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Keys to Achieving Academic Excellence

Thursday, July 9th, 2009:

Excerpts from a lecture by Dr. Lourdes D. Servito (Resource speaker during the Multi-stake Youth Conference at Villa Jireh, Labrador, Pangasinan, May 14, 2008) Knowledge is Power “Katarungan Laban sa Kahirapan” –war against poverty Attitude determines Altitude “How high you can reach depends upon your attitude.” Skills for Success in Studies • Study Skills: Organizing notes, note taking, note making, library skills • Communication Skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening • Lifelong Skills: livelihood, stress management, problem solving, decision-making, communicating orally or in writing, getting help and assistance. Habits are what we repeatedly do. “We are what we repeatedly do.” EXCELLENCE, […] Read More →

Enhancement of Oral Communication Skills

Thursday, July 9th, 2009:

Excerpts from a lecture by Dr. Lourdes D. Servito (Resource speaker during the faculty development workshop at Mother Lourdes Learning School, Calasiao, Pangasinan last June 4, 2009) WHY SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH?  Why is there a need for teachers to speak good English?  Global language; language of the elite  Legal language; language of literature, art, philosophy, ICT, world history, etc.  Official language; language of instruction for most subjects  English as a useful tool  FIRST IMPRESSIONS NEVER LAST  THE WAY WE SPEAK IS PART OF OUR PERSONALITY  GOOD SPEECH EXUDES CONFIDENCE  TEACHERS SPEAK […] Read More →

Reading-Writing Connection

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009:

An Excerpts from a lecture by  Dr. Lourdes D. Servito Lord Acton says: “Learn as much writing as by reading.” “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chose ignorance.” –Atwood Townsend “Reading furnishes the mind only with the materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” —   John Locke In 1909, Ellen Thompson said, “My home is where my books are.” This was affirmed by Marcus Cicero who says: “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Henri David Thoreau counsels, […] Read More →

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