The GRE Analytical Writing Measure (AWM) is comprised of two essays: a 45-minute
“Present Your Perspective on an Issue” and a 30-minute “Analyze an Argument.” The
first essay requires that the test taker construct his/her own argument by taking a position
on an issue (students will be able to choose one of two issues from which to write this
essay). The second essay requires the test taker to critique another person’s argument
(only one argument prompt will be provided).
This revision of Principles of Accounting is based on an understanding of the
nature, culture, and motivations of today’s undergraduate students and on extensive
feedback from many instructors who use our book. These substantial changes
meet the needs of these students, who not only face a business world increasingly
complicated by ethical issues, globalization, and technology but who also have
more demands on their time.
3. Value of the information Receiving the need information, consumer contact referred
and referral help provided places, services from referred places other, and number of
calls made before getting through, and expectation about the
usefulness of the information received in resolving the issue
that prompted the consumer's call.
Since the issuance of Executive Order 12862 for "Setting Customer Service Standards," customer satisfaction measurement has become prominent in the Federal Government. As part of "creating a government that works better and costs less" the National Performance Review suggested "putting customers first." The thrust of this initiative is to have the Federal Government function more like private industry. The competitive markets of the private sector have created a climate which is customer focused and the Federal Government is attempting to follow suit.
The United States has seen major advances in medical care over the past decades, but
access to care at an affordable cost is not universal. Many Americans lack health care insurance
of any kind, and many others with insurance are nonetheless exposed to financial risk because of
high premiums, deductibles, co-pays, limits on insurance payments, and uncovered services. One
might expect that the U.S. poverty measure would capture these financial effects and trends in
them over time.
Since President Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of War on Poverty and the passage of the
Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, optimism that had surrounded those measures has
faded. The economic, fiscal, and social conditions of the old central cities have declined,
while their inner-ghetto areas have become zones of calamity. Their residents are not only
living in poverty, but they must also contend with levels of drug use and violence that,
although currently in decline, would have seemed inconceivable in the early 1960s.
World Bank documents and speeches now emphasise the need to assess the links between
social and environmental changes and macroeconomic performance. Bank President
Wolfensohn’s main current reform proposal is to refine and implement his Comprehensive
Development Framework (CDF); an attempt to present an integrated, holistic analysis of the
relationship between human, structural and environmental change and its traditional goals of
macroeconomic stability and economic growth.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is one of the most widely used statistics in
the United States. As a measure of inflation it is a key economic indicator.
It serves as a guide for the Federal Reserve Board’s monetary policy and
is an essential tool in calculating changes in the nation’s output and living standards.
It is used to determine annual cost-of-living allowances for social security
retirees and other recipients of federal payments, to index the federal income tax
system for inflation, and as the yardstick for U.S. Treasury inflation-indexed
In summer 1995, as part of its response to the need for assuring that public funding of health programs be related to documented program performance, the Office of
the Assistant Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requested that the National Research Council convene an expert
panel to examine and report on the technical issues involved in establishing performance measures in ten substantive program areas.
The Committee to Review the Social Security Administration’s Disability
Decision Process Research (the committee) acknowledges with appreciation the
many people who participated in the Workshop on Survey Measurement of Work
Disability, including those who prepared papers for presentation, those who
served as formal discussants, and the many others who contributed to the lively
and informative discussions at the workshop. Support for the study was provided
by the Social Security Administration.
In this paper, a method to reproduce realistic
driving feeling and improve the returnability of steer-by-wire
systems (SBW) is proposed by measuring the roadwheel motor's
current directly. The key contribution presented here is a novel
method to recreate the driving feeling in term of force feedback
with simpie and cheap current sensors. A current sensor is used to
fully measure the steering torque on the rack of steering
mechanism. This measured steering torque therefore, includes the
overall effects of road conditions, aligning moments, tire
properties and so on.
The construct of adaptive behavior: Its conceptualization, measurement, and use in the field of intellectual disability updates the current conceptualization, measurement, and use of the adaptive behavior construct.
Behavioral medicine has now matured as a field to the point where all recognize that different populations are presented with different issues. Psychological reactions and patterns affect the health and well-being of children, as well as adults, and numerous standardized instruments for the assessment of a variety of areas of children's functioning are currently available.
In this chapter you will learn about the following: Describe the basic structure of the legal system in the United States, relate how laws affect the paramedic’s practice, list situations that a paramedic is legally required to report in most states, describe the four elements involved in a claim of negligence, describe measures paramedics may take to protect themselves from claims of negligence.
In this chapter we explored the two most important problems that market economies face unemployment and inflation. Economists have devised specific definitions and specialized tools to define and measure both unemployment and inflation. Policymakers keep close watch on both because of their negative effects on society's standard of living.
Performance Measurement: Accelerating Improvement is the first in a
new series of reports by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), representing the
latest phase of the ongoing IOM effort on health care quality. This report
introduces a framework and implementation strategy for translating public
and professional concerns about performance and accountability into measures
of health care quality.
In this chapter we complete our discussion of inventory measurement by explaining the lower-of-cost-or-market rule used to value inventories. In addition, we investigate inventory estimation techniques, methods of simplifying LIFO, changes in inventory method, and inventory errors.
After completing this unit, you should be able to: Define the basic vocabulary of macroeconomics; describe how the economy is measured; describe how gross domestic product, our national measure of output, is calculated; calculate inflation using a price index;...
In this chapter students will be able to: Define the basic vocabulary of macroeconomics, describe how the economy is measured; describe how gross domestic product, our national measure of output, is calculated; calculate inflation using a price index; describe real gross domestic product as the inflation-adjusted value of economic activity and judge its use as the measure of the economy’s health;...
In this chapter: Explain how economists look at the federal budget deficits and surpluses and the national debt, associate significant deficits as resulting from wars and severe recessions/depressions, conclude that economists are interested less in raw numbers than in more sophisticated measures of the burdens that deficits and debt place on us,...