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October 31, 2005

DIY: Moving to a New Place? - How to Move from Home to College

Today's "How to" article courtesy of English-blog contributor Kelsey L.:

Packing for College

Packing is a process most of us probably do not enjoy. It can become very stressful, especially if it is a big move. One example of this type of move that many of us make is the move from home to a college dorm room or apartment. Packing for this move is something that should be started long before the departure date. A lot of the time, necessities that we do not think of due to the limited time and pressure to be packed in time for departure are left behind. Many incoming freshmen would most likely be grateful to have directions on what to pack and when to start packing. One of the best sources this information could come from would be someone who has experienced moving into dormitories or an apartment before. The process described below will hopefully be of much help to anyone who is lost when it comes to packing for his or her first semester at college . . .

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October 30, 2005

DIY: How to Manage Your Time in College

Today's "How to" article courtesy of English-blog contributor Liz L.:

Time Management

Time management is probably the most difficult things that students face throughout their educational career, especially in college. A student for the first time has a lot of freedom that comes with a lot of responsibilities. The key to having time management is once students start their time management schedule, never stop. There are also other aspects that have to be taken into consideration while dealing with time management such as not procrastinating, paying attention in class, seeking help and answering questions, going to class all the time, writing down things that need to be done, and making time for yourself . . .

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October 29, 2005

DIY: How to Play "Twister Grooves"

Today's "How to" article courtesy of English-blog contributor Kelly J.:

The Fun Adventures with Twister Grooves

Twister Grooves is a fun experience for all ages. It is a great new game, which combines the thrilling entertainment of Twister and the enjoyable sounds of music and dance all in one, can provide fun for the whole family. The objective, setting up the game and even the rules are fun to learn in playing the activity. Learning a new game can open doors of opportunities for not only kids, but adults as well to explore new things. It can challenge anyone to learn more about themselves physically and socially. Children can learn how to actively socialize with others through a healthy activity, while learning how their bodies function physically. Adults can learn the same concept as children. So grab some friends and some music and dance. But first, it is important to understand the objective of the game, to understand why anyone would play it . . .

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October 28, 2005

DIY: How to Ski

Today's "How to" article courtesy of English-blog contributor Sam H.:

The Great Fall Down: Learning How to Ski

Skiing is an adventurous sport and is always a thrill to those who have mastered the skill. Skiing can be as painful as it is fun, but once the skier learns a few basic skills the experience will become much more enjoyable. The first thing to keep in mind when learning to ski is patience. If the skier were to give up after the first try, how would they expect to improve? Patience is key; be sure to get back up every time and keep on trying. The only way to learn in skiing is to fall.

The first step to skiing is learning . . .

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October 27, 2005

DIY: How to Prepare for the Senior Prom

Today's "How to" article courtesy of English-blog contributor Jennifer G.:

Preparing for Prom

Senior year is off to a great start. Like many high school seniors, beginning counting down the days until the four major events in senior year are not abnormal. The events are senior prom, senior class trip, senior dinner dance and of course the most important day of everyone’s life graduation. The first event that is coming up in the senior year is the senior class prom, the most magical time in anyone’s life. Many girls have been dreaming of this day ever since they started elementary school. The dream of becoming a princess and finding their desired prince for a night of magic in a breath taking ballroom are only days away. There is still so much to do before any girl begin to look like a princess, and are dancing in the arms of their prince. Every girl may want to follow these following steps for their magical night to become a reality. There is so much to do and so little time to do it in. So each individual wanting to become a princess should be willing to use up all their spare time to get read for the big night. Here are the steps the long awaited dream: receiving an invitation for the prom which has the date, time and place of the prom, go scouting out for the prince, reserve two tickets for prom, start tanning, begin dress shopping, find the perfect shoes, go out looking for accessories that make the dress stick out, reserve a limb, schedule a hair appointment, schedule a dinner reservation, and last but not least order a boutonniere. These are the major steps to help make, prom night magical . . .

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October 26, 2005

DIY: How to Apply to University

Today's "How to" article courtesy of English-blog contributor Angela H.:

How to Properly Send in College Applications

As if graduating high school is not stressful enough, students have to send in applications to different colleges, which is easier said than done. There are a variety of things that must be taken into consideration such as; choosing where to apply, visiting colleges, selecting a major, beating the deadlines, and filling out applications.

When filling out college applications, students must first decide what college is right for them. Students must consider all aspects such as; staying near their hometown, moving away, going to the city, or residing in a rural area. This decision is very complicated for many reasons. If the student plans on staying near home, how close is too close? Yet, if the student plans on moving far away, what if there was a family emergency? Once the student has decided that, they have to choose whether they would rather go to a larger or smaller college. This is another difficult choice since the only reference the applicants have is hear-say . . .

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October 25, 2005

DIY: How to Adjust from a Move to the U.S. from Puerto Rico

Today's "How to" article courtesy of English-blog contributor Emily S.:

The Process of Adjusting

Emigrating from Puerto Rico to America can be very life changing. Despite the fact that Puerto Ricans are considered citizens automatically upon arrival to this country, there are a lot of other aspects of living that can place stress on a person, the first one being a language barrier. If prior to moving one did not place any emphasis on learning the English language, then it could perhaps prove difficult to learn it. Another stressful factor of moving from Puerto Rico to the US, are the stereotypes placed on the new arrivals by fellow Hispanics and likewise by Americans. They are looked down on for not being able to speak English and for continuing to have their old customs. Lastly, emigrants are forced to face the frowns that come from relatives left behind and the possibility of never being accepted again as a true Puerto Rican . . .

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October 24, 2005

DIY: How to Tie-Dye a Garment

Today's "How to" article courtesy of English-blog contributor Ali L.:

Tie-Dyeing Fun

Over time, the appeal of tie-dyed items has decreased. Very popular in the sixties, the love of tie-dye has slowly returned. Many people decide to buy pre-dyed items which can take away from the fun that is involved in turning a plain, boring piece of fabric into a far out array of colors and designs. In order to make the perfect tie-dyed item, supplies must be gathered, fabrics prepared, and finally dyed. Following these steps will help to increase the chance of having a successful tie-dyeing experience . . .

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October 23, 2005

DIY: How to Help Children Build a Gingerbread House

Today's "How to" article courtesy of English-blog contributor Holden J.:

Building a Gingerbread House

There are many activities that occur during holiday seasons such as the Easter egg hunt during Easter time, trick-or-treating during Halloween and sending flowers, cards and candy during Valentine's Day. These activities truly make the holidays festive for people both young and old. But above all of these there is one holiday that children enjoy the most and is during Christmas time, making a gingerbread house. The entire process is exhilarating and produces anticipation within kids. From organizing the ingredients and setting up the foundation for the House up to decorating and ultimately the eating of the House, makes children look forward to this seasonal activity. It makes some children feel like a master chef every time they make this delicious treat because of the diversity of candies and sweets that can be used to ornament the project. No matter what candies they use to decorate their gingerbread house they still come out with an edible masterpiece . . .

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October 22, 2005

DIY: How to Prepare for College

Today's "How to" article courtesy of English-blog contributor Adrianne E.:

Up, Up and Away . . . To College

Having a college degree is something that employers require and it would be in everyone’s interest to get one. When in high school, if a person isn’t thinking about applying to college, he/she is viewed as not having much of a future. So, on top of getting by in school just enough to graduate, the student has to make sure that they will be eligible to attend a university. There are many steps that need to be taken in order for one to get that highly anticipated acceptance letter. Recommendation letters, personal essays, SAT scores, organizations and most importantly grades are among the requirements that need to be taken care of when thinking about applying to college. This all might sound like a big burden but it all begins to take shape well before senior year.

Ninth grade is when the student really has to begin to take their studies seriously. This is because . . .

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October 21, 2005

DIY: How to Create a Digital Photograph Album

Today's "How to" article courtesy of English-blog contributor Melissa Z.:

How to Create a Digital Photograph Album

With all of the new-aged technologies breaking into a more available state, society is basically forced to learn how to use these technologies. One specific instance where technology has had a big influence is photography. Digital cameras are everywhere and in ever shape, size, and style. The pictures are easily uploaded from a camera onto a computer, making it possible for anyone to create their very own digital photograph album right on their computer. How does one go about even starting this digital photograph album? After reading these easy steps on how to do so, anyone can be a pro.

The first step is very simple. One must read the instruction manual enclosed with the digital camera package. Usually, all digital cameras require a connection to a personal computer, whether it is a desktop computer or a laptop. In most cases . . .

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October 20, 2005

Greetings English Teachers From Pennsyltucky, USA!

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"That's the secret to life... replace one worry with another...." ~ Peanuts' Charlie Brown

A Big "Hello" to all ESL Blog-Readers and Forum Participants,

For those of you who don't know me (and that's probably almost everybody) my name is Lee Hobbs and I'll be taking over the ESL Lesson Plan blog for a bit as Michelle is currently on extended leave (okay don't start throwing the tomatoes yet!). Please read on:

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October 03, 2005

Scattergories - English Blog Articles: Sorted by Classification!

Find your favorite English-Blog articles here by category:

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October 02, 2005

The X-Files: English-Blog Monthly Archives

Blog Archives

This is where you'll find all the entries grouped by month.

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October 01, 2005

All that's Fit to Discuss About ESL (& More!)

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