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Being a distance learner studying an online course can be a difficult thing.  Despite all the support colleges like ADL offer our students, we can’t get away from the fact that, in the end, it is up to the student to make a success of their studies.  It is the student who must demonstrate the

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We're very excited to announce a second Q&A with one of our very own tutors! Lee Raye, author of Advanced Academic Writing, Critical Thinking and UK Wildlife Law, is going to be answering your questions live on Facebook on the 22nd of October from 6.00pm until 6.30pm. Mr. Raye has been involved in ADL since 2013 and

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News from ADL

ADL registrar Amanda Phelan-White returned to the local Kent papers this weekend past with a picture in their Sunday paper.  It was part of a feature regarding reviews of Kent businesses in 2014 alongside other Kent businesses, including kitchen companies, motorcycle importers and enterprise support providers.  Interviewed by the paper, Amanda explained what makes the

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Daryl's Blog - a Letter from the Director

It’s been an exciting few weeks for space fans and seekers of knowledge in general.  In the last couple of days, we’ve seen the Rosetta space probe achieve another first in human ingenuity, conducting the first successful landing of a probe onto a comet, giving us an incredible opportunity to learn more about these fascinating

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News from ADL

Being a distance learner studying an online course can be a difficult thing.  Despite all the support colleges like ADL offer our students, we can’t get away from the fact that, in the end, it is up to the student to make a success of their studies.  It is the student who must demonstrate the

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Are ad hominem attacks always invalid?

Valid Arguments In order to be valid, an argument has to be based on evidence. For example, we might say: “Tigers can produce milk…” Or “Wildlife brings tourism…“ However, these are not valid arguments unless we give some evidence, or cite a source: “… Since tigers are mammals and all female mammals can lactate for

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Your Argument is good, but you are still Wrong

Invalid vs Incorrect There’s a common myth that arguments which are valid always have a correct conclusion. The best Critical Thinking students know better. Invalid arguments can be correct, and valid arguments can be incorrect. Here are some examples: Invalid argument with correct conclusion IF: All cats have fur, IF: Pingu is a cat, THEN:

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Cataracts – not just an older person’s condition

  A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. Vision becomes blurred because the cataract interferes with sight, like a veil in front of the eye. Many individuals over 60 have cataracts and most of these can be treated successfully. The risk for cataracts increases as we age, but the average age for

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Check these things before Submitting your next assignment

You have spent lots of time researching, working hard to produce a top quality assignment that will be appreciated by your tutor. You have timed it well; your favourite TV programme is about to start, you have some tasty food waiting for you. It’s now time to submit that assignment and wait for a response.

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Why Study with the ICB?

Ever since the first caveman traded a shiny rock for the second cave man’s banana, money, and where it goes, have been the bedrock of civilization.  Whether you trade in dollars, pounds, rubles or shiny rocks, a decent living can be had for anyone with the skills to follow the money.   For anyone with

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