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Please translate the following sentence.

Si fuera Presidente de los Estados Unidos, yo lanzaría una campaña para concienciar el público de la vida sana.
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I struggle with integration, and don't understand why we need to do it

First, my approach is to ask student to count the squares on the area under a curve. This process is tedious, and only gives an estimation. Next, I show them the formula to do integration, and immediately they can appreciate that integration is simply just a mathematical method of finding the area under the curve. *increase the power by 1, divide by the new power* Why is this method useful? (advance discussion to spark interest for more able students - more relevant to students considering and wants to discuss university application) Many profiles can be defined as mathematical curves, for example how much water flow in a pipe, number of cars past through a location at a time period. Without having to calculate the cars one by one, we can just 'integrate', and it adds the total number of cars. This is useful for example if the local planning wants to know whether to repair the road, or add more traffic signals. So Maths is used behind decision making to provide supporting evidence. And being able to do maths gives you the chance to do exciting stuff!
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In a closed book exam how can I remeber quotes that demonstrate my understanding of the text?

In your revision it may be helpful to create a 'quote bank' of key quotes that you can keep referring to in your essays. As a further revision technique you could also write out or print out these quotes and stick them onto your bedroom walls. I would suggest then categorising the quotes; for example, if you are studying 'Jekyll and Hyde' you could organise them into different themes such as 'good versus evil' and 'horror'. Furthermore to build your understanding of the quotes pick out keywords in order to make your analysis easier. For example: “An ivory-faced and silvery-haired old woman opened the door. She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy: but her manners were excellent”. In this description of the housekeeper the word “ivory” is haunting and the paleness described has connotations of death. The contrast of the words “evil” and “excellent” are prominent and menacing. In terms of remembering the quotes for a closed book exam, these keywords can trigger your memory.
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How can I prepare for an essay on a novel?

I know this may be obvious but it is still very important, make sure you have read the novel! Through reading the novel you will have probably noticed some themes and symbols which are recurrent throughout - make a note of these. For example, there could be opposites like love and hate or light and darkness. When you have your themes and symbols, find quotes which support your ideas and try to analyse these quotes - what do they say about said theme? It is then important to analyse the key characters in the novel. Think about who and what they might represent and as before, find quotes to show these ideas. When looking for quotes, try to find ones which use literary techniques, for example: imagery, alliteration, hyperboles, personification etc. Perhaps you have noticed the way a character speaks - is it formal or informal are they using imperatives, declaratives and who dominates in speech? What does this tell you about the nature of their character? Showing that you have noticed the choice of language used will demonstrate that you are a highly analytical reader. In terms of recording your thoughts, this is totally down to you! Mindmaps or flashcards can be very helpful and make sure to use lots of colour so that your work looks fun and interesting!
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Solve the two simultaneous equations: 2y + x = 8 [A] and 1 + y = 2x [B]

I have labelled the two separate equations A and B so that it is easier to talk about them. There are two ways in which you can do these equations but I am going to explain the method using substitution. As y and x are in both of the equations we can try to eliminate at least one of these unknowns for the moment. So, if we rearrange [B] so that y=2x-1 we can then substitute this value of y into [A]. This will give us: 2(2x-1) + x =8. By multiplying this out we get: 4x-2+x=8 By grouping the x values together: 5x-2=8 Then placing all the unknowns to one side of the equation 5x=10 and then dividing both sides by 5 we get: x=2. So we have found the value for x! We would then substitute this into [B]: 1+y=2(2),then multiplying this out 1+y=4, placing all the unknowns onto one side: y=3 So we have a solution for y! Just to check that our answers are correct we can substitute our two values into [A]: 2(3)+(2)=6+2 =8 and 8 is the correct answer so we know our solutions are correct!
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Explain the term democratic overload in the context of US voting behaviour

Democratic overload refers to the idea that America is too democratic, electing 'everyone from the president to the dog catcher' you could say. The US holds national elections once every 2 years, whereby citizens also have to be involved in the primary elections, meaning that often, these national elections feel as if they go on for years. Not only this, but the US also has individual state democracy. For example 48 states have the ability to hold referenda, 26 allow citizens initiatives and 18 allow voter recall. All of this leads to even more democracy available to US citizens which can create 'voter fatigue', an issue whereby voters become apathetic and don't care enough to vote. Democratic overload is a problem because it can lead to lower voter turnout, for example even though the 2016 US presidential election was exciting, turnout still remained at 58%, which is low when compared to 2008 whereby it was at 61%. However it is important to note that US turnout is measured as a percentage of all those eligible to vote, including those who are unable to due to the fact they lack citizen status or have previously been incarcerated and therefore lost their right to vote. Therefore perhaps democratic overload is not so much of an issue due to the fact that turnout may be higher than statistics suggest.
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What are some tips for dealing with a Bach Chorale Harmonisation?

It is easiest to first decide where the cadances are, and then from doing that you can figure out which key that phrase ends in. Then look at the final three or four notes of the phrase to find a pivot chord. This is essential for modulating smoothly between the two keys within the phrase. If you're really stuck, make sure you rely on the primary chords I, IV and V, and use different inversions as well as root position. Make sure you don't double the third of the chord, and always double check there are no parallel 5ths or 8ves.
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How do you structure a 12 mark essay?

Always start your 12 mark essays with a brief plan, identifying what points you will be addressing in your description, and then what you will be addressing in your evaluation and any studies you will use. I would advise to take no more than about 2 minutes just jotting down your thoughts. You can then start your description which is worth 6 marks, outlining any information you know on the topic the question is based on. Then comes the slightly harder section of evaluation which is also worth 6 marks. You can structure your evaluation with three sections, Point - Example - Explain. For example you say your point (this theory is useful as it has supportive evidence), then your evidence (studies or facts you have learnt) and then finish with you explanation (linking your point and the study you have used to explain why this makes the theory more useful). I would advise doing three evaluative paragraphs. A conclusion that simply rounds up your points will help you gain more marks.
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