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3.1 Introduction

In this section you look at the effect of relocation on people who moved from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom. You also study ways of improving your writing.

In the next activity you read part of an article from the South China Morning Post about families who settled in Milton Keynes. You then work through a number of activities that deal with writing style.

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5.2 Developing a strategy

In developing a strategy for improving your IT skills you are aiming to:

  • identify the opportunities you can use to develop and practise your IT skills;

  • establish the outcomes you hope to achieve and targets for meeting them;

  • identify the resources you might use for developing your skills, including people who might be able to help you as well as books, study guides, tutorials, specialist training, databases, libraries
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1.2 Broad defintions of cardiovascular diseases

The following are broad definitions that may be useful in familiarising yourself with the range of CVDs and are here for you to return to at any time during the course to use as a reminder. You will undoubtedly come across variations as you read about them on the internet and in other texts.

Vascular
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5.2 Social and ecological factors

Researchers think that the increase in creative thinking capacity was driven by group living because, in primates, increasing neocortex size is linked to increasing group size. We know that, even if there is not a strict hierarchy, monkeys are aware of the rank and kinship of each individual in their group, both in relation to themselves and in relation to each other. So as group size increases, each individual needs to keep track of a rapidly increasing number of relationships, which may be
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4.3.3 Pipe dreams?

The idea underlying complementary currencies – that there is a great well of social capital waiting to be drawn upon to make society more sustainable – is an idea that is becoming quietly influential. ‘Social capital’ is a term frequently used by those mainstream politicians and civil servants tasked with addressing the widening gap between rich and poor people within societies throughout the world. Indeed, investing in and enhancing social capital is now the starting point in
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying the arts and humanities. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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Factoring Trinomials
Illustrates the steps for factoring a trinomial through writing on basic text slides. Many examples given. Although not very exciting, it would make a good tutorial for a student who is struggling with homework. Grades 8-12. 29:27 min.
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Learning to learn: Learning can mean change
This free course, Learning to learn: Learning can mean change, starts to explore what it takes to learn and change. Through the use of activities and introducing academic skills and evaluating websites, it will give you the opportunity to start to think about what change and learning means to you. First published on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 as Author(s): Creator not set

2.3 Intermediaries

The emperor could not be in all places at once, and he employed subordinates and representatives in the provinces to act on his behalf.

Exercise 2

You should now read Goodman, pages 100–4 and 107–10, below. T
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3 Photovoltaic conversion of solar energy

You have probably used direct conversion of solar energy to electricity though a solar cell that powers a pocket calculator or a solar 'trickle' charger to top up car batteries. Both exploit the photovoltaic (PV) effect, first described in 1839 by Edmond Becquerel. He observed that the voltage of an early 'wet cell' battery increased when its silver plates were exposed to light. In 1877 Cambridge physicists discovered that selenium crystals created an electrical current when exposed to
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5.4 The pursuit of legitimacy

Social institutions affect which actions are seen as legitimate. As we make decisions in organisations it is common to be concerned not just with economic outcomes but also with ‘legitimacy ’: ‘How will this decision be seen by X ’?; ‘Does this fit the way things are done around here?’; ‘What would happen if the press got hold of this?’; and so on.

Some of this can be quite unconscious; the conceptual frameworks and notions of cause and effect that are available to decis
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IPL: Free radicals spark the fires of inflammation
"Free radicals spark the fires of inflammation", Professor Tony Kettle's IPL, Wednesday 13 March 2013
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6.2.2 Database servers

To be able to search a website like Lakeland's requires not only a web server but a database server. Like a web server, a database server is a computer that responds to requests from other computers. Its task is to find and extract data from a database.

The web and database servers form part of a distributed system. This means that separate computers exchange data and information across a network (in this case the internet) to produce results for a user. For
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • feel more confident about studying

  • understand any grades received and how to improve them

  • overcome problems with reading and writing

  • make the most of the opportunities a higher education course provides for developing skills


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3.6 Summary

This section has described how fossil fuels provide the majority of the world's energy requirements, with bioenergy, nuclear energy and hydropower also making major contributions. The other 'renewable' energy sources currently supply only a small fraction of world demand, although the contribution of these 'renewables' seems likely to grow rapidly in coming decades, as we shall see in the following section.


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8.2 Broadening perception

Particular perspectives and points of view underpin speaking and writing. Being successful at many academic tasks, including balanced argument, often requires us to be conscious of and to try to break away from our usual perspectives and ways of thinking, and to attend to things we might not normally notice. The challenge is often to be more open-minded and broad in our thinking, to consider more than one point of view in the way that the caffeine article did. It can be useful to have strateg
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1.4 TSEs and non-human animals

Several TSEs of non-human animals were also known before the recognition of BSE and others have come to light subsequently. The most significant of the former is scrapie, a disease of sheep that has been known for over 200 years. Its symptoms include irritability, excitability, restlessness, scratching, biting, rubbing of the skin (hence its name), loss of wool, weight loss, weakness of the hindquarters and sometimes impaired vision. Some breeds are relatively resistant to the disease (e.g. S
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Environment & Development. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance, and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose from o
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1 0 Introducing data

Chambers English Dictionary defines the word data as follows.

data, dātä,, n.pl. facts given, from which others may be inferred:—sing. da'tum(q.v.) …. [L. data, things given, pa.p. neut. pl. of dare, to give.]

You might prefer the definition given in the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

data, things given or granted; something known or assumed as fact, and made the basis of reasoning or calculation.


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