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How to make a good introduction to an academic work?

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You’ve already thought about the subject of your essay and it’s time to start, but something slows you down: how do you write an introduction? Know below how to make the introduction that every academic document should have.

The beginning or introduction of any text is fundamental to create the “hook” of the reader and to be motivated to read the total content. Do not know the best way to get it? Discover below different strategies to write an effective introduction, that anticipate the rest of your academic document generating intrigue and interest. Continue reading

15 Best Book Cover Designs of All Time

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Whether you’re hiring a professional or using a free book cover maker, design is important.

If you’re trying to come up with a design, it can be helpful to take some direction from the experts. Looking at amazing covers can give you inspiration for your own.

Here are 15 of the best book cover designs to get you started.

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange has been inspiring writers since it came out, but it has been inspiring designers, too.

The bold primary colors give the cover a simple, timeless look. But the illustration with its one cog-like eye turns what could be childish into something sinister.

The eye perfectly captures the theme of clockwork while alluding to the main character’s use of mascara.

1984

This classic novel has had many covers over the years, but none capture the spirit of it quite as well as this one.

The old-fashioned typography and coloring immediately places the reader’s mind in the proper era.

The eye at the bottom gives you a sense of feeling watched, perfectly capturing the “big brother” theme of the book.

Against Happiness

Not all book covers have to be complex. Against Happiness features simple, small curved text.

But the yellow backdrop immediately calls to mind the classic “smiley face,” which turns the curving text into a frown.

This simple design perfectly evokes a feeling of being unhappy without going overboard. It’s subtle and bright at the same time, making it very innovative.

The Bell Jar

This is another classic book with too many covers to count. But there’s something incredibly evocative about this particular one.

The circles give off a feeling of hypnotic hopelessness, of being trapped. You feel like if you stare at it too long, you’ll sink right in.

This perfectly captures the narrator’s feeling of despair and hopelessness. It captures her slow, spiraling descent.

The Road

The very simplicity of this cover is what makes it so brilliant.

On the surface, it seems like an innocent enough picture of two people walking. But as you look at it, the silhouettes of the dead trees hint at something much more sinister.

This perfectly captures the feeling and themes of the book without being overly morbid.

Procession of the Dead

Horror covers are difficult to pull off. You want them to be sinister without being off-putting. There’s a careful balance you need to achieve.

Procession of the Dead pulls this off perfectly. Making the title out of the shadows of cut-out letters is a particularly nice touch.

This cover evokes a feeling of dread like something is lurking in the shadows.

Fahrenheit 451

Everyone has probably seen this iconic cover at one time or another.

But the image of a man made of burning books is one that immediately gives the reader a feel for the story.

It also adds an extra layer of meaning that the book dances around but does not say — the idea that by destroying books, we are destroying ourselves.

Lord of the Flies

This kind of cover won’t work for everyone — it’s a bit hard to read, so for books less iconic than this one, the typography would not work.

But the way that this cover invokes a Rorschach ink blot test immediately gives the reader a sense of psychology.

It plays into the themes of death and human nature perfectly.

Everything Leads to You

We love how this book cover takes the title literally. The text slants towards the figure in the center of the cover — leading to her.

This gorgeous design matches the feel of the book’s title perfectly without being over the top or obvious about it.

The typography also gives off a feminine feel without being incredibly traditional about it. It’s a great example of modern book covers.

Little Red Riding Hood

We love the beauty of this book cover. The way that the figure’s red cape makes up part of the “R” makes it instantly iconic.

Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood, so just seeing that R would be enough to tell you what that book is about. It’s a beautiful design.

The Wealth of Nations

This beautiful cover takes a different approach than most covers for this book.

While most invoke an old-fashioned feel, this one makes the story feel timeless with a simple, line-art based design.

The white cut out of the hand and the birds effortlessly conveys a sense of authority, and the simple font of the title allows the design to take center stage.

On Trails

This is a design that says a lot with just a little.

The way that the simple “trail” goes through the “o”s in the title and author’s name invokes the feeling of a journey. You get the sense that you’ll be “passing through” various experiences.

The shining gold text also lends this book a bit of adventure that simple black and white would not.

The Stargazer’s Sister

This image of the woman getting overwhelmed by the star design says a number of things.

We get the sense of female empowerment by having the woman looking straight at the camera, giving her a sense of fearlessness.

Even with such a slight view of her face, we know immediately that this is a period novel.

The Lesser Bohemians

This book cover was named as Buzzfeed’s most beautiful cover of 2016, and it’s easy to see why.

The innovative way that the text cuts into the image are immediately striking and eye catching.

The simple font works in its favor, letting the unique design of the image cut into strips take the main focus while still being legible.

Good on Paper

This design is perfect — giving the effect of lined paper but with the lines, all jumbled, subverting the idea of order and clear-cut solutions.

Everything from the coloring to the font was clearly chosen with a lot of care. Having the text hanging off of the skewed lines gives the feeling that everything is hanging by a thread, ready to fall.

Creating a research culture

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The research is powerful. Ownership of students can be created in the classroom. You can validate the passions and interests of our students. However, creating a research culture requires constant work. Teachers have to establish from day one in the classroom, and work to keep it vital throughout the year. Here are some important things you should know about creating that culture, and some ideas you can consider. Continue reading

Scholarships to study six months in China

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If your intention is to spend a period abroad are all the scholarships to study in China substantially free…

Scholarships China: Description

Are offered the courses of Bachelor’s Degree (本科生), Master’s Degree (硕士研究生), Doctor’s Degree (博士研究生), General Scholar (普通进修), Senior Scholar (高级进修). This is full scholarships for the academic year 2016/17 open for other citizens. Scholarship students must complete the study within the time limit and indicated on the CSC website; in principle the duration of the study program can not be extended. The scholarship covers the entire period of study in China according to the program chosen by the student.  Continue reading

Class vs Teaching Online: Do you need different teaching methods?

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Many educators who start teaching online believe that they can make the transition easily from teaching in a traditional college classroom to an online classroom.

Educators who have taught in a traditional classroom are often surprised to discover that online teaching requires a different teaching strategy, and even using a different set of skills, the first time they have knowledge of a virtual learning environment. The transition can be fairly easy for some educators, especially if they have become accustomed to teaching in a particular way and have not had to change (or have been unwilling to change) their approach to the instructional classroom.

Online teaching is not just about learning how to set up an online classroom and adding learning resources; is a question of how the class and form of the instruction used is taught. To become an instructor effective online not to be thought given as to how technological tools are used, how to translate traditional communication in digital media, and how to evolve from an instructor who stands in front of a class and directs the Flow conversations and interactions to someone who can facilitate and guide the learning process, to keep students interested and engaged in the course. Learning to teach online requires having an open mind and a willingness to learn, in addition to making an adjustment for the time needed to implement new methods, while monitoring the effectiveness of instruction until excellence is achieved. Continue reading

SAT exam: What is it and how to subscribe?

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All relevant information to support the SAT exam, required by all US universities during the application for admission.

SAT EXAM: WHAT

The exam SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) is a recognized test for all American universities which assesses the level of knowledge of the student at school. Usually all US colleges require, for foreign students and not, passing the SAT with a decent score. Is therefore a kind of entrance test for all. If you are planning to enroll overseas we recommend that you perform this test at least 12 months before the actual enrollment. But what is the dreaded SAT? Continue reading

The best universities in the world ranking

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Each year are drawn numerous charts that show the most important and prestigious universities in the world here is what are the most illustrious.

BEST UNIVERSITY OF THE WORLD

The quality indexes and prestige are important indicators for both the individual universities, so they can rub your good placing to increase their attractiveness to students, the students themselves, they can precisely realize what the universities considered the best and most respectable as they get a diploma. Among the many charts they review annually the national and international universities one of the most reliable is the one published every year in mid-August Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, called the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities), also known by the acronym ARWU ; this list addressed numerous issues, but gives special importance to elements such as competition prizes and written publications, aiming to precisely evaluate the prestige of an academic institution, and sort the top 500 universities in the world. Waiting for the next forthcoming edition, is still more than good to the ranking last August, thus showing which are the most prestigious universities on a global scale. Continue reading

How to Become Environmental Educator

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If you’ve always wondered how to become environmental educator here is all the information you need to know to make your path.

HOW TO BECOME ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR

In recent years it has been recognized in the environmental dimension an important component of the education of young people, bringing a set of values which aim to substantially change both at the individual and collective behaviors and attitudes. Concepts and knowledge are thus notions ends in themselves and the choice of methods and tools should promote and encourage intentional processes of change through action. Continue reading

Ways which you yourself boycott on tests?

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Sometimes we think are the nerves, others that it is the teacher, other that the examination was too difficult or maybe not study enough … the low grade on a test may be for many reasons but only you who are you boycotting to make it worse. It is true that there are tests that your note may depend on your future and it is normal to want to get the best possible note, but you forget the bad habits.

Here are some ways in which it is possible that such actions are affected your score, once you know and learn to solve, can cope much better the next review and give an opportunity for your score even higher. Continue reading