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The educational and emotional needs of about a million students are not being met. You may be surprised to learn that it is our gifted students.   People assume that gifted students will be "just fine". But children who score in the top 1 to 2 percent on IQ tests are as different from the norm as profoundly challenged students. They are just smart enough to blend in much... read more

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SENTENCE FRAGMENT DRILL GED Overview & Purpose Students will apply their knowledge of Sentence Fragments. Objectives Check each sentence to make sure it contains an independent clause. If the question is referring to two sentences at the same time or asks you to combine two sentences, check to make sure that both contain independent clauses. Verification Clarity:... read more

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Asking the right question guides effective tutoring sessions. The hope is always that the right question will ignite the desire to learn, no matter who the question comes from, the tutor or the student. Questions direct thought, and thought directs actions. Questions of fact, like who, what, when, how, and where direct students to identify the process they need to take to reach academic goals... read more

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List the four stages of culture shock and explain how they relate to all students. >The Four Stages of Culture Shock Stage 1 – Excitement At first, the typical high school student will likely feel a sense of exhilaration and excitement in his new college environment. The sheer size of the college campus and the scope of its influence both on and off campus is indeed impressive to... read more

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Sentence Structure GED Overview & Purpose in this chapter, you'll learn to spot errors involving sentence fragments, run-ons, comma splices, conjunctions, and misplaced modifiers. Objectives Good sentence structure is about putting clauses and phrases - the essential building blocks of sentences - together in logical ways. Before we talk about the errors of sentence structure,... read more

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Assess Your Learning Style _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Complete the online Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire: http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html Print out your results and the explanations for the different types of learners. 2. Read the background on Hemispheric Dominance at: http://frank... read more

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Using the Socratic Method _________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Socratic Method (also known as Socratic teaching or questioning) is probably the most ancient of all teaching methodologies. In its original form, the master tutor questioned the student until the student actually became confused about what he knew regarding... read more

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Polynomial comes from poly- (meaning "many") and -nomial (in this case meaning "term")...so it means "many terms".   A polynomial can have constants, variables, and exponents. They can be combined using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division...

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Everyone learns differently. Traditionally rote learning was the dominant form but times have changed. There are now seven recognized learning styles: Visual (spatial), Aural (auditory-musical), Verbal (linguistic), Physical (kinesthetic), Logical (mathematical), Social (interpersonal), and Solitary (intrapersonal). Different learning styles use different parts of the brain. The most learning... read more

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT A new version of the GED is being administered in 2014. If you have passed certain tests but not all, you must pass all before this time. You may take the test three times in 2013.

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Tips for the ELA 1. Read the questions before the passages. 2. Answer all questions. 3. Watch your spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 4. Use all of the allotted time.

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If I could go back in time and give my younger self one piece of academic or professional advice it would be to follow your heart and pursue what you're best at. I was good at many things and was encouraged to go into what was thought to be the most lucrative field for me, but I really wasn't very interested in it, and am actually even better at other things. Anyone else have similar experiences... read more

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My name is Amy P. :D I'm new to WyzAnt and very excited about the opportunity! I have extensive experience tutoring various subjects. I was a teacher for years before I became a stay-at-home mother. Say hi!

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Example of Factoring a Trinomial Factor x2 + 5x + 4 1) identify a,b, and c in the trinomial ax2 + bx+c a= 1 b= 5 c= 4 2) write down all factor pairs of 4 (Note: since 5 is positive we only need to think about pairs that are either both positive or both...