Monday, November 17, 2008

College Admissions: Application Essays and SAT

Here are some samples of college application essays, SAT verbal section (essay, critical reading, general tips) as well as some tips on SAT scores and college admissions in general:

Admission Essays:

SAT Critical Reading:

SAT Essays:

SAT Grammar:

SAT Tips:

SAT Scores:

SAT Prep Courses:

Writing Resources:

Internet Quote of the Day
The Harper Book of Quotations Revised Ed, Robert I. Fitzhenry
Peter’s Quotations: Ideas for Our Times, Laurence J. Peter

The Elements of Style, Strunk and White (also Strunk’s original at
The Careful Writer, Theodore M. Bernstein
The Practical Stylist, Sheridan Baker
On Writing Well, William K. Zinsser
Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing, Claire Kehrwald Cook
A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, H. W. Fowler (The King’s English at
College Writing:
Writing with Writers:

Dangerous Holidays For Drivers

Forbes magazine recently published the most dangerous holidays for drivers:

Rounding out the top five are:

No. 1 Thanksgiving Average Vehicular Deaths: 573
No. 2 Independence Day Average Vehicular Deaths: 505
No. 3 Memorial Day Weekend Average Vehicular Deaths: 493
No. 4 Labor Day Weekend Average Vehicular Deaths: 488
No. 5 New Year's Eve/Day Average Vehicular Deaths: 421

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Math Tutorials

Here are some math/calculus related tutorial links:


Number Theory:





Linear Equations:

Scientific Notation:


0. r n-1Pr-1 + n-1Pr = nPr
1. nCr = nCn–r
2. nCo = nCn = 1
3. n+1Cr = nCr + nCr – 1
4. n+1Cr+1 = nCr+1 + n–1Cr + n–1Cr-1
5. nPr = r! nCr
6. The total no. of combinations of ‘n’ things taken some or all at a time nc = nC1 + nC2 + …… nCn = 2^n – 1

Complex numbers:










Lesson Plans:


Matlab Tutorials

Here are some MATLAB tutorials: (homeworks) (differential equations) (differential equations) (Mathworks) (Mathworks)

Physics Tutorials

Here are some helpful physics related tutorial links: (problems) (homeworks) (lectures) (notes) (calculators)

Holt Physics Book:

Chemistry Tutorials

Here are some helpful chemistry related tutorial links: (Regents review) (stoichiometry roadmap) (atomic structure) (quantum numbers) (chemistry AP sample questions) (chemistry AP preparation) (ACS HS Scholarship) (ACS HS Olympiad) (ACS) (chemistry quizzes) (chemistry tutorials) (chemmybear) (chemistry resources) (chemistry teaching resources) (chemistry notes/lectures) (organic chemistry) (organic chemistry exam) (stoichiometry) (molecular orbitals) (atomic structure: orbitals) (atomic structure: configurations) (periodic table) (net ionic equations) (periodic table trends) (periodic table trends) (periodic table trends) (elements) (elements) (general chemistry) (molecular bonding) (magnetic) (net ionic equations practice) (chemistry AP net ionic equations links) (precipitation) (solutions) (solubility table) (weak acids/bases) (weal acids/bases) (exact pH/acid/base equilibria) (pKa box) (acids/bases flashcards) (buffers) (half-reactions) (balance chemical equations) (balance chemical equations) (balance chemical equations) (balance chemical equations) (chembalancer game) (stoichiometry calculator) (chemical equation balancer) (stoichiometry calculator);jsessionid=kcfpr2vm30?lang=en (stoichiometry calculator) (physiochemical calculator) (chemical equations calculator) (chemical calculators) (chemical calculators) (chemputer) (molar mass calculator) (pressure unit conversions) (chemistry interactive learning ware)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Free Online Backup/Storage: 2.5G *Limited Time Offer*

From now till November 30, 2008, Mozy will give you a free 2.5G account (as opposed to the normal 2G) if you use referral links--such as this one:

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Mozy is owned by EMC (the storage company)--which means their services are reputable (your data are encrypted and protected). You can selectively choose what to backup (certain files/folders) if you have concern about privacy issues. You can selectively restore/download your backuped files via several means (including via the web). The response time of the service is reasonably fast. Check it out when you have a chance.

DHL Closing US Services

A sign of our battered economy: DHL said today it will significantly reduce its air and ground operations in the U.S. and cut 9,500 jobs within the country--

Source: The Huffington Post

Circuit City Closing: Deals to Come?

Circuit City Stores, Inc. is closing 155 of its stores: looks like there will be close-out sales coming up-- just in time for the holidays.

In the San Francisco/San Jose area in CA, there are 9 stores total at the following locations:

Concord, Dublin, Fairfield, Fremont, Morgan Hill, Palo Alto, Pittsburg, Richmond and San Rafael.

The complete list is here.