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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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Omega-3 DHA Improves Literacy In ADHD Children

Prevent Disease According to new research from Australia, increased levels of the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is associated with improved literacy in children with ADHD and learning disabilities. DHA has previously been found to alter the function of the brain … Continue reading

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The Psychedelic Transhumanists

Before It’s News Transhumanism in a fortune cookie:  the familiar human world is just one point along a continuum of evolution, and we have an unprecedented capacity to participate in that process.  And yet, the future being as slippery as … Continue reading

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Conquering shyness now’s simpler than you believe

The Wise Directory Finding out how to overcome shyness might be simpler than you believe. You might have been battling with shy ideas and feelings for the entire existence, but the good thing is it’s rarely to early to alter. … Continue reading

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Monkey See, Monkey Do. Monkey Read?

Erin Loury Science Now Monkeys banging on typewriters might never reproduce the works of Shakespeare, but they may be closer to reading Hamlet than we thought. Scientists have trained baboons to distinguish English words from similar-looking nonsense words by recognizing … 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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How does cannabis affect working memory?

Inserm Press Office EurekAlert A deterioration of working memory is observed in people who consume drugs containing cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis leaves and buds. A team led by Giovanni Marsicano (Inserm Research Unit 862) in collaboration with a team … Continue reading

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Tyger – William Blake

An absolutely magical short film by Guilherme Marcondes of Brazil, based on a William Blake poem. We leave it up to the readers to find any modern life examples of the message behind the poem. “The Tyger” by William Blake … Continue reading

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How to Cure Dyslexia: Part 2

Source: New American Can a dyslexic actually cure himself of his reading disability? Yes. Anyone who wants to do so can learn how English’s 26 letters stand for 44 irreducible speech sounds, just as anyone who wants to learn to … Continue reading

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How to Cure Dyslexia

Source: New American Some time ago I received a letter from England that was written by an intelligent, accomplished and motivated adult who had a “reading problem.” He had been taught to read by the look-say method and exhibited the … Continue reading

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