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information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem


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Still others may have low working memory, which limits their ability to absorb information and execute complex tasks even if they have the requisite background knowledge.
Inference: a conclusion based on a combination of observations and background knowledge
Poor and slow readers lack sufficient background knowledge about the topic of a text.
The following sections presents the evolution of tools and techniques from inductive logic programming and relational data mining through special purpose systems for bioinformatics to general purpose semantic data mining approaches which enable the use of domain ontologies as background knowledge for data analysis.
Each chapter provides a useful overview of typical development to give the general education teacher some background knowledge.
Now, the question is, did this background knowledge have any influence on their thinking and decisions?
Teachers should activate prior knowledge and build background knowledge when appropriate, while ensuring that students' examination of text is the central means of conveying information.
Led by Dr David Lines (Head of Italian), the course is designed for people in work or in retirement and will be accessible to those without previous background knowledge.
The authors--David Campos, San Francisco Board of Supervisors: District 9; Rocio Delgado, assistant professor of languages and literacy at the State University of New York at Geneseo; and Mary Esther Soto Huerta, assistant professor of culture, literacy and language at Texas State University--address ways to develop home-to-school partnerships based on meaningful relationships with Latino parents, to become more familiar with the background knowledge of Latino students, and to create a more welcoming environment for these students.
We have to assume a certain amount of background knowledge of 'old Huddersfield'.
But none of these search engines can give documents relevant to the user background knowledge and interests.
A reader samples the text and tries to match his/her hypotheses and predictions with his background knowledge in order to confirm or reconfirm them.
The second key is oral language, vocabulary, and domain-specific or background knowledge sufficient to understand what is being decoded.
Drawing on the 2007 edition of the NRC Nutrient Requirements of Horses, this accessible text for those studying horse nutrition at an introductory level, especially students and horse owners lacking background knowledge in science, provides practical information on horse diet and nutrition and its effect on horse health and performance.
An academic advisor's primary challenge is to match students' background knowledge with the courses they are taking.
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