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Is Your School Properly Accredited? April 25, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — aganous @ 10:56 pm

I recently looked into an online school that I will not mention. But after a little research, I decided to look elsewhere after I realized they were “accredited” by a fictitious agency — it didn’t even exist! WHY would they do such a thing? To give their scam educational institution credibility.

Online education has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade, and they have cleaned themselves up a great deal, but it is still easy to fall for a scam institution if you don’t do your homework.

If you don’t know how to check an education institution’s credentials, here’s where to go:

http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/   They are required to maintain a database of ALL post secondary institutions and a list of accrediting agencies recognized by the federal government.

 

 

 

April 21, 2013

Filed under: Education,News — aganous @ 10:09 pm

 

 

While those on the left continue to bash the greedy oil companies for their “windfall profits” they face the problem of reality. “Big Oil” contributes TENS OF BILLIONS to fund this greedy government’s endless appetite.

Exon paid 31 Billion in taxes while Chevron paid 10 billion.  Any good Democrat should love these guys for their “contribution, but they see a greater advantage in bashing and demonizing them for not “contributing their fair share.” more

oil-company-profits

 

Food Assistance in Washtenaw County Michigan July 17, 2012

Filed under: Food — aganous @ 1:20 am

Washtenaw County food pantries.

The Ann Arbor area in Washtenaw County Michigan area has been hit hard during this 4 year Obama depression. If you are in need of assistance, there is help available. These locations specialize in food or meals, but some may provide other assistance as well. If you have special needs, just ask. If they cannot help, they can most likely put you in touch with those who can.

Ann Arbor Community Center
Address is 625 North Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Phone number – (734) 662-3128
Social services are offered to seniors, unemployed, low income, and those who are struggling. Get free food assistance, meals, shelter, and other help such as clothing.

Ann Arbor Department Of Parks And Recreation Bryant Community Center
Location is 3 W Eden Ct.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Dial (734) 477-0292

 

Catholic Social Services Of Washtenaw County, North side Community Center
Main office is 815 Taylor St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone number – (734) 662-4462
Catholic Services in the Ann Arbor area offer numerous services to help the needy. Some programs can help with electric bills or low income housing, but most aid is non-monetary such as free food, groceries, government surplus commodities and food. Call for help or advice, regardless of your religion.

Saint Clare Of Assisi Episcopal Church
Address of church is 2309 Packard St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Dial – (734) 662-2449. The church has surplus food for people in an emergency. Very limited hours.

The Salvation Army – Eastern Michigan Division, Ann Arbor Corps Community Center
100 Arbana Dr.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
(734) 668-8353
Part of the national non-profit charity organization. Many working poor, unemployed, and even homeless stop by for food, meals, and support. Many emergency and crisis services are run at the site.

Faith In Action
Address – 603 S St.
Chelsea, MI 48118
(734) 475-3305

Faith In Action, Dexter Food Pantry
2822 Baker Rd.
Dexter, Michigan 48130
Telephone number is (734) 426-7002

Community Resource Center
Location is 410 City Rd.
Manchester, MI 48158
(734) 428-7722

Saline Area Social Service
131 E Michigan Ave.
Saline, MI 48176
Main number – (734) 429-4570
Social services are offered, including meals, groceries, and free food. A great place for referrals too.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Location of church is 201 N River St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Call the church at (734) 482-7121

HIV/Aids Resource Center
Address – 3075 Clark Rd. Suite 203
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
(734) 572-9355

Hope America
Office location is 133 W Michigan Ave. Suite 204, Michigan Heritage Building
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Telephone – (734) 483-5362

 

There’s No Place Like Home July 1, 2012

Filed under: Science — aganous @ 6:51 pm

Amazing Video of our home

 

Understanding the Requirements of Online Schools

Filed under: Education,Uncategorized — aganous @ 6:50 pm

When checking into an online university, you will want to ensure that the program is accredited and that the completed course available will fit into your educational endeavours. Speak to those who have advanced outside of your current position in the workplace and see whether or not all these training courses can help you reach the next stage in your occupation.

You’ll, of course want to make sure the online educational institution provides the very best value for the money you spend. Be sure to look through their website to learn as much as you can about what they offer. This is especially important for those who may not ever set foot on campus. You should ensure you have got access to virtually any help you may need, including economic help, technical support and also utilization of their online collection and additionally bookstore.

In modern times, the majority of traditional community colleges actually have branched out to virtual training. This may well be a beneficial solution for the web-based student because you certainly will additionally have ease of access to the traditional community college. This is certainly something well worth debating if you are exploring an online educational University. Examine the numerous positives you should have with an online school which is certainly also easy to get to nearby. Make no mistake, online classes are hard, but for so many people today this is the greatest of all worlds.

The web-based class needs diligence and engagement just like whatever other classroom. There can be interaction with the instructor and your fellow students every bit as there were with a typical classroom. You will want to think to commit to about 6 to 12 hours per week on each classroom. The volume of time you invest will depend on the selected class, its complications, in your own skill level. You are expected to review your e-mail and log into that classroom frequency in the course of the week. You’ll be needed to take part in video discussion and message board discussions.

You’ll want to ensure that you carry logical desires concerning your internet based instruction. Needless to say you can book your time within your existing life that includes your family time and your time at work, but you have to organize consistent blocks of your time for your training sessions. Internet education have to be done as earnestly as a traditional university and college class. You have a good deal of flexibility with digital learning but you should not put it to the side for everything else that pops up in your daily life. If you know there is going to be a problem and you are going to are looking to miss a due date, you will want to talk to your digital teacher concerning it.

 

Is e-Learning an Option for You? June 17, 2012

Filed under: Education — aganous @ 9:34 am

there are many advantages offered to the student through online learning over the traditional college experience. Here are a few of those advantages in taking your education online.

An Online Education Provides the Following Advantages:

– allows you the freedom to control your educational future.
– provides flexibility to learn  at your own pace
– the focus is on the individual learning experience
– the classroom can be anywhere you happen to be
– educators are available 24/7
– saves a fortune on commuting and parking
– enhanced computer and software skills

There are many more advantages, too numerous to mention here.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking online classes will be easier than those traditional classes. They are not. Here are a few tips to help you keep your head above water while taking your classes:

Learn to Manage Your Time

While you do have a great deal of flexibility with online college classes, it is vitally important that you learn to manage your time. it is best if you can set aside regular blocks of time for a particular class. Never allow the fact that you are given flexibility, cause you to become reckless with your time.

Stay Focused

online learning is new and difficult experience for most people. It is important that you were disciplined and determined before going in to this, that you will see it through to completion. The blessing of not having instructors standing over you, can also be a curse.

Manage Your Study Environment

set aside a space devoted just for learning. you’ll need to minimize any possible distraction so you can focus on your studies. You’ll want to put away anything else that might distract you from your studies. Keep all distractions out of sight. This immediate environment should be get voted purely to learning.

Develop Your Internet Skills

if you’re not already comfortable with the various programs you may need for your course studies, learn to use them. Most of these skills are well known to those who spend any time on the computer at all, but some software may require a little learning curve. It’s important that you become thoroughly familiar with word processor software such as Microsoft Word or OpenOffice.

Stay Motivated

your greatest enemy in online learning is staying motivated. It’s important that you see yourself at tempting class. Do not treat this as if you are simply browsing the web. You must see yourself as if you are going to a real classroom, and you are because that’s what you’re paying for. Treat your online classes with respect, then you will guarantee your success.

Take Classes Absolutely Free!

Most people don’t know they can electronically sit in on a class from a major university. In fact, there are hundreds from which to choose. While these classes aren’t intended for credit, you can take free online college classes for credit if you know how.  While you can’t get credit from these schools that provide free classes, you can take tests that prove your knowledge and gain college credit for that knowledge! It doesn’t matter how you gain that knowledge. If you acquire it from free classes you’ve taken over the internet, so much the better. The link will take you to a site that will explain this in detail.

 

Getting Food in Troubling Times May 22, 2012

Filed under: Food — aganous @ 2:43 am

In these troubling times, lots of people struggle. If times are tough for you, or  someone you care about, taking care of the basics is essential. Food is just one of those things you have to take care of.

I have a friend who, due to an autoimmune disease, she can’t work. And as most know, getting on Social Security Disability can take years (an average of 4)!

Until she was able to get that help, I helped out by getting low cost food (among other things).  Knowing what to buy, and where to shop helps a LOT.

Food Stamps

The Emergency Food Assistance Program, more commonly known as the Food Stamp Program, can greatly benefit those truly in need. My friend was one of those in need, and finally got food stamps, taking a huge load off me personally.

If you really do need help, please check out their website. http://www.fns.usda.gov/ffd/programs/tefap This federal program is managed by the US Dept of Agriculture.

For eligibility details and the application process, you’ll want to go to: http://www.govbenefits.gov