Aug 1st

Dos And Don’ts Of College Application

By Wendell Zepp

The college application can stand between you and your college slot, but if you learn the techniques of filling the application right you have nothing to worry. You can eve check the help you can get from www.queensland-assignment.com before you start writing your application.

For starters, you should ensure that you have read the instructions as required. The main one should be to adhere to the word count that you are given. Don’t rush the application because you will miss some sections, and skipping them will mean a disqualification. Your application should be completed within a given deadline and you should pay attention to it. avoid procrastination. Take your time but be alert at all times when working on your application. Proof read your work to ensure that it doesn’t have grammatical mistakes. It’s your application and therefore you shouldn’t allow your parents to work on it. Maintain clean social media accounts because you never know when the admission team will want to confirm your application information.

Work on the other areas of your application which are preparing your financial documents, arranging for the preparation and the sending of recommendation letters and any admission tests that you may be required to do.

Oct 30th

a lonely tree..

By Mr.Minion. :)

A lonely tree..

A LONELY TREE

when i was young
famous for every one,
with a lots of pleasure 
all work is done,,

children climb on me
bird sung in happy tone,
what a luck i had get
when i was in that zone,,

now...

the environment is changing
favored by the pollution
it killed me and my partners
turns us in a stacheu of that lone,,

the stair of my base
now waiting for someone,
i become a dried lonely tree
try for forgetting past sum....



Feb 13th

Citing Sources

By Jane Doe
If you are going to write a blog, and you take information from the internet, you should cite your sources. There are some methods for citing your sources that are mean for scholarly work, such as papers written for university assignments or for publication. MLA and APA are two formats that are widely used in the US. If you are going to copy and paste from the internet into a blog, then also copy and paste the URL so that you give credit to the original author. If you re-write what you read, and it's in your own words, you still should cite your source, if you only used one source. If you read many websites on a topic, and you write the blog from your memory of all you read, or if something you read about is considered "common knowledge," then you don't have to cite your source

Overall, the easiest way to give credit to your source is to paste the URL (website link) at the end of your blog or to recognize the name of the organization that posted the information on the Internet.

Note that the most credible sites end in: .edu and .gov

Idiom: Give credit where credit is due. It means, if someone did the work, you should recognize them for it.

Jan 12th

I Lost Something Today (Poem)

By Jane Doe

Even a seed must grow to die,

Can’t ask why without a sigh,

That things they come,

And things they go,

It’s life and it is just exactly so.

The things we start all have an end,

Some things we broke we cannot mend,

Each wish we wish,

And dream of dreams,

All fleeting in the mind it seems.

But nothing hurts like this I know,

Oh, isn’t that how some lives go?

The story of my turbulent life,

Full of grief and tears and strife.

That something good,

Should come to stay?

Does that really happen anyway?

I think not,

It’s just not real,

I sleep and sleep so I won’t feel.

Don’t wake me then,

Just let me be,

For if I wake I’m back to me,

To knowing every ache and pain,

As flowing tears come once again…

For search I might,

Or search I may,

I cannot find what I lost today…








Oh, mirror, mirror, tell no lie,

Unveil my realness bye and bye.

For what I thought I thought of me,

Can truly never, ever be…

My talons sharp, my teeth that flay,

My dark heart’s own true ebb and sway,

That mingle anger, cold and swirling,

Winding up in winds gone whirling.

Oh, mirror, mirror, tell no lie,

And show my realness after his sigh…..

 

Dec 19th

Mnemonic Devices

By Jane Doe

  Mnemonic Devices (neh-mon-ick)

A mnemonic device is any technique that you use to help you remember things. The idea is to create a memorable thought related to the topic or piece of information you are trying to learn. Mnemonic devices help to transfer information from you short-term memory into your long-term memory. Your short-term memory stores information for a short period of time and then the information is forgotten. Your long-term memory stores information for a longer period of time.

Studies say that you if you take a break from studying for 20 minutes and do something else to occupy your mind, then when you come back and find that you still remember what you are studying, then you are in the process of transferring that information from your short-term memory to your long-term memory. If you sleep for the night and still remember the information when you wake, you have successfully transferred that information from the short-term memory to the long-term memory.

 

A very popular mnemonic device is creating acronyms. An acronym is a series of letters that spells a word but each letters stands for a word that you need to remember. It would be something like this:

 

There are 5 lakes that make up the Great Lakes in the northern United States. To remember them, remember HOMES:

 

H—Lake Huron

O—Lake Ontario

M—Lake Michigan

E—Lake Eerie

S—Lake Superior

 

Colors of the Rainbow ROY G. BIV was a funny, colorful man:

 

R—Red

O—Orange

Y—Yellow

G—Green

B—Blue

I—Indigo

V—Violet

 

Remembering How Many Days Each Month Has:

Look at the picture below, the months that are "on" the knuckle have 31 days and months "between" knuckles have 30 days (except February, 28 except leap years, then 29)

320px-Knucklemnemonic.jpg 

To Remember the Planets in Order:

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I think you get the idea! If you want to remember something, create a rhyme, anagram, or mental picture, whatever it takes to get the information from your short-term to your long-term memory. Remember to do the 20-minute break to find out if you are beginning to retain the information. That is a good guage to measure your progress. 

Dec 10th

Interesting Facts About English

By Jane Doe

Interesting Facts About English

 

--The most common letter in the English language is E.

--The most common vowel in the English language is also E.

--The most common consonant is R.

--Every syllable of every word in the English language has a vowel sound.

--Only two words in the English language end with “-gry.” Hungry and Angry.

--Bookkeeper and bookkeeping are the only two words in the English language that have three --double letters in a row, “oo””kk” and “ee.” Any other words that have three sets of letters require a hyphen in the word.

--The word "triskaidekaphobia" means "extreme fear of the number 13". This superstition is related to "paraskevidekatriaphobia", which means "fear of Friday the 13th".

--In the Englihs language, more words begin with “s” than any other letter; the “S” section of the dictionary is the longest.

--A noun always follows a preposition (i.e. noun, proper noun, pronoun, gerund, noun group)

--The word "uncopyrightable" is the longest English word in normal use that contains no letter more than once.

 --If a sentence contains all 26 letters of the alphabet, it’s called a “pangram.” For example:

--A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a "pangram.” For example: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."

--The only word in English that ends with the letters "-mt" is "dreamt" (which is a variant spelling of "dreamed.”

--The word "alphabet" comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha, bēta.

--The dot over the letter "i" and the letter "j" is called a "superscript dot".

--In normal usage, the # symbol has several names, for example: hash, pound sign, number sign.

--In English, the @ symbol is usually called "the at sign" or "the at symbol".

--If we place a comma before the word "and" at the end of a list, this is known as an "Oxford comma" or a "serial comma". For example: "I drink coffee, tea, and wine."

--Some words exist only in plural form, for example: glasses (spectacles), binoculars, scissors, shears, tongs, gallows, trousers, jeans, pants, pyjamas (but note that clothing words often become singular when we use them as modifiers, as in "trouser pocket").

--The shortest complete sentence in English is the following. "I am."

--The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat" meaning "the king is helpless".

--There are 9 different ways pronounce “ough” :

 

·         Rough

·         Dough

·         Thought

·         Plough

·         Through

·         Borough

·         Slough

·         Cough

·         Hiccoughed

 

--The longest English word without a true vowel (a, e, i, o or u) is "rhythm".

--The only planet not named after a god is our own, Earth. The others are, in order from the Sun, Mercury, Venus, [Earth,] Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.

--There are only 4 English words in common use ending in "-dous":

·         Hazardous

·         Horrendous

·         Stupendous

·         Tremendous.

--Without rearranging any letters, there are 10 words in “therin” :

·         The

·         There

·         He

·         In

·         Rein

·         Her

·         Here

·         Ere

·         Therein

·         Herein

 

--The keyboard that is most used in America is the “QWERTY” keyboard and it’s called that because the first letters on the keyboard are Q, W, E, R, T, and Y

Nov 29th

How the online games can help you.

By Carlos Nogueira
Hi, i'm Carlos, from Brazil, and since a long time, i play video-games, i can be called addicted, but, there's something good about it. I learned English in video-games, is awesome to see how a online comunity can help you to upgrade your english level, in just one month i learned a lot. World of Warcraft can be called a nerd's game or something else, but a met a lot of friends in there, and they all talked english, i had to learn advanced english in 1 month or less, the point is. Online games can help you, the need to read and talk makes you able to learn it. Can be frustrating at the beginning , but i becomes greatful and easy, a normal language, just like your. I'm not telling you to play online games to upgrade your english, but a constant socializing can be very helpful.

Well guys, this is just a history that i tell today. But i hope this can become helpful to everyone.

Thanks :) 
Nov 22nd

A Special Poem for Me!!

By Jane Doe
Somtimes is nice to make someone feel special and appreciated. It's easy to do. Take some time to do the same for someone who is very special to you!!!

Someone very special wrote this for me. It's things like this that make me smile and make me want to help people. I know some people don't appreciate me, but for those who do I am motivated to participate in this site. I love my sister and I thank her for showing her appereciation for me using poetry, which she knows I love! Thanks, SISTER! Love you, too!!

I love my sister
Because her work is great,
I love my sister
Because of the problems she faces.

I love my sister
Because she’s always nice,
I love my sister
Because she’s loved by people of many kinds.

How I love you, Sister!
It's not easy to let you know,
But I like watching you go,
And by the great way you show.

Best wishes for you, Sister!!!
Start your day full of nice smiles,
I wish I’d be in your style,
Always smile from day to night!!! 
Nov 17th

Creative Writing Techniques: Hyperboles

By Jane Doe
In creative writing, including story writing and poetry, many different techniques are used to create different dramatic effects. One technique used to create dramatic effects is embedding hyperboles in the writing.

A hyperbole is an exaggeration that is used to create a dramatic effect and to overly emphasize the point. Below is a short list of hyperboles. You may find that you use hyperboles in your everyday speech :)


I am so tired I could sleep for a hundred years.

I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.

I have a million excuses for not doing my work.

It's been forever since I saw you.

I was so scared I ran a hundred kilometers per hour to get away.

I think of you a thousand times each second.

You said that a million times before.

Nov 14th

Irony

By Jane Doe

Irony is used a lot in literature and poetry and plays. 

Irony means something is the opposite of what is expected. If someone speaks ironically, it’s like sarcasm and facetiousness (as explained in my previous blog). The difference between the three is that sarcasm is meant to be rude or hurtful, facetiousness is meant to be light and fun, and irony is meant to be neither fun nor rude but in the middle.

 

But the main use of irony is situational. If someone says one thing but means another, we categorize that as being either sarcastic or facetious based on the attitude of the speaker. But in a situation, if one thing happens that is opposite of what was expected/intended to happen, then that’s irony. It’s ironic if you study your whole life to be an engineer, but on your graduation day they replace all engineers with robots and engineers are no longer needed. That’s ironic, dontcha’ think.

 

Here is the YouTube link for a song called “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette. There are so many situations of irony in this song. Check it out!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jne9t8sHpUc

 

 

 

"Ironic"

An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your Chardonnay
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late
And isn't it ironic... don't you think

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
"Well isn't this nice..."
And isn't it ironic... don't you think

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

A traffic jam when you're already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic...don't you think
A little too ironic...and, yeah, I really do think...

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out