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    Resume skills are timeless. I know that I am very likely to switch jobs frequently throughout my professional career. So, naturally resume building skills will be skills that I frequently use throughout my lifetime. In this course I learned how to better direct my resume for the position I want. By targeting…

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    Covey Matrix Explained

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    to prioritize. Each quadrant had a specific meaning of what task goes in the quadrant and also gave examples. The first quadrant had to deal with important deadlines with very high urgency’s; an example could be getting gas or an essay that is due tomorrow because they need immediate attention. According to Covey, the second quadrant, important tasks that don’t need immediate attention, is the most important because it can help you not have a lot of task in the first quadrant like groceries or…

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    cognitive abilities. The four stages that happen with word knowledge are similar to what we learn about in my block one course for Lity, from the lectures in the class about comprehension. Words that children are so familiar with they can understand them better by creating open ended questions that require higher thinking. We have several opportunities to do this when we do read alouds or when we are discussing new lessons. For example I used a KWL chart to help us connect with text or new…

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    At the start of employment with the Billings 911 Center I believe my values where in alignment with my place of employment. Although, with the passing of time, my values have shifted and I now experience more a cultural strain instead of the cultural fit I once knew. When I first started at the Billings 911 Center, I was a naïve twenty-one year old. I had come from a structured home with a high PDI and more willing to accept a large power difference. It was normal for me to be told what to…

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    Sin And Syntax Analysis

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    As a writer, I have always had major concerns when it came to differentiating passive and active voice. Before reading, passive voice was not something I understood much, if at all. I still feel as if I could do more to practice in order to get better at knowing the differences, though practice can help in that aspect. While reading Hale’s article and Sin and Syntax, I noticed she uses a lot of the same writing for both, examples included. Even with these helpful examples, I do find myself…

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    The LRA is an example of my best work because it demonstrates mastery to specific standards. For instance, the literary response log demonstrates proficiency in the second reading standard. The second reading standard is the ability to determine a theme of a text and its impact and connection to other parts of the story. It is demonstrated by the LRA because in the LRA for “Bums in the Attic”, states, “ The idea of having ‘bums’ in her attic that Esperanza is humble and kind. It shows that…

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    Throughout the last seven weeks I have learned a lot as a writer through reading works written by Johnson, Dawkins, Barthelme, and King. Through analyzing their techniques and continuing to practice I have become a better fiction writer. These writers have taught me how to use concrete sensory detail to reveal emotion and tone. In addition, they taught me the importance of white space, poetic language, building tension, and creating dialogue that reveals character. While writing my midterm…

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    Dweck's Mindset

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    When I first read Mindset by Dweck I realized that I had a fixed mindset. There was sports I wasn’t trying because I thought I would be horrible at them. Dweck uses a variety of structural elements to help make the concept of mindsets relatable from big picture organization like chapters, sections, and subsections to small picture approaches including word choices and sentence structure. Dweck has sections and subsections in all her chapters. Dweck uses these to transition and increase the…

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    ENC/1102 Reflection

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    “Why Nice Guys Finish Last” by Julia Serano and two TED Talks and come up with one conclusion that ties all the sources together but still add personal views within the essay. Comparing my grades, I found that I did better on essay one than I did on essay two. I believe that I did better on essay one because it was a personal essay where I put my own thoughts into the writing. As for essay two, I believe that I struggled with creating a thesis and relying on the quotes and sources to make my…

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    Should Gum chewing be allowed in class? Does it really help students or is it a messy distraction?Gum Has been scientifically proven to help kids focus and to help them improve their memory.Gum Chewing also Helps you relieve stress and helps you relax when working on homework or classwork.Some people become more attentive and feel more alert when they chew gum. Chewing can take away sleepiness. Gum Has been scientifically proven to help kids focus and to help them improve their memory.…

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