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You Decide: Do Americans pay too much in federal income tax?
This educational guide focuses on federal income tax, investigating different tax systems and the fairness and efficacy of each. Students are invited to examine the arguments on both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities. Students will learn how to support their arguments with evidence and reason. It is expected that at the end of this guide students will determine where they stand on this controversial issue.
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Scannability: organizing for the web
How you organize and format your writing can go a long way toward making it readable.
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Making a Contour Map
The purpose of this activity is to learn how contour maps can be made by hand. Students plot data from GLOBE schools on a map with latitude and longitude lines and draw contours based on the values plotted. A suggested extension and how to use this activity as an assessment is included.
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Education in the United States
The drive to make American universities more diverse shows some success, but consistent and meaningful inclusion of under-represented minorities seems elusive, according to four academics whose own experiences help illuminate the problem.

“The civil rights agenda is challenged today in many ways,” says Evelyn Higg

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Shifting tectonic plates of global power
Mark Spelman, Global Head of Strategy at Accenture, explains why you need to look at the world through a multiple lens
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Energy 101: U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change
In this short interview, Dr. Hengwei Liu addresses the main aspects of a potential U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change. This video is a follow-up of Dr. Liu's talk for the MIT Energy Club's Energy 101 Series. Dr. Liu is a Research Associate at TUFTS University and one of the Co-founders of MIT-China Energy and Environment Research Group (MIT-CEER). Uploaded by Cristina Botero, April 2011
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Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
MIT Symphony Orchestra (MITSO) - 1967 Dec 3

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New look for Human Resources website
The Human Resources website has a new look and improved functionality to better serve employees seeking information they need to do their jobs and manage their benefits. “This is a great first step in making information about working at Vanderbilt more accessible for Vanderbilt employees and job seekers,” Traci Nordberg, associate vice chancellor and chief humankeep reading »
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6.003 Signals and Systems (MIT)
This course covers fundamentals of signal and system analysis, with applications drawn from filtering, audio and image processing, communications, and automatic control. Topics include convolution, Fourier series and transforms, sampling and discrete-time processing of continuous-time signals, modulation, Laplace and Z-transforms, and feedback systems.

6.2 Specific difficulties
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.
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5.1.5 Is there an alternative school of thought?
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.
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5.1.1 How much trust can I put in this text?
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.
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4.1.1 Too much underlining and highlighting
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.
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2.5 Poor environment
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.
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2.3 Coping with difficult parts
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.
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2.1.3 Concept cards
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.
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1 The experience of reading
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.
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9.7 Evaluating strategy and presenting outcomes

Evaluation should focus on both the outcomes of the work and the process. Two critical questions guide evaluation: ‘Did we accomplish our goals?’ and ‘Did we accomplish them in an effective and efficient way?’ Your evaluation should attempt to provide answers to both. Thus you need to know how to:

  • negotiate and develop effective ways of presenting the work by using the skills of the group members;

  • assess the effectiv
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9.4 Activity: Developing your strategy for using skills in working with others

Develop a strategy for using skills in working with others over a period of time. Your strategy should include:

  • an identification of the opportunities you can use to practise your skills
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Working on improving your skills in working with others

The three-stage framework for developing and improving your skills provides the basis for you to become more confident in:

  • developing a strategy for using a variety of techniques and tools for working with others, including being clear about what you want to achieve, identifying relevant sources of information that will help you to achieve your goals, and planning how you intend to improve your skills;

  • monitoring your progress and cri
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