General Studies
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Starting your Own Business

Starting your Own Business Syllabus: Course Description: This business course is offered to students who want to learn how to set up and structure their business. Upon completing the full course, students will have obtained these abilities: 1) How to create solid business plans and ideas to measure feasibility of a business, 2) How to register your business with a state, 3) How to set up business checking accounts, 4) How to avoid potential pitfalls for startup businesses.

Semester Assignment: All teams will give 1 10 minute presentation of their select business plan. Every team member must speak at least once. In addition to the presentation, each person is to complete their own full business plan and mail it to the professor. Each business plan will be graded by the each team’s members. Students are encouraged to give only constructive criticism to team members business plans.

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Intro to Dog Training and Behavior

This course will cover the basics of dog training and behavior. It will go over dog body language, different breeds and types of dogs, the basics to operant conditioning, important life stages and the training that should be done during them, and important things to train.

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Intro to Swordplay: 17th Century Italian Fencing

This course introduces you to the theoretical framework of 17th century Italian fencing, as well as basic technical skills. Early in the 17th century, a number of books were printed that described a coherent system of thrust-oriented swordplay. This course is a general introduction to that fencing system. For cost reasons, students will use foils instead of rapier simulators. If students have an interest beyond the scope of the class, additional equipment will be necessary.

You will learn to:

Take a correct guard stance

Use the 4 hand positions

Advance and retreat

Lunge

Invite your opponent to attack

Parry an attack

Engage your opponent's blade

Disengage from your opponent's engagement

Safely attack your opponent

Use one tempo, two tempi, and countertempo actions

Use a feint to create an opportunity

Parry with your hand

Complete pair drills with a partner

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Intro to Technical Writing

This course will introduce the student to technical writing. Types of writing we will cover will include memos, proposals, resumes, surveys, and other forms of professional writing. This course is meant to be a broad taste of the subject and as such will cover a wide range of applications without going too deeply into any one.

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Test Professors Intensive SAT Prep Course (11/3/12 Test)

This intensive course covers the most-frequently tested question types in all the sections of the SAT. Each week of the four-week class will cover 5 lessons in Math, Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary. The course is designed to be helpful to all students, regardless of their score targets.

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Book Club: The Time Machine

Hello there URedditors! This month we will be embarking on a journey to see if a monthly book club will work well for our community. If you missed the previous post, you can find details here, but the TL;DR is that each month we will select a book to read, break down the chapters into four sections, and have a weekly discussion about it on the UReddit subreddit. At the final week of discussions you all will get to suggest and vote for the next month’s book. The only requirement is that the book must be available in a digital version to make it easily accessible.

Discussion one is now live: http://www.reddit.com/r/UniversityofReddit/comments/16dn95/bookclubdiscussion1thetimemachine/

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USCIS Naturalization Test: Civics (History and Government) Test Prep

The USCIS Naturalization Test: Civics (History and Government) Test Prep course is designed to prepare permanent residents/Green Card holders in the United States for the Civics portion of the federally-mandated test required to become a naturalized citizen of the country.

Course Objectives:

  • Review and understand interview procedures of USCIS

  • Provide better preparation for the Civics portion of the USCIC Naturalization test

  • Encourage independent review the material provided before your test date

  • Compile the listed answers for all 100 of the questions that you may be asked

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Time Management - How I cut my office hours in half in 4 steps

Take this course for FREE with this link: http://bbpacademy.com/course/timemanagement/?couponCode=freeforreddit

This course is only for busy people with sincere intention to change their bad Time management habits. After completing this course you can optimize your efforts to ensure that you concentrate as much of your time and energy as possible on High Value Added Activities. This ensures that you achieve the greatest benefit possible with the limited amount of time available to you.

If you take actions and apply the techniques that you have learned after completing the course, you will be able to enjoy up to 60% more free time.

What makes this course different when there are so many alternatives to it?

Efficient time management is the key to getting the most out of your day.

I started teaching “Time Management” 4 years ago and all these years I actively worked on improving this training. Finally I found the secret formula. I invented the 4 steps Time

Management Training and here I will share them with you.

"Time Management - How I cut my office hours in half in 4 steps" show you best practices for prioritizing tasks…analyze your use of time…….managing interruptions ... and so on...

In the course you’ll develop a personal action plan to dramatically improve your time management for the rest of your life.

We study a structured way of time management and a number of practical time management tools, from which you can choose which one suits you and your situation best.

What to expect

This course focuses on 4 steps to improve time management skills:

The first step is MEASURE. So, before you begin to manage your time effectively you need to know how you spend your time currently. In this section you will learn how to record your time in order to determine your time sealers.

The following step is ANALYSE. In this section you’ll analyze your personal Time Log in order to find how you spend your valuable time.

The third step is IMPROVE. In this section, we go through several very practical tools for improving your time management skills.

The last step is CONTROL. We will learn how to maintain the improvement over time. Once you have taken better control of the way in which you manage your time, you need to find a way to maintain the improvements.

Why Time Management is Important

There are 101 reasons why good time management is important. Below I will mention just a few:

  • Time is limited

  • Be more successful- Reduce Stress

  • Higher quality work

  • Accomplish more with less effort

  • Extra productive hours

  • More control over your life

As your instructor, I will be dropping into the “classroom” frequently to read your postings.

I will not always make comments or provide immediate feedback, but when I do, you will usually find my input under the appropriate group discussion for that unit.

Feel free to contact me for any questions, problems or advice on how to improve your Time Management skills.

Remember, time management starts with your commitment to change.

Each one of us has bad habits when it comes to how we manage our time. We are here to detect and change them.

“You can't make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future.”