Archivo por meses: septiembre 2020

21/09/20: Do we depend on computers?

Since their invention, computers have fascinated people all over the world, but an insteresting phenomenon has ocurred in the last years.

The world of today depends heavily on computers and this dependence has both positive and negative impacts. Computers have many benefits, but these benefits also come with negative effects. Various arguments have risen against computers and researchers claim that computers are having negative effects on children.

Most students use the computers to carry out research and work on their assignments instead of independent thinking. They use the content got from websites to complete their assignments and this discourages learning. This increases the level of illiteracy because learners are deterred from thinking independently. This kills creativity because everything they do is copied. And it’s getting worse, when it comes to spelling young learners will not have any idea on how to spell because they are used to the computer which spells for them. It is important to note that small spellings become difficult for younger learners to memorize. If they did it in writing it would be easier for them to remember. These factors are on the rise and it is recommend for computers to be reserved for older learners.

The issue that should be put into consideration when it comes to the use of computers is the safety of personal information. It is good to share information through computers, but there is no guarantee that the information is safe. This personal information includes addresses, full names, phone numbers and other personal details. Too much dependence on computers has led to people being comfortable, and trust that their information is safe in the computers.

Almost everywhere in the world people use computers; the use of smart-cards is computerized, traffic lights are computerized, bank doors, manufacturing companies have robots that are run by computers. When these computers or the internet fail, it means everything will come to a standstill. Over reliance on computers has led to the smallest thing that can be performed without a computer has been computerized.

Conclusively, computers are very important in the lives of humans, but it is essential to reduce over dependence. People should try and reduce the overuse of computers because despite them making life easier, they have as many disadvantages as advantages. It might be difficult for people to note that they are too much dependent on computers, but with time they realized that it is quite dangerous.

Adapted from: https://gonitsora.com/are-we-too-dependent-on-computers/

As regular computer users, What can we do to protect our personal information?

At home, Is it possible to set rules to our young children? HoW?

At work, How can we use computers wisely?

Post your answers as soon as possible!

14/09/20: Tips for writing an abstract!

The abstract is perhaps the most important section of your manuscript for several reasons. First, the abstract is the first section that is read by journal editors when deciding whether to send your manuscript for review. Similarly, once your work is published, it is the first section that is examined by readers; in many cases, it is the only section of the manuscript that they will ever read. This is in part because most literature databases index only abstracts, and access to full-text articles is often restricted.

In order to write a good abstract there are some tips we can follow in order to be successful!

1.- Write a paper first, The manuscript can then be used as a guide to write the abstract, which serves as a concise summary of your research.

2.- Provide introductory background information that leads into a statement of your aim, it can not be longer than three sentences, you need too express your aim clearly.

3.- Briefly describe your methodology,  The methods section of your abstract is your chance to summarize the basic design of your study.

4.- Describe the most important findings

5.- State a conclusion

Adapted from: https://www.aje.com/arc/make-great-first-impression-6-tips-writing-strong-abstract/

Post about your personal experience and get bonus points!

A.-What are some things we need to avoid? Give examples.

B.- Have you ever written an abstract? When? How long ago?

C.- Will you have to write an abstract in a close future? Why?

07/09/20: Unit 1: Future jobs!

The 2010s kicked off a decade of uncertainty within the job market. Many sectors were still dealing with the aftermath of the Great Recession, the national unemployment rate sat at 9.7%, the class of 2010 graduated into the worst job market in a generation, and by the summer of 2010, more than a million job seekers quit looking for employment.

However, now at the close of the decade, the job market has markedly improved for most workers. That’s especially true for those in the technology space.

The most popular will be:

-Data scientist

-Information security engineer

– Sales engineer

– Director of diversity and Inclusion.

Adapted from: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/30/5-high-paying-growing-jobs-that-will-be-booming-through-the-2020s.html

Did any of these jobs called your attention? Why?

What other two jobs would you add to this list? Support your choices.

Post your answers and get bonus points in Homework 1!

07/09/20: Blog 1: How to Describe Yourself in an Interview

Blog 1:  How to Describe Yourself in an Interview

By  Ronda Suder

Be the diamond in the rough they’re looking for.

Interviewers often speak to several candidates for a position before narrowing their selection and presenting an offer to the most desirable candidate. Through the process, the interviewer hopes to stumble upon that needle in the haystack. When this happens, it’s a huge relief given that it can take months for an organization to fill a position. According to HireVue, it takes an average of 42 days for companies to fill a position, and for some companies, it can take even longer.

In an ideal world, you’re that “diamond in the rough,” or maybe you’re simply the candidate that stood out the most amongst other qualified candidates. Either way, when you were asked in your interview how you would describe yourself, you knew how to use strong words and vocabulary to answer the question. Sure, you told the interviewer what they wanted to hear, but you did it from a place of authenticity, integrity, and thoughtfulness. As a result, you landed the job.

If you want this story to define you, it’s important to consider the language and vocabulary you use to answer the popular “How you would describe yourself?” during an interview. (…)

 

Click on the link below and keep on Reading the whole article about how to answer in a job interview

https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/how-to-describe-yourself-in-an-interview

After reading, answer the following questions:

1 What did you want to be when you were young? Did you always want to be the same thing, or did it change over time?

2 Do you think social media websites (e.g. LinkedIn) are important tools in modern day job-hunts? Why, or why not?

3 Phrases such as “live to work” and “work to live” are used to describe different attitudes towards work. What do you understand by these phrases? What is the difference in meaning between them? Write your comments!