Transcript: Performance Enhancing Drugs Why do people take steroids What are steroids The dangers of performance enhancing drug use What God thinks about people who use steroids illegally Thesis Statement The desire is so strong for fame and fortune that some athletes will result to taking steroids to try and make themselves just as great as these athletes. Introduction Walter Patton, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali were some of the greatest athletes in the world. These three athletes are perfect examples of how an individual can obtain the fame and fortune that comes with being great at a sport. So it is no mystery why those who play sports have a desire to want to be the best. The desire is so strong for some athletes that they will result to taking steroids to try and make themselves just as great as these athletes. Steroids enhances your muscles and make you perform better. But taking steroids to increase your athletic ability is illegal and in many cases can be deadly. There is much debate about whether taking sports enhancing drugs should be illegal or legal. Dedication Page I, Michael Howell would like to dedicate my thesis paper to parents because they would stay up with me all night doing homework. They encourage me to keep going and never give up. Why people take Steroids The life of an professional athlete can look very attractive. But this life is not an option for everyone that plays sports. There are some athletes that have the natural ability and there are some that cheat by taking performance enhancing drugs in order to make it to and in professional sports. It is shocking that someone would take such a great risk by taking steroids in order to become or maintain being a professional athlete, but according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention steroid use has increased in professional sports and has doubled in high school sports. More than 6 percent or as many as 1 million U.S. students, said they had taken steroids at least once. With so many athletes seeing steroids as an option to increase their chances of getting better at sports. One must be wondering how does taking steroids to increase athletic ability actually work. The effects of steroids Steroids are some times referred to as roids, hype, weight trainers or gym candy are similar a hormone in our body. Our body naturally produces steroids to support functions in the body to fight stress and promote growth and development. These steroids are called androgen. The most powerful androgen in our body is called testosterone. This androgen is mostly found in male bodies but female bodies produce small amounts. Androgen promotes masculine traits that guys develop during puberty, such as your voice getting deeper and the growth of your body hair. Testosterone can also affect how aggressive a person is. But some people use steroids pills, gels, creams or injections because they think they can improve there performance or the way they look. These are called anabolic steroids which are artificially made hormones or fake steroids. There are over 100 variations of anabolic steroids. Here is an example of an anabolic (artificially made)steroid to your left and an androgen (body produced) steroid to your right. Dangers of Steroids Fake steroids or anabolic steroids stimulate muscle tissue to grow and “bulk up” in response to training by mimicking the effect of naturally produced androgen. Anabolic steroids can remain in the body anywhere from a couple of days to about a year. Since anabolic steroids are a weaker form of androgen so they have to be taking in larger doses in order to get the result of bulking up muscle tissue. For example muscle builders. But has dangerous side effects which are listed below. premature balding or hair loss dizziness believing things that aren't true (delusion) extreme feelings of mistrust or fear (paranoia) nausea and vomiting high blood pressure that can damage the heart or blood vessels over time greater chance of injuring muscles and tendons jaundice or yellowing of the skin; liver damage urinary problems shortening of final adult height increased risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer What God thinks about steroids I Corinthians 6: 19-20 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy who is in you, whom you have from God,and you are not your own. For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. Steroids will negatively effect your body, it will effect the way God meant for you body to be. He made you in his on image so why would you illegally want mess up the way God created you just to be good at something , I wouldn't. Conclusion Steroids are very deadly and should not be tampered with unless prescribed by a doctor. There if nothing wrong with having a goal but there are safer and better ways to succeed ,like eating healthy, or working out. Joining gym or getting a personal trainer is also another good idea. But you shouldn't be so desperate to be an all-star that
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Transcript: The Impact of Self-Grading on Middle School English Students’ Writing Skills Angelica Smith - University of Maryland Abstract Superficial teacher feedback on writing assignments combined with little to no student effort to reflect on any feedback keeps students from the opportunity to refine essential metacognitive skills. Previous research indicates that self-grading is an effective strategy for students to practice metacognitive awareness. After 9 weeks of instruction incorporating either self-grading or providing traditional teacher feedback for reflection on writing assignments, gains of 85 seventh graders’ writing scores for organization will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the metacognitive experience of self-grading improves performance. Empirical evidence should help teachers ascertain whether the time-consuming practice of self-grading is valuable to student learning. Statement of Problem Peer- and Self-assessment are not as widely practiced as they could be because teachers' goals are to save as much time as possible and to ensure grade accuracy for all students. Logistical, pedagogical, and metacognitive benefits of peer- and self-assessment were contested and needed to be put to the test. Students don't reflect on teacher feedback on writing assignments and miss out on opportunities to refine metacognitive skills necessary for learning. Significance The proposed study contributes more knowledge about the benefits of self-assessment on student learning The proposed study helps teachers ascertain the value of incorporating self-assessment into their regular practice in improving performance, despite how much time is required for planning and preparation. Research Foundation The Impact of Self- and Peer-Grading on Student Learning Philip M. Sadler and Eddie Good After a Supreme Court decision in favor of peer-grading in classrooms, Sadler and Good decide to put benefits of self- and peer-grading to the test that are of teacher interest (p. 13) Participants included four middle school science classrooms Issues of interest: Student grades as substitute for teacher grades Student grading as a tool for student learning Results: High correlation between teacher and student grades Bias within student grading in self- and peer-assessment Self-assessment students made most gains in test scores Rationale for Proposed Study Test familiarity could have effected results Realistic assessment to determine student learning Research Questions / Hypotheses To what extent does the experience of self-assessment (training and process) impact students' writing organizational skills? Students who participate in self-assessment will improve their writing organizational skills significantly more than comparison students. Methods Participants 113 students in 4 sections of seventh grade English and their teacher No previous instruction on concept being taught during data collection Same age-range as students in original study / Studying different content Measure Scoring Guide for Writing - five or six traits writing rubric; traits include: Ideas & Content, Organization, Word Choice, (Voice,) Sentence Fluency, and Conventions; scores range from 1-lowest to 5-highest. The proposed study will target scores in Organziation. Different from measure in original study in that it is county-/teacher-designed, not student-designed, and assessess aspects of writing instead of science. Procedure All students receive instruction on the Well-Developed Paragraph (WDP) formula: a tool students are required to use to structure WDP's when writing literary analysis. 2 sections in control group (receive traditional teacher feedback on writing assessments); 2 sections in experimental group (trained and participate in self-assessment process) Of the four WDP's written to assess mastery of reading and writing skills, organization scores for first and fourth WDP will be collected. Data Analysis To what extent does the experience of self-assessment impact student's writing organizational skills? Descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations) are calculated in both groups for the first and fourth WDP. Gains from first to fourth WDP are calculated, and mean gains are found. t-test is conducted to determine the significance of the gains in both groups. EDHD 662 Fall 2012 Awareness of progress and performance Ability to modify strategies mid-task Evaluating Reference Sadler, P. M., & Good, E. (2006). The Impact of Self- and Peer-Grading on Student Learning. Educational Assessment, 11(1), 1-31. Assess final product Evaluate strategies used Planning Monitoring Theoretical Foundation: Metacognitive Regulation Selecting strategies Choosing/acquiring resources
Transcript: - Sleep apnea, snoring, and insomnia - Lung, liver, and heart disease - Stroke, blood clots, inflamed veins - Various cancers - Additional health issues Solutions - "Freshman 15" - College students gain, on average, 12 lbs - Lack of exercise, sleep, and water - Excessive amounts of alcohol, stress, and junk food - Semi-annual health seminars - Health book - Healthier snacks made more available Health Book - No seminar equals no awareness - Students just don't care - Without health book, information is unavailable - Students may not have tools or materials to succeed - Personal health is at risk - Better access to fruits/veggies - Even amount of healthy VS unhealthy - Encouragement/promotion of healthier snacks Statistics Consequences Students gain more than knowledge - You can be unhealthy at any weight - "Freshman 15" is completely preventable - Make your health a top priority - Week-long event for students - Exposure to healthy alternatives - Boosted morale and physical health - Excessive eating in college students, leads to weight gain - Problem that continues to grow - Years of extensive research to back the issue - Integrated into school handbook - Guide for students - Personal health made easier Introduction Longterm Health Snacks by: Jonathan Lopez & Krissian Hargreaves Flaws of Solutions - Practical for institution budget - Beneficial to faculty as well - Increased student academic performance Undergrad Food Consumption Explanation Health.com Health Seminar (continued) - Majority gain between 12 - 37 lbs - 76% of females & 33% of males stress eat - less than half do at least the minimum amount of recommended exercise - 26% do not exercise at all - Cost of specialist for seminars - If seminar is not made mandatory, students may neglect to attend - Cost of handbook, not utilized - Students may not gravitate towards healthier options Conclusion Health Seminars
Transcript: Integrity Tax Consulting Inc. Integrity. It's not just our name, it's the way we do business. Integrity is a national firm with the finest most qualified employees that offers a full line of real and personal property services. The objective is to reduce your company's property taxes and increase your bottom line. What makes Integrity different? We get your appeals resolved faster with our non-adversarial approach. We also offer our clients national coverage with local expertise benefits through our partnerships across the country. Our Firm Executive Summary Real Property Tax Service Site Inspection Market Comparison Assessment Analysis Negotiations Real Property Review Steps Client Evaluation Site Inspection Client Recommendation Adjustments Personal Property Review Steps Personal Property Tax Services Accurate Filing Tax Savings Reallocate Internal Resources Addition Cost Reductions Personal Property Tax Compliance Steps Personal Property Tax Compliance The Problem Subtopic 1 Our Solution Subtopic 1 Experiences Subtopic 1 Schedule & Benchmarks Pricing/Cost
Transcript: Emily Troxell Proposal Powerpoint Costs, Length of Project and Location I will learn about our largest organ, the skin. Also, I will see if I would like to pursue this as a career. Previous Experience & Learning Stretch I am hoping to ask my current dermatologist to be my facilitator. Presentation I will present the 3-D model of the skin, show the video of my experience and present the journal I kept. I will be working on this at home and in the dermatologist office. Product & Preparation Video of my experience & model of the skin and it's different layers. To prepare I will get all the materials I need for the video and 3-D model. I will also need to go talk to my dermatologist to ask if he is able to help. My product shouldn't be very expensive. I would only spend 20-40$ at most for materials. I have no prior experience in this field. This will be a learning stretch because I don't know much about the topic and I will be learning new information everyday. Dermatology If he isn't able to I will ask him to recommend me to someone who is able to. The length of this project should continue the whole year. What will I learn? Facilitator
Transcript: The Challenge Why Taming Tigers? 1 Day Experiential Equine workshop - Step away from the day-to-day and work as a team on a challenge which is stretching for everyone Build understanding of your own Tiger and the Tigers within the team, plus strategies to tame him Experience the "Hero's Journey" in one day in order to anticipate the journey of change you are about to experience Put yourself to the test physically and mentally with support from your colleagues One to one consultation and coaching over 6 weeks SMT members will: Build an intensive relationship of trust and openness with their facilitators Become very honest with themselves about their personal blocks, attitudes and Tigers (and develop strategies to minimise them) Understand their contribution to the team and to the success or failure of the Evolution project Commit, hearts and minds, to the project by identifying the business critical and personally critical outcomes of the project Team Contract workshop: Aligning the team behind a shared goal, team rules and a powerful sense of purpose and momentum (with roadmap) to deliver on the vision The result is a contract, signed, owned and policed by the the team itself which defines exactly what is required to achieve success and how to get there Tigers are tamed, rulebooks re-written, the team is out on the pitch Quarterly review: Setting the compass together makes the Tiger roar. Delivering on the contract agreed makes him roar again. During 2013 we will help the SMT maintain momentum, address obstacles, upgrade the team culture and apply the 10 Rules to tame the Tiger who WILL roar if the goal is bold enough...which it is. Group of peers, reporting from their silos Differing levels of commitment to the goal Resistance to change, fear of change "This is how we do it here" "Who can I blame?" Senior executives Distrust of each other "This isn't going to affect me" "We can do this without assistance" Team driving forward the ambition Completely aligned Out on the track "How can we do it better?" "I am responsible" Team of inspirational leaders Trusting each other to deliver "I am part of creating the future" "To achieve this we must change...and that means accepting help" (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr doodles We aren't neutral - we are as responsible for delivering your ambition as you are This is what we do. We help leadership teams to set and achieve their bold goals We are business focused. This isn't a "jolly", a conventional "team offsite" or a "team building" programme. It is about business We are experts in our field (4 books published, 150 years combined experience in the change industry, additional 150 years experience in business and public sector leadership roles) But don't just take our word for it... From notes Steve Hardy, Chief Executive, AXA Personal Lines Experiential workshop - 2 days Quarterly review - 4 x half day sessions To The current reality... Notes "It's stunning how it's worked. Our organisational goal and the words Taming Tigers are everyday phrases now. We are seeing real change." Evolution (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr Double click to crop it if necessary Bold ambition The very shape of the business needs to change The SMT is under scrutiny - Is it a strong team? Does it believe in the vision? Is it trusted to lead this change? The SMT needs to become even more sophisticated to succeed The full SMT will be in place by September - the clock is ticking outlook from the top (Note to SMT) You will need to be: Fully committed to the "Amazon" vision Speak honestly (the process will support that) Learn how to tame the Tiger Be willing to try something different Commit the time to driving forward the vision Treat us as part of the business, an extension of your team Team Contract workshop - 3 days offsite plus action steps Option 1 investment: Experiential phase: £6750 Consultation phase: £13,500 Team Contract workshop: £19,850 Quarterly review: £12,000 TOTAL: £52,100 plus VAT and expenses Includes: 16 months of support from Taming Tigers for the SMT to re-write industry rulebooks and drive forward the new business vision as a team A tried and tested process made bespoke for you A combination of individual development, team bonding, experiential learning and open, honest dialogue facilitated by world class experts A committed team at Taming Tigers who will not only help you set the team's compass but achieve the goal, whatever it takes photo frame The objectives - Consultation and Coaching - 3 x 2 hours over 6 weeks Place your own picture behind this frame! (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr details map Option 2 investment: Experiential phase: £6750 Team Contract workshop: £24,750 TOTAL: £31,500 plus VAT and expenses Includes: 2-3 months of support from Taming Tigers for the SMT to re-write industry rulebooks and identify the roadmap to drive forward the new business vision as a team A tried and tested process made bespoke
Transcript: The Fault In Our Stars is my favorite movie because it depicts real life tragedies in a realistic yet touching way. Personal Narrative Process Classification Problem-Solution Topic:The Fault In Our Stars (Movie) The Fault In Our Stars is a beautiful love story based on the novel by John Greene. However, this movie is not the typical fairytale romance that you're used to seeing.The movie is about a teenage girl named Hazel who is dying from unbeatable cancer. She falls in love with a witty older boy named Augustus that she met in a cancer support group. As the plot thicken the two of them have an amazing with each other until Augustus' cancer returns. Thesis PowerPoint By: Elizabeth Spielman A problem with the movie is that it does not accurately depict Augustus as he is in the book, this may be fixed by adding minute details about him if there is ever a remake. The Fault In Our Stars is one of the most influential love stories of our decade due to the realism and beauty of the characters and their actions. Position Throughout the movie The Fault In Our Stars, different types of cancer are mentioned such as thyroid cancer and osteosarcoma. When dying from cancer Hazel, the main character underwent a surgery, than had radiation than chemo than, finally, got into a miracle clinical trial.
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