From the Editors of the American Heritage Dictionary comes a quick and educational read: 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know. It will help you to ensure you know the meanings of erudite words you are likely to encounter in news articles, books, and possibly cocktail parties (depending on the type of parties you are apt to attend!)
The words span the alphabet and cover a range of disciplines, including agriculture, astronomy, government, literature, mathematics, and philosophy.
A few of my favorites include: abjure, bowdlerize, chicanery, circumlocution, evanescent, facetious, feckless, hubris, incognito, interpolate, jejune, loquacious, moiety, paradigm, pecuniary, quasar, sanguine, unctuous, winnow, and ziggurat.
If you find a few you don’t know, check out 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know. Even if you do know all the ones listed, you might want to challenge yourself to find out if you know the rest found within the pages of this edifying little tome!
Whether you use it all the time or are new to it, everyone can benefit from some training on Microsoft Office. The software is updated every three years and features and functions change with that update. Also, the screen does not look the same and you have to relearn where to find important commands.
Atomic Training can help! If you go to the Online Resources page on our website, you will find Atomic Training. Once you are there, you will have to login with an email account and password. It is free to sign up. A nice feature of Atomic Training is that you can select to get email reminders to keep you on task. Atomic Training has several video tutorials that will teach you how to use Microsoft Office. Included are videos for Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2013.
Once you are in Atomic Training, you will find several videos. You can choose to watch Introduction to Office, Advanced Office training, or What’s New to 2013 Office. Or, if you need to learn more about one part of Microsoft Office, you can do that too. There are videos on Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Need something specific? Atomic Training has tutorials on how to make a newsletter, graphs, charts and animation.
So if you are trying to learn how to use Microsoft Office, or it you need a refresher, then go to Atomic Training. Even if you are a seasoned pro, you may learn some new tips and tricks that will help you use Microsoft Office more efficiently.