Writing Skills Abstract Advanced writing skills are an important aspect of academic performance as well as subsequent work-related performance. However, American students rarely attain advanced scores on assessments of writing skills (National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2002). In order to achieve higher levels of writing performance, the working memory demands of writing processes should be reduced so that executive attention is free to coordinate interactions among them.
This paper proposes a method for detecting errors in article usage and singular plural usage based on the mass count distinction. First, it learns decision lists from training data generated automatically to distinguish mass and count nouns. Then, in order to improve its performance, it is augmented by feedback that is obtained from the writing of learners. Finally, it detects errors by applying rules to the mass count distinction. Experiments show that it achieves a recall of 0.71 and a precision of 0.72 and outperforms other methods used for comparison when augmented by feedback. ...
The teacher puts a box full of words on the board. The words fit together to either make one long sentence or lots of short sentences. The class is divided into strong groups and weak groups. The strong groups write down one long sentence while the weak ones write down as many different short sentences as possible. For stronger groups, the sentence with the most words in the given time is the winner. For weaker groups, the group with the most sentences is the winner.
Writing skills are essential in today's classrooms and workplaces. "Better Writing Right Now: Using Words to Your Advantage helps you develop your writing abilities and communicate more effectively, improving your performance in school while preparing you for the workplace. A step-by-step approach to the writing process teaches you to focus your writing and engage your reader, whether it's a friend, a teacher, or a supervisor or coworker.
Oracle Database Performance Tuning Guide is an aid for people responsible for the
operation, maintenance, and performance of Oracle. This book describes detailed
ways to enhance Oracle performance by writing and tuning SQL properly, using
performance tools, and optimizing instance performance. It also explains how to
create an initial database for good performance and includes performance-related
reference information. This book could be useful for database administrators,
application designers, and programmers.
The speaking test is the last test you do on the test day. You will be given a time slot between about 2pm and 6.30pm. There are three tasks or parts to the test which takes the form of an interview lasting between 11 & 14 minutes: Part 1 Introduction & Interview (4-5 minutes) Part 2 Individual long turn (3-4 minutes) Part 3 Two-way discussion (4-5 minutes) The tasks test your ability to perform the following functions in English:
Performance management is a strategic and integrated process that delivers sustained success to organizations by improving the performance of the people who work in them and by developing the capabilities of individual contributors and teams. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study,or criticism or
review, as permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, this publication
may only be reproduced, stored or transmitted, in any form or by any means,with
the prior permission in writing of the publishers.........
The book contains a variety of materials that together provide a comprehensive TOEFL prepa¬ration course.Diagnostic Pre-Tests for each section of the iBT TOEFL test (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) measure students' level of performance and allow students to determine specific areas of weakness.
Diagnostic Pre-Tests for each section of the iBT TOEFL test (Reading, Listening, Speaking,
Writing) measure students' level of performance and allow students to determine specific
areas of weakness. Language Skills for each section of the test provide students with a thorough understand¬
ing of the language skills that are regularly tested on the iBT TOEFL test.
In the Department of Structural and Fluid Mechanics
we are happy to present the first English edition of the
book: ’The Centrifugal Pump’. We have written the book
because we want to share our knowledge of pump hydraulics,
pump design and the basic pump terms which
we use in our daily work.
’The Centrifugal Pump’ is primarily meant as an internal
book and is aimed at technicians who work with
development and construction of pump components.
The bash shell is a complete programming language, not merely a glue to combine external Linux commands. By taking full advantage of shell internals, shell programs can perform as snappily as utilities written in C or other compiled languages. And you will see how, without assuming Unix lore, you can write professional bash 4.0 programs through standard programming techniques.
Why Qt? Why do programmers like us choose Qt? Sure, there are the obvious
answers: Qt’s single-source compatibility, its feature richness, its C++ performance,
the availability of the source code, its documentation, the high-quality
technical support,and all the other items mentioned in Trolltech’s glossy marketing
materials. This is all very well, but it misses the most important point:
Qt is successful because programmers like it.
However, superior performance in the past does not necessarily mean that it will
continue into the future. This is because superior performance may be due to either a
manager’s skill or good luck. Therefore, it is interesting to understand the characteristics of
funds and to know what caused the performance; this helps investors to understand how to
select their fund manager.
This literature survey chapter is organised as follows. Section 2.2 surveys the writings
related to performance measures and empirical evidence to do with them in the developed
markets. Section 2.
Getting back to 2003, I was still a top
producer in sales but simply wanted a change.
I’d been selling for too long and had no desire
at all to get into sales management. I’ve
always had a strong entrepreneurial drive and
decided to put my prospecting system in
writing and have a try at selling it online. I sat
at my computer from a Friday afternoon
through Sunday evening with no sleep at all
and put my system on paper. Over the next
week I recorded two full-length audio CDs to
The goal of The Daily Trading Coach is to teach you as much as possible
about coaching, so that you can mentor yourself to success in the
financial markets. The key word in the title is “Daily.” This book is designed
to be a resource that you can use every day to build upon strengths
and overcome weaknesses.
After writing two books—The Psychology of Trading and Enhancing
Trader Performance—and penning more than 1,800 posts for the Trader-
Feed blog (www.traderfeed.blogspot.com/), I thought I had pretty well covered
the terrain of trading psychology.
If a football star touts a deodorant soap, an actress starts everyday with brand. A coffee, a
tennis pro get stamina from Brand X cereal and if a talk show host drives a certain car it does not
mean that your going to do that. I agree with Jozui if an atractive talk-show host gets paid to
pretend to drive a car, it does not mean that your going to go buy one.
It would be good boycotting this kind of advertisement but theres always a positive &
negative side to the advertisements. Boycotting this advertisement will be good so...
Thanks to my colleagues of the Psylaw-L and American Board of
Forensic Psychology Listservs for their comments and the beneﬁt of
their experience. I am also grateful to Chris Stout for his input on this
project. Finally, I wish to thank the baristas at Borders in Concord,
New Hampshire, for keeping me well supplied with espresso during
the writing of this book.
Both a tutorial and a language reference, Programming in Go brings together all the knowledge you need to evaluate Go, think in Go, and write high-performance software with Go. Summerfield presents multiple idiom comparisons showing exactly how Go improves upon older languages, calling special attention to Go’s key innovations. Along the way, he explains everything from the absolute basics through Go’s lock-free channel-based concurrency and its flexible and unusual duck-typing type-safe approach to object-orientation....
Tuning of SQL code is generally cheaper than changing the data model. Physical and configuration tuning involves a search for bottlenecks that often points to SQL code or data model issues. Building an appropriate data model and writing properly performing SQL code can give 100%+ performance improvement. Physical and configuration tuning often gives at most a 25% performance increase.