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Self-preparation before joining a driving course

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The skill for driving is vital for urban life. Even if you have not bought a car, but you are planning to, learning to drive earlier will do you more good. Being able to drive also can support your career since you will get more mobile and helpful.

Self-taught or joining a course?

Training123This common question when faced with an option whether to learn driving from close-relative, friends, or from a driving course; one thing is for sure, you will get driving certification from a driving course. Besides, the knowledge taught in the course is technical and methodical. Also, you prevent your friend’s car, or your relative’s, from having an unnecessary accident.

But it does not mean you have to rely on your instructor to learn everything. The basics like shifting gears, turning on the lamps, sign lamps, wiper, and maintaining the power of the battery, all you can learn by yourself.

The course will give you detailed knowledge of the traffic rules and symbols. This advantage is what makes learning by yourself very different from joining a course.

Screening for a good driving course

assessing333Some driving course provides free trial promo. Try to use it, and see if the instructor is helpful and makes you feel safe and comfortable or not. For example, driving lessons in Glasgow prioritize the safety of their potential students by offering insurance program if the student wants to drive his/her car during the practice. The programs they are selling are also authentic, like including ‘the attitude’ when encountering hazardous area, and the basic rules when driving on the highway.

Another thing to check during the trial is that if the instructor is confident enough when telling you what are your activities once you join with course. Course with a passive driving instructor is better to avoid.

Finding out how credible the program’s certificate is

Look for a course of which the certificate can at least make their students easier to get a driver-related part-time job. Try to get in touch with the alumni of the course. Even if that job is not your dream job, but boasting a little of your success in acquiring a new skill, driving, at your office can bring attention from the superiors.

Good driving courses commonly affiliate with an insurance company, and whoever the holder of the certificate is, he/she can get a leniency for paying the premium. This is one example, but driving courses near your have might have things that you normally overlook.…

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Follow These Three Suggestions to Improve Your Writing

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Good writing skill is essential in academic and professional life. Poorly-written ideas, no matter how innovative they are, will get easily overlooked or even discredited. For students, such a case can lead to a rejected research proposal or denied scholarship request. For professionals, the lacking of formal language fluency and lousy logical connections between ideas can ruin their professional reputation.

If you are one of them, here are three simple steps for you to improve your writing fluency.

1. Make the right draft of your writing

Cohesion essayBig chances are, we are all already accustomed to drafting using the linear method. A title is followed by subheadings and below them paragraphs then sentences. This technique directly resembles the structure of an essay but might be hindering us from generating ideas.

What a writer usually encounters when applying a linear ideas-structuring method is the notorious writer’s block situation. Hierarchy becomes the primary focus of linear structuring, which is necessary, but it should have been done later after there are enough ideas and concepts associated with the central topic.

The alternative to linear structuring is the brain-storming method. It forces our mind to generate as many ideas as we can think of that are related to one central idea.

The best way to generate ideas is by increasing our intake of detailed information. You should read the relevant news, journals, and essay near you. Details such as date, names, and places are essential for formal writing. They function as proofs of your central idea and its development.

2. Peer-review your draft

A good essay is a good essay because experts on the subject have given their acknowledgment, or at least the essay has followed the agreed writing-convention and has a relevant content addressing current issues. Peer-reviewing your draft can eliminate the possibility for your essays to be out of topic.

Make a list of some features from your writing that your reviewer need to address. For example:

  • On the Title
    Does it catch your attention?
    Is it relevant to the hot topics in the field?
  • On the Content
    Can you apprehend the main idea of the essay easily?
    Is the logical flow between ideas fluent enough?
    Are the sub-ideas relevant to the main idea?
  • Suggestion
    What to improve in this essay?

You can email your colleagues a commentary form based on the above features and evaluate their feedbacks and then select which improvement is necessary to apply.

3. Participate more in writing activities

Do not let your writing skill be rigid and isolated. There are many writing competitions and volunteer opportunity on the Internet. Challenge yourself to write in styles that you have never tried before.

Good GradeYou need to diversify your words and vocabulary. Although writing for a subject that is not within your expertise is not suggested, you still can expand your knowledge horizon by joining a collaborative writing project.

Participating in a project with multiple writers give you the opportunity to experience writing partially, based on the portion given to you. Such experience is valuable because many company projects and academic research require you to work co-operatively.

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