When College officials award credit, degrees and certificates, they must assume the absolute integrity of students’ work. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to the following:
Any student who withdraws from a course with a pending academic misconduct violation may be subject to a grade change.
Both administrative and educational sanctions may be imposed by the instructor or the Academic Dean.
Any allegation of academic misconduct in a testing center is referred to the instructor for the associated course. An allegation of cheating on the Virginia Placement Test, Accuplacer or any other test not associated with a particular course is referred to the Dean of Students.
1. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
2. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
3. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.
4. Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
5. I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.
6. Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
7. Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.
8. Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.
9. I have a dream…
10. When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Stress actually is contagious. During exam week, resist the urge to have a study session with your super-tense friend, especially if she’s complaining about all the work she has to do and breaking pencils all over the place. Her stress will only add to your stress.
This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s a wonder how many people forget it. Skip the sugar, which will make you crash, and go for snacks like granola bars, healthy cereal or fruits and veggies to keep your blood sugar stable. If you’re studying for a long period of time, eat some protein too. Also, try to get some form of exercise. Even a 10 minute walk will leave you calmer and more focused.
I don’t mean to drugs, although I’m not recommending them or anything. What you need to say no to are the people who want to take up your time. There will probably be a friend who needs to talk to you for hours about her life, or a keg party the night before your final, and if you say yes, you’ll probably be tempted to blow off studying. Resist the urge. Say no to the distractions and be selfish for a day. You want a good GPA, right?
For every hour or so that you work, take a 10 or 15 minute break. Let yourself do whatever you want (check Facebook, check out that guy sitting nearby, stare off into space, call a friend, etc.) for those 10-15 mins, then start working again. This gives your brain a little rest and will help keep you more focused when you are actually doing work.
This is actually my favorite tip of all, even though it sounds kind of nuts. Imagine yourself taking the test and feeling confident that you know all the information. Picture getting all of the answers right, and focus on how relaxed you feel. Then picture the A on your test paper. When you imagine a happy ending, that’s often what happens, because you make the decisions that lead to it without even realizing.
When test-time rolls around, it’s time to get yourself into confidence mode. You’ve prepared as much as you could, and now it’s time to ace the test. The tip here is to do whatever works to convince yourself you are going to do really well. Again, I know this tip sounds a little crazy but you just have to try it for yourself. I think you’ll like the results.
“The best way people can thank us for our service is by engaging the military and veterans communities in meaningful ways. Recognizing their sacrifice and taking meaningful action to ensure that the promises made to us when we entered service are kept.” — U.S. Navy veteran
“Wecome with a handshake is enough for me. Please do not place me on a pedestal.” — U.S. Army veteran
“I think the best way to thank veterans for their service is to earnestly say thanks. We don’t want anything special, after all we did volunteer. The wars of the last decade have been unprecedented in their effect on veterans, and simply knowing that those whom we have served and protected appreciate it really goes a long way.” — U.S. Marine Corps veteran
When did all this begin?
1845 — The Tuesday after the first Monday in November was established for presidential elections
1875 — Adopted for electing U.S. House members
1914 — Applied to electing senators when the direct election of them began
Why Tuesday — and in November?
Convenience, believe it or not. In order to understand the day chosen, you need to understand 19th century America. Most Americans were farmers, devoutly Christian and needed time to travel, because roads weren’t paved, and polling locations weren’t widespread like today.
A hundred years ago, then-President Woodrow Wilson established June 14 as a chance to “rededicate ourselves to the nation,” as he wrote in his proclamation. He wanted Americans to take Flag Day to leave behind “every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty and right” and instead “stand with united hearts, for an America which no man can corrupt, no influence draw away from its ideals, no force divide against itself.”
The version of the flag the U.S. uses today is the 27th.
The 50th star was added in 1960, after Hawaii joined the U.S.
At one point in 1795 the flag had 15 stripes, one for each state.
Vendors often use the Pantone shades 193 C and 281 C for the flag’s red and blue.
The flag is always flying at the White House, Fort McHenry and at the Iwo Jima memorial.
Almost all American flags made today were produced in the U.S.
There’s no evidence Betsy Ross designed the first American flag, but she was paid at one point for creating “ships colours.”
Other people think a man named Francis Hopkinson helped out with the flag’s original look.
The Pledge of Allegiance was penned in 1892.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
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1. Manage Your Time
Scan through the test quickly before starting. Answering the easy questions first can be a time saver and a confidence builder. Plus, it saves more time in the end for you to focus on the hard stuff.
2. I’m Stuck!
Those tricky problems can knock you off balance. Don’t get worried or frustrated. Reread the question to make sure you understand it, and then try to solve it the best way you know how. If you’re still stuck, circle it and move on. You can come back to it later. What if you have no idea about the answer? Review your options and make the best guess you can, but only if you don’t lose points for wrong answers.
3. Multiple-Choice Questions
The process of elimination can help you choose the correct answer in a multiple-choice question. Start by crossing off the answers that couldn’t be right. Then spend your time focusing on the possible correct choices before selecting your answer.
4. Neatness Counts
If your 4s look like 9s, it could be a problem. Be sure that your writing is legible and that you erase your mistakes. For machine-scored tests, fill in the spaces carefully.
5. I’m Done!
Not so fast – when you complete the last item on the test, remember that you’re not done yet. First, check the clock and go back to review your answers, making sure that you didn’t make any careless mistakes (such as putting the right answer in the wrong place or skipping a question). Spend the last remaining minutes going over the hardest problems before you turn in your test.
AL CAMPUS 9/11 DAY of Remembrance and Service
Please join us tomorrow morning in observance of 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.
At 9:37 a.m., a moment of silence will be held and a peace pole will be dedicated.
Sponsored by SGA, the theme of “I will” will be voiced throughout the day.
Welcome back students and faculty from the Testing Center. We hope you enjoyed your summer vacations. As with every semester, I want to ensure that you are aware of all that your Alexandria Testing Center has to offer.
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Final exams have begun. Don’t wait until Saturday to come and take your test.
Starting August 11-24, 2014
How many days are left in this year? _______
Today is June 26th, it is the ______ day of 2014.
The U.S began an airlift to what city in Germany sixty-six years ago today._________
How many colleges are there in the Commonwealth of Virginia? _____________