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6.1 Making a convincing case

If you were talking to a friend about a picture hanging on your living-room wall, you might say: ‘I really like that portrait because the man looks so lifelike’. That is, you'd make some kind of judgement about the painting. (I've never heard anyone say ‘I really like that portrait because of that little white brush stroke in the top right-hand corner’.) So, in effect, you turn the process we have just been through on its head. When you are communicating your ideas to other peo
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Learning in the first professional job: the first year of full time employment after college for acc
This paper reports findings from the first phase of a four-year research project funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Teaching and Learning Research Programme. The major component of this project is a longitudinal study of trainee accountants, graduate trainee engineers, and newly qualified nurses in England. This critical period of introduction to professional work has not been previously studied by a longitudinal series of observations and interviews, though a n
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Meteorologist Explains How Rain Forms
In this edition of "Ask Dirk," KCRA 3 WeatherPlus Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn explains how rain forms. A 'water cycle' experiment is set up with a tea kettle and a metal plate. The viewer can see that evaporation changes to condensation, then changes to rainfall with this simple experiment. The video is slightly blurry. (04:06)
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3.2.2 Identify what you hope to achieve and opportunities to work on this key skill

It is always a good idea to know what you hope to achieve in the future in terms of your learning, personal or career goals. This might be very specific, for example to improve your report writing, or it might be more general, such as, to ask for and use feedback more effectively. If you are using this in a work context, you may wish to include personal and career goals.

This year I have set myself the goal of using
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How to Change Your IP Address in Windows
Sometimes you computer tells you that it can't find the IP address.  You will not be able to access the internet until that is fixed.  If you go to Start, Run, type in command.com you are on your way to fixing this issue.  The rest of the steps are included in this video.
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Oscar Wilde Bio 4

A&E Biography.  In 1891, Wilde fell in love with Lord Alfred Douglas.  He explained to his wife that he needed the time to write.  During the time away he wrote four critically acclaimed plays that mocked Victorian society, poking fun at London’s upper class.  His plays brought him great acclaimed and filled his pockets with money.  He spent money extravagantly and was soon in deep debt.  Bosie’s father finds out about h
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1.2 Influences on creativity

In the late 1630s, the poet John Milton travelled from England to Italy. While there he visited the astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei and observed the skies above Florence through the telescope through which Galileo was studying the moon and Saturn.

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Arithmetic Sequences
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In this section, you will: Find the common difference for an arithmetic sequence. Write terms of an arithmetic sequence. Use a recursive formula for an […]

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1.2 Discourse as social action

Consider this first transcribed extract from the interview. Note that the numbers in brackets refer to pauses and give the length of the pause in seconds, while (.) signifies a micro-pause too small to count and .hhh indicates an audible in-breath.

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Introduction

Learning how to learn is a process in which we all engage throughout our lives, although often we do not realise that we are, in fact, learning how to learn. Most of the time we concentrate on what we are learning rather than how we are learning it. In this unit, we aim to make the process of learning much more explicit by inviting you to apply the various ideas and activities to your own current or recent study as a way of increasing your awareness of your own learning.
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Introduction

This unit is an adapted extract from the course The molecular world (S205)

This unit will provide you with a detailed understanding of some of the important problems and topics that are being studied by the chemists of today, and of the ways in which associated problems might be solved by chemical methods. But to acquire this understanding you must have a good grasp of fundamental chemic
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Praxeology and the Method of Economics

Dr. Joe Salerno joins Jeff Deist to explore another foundational topic: the method of economics. Mises developed praxeology, perhaps his most controversial contribution to economic science. Praxeology starts with fundamental axioms, then derives economic theory by working logically through a deductive process. As such, praxeology is at odds with logical positivism and empiricism—and presents a markedly different approach to economics.

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What will future students want and need from universities?
In their work at the Conference Board of Canada, Carl Amrhein and Diana MacKay help academic leaders “rethink universities” with a particular focus on student interests and pathways. Amrhein and MacKay came to Concordia on March 4 to deliver the presentation, What will future students want and need from universities? Their presentation was part of the speaker series, The Future of the University and the Future Learning, an initiative designed to engage the Concordia community in charting it
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This module covers the history of attitudes, beliefs, and theories about the etiology of schizophrenia. While the illness was long thought to be environmentally caused, this module emphasizes the scientific evidence in support of its organic origins. Dr. Arnold Scheibel of UCLA Medical Center describes cellular pathology in the hippocampus and speculates on the possible
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Extraterrestrial impact in Yucatán, lava floods in India, and the great Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction: A New Autopsy Report on T. rex and Friends Mark Richards, Executive Dean of Letters & Science, Dean of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, and Professor of Earth & Planetary Science, presents his latest research on the extraordinary events surrounding the disappearance of dinosaurs, first introduced at Berkeley as the famous ""Alvarez hypothesis."" This lecture was given at an event recognizin
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Money talks: The oil club

Henry Tricks, our energy and commodities editor asks whether the chumminess between oil producing countries will last. Also, how will Facebook tackle the challenges ahead and the unlikely home for the world’s crypto-valley? Helen Joyce hosts


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2.4 Disagreeing with the author

It is clear from Kate's responses that from the outset she felt hostile to Layard's article and to Layard himself. As she later explained in a seminar, she felt that he looked down on people with low incomes, such as herself. She felt she was being told that she wasn't happy with her life and that she envied people with lots of possessions. In her philosophy, she said, happiness had nothing to do with wealth. She was just as capable of being happy as the richest people in the country. Because
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King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, former MP and writer Joe Ashton reveals how much truth there is in his writing
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The Economist asks: James Comey

The sacked director of the FBI on the message of Melania Trump's jacket, why Special Counsel Robert Mueller is the straightest person he’s ever known and how Trump might unintentionally be helping America unite.  Anne McElvoy hosts.



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