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When we started publishing
these pages in 2003 some users emailed asking
for more detail about particular topics,
slightly different diagrams, help with homework
or projects and so on. We did our best to
send prompt and useful replies - though
we didn't do everyone's homework, obviously
As the scale of this
website has increased it is no-longer possible
for our staff to spend time writing to individual
students or teachers.
We appreciate your use of these pages so
we have created this page to answer as many
of your questions as we can.
Just in case we have
missed something we have also included a
form through which you can send any further
questions. This isn't a "ticket system"
through which you will receive a personal
response. However, if enough people ask
the same question we will look at adding
information about that next time we update
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at IvyRose.co.uk .
This site now includes well over 5000 pages which are maintained
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Due to the large scale of this
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unable to respond to individual requests for help with homework,
finding answers to specific questions, and so on.
Instead, we have created this page of answers to some of
the types of questions we have been asked in the past.
If your question is not included below you may send it to
us via the form at the bottom of this page.
Although we don't enter into individual correspondence,
your questions and feedback are greatly appreciated and may
be used to update future versions of this page with additional
information - especially if requested by many users.
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About: Finding Information
Where are the IvyRose pages
about ... (specific topic) ?
Many users find the information they require on this website
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In case you are already using our pages but have not yet
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pages a brief statement of the level of the material and
qualifications for which it may be appropriate, e.g. UK
GCE at AS and A2 Level. However, each examining board has
its own requirements, sometimes optional modules. There
are also international (non-UK) courses and qualifications
whose requirements we are unaware of.
About: Accuracy / Errors
Is there a mistake on this
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been found and corrected. Also, please be aware that some
words may be spelt differently in British and American English
so websites will not necessarily use exactly the same spelling
However, we are adding new material as fast as we can and
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If there is an error we will fix it asap.
The information / diagram
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Is your page correct ? I might have lost marks in my project
/ test / exam ... Trust your teacher. This is not a common question but we found it so surprising
we included it here.
The diagrams and explanations on this website have been
very thoroughly checked for clarity and accuracy.
However, just because something is true does
not mean that it is the correct answer to any particular
Depending on the actual question asked and the level of
detail expected in the answer, the diagrams and explanations
on these pages may, or may not, be appropriate or sufficient.
These pages are designed to help people learn about the
topics covered. In order to do well in any type of assessment
e.g. project work, tests, or exams, it is also important
to answer the specific question asked - in the way required.
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about the requirements of your course than any general website
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In the past we have been asked :
Please can you help me download
/ print / save the diagram / image on page ... of your website
? We are glad you have found
our website useful. Please understand and respect our copyright.
The content on our pages, especially diagrams/images/interactive
features etc. have taken considerable time, effort, and
expense to produce. Because we have done so, you and many
others (some of whom live in developing countries and
may not have access to textbooks) are able to access,
view, and learn from these pages without charge from us.
To enable this website to continue to be available and putting
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online, please do not
re-use any parts of our pages. Thank-you.
If you are a student we recommend that you re-draw diagrams
yourself, which will also help to reinforce your learning.
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The vast majority of the pages on this website include some
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of each page. For example a page about bones might include
adverts for books about bones, model skeletons (as teaching
aids), nutritional supplements for bone conditions, treatments
for spinal injuries, etc.. If relevant adverts are not available
for a particular page/topic in a particular location then
the allocated area on that page may appear white/blank instead.
There are obviously considerable costs involved in making
this website constantly available to 10,000s users and continuing
to manage and update it. We are able to continue to do so without
charge to website visitors - thanks to our valued advertisers
and our visitors' interest in advertiser websites.
We realise that it is sometimes possible to purchase access
to this type of service by paying a weekly, monthly, or
annual subscription to view the pages without advertising.
At the moment we are not offering such an option because
we find that overall the (limited) advertising on our study
pages enhances those pages by providing various relevant links to sources of further information.
I would like to advertise
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can I set that up ? Thank-you for your interest.
We do not accept or display advertising for certain types of
products or services that we consider incompatible with this
website or which may be inappropriate for some of our visitors.
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please contact us directly with your specific requests re.
advertising per page/month.
I would like to report an
inappropriate advert I saw on one of your study pages. Thank-you.
We do our best to exclude all inappropriate adverts but
we manage 1000s webpages on this website alone.
websites and advertising campaigns are launched all the
time so your help is appreciated. If you see anything disturbing
on any of our webpages please let us know which of our pages
you wish to report (that is, tell us the URL of our page
- as it appears in the address bar of your browser). Also
let us know the advertiser's website (which is usually
written in small pink text at the bottom of text adverts
or in small black and underlined text at the bottom of image
adverts). So far we haven't had any user reports of inappropriate
or offensive adverts but we have mentioned this to encourage
feedback if any do appear - so that we can block them right-away.
Any other Questions ?
If the answer to your question is not included above you might like to ask us via Twitter. Although we won't necessarily reply that way as the answer might be too long to tweet, we hope to extend this page to include any new frequently asked questions (FAQs). This page is updated from time to time.
Today's Study Tip: Make a note of useful sources of information e.g. titles of books or bookmark helpful websites and webpages. Then you'll be able to re-visit them to revise the topic later. - 23th October 2017.