A reliable indicator of candidate proficiency
in critical thinking and analytical writing
Graduate schools are now able to receive valuable information that can
be factored into admissions decisions: applicants’ scores on the
GRE Writing Assessment. Since October 1999, examinees have had
the opportunity to demonstrate, in a controlled testing situation, the
kinds of high-level thinking and writing skills generally recognized
as essential for success in many graduate programs.
The “Present Your Perspective on an Issue” section of the test assesses your ability to think critically
about a topic of general interest and to clearly express your thoughts about it in writing. Each topic,
presented in quotation marks, makes a claim about an issue that test takers can discuss from various
perspectives and apply to many different situations or conditions. Your task is to present a compelling
case for your own position on the issue. The best approach to this task is read the topic carefully.
This 1993 document entitled "Assessment of Sources of Air, Water, and Land Pollution: A Guide to Rapid Source Inventory Techniques" provides techniques for conducting source inventories in Chapter 2 and describes models for estimating air emissions under current controls in Chapter 3. Appendix II includes the United Nations (UN) classification of industries and services.
This is a very different risk assessment book. Many risk assessment books target
risk assessment practitioners exclusively, providing them with greater technical
insights and complex methodologies to aid in professional practice. Other risk
assessment books provide brief overviews of the risk assessment process and technical
inputs for a lay audience.
The primary purpose of preparing this edition is to provide an update. In the 14 years since
the first edition was published, ecological risk assessment has gone from being a marginal
activity to being a relatively mature practice. There are now standard frameworks and
guidance documents in the United States and several other countries. Ecological risk assessment
is applied to the regulation of chemicals, the remediation of contaminated sites, the
importation of exotic organisms, the management of watersheds, and other environmental
In this review, the major steps used in the fomulation of a health risk assessment for Listeria monocytogenes in foods are discussed. Data is given on the numbers of human listeriosis cases reported in Canada
The development of robust accuracy assessment methods for the validation of spatial data
represents a difficult challenge for the geospatial science community. The importance and timeliness
of this issue are related directly to the dramatic escalation in the development and application of
spatial data throughout the latter 20th century. This trend, which is expected to continue, will
become increasingly pervasive and continue to revolutionize future decision-making processes.
This book is the result of discussions that took place at the Pellston Workshop on
Assessing the Hazard of Metals and Inorganic Metal Substances in Aquatic and
Terrestrial Systems. The workshop, sponsored by the Society of Environmental
Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), was held 3–8 May, 2003, in Pensacola, FL.
Impact assessment is increasingly becoming – mostly by statutory obligation
but also for reasons of good practice – part and parcel of more and more
development proposals in the United Kingdom and in Europe. For instance,
while the Department of the Environment (DoE) in Britain was expecting
about 50 Environmental Statements each year when this new practice was
introduced in 1988, the annual number soon exceeded 300.
My start with ecological risk assessment at the regional scale began with the
evaluation of risks within the fjord of Port Valdez, Alaska. I initially thought that
the process was going to be very straightforward. The USEPA had produced a
framework document and there were published case studies.
Needs assessment is an important step in the performance improvement business. It precedes the design and development of any human resource development (HRD) or human performance technology (HPT) initiative. Needs assessment is a process for examining and framing peoplerelated problems and performance improvement opportunities. It might be initiated in response to a problem or opportunity, or it might be used in ongoing learning or performance improvement efforts.
Harrison's Internal Medicine Chapter 70. Nutritional Requirements and Dietary Assessment
Nutritional Requirements and Dietary Assessment: Introduction Nutrients are substances that must be supplied by the diet because they are not synthesized in the body in sufficient amounts. Nutrient requirements for groups of healthy persons have been determined experimentally. For good health we require energy-providing nutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrate), vitamins, minerals, and water.
In recent years, completion of the sequencing of the human genome as well as the
genomes of dozens of other organisms and subsequent development of tools for comprehensive
analysis of other cellular constituents have revolutionized biology. These new
technologies, referred to broadly as “genomics,” have integrated biologic sciences with
information sciences and engineering.
was written to provide a comprehensive foundation for conducting clinical assessment of child and adolescent social-emotional behavior in a practical, scientific, and culturally appropriate manner. It is divided into two major sections.
Most of the literature in forensic mental health assessment is organized
around the particular legal issue that is the focus of a given assessment,
tool, or research study. This book starts with a different assumption: There
are broad principles of forensic assessment that are applicable across
different legal issues. If such principles exist, they should be derived from
and supported by sources of authority in ethics, law, science, and profes-
The results of studies reported in this article suggest that product-related experience has a greater influence on self-assessed knowledge judgments than does stored product class information and that this greater influence is due to greater accessibility in memory. In addition, stored product class information was found to be a more important determinant of objective than self-assessed knowledge, while product-related experience was a more important determinant of self-assessed than objective knowledge.
This book compiles chapters written by researchers who focus on the development
and application of risk assessment approaches in various subjects of hydrology, water
quality, human health, and industrial designing.
Risk assessment is a critical component in the evaluation and protection of natural or
anthropogenic systems. Conventionally, risk assessment is involved with some
Table of contentsAcknowledgmentsContentsContributorsForewordsIntroductionNotes on Editors PART ONE - Theoretical Background and Framework to Assess SDIsChapter 1 Spatial Data Infrastructure for a Spatially Enabled Government and Society.Chapter 2 The multi-faceted nature of SDIs and their assessment - dealing with dilemmas.Chapter 3 SDI for public governance - implications for evaluation research.Chapter 4 SDI evaluation and budgeting processes: linkages and lessons.Cha
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