Professional and Technical Writing/Rhetoric/Author/Style Writing style can mean some things. It can mean the features that make the person or authors type of writing unique. On the other end of the spectrum there is a legal or scientific style of writing, referring to writing characteristics shared by certain groups of professionals, like lawyers or scientists. Style can also mean a communication's readability, if it is written in a clear manner, a muddy, inspiring or dull style. A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop “More is better.” From the number of gigs in a cellular data plan to the horsepower in a pickup truck, this mantra is ubiquitous in American culture. When it comes to college students, the belief that more is better may underlie their widely-held view that laptops in the classroom enhance their academic performance. Laptops do in fact allow students to do more, like engage in online activities and demonstrations, collaborate more easily on papers and projects, access information from the internet, and take more notes. Indeed, because students can type significantly faster than they can write, those who use laptops in the classroom tend to take more notes than those who write out their notes by hand.
15 Smartphone Apps to Teach Yourself Chinese Learning a new language is never easy, but Chinese can be one of the hardest for English speakers to master as it requires not only learning to speak a new language but also to read and write using an entirely different set of characters. Learners don’t have to go it alone, however. As the popularity of learning Mandarin has exploded over the past few years, so have the number of helpful resources catered to language learners that can aid in studying, learning, and practicing key language skills. Even better, many of these resources are available over a smartphone, making it possible to learn at any time and from anywhere and often at no or a very low cost. Here we highlight just a few of the best Chinese language learning apps out there today, offering language learners the chance to use flashcards, look up words, draw characters, and practice vocab on-the-go. Pleco Chinese Dictionary:Pleco is one of the best Chinese dictionaries currently on the market and, amazingly, it’s also free.
Thorium Reader – Liseuse pour livres au format EPUB Thorium Reader is the EPUB reader of choice for Windows 10, MacOS and Linux. This EDRLab application is in constant development and aims at becoming a reference for accessing EPUB 3 publications in reflow or fixed layout format, audiobooks and visual narratives, LCP protected or not. It is localized in a large set of languages, each version offering new languages. Huge efforts are also made to get Thorium Reader highly accessible for visually impaired and dyslexic people.
Education Endowment Foundation Feedback is information given to the learner and/or the teacher about the learner’s performance relative to learning goals. It should aim towards (and be capable of producing) improvement in students’ learning. Feedback redirects or refocuses either the teacher’s or the learner’s actions to achieve a goal, by aligning effort and activity with an outcome. It can be about the learning activity itself, about the process of activity, about the student’s management of their learning or self-regulation or (the least effective) about them as individuals. This feedback can be verbal, written, or can be given through tests or via digital technology. It can come from a teacher or someone taking a teaching role, or from peers.
Resouces for Using English at the United Nations These resources focus on the specialized language, formats and style used by the United Nations. Except for Correspondence Writing workbook, these links are all on the United Nations Intranet. The links are not accessible on networks outside the United Nations. A Guide to Writing for the United Nations (PDF) a classic guide by retired editor W.H. Learn Difficult Concepts with the ADEPT Method After a decade of writing explanations, I’ve simplified the strategy I use to get new concepts to click. Make explanations ADEPT: Use an Analogy, Diagram, Example, Plain-English description, and then a Technical description. Here’s how to teach yourself a difficult idea, or explain one to others.
Name calling in China Mild Chinese insults can be funny and creative for some light-hearted teasing. To help with your Mandarin learning, we’ve compiled some of the best Chinese name-calling into three categories: bad eggs, nasty numbers, and colorful curses. These monikers can be used in times of frustration but also for playful teasing and even affection. There is a Chinese expression that declares: dă shì qīn, mà shì ài (打是亲，骂是爱). LaTeX - Mac OS, Windows, Linux The LaTeX team cannot guarantee that TeX distributions, even recent ones, contain the most recent version of LaTeX. It may happen that you need a more recent LaTeX than the one that your favourite TeX distribution carries, e.g., in order to get a particular bug fix. In that case you will need to fetch LaTeX from CTAN and install it on top of your distribution.
50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room." Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket.