Author: Terrance Day

Pros and Cons of Distance Learning

Getting your education online services provides some incredible benefits, but also some unseen challenges. When you understand these differences, it will be easy for you to make a choice regarding using this option. So far, distance learning has been selected primarily because there really aren’t many other good options for people who travel and must keep their employment. But for those who have a choice, it is important to look at all the factors. First the upside of Distance Learning: Keep Your Job. And also keep money coming in. This is the most important factor cited by those using online education. Students do not have to interrupt their career, and they can absorb the financial impact much better. Choices. At last count, there were 179 institutions providing ac

Navigating The Legal Programs Best Suited For You

There are a huge array of legal programs that are available for students to choose from today. Becoming a lawyer requires a whole lot more than just a solid four years of hard work at the university, so while you may want to skip thinking about law school for now, you may still want to enter into a legal program with your focus on a closely related career. There are numerous options for aspiring law students that want to find their niche in this field.   First of all, you could decide to join law enforcement and enter into a police training academy, or even pursue a degree in criminology or a related field at your university with the intent of using your specialized knowledge on the force. Even within the subcategory of law enforcement, there are many career routes to choose fro...

Crafting Your Curriculum Vitae

Today we are going to discuss the ins and outs of a curriculum vitae – more commonly known as a CV.  Meaning, we are going to discuss what it is, especially as it compares to a resume; when it is appropriate to include one; and how, precisely, to write one. First, let’s discuss the ways in which a curriculum vitae and a resume are different.  Primarily, the difference between a CV and a resume pertain to the length, the content, and the purpose of each document.  Your resume should be one of two pages long.  It is just an overview of your skills, your experience, and your education.  Whether you are writing a chronological resume or a different type, your main goal is to be as concise and precise as possible.  You do not want your potential employer to spend too much time reading it – m

The Best Way to Get Yourself Motivated for School–or Anything, Really

It’s getting close to the end of the semester. There are only a couple more weeks of classes, then finals, then we’re FREEEEE! But we have to get through the most terrible time of the year before we can get to the most wonderful time of the year (heh heh). These last few weeks are littered with term papers, projects, tests, homework overloads, and…EXAMS. This is where the proverbial rubber meets the road. Where we sink or swim. If we stop now, all of the work we’ve done up to this point amounts to nil. Staying motivated at a time like this is quite the challenge. When everything builds up and you’d just rather give up, here’s what you should think about… What you really need You don’t really need motivation to get to the end of the semester. Yes, I meant to say that. I’ll say

The 3 Strains of American Writers

There is a tradition in American literature that began in the work of Emerson and Thoreau and is solidified in the writings of Upton Sinclair, Theodore Dreisder, John Dos Passos,  Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway. These writers write with a simplicity and eagerness to create a portrait of America, a description of the ever changing American dream, even, as in the case of Hemingway, if it is done stylistically. The inheritors of this tradition are the New Journalists of the ’60s and ’70s – Joan Didion, Norman Mailer, and even Hunter S. Thompson. Don DeLilo, Philip Roth and Jonathan Franzen are contemporary writers who follow in the trajectory of this pure Americana writing, as distinguished from the Southern Gothic novel. The father of this smaller category is Mark Twain. After

Tales of Watership Down

Lets get this out of the way first, this book is not really a sequel. It’s more of a web enhancement or more similar to the deleted scenes one finds on a DVD. So while it is immensely enjoyable it is not one complete story but several stories linked together. Richard Adams’ writing style is as strong as ever and the characters still hop from the page (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun). But instead of a full novel we receive a book divided into three major sections, each touching on different things from the original book. The beginning deals with the legendary rabbit El-ahrairah. The trickster deity of the rabbits is show to be no less than the mythic deities of our own histories. Winning victories for all rabbit kind through the most challenging of tasks and daring to go where he must

Shakespearean Noise or the Creative Act

An anonymous gentleman, in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, describes Ophelia’s madness in the following terms: She hears There’s tricks i’th’ world… Speaks things in doubt That carry but half sense. Her speech is nothing, Yet the unshaped use of it doth move The hearers to collection. They aim at it, And botch the words up to fit their own thoughts. The focus here is on Ophelia’s language use, speech in which undifferentiated signs accumulate, not entirely without sense but disordered nonetheless. Ophelia’s words are thus, in the gentleman’s terms, “nothing,” but it is a nothing that is also something and might, in more modern terms, be described as noise. Later in the same scene, we find that this nothing/something is analogous to the material of creation, chaos in classical