Ace the Thinking Skills Assessment

Author: Neel Burton

Publisher: Acheron Press

ISBN: 1783015608

Category: Study Aids

Page: 164

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This book, written by an Oxford tutor and writer, covers all aspects of the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA), including problem-solving, critical thinking, and the writing task. It should also prove useful for other aptitude tests such as the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). The TSA is an admission test for an increasing number of courses at an increasing number of universities, including and originally Oxford and Cambridge. The emphasis of the TSA is very much on thinking skills, and the amount of knowledge required is minimal. This means that the best way to prepare is to develop your thinking skills by working through a large number of TSA-style questions, and the bulk of this book consists of three full-length mock papers, each followed by detailed explanations of the answers. You should look upon the TSA not only as a means to stand out from your competition, but also, and indeed mostly, as an opportunity to hone your thinking skills, which are going to be far more important to your future impact and wellbeing than any facts that you could ever learn. As BF Skinner once put it, "Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten."
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Ace the IT Job Interview!

Author: Paula Moreira

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0072228458

Category: Computers

Page: 371

View: 9936

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Land the IT job of your dreams with help from this insider guide. You’ll discover valuable interview strategies for standing in the crowd as an applicant and learn best practices for representing your experience, education, previous employment, and re-entry into the workforce. Containing critical dos and don’ts from thousands of IT professionals and off-the-record interviews with hiring managers from key technology companies, this book will increase your chances of getting hired.
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Ace the IT Interview

Author: Paula Moreira

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071595554

Category: Computers

Page: 296

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Proven strategies for getting hired as an IT professional This practical guide for developing winning interviewing skills has been fully updated and revised to focus on today's most sought-after IT jobs. Go behind the scenes of the IT interview process and get inside the mind of potential employers. You'll find out how to make a great first impression and stand out from the competition. Ace the IT Interview features hundreds of questions that are likely to come up on your next technical interview along with key points to include in your answers so you can practice your responses based on your strengths and experience. Present yourself as a truly valuable IT professional and get a great job with help from this real-world guide. Understand the hiring manager's perspective Create a first-rate resume that highlights your skills Get past gatekeepers and get the interviews you want Make a great first impression and stand out in the crowd Master sticky questions about your work history Prepare for different types of interview settings, including telephone and video-conference interviews Ask intelligent, relevant questions Ace the interview follow-up Evaluate your offers, negotiate salary, and close the deal
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Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research, Policy, and Practice

Author: Jonathan Tarbox,Dennis R. Dixon,Peter Sturmey,Johnny L. Matson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1493904019

Category: Psychology

Page: 653

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Current rates of autism diagnoses have been cause for concern and research as well as rumor and misinformation. Important questions surround the condition: how early can an accurate diagnosis be made? At what age should intervention start? How can parents recognize warning signs? And what causes autism in the first place? There are no easy answers, but the Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders gives researchers, practitioners, and academics the science and guidance to better understand and intervene. Background chapters survey the history of professional understanding of the disorders and the ongoing debate over autism as a single entity or a continuum. Chapters on best methods in screening, assessment, and diagnosis reflect the transition between the DSM-V and older diagnostic criteria. And at the heart of the book, the intervention section ranges from evidence-based strategies for developing core skills to ethical concerns, cultural considerations, and controversial treatments. Included in the Handbook's broad-based coverage: Designing curriculum programs for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Mainstream education for children with ASD. Teaching independent living skills to children with ASD. Social skills and play. Behavioral and mental health disorders in children with ASD. Training and supporting caregivers in evidence-based practices. Teaching cognitive skills to children with ASD. The Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders is a comprehensive reference for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and other scientist-practitioners in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation, special education, and pediatric medicine.
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Assessment of Authentic Performance in School Mathematics

Author: Richard A. Lesh,Susan J. Lamon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136489460

Category: Education

Page: 456

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This book is the result of a conference sponsored by the Educational Testing Service and the University of Wisconsin's National Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Education. The purpose of the conference was to facilitate the work of a group of scholars whose interests included the assessment of higher-order understandings and processes in foundation-level (pre-high school) mathematics. Discussions focused on such issues as the purposes of assessment, guidelines for producing and scoring "real-life" assessment activities, and the meanings of such terms as "deeper and higher-order understanding," "cognitive objectives," and "authentic mathematical activities." Assessment was viewed as a critical component of complex, dynamic, and continually adapting educational systems. During the time that the chapters in this book were being written, sweeping changes in mathematics education were being initiated in response to powerful recent advances in technology, cognitive psychology, and mathematics, as well as to numerous public demands for educational reform. These changes have already resulted in significant reappraisals of what it means to understand mathematics, of the nature of mathematics teaching and learning, and of the real-life situations in which mathematics is useful. The challenge was to pursue assessment-related initiatives that are systematically valid, in the sense that they work to complement and enhance other improvements in the educational system rather than act as an impediment to badly needed curriculum reforms. To address these issues, most chapters in this book focus on clarifying and articulating the goals of assessment and instruction, and they stress the content of assessment above its mode of delivery. Computer- or portfolio-based assessments are interpreted as means to ends, not as ends in themselves. Assessment is conceived as an ongoing documentation process, seamless with instruction, whose quality hinges upon its ability to provide complete and appropriate information as needed to inform priorities in instructional decision making. This book tackles some of the most complicated issues related to assessment, and it offers fresh perspectives from leaders in the field--with the hope that the ultimate consumer in the instruction/assessment enterprise, the individual student, will reclaim his or her potential for self-directed mathematics learning.
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Contemporary Nursing - E-Book

Issues, Trends, & Management

Author: Barbara Cherry,Susan R. Jacob

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323266223

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Contemporary Nursing, Issues, Trends, & Management, 6th Edition prepares you for the rapidly evolving world of health care with a comprehensive yet focused survey of nursing topics affecting practice, as well as the issues facing today’s nurse managers and tomorrow’s nurse leaders. Newly revised and updated, Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob provide the most practical and balanced preparation for the issues, trends, and management topics you will encounter in practice. Content mapped to the AACN BSN Essentials emphasizes intraprofessional teams, cultural humility and sensitivity, cultural competence, and the CLAS standards. Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter put nursing history and practice into perspective, followed by Questions to Consider While Reading This Chapter that help you reflect on the Vignettes and prepare you for the material to follow. Case studies throughout the text challenge you to apply key concepts to real-world practice. Coverage of leadership and management in nursing prepares you to function effectively in management roles. Career management strategies include advice for making the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN ® examination. Key terms, learning outcomes, and chapter overviews help you study more efficiently and effectively. Helpful websites and online resources provide ways to further explore each chapter topic. Coverage of nursing education brings you up to date on a wide range of topics, from the emergence of interactive learning strategies and e-learning technology, to the effects of the nursing shortage and our aging nursing population. Updated information on paying for health care in America, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and statistics on health insurance coverage in the United States helps you understand the history and reasons behind healthcare financing reform, the costs of healthcare, and current types of managed care plans. A new section on health information technology familiarizes you with how Electronic Health Records (EHRs), point-of-care technologies, and consumer health information could potentially impact the future of health care. Updated chapter on health policy and politics explores the effect of governmental roles, structures, and actions on health care policy and how you can get involved in political advocacy at the local, state, and federal level to help shape the U.S. health care system. The latest emergency preparedness and response guidelines from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) prepare you for responding to natural and man-made disasters.
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Contemporary Nursing,Issues, Trends, & Management,6

Contemporary Nursing

Author: Barbara Cherry (Nurse),Susan R. Jacob

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323101097

Category: Medical

Page: 527

View: 9750

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Contemporary Nursing, Issues, Trends, & Management, 6th Edition prepares you for the rapidly evolving world of health care with a comprehensive yet focused survey of nursing topics affecting practice, as well as the issues facing today's nurse managers and tomorrow's nurse leaders. Newly revised and updated, Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob provide the most practical and balanced preparation for the issues, trends, and management topics you will encounter in practice. Content mapped to the AACN BSN Essentials emphasizes intraprofessional teams, cultural humility and sensitivity, cultural competence, and the CLAS standards. Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter put nursing history and practice into perspective, followed by Questions to Consider While Reading This Chapter that help you reflect on the Vignettes and prepare you for the material to follow. Case studies throughout the text challenge you to apply key concepts to real-world practice. Coverage of leadership and management in nursing prepares you to function effectively in management roles. Career management strategies include advice for making the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN ® examination. Key terms, learning outcomes, and chapter overviews help you study more efficiently and effectively. Helpful websites and online resources provide ways to further explore each chapter topic. Coverage of nursing education brings you up to date on a wide range of topics, from the emergence of interactive learning strategies and e-learning technology, to the effects of the nursing shortage and our aging nursing population. Updated information on paying for health care in America, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and statistics on health insurance coverage in the United States helps you understand the history and reasons behind healthcare financing reform, the costs of healthcare, and current types of managed care plans. A new section on health information technology familiarizes you with how Electronic Health Records (EHRs), point-of-care technologies, and consumer health information could potentially impact the future of health care. Updated chapter on health policy and politics explores the effect of governmental roles, structures, and actions on health care policy and how you can get involved in political advocacy at the local, state, and federal level to help shape the U.S. health care system. The latest emergency preparedness and response guidelines from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) prepare you for responding to natural and man-made disasters.
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What Works in Probation and Youth Justice

Author: Ros Burnett,Colin Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134035985

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 8812

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Both probation and youth justice have undergone massive changes in recent years, and continue to face important new challenges. A key emphasis of new developments has been on developing effective evidence-based practice and disseminating this throughout the Probation and Youth Justice services - reviewed in this book.
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