Apart from decided signs of proficiency in mathematics, he showed no special ability.
Its main object is to perfect the proficiency of players in certain departments of bowls proper.
After attaining to great proficiency in that kind of learning, Abdallatif applied himself to natural philosophy and medicine.
The rudiments of Latin he obtained at the grammar school of Montrose, after leaving which he learned Greek for two years under Pierre de Marsilliers, a Frenchman whom John Erskine of Dun had induced to settle at Montrose; and such was Melville's proficiency that on going to the university of St Andrews he excited the astonishment of the professors by using the Greek text of Aristotle, which no one else there understood.
Abauzit at an early age acquired great proficiency in languages, physics and theology.
There again his proficiency, especially in physical science, was marked, and he was one of the young Russians chosen to complete their education in foreign countries.
He received the best education to be had at the time, and was noted for his proficiency in the arts of grammar, rhetoric and dialectic. Entering on a public career he held, about 573, the high office of prefect of the city of Rome; but about 574, feeling irresistibly attracted to the "religious" life, he resigned his post, founded six monasteries in Sicily and one in Rome, and in the last - the famous monastery of St Andrew - became himself a monk.
He afterwards devoted himself to the canon and civil law, in which subjects he attained so great a proficiency that no one could dispute his pre-eminence.
The Larger Catechism is " for such as have made some proficiency in the knowledge of the Christian religion," but is too detailed and minute for memorizing, and has never received anything like the reception accorded to the Shorter Catechism, which is " for such as are of weaker capacity."
After asserting these in detail under nine different heads, he speaks under a tenth of his proficiency as a civil engineer and architect, and adds lastly a brief paragraph with reference to what he can do in painting and sculpture, undertaking in particular to carry out in a fitting manner the monument to Francesco Sforza.
Whiston is a striking example of the association of an entirely paradoxical bent of mind with proficiency in the exact sciences.
Keeping that one comes at a large financial price: Learn proficiency at two languages or remain separate from the world economy.
She had been brought up in a narrow retirement, could speak no language but her own, had no looks, no accomplishments and no dowry, her only recommendations being her proficiency in needlework, and her meek and gentle temper.
For the time, however, he tranquilly pursued his studies, writing those notes on Vieta which establish his proficiency in mathematics, and a metaphysical treatise now lost, which, if Foscarini's account of it may be relied upon, anticipated the sensationalism of Locke.
Dean's lack of proficiency at mountain climbing left him to make do instead of utilizing a more effective and safer method of descent.
2 He organized an artillery company, was awarded its captaincy on examination, won the interest of Nathanael Greene and Washington by the proficiency and bravery he displayed in the campaign of 1776 around New York City, joined Washington's.
The superstitious associations of crystal-gazing, as of hypnotism, appear to bar the way to official scientific investigation, and the fluctuating proficiency of the seers, who cannot command success, or determine the causes and conditions of success and failure, tends in the same direction.
for upkeep of kit, and most receive "service" or "proficiency" pay at 3d.-6d a day; and engineers, A.S.C. and R.A.M.C. specialist pay at various rates.
All children between eight and fifteen years of age, and all between fifteen and sixteen years of age who are not regularly employed in some useful or remunerative occupation, must attend the public school all the time it is in session or a private school for the same time unless excused by the city or the county superintendent because of mental or physical disability or because of proficiency in the branches taught in the first eight grades.
Besides agriculture, the course of instruction at the college includes chemistry, natural and mechanical philosophy, natural history, mensuration, surveying and drawing, and other subjects of practical importance to the farmer, proficiency in which is tested by means of sessional examinations.
In 1824 he was offered a writership in the Indian civil service, and went for a short time to Haileybury College; where he was distinguished for proficiency in Oriental languages.
It was in Paris that his younger contemporary Reuchlin acquired part of that proficiency in Greek which attracted the notice of Argyropulus, whose admiration of Reuchlin is twice recorded by Melanchthon, who soon afterwards was pre-eminent as the " praeceptor " of Germany.
In China, Egypt and Babylonia, strength and continuity were lent to this native tendency by the influence of a centralized authority; considerable proficiency was attained in the arts of observation; and from millennial stores of accumulated data, empirical rules were deduced by which the scope of prediction was widened and its accuracy enhanced.
(At Oxford and Cambridge many fellowships are now awarded on the results of examination; it is sometimes stated, in defence of this system, that young men cannot be expected to carry out research in classics or philosophy.) On the other hand, the defenders of examinations reply that (xiii.) examinations are necessary in order to test the efficiency of schools to which grants of public money are given (this argument has become somewhat out of date owing to the recent substitution of " inspection " for examination as a test of the efficiency of schools; a combination of inspection and examination is also sometimes used); (xiv.) they serve as a necessary incentive to steady and concentrated work 1 (the reply made to this is that the incentive is a bad one, and that with efficient teachers it is unnecessary); (xv.) they show both student and teacher where they have failed (unnecessary for efficient teachers); (xvi.) though possibly harmful to the highest class of men, they are good for the mass (reply: no system which damages the highest class of men is tolerable); (xvii.) they are indispensable as an impartial means of selecting men for the civil service; (xviii.) in a difficult examination like the first class civil service examination the qualities of quickness of comprehension, industry, concentration, power of rapidly passing 1 The Oxford commissioners of 1852 reported that " the examinations have become the chief instruments not only for testing the proficiency of the students but also for stimulating and directing the studies of the place " (Report, p. 61).
In company with his two patrons Gerbert visited Rome, where the pope, hearing of his proficiency in music and astronomy, induced him to remain in Italy, and introduced him to the emperor Otto I.
He still continued his yearly experimental contributions to the North American Review, elaborating them with a view as much to ultimate historical proficiency as to immediate literary effect, the essays on Scottish Song (1826), Novel-Writing (1827), Moliere (1828), and Irving's Granada (1829)) belonging to this preparatory period.
He read little Greek; for his proficiency in that language was not such that he could take much pleasure in the masters of Attic poetry and eloquence.
attaining proficiency within the Syllabus.
The skating pairs are scored just as any other skating competition would be scored, based on technical proficiency as well as the artistic expression used throughout the skating routine.
In 1766 he was apprenticed to a storekeeper at Salem, in New England, and while in that employment occupied himself in chemical and mechanical experiments, as well as in engraving, in which he attained to some proficiency.
In several burghs grammar schools have existed from a very early date, and some of them, such as the Royal High School of Edinburgh and the High School of Glasgow, reached a high standard of proficiency.
Golf he did not take up till comparatively late in life; and, though he became keen on the game, he never attained more than a moderate proficiency.
All junior cadets are well up to proficiency standard and we can expect good results in the coming examination early next term.
Initial teacher education that includes a course in language proficiency and assesses trainees ' linguistic competence.
considered on individual basis; Overseas students must show proficiency in the English language and have appropriate qualification (e.g.
entails assisting with a specified number of fumigations for the Certificate of Proficiency that is required and keeping a logbook.
immersed in the bath of languages, the greater their proficiency is likely to be.
linguistic proficiency, it is also possible to arrange a study exchange in most European languages.
one-off ' events that do not necessarily give an entirely fair account of a student's proficiency.
A-Level Mathematics requires strict self-discipline to practice a large number of algebraic techniques to achieve a high standard of proficiency.
Used for training for advanced proficiency and white water competition, short stretches suitable for slalom competition, longer stretches for white-water racing.
Lanfranc was trained in the legal studies for which northern Italy was then becoming famous, and acquired such proficiency that tradition links him with Irnerius of Bologna as a pioneer in the renaissance of Roman law.
The division of tribes in the stone implement stage into two classes, the Palaeolithic or Old Stone Age, and the Neolithic or New Stone Age, according to their proficiency in this most important art furnishes in some respects the best means of determining their rank in general culture.
Many students have a limited English proficiency, and come from a schooling that valued rote memorisation as the means of assessment.
What you first need to assess is your proficiency with the design medium as a starting point.
In the long run, success at downhill skiing is less about the technique that is taught, and more about the proficiency, patience and empathy of the individual instructor.
If while skiing, you find it hard to put your skis on edge, this can be an indication that the skis are too long for your height or proficiency level.
It's best to take a lesson and have your skills evaluated by a certified instructor who might be able to make some ski length suggestions depending on your proficiency.
Proficiency in these basics will help you excel in the different styles.
The DIN setting is directly related to the skier's level of proficiency.
The Caberfae Peaks resort terrain mix is suitable for all levels of ski and snowboard proficiency.
Level of proficiency: Beginners do best with a shorter ski, but as you progress, longer skis work better in steeper terrain.
Difficulty putting your skis on edge is another indication that the skis are too long for your height or proficiency level.
Organizational proficiency, or learning to improve organization, will help teens stay on task.
Along with the standard insignia tab, trefoil pin and American flag, there are now proficiency badges where girls complete projects, as opposed to the Brownie "try its" where merits are easier and more of an experience than accomplishment.
Daisies do not earn proficiency badges, but do earn petals to a flower on their tunic through simple tasks and learning experiences.
Proficiency with audiometers, computers and similar testing devices is important in this field.
Children learn to read by going through a fantasy adventure gaining proficiency in order to move from page to page.
No matter what your level of proficiency or how many bottles you have to store, by using the resources above, you're sure to find the perfect plan to get building.
"Video Game Play May Increase Laparoscopic Proficiency."
Expressive aphasia-A developmental disorder in which a child has lower-than-normal proficiency in vocabulary, production of complex sentences, and word recall, although language comprehension is normal.
However, only 9 percent of the California children attained English proficiency in one year, and most remained in the immersion programs for a second year.
Coordination-The ability to do activities with precision and proficiency.
These risk factors may include having a disability, being a child of teen parents, or having limited proficiency in the English language.
Proficiency with jigsaw puzzles have been frequently reported, reflecting strong visual-perceptual skills.
The problem with these is twofold: one, since there is no live feedback there is no way to ask questions for clarification of choreography, nor evaluation of a dancer's proficiency.
Her studies include proficiency in tai chi, yoga and meditation.
The Skilled Migrant Visa is for those who are between the ages of 20 and 55 and meet other immigration requirements like a proficiency in the English language, health requirements, and character guidelines.
Select your proficiency in the languages you can speak, read, and write.
The smart woman makes sure her clothing communicates her professionalism and proficiency.
Writing test questions: Companies hire freelance writers to prepare test questions for everything from a sixth grade standardized test of reading proficiency to a real estate certification exam.
In both types of education, the goal is the development of multiple language proficiency.
English is taught to them through the content areas, but the student moves forward in the materials according to his or her own proficiency level.
They must have a high level of proficiency in the language of instruction.
Multiple language proficiency will continue to be a significant goal of American education.
The legislation makes it easier for parents to stay involved in their child's education by providing a report of student achievement and detailed explanations of what is expected to obtain proficiency in each subject area.
Does the student have limited English proficiency?
Hence, it's no wonder that these cheerleaders need both dance proficiency and a pleasant face!
Anyone who is interested in toning muscles to enhance their athletic proficiency might be interested in a strength-training program that integrates strength with balance.
As you gain proficiency, try the exercise with your eyes closed.
Proficiency in your native language: If your grammar, spelling and syntax are bad in your native tongue, you won't get the job.
Proficiency in your second language: It is best if you have spent at least 2 years in the country you wish to translate from.
Exposure to French is very important to continued growth in French proficiency, as well as to increasing one's fluency in the language.
Of course, living in a Francophone region while earning the degree is a step towards French proficiency as well.
Dr. Paul Pimsleur, a linguist and language educator, developed his language-learning system in order to help students achieve the highest level of proficiency in a foreign language, in the shortest amount of time.
While this may sound too good to be true, the reason why speaking proficiency can be gained so quickly with the Pimsleur Approach is because all other facets of language (reading, writing) are left out.
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