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    In November of 2015 Salman Khan delivered a speech at TED Talks Live in New York, New York. He presented his thoughts on the most effective way to help students master their subject matter to an auditorium full of educators. Salman Khan is a Business graduate of MIT and Harvard who first gained recognition on YouTube where he posted Math tutorials for his cousins. What started with his YouTube channel led him to found Khan Academy, a free online education service that has helped over 10 million students to better understand all subjects in the classroom. In his speech at TED, Khan discusses the subject of mastery-based learning. Khan describes mastery-based learning as a method where “instead of artificially constraining when and how long…

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    The general argument made by Salman Khan in his work, The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Say my Son is Smart, is that the brain grows through effort, struggle, and failure. Dr. Carol Dweck has studied brain development for several years and believes that most people either have a growth or fixed mindset. Khan writes, “Even small changes in communication or seemingly innocuous comments can have fairly-long lasting implications for a person’s mindset” (2). In this statement, the author is…

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    Presentations have never been my strong suit, whether it is talking about myself in front of a group of people to presenting a complex situation to a class. By taking this course I am hoping that I’ll be able to boost my confidence when it comes to public speaking. I have had to complete many presentation in the past but I have yet to master the ability to present well in front of large groups. The first project that we were assigned in my communication class was to get to know our classmate…

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    In “What College Could Be Like” published in New York Magazine on January 2013, author Salman Khan points out that there is a basic divide between student’s expectations for college, a good intellectual experiences and what universities believe their value is. either intellectual and social experiences. To support his position first, Khan comments higher education is under increasing scrutiny, in parts. Next, he states that students have begun to recognize something very counterintuitive.…

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    After strict moral standards established many years ago appeared to have failed, and science had proven that it could not prove the origin of the universe, a new philosophical and artistic expression moved in to fill the void of the Modernist Movement. The Postmodern Movement was born out of a lack of faith in society and the established way of life as a whole, and embraced the philosophy of meaninglessness and a rejection of the transcendental meta-narrative. This move has been fully expressed…

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    Vikram Seth Analysis

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    cultural ethos. One can say that Seth draws his experiences from multiple locations. Anita Desai in a Review, Sitting Pretty, (1993) pertinently comments: Seth belongs to the generation of practitioners of Indian Writing in English, born after Independence who has attracted attention in India and abroad and even made the reading and writing of novels a respectable pursuit. (Anita Desai 26) Due to the diversity of his themes, forms and genres, the literary world wants to study him. Thus,…

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    Are stories even more than what we know; just a fairytale that has no meaning? In the beginning of Salman Rushdie’s novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, a question arises from the character of Mr. Sengupta, “What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true?” (Rushdie 20). Throughout the story, there are many thoughts in which we can find the answer to this question. Many people may say that there is no use for stories that aren’t real in reason of they do not help us in our daily lives. What…

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    Abstract: Bapsi Sidhwa’s third novel Ice-Candy Man was published in 1991. In America, her publishers Milkweed Editions published it under the title of Cracking India. Using a child narrator named Lenny, the novelist presents the Kaleidoscopically changing socio political realities of the Indian sub-continent just before the partition. This extremely sensitive story takes up the themes of communal tensions, using religion as a way to define individual identity, territorial cravings political…

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    The crisis of identity has always enjoyed a defining significance in the thematic framework of the Indo-Anglican novels. The novels of Shobha design the techno – thematic fabric of Indian English fiction and lay the foundation of the new Indian English fiction. The post – colonial age represented by Shobha De is chiefly a quest for identity along different dimensions of socio – political and economic order of India. The novels of Shobha De explore the thick congested fabric of Indian life and…

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    Salman Rushdie is an Indian-born British writer who has experienced movement from his home to a new place. Rushdie expresses the benefits of migration and how it helps create “hybridity” in a place. Russell Sanders analyzes Rushdie’s essay and has a different opinion. In response to Rushdie’s belief about migration, Sanders’s Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World essay, contradicts the opinion of Rushdie’s essay that migration is bad. Through Sanders’s quotes and information he uses in…

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