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Advice for starting the new year strong

If you are like me, you want to get a head start on things -- "hit the ground running," as they say. What better way than to get started on the new year in academics! I always found that when I was in high school or college, summer reading was very enjoyable. There were no deadlines -- I could nestle up by a tree and read for hours. I recommend giving it a shot.   When... read more

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The Importance of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Today, the future depends on you as much as it does on me. The future also depends on educating the masses in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, otherwise known as STEM. As a new tutor to WyzAnt, I hope to instill the importance of these subjects in student's lives, as well as, the lives around them.    Besides the fact that,  "the average U.S. salary is... read more

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Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer...

Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer...   ...because it teaches you how to think.   -Steve Jobs     Knowing how to program is an incredibly important skill that is becoming more and more valuable as technology is becoming extremely important in our everyday lives.   And even if you don't plan to be a tech-savvy... read more

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01 while summer: nancy = must be productive

I'VE STARTED TEACHING MYSELF LINEAR ALGEBRA.   Oh Glob, let us pray. Hahahahaah.    Once, once, ONCE: over spring break this year I tried to truck through the MIT Open CourseWare once before in my life to try to learn it all in a week. A heedless youth was I! But half my students and half my friends are taking summer classes, so I wanted to try something with... read more

Frog Heart Lab

Frog Heart Lab

Frog Heart Experiment Purpose: To examine the effects of pre-tension, temperature, and various drugs on the frog heart muscle, speci cally contraction strength and heart rate.   Background: There are a number of external...

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Light & Dark Reactions in Photosynthesis

Light and Dark Reactions in Photosynthesis Written by tutor Kathie Z. Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants absorb light energy from the sun with the assistance of water and carbon dioxide, and transform it into chemical energy to make (synthesize) carbohydrate (specifically glucose) and oxygen. Photosynthesis can be summarized with this formula: 6CO2 + 6H2O +... read more

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