Why don't schools teach children about taxes and bills and things that they will definitely need to know as adults to get by in life?
Departments of education and school districts always have to make decisions about what to include in their curriculum. There are a lot of life skills that people need that aren't taught in school. The question is should those skills be taught in schools?I teach high school, so I'll talk about that. The typical high school curriculum is supposed to give students a broad-based education that prepares them to be citizens in a democracy and to be able to think critically. For a democracy to work, we need educated, discerning citizens with the ability to make good decisions based on evidence and objective thought. In theory, people who are well informed about history, culture, science, mathematics, etc., and are capable of critical, unbiased thinking, will have the tools to participate in a democracy and make good decisions for themselves and for society at large. In addition to that, they should be learning how to be learners, how to do effective, basic research, and collaborate with other people. If that happens, figuring out how to do procedural tasks in real life should not prmuch of a challenge. We can't possibly teach every necessary life skill people need, but we can help students become better at knowing how to acquire the skills they need. Should we teach them how to change a tire when they can easily consult a book or search the internet to find step by step instructions for that? Should we teach them how to balance a check book or teach them how to think mathematically and make sense of problems so that the simple task of balancing a check book (which requires simple arithmetic and the ability to enter numbers and words in columns and rows in obvious ways) is easy for them to figure out. If we teach them to be good at critical thinking and have some problem solving skills they will be able to apply those overarching skills to all sorts of every day tasks that shouldn't be difficult for someone with decent cognitive ability to figure out. It's analogous to asking why a culinary school didn't teach its students the steps and ingredients to a specific recipe. The school taught them about more general food preparation and food science skills so that they can figure out how to make a lot of specific recipes without much trouble. They're also able to create their own recipes.So, do we want citizens with very specific skill sets that they need to get through day to day life or do we want citizens with critical thinking, problem solving, and other overarching cognitive skills that will allow them to easily acquire ANY simple, procedural skill they may come to need at any point in their lives?
Is it acceptable to ask a dual-enrollment professor for a grad school recommendation letter?
Unless you are certain to get a superb LOR, better than anything you can imagine in the past 5.5 years, I would advise against using someone from so long ago. Many teachers who gave me 100 didn’t even remember me from two years earlier. You also should try to avoid anything related to high school. They want to see something more recent, from someone who has known you as an adult. People don’t remain their high school selves, admission officers know that.
Do you really need a lawyer for a guardianship letter? I'm low on money and my brother recently moved in with me. I need it to register him for school and for health insurance.
(disclaimer/disclosure - I’m NOT an attorney and this is NOT legal advice)My opinion is “probably not if you know what you are doing and what forms to fill out and where to file them..I sell a solution that’s pretty low cost - about $20 a month - through LegalShield. It’s the “HMO concept” for legal services. If you’re a member they’ll give you a free consultation with real quality attorneys and you can cancel anytime.Here’s a link http://share.legalshield.com/bat... and YES they’ll pay me (at least for a month) if you buy their service.
How do you write an excuse letter for being absent in school due to a fever?
Hello there,Falling ill and missing school can be very problematic for us. We miss classes, we lag behind in the syllabus, we are physically and mentally weak and we have to try hard to catch up with assignments, activities and academic lessons even before we can totally recover.More problematic sometimes though could be writing an excuse letter for being absent in school, to put it in a way that would reflect it is genuine and be taken into consideration for the classes that have been missed.An excuse letter for school comes under the category of FORMAL LETTERS. Before moving to an example, it is better to look at the format that is used in a formal letter. Ready?It begins with the Sender's address (but name is not included. It is usually used for correspondence). In a letter by a school student to the teacher/Principal, you can skip this part.On the left hand side, after the recipient's name and/or designation, you can write the address (in this case, the school address).DateSubject of letterSalutationBody of letter, consisting of the reason of absence, the details- about the condition, the dates of absence and date of resuming. It will end with a request for considerationClosingSignatureDoes this make the structure a little clear?Here is a sample to guide you better:The PrincipalABC SchoolJubilee HillsHyderabadDate: 24th of Feb, 2018Sub: Application for absenceDear Madam,This is for your kind information that I was suffering from a high fever due to which I was hospitalized from 20th February 2021 to 22nd February 2021. I could not attend school because of this health concern.I am recovering now and can attend classes regularly, therefore I am resuming classes from 24th of February, 2021. I request you to consider my absence. I would be highly obliged.Thanking youYours sincerely,Georgia MartellStd 10Roll No: 7-ATips:Proofread before submitting. Make a draft first.Stick to a brief explanation and a short body of the letter.Thank you.
Do I have to fill out a form to receive a call letter for the NDA SSB?
No form has to be filled for u to get your call-up letter.If you have cleared the written exam and your roll no. Is in the list, then sooner or later you will get your call-up letter.I would suggest you to keep looking for your SSB dates. Online on sites like Join Indian Army. Because the hard copy may be delayed due to postal errors or faults.Just to reassure you, NO FORM HAS TO BE FILLED TO GET YOUR SSB CALLUP LETTER.Cheers and All the Best
Is it compulsory to fill out the iVerify form for Wipro before getting a joining letter?
Yes, you should definitely will the form as you require it for your Background verification else the HR would mail and call every time unless you fill it.
What are the points to be covered in a statement of purpose for applying for graduate school?
First of all, let me emphasize the fact that any applicant's SOP is THE most important organ of the overall application. Everyone read the statement above 3 times and let it sink into you that this is the part of your application you are gonna work upon the most. Before answering the question, I would like to explain why is an essay of around a 1000 words going to decide your future:It is the only part of your application through which you actually communicate with the admissions committee - You must have often heard that the interview is the deciding factor when sitting for job placements. Except for a few programs (mostly Ph.D.) graduate school admission process does not constitute of an interview round. So how is the university going to judge you (yeah I have to use that word), and how are they going to decide whether you are fit to roam their campus? They can't hear you talk, so they read you, through your SOP.The admissions committee know that anyone with a large number of influential contacts can build up a pretty decent CV, but if he/she is not as capable as his/her resume speaks, then it will clearly show when they start talking (in this case, writing in their SOP). It is the only chance you have to wash your previous sins and confess/explain clearly - By sins here I mean a sucky grade or an unfinished project, nothing more. Lets imagine you are applying for an MS in Computer Science in a really reputed university. You are not there in the top 10% of your class. You have 2 stinky incomplete projects, a ghost of an internship and no research papers. However, you have definite and clear goals and you are brimming with motivation for grad school. Can you show the university this side of yours? OF COURSE! Explain in your SOP! Be honest and tell them why you failed to work to your best of capabilities, but also tell them that you plan to do so now, and explain how. The university will be impressed. Of course, you need really great professionally persuasive skills and a touch of crispness. You are really marketing yourself through your SOP, thats what you are doing. Your SOP should portray you like this guy here:It is the only way you can express your desire and motivation for enrolling in that specific university - There can be a thousand reasons for you to enter a specific university, for example, a unique course content, a specially designed program, a qualified professor, research/entrepreneurial focus, etc. Please just don't say that the university was top ranked so you wanted to study there. That will achieve nothing.Talk about laboratory resources, specific research opportunities, potential for cross-disciplinary academics and other such stuff, and you will get the committee listening.It is the only component of your application where you get to be YOU - The committee really looks forward to reading your SOP as that is the only way they can get to know you and your thought processes before you actually enter the college. You can get even get a teeny tiny bit humorous and personal in your SOP. It doesn't hurt as far as your basic aim is to show the university your motivation for graduate studies and the solidarity of your goals. Do not lie, be transparent, and the university will definitely get impressed.Ok, I think now that I have displayed the significance of the SOP, I should go on to answer the actual question - What are the points to be covered in a Statement of Purpose?Due to the fact that my SOP got me selected to MIT and Stanford, the top ranked institutions in the world (trust me, in real life I am really modest), I will break down my SOP here paragraph by paragraph and try to explain everything as clearly as I can. Here I go:Para 1: Explain the significance of your field to the world in general. Start with an analogy or a fact. For example if you are going to pursue Environmental Engineering you can express concern about the depreciating state of energy and water, and carry on gracefully from there. Then mention how are you gonna solve this so called issue and to do that what course do you intend to pursue at the desired university.Para 2: Explain how your undergraduate education will play a significant role in your graduate development. Mention specific courses you opted in your undergrad (and why) and how will they complement the courses you intend to take in your grad school. At this point, visit the university's department website, open the course contents, and copy down the relevant courses from there. The university gets impresses by this research you did. Para 3: Mention you source of motivation here. It really helps to include a short story (2 lines) that explains how you built up this solid motivation. Then explain what you plan to do after grad school. This is a very important section of your SOP. Make sure you show the school that your goals are crystal clear and you are a serious prospective student.Para 4: Mention here all the relevant projects/internships you have completed at this stage. It is essential to include some relevant details and what have you learnt from these projects that would inch you closer to your set goals you mentioned in the previous paragraphs.Para 5: Your position in class and justify it. This is a short paragraph where you can also mention some abstract skills.Para 6: This is dedicated to all the social activities you have been involved in since you were born. US universities have a soft corner for social activities so make sure you do have something to write here! It can be anything from blood donation to some serious NGO work.Para 7: Mention some of your co-curricular activities here, which show that you are not just a boring academic person, but also do have a life! This content makes the admission committee get to know you on a personal level, and it really helps them to form an image of you. One thing, it may seem easy to lie in this paragraph, but please don't. The committee people have this uncanny ability to detect such lies, and trust me, if they think you are just boasting, it can have a negative impact.Para 8: Ok, now according to my POV this is THE MOST IMPORTANT PARAGRAPH of your SOP. Here you have to tell the university people why the hell do you wanna go there!! As I said earlier, make sure you give them solid reasons for doing so. These reasons should get them thinking and admiring their university. You require a lot of research to write this para. I used to scan each and every word on the department website before even thinking to come out with my reasons. Mention names of professors, labs, courses, facilities, projects and what not to get their attention.Para 9: This is the conclusion of your SOP. Remember to be modest and be soft. Express your gratitude and humbly ask for scholarship if you want one. That should do it.To conclude my answer, I would like to stress on the fact that it should be you and only YOU that writes your SOP. Do not hire experts to do this for you. The admissions committee is very experienced and will definitely come to know about this.So everyone, bring out the you on paper in about a 1000 words and make your future!! :)To witness the power of an effective SOP, see:UPDATE: Hi everyone! Please have a look at this piece of information below. It turns out the significance of the SOP is largely dependent on the program you are applying to. While the SOP has a major impact for engineering/science programs, it may not be so for economics or maybe some other majors.Following is a comment I received on this answer by Tolga Yilmaz:First of all, let me emphasize the fact that any applicant's SOP is THEmost important organ of the overall application.Not so in economics. A friend of mine who has been admitted to Yale Econ PhD was told by one of his professors that they hadn't read his essay until after he was already admitted (they just wanted to see who they had admitted :)). See Page on Ucsb"How important is that statement of purpose in the application.Not so much. It’s important to sound intelligent, but probably no one will read the statement until after a first screening. In economics, the statement of purpose is mostly an opportunity to “do no harm.” (A good way to judge getting-into-graduate-school advice is by the emphasis on the personal statement. Advice emphasizing the importance of the SOP is probably bad advice on other topics too. In other disciplines the SOP is very important. It ain’t in economics.) The SOP should be well-written and straightforward. If there’s a credible reason you’re interested in this particular school, it’s fine to say so. Mentioning relevant research experience is fine. In general, don’t go overboard."