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The real breakthrough of readability formulas came when Edward Thorndike wrote a book, The Teacher’s Word Book in 1921. More works on this topic were followed by other authors, such as George Kingsley Zipf and Rudolf Flesch. The following guide explores more about Rudolf Flesch’s formula which is called the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: Finding Out About The Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease Formula
To achieve and determine a reading score, the length of your sentences is measured, as well as the average number of syllables you use in each word. You will end up with a score somewhere between 0 and 100. If you receive 100, it would mean that your copy is easy and simple for people to read and understand.
Today there are over 200 such readability formulas and people are debating all the time which are the best, the real foolproof ones. They all try to improve the readability of text.
Hello! Any suggestions for programs or courses to help someone (better) run a business?
Hi! I'm in my 20s, going to an adult school in September to get some grade 12 university courses I'll need for a college program I'd like to take. I never took academic classes because of home issues, only one, and I flunked out. Things are better and I am a better student, but I have some anxieties about university level courses. Specifically, English. I was advised to take grade 11 university English before I take the grade 12 class. While September is a ways away, I'd like to spend the upcoming months preparing myself.. I did exceptionally well in college English, but I remember grade 9 academic English and it is very very different. I'd like to spend any free time I have at the library, studying and trying to teach myself so I can do really well in my upcoming classes. I want to go into them as if I'ddone academic English in grade 9 and 10. Onto my question, can someone send me any assignments for grade 11 and 12 university English? Or any specific topics I should be researching or studying? Any websites that may be able to help me? Anything like that? I would really appreciate any help I could get. I just really want to succeed. Thank you
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note the word indoctrination ie their mathematics education brainwashing
“Doublethink is a process of indoctrination whereby the subject is expected to simultaneously accept two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in contravention to one's own memories or sense of reality.”
EXAMPLE you know 0.9999... (the 9s dont stop) is a infinite decimal thus non-integer by notation
you know 1 is an integer
yet you also believe
because now you say
0.999... is now an integer
here is the doublethink
1 integer = 0.9999... non-integer infinite decimal
an integer is /=a non-integer
which is a contradiction in terms -which your doublethink does not see
maths ends in contradiction
The age of the enlightenment is at an end: reason is bankrupt
Not sure if this is the right place to ask for this but here goes. My bachelor is in architecture and a Msc in business (and more recently an MBA) because I (39F) realize I didn’t want to work in arch after all. But due to various circumstances I could never cross over and the first part of my career was spent in the construction field (supervision, coordination, some designs). Recently I got fed up enough to make the jump, quit and started applying for Business analysis and PM role in the IT sector. I landed in an IT consultancy firm. At the same time I signed up for a certification in BA @ HEC Montreal. I had also applied in the federal government, didn’t think much of it but surprisingly I got hired. I figured the feds was the safer bet so dropped the consultancy. But I decided to continue with the degree because you never know…(sounds like a dumb reason writing it) Though I don’t have a particular passion for my new job (policy analyst), I doubt I’ll leave public sector . And even if I do, I have experience (though not a genius nor expert in any particular field), good references and I passed the scrum master and the PMP certification so I should be fine. My issue is the classes I’m taking: unmotivated, tired but I paid for them so I’m finishing them. Am I just being stubborn? Should I use the time to learn about my new trade instead? I see no particular reason to keep at it but I can’t let go.
I need an outsider’s perspective on that.
I need to know how and where to start with my mother.
—-background———————— Little background: shes an immigrant and has been working to give my sister and i more options. She had to neglect many needs of hers for many years.
Shes finally come to a place at 48 where she can retire. Problem now is that she doesnt know what to do. She has had a hard life and experiences that keeps getting in the way of her expressing and accepting what she wants.
So i decided to start with a problem she has: lack of confidence in her learning ability. She never got to finish school and since i can remember she would always down play her self around others even though with the family she would have so much wisdom. ——————————————————- Anyways i bought her a chromebook she asked for to start. My plan is to get her through khan academy lessons. Is that enough? Are there other resources? How can i guage where she stand with certain subjects? Are there tests that are free to take to guage certain things?
Hi! Is there anyone who enrolled in math undergraduate degree in their thirties? I have a degree, but of lower quality and not in math. Do I have a chance to still get it or is the effort doesn't worth it?
Hi all! I’m 27 and have never been good at math. I still count with my fingers and sometimes need a calculator to do basic calculations. I feel embarrassed every time. Does anyone have any recommendations for apps, books or anything to help?
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A friend of mine is looking to improve his communication skills, specifically the ability to convey complex information to an educated audience. He is very bright but never graduated high school. He has no money and anyway could not reliably participate in a structured program, it would have to be one where attendance at any given meeting is optional.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Without reference to geographical location, what would such a meetup be called? It could be oral or written (for example, amateur essay writers meetup). Thanks in advance.
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Hi all! This is probably a really stupid question, but I'm not sure which direction I am supposed to be going in. I already have a traditional 4-year bachelor's degree from the normal 4-year state college. Like many, I am not working in the field I studied (FCS working in Business/Admin/HR) and am wanting to get some further education in Human Resources. I don't want to have to do the full 4 years again but I'm not sure if I should just be looking to get a certificate, associate degree, a Graduate certificate, etc. I'm not really sure what I should be looking into. Since I didn't study HR at my university, would I look into a graduate certificate or, hell, even look into grad school for it? I'm just not really sure what I should be looking at specifically.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you everyone. :)
Dear Adult Learners,
For those who might be interested in learning (or picking back up) ballet--- The holidays is just around the corner, and I'd like to share with everyone a free ballet training program on YouTube (link is below). The goal of the channel is to make ballet accessible and affordable for all. I hope you will find the classes useful and inspiring!
Thank you and enjoy your winter breaks!!!
Stupid question here, but what are some career opportunities in Adult Education? I have a Master’s of Arts in Education, Adult Education degree that I’m currently not utilizing. Right now I work in healthcare and I am looking to get out of it and transition to Adult Education. I have no idea where to start or what kind of careers there are. Any help would be great. Thanks!
Let's look back at some memorable moments and interesting insights from last year.
Your top 10 posts:
future science STEM students what you are in for when you start work:when-science-sells-out
which is just important because it makes money and power for the state corporations
The rise in the dominance of financial and commercial interests sponsoring science on one hand, and an increasingly ideological agenda of government-funded research on the other hand, are thwarting and clouding science’s role to promote insight, innovation and progress. Decline and loss of credibility is the natural consequence when science is used as a means to advance corporate interests or to push ideological agendas
In 2005, Stanford professor Paul Ioannidis published a now-famous paper, which argued that most research findings are false. The greater the financial interests in a scientific field, the less likely the research findings are to be true
We are a group of avid philosophy readers and organize weekly, in depth readings. No prior knowledge is required. Meetings are weekly and last about 90 minutes each. Groups include Plato's Timaeus, Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evi, Stoicism, Stirner's The Unique and its Property, History of Metaphysics, and History of Ideas. We also discuss art movies and literature: coming discussions include Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata" and Godfather.
I (PhD in History, Oxford) teach in three of these groups; the other groups are run by friends and online volunteers, including Constantine, who has given several lectures at the University of Athens and has published several books and Luciano, a software engineer with a passion for the classics.
There is also a channel with homework requests, but we ask new users not to abuse it (one request per week is reasonable).
This project started two years and it's entirely free to participate. Our target audience is educated generalists, therefore all are welcome, regardless of age and prior level of knowledge. It's an ideal place for adults interested in education.
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I am in my early thirties with a successful sales career, but looking to make change. I have always wanted to go to school, but have not had the opportunity. Now that I can I am lost about what steps to take to continue working while earning a BA in psychology.
Any helpful info would be great appreciated
I have missed out on a vital component in my early school jeers which has caused me to not be able to comprehend the concepts for additions, multiplications, subtractions and divisions due to the school refusing this component due to a misunderstanding ( I gave myself the others the impression I’m feral by writing my name in a book for bad children).
I am now an adult, my brain has fully developed and wanting to know where to begin.
I have ADD, OCD, and bipolar disorder. These three things make it unconscionably difficult for me to study. Unfortunately, I was only properly diagnosed after high school so my grades really suffered. I'm at a spot in my life now where I'd like to resume studying, but on my terms this time. I've recently decided to take my education back into my own hands, but keeping motivation is difficult for the following reasons:
I'm really interested in learning math, but I was never any good at it. Physics and Chemistry also really interest me, as does computer programming and web development.
I know the above points are likely the result of my brain playing tricks on me once again, but I could really use some advice. How can I develop a self-study guide for myself that covers the most important information? How can I justify working incredibly hard if/when I'll forget a lot of it in the future if I never end up using it? How do I make sure I don't "make myself dumber" with my actions?
Thank you so much for reading this, and I look forward to hearing your responses.
So, I’m going to finally finish high school this December and I will be graduating with an Adult high school diploma.
How should I apply for university? Am I considered a fresh high school student since all my prerequisites are taken in the last 2 years or a mature student?
Btw, I’m already 23. I spent the last 10 years of my life with chronic depression and it made me drop out of high school, as I couldn’t handle both. But for the last two years, I worked my a$$ off to get my diploma and I am an A+ student, so I am ready for the big school.
I teach Continuing Ed (no credit) computer classes for beginners. Only two nights so am trying to cover lots of material in short amount of time.
I don’t know why this guy was taking the class since he apparently knows everything about every computer. My voice is hoarse trying to talk over him. He got visibly frustrated with me when I would answer another student’s question and He Knows the Answer!! (he didn’t, not really)
I couldn’t be as forceful as I would like because a) paying customer and b) traveled 40 miles to take class. So all I could do is make sure he didn’t monopolize the discussion to the detriment of the other students.
He’s also one of those who says in a surprised tone “I didn’t know that!” and I want to say back to him “That’s why you’re in a class!”
Plus, “Well, I learned a few things tonight.” and I felt I was verbally patted on the head.
I’m going to bed now.
Hello all. I have a neighbor that I recently found out CAN NOT READ! Hes told me he can not read before but English is not his first language so I always assumed he just meant can not read well. Kind of like how I can read some Spanish words but can not understand the full context.
This is not the case. My neighbor is an older man from Columbia and can not read at all in English. I dont know if he is able to read in spanish or not.
I would like to know what is the easiest way he could learn. Is there an appropriate app for his skill level?
Would like to help the guy out. I can’t imagine going through life unable to read.
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I went into the business world a number of years back & have done well for myself here. I've been a PMP for 12 years & worked Operations, Product, IT, & Development. I'm looking to make a change.
I've known it for a while, but I'm an engineer at heart. I enjoy solving technical problems and am hoping for some guidance navigating a transition into CS (though I'm open to other suggestions). I had some CS basics in HS & some intro courses in college & the industry values certs more than most (requiring less time investment to get started).
Any advice going forward? Other industries, etc. (going to cross post in r/CSCareers)?
So, I went to school during the time they told all of us that we were supposed to go to college and could get the government to pay for it. I was young and naive and didn't know any better, so I enrolled shortly after high school because I thought that was what I was supposed to do. Well, several thousands of dollars in student loan debt and barely anything to show for all of that schooling later, I realize I didn't make the smartest decision. I didn't really learn anything useful for employment, and the field I supposedly studied for doesn't fit my skillset anyway.
Now that I'm older and wiser, though, I'm thinking about going back to school on my own dollar for something I can actually use--maybe something math or science related. I'm not really sure what that would be, though, or if it's a good idea. I certainly don't want to be out of more money and still have little to nothing to show for it.
Do you have any advice?
So I’m in my late 20’s and decided to go to a community college to finish the equivalent of a final high school year. I didn’t do too well in high school and missed some science subjects I thought were uninteresting back then. Anyway, someone who is 17 asked me today about my age and I didn’t want to tell her. She asked if it was out of shame. I told her it was because I think learning is a lifelong pursuit, and that anyone at any age should be afforded an education if they desire it. But how do we as the adults in that situation push past the stigma that comes from questions like this? Is it my responsibility to have some well-thought out answer for her because of my age? It’s hard enough juggling work, paying rent, and dedicating time to finish the work and getting good grades. Is it so wrong to go back to school at this stage in life?