Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Asian Americans: The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator




Here's an interesting book we came across:

Asian Americans, Education, and Crime: The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator, by Daisy Ball and Nicholas Daniel Hartlep
https://books.google.com/books?id=O3GIDQAAQBAJ&pg=PR2&dq=daisy+ball&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj75_XpwYPRAhUN84MKHSlODMwQ6AEIJTAC#v=onepage&q=daisy%20ball&f=false

We don't agree fully or disagree fully with this book, but we believe this book can be a starting point for discussion and writing about Asian American issues.

The authors/editors of this book will be giving a talk about it on March 10, 2017 at CUNY AAARI.  You can find more information about it at: 
http://www.aaari.info/17-03-10Hartlep.htm



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Friday, December 2, 2016

Free Consultation




Some of you know that I do some pro bono work (without pay) because some people who need my help (such as students) cannot afford to pay me at my freelance rates.

If you are seeking my services for free, you need to understand what I am telling you in this blog if you want to continue to receive my help for free.  The monetary perspective is the way most people can easily understand this.  So that’s the way I will explain it here, but I actually do not think in monetary terms.

First, you must understand how much you are getting for free to avoid wasting my time and avoid frustrating me.  My freelance consultation rates range from $30 to $50 per hour.  Also, I have been paid $100 per one-hour seminar, or freelance speaking engagement.  In terms of my freelance writing, my highest paid assignment so far compensated almost $2000 for almost 4000 words.

For those of you receiving my help for free, you need to know how this translates into internet equivalent in order to better understand what it's costing me (since the most important aim of my work is on the internet).  To offset what it's costing me, I ask you to at least click a few likes and shares (which would help me help more people.)  Let’s be reasonable.  This is nothing compared to what you are getting from me in return.

Generally, $30 to $100 is equivalent to 10,000 to 50,000 hits/views on my websites and blogs.  (But this is an oversimplified estimate.)



1 Hour of My Time  =  $30 to $100  =  10,000 to 50,000 hits/views on my web pages


1 Hour of My Time = 10,000 to 50,000 hits/view on my web pages


In other words, to compensate for an hour of my time, you would have to be able to direct 10,000 to 50,000 viewers to my websites and blogs.  Even if you “like” or “share” 50,000 of my web pages, it would not automatically translate into 50,000 hits/views from others.  But I am not even asking you to "like" or "share" that many.  For some of you, all I ask is to click "like" or "share" here and there, whenever I direct you to a page or whenever you see a new post from me.

Again, let’s be reasonable.  A few likes on my Facebook, Twitter, and web pages obviously do not generate 10,000 views/hits and therefore definitely cannot compensate for an hour of my time (not even close).  However, if you are willing to do at least some "likes" and "shares" whenever I point them out to you, I will be willing to continue to help you. 

I hate to sound negative, but the progress of my work on the Internet is way behind what I had planned and the number of people on the Internet I am serving is far below what it should be right now.  One big reason is my lack of time.  I am still willing to help you, but you have to be willing to help me by merely moving your finger a few times, in clicking "like" and "share", which does not cost you any money.  And I am not even asking you to like or share 10,000 of my pages.  I don’t even have 10,000 pages for you to click “like”.  (I hadn’t had time to put that much content on the web and that’s part of my problem - lack of time.  The other parts of my problem is lack of funding and lack of people to help.) 

There are other ways of looking at this.  When you use up my time, you are not just costing me in dollars, but you are also taking away my services from the multitudes online.  One hour of my time can reach/help a lot more people on the internet than in person.

To clarify, I still provide some free consultations, mentoring, and tutoring because I do want to help you.  But you must be willing to help me too (or help me help many others online).  Thank you for helping me help multitudes of people.  

Step one for you would be simply adding me as friend on Facebook at -  https://www.facebook.com/amadeoconstanzo

and follow me on Twitter at - 
https://twitter.com/amadeoconstanzo 




Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Spirit Vastly Superior to Man




“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a Spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe – a Spirit vastly superior to that of man.”  - Albert Einstein

“I can tell you as a result of my research on the atom this much.  All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together.  We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind.  This mind is the matrix of all matter.”  - Max Planck


Writing Prompt
What did you learn from these two quotes (from two of the most famous physicists in history)?  What are your thoughts in response to these quotes?  Please write as much as you like.  You may write a speech or a journal entry (freewriting).

 
To stimulate your thoughts on the issue, you may address some of the following questions.  What do you think Einstein and Planck meant?  Why do you think they came to this conclusion?  Who is this vastly superior Spirit, as Einstein mentioned, or this conscious and intelligent mind mentioned by Planck?  Who is this Spirit to you?  Have you observed evidence of this vastly superior Spirit?  Have you experienced this vastly superior Spirit in your life?  Please describe and explain.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

$1000, $300, and $200 prizes in Essay Contest




All CUNY students are eligible to take part in this essay contest where there will be three winners:

   First Place:       $1000
   Second Place:   $300
   Third Place:      $200



The submission deadline is November 4, 2016.  By the way, they have this same contest with the same topic (morality and ethics) every year.  So, even if you miss this one, prepare to write one for next year.

More information, guidelines, and submission forms are available at:

http://www.aaari.info/ethics.htm

http://www.aaari.info/notes/2016EssayForm.pdf


Note to Professors and Instructors (in English, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Asian Studies, and other relevant subjects)
You may want to assign this essay for your class.  Your students would have an added interest in this assignment, since they would not be writing just for a grade but also for prize money.


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Free CATW Workshops







Those of you who have not yet passed the CATW already know that you cannot go on to take many of your classes until you pass both exams.  You also already know that the longer you go on not passing it, the more tuition money and financial aid you would be using up (not to mention time), and you end up paying a lot more.


We want to help you. FREE CATW Workshops are now available at L219. You may still sign up for them.  Sign up before it’s too late. 

These workshops are small group workshops of two to three students. Therefore, you will receive more individual attention than you do in your English class.


For now, only Shu's workshops are endorsed here as he is the only one in L219 who incorporates the SpirFit educational approach.  On this website, I cannot endorse other workshop instructors unless they are trained in the SpirFit educational approach.



This approach effectively addresses your individual needs, whatever your English level.  Although students in the same workshop may be at very different levels and have different needs, the SpirFit educational approach is able to effectively address each student's needs by incorporating innovative educational methods of recent years brought about by game changers from Silicon Valley, MIT, and Harvard.  In addition, the SpirFit educational approach includes pedagogy or teaching methodology encouraged by the English department, CAWS, CUNY Start, and others.  The SpirFit teaching approach also includes unconventional methods from other fields and methods supported by science.

Current KCC students this semester, KCC Continuing Education students, CLIP students, and CUNY Start students are all eligible for these FREE workshops at L219.  If you were enrolled in the regular Spring semester but not in the summer semester, you are still eligible for these workshops. Since you have already paid for these workshops with your tuition, why not make use of them! 

If you are not a student at KCC, but you need help with the CATW exam, email me at healthsciencewriter@gmail.com and I'll see what I can do.

Shu's Workshops
Sign-up Location:  L219 at Kingsborough Community College


For free academic lessons online in various subjects and life lessons, feel free to go to SpirFit.org 


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Free Grammar Workshops





Do you have problems with grammar on your essays (in English and other subjects)?  Do you think your grammatical problems are lowering your scores on certain writing exams?  Are your problems with grammar showing in your job applications, resumes, and cover letters?  If so, you should sign up for FREE grammar workshops taught by Shu this current semester at L219.  Why not use this current summer session to improve your grammar.  Sign up as soon as possible at L219 before they fill up.


For now, only Shu's grammar workshops are endorsed here on this website, since he is the only one in L219 who incorporates the SpirFit educational approach.  I cannot here endorse other workshop instructors unless they are trained in the SpirFit educational approach.  


This approach effectively addresses each of your individual needs, whatever your English level.  Although students in the same workshop may be at very different levels, the SpirFit educational approach is able to effectively address each student's needs by incorporating innovative educational methods of recent years brought about by game changers from Silicon Valley, MIT, and Harvard.  In addition, the SpirFit educational approach considers the pedagogy (or some of the teaching methods) of the KCC English department, CAWS, CUNY Start, and other departments.  The SpirFit teaching approach also includes unconventional methods from other professions and methods backed up by science.


KCC students, KCC Continuing Education students, CLIP, and CUNY Start students are all eligible for these FREE grammar workshops.  Since you have already paid for these workshops with your tuition, why not make use of them!


Shu's Grammar Workshops
Sign-up Location:  L219 at Kingsborough Community College



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Monday, August 8, 2016

Website Down




Our website SpirFit.org is temporarily offline.  However, we have temporarily parked it at -

http://spirfit.byethost17.com/Academy/index.htm


You may still be able to get everything from the temporary site (including the CATW and ACT Reading practices).  We are in the process of moving to a new host.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience




Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Obama After Dark (NYT Article of the Day)



1. Read this English version (at least) twice:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/us/politics/obama-after-dark-the-precious-hours-alone.html?ref=nyt-es

2. For Spanish readers, read this Spanish version of the article (but make sure you read the English version first)::

http://www.nytimes.com/es/2016/07/05/las-noches-de-obama-como-aprovecha-sus-valiosas-horas-de-soledad/

2.  For Chinese readers, read this Chinese version of the article (but make sure you read the English version first):

http://cn.nytstyle.com/international/20160704/obama-after-dark-the-precious-hours-alone/dual/



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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Free CATW Workshops







Those of you who have not yet passed the CATW already know that you cannot go on to take many of your classes until you pass this exam.  You also already know that the longer you go on not passing it, the more tuition money and financial aid you would be using up (not to mention time).


We want to help you. FREE CATW Workshops are now available at L219. You may still sign up for them.  Sign up before it’s too late. 

These workshops are small group workshops of two to three students. Therefore, you will receive more individual attention than you do in your English class.


For now, only Shu's workshops are endorsed here as he is the only one in L219 who incorporates the SpirFit educational approach.  On this website, I cannot endorse other workshop instructors unless they are trained in the SpirFit educational approach.



This approach effectively addresses your individual needs, whatever your English level.  Although students in the same workshop may be at very different levels and have different needs, the SpirFit educational approach is able to effectively address each student's needs by incorporating innovative educational methods of recent years brought about by game changers from Silicon Valley, MIT, and Harvard.  In addition, the SpirFit educational approach includes pedagogy or teaching methodology encouraged by the English department, CAWS, CUNY Start, and others.  The SpirFit teaching approach also includes unconventional methods from other fields and methods supported by science.

Current KCC students this semester, KCC Continuing Education students, CLIP students, and CUNY Start students are all eligible for these FREE workshops at L219.  If you were enrolled in the regular Spring semester but not in the summer semester, you are still eligible for these workshops. Since you have already paid for these workshops with your tuition, why not make use of them! 


If you are not a student at KCC, but you need help with the CATW exam, email me at healthsciencewriter@gmail.com and I'll see what I can do.
Shu's Workshops
Sign-up Location:  L219 at Kingsborough Community College


For free academic lessons online in various subjects and life lessons, feel free to go to SpirFit.org 


For more interesting readings that will improve your career and your life, feel free to follow our SpirFit Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/pages/SpirFit/141881909215772






Monday, June 20, 2016

$1000 for Students Every Year






They have this $1000 scholarship every year, and they don't look at your grades or GPA.  This is the CUNY Thomas Tam scholarship.  All CUNY undergraduate students are eligible (Asian or non-Asian).  This scholarship is completely based on a project you may be working on anyway for one of your upcoming classes (or in your job/internship or fellowship.)  One requirement is that your project is related to Asian concerns.  It could be relevant to health, social issues, economic issues, or other concerns in the Asian communities.  If you have already completed a project (whether it is a research paper for a class, a media project, an art work, or any other form of project), I encourage you to apply for this year's Thomas Tam Scholarship (due June 30th).

If you haven't completed any project related to Asian issues, you should plan to do one for next year's scholarship deadline.  (Again, they have been offering this scholarship every year.)  Most likely, you will be doing projects and research papers for at least one of your classes anyway (whether it is health, psychology, sociology, economics, or journalism).  If you can gear it toward an Asian issue, then you would be able to also submit it for next year's Thomas Tam scholarship.  This is what they call "killing two birds with one stone."

Also, your chances are pretty good because it seems like not many student know about this scholarship; not many students apply for this scholarship.

Feel free to contact me at healthsciencewriter@gmail.com if you need help planning for this and for free proofreading service.  (However, I will not write your paper or do your project for you.)  Here are the scholarship information and application:

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101711496710&ca=1af96f7c-da87-4a71-be33-e6d53e353836

http://www.aaari.info/tomtamscholar.htm

http://www.aaari.info/notes/2016TamScholarshipForm.pdf



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Monday, April 18, 2016

Essay that Led to a Student's Acceptance into 5 Ivy League Schools: An Expert's Analysis







Some of you may have already read about the college application essay by Brittany Stinson that led to her acceptance to five Ivy League schools (University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Yale, Dartmouth, and Cornell) and Stanford (which is more difficult to get into than even some of the Ivy Leagues).  I am here to tell her story from an expert point of view.  I am here to help you extract from Stinson’s essay what you can learn for your own college applications and grad school applications.  Because I had worked for professors who served on admissions committees at UC Berkeley and UCSF Medical School, I am probably in a better position than most to analyze Stinson’s essay for you.  I am in a better position than most also because I currently teach/tutor students in writing essays and papers.  Almost as impressive as Brittany Stinson, my students have been admitted to competitive schools and programs such as the business program in Columbia University, a doctoral program, a physical therapy program, and many nursing programs.

Brittany Stinson's essay in its entirety is posted at the end of this article, with her permission.

In Stinson’s essay, she wrote about her affinity to Costco ever since she was a child.  Although she was writing about Costco, she was not promoting excessive consumerism or “affuenza”.  That would not be appealing to admissions officers.  Instead, Stinson alluded to how her need for intellectual exploration is linked to her tendency to explore the material items in the humongous world that is Costco.  “Perusing the aisles gave me time to ponder…  Was cultured yogurt any more well-mannered than its uncultured counterpart?  Costco gave birth to my unfettered curiosity...,” wrote Stinson with humor.  “I sampled calculus, cross country running, scientific research… With cart in hand, I do what scares me; I absorb the warehouse that is the world.  Whether it be through attempting aerial yoga, learning how to chart blackbody radiation using astronomical software,…”



Although I am not psychic, I could just sense some students thinking, “I too will do what Brittany Stinson did.  I too will write about Costco.”  My first advice to you is: Don’t do that!  Also, don’t write about Walmart, Safeway, Target, or another superstore, because most likely, this is not who you are.  Don’t play copycat.  It won’t work as it will be obvious in your writing that you are not being sincere.

Instead of mindlessly imitating, you need to understand Stinson’s approach as she explained,  “The essay is really where it’s important to show your personality and what gets you going.  I knew that an essay about Costco would certainly be memorable -- whether the admissions officers liked it or not.”  Costco truly gets Stinson going.  It is clear in her essay that she really has an affinity to Costco and this genuine characteristic (although quirky for an admissions essay) stands out to the admissions officers.  It’s apparent to readers that it’s not fake.  (Why would a student write about a place that’s risky and odd to put in an admissions essay if it’s fake?)

It may seem risky to write about Costco, but it’s really not that risky when it is part of her true individuality, or who she is.  I want to re-emphasize Stinson’s words when she said “whether the admissions officers liked it or not.”  It’s as if she’s saying, That’s me.  If they don’t like it, then that’s not the school for me and that’s fine with me.

One of my students, Danni, who last year was admitted to a doctoral program in veterinary medicine took the same individualistic approach as Stinson.  (By the way, medical schools and veterinary schools are very difficult to get into.)  I’ve tutored and mentored Danni for years and I know her quite well.  In helping her with her admissions essays, I guided her to explore why she was interested in veterinary medicine.  Pretty much, she wants to become a vet because of her love for animals and people.  She wants to serve people and treat their pets.  This passion was strongly influenced by her relationship with God, His love, and how He served people and healed many (such as through His Son and the prophets).  This, coupled with her love for animals, is truly what drives Danni on her career path to serve pet owners and to heal animals.  However, she initially hesitated to include this in her essay because it is common knowledge to not include “religion” in school applications and job applications.  But I changed her mind and guided her to include this.   

Because Danni’s faith in God is truly what drives her to vet school, I advised her to include this in her essay (consistent with Brittany Stinson’s point of view of staying true to herself).   As I explained to Danni, DVM (Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine) schools should be admitting students who have a genuine desire to serve pet owners and animals, and if a school does not like her divine source of motivation to serve, then that’s not the school for her.

Apparently, Danni’s candid writing of her motivation and who she is (relevant to her academic and career path in veterinary medicine) was well received and it got her into a DVM program and Danni is now in her first year in vet school, well on her way to becoming an animal doctor.



It is important to note that both Brittany Stinson and Danni have high G.P.A.s among other meritorious accomplishments.  Brittany Stinson has a 4.0 GPA, is the Vice President of the Science Honors Society, and is the President of the National Honors Society at her school.  In both cases of Brittany Stinson and my student Danni, their stellar essays greatly boosted their chances for admissions.  But the essay alone cannot get you into competitive schools if it is not accompanied by other important factors (such as good G.P.A. and test scores).  However, a poorly or unwisely written essay can significantly lower your chances, even if you have excellent test scores, a high G.P.A., and impressive extracurriculars.)

There is also another pointer that my students as well as Stinson understand; Do not take the common approach of - I will write anything that would get me in.  Don’t just write anything to get in, because the admissions officers can sense this from your essay.  Many students write with this approach, which is partly why many students do not stand out and many do not get into the highly competitive schools.

You really have to mentally (and spiritually) explore the real you before you write this essay. (Those students who have done such mental contemplation for years, long before the college application process, have an advantage when it comes to the personal statement in school applications.  However, it is not too late to start now.)  When I help students with these essays, we usually start with this type of introspective and self-historical prewriting (or brainstorming) on scrap paper.  (If you need help with this, feel free to contact me at healthsciencewriter@gmail.com)

Brittany Stinson was mentally clear on who she is and was sure of her individual strengths in her personality while writing her essay.  “I just did something that was me,” she said.  “I knew I was capable of weaving humor into the essay, and I knew that with kids that have similar extracurriculars and scores, you need to stand out when it comes to the essay.”



Brittany Stinson's Essay (with her permission):

Prompt 1: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

Managing to break free from my mother’s grasp, I charged. With arms flailing and chubby legs fluttering beneath me, I was the ferocious two­ year old rampaging through Costco on a Saturday morning. My mother’s eyes widened in horror as I jettisoned my churro; the cinnamon­sugar rocket gracefully sliced its way through the air while I continued my spree. I sprinted through the aisles, looking up in awe at the massive bulk products that towered over me. Overcome with wonder, I wanted to touch and taste, to stick my head into industrial­sized freezers, to explore every crevice. I was a conquistador, but rather than searching the land for El Dorado, I scoured aisles for free samples. Before inevitably being whisked away into a shopping cart, I scaled a mountain of plush toys and surveyed the expanse that lay before me: the kingdom of Costco.

Notorious for its oversized portions and dollar ­fifty hot dog combo, Costco is the apex of consumerism. From the days spent being toted around in a shopping cart to when I was finally tall enough to reach lofty sample trays, Costco has endured a steady presence throughout my life. As a veteran Costco shopper, I navigate the aisles of foodstuffs, thrusting the majority of my weight upon a generously filled shopping cart whose enormity juxtaposes my small frame. Over time, I’ve developed a habit of observing fellow patrons tote their carts piled with frozen burritos, cheese puffs, tubs of ice cream, and weight­ loss supplements. Perusing the aisles gave me time to ponder. Who needs three pounds of sour cream? Was cultured yogurt any more well­ mannered than its uncultured counterpart? Costco gave birth to my unfettered curiosity.

While enjoying an obligatory hot dog, I did not find myself thinking about the ‘all beef’ goodness that Costco boasted. I instead considered finitudes and infinitudes, unimagined uses for tubs of sour cream, the projectile motion of said tub when launched from an eighty foot shelf or maybe when pushed from a speedy cart by a scrawny seventeen year old. I contemplated the philosophical: If there exists a thirty­ three ounce jar of Nutella, do we really have free will? I experienced a harsh physics lesson while observing a shopper who had no evident familiarity of inertia's workings. With a cart filled to overflowing, she made her way towards the sloped exit, continuing to push and push while steadily losing control until the cart escaped her and went crashing into a concrete column, 52” plasma screen TV and all. Purchasing the yuletide hickory smoked ham inevitably led to a conversation between my father and me about Andrew Jackson’s controversiality. There was no questioning Old Hickory’s dedication; he was steadfast in his beliefs and pursuits – qualities I am compelled to admire, yet his morals were crooked. We both found the ham to be more likeable–and tender.

I adopted my exploratory skills, fine tuned by Costco, towards my intellectual endeavors. Just as I sampled buffalo­ chicken dip or chocolate truffles, I probed the realms of history, dance and biology, all in pursuit of the ideal cart–one overflowing with theoretical situations and notions both silly and serious. I sampled calculus, cross­country running, scientific research, all of which are now household favorites. With cart in hand, I do what scares me; I absorb the warehouse that is the world. Whether it be through attempting aerial yoga, learning how to chart blackbody radiation using astronomical software, or dancing in front of hundreds of people, I am compelled to try any activity that interests me in the slightest.

My intense desire to know, to explore beyond the bounds of rational thought; this is what defines me. Costco fuels my insatiability and cultivates curiosity within me at a cellular level. Encoded to immerse myself in the unknown, I find it difficult to complacently accept the “what”; I want to hunt for the “whys” and dissect the “hows”. In essence, I subsist on discovery.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Unscramble INJUOR


Rearrange the order of the letters to form a word.  What word is this?

INJUOR

Scroll down below for the answer

   
   
































JUNIOR





Monday, March 28, 2016

Writing Exercise: The Judge Who Went Viral for Unusual Punishments






This judge went viral for his unusual punishments.



In this video, the judge provided creative punishment instead of jail time for: the girl who didn't pay her cab fare, the man who solicited a prostitute, the teenager who stole from a pornography video shop,...

Freewriting Exercise
Write two or more paragraphs in response to the following:
What do you think about the judge providing these unusual punishments instead of jail time?  Do you think they are good ideas?  Please explain.  For the cases in the video, can you think of better punishments than the ones the judge provided?  Describe and explain your ideas for punishments in these cases.  Can you think of circumstances (or types of cases) where these alternative punishments would not work and jail time should be required?  Describe such circumstances where jail time should be required and explain why.



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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Never Too Old to Live Your Dream (Part 1)






Dan Clark writes about his experience in college when he met Rose, an elderly student.  Rose’s vibrant personality along with her wisdom did not only appeal to Clark, but she was magnetically attracting attention everywhere on campus. Clark and the other students learned some very important life lessons from Rose such as the following


“If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will [just] turn twenty years old.  If I am eight-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.”  This is how you would become more and more miserable.  


Just turning one year older doesn’t do anything.  It’s when you change for the better having progress in some area; that’s what you need to do.  If you just turn one year older year after year, with no improvement, no progress, and nothing to show for that year, you will not just be one year older, but you will be a little bit more miserable.  If that’s the case year after year, the misery will multiply and you will end up a lot more miserable...  

For the entire article on what Dan Clark and other students learned from Rose, go to - http://stanzo.blogspot.com/2016/03/never-too-old-to-live-your-dream-part-1.html




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Monday, March 14, 2016

Free ACT Reading Workshops at L219





Those of you who have not passed the ACT Reading Exam already know that you cannot go on to take many of your classes until you pass this exam.  You also already know that the longer you go on not passing it, the more tuition money and financial aid money you would be using up (not to mention time).


We want to help you. FREE ACT Reading Workshops are now available at L219. You may still sign up for them.  Sign up before it’s too late. 

These workshops are small group workshops of two to three students. Therefore, you will receive more focused attention than you do in your English class (of fifteen to twenty students).


For now, only Shu's workshops are endorsed here as he is the only one in L219 who incorporates the SpirFit educational approach.  On this website, I cannot endorse other workshop instructors unless they are trained in the SpirFit educational approach.

This approach effectively addresses your individual needs, whatever your English level.  Although students in the same workshop may be at very different levels, the SpirFit educational approach is able to effectively address each student's needs by incorporating innovative educational methods of recent years brought about by game changers from Silicon Valley, MIT, and Harvard.  In addition, the SpirFit educational approach includes pedagogy or teaching methodology encouraged by the English department, CAWS, CUNY Start, and others.  The SpirFit teaching approach also includes unconventional methods from other professions and methods supported by science.

Current KCC students this semester, KCC Continuing Education students, CLIP students, and CUNY Start students are all eligible for these FREE workshops at L219.  Since you have already paid for these workshops with your tuition, why not make use of them! 


If you are not a student at KCC, but you need help with the ACT Reading exam, email me at healthsciencewriter@gmail.com and I'll see what I can do.
Shu's Workshops (ACT Reading Workshops)
Sign-up Location:  L219 at Kingsborough Community College


For free academic lessons online in various subjects and life lessons, feel free to go to SpirFit.org 


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