OWL Contributors:Allen Brizee.Summary: This resource outlines the generally accepted structure for introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions in an academic argument paper. Keep in mind that this resource contains guidelines and not strict rules about organization. Your structure needs to be flexible enough to meet the requirements of your purpose and audience. The following sections outline the generally accepted structure for an academic argument paper. Keep in mind that these are guidelines and that your structure needs to be flexible enough to meet the requirements of your purpose and audience. You may also use the following Purdue OWL resources to help you with your argument paper: Introduction The introduction is the broad beginning of the paper that answers three important questions: What is this? You should answer these questions by doing the following: First, I will define key terms for my argument, and then I will provide some background of the situation. Thesis checklist Induction
Massive botnet 'indestructible,' say researchers News June 29, 2011 04:19 PM ET Computerworld - A new and improved botnet that has infected more than four million PCs is "practically indestructible," security researchers say. "TDL-4," the name for both the bot Trojan that infects machines and the ensuing collection of compromised computers, is "the most sophisticated threat today," said Kaspersky Labs researcher Sergey Golovanov in a detailed analysis Monday. "[TDL-4] is practically indestructible," Golovanov said. Others agree. "I wouldn't say it's perfectly indestructible, but it is pretty much indestructible," said Joe Stewart, director of malware research at Dell SecureWorks and an internationally-known botnet expert, in an interview today. Golovanov and Stewart based their judgments on a variety of TDL-4's traits, all which make it an extremely tough character to detect, delete, suppress or eradicate. But that's not TDL-4's secret weapon. "Each time a botnet gets taken down it raises the bar for the next time," noted Schouwenberg.
Learn English for Free with elllo! DC IELTS: Spelling & IELTS – a test and some tips Is your IELTS target band 7? Or do you want to improve your IELTS listening from band 6 to band 7? Or from band 5 to 6? Here’s some really practical advice – think spelling. Spelling matters not just in the writing paper but in listening and reading too, where if you misspell a word, you get no mark. Down the page there is an interactive exercise for you to test your basic spelling. Test your spelling Here is my interactive IELTS spelling test. Test your basic spelling for IELTS or click the image below Test your basic spelling for IELTS Some advice If you got less than 100%, you need to work on your spelling. Tip 1 – Know the problem First of all, if you can’t spell, you’re not (necessarily) an idiot. So, step number one in my programme is to not to think too much about how the word sounds when you write it. It’s important to make this connection because in many languages what you say and what you write are the same thing. Tip 2 – Learn to look at words Here’s what you do: A miracle! architec
LPT: When negotiating always use the 3 D's : Draft, Devil's Advocate, and Deliver. Using these steps will help deliver a more compelling argument and reach an agreeable decision. : LifeProTips Biz Break: For Apple, other Silicon Valley tech stocks, a midyear checkup By Frank Michael Russell email@example.com Posted: 06/30/2011 01:34:53 PM PDT0 Comments|Updated: 3 years ago Today: Apple and the tech-heavy Nasdaq are up so far this year, but Apple has declined since reaching a record close in February. Plus: A new partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Midyear stocks: Tech-heavy Nasdaq risesIt's the last day of June - and the last stock-trading day of the first half of 2011.After a turbulent few months, the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index (a favorite here in tech-heavy Silicon Valley) finished 4.5 percent higher than its closing level at the end of 2010.Several of Silicon Valley's largest tech stocks by market value also are in positive territory for 2011 - including Apple, Oracle and Intel. The blue chip Dow Jones industrial average (home to tech blue chips Cisco Systems, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and IBM) was up 7.2 percent for the first half of the year. Solar power: The U.S. The conditions of the loan guarantees weren't disclosed.
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Writing an Essay? Here Are 10 Effective Tips Honestly, throughout most of high school and college, I was a mediocre essay writer. Every once in a while, I would write a really good essay, but mostly I skated by with B’s and A-minuses. I know personally how boring writing an essay can be, and also, how hard it can be to write a good one. However, toward the end of my time as a student, I made a breakthrough. That’s right. Why Writing an Essay Is So Hard? Here are a few reasons: You’d rather be scrolling through Facebook.You’re trying to write something your teacher or professor will like.You’re trying to get an A instead of writing something that’s actually good.You want to do the least amount of work possible. The biggest reason writing an essay is so hard is because we mostly focus on those external rewards like getting a passing grade or our teacher’s approval. Why? Because when you focus on external approval, you shut down your subconscious, and the subconscious is the source of your creativity. Just stop. Ready to get writing? 1.
Applied Materials reveals breakthrough in chip manufacturing Applied Materials, the largest maker of chip making equipment, announced what it called a “breakthrough” technology in manufacturing chips that could become critical for continued technological progress in electronics for years to come. The advance comes in a category of chip-making equipment called “rapid thermal processing,” or RTP. That involves heating a chip material to levels of heat similar to that of jet engine within a very short period of time. “This represents multiple divisions in the company coming together to create a revolutionary technology,” said Sundar Ramamurthy (pictured at top), vice president and general manager in a division at Applied Materials. Applied has been making RTP machines for 15 years and nearly every chip manufacturer has one of its machines. The variation in manufacturing, caused by a breakdown in the ability to create exactly uniform chips, makes it much harder for chip makers to create cheap semiconductors.
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