Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Posting 3

Similarities and Different of Some Search Engines

Mamma.com ~ Google Scholar ~ ERIC Digest ~ Yahoo.com


These four search engines are useful devices in internet that can help us to obtain information shortly and fast. With typing the key word or exact phrase, these four search engines will show many information that linked to a lot of websites.


Using "The Mother of All Search Engines" as its slogan, Mamma.com is one of the useful device in obtaining information. You can say that there are not a lot of hits that one can get, but the hits or the information showed are more specific and appropriate. Furthermore, it supports advanced operator. For example, they can perform an exact operation if quotation ('' ") is used and if you want to include or exclude some terms in your search, you can simply put the plus (+) and minus (-) signs. Not just in English, Mamma.com is also available in French Language.
Google Scholar
It can be said that Google Scholar is more into scholar itself. The information or hits showed is more academic and it is suitable for students who want to search for references of their thesis, assignment and so on. No idea why the are using the slogan "Stand on The Shoulders of The Giant", but Google Scholar can perform many hits and shows more website link compared to Mamma.com. You might want to be picky of clicking the hits found because some of the information are not really relevants and appropriate of what you want to search for.
ERIC Digest
Basically, the term ERIC is an abbreviation of Education Resources Information Center. Just like the meaning, ERIC digest is specially designed to cater the needs of educational community such as teachers, students, instructors and so on. It also provide an overview of information on a given topic, plus references to items providing more detailed information. The information or the essays also are produced by the former 16 subject-specialized ERIC Clearinghouses, and reviewed by experts and content specialists in the field.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Posting 2 (ii)

Blog(s) that I enjoy Reading

So now it comes to the time that I wanna tell you one of the the blogger sites that interest me and made me enjoy their writing. It is my friend a.k.a my ex-roomate's blog which tittled "My Wonderland". She wrote a lot of poems as part of her expressions which really interest me. The content of all the poems are easy to understand because she used laidback and easier words unlike other poems that contains a lot of words that is too exotic or the one that I never heard.One of her poem titled 'All the Best To All' (err...i'm not sure if it is really the title) tells about the reality life of deceiting, weakness,strenght and how reality can be harsful. Basically, I got a lot of inspiration from the poem of this blogs. So if there is any of you who would like to feel what i felt, just take some time to access this blog :

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Posting 2 (i)

How Blogging Enhance My Writing Skill

Do blogging enhance my writing skill? Well, if u ask me I would say yes! Web blogging really helps me not just in my writing skill but also in other forms such as my expansion of vocabulary in English and general knowledge. To be honest, I am one of god's creature that developed the hatred, dis likeness and err...laziness for writing. However, blog is one way where I found that writing can be fun and enjoyable. With blogs, I can write everything in my style and I am able to express my feelings over something.

Academically, blogging helps me in improving my writing skill in terms of grammar. Now, when i do a lot of writing, I realize that it do helps me . For example, before I started to post anything on my blog, I did a lot of research on information first about what do I want to post. I also look up to other people's blog as references. While I read, I observed the word that they used and the strength that they got in their writing. It's hard for me to explain it with words, but I think, besides writing, reading also can enhance my writing skill in terms of my knowledge in grammar and vocabulary which I can apply when I do some writing. For example, instead of using normal or common words, I tried to use a lot of exotic or other words that sounds more sophisticated or uncommon by doing a lot of readings on articles, text, Internet and of course,dictionary. I also has started to develop the love for writing ever since I did web blogging. The more I write, the more i realize about the mistakes that I've done. In this case, it is the grammar of the language (English). I know that my grammar is not really in 'good condition' but at least, I think it's getting better a lot comparing to 2 years ago, where I was in a condition that "I don't give a damn about the grammar or the correct words to use as long as I complete my writing". So, in short, let me just say thak you so much to... well, whoever that founded or created the blog. Well, mind you...it was created by Pyra Labs in 2003 and was bought by google then (hehehe...wondering where did I know this? It's a general knowledge and I got it from my period of blogging!)lol.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Posting 1

Reading For Information

Movie Synopsis - Slumdog Millionaire

'Slumdog Millionaire' is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions.Intrigued by Jamal's story, the jaded Police Inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on this game show?When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out...
After I read the synopsis of this movie, I found it very interesting. All this while, I just heard people's talk and the review on newspapers of how great this film is. Since I'm planning to go to cinema this weekend, I might as well give this film a shot. It would be interesting to watch this kind of film where it shows the reality of India country and its people. The plot really interest me when it is about a young, naive and educationless boys is competing for the show 'Who Wants To be a Millionaire'. Besides, it tells the boy's journey of growing up, about his adventurous on the road, and about his long-lost childhood lover. This movie won a lot of Oscar film recently including the award for Best Picture, so I think I have to watch this movie and I'm trusting that it would be really worth for people to watch.