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9.1 Introduction

Two of the most basic and important skills of a successful student are being able to read effectively and make clear, concise notes

The process of note-taking helps you engage with study materials in an active way. Turning a text into your own words helps to sharpen up your understanding and focus your thinking. The key to successful note-taking is to create notes that suit your purpose rather than writing reams that are boring to write and even more boring to read later! Here are some
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4 Status citizenship

All these organisational initiatives are deeply concerned with labour conditions and the notion of the ‘working citizen’. And their activities raise the issue of status citizenship and the role of legal sanctions. The forms of commitment by firms and their monitoring by the organisations just outlined are voluntary on the part of companies. One of the problems with the emphasis on acts citizenship in the debates about GCC is that the question of status citizenship is largely
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4 Conclusion

Finally, a few key messages to take from this course. One is that there is no great mystery about what good writing is. We can recognize it just by reading it. The difficulty is how to produce it. However, since there are different aspects of writing well, you will find it useful to return to the ‘Criteria of good essay writ
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Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Adding and subtracting rational expressions is similar to adding fractions. This video clips explains how to add and subtract rational expressions by finding a common denominator and then adding the numerators. To find a common denominator, factor each first. This strategy is especially important when the denominators are trinomials. (2:25)
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ASL Idiom - Lead You By the Nose
English idioms are presented in American Sign Language through skits that demonstrate the meaning of the idiom. A project from Kentucky School for the Deaf. *Open captioned for hearing students. (01:15)
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Natalia Rodionova
2009 Final year student Natalia Rodionova talks about her artwork submitted for the 2009 Ruskin Degree Show and her work in general.
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1.8.1 Making and using field sketches

How do we start to make sense of a rock exposure? Drawing a sketch is one of the best ways to start, as it forces you to notice many aspects of the exposure. It also helps you to build up a picture of which aspects are significant and which are incidental or even irrelevant to a geological study. The aim of a field sketch is that it provides a record of your observations (along with notes taken at the same time, and also perhaps a photograph to record details). A sketch is complementary to a
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2.4.1 Archaeological evidence

This feels in some ways like the most ‘real’ source – where you can almost touch the Classical world, and where you get a sense of what the Classical world looked like. Classical archaeology covers a wide range of areas: not just buildings like the Parthenon or the temples at Paestum, but also cities, landscapes, graves, coins, battlefields, everyday items, plant and animal remains, ancient rubbish and much else. Archaeology often throws up evidence where literature doesn't. People, aft
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2.9.2 Searle's objection

In ‘What is a speech act?’, John Searle introduces a memorable example of an utterance in which Grice's conditions are all met for it to mean one thing, but where the words used suggest that the utterance means something quite different, if it means anything at all. The conclusion Searle invites us to draw is that what our utterances mean is not exhausted by the speaker's intentions alone. An additional consideration is the meaning of the expressions used. If they don't match the intentio
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2.1 Structure and function of the outer and middle ear

Figure 1 is a diagram of the human ear. The outer ear consists of the visible part of the ear or pinna, the external auditory canal (meatus), and the tympanic membrane (tympanum) or eardrum. The human pinna is formed primarily of cartilage and is attached to the head by muscles and ligaments. The deep central portion of the
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Pick of our week: August 1st 2015
This week: Morrisey mania in Mexico, workforce stereotypes hit Generation "Y" and why we worry more
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Rights not set

Keep on learning

Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to c
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Introduction

Participating in the democratic processes is seen as being a fundamental aspect of citizenship. All pupils need a broad knowledge and understanding of the rights, responsibilities and duties of citizens, as well as an understanding of forms of government. Notions of citizenship have been forged alongside the expansion of the right to vote and the development of our ideas about democracy. In this unit we explore different interpretations of democracy and strategies for involving pupils in con
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7.2.2 Trap 2: the impoverished rich picture

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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2.7 Summary

  • Behaviourism proposes that all behaviour is learned and maintained by its consequences. It does not theorise about ‘mental events’.

  • Classical conditioning describes how reflex behaviours can become associated with neutral stimuli in the environment.

  • Operant conditioning describes how the incidence of freely occurring behaviours can be increased or reduced as a result of the incidence of pleasant and unpleasant consequences f
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2.5.2 Punctuation

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 ‘stops’ 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 ‘wealthy’:

With society becoming more wealthy, it was possible for t
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EN-12. What determines the quality of urban biodiversity ? (Vidéo)

Nathalie Machon presents some factors influencing the quality of the urban biodiversity: climate, soil features, age of the habitat, fragmentation and heterogeneity of the green areas... She concludes with recommendations to favour this biodiversity, focusing on the management of gardens and green spaces.


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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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1.6.7 Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)

The name ‘pantothenic acid’ is derived from the Greek pantothen which means ‘from all sides’, indicating that it is widely distributed in the diet. It plays a vital role in metabolism, particularly in the production of energy in cells. Naturally occurring pantothenic acid deficiency is very rare, since it is so widespread in the diet. However, during World War II, prisoners in the Philippines, Burma and Japan suffering from severe malnutrition did experience numbness, tingling
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The Europeanisation Of French Politics
The Europeanisation Of French Politics
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