How to behave in exams

Scholarship Entrant: deny from Jaipur, Rajasthan
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After studying and revising well for the exam, it is essential to observe some behaviors in the exam room to excel. It is important to be seated in the exam room on time. According to online essay helper, arriving 10-15 minutes before exam time is good enough for one to breathe and relax before commencing the paper. This time allows one to settle psychologically and refresh to remember what revised.

Take enough time to go through the rules and regulations of the paper. If there are instructions that are not clear, consult with the invigilators for clarity. For technical subjects, make sure you have everything you need for instance in mathematics, you may need the geometrical set, log tables and so on. Portable gadgets like mobile phones are not allowed in the exam room, therefore, confirm you have left them out of the room.

Observe silence before, during and after the exam. Trying to talk to other students will be considered as disturbance and can be seen as misconduct and attempting to cheat, therefore, make sure you do not have anything to ask when exam commences. In case you need attention, raise your hand so that an invigilator can attend to you. Sometimes one can fall sick during the exam or feel pressed, seek permission to get out.

Before attempting the questions, take adequate time to go through all the questions and understand. Start with the ones you can answer comfortably towards the challenging ones. Let the marks allocated guide you on the amount of time you need to tackle the questions to avoid time wasting. Cross any draft that you don’t want marked and allow some time to go through the work before submitting.

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How to Connect Linear Actuator Introduction

Scholarship Entrant: Johana from Bhan Nagar, Rajasthan
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Actuators were invented many years ago and later advanced about 40 year ago after development of the ball screw actuator. Linear actuator or electric table lifts are better controlled by using a rocker switch as they help in controlling retraction and extension of the linear actuator. However there are other options such as using momentary and non-momentary switches. Momentary switches help in extending and retracting whenever a button is pressed and the motion stopped when the button is stopped. For non-momentary switches there are three points to extend, retract and off. In this case the actuator stops when the button is in the off position.
The figure below shows how to connect the linear actuator.

There is need to have a switch and a power source. Power source may be a 12VDC battery or 110V / 220V AC to 12V DC adapter which should have enough amperage for the selected actuator.
Connect the negative power to terminal T3 of the rocker switch as well as use a second wire for connection between T3 and T4 of the rocker switch. The positive should be connected to terminal T6 on the rocker switch. Second wire should be used to connect T6 to T1 of the rocker switch.
The actuator from terminal T2 and terminal T5 should be connected to the linear actuator.
In case the actuator does not work as supposed, i.e. it retracts when extending it, then the actuator wires that connect T2 and T5 terminals should be reversed. This method of connection is the best as it can be used in connection of multiple units. Negative wires should be connected together as the same case as positive wires of the actuator. Then one wire should be connected to T2 and the other T5.

There is need to have a switch and a power source. Power source may be a 12VDC battery or 110V / 220V AC to 12V DC adapter which should have enough amperage for the selected actuator.
Connect the negative power to terminal T3 of the rocker switch as well as use a second wire for connection between T3 and T4 of the rocker switch. The positive should be connected to terminal T6 on the rocker switch. Second wire should be used to connect T6 to T1 of the rocker switch.
The actuator from terminal T2 and terminal T5 should be connected to the linear actuator.
In case the actuator does not work as supposed, i.e. it retracts when extending it, then the actuator wires that connect T2 and T5 terminals should be reversed. This method of connection is the best as it can be used in connection of multiple units. Negative wires should be connected together as the same case as positive wires of the actuator. Then one wire should be connected to T2 and the other T5.

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Change over tempo.

Scholarship Entrant: Daniel from Reseda, California
Essay Question: How has music changed your life? Please describe a specific example and share what music means to you.
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I wasn’t born into a family of musicians nor was I a child prodigy of any kind of talent or art. I lived my life as a kid for the most part, but always heard Musica Andina. My family is from Peru and we hear these traditional songs with pan flutes and other kind of instruments. Around my middle school age I became interested in my fathers old pan flutes and this 10 string instrument called Charango. That was when music changed my life for the better. It was out of jealously I learned about them because of kid knowing how to play guitar well at our school so I chose to learn my rather unique instruments. With no one to really teach me I learned on my own and got some tricks from my father who knew fairly little about it. My knowledge for music grew and over high school I picked up guitar. I was into the whole indie/alternative rock. In my senior year at Reseda High School I formed a band with my friends to become to the school first band, and then we went on to compete on this ring the bell competition around the San Fernando Valley. I am really competitive person, so when we won 3rd place I was a little let down, but we were the only band to perform an original song! I had dreams of making music like that for a while and when it was time to think about college I was at a lost. I was that cheesy guy who got inspiration from heart breaks and girls that I adored for. Now about the time college was approaching life just became so much harder than even. I was some what happy before I started thinking about the future. My music was falling apart but I always listened to music to push me through the harsh time. I hear the songs that just lift you up making you happy, angry, and just make all your emotions running like you can some how escape your misery. I finally grasped on an idea for a future I want, because when I grew up I started with those geeky movies Star Wars, Indianan Jones, and other great films. Even video games were a part of life for the longest and the thought crossed my mind, “the music here is just epic.” My mind was set on becoming a composer for films or games to be into media composition. Life is still rough for everyone I am sure of that, but thanks to music in my life I somehow managed to come to this far. I study now at Cal State Northridge trying to become a composer for films and other stuff. It is hard task ahead. but I still play a mean guitar. Music just sparks the fire in everyone’s heart from the hero trying to save lives to the dangerous villain trying to destroy him not because he is just evil but he has purpose. Music shows people how they truly feel at that moment from anger, to jealously, and happiness. Music has changed my life ever so much, it gave me purpose. A future to actually strive for and I am chasing for it now. I don’t want to imagine a world without music because it something that makes us human and can all connect to. I got a long road ahead of me, but to other musicians and music lovers out there I hope we can relate on this in some way or another that music has changed your life for the better.

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Another World

Scholarship Entrant: Jessica from oRLANDO, FL
Essay Question: How has music changed your life? Please describe a specific example and share what music means to you.
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I honestly couldn’t imagine a life without music. It would surely be another world all together.

Music the ultimate form of expression because it is a language which speaks to everybody regardless of who you are or where you are from. And no matter how virtuous you are – you always have something new to learn. It is a craft you can always extend upon and transform in. You are forever stimulated and challenged.

Music always puts me in ‘the moment’. I am able to express myself through sounds and patterns – and I always find myself caught up in an almost meditative ritual of self discovery. The mind is cleansed as it ventures through the sounds pouring out of my mouth and off my fingertips. Music is light. Music is colour. Music is the ultimate high.
It connects us, it heals us, it makes sense of our feelings and pushes us to do what we were put here to do; to be conscious, to feel, to question… and to create.
Yes, A life without it would be a lesser world.

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Jack of All Trades

Scholarship Entrant: Paige from Piedmont, SC
Essay Question: How has music changed your life? Please describe a specific example and share what music means to you.
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Music has been a part of my life ever since I was a little girl. Before I can remember, I was listening to Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky. I began to inadvertently memorize these pieces. I began playing the piano when I was about four years old, taught by my mother. I liked it, but I started to want to play something else, so I picked up the flute. I then got jealous of my sister, and played the violin. Then, I was craving something with a deeper tone, so I taught myself the cello. Then, I longed for something sweeter and simpler, so I taught myself the ukulele. I also have loved singing ever since I can remember. I have continued to play all of these instruments as well as sing. My parents began to call me the “jack of all trades”, a name which I grew to enjoy. I later discovered Spotify. I literally listen to hours of music every day. I listen to any music, from pop to country to classical. When I get to college, I am going to minor in music, and someday become a music teacher. A life without music is a life without emotion and feeling. It is cold and bland. Music is literally the spice of life. Everyone should have the opportunity to have music, in any form, in their lives. Music has changed my life in every way. And that’s just the way I like it.

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Why

Scholarship Entrant: Lynn from Westlake Village, California
Essay Question: How has music changed your life? Please describe a specific example and share what music means to you.
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My Dad Tommy taught me to sing at the age of 3 years old. We’d sit on the kitchen floor and sing while the Victrola played “Why” by Frankie Avalon. As I sang with my “knight in shining armor”, my Dad would encourage me to stay on pitch as I executed my very first notes that would forever mold me into a lifelong love affair with music. Dad had a such a tender and beautiful voice and I could listen to him forever as he crooned some of the most gorgeous ballads of his favorite music “greats” – Frankie Avalon, Frankie Valli, Little Anthony and the Stylistics. My life was filled with beautiful music thanks to my Dad.
Years went by and I began pursuing my career in music. It was so natural for me to step in and before I knew it, I was sharing major stages with some of my favorite artists like The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Marilyn McCoo, Pebo Bryson, James Ingram, Kathy Mattea and Gladys Knight just to name a few. My Dad was so proud and always supported my efforts with praise and prayers.
In 2006, my dearest Dad unexpectedly passed on but his love for life, laughter and music continued as I graciously endured my musical journey. I am so blessed to be able to perform and share my musical experiences while teaching and mentoring others who are pursuing their dreams. It all started with just one song. “Why.” – Because I love you Dad.

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I Thought I Knew About Music

Scholarship Entrant: Omar from Temple, Georgia
Essay Question: How has music changed your life? Please describe a specific example and share what music means to you.
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At a very young age, I was a Kiss fan.  I was Gene Simmons (we were four boys, so that worked out), but secretly, I really was into Peter Criss.  I thought he was the best drummer in the world.  Even when a friend played me some Buddy Rich, I would have none of it.

One day, my older brother’s friend asked me who my favorite band was.  I told him “Kiss, of course!”

He chuckled, then handed me a cassette and said, “Here – play this, then let me know what you think.”  It was Rush, “Moving Pictures”.  I pressed play.  Once I heard that first note from “Tom Sawyer”, my life was forever changed.  Who are these guys?  Who was that DRUMMER?  I had never, EVER, heard playing like that.  Such a level of musicianship that immediately made me wish I could play like that (in my dreams, at least).  Before the first song was over, I said goodbye to Kiss.  Not from an emotional standpoint, though.  To this day, I remember the words to most of their songs from the 70’s era, and I love their music from that time.

But now, Rush were my teachers, my inspiration for playing – particularly Neil Peart.  He has been my instructor, my drumming master, for decades.  I credit him for ‘teaching’ me, not only about drumming, but about being a consummate musician.

I thought I knew about music – now I do.

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I Thought I Knew About Music

Scholarship Entrant: Omar from Temple, Georgia
Essay Question: How has music changed your life? Please describe a specific example and share what music means to you.
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At a very young age, I was a Kiss fan.  I was Gene Simmons (we were four boys, so that worked out), but secretly, I really was into Peter Criss.  I thought he was the best drummer in the world.  Even when a friend played me some Buddy Rich, I would have none of it.

One day, my older brother’s friend asked me who my favorite band was.  I told him “Kiss, of course!”

He chuckled, then handed me a cassette and said, “Here – play this, then let me know what you think.”  It was Rush, “Moving Pictures”.  I pressed play.  Once I heard that first note from “Tom Sawyer”, my life was forever changed.  Who are these guys?  Who was that DRUMMER?  I had never, EVER, heard playing like that.  Such a level of musicianship that immediately made me wish I could play like that (in my dreams, at least).  Before the first song was over, I said goodbye to Kiss.  Not from an emotional standpoint, though.  To this day, I remember the words to most of their songs from the 70’s era, and I love their music from that time.

But now, Rush were my teachers, my inspiration for playing – particularly Neil Peart.  He has been my instructor, my drumming master, for decades.  I credit him for ‘teaching’ me, not only about drumming, but about being a consummate musician.

I thought I knew about music – now I do.

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music is life

Scholarship Entrant: James from Mount Vernon, Illinois
Essay Question: How has music changed your life? Please describe a specific example and share what music means to you.
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music let me make lifelong friends and brought happiness to some

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The Long Road

Scholarship Entrant: Jospeh from Belfast, ME
Essay Question: How has music changed your life? Please describe a specific example and share what music means to you.
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Growing up I was a very different kid. I never really liked sports or was any good. Kids never liked me, but a big part of that is that i did not know who I was or where I fit in. Then one day my brother who for much of my childhood was away in the military, came home to live and brought with him 3 acoustic guitar. I wanted something to do with my brother where he was 10 years older than me and it seemed like fun. It was not long before i was surpassing his skills and started teaching him. All the while slowly being molded into the person that I am today, a confident young man who expresses himself through lyrics and chords. Music did not so much change my life as show me who I am and what I am meant for.

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