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Finished With Your Exams? What to Learn During Your Break?

Here is a list of some of the popular trainings you might want to do while you enjoy home-cooked food during the vacations

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Prerika Jain, a B.Tech in Computer Science from KIET, Ghaziabad had her semester break and she was keen to learn a new skill; however, she was also desperate to get back home as soon as possible. Quite a conundrum! Wasn’t it? Luckily, she shared this with her senior who recommended her online training. She had qualms but got herself enrolled in an Android training. She had never been acquainted with Java before, but the content of the training suggested that it was perfect for a beginner like her. By the end of the training, she had made Calculator and Notepad apps as assignments. After her college started, she also got an opportunity to test the practical applications of her learning. She created a ‘Mutual Book- Sharing’ app for a contest during her college’s technical fest and within a year, she also created an app, Uddeshya, for the social welfare group of her college. Now, she is planning to pursue a career as an app developer.

Like Prerika, everyone wishes to acquire new skills but more often than not, it becomes a
task to choose the right one. It goes without saying that one must go for the field she is
passionate but to provide you with some guidance here is a list of some of the popular
trainings you might want to do while you enjoy home-cooked food during the vacations.

1. Web Development

This training program will involve working in fields of HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, PHP, and MySQL. It is a perfect training for you to learn how to create a website from scratch. This training will help you understand the UI/UX (user interface and user experience) of a website and with start ups booming than ever, there are myriads of opportunities to hone your skills while earning.

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2. Android
This program will help you learn how to create an android app along with various in-app
features. You will learn XML for front-end development and Kotlin language for back-end
development. This would provide you with the skills to develop an app that will work
seamlessly across different Android devices.

3. Core Java
This training will cover the basic concepts of Java and Object-Oriented Programming such as arrays, methods, and inheritance, polymorphism, classes etc. You will get to learn about Java FX and develop games using the same concepts.

4. Programming with C and C++
This training will help you learn the C++ and C language basics, techniques of integrating
function sets, generic application development and general method of architecture of
business solutions. This will be a perfect guide for you to create software using C++.

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5. AutoCAD
This training will help you understand computer-aided drafting and design using AutoCAD.
The learning from this will help you work on various civil or architectural related projects in
the future.

6. Python
This training covers the essential concepts on the building blocks of Python, object-oriented
programming, the use of SQLite database and development of GUIs for Python applications.

These trainings can be pursued without having any prior experience. The only pre-requisite
is hard work and perseverance and the learning and experience gained from it will help you
in getting a job or an internship.

The break is a great time to utilize the hours to build up your skill-base and garnish your
resume. Even if your inhibitions stop yourself from taking the plunge, have faith and embark on this journey of self-discovery and we’re sure it will a great stepping stone to your career.

Courtesy: Internshala Trainings (trainings.internshala.com)

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When to Start Studying for the MCAT Exams

The AACP has specified that 300 hours of study are required for the MCAT exam

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Students who wish to get a good score in their Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) are aware that there are a large number of students taking the exam, and they should be well prepared if they wish to get a good score. While the AACP has specified that 300 hours of study are required for the MCAT exam, many students who are intending to take the exam are not sure when they should start their MCAT prep; a few months earlier or a year earlier. The best schedule varies depending on the student’s current daily routine, their responsibilities, and whether they are working.

For Full-Time Workers

There are many students who have a full-time job and are interested in taking MCAT, so they should do some long-term planning. They usually have a busy schedule and can spend only a few hours weekly studying for the exam, so it is better to start studying a year in advance of the exam date. They are only free on weekends, so they spend one day weekly studying the course material. In a situation like this where free time is so limited, it is usually recommended that the student find an MCAT prep tutor to help them make the most of the time they do have.

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AACP has specified that 300 hours of study are required for the MCAT exam. Pixabay

Then, just before the exam, they can increase the time they spend studying, taking a vacation from their work to focus on the exam preparation and taking practice tests.

For Full-Time Students

Many students are attending school or college during the morning and still wish to take MCAT. So, these students can spend a few days in a week preparing for the exam. These students will still have to complete their college coursework and exams, so they will have to take periodic breaks from their MCAT preparation. Like those who are working full time, they will also have to increase the number of hours they study, just before they actually take the exam. If their college course is similar to the MCAT study material, it will help to some extent.

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The Fast Approach

Some students wish to study for the exam quickly in only a few months. Many colleges and schools have a summer break and winter break, when the students have no other studies or exams. This can be used by the student to focus exclusively on MCAT preparation, studying for eight to ten hours daily. However, there is a possibility that the student may get bored while studying continuously, so it is important to take some breaks from the daily study routine. The student can either relax watching tv or spend time with family and friends. This method is preferred since the student will have more recently studied the different topics.

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After Taking A Break

In a few cases, students who were planning to take their MCAT exam are unable to do so because their studies were interrupted due to health or personal problems. They can now consider resuming their studies. In these cases, it is advisable for them to review the reasons why they were unable to complete their studies earlier and take suitable precautions to ensure that the problem does not occur again. Compared to the other test takers, they may have to spend less time in preparing for the exams since they have completed some of the course work earlier. It is advisable to take some practice tests, to check their proficiency in the various subjects.