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1) Hear the language spoken by native speakers. 2) Anticipate answers in order to engage in a conversation 3) Focus on essential function words and phrases used in every day life. 4) Practice 30 minutes a day at home. Think in a new language. *Auditory learning = unconscious learning (Hearing it used naturally until it sticks) *3 or 4 repetitions + concepts to permanently store the language in one's memory. "When you know what sounds right, everything is easy." Automatically learn -Grammar -Vocabulary -Pronunciation

The steps to accomplishing critical thinking are as follows: 1) Use your notes to categorize information. 2) Analyze the main ideas and the supporting details. 3) Identify the thesis, theme, or central motif. 4) Draw conclusions based on the contextual evidence. 5) Apply the conclusions to practical examples.

People with low self-esteem have a tendency to compare themselves to others. They typically to place a limit on their potential by means of a self-fulfilling prophecy. This phenomenon usually occurs when the competition factor comes into play. The way to break through the cycle of comparison and a self-fulfilled prophecy of low performance is to realize that each day is a brand new day. Accomplished athletes attest that "You miss every shot you don't take." By garnering your entire focus and attention to retaining every word from both the lectures and textbooks, success has no limits or barriers. The value of the tutoring experience is when I am able to help a person with either a low or false sense of self-esteem see the reality in a new light. That is, I am able to adapt an instrumental role in acknowledging when a person is indeed doing something right- that the person deserves a pat in the back, an applause, or a word of high recognition. The main lesson... read more

The correspondence theory states that "a proposition must correspond with a fact or event" in order to be acknowledged as truth. For example, the statement "Hard work pays off" is an abstract assertion that would be true in the event a student performs well on a test after studying with focus and intensity. The statement, however, does not take into account other factors, such as influential teachers, clearly structured textbooks, or a manageable schedule. Nevertheless, the fact that the student performed well after applying hard work in an efficient manner is evidence that the statement must be true. Philosophy discusses the relationship between a proposition and fact: Either the proposition is true and is therefore supported by an existing fact in the world, or it is false and thus the fact used as a reference does not exist in the world. Essentially, an example would be when a student cites sources as a reference in an essay that do not really exist... read more

Charles Dickens, one of the greatest English novelist of the Victorian period, stated in his novel David Copperfield, "My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest." In another excerpt, one of Dickenson's characters David Copperfield confessed, "I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself one object at a time." Helen Keller, a deaf and blind American political activist and lecturer, also asserted, "Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." I agree with both of these respected personae. A premise is defined as a statement... read more

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