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text 2018-01-13 04:44
Co-Curricular Vs. Extra-Curricular Activities: And Why Both of Them Are Important

Education is more than just the curricular studies. There is an important holistic element that is important for producing capable, decent, and clever workers for the jobs market. With this aim in mind, conventional academics are simply insufficient. Students absolutely must engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities; and if excess project work is preventing them from doing so, then they should get the aid of an essay writing service UK.



What Is Either Of Them?


Many people confuse these two areas of education as the same, even though they are not. Learn the difference between co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, and why both of them are important for a pupil’s grooming. In order to understand how one differs from the other, we need to narrow down on their prefixes.


Co-Curricular Education


Co-Curricular activities are those projects that aim to supplement the curriculum itself. They are designed to be enjoyable and enhance the students understanding of the subject, while also promoting teamwork. They are not generally considered to be outside the actual coursework.


Extra-Curricular Education


Extra-curricular are those activities outside the general discourse of your studies themselves. While they may be facilitated by the institution, they are not intended to help you with your studies in any way. But that doesn’t mean they are seen as completely useless; quite the contrary in fact. They are seen as excellent for endowing students with a host of extra skills that enhance their personality, as well as their CV.


Prefix Co


Co-curricular activities aim to teach students to practically apply what they have learned in the classroom. They also encourage teamwork and cooperation among pupils; as well as promote innovation and creativity in the field.

This grooms students to be more than just reservoirs of knowledge, and actually, know what to do with all the information that they have accumulated.


Prefix Extra


Extra-curricular is meant to be a domain where the student goes to explore themselves. You can take the opportunities offered by your institution and try out the many different clubs and societies offering a variety of activities.


Exploring them may lead you to the doorstep of a yet undiscovered passion or hobby. Maybe you can simply learn a new, helpful skill. Extra-curriculum isn’t just meant to be fun, it has real practical purposes. These activities look good on your CV; employers like candidates who have unique skills and an interesting personality. These societies also offer students a taste of what the real job market is like by mimicking aspects of it; hence, endowing students with useful experience and even leadership abilities.


The Gray Area


You can now see that there is a very clear distinction between the two. However, there is no conclusive way of knowing what activity falls under a whose umbrella. Some institutes strictly define all athletic activities as extra-curricular, whereas others are more flexible and term some of them as co-curricular. Regardless, they are crucial to your upbringing as a competent citizen.


While participating in co-curriculum is hardly ever an issue, it can be in the extra curriculum. This is because participating in these projects needs time on the part of the student; something they seldom have. Make some for yourself by hiring an essay help service to do your work for you.


Author Bio


Hans Lagerfeld is a retired university professor, but he continues to be a committed educator. After teaching at prestigious institutions in East Germany and then the UK, he now spends his days giving students Essay Writing Service UK by writing online blogs that give tips for improving skills.

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review 2018-01-05 00:00
I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: Essays
I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: Es... I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: Essays - Tim Kreider https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/169340335638/i-wrote-this-book-because-i-love-you-essays-by

Any serious self-examiner who may consider him or herself a discerning reader, will completely miss out on an uplifting and enjoyable reading experience if caught up in ignoring this book because of its title. Obviously, Mr. Kreider, on surface, could have come up with a better choice. But the hype surrounding it, and all the publisher’s included blurbs, at first made me excited enough to read this book regardless of the corny title. My rather lukewarm reception and relative non-engagement with the very first essay severely disappointed me however. But, in fairness, his second essay, titled Kind of Love, happened and all was forgiven. In it the ex-cartoonist, Kreider, is reversely propositioned by a performance artist doubling as a successful prostitute, and the book definitely becomes for me a potentially interesting read. Her offer of a no-strings-attached appreciation-blow job followed by the fortuitous opportunity of his spending an entire week with her at his secluded cabin seemed to me to be an extraordinary proposition. They spend hours discussing questions of existence and relationships, not to mention a few other experimental behaviors.

…We both suffered from bouts of abysmal self-doubt, and each sometimes lay awake at night wondering O what is to become of me?…

This second essay offered many reasons for self-reflection, and even as I continued on reading Kreider’s further essays, I was astounded by the quality and interest still generated by that amazing second one.

…I’ve often thought that if I’d been impressed into an arranged marriage with one of my old girlfriends I’d’ve been perfectly happy—or at least no unhappier than I am now…

Kreider is so refreshingly honest on the page, and though he makes no excuses nor apologies for his being so forthright, he realizes his flaws and humbly submits them to a meaner reader’s criticism. David Foster Wallace publicly declared, “Kreider Rules”. And the more I read of him I too get what Wallace was saying.

…I suspect the more unsettling truth is that there are quite a lot of people out there you could fall in love and spend your life with, if you let yourself…The romantic ideal whereby the person you love, the person you have sex with, and the person you own property and have children with should all be the same person is a more recent invention than the telescope.

The essays keep getting better and better. Even if a reader believes he or she is involved in what could be considered a healthy relationship, Kreider provides ideas and anecdotes that further the discussion and examination of one’s self. An amazingly intelligent and interesting read. Not myself a cat lover, Kreider even suggests that feline romance might be looked into as well as he goes into great detail regarding his own nineteen-year relationship with a once-stray cat.

…having been given up at birth…It wasn’t until I found myself still single in my forties, long after all my friends—even the most obvious misfits, womanizers, sots and misogynists—had successfully mated and reproduced, that I started to wonder whether it hadn’t had some more significant effect.

Kreider’s adoptive mother volunteered him at John Hopkins University for a psychological study as an infant. His brilliant and charming essay, The Strange Situation, goes into great detail over his search for answers over why he is the way he is and his investigative research into a study that had been previously kept secretly protected.

…“Whereas if I was securely attached as an infant”, I told Margot, “it would mean that I’m not a victim of some primal loss or trauma but just another dickhead.”
“My point exactly,” she said. “Even if you were traumatized, and even if you had some scientifically documented evidence for this, you are still ultimately responsible for any dickhead behavior.”…

Refreshing today to actually hear somebody state existentially that we are responsible for our own behavior, and our lives. So much blame on our mothers these days. Not to mention the trashing of our dads. A reminder that without these flawed characters reproducing we wouldn’t have had the opportunity of a lifetime. I am forever grateful my parents had me. Of course, things could have been better, but here I am working out my own existence, attempting to evolve, and struggling through my nagging frustrations.

…Church was boring, make no mistake—the drawings I did in bulletins could fill a multivolume set of notebooks—but at least it wasted far fewer hours of my life than school…Ceasing to believe what your parents and all the other nicest grown-ups you know have always taught you, and still believe themselves, is initially liberating, but it’s also alienating. It makes you feel secretly snobby, and sorry, and alone.

Kreider especially touches a nerve in this second-to-last essay in the book. There are so many relative points he makes in his always entertaining and enlightening prose. He is funny even when deathly serious. It also becomes obvious throughout that Kreider is simply a pretty good man, still single, but who maintains a growing number of close friends. Relationships that might be rightfully construed as long accomplishments similar to a good marriage.

…Although Lauren doesn’t love the idea of dying any more than the next person, it doesn’t especially upset her to believe that life is meaningless or the universe indifferent. She thinks people like me, taught as children that a just and loving God is watching over the sparrows, feel bereft, cheated of something promised. Which is why we’re the ones who suffer these chronic cases of existential despair.
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review 2018-01-02 05:46
Reading with the Stars: A Celebration of Books and Libraries
Reading with the Stars: A Celebration of Books and Libraries - Leonard Kniffel

I'm not reviewing this because most of the essays are just average (and the only 'stars' by strict definition are Julie Andrews and Oprah).  A few were ok, but mostly came across as sounding defensive.


Library sale find, so nothing lost.

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review 2018-01-02 03:42
Vacationland by John Hodgeman
Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches - John Hodgman

John Hodgeman throws away centuries of WASP tradition and tells everyone what he's <i>feeling</i>. The silver lining is that people can finally talk about how horrible Maine is. The water is freezing, the beaches are sharp, the lakes are bottomed with Lovecraftian horrors, and the people hate you.

Despite all of that, Hodgman carries over some of the charm of the region into his humorous essays. Where he falls apart is the whole white privilege thing. It doesn't matter how often you deprecatingly point it out, there's still something distasteful about reading about the problems of having enough money to hold onto additional houses for sentimental reasons.

There are also some problematic stories about recreational pot, which is like listening to someone talk about how much beer they drank in college, and other stories that need something more than what Hodgeman put into them to make them rise above their subject matter. That is a super-vague criticism, but its all I've got at the moment.

The positives are that even in those downer-essays there are nuggets of humor and insight that made me roar with laughter. Hodgeman is a funny guy, and this is a successful funny book.

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review 2018-01-01 22:55
Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay
Bad Feminist: Essays - Roxane Gay

I had this book on my NOOK for at least two years. I wanted to read it in those two years, but felt intimated because Ms. Gay is an intellectual and just highly freaking smart (I follow her on Twitter). I am now kicking myself for waiting so long to discover her writing.


Damn, Ms. Gay gets me - at times I thought she actually knew me or was in my head (a fellow SVH-er who also hated what FP did to the franchise with that SVH Confidential book). The chapter on race and pop culture was the one part that I didn't have any ideas or opinions about going in (I've no desire to see Django Unchained or Birth of a Nation). But when she laid into The Help - OMG YES. I love her dissection into the women who go on reality television shows. I did not realize Scrabble could be competitive on an official level (although playing against me makes any Scrabble match competitive because that is one game I refuse to lose to anybody).


Her writing can be all over the place at times (for example, two very different pop culture items in the same essay), but she shows how those are related and how they are part of American society and culture. She is brutally frank about her sexual assaults and rape culture, so gentle warning. She also has no problem NOT knowing all the answers; a couple of quips along the line of "I like X.....don't know what they says about me" - that kind of honesty is so refreshing.


A great read to end 2017.

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