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Onsego Review- College Ready Scores!

This past spring, I took the GED course provided by Covcel. The content of the Covcel course (now named Onsego) is well-structured and includes many online video lessons, practice tests, and quizzes about the covered subject topics. I read a review of this GED program on, and I really wanted to try it.

So, I took the 6-month Covcel plan, and the main feature and biggest help were the video lessons. The course included very clear explanations about problems and topics.

The video lessons and practice tests covered all of the major fields and topics that are on the GED® test. Covcel’s question bank contains some 1000 questions and provides detailed information on all topics addressed in the video lessons. Everything is explained clearly and this program is really a must-have for GED test-takers.

I was pretty much impressed with the resources I was offered and I never had the idea that I needed additional lessons, more explanation, or more practice questions. I don’t have any experience with other GED prep providers, but I can’t see some other courses being more comprehensive or more clear than this Covcel course.

I thought the best part of the Covcel course, and that by far, was the section ‘Test-Taking Strategies.’ Continue reading Onsego Review- College Ready Scores!

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Wanted: American Innovation, Resolve, & Persistence

The United States faces innumerable challenges. Policy experts could write entire treatises on all of these, but clear solutions may get lost in complicated or trivial details. As the Pareto principle reminds us, 80% of our results can be achieved by focusing 20% of our efforts on the most important activities.

So, what if we concentrated our labors on two pivotal problems that American resolve, innovation, and persistence can, and must, successfully tackle – transportation and energy.

Let’s start with transportation. The US transportation system of highways, bridges, tunnels, and railroads is stressed, strained, and badly in need of repairs and upgrades. 7 of the 10 most congested cities are on the East Coast and West Coast.

In fact, if you travel along the I-5 or I-95 corridors, you probably think that the 3 million large trucks in the US are directly in front of you. You may wonder why we don’t repair and expand the transportation system.

There are many reasons but consider the biggest, money. At least $2.6 trillion is necessary to bring our transportation and infrastructure system up to our expectations for efficiency and safety. Then, along the coast, such as the I-95 corridor on the East Coast, there is precious little land available for expansion and the rest is environmentally sensitive.

Another big one is education. Estimates are that around 36 million Americans didn’t complete high school, and if we want to include these folks in the job market, we must post more energy in them achieving at least a high school equivalency (GED) diploma. Today, there are some very good online GED prep courses available so they can study from practically any place and at any time they wish.

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Web Design Jobs

Web design jobs are among the most popular these days and it involves many skills. Web design means designing a website for the purpose of promoting some product or some theme. Web Designing Techniques are really something that one has to take seriously. Most people in the world don’t know about the important role web design is playing these days.

Web design is not something that everyone knows computers can do. It is an art and a skill that needs the knowledge of advanced computer engineering and programming language. For that purpose, you need the help of experts who are well trained in web designing.

To become a website designer, you need to have at least a high school. If you don’t have a high school diploma, you can relatively quickly earn a GED diploma. Covcel (now: Onsego) has really good resources and you can prepare for the GED test in 1-2 months. In the meantime, you can learn more about what it takes to design a website.

So what are the important things that you have to remember while designing a website?

1) Understanding the heartbeat of the people is the most important thing in web design. This is very important because any website is designed keeping in mind the people who visit them regularly. If you are targeting the younger generation people, you have to select the topics which are interesting to them and vice versa.

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Valentino Vineyards – Organic and Tasteful

Most wine connoisseurs will know that vineyards are found in all U.S. states. Yes, even in Alaska there are wineries! So it wouldn’t come as a surprise that you can also find vineyards in the state of Illinois, despite the state’s frigid winters.

It is, however, somewhat more challenging to find a vineyard or a winery in the Chicago area, where practically all land is dedicated to suburban community sports parks or forest preserves. So it is a bit surprising to discover a great winery in Long Grove, Illinois, by the name of Valentino Vineyards.

To reach the 20-acre vineyard, you need to drive through typical suburban Chicago neighborhoods while using 2-lane streets that are full of parked cars. It couldn’t get any more suburbian, so it will definitely come as a surprise that all of a sudden, you’ll find yourself on a small country road that leads you to the relatively small vineyard.

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