, is not difficult if you study regularly, work hard and manage your time well. It tests your aptitude. One should analyse past years’ papers to understand the type of questions asked.

I had a strategy for each subject. In English, there was considerable stress on comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, etc, for which I relied on notes provided by my coaching institute. I also used to read newspapers religiously to improve my comprehension skills and reading speed. When the CLAT went online, I started reading articles online to train myself to attempt the paper on the computer. Maths is elementary. Questions are generally based on what we have read up to class X. I studied a book on quantitative aptitude, which helped me prepare for the subject. For the legal reasoning portion, I referred to previous papers.

Danish anthropologist documenting Karam

KOLKATA: For the past 33 years, this scholar from Denmark, has been scouring the rugged and difficult landscapes of Jharkhand and Jangalmahal, in search of ancient Santhali traditions. Now when the Anthropological Survey of India has decided to document the Karam festival, one of the most primeval traditions of the Santhal tribe, they are depending heavily on Peter Anderson, one of the world’s best known scholars on tribal India, who has once again come down from Copenhagen to document the change that Karam has undergone.

Anderson has worked among the Santhals at Jharkhand around Dumka and then all over West Midnapur. There are variations in the Karam that is celebrated in the two regions, but the basic tenets and the spirit of the celebration remain the same as is evident in famous publications by Anderson like, Santhals – Glimpses of Culture and Identity and Revival from a native point of view: Proselytization in the Indian home mission and the Kherwar movement among the Santals. The Karam is a favourite subject of research among sociologists in the country not only because it showcases the tribal oral tradition so well but also because it showcases the inherent fears, beliefs and social conditions of one of the most ancient indigenous tribes of the country.

With time a large number of interpolations have worked their way into the Karam, which the Santhals still consider to be their most sacred tradition. So the Anthropological Survey of India decided to document the indigenity of the tradition both audio-visually and in the form of a book. “Karam has changed very rapidly. The world around the Santhals has been fast changing so it is natural that their lives too would get influenced by it. Right from the language of the songs, to the punctuation of the texts with modern intonations, the Karam is going through a metamorphosis. So we decided to document it with the help of Peter Anderson, the best known scholar in the field,” said Kanchan Mukhopadhyay, a senior official of the Survey.

The Karam festival centres around the Karam Tree, whose sapling is brought from the designated tree in the forest by members of the community under the guidance of the spiritual head. Karam which is akin to karma of Hindu religious belief, is a god appeasing puja that is supposed to ward off all evils. “Earlier, Santhals were extremely god-fearing and did not question rituals. They just kept handing down songs and beliefs from one generation to the next. But today they have started using logic that modern education has instilled in them and this is showing in their Karam also!” Anderson, who is now in the city said.

While Santhals have generated a lot of interest among scholars abroad, the country’s sociologists have always looked up to Anderson because he belongs to a minority that did not depend on Christian missionaries to reach the tribals. There are a large number of Danish support missions working among Santhals across the country especially in Bengal and Jharkhand, but Anderson did not deliberately take that route. “I wanted to study Santhals in their indigenous setting, unalloyed by the Christian touch because I wanted to experience their belief system in their primitive state untouched by the caste system that riddles the Hindu system,” explained Anderson.

100-day adult literacy scheme awaits CM K Chandrasekhar Rao’s nod

HYDERABAD: The Telangana state directorate of adult education has charted out a 100-day action plan to educate over 50 lakh illiterates in the state through a training programme.

The state has the second-largest number of illiterates in the age group of 15-60 years in the southern region. Mahbubnagar has the most number of illiterates among the districts, followed by Medak and Nizamabad. Mahbubnagar has the least literacy rates on all fronts, be it male, female, SCs and STs.

The 66.46 per cent literacy rate in the state is much lower than the national average of 72.99 per cent. In female literacy, Mahbubnagar finished last followed by Adilabad and Nizamabad. In the SCs category also, Mahbubnagar has the highest number of illiterates, followed by Nizamabad and Medak while in STs, Mahbubnagar has the lowest literacy rates, followed by Medak and Nizamabad.

To reach out to these districts, local scholars with knowledge of linguistic and dialects spoken in Telangana districts have been enrolled to prepare the teaching material.

“It is a matter of concern that literacy rate is lower than in some of the lower income states like Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The literacy rate in the state varies from 55.04 per cent in Mahbubnagar (lowest) to 83.25 per cent (highest) in Hyderabad. There are also huge differences in literacy rates between males and females and that of SCs and STs. Improving the literacy rate in general and that of the SCs and STs in particular is a major challenge before the state government,” the action plan document says.

The 100-day literacy programme includes teaching words, alphabets, government projects, welfare schemes and festivals like Bathukamma. “The 100-day action plan has been prepared and sent to chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for approval. Once we receive approval, we plan to complete the training programme by the end of February and send the trainees for the examination to be conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) to be held in March 2016,” said K Anand Das, director of adult education. “Currently, we are in the process of identifying 2 lakh volunteers for the massive training project,” he said.

Adult education plan:

* Telangana has the second-largest number of illiterates in the age group of 15-60 years in the southern region

* The state has 66.46% literacy rate, much lower than the national average of 72.99%

* Among the districts, Mahbubnagar has the least literacy rates on all fronts, be it male, female, SCs and STs

* Now, the directorate of adult education has charted out a 100-day action plan to educate over 50 lakh illiterates

* Local scholars with knowledge of linguistic and dialects spoken in the districts have been enrolled to prepare the teaching material

Haryana to launch learning enhancement programme in 3,222 schools

Haryana to launch learning enhancement programme in 3,222 schools
under the LEP, 18,000 government primary school teachers have been trained over the last one month as part of Haryana’s Quality Improvement Program.

GURGAON: The state government’s massive initiative – Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP) – which was prepared in collaboration with Boston consultancy group to substantially enhance quality of education in government schools will become operational in 3,222 primary schools from Monday.

Giving out the details, Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that under the LEP, 18,000 government primary school teachers have been trained over the last one month as part of Haryana’s Quality Improvement Program.

The 3,222 LEP schools are spread across the whole state and more than 6 lakh students are enrolled there. The first hour of the school day will be observed as LEP hour in these schools, where teachers will use books that have been specially prepared by State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) for the program with support from BCG and a Delhi-based NGO.

These books focus on important competencies of lower classes so that the large learning gaps of students versus their current class can be bridged. The program currently focuses on Hindi and Maths. The subject of English will be added in November, said the minister.

TC Gupta, principal secretary to government of Haryana, School Education Department, said, “The goal of this program is to ensure that all students acquire the competencies of previous classes, necessary to come up to the level of their current class. This is an urgent need.”

The State’s District and Block Elementary Education Officers, and DIET principals have been given a tight monitoring schedule to regularly visit LEP schools. They will be submitting their observations through an online utility. This will enable data-based reviews of progress and help improve the program over time. 400 mentors at block and cluster level have also been trained who will visit LEP schools every fifteen days and provide academic support to the teachers inside classrooms.

The state has started with 3,222 schools. Based on its concurrent evaluation during the rest of the current academic year government of Haryana intends to scale this ambitious program to all 9,000 primary schools next year.