Non-Fiction Text Features
Mr. Salsich's class produced a video about the text features in non-fiction text that help readers understand the information in the text. A slide shows an example of a text feature as students explain how the text feature helps them understand.  Heading, caption, photographs, diagrams, charts, maps, glossary, bold type, and index are defined. Click on the arrow to move further into the video,
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Is Happiness the Right Measure of Social Progress? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Richard Layard, Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky | In his book, Happiness (recently updated), Richard Layard argues that the best societies are those with the most happiness and the least misery. Public policy should be made on this basis. Robert Skidelsky has many reservations. They debate the issue. Richard Layard is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he was, until 2003, the founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance.
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1.6.4 Blogs

The founder ofTechnorati claims that the number of ‘blogs’doubles every five months and that the creation rate is approaching two per second. One estimate I read in July 2010 put the number at 400 million ‘blogs’. Because these online diaries offer instant publishing opportunities, you potentially have access to a wealth of knowledge from commentators and experts (if they blog)
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Language Development
Includes information for making a classroom a language-rich environment -techniques for building vocabulary and inspiring word play. (2:06)
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Introduction

There is more to computers and processors than simply PCs. In fact computers are ubiquitous in everyday life. This unit challenges how we view computers through the examples of processors in kitchen scales and digital cameras, as well as a work of art that, at heart, is a computer.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Computers and processors (T224) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore ot
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MMW 4T - Lecture 20 - 12/3/2009
MMW 4T - Lecture 20
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3 The purpose of writing

Let's take a step back and think about why you are writing assignments. As with most tasks, if you have an understanding of why you are doing something and how it fits into the bigger picture, it is easier to define what is required of you and therefore to do a good job.

So, what do you see as the reasons for writing assignments? Here are some suggestions:

  • to meet the assessment requirements of my course;

  • to demonstrate my understa
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12.1 Localisation of sound in the horizontal plane

While information about frequency and intensity is essential for interpreting sounds in our environment, sound localisation can be of critical importance for survival. For example, if you carelessly cross the street, your localisation of a car's horn may be all that saves you. Our current understanding of the mechanisms underlying sound localisation suggests that we use different techniques for locating sources in the horizontal plane and vertical plane.

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Thunderbird Oil & Gas Program
Participants describe the Advanced Management Program for Oil & Gas Industry Executives, a two-week certificate course at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. http://www.thunderbird.edu/executive_education
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1 Putting the unit in context

This course, taken from T883 Business operations: delivering value, is concerned with the management of ‘processes’ – the organised set of resources and related activities that are essential for the delivery of goods and/or services to customers. These processes or ‘operations’ form the very essence of any enterprise, and it is critically important that they are managed well to be effective and efficient.

The full course consists of three main blocks of study:


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Islam: Final Things
Religions all make claims about the purpose of life and 'final' destinations. In this video Dr Jon Hoover and Mr Shujahat Aslam, an imam, discuss aspect of Islam's teaching on final things.
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This song is about what the heart shape means.  This is a very short song, but is repeated three times. (00:54)
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Coral Reefs are like th rainforest of the ocean.  They are incredibly biodiverse areas. Learn about the coral reefs and why these areas are protected from tourism and humans. Run time 08:09.
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Ping Guo - PhD, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy (Subtitled)
Ping talks about her PhD.
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2.3 Common maths problems and errors in the workplace

In a busy, hospital environment mistakes with medicines and other treatments can happen at any time. Some of these are caused by communication/administrative problems, whilst others are due to mathematical errors (the news stories shown in Figure 7 are sadly typical).

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4 Supply and demand: Kiran's story

The first six months have just flown by. I've really enjoyed working with the two or three schools that I chose following my conversation with my friend who is a student. I feel that I have established a good reputation for reliability as well as keeping the classes moving forward in their work. My family
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6.2 Preparing and drafting a Bill

A period of preparation of a Bill allows time to scrutinise evidence on the policies underlying Bills, and to consider whether Bills can be improved before they are introduced. Proper preparation of a Bill should lead to better-informed debates on Bills when they are introduced, and may save time by identifying problems at an early stage. This period of pre-legislative scrutiny allows valuable time for consideration, and therefore helps to avoid introducing laws that are unworkable. Consultat
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