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Your Questions About An Impaired Use Of Language

December 22, 2012
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James asks…

I using Spanish to exclude non-latinos a form of racism?

America has many immigrants from many different countries. And just as many languages are spoken. Yet the hispanics are able to communicate amongst themselves using spanish, which is the defacto language of latinos. Is this racism?

“Racial Discrimination – any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.”
Heh. Look at my heading. I should learn English too.

admin answers:

That would apply also to Chinese, Haitians, Japanese, etc, etc

Robert asks…

Do I have any chance?

I’m now a current a college student at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, Louisiana. I have a average GPA. I have 50 hours of credit, majoring in General Biology so I can transfer to community college out of the state which have a program and then hoping to transfer to RIT(Rochester institution of technology) to major in Bioinformatics or Biotechnology. I’m just wonder if I have any chance of getting in because it seem like a very good school for me. Also I’m hearing impaired, the school I’m going to in New Orleans doesn’t have the right service for disability students, my language are Sign English and I don’t really use American Sign Language because I never learned it until I started at Delgado. My weakest are in English since most of the teachers and the lab don’t seem to be working well with me, the advisor kept putting me in wrong classes over and over. It seem like the advisor don’t care. It make me wonder if I really need to move to get a good education for myself and something good for myself for once. All I want is to get a great education, social with people who are hearing and hearing impaired, learn many new things on my own, and learn on my own. Thank you for taking your time to read and any tips will be great!

admin answers:

Don’t even listen to that other person. Give up your dreams? That’s the most ridiculous piece of advice I’ve ever heard! Sometimes you need to be realistic, but that doesn’t always include giving up your dreams; it just means that sometimes, you need to realize that achieving your dreams will be difficult, but by no means impossible.
RIT is well within your aims. It’s an average school in terms of admissions, but you can still get an excellent education there. I don’t know what kind of help you could get there in terms of your hearing impairment, sorry. But I think you can do it.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Nothing is impossible. I encourage you to apply, even if you don’t think you will be admitted. I hate to sound cliche, but I just have to say it: you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
I honestly believe that you can do this. I wish you the best of luck, and I sincerely hope that you are admitted. :)

Mandy asks…

Why do my classmates laugh when I make an oral presentation?

I am very shy, but I’m trying to get better grades. For that I need to make oral presentations. But I’m an immigrant so I’m speaking with an accent. Whenever I speak in front of a class or raise my hand, some people start laughing. I’m not sure what is so funny, maybe my body language (sometimes my hands shake) or my use of grammar or my accent.

But it really impairs my ability to do presentations. I was thinking if I know why they laugh, what’s the motivation behind it, I wouldn’t be so affected by it. Because objectively it’s not very funny.

Any thoughts would be really appreciated! Thanks!

admin answers:

Don’t worry about it. Sometimes some people can be just plain mean even if it isn’t funny, Just do your best and focus on your presentation, If you’re worried about looking at them, just imagine them as teddy bears. Good luck. ^^

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Your Questions About An Impaired Use Of Language Is Known As

December 21, 2012
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Sharon asks…

What Do you Think Of This Beginning? Does It Make You Want To Read More?

Harry’s date, as opposed to his other dates, went pretty well. He had pointed out the mistakes he made accidentally on the last ones and encouraged himself to build up his confidence anew; it was impaired by the girls who had turned him down. Harry was positively sure nothing could ruin it this time as he’d taken precautions against everything that might. His date had improved his temper entirely that anyone that was used to his old attitude would have noticed the change in his behavior. Harry did not think for a second that his exaggerated courage could turn out to be a lethal weapon to his relationship. His parents knew that and wanted to warn him, though he was already warned, but he tended to ignore anyone who tried to admonish him.

“Harry, I know you’re in love- I acted the same when I was in your age, but maybe you take it a bit too seriously? You sound as if you’re going to marry her.” A smile cracked his face as he thought of what he’d said. “Which I’m sure you’re not…

Billy, Harry’s father, mumbled in a low voice. Harry broke him off mid-sentence and put aside the arm his father had curled around his neck to hug him.

“Oh yes I am!” Harry said, emphasizing each word. “If you think it’s not serious- you’re incorrect!” he continued in the same level of tune.
Billy started at him for a long moment, repeating the words in his mind as if he had spoken them in a foreign language. He opened his mouth to reply but Harry pushed his palms down against the mattress to get up, angling his body towards the door.

“Sit down!” Harry commanded as Harry’s butt was lifted a few inches off the sheet. “IT’S AN ORDER” he shouted, reaching out to grab his arm. His eyebrows pulled together and darkened his stare as his forehead puckered up into tiny creases that accentuated the frown lines across it.

“Never, but never ignore me. Have I made myself clear?” Billy asked, holding up a finger as if to reprove him.

“Yes, sir” Harry answered, making a military salute and looked down at the pavement that was shaded by his father’s mighty figure. He let his right leg hang off the bed, swinging back and forth while the left one was folded under his butt, and fiddled with his necklace, pretending to be listening.

“Look son” Billy began, Harry rolled his eyes, making the “whatever-you-say” expression, could not wait for his boring lecture to come to an end. “I know it’s the first time you unexpectedly enjoy dating, but ignoring your friends? Your family? I’m sure she doesn’t want you to do that too…”

admin answers:

I am trying to be honest here so don’t try and let it get you down too much but this is not a beginning that would make me want to read the book more. It’s not a bad passage at all, it’s just not what I would use for the start of a book, there’s not reason why with a bit of tweaking you couldn’t use it later.

Who is the main character here in this book, is it harry? I don’t think many people will find a teenage boy wanting to marry a girl from a first date relatable, it’s not very realistic, sure a teenage boy a bit obsessive with his first good date but I think marry is a little bit extreme.

Also there are a few parts that are a little bit confusing, I think you needs to proof read e.g. “”Sit down!” Harry commanded as Harry’s butt was lifted” is that meant to be “sit down” bill commanded?

Another extreme section is the way his dad reacts, it’s very OTT considering his son has done nothing wrong. If he is meant to be like that, very bad tempered then that’s fine but there needs to be more of a gradual lead in perhaps harry doesn’t listen to him or he answers back a bit ETC think of fights you have had with your parents and how they escalated.

If this story is going to be focused on harry and his date personally I would start the story with one of harry’s bad dates that you mention at the start and put this passage in somewhere later. Perhaps start it with harry in a really embarrassing situation and then go back and explain to the audience what happened over the date to cause that. The more bizarre and cringworthy the situation, the bigger the laugh factor and the more the audience will want to find out what happened.

Another way of starting the story in a way that would hook the audience in would be perhaps to start it with a fight with Harry and Bill and let the plot unfold this way.

But to me at the moment a story that started with a teenage boy wanting to marry a girl he had just met would be a book shutter it just doesn’t have that hook

Thomas asks…

Is this story I wrote a good example of irony (long)?

I wrote a paper for my junior honors English class. This is the rough draft, but we are supposed to write a story that uses irony. She, my teacher also told us to write something foreign to us. We will be reading these aloud, so dont worry about the format. Please let me know if I did this correctly, and critique it as well. Thanks!

“Dancing is a Type of Love, Love without Pain”

The answer to the question you have following such an insignificant title is the hope in one individual taking something from it.

I took a night for myself. It isn’t everyday I love a stranger. I loved her for all the wrong reasons. Right?

A brilliantly dark room occupied by music is where i want to live. Her name is unimportant, but her ferocity is bold. Much like a winter night, her intentions are cold. Behind those brown eyes lies temptation, but in front of those brown eyes I found myself.

She had beauty that set her apart from everyone else at the club. Her hair was red and flowed harmoniously to every natural curve of her body. An invigorating scent flooded my nostrils and I was impaired. I was now live bait dangling from the end of desire’s hook.

“Come here often?”, I said.
As often as necessary.” Her voice penetrated my ears with such force that i was momentarily deaf.
I heard not her next few statements, but felt myself caught up in the voluptuous movements of her lips.
“Would you like to dance?”
I took the motion as a yes and followed after her swiftly.

She began moving. Well everything but her eyes, which were locked into my own. I know what I wanted from the start, which was beginning to look very possible. As if I needed to be seduced, she lightly grazed her beautiful body onto mine. The only thing in our way was paper thing clothing. All it did was prevent direct contact, besides, an imagination is what gets most men through much of their lives. The movement was quickly followed by movements of my own. Dancing isn’t it? She smiled at my inexperience on the dance floor, but what she didn’t know is that i had a lifetime of experience in other areas to make up for it.

We danced for hours, losing track of our time, body, and mind. I could not remember a single song I had heard that night. I could tell she felt as if she was in the driver’s seat. I found a devilish grin overtake my face at the thought of this. Oh how I had been here so many times before…

She was different than the other girls. I will have a hard time letting this one go.

I hadn’t yet heard a name, but she didn’t know mine either. We had spent the last 5 hours talking in a different language, body language, and it was clear what we were both saying.

The moon shone when the doors of the nightclub were behind us… still, a word hasn’t left either of our mouths. She follows me to my car and gets in.

Next thing I know we are at her apartment… I never take a woman to my apartment. As soon as I turn back around from closing and locking the door i find her body, as apparent as the sun in a clear, blue sky. The light hits half of her body, as if i was getting a preview. She was the most beautiful sight to ever hit my eyes. For the first time in my life i felt i was in love. Well with her body at least.

We spent a night above the covers… swimming like two fish out of water. Two bodies intermingled so tightly that it felt as if we were one. Hours and hours until finally it was over. I dreamed beautifully that night. Something about a dove over open water…

I awoke, happily seeing she was still asleep. I made my escape, which had became a Sunday morning ritual. As soon as I touched that door knob i felt something so fast that it was inexplicable. It doesn’t matter though, because it was a bullet through the back of my head. Dead I fell to the floor, put to sleep after years of longing for it.

Her name was temptation and i had had my final dance with her.
I am trying not to be too dramatic with it… it is a narrative expressing the main character’s night on the town.

admin answers:

I dont get it?

Joseph asks…

Does Ron Paul try to be awesome, or is he just naturally that way?

1. Ron Paul doesn’t go the gym. He stays fit by exercising his civil rights.
2. Ron Paul delivers babies without his hands. He simply reads them the Bill of Rights and they crawl out in anticipation of freedom.
3. Ron Paul doesn’t cut taxes. He kills them with his bare hands.
4. Ron Paul took a lie detector test. The lie detector tapped out.
5. When Ron Paul takes a shower, he doesn’t get wet…the water gets Ron Paul.
6. Ron Paul could lead a horse to water AND convince it to drink, but he doesn’t believe the government has the right to so he refuses.
7. Ron Paul’s midi-chlorian level is off the chart.
8. When Chuck Norris gets scared, he goes to Ron Paul.
9. Studies by the World Health Organization show that Ron Paul is the leading cause of freedom among men.
10. Ron Paul makes the U.S. dollar want to be a better currency.
11. Ron Paul CAN believe it’s not butter.
12. Ron Paul doesn’t act like a patriot…a patriot acts like Ron Paul.
13. Ron Paul turned down Superman’s job.
14. In Braveheart, Mel Gibson was supposed to scream “RON PAUL!” however, it was changed to just “Freedom!” for legal purposes.
15. Ron Paul gets high on freedom.
16. Ron Paul wasn’t born, he liberated himself from the womb.
17. The chicken crossed the road to vote for Ron Paul.
18. If you pull Ron Paul’s finger, a band will march by playing Yankee Doodle Dandy.
19. Ron Paul speaks in the universal language of love.
20. Ron Paul has so many morals, he has to pay for two seats on a plane.
21. Ron Paul is like kryptonite to Mitt Romney.
22. Ron Paul is an anagram for “Freedom” (but only he knows how).
23. Chuck Norris voted for Ron Paul in ’88…twice.
24. King Midas shook hands with Ron Paul once. Nothing happened.
25. SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Ron Paul may cause liberty, individualism, peace, prosperity, equality, and may impair tyranny.
26. Ron Paul doesn’t shop at the grocery store – he only eats fruit from the Tree of Liberty.
27. The government tried to steal once. Ron Paul made it sit in time out.
28. Ron Paul can free light from a black hole.
29. Dogs lie down with cats when Ron Paul speaks.
30. When applied directly to the brain, Ron Paul cures socialism.
31. Ron Paul doesn’t write books. The words assemble out of fear.
32. Ron Paul is the reason scientists are working so hard to perfect cloning.
33. Ron Paul was the one who let the dogs out, because they were being held without due process.
34. When fascism goes to sleep at night, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul.
35. Ron Paul can recite pi to 1776 decimal places.
36. Ron Paul can smell government spending a mile away.
37. Ron Paul can kill two birds with one stone, but he doesn’t because he is against violence.
38. Even though all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t do it, Ron Paul put Humpty back together again.
39. Ron Paul’s heart is literally made out of gold. This greatly upsets the Federal Reserve.
40. Ron Paul’s idea of gun control is both hands on the weapon.
41. Ron Paul has no alarm clock, but instead wakes up every morning to the call of freedom.
42. When Ron Paul was married, Thomas Jefferson was his best man.
43. On July 4th, there is a constellation of Ron Paul’s face in the night sky.
44. Ron Paul has been shot at more than a dozen times, but the pro-2nd amendment bullets refuse to harm him.
45. Ron Paul can find Waldo, but he won’t tap any phones or use the Patriot Act to do it.
46. The Ron Paul action figure wouldn’t sell because it didn’t change positions.
47. How can you tell when Ron Paul is telling the truth? His lips are moving.
48. The Founding Fathers didn’t write the Constitution. They predicted what Ron Paul would say in 2012.
49. Apple pie wishes it could be as American as Ron Paul.
50. If he was alive in 1776, Ron Paul’s signature would have been the only one needed to sign the Declaration of Independence.

admin answers:

That’s awesome!

I really liked number 7, the force is strong in Ron Paul – LOL.

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Your Questions About If You Choose To Answer This Question At Random

October 7, 2012
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Sharon asks…

Some random questions, answer the ones you can!… plus 10 points!?

1) I rode English for the… third? time yesterday in a hunt saddle! I loved it! I ride quite well western, and I have been riding western for 4-5 years, so I understand walk trot canter cues, sitting deep, heels down, etc. I could use advice on these two issues:
a. The stirrups slip back from the ball of my foor to the heel of my boot! This NEVER happens to me western, although sometimes I put my heels down a bit too much. Could this be the problem? Any tips?
b. I am MUCH better at posting and keeping my stirrup when traveling counter-clockwise than clockwise. Is it normal to be better in one direction?
Any other advise is much appreciated! *NOTE* I DO NOT want a western vs. english debate here. I respect both types of riding, and honestly don’t care if you think that english is abusive, or that western doesn’t take skill.

2) My 4H horse quiz bowl team won Regionals, State, and now we are headed to Nationals!! Nationals are in Lexington, Kentucky, and the Breeders Cup will be going on during the event, so we get to hang out there!! Anyone been there? What’s your experience? Any major events that you recommend!?

3) *OK, please READ. I don’t want to be yelled at or lectured.* So, I might lease a horse over the summer that my instructor recommended. He is a English and Western pleasure horse, which is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for! He is well trained in both, and I’m a fairly good rider, but I’m wondering if he could be too advanced for me. What I mean is that could I be able to handle him fine, and actually look rather nice on him, but harm his training by not challenging him to his full capacity?

Thanks, I WILL chose a best answer. If you don’t know all of them, just answer the ones you can!

admin answers:

Hi! I have been ridding competitively in jumping equitation in English since I was four and now I am fourteen. In the past year I also ride western so I know what the switch is like.
1) a. When you are ridding English, the stirups are very different than western. I believe that you are much closer and more connected with the horse in English. When you ride squeeze with your leg just lightly down from your thigh through your calf. This will help keep your leg still and should help. I do not understand how your stirrups slip to your heel if your heels are down. In English your heels are supposed to be farther down than in western partially because the stirrups and leathers are shorter. I know that you know how to ride and im not being rude but jus remeber heels down even though you already know. You can also ask a parent/ sibling/ friend to vidio tape you so later after your lesson you can see exaclty what is going on. If your still confused post the vidio on here and we will help you! Im sure you know this two but you can stand on a stair or pole with the ball of your foot like where the stirrup goes. And let your heels hang streatching your calfs. I hope this can help you with this problem.
B. Yes that is normal since one side of your body is usually more dominant and stronger. Also a lot of horses are better one direction so this can affect you and make it harder to ride one direction. Just work on making your one side stronger and this will help. You will have to work harder in this direction. I know for my horse, going left is harder and my trainer always says more hand more leg, meaning do everything the same but use more of everything, pull harder, squeeze more, etc. You will improve eventually.
2) I’m more of an English girl so I don’t really understand, sorrey!
3) I say lease the horse! Your trainer probably knows what they are doing and you most likely will not ruin the horse unless you are ridding absolutely terriby and letting them get away with stuff and picking up wrong leads constantly, but I’m sure you won’t. Your trainer can also ride the horse maybe one day a week for schooling too if it is needed. Get the horse, that’s why leasing is so great! You can keep it for a while and if it doesn’t work out then don’t keep it!
Hope this helps and good luck!

Paul asks…

Will you answer these questions to a random quiz?

I’m really board so i’m going to put some random questions on here well more like two choices and you pick which you like better, once a few people have answered i’ll see if anyone has the same as me and if there is i’ll pick them as the best answer. Or anyone close.

1)Cats or Dogs
2)Computers or Laptops
3)Books or TV
4)Chairs or Couches
5)Paper or Plastic
6)Giant Trampolines or Giant Swings
7)Shoes or Sandals
8)Ipod (touches) or Phones without music or apps
9)Texting or Calling
10)Blankets or Pillows
11)African Wild Dog or Dingo
12)Shorts or Pants
13)Jackets or Sweatshirts
14)Colorful Socks or Plain Socks
15)THE END or THE BEGINNING

That’s it, you can choose neither. I already have all of my answers and have chosen neither on AT LEAST one of them. Good Luck!

admin answers:

Dogs
laptops
books
couches
plastic
trampolines
shoes
ipod touch
texting
pillows
neither
shorts
sweatshirts
plain socks
beginning

Ken asks…

Probability question, i need answer and process of doing it – HELP?

Can someone help me with this question?

In a class of 20 pupils, 11 have dark hair, 7 have fair hair and 2 have red hair.

Two pupils are chosen at random to collect the homework. What is the probability that they have fair hair color?

Don’t just write down the answer, if you could post the formula and process of doing it.

Also, do you have any website where i can further my knowledge on this matter?

Thanks

admin answers:

7/20 * 6/19 = 0.1105 or 21/190

There are 7 students with fair hair in a class of 20 students. The probability of choosing one of them is 7/20. Assuming one fair-haired student was selected, there are now 6 remaining out of 19 remaining students. The probability of choosing a fair-haired student in this situation is 6/19.

To select two students, both of these events must occur and the probability of two events occurring is:

P = (P of event A)(P of event B), where P is probability

This site looks pretty good for more information:

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.prob.intro.html

Hope this helps.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Use Of Language

August 26, 2012
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William asks…

Would you ever balk at learning sign language? And why?

i think its beautiful…and a skill that everyone should be proud to learn..
Thu, Oct 22 08:16 PM
As governments rush to roll out mass vaccinations programmes against H1N1 swine flu, one man in eastern France has launched his own campaign to limit its spread — use sign language.
Temporarily replacing the French custom of kissing cheeks with simple greetings in sign language would reduce physical contact, said Hubert Chalet, who co-founded Fais-Moi Signe (Give me a Sign), an association for people with impaired hearing.
“What if we substituted cheek-kissing and handshakes with an imaginative and colourful language such as sign language?” Chalet told Reuters by phone from Nantes in western France.
He recommends that television news programmes broadcast the sign language for simple phrases such as “Hello”, “Goodbye”, “How are you?” and “Are you sick?”.
These phrases could then be used in group situations, he said, for example when an office worker needs to greet a group of colleagues and remove the need for “banal handshakes which are not always enthusiastic”.
Promoting sign language would also help to bring the hearing and hearing-impaired worlds closer together, Chalet added.
While some may balk at the idea of learning sign language, Chalet suggests that hearing-impaired adults could be usefully employed in schools and firms to help teach the basics.
“There are enough specialised institutions … across France to spread the basic rules of sign language,” he said, adding, “I’m allowed to dream, no?”.

http://in.news.yahoo.com/137/20091022/778/tod-use-sign-language-to-help-fight-swin.html

admin answers:

I use makaton at work , i am still a novice though

at a school i worked in , all the children signed , whether they were hearing impaired or not

the christmas nativity brought tears to your eyes as they signed and sang

Ruth asks…

I received a vision in 2007 and cant find an answer from anyone in my church or anyone outside?

my belief is United Pentecostal but i don’t go by religion but that is the church i go to and believe… anyways the q is can anyone provide ideas or who i can go to or who i can contact? or something! :( its been haunting me.. well only when i feel like its time for to leave earth but turns out to be panic attack …
in i was baptized in December 25th 2006 and around 2007 i cant remember if its after February or not… i was reading the bible no clue what i was reading but i made an effort wanting to be with God etc.I looked up to look outside of the window and all of the sudden i got which i only heard and read once about but never knew it still exist and really surprised me… a vision… with my eyes open and i was not sleeping! all i did was look up!
it went like this
an image appeared like a fade in it was white, foggy and misty looking then it faded out

second image faded in ( not sure if i remember this had it on paper long ago cant find it)
i definitely remember the white stage outdoors a pair of feet between bottom of microphone stand ( don’t remember if male or female.. sorry) the crowd i cant quite remember if they were all or mostly dressed in black business clothing but i do remember all of the hairs were black and were Asians then the image faded out

third image faded in:
Tan colored ancient continent of china but it looks sandy ( not the color but sand) and the lettering was black cant remember the style of the lettering then it faded out…

that is all i got then next thing i know im still looking outside of the window and blinked a few times then i realized i heard and read that visions exist…

please don’t be negative of my lack of English skills is not my best language… im not typing this for fancy words im desperate… ive prayed… also another question does anyone know anything about Pentecostal or other believers living underground spread the word of God etc in some parts of China? i just heard about it not to long ago anyone know anything about or know anyone there who i can reach to see if the vision for them not for me?… also im hearing impaired i also use ASL(American sign language) (which is no longer fluent used to be my main language but been around hearing people 24/7 and hardly no deaf people…only have one friend… ) anyways if that helps any and yes i speak English just seeing if any thing like this helps to figure out what the vision is… thanks for your time to read anything will help! :) have a wonderful blessed night err morning…

admin answers:

The vision is not for someone else, it is for you.

Some visions are warnings (learned that the hard way).

Some visions are never understood.

I get my best understandings but writing down exactly what I saw, and then by reading it back outloud to myself I “hear” the important parts of it.

In your case since you use ASL this could all be different or it might work the same by whatever method you use, maybe have someone sign it back to you, for you?

What took you so long to ask? And if you belong to a Pentecostal church (which believes in all the gifts of the Holy Spirit – present day) what’s wrong with your Church that you can’t ask elders there?

Seeing the feet thing may just have been the presense of angels standing by. And that very much could have been a thing for that day only (or to give you confidence in your life).

I had a similar experience not long after I became born-again too (long ago). But the person who gives “understandings” (explainations) of these things is most often God. Ask Him and then trust Him to let you know when He wants you to understand.

Daniel asks…

Evaluate ALICC which is used for evaluating children’s conversational skills?

I’m doing an esssay and for part of it it asks us to use the ALICC (analysis of language impaired children’s conversation, Adams 2002) to analyse a child’s conversation but then asks to evaluate the ALICC as a form of evaluation??? It’s only short but I don’t understand it as it is lol. Can anyone help me?

admin answers:

Maybe your prof wants your opinion backed with facts. Are their journals which state if it’s good? Is there a better assessment.

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