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Laidlaw by William McIlvanney - Laidlaw by William McIlvanney Laidlaw is a novel written by the famous Scottish born author William McIlvanney. His inspirational style of writing has delivered him prestigious awards for all his high quality novels.             Laidlaw is set in the urban city of Glasgow in the 90's and delivers a cutting insight to big industries and crime in society. McIlvanney creates a stunning atmosphere and examines the fascinating issues of why people commit murder and the devastating results of violence....   [tags: Laidlaw William McIlvanney] 1353 words
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The Killjoy by Anne Fine - The Killjoy by Anne Fine Main characters: Alicia Anna Davie (19 years old) and professor Ian Laidlaw(49 years old) Summary: In a late afternoon seminar in the department of politics of a Scottish university, a student was talking on about an essay that he wrote, and Professor Laidlaw tried to cut him short twice with one of his most characteristic phrases: 'Quite so. Quite so.' On the second time, Laidlaw heard a tiny noise, and he realized that it was one of the other students. Alicia Anna Davie had got the giggles....   [tags: Killjoy Fine Book Report Review] 1540 words
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Ipads in the Primary Classroom - ... Certain skills such as problem solving, exploratory learning, collaboration, and teamwork skills are enhanced through using technology (2013). Shifflet,Toledo, & Mattoon found in their research, preschoolers were quite successful with iPads and even at this young age, the use of technology enhances the educational experience. Mattoon discovered four surprises in introducing touch tablets (similar to an iPad) to her preschool class, collaborations, digital citizenship, cooperation, and connection to the real world (2012)....   [tags: ipads, tablets, technology, schools]
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James Hogg - Biographical Summary James Hogg was born and raised in Scotland on his family farm. Hogg only went to school for a few months due to the family bankruptcy. This caused his early introduction into literature to be consisted of the Bible and the stories he was told from his mother and uncle. When he grew older, Hogg received a job as a Shepard’s assistant from James Laidlaw. While working there, Laidlaw taught Hogg how to read, using newspapers and countless theological materials. As Hogg became increasingly better at reading and writing, Laidlaw allowed him to use Laidlaw’s own library, in order to continue his reading career....   [tags: James Hogg Biography]
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Cruel and Inhumane Treatment of Animals - Animals aren’t actors, circus clowns or prisoners. So, how come it’s okay to force them to perform confusing tricks or travel across the country in cages and trailers. Why are they exploited for human amusement. Unfortunately, some of these animals even lose their lives from incessant physical punishment and abuse. Animal suffering can be seen in many forms of entertainment including rodeos, circuses, and zoos. There are around eight hundred professional rodeos and a number of smaller ones in the United States each year (Francione 25)....   [tags: animal rights and exploitation]
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Gender Stereotyping Of Children - In the late 1980’s McDonald’s introduced a new lineup of toys in their Happy Meal promotions, now offering exclusively Barbie and Hot Wheels as toy options. They were a huge hit, making Happy Meals more popular than ever. “Is this for a boy or girl?” was added to the list of questions you were asked when ordering. This was one of the beginnings of a new form of marketing that specifically gendered toys and stereotyped interests for each gender (Faust N. Pag.). Advertisements and marketing are not the only influences in perpetuating gender stereotypes....   [tags: Gender Roles in Society, 2015]
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The Importance of Reciprocal Gift Circulation in Maintaining Social Relations - What is the basic idea of a gift. It is when one party makes something of theirs to another (Laidlaw, 2000). In many cultures, gift giving is a norm for establishing and maintaining relationships, rituals such as birthdays and Christmas (Belk & Coon, 1993). In some cases, these exchanges are of a ceremonial nature, having stylized ritual content involving items of little intrinsic value, as in the kula ring (Malinowski, 1922). Mauss (2002) states that free gifts are virtually non-existent and describe gift giving as a paradox which is employed to create a contract of obligation....   [tags: social issues, norms]
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The Importance of the Influenza Vaccine - Illnesses have long haunted the human race. As long as these illnesses have existed, humans have developed ways to cure themselves, beginning with simple herbs and proceeding as far as vaccines and complex medicines. One cure that long eluded scientists was that of the influenza virus. Now, the influenza vaccine, or flu shot, saves thousands of lives a year and helps prevent serious complications resulting from influenza infection. At no time was a search for the cure for influenza more frantic than after the devastating effects of the pandemic of 1918....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Hopelessness Theory of Depression - In my literary research review, I will look at articles presenting research on the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on those who are suffering from depression. The articles will be discussing Cognitive Behavioral Therapies effectiveness on those of different ages and genders. The literature will research and review quantitative and qualitative studies and what their outcomes revealed. Research on the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for those who are suffering from depression shows that in the short term, the effectiveness is similar in results to medical interventions....   [tags: depression, behavioral therapy] 1782 words
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medical malpractice - Medical Malpractice: Is Your Care Below Standard. Imagine yourself lying on an operating table, motionless, quiet. Above, you notice people standing over you. You try to speak but the words just cannot come out. Your arms feel as if they are plastered to the table. You begin to stand up but feel as if weights are strapped to your back and you are bound to the table. Suddenly you feel a sharp pain in your midsection. In and out, you see a surgeon slicing your body open with a scalpel. Every motion the masked person makes is as if you are being torn apart from the inside out....   [tags: essays research papers] 1943 words
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Victorian Newspapers - Victorian Newspapers: The Source for Inquiring Minds In William Makepeace Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair, George Sedley Osborne exhibits a desire to have his name appear in the newspapers. Furthermore, he is not the only one in Vanity Fair who is concerned with the newspapers, considering the fact that the words "newspaper" and "newspapers" appear twenty-two times in Thackeray's novel. Still, there is much more to know about Victorian newspapers than Thackeray imparts to his readers. Although George is unsuccessful in getting his name in print, the following information will be successful in illustrating to its readers the when, where, and why of newspapers in the Victorian era....   [tags: Victorian Time Period]
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The Mental State in Scottish Supernatural Fiction - Ghost stories and supernatural fiction have entertained readers for centuries. Margaret Oliphant wrote a short story, “The Library Window” about a young woman who sees a man working in a room through his window, but the room does not exist. J. M. Barrie’s story Farewell Miss Julie Logan is about a young minister who sees a young woman and falls in love with her, but no one else can see her. In “The Watcher by the Threshold”, John Buchan writes the story of a man who has an illness, believes he is being haunted by the Devil, and forms a connection with Justinian as a form of relief....   [tags: Ghost Stories, Isolation]
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