Bridging the gap

college reading

Author: Brenda D. Smith

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780673466914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 451

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"Bridging the Gap" was the first book to focus on how to read college textbooks. This college-level focus has since evolved to connect textbook readings to academic and everyday reading sources and represent three bridges of reading: text-to-text, text-to-world, and text-to-self.

Bridging the Gap

College Reading (wiht MyWritingLab)

Author: Brenda D. Smith

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205574858

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

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Written for the mid to high-level developmental reading course,Bridging the Gapby Brenda Smith continues to be the #1 textbook choice of developmental reading educators. Bridging the Gapwas the first book to focus on how to read college textbooks. This theme has been broadened by linking textbook readings to recent news in the popular press and adding material on critical thinking and the Internet. A hallmark of the text, the end-of-chapter readings, represent the “bridges” of text-to-text, text-to-world, and text-to-self; and the varying reading levels to permit individualization of assignments to meet varying student needs. A variety of academic disciplines are represented throughout, including psychology, history, biology, business, allied health, and English literature.

Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School

Strategies for Success

Author: Ruta K. Stropus,Charlotte D. Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611632248

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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This popular book helps students make the transition from their undergraduate experience to law school learning. Unlike other ''introduction to law school'' texts, Bridging the Gap offers a different approach because it: explains the ''why'' of law, providing students with the context necessary to understand why law school is taught in a certain manner; explains the ''how'' of the law, setting out a step-by-step process that will help students adapt to the law school setting; explains the ''what'' of the law, giving students the opportunity to practice the problem-solving process by providing numerous exercises in a variety of subject matter areas. Rather than giving only general advice, or black letter law and some practice problems for a specific subject, Bridging the Gap provides the context, the process, and the problems. Written by two former law school professors who used these techniques with thousands of students, Bridging the Gap is a guide to what really works in law school.

Bridging the Gap to University Mathematics

Author: Edward Hurst,Martin Gould

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848002906

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

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Helps to ease the transition between school/college and university mathematics by (re)introducing readers to a range of topics that they will meet in the first year of a degree course in the mathematical sciences, refreshing their knowledge of basic techniques and focussing on areas that are often perceived as the most challenging. Each chapter starts with a "Test Yourself" section so that readers can monitor their progress and readily identify areas where their understanding is incomplete. A range of exercises, complete with full solutions, makes the book ideal for self-study.

Measuring and Maximizing Training Impact

Bridging the Gap between Training and Business Result

Author: P. Leone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137410485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

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This book shows trainers how to create building blocks, construct the right linkages, and measure the impact of training programs from the first step (Level 1 – reaction) to the final destination (Level 5 – ROI). Including a new ground-breaking Level 6 exploring training sustainability, this is a must-read for HR professionals.

The Blue Sweater

Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

Author: Jacqueline Novogratz

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1605294764

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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A narrative account of the author's investigation into the world's economic gap describes her rediscovery of a blue sweater she had given away to Goodwill and found on a child in Rwanda, in a passionate call to action that relates her work as a venture capitalist on behalf of impoverished nations. Reprint.

Real Essays with Readings

Writing for Success in College, Work, and Everyday Life

Author: Susan Anker

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312648081

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 912

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Real Essays delivers the powerful message that good writing, thinking, and reading skills are both essential and achievable. From the inspiring stories told by former students in Profiles of Success to the practical strategies for community involvement in the new Community Connections, Real Essays helps students to connect the writing class with their real lives and with the expectations of the larger world. So that students don’t get overwhelmed, the book focuses first on the most important things in each area, such as the Four Most Serious Errors in grammar; the Four Basics of each rhetorical strategy; and the academic skills of summary, analysis, and synthesis. Read the preface.

Survival Guide to Organic Chemistry

Bridging the Gap from General Chemistry

Author: Patrick E. McMahon,Bohdan B. Khomtchouk,Claes Wahlestedt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351848224

Category: Science

Page: 674

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The Survival Guide to Organic Chemistry: Bridging the Gap from General Chemistry enables organic chemistry students to bridge the gap between general chemistry and organic chemistry. It makes sense of the myriad of in-depth concepts of organic chemistry, without overwhelming them in the necessary detail often given in a complete organic chemistry text. Here, the topics covered span the entire standard organic chemistry curriculum. The authors describe subjects which require further explanation, offer alternate viewpoints for understanding and provide hands-on practical problems and solutions to help master the material. This text ultimately allows students to apply key ideas from their general chemistry curriculum to key concepts in organic chemistry.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2009

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Economic Forum

ISBN: 9295044282

Category: Sex discrimination

Page: 196

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"The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparions across regions and income groups, over time"-- Page 3.

Dynamic Risk Analysis in the Chemical and Petroleum Industry

Evolution and Interaction with Parallel Disciplines in the Perspective of Industrial Application

Author: Nicola Paltrinieri,Faisal Khan

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128038233

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

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Dynamic Risk Analysis in the Chemical and Petroleum Industry focuses on bridging the gap between research and industry by responding to the following questions: What are the most relevant developments of risk analysis? How can these studies help industry in the prevention of major accidents? Paltrinieri and Khan provide support for professionals who plan to improve risk analysis by introducing innovative techniques and exploiting the potential of data share and process technologies. This concrete reference within an ever-growing variety of innovations will be most helpful to process safety managers, HSE managers, safety engineers and safety engineering students. This book is divided into four parts. The Introduction provides an overview of the state-of-the-art risk analysis methods and the most up-to-date popular definitions of accident scenarios. The second section on Dynamic Risk Analysis shows the dynamic evolution of risk analysis and covers Hazard Identification, Frequency Analysis, Consequence Analysis and Establishing the Risk Picture. The third section on Interaction with Parallel Disciplines illustrates the interaction between risk analysis and other disciplines from parallel fields, such as the nuclear, the economic and the financial sectors. The final section on Dynamic Risk Management addresses risk management, which may dynamically learn from itself and improve in a spiral process leading to a resilient system. Helps dynamic analysis and management of risk in chemical and process industry Provides industry examples and techniques to assist you with risk- based decision making Addresses also the human, economic and reputational aspects composing the overall risk picture

Foreign Language Education in America

Perspectives from K-12, University, Government, and International Learning

Author: Steven Berbeco

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137528508

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Foreign language teaching in America today falls into three distinct fields of influence and interest: public and private schools, college and other post-secondary programs, and courses for adult learners. At a time when academics and instructors in each of these fields seek to answer similar questions, too few published resources recognize and address the parallels among them. In response, Foreign Language Education in America is an edited book with contributions that represent the diversity in foreign language education today, including perspectives from elementary, middle schools, high schools, university-level courses, summer programs, federal government, and international learning. This is a practical guide to the state of the field that fills a much-needed gap for scholars, researchers, administrators, and practitioners who are looking for a resource that describes effective practices across the field.

The Coaching Relationship

Putting People First

Author: Stephen Palmer,Almuth McDowall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135165351

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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The Coaching Relationship discusses how we can integrate process perspectives such as the quality of the coach-coachee relationship, and professional perspectives including the influences of training and supervision, for more effective outcomes. Stephen Palmer and Almuth McDowall bring together experts from the field of coaching to discuss different aspects of the coach-coachee relationship, topics covered include: the interpersonal perspective the role of assessment ethical issues cultural influences issues of power. The book also includes a chapter on the interpersonal relationship in the training and supervision of coaches to provide a complete overview of how the coaching relationship can contribute to successful coaching Illustrated throughout with case studies and client dialogue, The Coaching Relationship is essential reading for practicing coaches and coaching psychologists wishing to learn more about the interpersonal aspects of coaching.

Summer Bridge Activities®

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rainbow Bridge Publishing

ISBN: 1483818942

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Give your soon-to-be kindergartner a head start on their upcoming school year with Summer Bridge Activities(R): Bridging Grades PreK-K. With daily, 15-minute exercises kids can review colors, shapes, and letters and learn new skills like addition, subtraction, and vowel sounds. This workbook series prevents summer learning loss and paves the way to a successful new school year. And this is no average workbook—Summer Bridge Activities(R) keeps the fun and the sun in summer break! Designed to prevent a summer learning gap and keep kids mentally and physically active, the hands-on exercises can be done anywhere. These standards-based activities help kids set goals, develop character, practice fitness, and explore the outdoors. With 12 weeks of creative learning, Summer Bridge Activities(R) keeps skills sharp all summer long!

The Ethics of Time

A Phenomenology and Hermeneutics of Change

Author: John Panteleimon Manoussakis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474299156

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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The Ethics of Time utilizes the resources of phenomenology and hermeneutics to explore this under-charted field of philosophical inquiry. Its rigorous analyses of such phenomena as waiting, memory, and the body are carried out phenomenologically, as it engages in a hermeneutical reading of such classical texts as Augustine's Confessions and Sophocles's Oedipus Rex, among others. The Ethics of Time takes seriously phenomenology's claim of a consciousness both constituting time and being constituted by time. This claim has some important implications for the "ethicalÂ?? self or, rather, for the ways in which such a self informed by time, might come to understand anew the problems of imperfection and ethical goodness. Even though a strictly philosophical endeavour, this book engages knowledgeably and deftly with subjects across literature, theology and the arts and will be of interest to scholars throughout these disciplines.

Incorporating Cultures' Role in the Food and Agricultural Sciences

Author: Florence V. Dunkel

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128039825

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 354

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Incorporating Cultures' Role in the Food and Agricultural Sciences addresses the practical needs of the professors, administrators and students who often face challenges of working together with Indigenous peoples with whom they have no prior experience. Missed communication, failed projects and unrealistic goals are daily realities. Academia and industry often encounter frustration in recruiting and retaining Native American students and other ethnicities. This text is a guide for anyone working in the food or agriculture disciplines or industries, particularly for those working with people of a culture different from one’s own. Comprehensive, full awareness of one’s own culture is a prerequisite for effective teaching and learning within another culture. This book is replete with stories, examples and peer-refereed journal articles to help build awareness. These stories, examples and articles from multiple voices are placed over a basic underlying framework that is summed up in the title of the book itself. Provides compelling, well-referenced practical ways to understand the cultural component of behavior related to food and agriculture Explores behavior in setting policy, developing curricula, interacting with communities and in making choices as a consumer Connects the dots between food deserts, the disgust factor and the world’s grand challenges Includes lessons learned and new approaches in food and agricultural sciences using transdisciplinary, experiential action research methods Contains practical, state-of-the-art methodologies and diagrams to get started improving intercultural competency, inclusivity and internationalization of food and agricultural sciences

The World of Writing

A Guide

Author: Kate Mangelsdorf,Evelyn Posey

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205723997

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 591

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The World of Writing is an aims-based writing guide with an emphasis on language and culture that encourages today's diverse students to write for tomorrow's increasingly globalized workplaces and communities.

Vital Models

The Making and Use of Models in the Brain Sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128125586

Category: Medical

Page: 246

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Vital Models: The Making and Use of Models in the Brain Sciences, Volume 233, a new volume in the Progress of Brain Research series, explores the history and use of 3D models of the brain in research and teaching, the development of digital models and simulations of the brain and the development and use of animal models. New to this volume are chapters on the Epistemic virtues of visualization: The Living Brain Revisited, Slicing the Cortex to Study Mental Illness: Alois Alzheimer’s Pictures of Equivalence, and Opaque Models: Using Drugs and Dreams to Explore the Neurobiological Basis of Mental Phenomena. This timely volume helps both scientists and students better understand the variety, strengths, weaknesses and applicability of models in neuroscience and psychiatry. Presents a timely update on the topic of brain research and modeling techniques Contains sections from true authorities in the field

Architecture of Network Systems

Author: Dimitrios Serpanos,Tilman Wolf

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080922829

Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 1994

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Architecture of Network Systems explains the practice and methodologies that will allow you to solve a broad range of problems in system design, including problems related to security, quality of service, performance, manageability, and more. Leading researchers Dimitrios Serpanos and Tilman Wolf develop architectures for all network sub-systems, bridging the gap between operation and VLSI. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the technical aspects of network systems, including system-on-chip technologies, embedded protocol processing and high-performance, and low-power design. It develops a functional approach to network system architecture based on the OSI reference model, which is useful for practitioners at every level. It also covers both fundamentals and the latest developments in network systems architecture, including network-on-chip, network processors, algorithms for lookup and classification, and network systems for the next-generation Internet. The book is recommended for practicing engineers designing the architecture of network systems and graduate students in computer engineering and computer science studying network system design. This is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the technical aspects of network systems, including processing systems, hardware technologies, memory managers, software routers, and more. Develops a systematic approach to network architectures, based on the OSI reference model, that is useful for practitioners at every level. Covers both the important basics and cutting-edge topics in network systems architecture, including Quality of Service and Security for mobile, real-time P2P services, Low-Power Requirements for Mobile Systems, and next generation Internet systems.