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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Story Link

Please read the story and then respond to the following:

1.  What are you thankful for?

2.  What (if any) are your family traditions on Thanksgiving?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Man loses nearly 200 pounds

Article Link:  Man loses

After reading the article, please respond to the following questions.

1.  What percentage of weight did he lose?

2.  After losing the initial 40 pounds in the first month, what was his average pounds lost per month?

3.  Share any additional thoughts about the article.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

China Arrests Two

Article Link: China Arrests Two

After reading the article, please share your thoughts.  Write at least three complete sentences.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lowe's Closes Stores

Article Link:  Lowe's

Please answer the questions after reading the article.

1.  What percentage of workers will be laid off?

2.  What percentage of stores will be closed?

3.  Why do you think it costs the store to close them?  How much will it cost?

Please use proper grammar and complete sentences.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

OGT Practice Question

Local residents have requested a traffic light at the intersection of Polk Road and Vine Street. They claim that the intersection has become unsafe for their children due to the high volume of drivers using these roads as shortcuts during rush hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

In response, the street department installed a device that would count cars going through the intersection. The device counted the total number of cars each day for a two-week period. The department used the results to determine the average number of cars passing through the intersection each day. They decided the number was normal for an intersection with no light, and refused the residents’ request.

In your Answer Document, explain how the residents can claim that the method the department used to collect the data does not provide valid information for evaluating their request.

Explain how the department’s method can be altered to provide more valid data. (2 points)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bullying

Article Link: Bullying

After reading the article, please respond to the following questions.

1.  What were the two discoveries made during the study?

2.  Please share your thoughts on bullying.

3.  Have any of you witnessed or been part of a bullying situation?  If so, please explain.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Scientists studying universe's expansion win Nobel Prize in Physics

Article Link: Scientists Studying Universe

After reading the article, please respond to the following questions.

1.  How much of the money went to the two scientists?

2.  If you won 1 million dollars, what would you buy?  Please be specific.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Booze Sales and Violence

Article Link:  Booze Sales and Violence

After reading the article, please respond by giving us your opinion about one of the questions below.  Please use complete sentences.

 Is alcohol a devil water spurring our cities to violence?
Is it not a factor?
Or do you think it's one of many factors contributing to the bloodshed?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sleep-deprived teens take more risks

Article Link: Sleep deprived teens

After reading the article, please respond to the three questions.  Please use complete, grammatically correct sentences.

1.  How much sleep do you get per night?
 
2. Are you tired during the day from lack of sleep at night?
 
3. How much sleep do you think you need per night?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Math OGT Question

Question 1 (Number Sense)

The employees of a company will vote on two options for pay increases. The first option states that each employee will receive a $500 raise; the second option states that each employee will receive a 2% raise.

The table shows the annual salaries of the employees of the company.

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In your Answer Document, determine which option is likely to receive the most votes. Support your response by comparing the effects of each option on the given salaries.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Georgia parole board hears last-ditch appeal from death-row inmate

Article:  Death-Row Inmate

Please respond to the following questions:

1.  What are your feelings about the death penalty?

2.  Do you think the request for clemency should have been granted?

3.  How many hours are remaining until he is scheduled to be executed?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

'Toddlers & Tiaras' Controversy: Are they growing up too fast?

Article Link:  Toddler and Tiaras

After reading the article, please respond to the following questions:


1.  What age do you think is acceptable for these pageants?


2.  Do you agree with Juana Myers?  Why or why not?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kenya Pipeline Explodes

Article Link: Kenya Pipeline Explodes

After reading the article, please respond to these questions.

1.  Why do you think people would engage in this risky behavior knowing the possible consequences?

2.  According to the article, what was the total number of deaths and people admitted to the hospital?

3.  Did you find anything interesting about the article?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

NYC Taxi Drivers Recall 9/11



After reading the article, please respond to the following questions:

1.   What is your initial reaction to the article?

2.   How many hours per day was Adler working during this time?

3.  What is the range of tourist spending in NYC from 2000 to 2010?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dog boom as China's attitudes on pets, palates change

Article Link:  DOG BOOM

After reading the article, please respond to the three questions below.

1.  What are your thoughts about eating dog meat?

2.  How many dogs are residents permitted to own?

3. What is the conversion rate from US dollars to Yuan?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Father accused of throwing son off boat says he was joking

Please read the article: Father Accused

After reading, respond to the three questions below.

1.  Why did the father throw his son overboard?

2.  Do you think the father is innocent? Explain.

3.  Let's assume that the boat could only hold 15,000 pounds.  If all passengers weighed the same, what would their maximum weight be?



Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hurricane Irene Leaves New England Homeowners, Towns Stranded

Article Link: Hurricane Irene

After reading the article, please comment to this post answering the following questions.

1.   What was interesting about the article?

2.   What was something you did not know prior to reading the article?

3.    What percent of people in Newfane were unable to get to their homes?