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By Ron Fritze
Students periodically ask me for advice about succeeding in college. I have a lot of advice but on this occasion I want to focus on one key piece of advice. We live in a world where technology is touted as the end of education. That is not true, technology is a tool, it is means to gain an education. The end in education for a student is learning. Sure it is a big help if you have a laptop to assist with your studies. Blackboard and similar learning management systems are great tools. But the bottom line is this—a person needs to want to learn. And learning means work. Besides the high tech tools, there are also some tried and true low tech tools that will help you to improve your writing. But You have to take the time to use them.
By Ron Fritze
So what’s up with this Battle of Chickamauga? Well, it was one of the American Civil War’s major battles and the bloodiest battle fought in the Western theater of the war. Over 120,000 soldiers fought at Chickamauga. Scattered fighting occurred on 18 September 1863 followed by two days of all-out battle on 19 and 20 September. The Union army numbered 58,000 men under William Rosecrans while the Confederate army consisted of 66,000 men commanded by Braxton Bragg. It is a unique battle in that it was one of the few Civil War battles where the Southern army had numerical superiority. Also, as far as the events of the Western theater of the Civil War went, it was the only major victory for Southern forces in that theater of the war.