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Advantages of Online Tutoring

Online tutoring is that method of learning which is done by a computer with internet connection. It has gained tremendous success in last few years for both students and tutors. It is a win-win for both students and the teacher. The main reason behind this wonderful success is that online tutoring is free from time, distance and transportation. Moreover one-on-one tutoring enables both tutor and student to ask for clarification and discuss problems in details. Online education or tutoring is a much focused way of tutoring because the tutor has to give time to only single student at a time. One-to-one tutoring provides students an extra advantage for asking questions with hesitating.
The main advantages of online education and tutoring are following:
1. The primary advantage that students get with studying online is that it allows the flexibility to schedule your learning and that with the comfort of your own hose. What you require for all this is to have only computer with an internet connection. Also student have their own wisdom to select the time and date for tutoring sessions.
2. It is a lifeline for handicapped students who can not travel to have tutoring easily.
3. With the facility of online tutoring student can very easily learn foreign languages with help from appropriate online tutors.
4. Students do not need to go far distances to have tutoring.
5. This tutoring can be taken in vacations also to keep yourself in touch with your subjects.
6. Online tutor companies offer 24/7 support for students which lets students to decide their own time for tutoring.
7. Online tutors are experts of their subjects and can play instrumental role in enhancing the abilities of a student.
So, clearly online tutoring and online education is going to be a preferred way of learning.…

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Using Rebuttals in Argumentative Essays

In college writing, most essays argue for a position. They are persuasive essays in that the goal is to get the reader to believe a statement is true by providing support. This is what distinguishes high school writing from college writing. I have mentioned in other essays that sometimes one already knows what they want to argue for before they begin writing their essay. However, sometimes college students find or think of support for a position and argue for it, even if it is not the position they would prefer to take! No matter which of these situations describes you, you should provide a counterargument and a rebuttal in your essay. A counterargument is a good argument which weakens or calls into question the thesis of your essay. Acknowledging such an objection and responding to it will make your essay more interesting to read and also provide better, well substantiated support for your thesis.
A brief structural outline of an argumentative essay may look like this:
1. Thesis statement
2. Support for thesis
3. A reasonable objection detractors may take (this is the counterargument).
4. A response to this objection that addresses it and shows it to be weak, misguided or incorrect.
Here is a simple example:
Cemeteries near urban expanses ought to be used as both public parks and a place to memorialize the dead. They offer a huge expanse of space in which persons could recreate, meditate and reduce stress by getting away to a quieter place. Most urban environments are short on open space and cemeteries provide it. It may be objected that it is sacrilegious to suggest that places set aside for the purpose of remembering and honoring the dead be used by the public for recreation. This may be the current mindset of society, but that alone does not make it correct. Many societies used to hold that animals were mere automatons and that they did not deserve any rights. Now, a different view is held and animals are better understood and respected. So too it is with cemetery use. It is time to get used to the idea that the living and the dead both deserve to use the open spaces we have.
In this argument the thesis is that cemeteries should be used as public recreational facilities. The support for this is that most urban environments do not have the luxury of space to have both public parks and cemeteries and the living need space for the maintenance of mental and physical health. The counterargument is that it is blasphemous to suggest that sacred ground be used for multiple purposes; that it goes against the values that we hold as a society. The rebuttal given is that society used to believe X but gradually came to believe Y. Therefore, while we may now see the idea of cemeteries used as parks as immoral, it is merely a societal belief that could and should change, just like our attitude towards animals has changed.
Clearly, a short example like this will not suffice for a college level paper. But the idea is to get the basic idea in your mind, and then you can flesh it out into 5 or 8 pages as needed. If you need to write a longer piece, you can fill in more at each of the four basic elements of the simple outline above. If needed, you can add a second or tertiary counterargument and provide a rebuttal to all of them. This will make your argument even stronger, provided you have thought correctly about both the rebuttal and the response.
Thinking of an appropriate response to an objection brought against your position can be difficult. When I work with students, I usually suggest that they first try and think about what they might say in response. Depending on the position and the background knowledge a student has, this may or may not render a rebuttal. Second, I tell students to do a little internet research and see if they cannot find information that may help them (just be sure to credit outside sources in your essay). Finally, talking about a paper with peers can often lead to ideas to be utilized in an essay. While preparing rebuttals to counterarguments are time-consuming and difficult, the result is an essay which sets itself ahead of most.…

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Adult education being an effective form of learning

There is no ending to learning and is a life long process. We can learn new skills and gain new knowledge at any stage of life. Adult education is a process of study in which the adults engage in self-learning in order to upgrade their skills and gain more knowledge. They can be generally offered by community colleges, universities and secondary schools.

Scope and benefits of adult education 

Many subjects can be learned in Adult education. It can relate to English, Mathematics, Business, Economics, Construction Management, Economics, sociology, Biology, communications, religion, geography, and many more. There is now a range of colleges to choose from and choosing the best institution can be hard. One can research online to find the best institutions to get the proper education that they need.

Different types of adult education

The very first type can be a vocational study. This type of education can be helpful in getting a new job. It may also help him to keep up to date with new developments. The other kind of adult education can be an education for welfare and health-related subjects. The subject matter of this type of education can be hygiene, child care, and others. Other types of education can be civic, community and political education. These types of education are related to politics, the government, voting system, public engagement. The other type of adult education can be an education for self-knowledge. This type of education is not to gain any professional advancement but just for the pure joy of learning. Examples can be an education in music, literature, history and many more.

How E-learning can be a part of adult learning

One of the fundamental distinction between young and adult learners is that most adults want to learn for the sake of learning and not to get graduated. Most adults start learning again keeping a motive in mind. It can be gaining a new skill or to get a promotion in the workplace. It is not necessary to learn in a classroom. For a properly motivated student e-learning can be a good option. With the internet being available everywhere it is easier to sit at home and learn new things. It is easier now to learn online with all the new technologies and tools available for online courses. There are many online tests available to get certified and also for preparation of those exams which are necessary for career growth. For example, A+ is an examination for computer science which deals with hardware. After taking any A+ Practice Test, one can be more ready to give A+ certification examination.

The benefits of adult education

There are many benefits of adult education. It can increase the self-confidence of a person. Adult education can inspire people to learn new skills and not become age a barrier to learning. It also allows people to be more connected socially. It also encourages the development of new skills that are necessary for business growth.