7 Pets You Can Easily Take Care of in a Dorm Room written by: cecwonder Pet keeping in dorm rooms is crucial because of its fun and beneficial in a way, but there are hindrances in that, the number of pets that can be taken care of in a dorm are minimal. Some people have snuck rats, cats, and snakes in their dorms, but they get scolded by their roommates and resident assistants. The list below gives out a good idea of super easy pets that can be taken care of:*FISHFish is one of the best pet to keep in the dorm room. They require little maintenance and also are fun to have around. Guppies, betas, and goldfish are the mostly kept fish in a dorm. They are termed as easy to maintain because they can adapt in a regular fish bowl without special lights.*FROGThe frog species are of a wide variety but the easiest to take care of is aquatic frogs such as Pipidae frog. According to those who keep them, they require little maintenance such as changing the water weekly and feeding them twice a day. Plus, when people are around, they act as a great conversation starter.
HAMSTERPeople love hamsters. They are fluffy and cute, and all they need is food, water, and cage. The only cautious thing that you should take care of is to prevent your hamster from escaping. As far as you got a strong, and a good cage, this problem shouldn’t be there, though you just ought to be careful the time you are cleaning his cage because it’s something that he may make a break for.*TURTLES Fun alternative pet to a dorm room are the box turtles. Their maintenance is a little more than other pets, but they can still be managed in a dorm room. Most of the turtles require only a tank with a water-filled and a dry area, and commercial food. The warning with them is their long life which can be up to 40 years. So you should be prepared to maintain them even after leaving the dorm room on your completion of college.
HERMIT CRABThey are many easy pets. They only need food, wet sponges, and cage. Hermit crabs can’t be termed as the most exciting but can make your room be pretty touch since there are a variety of different shells which can be picked from when buying one. *TRILOBITESThe other name for trilobites is “living fossils” They resemble a cross between a shrimp and a tadpole and date back to the period of Triassic. They come in the form of eggs, with their food, in a tiny pouch. All you need to do is to pour in water the pouch and hatch trilobite in around two days. The trilobite is the best if you need a pet that requires no feeding or simply doing anything with it.*ROCKIf you want a pet of little maintenance, a rock pet is no maintenance. You can just stick the pet on the shelf, after decorating your rock.You have the perfect pet to keep in a dorm room. You will never regret having a pet in the dorm room, even though a little work is required. They are just fun to keep.
How to write Task 2 IELTS essay written by: lizochieng
How to write Task 2 IELTS essay
If you are studying IELTS, you want to get the best marks you can. For most students, the hardest part is always the writing test especially the task 2. Many of them feel overwhelmed when they have to settle down to write this. However, before doing anything it’s very important to consider the structure of the essay namely the introduction, the body text, and the conclusion. This will ensure that you are aware of the points that you need to include.
Before starting your introduction you need to know the effect that your essay will impact on the students. You should know your topic and how the students will feel about it. It’s important to craft a general statement about the topic and then rewrite it according to the task that you are working on. Remember, nobody will give you credit for copying hence you must show that you understand what you are working on. Also, ensure that you give your own opinion on what you are working on
How many paragraphs should you include?
Typically, the number of paragraphs should be 5 to 6. This includes an introduction and conclusion that you must have. Remember, you are being examined on your ability to organise and separate your ideas hence you must divide your work into different paragraphs. There should be a central idea in each paragraph that you are writing. However, since each paragraph must have enough points to support it, having many body paragraphs might limit you when it comes to this. As a matter of fact, 2 or 3 body paragraphs are enough to show your ability to organise your ideas and to develop them constructively.
Should you spend time writing your essay?
Since 50% of marks depend on your ability to plan your essay, it’s very important to take the time to plan your essay. The best thing to do is to organise your IELTS essay into logical paragraphs. If your aim is to score a band of 6, 7, 8 or 9 then you need to take your time to plan the essay. When you get to the writing of task 2, your energy level and concentration would have gone down. It’s, therefore, easy to make a mistake and lose focus in what you are doing. This is why it’s important to plan for your essay well. Ideally, planning will make writing much easier than you thought hence make you write a strong essay.
What should you plan before writing the essay?
Before starting your IELTS essay you should have a clear outline of the following
· Organising your paragraphs.
· Identify the issues that you are supposed to address.
· Planning on supporting points in the essay
· Brainstorming on the main points.
· Choosing the best points.
Drafting and reviewing the essay
By following the plan that you have created you need to write your essay on your answer sheet and ensure that your writing can be read. While you can write in a pencil or pen, it’s recommended that you write using pencil for your task 2 IELTS essay. This not only makes your work neater but it’s also very easy to correct things. Once you are done with the task you should spend some time to edit the essay and check whether you have done the correct thing. This will ensure that you improve your work. While doing this
· Look for spelling and grammar mistakes.
· Make sure that you have given the correct answer.
· Ensure that your supporting points are relevant to what you are doing.
· Make sure that your paragraphing is logical and clear.
· Check whether your style is the most appropriate.
· Check whether task 2 essay writing is at least 250 words.
Well, that is how to write task 2 IELTS essay.
Whenever people find out I take my classes online (and work from home, too) they usually ask something like, "Do you have to be really disciplined?" That's a legitimate question. Going to a traditional school in person can seem easier because you have to be somewhere at a specific time or else you might not pass. There's some accountability there that seems to be missing in online classes.
If you've ever pursued a degree over the internet, you know that not showing up for class discussions has exactly the same consequences as at traditional schools. Fail to log in or submit a paper or comment on enough students' discussion posts and you will have just wasted a lot of money and damaged your GPA. It takes a different sort of discipline to do well in online classes.
Here are six ways to stay on top of your game.
1) Become One with your master calendar
To be a successful online student you need a master calendar that knows your schedule better than you do. Choose a format that works for you with hourly slots for you to get super detailed, or a big desk calendar that you can scribble on. Fail to update your calendar and you can kiss your balanced life goodbye. Put everything on there! Hair appointments! Assignments! Vacations, study sessions, coffee dates, everything! Commit to nothing without first checking with your master calendar.
2) Plug the syllabus into your calendar
As soon as the syllabus is available, go through the dates of assignments and plug them into your master calendar. Of course you'll need to mark the big assignments. Most classes have mini-deadlines within the school week. If you need to post to the discussion board before the third day of class each week, put that on the calendar, too.
3) Play to your strengths
To be your own boss, you have to recognize your strengths as a student and as a worker. What time of the day are you the most clear-headed. Schedule study time around your natural highs and lows. Choose to do easier work when you have a shorter attention span.
4) Connect with other online students
Working on an online degree can feel somewhat isolated. Stay motivated by connecting with your classmates, professors, advisors and anyone else who is pursuing an online degree. Speaking with them about assignments or just the general online college experience will keep you motivated. It may even inspire some competitiveness that will push you to study harder.
5) Don't work till the break of dawn
It can be tempting to tell yourself you're going to pull an all-nighter. But let's face it, you're not nineteen anymore. Not only do you need your sleep, but you don't have the time to crash for five hours after you take your test in the morning. You've got more responsibilities now then when you were in college. Don't push your studying off till it's late and say that you'll stay up all night doing it. Force yourself to complete things during normal working hours or before bedtime.
6) Remember, the last one is a rotten egg
Most classes are set up around discussion boards. Post your thoughts on the assigned reading and comment on what your classmates had to say. No big deal right? Sometime the simplicity of this task makes it a ripe target for procrastination. But wait to long to post and you'll miss the entire conversation. If you post after everyone else you have such a slim chance of anyone commenting on your ideas. If your post doesn't start a conversation then it's almost not worth it, because it's in those conversations that you really learn the material.
Excited for the semester to start. Hope I can practice what I preach!