My Everything Note pad– preparing my research and writing output– Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

My Everything Notebook< a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rolexpv/27514769074/in/datetaken-public/" title="My Everything Note pad" > < script async src= "http://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js"charset="utf-8"> I have really odd techniques of doing things, I acknowledge this. I do not follow any person’s” time management system”. I adopted a number of the tips that are now applauded in the approaches that”Getting Things Done “, “the Bullet Journal” and other productivity systems boast given that I was a kid, and I’ve consistently kept my working habits, so it’s sometimes strange to see them called somebody else’s approach when I learned how to do them in my youth. To be honest, I had a research notebook since I was in grade school (I studied with the LaSalle system).

Our everyday research agenda (“diario de tareas” in Spanish) was a little notebook with area for every single day of the week, where the instructor asked us to write down every piece of research we had to do. Like a ‘research journal’. Due to the fact that I did my education with really strict instructors, they would examine our “Research Journal” each and every single day, and we had to have our moms and dads sign it. Every. Single. Day. I got used to writing down what jobs I had to complete and by when. I do not think I still have a copy of my “Homework Journal” from when I was little, or I would totally post it. Trust me, it worked. I never missed a piece of research due to the fact that I * had * to reveal it to my parents and they * had * to validate each page.

My Everything Notebook< a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rolexpv/27739166400/in/datetaken-public/" title ="My Everything Note pad ">< script async src="http://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js"charset="utf-8 "> A great deal of people have seen how I work considering that I began publishing my” My Own Workflow “posts. Many folks ask me how I plan my days, weeks and months. Given That July 1st was just a bit ago, and I’m a huge believer in tracking progress (due to the fact that you can’t fix what you can’t determine according to the very first concept of total quality assurance), I chose to analyze what I had actually achieved in the first semester of the year. I also wished to prepare for the fall. I was curious to see what other individuals were providing for their To-Do lists, and contrast their process with mine. In a quick exchange with my graduate school good friend Dr. Amanda Bittner(Memorial University of Newfoundland) and Dr. Andrea Collins (University of Waterloo), Andrea mentioned the “Bullet Journal“, a preparation system that is essentially a series of itemized to-do lists (month-to-month, weekly, everyday strategies).

@amandabittner @raulpacheco It’s an integrated journal of order of business. It resolved my problem of having post-its everywhere!

— Andrea Collins (@A_M_Collins) June 30, 2016 The Bullet Journal sounds great in theory, however as Jennifer Kerner Parkin composed on her blog, it’s not actually great for academics who usually do not think in linear models.

I attempted the #bulletjournal for several months. Here are three factors why I’ll never utilize it once again: https://t.co/gOmCie1Aal #productivity– Jennifer M.K. Parkin (@JMKernerParkin) July 1, 2016 I deal with a very various however (in an odd method)in some way similar variation of what the “Bullet Journal” seems to teach (a system which I established entirely separately from the bullet journal model throughout the years, and modeled quite after my Homeworks’ Note Pad). My model is simple: I prepare for the year, then semester, then month, then week. I also have simply ONE notebook: It’s My Whatever Note pad.

I divide my strategies in four sets of products: Student Mentorships (be it undergraduate or graduate), Research Study (which can be notes about journal short articles, concepts I have about brand-new papers, task tracking, research study conferences notes, etc), Personal and Administrative (job management and daily stuff that does not actually include much value however is stuff you NEED to do anyways) and Teaching (which is typically notes about my curriculum, how I develop lesson plans, etc.).

Monthly planner For my writing output, the primary overarching structure that arranges my papers is< a href="http://www.raulpacheco.org/2016/06/designing-and-implementing-a-publications-planner/"> my Publications Planne r. I draw from the basic”What Stays to be Done”cell and send it to my weekly strategy. I prepare for journal post and book chapter submission from the very same Publications Organizer and put it in my 6 Months-Monthly Strategy (which is a series of printed regular monthly calendars that I then glue together to give me a general overview of the term. I create a weekly strategy that is drawn from the Publications Organizer, the term calendar(I teach 2 courses in the fall), and some conferences that I currently know I will have in the fall. Now that I have actually a recently funded task, I am going to need to schedule time for conferences and fieldwork for that a person. I also ensure to include real personal time and items in my coordinator (e.g. grocery shopping, laundry, wedding events, birthdays and so on)On my school workplace whiteboard I compose the five days of the week and type under each the day of the week what I’m supposed to be doing that day. That information comes from my weekly strategy, and it’s integrated with my everyday plan( see listed below ). I make certain that I integrate my day-to-day and weekly strategies with my Google Calendar( because let’s face it, I can get sidetracked rather quickly ). See below for analog synchronization of everyday strategy in the Whatever Notebook with a weekly layout on the white boards. As you can see, I moved things around, things”took place” (green)and things got done (crossed )– still working! pic.twitter.com/xWPIBGfAWS– Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) June 7, 2016 Due to the fact that I utilized to

Note All The Things and I wished to Accomplish All The Objectives, and I suddenly realized I can’t truly do that, I changed my system to merely listing the stuff that MUST BE DONE, AND IS ACTUALLY FEASIBLE OF BEING FINISHED BY THE DATE WHEN I PREPARED IT. This is crucial since I am constantly shooting for achieving more and then recognizing my body(or life) occurs. I don’t”Bullet Journal “. I do compose jobs to do, those finished get a ✅– green ink is”Stuff that Showed up” pic.twitter.com/kMoK0816X7– Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega( @raulpacheco) July 2, 2016 The question that I get asked All The Time: DON’T YOU INVEST MORE TIME PREPARING THAN ACTUALLY DOING THE WORK? My reaction to that question is

constantly the one revealed in this magnet(which is likewise in my school

office): I am just too lazy to search for things. So I make it very easy for me to find * whatever * I do. Notes from a conference. Research findings. My plan for a particular week. Since WHATEVER is in my Everything Note pad, I truly do not need to search for anything. I simply require to organize it when (and this July it took me about 45 minutes of one lazy Saturday). Now you understand why I am so fanatically arranged with my time, my books, my journal posts and my life ☺ pic.twitter.com/pjmdhYoppl– Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega(@raulpacheco ) March 26, 2016 My process is actually quite easy, and I enjoy to share it since if it can assist someone else organize their ideas or life, all the better. It does help me. And assessing my own processes helps me think of how to enhance.

Isaih Pacheco overcomes family tragedy to lead Vineland’s football team

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco
Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Isaih’s bedroom dresser doubles as a shrine to lost family members, in addition to storing his many trophies. Below, his parents, Julio Pacheco and Felicia Cannon, join him on the field at Senior Night.

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, has a mirror in his room with some obituaries and memories on his mirror of his lost family. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, has a mirror in his room with some obituaries and memories on his mirror of his lost family. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, plays with his next door neighbor,Exodus DeJesus,10 , throwing a football in his yard. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland’s Isaih Pacheco all smiles in the 4th quarter against Atlantic City. Oct. 20, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland’s Isaih Pacheco runs into the end zone for a touchtown during the Fighting Clan’s victory over Atlantic City.

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Vineland’s Isaih Pacheco after scoring, uses headset to communicate with coaches during the game against Atlantic City. Oct. 20, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland High School senior Isaih Pacheco runs against Atlantic City High School during fourth-quarter action in a game last week. Pacheco, one of the state’s top players, ran for 222 yards and a touchdown in a game three days after his sister was fatally shot.

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Vineland’s Isaih Pacheco shows number #1 in the 4th quarter against Atlantic City. Oct. 20, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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vineland at mainland regional football

Vineland’s Isaih Pacheco breaks a tackle by Mainland Regional’s Dean Deveney, Friday Nov. 6, 2015, during their high school football game in Linwood.

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, plays with his next door neighbor,Exodus DeJesus,10 , throwing a football in his yard. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland High School senior Isaih Pacheco lost his sister Celeste Cannon to gun violence in September. ‘My sister was like my best friend,’ Isaih said. His brother, Travoise Cannon, was stabbed to death in Bridgeton in January 2016.

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco pump up for the game. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco with his coach Dan Russo. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, with his parents Julio Pacheco and Felicia Cannon. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, with his parents Julio Pacheco and Felicia Cannon at Senior Night. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Isaih Pacheco

A picture of Pacheco’s brother Tavarios Cannon, was stabbed to death last year. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Isaih Pacheco

‘He warms my heart,’ mom Felicia Cannon says of Isaih, shown with his father, Julio Pacheco, left, and dog Kylie.

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Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, with his parents Julio Pacheco and Felicia Cannon at Senior Night. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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A picture of Pacheco’s sister, Celeste Cannon, who was murdered in September. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco during National Anthem. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, with his parents Julio Pacheco and Felicia Cannon. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Isaih Pacheco

Vineland senior Isaih Pacheco, who Rutgers football recruit and start quarterback for the Fighting Clan. Pacheco has had to overcome some horrible tragedies in his life, which includes seeing two siblings shot and killed. Nov. 9, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

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Pacheco Alerts About Scams Targeting Rock Springs Locals

Scam artists are developing new and creative ways to take your money and individual details, according to the Rock Springs Authorities Department.
ROCK SPRINGS– According to Rock Springs Chief of Police Dwane Pacheco, Rock Springs locals continue to be the target for a number of various scams.
Different telephone, mail and email fraud attempts continue to be reported around town. In many cases, individuals are notified they have actually won a lottery game or a prize of some sort and after that they’re asked to send money beforehand for deceptive reasons, then they can collect their reward.
These are typically scams, and worldwide lotteries are in fact illegal. In some tried rip-offs individuals will be alerted that a foreign prince requires to move some cash out of his country and needs a valid checking account in the United States to transfer the money.
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In other circumstances, somebody will be sent out an unsolicited check and the sender will ask the gotten to take a few of the cash and return the rest. A very basic confirmation to the check company, typically discovered on the face of the check, will show the check to be a scams.
The Rock Springs Police Department advises homeowners to stay watchful to deals which simply “seem too great to be real.”
RSPD Chief Dwane Pacheco offers some pointers on how to recognize a fraud.
” While there are many genuine investments and services, there are also predators who seek to take your hard-earned cost savings,” Pacheco stated.
As a tip, clicking a link from an unfamiliar sender might lead to a virus downloaded on to your computer. Trusting a contact number or e-mail address from a phony credit card business could result in you sharing valuable personal details.
” The web and mass mailings have actually opened new horizons for millions of Americans,” Pacheco continued. “At the same time, predators have actually seen these improvements as chances for criminal offense. Please remember the old adage, ‘if a deal sounds too excellent to be real, it probably is’.”.

Portuguese SP House built with stunning multi-level ramps by Gonçalo Duarte Pacheco

In the silently establishing urban location of a small Portuguese town, modern design and architecture business Gonçalo Duarte Pachecohas built the gorgeously sprawling SP Home to stand out among the local structures of Salir do Porto.

Your home sits near to the incredibly enchanting Bay of Sao Matinho do Porto, managing it spectacular views from all sides and any space. Thanks to its plot on the external fringes of the village, your home also takes advantage of the a little more serene environment of the rolling orchards that lie to the south of the property areas.

Because it leads down towards the rolling orchards we have actually already discussed, the land plot of this home itself also slopes and differs. In reality, one end has a height difference of 3m to the other. Instead of trying to work versus this distinct terrain, designers decided to work with it instead. They did this by dividing the house into two primary levels, each with its own volumes; one upstairs and 3 downstairs on the ground level.

Besides including the general public and common areas of your home, the lower floor likewise boasts two remarkable outside areas that are best for hosting visitors, consisting of a lovely swimming pool on the side of your house that gets more sun. These are levelled to a particular extent to keep the pool and patios functionally even however they still blend well into the surface.

Leading up from the ground level into the personal volume that houses the bedrooms, you’ll discover a smooth, carefully sloping ramp that imitates a bridge from the bottom of the plot’s slope to the top. Breaking off from this bridge, you’ll likewise find the spot that provides main access to the street, where cars can draw in and drive gradually down to access the parking. You’ll likewise discover another outdoor area in the form of a bright terrace.

Besides the slopes and bridges, perhaps the most noteworthy part of your house’s design is the addition of clear glass. SP House is rife with picturesque, stretching windows, terrace fences constructed from glass, and skylights that help keep the within your house simply as brilliant and well lit as the plain white finishes you’ll see all throughout.

Images by the designers.

Composing topic sentences and crafting paragraphs– Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

2 of the concerns I get asked most often not only by my own students but by other scholars on Twitter also are: “how do I compose good topic sentences?” and “how do I compose great paragraphs?“. These two methods are necessary for lots of factors, but the one I consider the most is the topic sentence, because I believe good subject sentences typically can result in robust, well-written paragraphs.

This is one factor why I am (like Dr. Eve Ewing in a tweet I price estimate below), a fan of the 5 paragraph essay (a kind of essay that is typically taught at the college/university level). In my view, well-crafted topic sentences set the phase for meaningful and robust paragraphs which then produce noise, sound, articulate essays. While sometimes undesirable, the Introduction, Body, Evidence, Conversation, Conclusions design (the 5 paragraphs essay) is reproduced in scholarly writing beyond undergraduate writing (see the IMRAD model of scholarly paper). I hence accept Dr. Eve Ewing here because the 5 paragraph essay IS in fact a smart way of presenting undergraduates to academic writing.

out of favor opinion: the 5-paragraph essay actually does mirror the basic principles of excellent essay writing (introduction, evidence, conclusion; a clear sense of structure and signposting) and is a great method to teach trainees the start phases of prose composing https://t.co/CFJhukdta6

— wikipedia “seasonal halloween name” brown (@eveewing) May 19, 2018 This paper on facilities privatization assists me display something that @jessicacalarco has actually talked about in earlier threads on writing abstracts and introductions. Notification where I marked * TS […] this is a subject sentence, duplicated from abstract in the intro. pic.twitter.com/cuGMeFKZfc

— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) July 15, 2018 Sadly, some of the journal articles, book chapters and books I check out avoid the standard structure of a paragraph as explained by Dr. Patrick Dunleavy in his article on building paragraphs. This is problematic because if the topic sentence is not the first one that you discover in a paragraph, it is harder to discern which one is the most important and therefore, readers might discover it challenging to assess the material to identify the most crucial and valuable concept within.

The usual structure of a paragraph is (and I borrow from the Dunleavy design here, though I apply my own codes):

  • Subject Sentence
  • Body
  • Tokens (Supporting Evidence(
  • Wrap (Closing)

Professor Dunleavy does not agree that the Wrap sentence (what I call the Closing Sentence) need to link to the next paragraph. Frankly, I do like doing this, and my writing reflects this. I believe that the Closing Sentence should allow me to follow the flow (the Throughline or Red Thread )of the entire

paper. How do I know whether a Topic Sentence is well built? This is a question I frequently get asked. One test I usually ask my students to apply is to highlight in yellow (see my colour-coded highlighting and scribbling plan here) the very first sentence of every paragraph of an entire paper or book chapter. If they are able to comprehend what the paper or book chapter is about through only the topic sentences, then the author picked the ideal ones. This technique for quick reading (skimming) only works if authors follow the design where you begin a new paragraph with the subject sentence.

I accept Dr. Jessica Calarco (Indiana University– Bloomington) here where she states that a robust essay ought to have solid topic sentences and well-written paragraphs.

Agreed. When I assign essays to my undergrads, I offer them suggested details. Those details follow the 5-paragraph model. And they help students learn to frame a clear argument and assistance that argument with claims (subject sentences) and evidence (examples and analysis). https://t.co/p0kzDQG3o7

— Jess Calarco (@JessicaCalarco) May 19, 2018 When I compose, I try to follow the topic sentence design . For me, a key idea must be included in one paragraph. As I searched for sources that I might link to in order to help readers recognize what a good topic sentence is, I discovered D’Angelo(1986)’s short article

,””. This intro to D’Angelo’s analysis of The Topic Sentence is fantastic, as it uses a complete paragraph that consists of the main point AS a topic sentence, and also synthesizes the whole paper in the very first paragraph. Personally, I like this rhetorical strategy. pic.twitter.com/pXAMhyfSof

— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco)

October 25, 2018 If you read this short article, D’Angelo returns to the intellectual history of what a topic sentence and a paragraph look like. What D’Angelo and the authors he cites suggest is that a paragraph is a set of sentences that are coherent, cohesive and provide a whole concept in a self-contained system. For that reason, a subject sentence develops the TOPIC (or the style, the essence) of a paragraph.

Baby actions work truly well for me. Break down the work into tiny pieces: a paragraph, say. Then break the paragraph into parts: Topic sentence, example, closing sentence. Focusing on composing a small piece at a time and commemorating that actually helps me construct self-confidence.

— Elise Paradis (@ep_qc)

September 19, 2018 The subject sentence must, for that reason, ensure that if we read it (and just that particular sentence) we can have a broad, bird’s eye view of the full paragraph, even if we include supporting material and a closing sentence afterwards. A paper with great subject sentences must for that reason easily be skimmed by checking out just the first sentence of each paragraph. Although as I discussed above, there are a variety of academic writers who do not follow this model, unfortunately, due to the fact that they feel it is formulaic. I highly believe in following techniques and solutions and THEN utilize slight variations and deviate from the design.

That’s why I suggest composing documents through one of two approaches: (1) Answering Questions and (2) Listing Topic Sentences. These subject sentences then, as Dr. Calarco discusses in her tweet above, become complete sentences. I likewise encourage my students and readers of this blog to consider paragraphs as their target objective. Producing adequate words to end up a few sentences and form a cogent, cohesive and meaningful paragraph ought to be a legitimate objective for scholastic authors. This belief is likewise why I encourage my students to write in paragraphs, one idea at a time.

I think it’s essential to teach procedure. Having an excellent TS should also come from seeing other’s work that’s easy to read and comprehend.

— Mr. J. Puntillo (@MrJPuntillo) August 20, 2017 When you have actually crafted your entire paper/essay, you can then run a Reverse Overviews (Paragraph Replanning) analysis like the one presumed by Dr. Rachael Caeley here. By preparing an outline and seeing how it appears like, you can see if you require to replan specific paragraphs.

A couple of resources:

  • WikiHow’s “How to Compose a Great Topic Sentence” post.

Ideally this post will help individuals formulate much better topic sentences and establish more powerful, more meaningful and sound paragraphs.

The Power of Partnerships and Collective Dreams – Maria Pacheco

From rural Guatemalan women with big dreams and little education who learned to generate income by making bracelets to their daughters now attending college and working for corporations . . . it’s been an amazing journey . . . all because of the power of dreams and partnerships.

With pride and gratefulness, we can say now that these dreams are in process! The children of Wakami women are starting to go to college, they are starting to work in corporations and most exciting . . . THEIR DAUGHTERS are finding success in a country where the role of women is still limited.

As each of these young people get an education or get a job, at Wakami we celebrate it as if it was our own kids.  This is also a time to celebrate our partners who have joined us in this journey and have been key to make it happen.  And yes, it has been a long journey – but worth every part of it.

In Wakami we recognized from the start that in order for women’s dreams to become a reality, it was necessary for them to have a source of income.  The question we had was – how do you create a source of income for women working in remote villages with no resources and few work-related skills?  How do we help women with big dreams of changing the life of their children, but with little or no schooling?

That was when the motivation behind starting a brand that would reach global markets with products that could be made by these women.  To do this, 14 years ago, when we started, there were organizations that partnered with us – organizations like ICCO from the Netherlands, like the Embassy of Norway in Guatemala, like USAID from the US. They gave us the funds to start incubating these groups of women and transform them into formal businesses that could meet international standards.  They gave us the first seed capital to start a brand that in our dreams would reach out to the world and allow many rural women to have a source of income.

We began to create products, under the guidance of Queta Rodriguez and the design of Lis Giron and started to look for a market. After three years, with the support of Agexport and Casa Cotzal, the first order for export came – it was for 25 Earth Bracelets from the Greater Good Network.  We will never forget that order.

As a part of Wakami’s hand-made fashion accessories, we also told beautiful stories to inspire our customers and Wakami started to grow in the export market.  We found alliances with partners in the US, in Japan, in Korea, in Australia.  An initial group of 30 indigenous women making products became a group of 300 women supporting their families.  Sinapi Foundation, with the leadership of John Quinn, became key to help us incubate more women and create more rural businesses.  Other local foundations like Juan Bautista Gutierrez, Fundacion Castillo Cordova, and ALCSA also supported this effort.  Impact investors also started to invest in Wakami, allowing us to have more capital to grow.  IDC and Pomona Impact where the first ones!  Awards from Chivas The Venture and DVF were key as well, not just for the resources, but for the visibility and credibility.

But as we grew, we faced many challenges: we needed to systematize the methodology, we needed to grow markets, we needed to strengthen Wakami as a brand.  That is when the Inter American Development Bank and its MIF unit partnered with us. Through a 5-year project, Wakami started to transform into a stronger brand, with systematized methodologies that would generate income for rural women and other vulnerable groups.   Wakami grew to 20 rural businesses and 500 women.

But then we also realized income alone would not change the quality of life – not in a country where key basic services are not available to everyone – services like access to health, education and sanitation.  That is where our next key partnership came –with Rotary International, under the leadership of Julio Grazioso and Bob Halagan.  Rotary helped us establish programs that would support the education and nutrition and health of the children of Wakami producers.  And so Wakami children started to be better nourished and had more access to formal education.

As we traveled this journey, we also realized that Wakami needed to have a place of its own – to create a center where all the opportunities would be centralized – both the income generation and the education and nutrition for their children.  We were not sure what it would look like, there was only one premise – we wanted it to be beautiful.  And that is how the Wakami Center was born.  Finca Luisiana gave us a piece of land, Arq. Francisco Samayoa gave us the design and for the last 4 years, through the Wakami Traveler Program with Rotarians and Sinapi Friends we built this center.   Just recently the Tigo Foundation and Telus partnered with us to bring top technology to the center.   In 2017, I, as part of Vital Voices, won an award from Goldman Sachs and Fortune Companies that allowed us to partner with Funsepa and Valentina to create a program that would teach high school graduates skills that would make them employable by local corporations.  And yes, as of last week, 4 of our first 8 students got a job.

So many people, so many supporters!  The best thing though is THAT NOW WE HAVE A PATH, that allows rural and vulnerable women with big dreams to make their dreams and ours become real – dreams of creating a world with opportunities for more people!

We know how, together, we can create change!  It’s with partnerships; it’s with collective dreams that we can do this!

And at the end of the day, the greatest gift is that one of HOPE!  There are so many challenges in Guatemala and the World, but together we can create change!  I believe it. We, Wakami and our many partners, believe it.

There are many more people that I did not mention that are part of this and I want to thank all of you because collective dreams are unstoppable, and this is what keeps us going!

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Jessy Pacheco’s Family Held Interview Regarding His Return

VAN BUREN, Ark.– Jessy Pacheco and his family held an interview in Van Buren today (June 23), following his return.

Pacheco had actually gone missing in Guadalaraja, Mexico, recently while celebrating his recent graduation from medical school.

His disappearance made headings across the nation, with many wondering if Pacheco would return home.

Pacheco’s family announced on Friday (June 21) that he was found safe and would make his way home rapidly.

During the conference, his family revealed that he had flown back previously this weekend.

Pacheco’s family likewise stated the FBI was involved in the case.

Pacheco said he does not understand where he was or who he was with, saying he blacked out after he was taken and didn’t wish to talk about how he was returned house.

“I didn’t believe I was going to be back home. I thought my life was over, Pacheco stated mentally.

When inquired about his friend Carlos Romero, who had actually been discovered dead, Pacheco said he wished nothing had actually occurred to him.

“I simply wish to state I would have taken his location,” Pacheco stated. “He didn’t deserve it. I didn’t deserve it, either. He was a great man. Carlos was a friend of mine. I’m sorry that it happened to him. We prayed a lot for his family …”

His household went on to say that they wanted to thank the neighborhood and everyone who shared Pacheco’s story. They said they think it is the reason he was returned house.

Pacheco was joined by his mom and his cousin throughout the press conference.

A Go FundME account that had been established for Jessie has raised over $7,000.