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More advanced math and reading in kindergarten benefits school performance - Medical News Today

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More advanced math and reading in kindergarten benefits school performance Medical News Today A new study finds that when kindergarten teachers expose young children to advanced content in math and reading, the kids perform better at elementary...
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A study has shown a link between more challenging content in kindergarten and higher test scores in the future. Children that are taught more challenging material in kindergarten as few as 4 days a month have been shown to exhibit higher test scores. I find this interesting, because when we are younger, we seem to be able to absorb a lot more information more efficiently. This article came from Medical News Today, a source of many medical and other articles. 

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barton-and-klint--a-students-guide.pdf

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Group writing assignments, or any group assignments in general are usually painful to some degree. Thanks to modern technology, we are able to communicate and put in our ideas and work into the group setting without having to schedule a mutual meeting place. The authors presents a hypothetical scenario of a group research paper. They break down each stage of the paper writing process and provide information about various technological tools that can be utilized to contribute to a group paper easily. This can be a very useful read for any students that dread group projects, or any students that just want to make life easier by reducing the amount of stress of trying to organize an entire group to mutually work. This source is credible as it comes from Writingspaces.org. 

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stedman--annoying-ways.pdf

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This article provides various examples of how people incorrectly incorporate their sources. The author shows many different ways a writer can "annoy" their writer, and gives a fix, or solution to each of these errors. The author compares incorrect usage of sources to driving slow in the fast lane. Whether these drivers (writers) don't know the rules of the road (citing sources), or simply don't care, either way, it is annoying to the driver behind them (the reader). 
This article is reliable, as it was taken from Writingsources.org, which is one of the recommended sources to pick from for this section.  

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Plymouth writer plumbs the depths of fiction - Holbrook Sun

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Plymouth writer plumbs the depths of fiction
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Symmons spent years researching, studying and practicing new themes and story lines.
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A plumber at the end of his 30 year career has hopes and dreams that are crushed by a disk injury. He decides to pursue his unknown passion of writing, which ultimately lands him multiple novels getting published. 

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Forget Speed-Reading. Here's Speed-Writing

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With apps like Spritz and Spreeder, speed-reading is all the rage. But maybe the solution is writing faster: Decide important things. Write those. Understand? (Forget Speed-Reading.
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Reading

Top to

bottom 

may be

quicker 

than 

reading 

left to

right

The reason behind this is because reading top to bottom "turns off" our internal voice while reading, which is what may cause reading speeds to slow down. While not ideal for complicated readings, this method of reading can vastly improve reading speeds. I tried it out myself and found this to be true, at least for myself. This article comes from NPR, a very renown reporting company.  

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mcclure--googlepedia.pdf

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This article covers how research has changed since the establishment of the web, and how it has evolved alongside the evolution of the web. The author clears up myths about how unreliable Google and Wikipedia can be. Instead of stating that these sources of information are only good, he explains how to properly extract information from both places (Google and Wikipedia) This article is reliable because it comes from Writingspaces. It may be biased as Writingspaces is a site dedicated to improving writing, but I do not believe this is the case. 

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The Relationship of Handwriting Speed, Working Memory, Language Comprehensi...: EBSCOhost

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A research in attempt to find a relationship between handwriting speed, subsequent note quality, and test results was administered. While researchers were not able to find a strong correlation between these factors, there was a slight relation nonetheless. 
Although contradictory to the results, I believe that handwriting speed can affect the quality of my notes, because it can be hard to try to follow my train of thought when reviewing my notes after some time has passed. I found this article in the CI library database, so I believe this is a reliable source.  

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