GRE Revised General Test: Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension questions are designed to test a wide range of abilities that are required in order to read and understand the kinds of prose commonly encountered in graduate school. Those abilities include: understanding the meaning of individual words and sentences understanding the meaning of paragraphs and larger bodies of text distinguishing between minor and major points summarizing a passage drawing conclusions from the information provided reasoning from incomplete data to infer missing information understanding the structure of a text in terms of how the parts relate to one another identifying the author's assumptions and perspective analyzing a text and reaching conclusions about it identifying strengths and weaknesses of a position developing and considering alternative explanations Each Reading Comprehension question is based on a passage that may range in length from one paragraph to several paragraphs.
So, Mark Zuckerberg wants to repent for Facebook's sins? He can start here Along with his fellow Jews, Mark Zuckerberg introspected over Yom Kippur and asked for forgiveness via Facebook from “those I hurt this year … for the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together”. He promised to “work to do better”. Presumably, Zuckerberg was referring to the two types of harm that Facebook has recently acknowledged causing: allowing Russian nationals to purchase Facebook ads to aid Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and allowing ad buys on hateful search terms. It took congressional investigations, a special counsel investigation, and great reporting by Politico to get Facebook to fess up to these sins. It took President Obama pulling Mark Zuckerberg aside shortly after the election and schooling him in Facebook’s responsibility for distributing electioneering lies. But even so, Zuckerberg could have met these revelations with a shrug.
Newspaper Map We have indexed all newspapers and plotted their correct locations, in 39 countries. Might have missed some. And most newspapers in another 199 countries, a bunch of them not in their correct locations. Add new ones here: add/correct Grenfell Tower Fire Sacrifice The Grenfell Tower Fire in North Kensington London on Donald Trump’s birthday is yet another case in our ongoing series of Ritual Fire Sacrifice by the numbers, a theory that is again best supported by long counts of history repeating (as opposed to simple gematria synchs with synonyms of secret societies – an easy trap for confirmation bias). Let’s see how a bit more digging into durations can better prove a conspiracy than identifying a few 33s & 74s and calling it a day. Fire Sacrifice =666.
Reading Comprehension Within this page,the complex processes involved in reading comprehension are divided into three categories (much like the National Reading Panel Report). The categories include vocabulary instruction, text comprehension instruction, and teacher preparation and comprehension strategies instruction. You'll also find useful websites that students can visit to practice their use of comprehension strategies with fiction and non-fiction texts at a variety of reading levels. Vocabulary Instruction Helping Children at Home with Vocabulary Building from the Child Development Institute is a helpful outline of suggestions for parents as "language models" Homonyms from Alan Cooper is an entire website devoted to types of homonyms with an ever growing list of homonyms to learn about. Text Comprehension Instruction
Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook This story has been updated with an additional response from Facebook. Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his company’s social network played a key role in the U.S. election, President Barack Obama pulled the youthful tech billionaire aside and delivered what he hoped would be a wake-up call. For months leading up to the vote, Obama and his top aides quietly agonized over how to respond to Russia’s brazen intervention on behalf of the Donald Trump campaign without making matters worse. Weeks after Trump’s surprise victory, some of Obama’s aides looked back with regret and wished they had done more.
Staged (!!!) London Grenfell Tower fire! + occult significance Just as "predicted" by the Economist (Rothschild) cover of "World in 2017" we have a major Tower event. The Tower card was actually played a couple of times already since the release of "The World in 2017": 1st time with the Berlin truck terror hoax (took place right in front of a Protestant Tower landmark), then we had the media story about witches worldwide using the Tower card to bring down Trump (Tower), and now a proper Tower event with all the flames and all. And as with all of these events we have an hegelian dialectic taking place (left/right, immigration/no immigration, poor/rich, etc)
Strategies for Developing Reading Skills Using Reading Strategies Language instructors are often frustrated by the fact that students do not automatically transfer the strategies they use when reading in their native language to reading in a language they are learning. Instead, they seem to think reading means starting at the beginning and going word by word, stopping to look up every unknown vocabulary item, until they reach the end. When they do this, students are relying exclusively on their linguistic knowledge, a bottom-up strategy.
Beating Up - A Report on Police Batons and the News Media at the World Economic Forum, Melbourne, September 2000, by Dr. Bernard Barrett, Historian Forwarded to the Office of the Ombudsman, Victoria, 15 November 2000 Revised 28 November 2000 From 1977 until he retired in 1993, the author was the State Historian for the Government of Victoria, responsible for promoting research and public awareness about Victoria’s cultural heritage. Contents Free English Reading comprehension tests and exercises online Reading comprehension is also an important part when you take an English test. Reading comprehension test can help you to improve vocabulary, grammar, and logical thought ability. There are some tips for you to improve reading skills: - Practice reading every day. You should read different fields to improve your vocabulary.
The science behind why fake news is so hard to wipe out In the immediate aftermath of the October 1 night massacre in Las Vegas, Facebook and Google — the two largest distributors of news and information in the world — helped to spread misinformation. In its “top stories,” Google featured a 4chan forum — an anonymous message board notorious for fueling conspiracy theories — that misidentified the shooter as a Democrat with ties to leftist, anti-fascist groups, as BuzzFeed’s Ryan Broderick found out. On Facebook, “trending stories” featured articles about the shooter from Sputnik, a Russian propaganda outlet, a New York Times reporter noted. And that’s just the start: An untold number of other pieces of user-generated misinformation and hoaxes on the shooting spread freely on social media.