Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Quizzes on Friday morning. 15% of your grade are the quizzes, typically 9 new, 1 review, and 1 extra credit question from our articles.
This years Sat / Act prep work comes from “100 Most Common SAT Words” by Quizlet. As we are using their list to pull from you are able to use their free study tools. Make a free account so you add the new words to your Study Bank. As the weeks go by and you are studying from this ever growing word bank, you will find that your vocabulary (speaking and retention) has improved.
The weekly latin root comes from “42 Most Common Latin Roots”.
Sat / Act prep
- Exasperation – irritation, frustration. “The substitute teacher showed exasperation when the students wouldn’t listen to her directions.”
- Exemplary – outstanding. “The student did an exemplary job in presenting the project to the community – it was the best they had ever seen.”
- Extenuating – guilt diminishing. “The student had an extenuating circumstance as to why he didn’t have the research paper ready to turn in; the student was at his grandmothers funereal and wasn’t able to focus on it.”
Latin Root of the week
Magn – big. “The magnifying glass was used to get a better look at the snake skin.”
- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or W3). It is arranged as a consortium where member organizations maintain full-time staff for the purpose of working together in the development of standards for the World Wide Web.
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a network protocol used to exchange and manipulate files over a TCP computer network, such as the Internet. An FTP client may connect to an FTP server to manipulate files on that server.
- Packet switching is a network communications method that groups all transmitted data, irrespective of content, type, or structure into suitably-sized blocks, called packets. This allows parts of files to be sent, so in-case that one packet gets lost only that packet has to be resent.
- Asynchronous Transfer Mode is a type of packet switching. Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by, and normally presented to, an end-user while it is being delivered by a streaming provider. In contrast with packet switching, if a packet is lost, it will not be resent. If you lose a second of a portion of “The Office” on Netflix, the streaming server just ignores it and sends you the next part of the show.
- IP Addresses are numeric identifiers for computers and servers. These addresses are the ways that computers identify each other. An example IP Address is: 188.8.131.52.
- A Domain Name is a common English identifier for a website. An example of a domain name is www.cawdvt.org.
- DNS is the Domain Name System (or Service or Server). It is an internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. DNS is like the phone book for the internet, and connects www.cawdvt.org (what you can remember as a human as a website address) into an IP address to load (what the computer wants to remember for the website) – 184.108.40.206.
- TCP/IP – which stands for Transmission control protocol/Internet protocol, used to govern the connection of computer systems to the Internet. It is the “protocol”, or “rules” that define how information is transmitted on the internet.
- URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator (URL) – or web address such as www.cawdvt.org.
- URI stands for Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).
- An asynchronous connection, in which each character is sent at irregular intervals in time. So a transmission is broken up into pieces, with information about their order and size. Used for html and data.
- An example of asynchronous communication is where the communication itself doesn’t have to happen in real time. This includes surfing the web (forums), email, watching a youtube video, etc. The transmission of the communication doesn’t have to match up with the viewing of it.
- Synchronous communication is where two or more users are communicating at the same time. Examples of this include telephone calls, video chat, human to human communication, etc.
- Usenet is a worldwide distribution discussion system available on computers. They are like web forums without a centralized server. Imagine Reddit … if there were no servers that hosted reddit. You would store the messages and comments on your own machine, and/or on different users machines all around the world.