Grammarly For Our Education

 

edu-grammarlyEducation is the thing that stands between childhood and adulthood, and I don’t mean this in the way that you probably think that I mean it. What I mean is, what separates the men from the boys is the level of their education. There are fully grown children who know absolutely nothing about the world around them, and very young men who could school these adults. This is the purpose of school, to teach people not only knowledge, but how to process this knowledge as well. And honestly, I think it is the latter of these two that is the more important thing to learn. It’s all well and good if you can remember the Pythagorean theorem, but it’s better if you can learn how to critically think so you can know when applying the Pythagorean theorem will help.

Another thing you learn in school, is how to speak English properly. Or at least that’s the idea, in some places it looks like that really isn’t the case anymore. Aside from those outliers though, the English language is taught in school, and mandatory writing makes it so people will actually be able to get some practice in. However, there are some people who think they can coast by without ever writing, and they might be right while they’re in school, but once they leave, they realize they’re solely mistaken. But they’re not out of luck, this is where spelling and grammar checkers come in. Especially with high quality ones like Grammarly and WhiteSmoke, which have a couple of extra features that make them especially worthwhile. Grammarly which is reviewed on Edumuch has one of the best grammar checkers, checking for over 250 grammar rules, and even looking over your text for styling errors, which is something that not every person even knows about. But the real draw, for me at least, to Grammarly (and also WhiteSmoke) is how it goes about correcting your work. It doesn’t just make the corrections and that’s it, no it goes the extra mile. Instead of simply listing the suggested corrections, it tells you why they’re suggesting that specific correction, so you can actually learn from your mistakes. Which makes it a nice way to teach those people who coasted in high school how to fix their mistakes.use-grammarly

Grammarly is a paid application though, but I really do think that Grammarly is worth the money that you’d be spending on it, just so that you can improve on grammar and spelling. Even if you don’t need to improve, Grammarly is still probably going to be great for you. Grammarly has a very user friendly user interface, and it will also catch a lot of the errors that you might miss going over your writing by yourself. Grammarly has helped me out a lot though, as I was one of those coasters in high school, and when I ended up going to college, without Grammarly I probably would have failed. Grammarly really saved my hide, so why not give Grammarly a try?

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Don’t Be Dumb, Learn Stuff!

It is important to keep yourself safe. Protecting your body and life is basic survival and although we don’t live in nature anymore it’s still the basic human need, to survive. This means finding a way to feed yourself and clothe yourself. Once that is taken care of you are sort of set but if you are a human that wants more out of life, education is just as important.yeesh

Like your body, your mind is a muscle and needs to be exercised in order to be in tip top shape.  Isn’t the saying goes “use it or lose it”?Sit in front of that T.V. for too long and you will get dumber. I mean you’ll know a lot about pop culture which in this day and age is sort of important but you’re going to be dumb. Unless you want to be TLC’s newest reality show star being dumb is not a great prospect.

Stupidity Prevention

A good way to prevent becoming dumb is by reading and generally educating yourself. Now this doesn’t mean the pressure is all on your head. By no means is that the case. There are plenty of willing and able teachers in the world and on the web that are eager to relay their knowledge to you. Online learning is a major business. Websites like Udemy and Lynda are specially programmed to offer those interested courses on all sorts of subjects. The only limit is your imagination. After some searching I found countless articles about these sites on Edumuch.com.  If you have I recommend you take a look.

The downside to online learning is that the motivation lies squarely on your shoulders. If you don’t want to learn you won’t. There is no one looking over your shoulder making sure you do the work required to move on. In my opinion these websites weren’t made for the un-motivated. They made for people with a thirst, a hunger! Or knowledge and all that comes with it.

Even if you aren’t interested in enrolling in a MOOC or E-learning site there are many other avenues to discover. There are countless tutorials on how to program or how to take the perfect picture. Like I said before the only thing that can keep you from success is yourself. Do some soul searching and find out what makes you tick. That’s the easy part, the hard part is then pushing yourself to learn and master the skills or topics that interest you.python

I myself have been interested in computer science for quite some time. My friend told me I should start to learn Python because it was fairly easy to learn and was similar to a lot of the other computer languages. I thought that learning programming could open up new opportunities for me both creatively and economically. We are quickly becoming a world where technology is key and the programming is the way we communicate with technology so it only makes sense to learn how to write code. I have taken a couple of classes and have really enjoyed them. It has been a challenge but one that I really want to face. I found what it was that made me tick and I am following it through. I recommend you do the same.

The Rise of E-Learning

There are many massive online open course (MOOC) websites online. Some of them are more popular than others, and they all have at least one thing in common – their goal.

The goal of MOOC sites (aka e-learning sites) is to impart wisdom and educate in a new way. No longer will the class be huddled together in some lecture hall or classroom. Those days are gone, but not forgotten.

Classrooms are no longer a necessityClassrooms are no longer a necessity, what with computers being available to such a large amount of the population. The idea behind e-learning is that a student can learn at their own pace, on their own time (or their employer’s time, if that be the case), and gain the knowledge they need in a particular subject.

Sites like Udemy and Cousera are well-know by now, as are Microsoft’s virtual academy for IT, and sites like Lynda and Treehouse. E-learning is becoming more popular by the day, because it is easy, more user-friendly, and it can get results if the students apply themselves.

With some categories, such as IT, it is easy to see how the e-learning platform would be a great success. This may not be the case with other categories and classes, but every website is different. Some have quality university lectures, some have user-generated content, and some have content made at the websites headquarters. It is a very diverse world, and that is part of what makes it so accessible.

Beginnings are tough. The advantage that e-learning has over many other educational methods, is that the student can study at his or her own time. The student decides what to learn, when, where, and how. Sometimes, if a specific subject has several teachers, the student can even choose which teacher to study from.

MOOCs websites are growingMOOCs websites are growing, and it is not hard to see why. The internet has given birth to a new way of gaining information. Not using it for purposes such as this would be a grave error. Some may say that e-learning will never truly replace the classic teacher/classroom paradigm, but only time will tell.

Right now, business is booming for the e-learning sites, and so it should. Many people, all over the world, are thirsty for knowledge that they could not necessarily obtain without the internet. Sites which promote knowledge and learning will always have a place online. In a way, you can say it’s what the internet was truly designed for.

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