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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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Quit Facebook Now to Secure Good Grades in Exams

However, even when students used Facebook primarily for educational purposes, it was still a problem for lower performing students

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An iPhone displays the app for Facebook in New Orleans, Aug. 11, 2019. VOA

Parents, take note. If you want your children to score good grades in exams, tell them to quit social media as researchers have found that students whose grades were below average could boost their results if they devoted less time on social networking sites, especially Facebook.

The study, published in the journal Computers & Education, looked at the amount of time first-year university students spent on Facebook, and the impact it had on their grades.

More than 500 students enrolled in the first year subject ‘Introductory Accounting’ at an Australian university took part in the study, with an average age of 19.

The research from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) showed that while high Facachieving students were not affected by the amount of time on Facebook, below average students had significantly lower grades with greater Facebook use.

“Our research shows time spent on social networking platforms puts lower academic achievers at higher risk of failing their course,” said study researcher James Wakefield from the UTS.

Students taking part in the study spent on average nearly two hours a day on Facebook, however some were on the social networking site in excess of eight hours a day.

“Lower achieving students may already be grappling with self-regulation and focus, so it seems time spent on Facebook provides a further distraction from studies,” Wakefield said.

Researchers found that if the students used Facebook for three hours a day – not substantially higher than the average of just under two hours – the difference was around six marks in a 60 mark exam or 10 per cent.

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The Facebook mobile app on an Android smartphone. Wikimedia Commons

While the research applies to university students studying STEM and business degrees, it is likely to also be relevant to high school students who use social media.

For the findings, researchers assessed the students’ general academic achievement using their weighted average mark (WAM) across all of their studies, and surveyed them about their Facebook use.

They also controlled for other factors that might influence their achievement, such as whether they were planning to major in accounting, as well as their age and gender.

“It appears that for students with lower academic achievement, the use of social networking sites replaces study time, whereas high achieving students are able to juggle both,” he said.

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According to the researchers, students with below average grades would benefit from switching off notifications on their phones, and either quitting or reducing time spent on Facebook.

The research also looked at why students were using Facebook – whether to keep in touch with family and friends, for entertainment or for study purposes.

However, even when students used Facebook primarily for educational purposes, it was still a problem for lower performing students. (IANS)