Monthly Archives: November 2016

Why Students Leave College

Attrition, meaning shrinking, is a commonly used term in college. Student attrition typically refers to the number of students who do not complete their program of studies. These “dropouts” are viewed as failures by the schools and reduce the “graduation rate” typically measured by everyone from the schools themselves, to the accrediting agencies to the… Read More »

All About Cotton Candy

Historical Significance It was a special treat at the galas of the European Regals and Aristrocrats during the times when sugar was a rare and pricey commodity dating back to the early 20th century (though it is also documented in as early as 14th century when it was home-made ). However, it was not until… Read More »

What Is the ITIL Service Lifecycle?

Many organisations are adopting the ITIL process lifecycle to enable them to manage business and technology changes more effectively and efficiently. Strategy (SS) The purpose of the ITIL process strategy lifecycle stage is to define a strategy that a provider needs to execute to meet an organization's business objectives and outcomes. Value creation begins in… Read More »

3C’s + 3M’s = Effective Communication

When we pause and reflect on the significance of communication, we realize that effective communication impacts our business and personal success more than any other factor. Communication, in one form or another, permeates all that we do. Whether it’s internal to employees or external to customers/prospects, our ability to communicate effectively determines the results. Words,… Read More »

Apply For Food Stamps in Louisiana Under the SNAP Program

The Louisiana Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income households obtain the proper food necessary to maintain health. The SNAP program transfers food assistance benefits to the electronic Louisiana Purchase EBT debit card according to household need (which is largely dependent on a set income limit). Once a household is approved for food assistance, they… Read More »

Hotel California Meets the Great Gatsby – Music As a Teaching Resource For Literature

The most famous artistic product of the boozy 1920's is F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, a novel about a man trying to recreate an ideal past in a drunken, materialistic present. It's one of those books just about everyone has a strong impression of whether or not they've actually read it – which makes… Read More »

Writing Business Letters – Tutorial 4: "No" Letters

Remember the time when you attended a job interview and thought you had done exceptionally well? As you travelled home, you thought about how well your qualifications and experience matched what the firm wanted; you thought about how impressed your friends would be when you went to work for The Prestigious Company; you envisaged yourself… Read More »

Rewards in the Classroom: Pros and Cons of Tangible Rewards

Are rewards in the classroom an effective teaching tool or do their negative consequences outweigh any benefits? This is a hotly-debated issue in educational circles and the debate is not likely to end anytime soon. Why do teachers use tangible rewards? Because they work, at least for the short-term. This article will look at the… Read More »