I think I learn best with explanations of some material on the board or also with some pictures or drawings that help me understand what’s going on or how something is composed is really helpful to me. Two learning techniques that are efficient to me are just reading material a couple of times and memorizing important things. I believe memorization is also very useful to me. A learning technique I would like to acquire would probably be the technique of taking notes and actually finding taking notes useful. I have issues with taking notes because I get anxious or irritated whenever I try to summarize material for a test because I find it as a waste of time. I have the idea that I would use time more efficiently by just reading things and highlighting material rather than just writing it all over again.
The unit of study I feel most comfortable about is photosynthesis and animal ecology. I know how photosynthesis works and what processes it involves although I’m not familiar with more complex explanations about it. I know the basics. I know how animals are considered animals and how they interact with their environment. I’ve learned these two topics last year in biology class. The unit of study I consider to know least about are cells. I hope to further understand the process of cell division, their composition and structure. I’m most excited to learn about genetics because I find the role of DNA involved in this subject very interesting and I hope to further understand how both work together to form genetics.
I decided to take biology because I’m not good at physics at all and math has never been my strength. On the other side I’ve always been good in biology and I find it easier to learn and understand than physics. I believe I would define successful completion of this class if I finish the year with a good grade and good understanding of material...
... Short-term goalsessay
There are many goals in my life that I would love to achieve. I am only 17 years old so I can’t write as much as someone twice my age so to say, but I strictly know my high school goals, college goals, career goals, and personal goals. As a 17 year old I have a lot already planned out so I will soon see how close I follow my goals.
My first and most important short-term goal is to finish high school with a G.P.A. of 3.8 or higher. I cannot stress enough how important this goal is to me, for this goal will enable me to a higher possibility of getting into the college of my choice. Freshman year I finished with a 3.0 so that means I need to study often to get to a 3.8 or higher, and sophomore year I finished with a 3.1, but that really isn’t my goal that’s just the lowest G.P.A. I will accept I really am aiming for a 4.0 or higher. I am most confident that I will be able to reach this goal with the help from teachers and family they will be a main factor in high school. There is only one more very important year of my high school life so I must study hard and work hard to reach this goal.
My next short-term goal has already been in my head since last year that I am a little...
...Chapter III: Outcome and Evaluation
Goals and Expectations
A. The goal is that college and pro scouts will be able to consistently identify physical qualities AND key emotional/psychological skills that athletes need to achieve optimum success on the playing field 75% of the time.
A. College and pro scouts will identify key emotional/psychological skills in athletes across various sports 75% of the time.
1. Within a three year period from the start of consistent psychological assessment use, college and pro scouts will be proficiently trained on how to utilize psychological assessment tools to select and train athletes.
2. Colleges and pro scouts will recognize the need to analyze and assess athlete’s psychological skills prior to player selection and as a vital part of ongoing player enhancement programs through various mandated training and education meetings by professionals in the field.
3. Colleges and pro teams will financially support psychological testing as part of the recruiting and selection of new players and current players on an annual basis.
B. A minimum of three psychological assessment tools and/or new assessment tests that identify psychological skills pertinent to athletic sports will be used by college scouts and faculty (inclusive to coaches, athletic directors etc.) and by pro scouts (team coaches, owners, and other staff) in...
February 27, 2012
“The Goal” Essay 1
In Eliyahu Goldratt’s novel “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement”, he tells a story about a man going through hard times, in both his work life and personal life. Alex works in a manufacturing plant that is barely staying afloat, and his boss has left it up to him to keep the business running with a three-month time span to do it in. Even though “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement” is just a story, it is still very relatable to businessmen, businesswomen, and students. The three categories of constraints that are shown in the story are knowledge, material, and supplier.
The knowledge constraint caused for the manufacturing plant to not be looking at the correct statistics to see the plant’s productivity. Since the managers of the plant were not looking at the correct statistics it led them to believe that the plant was operating at a good level when really they were not at all. Alex learning from Jonah, his physics teacher from school, minimized this constraint. Jonah had a way about him that led for Alex to think deeper then he ever had about the productivity of the plant. Alex came to realize what the actual goal of the plant is (to make money) and what numbers are needed to measure if their goal was being met. Once the knowledge started formulating within Alex he was able to take it to other employees that way...
...The management article entitled “Goal Setting needs to be partnership” by Ken Blanchard published on January 23, 2013, speaks about the significant value that both managers and employees make when they work together towards achieving the organization goals. When setting goals in an organization, managers and their subordinates are equally responsible. Goal setting is a useful method of measuring employees’ performance, as employees who apply their strengths to their work increase the company’s success, however, one of the main points highlighted is that both managers and employees of the organization need to work together to set goals that are aligned with organizational objectives. If managers do not allow their subordinates to be involved or to take part in the process of setting organizational goals, employees will often feel left out, they will not have the drive, the fire or the passion to accomplish these set goals, resentment sets in and they will be demotivated towards achieving these goals. On the other hand, if managers allow their employees to set the organization goals on their own, this leads to misalignment with overall organization goals, or can create targets that are focused more on existing skills which does not create any growth for the organization. Goals cannot be set until the entire team that is...
...Goal of Passing
Mathematics, the abstract science of number, quantity, and space. Mathematics may be studied in its own right, or as it is applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering. Math has been a dreadful subject for me since grade school. I recall asking myself as a child “why aren’t I skilled in math as I am all my other subjects?” crying and frustration would always be the result of attempting to complete a problem. There is some type of mental blockage when it comes to math. My past experiences with the subject have only made my future encounters with it worse. My problem is math. I am failing the course and the very idea drives me to insanity, sadness, and contravention.
I recall being in the 11th grade and dreading walking into 7th period which happened to be algebra. The last class ending the day is supposed to be joyful and a sign of bliss that soon one can go home. Unfortunately for me it was a 60 minute period of horror and begrudge. Ms. Hong my teacher was a little woman with little patience. She was introducing a new topic to the class and of course I did not retain or master the concept to slay the beast of the problem. Each student was to stay and complete one problem and that problem was to be checked off for accuracy upon exiting. Needless to say I was the last man left sitting. Crying my eyes out there I was in the back of class making multiple miserable attempts to complete the problem and scram. Why on this day...
...take on the extra dedication of English 3-4 Accelerated. I have many goals and expectations this school year that I need to meet and measure.
This year, one of my main goals is to learn how to analyze literature more in depth. Coming in last year, I just read the surface and did not know why the author put figurative language in the literature or what he or she meant by them. I simply read with no understanding. A way I could measure thisgoal is by looking at the devices the author uses and figure out why the author put them there. Another way I could meet this goal is asking myself questions about the story then answering them using the elements of the story or notes I have taken in class. Doing this will allow me to analyze more in depth rather than just going through the motions.
Another one of my goals for this year is to maintain or exceed a B+ in my English class. Last year, I let my grade slip to a C because I slacked off. I realize this year the work will be harder and I need to maintain a study and homework schedule. An additional way I can achieve this goal is by checking on the Parent Internet Viewer (P.I.V) after each assignment or to check for missing work. Also, my parents and I will be checking my report cards periodically to make sure I am staying on track. It also helps me when I have an outside force such as a teacher or my parents to push me to do my...
Page FS Note
1 For 2007 was there a foreign Currency translation adjustment? (circle one) Yes No 46 S of SE
2 Did the adjustment cause a Decrease or Increase in S/E for 2007? (circle one) Increase Decrease
3 For 2007, and in association with the 2004-2007 Restructuring Program, (Note 17)
of the 662 m charged to continuing operations, how much was recorded in CGS? _____________
4 In 2007, were any new common shares issued? (circle One) Yes No
5 In 2006, what was amount of cash paid in dividends to CS holders? (in millions) _____________
6 For 2007, 06 or 05, what was the lowest Operating Expense common size per cent? _____________ (xx.x %)
7 For the calculation of Basic EPS in 2005 what number of shares was used? (million)_____________
8 What were the Cash Dividends declared per Share in 2006? _____________
9 In 2007 for the Film Products Group, what was its operating profit per cent? _____________(xx.x %)
10 What are Gross Trade Receivables at the end of 2007? (in millions) _____________
[For 10 & 11 assume all allowances apply to trade receivables]
11 What per cent of Gross Trade Accounts Receivable is uncollectable at end of 2007? _____________( x.xx%)
12 What was the average price paid for EK’s issued common stock as of Dec...
The well admired novelist Charles Dickens was born in 1812 to a clerk in the navy and wife Elizabeth. Charles was the oldest of eight children two of which died in childhood. The writer reflects his own upsetting family life onto the pages of his book. However he does exaggerate himself and what he went through, but under the name of Pip, this really adds to the atmosphere of the book. More great tributes to GreatExpectations are the brilliant page turning, cliff hangers. The reason there are so many of them is due to the way the book was published. Dickens wanted his story to be b read and understood but he knew that his target audience would not be able to afford a book. So he printed his book chapter by chapter in a broadly read newspaper.
During chapter one the reader is introduced to the main character, orphan boy Pip, and they get an insight into his family history and his present life. After reading the first page alone you can tell that the story is being told by Pip, but he is telling his tale years after it has first began. This allows the writer to express the characters feelings more vividly. The writing is mature but things which happen are sometimes childish as Pip was young when it happened. For example when Pip is imagining what his parents looked like – ‘I drew a childish conclusion that my mother was freckled and sickly.’ This shows that the boy still had a...