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Transcript: 12/2/2018 Alejandra Alvarez FSL Action Project Fall 2018 Nationals gave current members of Kappa Delta Chi starting Fall 2017 one year to raise GPA's from what was a 2.5 to a 2.75 GPA to be meet at the start of the 2018 Fall semester. The Problem The Problem There was no voting or input from ANY of our chapters across the states. Which makes this hard to go against.... Because Nationals makes the rules. Challenge 1 Challenge 1 NO action plan was received from Nationals as to how we were going to get members who were meeting 2.5 and get them to a 2.75 in preparation for the next academic year SO THAT THEY WOULD BE ACTIVE. Challenge 2 Challenge 2 NO Consideration or extension was mentioned if a members has a possible learning disabilities that may hinder the member from meeting the GPA by the new allotted time period.. Challenge 3 Challenge 3 The current effects What problems we have encountered as a chapter since entering the new GPA period... Trend 1 The ratio from Active members to Mandate Inactive members 1:2 This means that there's responsibilities put on active members in picking up more positions to keep chapter running this fall and now possibly spring semester. Trend 1 Trend 2 Stress. On everybody and for everything. Because of this, there's tension between sisters because they may think its something personal and while this is not the case there is also closed lines of communication. Trend 2 Trend 3 By-laws dictate that Mandated Inactive members may NOT attend any open or closed functions. This is effecting one of our first set of values : UNITY Trend 3 Ways We as a SISTERHOOD can come together in this time of difficulty Solutions Solutions Have Academic Chair Meet with every members 3 times during the semester and make an action plan with realistic goals and expectations so that members can go up in GPA. Solution 1 Solution 1 Request the help of Student Disabilities so that our chapter can be educated as a collective on what are the options and ways in case one among us has a learning disability and we can help each other, make it as a team to get our GPA's up. Solution 2 2 Solution Keep the mandated 5 out of the 10 mandated group study hours. -But partner members who are in the same major (if possible) Solution 3 3 Solution While it's unfair that members were only give one year to bring grades up. More than ever should we focus more our attention to our academics. Working together Working Together An emergency meeting should be called if less than 12 members are active. Issues can be then addressed and coming up with various solutions to meet the needs of all individuals is what this chapter needs. The Final Solution If all else fails We must come together and be there to support each other in this time of uncetainty after a change such as this. Final Comment Final Comment Questions? Questions?

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Transcript: Deep Sea Vent Organisms *Flea-sized animals called amphipods *Spaghetti worms that looks like strings *Clams *shrimps *eels *Tube worms(makes food through chemosynthesis) *Pompeii worms that can withstand temperature as high as 80 degrees C *Contains thousands of bat skeletons(some over 1,000 yrs old, also a specie of vampire bat that is now extinct) *Unique organisms not found on land *Ancient artifacts Scientist explores forests at night with a special kind of goggles in order to see. *Nocturnal animals rest during the day but is active at night. Animals that are nocturnal have fewer predators. *Owls and insects have good eyesight and can see well in the dark to hunt and to avoid predators *Snakes have poor eyesight but relies on hearing and feeling vibrations. A snake can also detect slight changes in its surroundings by feeling heat around it. Hydrothermal vents An opening in the sea floor out of which heated mineral-rich water flows * Found 2100 meters bellow sea level on average * Many organisms thrive even in the acidic environment ( Bacteria live in the water around the vents. There bacteria break down chemicals in the hot water. As they do, energy is released. The bacteria then consumes that energy, while other vent creatures eats the bacteria. Chemicals Bacteria Others Let's start our journey and take a peek into the dark. Hue hue hue hue Underground caves Hello, my name is Sherry and I will be your teacher ...well at least for now Night

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Transcript: Internet Usage and Government sponsored development “The programme closest to our hearts, and the one that we in the government most cherish, is the one known as the Equal Connect Programme. Through this programme, three million Argentine children attend free public schools (set up essentially for lower-income families), and receive laptops for their personal use. The children keep the laptops when they finish their schooling.” The Equal Connect Programme is the one we most wanted to share with you, because it involves not only the allocation of resources for purchasing laptops, but also the associated logistics and distribution, and the generation of special software to support the educational content. Led to the provision of internet connections at all public secondary schools and laptop computers for students throughout the country. The goal is to achieve social integration through the computerization of the public education system while introducing students to new technologies. Developed under the leadership and presidency of Christina Fernandez De Kirchner 15-24 year olds in Argentina are the heaviest Internet users, outpacing every other age group in Latin America as well as the global and regional average for the age group. The government aimed to equip 12 million students and teachers with computers and access to Internet through the world's first official educational portal -- ''. According to a qualitative study undertaken by 11 national universities, the Equal Connect Programme (CIP) helps to narrow differences and increase reintegration of school children. The group has provided 1.8 million netbooks to children across the country. Initiated in April 2010, the program has reached over 4000 establishments, including 3800 secondary schools. Conectar Igualdad Argentine-Spanish businessman Martin Varsavsky. Back in 2003 World's first official educational portal En sus proprias palabras Rise in Internet usage among students Resultados/Results Internet Usage among students

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Transcript: Avoid There and It Sentences When to use an active voice? Avoid Weak Verbs ex. is, was, are, has and make. Conciseness Pronouns must clearly refer to the noun they replace. 1. Why is editing for clarity and conciseness so important when communicating via writing? When the agent is not know When you want to be indirect or inoffensive When the person behind the action needs to be protected Avoid Ambiguous Pronoun Reference Avoid Excessive Prepositions 2. How can you rephrase the following sentence to remove any ambiguous modifiers? Ex. Only use this phone in a red alert. Answ. Use this phone only in a red alert. Clean out Clutter Words ex. very, definitely, quite, extremely, rather and more. Concise writing conveys the most information in the fewest words. Other tips for Conciseness Eliminate Redundancy ex. the month of August Make Negative Positive A positive expression is easier to understand When reporting error or bad news When you want action When giving instructions Delete Needless Prefaces Get right to the point Passive Voice vs. Active Voice When to use a passive voice? Avoid Wordy Phrases. Eliminate Redundancy Avoid Needles Reptition Avoid there and it sentences Avoid Weak Verbs Avoid Excessive Prepositions Avoid Nominlizations Make Negative Positive Clean out clutter words Delete needles qualifiers Reduce wordy phrases ex. the majority of = most Questions Avoid Needless Repetition Unnecessary repetition cluster writing and dilutes meaning. Avoid Wordy Phrases, Redundancy, and Repetition Example 2 Dialing the phone, the cat ran out the open door. Example 2 In a business relationship, trust is a vital element. Example 1 Be sure to leave enough time for a training session participant evaluation. Be sure to leave enough time to evaluate participants in the training session. As Joe dialed the phone, the cat ran out the open door. A business relationship depends on trust. Avoid Ambiguous Modifiers Position modifiers to reflect your meaning. Unstack Modifying Nouns Too many nouns in a row can create confusion and reading difficulty. Editing For Clarity and Conciseness Because his assistant is competitive, Jack resents him. Example 1 We expect a refund because of your error in our shipment. Clear writing enables a person to read each sentence only once in order to fully understand its meaning. Avoid ambiguous pronoun references and modifiers Unstack modifying Nouns Arrange word order for coherence and emphasis Use active voice whenever possible Use passive voice selectively Clarity Arrange Word Order for Coherence and Emphasis Sentences generally work best when the beginning looks back at familiar information. Example 1 Jack resents his assistant because he is competitive. Because of your error in our shipment, we expect a refund.

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