Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How to Advertise an Event in College

Students join campus with great excitement. This is because they have opportunities where they can start anew, make new friends and meet people from different cultures. They can also attend important campus events in the social calendar that allow them to relate with the “who-is-who” in campus. These events give them the chance to market their image especially to the fraternity houses that they desire to join. They also get to interact with the opposite sex and later form romantic relationships that extend even after campus. When the events are being planned, communicating the information to the students is a high priority for the planners. In this internet age, ways of communication have become cheaper with the introduction of the social media. With just a click of the button, students can create pages on Facebook advertising the event. Most students now communicate on Facebook, Twitter and Skype. This usually saves costs for the event planners because advertising on some of the social sites is free.

Other methods which can be used to advertise college events include posters and banners placed on strategic places on campus. These places include campus buses, school quadrangles and sport pitches. The students can also pass out fliers for the events or use word of mouth to communicate to the rest of the students. The universities also have media departments such as radio, television and newspapers. The students can advertise their events over this communication channels too. At the end of the day, in an enclosed student community, word of the event being held will eventually spread around.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tips for College Students with Learning Disabilities

Students understand that receiving a college education is a very important factor in their lives. It is what helps them achieve their career goals and objectives. In universities, the environment is extremely different from what the students experienced in high school. The students are anticipated to be responsible for their own behavior and education. Their teachers and parents will have minimal contact and decision making in their lives. Students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia have added responsibility than their counterparts. Most universities have set up support services to help students with disabilities to feel encouraged to focus on their academic goals and succeed. It is important that they develop their own learning styles that strengthen their academic processing skills in order to keep up with the other students. They should also choose a flexible class timetable that suits them. This may depend on their lecturers’ teaching styles, class periods and assignments.

The students should ensure they balance out their less demanding classes with demanding ones. This makes their workload easier to undertake with less academic pressure. They can also purchase their textbooks and complete the important classes that are graduation requirements early in their course work. The students should also have a calendar where they can record what they need to do each day. This helps them plan their time adequately to work on the assignments they are given by their lecturers. It assists them to break down their research papers into manageable components such as research, outlines, rough drafts and others. Finally they should remember to take study breaks and avoid cramming their coursework.