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2.5 Other aspects of writing

Now we will look at the way Philip and Hansa wrote and presented their essays. Did you find them both easy to read? As regards Philip's, my answer is, ‘yes and no’. It is sometimes easy because he has a fluent way with words. But it is often difficult because he does not use enough punctuation to help us make sense of his words, and because of certain mistakes he makes. I found Hansa's essay easier to read. Her writing is more technically correct and more assured than Philip's. But
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The Persian Gulf War: Part 4 - Operation Desert Storm
The Persian Gulf War or Gulf War (also known as the mother of all battles August 1990 28 February 1991)[7][8] was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition for...
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2.3 Contingent model of accounting change

The totality of the accounting rules in any one country at any one time represents an accumulation of rules that have been brought in over many years (even centuries, in the French case). In remembering that, it becomes clear why the rules are sometimes inconsistent: they have been put together by different people, at different times, and in the face of different circumstances and priorities. It also makes clear why it would be optimistic to expect close comparability between national sets of
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Subject Special: Science

In this subject special on science, we focus on a range of podcasts from astronomy to biology, physics to medicine. We feature a few of the podcasts that are listed in the mathematics and science category of our Podcast Directory for Educators. We illustrate some of the wide range of topics that are listed. In
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4.7 Summary

Water in its 'natural' state supports a complex, yet fragile, ecosystem. The ability of natural watercourses to sustain aquatic life depends on a variety of physical, chemical and biological conditions. Biodegradable compounds, nutrients and dissolved oxygen must be available for the metabolic activities of the algae, fungi, bacteria and protozoa which are at the lowest level of the food chain. In addition, plant and animal growth cannot occur outside narrow ranges of temperature and pH. Susp
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2.3 Scaling up

They may look at dozens of alleles, and involve thousands of people, but existing screening programmes have been concerned with individual genes. But the technologies now being developed will soon permit the recording of hundreds of genes at a time. So-called gene chips combine the skills of microchip designers with DNA sequence information to offer rapid, easy-to-read results for an individual covering hundreds of genetic variants. A gene chip is a thin slice of glass about the
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Social work learning practice
This free audio course, Social work learning practice, focuses on the importance of people's backgrounds and experiences in the field of social work. It identifies the diverse ways in which service users and social workers define themselves, helping you to understand how the two groups perceive each other and relate successfully to each other. An understanding of how people make sense of their experiences will help you to define yourself, and your own place within the process.Author(s): Creator not set

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2.1 Working through the section

This section examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of 1755, ‘Of the immortality of the soul’. More generally, they examine some of the shifts in attitude concerning death and religious belief that were taking place in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century, through examination of this and other short essays.

These changes were wide ranging and driven by many factors. Religion touched every aspect of cult
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3.4.3 Respecting autonomy is the foremost ethical principle in health care

Some commentators believe the pendulum has swung so far in favour of respecting autonomy that it leaves little scope for users to be passive recipients of healing. The desire to make each user an active participant in their own healing process can make it hard, or even impossible, for a user to refuse to engage in active decision making, and leave the decision to the benevolent practitioner. In this case, the user may waive his or her rights, by choosing not to be kept informed about changes
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Penn Alexander, Bringing Coding into the Classroom
A group of students at Penn Alexander are hacking parents’ classic warning that video games turn brains to mush. In a course developed by Yasmin Kafai, a professor of teaching, learning, and leadership at the Graduate School of Education (GSE), a group of 12 sixth to eighth graders are working not only to understand how video games work, but to actually create the games themselves. “The goal of the [coding] program is not to turn everyone into a programmer. It’s the same as teaching stud
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Introduction

In this unit you will be introduced to a variety of Delacroix’s work and see how his paintings relate to the cultural transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism.

You will study Delacroix’s early career, his classical background, the development of Romantic ideas and their incorporation into his work. You will have the opportunity to study some of his most important paintings and compare them to works favouring a Neoclassical approach. You will also be able to see how his themes, s
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Provost Corner with Interim Provost John A. Barrett - April 2015
In the April edition of the Provost Corner - John Barrett welcomes Dr. Sharon Gaber as the 17th president, and the Shining Star Awards are announced.
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Acknowledgements

This course was written by "Dr Mary-Catherine Garden (Battlefields) and Dr Rodney Harrison (Old and New Towns of Edinburgh)"

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission:

Course image: Moyan Brenn in Flickr made available under Creative Commons At
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Properties of Zinc
Zinc is far from boring. Chemists in the lab at the University of Nottingham perform a reaction with a zinc compound and it looks like he he shoots flames from a syringe.  (03:16)
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There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose from on a range of subjects. 

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Clara Barton
A student project. This 3:47 minute video is a biography of this founder of the Red Cross and uses photographs to illustrate the narrator's points. There are good quotes given here and the video also shows how Barton had to fight both negative feelings about her work by men and women at that time.  The Red Cross start is also mentioned.
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9 Summary of what you’ve learned so far

When you divide by a number up to 10, the steps are as follows:

  1. Take each digit of the number under the line in turn, starting from the left.
  2. Work out how many times the dividing number goes into it.
  3. Write the answer to the division above the line
  4. If there is a remainder, carry it by putting it in front of the next digit on the right.
  5. Work out how many times the dividing number goes into the next digit, including any carrie
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Swing Time - Rogers and Astaire
In this Swing Time clip you see the first true dance number with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers paired together. this film was made in 1936 and was a musical comedy set mainly in New York.  It was considered by many to be the best dance musical that they did.
 In this Swing Time clip, Lucky, Astaire, saves Penny's, Rogers, job by showing how much she has taught him.

The first true dance number with th

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Chef Angus Campbell | 100th Dishes: 1964
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • contrast the physical properties of air and water and describe implications of such differences for aquatic mammals

  • give examples of the adaptations displayed by aquatic mammals that enable them to hold their breath while submerged for relatively long periods

  • describe some of the biological differences between pinnipeds, sirenians and cetaceans

  • discuss the importance of communication
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