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Honda Offers Motorcycle Rider Courses In Atlanta

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers a variety of motorcycle rider courses at the American Honda Complex in Alpharetta, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta. These courses provide state of the art rider education for new riders as well as being refresher courses for more experienced riders. The goal is to make motorcycle riding a safer and more enjoyable experience. The Alpharetta complex is one of the most active training facilities in the country.

Motorcycle riders can enroll in the Basic RiderCourse to earn their license waiver. This 2 day course teaches both physical and mental skills that are important for safely operating a motorcycle. The course includes classroom instruction as well as riding time. In the Basic RiderCourse-2, students will continue to hone the traffic skills they learned in the initial course.

The Basic Bike Bonding RiderCourse is the next step in the curriculum. Riders will continue to develop and practice skills beyond those learned in the Basic RiderCourse. There is no classroom component in this course. The Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse was developed for riders who have a solid foundation of basic skills and some recent riding experience. There is no classroom component. Experienced riders may want to take the Advanced RiderCourse or enroll in the soon-to-be-offered Street RiderCourse.

Those who have never ridden a motorcycle may want to try out the new SMARTrainer simulator, which mimics a motorcycle riding experience. A computer screen presents 17 different riding environments and situations for the rider to respond to. The environments include daytime riding, night riding, and different weather conditions. There is no fee to use the SMARTrainer, which is designed to be a bridge to the beginner courses.

The American Honda Complex also offers dirt bike school classes for those who want an exciting off road experience. The motorcycle and all protective gear are provided. There is a Closed Range Exercise Course, a Trail RiderCourse, and even a class geared specifically for females only. The dirt bike summer camps are also popular. Riders six years of age and older may sign up with a parent for dirt bike courses. Many families participate in these classes together.

Also available at the Honda Complex are ATV RiderCourses. These courses are conducted through the ATV Safety Institute. This hands-on training course for riders of all terrain vehicles emphasizes the skills and techniques necessary for responsible riding. The institute will soon offer a 3 Wheel Basic RiderCourse.

The Honda Motorcycle Safety Foundation Campus is located at the American Honda Complex at 1450 Morrison Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia. Participants may register for courses online at www.offroad-training.org.

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Tutoring Benefits Students Outside Of The Classroom

The classroom setting is often not enough for students to learn all of the subject material they need to know in order to pass tests and advance to harder classes. Tutoring is when students receive professional academic guidance or instruction, and it is a way for students to improve knowledge or skills far more rapidly than in a classroom setting. Tutoring is often beneficial to homeschooled students, as well. Students have several options to supplement their education outside the classroom, including in-home tutoring, academic coaching, and online tutoring. Solution assistance is another option in the field of math tutoring. This method of checking the accuracy of answers is particularly beneficial to students who live in remote areas, as is online tutoring.

Many students improve their test scores and grades by using online tutoring. Online tutoring companies use state of the art technology to provide parents and students with the ability to work with trained academic instructors from the convenience of home. Tutors can help students work through problems, or they can let students work on their own and then review their answers and provide assistance when students have questions. Online tutors, like other academics assistance providers, often focus on a specific educational subject or skill, such as math or science.

Online tutors are often privately hired and paid by the student or the student’s family. There are also government programs, such as Supplemental Educational Services, which provide free academic tutoring to qualifying students. As part of the No Child Left Behind Act, low income families can enroll their children in Supplemental Educational Services if their school has been designated by the state to be in need of improvement for at least three years. Organizations that provide Supplemental Educational Services to students are identified and approved by each states Department of Education.

Most often, tutoring relates to an academic subject or test preparation when students need assistance in a specific course or subject that they are taking. Tutoring may be used for remedial students or others requiring special attention. In many cases, tutoring is also used to provide more advanced material to especially capable and highly motivated students. Whatever the students needs may be, tutoring and parental involvement can supplement classroom learning and help any student achieve academic success and reach their potential in life.

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Homeschooling A Way Out Of Bullying

By now, were all probably familiar with bullying at school. Some of us probably experienced it first. Others of us only heard of the problems bullying caused. But one thing is for certainnow that were parents, we dont want our kids to cope with such a common, problematic issue.

Today, schools report that thousands of kids are physically attacked on school grounds, not to mention the fact that everyday up to a million U.S kids are bringing weapons to their classrooms. If not dealt with, bullying can become a major problem since many school shootings and mass acts of violence occur as a result of bullying.

Dealing with bullying isnt easy. Its hard for parents to understand why a child would want to terrorize another. And when a child is afraid to go to school, his or her schoolwork suffers, along with self-esteem, work ethic, and other personal issues. When children are afraid to go to school, they cant get a good education, and they can end up with psychological or behavioral problems that could last a lifetime.

Avoiding dropping out is a challenge when youre afraid to go back to school. And as a parent, you dont want your child to drop out of school. You want your child to have the best education possible. As an alternative, a k 12 homeschool curriculum provides the solution that fits best by letting your child learn self-esteem and concentration skills by your side in the comfort of your home.

Self-confidence and self-control will allow your child to grow stronger, preparing him or her to avoid any future bullying problems at work or in college, once primary school is over. Although its just one option, homeschooling can give your child the confidence he or she needs to avoid bullying and help others who are being victimized by it.

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Study Finds Popular Cholesterol Drugs Vytorin, Zetia Not Effective

A recent study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine has questioned the effectiveness of the popular cholesterol medication, Vytorin and its sister drug Zetia. Vytorin, a combination of Zetia and the generic drug Zocor, is the second most profitable pharmaceutical manufactured by Merck & Co. The Securities and Exchange Commission reports that sales of Vytorin and Zetia have raked in an astonishing $21 billion worldwide since 2003.

Although ezetimibe, the active ingredient in Vytorin and Zetia, has been shown to reduce cholesterol slightly, its ability to unclog coronary arteries is less than that of niacin, a cheap B vitamin, often available over the counter, according to the article. Additionally, Vytorin and Zetia competitors have been shown to prevent heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases at a less expensive price tag, whereas Zetia and Vytorin have not been proven to do either, according to the study. In contrast to Lipitor, Zocor and other statin-type drugs which block cholesterol production in the Liver, Zetia prevents cholesterol absorption in the intestines. The difference between how the drugs reduce cholesterol has helped Zetia’s popularity, despite the fact its effectiveness has been questioned. Many patients have been prescribed Vytorin as an alternative to the unconfortable side effects of Niacin and other statins’ including liver problems.

This is the third study in the last two years that has cast doubt on the effectiveness of the pharmaceutical giant. Additionally, in August 2009, Merck and Schering-Plough agreed to pay $41.5 million to settle class-action lawsuits accusing the companies of withholding unfavorable information about the drugs. Due to their recent merge in Nov. 2009, both companies are responsible for the lawsuit. Vytorin has been linked to potentially harmful side effects, including a high rate of cancer deaths, according to a controversial study released in 2008.

These studies also question whether the Food and Drug Administration prematurely approved the drugs without requiring additional studies that illustrate the drugs’ effectiveness or ability to prevent heart attacks. Merck waited three years before starting a research study to examine the effect on heart attack rates among Zetia and Vytorin patients.

Additional studies will be conducted to further examine the effectiveness of the drugs, including heart attack prevention; however results are not expected to be available until at least 2012. Leading cardiologists have advised patients to use cholesterol drugs like Zetia and Vytorin only if his or her cholesterol levels have not improved with the use of other medications and life-style changes. Oftentimes, patients pursue a Vytorin lawsuit to seek monetary compensation to cover medical treatments due to cardiovascular complications.

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Good News For Mothers! Obama Approves Scholarships For Moms Program

President Obama’s Scholarship for moms program is good news for moms. For many moms, it is the first chance they have had to further their education. President Obama’s American Tax Program, and his Pell grant reformation, has been aimed at getting moms to go back to school. This is a moment in history for some women, who would have otherwise never been able to get a college degree. After all, moms already hold that special place in our hearts, why should they not hold their own special place in today’s job markets?

Pell grants can be applied for by filling out a student loan application called FAFSA. It is federal aid aimed at grants designed to help students applying for college, pay for their tuition, books, and other college expenses they may incur while in college. Moms going back to school have a great opportunity to receive these grants and obtain a degree in their chosen career.

President Obama’s scholarship for moms program is good news to moms in all walks of life. They can apply for grants and scholarships in many fields of study. One scholarship aimed at closing the gender-gap in science and technology fields is the Science and Technology award. For moms who want to follow non-traditional fields of study, there is the Non-traditional Scholarship. There are also minority awards, field of study awards, athletic awards, and awards and scholarship grants from colleges and universities. Every imaginable resource out is there for moms to go back to school. President Obama’s scholarship for moms program is good news and makes college a very attainable endeavor for today’s mom.

Moms need to know that it is illegal to discriminate against women because of their race, gender, and age, when applying for grants and scholarships. These moms also need to understand that they can apply for grants and scholarships that are not just for women. Every mom can now apply for any degree, in any field of study, and get grants and scholarships to pay for that degree. President Obama’s Tax Program actually lets a mom apply an extra $4000 to her college tuition. This is in addition to the federal Pell grant he had increased from that same amount to up to $5000, for tuition. College has never been so affordable for moms who wish to take advantage of President Obama’s call for moms to go back to school

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A Brighter Future Through Your Online Education

Today’s business environment is in great competition. Workforce are getting busier with the responsibilities at home and other official duties to attend with. Time is very important. We cannot extend or add more hours in a day, but we can make hours we have work for us. We all want to have an edge over others, right? There are ways we can achieve that goal. If you are working full-time or raising a family, your best option is to consider taking an online education. This system of education became appealing to a lot of people because of its convenience and flexibility. Students can learn here at there own pace because everything takes place at your time schedule. Students from all ages can earn a college degree or just taking a few courses easier.

In online education and training programs, students have all the freedom and in charge of their education. You are the one choosing your most convenient time to view lectures, attend the lab, or take exams. If you only have the time to attend class at night when all of your responsibilities are done, your instructor or professor will be there waiting for you online. Even if your vacant time is five in the morning, before you go to work, you can still complete it. You do not need to go to a university or college campus to attend classes. Everything you need in a course degree is available in the Internet. You have the chance of downloading a part of course content for advance study or if you do not understand well the lecture. It simply means that, you are saving much of your money since you are not required to buy textbooks anymore. You are also not spending money on traveling. And that’s a big savings!

Commitment is important in earning an online education. Adding a college degree to your resume makes you stand out among others. It will also increase your earning potential by getting a better job or job promotions. Because of the many universities and colleges that offers online education programs, you can now pursue the degree course you want. The busy schedule that you have now is not a hindrance for you to take higher education. With the help of well-established and accredited online schools, you can now push your career forward. Stay updated with the latest trends as you look up to a brighter future through your online education.

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The Hardest Search of Them All College Scholarships

For some, entering college is hard enough but with all financial obligations you and your family have been going through, there is no doubt that entering college is much more difficult.

On the average, a median college and university charges $20,000 a year per student. That would not cover other personal expenses for the whole school year. For this reason, finishing or even entering college is far more difficult that you can imagine; not unless of course if your parents have been very good in making more money than you can ever spend. Nonetheless, for most students like you and most families like yours, college could be a dream.

Not anymore, with several thousands scholarships out there, you can easily go to college for less, even for free!

But you have to remember first that not all college scholarship grants are created equal. There are those that answers partial expenses. There are those that answer full. There are other college scholarships that provide the need of minorities, particular degree the student would like to take, particular race, etc.

The question right now is: How can you locate and pinpoint a particular college scholarship that is perfectly right for you?

The answer: By using college scholarship search.

College scholarship search is the best tool you can use if you want to search for a particular college scholarship that fits you and your need. College scholarship search is far better than using the conventional search engines like Google and Yahoo if you want to locate a scholarship grant.

With college scholarship search, you have the access on the online database that can contain as much as 50,000 college funding sources. You can also have an access to millions of individual awards that is equivalent to at least 3 billion dollars worth of scholarships.

To have an access on these sites, all you have to do is to enter your personal information including your name, age, birthday, address, e-mail address, citizenship, and race among others. Other college scholarship search would require you to give your academic information about yourself. This would include your past scholarship grants and awards received.

College scholarship search will give you the ultimate ease that would lead you to the best and most suited scholarship you can get. And the best thing about using this is that, you don’t have to search far and spend too much time on the web. The college scholarship search is all you need.

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Homeschooling Versus Public Schooling

When you look at academic achievements only, homeschooled children seem to advance quicker than their counterparts in public schools. A report published by the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) shows that homeschool test scores were exceptionally high and well above that of public and private schools. They found that homeschool students in the 8th grade are four years ahead of their peers in public or private schools.

In a study conducted by Dr. Lawrence Rudner, he discovered that learners who were being homeschooled their entire school career, achieved the highest out of all the children.

Interesting information that came from this research was the difference that homeschooling made to the achievements of different race groups. There was very little difference found between the scores of white, black and Hispanic children in homeschooling. On the other hand, there was a significant difference between the achievements of different race groups attending public schools. Eight grade public school learners scored on average at the 58th percentile in math, where black children scored at the 24th percentile. White students scored at the 57th percentile in reading and Hispanic students at only the 28th percentile.

Dr. Ray, in his book, Strengths of Their Own, came to another interesting conclusion. The amount of money spend on tuition had no effect on the achievement of the child. In fact, the cheaper homeschooling option had better results than the far more expensive public schooling. In his research, based on statistics from 1998, he found that a homeschooled child cost parents on average $546 compared to the $5 325 for a public school learner. The average score for the homeschooled child was at the 85th percentile, where the score for the public school learner was averaged at the 50th percentile.

These research studies were done in a number of the states and in all the results the findings were the same. The homeschooled child scored on average 20-25 percentile points higher than their counterparts in public schools.

The research also found that the qualifications of the parent responsible for the schooling had no real affect on the achievement of the student.

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How To Write An Effective Scholarship Essay Introduction

Writers in general, struggle with how to compose the introduction to a book or story. They know that if the introduction is drab and non-stimulating, the reader is apt to put it down, never to glance at the second paragraph. If the introduction is engaging and interesting, the reader will want to read further to see what happens or how it ends. Scholarship essays are no different and should be of the highest caliber and they should be written in way that move your readers. The opening of any scholarship essay is the introduction. The introduction can be composed in several styles but it should be very stimulating and replete of information about the topic of the essay. Three types of introductions are: 1) A general/overall statement: This type of opening gives a larger view before bringing the reader to the detail. By expanding the scope of the subject the author is able to move the reader. But the induction should be materially correct and closely aligned to the topic. Furthermore it should be associated with the angle of the subject. 2) A quote involving the subject: This type of presentation assists the readers to engage but if the quotation is digressive then the opening appears to be forced. Every now and then, one has the temptation to bring about a quotation for its own sake; this is a pointless show of learning. When employing a quotation, be sure to use a quotation that is provoking and states something substantial. The scholarship essay that follows should explain the meaning of the quotation or the resolve for using it in your essay. Your essay must build upon the quotation so that readers will want to read further to find out what you have to say. 3) An anecdote or allegory: Begin by telling a brief story. Many writers begin their introductions with an anecdote or a short story that catches the reader’s attention. Make certain the anecdote or short story brings out distinctly the story that comes after it. If the short story gets too long the content is lost sight of. More over anecdote should be interesting and sensational. The second component of writing a scholarship essay is the main body of the paper. The main body of the paper will discuss in particular all the substantive matters of the paper. The last part of the essay is the conclusion, and here the writer will sum up the complete findings of the paper before finally closing the paper. Make sure that with any of the methods you use to introduce your essay, you conclude the introductory paragraph with a solid, well-developed, and thoughtful thesis statement. The language of the essay should be plain and it should be composed in an effective and interesting manner.

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Score Great Marks With Ideal Icse Study Material

Studying from quality ICSE study material is one of the most essential ingredients for scoring great marks in the final ICSE exams. In order to optimize benefits from the studying activity, it is imperative for students to study in the right manner and from the right kind of ICSE study material to make the learning process thoroughly effective. Students sometime undermine the importance of quality ICSE study material and start referring to any available study material. Doing so may often leave students wondering about possible reasons for a poor performance in the final ICSE exams.

To avoid such a situation, students are advised to only refer to ideal ICSE study material that will help them perform exceptionally well in the final ICSE examinations. Students can transform their existing ICSE study material into an ideal one by incorporating the following points in it.

Make sure that your ICSE study Material is in easy-to-understand language. Referring to such study material will facilitate easy and quick understanding of all concepts in the subject. Spending time studying from study material in complex and difficult to understand language will not only hamper the process of attaining a complete conceptual understanding but will also affect the pace of learning.

To make the existing ICSE study material ideal, it is important for students to support it with well-drawn and neatly labeled illustrations/graphics. These illustrations will add a lot of value towards effective understanding of study material by providing relevant visual cues. To score those extra marks in the final ICSE examinations, students can support their answers with such illustrations/graphics and be sure of a high scoring report card.

If possible, students should try to refer to curriculum aligned videos that will further facilitate the process of effective understanding of concepts. There are a lot of websites that provide 2D, 3D and real-life videos to help students understand key concepts.

Students should make sure that their ICSE study material is also grammatically correct. Students sometimes do not score high marks in the exams despite their answers being correct. An important reason behind the same is the use of badly constructed sentences, poor organization of answers, incorrect spellings and bad grammar.

Students should back their ICSE study material with curriculum-aligned tests, revision notes, and other tools that aid in effective revision. Once through with understanding all important concepts in a subject, students should undertake a robust revision exercise for a great score in the final exams.

If students do not wish to perform such an elaborate exercise for creating ideal ICSE study material and revision notes, students can seek help from websites that provide all this and more for ICSE students. Students can subscribe to such websites without having to dig to deep into their pockets.

I am confident that if all the students preparing for ICSE exams incorporate these essential points in their ICSE study material, learning will become fun and scoring good marks will become easy.