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AJ Romano

AJ  Romano

About AJ Romano

I am a life long student who believes ardently in the Socratic method. I love to read, absorb information, and write--write--and write some more! I live to learn, teach, and for my lovely fiance.

AJ Romano

Latest Posts

The Sooner the Better: Building Reputation Capital

Let's face it: graduating from college with a Bachelor's Degree no longer carries with it a guarantee of employment--regardless of your grades, area of study, and even job history. The nature of the world is based on competition, and unfortunately our current economic situation is not ...

The Concept of a "Narrow Education"

While I was running ideas through my head for an article or blog post, something occurred to me as I scanned sections and topics--a sort of revelation. I realized that I, like most reading this, have at least taken a class or else has relevant life experience in most of them; from biology to ...

The Importance of Backing Up Data

There is no doubt that you have spent countless hours writing, researching, and curating your own content throughout your educational, and even professional, careers that is literally priceless. Often this data is saved in multiple folders on one main device--disorganized, and subsequently at ...

When Do We Start Teaching the Truth?

Every calendar sold in the United States has one full day set apart to celebrate the achievements of the man that "discovered" the "New World" on the premise that he had some grandiose and novel knowledge that was actually a well known and established fact by virtually eve ...

Use of Business Knowledge Across Disciplines

In contemporary society, it has become almost impossible to succeed without at least understanding the basic principles of business and business dealings. Regardless of your interests, major, and even intended career, working towards becoming a more business savy individual will only be advan ...

Non-Lethal Weapons: An Asset or a Danger?

The use of so-called "non-lethal" weapons by law enforcement has become a controversial issue encompassing a broad range of different-- and often conflicting--laws, rules and regulations, as well as procedures. While some experts point out the incorrect terminology of some of these ...

Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

Early adulthood can be a very stressful, impressionable, and critical point in a person's life. Cognitive development is literally a person's ability to perceive, understand, reflect, and react appropriately to the world around them. Due to the implications of early adulthood, cognit ...

Mental Health and Your Education

Succeeding in the classroom with any kind of psychiatric illness can be extremely difficult. It seems as the years go by this is becoming a bigger and bigger problem for both students, as well as the staff of the school. This could either be because mental illness has crept into the mainstrea ...