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General Education & Teaching Tips : How to Use Screen Writing Software

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hi this is Laura Turner and today I’m
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going to talk to you about how to use
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screenwriting software the format for
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screenplays is a little involved so
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you’re probably when you first start out
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at least going to want to actually use
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one of these programs to help you write
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your screenplay what you can some
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programs you can download and can buy of
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course our final draft and Celtx ceel TX
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those are some good ones for you to
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actually go and find online either to
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purchase or download the program the
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reason why the screenwriting software is
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so important is that the program will
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actually help you format all of your
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little things that you need to format
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the program like final draft will
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actually tell you where your dialogue is
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supposed to go and we’re like on the
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example that i have here nicely
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formatted screenplay where your headings
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for your scenes will go like the
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interior of the dining room continuous
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and of course how these how the dialogue
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is formatted in the middle of the page
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here make sure that you can sort of deal
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with a program that does it all for you
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it’s not particularly my style to want
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to use a program that formats for me
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because whenever you get into final
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draft you’ll notice that it’s going to
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do things for you that you might not
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want it to do so it’s going to slow down
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your writing process if you don’t know
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how to use it so you’re going to want to
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actually you know go through final draft
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and figure out how to use it completely
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before you start using it because you’re
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going to run into problems if you just
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start using it without knowing
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everything there is to know about it so
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think about you know why do you need
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this program can you just learn how to
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format it on your own without the help
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of a computer that’s probably going to
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make some errors in places that you
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wouldn’t want it to be made
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College Education & Writing Tips : How to Train to Become a Teacher

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hi this is Laura Turner today I’m going
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to talk to you about how to train to
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become a teacher first of all if you
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know that you want to become a teacher
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when you’re in college that’s great and
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what you need to do while you’re in
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college then therefore is to get a
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teaching degree or a degree that will
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also give you a certification so earn
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your degree in whatever discipline you
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need to learn it in whatever you’re most
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passionate about what you want to teach
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and then make sure you can get something
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on top of that that will allow you to
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teach also whenever you get your
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education degree you’re going to be
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doing some student teaching so during
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your student teaching time take that
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time as your training time to train
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yourself how to teach really prepare for
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your student teaching and really take it
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very seriously and really observe what
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you do when you teach and write down
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everything that you know that you need
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to work on revise your lesson plans keep
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all of your notes in one place and sort
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of build up a store of things that you
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can use later for when you actually are
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a teacher next whenever you move to the
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state in which you want to teach you may
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actually have to go through a separate
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certification program even though you’ve
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gotten your education degree most states
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require that you sort of prove your
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certification in most schools require
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that you have certification before you
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can teach so know what is required of
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that because every state is different
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and finally if you want tree and become
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a teacher just go out and teach and find
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opportunities in which to do that so
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good luck
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College Education & Writing Tips : How to Write a Book Proposal

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hi this is Laura Turner and today we’re
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going to how we’re going to learn how to
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write a book proposal are you first of
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all are you writing sort of a grant to
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write the book are you going to give
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that that organization a description of
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that or are you writing to a publishing
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company or are you writing to your
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department as a proposal for a book that
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you want to write all these factors are
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going to change the advice that I’ll
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give you but today I’m just gonna give
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you some general points on what you
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should include in a general proposal for
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a book next include in this this book
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proposal that you’ve already you know
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you’ve looked into the guidelines for
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your specific department or your
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publishing company or what they need
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when you’ve got all that nailed down
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right into your proposal what you’re
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going to write your book about but don’t
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just do that actually go even more
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specifically and say why why are you
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writing this book and what in this book
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is going to be more illuminating of the
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subject matter than other books that
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have been written about this subject so
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why are you the perfect person to write
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this book and what are you going to
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discover that is new next include your
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experience as a writer in your proposal
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if you’re writing for a grant or you’re
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writing people who don’t know you
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they’re going to want to know why you’re
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qualified for writing the book and what
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else you’ve done next in this is also if
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you’re not able to talk to people that
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you’re writing to include who you who
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will want to read your book and why and
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you know how you can market this book
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why this is a good book for people to
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read and why people are going to pick it
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up and buy it and good luck with your
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book proposal and hopefully somebody
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will pick it up
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General Education & Teaching Tips : Setting Performance Goals

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hi this is Laura Turner and today I’m
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going to talk to you about setting
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performance goals for yourself setting
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goals for yourself in your work or your
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creative passion is always something
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good because you’re going to actually
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have something to look forward to in
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your life and something that you’re
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working toward however I believe that
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it’s very important for people to sort
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of define the measuring stick in your
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life if you set your ultimate goal as a
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highest possible goal you know for
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example I’m a playwright if i say my
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goal my performance goal in life is
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going to be to be the greatest
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playwright in the world you the most
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produced playwright ever what is going
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to happen to me if i don’t reach that
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goal well i’m going to be very
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disappointed with myself so try to set
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goals that are you know dreams you can
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still have dreams but i would say try to
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set goals that are within reach goals
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that are not you know to the moon and
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back so if i said to myself i wish to
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have a professional a good professional
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career as a playwright I redefine my
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measuring stick to something that is
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important to me that is difficult to
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reach but not completely out of my reach
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and so you can also apply this measuring
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stick to if you’re teaching in a
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classroom to students if you want them
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to sort of reach specific goals you know
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don’t sort of have this you know you
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want you want to be the most excellent
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that you can be sort of give them
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specific goals and also in the workplace
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have specific goals to work toward and
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goals that you can reach in a timely
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manner and you can actually assist so
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redefine your measuring stick and make
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specific goals for yourself and there’s
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just some ways to set performance goals.
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General Education & Teaching Tips : Setting Employee Goals

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hi this is Laura Turner and today we’re
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going to talk about setting employee
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goals first of all you have to think
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about what is the goal is it going to be
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an individual goal is it going to be a
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goal where the employees break into
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teams and they try to achieve a goal and
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of course what is the goal of your goal
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are you doing this to sell more product
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are you doing this to just motivate
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employees to do better so first of all
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establish for yourself what is your goal
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next tell your employees about the goal
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in a timely manner so they can figure
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out a way to reach it so that you don’t
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sort of just spring it on them at the
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last moment right before a work week and
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say the goal of this week is you know
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blank so they will actually have you
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know actually a lot of time to prepare
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and think about how they’re going to go
00:47
about achieving this goal for you next
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is it a long term or a short-term goal
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that is is it a weekly goal is a daily
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goal is it a yearly goal we want to sell
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this many products by the end of this
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month what kind of goal how long of a
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time frame are you looking at and
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finally will there be an employee
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incentive or a reward for reaching this
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goal that is are you going to give them
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a bonus are they going to get a night
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out to dinner for achieving the goal is
01:18
the best team going to get sort of some
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sort of a party thrown for them and will
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your goal help the company achieve
01:26
higher marks as a whole think about the
01:29
implications of your goal and tell your
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employees why they are pushing a certain
01:34
product or why they are you know trying
01:37
to achieve the goal you set for them and
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that’s how to set employee goals
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College Education & Writing Tips : How to Write a Letter to a Celebrity

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hi this is Laura Turner and today we’re
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going to talk about how to write a
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letter to a celebrity first of all you
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have to figure out where you’re going to
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send this letter most of the time if
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you’re writing a letter to a band or
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musician you’re going to be able to find
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their fan club this is also sort of the
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case with many celebrities so the avenue
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that you should go through unless of
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course you have the celebrities actual
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address and telephone number because
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you’re just that person who has that but
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for the rest of us we’re actually going
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to want to go to their official website
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or locate their address for their fan
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club in some other way so go ahead and
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address the letter to the fan club
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rather than you know to some address
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that you think it’s correct but then go
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ahead and write it to the celebrity you
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never know maybe they will actually be
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able to read your letter so in the
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letter in the event that they actually
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would read it do go ahead and tell them
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why you admire them and why you’re
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writing to them and what you would like
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them to know about yourself next and we
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all have our little obsessions with
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celebrities think about your obsessions
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with them and why you are so compelled
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by them that you need to write to them
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and tell them all these things and
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possibly by writing your letter to the
01:27
celebrity you might actually be able to
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work out some of that obsession you
01:31
might be able to actually you know get
01:33
it out tell them why you love them and
01:35
how great they are and that will be your
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sort of cap onto that obsession so a
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cathartic experience and then finally
01:43
request a reply there is somebody
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reading these letters even if the
01:50
celebrity doesn’t actually get it into
01:52
their hands there is somebody who
01:53
receives them and does reply to them so
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make sure that the person who’s reading
01:58
it knows that you know what you’re doing
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and you want to reply and maybe whenever
02:03
they reply they’ll actually send you a
02:05
signed headshot from your celebrity so
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good luck with writing that letter
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General Education & Teaching Tips : How to Teach Children the Meaning of Thanksgiving

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hi this is Laura Turner and today I’m
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going to talk with you about how to
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teach your children the meaning of
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Thanksgiving we all know that
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Thanksgiving means the time of coming
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together and going to relatives houses
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to go and have dinner of course you want
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to keep this tradition and you want to
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make sure that kids know that
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Thanksgiving is a time to get thanks for
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the family that they have and the
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luxuries that they have as well as just
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giving thanks for living in general but
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also what you want to teach them which
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may be a little more difficult is the
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back story or the story of thanksgiving
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and the easiest way that I found to do
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this is to actually use the charlie
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brown thanksgiving especially for little
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kids about 25 minutes long this cartoon
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and actually details the supposed
00:51
journey of the pilgrims to this country
00:54
where they met with you know the the
00:57
Indians and had and broke bread with
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them and then gave thanks for actually
01:01
being able to live the charlie brown
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thanksgiving actually gives a pretty
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accurate or I’m a pretty realistic feel
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feeling portrayal of the desperation of
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the pilgrims so that your children will
01:16
actually feel as though they’re watching
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something relatively real and accurate
01:22
next what you can actually do to help
01:25
your kids learn this backstory of
01:27
Thanksgiving is to enroll them in
01:29
performing arts classes where they will
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sort of star in their own production
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retelling the story of Thanksgiving the
01:38
first Thanksgiving that is so you can do
01:41
many different things also you can sort
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of tell your kids about the Thanksgiving
01:46
food that you’re making and sort of pass
01:48
down the traditions to them in that way
01:51
and or course also read them stories
01:53
having to do with the backstory of
01:55
Thanksgiving so there’s just some ideas
01:58
for teaching your kids about the meaning
02:00
of Thanksgiving
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Creative Writing Tips for Students & Teachers : How to Write an Education Resume

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hi this is Laura Turner and today we’re
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going to talk about how to write an
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education resume education resume is
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going to be a little different than
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writing a resume of say for a job or
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outlining specific skills and education
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resume is going to sort of demonstrate
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your academic excellence you can
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definitely expand this into a curriculum
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vitae that contains all of your academic
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experience or you can just keep it
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limited to a one-page kind of thing in
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which you list all the degrees that you
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earned and things like that if you are
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writing an education resume in order to
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get into another school to pursue a
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higher degree of Education you should
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also list a few things that would not be
00:43
included on resume such as this one or a
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curriculum vitae you want to also
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include your research interests and your
00:53
you’re sort of studying interests things
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that you are interested in pursuing
00:58
whenever you’re accepted into the
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program and you can actually just list
01:03
those at the end of your curriculum
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vitae if you’re doing that or as an
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attachment to your resume if you think
01:09
that they’ll be interested in something
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like that but the first thing that
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you’re going to want to do before you
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apply to a school we using your
01:16
education resume is figure out what that
01:20
school specializes in and why you want
01:22
to go there and make sure that you make
01:24
your resume as attractive as possible
01:26
for the department that you’re applying
01:28
to so if you for example as in this
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first page of a resume i have here if
01:34
you have done some student teaching and
01:37
you want to list that on your resume you
01:39
should obviously list that first because
01:41
that is academically related any other
01:44
things like honors and affiliations with
01:47
in your field should go secondary to
01:50
those academic things that you’ve
01:52
completed and so on from there sort of
01:55
relevant experience to your your
01:57
department and stuff to go toward the
01:59
end of the resume especially also if
02:04
you’re applying to a specific school
02:06
sort of detail which professors you may
02:09
want to work with in your cover letter
02:11
and things like this
02:13
but that’s another subject entirely
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College Education & Writing Tips : How to Study for a DMV Test

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hi this is Laura Turner and today we’re
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going to talk about how to study for a
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DMV test if you ask me the question
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should I study for a DMV test even
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though i have already you know gotten my
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license in another state my answer would
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be yes because i myself have actually
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failed a DMV test in a different state
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and i know lots of other people probably
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have to because i said to myself you
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know i’ve already passed my driver’s
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test in one state why should i study for
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the DMV in another the reason is because
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all the DMV is in every state are
00:34
different you’re going to come across
00:36
questions like what is the legal driving
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age in this state and it’s not going to
00:41
be the same as your state that you were
00:42
originally licensed in and you’re going
00:44
to miss that question so the first
00:46
avenue for studying for DMV test is to
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actually get the DMV study guide from
00:51
the DMV that you are going to be going
00:53
to take your test and actually sit down
00:56
and read through the entire thing and
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make note of things that are different
01:00
things that you didn’t realize we’re
01:02
true about the DMV and driving in the
01:05
particular state that you’re in so look
01:08
at that and learn the new rules of
01:11
driving for your state but also look
01:12
back and relearn the old rules that you
01:16
know whenever you were in your other
01:18
state so think about the basic rules of
01:22
driving especially if you’re just taking
01:25
your first DMV test which is also
01:27
something that could be covered in this
01:28
question so look over your basic rules
01:31
of driving if you’re just starting out
01:34
to drive you know actually get out there
01:36
and drive before you take your test and
01:39
know all of your rules and know them by
01:43
actually executing them next review
01:46
basic driving etiquette like right of
01:48
way make sure that you can pass your
01:51
written test which is sometimes on a
01:54
computer these days make sure that you
01:57
can actually pass your multiple choice
01:58
tests by reviewing all these basics and
02:00
finally get good sleep before the test
02:04
really take your time to study all these
02:07
things and give yourself enough time to
02:09
study them you know give yourself a
02:11
couple days to a week
02:13
to look at all this stuff because
02:15
there’s a lot of information to absorb
02:18
especially if you’re a first time driver
02:20
but also if you’re going to be driving
02:23
in a new state
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General Education & Teaching Tips : How to Teach Children the Meaning of Hanukkah

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hi this is Laura Turner and today I want
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to talk with you about how to teach your
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children the meaning of Hanukkah first
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of all of course you want to teach your
00:08
children about the story of Hanukkah and
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story behind why you light the menorah
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for the eight nights of Hanukkah so
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you’re gonna of course want to know that
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story yourself that the Temple in
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Jerusalem was sacked and the oil for the
00:22
lamp was lost and that the remaining oil
00:25
was only enough for one day but
00:27
miraculously lasted for eight so you can
00:32
sort of illustrate to your kids in that
00:33
very easy way by telling the story of
00:36
Hanukkah and then connecting of course
00:38
with your menorah that you’re going to
00:40
be lighting each night and of course
00:43
they’re going to light the menorah with
00:44
the ninth candle each successive candle
00:49
also a very good way for kids to learn
00:52
about the miracle of Hanukkah is to play
00:55
the dreidel game the letters of the
00:59
dreidel shin-hey gimble and none and
01:02
they can actually play this this game
01:04
and the letters translate to mean a
01:07
great miracle happened there
01:10
so that your kids will sort of
01:12
unknowingly in some ways be playing this
01:15
little game in honor of what actually
01:19
happened next of course you can make a
01:23
Hanukkah box for your kids and actually
01:26
give them a little gift every night of
01:29
Hanukkah so that it translates into a
01:32
miracle you know for them that something
01:35
nice happens every night of Hanukkah so
01:38
that it’s not just you’re telling the
01:40
story you’re lighting the candle it’s
01:43
you’re telling a story you’re lying the
01:44
candle and you’re giving them something
01:46
that represents something miraculous at
01:50
least you know to the kids so those are
01:53
just some ideas for how to teach your
01:55
children about the meaning of Hanukkah