This key skill develops your problem-solving skills in your studies, work or other activities over a period of time. To tackle this key skill, you will need to plan your work over at least 3â€“4 months to give yourself enough time to practise and improve your skills, to seek feedback from others, and to monitor your progress and evaluate your strategy.

Problem solving runs through many other activities and, rather like the key skill in OpenLearn course U071_1 Improving own learning a
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Blurred Boundaries: The Therapeutics and Politics of Medical Marijuana.
By: WentzMR Dr. J. Michael Bostwick, Professor of psychiatry at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the February 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the potential benefits and current legal limitations for including marijuana in medical research. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)00021-8/fulltext
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Reportage Vranckx : Jeans in de mode

Deze documenten proberen aan de hand van vragen en een reportage van Vranckx leerlingen met de neus op de feiten te drukken wat Europese modegekte met zich meebrengt.

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3.3.1 Try some yourself

Activity 27

• (a) Divide a Â£27 000 jackpot prize equally among 9 people in the syndicate.

• (b) Divide a Â£27 000 jackpot prize equally among 900 people in the syndi
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Direct Variation - Problem 2 of 2
This video is a continuation and demonstrates how to solve a word problem that involves direct variation.  (4:04)
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2.1.2 Diffraction and interference of light

When light, or indeed any type of wave, passes through a narrow aperture, it will spread out on the other side. This is the phenomenon of diffraction. For example Figure 17 shows the diffraction of water waves in a device called a ripple tank. The extent to which waves are diffracted depends on the size of the aperture rel
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'Uncommon Women and Others' at Princeton Summer Theater
Wendy Wassersteinâ€™s best known play, 'The Heidi Chronicles,' won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1989. Many of the themes of this feminist classic were already evident in 'Uncommon Women and Others,' a play written by Wasserstein a decade earlier. 'Uncommon Women' is on stage at the Princeton Summer Theater through July 22nd. For this podcast, producer Susan Wallner spoke to the Dean of the College at Princeton University and author of a book about Wendy W
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2.2 Ice and salt

As noted in Section 1.5, Europa's near-infrared reflectance spectrum was used as long ago as the 1950s to demonstrate that its surface is mostly water-ice. More recently, spectroscopic observations by the Hubble Space Telescope and Galileo have revealed some regions where the ice appears to be salty (see below) and ha
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Legislative and Presidential Politics
Democracy entails a complicated process of dynamic interactions between diverse actors pursuing often-conflicting interests. Politics in a democratic system is thus naturally messy, complicated, and confusing. This is exemplified most clearly by the two national institutions, i.e., legislature and the Presidency.
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5.2 The aims and principles of system engineering

The aims of systems engineering can be divided into those to do with its outputs and those associated with the process itself. As far as its outputs are concerned, systems engineering aims to ensure that:

• the requirements of all the stakeholders are taken into account in engineering the system

• the system, as engineered and realised, meets the requirements of stakeholders

• the system, while meeting the req
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Immunology basics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn semester 2009 Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The body fights infection through the functions of the immune system, whose power has been harnessed by the development of vaccination (immunisation). Suitable for study at: Undergraduate levels 1 and 2. Dr Ian Todd, School of Molecular Medical Sciences Dr Ian Todd is Associate Professor & Reader in Cellular Im
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PSYC 105 - Lecture 02 - 9/27/2010
PSYC 105 - Lecture 02
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In the new millennium, Computer Aided Design has emerged as the most potent technological innovation in design. As BIM promises to integrate design tasks vertically and horizontally through graceful data exchange, new frontiers appear to researchers and practitioners as potential watershed events of the next decade. Generative approaches, a venerable engagement of computational design, is emerging as one of these. The proceedings of the Generative CAD Symposium held at Carnegie Mellon University
Author(s): Akin, ?.; R. Krishnamurti, K.P. Lam (eds)

Accelerated Development Programme experience: Jennifer Mackenzie
We meet Jennifer Mackenzie (ADP 2010), Mining Manager at BHP Biliton, as she reflects on how the programme helped her to address significant challenges upon her return to work.

1.3 Vitamin D

The main role of vitamin D is to facilitate the uptake of calcium from food, through the lining of the small intestine into the blood. It also controls the deposition of calcium in the bones during growth and maintains adult bone structure. If vitamin D is deficient, with less calcium available, the skeleton fails to develop normally. The most obvious symptom is the bowing of the leg bones in children, producing the condition called rickets (Author(s): The Open University

Interview with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Part 5)
In this section, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, winner of the ASPCA Roger Caras Award, answer the question, "How did you feel when you learned you won the ASPCAÂ® Roger Caras Achievement Award?" She answered that the award is relatively new and she had to look it up to see what it was for. The award is for a person or organization that promotes animal welfare. She says getting the award was a thrill.Â Â  (0:24)
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2.4 Drawing circles

Drawing circles freehand often produces very uncircle-like shapes! If you need a reasonable circle, you could draw round a circular object, but if you need to draw an accurate circle with a particular radius, you will need a pair of compasses and a ruler. Using the ruler, set the distance between the point of the compasses and the tip of the pencil at the desired radius; place the point on the paper at the position where you want the centre of the circle to be and carefully rotate the compass
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8.1 Making usable products

This section reveals that many modern products need to usable by our minds as much as our bodies. Products need to be understandable, and present information and feedback in meaningful ways.

A lot of ergonomics research is aimed at establishing guidelines, standards or rules that can be applied by designers in a variety of situations. Where this applies to the physical use of products, much of it is based on standard body measurements. These body measurements are known as anthropomet
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 2nd 2019 edition

The worldâ€™s democracies are right to seek change in Venezuela. The question is how. Plus, why Christian pilgrims are flocking to Abu Dhabi, the joy of missing out, and who really was Wild Bill Hickok? Anne McElvoy hosts

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Will Low Unemployment Cause Accelerating Inflation?
By: Frank Shostak

In August the US unemployment rate closed at 4.4% against 4.3% in the month before. The relatively low unemployment rate seen by some commentators as implying that the US is almost at the so-called natural rate, wh
Author(s): Frank Shostak