A-level students: all work and no play... Michael Gove's announcement that AS-levels might be scrapped has pleased those who think students should be free to pursue outside interests such as sports and drama. This recognition that there's fun, fulfilment and learning to be had outside the classroom could hardly be more welcome to sixth formers under pressure. Of course good grades are crucial if you want to go to university (a big "if" for some students), but the two years you spend studying for them is also the perfect time to broaden your interests. Extra-curricular pursuits are wide ranging and some students already have a passion or a skill that they want to hone. Election Fraud Study Authors Respond to Critics Note: This is a very long post, and contains the response of the authors of the study, "Are we witnessing a dishonest election? A between state comparison based on the used voting procedures of the 2016 Democratic Party Primary for the Presidency of the United States of America," to critics who posted highly negative and derogatory comments to my initial blog post on this matter at Booman Tribune. Unless you are a stat geek, feel free to stop reading when you reach the section marked Attachment.Steven D As promised, I contacted the authors of the study, "Are we witnessing a dishonest election? A between state comparison based on the used voting procedures of the 2016 Democratic Party Primary for the Presidency of the United States of America," for their response to the criticism to their work posted in the comments to this post.
10+ Web Tools To Save Your Butt In School It’s a new year, and the beginning of a new semester in school. Students who didn’t do so hot last year have probably made a New Year resolution to improve their grades. To help you all with the next semester, I’ve decided to make a list of extremely helpful web tools that will make school easier for all the struggling students out there. Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (originally approved in 2000) were rescinded by the ACRL Board of Directors on June 25, 2016, at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, which means they are no longer in force. This document (and the PDF) will remain on the website until July 1, 2017 to allow for the transition to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. ACRL is developing resources to assist librarians in using the Framework.
How big is the jump from GCSE to A-level? A week ago I stood in a snake-like queue, the sun pounding down on me. My knees were shaking. I thought I might never make it to the sixth-form gym to collect my AS-level results (I did, they were pleasing). But as I waited, I had plenty of time to reflect on what I've learned in my first year of A-levels. When you arrive at sixth form fresh-faced from your GCSEs and a bumper summer holiday, your new teachers will be quick point out that: "It's a big jump from GCSEs to A-levels."
A Closer Look: Beware of Photos Bearing False Captions When working with historical photo collections, it always pays to ask yourself: Does the title match the content? The original photographers sometimes mixed up dates and places, or misspelled words and omitted key info — just like you or I might. Glancing at this pair of photographs, they seem to show the same scene. But the titles etched into the original glass negatives tell conflicting stories. (Spoiler alert: Don’t click on the photos to see their catalog records yet or you’ll get the answer early!)
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Online resources (The University of Manchester Library Better safe than sorry: proofreading your work Proofreading is a crucial step before submitting any piece of work; it is your opportunity to check that you have answered the question fully, that your writing is clear and easy for the reader to understand, and that there aren’t any mistakes or inaccuracies in your work. This resource explores three vital elements to review when proofreading – flow, clarity and accuracy – and gives you a chance to learn about and apply some techniques to ensure that you check your work properly. Duration: 15 minutes Format: Online tutorial Citing it right: introducing referencing
Critical thinking checklist : s3 Identify what's important: What are the key ideas, problems, arguments, observations, findings, conclusions?What evidence is there?Distinguish critical from other types of writing (eg descriptive); fact from opinion; bias from reason
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