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7.2 Drafting reports
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. This unit is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes. You will learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment or report.
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3.6 Features of speech: dysfluency

Another of the differences between conversation and writing is sometimes referred to as dysfluency. This is the use of hesitators (sounds such as erm, urn), pauses and repetitions which reflect the difficulty of mental planning at speed. We can see all three of these dysfluencies in the next example.

That's a very good – er very good precaution to take, yes.

(Biber et al., 1999, p. 1053)
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Transportation and Planning
In densely populated countries such as the Netherlands hundreds of kilometres of traffic gridlock, air pollution, traffic accidents and delayed public transportation are all part of the daily fare. The MSc track Transport & Planning trains people to play a central role in resolving such problems. T&P engineers, for example, work on clever ideas to manage traffic flows and prevent congestion, they develop public transport systems or develop infrastructural plans. A characteristic of the topics on
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Climate Shocks: Turning Crisis into Opportunity
Thomas F. Homer-Dixon, CIGI Chair of Global Systems, Balsillie School of International Affairs; full Professor, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo on Climate Shocks: Turning Crisis into Opportunity Climate policy is gridlocked nationally and globally, with virtually no chance of a breakthrough under current conditions. Policy makers need to accept that societies will not make drastic changes to address climate change until a climate crisis hits. The recent financi
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The Public Finances of 1909 and the Key Proposals of the 1909 Budget
Ian Packer gives a presentation on the state of public finances in Britain in 1909 and what the key proposals of the 1909 budget were.
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Darwin's Edinburgh by Aubrey Manning - audio

A public lecture by Aubrey Manning and a distinguished panel which explored the relationship between Darwin and Edinburgh. Audio only version.

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Lecture 16 - 11/18/2010
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UMMC Physician Profile: Fred Moeslein, M.D., Ph.D.
This three-minute video introduces viewers to Fred Moeslein, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and radiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Moeslein's special interests include diagnostic radiology and vascular/interventional radiology. Watch this video to learn more about his practice at UMMC. Related Links: Dr. Fred Moeslein http://www.umm.edu/doctors/fred__moeslein.html Dep
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08 - Nanotechnologies : débat d’anticipation et débat impossible ?

La place de la science dans la société s’est modifiée au cours des dernières décennies, à la fois du fait des scientifiques eux-mêmes, mais aussi des risques liés à l’idée de progrès qu’elle pouvait incarner, en particulier dans les sciences dites exactes. De plus, la libéralisation croissante de l’économie, la construction d’un espace politique supra-national et le mouvement de réformes des années quatrevingt-dix en Europe sont autant de questions qui interrogent le
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1.7 Conclusions
How do we learn? Understanding ‘how’ is the key to learning more effectively. This unit looks at the three main categories of theories: the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning. There is no right way to learn but developing an active approach will ensure that you are open to new ideas.
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8.6.2 Barke and his beliefs
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions.
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8.6.1 Gunn and his beliefs
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions.
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8.6 Sunset Song: nationalist or socialist novel?
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions.
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Five black hole puzzles answered
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