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Pension Fund Portfolio Management - 1.0 Objectives of Pension Fund Manager: A pension fund manager cannot set objectives unless he knows the relevant characteristics of his clients or beneficiaries. These characteristics include their appetite of risk, desired level of return, details of their existing income, liquidity requirements, tax positions and future liabilities. Once the firm’s investment manager have established the objectives of the investor or fund, they can set about planning the most suitable investment strategies. A pension fund manager may have the objectives of meeting a specified set of future liabilities at minimum overall cost....   [tags: Portfolio Management]
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Structured Portfolio of My Teaching Activities - Structured Portfolio Assignment Prepare a structured portfolio relating to your teaching activities over a minimum of a 3 month period. Introduction This is a portfolio of the teaching activities I undertake as a Teaching Fellow. I will be reflecting on my activities and discussing the principles that I have tried to use to guide my teaching. I am a clinical teaching fellow in Medicine and I am involved with teaching undergraduate medical students. I am also involved with the examination of medical students at different stages of their study....   [tags: Clinical Fellow, Teaching Portfolio]
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A Feminist Perspective of Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio - A Feminist Perspective of Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio   Judith Fetterly describes the fiction of Fanny Fern as basically conservative due to the seeming resignation to the institution of marriage. She claims that Parton’s work is safe and makes only small challenges to the patriarchal institutions of her day. I do not see this in my reading of "Fern Leaves from Fanny’s Portfolio." I hear the voice of a woman who recognizes the problems with patriarchy and who does not flinch from revealing them....   [tags: Fanny Portfolio Essays] 1630 words
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Analysis of Portfolio - Throughout this portfolio, I demonstrate my abilities to critique my own writing and to make an argument based on evidence and analysis. My revised papers are the evidence, and the analysis I make is how these papers show my growth, improvement, and now capable writing abilities to meet the outcomes of English 131. In the very creation of this portfolio, in addition to the revised essays, I accomplish multiple global objectives for this class. These objectives include writing a complex claim, writing with intertextuality, showing awareness of my audience, and revealing the effect of successful, critical revision and editing techniques....   [tags: Self-Analysis] 1044 words
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Portfolio of Evidence - Portfolio of Evidence Failing my Portfolio of Evidence has given me the opportunity to reflect on my strengths and weaknesses, recognising the mistakes I made. Such as being to descriptive instead of reflecting on what I have learnt in my essays. With this understanding I am able to redress my approaches such reflecting on my learning outcomes and formatting my arguments into a critical analysis. Through my feedback from my tutor it was noted that this was one of the reasons why I failed the model....   [tags: Reflection ]
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Portfolio Assessment - Introduction “Assessment is the process of identifying, gathering and interpreting information about students’ learning. The central purpose of assessment is to provide information on student achievement and progress and set the direction for ongoing teaching and learning” (NSW Department of Education and Training, 2007, p.1). I believe an assessment strategy which best encapsulates this understanding of assessment is the portfolio. Specifically, a process portfolio provides a wealth of information about a student’s progress in literacy and not only allows a teacher to assess the learning that has taken place but also helps them to identify the areas in need of improvement....   [tags: Education]
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Writing Portfolio - A professional writing portfolio is a very useful tool for a writer. It helps the writer prepare well for their entry into the professional world. A portfolio also allows the writer to be more organized with their work. A website, “Rhetoric and Writing”, talks about the importance of having a Professional Writing Portfolio. It discusses how many professionals/superiors will use a portfolio to assess a writer's aptitudes and skills. The site also discusses how portfolios are important for job searchers because they are more personal, and much more insightful, and therefore a better way for employers to evaluate interviewees than a regular resume....   [tags: Personal Reflection]
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Modern Portfolio Theory - Dr. Harry Markowitz was the establisher of Portfolio selection, he won a share of the 1990 Nobel Prize for his research of "Financial Economics". Dr. Harry Markowitz invested the Portfolio selection and released it in 1959, which was the fundamental stage of Modern Portfolio Theory. According to Dr. Harry Markowitz and his Portfolio selection the process of selecting a portfolio can be divided to two levels. The first level begins with the investigation and proof of the future progress of available assets....   [tags: Harry Markowitz, economics, finances]
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What´s Digital Portfolio? - Digital portfolio is a versatile thing and can show a potential employer a number of things that a paper portfolio or resume cannot portray. Whether it provides an employer a detailed look into a candidate for hire or gives parents and teachers some valuable insight on the student’s college education to be able to discuss and help them in making decisions in their college experience. Also on the education note, teacher portfolios are being used prominently in colleges and universities. E Portfolios are used by professionals and employers to gauge whether a person is eligible for hire....   [tags: employers, achievment, visibility] 520 words
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PACE II Portfolio - PACE II Portfolio Big Idea Technology and Communication Unit Topic “All About Me” Presenting Ourselves with Technology I. A. Overarching Essential Question(s): (1) How can technology be used to communicate. Enduring Understandings: (2) Students will know understand that… 1. Communication can be enhanced using technology and computer applications. 2. Presentation software applications are tools for communication. I. B. Topical Essential Questions: (3) 1. What are the various forms of communication....   [tags: Lesson Plan] 1327 words
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Portfolio Project: Employee Satsifaction and Morale - Portfolio Project I work for a school district IT department that includes 43 employees. We have three administrators, two of whom directly supervise the 43 employees. I have worked in three different positions for the school district, two of which were in our department. Working in these different positions has given me the opportunity to see our department from a few different perspectives. It is my belief that our department has a problem with employee satisfaction and morale. One indicator that there is a problem with employee satisfaction is that multiple, valued employees have left for other jobs citing low job satisfaction and cultural problems as their primary motivations for leaving...   [tags: hiring, low morale, values]
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Analysis of Great Lakes Airlines’ Portfolio - This portfolio for Great Lakes Airlines will give business details about the airline’s operations and finances. It includes a brief history, financial performance and current economic standing, route structure and airport hub strategies, aircraft scheduling and fleet management, personnel, pricing schemes and fare wars, marketing, codeshares and alliances, and charter, freight, and contract services. History Great Lakes Airlines has been operating for almost 30 years, although the name has not always been the same....   [tags: airlines industry, air transportation, aircrafts]
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Project Proposal: Personal Portfolio Website - Introduction The purpose of this research document is to showcase the mechanics and reasoning behind the proposed personal portfolio project which will be created by Rob Geis in the upcoming academic year for the final year module. Rob Geis is a current second year student of the Multimedia Technology & Design course at State University. Keen to pursue a career in website development Rob will be undertaking a one year Website Development placement during the academic year at Global Digital Solutions....   [tags: Multimedia Technology & Design]
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Portfolio Assessment System Used in Daycares and Preschools - In this paper, I will discuss the portfolio assessment system used in many daycares and preschools to track growth in the children in their care. I spoke at length with a teacher from Kids R Great in Smallville and used questions from the practicum assignment to understand the use and meaning of this type of assessment. I first asked the teacher what she feels is the purpose of the portfolio assessment. The teacher agrees with the basic premise of our text, that developmental portfolios are used to collect information pertaining to a certain child to reflect progress and growth from the beginning to end of the school year....   [tags: Education, Teaching] 1011 words
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Portfolio of An Obese Nation - Portfolio of An Obese Nation The following portfolio is collation of information, statistics, references and work of the media in relation to the current situation of an obese nation. The portfolio specifies to the ‘Active England’ programme which is a new initiative from Sport England. The portfolio discusses the impact of lottery funding and the contemporary issue of the decline of the sale of National Lottery funding. To complete the portfolio future recommendations have been suggested regarding the issue of funding....   [tags: Papers] 1381 words
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What is the Right Amount of International Diversification in a Portfolio? - Agenda Given that you have already heard my optimistic outlook for the economy and stock market, I’m going to spend most of my allotted time today looking backwards and talking about lessons learned or, in my case, re-learned. It was suggested that this would be a good form to share the answers to the common questions that I get asked on the road. That sounded like a good idea, but most of the questions relate to core aspects of my presentation and are merely a signal that I put some people to sleep....   [tags: instruction, informative] 1520 words
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Portfolio Analysis and Investment - Portfolio Analysis and Investment This assignment is concerned with your understanding of the key issues relative to portfolio analysis and investment. In completing this assignment you are to limit your scope to the US stock markets only. Use the Cybrary, the Internet, and course resources to write a 2-page essay which you will use with new clients of your financial planning business which addresses the following issues and/or practices: . How individual investors make investment decisions in practice rather than in theory; and ....   [tags: Investment Theory Brokers Essays]
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Building a Portfolio for Retirement - Building a Portfolio for Retirement “According to a survey conducted by the Savings Education Council last year, 24% of all workers were not confident that they were prepared to retire comfortably.” Upon retirement we would like to maintain a certain level of income and lifestyle such as that established in the prime of our earning career. Through proper planning this goal can be achieved. I am going to establish the need for investments/ savings through the life-cycle model of consumption....   [tags: Economics] 1785 words
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Real Estate Portfolio Valuation: Annotated Bibliography - The Authors studied why valuation estimates are likely to be biased estimates of market values due to clients' influence. The studies were done on the behaviors of clients in the UK, USA, and New Zealand. The authors pointed out that the information found has made a significant contribution to real estate literature, but the purpose of this research was to examine the prevalence of client influence and the impact on valuation in Nigeria. The survey found that nearly 80 percent of estate surveyors and valuers claimed some knowledge of client influence—mostly from private individuals....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]
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Portfolio Theory and Banks - Portfolio Theory and Banks Over the years competition in the financial industry has been very high. Banks have been competing harder over market shares and profits. These firms have of late been facing a very unique challenge; how to extract high levels of profit while still maintaining their foundations as lending institutions. Lending is not a very profitable business, the risk of default coupled with the competition driving down market prices have made lending a less attractive enterprise....   [tags: Finance Financial Essays] 1142 words
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Airline Portfolio: Delta Air Lines Analysis - Delta Air Lines began in the early 1920’s as a crop dusting operation, known as the Huff Daland crop dusting company, and was based out of Macon, Ga. This was the first agricultural flying company in existence at the time and grew into the world’s largest privately owned fleet of aircraft (18 planes) by the mid 1920’s. At the turn of the decade, co-founder C.E. Woolman lead a movement to purchase Huff Daland and re-branded the company as Delta Air Service, named after the Mississippi River Delta region the company would navigate....   [tags: air transportation, airlines, delta, aircraft]
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Reflection on My Portfolio - Reflection on My Portfolio Literature has fascinated me from an early age. I was always an extremely active child, yet all I needed to settle down was a good book. The worlds created from the page within my mind were wondrous and amazing. However, I never imagined that I would become an English Literature major in college. Like many others before me, I wasn’t sure what you could do with an English major but teach or write, neither of which I planned on doing. A business or management major seemed much more practical....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1095 words
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Portfolio Theory - “The Benefits of diversification are clear. Portfolio theory has played a crucial role in explaining the relationship between risk and return where more than one investment is held. It also enables us to identify optimal and efficient portfolios.” With Reference to this statement, describe, discuss and illustrate the principles of portfolio theory. Your essay should include coverage of the Markowitz Efficient Frontier and the Capital Market Line. Declaration: I confirm that this submission is my own work....   [tags: Business Finance Investment] 2181 words
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Portfolio Management - Portfolio Management Introduction: Portfolio management is a conglomeration of securities as whole, rather than unrelated individual holdings. Portfolio management stresses the selection of securities for inclusion in the portfolio based on that security’s contribution to the portfolio as a whole. This purposes that there some synergy or some interaction among the securities results in the total portfolio effect being something more than the sum of its parts. When the securities are combined in a portfolio, the return on the portfolio will be an average of the returns of the securities in the portfolio....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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Portfolio Assessment - Portfolio Assessment Perhaps the most prominent form of alternative assessment in use today is the student portfolio. A portfolio can be described as a “purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student’s efforts, progress, and achievements in one or more areas of the curriculum.” Key elements of the portfolio include evidence of students’ choosing the contents of their own portfolio, specific criteria for the selection and assessment of student work, and clear evidence that the student has reflected on his or her work (Chriest & Maher, n.d.)....   [tags: essays papers]
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Stock Portfolio - Stock Portfolio When setting up a stock portfolio there are things one should look into. First off, one should know what is currently happening, not only in the stock market, but in the economy as well. Researching stock indexes such as “The Dow” and the “S&P 500” will give you general stock performance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average only tracks 30 large industrial firms in hopes of getting a sense of where the market is heading. The S&P 500, on the other hand, tracks 500 stocks which may give the investor a better overall picture of where the market is going....   [tags: essays papers] 564 words
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Drama Portfolio - Drama Portfolio When I entered the stimulus room my initial reactions were that it had been created in a way that it made you think about what was going on within each section of the room. For example none of the objects were straightforward and simple to figure out. A lot of the items were symbolic and had multiple meanings such as the mirror in the past section could mean a change of appearance or reflecting on the past. The room was divided into three different sections, past, present and future....   [tags: Drama] 705 words
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Drama Portfolio - Drama Portfolio How did the first drama exercise develop your ideas. We first tried a simple drama interview with some prejudice. We thought we could develop it by adding more drama strategies. We also thought that we could increase the prejudice of the interviewer and maybe, instead of him saying his own inner thoughts, he could have a conscience/alter-ego to say it for him. This lead on to the thought that we could make his alter-egos control him and his actions. What were your first thoughts....   [tags: Education School Theatre Plays Essays] 1265 words
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Mathematics: A New Kind of Portfolio Assessment - Mathematics: A New Kind of Portfolio Assessment I sat pondering in my classroom as I calculated my grades for my first six weeks of teaching. I began wondering as I looked over grades how accurate these grades were to the ability of my students. I began to wonder how the grades showed the growth from where some of my students started at the beginning of the year. Some of my students started below grade level to begin with and had made tremendous gains to function at the level they were functioning at....   [tags: Teaching Education Math Essays]
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Energy Efficient Business: Energy Investments - Most investors find sector-specific investments risky. However, with the surge in oil prices, it is advisable to explore energy investments to balance your self-directed IRA. Renewable energy sector has immense potential to develop. Recent government policies to boost renewable energy provide lucrative investment options in the sector. Energy investments were practically unknown to the investor looking to protect his retirement portfolio, until recently. Even the passive investor is waking up to the volatile consequences of a series of disappointing economic events over the past few years....   [tags: Benefits, Retirement Portfolio] 862 words
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Teaching Portfolio Analysis - Teaching Portfolio Analysis In this portfolio, I have documented my first experiences not only teaching social studies, but also teaching an eighth grade inclusion class in an urban middle school. Although these lesson plans might not as good as my lesson plans of the future will be, I feel they reflect a great deal of work and dedication that came through creating my first unit for a classroom. With time limitations, I had to base my unit plan on a chapter in the book that was meant to be an introduction to the studying of world history, including the basics of geography, anthropology, archaeology, and history, for these eighth grade students....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 952 words
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Project Portfolio Analysis - Introduction Riordan Manufacturing roots and core competency stem from Dr. Riordan’s research and development (R&D) focused business model. The focus on R&D has forged a reputation as a partner of any organization with a need for plastic, polymer, and fan component products. Due to the wide variety of applications of these products Riordan has developed long term relationships in several industries including beverage, medical, and manufacturing. The special focus on research allows Riordan to maintain a strategic advantage over competitors due to the scarcity of knowledge related to the creation of materials that support customer requirements....   [tags: Business Strategy]
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Film Trailer Portfolio - Film Trailer Portfolio When the task of creating a film trailer was first put to us, I had several ideas for the movie's context. The first was of a movie in the action genre that dealt with revenge, whilst the other two were in the horror genre. The horror genre appealed to me more, as a low budget film can still have the desired effect by use of different filming techniques, and I wanted to depend more on a psychological aspect. My first idea was to do a film about a poltergeist....   [tags: Papers] 784 words
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Self-Analysis Essay of a Writer - My portfolio absolutely reflects my understanding of persuasive writing. Persuasive writing focuses on the ability to formulate an essay that takes an argumentative stance, but takes the opposition into consideration as well. My portfolio also represents the goals and objectives of persuasive writing. The essays I have written for this course demonstrate that I have certainly developed my critical thinking skills, and developed, or better yet, mastered my communication and personal responsibility skills; but, because of my occasional lack of analysis and issues with word choice, my writing process is not perfected....   [tags: portfolio, persuasive writing]
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Stand Up, Al AS Drama Portfolio - Stand Up, Al AS Drama Portfolio Inspiration, Aims and Techniques I feel the aim of this piece of drama is to entertain the audience whilst at the same time making them think. I want the piece, when finished to leave the audience thinking about parts of it, whilst not understanding it all so they continue to question things about the piece to themselves. Specifically i want them to feel sympathy and a warmth towards our main character Al. This will lead to them enjoy the performance more as they will be relating to him as a person and not just as an actor....   [tags: Drama] 2762 words
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Modern Portfolio Theory, Financial Engineering, and Their Roles in Financial Crises - The article “Modern Portfolio Theory, Financial Engineering, and Their Roles in Financial Crises” discusses modern portfolio theory, and the financial engineering. The author mentions roles that modern portfolio theory and financial engineering played in the financial crises. Also, the author states the issue of why elegant mathematics leads to bad polices. In this assignment, I will summarize most of the points that are discussed in the article. The author begins the article by defining the concept of modern portfolio theory (MPT)....   [tags: financial engineering, Black Monday, crisis] 1027 words
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Compensation and Benefit Management - Employment benefits are the foundation of a financial portfolio that often enhances the value of any work completed on the behalf of a company or organization. Those benefits are based on the work of several people and organizations in years past that fault to protect some basic and not so basic rights. The rights have unified protection under the law and have agencies that facilitate the law guidelines and will punitively impose sanctions if an employer is guilty of violating those laws based on results of a suit an employee file against a company....   [tags: Employment Benefits, Financial Portfolio]
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Career Passports and Career Portfolios - Career Passports and Career Portfolios Portfolios have long been used in some professions to showcase professional work and skill. In education, portfolios have also been used for assessment, including self-assessment (Lankes 1995; Pond et al. 1998). Both career portfolios and career passports reflect this dual focus—students assess themselves in the process of developing a product, and the resulting product showcases and documents their experiences and skills. A distinction is sometimes drawn between a portfolio as developmental and a passport as summative (Bridging the Gap 1993)....   [tags: Career Passports Portfolios Essays]
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Use of a Portfolio to Assess Students in Math and Science - Use of a Portfolio to Assess Students in Math and Science For a young child, going off to school can be an intimidating experience. Thoughts of whether the other children will like them, if they will have enough money to buy an ice cream at lunch, or if they will have homework that night overwhelms their minds. However, a major part of schooling is testing, and many children freeze when they hear that word. Think about yourself in a testing situation then imagine what it is like for a young child to feel this defeating anxiety....   [tags: Assessing Children Math Science]
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Drama coursework: response portfolio Scaramouche Jones - Drama coursework: response portfolio Scaramouche Jones This year in year 10 G.C.S.E. drama we have been studying Justin Butchers play “Scaramouche Jones”. We read, discussed, developed and preformed certain parts of the play and using some of the explorative strategies of drama we gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the play text that was explored. Before we began to read the play text we were put into groups of 2 and we were made to perform a one minute piece of a clown show. This sketch was based completely on our own interpretations of a clown act....   [tags: essays research papers] 619 words
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Electronic Portfolio’s - Electronic Portfolio’s Electronic portfolios or E-folios for short are becoming essential tools, not only for the technology industry, but also for students, job-seekers, and even employers. E-folio’s are a great way to express literally anything that you want. This is the reason why e-folios are so unique and mainly why they have the ability to be so versatile. But, what exactly is an e-folio, and how is it created. I will go over these questions and why e-folios should be used whenever possible....   [tags: Essays Papers] 731 words
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Portfolio Project – Norma Rae - “They are free to exploit you, to lie to you, to cheat you and to take away from you what is rightfully yours - your health, a decent wage, a fit place to work” (Asseyev, Rose, Ritt, 1979). In the movie Norma Rae, union organizer Reuben Warshovsky, delivered this powerful speech to workers at the O.P. Henley textile mill. He warned them that without union representation they would continue to be taken advantage of by management. The movie, set in 1978, showed textile workers in a small, southern town who were forced to work long hours for a measly wage in deplorable and unsafe conditions....   [tags: Labor Unions]
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My Response Phase Portfolio - Hot-Seating, Roleplay, Cross-cutting, - My Response Phase Portfolio - Hot-Seating, Roleplay, Cross-cutting, and Marking the moment. My Response Phase Portfolio Hot-Seating When we Hot-seated Johnny we found out a lot of information about the character. Little things such as "How old are you?" helped. By Hot-seating we learned that even such things , that matter so little can help develop a drama. We could also find out personal details that he probably didn't want anyone else to know. By doing this we could then decide how to develop the plot and characters....   [tags: Drama] 897 words
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The Importance of Effective Writing for an 8th Grade Language Arts Portfolio - One of the most important questions in writing is what is effective writing. Well, the definition of effective writing is how well the writing impacted someone, i.e. the reader. You can write whatever you want to, but if it isn’t effective then it is almost pointless. In order to change someone’s opinion or in order to prove them wrong you need to make a large impact with what you are writing. There are six steps in order to make a piece of writing effective. These steps include convincing the reader, making the information comprehensible, making it easy to read, making the whole paper interesting, exhibit a clear and confident voice, and try to impact the reader emotionally....   [tags: essays research papers] 1003 words
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The Portfilio Theory - Part A. Portfolio theory 1. Brief introduction of portfolio theory In 1952, Markowitz proposed the portfolio theory. This theory has already been proven practically to be effective in developed securities market and is also widely used in portfolio selection and asset allocation, which was described by Markowitz (1991)‘my work on portfolio theory considers how an optimizing investor would behave.’ Simply put, a portfolio means using a variety of financial products—stocks, bonds, funds and others consists of an investment portfolio....   [tags: Markowitz, Protfolio, Assessments]
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Function of Derivatives - Bodie, Marcus, and Kane (2011) noted derivatives to be securities that derive value from some other asset, such as a stock, index, or foreign exchange currency. Options, futures, and swaps are derivatives whose payoffs are dependent upon the movement, up or down, of another asset. Derivative securities can be used by both hedgers and speculators to gain profits on or protect the value of an underlying asset. Through various options strategies, hedgers and speculators can ensure payoff amounts or insulate their portfolios from drastic losses....   [tags: Benefits, Portfolio Management]
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MGT Portfolio Project - I was given the opportunity to interview Dr. Jodie Hanzlik, Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies at Colorado State University (CSU), regarding her management style and experience. Dr. Hanzlik’s (Hanzlik, 2012) typical day encompasses meetings and more meetings, as well as dealing with crises situations (‘fire-fighting;’ matters which must be dealt with NOW), effort toward long-term projects, and touching base with her office manager on a daily basis. She tells me approximately four percent of her duties are management, with the rest being efforts toward long-term goals of vision and leadership....   [tags: Interview ]
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Assessment Collection Portfolio - Assessment is one of those words that have multiple meanings, but for this purpose, it is a process that evaluates what the learner knows, understand and how they utilized the obtained knowledge. Assessment can be formative or summative. Formative assessments are those evaluations that are administered at the beginning or during the program. However, this form of testing allows for the monitoring of learning progress during instruction. Summative, on the other hand, is of a comprehensive nature and is given at the end of a course or unit of instruction....   [tags: Evaluation Process, Formative, Summative]
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Clorox Portfolio Analysis - ... P&G attributes these achievements to its team of innovators and that is why it continues to invest very heavily in research and innovation. The company also intends to improve operation discipline in all its activities so as to achieve low product prices and higher sales volume (The Procter and Gamble company, 2013). P&G initiated a five year cost saving initiative in February 2012, this is aimed at accelerating cost savings. The company intends to save costs on marketing expense, cost of finished products and non-manufacturing overheads....   [tags: Company, Strategy]
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Portfolio of Five Studies that Changed Psychology - Who’s Crazy Here, Anyway. In this study conducted by D.L. Rosenhan, the following question is raised: are mental health professionals really able to tell who is mentally healthy and who is mentally ill. And what are the consequences of mistakes. To answer these questions, Rosenhan himself and eight other “pseudopatients” presented themselves at different psychological hospitals acting normally other than pretending to be hearing voices saying the same three words; all were admitted. The pseudopatients’ goal once they were admitted was to convince the staff that they were mentally healthy....   [tags: D.L. Rosenhan, legitimacy of psychology]
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Clorox Portfolio Analysis: Marketing Strategy - ... On the international front, Clorox wants to keep driving growth in divisions and regions where the company has good presence and an upper hand in terms of competitiveness. These regions include Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Middle East (Mylant, 2013). Strategic Recommendations for Clorox Clorox is currently encountering several threats, it is therefore important for it to further seek growth options and adopt a best alternative strategy in order to increase its sales and profits. There are many alternatives appropriate in the industry which Clorox can follow to gain the advantage over its competitors....   [tags: Products, Cost, Strategy ]
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Standardized Tests Should Not Be The Standard - I’ve always done exceptionally well on standardized tests. Whether it was the WKCE, the PSAT, or the SAT, I excelled at multiple choice, fill-in-the-bubble tests. When it came time for me to take the ACT, I knew going into it that I had that test in the bag. I came out with much better than average scores, scoring a 28 on the overall test, much better than most of my peers. Though math was never my strongest subject in high school, I had still managed to pull a score of 25 on the math section of the test....   [tags: Portfolio, Assessment]
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The Things they carried Portfolio - Am Literature Tarriq Hansrajh 06/07/05 4th Entry #1: In my pockets: Cell phone – 5oz Keys – 2oz Wallet – 3oz In my backpack: Spanish book – 5lbs Trig book – 9lbs 4 1 inch binders – 12lbs USHAP notebook – 1lb Other misc. items – 1.5lbs Total Weight: 29lbs 10oz This estimate does not surprise me at all because when I think about all the work that we have to do I remember all the textbooks that we have to carry around....   [tags: essays research papers] 1957 words
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