Wednesday, June 3, 2020
If you read that title and thought, well how could I possibly know what I dont know the whole point is that I dont know it? then let me explain that contradiction a little more fully. People often dont quite realize that the SAT is a reasoning test in more ways than one. The questions themselves are of course designed to test reasoning ability, but so is the construction of the entire test. That quarter-point penalty for wrong answers isnt there by accident: it basically exists to make sure that people who like to guess but have no idea what theyre doing arent unduly rewarded for their audacity (thats the non-mathy version for those of you who want the statistics, look it up;) Various sources of course have various responses to this arrangement: guess if you can get rid of one answer. No, guess if you can get rid of two answers! And so on. Anyone whos ever worked with me can attest to the fact that my stance on wild guessing even if someone is down to two answers is exceedingly conservative for one simple reason: in all of the time Ive spent tutoring, I cant actually recall the last time someone took a wild guess and got the answer right. Im not saying it cant happen, just that I cant remember it happening and I spend a lot of time watching people trying to figure out SAT questions. I see people make educated or even semi-educated guesses, even those that are just based based on gut feelings, and get questions right all the time. But real, pure, wild guesses that turn out to be correct? No, thats not something I really encounter. This of course hearkens back to the big purple elephant in the room, the one everyone wants to pretend isnt there (and will twist themselves into knots trying to avoid): when people consistently get SAT questions wrong, it usually isnt because theyre poor guessers but rather because they dont really know how to answer those questions. Either they dont truly understand what the question is asking or they dont know how to work through it to arrive at the correct answer. They could also be rushing or not working carefully enough, but again, in my experience, more often than not those are excuses that people give when they dont realize theres a deeper issue at work. In other words, its not really the tests fault; its just catching an underlying weaknesses. ThinkÃ of it this way: if you didnt have that weakness and it could be a weakness of approach rather than one of actual knowledge you would have gotten the answer right. Lets, for a moment, assume that were talking about weaknesses in actual knowledge. Unless youre consistently scoring close to perfect in a given section, its probably safe to say that you have a couple. Ideally, of course, youd start SAT prep far enough in advance to be able to address those weaknesses, but of course it doesnt usually doesnt work that way, and you end up having to make do with the skills you have. In that case, the best thing you can do is to be aware of where your weaknesses are and, assuming that youre not trying to get an 800, be willing to treat questions that test those areas with an extra degree of caution. Let me give you an example: occasionally, just to try to put myself in my students shoes a little bit, Ill play around with SAT math sections. Now, my high school math education was absolutely and thoroughly abysmal: unlike my English and History teachers, several of whom were absolutely extraordinary, my Math teachers ranged from apathetic to mind-bendingly incompetent. (Some of them were quite good at math they just couldnt teach their way out of a box.) The absolute worst was my tenth grade geometry teacher, Mr. Bookston, who literally spent an entire year responding to my and my classmates repeated insistences that we did not in fact understand a word out of his mouth with a wave of his hand and a confident, Oh, YOU understand! The inevitable result was that I learned nothing whatsoever about geometry, a sorry state of affairs that has unfortunately persisted to this day. So, when I look at an SAT Math section, I know that Im probably not going to be able to answer most, if any, of the geometry questions. I know that Ill just sit there staring at them without the slightest idea of how to even begin to answer the problems. In other words, exactly what a lot of my students feel when they look at particularly daunting CR or Writing question. But heres the thing: I dont even try to answer them. I know enough about the test AND about my own abilities that I know its not even remotely worth it. I just focus on answering every single question correctly that I know I can answer correctly and forget about everything else; I dont want to let my score get dragged down unnecessarily by the quarter-point penalty. My goal is to get x number of questions right for a particular raw score, not try to answer every question and hope for the best. Working this way, I managed to raise my score by 60 points to a 590 (yes, I am willing to admit that publicly!) in about three tests. Without using a calculator. Thats better than I did in high school, and I havent taken a math class since then. Now, if I wanted to get my score over the 600 mark, I would actually have to learn some more math I dont have any illusions about that. But for a relatively quick fix Well, 60 points is a lot in a very short period of time. The point Im trying to make with that little anecdote is that learning where your weak spots lie is just as important as memorizing vocabulary and formulas because you need that information to be able to work strategically a form of reasoning that requires a pretty high degree of intellectual maturity in and of itself. You need to know what kind of questions its even worth to take semi-educated gut-feeling guesses on, and which ones youre better off skipping entirely. You need to understand that wishful thinking isnt enough, that just guessing and hoping that maybe this time youll luck out and do really well does not constitute an effective strategy. It doesnt seem to matter how many times I say this to some people; they just keep on guessing, even when it repeatedly backfires, and if then they keep getting disappointed. Theres really nothing I can do about that. But if youre stuck at a particular score level and keep missing the same kinds of questions over and over, you need to stop trying to answer them. Especially if youre going to be a senior and dont have time to really get solid on the content, focusing on what you do know how to do might represent your best chance to pull up your score.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
In any business there is a fine line between cutting corners to save money and being fair to your costumers and the community you work in. Oil companies such as Chevron do not seem to acknowledge the presence of this dilemma. They show blatant disregard for the safety of the workers that they employ, and the people whoÃ¢â¬â¢s health they endanger. These companies have been working on a new home front in our own back yards of Pennsylvania as they move across the country sucking Mother Nature of her natural resources. The fact of the matter is that the practice of fracking is bad for the environment in every way possible and can be a serious if not ominous threat to every personÃ¢â¬â¢s health within miles of the well sites. So what is fracking? Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has played an important role in the development of Americas oil and natural gas resources for nearly 60 years. In the U.S., an estimated 35,000 wells are processed with the hydraulic fracturing method; itÃ¢â¬â¢s estimated that over one million wells have been hydraulically fractured since the first well in the late 1940s. (www.energyfromshale.org ) There is a lot of controversy over the new practice of getting to fresh natural gas stored in the shale under our feet. The process has been named hydraulic fracturing, and as you can imagine, it involves water (hydro) and breaking stuff (fracking). The results that many people have been experiencing close to where this technique is used seem to be havingShow MoreRelatedTaking a Look at Fracking2174 Words Ã |Ã 9 PagesResearch Fracking Have you ever thought about what it took to get the goods you own from the manufacturer home? It may seem hard to believe, but Ã¢â¬Å"96% of the manufactured goods we use every day contain products that were made possible with natural gas feedstockÃ¢â¬ (energyfromshale.org). 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The rock formations are injected with a liquid mixture of water, sand, and several different chemical compounds. Some of these chemicals are known carcinogens if they are ingested in certain quantities. Accordingly, many people fearRead MoreLaws 310 Course Project1187 Words Ã |Ã 5 PagesIssues 2 Water Contamination 2 Management of Waste Water 3 Air Quality Issues 3 Fracking Chemicals 3 State and Federal Laws 4 Federal Regulations 4 State Regulations 4 U.S. Energy Needs 5 Conclusion 5 Referrence Page 6 Ã¢â¬Æ' Hydraulic Fracturing What is hydraulic fracturing or fracking, and is it safe for our environment? What types of environmental issues are there with fracking? Are the laws in place for fracking good enough or should they be stronger? How much energy does the United States
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Question: Discuss about the Personal Reflection on Global Citizenship. Answer: Introduction: Global citizenship involves the engagement of ethics in a more productive professional context. The concept of being a global citizen involves acceptance of various diverse communities, ethnicity and varying cultures present in the globe today. Global citizenship involve awareness as part of the main issues to be considered valid for acceptance of one as being a global citizen. It entails what an individual does to promote global citizen (Edwards and Gaventa 2014). As an individual through the analysis of the personal ethics lens created, I currently nature personal respect and have developed respect for others as a well, regardless of their background. Through critical analysis as already mentioned, I have acquired capabilities to think deeply and act appropriately on various issues I face on a daily basis. As a global citizen, I critically think about various factors that are equitable and justified in order to lessen whatever may be harmful to the planet. Through individual exploration of the global citizenship themes, as a learner I have acquired and developed courage to stand up for what I believe in as well as what others believes (Meadows 2011). Being a global citizen requires one to be more skillful in every course of action they take in their daily livelihood. As global citizen I have developed various techniques in interrogation and evaluation of ethics and the consequences which may arise from every choice and decision I make in life. In the recent past I have made decisions with deeper consideration of what may happen to the global nation as a consequence of what I have done. The global awareness is also concerned with the creation of ethical care in relation to both the profession an individual is undertaking and world care. It is therefore apparent that most of my reaction and actions classify me as a global citizen. Through a vivid check of the personal ethics lens I have reflected on my ethics journey and the knowledge I have on what global citizenship entails (Lim 2008). As a global citizen I have engaged myself in various global initiative communities who sees the need for global care. In this organizations, we advise citizens on the selection of leaders with capacities to play activists roles in building the new global community. Some of the activities I have undertaken while in these global initiatives a part from sensitization n leadership selection and elections is includes: advocating for the human rights at two stage level that is at the global and at the local level (Ibrahim 2005). Providing advocacy services has enabled me through with the help of other concerned parties to come up with policies and programmatic solutions to various factors and problems which may be dangerous to both the global community as well as the local community currently and in the future. I am also currently participating in the process of decision making concerning the global governance groups making me one of the global citizens. As one of the global citizen I am currently working on environmental preservation in order the planet a better place to live. I am working with environmental scientist conducting environment preservation sensitization, planting trees and facilitating garbage collection and recycling at the local level hoping to expand to the global level is the main aim of the group. To ensure that the efforts to preserve the global environment is a success the group and I conduct ensure that every individual is able to adopt and promote changes in each individuals behavior. In the recent past I participated and contributed as a global citizen in a broad world humanitarian relief efforts and organization of the world cultural events to celebrate the diversity of culture in terms of music, arts, cultural traditions as well as the spiritual traditions. Walking in the path of global citizenship is a journey which require open mindedness and ethical observation and preservation. As individual I cannot claim to be perfect global citizen but can still consider myself walking in the path of being a global citizen (Drache and Froese 2008). Through the journey I have opened my eyes and my raised my consciousness. Impulsively, I feel like I have developed a connection with people surrounding me as well as other parts of the world. I have a feeling as individual to make the world a better place but suffer from inadequacy of relevant resources, tools and equipment as well enough support to act on my vision and that of other people with the opinion and like minds. The mind I have developed and my way of being is still colored pat allegiances a manner of seeing things which are not considered to valid as they used to be prior. The qualities I have developed as a global citizen does not allow me to move backwards from the veil that keeps me from more clear way of seeing the world (Banks 2006). As an individual walking in the path of integrity and ethics I see a world a world different from the other world of individuals who lack morals and humanity. Together with others willing to take the same path I work to find a more sustainable ways of concerning with various organizations all over the world who share the same view of a common community of humanity all over the world (Biccum 2007). What to consider when making decision in relation to global citizenship Decision making is another important issue that an individual walking in the path of global citizenship should consider. Being a global citizen requires one to have the ability to accept other peoples opinions and respect each and every individual living around. Therefore, making of decisions wants and individual to deeply and critically think of the implications of the choices ones takes and the consequences that may arise from the taken action (Biccum 2007). As a global citizen I have been making decisions apparently aware that the independent way of my nation is not out there in the world of various individuals leaving in the global world. In my life global citizenship is part of my daily life and I am linked to others all over the world. Therefore, before making any decision I have to consider that I am linked to the whole world, socially through mass media and telecommunication services, travelling and through natural movements (Drache and Froese 2008). I have to also consider that my world is connected to several others politically via international and systems of political regulations created to serve the world political arena. Prior to making decisions as an individual who believes in global citizenship I have to understand the economic nature and take the planet as the environment that unites every being in the world. What I have learnt about other cultures different to my own As a personality walking in the path of global citizenship, I am aware of the broader world and has developed a sense of my own roles as a global citizen. One the roles I have to ensure is the acceptance of other peoples cultural practices and values. Apart from learning and mastery of my own culture I have also learnt several other important values from other communities leaving in another country (Singer and Gregg 2005). The dressing in the past time used to different even though the fashion as another way of making word one place has recently lessen dressing culture. Even though the dressing culture has been reduced I have learnt a lot from the Mexican way of dressing which is always modern and is acceptable to almost every individual in the world. I have also learnt the use of eating sticks when eating and eating manners from china. As a person I have learnt several ways of doing things from different countries. I have learnt political ideas and social way of life from various co untries. Being a global citizen has enabled me to accept and put into practice various values learnt from the other countries. Making decision in another country Making a relevant decision while living in another country requires an individual to accept, understand and acknowledge the culture and values of the people leaving in that given country. As a global citizen I do apply critical thinking while analyzing situations I have been facing while in another country. During my ethical journey, I have been able to solve and make right decisions while faced with situations in a foreign nation (Davies 2006). The first step I always take while in another country to apply the knowledge of global citizenship which involves proper understanding of how the world work. I then take into consideration the values and cultural diversity to avoid injustices which may arise as a result of the choice of action I take. Making decision in a foreign country requires the knowledge of how that country work. For example the humanitarian way of solving conflicts requires the responsible individual to understand the values of that country and respect each partys opinion (Banks 2006). The final judgment must rely to the need and values of the parties. As an individual if faced with a circumstance that requires me to make a decision I would take time to understand what both the parties value most and take an action which may not result into negative effect to the global environment as well as to the nation. How making ethical decision in another country differ from making decision in Australia Various countries in the world have a better way of dealing with situations. Making of a right decision depends on the values, cultural traditions, spiritual as well as the social life of the people living within that nation (Davies 2006). For example making decision in china concerning corruption will different from making the same decision concerning same corruption scheme. When I am faced with corruption scheme in china the decision to be made will comply with the norms of the country which strongly criticize and lay hash penalties on corruption. Therefore making of a decision in china will require the kind of the action I take to be harsh to the responsible parties unlike Australia where norms on corruption may be not that harsh compared to the Chinese. It is therefore apparent that the kind of decisions I make in Australia will be quite different from those I make as individual leaving in another country (Carroll 2004). Making of decision therefore depends on believes and unders tanding of how the world works in relation to values of each individual. It is also important to have in mind the concept of global citizenship an ethical observation when making decisions. Conclusion Through the analysis of my ethical journey I have realized that to effective global citizen, I need to flexible, be creative enough as well as being proactive. I have also learnt that I need to improve on my abilities to solve problems I face on my daily ethical journey (Isin 2013). As a global citizen, I should always employ critical thinking on every issues, communicate ideas with a lot of effectiveness as well as work well within the various organizations and team members (Isin 2013). It is also vivid that with the application of various techniques and skills of global citizenship, it is possible for an individual like me to succeed in every area in the current century. References Edwards, M. and Gaventa, J., 2014. Global citizen action. Routledge. Meadows, D.H., 2011. The global citizen. Island Press. Lim, C.P., 2008. Global citizenship education, school curriculum and games: Learning Mathematics, English and Science as a global citizen. Computers Education, 51(3), pp.1073-1093. Biccum, A., 2007. Marketing development: Live 8 and the production of the global citizen. Development and Change, 38(6), pp.1111-1126. Drache, D. and Froese, M.D., 2008. Defiant publics: The unprecedented reach of the global citizen. Polity. Singer, P. and Gregg, T., 2005. How Ethical is Australia?: An Examination of Australia's Record as a Global Citizen. Vision Australia Information and Library Service. Davies, L., 2006. Global citizenship: abstraction or framework for action?. Educational review, 58(1), pp.5-25. Carroll, A.B., 2004. Managing ethically with global stakeholders: A present and future challenge. The Academy of Management Executive, 18(2), pp.114-120. Ferrell, O.C. and Fraedrich, J., 2015. Business ethics: Ethical decision making cases. Nelson Education. Isin, E.F., 2013. Democracy, citizenship and the global city. Routledge. Ibrahim, T., 2005. Global citizenship education: mainstreaming the curriculum?. Cambridge Journal of Education, 35(2), pp.177-194. Banks, J.A., 2006. Race, culture, and education: The selected works of James A. Banks. Taylor Francis.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Accounting is undeniably essential to most individuals. It serves a variety range of place in our society. Many researchers and writers have defined the role of accounting in the daily lives of people in the society. The primary purpose of accounting is simply to help people make decisions throughout their everyday lives. It provides service to different organizational bodies from a small time business to a multinational company. Baysa and Lupisan (2011) defined accounting as a service activity. They said that the main function of accounting practices is to provide quantitative information, primarily financial in nature, about economic entities that is intended to be useful in making economic decisions. They stated that the primary duty of accountants is to render services by providing information about economic entities that is measure in terms of money (p. 2). In another accounting book, Manuel (2011) gave the definition of accounting as a language that communicates essential information for decision making (p. We will write a custom essay sample on Review of Related Literature or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page 9) . The author also noted that all businesses have one common factor: they all need vital information before making critical decisions. This is where accounting comes in as it plays a vital role in tracking down the activities and resources of a business and reporting back these activities in the form of relevant information (p. 2). In another literary work, Abelada (2010) stated in one of his books that accounting is introduced primarily for a business enterprise. He specified that the practice of accounting has evolved in response to the need of business managers for relevant financial information necessary to run a business effectively and to guide them in making short and long term plans or making decisions. (p. 2) But Accounting is not limited only in business entities. Even simple individuals may make use of the accounting system. When they borrow money, compute their take home salary, pay their income tax, buy a car on installment, or if they plan for retirement, they would be requiring accounting information. According to Abelada(2010) accounting can also be useful not only in business enterprises but also in any kind of organization that would be needing financial information. (p. 3) Accounting indeed has a variety of uses in many aspects of life. Whether in business transactions or in a simple individualÃ¢â¬â¢s life, accounting practices and principles is always present.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
KrappÃ¢â¬â¢s Last Tape KrappÃ¢â¬â¢s Last Tape, a play by Samuel Beckett is a very interesting peek at one period of a manÃ¢â¬â¢s life, and his reflections on his past. Samuel Beckett isnÃ¢â¬â¢t your average playwright, and in accordance with that, I found this play to be very different and intriguing. Beckett seems to be using his character, Krapp, to illustrate his theories in existentialism, which makes for a very interesting theme and outcome to the play. The style of this play is actually one that I have never encountered before. It was a realistic person with a somewhat realistic set, but in no reality that I have ever seen. It says in the introduction to the play that absurdists, such as Beckett, Ã¢â¬Å"felt that the ridiculous- or absurd - nature of existence should be reflected in the dramatic elements of their playsÃ¢â¬ . I suppose that by having Krapp, the main and only character sit in a desolate spot listening to himself on a tape from thirty years ago and muse over his past is supposed to reflect the absurdity that he thinks his life has been. The style that worked for me personally because the ridiculousness that Krapp regarded his life to have full of was not only apparent in the diction that Krapp spoke, but also in the stage directions that Beckett gave the character. Even the title tells us something that we do not get in the lines of the play, which is that this is KrappÃ¢â¬â¢s last tape, which most likely mea ns he will die after it is made. One almost learns more about Krapp through the stage direction of the play than through the actual dialogue that he spoke. On a personal note, I much prefer BeckettÃ¢â¬â¢s work in the style of a play, because I think his ideas are easier to comprehend due to his extensive and detailed stage directions. I once tried to read a novel of BeckettÃ¢â¬â¢s and the dialogue, along with the description of the characterÃ¢â¬â¢s surroundings was so confusing that I actually had to stop reading it after the f... Free Essays on Krapp's Last Tape Free Essays on Krapp's Last Tape KrappÃ¢â¬â¢s Last Tape KrappÃ¢â¬â¢s Last Tape, a play by Samuel Beckett is a very interesting peek at one period of a manÃ¢â¬â¢s life, and his reflections on his past. Samuel Beckett isnÃ¢â¬â¢t your average playwright, and in accordance with that, I found this play to be very different and intriguing. Beckett seems to be using his character, Krapp, to illustrate his theories in existentialism, which makes for a very interesting theme and outcome to the play. The style of this play is actually one that I have never encountered before. It was a realistic person with a somewhat realistic set, but in no reality that I have ever seen. It says in the introduction to the play that absurdists, such as Beckett, Ã¢â¬Å"felt that the ridiculous- or absurd - nature of existence should be reflected in the dramatic elements of their playsÃ¢â¬ . I suppose that by having Krapp, the main and only character sit in a desolate spot listening to himself on a tape from thirty years ago and muse over his past is supposed to reflect the absurdity that he thinks his life has been. The style that worked for me personally because the ridiculousness that Krapp regarded his life to have full of was not only apparent in the diction that Krapp spoke, but also in the stage directions that Beckett gave the character. Even the title tells us something that we do not get in the lines of the play, which is that this is KrappÃ¢â¬â¢s last tape, which most likely mea ns he will die after it is made. One almost learns more about Krapp through the stage direction of the play than through the actual dialogue that he spoke. On a personal note, I much prefer BeckettÃ¢â¬â¢s work in the style of a play, because I think his ideas are easier to comprehend due to his extensive and detailed stage directions. I once tried to read a novel of BeckettÃ¢â¬â¢s and the dialogue, along with the description of the characterÃ¢â¬â¢s surroundings was so confusing that I actually had to stop reading it after the f...
Thursday, February 27, 2020
To what extent can management control organizational culture - Essay Example Management control can be defined as the mechanism by which the management of an organization exercises control over the employees in a manner to reduce costs and losses, fulfilment of objectives and ensuring optimum utilization of the available resources. Organizational culture is another important phenomenon that can be observed in organizations these days. Organizational culture refers to the culture followed within an organizational framework, which is a result of the behaviour of people and the sense that they append to the displayed behaviours. Organizational culture is important for any organization, as it helps in the establishment of a unique culture within and outside the organizational boundaries depending upon which the business objectives are formulated. Use of management control in an organization can have a strong impact upon the organizational culture and its business operations. Management control has several benefits as well as disadvantages over the organizational culture, which establishes a platform for determining the organizational outcomes (OÃ¢â¬â¢Donnell & Boyle, 2008). In this context, the essay focuses on gaining an idea of management control and its affect over the organizational culture. The study would provide an argumentative overview of the topic through a discussion on the core principles of management control and organizational culture along with their interrelatedness. The study would also discuss the findings pertaining to the effect of management control over the organizational culture. A management control helps in ensuring that the present organisational standards are in accordance with the pre-determined roles and objectives, which further ensures that necessary actions can be taken in case of discrepancies. Managerial control requires the managers to exercise control over the employees, who are concerned with carrying out several job roles and responsibilities. Management control has a strong influence power on
Monday, February 10, 2020
Coursework A300EDN - Essay Example Such a team would be managing projects from a remote station which would be realistically implemented in a different corner of the world. Such a job of this nature where I would be a team leader responsible for managing projects from a remote station also requires basic knowledge and information about doing the job correctly. As a team leader, one of the responsibilities would involve mentoring the members of the teams to access information that can help them to execute their duties. There would be need to identify at least five sources to get information relevant to the job which can be free as outlined below. The field of Information Technology (IT) is dynamic, hence it is constantly changing everyday where new innovations are taking place on a daily basis which ought to be carefully monitored. The team members should stay updated with these changes taking place in the field. Such information can be readily available from different, reliable sources which can greatly benefit the workers to gain the much needed knowledge in executing their duties. Such kind of information can be easily accessed from public libraries, professional associations, specialist website search engines, DVDs as well as trade journals. It should be noted that inspiration and motivation of the team towards a common goal would also be integral in this job profile so as to earn trust in the team. Empowering the team members with the relevant information plays a pivotal role in capacity building as a way of motivating and inspiring the team members. In most cases, knowledge is power and it can as well be gained from free information that can be acquired from public libraries. These are free and open to every members of the society where any willing person can get any information. The public libraries are very reliable in that even the most recent information