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  1. I want to do well on the Analytical writing but, I don't have anyway of knowing what my grade would be. Could someone grade or give feedback on my practice attempt???
  2. I drafted this letter by myself for my teacher. I have low grades in my theory classes in college. Can you please assess the strength and authenticity of this LOR? --- I will never forget how S solved a security problem in a poll application using bar security as an analogy. It was then that I discovered S's mental capabilities. It felt invigorating to find students engineer solutions through non-technical analysis. His tools were a pen, a piece of paper, and penetrating questions. That triggered an interest within me in guiding him to cultivate such skills. I believe every student needs a hook to pull themselves into the skies. So, after he solved the issue, I directed him by giving him technical concepts designed as purposeful problems to solve. As I had calculated, he could grab on to the solution rapidly. I have encountered him being fixated on an issue several times, forgetting the world outside. Looking at his approach to solving each problem, I knew S had creative thought processes. As I expected, it was not long before he started challenging me with concepts he had discovered. I decided to guide him for his final year project on captcha technology. I directed him to choose the project through self-exploration by asking himself what problems frustrated him and how he would solve them had he been the developer. Again, it was not long before he returned to me with his answer, but he brought along with him the POC. I remember the project inspectors highly appreciating the topic because of its common-day problem-solving nature. S always had an eye for the business perspective. He could swiftly find a use for any particular concept. He always comes up with the right questions, which I find challenging to invoke within the students. I am confident that S has astounding capabilities to achieve anything he sets his mind on. I'm proud to have been one of the hooks for S, and I'm sure you will be too if you admit him.
  3. Discussing controversial topics with those with contrasting views is not useful because very few people change their minds when questioned about their core beliefs. Discussions about controversial topics are always useful because these discussions would help us grow as human beings by making our thought processes transparent and letting us come to terms with the world around us. Whether such a discussion changes people's minds since it questions their core beliefs is undergirded on factors such as the person putting forth the discussion and the quality of communication. On top of that, the statement mentions 'contrasting views' implicate that the person putting forth the discussion is assumed to be right, which is not always true. People attach their core beliefs to their identity. So, when they're questioned about their core beliefs, it is akin to threatening their identity. Hence, they defend themselves by refusing to change their mind. For example, the question "Does god exists?" will not be contemplated by several people because the very act of questioning goes against their beliefs. But, discussing such controversial topics requires structured communication and patience. Starting at the top level of the thought process and digging further, disentangling each thought process, and narrowing down the set of beliefs on top of those their conclusion is built upon will not provoke them and provide a smooth transition for them to question their core beliefs. Additionally, when strongly validated people put forth discussions of controversial topics, people accept those thought processes and work on them. Expecting people to change their minds immediately about a core belief does not make sense. Given time, people retrospect on their thought processes and start to think further. In conclusion, the way controversial topics are discussed and by whom these discussions are put forth affect the way people perceive these questions.
  4. Background: Apps are out, so I want to focus on preparing myself for the the first year of Econ programs, rather than stressing about which one I may or may not get into. For reference, I have been out of school for a couple of years working an industry job, and haven't had the opportunity to do much actual math since leaving undergrad. I'm worried that I will be behind at the start of programs if I don't refresh my math knowledge over the coming 7-8 months, even with a pre-program "boot camp". Let's assume for exposition that I have forgotten essentially everything Math and Statistics-related, including even some topics from single-variable Calculus. Some topics require only quick review, others more extensive (e.g. I spent 30 minutes today remembering how to do implicit differentiation and getting myself back to "exam ready" for that topic, but probably would want a few weeks to go back through my Real Analysis course). My current plan is to spend a small amount of time reviewing basic (single- and multi-variable) calculus, then moving on to a fuller review of more complex topics (bounded optimization, Rudin, ODE, etc.). Questions for the forum: What Math and Stat topics should I focus most on to prepare myself for the first year of Econ PhD? How would you go about self-studying to "get back up to speed" on the topics from 1? What are your favorite textbooks? Post textbooks or online resources to check out (e.g. Khan Academy), study strategies, etc. For Prob/Stats specifically, what is most important to review? I've been "reg monkeying" for 2+ years, so I'm confident on a lot of Metrics stuff, but have forgotten/grown rusty with more basic topics (I'm sure I would not do well on a "Combinations and Permutations" test, for example). Please also feel free to riff off of these questions however you wish. Any advice is highly appreciated! Thanks for any and all help, and best wishes for a stress-free application season! - Tenuki
  5. FBGEE review books for sale: A- CPR (Comprehensive pharmacy review) 7th edition by Leon Shargel. 20 B- Manan Shroff books 2019/2020 (the latest edition) for sale: 1- FBGEE review theory. 40 2- FBGEE review questions and answers. 40 3- FPGEE management review theory. 40 4- FBGEE management review questions and answers. 40 5- Reference guide for medicinal and organic chemistry, questions and answers 2018-2019 (latest edition). 40 All books are clean. Free Shipping inside USA. Good luck for everyone.
  6. FBGEE review books for sale: A- CPR (Comprehensive pharmacy review) 7th edition by Leon Shargel. 20 B- Manan Shroff books 2019/2020 (the latest edition) for sale: 1- FBGEE review theory. 40 2- FBGEE review questions and answers. 40 3- FPGEE management review theory. 40 4- FBGEE management review questions and answers. 40 5- Reference guide for medicinal and organic chemistry, questions and answers 2018-2019 (latest edition). 40 All books are clean. Free Shipping inside USA. Good luck for everyone.
  7. For this task, you will write an essay in response to a question that asks you to state, explain, and support your opinion on an issue. Typically, an effective essay will contain a minimum of 300 words. The quality of your writing includes the development of your ideas, the organization of your essay, and the quality and accuracy of the language you use to express your ideas. You have 30 minutes to plan and complete your essay. Some parents forbid young children from owning smart phones (cell phones with Internet access), while others disagree and believe that they are important tools for keeping in touch. Which point of view do you think is better, and why? With the advent of smart phones, the question of whether or not they should allow their children to own smart phones at a young age arises in many parents' minds. Some parents forbid young children from owning smart phones and some parents choose to allow, I agree with forbidding them from using smart phones. Smart phones have brought immense benefits in today's world to the human kind, but they come with their fair share of disadvantages. Young children fall prey to such dangers, and must be protected from these disadvantages of smart phones. Smart phones are extremely addicting. Once a child starts using a smart phone, they fail to realise the amount of time that passes by whilst using it. The plethora of games and social media sites have made it very tempting to use smart phones all the time. The different suggestions provided by the complex algorithms make it all the more difficult to resist. I have seen my cousin who is 7 years old ask her mother for her phone so that she can play the popular game "Subway Surfers". This wastes a lot of time and energy of her's, and is not necessarily productive. Since children are very influencible, they do not realise the harm these games and websites are causing. Thus, addiction is a severe issue that should considered before allowing young children to have their own smart phones. Addiction is not the only threat to a child from a smart phone. Another threat, and possibly more risky, is the danger from predators that prey on the innocence of young children. These predators often influence or brainwash the children via websites. Many kidnappings have occured because the child does not suspect the danger. Giving children their own phones, without parental supervision, increases the chances of such unfortunate incidents occuring. To avoid such situations, children must not be given smart phones; and if given, they should supervised and educated about these such incidents, and how to avoid them. Smart phones can be very useful as a technology, but they increase the dependence of an individual on smart phones, and reduce their own thinking power. Calculators, in-built in the smart phones, provide fast and easy math calculations; but increased reliance on calculators may diminish the ability of a child to think on their own. Similarly, GPS provides routes from source to destination, but reduce the memory dependence of the user. The user need not require to remember routes to places anymore. It can be said that technology, as easy as it makes our lives, hampers important development in a child if given access to at an early age. Thus, giving smart phones to young children will provide benefits such as keeping in touch and easy access to sources of knowledge, but also exposes them to numerous threats. The advantages come at a cost which is not worth the risk. Children should not be given smart phones at a young age so as to avoid such problems.
  8. Hi guys, i want to share with you a viewpoint: I think that many of us always struggle with the speaking and writing section, because we see a lot of exercises on the internet, but we can’t review our work by ourselves, so why there is no an online platform that afford many speaking and writing exercises and exams so the community review each other work by annotating words and phrases, commenting, liking or disliking. The essays can be texts (for the writing) or vocals recorded by a microphone of headphone (for the speaking).
  9. To understand the most important characteristics of a society, one must study its major cities. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. The true characteristics of a society can only be found in small towns and villages where heritage and traditions sill in extant. The most of urban cities are diversified by people from different societies who came and settled in for various reasons such as education and employment. Urban cities are developed mostly with benchmark of cities from western countries. In major cities of India like Chennai, Bombay and Bangalore, we can see the population of non-natives are more than natives, due to this the birds-view study of a major city will not produce an accurate result of its true characteristics. In contrast, small towns and villages, we can still see a vast number of people still holding their customs and traditions for generations- the traditional festivals, foods, Old Gods, martial arts etc can be seen celebrated there which were long forgotten by urban community. However, due the amorphous development of internet and media, the small towns even getting changed. As per saying “change is the only thing will never change” – the characteristics of the society will also will not be constant. The one which is considered as rule may considered as taboo in future. Still, the results collected from the any one developed urban part of a vast nation will not reflect the character of the bucolic village next to it.
  10. TOPIC: Understanding the past is of little use to those in current positions of leadership. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. ESSAY: A successful leader is the one who can motivate and unitedly lead his/her team to success. A path full of failures and successes leads a person to zenith. Before being called a leader, the person must have faced hardships. Learning from ones own mistakes is crucial to avoid them from happening again. Just like in case of a corporate manager or team leader ; understanding and analysing the past is important to lead the team to their heyday. Maybe during his/her own duration of being under someone else's leadership, the person came across unexpected results, or faced conflicts with the team members. Remembering how the issues were solved during that time and understanding that the same could aid during the struggles of someone relying on your leadership could greatly help managing the things at hand. Moreover, it is said that it is fine to make imstakes but not to commit same mistake repeatedly. This can be made possible only if we learn from our past and decode the scenario well enough not to make the same mistake again. If a person in currect position of leadership will have a reign full of fallacies, then how is a team, that is supposed to be inspired from that person, work righteously? I agree that with times, scenarios and problem statements drastically change. This could lead to rendering the past learnings of no help. For example, with expanding semicondustor industry, the technology nodes at which engineers are working have been changing rapidly. A person in current position of leadership might have faced 180nm technology node and related technical issues during his regime of learning as a junior employee; whereas a person working under his leadership now might face issues on 7nm technology nodes. This might make it difficult for the manager/ team leader to resolve issues swiftly inspite of being cautious in implementing learnings from the past. But, at the same time, the understanding that such issues continue as hurdles and recalling how human resources must be inspired to implement their academics to practical scenarios, a team lead can comfortably cross any obstacle. Since the beginning of his/her regime a person crosses many hurdles. Learning from past experiences can greatly help a person lead a wise and properly managed life - be it at work or at home.
  11. Prompt: Universities should require students to take courses only within those fields they are interested in studying. Write a response in which you discuss your views on the policy and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider the possible consequences of implementing the policy and explain how these consequences shape your position. My essay: To be successful university students should get involved in many different fields, instead of focusing only on fields those they are interested in studying. Many scientific subjects are not isolated from each other, however they are interrelated and some are fundamental to others. One of the most critical factors that determine whether someone will make some achievements in one field is that if he or she has enough basic knowledge of other relevant fields on which that field is built. Many scientific subjects such as computer science and physics require considerable knowledge of mathematics, and that is why each fresh year student in these fields is required to take lots of courses of calculous, linear algebra, statistics and so on. However many students studying these subjects find mathematics boring and difficult. If they were allowed to study only within their favorite fields they would definitely drop mathematical courses. Clearly then, the lack of necessary basis of mathematics would stop them from succeeding in their further studies. Nowadays, the competition in job market is becoming more and more drastic. Therefore, university students should arm themselves with comprehensive knowledge. That means students might need to extend the diversity and range of their knowledge. By taking courses from different subjects students could gain some inspiration and improve their creativity. They might even find their new interest when taking courses of fields they thought they were nor good at or interested in at all. If universities required students to study only within fields in which they are interested chances are that they might lose so many opportunities to discover themselves and their potential capabilities. On the other hand, implementing this policy might benefit some students: they can dedicate all of their time to what they enjoy doing instead of wasting a lot of time on some courses they are not good at. Thus, they may achieve more than before. To sum up, university students are encouraged to take different courses from fields outside their interests. By doing this they can expand the range of their knowledge and be more successful in their career.
  12. I am looking to apply for PhD programs for Fall 2018 and I wanted to get feedback on my chances. Undergrad GPA: 3.85 Degree: Finance, International Business Honors College Degree 4.0 GPA GRE: I haven't taken it yet, but my practice tests are lower 160s, higher in verbal. I still have another month for practice, so I'm hoping to push to mid/high 160s. Research: I don't have the "traditional" research experience, but I was hoping to push my time working as an archeology research student on a archeology dig and my honors college research projects. I have unofficially published online as I have written over 10 white papers for my consulting firm. Letters of recommendation: 1 from an Honors professor, second from a OB professor who has written glowing letters for me in the past. I am still considering my last recommendation. I am hoping to apply for Strategy programs with a focus in Corporate Social Responsibility. I am interested in Uni of North Carolina, Uni of Pittsburg, Northwestern and Duke (my two reach schools). I am still researching the last 2-3 programs to apply. Do I have a good chance of getting into a PhD strategy program? Is it worth it to apply to my reach schools or should I focus on more 25-50th rankings? Is 6-7 schools enough or should I aim for 10-12? I have read conflicting reviews about throwing a wider net vs more quality applications. I also don't want to bog down my recommendation writers. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
  13. PROMPT: "Some people believe that in order to be effective, political leaders must yield to public opinion and abandon principle for the sake of compromise. Others believe that the most essential quality of an effective leader is the ability to remain consistently committed to particular principles and objectives." ==> Write a response in which you discuss which view more closely aligns with your own position and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should address both of the views presented. As Machiavelli once observed, men are fickle. Though these words were not uttered explicitly by Machiavelli himself, rather by an interpreter of Machiavelli, the premise holds true as a problem in politics. Particularly during election time, the validity of a candidate's stance on an issue, is often the time with which they have held their position. However, demanding an unchanging will from a person is naive. The problems presented in modern society have real repercussions for real populations of people, new evidence is portrayed continuously to give more perspective on problems, and diversity increases with time as modernity offers a more open global citizenship. Though politicians are often regarded as wavering and pandering when they change their political stances, there are more subtle nuances to many issues that are often left unaddressed at the dias. Politicians are often pressured to swing one way in the dichotomy between the left and right, but part of being a leader is taking the time to understand which principles and policies affect which populations. An issue that was highlighted in the previous presidential election was that of vaccination. Though on the surface, vaccination is a seemingly partisan issue, the populations affected by this problem are ubiquitous across this nation. The presence of vaccination, has historically culminated in an average increase in life span and a decrease in child mortality. In addition, politicians should find flexibility in their policy-making imperative because of new information that is available from studies. Correlations are often assigned to variables by mistake not for the nefarious deed of pressing an idea forward, but rather because we lacked proper knowledge of the paradigms and factors that were truly affecting an outcome. One example of a false correlation is the archaic premise that polio was caused by ice cream. Prior to the discovery of the polio virus and its vaccine, many thought that polio was caused by ice cream consumption because polio incidences often rose during the summer time. However, after more knowledge about viruses came about, and eventually vaccines for polio came about, it was clear with new evidence that ice cream consumption increase was completely independent from the incident of polio incidence rise in children. Finally, politicians- left, right, or moderate- are people with their own lives and experiences above all else. Though there are politicians who are known as staunch Republicans or Democrats represented throughout history, people change. In this increasingly global biosphere, each individual will face an increasing range of diversity each decade thanks to: air travel, the internet, increasing heterogeneity of populations. With each experience and exposure to different ideas will come changes in opinion. Without the influx of new ideas forming changes, we would not have the society in which we live today. Tea came from China and traversed the globe into every single continent. The Germanic grammar structure met many a Latin root to form the complex and nuanced language that Vladimir Nabakov himself learned because of its deference to the complexity of the human condition. In conclusion, expecting politicians to hold steadfast to ideals that they have made at the inception of their careers is myopic. The issues that face Americans today are complex and effect real people with real lives. New evidence is mounted daily in the progressing time line of historical life. And each new finding and experience lived will undoubtledly affect individuals as our society itself relies on the tides of change for progress and innovation.
  14. AWA is one of the crucial areas for your GRE/GMAT exam preparation. Biggest problems students face is, they wanted to know how good their passage is and how good others are writing the answer for the given passage. So to solve this problem, have developed an open place where you can see other people answers and you share your reviews to others , and you can get reviews from other students and experts. Check out this link for AWA peer reviews , GroupsOne - AWA Open Hub Will be posting topics every day. To get daily updates , you can join my facebook group from here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/442774586057556/ Reach out to me if you have any doubts.
  15. PROFILE: Important information about my application: - I'm a Canadian citizen (Important since there exists a quota on native Canadian students @ Canadian MA's) - The average GPA for a math major at my school is a 2.8. - Never withdrew from a class in college (Not sure if that's important but some schools may look at that favorably) Type of Undergrad: US, Large (35k) public school, top 75 in business, Top 30 MBA, No graduate Econ program Undergrad GPA: 3.77/4 (Econ 3.9, Math w/Grade deflation 3.5) Type of Grad: N/A Grad GPA: N/A GRE: Haven't taken it yet but testing (160V, 167Q) and at least 4.5 on AWA Math Courses: Calc 1 (B+), Calc 2 (-A), Calc 3 (A), Intro to proof (B-), Linear Algebra (B), Planning to take Real Analysis in the spring Econ Courses (grad-level): N/A Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Principles of Micro (A), Principles of Marco (A+), Intermediate Micro (A+), Intermediate Macro (A), Game Theory (A), Econometric's (A), Health Econ (A-), Environmental Econ (A-), Labor Econ (B+), Public Fiance (A+), International Trade (A), Statistics (A+), History of Economic Thought (A+) Other Courses: Took challenging classes in English and the usual Gen Ed stuff Letters of Recommendation: (1st letter - Prof with 52 years of teaching experiencing and numerous research papers/government work - Stated in his letter that I was his best econ student out of the approx 40,000 students he has ever taught), (2nd letter - Vanderbilt PhD, Program chair, knows me pretty well, should be strong), (3rd letter - USC PhD, taught me intermediate Micro, set the curve in his class so It should be a pretty good letter). Additional potential letter writer: (PhD from Moscow - Soviet Era - Have done research for him, knows he pretty well) Research Experience: 1 semester of lit review, plan to do empirical work (Using Stata) for the same project next semester). Teaching Experience: Econ Tutor, Calc 3 Tutor, Metrics tutor Research Interests: Health Economics, International Economics SOP: Should be good, I'm going to explain that I went to my current school because of family reasons and that both my parents are researchers - So I'm under no illusions of what awaits me post PhD. Concerns: I thought I had a pretty good application until I stumbled across this forum, now I'm wondering if I'm even competitive. My math GPA could be higher, I'm actually considering taking a 5th year so that I can take higher level math classes (Like topology and Differential equations, along with a few masters classes) Other: I'm 21 years old (Senior, graduating next semester), I've wanted to be an economist since I was 16, I just need to know (realistically) where I can expect to land ranking wise In terms of Econ PhD programs and Econ MA programs. I'm willing to wait a few years and better my credentials if that merits a chance at a top 20 program. Applying to: Notre Dame (PhD), Vanderbilt (PhD), Toronto (MA), UBC (MA), Purdue (MA), McGill (MA), University of Illionois at Urbana - Champaign (MA). Additionally: (1) What are my chances of getting into the schools I'm applying for? (2) I would LOVE any realistic school recommendations. (3) I'm planning to take the GRE on Dec 22nd (I think that should work since applications are due Jan 15) (4) Debating to mention my University's math rigor in my SOP, however that just sounds like an excuse (5) If you made it this far reading my application, thank you.
  16. Hi I just got my score back (112) R30/L30/S29/W23... While it seems great, I need 24 in writing and have no idea what happened there. I felt quite confident after submitting my essays, actually I was only worried about the speaking section. I got good on my free essay and fair on the reading and listening one.... again I have no idea what they did not like, I use the same structuring/transition words on both. :( This can't be happening, I never fail exams... I am so angry at myself right now... and will have to wait three weeks to maybe feel better and like I am worth something again. What are my chances? I only need one point... Now I need to find a Fax machine... Greetings, Onelittlepoint P.S.: And now I second guess everything I write...
  17. Hey all! I'ave written this respose to an issue essay on the topic:-" The best way for a society to prepare its young people for leadership in government,industry, or other fields is by instilling in them a sense of cooperation, not competition." here's the essay- According to author's point of view the only way of engendering new and excelling leaders from the society is by instilling them with the quality of cooperarion rather than competition. But according to my perspective not only coperation but also competitive spirit is necessary for an individual to become an effective leader. If we turn the pages of history to have glimpse of the world renowned and effective leaders of all times we come across various names including Mahatma Gandhi,who faught for a noble cause and other's like Hitler and Chengis khan,and additionally being indian in origin, one important name that comes flashing on any news channel , every single hour Prime Minister Narendra Modi.All these leaders prove to be paragons when it comes to "LEADERSHIP". Firstly, taking the example of one of the most eminent leader of all times Mahatma Gandhi who was renowned for his adherence to "Ahimsa" yet he fought for the freedom of our country.Yes,the example does comply with the author's statement that Coperation is necessary , but had there been no competitive spirit ,would it ever be possible for the leader like of his to win the freedom from the British goverment. According to my views, it was his this spirit which empowered thousands of his followers,instigated them to fight against the british goverment, Coperative among themselves yet competitive with the opponent. Secondly, I believe our history, be it world or Indian,is overwhelmed with the paragons when it comes to leadership. Two most eminent rather tyrannical leaders of all times Hitler and Chenghis Khan , merely mentioning of their names leaves to sign of cooperation .For them there existed only two options whether it is their wish or no wish. Although there's was a reign of absolute monarch and yet they gained substantial number of followers , to fight aginst their opponents.Therefore it vividly proves that cooperation can not alone serve as a disposition for anyone to be leader. Thirdly, In order to prove the point in terms of what people can percieve at present rather that peeking into the past , is the example of Hon'ble Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He with his absolute mandate in parliamentary elections of Indian polity 2014 ,proved how indespensible are both the traits "cooperation" and "competition" for being an efficacious leader. He fought his opponents with an absolute competetive spirit which other wise would have been inconceivable if he didn't have one.Thus proved out to be an epitome of leadership. To sum up, I'd say that, Competing with the opponent and cooperating with your supporters is the major ingredient of any leader. Leader with only cooperative spirit would be like flower with out fragrance , because ultimately it is the fragrance of the flower which makes it suitable enough to be refined and converted into a scented perfume to serve thousands of people , looks though will attract the followers but smells is what which ultimately causes them to keep lingering around.
  18. Claim: When planning courses, educators should take into account the interests and suggestions of their students. Reason: Students are more motivated to learn when they are interested in what they are studying. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim and the reason on which that claim is based. Students in classroom have always struggled learning some boring courses, however it's important for them to learn such courses to be successful in life. I believe that it is important for educators to develop courses with a strong view of the future job market and the field of study's needs, however they should also account for student's interests to shape the curriculum, but in a weaker manner. In one hand, proffesors know what is best for their students to thrive out there in the job market, so it is important for students to learn the courses even if they are boring. I can recall when I was a college students struggling in learning mathematics, I always thought they were simply the least useful course a geologist should know, however, later in life I appreciated the professor push on this topic since maths helped me a lot when starting to learn geophysics, subbject I'm developing now at work. So, experienced proffesors have years learning what has been more useful for them and this gives them the right to shape the curriculum of a department. In addition to the experience of the proffesors in the job market, I really consider the experience they can have as educators. Who better than them to know what is the trends of learning a student should follow. Sometimes, students are very excited to learn a new subject that seems really interesting, but, they are not aware that a step-by-step procedure should be followed to ensure a flawless learning. This was the case when in my department everybody wanted to learn sequence stratigraphy, but proffesor Lewis in a wise talk told us "first learn a really solid sedimentology, then you might learn S.E." In the other hand, educators should also listen to student's opinion of what they're intrested in. It is obvious that less than 100% of students will dedicate to industry, there is always a precentage who chooses to develope other types of job like "research" on specific fields. This students can show their interests, for example, in a geology major, imagine that the 10% of them want to develop research in Mars geology, so listening to them would help courses developers to focus more on sedimentology of deserts (Since mars's geology ressemble to deserts) to comply with students interest on these fields. In conclusion, educators that shape the curriculum of study should follow their experience they have had in the job market and their experience as proffesors to shape the curriculum of a major's department, but they should also listen to students who have the talent and desire to dedicate to other matters like research, since they are the future of the development of the X field they are studying.
  19. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? People behave differently when they wear different clothes. Do you agree that different clothes influence the way people behave? Use specific examples to support your answer. How do people behave to others is a mighty crucial characteristic of them. A person’s behaviour to others will eventually reflect how others behave to him or her. If asked, some may agree with the fact that cloths influence people’s behaviour and others may disagree. I agree with the statement that people behave differently when they wear different clothes for several reasons. Cloths that are neat and clean, are of latest fashion makes people feel more confident and comfortable. When a person wear cloth that is of latest trend and also looks sanitary, he or she will feel delightful and thus they will me more comfortable and confident. For instance, last year when I was in my final year of my college, my juniors suddenly decided to give us (my class mates) a farewell party. In such a short notice it was pretty hard for us to go for shopping to but latest cloth for the party. But I already had a suit which was new and of latest trend. I wore my suit to the party and I was feeling very comfortable in the party because I was looking great and confident on my cloths. As you can see, cloths can influence one's behaviour. If an individual has not dressed according to the occasion, he or she might behave in a different way. In certain situation, when it is customary to wear some definite cloths and someone does not wear that definite cloths, he or she will feel different from others. For example, when I was in 6th class of my school life, I remember, there was a newcomer in my class but he didn’t had our school uniform. And because there is only one store in our city that sell’s our school uniform, which had a lot of orders from students of various schools, he had to wait for a month to get his uniform. During that period he felt embarrassed and uncomfortable in class. Apparently, customary cloths if not wore can influence peoples’ behaviour in certain occasion. In sum, I think cloths can influence peoples’ behaviour. Not only wearing different cloths can make you feel confident but also they can make you feel embarrassed. So one should always wear new, neat and clean cloths, according to the situation. Word Count: 382
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  21. Hi, Please review my issue essay. Thank you. My issue topic is, Technology, while apparently aimed to simplify our lives, only makes our lives more complicated. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. My essay : In the 21st century, where countries are just a google hangout away. It is safe to say technology paves the way for a simpler life. All it takes is a little effort as setting it up is no calk walk. Technology is an excellent enabler. Through the innumerable networking software and hardware at our disposal, technology helps enables worldwide collaboration. Professionals now work for virtual companies from the comforts of their homes, striking a perfect work-life balance. Besides, the global outreach of a common man too is ballooning. An American wedding planner can get a dress custom designed in Paris and meanwhile, get gift boxes manufactured in China. Scientific experts are speculating a human colony in mars in coming years. The innovations in automobile industries are making roads safer. Google has developed a prototype for the first ever autonomous car that requires most no human intervention. This leaves almost no room for human error, thereby decreases number of road accidents. Many companies like Tesla motors are building cars that use only electricity, drastically reducing pollution and saving energy. Healthcare has undergone major revamp thanks of advancements in the field of bio-medical engineering. The sensitive and accuracy of hospital tools help Doctors focus on diagnosis. It can be clearly agreed upon that technology helps focus on the more complex tasks and broaden the range of problems that can be solved. However, technology does destroy jobs that involve old practices like telegram. Besides, technological perks reduces the need for human interaction hence making people indolent. Also adoption of technology and its practice is no easy task. In the long run, technology helps make life easier.
  22. Hi! Please evaluate my issue essay. Thanks in advance. Topic: Educators should take students' interest into account when planning the content of the courses they teach. Essay: My high school headmaster would always say the secret to motivating people is to talk about things that catch their attention and in a way that is most appealing to them. Clearly educators should consider the interests of students while building the content of their course. Interactive class is the birth place of great ideas. Students engage in lectures better if and only if the content matches with their interest. A science student whose goal is to do pragmatic research in applied physics cannot be stimulated by differential equation that governs the motion of bubble in boiling water. The professor decides to introduce more practical experiments during lectures, the response from this science student will be inundating. Not only a science student, an economics student made to tolerate myriad of graphs or a literature graduate interested in British history taught about contemporary classical novels and other such students would be put to sleep unless the content is engaging. Otherwise, it would not only be a waste to the student but also to the educator as he/she fails to inspire his/her student. It is very essential to inspire students. Inspired students become to be more collaborative and work seamlessly with the educators. As the response and engagement of students starts to build up, complex issues can be tackled. Inspiration leads to involvement which in turn leads to the next big idea or solution of a daunting problem. When content of courses taught are aligned with the interests of students, learning experience is more lasting too. Therefore content of the course taught should not be aberrant from the students' interest. However, a subject might be more important to lay foundation to perform interesting things and this subject might not directly fall under the most galvanizing course from students' perspective. The educator must also include such subjects so as to equip their students with better aptitude. To conclude, the perception of course by students is important. The content of courses should be built around the interests of students to motivate. Mountains can be climbed by the inspired. To read the zenith of a student's capability, the educators must motivate and inspire students.
  23. I am taking the GRE in a week and just found out about this website. I would really appreciate it if someone could grade my argument essay. Thank you very much in advance! *********************************************************************************** ​Argument task: The following is a memorandum from the business manager of a television station. “Over the last year, our late-night news program has devoted increased time to national news and less time to local news and weather. During this time period, most of the complaints received from viewers were concerned with our station’s coverage of weather and local news. In addition, local businesses that used to advertise during our late-night news program have just cancelled their advertising contracts with us. Therefore, in order to attract more viewers to the program and to avoid losing any further advertising revenues, we should restore the time devoted to weather and local news to its former level.” Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument. The business manager of the television station makes some unwarranted assumptions as to the reasons behind complaints from viewers, termination of advertising contracts, and loss of revenues. If these assumptions are not backed up by stronger arguments, the manager could be coming to a faulty conclusion. The manager's statement implies that the sole reason for the complaints from the viewers is the change in time allocation for national news vs. weather and local news. What he or she fails to clarify is what these complaints are about. It is not necessarily true that viewers are unhappy with the change in time for each program but may be unhappy with the program content itself. In order to make a more sound judgement on the reason behind the unsatisfaction of the viewers, the manager needs to look more carefully into the details of the complaints received. Secondly, the business manager assumes that local businesses cancelled their advertising contracts in the late-night news program because of the increased air time of national news. However, it may be that they simply no longer want to advertise on this channel because of decrease in number of viewers as a result of unsuccessful programs but not specifically because of the change in time distribution. It may also be that they no longer have the funds to pay this channel to air their advertisements. On the other hand, it could be that they still want to advertise on the same channel but in the morning programs instead to target a different audience. In order to better justify this reason stated by the manager, he or she needs to ensure that he fully understands the story behind the cancellation of the advertising contracts. At the end of the statement, he or she comes to the conclusion that restoring the time devoted to weather and local news to its former level will attract more viewers and stop the loss of revenues, therefore solving all the problems the channel is facing. This conclusion is rash and unjustified as the channel may be losing viewers and revenue because of several other reasons, such as a decline in the quality of the programs aired, the launch of a new rival channel that is more up to date and more to the liking of viewers, or an unorganized program schedule. Without a comprehensive comprehension of the increase in complaints from viewers and the the drop in revenue, there is no reason to believe that restoring the system to its previous state will solve these issue. Should the manager find evidence which supports all his or her arguments and confirms that the reason behind all the challenges is the decrease of time allocation to local news and weather, it would be a reasonable measure to return to the previous system followed. If however, it appears that there are different reasons for these challenges, the television station could be making an unwise decision to switch back to the former schedule as it may not have the positive effect anticipated in the memorandum.
  24. I am taking the GRE in a week and just found out about this website. I would really appreciate it if someone could grade my issue essay. Thank you very much in advance! ************************************************************************** Issue Task : A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college. Write a response in which you explain the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, describe specific circumstances in which adopting the recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape your position. In order to set a fair and uniform educational system in a state, a nation should reqire all of its students to study the same national curriculum. However, this curriculum does not necessarily have to be standardized up till the last years of high school and should allow for adjustments and enhancements when necessary. Setting standard national curriculum would ensure that there is less of a gap in the quality or level of academia given to students at public and private schools. Leaving the curriculum in the hands of each school would make discrepancies much higher and would create a social imbalance in the education of children from affluent families who can afford high level private instituations and less financially privileged children who attend less expensive schools. Furthermore, it makes it easier to compare student performance, IQs, and exam grades if all have been following the same curriculum. Looking even further into the future, a single curriculum would make college accpetance processes easier and more fair, as all applicants are compared based on the same eduacational background, discounting the inevitable difference in teacher qualification, school environment, and equipment. However, a single curriculum also has its downside. Setting the curriculum "in stone" risks creating an uber rigid system which does not allow for freedom of expression, experimentation, and innovation on behalf of both the teachers and the students. This in turn limits the potential to learn from current events and adapt to classroom situations or needed adjustments based on unplanned or unexpected events throughout the year. Moreover, a curriculum set by the nation, which usually implies the government, also riks having a system which is molded by a hidden political agenda, which again, may limit free thinking, analytical skills, and cognitive abilities. In order to have an effective educational system, it should be mandated that a national curriculum be followed as a guide and simultaneously allow for flexibility in assigning additional projects, assignments, or topics of discussion. Furthermore, a uniform curriculum should not necessarily be followed up until the students enter college. It may be more sensible to have a national curriculum from elementary to middle school, but have a less rigid academic system in high school once the students have a reached an age which allows for and requires more open teaching methods and autonomous research. Not only should the curriculum be more flexible, but it should also be drafted and written in cooperation between governmental entities, representatives from private schools and public schools, professionals with practical experience, and ideally even with the input of the students themselves. Setting a national curriculum to be followed by all schools in a certain country has its pros and cons. While it ensures fair and equal education to students of all socioeconomic levels, it also may be too rigid and prevent students from reaching their full creative potential. Finding a balance between a well-rounded curriculum which leaves room for tweaking creates a practical and effective academic system that benefits all of the students, teachers, and nation.
  25. I am worried that 1 month is not good enough. I need to take my exam on March 30. :(
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