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RSS Feed Search Engine Instant RSS Search engine will help you discover RSS feeds on the web around your favorite topics. You may use the tool to search RSS feeds for blogs, news websites, podcasts and more. It is instant search and hence the search results display as you type. You may use any of the Google search operators - like allintitle, inurl, etc. - for more accurate results. You can subscribe to the feeds in your favorite RSS Reader (like Feedly) or use the Preview link to see the 10 most recently published articles from that feed. Cite Sources — Plagiarism.org This depends on what type of work you are writing, how you are using the borrowed material, and the expectations of your instructor. First, you have to think about how you want to identify your sources. If your sources are very important to your ideas, you should mention the author and work in a sentence that introduces your citation. If, however, you are only citing the source to make a minor point, you may consider using parenthetical references, footnotes, or endnotes.
Lesson Overview | Does the emphasis on reading “informational text” in the new Common Core State Standards set up a “fiction versus nonfiction smackdown” in English classes? If so, is that good or bad? In this lesson, students will reflect on their reading experiences in and out of school and discuss the roles that both nonfiction and fiction have played. Then, they will become familiar with what the Common Core standards say about reading, and what critics and supporters have written in reaction, in order to discuss and write about the question “What Should Children Read?” Materials | Our Reading Questionnaire handout Warm-Up | Ask students to complete our Reading Questionnaire (PDF) to begin thinking about their own reading histories, habits and preferences — and about the roles of fiction and nonfiction in their lives.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: About Us: Employment Opportunities The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, offers ten one year paid sandwich course placements in the Jodrell Laboratory and Herbarium, from August 2014 until August 2015. This is your opportunity to participate in one of our exciting science projects. We are looking for enthusiastic undergraduates, who are studying applied biology, plant science, or related subjects at university. These placements are only available as a sandwich before the final year of an undergraduate Bachelor degree. What placements do we offer? Understanding Language In the first lesson in this unit, students are introduced to the use of persuasion in visual, print, and multimodal advertisements. Many advertisements, particularly video, embed persuasive techniques in the familiar genre of narrative first to inform, engage, and interest readers and viewers emotionally, and then to persuade them to take some form of action. This action may be to buy a product, sign a petition, attend an event, or change their behavior. Sometimes the purpose is to raise awareness of an issue –the action or response required is not always made explicit. This lesson explores how the use of persuasive techniques within the narrative of advertisements accomplishes these goals.
DSU: BIO 101 - Plant Structure BIO 101 Principles of Biology IIStructure of Flowering Plants • Dicots • Embryo in the seed has two cotyledons (seed leaves) • Stem vascular bundles arranged in single ring The Plagiarism Spectrum Preventing plagiarism in the Digital Age GUEST COLUMN | by Jason Chu Summer 2012 was awash in breaking news of journalistic misconduct, punctuated with the exposure of Jonah Lehrer’s and Fareed Zakaria’s acts of plagiarism (for a full review of the “Summer of Sin,” see Craig Silverman’s post on Poynter.org). Though the “Summer of Sin” came to an end, the Fall brought with it more bad news with cases of cheating at both Stuyvesant High School and renowned Harvard University coming to light. The breaking news, as such, regarding the current state of our journalistic and academic integrity paints a pretty bleak picture. If shame, embarrassment, and career suicide are not enough to keep professionals who traffic in facts from staying on the straight and narrow, what can be done to curb this behavior, especially among students?
Future Singapore gardens January 2nd, 2010 Cristian This wild and fantastic design came up by the studios Grant Associates and Gustafson Porter which designed it for an international competition for the Singapore government. It coveres 101 hectares of land and encompassing a park, the waterscape and a marina. Officially is going to be opened in 2011. I am sure that will be one of the biggest attractions of the year.
Building Blocks of Language: The Eight Parts of Speech Tutorial 1. It is always helpful to be able to place items in categories in order to MAKE SENSE OF WHAT YOU ARE STUDYING. We place foods in categories (fruits, vegetables, grains, etc.). We place sports in categories (individual or team sports, contact or non-contact sports, etc.). We place subject matter in categories (math, science, language arts, etc.).
Chelsea Physic Garden Coordinates: The garden in summer 2006. The garden with the house visible in the background. The Chelsea Physic Garden was established as the Apothecaries’ Garden in London, England, in 1673. (The word "Physic" here refers to the science of healing.) This physic garden is the second oldest botanical garden in Britain, after the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, which was founded in 1621.
The History of Botanic Gardens Gardens and the cultivation of plants have been around for thousands of years with the first examples dating to around 3000 years ago in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. The Romans were also keen gardeners and they were also aware of the medicinal properties of plants. Following on from the Romans in identifying the medicinal properties of plants were the monks. Medieval gardens: Middle Ages to c1500 Monasteries and manor houses dictated the garden style of the medieval period. Monastic gardens provided medicine and food for the monks and for the local community. Herbs were cultivated in the ‘physic garden’ composed of well-ordered rectangular beds, while orchards, fishponds and dovecotes ensured there would be food for all.