A distinguishing feature of rich pictures that turn out to be useful seems to be they are just what they say they are, rich. If I take usefulness as the criterion, the useful rich pictures are the ones bursting with interest and activity. They don't seem to tell a single story, there are lots of stories going on simultaneously. They reveal stories you didn't consciously build into them.

How is such a rich picture to be achieved?

Use everything you find in the situation. This means
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Some of the sentences we have looked at are harder to understand than they might be because they are not very well punctuated. Punctuation marks are the â€˜stopsâ€™ in a sentence that divide it up into parts. They make it easier to follow the meaning of the words. For instance, it is easier to read this sentence of Philip's if we put a comma after â€˜wealthyâ€™:

With society becoming more wealthy, it was possible for t
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How to Find the Volume of a Rectangular Prism
This is a brief tutorial of how to find the volume of a rectangular prism. John, a math instructor, uses a small whiteboard for demonstration.  The teacher explains the steps clearly. (02:40)
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How to Calculate the Volume of a Cone
Calculate the volume of a cone by multiplying one-third of the base area by the perpendicular height. Determine the volume of a cone with tips from a teacher.
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"I Will Not Be Influenced in Appointments": Al Smith Accepts the Nomination for President
Religion figured prominently in the 1928 presidential election when Alfred E. Smith, the Democratic governor of New York, became the first Catholic to run as the candidate of a major political party. Smith, who ran against the Republican Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover, tried to downplay the subject of his religion. In his speech accepting the presidential nomination, Smith sought to reassure voters that he would not favor Catholics, "Wets" (supporters of Prohibition), or Easterners if elec
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Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mind-bending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone? (18:17)
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Jim Allchin
2008 Graduates of the Oxford University Ruskin School of Art discuss their final year projects.
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Lost Interpretations of Hamlet Performance- The Hamlet Project
Capital Centre presented Lost Interpretations of Hamlet, a look at four very different readings of Shakespeare's masterpiece. The culmination of this year-long project.
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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe - Semester 2
Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe - Semester 2
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Technical and usable accessibility should be evaluated throughout the design life cycle, just as general usability should be. As with usability, the earlier in the process accessibility is evaluated the more likely the final product will be both technically and usably accessible. Accessibility can be evaluated or tested in early ideas and paper designs as well as prototype systems, and different aspects of accessibility can be evaluated at these different stages. For example, the general acce
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Researching solutions to global water shortages
Director of the University of Nottinghamâ€™s Centre for Clean Water Technologies. Making sure the worldâ€™s population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some o
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David Lee of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, commenting on recent changes towards patient-centred care, said â€˜The modernisation agenda stemming from the National Health Service Plan (Department of Health, 2000) is requiring major shifts in organisational and cultural thinking. The patient is increasingly being placed first and at the centre of every aspect of health care. In essence, health care and indeed ward routines are now expected to be driven by the needs of patients and users of
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Join Nate and Nick each week as they cover Windows Azure. You can follow and interact with the show at @CloudCoverShow.

In this episode Nick and Nate are joined by Vittorio Bertocci who tells us all about Windows Azure Active Directory, demonstrates the Graph API and the new Windows Azure
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Lower Intermediate S6 #19 - Continue Studying to Improve Your Japanese
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You’ve had a blissful first few dates with an exchange student you met at your Japanese university. Now, if only the feeling could last! You want to keep on seeing him, but you know he will be leaving Japan at the end of the semester. Maybe you need to look into [...]
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Duel: To Rent or Buy a Home?
Owning a home is a huge part of the American Dream. But is the dream of homeownership really all it’s cracked up to be?

In this new Econ Duel from Marginal Revolution University, Professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok weigh in on the issue. Each representing a side of the home ownership debate, the two professors ask what’s smarter—to rent, or to buy?

On the “buy” side, Tyler Cowen shares the tax advantages of buying a home as well

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For every project, there will be a range of individuals or groups who have an interest in the different stages of the project. It could be the end users of an IT system, the line managers who will be expected to lead a restructuring initiative throughout the organisation, or the marketing department which will promote a new product. The support of these stakeholders is essential, if the project is to succeed. Therefore a key responsibility of the project manager will be to identify these stak
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Real Brazilian Conversations #8: Bloqueio no WhatsApp
In this conversation AndrÃ© talks with Tiago, his cousin. They share some information and personal views about the blocks that WhatsApp suffer sometimes here in Brazil. They also share their thoughts...

Check out our website, reallylearnportuguese.com and find out more how we can help you to improve your Portuguese language skills!

Andrew Petter on Building a Strategic Vision
Simon Fraser University President Andrew Petter explains how and why SFU developed its new strategic vision.
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If you find you have a long unmanageable list of favourites/bookmarks you might like to try social bookmarks as an alternative.

Activity â€“ what you need to know about social bookmarks

Read 7 things you should know about socia
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1.4.7 T is for Timeliness

The date when information was produced or published can be an important aspect of quality. This is not quite as simple as saying that 'good' information has to be up to date.

Activity

Here is an example of a news item from an onli
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