Easy ways to earn money while studying abroad.


Although there are many benefits of seeing and experiencing the world while obtaining quality education, this experience is usually an expensive one. The number one reason that students usually worry about when studying abroad is expenses. This includes not only the cost of the program itself, but also the cost of accommodation, food, books, travelling and other expenses. All this creates a need to generate a reliable source of income.
Even if you have saved some money or applied for a scholarship or a student loan, it can be difficult to manage and balance your expenses for your studies along with all the travelling you’d do.
As a student, you often find yourself strapped for cash. Chances are you have some spare time to earn a few extra money  in between managing classes and a social life. Thankfully, there are many possibilities to make money in university.

Teach Other Students
One of the best sources of earning money is tutoring other students depending upon your academic skills and field of study. Helping other students who are struggling with their tough studies is a great way to utilize your English and other academic skills.

Find A Part-Time Job
Although committing to a part-time job and managing it with your studies can be quite difficult, but if you really want to have the overseas experience, you might have to work a few hours per week. Calculate how many hours you’d be able to work in a week and find a part-time job accordingly.




 

Plagiarism Detection Tool


Plagiarism Detection Tool
Lecturers/Supervisors  are rightfully concerned with the potential for students to plagiarize the work of others. One way to combat this is to design the course activities to discourage plagiarism. Even with well-designed activities, however, students may still be tempted to take shortcuts, and instructors would benefit from ways of sniffing out plagiarism, whether the intent is to penalize students for their misconduct or to guide them toward more virtuous approaches to the work they submit as their own. Turnitin is a checking database which reviews your work and compares it to an international collection of books, journals, Internet pages and other student’s assignments. The database checks referencing and whether you have copied something from another student, resource, or off the Internet. Sometimes students submit their work into Turnitin when they hand it in, but academics can also use it to check a student’s work when they are marking it.Plagiarism is an act of accidental, reckless or deliberate imitation or useof somebody else's work for one's benefits without proper acknowledgment of the original author. Because copying somebody's work may always be an easier and a convenient option, plagiarism is becoming more rampant in almost all institutions especially in the academic.

What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s thoughts or work as your own. It can take many forms, from not having appropriate academic referencing to deliberate cheating. 




 

Good time management


Time Management
Good time management is essential to success at university.Planning your time allows you to spread your work over asession, avoid a 'traffic jam' of work, and cope with study stress.Many deadlines for university work occur at the same time, andunless you plan ahead, you'll find it impossible to manage. Tomeet the demandof study you need to spread your workloadover a session. Work out what needs to be done and when.Work out how to use your available time as efficiently as possible

The first step to good time management is to prioritise your tasks. In other words, deciding which task is most important and should be completed first. For example, in a choice between reading for an essay due in  four  weeks or preparing a seminar presentation in  two  weeks, choose to prepare the presentation. To prioritise successfully you must develop weekly and long term time management plans. 



 

Essential aspects

Essential aspects...
Too often PhD students struggle with writing of scientific articles and their doctoral thesis, because there are no straight forward instructions on how to do the work swiftly and efficiently. There is no need to learn all the related aspects from scratch,as one can learn from others and learn together with others.The university environment has a tendency to over-complicate matters, either intentionally, or unintentionally. It is true that all mattershave a number of dimensions and deeper, more detailed information is always available. It is also true that a PhD student must learn to think from different perspectives. However, from the perspective of a PhD student, it is vital to obtain an adequate understanding on how to successfully write scientific documents. For this purpose, one may benefit from a certain amount of advice, but overly detailed information and unnecessary snobbery with related terminology will result in inefficiency. Academic research and related scientific writing should be seen as a learning process. It is essential to have your first article published as soon as possible. Do not expect yourself to master everything in your field before starting the learning process towards publishing, but start sooner rather than later. Once you know how to publish, you become a beneficial contributor for your University and will provide your stake for improving the University’s ranking internationally. The ambition levels should be raised while learning to write better articles and you can aim towards publishing in increasingly better Journals. 




 

Being systematic applies also to other types of research

Being systematic..
For example, if your research involves interviews, record the interviews and transcribe the tapes, instead of merely making notes and leaving room for misinterpretations. This way you will have the material in a precise written form, enabling better analyses. Reading the transcribed material also enables “reading between the lines”, and returning back to the material. If you only make notes, you will probably write down what seems interesting on the spot, but not necessarily everything essential. Being systematic applies also to other types of research;for example, if your research contains measurements, maintaining good records and writing down any deviations and observations are important for the optimal utilisation of this material.In our experience, a group has power. If possible by any means, try to find/form a suitable research group within your unit/University. If considering joiningan existing research group, study whether the leader is productive, for example by analysing his/her results during the past five years. Effective review practices are a good way to advance your writing process. Write in small incrementsand ask others (colleagues, supervisor/s, etc.) for feedback when you feel that a logically coherent subsection of the document is ready.




 

Databases and Scientific Journals


Databases and Scientific Journals.
There are a number of databases and scientific Journals online that allow finding reference material. University libraries provide an access to many of these scientific resources. Google Scholaris also a way to find references swiftly and effectively, but to be truly beneficial requires a full access to the articles provided by e.g. your university library. When usingany database, it is vital to remember to concentrate on the essential , and not to chase terms that,in many cases,have multiple meanings and may mislead you. If in doubt, discuss with others about your selection of search criteria; this will allow you to save a considerable amount of time. Especially when conducting applied research, try to Understand what different matters mean in the real world, e.g. fromcompanies’ viewpoint. Selecting correct search words is a good topic for acoffee break discussion. Using university library services is recomm ended as they provide a wide access to information sources and give advice on using these.When considering the realisation of any practicalelements of your doctoral research, note that you do not necessarily have to do everything by yourself. You can po tentially utilize data that has been originally collected for another purpose, combine and analyse data from different sources, or even material collected by students for their assignments. However, you should not forget to acknowledge the work by others.




 

MANAGING EXAM STRESS

MANAGING EXAM STRESS
Stress is natural. It’s our body’s way of sharpening our focus, increasing our stamina and making us more alert so that we can rise to a challenge and face a tough situation. This type of stress is productive stress. Unproductive stress, on the other hand, can cause health and other problems. It’s important that we learn to relieve or manage unproductive stress.

Examination stress among university students has been a topic of interest for many years. universiity students experience high stress due to various reasons such as lack of preparation, style of their study and lack of needed information. When stress is perceived negatively or becomes excessive, it leads to anxiety before and during examinations and ultimately affects their academic achievement.
 As  a consequence of  stress  and demands to perform well in examination the students  are  not able to  enjoy  their academic life and it becomes joyless and burden for them.
Stress  may  be  considered  as  any physical,  chemical  or  emotional  factor that causes bodily or mental unrest and that  may  be  a  factor  in  disease causation.  Physical  and  chemical factors  that  can  cause  stress  include trauma, infections, toxins, illnesses and injuries of any sort. Emotional causes of stress  and  tension  are  numerous  and varied.