Meat and Taco

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The most compelling topics learned in intellipath so far is needs verse wants. Because it helps you understand the different between needs and wants. Needs is for example is when you need a new car, but you buy new clothes instead. Wants for example is when you want to buy a new computer, but you don’t have enough money to buy it. So the needs verse wants topic helped me understand that even when you need something important such as a new car, its best for you to buy the car instead of getting the new computer that you want. Completing the intellipath help understand the subject of matter by explaining the different ideas of each subject. Reading is not something that Iike to do, but in order to know what you are doing you have to read the entire intellipath to get a better understanding of the subject. Sometimes when I read the intellipath there are a bunch of things that I need to clarified in order to get the exact meaning. The topic I would like to learn more is time management, because one day when I finish school I would like to get a job that allows me to accomplish specific tasks, projects, and goals complying with a due date. Learning about time management will also help you learn more ways to get the job done quicker. Some jobs want you to get things done a little quicker, because they don’t want you to fall behind. So when you are working a difficult job, you must learn how to manage your…...

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