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DURING MY FINAL YEAR in graduate school, I began teaching business communication. Without much forethought, I asked students to write a report with a sources requirement. When students turned their reports in, I learned that we were worlds apart on the practice of citing such sources. As a student in a rarefied academic environment, I wrote with proper citations. My students did not. I spent classroom time discussing citation practice. Their performance did not improve. In this article, I descri

The purpose of this project was to provide a resource for distance education graduate students or their instructors to help students excel in their online programs. The researchers interviewed 15 people, consisting of current students and recent graduates. Participants provided information about the nature of online courses, why these courses were advantageous, and how they were planning to use their degrees. Participants also shared tips for applying to graduate school, communicating with advis

One element in the current controversy over "political correctness" concerns the use of nonsexist language and policies promoting such practices. Conservative commentators dismiss the use of such words as "chair" or "chairperson," ridicule women who prefer not to be addressed as "girls," and challenge the overall concern with language as illustrations of "thought surveillance." These criticisms of nonsexist language are hardly new, as conservatives have resisted contemporary reform attempts for

COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION Computers are a new and exciting part of education and learning. They have changed the how student learn, study, and do assignments. Furthermore they have changed the way teachers teach. Every day in computers innovations are made that will improve how computers can be used by educators and students alike. The most basic way that computers help students is through word processing. Through word processing programs like Claris Works and Microsoft Word students can acces

Narratology in Emily Bronte's 'Whuthering Heights' In Emily Bronte s text Whuthering Heights there are various characters that exercise some form of narrative function and their roles interrelate with their versions of what happens. The novel in presented in the first person narrative throughout, with the bulk of the story being presented via three main characters; Lookwood, Nelly Dean and Isabella with other characters at time presenting there own small insights. The first-degree narrator

There are six basic steps you must follow in order to create a web page in HTML. For those who don t know what it HTML is, it is the coding language that is used to create, develop, and maintain these WebPages such as Yahoo, MSN, Altavista, etc. Although there are other complex languages such as XML and DHTML, they are derived from the basics of HTML. First thing to do before we get started on HTML is to open up a text-editing program such as Notepad.exe or Wordpad.exe. HTML is just tex

A Guaranteed Effective Justice System One evening in April of 1998 in Fort Collins, Colorado, Jorel Davis, a 15 year old, had gone bowling with a group of friends and stopped at a local ice cream parlor. While enjoying their ice cream in front of the store, gun shots were fired from a car that was driving by. Jorel s injuries to her face resulted in permanent blindness in one of her eyes from the paintball that hit her ( The Paintball Case ). The 15 year old boy, Justin Barton, who

Consider the significance of the auteur theory to the development of film theory and film culture. Is it still a relevant concept? In this essay, I shall endeavor to outline the beginnings of the auteur theory, and show the arguments that support and oppose the relevance of the auteur theory in modern film. It is my opinion that it is still relevant, though ultimately only to the individual. That is; the theory may be more relevant to a follower of the industry, and in particular a followe

Tutorial Paper Questions 1. Locate Cogito argument and say how it is supposed to go. 2. Locate 2nd argument and say how it is supposed to go. Within his second meditation Descartes seeks "to save himself from the general seas of skepticism " (Blackburn, 1999, p 20). In other words he attempts to limit the all-consuming spread of doubt brought about by the evil demon hypothesis. Descartes holds that the Cogito argument establishes this point of certainty, this belief he can be certain is tr

Out of the 5 individuals I felt that Montesquieu and John Locke affected the system of American government that we have today. Montesquieu’s number one contribution to the American Government was in forming the ideas about the three branches of government: Judicial, Legislative, and Executive. This is the basis of out governmental system today. It is a system of checks and balances in which two branches are always watching the other one; making sure that no one branch gains too mu

Program construction The completed programs to be submitted to the charon system by the date indicated. C++ Familiarisation You should expect to finish this work by the end of week 3 (Now week 4 due to non availability of the Borland C++ compiler in the labs) at the latest. The completed programs to be submitted to the charon system by this date. A non extendable extension for this work is granted till the end of week 4 (Now week 5). However, for your own personal satisfaction the ch

Program construction The completed programs to be submitted to the charon system by the date indicated. C++ Familiarisation You should expect to finish this work by the end of week 3 (Now week 4 due to non availability of the Borland C++ compiler in the labs) at the latest. The completed programs to be submitted to the charon system by this date. A non extendable extension for this work is granted till the end of week 4 (Now week 5). However, for your own personal satisfaction the c

Since the birth of the World Wide Web, bandwidth has been a concern. Computer users surfing the Web are always in need of more bandwidth. In an effort to attract more surfers, content providers are jazzing up their pages using more multimedia than ever. The new generation of multimedia-laced Web pages contain bigger pictures and have embedded sound files; all these items take more bandwidth to download. The growth of the World Wide Web and its large content pages has led many computer u

Perseverance Could you see yourself discovering new and amazing places in our universe, but while having this ability you are stuck within a decomposing body. Stephen Hawking was born on, "January 8" (Mcdaniel 21). He grew up with eccentric parents, Frank and Isobel Hawking. Stephen started life as an odd and unique boy. Who matured into a genius comprehending only things few people have. With this brilliant mind he was crippled with a physically destructive disease amytrophic l

Computer Tutorial Question Sheet for the IBM PS/2 Name/Date:___________________________________ Section One: Short Answer Questions 1. What are the maximum amount of letters/characters that can be in a filename? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. What are the main ways of exiting a program? __________________________________________________________________________________

xDSL, present and future. By IcePick icepick74@hotmail.com email me if you use this. 26-April-1998 Since the birth of the World Wide Web, bandwidth has been a concern. Computer users surfing the Web are always in need of more bandwidth. In an effort to attract more surfers, content providers are jazzing up their pages using more multimedia than ever. The new generation of multimedia-laced Web pages contain bigger pictures and have embedded sound files; all these items take more bandwi

John Locke (1632-1704) John Locke was born at Wrington, a village in Somerset, on August 29, 1632. He entered Westminster school in 1646, and passed to Christ Church, Oxford, as a junior student, in 1652. The official studies of the university were uncongenial to him; he would have preferred to learn philosophy from Descartes instead of from Aristotle. He was elected to a senior studentship in 1659, and, in the three or four years following, he took part in the tutorial work of the college.

The First Wireless Network Protocol: 802.11 Approval of the IEEE 802.11 standard for wireless local area networking (WLAN) and rapid progress made toward higher data rates have put the promise of truly mobile computing within reach. While wired LANs have been a mainstream technology for at least fifteen years, WLANs are uncharted territory for most networking professionals. Some obvious questions come to mind when considering wireless networking: + How can WLANs be integrated with wired netw

Introduction Aynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) has been accepted universally as the transfer mode of choice for Broadband Integrated Services Digital Networks(BISDN). ATM can handle any kind of information i.e. voice, data, image, text and video in an integrated manner. ATM provides a good bandwidth flexibility and can be used efficiently from desktop computers to local area and wide area networks. ATM is a connection- oriented packet switching technique in which all packets are of fixed

Educating Rita is a play about change. To what extent is this true? Educating Rita, written by Willy Russell, is a play about Rita, a working class hairdresser who yearns for a change in her life and to be better educated; also it is about a dissipated literature professor who tutors Rita to earn some extra money. Many of the changes in the play occur mainly due to the ways Rita and Frank interact and change each other. In ways this play is about many aspects that centralise on choice, cu

THE ADVANTAGES OF OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING USING C++ Object-oriented programming is a new way of approaching the job of programming. Programming over the years has evolved to accommodate the increased complexity of programs. (1) Structured, easy to understand programming has been around since the late 60's. These advances allowed programmers to write fairly complex programs relatively easy using such languages as C and Pascal. However, once a program reached a certain size it was just too

Assignment title: Main Report and Activities Assignment deadline: 12/5/2000 Discuss how various businesses incorporate different I.T strategies available and how these can benefit an organisation. Activity 1: Critical Success Factors. Customer Relationship Management Critical Success Factors (CSF) are certain operations or jobs that must be carried out by a business to ensure they maintain a competitive edge. These are the few areas where things must work efficiently in order for business

In my opinion everyone is in fact a teacher in his or her own right. A teacher is anyone that teaches another an important lesson, a person that shapes another’s life. A teacher is someone who helps a person to get on the right path, who is there to lead them in making the best decisions for themselves. Teaching goes one step further when choosing this as a career. It means devoting your life to helping others. It means taking the knowledge you have acquired over the years and inco

Teaching: Is it an art, or is it a science? I think that teaching requires both art and science. They both play a role on each other, because if a teacher only demonstrates one of these types of teaching, their classroom will most likely be very boring. Teaching as an art demonstrates ways in which the teacher may use creative ways to present the material so it is fun and interesting for his or her students. Some examples are games, “hands-on” activities, and/ or movies relating t

REFLECTION I read the article "High-Wire ACT," by Meg Lundstrom featured in the May/June 2000 issue of Scholastic Instructor. In the article, a fourth grade teacher from a New York elementary school explains how her students have been successful in reading class. She says that phonics and literature need to be taught to all students. Yet, to develop into good readers, students may need more concentration on one subject rather than the other. According to Meg Lundstrom, using a balanc

PIANO TEACHING METHOD There is lots of piano teaching method and each one has its strengths and weaknesses. Now, I am going to inform you about the most common three methods for children – Alfred, Suzuki, Amadeus. First of all, the Alfred method uses visual things such as colored pictures and graphics – using software, compact discs, and /or cassettes is the newest updated one in this method (“Piano Teaching Method” 1). As you know, a picture is the greatest friend to child

Personal Philosophy As defined by Webster s Dictionary, a teacher is one who instructs, directs, and disciplines other individuals. This definition is correct, however, teaching encompasses much more. A teacher is an integral part of the learning process of a child. A teacher also aids the child in personal growth and life development. Teaching has always been my lifetime desire. I look forward with great anticipation to the day when I teach my own class. This will give me the opportu

Throughout my educational career many people have motivated me. I have been inspired by good teachers who have challenged me and then led me to my answers. I have been inspired by the bad teachers who have illusioned me into thinking that teaching was an easy field. I have been inspired by good students who enjoyed school and embraced the power of knowledge. Now I am being inspired by college professors who ask me to think about what I want to be and why I want to do i

Homlessness and Education In the two studies I reviewed, both pertained to school aged homeless children. Both studies were conducted to determine the need for a better education for these children. The first study I reviewed was called, Sheltered homeless children: Their eligibility and unmet need for special education evaluations. This study focused on the exploration of unmet need of special education evaluations for homeless children in Los Angeles, California. The second of my stud

Parents Influence In Kids Lifes. Throughout the ages parents have had an impact on their child’s education and learning ability. It is strange for a child to succeed and accomplish a goal that requires 12- 16 years of school without there parents or guardians standing next to them to support them with there studies. But will they put a negative or a positive impact on the way they educate their child. A parent can have a positive contribution to their children’s success if

Celebrating Families Lesson Plan 1. Overview This lesson, which is intended for a first grade classroom, and is approximately 40 minutes in length, will deal with diverse families. I will read the book to the students, and then we will discuss the different types of families, and how each one of our families is different. The purpose is to show each child that there are many families like and unlike theirs; and that this is socially acceptable. The concepts and themes to be taught a

LIST OF FACTS 1. By talking to our children about death, we may discover what they know and do not know - if they have misconceptions, fears, or worries. 2. Long before we realize it, children become aware of death. They see dead birds, insects, and animals lying by the road. They may see death at least once a day on television. Death is a part of life, and children, at some level, are aware of it. 3. Many of us are inclined not to talk about things that upset us. We try to put a

Apply the Rod or Spoil the Child It is the natural scheme of life. Human beings produce children and thus are classified as parents. It is and has always been the parent's job to raise and nurture the child, to teach it right from wrong, and to protect it from the harshness of the surrounding environment. However, when the child strays or behaves in a destructive manner, what steps should a parent take to correct such behavior? Some psychologists suggest that a good old-fashioned spanking

Delivering a Lecture Lecturing is not simply a matter of standing in front of a class and reciting what you know The classroom lecture is a special form of communication in which voice, gesture, movement, facial expression, and eye contact can either complement or detract from the content. No matter what your topic, your delivery and manner of speaking immeasurably influence your students' attentiveness and learning. Use the following suggestions, based on teaching practices of facul

For at least two decades discipline has been at or near the top of the list of public concerns about our schools.1 Nor should this surprise us; developing the mix of foresight, judgement, and self-control that enables (or perhaps just constitutes) "discipline" is an important task of childhood. As long as schools are places where part of a child’s education takes place, helping children develop discipline will be one of the "problems" — that is, legitimate tasks — that schools f

Harold Gardner (1983) of Harvard University has identified several kinds of intelligence people possess. Particularly, this finding poses significant implications in classroom instructions. More often than not, children and even adults (who are grown up children) are labeled negatively if and when they manifest either a very fast, slow or no understanding at the entire subject matter. Identifying children’s various strengths among these intelligences will direct the teachers toward

The Prevention Of Teenage Pregnancy Approximately every two minutes, a teenage girl in the United States gives birth (Guernsey 6). While this fact may be sad and startling to most people, it is in deed the truth. Over the past few decades, the problem of teen pregnancy has grown considerably in this country. It has been receiving a great deal of public and official attention recently, including expressions of concern from President Clinton and New Jersey s Governor Whitman (Schurmann 7). Howe

As a senior in high school, I had to make a very important decision. Did I want to have a baby and finish school, or did I want to get married and quit school. Although abortion and adoption were the right choice for some people, I knew they were not the right choice for me. Regretfully, I chose to drop out of school, marriage and parenthood. Many teenagers have been faced with the same decision, but how do they know which road is the right one to take? For each person the same choice may

Premarital Sex The controversy over premarital sex has never been more profound than it is today. The very mention of the word brings forth radically different reactions. At one time, the very subject of sex was taboo, and then the sexual revolution was introduced as a time when people were unrestrained and open to explore their sexuality. Today, many have become so inordinately apprehensive about sexually related diseases that they perceive premarital sex as totally foolhardy. I am of the o

“ Should Sex Education be offered in Public Schools? ” Sex can be traced back as far as Adam and Eve, the first two people on this planet. Today, all age groups encounter things associated with sex, but it is not a problem that concerns everyone. The problem that has been at hand for more than thirty years is should sex education classes be offered in Public Schools? (1.Teaching Fear; 1996) The reason such debate has arose over the years is because there are many diverse

Principles in Prayer There is a growing trend in America today that something drastically needs to be changed about our school system. The public is scared to send their children to a place where they could potentially be shot, stabbed, beaten, or be subjected to drugs on any given day. The morals of this country’s youth are being shaped by every action, by every minute they live in this negative environment. Ever since the Supreme Court’s ruling to have prayer banished fro

In her book, Dubious Conceptions: The Politics of Teenage Pregnancy, Kristin Luker participates in the negotiated order of the United States by providing information to the information-gathering portion of the sympathetic process. Luker’s investigation of the issue of teenage pregnancy seeks not to provide information on what she perceives to be right or wrong but rather to provide the necessary background for an informed decision to be made. Consistent with the social-construct

Why sex education should be taught in schools Most America teenagers are sexually active and think nothing could ever happen to them. But, many of them are misinformed about the risks that are involved in sex. Teens also don+t always know the best ways to protect themselves and their partners from becoming pregnant or getting STD+s. Alan Harris said, the more educated someone is the more likely they are to make responsible and informed choice for their behaviors. Sex education gi

Trinchieri 1 Just say no, or say nothing at all. Either live by the word of the Christian God, or live with disease and unsupportable families. In current abstinence-only sexual education, this is the choice the nation gives to young people about their private sexuality. Clear concise facts have given way to horrifying lectures of the fictional evils of sexual behavior that falls outside the lines drawn by the right wing and the Pope. These tactics do not educate and only damage adoles

Equality for All? The question has been raised: who is in control of curriculum in our school? Not just the choosing of the precise books, but who is in charge of the contents of the books that curriculum directors can choose from? Once the answers to these questions are found, what should be done if they point to one group? So many problems in the United States have arisen when the people discover that one group is violating the people’s rights in some way by not allowing others p

Usefulness of Testing There are many benefits that come with testing human beings. First, testing young children allows schools to ensure they are placed in a proper classroom setting based on their age and ability to learn. This is considered mandatory academic testing in order for school officials and parents to assess the ability of children who are just beginning school. Second, people of any age have the freedom to take tests that will allow them the opportunity to reveal certain stre

Competence Building for High Performance Shailendra Singh, Ph.D. Indian institute of Management Lucknow Introduction: Global competitive pressures, liberalized economic policies, ever-changing customer expectations and technological advancement have put excessive demands on business organizations. In order to survive and thrive business organizations need to prepare themselves in such a way that they can anticipate future changes and pro-act to deal with them. In the endeavour o

Understanding the Problem "Video games are not the source of violence in our society", says the president of the Interactive Digital Software Association Doug Lowenstein, "That's like blaming illiteracy on television. It's time we look at availability of guns and dysfunctional families as the source of violence-not games (Goodstein)." Entertainment producers argue that it is not their responsibility, but the responsibility of the parents to make sure that their own children are not exposed

4-H’s goal is to advance the 4-H youth development movement to build a world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change. 4-H serves youth through a variety of methods including organized clubs, school enrichment groups, special interest groups, individual study programs, camps, school-age child care programs and instructional television programs. They try to promote power of youth, and involvement of citizens in their communities and g

1999 must be a great year to be alive if you are a criminal! Nobody takes responsibility for his or her own actions anymore. Someone commits a heinous crime, and anything but the criminal gets blamed. It was a harsh childhood, abusive parents, violent movies and video games, the availability of guns and bomb making materials, the Internet, pornography, peer pressure, etc. In my mind, if you commit a crime, then you are a criminal. I am the only one that makes the decisions I make in life