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Shaping: A Teaching Technique From Skinnerian Behaviorism

Using Behavioral Methods to Teach Behavioral Change<p><b>Shaping</b> (also known as successive approximation) is a teaching technique that involves a teacher …

Teaching

What Is Alliteration?

The Different Meanings of Repeated Consonant Sounds<p><b>Alliteration</b> (also known as head rhyme, initial rhyme, or front rhyme) is a device in written and …

Language

Prime Meridian: Establishing Global Time and Space

History and Overview of the Zero Degree Longitude Line<p>The <b>Prime Meridian</b> is the universally decided zero longitude, an imaginary north/south line …

Maps

The Five-Paragraph Essay

A five-paragraph essay is a prose composition that follows a prescribed format of an introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs, and a concluding …

Writing

Inference: A Critical Assumption

When evaluating a student's reading comprehension, his or her ability to make an inference based on the assigned critical reading section will …

Teaching

History and Geography of Greenland

Greenland is a located between the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, and although it is technically a part of the North American continent, historically it …

Global Warming

Animal Rights and the Ethics of Testing

Animals have been used as test subjects for medical experiments and other scientific investigations for hundreds of years. With the rise of the …

Ethics

How to Find Trustworthy Sources

Whether you're conducting research for a book report, an essay, or a news article, finding trustworthy sources of information is essential. This is …

Nonprofits

Feminist Philosophy

Two Definitions and Some Examples<p>"Feminist philosophy” as a term has two definitions which may overlap, but have different applications.<p>The …

Philosophy

A Short History of the War on Drugs

At the turn of the 20th century, the drug market went mostly unregulated. Medical remedies, which often contained cocaine or heroin derivatives, were …

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The History of Redlining

Redlining, a process by which banks and other institutions refuse to offer mortgages or offer worse rates to customers in certain neighborhoods based …

Racism

Why Should We Protect Sharks?

Sharks have a fierce reputation. There are actually about 400 species of sharks, and not all (not even most) attack humans. Movies like <i>Jaws,</i> shark …

Oceans

Why Buses Don't Have Seatbelts

It is now mandatory in all states to wear seatbelts while in a car as either a driver or passenger. In addition, it is also mandatory for infants and …

Transportation

The Secret to Writing Great Headlines for Your News Stories

You've edited a news story for grammar, AP Style, content and so on, and are laying it out on the page, or about to upload it to your website. Now …

Writing

Citizen Journalism

Citizen Journalism and the Power and Perils of Independent Reporting<p>Citizen journalism includes private individuals essentially performing the same …

Journalism

What Makes a Story Newsworthy

Factors Journalists Use to Gauge How Big a Story Is<p>Do you want to start covering stories as a reporter, maybe as a student working on a school paper …

Journalism

5 Types of Feature Stories for Journalists

From Profiles to Live-Ins<p>Just as there are different kinds of hard-news stories in the journalism world, there are lots of different kinds of …

Storytelling

How Much Do Journalists Make?

What You Can Expect to Earn In the News Business<p>What kind of salary can you expect to make as a journalist? If you've spent any time at all in the …

Journalism

The Difference Between Broadsheet and Tabloid Newspapers

In the world of print journalism, there are two main formats for newspapers - broadsheets and tabloids. Strictly speaking, those terms refer to the …

Journalism

How to Use Attribution Correctly as a Reporter

And Why It's Important<p>Attribution simply means telling your readers where the information in your story comes from, as well as who is being quoted. …

Analytics

What Is a News Lede -- and How to Write a Great One

Snappy Ledes Tell Who, What, When, Where, Why and How<p>The lede -- that’s how journalists spell it -- is the first paragraph of any news story. It’s …

Crime

The US Midterm Elections and Their Importance

Changing the Political Face of Congress<p>The U.S. midterm elections give Americans the opportunity to rearrange the political makeup of the U.S. …

Government

How to Alphabetize a List in Microsoft Word

This useful function is easy to learn<p>Microsoft Word includes a functionality to instantly alphabetize any list. You can alphabetize anything from a …

Microsoft Word

How to Overcome Math Anxiety

Overcoming the Fear of Math<p>Do you feel a little flushed when you think about doing math homework? Do you think you're no good at math? If you find …

Mathematics

Biology: The Study of Life

What is biology? Simply put, it is the study of life, in all of its grandeur. Biology concerns all life forms, from the very small algae to the very …

Biology

Government Shutdowns: Causes and Effects

When Congress Cannot Agree on the Budget<p>Why would much of the U.S. federal government shutdown and what happens when it does?<p>The Cause of Government …

Government

Comparing What Science Says Race Is to How Society Defines It

Debunking the Ideas Behind This Construct<p>It's a common belief that race can be broken down into three categories: Negroid, Mongoloid and Caucasoid. …

Racism

The Life and Art of John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 - April 14, 1925) was the leading portrait painter of his era, known for representing the elegance and …

Art History

Introduction to Found Poetry

Reading and Writing Blackouts, Erasures, and Other Literary Remixes<p>Poetry is everywhere, and it hides in plain view. Everyday writing like catalogs …

Poetry

Understanding Equivalent Equations in Algebra

Working With Equivalent Systems of Linear Equations<p>Equivalent equations are systems of equations that have the same solutions. Identifying and …

Mathematics