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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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9.7.1 Negotiate and develop effective ways of presenting the work

As you complete the project, you need to finalise how you will present the work making sure that all involved agree with the decisions. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the working methods you and others in the group proposed. This may be in terms of resource requirements, legal, health and safety regulations, and so on.


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9.5.2a Exchange feedback

It is important to listen to, and take into account, the views and feelings of others. As a member of the group, you need to provide information on the extent to which your own work is meeting expected timescales and quality requirements: ask for and accept feedback from others on the way you are working and the quality of work being done. These skills take time to develop. Try to establish a climate for learning and developing your skills within the group so you can all actively benefit from
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9.3 Developing a strategy

In developing a strategy for improving your skills in working with others you are aiming to:

  • identify the opportunities you can use to develop and practise your skills in working with others, and the goals you hope to achieve;

  • identify the resources you might use for developing your skills, including people who might be able to help you as well as libraries, books, databases, the Internet or online support;

  • establish
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9.1.1 About working with others

Very few people study or work in complete isolation. Some courses now set projects and assignments that need to be completed in pairs or groups, either face-to-face or using e-conferencing. Even if your course does not formally require you to do this, working with others is an important part of your skills portfolio. Most jobs require you to work as part of a team, and employers value individuals who can demonstrate this.

In working on a work project or an assignment with others – in
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9.1 Introduction to improving your skills in working with others

This key skill focuses on developing your skills in working with others and applying these skills in your studies, work or other activities over a period of time. To tackle all of this key skill you will need to plan your work over at least 3–4 months to give yourself enough time to practise and improve your skills, to seek feedback from others, and to monitor and evaluate your performance.

A main purpose of this key skill is to guide you through the management of a group activity cul
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8.6.1 Monitor and critically reflect on your use of problem-solving skills

As you use problem-solving skills in your work, refer back to the outcomes you hope to achieve and the goals you have set yourself. Ask yourself questions such as:

  • am I on track to achieve my outcomes?

  • what difficulties in using problem-solving techniques have I experienced and what have I done about them?

  • how have the choices and decisions I made impacted on me and on others?

  • do I need to make any ch
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8.5.4 Manage each stage of the work effectively

Effective management means putting your resources to work and monitoring your progress. For each stage of the work you will need to gather together the resources necessary in good time, and maintain the co-operation of other people working with you. Think about how you will keep the project moving forward for all those involved. Are the goals still clear, or have you become enmeshed in detail?

Use milestones or review points to keep your plan up to date and, if necessary, modify your pl
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8.5.3 Negotiate the option to be taken forward

In many contexts problem-solving activities will involve other people. You may need to seek permissions, advice, support and resources from a range of people, such as your tutor, manager, group or team colleagues, or others who may have authority over or be affected by your work.

Some aspects of negotiation are:

  • gaining the co-operation of colleagues, as necessary;

  • establishing the availability of resources, including staffing;<
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8.3.2 Identify the outcomes you hope to achieve

An outcome is the result or consequence of a process. For example, you may want contribute effectively to a design project in a course, or work in a team to improve a product or system. In this case the design or product improvement is an outcome, and using your problem-solving skills is part of the process by which you achieve that outcome. You may find it useful to discuss or negotiate the outcomes you hope to achieve with others. Solving problems will often depend to some extent on other k
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8.3 Developing a strategy

In developing a strategy for improving your problem-solving skills you are aiming to:

  • identify the opportunities you can use to develop and practise your problem-solving skills;

  • establish the outcomes you hope to achieve and targets for achieving them;

  • identify the resources you might use for developing your skills, including people who might be able to help you as well as sources of data, books, study guides, tutoria
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Introduction

With the announcement of the summer Olympics coming to London in 2012, fierce competition between football clubs in the domestic league, and developments in coaching and training throughout all areas of physical fitness, there has never been a better time to learn more about sport. Many of us take for granted what we know about sport, whether we participate or spectate. But have you ever thought about delving deeper, to find out more about the sport you follow in particular and how it fits in
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Trading at Noon: Zynga tanks; investors await Facebook
July 26 - Zynga shares continue their downward spiral while traders watch for Facebook's first earnings report
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Beer wars brewing in thirsty Asia
July 27 - As Asia's love affair with lager intensifies, global breweries are slugging it out to claim a bigger chunk of one of the world's last beer growth markets.
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Natural intelligence
One goal of artificial intelligence is to bulid machines that can operate in the real world, with all its noise and uncertainty. Much of what we want machines to do (see, recognise, navigate, move, coordinate) is already done very well by simple creates. In this unit, we look at how such creatures achieve these goals and start to understand how we can build machines with the same capabilities.
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Olla signed Dora, Santa Ana Pueblo
"Olla -- orange and black on tan. Black rim. Designs enclosed with two framing lines above and below. No line breaks, concave bottom. "Santa Ana Pueblo -- Dora" on bottom. Sticker c1967 $6500. Not for sale -- also written on bottom. Good [condition] -- worn, clouding near base, some pitting and abrasions." -- From the Museum catalog.,Gift by John A. Morgan, 2002
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1 Modelling with Fourier series
This unit shows how partial differential equations can be used to model phenomena such as waves and heat transfer. The prerequisite requirements to gain full advantage from this unit are an understanding of ordinary differential equations and basic familiarity with partial differential equations.
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6 Unit questions
Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private debate. From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans, there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to play in achieving a wide range of social goals.
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4.3 Market segmentation and targeting
Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private debate. From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans, there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to play in achieving a wide range of social goals.
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