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Conjugating the Irregular Spanish Verb Querer (to Want)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like querer, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

Conjugating the Spanish Verb Escribir (to Write)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like escribir, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

Forensics: Assessing the Scene of the Crime

From the moment the first police officer arrives at the crime scene, he follows a strict set of procedural guidelines designed to protect him and everyone else who's present; guard evidence against damage [more…]

French Translation: Three Things to Avoid

Everyone makes mistakes, but you can avoid many, if not most, of them by paying extra attention to typical problem areas. Following are three things you should avoid doing if you want to write French like [more…]

Conjugating the Irregular Spanish Verb Traer (to Bring)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like traer, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

Understanding the Disputed Areas of the Middle East

Disputed areas may be the greatest threat to stability in the Middle East and the world. Disputed areas are, well . . . disputed because, in order to secure peace in the here and now, warring parties decided [more…]

ASL: Facing the Challenges of the Deaf Community

Through the years, Deaf people have faced numerous challenges. For example, not all states in the United States recognize American Sign Language (ASL) as a foreign language. Other past challenges included [more…]

Creating Common Manga Characters

When you know how to draw a manga figure, you're ready to turn your attention to creating your own characters. A number of common archetypes appear often in manga. In this case, [more…]

The Four Ways to Talk to SPSS

More than one way exists for you to command the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to do your bidding. And you don't have to choose one and stick with it — you can perform tasks using whichever [more…]

Securing the Right to Vote for African Americans

Although the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott made Martin Luther King, Jr., a national figure, the deaths of four Birmingham girls in a 1963 church bombing, as well as countless others, had been tough [more…]

Using Spanish Indirect Object Pronouns

Indirect object pronouns can help your Spanish sound more conversational and free flowing. They answer the question “To or for whom is the subject doing something?” So how can you weave indirect object [more…]

Harnessing the Power of Symbols

You may not even realize it, but your life is shaped by symbols that are passed to you or inherited from your culture, your race, your peer and social groups, and your family. Newspapers, magazines, TV [more…]

Conjugating the Spanish Verb Tomar (to Take/Drink)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like tomar, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

Looking Back at the Impact of Rosa Parks

One day, a simple act by one young woman helped set the wheels of the civil rights movement in motion. Although blacks have worked for their freedom and equality since they arrived in the United States [more…]

Conjugating the Spanish Verb Dormir (to Sleep)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like dormir, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

Getting into Hot Water: The Physics of Temperature

You always start a calculation or observation in physics by making measurements; and when the physics topics you're discussing are heat and temperature, you have several different scales at your disposal [more…]

Using Probability When Hitting the Slot Machines

Remember the movie National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation, when gambling fever consumes Chevy Chase's character, Clark W. Griswold? He goes on a losing streak to beat all losing streaks while his son, Rusty [more…]

Conjugating the Irregular Spanish Verb Tener (to Have)

Spanish verbs fall into different groups, and each group is conjugated a little differently. If you’re going to master Spanish verbs like tener, you need to be able to identify which group a verb belongs [more…]

Using Reflexive Spanish Verbs

Some Spanish verbs are reflexive, meaning they reflect the action back onto the doer. These reflexive verbs require a reflexive pronoun to indicate that the subject is also the direct object. Whenever [more…]

Trying to Make Sense of the English Language

For many reasons (most of them too ugly to go into here), English is a pretty tough language to learn. If you're a native speaker of English, you're probably familiar with the idiosyncrasies that make [more…]

Lewis and Clark: Wooing the Sioux

On their expedition, Lewis and Clark knew from their investigations in St. Louis that support and cooperation from the Sioux bands was vital to the success of American trade with the Missouri River tribes [more…]

What the Heck Is RFID?

With all the recent hype over radio frequency identification (RFID) and the requirements to implement it, you might think that RFID can turn water into wine, transform lead into gold, and cure the world's [more…]

Enjoying French Meals

What better way to enjoy what you are going to eat than to start with an empty stomach. Then you can say, "J'ai faim"(zheh fan) (I'm hungry) or "J'ai soif [more…]

SAT II Math: Sizing Up Central Tendency

The SAT II Math test is bound to have at least one or two questions related to probability and statistics. The science of statistics involves organizing, analyzing, and interpreting data in order to reach [more…]

Designing Homeschool Unit Studies

Even if you use textbook curriculum for most of your homeschool studies, breaking out of the print mold and jumping headlong into a unit study is nice every now and then. For one thing, it makes your students [more…]

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