Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Handling Long Distance Relationships

One of the worst things that have ever happened to me is having a long distance relationship when I didn’t know how to handle it. I joined campus three years ago at a time when I was dating a very beautiful young lady from my home area. I had met and fallen in love with her in the summer immediately after my high school education and we had promised to be with each other for life.
            Unfortunately for us we were selected to join different colleges and as you would expect that wasn’t a very nice thing for our young relationship. We tried keeping in touch through phone calls and visiting each other once in a while but at the end of the day it was mutually decided that things weren’t working out and we had to sadly part ways. It was then that I decided that long distance relationships weren’t things for me, as much as it is something that had been hyped and spoken of by people in glowing terms.
            Having said that it has however not escaped my sharp mind that long distance relationships actually work in some instances, but the fact of the matter is that they have to be handled with care and that will never change. There must be concerted effort on the part of both parties if it so happens that the relationship has to work. There are really no two ways about it, and that may never change. Total focus and commitment and focus to the relationship must be applied by both lovers if it has to work. 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Tips for your spanish essay writing

Besides the difference in language, Spanish essays are similar to English essays. That is in regards to their structure, components and organization. The beauty of a Spanish essay lies in the language used. Therefore, it is easier to improve your Spanish language skills when writing it.

So how do you write a remarkable Spanish Essay? Initially, organize your thoughts. This is the simplest way to starting-off a Spanish essay. Just create an outline, with all your thoughts and ideas, and voila! Furthermore, select a style for your essay – if faced with an option that is.

Come up with the first draft of your essay. After organizing and structuring all your ideas, it becomes even much simpler to clearly write an essay draft. However, it is imperative that you ensure your essay has all the components (five paragraphs) in place.

Once that is done, print the draft then go through it loudly. The reason for doing this is to make certain that all your sentences are well-written. Spanish, unlike the English language, has longer sentences – which are more indirect and flowery. Thus choose better word choices, to replace any long sentences, using a Spanish-English dictionary.

Correct any grammatical errors as well as spellings. The Spanish language has a good number of special words with accents. Now that poses as a big challenge. If not thoroughly observed and corrected when necessary, words with accents can really affect a student’s grade.

Resolve any sentence structure issues. To easily pull this off, use a Spanish grammar book. Not only will it ease up your work, but you will also learn that the most difficult grammatical element – for many Spanish language students – is the subjunctive form of structuring a Spanish sentence. Thereafter, write your final draft. And get a native to proofread your essay.