How to Study Economics

Of all your new course mates, perhaps about 70% of them have graduated from high school having studied something related to economics. This only indicates that before the semester even begins, you are already at a disadvantage. Before you think you are never going to do better than these people and resign to just scraping a pass in every unit, take a look at these quick tips.

Build Up a Solid Foundation Quickly

Not having the basics does not necessarily imply that you will always be a par below the rest – it just means you have a whole lot of catching up to do. This requires discipline and extra studying outside of your usual tutorial classes and self-revisions. Once the semester begins, it’s going to be piles and piles of assignments so the best strategy is to get going before it even starts.

Visit the library and pull out economics books. Ask your older siblings or friends for advice. Go on the web and simply Google something like “How to study economics;” there are tons of useful guides out there. If possible, look up simple econ questions and attempt them on your own. With a solid foundation, it saves you the shock you will get when the uni professor starts handing out those baffling assignments (which will, by the way, most likely count towards your final grade).


Draw the Graphs and Charts: Practice, practice, practice!

Economics is all about the graphs. You are going to be drawing graphs all the time, so you need to get very comfortable with them. Remember those essays you did back in school? Well, over here instead of churning out paragraph after paragraph, we use graphs to do the storytelling.

In economics, it is all about the axis, curves, notations, what shifts where, what

Continuing Education

Many of us seek to continue our education after graduating college and going into the real world. Recently, I discovered a few continuing education sources on the Internet. The courses offered range from Grant Writing to Medical Encoding. There’s a little something for everyone.

This aspect of continuing education is good for those who seek to learn something new and for those who want to expand on what they already know. It’s a great idea for resume builders and job enhancement for promotions.

My recent experience was completed in a 6-week course on Ed2Go. The course was basically built around my busy schedule, this allowing time for lesson reading and assignment completion. In the end, I received a certificate for my hard work and dedication.

For those seeking to expand on their knowledge or simply for those who want to learn a little…

Education Comes at a Price

Many high school students are preparing to enter the academic halls of learning at college. It can be quite expensive. Thankfully scholarships are often given to deserving students.

WHAT: Scholarship Day VII

WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2011

TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Raytown High School

ADDRESS: 6019 Blue Ridge Blvd.

PHONE: 816-268-7300

PURPOSE: To raise money for scholarships to be given to Raytown district seniors.

SPONSORED BY: The Auction Committee


♦ Excellent entertainment

♦ Super Silent Auction

♦ Grand Prize drawing for an antique A.B. Chase Pump Organ in working condition

Although the past six years they have successfully raised $100,000 in profit and 50 scholarships, this committee will not be resting on their laurels. A special “shout-out” goes to them for investing in the lives of our youth.

There is sure to be many exciting seniors and their parents awaiting those future scholarships.…