How to Use Statistics

Author: Steve Lakin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273743873

Category: Mathematics

Page: 283

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Statistics is arguably the main means through which maths appears in non-maths courses. De-mystifying the basics for even the most maths-terrified of students, this book will inspire confident and accurate use of statistics for non-maths courses.

How to Improve Your Maths Skills

Author: Steve Lakin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273770022

Category: College student orientation

Page: 224

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This easy-to-use guide identifies and addresses the areas where most students need help with basic mathematical problems that occur in everyday life and academic study and provides straightforward, practical tips and solutions that will enable you to assess and then improve your performance.

Steve Jobs

Thinking Differently

Author: Patricia Lakin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481435310

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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This must-read biography of Steve Jobs provides an “absorbing, detailed account of Apple’s first heady days” (School Library Journal) and beyond, and is specially written for a younger audience. Visionary. Pioneer. Little terror. Entrepreneur. Inventor. College dropout. Creative genius. These are just a few of the words used to describe the late Steve Jobs, cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. In this comprehensive biography for middle grade readers, discover the story of the “Thomas Edison of our time.” Originally published in 2012, this revised edition includes eight pages of photos as well as a timeline and index.

The Study Skills Book

Author: Kathleen McMillan,Jonathan Weyers

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273773313

Category: Education

Page: 450

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Is there a secret to successful study? The answer is ‘yes’! There are some essential skills and smart strategies that will help you to improve your results at university. Using proven techniques and tips to help you focus your efforts and develop successful study skills and strategies, THE STUDY SKILLS BOOK provides practical answers to questions such as: What do lecturers expect from you in a tutorial? What’s the best way to plan an essay or dissertation? Where should you concentrate your efforts for maximum impact? This book is an essential practical resource for all students who want to improve their performance and succeed in their studies: All key study skills are covered including essay writing, revision and exams, tutorials, and dissertations Practical solutions are presented for the most common problems A common-sense, no-nonsense approach is offered using practical checklists and tips This handbook has been written by experts and extensively tested on students to help you focus your efforts, troubleshoot your problems and thrive at university. “Every aspect of university life is covered – my tip to other students is to have this book on their desk and use it – (it) has been a great help”, Sarah Scott, Student “This book really is a must have for any first year student!! Easy to read, intelligent and the best help a first year could ever want!”, Alastair Ross, Amazon reviewer “This book really will be a godsend to you during your time at university. It's like my bible now - I'm so glad I bought it!”, Fi Wordsworth, Amazon reviewer

Costs and Outcomes of Community Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Roger Stancliffe,K. Charlie Lakin

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781557667182

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 346

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With many state agencies under budgetary pressure, solid information on costs and outcomes of services for people with disabilities has never been more important. Now, for the first time ever, that hard-to-find information is collected in a single volume for policy makers, advocates, providers, and researchers. Blending original research with policy analysis, critical reviews of existing knowledge, and examples of cutting-edge programs and policies, this book shows you what works and helps you make sound decisions about how to allocate resources. You'll examine differences in outcomes and costs among various community service models direct and indirect costs of family care the criteria used to allocate funds for community services ways to develop a rational, equitable budgeting process that facilitates the desired lifestyle of each person public policy considerations involved in developing individual budgets in a statewide system of services the debate over independent budgets versus traditional funding costs and outcomes of consumer directed services (self-determination) the question of whether greater expenditures and more staff lead to better outcomes the impact of residential setting size and institutional downsizing on per-person expenditure recommendations for future policy and practice The highly respected contributors to this volume represent a wide range of fields, including disability services, research, evaluation, policy analysis, and administration. Contributors from the UK and Australia add an international perspective. With their combined research and perspectives, you'll be better prepared to meet federal mandates for individualized services and improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Max & Mo Make a Snowman

With Audio Recording

Author: Patricia Lakin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534400354

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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It is wintertime and Max and Mo want to go play in the snow. If only it was not so cold out there! Instead, Max and Mo decide to make a snowman in the warmth of the art room. Would you like to make a snowman too?

Camping Day!

Author: Patricia Lakin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101641711

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Sam, Pam, Will and Jill are crocodile friends with a camping plan but not much know-how. They get lost on their way to the campsite, get attacked by a swarm of bees, get all mixed up while trying to assemble their tent, and then get so frightened by nighttime shadows that their campout is in danger of fizzing out. But all ends well, as it always does for this happygo- lucky crew. This is a breezy summer story that?s ?ideally pitched for prereaders or brand-new ones? (as Booklist said of its predecessor, Rainy Day!).

Hurricane!

Author: Patricia Lakin

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0761316167

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A girl and her father prepare their beach cottage for the coming hurricane, which topples their swing tree and washes away their stairs. Includes section of hurricane facts.

Subway Sonata

Author: Patricia Lakin

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0761314644

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The New York City subway provides inspiration for a writer, a composer, a choreographer, and a painter, taking them in four different artistic directions.

The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success

Author: Carmine Gallo

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071748741

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A "THINK DIFFERENT" APPROACH TO INNOVATION-- Based on the Seven Guiding Principles of Apple CEO Steve Jobs In his acclaimed bestseller The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs author Carmine Gallo laid out a simple step-by-step program of powerful tools and proven techniques inspired by Steve Jobs's legendary presentations. Now, he shares the Apple CEO's most famous, most original, and most effective strategies for sparking true creativity--and real innovation--in any workplace. THE INNOVATION SECRETS OF STEVE JOBS Learn how to RETHINK your business, REINVENT your products, and REVITALIZE your vision of success--the Steve Jobs way. When it comes to innovation, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is legendary. His company slogan "Think Different" is more than a marketing tool. It's a way of life--a powerful, positive, game-changing approach to innovation that anyone can apply to any field of endeavor. These are the Seven Principles of Innovation, inspired by the master himself: Do What You Love. Think differently about your career. Put a Dent in the Universe. Think differently about your vision. Kick Start Your Brain. Think differently about how you think. Sell Dreams, Not Products. Think differently about your customers. Say No to 1,000 Things. Think differently about design. Create Insanely Great Experiences. Think differently about your brand experience. Master the Message. Think differently about your story. By following Steve Jobs's visionary example, you'll discover exciting new ways to unlock your creative potential and to foster an environment that encourages innovation and allows it to flourish. You'll learn how to match—and beat—the most powerful competitors, develop the most revolutionary products, attract the most loyal customers, and thrive in the most challenging times. Bestselling business journalist Carmine Gallo has interviewed hundreds of successful professionals--from CEOs, managers, and entrepreneurs to teachers, consultants, and stay-at-home moms—to get to the core of Steve Jobs's innovative philosophies. These are the simple, meaningful, and attainable principles that drive us all to "Think Different." These are The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs. An enhanced ebook is now available with 10 demonstration videos of Jobs' sure-fire innovation secrets. Select the Kindle Edition with Audio/Video from the available formats.

Principles of Statistics

Author: M. G. Bulmer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135209

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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Concise description of classical statistics, from basic dice probabilities to modern regression analysis. Equal stress on theory and applications. Moderate difficulty; only basic calculus required. Includes problems with answers.

Snow Day!

Author: Patricia Lakin

Publisher: Dial

ISBN: 9780803726420

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Four crocodile friends enjoy a snowy day of sledding.

Dad and Me in the Morning

Author: Patricia Lakin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497657644

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Early one morning, when it is still dark, a young boy wakes to his special alarm clock. He puts on his hearing aids and clothes, then goes to wake his father. Together they brave the cold as they walk down the dirt road that leads to the beach. They are excited about their adventure—soon they will see the sunrise.

Mastering Conversational Hypnosis: Learn How to Influence and Persuade Someone Easily Without Them Knowing It

Author: Cheryl-Ann Blair

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304917258

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 64

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Are you tired of ineffective debates and not being able to be persuasive? Do you see others who can instantly connect to others and seem to be able to sway opinions their way easily? What if I told you that you could be just as persuasive? You can be. Conversational hypnosis is your gateway to becoming a better communicator, with better persuasive power and the ability to influence. Linguistic principles are used to improve the power of your speech, making people pay attention and listen. Not only will they listen, but you will also find that they are agreeable to what you are suggesting. Make the power of suggestion work for you and learn how to get people to do what you want through influence and persuasion. This book will walk you through how to establish rapport and then how to get people to do what you want, without realizing you are influencing them in any way.

Don't Forget

Author: Patricia Lakin

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 9780688175221

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Sarah has a happy secret: she's making a cake as a birthday surprise for her mother. Still, Sarah wishes she didn't have to go to Singer's store to buy ingredients. How can she keep from staring at the numbers on Mr. and Mrs. Singer's arms, the numbers the Nazis tattooed there when they put the Singers in a concentration camp just for being Jews? Color illustrations.

I, Lucifer

Finally, the Other Side of the Story

Author: Glen Duncan

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802199224

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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“A fiendishly sharp, intelligent examination of modern human life that is as funny as hell” (The Times, London). The end is nigh and the Prince of Darkness has just been offered one hell of a deal: reentry into Heaven for eternity—if he can live out a well-behaved life in a human body on earth. It’s the ultimate case of trying without buying and, despite the limitations of the human body in question (previous owner one suicidally unsuccessful writer, Deelan Gunn), Luce seizes the opportunity to run riot through the realm of the senses. This is his chance to straighten the biblical record (Adam, it’s hinted, was a misguided variation on the Eve design), to celebrate his favorite achievements (everything from the Inquisition to Elton John), and, most important, to get Julia Roberts attached to his screenplay. But the experience of walking among us isn’t what His Majesty expected: instead of teaching us what it’s like to be him, Lucifer finds himself understanding what it’s like to be us. By an author hailed by the The Times Literary Supplement as one of Britain’s top twenty young novelists, I, Lucifer is “a masterpiece . . . Startlingly witty, original and beautifully written” (Good Book Guide). “Duncan’s witty and perverse, yet somehow life-affirming, Lucifer is powerful indeed.” —Booklist

Abigail Adams

First Lady of the American Revolution

Author: Patricia Lakin,Bob Dacey,Debra Bandelin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689870329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A portrait of the supportive wife of President John Adams details the life of this extraordinary woman who used her love for learning, for her family, and for her country to shape the early history of the United States.

Clara Barton

Spirit of the American Red Cross

Author: Patricia Lakin,Simon Sullivan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689865139

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A brief biography of the woman who overcame her shyness to become a teacher, a nurse during the Civil War, and founder of the American Red Cross.

Maths in Action - Advanced Higher Statistics 1

Author: Ralph Riddiough,John H. McColl

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174315445

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Developed for those following the Statistics 1 unit within the Mathematics and Applied Mathematics courses at Advanced Higher Level, this title is part of a series of five covering the Advanced Higher units in Mathematics and Statistics. All the books in the series pprovide: a straightforward route through the course with complete and ordered coverage of the units; numerous questions for practice and consolidation; thorough preparation for end-of-unit and end of course assessments.

5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing

Author: C S Lakin,Linda S Clare,Christy Distler

Publisher: Ubiquitous Press

ISBN: 9780986134715

Category:

Page: 336

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Don't fall victim to the 12 fatal flaws of fiction writing Fiction writers often struggle to improve their craft And the biggest challenge comes from the inability to see what isn't working. The prose feels off. The scene isn't gelling. The dialogue sounds stilted or clunky. But they don't know why or how to fix it. This book lays it all out 5 Editors Tackle the Twelve Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing demonstrates the deadly dozen pitfalls on the road to a strong story, along with revisions that show writers exactly how to avoid novel failure. No other writing craft book offers such detailed instruction in how to spot and remedy the major flaws of fiction writing. What makes this book an important addition to a writer's bookshelf? More than 60 Before and After passages showcase each of the twelve fatal flaws, which are then picked apart and examined to help writers spot these flaws in their own writing and fix them. Five editors with extensive background in both editing fiction and writing novels bring a wealth of insights, examples, and solutions to these flaws, using various genre styles and POVs. Each chapter ends with a checklist to help writers seek and destroy these fatal flaws in their manuscript, followed by bonus Before and After passages to help them test what they've learned. This in-depth guide to self-editing is an invaluable resource for any writer of any genre. It shows, not just tells, how to write better fiction. Using it, you'll be armed with the tools and skills you need to conquer the twelve fatal flaws of fiction writing. Here are some of the 12 fatal flaws: Overwriting-the most egregious and common flaw in fiction writing.Nothin' Happenin'-Too many stories take too long to get going. Learn what it means to start in medias res.Weak Construction-It sneaks in at the level of words and sentences, and rears up in up in the form of passive voice, ing verbs, and misplaced modifiers.Too Much Backstory-the bane of many manuscripts. Backstory has its place, but too often it serves as an info dump and bogs down pacing.POV Violations-Head hopping, characters knowing things they can't know, and foreshadowing are just some of the many POV violations explored.Telling instead of Showing-Writers have heard this admonition, but there's a lot to understanding how and when to show instead of tell.Lack of Pacing and Tension-Many factors affect pacing and tension: clunky passages, mundane dialogue, unimportant information, and so much more.Flawed Dialogue Construction-Writers need to learn to balance speech and narrative tags and avoid "on the nose" speech."Underwriting"-just as fatal as overwriting. Too often scenes are lacking the necessary actions, descriptions, and details needed to bring them to life.Description Deficiencies and Excesses-Learning how to balance description is challenging, and writers need to choose wisely just what to describe and in what way. Don't be left in the dark. Learn what causes these flaws and apply the fixes in your own stories. No one need suffer novel failure. You don't have to be brilliant or talented to write strong fiction. You just need to be forewarned and forearmed to be able to tackle these culprits. And this book will give you all the weapons and knowledge you need. "This book should be on every writer's bookshelf." -Cheryl Kaye Tardif, international best-selling author