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How to write a good paper in college

It’s already a month passed when students came back from the vocations and started to study hard. Some of the students enjoyed first days of the education, others not so much. But all in all for every undergraduate there was a place, project or topic he was interested in and got the second breath for new inventions.

Before I start to write my paper

Before every student starts to do researches or tasks and asks himself when I will start to write my paper, he needs to find a good place to get food.

It is scientifically proven that students on full stomach write much better rather on empty. So, to avoid mistakes and errors in the paperwork just go to the Wisconsin University’s food store and buy some snacks.

Thanks to the University Health Service’s topic, where been described all the detailed information about what exactly you can find in the study place, and for what price.

Healthy eating on campus doesn’t have to be hard, you just need to know what to look for

How hard is to make a good project in college

Not anyone has the talent to write a good essay, full of valued information, facts and quotes. Some of them trying to copy all of it from the internet. Instead of hard work students want to get it easy. But does it worth it at the end? For sure – No. Lecturer already read million of thesis and can detect at once where is a good work and where is copied.

So what is the answer?

It is simple. Go for outside, meet the people, and ask the questions. People and tutors love queries about anything. It can be any research you would like.  Much more important that it will be a work in demand of lots time. Teachers like it.

So we made it clear. To write a good persuasive essay you can go outside of internet and university, ask any people and get a good result. For sure, you need a corrector. A person who will detect all your grammar and technical mistakes in your work. For this case, you can order a person for tips, who can make it fast and good.

On what mark of an essay is based?

write a paper

It is known that the mark for the essay is based on three pillars. First of all, the grammar. It is clear that the work must be written with all rules of English grammar, following all the aspects. Secondly, the content. It is very important that the research would be made well and in a good way. With all quotes and aspects, verified by the trusted resources. In the third, but not the last the actuality. In the modern world, when everyday something happens, new inventions and researchers, the student should take care that his research is up to date and not go with old and unnecessary things which are not used anymore.


All these three factors will help the students to write the top paper with a good mark he deserves.

So keep the tail on top and go on for the bright future in a university!


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Tackling college obesity – What Students Eat

Numerous voices conversing simultaneously, explosions of laughter, and occasional screeches from chairs moving across the reddish-brown-ceramic tile is heard throughout the food court located in the Union at UW-Milwaukee. Students’ thumbs hastily shift over cell phone keys as they text while waiting in line to get something quick to eat.

“Can I have two hard tacos, one soft shell taco supreme, and a Mountain Dew please?,” states a blond hair female student with a brown North Face book bag draped over her shoulder.

The student slides down to another silver metal counter and waits less than five minutes before her order is ready. This can be seen frequently if you visit the food court around noon. Unfortunately, thievery scene is not unique to UW-Milwaukee but can be seen at college campuses across the United States.

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Fries Oh My!!!

It is not uncommon for a college student to consume fast food daily when trying to juggle classes, so why would one be surprised that college obesity is ever-increasing? According to a poll on https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-college-food/ the top five of ten college dorm room foods are the following:

  1. PizzaDelivery
  2. HotPockets
  3. Macaroni and Cheese
  4. PizzaRolls
  5. PeanutButter and Fluff

Also, making the list were Chinese food delivery, Ice Cream, Ramen noodles, Chef Boyardee, and Popcorn. Needless to say, these listed foods provide instant gratification for a hungry student, but offer none to very little in the area of nutrition. It’s fair to assume that college students are smart enough to know that the fast food choices they are making are poor for their health, so why do they continue to indulge?

“I know that fast food is not good for me, but I can eat it quickly as I am walking to my next class,” states Bilal Ali, UW-Milwaukee student.

Convenience vs. Chronic Health Diseases

UW-Milwaukee alumni student BrigitMcNeal states, “During college I worked at Wendy’s and could eat for half price so every day I would eat a half pound wheat double with cheese and onions, medium fry, and a medium frosty.”

Researchers blame academic stress, change in family support, alcohol, and the easy availability of fatty food as the main causes for the weight gain. One would have to be naïve not to notice that foods heavy in fat content are more available than those that are not. However, the old cliché ‘Everything that looks good is not good’ may be words to live by if students want a healthy life.

According to Science News, national data suggest that the trends of college students on the path toward chronic health diseases are increasing. The obesity in Wisconsin is an affirmation that this national data is correct. On July 15, 2009, the Department of HealthServices released that over half the adults in Wisconsin are overweight or obese, and that the obesity rate for adults in Wisconsin has more than doubled since 1990, which reflects the nationwide trend.

Obesity is definitely no laughing matter since it is correlated to many chronic health diseases. Even though there are still some doctors that doubt the correlations, obesity and chronic diseases of lifestyle have been identified by the American HealthFoundation. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Cardiovascular disease risk increases due to overweight elevating blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and increasing insulin resistance.
  • Over 50% of all cases of hypertension are simply due to being overweight.
  • Obesity is responsible for one out of six cancers.

Sure the fat meals and lack of fruits and vegetables have been identified as a risk for cancer, but the common denominator appears to be obesity.


Fruits and Vegetables, not the Complete Solution


An apple a day keeps the doctor away, are words that our parents lived by, but it simply does not do the trick. Students definitely need to incorporate fruits and vegetables into their daily diet, but fruits and vegetables alone will not guarantee you a long healthy life.

“You have to start a discussion about everything, including food, activity, and the ability to buy good food choices,” states Dr.Lucey, a professor and dietician at UW-Madison and “You must look at the big picture.”

Dr. Lucey believes that society must encourage people to make whole life changes. “Implement exercise, I’m not talking about joining a gym, but simple things like walking,” states Dr. Lucey.

Dr. Lucey suggests that they are a lot of ways for people to get exercise without spending money like for example if people like a particular activity they should do it. He discusses some obvious ways that people could exercise daily.

“Parking your car at a distance of the mall parking lot and walking to the mall is a way of exercising,” states Dr. Lucey.

Other ways for students to exercise that cost little to no money include, but are not limited to:

Ø  Taking the stairs instead of elevators

Ø  Walk or Bike to class when you can

Ø  Utilize college fitness center

By now you should know that you are not alone in fighting obesity, so if you are really struggling with weight gain please seek professional or medical attention. Students don’t let lack of income deter you because many college campuses have health centers that are willing to help students for free or at a very low cost.

If you are a UW-Milwaukee student you can see help at the Norris Health Center at 3351 North Downer Ave. in person or send an email to nhc-help@uwm.edu. Also, feel free to visit Peer Health Advocates located in Union E379 or call(414)229-4716.


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Christmas during a recession

Christmas during a recession
By Kesha Packer
August 2017

Although there were many Americans still in disbelief that America is in a recession according to a CNN poll conducted earlier this year, there are very few Americans that have not felt the affects of the recession as of this date. Whether the increase in the price of food or increased tuition for students, it is evident that the majority of people are feeling the effects of the recession.

“It would be nice to solely focus on school, but the current economic state we are in that is simply not an option for me,” Symphony Swan, a UW-Milwaukee student says. “I guess you can say I’m old fashioned, but I just don’t like celebrating the holidays without giving a gift to my family who has supported me over the years.”

Many people share Ms. Swan’s feelings in regards to celebrating the holidays. Althoug holidays should be filled with joyous moments with family and friends, these days leave many in financial stress.
It should be no surprise as to why so many people are financially distressed after the holidays when the top five gift ideas are everything, but inexpensive.

According to CNET the top five gift categories are as follows:
Game Console
Music Player
Big Screen TV
To see full video go to https://www.cnet.com/videos/cnet-top-5-holiday-gift-categories/

Gifts like these are sure to contribute to a person exhausting finances. Since the majority of the population doesn’t have the luxury of having a disposable income, holidays usually pose problems for our pockets.

Holidays Often Equal Overdrawn Bank Accounts
Don’t worry you are not alone if after the holidays your remaining balance is low or perhaps even negative.
According to Maniyya Diaz, Bank Branch Manager, “It is not uncommon for people bank accounts to be negative periodically, but there is a definite increase in the number of negative accounts during and after holidays.”
I am sure that it is not part of anyone’s plan to go broke for the holidays, but regrettably, we end up spending more than we anticipated. There are so many reasons that contribute to going broke for the Holidays.

“One time a customer gave the reason for overdrawing her account was because she had just become a supervisor and had to but her new employees Christmas gifts or she would be perceived as cheap,” Mrs. Diaz recalls.
Whether the reasons for going broke are contributed to spontaneous or emotional spending, it is imperative that these same patterns of spending money are not continued during these trying economic times.

Below are some suggestions to assist you in breaking the cycle of going broke during the holidays:
§ Make a list
§ Make a budget
§ Leave credit cards at home before going shopping
§ Create your own gifts
§ Hosting a holiday party

Sorry to say, but the recession will not be over before the remaining holidays are here so there is a need to make preparations for celebrating holidays during the recession. It seems as if many people agree that preparation and planning are essential to avoid being flat broke before entering into 2010.

“I plan on buying gifts at Bath and Body Works because you get two candles for $20 and two pair of socks with Shea Butter and together it should cost about $30” states Laurencetta Sanders, Springfield College student. “There are coupons for $10 off of a $30 purchase floating around also, so that is two gifts in one.”

The Gift that Keeps Giving
Ms. Sanders is not alone in planning ahead for holidays that are quickly approaching. Some people’s plans for gift giving are not time consuming, yet inexpensive.
Smiling with her head tilted to the left slightly, a former UW-Milwaukee graduate student states, “I give gift cards.”

Gift cards surely decrease the hours the average person spends shopping for gifts and can be very inexpensive since the buyer determines what the value of the gift card will be. Most gift cards begin with a value as low as $5 and can increase to your desired value. Also, with a wide selection of gift cards to choose from, you’ll find something for everyone on your list.
While giving gift cards has advantages, they can become costly quickly depending on how many gifts you have to purchase. If you plan on buying gifts for numerous people then perhaps gift cards are not the gift idea for you. Since some people are faced with this very same dilemma they have decided to create gifts themselves.

“This year I have decided to make homemade CD’s and give them away as gifts,” states Stephanie Higgins-Bey, a University of Phoenix student.
Mrs. Higgins-Bey shares the same financial frustrations as other students when it comes to having limited funds. She states, “Holidays only add to the frustration even though holidays should be time to enjoy family and friends.”
Students don’t get too discouraged because you still can celebrate all the upcoming Holidays without emptying your pockets and depleting savings. They are so many attractions within cities that natives of the city don’t partake in. Well, instead of letting tourists experience what your city has to offer try checking it out yourself for the holidays. Try looking on your city website to locate events happening during the month of December.
For you Milwaukee students I have compiled a list of things and events in December so please check them out and post comments as to rather you enjoyed or not:

Ø Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival
When: November 19 – January 3
What: festive light displays downtown

Ø A Grand Avenue Christmas at the Pabst Mansion
When: November 20 – January 10
What: renaissance mansion fully decked out for Christmas
Where: Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Cost: $9, $8 students and seniors, $5 children, free for children 6 and under
Contact: (414) 931-0808

Ø First Stage Children’s Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
When: November 27 – December 24
What: a special First Stage Children’s Theater performance
Where: Marcus Center, 929 N. Water St.
Cost: $13.50 – $36.50

Ø Milwaukee Repertory Theater: A Christmas Carol
When: November 27 – December 27
What: a beloved holiday classic
Where: Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St.
Cost: $10 – $45
Contact: (414) 224-9490

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Advice for student parents

Student Parents You Are Not Alone
By Kesha Packer
of the Frontpage Milwaukee staff
Aug. 22, 20017

A faint glow from the streetlight peeks through the curtain. Windows begin vibrating at 5:49 a.m. as the first Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus rolls past. The bus motor humming serves as a daily reminder that the day has officially begun. Rolling out of bed and directly into a pair of slippers is definitely a mastered skill, but unfortunately, it will not boost your portfolio.

However, if you are a student parent you quickly begin to appreciate odd multi-tasking abilities because they become a part of daily routines. For example, how you ever done any of the following?

•    Brushing teeth while ironing
•    Setting the dinner table while listening to a class lecture
•    Studying note cards for an exam while folding laundry
•    Watched your child play at the park while working on homework on laptop

If you are guilty of doing one or more of these tasks then there is a high probability that you are a student parent. Many student parents realize that these very types of multitasking are necessary in order to survive a life filled with chaos.

There was a time when student parents felt alone when it came to the difficulties that being a parent attending school created. Fortunately, others are also recognizing the issues correlated to being a student parent. Unlike before when student parents felt alone, there are numerous organizations that focus on providing assistance to students parents worldwide. For example,   http://studentparentsmovement.blogs was created to provide information and downloadable resources. There is a link to the student parent community and a discussion board as well.

At the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) there is a program called Life Impact, and their focus is to provide support to student parent participants academically, professionally, and personally. Natalie Reinbold, Life Coach and Coordinator states, “Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty by supporting student parents.” According to Life Impact records UWM has over 2800 student parents for 2017. The program presently has 50 participants. Even though the program cannot serve the entire body of student parents at least organizations exist like these so that student parents have a place they can go in which their needs can be addressed.

Chaotic is an Understatement

Imagine your alarm clock ringing at 4:45 a.m., taking a shower, getting dressed for work, preparing breakfast for your children, and then briskly leaving the house by 5:45 a.m. in order to start work at 6 a.m. Just imagining a morning like this is exhausting, but for Tramaine Ford, a student parent at the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) this is a typical morning. “I wish it could be 36 hours in a day instead of 24,” Tramaine states. While signing she provides the details of the remainder of her day. Tramaine said she gets off work at 2:30 p.m. because she has to make it home by 3 p.m. in order to receive her daughter from the school bus. She is left with only a short time to prepare something for dinner because class starts at 5 p.m.

When Tramaine returns home from school it is 9 p.m. and does not go to bed until about 12:30 a.m. When asked about study time, Tramaine responded, “Sometimes I have to get up at 2:30 a.m. and study because that is the only time I have available.”

Elizabeth Leighton, a student parent attending Ottawa University can definitely empathize with Tramaine. “I start my day at 5 a.m. and that consists of getting myself ready for work and my son ready for school,” Elizabeth states. Elizabeth commutes to Milwaukee for work Monday through Thursday, working 40 hours in four days. “I get off work at 5:30 p.m., drive about 45 minutes in order to get to class, get home at about 9:45 p.m., and then I go to bed at midnight,” Elizabeth explains.

With such a hectic schedule Elizabeth admits that she uses a desk calendar with color codes for her family to help her remember important dates, activities, etc… With corners of her mouth turned downward, Elizabeth states, “My biggest challenge as a student parent is complete exhaustion and feeling guilty about not spending enough fun time with kids.”

Dionne Felix a former student parent of MATC expressed that her biggest challenge when in school was not spending enough time with her son, which greatly contributed to the decision she made to take the semester off from school. “I felt my son was losing out,” Dionne states. Dionne explained she was working full-time and going to school full-time. To say her days were chaotic was an understatement. Dionne began work at 6 a.m. and didn’t go to bed until midnight.

Although the problems associated with being a student parent cannot be solved over night there are some suggestions from other student parents that may be helpful:

1.  Buy a crock pot and use it to cook a complete meal on school days   It’s easy to become stressed, but make sure you don’t take it out on your children

2.  It’s easy to become stressed, but make sure you don’t take it out on your children

3.    Stay focused and be patient
4.   Set priorities and be realistic when it comes to course loads.

For further information contact your local university.

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