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Tips on how to Write your First E-Book!

Whether you want your first e-book to be published or you want your voice to be heard, putting your ideas and thoughts in an E-book and selling online copies is cost effective and one of the best ways to self-publish in the world of digitization today.

Read the steps below in this article and find out how you can successfully publish your first E-book:

  1. Come up with an Idea

E-books are no different from any other type of book except you are only publishing through a different medium. The foremost step to write an E-book is to come up with an effective idea, and come up on the topic that you will write about.

 

  1. Expand your idea

Start with the basic idea that you write down; the best way to come up with brilliant ideas is to brainstorm and draw a web of concepts. For example, if you wanted to write a book on how to succeed with your academics, you could write things such as “students” “teachers” “grades” “Revision Techniques” and so on. Keep jotting ideas until and unless you have enough detail about the structure that you will follow for your E-book!

  1. Organize your details

Once you have done the brainstorming for your E-book, the next step is to organize your main points that you think are relevant in to a basic structure that you would follow.

  1. Write the Book

 Don’t worry about the title, table of contents or any of these elements. Just sit down and start writing. Start writing about the chapter of your own choice. Just be sure whatever you are writing makes sense and you keep the target audience in mind.

  1. Review and rewrite

When you have finished writing a book, let it sit for a week Come back to your writing with a critical eye, look at the chapters, give shape to your chapters. Also, add details wherever required.

Having a Tough Time Meeting Deadlines?

Are you one of the people for whom meeting deadlines is an ordeal? Or are you one of those people who struggle with writing your own academic papers? No point panicking: the clock will still continue to tick when you have to deliver the final piece. This is where self-management comes in: this can be described as skills that are found in individuals to focus on their goals, and ways in which you can mange yourself by planning out for your short and long term goals.

You are faced with the nightmare of deadlines all your life! When you were in school, you had homework assignments and term projects to take care of. When you are working, you are also faced with deadlines that you have to meet. Missing a deadline at your workplace may result in grumpy manager or an angry client!

How you can organize you tasks and still meet deadline is a possibility. The following tips will help you stay on track with your deadlines:

1-      Start the countdown

Whenever you are faced with deadlines, organize and prioritize your tasks. To meet your deadlines is hard, but not impossible. Organizing yourself will easily help you to meet deadlines.

2-      Do not give up

 Some deadlines that you are given are non-negotiable, and you won’t have any leeway if you miss those deadlines. Always plan your tasks in such a way that you can meet deadlines. If you think you will fail to deliver the task on time, tell you teacher or your manager to extend the date of your deadline

 

3-      Start with the specifics

 Ask yourself when exactly the deadline is. Plan your tasks and deadlines and ensure that you follow all the tasks accordingly.

4-      Prioritize your tasks

In order to meet your deadlines, it is always a good idea to prioritize your tasks and plan your tasks in accordance to when they have to be submitted.

 

 

 

Why College Degree is a Must?

In the world that we live in today, not only it is important to have the right skills for a job, you also need to have a decent degree from a college, to make a better future. As I see it, a better degree is equivalent to a better job and a better salary.

When you see in term of salaries, a large proportion of people who have a degree earn significantly more than students who do not have a degree. It has been noticed that, people who have diplomas, the unemployment rate us drastically high as compared to those who have a degree.

Read the following tips below, to why a college degree is a must?

Gain Knowledge

By attaining a college degree, you will gain knowledge that you will be grateful for the rest of your life. It will help you make a better future, assist your family.

Career Options

If you have a degree, this means that you would have better career opportunities for growth and advancement

Better Communication Skills

Through the utilization of the courses that you had taken during your college career, you would be easily able to communicate clearer. Getting a degree will help you put things in to perspective, where you will be able to implement the theories learned in to the practical world.

Experience

Experience, itself is a good enough reason for a person to go to a college since it plays a big role in grooming you in to a better person. It is during your college time that students learn how difficult life can be, and how to deal with different situations.

Skills

College help students prepare for the industry related skills. Your college degree enhances your communication, team work, leadership and many other skills which help you when you enter the cooperate world.

Personal Satisfaction

After one gets a degree, you get the “personal satisfaction”, buy gaining happiness and confidence of how they can make a better future for themselves.

 

Revision Techniques: The Secret to Exam Success

For a generation who updates their Facebook statuses every minute, it seems that preparing for exams has always been a pain. The question remains for many students, what are the techniques for exam success? As per Ed Coke, 31 year old “ memory champion” says that the key to exam success is to learn and revise in short bursts, testing yourself in intervals and taking breaks when you are revising.

Below are some revision techniques that can be followed during your exams preparation:

1-       Make notes of what is taught in class

To save yourself from cramming at the last minute, make sure you make notes of the lectures that your teacher has taught you in class. It is generally a good idea to make notes the very same day. This way you do not have to make notes when your exams are near, and all you will have to do is revise the concepts taught in class.

2-      Use flash cards

Using flash cards can really help you remember things. Note down pointers, which can help you for your exams.

3-       Do it in small chunks

Even for your exams, do not “overstress” yourself; revising in small chunks is usually a good idea. If you revise for 5-6 hours straight, you will end up muddling all the concepts for all subjects that you have been revising for.

 

4-      Write everything that you have learned so far

When you are revising for your exams, once you have revised for this topic, it is usually a good idea to write down everything that you know of the topic. In this way, you would know how much you know and how much more you have to prepare for.

 

5-     Relax!

On the day of your exam, take a deep breath and answer all the questions!

If you want to be successful, face the hurdles that come your way!

Can success be defined? If you ask someone what success has, everyone will have their own views and opinions. Every individual has their own definition of success and the means to achieve it. However, people do want success and want to reach a zenith of their career, but not many are willing to come out of their comfort zone. We do things that aren’t good for us and damage ourselves unintentionally.

To be successful, it is important to face hurdles. Look at where you see yourself in a few years. Below are a few important tips by Paperomatic, you should strict follow if you want to succeed in life.  

Quit Stopping

 

Never give up! Don’t give up because you have failed in something and feel that there is no harm trying.  Think about it: your failure usually results in quitting, because you stop trying!

The more charge you take of the situation, the easier it will be for you to get desired results. Or worse, if you quit, you will never know how it feels to be “successful”

 No Tomorrow

I m sure you have heard the saying “There is no Tomorrow.” Seriously, stop it! Delaying what target you have to achieve, either means that you are scared or you are you’re just a quitter. Always start today and achieve what you want and do not give up until and unless you have achieved what you set out to achieve!

Quit Saying Yes

If you think something is getting in the way of your success, stand up to what you think is right and learn to say “NO” and set your priorities.

 Seize the moment to achieve your goals

Seize the opportunity and act on the “opportunity” to achieve the targets that you have set for yourself. Achieving your goals means that you are not letting the opportunity slip away from your hands.

Be a realistic and optimist

When you are trying to achieve success, always have a positive approach. Flush all the negative thoughts out of your mind and concentrate on what you have to achieve

Tips on how to study for your exam!

 Stressed with exams? Frustrated about deadlines that have to be met soon? Give yourself enough chance to prepare for your upcoming exams. However, if you feel that you cannot study and need help, follow these useful tips by Paperomatic:

  • Give yourself enough time to study

Don’t leave you preparations till the last minute.  This might be dangerous, as you will panic and will not be able to focus on anything. Cramming is a risk that students take during their academic career. Set out a timetable and strictly follow the timetable that you have set for yourself. Plan out when you will study for which subject. Write down how many exams you have and the days you have to appear for your exams.  This will help you Organize  yourself, resulting in you focusing more on your studies.  

  • THE Study Space

Make sure that you have enough study space for you to spread out your text books. Ensure that you are comfortable enough.  Once everything is set, dig deep in your books and start studying! When studying, switch off your mobile phone so that you can concentrate on preparing for your exams.

  • Use Visuals

 To make sure you remember everything for your exams, visual aids can be very helpful when revising. Read once through your chapter, and challenge yourself and jot down everything you know about that chapter. Closer to the exams, condense your revision notes to one page diagrams. Paste your notes in your room in the form of stick ons.

  • Past Exam Papers

 To get an idea of what your exam would be like, practice on the past exam papers from the previous years.  This helps you get used to the format of exam that you will appear for- Time yourself and spend the right amount of time on each section.

  • Verbal Tests

Ask your mother, father or anyone in the family to test you. This will help you analyze how much you know, and how much preparation is left. Verbally testing yourself will help clear your concepts, where you can highlight areas that need more work.

Blended Learning: Making Professional Development Meaningful

 Professional Development sessions without thorough follow-up are of no use! A small fraction of skills and knowledge gained from the professional development training is taken to the class room, where teachers usually do not implement the leanings from the professional developments training sessions! The professional development results in a waste of time, effort and energy. Quite a large percentage of the teachers are resistant to change, and need support to implement new ways of teaching, which does not follow the “traditional classroom teaching”.

Professional and meaningful development results in teachers increasing their knowledge,  along with learning various teaching strategies that can be implemented in class, and establish opportunities for students and teacher to engage in discussions, and implement the strategies devised. The biggest challenge faced with professional development is not teaching teachers something out of the ordinary; it is to ensure that teachers, without resisting implement the knowledge and skills in the classroom. According to a recent survey conducted in 2013, most of the professional development sessions have been in effective in classrooms in improving student’s learning’s. The simple litmus test for professional development is to forward the learning on to your students, by engaging them more in discussions!

For Professional Development to be meaningful, ensure the following:

Take the Lead

Instead of sitting and listening to the teacher speak for hours, during the professional development session; engage yourself in discussions so you can implement the teachings in the class room

 Build on the Background Knowledge

Like how your students come to you for help, in a professional learning session be honest with your instructor about what’s going on in the class room and ask where you require help, to improve your teaching methodologies in class.

Try out New Tactics

In order to improve the standards of teachings in class, try out new tactics, and devise new strategies. Changing your class behavior in class might help  engage the students more.

Keep in Mind all your Students

During your professional development, think how you can practically implement these strategies with students who are progress slowly in class. As a teacher, you will decide on what techniques will tweak and how.

Use of Technology

Maximize the use of technology during your professional training sessions. Implement the same in the classroom! Students these days are technology geeks; learning for them will be much more fun!