Thursday, June 28, 2018

Improve Your Research Skills

How to Find Website Traffic Statistics

It is easy to get lost in the ocean of information online, especially when we need to find out which websites are valuable and popular, and which ones are not. 
The good news is that there is a useful tool created by Amazon company. It helps us to find out how popular a website is.


Go to:

https://www.alexa.com

On top of the page open Features

Click on Website Traffic Statistics

Type in your website (the website that you want to check) at Find Website Traffic Statistics:

Click Find




Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Fifteen Jobs Will Disappear in the Future


Which 15 jobs will disappear in the next 20 years due to automation and artificial intelligence?

Click HERE to get the answer.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

HOW TO TAKE NOTES


Each method of note-taking has its own advantages and disadvantages. 

Watch a short video How to Take Notes in Class: The 5 Best Methods.

Click HERE to start.




Saturday, June 9, 2018

Research and Plagiarism


How to Do Research

The main aim of the research is to find out the truth which is hidden and which has not been discovered as yet. 

Research project writing process: 

1.  Begin Research: what is your research topic, your main idea?

2.  Locate resources you will use: go to the library, use databases, identify other sources.

3.  Select the sources you will use from the journal articles, online resources, texts.

4.  Collect the data, information, and statistics.

5.  Analyse your research and data, information and statistics.

6.  Write the research project: complete the writing of a formal essay or presentation.


Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism

Plagiarism occurs when a writer duplicates another writer's language or ideas and then calls the work his or her own. Copyright laws protect writers' words as their legal property. To avoid the charge of plagiarism, writers take care to credit those from whom they borrow and quote. Note: Similar theft in music or other arts is also called plagiarism. 
(The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, (2005) Third Edition, Published by Houghton Mifflin Company). 

Plagiarism is the failure to properly cite the sources of your research and writing is a serious offense in academic research. Copying someone else's work, copying text from an online journal and merely pasting it into your essay without placing it in quotations, and providing an APA in-text citation and references is stealing and is called plagiarism. You suffer a loss of an honest reputation and will face academic discipline.


Causes of Plagiarism

The most common causes of plagiarism:

1. Not enough time to accomplish an assignment.

2. No or poor language skills. 

3. Not understanding plagiarism and copyright issues.

4. No citation skills. 

5. No anti-plagiarism policy and no punishment rules in secondary schools. 


Some free online plagiarism checkers:

DustBall
http://www.dustball.com/cs/plagiarism.checker

DupliChecker
https://www.duplichecker.com

Plagium
http://www.plagium.com



Self-management material



Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hard and Soft Skills

Question: 
What is the difference between hard and soft skills?

Categorize the following skills as hard or soft:

Genetic Engineering
Positive Attitude
Jeep Driver
Mechanic
Flexiblity
Laboratory Skills
Responsiblity

Big Data Specialist
Networking
Camel Driver
Statistics
Team Player
Art and Design 
Negotiation / Mediation

Aeronautical Engineering
Customer Relations / Handle Complaints

Solar Power Engineering
Stress Management

IT Securities
Listening

Architect
Work Ethic
Business / Accounting
Business Marketing
Using Technology
Fisherman
Motivation
Operate Equipment
Problem Solving
CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design And Manufacturing)

Critical Thinking
Logistics