Week 7 : Check your skills
From now on, we will work with an assignment chart for each session. We will write down your assignement for that particular day, and then wether you have achieved it by the end of the class.
Are the concepts of thesaurus, synonyms, hypernyms, hyponyms clear for you ?
WORDNET : synonyms http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn2.1
Relations between words : http://www.lexfn.com/
Check your skills :
Practice for week8 and week14 by using last year’s subjects.
Are you sure you are using the + and - properly, i.e. space before but not after ?
Do you know how to copy from a PDF document using the A tool ?
Do you realise there is a local dictionary with a thesaurus on the computers in room 125F ?
Do you realise that sometimes only the menu of the browser or the word processor appears ? the software is open, but no window is open - just open a new window to start working.
Do you know how to drag a URL to create a bookmark ?
Do you realise that if your not careful the browser keeps your Bureau virtuel login and password active once you’re gone ?
Do you know how to use the word processor’s outline mode ?
Do you know how to activate the toolbars for your word processor ?
Do you know how to copy and paste by using the APPLE C / APPLE V keys ?
Do you know how to change the spell checker’s language in the word processor ?
Have you used the F9 key before ?
To get out of a software that’s not working anymore : click on the desktop (behind your window), click on FINDER in the finder menu, and choose FORCE QUIT to close your window.
For your report :
Online newspapers worldwide http://www.refdesk.com/paper.html
Forums search engine http://www.omgili.com/
Blogs search engine http://blogsearch.google.com/
Altavista audio files search http://www.altavista.com/audio/
Audio search : http://www.calstatela.edu/library/mmc/onweb.htm
Are you looking at left wing or right wing press ?
NB : In the google search box :
Wild cards : * replaces a word (FROM http://www.tech-recipes.com/google_tips224.html)
For example assume that you were searching for one of Napoleon Bonaparte’s famous quotes "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." What if you couldn’t remember all the words ?
Google : "Never * your enemy when he is * a mistake"
NEAR : the NEAR operator does not function with Google but you can use Google proximity search : http://www.staggernation.com/cgi-bin/gaps.cgi
25% week8 test
25% week14 test
25% blog and week5 test
Webliography format (generate the format automatically) : http://citationmachine.net/index.php
Webliography format (details) : http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite6.html