Advanced Reading Power 4

Extensive Reading - Vocabulary Building - Comprehension Skills - Reading Fluency

Author: Linda Jeffries,Beatrice S. Mikulecky

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780133047172

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 317

View: 5146

The new Advanced Reading Power 4 offers a strategic, student-based approach to the teaching of reading that encourages users to view reading in English as a problem-solving activity rather than a translation exercise.

Advanced Reading Power

Author: Beatrice S. Mikulecky,Linda Jeffries

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780131990272

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 311

View: 3421

This is a student-centered reading skills textbook based on a cognitive skills approach. Its four key sections, extensive reading, vocabulary building, comprehension skills,reading faster, designed to be used concurrently, help advanced students master reading skills needed for academic success. It feature a variety of authentic reading selections, including excerpts from college textbooks, promotes purposeful reading. It contains comprehension exercises encourage students to interact with the text and develop an awareness of their own reading and thinking processes.

More Reading Power

Reading for Pleasure, Comprehension Skills, Thinking Skills, Reading Faster

Author: Beatrice S. Mikulecky,Linda Jeffries

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780130186492

Category: English language

Page: 89

View: 9742

"'More reading power' Seecond edition, is a student-centered reading skills textbook based on a cognitive skills approach. Its four key sections, designed to be used concurrently, help intermediate to high-intermediate students develop solid reading skills necessary in school, college, or business."--Cover.

Practice Makes Perfect Advanced ESL Reading and Comprehension (EBOOK)

Author: Diane Engelhardt

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071798870

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 7981

The challenging exercises and critical vocabulary you need to advance your English skills Created by ESL instructor Diane Engelhardt, Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Reading and Comprehension features lengthy, complex passages to help you develop essential English reading and critical thinking skills. Inside are 15 readings on topics such as DNA evidence, sustainable urban communities, the human genome project, and more--subjects that will keep you engaged as you take your English to the next level. You will get plenty of practice, practice, practice on understanding and comprehending high-level vocabulary through enlightening exercises. You’ll master how to organize information you read, summarize text, and more. Before you know it, your reading skills will be stronger and your comprehension will grow, enabling you to get more out of English-language texts. Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Reading and Comprehension will help you: Build your academic and technical vocabulary Boost your comprehension skills to an advanced level Create reading strategies to use with any difficult text Develop critical thinking skills

Focus on Writing 3 with Proofwriter (TM)

Author: Colin Ward

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780132862042

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 1908

Focus on Writing is an academic writing program that provides students with essential tools to master not only the key steps in the writing process, but also the grammatical structures, lexical knowledge, and rhetorical modes essential for academic writing. This five-level series progresses with students as they grow in confidence and ability from sentence level (Book 1) through paragraphs (Books 1-3) and essays (Books 3-5). Each unit leads writers step-by-step through the process of prewriting, writing a first draft, revising, and editing before producing a final draft. Not only do students write an entire paragraph or essay in each unit, they are also given plenty of practice at the sentence and word levels. Features: Each unit teaches students how to use one or more common organizational structures: narrative, description, opinion, persuasion, compare-contrast, problem-solution, and cause-effect. High-interest readings and a choice of writing assignments provide a springboard for students' writing. Grammar presentation and practice correlated to Focus on Grammar make the connection between grammar and writing clear. Building Word Knowledge mini-lessons and exercises teach students' how to use word forms, collocations, idioms, compounds, descriptive details, phrasal verbs and other types of vocabulary in their writing. Revision and Editing checklists for each writing assignment help students rewrite and polish their first drafts. Online Teacher's Manuals contain model lesson plans, unit overviews, timed writing assignments, authentic student models, and answer keys. ProofWriter TM, an online writing-assessment tool from ETS, provides students with immediate individualized feedback on grammar, usage, style, and mechanics.

Reading Power

Reading Faster, Thinking Skills, Reading for Pleasure, Comprehension Skills

Author: Beatrice S. Mikulecky,Linda Jeffries

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780201158656

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

View: 7886

Intended for beginning-level young adult and adult students of English as a Second Language, this innovative text combines the elements of a successful reading program with a unique, developmental format designed to teach a wide range of reading skills. The four sections of "Reading Power" are designed to be used concurrently. Each focuses on a different aspect of reading: "Reading for Pleasure" - This section stresses independent reading by suggesting a variety of ways to choose books and also offers a list of high-interest readers for students to enjoy. "Reading Comprehension Skills" - This series of exercises provides focused instruction to develop necessary reading skills: previewing, scanning, guessing word meanings, finding topics, main ideas, and patterns of organization, using reference words effectively, and skimming. "Reading Faster" - These short fiction and non-fiction passages form a continuing story line and offer practice for improving reading speed and comprehension. "Thinking Skills" - These exercises are designed to provide practice in recognizing logical thought patterns in English and guessing the meanings of words from the context.

Reading Power 2

Author: Linda Jeffries,Beatrice S. Mikulecky

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780138143886

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 296

View: 4059

Its innovative design allows intermediate-level students to use four key sections concurrently to become better readers in school, college, or business.

Silicon Carbide Biotechnology

A Biocompatible Semiconductor for Advanced Biomedical Devices and Applications

Author: Stephen Saddow

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128030054

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

View: 4853

Silicon Carbide Biotechnology: A Biocompatible Semiconductor for Advanced Biomedical Devices and Applications, Second Edition, provides the latest information on this wide-band-gap semiconductor material that the body does not reject as a foreign (i.e., not organic) material and its potential to further advance biomedical applications. SiC devices offer high power densities and low energy losses, enabling lighter, more compact, and higher efficiency products for biocompatible and long-term in vivo applications, including heart stent coatings, bone implant scaffolds, neurological implants and sensors, glucose sensors, brain-machine-interface devices, smart bone implants, and organ implants. This book provides the materials and biomedical engineering communities with a seminal reference book on SiC for developing technology, and is a resource for practitioners eager to identify and implement advanced engineering solutions to their everyday medical problems for which they currently lack long-term, cost-effective solutions. Discusses the properties, processing, characterization, and application of silicon carbide biomedical materials and related technology Assesses literature, patents, and FDA approvals for clinical trials, enabling rapid assimilation of data from current disparate sources and promoting the transition from technology R&D, to clinical trials Includes more on applications and devices, such as SiC nanowires, biofunctionalized devices, micro-electrode arrays, heart stent/cardiovascular coatings, and continuous glucose sensors, in this new edition

The Differentiated Classroom

Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416618635

Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 691

Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same--and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.

Cisco ISE for BYOD and Secure Unified Access

Author: Aaron Woland,Jamey Heary

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134586697

Category: Computers

Page: 912

View: 8315

Fully updated: The complete guide to Cisco Identity Services Engine solutions Using Cisco Secure Access Architecture and Cisco Identity Services Engine, you can secure and gain control of access to your networks in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world. This second edition of Cisco ISE for BYOD and Secure Unified Accesscontains more than eight brand-new chapters as well as extensively updated coverage of all the previous topics in the first edition book to reflect the latest technologies, features, and best practices of the ISE solution. It begins by reviewing today’s business case for identity solutions. Next, you walk through ISE foundational topics and ISE design. Then you explore how to build an access security policy using the building blocks of ISE. Next are the in-depth and advanced ISE configuration sections, followed by the troubleshooting and monitoring chapters. Finally, we go in depth on the new TACACS+ device administration solution that is new to ISE and to this second edition. With this book, you will gain an understanding of ISE configuration, such as identifying users, devices, and security posture; learn about Cisco Secure Access solutions; and master advanced techniques for securing access to networks, from dynamic segmentation to guest access and everything in between. Drawing on their cutting-edge experience supporting Cisco enterprise customers, the authors offer in-depth coverage of the complete lifecycle for all relevant ISE solutions, making this book a cornerstone resource whether you’re an architect, engineer, operator, or IT manager. · Review evolving security challenges associated with borderless networks, ubiquitous mobility, and consumerized IT · Understand Cisco Secure Access, the Identity Services Engine (ISE), and the building blocks of complete solutions · Design an ISE-enabled network, plan/distribute ISE functions, and prepare for rollout · Build context-aware security policies for network access, devices, accounting, and audit · Configure device profiles, visibility, endpoint posture assessments, and guest services · Implement secure guest lifecycle management, from WebAuth to sponsored guest access · Configure ISE, network access devices, and supplicants, step by step · Apply best practices to avoid the pitfalls of BYOD secure access · Set up efficient distributed ISE deployments · Provide remote access VPNs with ASA and Cisco ISE · Simplify administration with self-service onboarding and registration · Deploy security group access with Cisco TrustSec · Prepare for high availability and disaster scenarios · Implement passive identities via ISE-PIC and EZ Connect · Implement TACACS+ using ISE · Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot ISE and your entire Secure Access system · Administer device AAA with Cisco IOS, WLC, and Nexus

Better Reading Italian, 2nd Edition

Author: Daniela Gobetti

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071770348

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 2715

Sharpen your Italian language skills through readings about its speakers' daily lives and culture Better Reading Italian offers you entertaining, "real world" texts to help you understand and learn more Italian vocabulary and phrases. Each chapter features articles that cover a specific topic, such as cuisine, music, sports, film and theater, art, the family, today's lifestyle, or politics and history. Along the way, you will find instruction and exercises to help develop improved reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary. The articles become gradually more difficult as you proceed through the book to keep you challenged and engaged. Better Reading Italian is an easy, engaging way to boost your language skills and learn more about the language and its speakers as you go.

Signal Processing for Neuroscientists

Author: Wim van Drongelen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012810483X

Category: Science

Page: 740

View: 8990

Signal Processing for Neuroscientists, Second Edition provides an introduction to signal processing and modeling for those with a modest understanding of algebra, trigonometry and calculus. With a robust modeling component, this book describes modeling from the fundamental level of differential equations all the way up to practical applications in neuronal modeling. It features nine new chapters and an exercise section developed by the author. Since the modeling of systems and signal analysis are closely related, integrated presentation of these topics using identical or similar mathematics presents a didactic advantage and a significant resource for neuroscientists with quantitative interest. Although each of the topics introduced could fill several volumes, this book provides a fundamental and uncluttered background for the non-specialist scientist or engineer to not only get applications started, but also evaluate more advanced literature on signal processing and modeling. Includes an introduction to biomedical signals, noise characteristics, recording techniques, and the more advanced topics of linear, nonlinear and multi-channel systems analysis Features new chapters on the fundamentals of modeling, application to neuronal modeling, Kalman filter, multi-taper power spectrum estimation, and practice exercises Contains the basics and background for more advanced topics in extensive notes and appendices Includes practical examples of algorithm development and implementation in MATLAB Features a companion website with MATLAB scripts, data files, figures and video lectures

Head First Python

A Brain-Friendly Guide

Author: Paul Barry

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491919493

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 6312

Want to learn the Python language without slogging your way through how-to manuals? With Head First Python, you’ll quickly grasp Python’s fundamentals, working with the built-in data structures and functions. Then you’ll move on to building your very own webapp, exploring database management, exception handling, and data wrangling. If you’re intrigued by what you can do with context managers, decorators, comprehensions, and generators, it’s all here. This second edition is a complete learning experience that will help you become a bonafide Python programmer in no time. Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Pythonuses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.

Better Reading French, 2nd Edition

Author: Annie Heminway

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071770305

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 6713

Sharpen your French language skills through readings about its speakers' daily lives and culture Better Reading French offers you entertaining, "real world" texts to help you understand and learn more French vocabulary and phrases. Each chapter features articles that cover a specific topic, such as cuisine, music, sports, film and theater, art, the family, today's lifestyle, or politics and history. Along the way, you will find instruction and exercises to help develop improved reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary. The articles become gradually more difficult as you proceed through the book to keep you challenged and engaged. Better Reading French is an easy, engaging way to boost your language skills and learn more about the language and its speakers as you go.

Ten Steps to Advanced Reading

Author: John Langan

Publisher: Ingram

ISBN: 9781591942955

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 658

View: 8178

Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Jacob Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134742770

Category: Psychology

Page: 567

View: 2898

Statistical Power Analysis is a nontechnical guide to power analysis in research planning that provides users of applied statistics with the tools they need for more effective analysis. The Second Edition includes: * a chapter covering power analysis in set correlation and multivariate methods; * a chapter considering effect size, psychometric reliability, and the efficacy of "qualifying" dependent variables and; * expanded power and sample size tables for multiple regression/correlation.

Advanced Piezoelectric Materials

Science and Technology

Author: Kenji Uchino

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081012551

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 848

View: 9161

Advanced Piezoelectric Materials: Science and Technology, Second Edition, provides revised, expanded, and updated content suitable for those researching piezoelectric materials or using them to develop new devices in areas such as microelectronics, optical, sound, structural, and biomedical engineering. Three new chapters cover multilayer technologies with base-metal internal electrodes, templated grain growth preparation techniques for manufacturing piezoelectric single crystals, and piezoelectric MEMS technologies. Chapters from the first edition have been revised in order to provide up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of developments in the field. Part One covers the structure and properties of a range of piezoelectric materials. Part Two details advanced manufacturing processes for particular materials and device types, including three new chapters. Finally, Part Three covers materials development for three key applications of piezoelectric materials. Dr. Kenji Uchino is a pioneer in piezoelectric actuators, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University, and Director of the International Center for Actuators and Transducers. He has authored 550 papers, 54 books and 26 patents in the ceramic actuator area. Features an overview of manufacturing methods for a wide range of piezoelectric materials Provides revised, expanded, and updated coverage compared to the first edition, including three new chapters Suitable for those researching piezoelectric materials or using them to develop new devices in areas such as microelectronics, optical, sound, structural, and biomedical engineering

Advanced Word Power

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ingram

ISBN: 9781591942269

Category: Vocabulary

Page: 198

View: 6579

GRAMMAR DIMENSIONS. 3

Author: Stephen H. Thewlis

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers

ISBN: 9781413027556

Category: English language

Page: 420

View: 7552

Through grammar explanations, practice exercises, and communicative activities, 'Grammar Dimensions' provides students with the language skills they need to communicate accurately, meaningfully, and appropriately.

Insights 2

A Content-based Approach to Academic Preparation

Author: Donna Brinton,Jan Frodesen

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780201898576

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 205

View: 9794

The text is focused primarily on the academic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with an emphasis on writing. Video contains four lectures: Proximate and ultimate causes of animal behavior; Stranger intervention; Power and international relations; UFOs.