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6.3.1 Stage 1 Brainstorm

To begin your planning, you need to generate ideas or brainstorm. At this stage, you are including everything that you think may be relevant. Nothing should be dismissed yet; this part is about gathering your resources and your thoughts.

For instance, using the essay title ‘There are advantages to studying as a mature student. Do you agree?’, we tried to brainstorm for ideas and produced this list (but, of course, it wasn't this tidy):


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Speaker(s): Dr James McDougall | South Asia, China, Europe, North America, sub-Saharan Africa: most major world regions have histories that can be clearly characterised. The Maghrib, despite being perhaps historically the first region to be provided with a model of historical development (by Ibn Khaldun), remains to a large degree unidentifiable with its own distinctive 'pattern of the past'. This may be changing as scholarship focuses more on global, cross-regional, and interactive histories i
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In lesson 3 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to say that you can speak a little Romanian. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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Taking a breather from Visual Studio Extensions, today our Mobile Monday project shows you how you can build Cortana enabled projects...

Integrating Store Apps with Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1

... You’ve likely already read about how Cortana will use the power of Bing to deliver personalized, natural experienc
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Objectives for Section 3

After studying this section you should be able to do the following.

  • Recognise and use the terminology: disjoint union; power set (of a set); representation (of a data abstraction).

  • Use and interpret the notation:

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A primary video showing the damages done by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor. The Bombing of Pearl Harbor film was made right after the surprise attack on this Hawaii Naval base. The USS Arizona and more are featured. This film also contains the 1935 sinking of the Normandie. The ten minute video is best used with a map of the area so students can better understand how the ships were anchored and where the airfields were.
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7.1 Evidence required

You must present evidence to show you can:

  1. Develop a strategy for using skills to improve your learning and performance over an extended period of time.

  2. Monitor progress in using skills to improve your learning and performance and adapt your strategy as necessary in the production of your work

  3. Evaluate your strategy overall and assess your work.


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The video starts with a short song in French. This is a video about the French sound [-o]. The instructor speaks and this is followed by images with the sound. (06:07)
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1.1.2 The origin

The origin is the point on the graph where the x axis value (the output) and the y axis value (the total costs) are both zero.


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Interviewed by Gardner Hendrie on March 10, 2014 in New York, New York, X7126.2014 © Computer History Museum Evelyn Berezin was born in New York City in 1925. In 1951, she joined a start-up company, Elecom, based in Brooklyn, which had started to build digital computers. From 1951 to 1969, she worked at a number of companies designing a variety of special-purpose computer systems. While working for Teleregister in 1962, Berezin designed one of the largest systems built at that time: a passe
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • outline a range of different reasons – social, personal, health, economic, family-based – that cause children to be separated from their families of origin and to live in different settings

  • demonstrate the development of key transferable study skills including the ability to summarise arguments, learn from personal experience, and apply theory to issues and dilemmas in practice

  • interpret and mak
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