Time And The Search For Knowledge

The search for knowledge and self-improvement drives many people in the path of personal growth. Knowledge and information are not the same although our educated minds have confused the two and made them one from the intellectual point of view.

Information is like any other item, it can be collected and accumulated. To do this, it takes time, effort and money and then a place to store all that is collected. Then it is useless and the effort in its accumulation wasted if it is not shown off. So not only is time spent in its accumulation but also in its presentation and sharing.

Knowledge, and the search for knowledge is often related to ones search for meaning and truth, what is life about and why are we here. That knowledge cannot be found in books or magazines, it can only be found by one developing oneself to a state when inner knowledge comes forth. That is not acquired with more and more information, it can only be directly experienced. And that experience takes preparation. Preparation takes time.

Our ego and personality and desire to improve ourselves is behind the perpetual acquisition of things, information being one of them. One thing is certain, with all the people out there, and all the time in the past spent creating and writing, there is no way that one person could absorb it all. That means that for one who wants to know everything that is going on in any particular field, or variety of fields their life will be spent accumulating information and there will be little or no time left to develop knowledge. This will lead to a life of being a walking encyclopaedia, which in the end of its days will be set aside for a new edition or used as a door stop or accumulate dust or sold for pennies at a garage sale. Of course there are those who have been born with a great mind and skill that no matter what they read or learn, they become a master of yet another art. Those are exceptions to the rule. Let's deal with the rule for now.

The human with information, even immense information will at the end of his days, be nothing more than a few cents of carbon and water, with enough iron to make a 2 inch nail, a corpse, an empty dead vessel. Not only that, but it will cost a great amount of money to dispose of this lump of decaying flesh. But knowledge will take the soul to consciousness beyond the end of the body and propel it, stay with it, and be useful.

It is a personal choice, what do you believe. Is life simply being born, living and dieing, with your achievements hopefully being great enough that your name continues and thereby you become immortal, even for a brief time. Or that you are perpetuated in your offspring generation after generation, until you are forgotten, or is there something that continues regardless of all that is material and human. Obviously, the only choice that is relevant to the point of this writing is the latter. The next question if that was your first answer is, what continues. Is it information, or is the information wiped out and what has been done with whatever it is that continues that counts. Knowing by reading books on how to fight, or fly an airplane is of no use unless you have the skill. Knowing from reading how to operate and remove a cancer without ever having trained by doing is not good enough to insure success. However, some experience, regardless of an immense amount of information will be more useful to keep one alive.

There is a story of two men on a ship. One was a scholar and the other a simple sailor. The whole journey the scholar was putting down the sailor because he did not devote his life to study and only spent his days on a boat. Then the boat hit something and was sinking. Sadly there where no lifeboats, as this was long before OSH. The sailor turned to the scholar and asked if he ever learned to swim. The scholar replied that he did not waste his precious time with such activities. Such a shame said the sailor, because your whole life is about to be wasted.

You will never acquire all the information, and whatever you do get will be outdated within a month because someone else has to come with some new invention to make their mark in the world. One day you may look at all you have learnt and believed to be the greatest discovery, only to find in a short time after that it was replaced by yet a further great discovery. But look into your mind, think of what you have trained it to be, and then decide what you will do today and the rest of your life. What is more important to have or be, thinking from the perspective of what you believe you really are.

Information is only valuable if you use it to improve yourself or the world around you.

Train your mind and be creative, be the innovator rather than the regurgitator.

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David resolved the riddle of why we do what is bad for us yet do not do what we know is beneficial and teaches that very effectively.
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Ultimate Knowledge

Today we all are searching for the secret to a successful relationship. We watch television shows, some choose to go to counseling. Some talk with close friends, others seek other methods, however, the key to a relationship that will be long-lasting and successful would be to have ultimate knowledge of your mate.

That does not mean saying, "I know my mate." To possess knowledge of someone would mean understanding the inner person. Not only knowing the color of their eyes or how tall they are. This means knowing and understanding what hurts and or irritates and what you can do to repair the situation.

It certainly doesn't mean saying "You know I love you." This means showing you thought about and want to be considerate of them today. It's not drudgery; it's done because you genuinely want your mate to be happy. It means getting out of bed and knowing and paying attention to the very fact they had a bad day the day before and then before they could utter a word you were thoughtful enough to make this new day better.

It means knowing you hurt them and never waiting for days to go by before understanding what will need to be done to fix it. It means not being deliberately difficult or contrary simply because you are able to. It means understanding and considering your mate.

Ultimate knowledge is caring to learn and to fully understand the deeper intricate emotions; likes and dislikes of your mate. Ultimate knowledge is being comfortable with letting go of that childish pride because you realize that will make your mate happy and pleased. Ultimate knowledge is not being afraid to express to your mate, "I don't understand," then asking your mate to explain their feeling again and listen until it's clear.

Ultimate knowledge shows a relationship you care and therefore are deeply concerned with making it about only the two of you. Ultimate knowledge shows your mate as well as your relationship, "I am in it for the long haul."

Relationships will never be successful with surface understanding; you must have ultimate knowledge of your mate, putting aside all reluctant and hesitant notions to take that extra step for the one you love. Nothing should come in between that. Remember if you take the time to get an ultimate knowledge of anything that means you desire to want to have a full understanding of it.

Getting an ultimate knowledge of your mate means you have put your heart and mind totally into this person. You cared enough to not simply think of your own self but the inner make-up of another person. This also makes you a special person. Most people think of me first, however, ultimate knowledge means you are taking the time to learn and understand someone other than you. This is not a surface understanding it is the inner person understanding. Ultimate knowledge is the deepest understanding of your mate that anyone has tried to achieve. Make a change from surface understanding and take the more difficult road to ultimate knowledge. This will make for a successful and loving relationship.

Veronica Allen-Anderson, born in Fort Greene, Brooklyn New York. I began writing poetry when I was 13 years of age and spent 25 plus years of exploration and putting to words my observations and passion for understanding people's most intimate emotions. I always try to bring clarity to what is often a complicated landscape involving the heart and the mind. We have a world of people out there hurting and confused. I am an Author and in my dozens of written articles I demystify the tough issues facing people in relationships and offer workable solutions. I help people just like you with relationship questions and issues. I hope my suggestions work for you!

Networking Tips - Share Knowledge

Successful networkers are constantly giving out ideas, resources and knowledge with others. They are aware that this type of exchange creates an environment for healthy social and business interactions. It can make individuals more comfortable offering leads or referrals. It can produce an increase in sales for business and opportunities with new or existing customers. Sharing knowledge can also establish common ground for developing long term relationships or ventures. It adds value and true meaning in networking.

Listed below are ways in which professionals, entrepreneurs and students can develop their networking through educational components.

Think Tanks

Join groups of like minded individuals on a weekly or monthly basis to brainstorm. Pick groups that are industry rather than interest based. Professionals should have similar backgrounds and experiences. The purpose of these sessions is to create ideas for better doing better business or sharing best practices. Learn from your business counterparts can be extremely instrumental in your networking endeavors.

During these Think Tank sessions, choose one individual to be the moderator. Before the session, create an agenda, so that the meeting is productive. Select the right amount of time for participants to share and express their ideas and thoughts. Thinks Tanks are just as effective face to face, online or by phone conference. Consider recording the meeting or posting notes to reinforce the ideas and suggestions from that meeting.


Forums are another platform for sharing and connecting with others. Although, they are not as focused as Think Tanks, they do offer many benefits. Forums are less structured and can provide a wide variety of knowledge and ideas. They are not necessarily industry based and can focus on business or social interests. They can also involve a larger group of people for more diverse and unique solutions and feedback. It can also create many levels of communication and interaction from the comments and ideas shared.

The most efficient forums are usually online or via email. Select questions or comments which are relevant to your networking objectives. Read through advice and suggestions and offer your expertise as well. Feel free to offer constructive criticism in a professional and respectful manner. Encourage continuous dialogue and interactions once you have gauged the interest level of the topic matter. Contribute to several forums and use that chance to expand your network. Stay connected to individuals who share similar thoughts.

Using these tactics and methods for sharing knowledge can be extremely beneficial. It can offer a platform for developing your social and business endeavors with like minded individuals.

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Going From Knowledge to Wisdom

What if I told you that A=100, B=5, and C=25? Could you tell me what D equals? Now what if I also told you that A-B+C=D? This makes it much easier, right? Why? The answer is because in the first scenario you have only information. The second scenario shows you the relationship between the information. This is a simple illustration of going from knowledge to understanding.

Now what if you had 100 apples and I said I would give you 25 of my apples for 5 of yours? Is that a good deal? The obvious answer is yes. How did you get to that? This is an example of wisdom. Wisdom is taking the knowledge you have, gaining an understanding of that knowledge, and then being able to use it to make real life decisions.

For a long time I struggled with the fact that many knowledgeable Christians were making such bad life decisions. Finally, God showed me that they had great knowledge but no real understanding of that knowledge. God explained it to me like this. Let's say your brain is a piece of notebook paper. As you gain knowledge it's like writing A=100, B=5, C=25, and so on. For many, their paper is filled with this type of information. However, as seen in the example above, this does no good without knowing how the information relates to each other.

We live in a world where information is available at our finger tips. Daniel prophesied this when he said "In the last days they will run to and fro, and knowledge will increase." In order to be wise Christians we need to take the time to understand all of the knowledge we are gaining. We need a God equation to show us how the information relates. I believe God has provided this equation in the form of the Old Testament Tabernacle.

I know that reading about this subject in the Bible can be boring, but in this information age of technology there are so many ways to learn. I encourage you to take the time to do so. The following will be a basic outline of the tabernacle and how to use it.

The Tabernacle

The Outer Court

- The Brazen Alter (Sacrifice)
- The Brazen Laver (Cleansing)

The Inner Court

- The Table of Shew Bread (the word of God)
- The Menorah (The Holy Spirit, understanding)
- The Altar of Incense (Prayer)

The Holy of Holies

- The Ark of the Covenant (God's Promises)
- The Mercy Seat (The rest of God)

Now, for a simple illustration on how to use this equation we will plug in some information about salvation.

The Outer Court= The Body (see, hear, touch, taste, smell)

- The Brazen Altar= sacrifice of Jesus on the cross
- The Brazen Laver= seeing your sins as dirt

The Inner Court= Soul (thought)

- The Table of Shew Bread= thinking on the information about salvation
- The Menorah= gaining the understanding that Jesus' sacrifice on the cross can wash away the dirt (sins) in your life.
- The Altar of Incense= the prayer of salvation

The Holy of Holies= Spirit

- The Ark of the Covenant= having faith in the promise of God for eternal security
- The Mercy Seat= Resting from trying to live life by your own power and giving God full control of it.

This is very basic and much more can be said about the subject, but I hope you see how the layout of the Tabernacle can be used to understand the knowledge of the salvation process. As seen in the layout, just like the presence of God was in the Holy of Holies, true salvation is more than just saying a prayer. You must go through the veil and surrender everything to God.

Some other examples of how to use the Tabernacle are:

The Old Testament, the New Testament, the Book of Revelation

Jesus, the Holy Spirit, God the Father

Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom

Natural, Physical, Spiritual

Water, Blood, Spirit

First Heaven, Second Heaven, Third Heaven

New Jerusalem, Israel, the Church

Body, Soul, Spirit

I am a Christian writer that has learned to put God first in everything with family coming in at a close second. God has given me a unique ability to see him in the things he has made (Romans 1:20). My goal is to share this information with as many people as I can. The name of my blog is Shinning God's Light because I believe that is the job of every Christian.

May God Bless You. If you enjoyed this article please go to my site, Shining God's Light, at http://www.josephclarkblog.com.

Knowledge Management

Knowledge management is a hot topic everywhere. Still it is a dilemma, especially when one wants to implement it in the organisation. It is because generally people take it as a single system that could be chipped into the organisation as a unit or division. Knowledge management is not a system that could be brought or established and implement in the organisation straight forward. It is a process that has to be integrated with each division or department of the organisation, and awareness that has to be raised in each member of that organisation. In short, KM needs to be embedded in everyday organisational processes for it to work efficiently and for it to be successful. It provides the processes and structures to create, capture, analyze, and act on information. And, the emphasis of Knowledge Management should be on human know-how and how to exploit it to bring maximum benefits for the organization. Here are few things that should be considered for implementing KM:

    prepare KM strategy
    implement knowledge sharing tools for both tacit and explicit knowledge
    document good practices and what did not work
    map all the existing knowledge in the organisation - tacit and explicit
    make knowledge sharing a policy of the organisation

KM is directly linked with people rather than technology. Technology is just a supportive tool for boosting KM. Effectiveness of the KM lies under the competence of the staff, institutional support and the motivations. And, KM is an ongoing process as Knowledge is constantly tested, updated, revised, and sometimes even obsolete.

The KM vision should be explained in organisational strategic terms rather than KM terms (examples are 'ICIMOD will explore upstream-downstream relationships and to validate the supply of ecosystem services, including freshwater and carbon sequestration, and to conserve and manage biodiversity as a natural heritage, a resource for livelihoods and for ecological resilience. ICIMOD aims to help mountain people facilitate the development of appropriate policies and innovative and equitable compensation mechanisms for ecosystem services', 'ICIMOD wants to develop regional capacity and reduce mountain poverty to ensure the increased economic resilience of mountain people. By exploring sustainable livelihood options and enhancing innovative rural income generation strategies. ICIMOD will generate, promote and customise knowledge on equitable socio-economic adaptation strategies and methods to allay the effects of socio-economic and environmental change. ICIMOD also aims to monitor and analyse the poverty situation and its main drivers, and to develop policy-relevant data'), and in a manner that generates enthusiasm, buy-in, and motivates managers to work together toward reaching common goals as it always adds value to the existing knowledge by pooling the expertise together, building the relationships and collaborating among the useful knowledge to achieve the goal of the organisation.

Then, the challenge is to sort out the information within the organization that are valuable for obtaining the goal or moving towards the objectives of the organisation. And, KM should also secure the learning experiences of the individuals as when a person leaves an organization, she/he takes lots of knowledge about her/his job with her/him which are always valuable processes and procedures of the organisation. With all these and many more functions, KM adds a great value to the organizational efficiency achieving or moving towards its goals by

    Facilitating better decisions and processes
    Contributing to the intellectual capital of the organization
    Eliminating redundant processes, streamlines operations, and enhances employee retention rates

Lastly, KM is done not only for capturing or storing the existing knowledge but should be tied up with the strategic objectives of the organisation and embedded in everyday life, and implement as a part policy of the organisation.

The Science Of Trees And Similar Plants

As you step outside your door, you hear a chainsaw. You look up to the sky and see a man lifted high on a crane wearing a hard hat and goggles and delicately slicing away limbs from the tree. Who is that man, and why is he near deadly electrical wires cutting limbs from a tree? He's an arborist - one who treats trees and shrubs to improve their appearance and health.

An arborist is part of the arboriculture profession. This science discipline deals with the cultivation, management, and the study of trees mainly, but shrubs, vines, and other permanent woody plants are included. This professional study trees and other related plants, learning about how they grow and respond to cultural practices and their environment. Arborists use several cultural techniques, such as planting, fertilizing, pest control, pruning, and removal.

For example, in an attempt to maintain the healthy stature of a tree, an arborist may try to prevent deterioration by scraping decayed matter from the holes in trees and then filling them with concrete so that the decaying matter will not return. Or, they may use the fertilizing technique, using a hand or machine sprayer, to keep plants thriving and productive.

The practice of arboriculture is primarily focused on individual wood plants and trees that are maintained as permanent fixtures of a landscape and amenity purposes. This refers to settings that are typically created for the enjoyment, protection, and benefit of human beings, including gardens, parks, wooded sanctuaries, and other populated settings. Consequently, it is related to but very distinct from agriculture, horticulture, and forestry sciences.

Education and training for this field of science typically requires completion of a two-year arboriculture technician program. Courses involve a variety of subjects that provide broad education and training on how to care for and maintain trees and similar plants.

The program covers subjects such as diseases of trees and shrubs. Students learn about the various fungal and bacterial diseases of woody plants and how to identify symptoms and render management techniques for reducing disorders. Another essential skill for the arborist to learn is rope technique. Some conduct work that requires climbing a tree, and some do not; however, it is typically part of the curricula.

Some universities and organizations offer arboriculture technician internship programs. In this capacity, the student intern has hands-on experience in every area of the practice, including tree-planting, tree health assessment and inventory, lightning strike prevention, cabling, and tree-climbing, to name a few. Internships are far and few between, so you must be diligent in research to find one suitable for you.

One must be willing to work odd hours and in all kinds of weather, and the work is physically demanding. This is nothing if you have a genuine interest in the profession. If you are one who loves trimming your home bushes and keeping your trees shaped and healthy, this is a good profession for you to pursue! Do some research and find if a program in this field is offered at one of your local colleges or universities. An Associate degree may prove to be sufficient enough. Some may choose to complete online certificate programs.

Drug Discovery

Drug discovery is the branch of science which deals with the design and discovery of drugs. The design of novel drugs is concerned with the various fields like medicine, pharmacology and biotechnology. In the earlier days, discovery of drugs was done by recognizing an ingredient in the traditional medicine. The drug discovery in those days was accidentally made. Today, the discovery of drugs was done by studying about the disease and the infection caused at a physiological and molecular level.

Drug discovery is a process which carries out primarily the recognition of candidates for the drugs, their synthesis, characterizing them, screening them and conducting in Vitro studies to learn about its efficacy. If the chemical compound has passed the tests in all these steps, it will go for developing into a future drug. This drug that is developed will be later used for clinical trials.

There are major breakthroughs that have occurred in the recent past regarding the improvement in the technology used for drug discovery. Though the technology supports this process effectively now, the drug discovery was observed as an expensive, lengthy and inefficient process. The research done for the purpose of the discovery of a new chemical entity spent around US$1.8 billion.

For the drug discovery to go smoothly, it is necessary to know about the various drug targets or disease causing defective proteins. To understand about the targets properly in every disease, it would be convenient if the entire knowledge about the human genome is exposed. As the project on human genome has revealed about every gene and its encoding details, it has become easy for the scientists to remove the barriers in identifying the therapeutic targets. Difficulty in identification of targets has been a problem since some time for initiating the drug discovery process. Human genome project has diminished that limitation.

There are new targets and established targets. Choosing new targets might be difficult for the drug discovery cycle as they do not have the known history and pathway in the biochemical aspect. The genes involved in their synthesis will not be clear. In the case of established targets, it is easy for designing the drug based on it, as the target is already established with enough information.

The designing of drugs can be done by In-Silico methods which take very less time for generation of lead molecule. The lead molecule that is designed can be sent later to the synthesis and it can be tested for its target inhibiting ability. This will prove the ability of the drug to even restrict the disease. The lead molecule can be used for screening purpose by using a technique called "High-throughput screening" or popularly called as HTS.

In this process of HTS, the various chemicals which are similar to the designed lead molecule can be used for matching with the inhibiting properties against the desired target. This is done by using them in in-vitro studies. The chemicals which are found to be having target inhibition properties will be screened. This compound can be made to undergo pharmacophore and structure-activity relationship studies.

If the compound shows enhanced activity against the desired target, decreased activity against the unrelated target, and possess ADME properties it can be selected for further tests. The quality of the compound can be tested using Lipinski's rule of five. Apart from high-throughput screening virtual throughput screening is also done to bring the leads very fast into the picture. Lead generation is also done using combinatorial chemistry. For this procedure many of the natural products from the plants and animals can be used for development of drugs against bacterial infections. Ultimately the discovered drug will be synthesized and sent for clinical trials to be released into the market successfully.

The Job Prospect Is Positive In Nuclear Medicine

Opportunities for nuclear medicine technologists are increasing due to the growing use of nuclear medicine in diagnostic tests and continued research into cancer treatment involving radiation therapy. This expansion creates career opportunities for students who are pursuing or who have a science degree. If you are interested in a health science that involves nuclear medicine, a nuclear medicine technologist may be your ideal profession.

Nuclear medicine is a combination of medicine, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer technology, and the use of radioactivity to diagnose and treat diseases. It is remarkable because it provides information on both the structure and function of nearly every major body organ. Unlike an x-ray, this type of medicine has the ability to distinguish and calculate the function of organs or body parts.

For example, small amounts of radioactive material may be introduced and traced through certain organs of the patient's body. Nuclear medicine allows the doctor to get a picture of a specific area of the body in order to help in the treatment of such diseases as thyroid cancer. These procedures are safe. They involve little or no patient discomfort and do not require the use of anesthesia.

The nuclear medicine technologist has many duties, besides assisting the physician with day-to-day activities. The technologist is responsible for preparing and administering the radioactive chemical compound. Using sophisticated radiation-detecting instruments, the he or she performs the patient's imaging procedures. These techs work in the laboratory analyzing biologic specimens. They also collect images, data analysis, and patient information for diagnostic interpretation.

Patient care is a big responsibility of the Technologist. The tech works closely with the patient during the imaging procedure and is the patient's key contact throughout the visit. One must have a compassionate and caring disposition due to the need to gain patient confidentiality regarding obtaining pertinent history, describing the procedure, and answering any questions patients may have.

The future of nuclear medicine has never been brighter, as it continues to be at the forefront of modern clinical medicine and technological development. Technologists work in a wide variety of clinical settings such as outpatient imaging facilities, community hospitals, university-teaching hospitals, public health institutions, and government and private research institutes.

Preparation to become a technologist in this field requires special training in a four-year college or in a specialized school just for this profession. Prerequisites depend on the type of program offered, but typically include a background in science and mathematics. On-the-job training is also necessary. Also, upon completion of a nuclear medicine program, some states and employers require certification by a national certifying agency.

The field of nuclear medicine technology continues to be on the rise due to the extensive and increasing use of its practices in testing procedures and cancer treatments. Students earning science degrees, who are undecided as to what career to pursue, should consider the tremendous opportunities available in this field. One may be able to pursue this field through an online education. Arrange a visit with one of the technologists at your local hospital to learn more about the profession.

Math Fun And Math Skills In Chess

Math fun is for everyone. Anyone can understand that there are many ways to solve a problem with math, but the answer is always the same. You use math every day. Find out how you use it, and adapt your method to whatever it is you want to problem solve. In this case it would be chess problems. Use your math skills in solving math problems to solve chess move strategy problems. Math is fun to learn, to use and to think with. Since you are unique, your way of solving problems is unique.

Test yourself quickly to see if you can do math. Here is a simple test. If you cannot work out math formulas, or they do not make sense, figure out the way you learn to solve problems. Do you get the same answer as those who use a mathematical formula? Then congratulate yourself. You know math in a way that reflects your thinking, not another pat method. Now you can know that when you figure out a chess strategy using your math skills, as long as they are based on true math, you can be confident you will have an effective winning strategy. Keep working your chess strategy until it becomes effective every time you use it.

As you plan your chess strategy you will learn that math is fun. Practice your math skills over and over again. Use your math skills in your chess board game. Do not make the mistake of trying to just get by with as little strategy as you can, that is, to trust in luck, to get you winning strategies. Stretch your imagination and use all your efforts to come up with a strategy that works every time. You can use creativity to develop a chess strategy that no one else will ever come up with. Use your persistence to keep trying and never give up. Keep trying even with failure after failure in your past. There are many successful people who accomplished their goals because they tried one more time.

Balance math fun with a serious determination to make your chess board game the best you can. Your efforts will be rewarded. Your love for the chess game will increase, your math skills will increase and soon you will be thinking differently in chess as well as well as in everyday situations. You will have math fun and apply it without even realizing you are doing it. When you are having fun doing something, it permeates your life and you will realize you are having fun at whatever you do. You are successful and confident and it all started with having math fun.

In conclusion, you will know you are having fun when you start thinking differently. When you start coming up with winning chess strategies that work every time, your appreciation and confidence will soar. It is a basic fact that when your life changes it is because your thinking changed. Even a little knowledge makes a big change in your view of life. This fact is so important in playing chess because most chess players are not used to thinking success. Of course this is an application for all areas of your life, but when you can see an upward trend in statistics of your winning strategies, you will feel rewarded.

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The Linear Function

There are many basic functions you will have to learn over the course of your math career. The first and most basic function is the linear function. A linear function is used to describe the relation of a straight line. This can be any straight line, at any angle or in any position. The general form of these functions is as follows;

y = m*x + b

Lets take a look at what all of these terms mean. It will be important to have a thorough understand of what each of them means in a mathematical and graphical sense.

First off we can establish our two variables in this equation x and y. X is the independent variable and it is denoted on the horizontal axis of a graph. Y is the dependent variable (since its value depends on the value of x) and is denoted on the vertical axis of the graph.

The letter 'm' is the slope of the line. Graphically this will give you the angle of the line. The higher the slope, the steeper the angle with the x axis. The slope can be determined from any two point on the line. You must simply sub their values into the following equation;

m = y2 - y1 / (x2 - x1)

This calculation is usually pretty easy and can be done on your calculator.

The last term, b, is the y intercept of the line. This is the point where the line crosses the y axis. If you have a graph of the line you can simply read this value directly from the graph. If you have the slope of the line, you can sub in any point on the line, rearrange, and solve algebraically for the y intercept.

So as you can see the linear function is not extremely complicated. It is a good place to start when learning about functions.

Carl Chute is an electrical engineer who has spent many years studying calculus and the linear function.

Psychology Term Papers

One of the frequently asked questions by a new psychology student is "What is Psychology?" Throughout the history, starting from Aristotle and Socrates to the modern world psychologists, there have been different schools of thoughts defining what psychology is. If we say, literally, psychology is the study of human mind and behavior. As the psychology field kept expanding, the number of students taking interest also got upward trends. One of the most difficult situations being faced is the writing of psychology term papers. Some of the sources that are used by the students are the websites offering priced psychology term papers.

But it is suggested to write your own so that you could be confident of your own studies. The main problem expected to be faced by you is your own frustration and confusion. You might have all the roads closed and well unaware to take the start from. There is just an idea to get a trigger from, believe me! To write your term paper, the most important thing is your calm and cool mind. Do not get panic. The first thing you need to consider is the selection of a good topic. This might be a bit confusing too. You can easily get the idea from the world around you. For example, you can select a historical site or a lost world character to write your psychology term paper on.

In order to have this idea, you need to spend some of your time in your text books skimming. Another very good source is the internet. You can also have a gossip with some of your experienced teachers to extract out some good topics. Writing psychology term paper often gets the students panic and disturbs the mind. Although most of the features of a good term paper are easily defined and well structured, even then it takes time to get on the tempo. There are many examples and past experiences of others in front of you, but the spirit of creating that of yours is something that gets the accelerator low.

There are a great number of topic options available while writing the term paper like selecting a particular field of psychology, criticizing a book or reviewing the literature, figuring out the professional life of some famous psychologist, creating a case study, etc. all of the above options do not get accommodated in the mind as it sounds much hectic to write the psychology term papers.

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Beginning a Career in Social Psychology

Introduction to Social Psychology

Social psychology research focus on how individuals are affected by others and they way that they perceive themselves. Some of the areas of research include stereotyping, prejudice, persuasion, group interactions, and relationships. The goal of social psychology research is to gain a deeper understanding of behaviors and to improve the world in which we live.

Educational Background for a Social Psychology Career

An education from a quality university is essential to pursue a career in social psychology. As an undergraduate you can begin with bachelor of science degree either directly in psychology or in related fields such as sociology, neuroscience, statistics, or biology. After obtaining your bachelor degree you will need to enroll in a doctoral program for social psychology. An alternative would be to first get a masters in social psychology but eventually a doctorate will be necessary.

As a graduate student, your responsibility will include the design and implementation of independent research. An academic adviser will be assigned to you who is a professor with like research interests as you. Concurrent with your research you will also have a heavy course load in classes related to and beneficial to your research. towards the end of your program you will most likely have a comprehensive exam and evaluation looking both your work as a student and as a researcher.

Types of Social Psychology Careers
The two main career paths available to you once you complete your PhD are as a university professor and as a research in the private sector. Individuals who enjoy teaching find it being a professor a great opportunity pursue their own topics of research while also teaching. Those who do not like to teach may prefer to do private or government research but will be more limited in how they apply their research.

Other career paths may include less of a research focus and more of an applied focus. These jobs are usually with industrial companies who would like to enhance the way their companies are perceived. Marketing firms and advertisers also have a great interest in the skills that social psychologists posses.

Beginning Your Social Psychology Career

To get started in a social psychology career you are going to need to start by taking the required classes. Current students and prospective students should begin by taking the required classes. If you already have your degree looking into filling the holes in your background now. Community colleges often offer the classes you will need at convenient hours or even online in some circumstances.

Next you are going to need research experience. You can contact the lab manager at your closest school and see if they have any openings for volunteers.

The next step is to apply to graduate schools once you have the academic and research background needed. Becoming a social psychologist is a very intense experience but may prove worthwhile if your research can have a positive effect on the world in which we live in.

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Behaviour Management and Education

Behaviour Management is a key concept to get right in a school. Without good and solid Behaviour Management methods in place a school runs the risk of facing pupils with disruptive behaviour who will continuously disrupt and prevent others from learning and fulfilling their potential. Behaviour Management plans and systems really allow teachers to focus on the best ways of dealing with problematic behaviour that will prevent disruptive and bad behaviour from having the chance to arise.

Classroom Management is another system in place in schools that is very important for both students and teachers. Classroom management is all about finding the best ways to manage classrooms. Most of the time in schools and learning institutions classroom management plans are brought together by individual teachers. This is normally because they know the pupils well and what methods of teaching work well with them. Sometimes it may be left to the school to come up with classroom management plans for all teachers and all classes. Whilst these may not be as personal as ones devised by teachers they certainly ensure more routine is withheld throughout the school and during lessons.

Safeguarding is quite a new term that is focused on the prevention of harm and cruelty to children rather than the cure. Safeguarding involves a number of methods in implementing safeguarding. Many people who work or are involved with children will normally be taught about the methods of safeguarding in order to help prevent harmful situations from ever occurring to children and vulnerable people. People who work with children and have the potential to work closely with children will normally be checked out prior to starting a job this is one method of safeguarding.

Safeguarding aims to promote the well being of children and is in place in order for children to enjoy their childhoods with as little negative experiences as possible. Safeguarding aims to prevent bad things from happening to children so that they can develop fully surrounded by positive influences and experiences so they can get the best possible start in life.

If you are struggling with safeguarding yourself then there are a number of organisations that can help you and ensure you are providing an environment to children that is as positive as possible. Professionals are able to help with this type of work and teaching. Something worth thinking about if you want to create a positive surrounding for the children in your life.

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