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8.1 Why polish?
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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5 Keeping it short: jottings, abbreviations and symbols

Once you have identified the key ideas you are in a position to take some brief notes or jottings. Indeed, you will find that highlighting on its own is a rather passive process and as a result you may not remember the ideas that you identified. Rather than returning to the highlighted text every time you want to revisit or draw upon these ideas, only to find that what you have marked does not make sense to you anymore, it is useful to develop a form of short note taking. So, getting k
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1.6 Sassoon's 'Protest': exercise
In this unit we will consider how language can be used in different ways for different purposes. To do this we will use the theme of memorial and commemoration. In the first section we briefly discuss the life of the poet Siegfried Sassoon before examining both his poetry and prose. Through this we will see how he conveys meaning in different ways for different audiences using different forms. Following this we discuss more generally how different meanings can be conveyed using prose and poetic
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Managing your own career in today's labour market
Isabel Fernandez, Assistant Professor of Strategic and International Management, talks about her research examining how changes in today's labour market have radically altered the way that careers are managed.

Representing History: Sri Lanka
Using FRONTLINE/World's documentary "Sri Lanka - Living with Terror," the unit addresses the complex ways in which documentary film constructs a point of view. Students are invited to view the text critically and discuss notions such as journalistic objectivity and balance as goals for media practitioners.
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3.1 (2A): Exploring the global implications of different mindsets

In this activity the aim is to investigate the implications of different mindsets with regards to the future unfolding of events on a global scale.

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So far, you have focused your attention on exploring your p
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References

Duncan-Jones, R. (1990) Structure and Scale in the Roman Economy, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

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This event was held on April 15 for all admitted and prospective students making final decisions about which college to attend. Take a closer look at Morehouse and see why it's a great fit for you.
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1.5.2 Summary

  • The development of a European identity will be the outcome of a long process in which bottom-up as well as top-down initiatives are likely to be employed.


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Student experiences of enterprise education
This report outlines data collected from students across a broad range of subject areas across all Faculties of Leeds Met University. This data was generated in response to a questionnaire designed to obtain information on students experiences of enterprise education
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Introduction

This unit will facilitate your own exploration of key environmental, social and economic threats that will converge to challenge communities in the near future. You will be required to develop this exploration according to three modes of modelling and communication: verbal, visual, and n
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This resource is comprised of two companion components, the guide and the toolkit. The guide is intended to assist school leadership and management to understand why and how a particular strategy, method, or idea is useful, and not to be just a how to manual of tips. Yet the resource as a whole is at the same time intended to be relevant at all times to the context and practice of the school management team. Therefore, included in the toolkit component are realistic exemplars, check lists, and a
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Error management: A pre-emptive move that can reap long-term gains
Dave Hofmann, Associate Dean and Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the University of North Carolina, thinks that error management is underrated, and says that has the effect of hurting the organisation where it matters.
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Oftentimes, what separates good leaders from bad ones lies is their art of communication. Much has been said about preferred leadership styles which advocate openness, tolerance and active engagement with subordinates.

But according to James Detert, Assistant Professor of Management at Cornell University, it’s not enough to just possess good leadership traits.

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