This book is an informative source both for seasoned and novice researchers and provides them with practical and straightforward guides to organize, write, submit, and revise their scientific papers in all disciplines. The materials covered in this book conform to the very recent and up-to-date principles and are on the basis of practical experience of researchers who have published several papers and books in international journals and data-bases. The following invaluable and straightforward features have made study of the book vey necessary for researchers. Some of them include perspectives and information about the: • Scientific and precise use of language and grammar in scientific papers • Instructions and techniques required for writing standard scientific paper • Choosing appropriate journal for your paper • Choosing appropriate format for your cover letter to the editor and submission of your paper • The review process and ethics of publication • An appendix that provides succinct grammatical advice necessary for standard paper writing
This book is meant for those who want to better understand ministry in Haiti and its particular challenges. I hope its ideas will be helpful to Christian professionals working in as well as missionaries all over the world who plan to work in and experience third world countries. Haiti is dreaming of new institutions for the development of its people, including education and religion. Although I write as an Episcopal priest who has been working in Haiti for more than 20 years in the field of pastoral ministry and education at all levels, I pray these materials will be for professionals across denominational lines.
This work seeks to contribute to the growing literature on academic discourses by probing into a relatively new reading-to-write examination genre featured in the Singapore Cambridge Advanced level General Paper. The recently introduced Application Question on the GP comprehension question paper, aimed at producing more critical thinkers, makes an array of new linguistic and rhetorical demands on students taking the General Paper. Appraising Arguments unveils the many hidden expectations in the AQ response genre, as viewed through the lens of Systemic Functional Linguistics, APPRAISAL and genre theory. It is hoped that Appraising Arguments will grant junior college students and GP teachers alike fresh insights into the Application Question and its manifold requirements.
Amidst endless apps and computer games, there is still an important place for simple yet engaging games, played with just a piece of paper and a pencil. Whether your battery's flat, you're suffering from 'screen fatigue', or you just prefer traditional games, this write-in, tear-off pad is for you, featuring over one hundred games to play.
To tackle a bundle of resources for writing a research paper is not an easy task for an experienced instructor. Even worse, it is a confusing one for a student who is asked for the first time to write a research paper after studying several courses of essay writing. Writing a research paper needs not to be a frightening task. A research paper may be longer than most of all college essays, but a student will be given more time to complete it. Having a plan for work will make the process go smoothly. Over the years, I have arrived at a time-saving, ten-step, simple strategy for this. The first five steps prepare the student to write and the remaining steps helps in writing the documented paper.This book goes through these steps giving some examples from online resources.
The main objective of this study is to access the fiscal response to external financial inflows in Ethiopia , specifically to study the impact of foreign aid inflows on public expenditure, revenue and domestic borrowing in Ethiopia. The paper provides a critical review of literature of on the aid-fiscal relation, and then applies a VAR/VECM and impulse response analysis, using data for the period 1961-2007GC.The study is a good indication that disaggregated data utilization could point out which variables are responsive to changes in external shocks. By studying the particular fiscal dynamics in Ethiopia using three separate frontier econometric models, the study finds that foreign aid in the form of grant and loan has had a positive impact on government expenditure (loan being pro-investment and grant being pro-consumption), both have a negative impact on domestic borrowing (domestic borrowing being more elastic to a change in grant) and indirect tax collection and no effect on the direct one. Moreover, by incorporating total ODA inflow in a separate model, the study tried to analyze the joint impact of budgetary grant and loan, and that of off -budgetary ODA.
Brief Synopsis: This paper investigates the market effects of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act by looking at the changes that the passage has brought in trader’s information asymmetry, proxied by market makers’ bid-ask spreads. Before the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley, firms were only required to publicly disclose internal control deficiencies if there was a change in auditor. I hypothesize that if compliance with SOX 404 increases internal control over financial reporting, investor confidence in annual reports will also increase. Superior disclosures available to all traders lead to a reduction of information asymmetry. An increase in the quality of financial information should determine a narrowing of market maker’s bid-ask spreads because the adverse selection cost is lower. I identify the cost components of the bid-ask spread for a sample of stocks surrounding the implementation of SOX 404. My expectation is that market makers react to the implementation of Section 404 as if information asymmetry has diminished, considering that the chances of trading against better informed traders are lower.