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Study Guides These sites provide literary summaries and notes on novels and plays. They are included as support materials, not as a substitute for reading and studying a text. Students who visit this site are reminded that mistakes sometimes creep into these notes; do not use them as a substitute for your own critical analysis. BookwolfBook notes and study guides. Classic Notes at Grade SaverThis site includes notes on a variety of titles. Pink MonkeyPink Monkey, with its partner Barron's Notes, has notes for more than 350 titles, including an extensive collection of Shakespearean drama. ShmoopThis is primarily a study guide site for students, but teachers might appreciate the "Shmoop for Teachers" link at the bottom of the home page and the site's active support for citation. Spark NotesHundreds of titles, links to message boards and other resources.

Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces When Christian Schallert isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment is an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it. To sleep, he rolls his bed out from under the balcony, his stairs become become bedside tables and he can even swing his tv out from the wall. To dine, he lowers a plank from the wall, his flower-stand becomes a support and his stairs become a bench. To cook, he clicks a spot on his vast wall of click-able furniture, and a spring-loaded door swings up to reveal an instant kitchen: double-burner, dishwasher, sink, countertop and microwave oven. Located in Barcelona’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeon loft. While there’s undoubtedly more work involved in constructing and deconstructing your dining room/kitchen/bedroom every day or meal (one of his friends has dubbed it “G.I.

guide.pdf The 5 Metrics You Need to Know to Give a Great Presentation Noah Zandan is the co-founder and CEO of Quantified Impressions, the leading global provider of personal, professional, and organizational communication analytics. Noah and his team analyze presentations to provide public speakers with feedback on how to become more effective. Here are his top five metrics that are essential to giving a great presentation that engages your audience and drives results: 1. 15 seconds—the amount of time you have to make a positive first impression on your audience. From the moment you step on stage, your audience will make an assessment of you and then look for evidence to confirm their first impressions. 2. 5 minutes—the average audience attention span. Our attention spans have decreased from 12 to 5 minutes in the past ten years. The nemesis of audience engagement is boredom, so you must keep your presentation interesting. 3. 10%—Get to the point! This metric is especially important given the short attention span of your audience. Audiences are selfish.

The Key to Media's Hidden Codes TED's Ads Worth Spreading initiative finds ads that communicate interesting ideas with consumers. Think about how an idea can reset someone’s worldview and even begin a domino effect as they pass it on to friends. article by AdAge lists the top 10 most viewed advertisements on YouTube in 2011. Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the world's biggest celebration of creativity in communications. As the most prestigious international creative communications awards, more than 28,000 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival. Listen and Write - Dictation Citation Machine: Format & Generate Citations – APA, MLA, & Chicago The Times and the Common Core Standards: Reading Strategies for 'Informational Text' Update | Sept. 2012: We’ll be exploring the new Common Core State Standards, and how teaching with The Times can address them, through a series of blog posts. You can find them all here, in the lesson plan category “Common Core.” Forty-four states and United States territories have adopted the Common Core Standards and, according to this recent Times article, one major change teachers can expect to see is more emphasis on reading “informational,” or nonfiction, texts across subject areas: While English classes will still include healthy amounts of fiction, the standards say that students should be reading more nonfiction texts as they get older, to prepare them for the kinds of material they will read in college and careers. In the fourth grade, students should be reading about the same amount from “literary” and “informational” texts, according to the standards; in the eighth grade, 45 percent should be literary and 55 percent informational, and by 12th grade, the split should be 30/70.

Understanding Randall's favorite listening activities on his site (Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab) 1. A Story to Remember: - A story of a man who was approached by an alien creature. Or was it?2. MLA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. Contributors: Tony Russell, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli, Russell Keck, Joshua M. Periodicals include magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Use the following format for all citations: Author. Article in a Magazine Cite by listing the article's author, putting the title of the article in quotations marks, and italicizing the periodical title. Author(s). Poniewozik, James. Buchman, Dana. Article in a Newspaper Cite a newspaper article as you would a magazine article, but note the different pagination in a newspaper. Brubaker, Bill. Krugman, Andrew. Behre, Robert. Trembacki, Paul. A Review Review Author. Seitz, Matt Zoller. Weiller, K. "Of Mines and Men."

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