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Month: December 2016

Life in the Information Renaissance

Life in the Information Renaissance

Today we are in what is believed to be the Information Renaissance. Dr. Jay Gillette describes the information renaissance as, “a knowledge society driven by an information economy”  in his article titled Leadership for the Information Renaissance: Clarity, Challenges, Opportunity.   One of the key points Dr. Jay Gillette made regarding the Information Renaissance is the section titled, “Information Networks: The Key to the Information Renaissance”. This means that we are inherently a part of the network of information networks –…

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Components of Human Communication

Components of Human Communication

Human communication is the foundation upon which we as human beings express ourselves and converse with one another. Most people seem to have their own ideas about what human communication is or what it may mean to them based on their personal experiences and personality. Communication does not always have to be the spoken word; body language, visual cues, personal experience and a myriad of other components help piece together what we know as human communication. Body language is a…

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Plagiarism as a Scientist

Plagiarism as a Scientist

Plagiarism is not something that most science students seek out to intentionally do, however it is something that many students unintentionally do every year. When it comes to plagiarism, the old adage, “I would rather be safe than sorry” can be of the utmost importance. One of the key ways to avoid plagiarism is to properly site your sources according to whatever format the guidelines for your paper specify. Some of these include MLA, APA, and Chicago/Tiburian formats. It is very…

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