Image via Wikipedia Discourse analysis software can help you improve your reading skills to no end. Firstly you can identify areas of the text where you might have a problem because they contain a lot of unfamiliar words. Secondly, you can explore how an author uses words that you are already familiar with. The… Read More Exploring Vocabulary And Concepts With Tropes Zoom
This TED Talk by Nigel Mark on “how to make work-life balance work”, is a fairly honest look at the real issues associated with this problem. While I enjoyed the talk and his down to earth sense of humor, he didn’t really answer the question for me. Maybe I should watch the whole video again!… Read More Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work
Image via Wikipedia I always thought Earth Day was a recent thing but this is not the case. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. The founder, Senator Gaylord Nelson, wanted to put environmental issues on the Political agenda. The first Earth day was a tremendous success. This is how Senator Nelson… Read More Happy Earth Day!
What follows was taken from the original WordNet document which is located here: http://wordnet.princeton.edu/man/wngloss.7WN.html. Information in WordNet is organized around logical groupings called synsets. Each synset consists of a list of synonymous words or collocations (eg. “fountain pen” , “take in” ), and pointers that describe the relations between this synset and other synsets. A… Read More WordNet – Glossary Of Terms
Image via Wikipedia The study of metaphor is important for understanding the creative use of language. When we narrate stories metaphor is often how we bring what we are saying to life. Metaphor also helps us cope with complexity. Business writers utilize metaphor to make economic concepts more accessible. Enriching your writing with metaphors… Read More Metaphor
During the 1980s the Japanese government in conjunction with the IT industry starting working on 5th Generation Computers . The main goal of this project was to increase their international competitiveness by creating computers the likes of which had not been seen before. Not long after the Japanese published their decision to push forward… Read More Britain's Alvey programme of collaborative research in Information Technology
Image via Wikipedia Modern industrial and farming practices are having a devastating effect on our natural habitat. In many cases this effect is difficult to quantify and explain in terms of cause and effect. Just look at the controversy surrounding global warming. The effect of our life style on the availability of fresh water… Read More The Worlds Largest Dead Zone