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Be effective in digital reading


Digital reading, as opposed to print reading, has its pros and cons. Some students still prefer to read the printed copy in spite of the ease and convenience promised by digital readers. However, more educational institutions are beginning to adapt to digital tools for education like AHEAD Tutorial and Review Center.

The problem with reading from an electronic gadget, as some students would say, is that it’s so difficult to focus and absorb anything they read from a screen. Even if they recognize the “green” benefits presented by using e-readers instead of printed books, these students would prefer to read hard copy instead for fear of not retaining readingassignments.

On the other hand, reading from a digital screen can develop a student’s multi-tasking abilities. Students who are used to reading ebooks may eventually become adept at navigating from one page to the next, easily finding related subjects with a few swipes and clicks. It can enhance a reader’s resourcefulness, which would be very useful in research requirements.

Students would still need to practice caution and discipline as they begin to cope with going digital. The ease of navigating and browsing through pages can just as easily cause the reader to stray from the topic at hand. Right now, it would be wiser to still read the printed copy for certain materials, and use digital reading for the rest.


Plan for Success


With so many colleges and universities to choose from, students need all the help they can get in deciding which one fits their future plans. Planning Ahead: A Guide to Metro Manila’s Finest Colleges and Universities,a groundbreaking project of AHEAD Tutorial & Review Center, can help students arrive at the best decision.

First published in 2000, the updated 2012 edition includes all relevant information about the best colleges and universities in Metro Manila, sourced from the institutions themselves as well as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

The first book of its kind in the country, Planning Ahead  aims to guide parents and incoming college students in choosing the right university according to the course they intend to take. It provides a range of useful information from course offerings with corresponding career tracks, facilities, and scholarship programs to estimated tuition fees, history, and other significant details.

The book includes the profiles of the following institutions: Assumption College, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University in Manila, Mapua Institute of Technology, Miriam College, San Beda College, Saint Scholastica’s College, University of Asia and the Pacific, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, UP Los Baños, UP Manila, and University of Santo Tomas.

Planning Ahead is now available at participating National Bookstore outlets in Metro Manila.

UPCAT Today and Tomorrow: The Best of Luck from Ahead Interactive!

To all UPCAT takers, hope floats! Getting ahead of the exam is preparation. Even on the exam day itself, preparation is still the key.
1. Good sleep takes stress off and therefore makes your mind ready to recall stock knowledge and answer with ease.
2. Good diet such as a full breakfast will help your mind work better. Protein sustains mind work for long periods of time.
3. Good pencils and exam tools will make you less nervous and rattled. Imagine panic setting in if your pencils suddenly snaps out.
4. Go at least 30 minutes earlier to the exam rooms to make sure you’re in the right room. If not, you still have time to look for the correct exam venue.
5. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. You’ll be seated with other takers and therefore you might get conscious as most teeners do. Just wear something simple and comfortable and pace yourself when going to the exam venue.
6. It doesn’t hurt to pray before the exam.

Thinking about my course

Thinking AHEAD

Remember how we used to imagine what we would like to be? Choosing a course is one of the most important decisions in our lives. After college graduation (once we have our dream job), your careers will act like a mirror and give you a piece of who you really are and what you are good at. This is also the reason why everybody tends to look at universities and other learning institutions as foundations before entering the “real world.”If you still have no idea what path to take, or if you have no idea what course to take before entering college, think AHEAD. These guidelines would help you figure out what you’d like to pursue:

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who am I right now?
    Take time to recall your attitudes, achievements, and aspirations.
  • What do I enjoy doing?
    In what areas do I excel? Usually, we do things well because we love doing it. Remember the things you are passionate about, and the activities you did that gave you a lot of fulfillment.
  • Science or Arts?
    Be involved in social activities such as seminars, community programs, and other curricular activities that will help you develop your skills and flesh out your interests.

Have your goals set. List down what you want to achieve in life. Do you want to be a doctor? An astronaut? Aim high but remain realistic. Are you disciplined enough to take medicine? Do you have the concentration and will to keep in tiptop shape for space flights?

Engage yourself in career guidance seminars or workshops. Take time answering personality or career tests online with your friends.

Attitude determines your perspective in life. Own that positive attitude. If you wish to be involved in the health care industry, believe that you have what it takes to be a good nurse or doctor and act on it!

Dig up pieces of advice. Don’t be afraid to seek advice from your parents, career counselors, and friends. Listen to their ideas and suggestions before making an informed decision.

Models of Ahead

Hi everyone! Here are some of the poses that we will use for the photoshoot tomorrow. Our call time is 8am (Greenhills and Galleria students will meet at McDonald’s Tiendesitas while those near Quezon City may proceed to Ahead Katipunan Branch at FBR Building in front of Ateneo).

Don’t forget to wear casual, trendy but decent clothes 🙂 Wear colorful clothes and bring extra white (plain) and black (plain) top as well. You can also bring your own props like bags, books, laptops, etc.

See yah!


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