PTC 620: Proposal Writing
In any organization, your success depends on your ability to write persuasively. Today, proposal writing is an industry: divisions of organizations are devoted to a single aim: to win competitive awards through compelling documents. This course will prepare you for your role in that challenging world. We will begin by exploring theories of persuasion from ancient to contemporary times, and we will continue our study through modern theories of stakeholder analysis. With this overview in mind, we
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Spanish Listening Comprehension for Beginners #3 - Getting Some Groceries in Mexico
Learn Mexican Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Do you find yourself only understanding small parts of Mexican Spanish conversations? Would you like to understand more of what that person said in Mexican Spanish right away? Then this Mexican Spanish Listening Comprehension for Beginners series is for you! In each lesson of this five-part series, youâ€™ll see an [...]
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How to Solve Word Problems
The key in solving word problems is identifying the formula that is needed to solve the problem. The tutor in this video teaches students how to find out how a formula turns a word problem into simple algebra.
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Integrated Data Analysis for Parametric Design Environment - mineR: a Grasshopper plugin based on R
In this paper we introduce mineR- a tool that integrates statistical data analysis inside the parametric design environment Grasshopper. We first discuss how the integration of statistical data analysis would improve the parametric modelling workflow. Then we present the statistical programming language R. Thereafter, we show how mineR is built to facilitate the use of R in the context of parametric modelling. Using two example cases, we demonstrate the potential of implementing mineR in the con
Author(s): Abdulmawla, Abdulmalik, Schneider, Sven, Bielik, M

Devolution for Wales, rejected by the Welsh in a 1979 referendum, was also part of the constitutional reform package of the Labour government. However, in September 1997, the Welsh voted for the establishment of a National Assembly for Wales. The referendum result in favour was far narrower than in Scotland. On a 50.3 per cent turn-out in Wales, only 50.6 per cent voted in favour, indicating a far less entrenched sense of political identity and difference from the rest of the UK on the part o
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Meetings Industry Association (MIA)
Founded in 1990 and catering for the UK and Ireland, the Meetings Industry Association (MIA) is "the largest trade association for all organisations involved in the meetings industry and has become the forum for all professional organisations committed to improving the standards of the UK meetings industry".

The MIA website contains information about its history and organisation, news, courses, events and details of its accreditation scheme, Accredited in Meetings (AIM), including listings.
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As mentioned previously, one of the most misused mathematical symbols is the equals sign, =. It stands for the verb â€˜equalsâ€™ or the phrase â€˜is equal toâ€™ or â€˜which equalsâ€™, and so it should only come between two things that are equal.

## Example 2

Which of the equals s
Author(s): The Open University

Texas Tech Today Monthly: April
A complete recap of everything Texas Tech from the month of April.
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Rebels battle for Syria border post, Deraa checkpoint
March 22 - Rebels in Syria battle President Bashar al-Assad's forces for control of two key installations, a border crossing near Turkey and the al-Sawame checkpoint near Deraa. Jillian Kitchener reports. More from Syria: http://smarturl.it/SyriaAttack Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial,
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Most of the development we've covered so far in this course has focused on meeting specific user requirements â€“ that is, ensuring the right data are constrained correctly and made available to the right user processes. However, other questions must also be addressed in order to support a data management strategy: How frequently should data be backed-up? What auditing mechanisms are required? Which users will be permitted to perform which functions? Which database tools and user processes w
Author(s): The Open University

For many calculations you use a calculator. The main aim of this course is to help you to do this in a sensible and fruitful way. Using a calculation to solve a problem involves four main stages:

• Stage 1: working out what calculation you want to do;

• Stage 2: working out roughly what size of answer to expect from your calculation;

• Stage 3: carrying out the calculation;

• Stage 4: interpreting the answer â€“ D
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Japanese Vocab Builder #4 - 20 Words Youâ€™ll Need For The Beach!
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Our Japanese vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Japanese words and phrases from the Japanese vocabulary lists. Join us for Japanese Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn the words and phrases for the beach. Click here to make [...]
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Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Shelby Steele
He won in Iowa and lost in New Hampshire, but what does Obama's candidacy tell us about the politics of race in America? Bill Moyers talks with Shelby Steele, who has written widely on race in American society and is author of the recent book A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win. And leading expert on media and politics Kathleen Hall Jamieson sorts spin from reality after the primary.
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Simple theories of chemical bonding are based on the idea of the electron-pair bond, and the extent to which the electron pair is shared between the bound atoms. There is also an assumption that the electronic structures of noble gas atoms are especially stable, and that many elements try to attain these structures when they react to form chemical compounds. These ideas were the brainchild of the American chemist, G. N. Lewis (Box 3). In developing them, we shall simplify the electronic confi
Author(s): The Open University

African Studies Lecture Series: Dr. Melissa Graboyes, â€œEconomies of Blood in East Africa: From Wit
Melissa Graboyes is the assistant director of the African Studies Program at the University of Oregon. She received her Ph.D. in history from Boston University specializing in modern East Africa and medical history. She also received her masters in public health with an emphasis on medical ethics. Her research interests are broadly focused on the [...]
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Quick Q
Q methodology is a technique for modelling viewpoints, that was developed by William Stephenson (1902-1989). This animation, intended for a general audience, provides a short non-technical introduction to the methodology, outlining the different stages involved in conducting a Q study. The animation was funded by the UK Higher Education Academy, as part of the National Teaching Fellow 'Assessing Students at Masters level' project, Assimilate.
Author(s): Tim Deignan,Leeds Metropolitan University

You have now reached the stage when it is time to translate your plan, whatever its form, into the assignment itself. It is likely that this will be a first attempt at the exercise â€“ a first draft. You may be one of the lucky few who only needs to write one draft. Or, if you have taken some time over your planning, one draft before the final version may be enough. But if you are finding it difficult to reconcile opposing points of view or to fit in a great deal of information, you may need
Author(s): The Open University

UW Bothell in 60 Seconds
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Embedding the concept of competency maps
This presentation outlines the background, context and transferability of a competency mapping tool originally developed in health but suitable for enterprise
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This unit will help you identify the value and best ways of note taking. It is based on listening to an audio file that contains a discussion between teaching team members of D218 Social Policy: Welfare, Power and Diversity, a current Open University course. It was originally 23 minutes in length and was recorded in 1998.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Social policy: Welfare power and diversity (D218) which is no longer taught by The Open
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