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Finding and Applying for Scholarships | Federal Student Aid

Finding and Applying for Scholarships | Federal Student Aid | My steps to Reach my Goal of getting to Washington State University | Scoop.it
Scholarships can help pay for college or career school, and don’t have to be repaid. Find scholarships using Federal Student Aid’s free scholarship search tool.
Shannon Prendgergast's insight:

This Article was a great tool in helping me understand the entire process of how scholarships work.  It laid out the material very clearly in easy to follow steps.   The link provided lots of bullet points on how to find scholarships,  I have tried a few of them but it was super helpful to be reminded  of other types of research into how to get scholarships.  I never thought of asking my boss if there are scholarships that apply to me for being a working student.  I want to also look up  Washington states grant agency.   This article was also a reminder to always be on the look out for scholarships. Not all of them are due on the same day and the deadlines change depending on each scholarship and the day the scholarship first becomes available are all different as well.  I think the most important piece of information I learned from this article was  from the section about  how scholarships affect my other  student aid. "A scholarship will affect your other student aid because all your student aid added together can’t be more than your cost of attendance at your college or career school.So, you’ll need to let your school know if you've been awarded a scholarship so that the financial aid office can subtract that amount from your cost of attendance" This was such an important piece of information to me because while I have applied for a few scholarships already, I was unsure of how it would work if  I ended up winning money. 

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Juan Luis Novoa's curator insight, December 19, 2014 1:08 PM

This article was great, it answered my questions on FASFA and laid out "in English" how FASFA works. Everyone should look at this article if they are applying to college.

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What’s the Difference Between Dysgraphia and Dyslexia?

What’s the Difference Between Dysgraphia and Dyslexia? | My steps to Reach my Goal of getting to Washington State University | Scoop.it
It’s not unusual for kids to have both dyslexia and dysgraphia. Dyslexia is primarily associated with trouble reading. But it can also affect writing, spelling and even speaking. Dysgraphia mostly shows up as writing difficulties. Kids with dysgraphia may struggle with handwriting, organizing their thoughts on paper or with both of these activities.

Dyslexia and dysgraphia are brain-based issues. Both tend to emerge during childhood, although some people may not be diagnosed until later in life. Psychologists can get insights into how your child thinks and figure out the specific brain processes that are giving her difficulty. This will make it easier to find strategies that can help her with these lifelong challenges.

Via Lou Salza
Shannon Prendgergast's insight:

This article discussed the differences between dyslexia and dysgraphia. As a student with both it provided an insight into how others look at how I learn and how I present information.  I could use this article as a tool to help me describe my difficulties with certain types of learning to people who don’t always understand the way I present the information. Sometimes when I try to describe what it is like it makes sense to me because I am the one experiencing it. However it doesn't always makes sense to others. This article however is like a third party. It says what I need to be able to say about my own learning while also putting it into terms that others understand. This could help me explain to my teachers in college about my learning styles and struggles I have with certain assignments and ways of learning.  This would help me bridge the gap between understanding and being on the same level as my instructor. By doing so I  would improve my own quality of learning while still being challenged and pushed to learn material in the best way possible for me.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, October 19, 2014 2:30 PM

Thoughtful, accurate, concise. I would add that there are remarkably accurate, easy to use and mobile technologies that can provide an enormous assisst with reading and writing tasks. --Lou

Philip Powel Smith's curator insight, October 20, 2014 10:53 AM

Understanding terminology is important. We far too often toss terms about as though everyone understands them. I hope this article helps clarify the difference between Dyslexia and Dysgraphia.

Rowe Young- Kaple's curator insight, October 20, 2014 2:14 PM

The confusion exists because identified individuals have issues with related phoneme/grapheme difficulties.  While the motor issue is definitely a reversal issue and that is the basis of the description of dyslexia,  it has  gone unrecognized for what it really is.  Understanding RPS reversed positioning sensation is a step in the right direction.  Since this provides a new way to remediate many of the difficulties dyslexics face, it is urged for all those working with LD students to become aware of the findings.

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Colleges With Learning Disability Programs

Colleges With Learning Disability Programs | My steps to Reach my Goal of getting to Washington State University | Scoop.it
Just because you have a learning disability doesn't mean you can't compete in college. Respected institutions across the country offer all kinds of excellent programs aimed at supporting the learning disabled.

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Shannon Prendgergast's insight:

Even though I do not want to attended these colleges it is a helpful to consider this while looking at colleges. I will need to call the representatives of the school I wish to apply to and talk with them about what kind of accommodations they have for students like me.  I know I will need to have  accommodations for extended time on tests and assignments as well as needing provided notes because of the challenges I face while trying to copy material from the board. information just gets lost between the link of my brain to my hand. This article is just a reminder of the steps I will need to take.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, October 26, 2014 2:35 PM

Very useful list!

Lou