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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.