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  • admin 07:16 on 04/28/2013 Permalink
    Tags: MOOCs, Quality, Question   

    MOOCs and the Quality Question 

    MOOCs and the Good quality Query
    They chose to model their MOOCs on profitable lecture courses rather than seek the advice of the challenging-won understanding of powerful techniques for delivering programs in this new medium, as created at hundreds of two- and 4-12 months colleges and universities above …
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    The Verdict: College APPSolutely Crazy
    By asking 17-yr outdated adolescents to write about profound and convoluted subjects and prompts, colleges are prone to accepting college students that are not the same as advertised on paper. For example, many of my peers have asked me to “polish” up their …
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  • admin 05:21 on 04/03/2013 Permalink
    Tags: Afford, Affordable, Assisting, , , Families, , Finder, Quality, , Scramble, , , Targeting, , WiseChoice   

    Families Scramble to Find New Ways to Afford College; WiseChoice Debuts State Aid Finder Assisting Students in Targeting Quality, Affordable Schools 

    Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2010

    With far more households seeking to economic help to finance their children’s college schooling, WiseChoice (http://www.wisechoice.com) nowadays announced the debut of its State Support Finder, which displays students what types of economic help they may possibly be eligible for within his/her state of residency, as properly as from neighboring states – ranging from tuition discount rates to competitive grants 1 can apply for. The online university advice solution that makes use of proprietary matching technological innovation to pair students with colleges that meet their academic, personalized, monetary, and way of life requirements also up to date its Scholarship Finder characteristic, which is made up of detailed details on two.four million scholarships worth far more than $ 14 billion in student support.


    In addition, WiseChoice not too long ago enhanced its previously extensive database with the addition of more than one,300 accredited, two-year schools and nearly 1,000 4-year schools. WiseChoice now features details on 3,725 schools in its “Explore Colleges” part of the Internet site.


    “WiseChoice realizes that a developing quantity of high school students are looking far more closely at two-year colleges, largely due to the recent economic climate, and we wanted to guarantee that people colleges were included in our database,” mentioned WiseChoice president Richard Taylor. &#13

    Amongst the newly added colleges to the WiseChoice database are:


    Two-Year Schools&#13

  • admin 09:22 on 03/14/2013 Permalink
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    Quality vs Quantity — How to Score Higher on the SAT Essay Component 

    Quality vs Quantity -- How to Score Higher on the SAT Essay Component

    A short summary of a statistics venture investigating the correlation amongst length and score for SAT essays.

    Understand how to proofread your essay successfully to examine for minor mistakes on the Creating segment of the SAT and the English part of the ACT.
    Video Rating: five / 5

    • rahizzles 09:56 on 03/14/2013 Permalink | Reply

      A common mistake made by those who observe statistics, whether it be the statistician or the audience of their study, is the inappropriate unification of causation and correlation. Just because a strong association is found between two variables does not mean that they are directly involved; there can easily be a middle ground. In this case, the middle ground would be the fact that longer essays most likely have more thorough content. Long essays get high scores because of their high content.

    • TheSirPwnage 10:12 on 03/14/2013 Permalink | Reply

      What was your essay score? Please reply soon, I have the test tomorrow.

    • drmajorbob 10:21 on 03/14/2013 Permalink | Reply

      A poor writer has little to say. In statistics, there’s the problem of “confounding”, when variables you do not consider affect the variables you DO consider, leading to correlations among the considered variables. In this case, “good writing” isn’t directly measurable, while “length of essay” is. That does NOT mean length determines the grade. Beckman and Perelman had no objective measure of quality, so of COURSE a measurable proxy became the determining variable. Their result is meaningless.

    • m4niacojones 11:04 on 03/14/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Persuasion involves speaking/writing a lot within a short time. Consider Lincoln, a great persuader. While most great persuaders use about 120-130 (says a study) words per minute (while a study shows that we can think to up to 800 words per minute!), Lincoln used like 150 per minute. I think this is what they are looking for. Indeed there is a correlation. But that makes perfect sense to me. They’re asking for high quality but high quality most of the time comes with “some” quantity. Isn’t it?

    • Emrys Landivar 11:36 on 03/14/2013 Permalink | Reply

      You do realize that the purpose of the essay wasn’t to actually test writing samples but to equalize male and female scores? This is why it doesn’t matter if the essay is a quality one or not, its more about a way to raise female scores, which the length based grading does.

    • slawmasta 12:20 on 03/14/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, and a sample of 115 of your Facebook friends is not a very good sample. Try 2,000 essays drawn from different school districts around the country and we’ll talk. The fact that a single short high-scoring outlier threw your data off significantly is telling enough.

    • slawmasta 12:54 on 03/14/2013 Permalink | Reply

      This video is basically formatted to avoid the “correlation is not causation!” argument by not coming out and saying “longer essays give higher grades”, but that is strongly implied by the conclusion. Surely there is a correlation between length and grade, because it’s pretty hard to write a good essay in 20 lines. The short essays were probably the most half-assed ones, while the good ones which explored the topic more thoroughly were longer.

    • harkeeasfasf 12:59 on 03/14/2013 Permalink | Reply

      By which video editing program on which os did you design this beautiful video ? Please share your knowledge.

    • robotclubmember 13:40 on 03/14/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Correlation vs causation is the first statistical rule that people who know nothing about statistics turn to to try and shoot down a claim. He doesn’t make a conclusion on that, but I will. If you really think that there is another third factor that correlates THAT strongly (i.e., P-value of 9.77053E-14), then perhaps essay length really doesn’t have an impact (i.e., causal relationship) on the grading. But look at that P-value and tell me how that isn’t overwhelming.

    • jpjupp 14:37 on 03/14/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Remember: You can also take practice tests then ask PaperBlazer to proofread your practice essay. That way, you can discover common errors that you make.

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