"Everyone
can achieve a lot if their heart is in it" (Parmjeet
Mand)
How do you create motivation to study? If you have ideas on this, please share them One student found her motivation was greater when she worked with a friend. Discussing your work with other people may stimulate some enthusiasm for it. You could also look for new approaches that you could enjoy The student who wrote the following sensitive reflection wants to be anonymous:
"The skills I think are most needed for autonomous learning are self motivation and drive. I feel I need more self motivation and that it is something I have always lacked. But the secret to finding it may be to realise that it could not be entirely true that I lack motivation and drive. I must have had it to some extent to get as far as I have. I need to develop the skills that got me this far. I have not had much help with this in the past. It is something I have developed myself. When I came to the university, the library tour helped me, because I was given lots of different approaches to do similar things. It showed me the advantages of flexibility. We were not given much encouragement to develop autonomously at school. A lot of the information and resources were just given to us. I have come to the conclusion that selfdirection is something you develop on a daily basis. But it is not always something you realise you are doing." Anxiety and Enjoyment Moderate anxiety may spur us on, but we only usually recognise anxiety when it becomes debilitating. Fear can freeze us so that we are unable to study  however hard we try. These are not strange or unusual responses to study. In some way, at some time, they probably happen to everyone. Study anxiety can feel as if it is about everything, but there are probably particular areas that are causing most of the anxiety. Familiar areas that often cause anxiety are
The same areas can be sources of enjoyment. To get anxiety problems into perspective, we can list the areas of study that we enjoy, as well as those that cause us anxiety. Writing and mathematics, for example, are very broad areas.
In general terms, a class is any number of people or things
grouped
together, graded together or thought of separately from other groups.
Data Data is a word for special types of information. John Stuart Mill speaks of primitive data or original data which provides "the ultimate premises of our knowledge". He is speaking as an empiricist, who believes all knowledge is based on experience. Data here is any kind of sensation that we can observe. He argues that "All science consists of data and conclusions from those data, of proofs and what they prove". In computing, information includes programs and data. Computer Data is the electrically stored information that the programs operate on. Statistical Data is the information to be used in statistical analysis. Research data is the information to be used in empirical research. In statistics and research we describe data that has not been worked on as raw data. The original information that you gather yourself is called primary data and there are many different ways of gathering it. Secondary data is data published in books and other secondary sources. See data set  data revolution and big data
Systematic analysis of data by a computer looking for meaningful patterns and also finding ways to communicate those patterns effectively. For example, the visits made to a website might be classified according to regions of the world they came from and the results displayed in a graph.
An algorithm is a stepbystep list of directions that need to be followed to solve a problem. A recipe could be considered as a formula if it just states the ingredients: Egg in hot water = boiled egg Or as an algorithm if it states the steps: Put egg in a saucepan of water Boil water on fire for about seven minutes if you like it hard Cool egg under cold water Crack shell and eat contents Algorithms are often used to describe how a computer might solve a problem. The algorithm to find the area of a circle could be used as a computer program. This example is quite simple, but logical, step by step, solutions to simple problems can be complicated. The Simple English Wikipedia demonstrates this with examples of three algorithms designed to sort a stack of cards into numerical order. In each case, the algorithm is given, and then a demonstration with a small stack of cards. Alongside each example is an animation that shows how the cards move. A simpler algorithm Wikipedia says that "one of the simplest algorithms is to find the largest number in an (unsorted) list of numbers." Assume the first number is largest until proved wrong. Make a note of it. Look at the second number. If that is larger, make that your note. So on through the whole collection of numbers, changing the note whenever you come across a larger number When you have finished going through the numbers, your note will be the largest number. 1935: Computable numbers In June 1935, Alan Turing tried to envisage a machine that would decide the provability of any mathematical assertion presented to it. His paper "On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem" (January 1937) laid the mathematical foundations for modern computers. Turing described an automatic machine which would read and manipulate symbols on a tape through algorithms. The software programs of today's computers are long algorithms that tell the computer what to do, step by tiny step, but at great speed.
Group A number of persons or things belonging or classed together, or forming a whole, is described as a group. It can also be called a class or a set. Networks
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