SERP | Reading to Learn in Science Welcome, Science Teachers! This website is all about improving your students’ learning of science content by improving their ability to interpret science texts. This resource focuses on two main questions: What’s the pedagogical basis for emphasizing literacy development in science education? Brought to you by Reading to Learn in Science, a collaboration of the SERP Institute and faculty from Stanford University. The emphasis of the RTLS project is on disciplinary literacy at the 4th to 8th grade level. Strategic Education Research Partnership • 1100 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1310 • Washington, DC 20036 The acid test: Australian journalists must ask what agenda they serve It’s been a big week for the Australian media. We’ve published a picture supposedly of a terrorism suspect that was actually, not. We’ve presented front page stories full of unsourced and misleading or just plain wrong information about a horrific confrontation between a messed up, radicalised, dangerous Melbourne teenager and counter-terrorism police. At the same time, as the ABC broadcaster Mark Colvin noted on Friday, the Australian Senate passed arguably the most significant restraints on press freedom in this country outside of wartime. Given that parliament seems to be on a path to deliver a bigger surveillance state and less means for whistleblowers to expose its abuses or for journalists to scrutinise it, a bit of push back from the community might have been expected. Yet nobody, apart from the industry, the Greens and a couple of crossbench parliamentarians stood up for press freedom. I don’t think we can avoid the reality that these two eventualities are connected.
UWM Writing Center We are now open for Winterim. Make an appointment now! Winterim Hours:Jan. 6 - 2210am - 3pmTues. - Thurs.All Winterim Hours in Curtin 127 Scheduling an online session? See "Online Tutoring" link for tips about using A/V The Writing Center is open to all UW-Milwaukee writers, current freshmen through graduate students, staff and faculty. Whether face to face or online in real time, you can meet one on one and confidentially with a qualified tutor to discuss any kind of writing project. Wherever you are in your writing process — generating topics, organizing ideas, developing content, refining language or revising drafts — talking with a tutor can help you get started and keep you moving toward your final goals.
Hermann Hesse on the Three Types of Readers and Why the Most Transcendent Form of Reading Is Non-reading Categories are how we navigate the world, for better or for worse — this impulse toward organization helps us (to borrow Umberto Eco’s wonderful phrase) make infinity comprehensible, but its perilous flipside is the seedbed of stereotypes. Hermann Hesse (July 2, 1877–August 9, 1962) placed this paradoxical nature of categories at the heart of his taxonomy of the three types of readers — a sort of fluid hierarchy of reading modes, which he outlined in an altogether magnificent 1920 essay titled “On Reading Books.” It was later included in My Belief: Essays on Life and Art (public library) — the terrific Hesse anthology that gave us the beloved writer and Nobel laureate on why the book will never lose its magic. From ancient mythology to modern psychology, Hesse notes, the human experience is strewn with such taxonomies of character. He writes: We have an inborn tendency to establish types in our minds and to divide mankind according to them. Half a century before E.B.
Australia should not return a person to a place where there’s a 50/50 chance they’ll be killed | Human Rights Law Centre News Australia should not return a person to a place where there’s a 50/50 chance they’ll be killed 12 August 2014 Proposed amendments to the Migration Act would significantly increase the risk of people being returned to persecution, the HRLC has said in a submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee. The Committee is conducting an inquiry into changes which would increase the risk threshold asylum seekers have to meet before being eligible for Australia’s protection under important human rights treaties. HRLC Director of Legal Advocacy, Daniel Webb, explained that a person is currently eligible for Australia’s protection under these treaties if there is a “real risk” they’ll face significant harm on return. “These reforms would potentially see a woman 50% likely to be the victim of an honour killing forced to go home and take her chances. “Our own Government would assess these people as being in serious danger and then send them straight back to it.”
UW-Milwaukee Graduate School | Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Updated May 2013 Introduction The requirements contained in this booklet apply to the master's thesis and the doctoral dissertation. The thesis is a report of original research and scholarly work that is shared with the academic community and is made available to the public. These format standards have been developed to ensure a degree of consistency in the written presentation of this research across academic disciplines. The Graduate School will not accept theses that do not conform to these guidelines. Thesis & Dissertation Format Standards General Instructions Spacing Double space throughout, with the exception of the title page, approval page, captions, table or figure headings, extensive quotations, footnotes or endnotes, entries in the References section, entries in the Table of Contents, and appendices. Font Any standard font is acceptable; however, the same font should be used throughout. Margins Preliminary Pages Numbering Pages appear in this sequence
Internet Sacred Text Archive Home UN alerted to Australia’s over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples | Human Rights Law Centre News UN alerted to Australia’s over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 18 September 2014 The United Nation’s Human Rights Council – the world’s peak human rights body – has been alerted to Australia’s rapidly increasing imprisonment rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Human Rights Law Centre has lodged a statement to the 27th session of the Human Rights Council currently underway in Geneva calling on the Council to urge Australia to take effective steps to address the social crisis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ high imprisonment rates. The HRLC’s Senior Lawyer, Ruth Barson, said successive Australian governments have failed to address the socio-economic reasons that lead to a disproportionate number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people being caught up in the criminal justice system. For further information, please contact:Ruth Barson, HRLC Senior Lawyer on 0417773037
UCLA MIMG Home › Graduate Programs › The Master's proposal should be a four to eight page (double-spaced) original research proposal on a current topic in microbiology, immunology and/or molecular genetics. Design the experiments with appropriate controls, and succinctly present them along with the interpretation of possible results. The studies proposed should involve no more effort than could be accomplished by one graduate student in two years. Be specific about the problem. The proposal is not a literature survey or review. Specific Aim: One to five sentences stating the goal of the research project. Significance: A one-half page statement as to the potential medical or scientific impact of this project (i.e., the nature of the contribution and the fields affected). Background: Succinctly review current literature relevent to the proposal. Outline of Proposal: This should be one to two pages describing the strategy of the proposed experiments. Methods: References: Literature cited.
Introducing Multimodal Composition in the Two-Y... | The Macmillan Community Multimodality is mainstream: In their exploration of threshold concepts for composition, Naming What We Know, Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle posit that “all writing is multimodal” and “all writing is performative.” Andrea Lunsford showcases innovative assignments in her “Multimodal Mondays” blog. Articles in Teaching English in the Two Year College have addressed visual rhetoric and multimodal composition. Despite this prominence within our discipline, for many two-year composition instructors, the term is not familiar. This summer, as part of an on-going course redesign to emphasize threshold concepts, I have been exploring ways to integrate multimodality in my ESL, developmental, and first-year courses. I decided to introduce multimodality via discussion of two key concepts: affordances and “re-mediation.” I then showed the YouTube video clip of the Battle of Yorktown from this year’s Tony Awards, performed by the cast of Hamilton.