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“Research paper checklist: What professors look for when grading”

In Not so random posts on November 13, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Papers papers papers ~ writing is perhaps the biggest challenge faced by grad students and international ESL students in the higher education arena. The below link from Questia delineates the 7 check points for writing research papers.

Research Paper Checklist

According to the blog poster. These are what professors look for when grading your works. I found the checklist to be largely in accordance with what I have been taught as a undergrad and grad student thus far. Have a look and be inspired and ready to write a good paper!



How are you being characterized on the Internet?

In Not so random posts on November 8, 2011 at 11:42 AM

In your day and night seemingly endless web-surfing on your desktop/laptop/mobile device to look into the Internet, have you ever wondered about “how does the Internet see you?” Persona’s Project is an application which allows you to peek into that question.

Now that I have successfully picked your interest, read below for the blurb exerpted from the offical website of Persona’s Project. It is simple to use (just type in your first and last name) and the result may be visually intriguing.

What is Personas?

“Personas is a component of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit,      originally on display at the MIT Museum by the      Sociable Media Group from the MIT Media Lab. It has been shown in 7 exhibits around the world since, from Peru to Italy.      It uses sophisticated natural language processing      and the Internet to create a data portrait      of one’s aggregated online identity.  In short, Personas      shows you how the Internet sees you”.

15 famous movie scenes recreated with LEGO

In Not so random posts on November 3, 2011 at 12:10 PM

I grew up on LEGO and a couple decades afterwards LEGO is still going strong, creative in manufacturing cross media products such as digital games LEGO Universe, and now they are crossing into the movie industry?! Read more in the link from Geekologie.

These 15 recreated scenes each represents the memorable and image-provoking moment in the movies. Gotta love the creativity!

Sony patents biometric controllers, handhelds

In Not so random posts on November 3, 2011 at 11:58 AM

In case you don’t know, especially as a SONY long time fan and product user like I have been. Sony is now patenting their biometric controllers. Read more in the link from Joystiq.

“Education is to learning as congress is to legislation…” Will Wright, Summit on Science, Entertainment, and Education 2011

In Becoming ruminative in education on November 2, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Video games are no longer perceived as the death sword. Video games are hypes, are entertainment, and are also potentially benevolent tools with which to learn. Check out Will Wright’s humorous yet informative talk on his perceptions towards learning, play, and gaming to learn.

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