Course: alt - Diploma Exam Prep - tips and tricks Adjectives Do you see how much more interesting adjectives can make things? Use adjectives to enhance the description of what you are saying. For example, instead of saying "I was near the ocean" you could say something like "I was near the vast, salty ocean." What other adjectives can you think of to describe the ocean? Nouns Pronoun Adverbs Do you see how adverbs can also enhance the quality of a description? Do you see the difference that adverbs and adjectives can make? Try one yourself: "The boy ran to the theatre" Where could you insert an adjective or adverb? Conjunction (click on the mind map below to view more) Interjection An interjection is a word added to a sentence to convey emotion. Prepositions Contractions Try to avoid using contractions when writing formally. Homophones Click on the flag below to see a list
For ESL English Language Learners "The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practicing all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse next door and changes his life forever. NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program (Beta) 22 Calming Quotes for People with Anxiety “P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. ~Danielle LaPorte “Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. ~Anais Nin “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. ~Jodi Picoult “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ~Dorothy M. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” ~Deepak Chopra “If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.” ~Brene Brown “The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” ~Alain de Botton “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. “You don’t have to control your thoughts.
When is Halloween 2017? True story behind All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day, why we celebrate and terrifying facts Tucked between the cold nights of winter and the falling leaves of autumn we have Halloween - a time of celebration and superstition. But where did the spooky day come from and why do we celebrate it? The spookiest time of the year isn't just a time for kids to dress up and trick or treat. It's thought Halloween started with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would wear costumes and roam to ward of ghosts, but it's down to Pope Gregory III's decree in the eight century that we celebrate it as we do. Why do we celebrate Halloween? Samhain (sow-in) marked the end of summer and the harvest and heralded in the colder months. Traditionally people wore costumes, animal skins and heads and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. The first was Feralia, a day late in October where Romans marked the passing of the dead. It was in 609 AD that Christianity changed the festival to add praying for the dead. The next day, November 2, is All Souls Day, when the dead are remembered. 1. 2.
3D Brain Why Catholics Should Embrace Halloween | Catholic Answers Skip to main content Brain Structures and Their Functions The nervous system is your body's decision and communication center. The central nervous system (CNS) is made of the brain and the spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system (PNS) is made of nerves. Together they control every part of your daily life, from breathing and blinking to helping you memorize facts for a test. Nerves reach from your brain to your face, ears, eyes, nose, and spinal cord... and from the spinal cord to the rest of your body. Sensory nerves gather information from the environment, send that info to the spinal cord, which then speed the message to the brain. The brain is made of three main parts: the forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain. The Cerebrum: The cerebrum or cortex is the largest part of the human brain, associated with higher brain function such as thought and action. What do each of these lobes do? Note that the cerebral cortex is highly wrinkled. Nerve cells make up the gray surface of the cerebrum which is a little thicker than your thumb.
Gero Time Management Companion on the App Store Is Your Leadership Innovative? Are your leadership actions impeding innovation? Are your change initiatives successfully implemented and delivering the benefits you expected? How is YOUR behavior impacting their ability to delivery results? Innovative Leadership – Critical to Create a Culture of Successful Innovation Many traditional leaders spend more time perfecting their golf swings than they do updating their ability to lead in this interconnected and dynamic business environment. Innovative leadership is the type of leadership that allows already successful leaders to raise the bar on their performance and the performance of their organizations. An innovative leader is defined as someone who consistently delivers results using the following: While others differentiate leadership from management this definition includes both because, to fully implement innovative change, the organizational leaders need to both set the strategy and be sufficiently involved in the tactics to ensure innovation and changes happen.