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Designing language proficiency tests

I.     Introduction Continuous focus on quality and productivity forces many institutions to assess competency of potential candidates. Effective communication strengthens proficiency, while ineffective communication weakens it. Language testing can prove to be a powerful tool in measuring proficiency, through detailed … Continue reading

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Are educators showing a ‘positive bias’ to minority students?

Carla Capizzi EurekAlert And keeping them from doing their best? Remember that teacher you grumbled about back in your school days, the really tough one who made you work so hard, insisted you could do better, and made you sweat … Continue reading

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H. G. Wells: The Open Conspiracy (selected passages – 1933)

Panarchy.org Note H. G. Wells launched the idea of an Open Conspiracy in a booklet in 1928 and then, in a more extended text, in 1933. Here we offer some extracts from the various chapters of the later work. The … Continue reading

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Beauty and Science (Or Fighting Over the Love)

Dylan Partially Examined Life I subscribe to a number of thick writing journals filled with short stories, essays, and poetry. I am generally behind in reading them, though once I sit down and do so I never regret it. Tin … Continue reading

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DISREGARDED HISTORY – The Power of Nonviolent Action

Fragmentsweb This lengthy article was originally published in the March 1976 issue of Fellowship magazine. Dr. Sharp adapted it from two of his oral presentations. I like this piece because the tone is more conversational and passionate than Sharp’s books, … Continue reading

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Genetic Engineering

João Pedro de Magalhães JPSenescence As a transhumanist, I defend my right to change and upgrade my body as I please. I also defend that if I wish to have children with upgraded brains or certain beneficial features, I should … Continue reading

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War Is the Health of the State

Randolf Bourne Struggle 1918 First part of an essay entitled “The State,” which was left unfinished at Bourne’s untimely death in 1918 To most Americans of the classes which consider themselves significant the war [World War I] brought a sense … Continue reading

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Death of the Bees. Genetically Modified Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North America

Source: Global Research Commercial beehives pollinate over a third of [North}America’s crops and that web of nourishment encompasses everything from fruits like peaches, apples, cherries, strawberries and more, to nuts like California almonds, 90 percent of which are helped along … Continue reading

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