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How to Write a Synthesis Essay - 1. What is a synthesis. A synthesis is a written discussion incorporating support from several sources of differing views. This type of assignment requires that you examine a variety of sources and identify their relationship to your thesis. 2. Synthesis is used in: Analysis papers to examine related theories. For example a comparison between the theories of evolution or who shot JFK. Research papers to incorporate multiple sources. For example looking at economic and social effects of proposed legislation....   [tags: Synthesis Essay] 390 words
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The Joint Africa/EU Strategy: Analysis of a Common Agreement - 1. Working title The Joint Africa-EU Strategy: Analysis of a common agreement 2. Summary and Outline of Topic With the signing of the Lisbon Treaties in 2007, the EU and the African Union (AU) decided in the ‘Joint Africa-EU Strategy’ (JAES) to further strengthen the co-operation between both continents. “The purpose of this Joint Strategy is to develop a political vision and practical approaches for the future partnership between the EU and Africa, based on mutual respect, common interests and the principle of ownership“ (The Africa-EU Strategic Partnership, 2007)....   [tags: Diplomacy] 1286 words
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Hot to Performe Effective Research and Write Formal Reports - Introduction Researching a topic effectively is key to creating a useful formal report. If the data in a report is not accurate, credible, or incomplete then, the entire report is most likely useless. To minimize data errors the writer must know how to effectively research information. With any information the writer has gathered from sources in using any research process the writer must cite their sources in order not to commit plagiarism. Purpose This memo will explain how to effectively research and use data for formal reports to writing 227 students....   [tags: Gallaudet, Cornell research process]
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How to Write an Expository Essay - How to Write an Expository Essay When writing an essay, follow these eight basic steps: Select a topic: Be sure the topic is narrow enough to make it manageable within the space of an essay Write a thesis sentence: Be sure the thesis statement(or sentence) expresses a controlling idea that is neither too broad nor too specific to be developed effectively Select a method of development: Check through all the methods before you finally settle on the one which will best serve your thesis: definition example compare and contrast cause and effect classification process analysis Organize the essay: Begin by listing the major divisions which the body paragraphs in your essay will disc...   [tags: Expository Essay] 298 words
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Oedipus Rex: Sight Not Needed For Knowledge - When we consider a blind person and a person with eyes, we usually deem the latter to be more knowledgeable. This is because they have the gift of sight and can therefore perceive the world around them and have more knowledge. This assumption is proven wrong in the play Oedipus Rex by the Greek writer Sophocles. The plot is about a baby who is born to the king and queen of Thebes with a terrible prophecy hanging above his head. The oracle of Apollo had predicted that the boy would grow up to kill his father and marry his mother....   [tags: Plays] 743 words
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Needs Analysis: Writing in High School - Summary of Instructional Problem Many students in high school lack the ability to write at a proficient level. One of the major issues with writing is that they struggle to understand the prompt and do not know how to start their essay. If they cannot “unlock” the prompt and write proper topic and thesis statements they will not get a passing score on their writing assignment, both in the classroom and at the State testing level. Differences Between Conditions Current Conditions Students struggle to understand writing prompts....   [tags: education, writing prompts]
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War on Terror - “New terrorism” (Mythen & Walklate 2005, p.382; Mythen & Walklate 2008, p.224), in a post September 11th 2001 (9/11) climate, attacks every aspect of human existence and is “typified by the actions of extreme Islamic fundamentalist groups such as al Qaeda – it is said to be distinct from the forms of terrorism practised by traditional terrorist organisations such as ETA and the IRA” (Mythen & Walklate 2005, p.382). This essay intends to address the social issue of new terrorism through the application of Ulrich Beck’s World Risk Society Thesis which premises upon the idea that we have entered a “world of uncontrollable risk and we don’t even have a language to describe what we are facing....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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TV and It’s Effects on Society - In the two essays, Don’t Blame TV by Jeff Greenfield and Who Us. Stop Blaming Kids and TV by Mike Males, both authors defend the theory that television has little impact on today’s youth and that other significant factors are to blame for the negative changes in society. While the topics may appear similar, there are many differences in how the authors attempt to defend their theses, making one more successful than the other. In any well written argumentative essay there must be a clear thesis, good supporting examples, some objections along with any rebuttals, the writing should be focused with a natural flow....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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How To Write An A Essay - An “A” Essay With these simple steps, anybody can write an “A” quality essay. All it takes is a well written introduction, body and conclusion. These steps are a lot easier than most people make them out to be. The first, and most important, step to writing an “A” essay is the introduction. The purpose of the introduction is to get the reader’s attention. The introduction should also let the reader know the contents of your essay. To get the reader’s attention use a lead-in. a lead-in is a sentence or phrase that captures the interest of the reader....   [tags: essays research papers] 414 words
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Analyzing the Writings of Thomas Hardy - The overall aim of this research study was to establish an objective clustering of Thomas Hardy’s prose fiction texts as a basis for better understanding the associations between the texts, and the development of an objective thematic analysis of Hardy’s corpus that can address the problems of replicability and objectivity in non-computational thematic classification of literary studies. To achieve this, this thesis used vector space clustering based on hierarchical cluster analysis methods. The novels and short stories of Thomas Hardy formed the context of the study....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1214 words
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Specialised Project Introduction - This essay will serve to introduce the topic of my Specialised Project and will highlight the structure that will be used to present its findings as well as briefly discuss the nature of each section and how it will relate to my final project. Given the subject matter of the dissertation it is apparent that a thesis is a suitable structure in which to explore the hypotheses that will be put forward. It will consist of a combination of theoretical and empirical research, i.e. based on observation and experiment....   [tags: Research Introduction]
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Strategies for Effective College Writing - In fall 2013, a record 21.8 million students are expected to attend American colleges and universities (National, n.d). A vast majority of these students will be recently graduated high school students. While a smaller group of these student will be adult learners over the age of 25. Both of these groups are going to face the same challenges in their studies. High school prepares Students for the rigorous classes in college, but most of what they teach is just the basic skills needed for college....   [tags: Plagiarism, strategies, writing]
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RHETORIC ANALYSIS: It's the Water, Stupid! - David M. Lodge's essay “'It's the Water, Stupid!'” asserts that the world needs to find a win-win-win situation and a balance in the use of water resources for environmental, public health, and commerce problems in order to ensure the safety of human beings and halt dramatic changes to aquatic species and their environments. Lodge develops his point with environmental and public health statistics as well as numerous references that show the relationship between the necessity of water resources to live and our environmental problems....   [tags: Article Analysis]
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Revision to My New Testament Paper - ... I needed all the ideas I had when I wrote the paper the first time to come back with some new ones also. When I went back and reread the passage in the different translation, it helped me to understand the message more and recognize new connections between the book of James and the Gospel of Matthew. In the first paper, I made many connections between Matthew and James. I stated that James alluded to Matthew’s many teachings, but what I realized when I went through my paper to read Dr. Flaming’s comments is that the teachings were not Matthew’s they were Jesus’ teachings that were presented in the Gospel of Matthew....   [tags: rationale to the new draft] 580 words
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Presentation : Seven Steps for Writing an Academic Essay - Seven Steps for Writing an Academic Essay Abstract: Many students do not understand that there is a process to writing. This lesson provides students with seven steps for writing an academic essay at the first-year university level. It can be easily modified for grade 11-12 students. 1. pick a topic * often a teacher will assign you a topic, but if you have a choice, pick something that you are personally interested in. 2. brainstorm (or research) * benefits of brainstorming: it will indicate if you have enough information to write a full paper & it will generate new ideas for you * ask yourself, "what are the connections between these ideas?" * topics for brainstorming...   [tags: Composition] 618 words
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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays - In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something. Persuasive writing is often used in advertisements to get the reader to buy a product. It is also used in essays and other types of writing to get the reader to accept a point of view. In order to convince the reader you need more than opinion; you need facts or examples to back your opinion. So, be sure to do the research. Persuasive writing follows a particular format....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 1005 words
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Just Take Away Their Guns - In the essay, “Just Take Away Their Guns,” James Q. Wilson proposes a particular method to assist gun control laws in our country. Wilson proposes that if law enforcement acquires street frisks, the possession of illegal guns will drop in numbers. Through his many methods of persuasion, Wilson’s essay is executed effectively. He shows reasoning and fairness to the opposing sides to his argument but lacks the thought to other issues, such as the economy and social outrage brought on by his idea....   [tags: james wilson, illegal guns, smuggling]
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Writing in Philosophy - Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians once sang that "philosophy is a walk on the slippery rocks." While philosophy may be a tricky subject to grasp, full of seemingly unanswerable questions and paradoxes, writing in philosophy is pretty much the same as any other academic writing done in college. Philosophy papers still revolve around a thesis, still rely on evidence and logic to prove their theses, and are still written to show students' understandings or to gain new understandings just like any other academic paper....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Personal Writing Improvement Assessment - Writing Improvement Assessment As this course in writing, for public administrators, comes to its conclusion, I have read provided materials, researched additional references and written various journal entries and analysis papers on topics that included writing skills and real world communications. The writing skill assignments provided the most interesting points but surprisingly, it was simple proof reading that proved the skill I need to spend more time mastering. This self-assessment will focus on the improvements I have made, points I have found interesting and the goals I have set to continue to improve my writing and communication skills....   [tags: style, format, editing]
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Understanding the Writing Process - ... A narrative essay is usually told in the order that the events occurred or in chronological order. Details are a large part of a narrative essay. A narrative essay tells a story, so it should contain a beginning, middle, and an end. A well written narrative story should include conflict and a resolution. In general, narrative essays are told in past tense but sometimes present tense is used. Including dialogue makes the essay interesting to readers and using transitional words should smoothly take the reader from one event to another....   [tags: personal reflection] 1322 words
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Author Christopher Browning - ... 128) 3. Adolf Bittner’s opposition to the battalion’s jewish actions. (Browning, p. 129) B. Secondary sources: 1. Raul Hilberg The Destruction of the European Jews (Browning, p. xvi) 2. Nechama Tec. When Light Pierced the Darkness: Christian Rescue of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Poland. (Browning, p.71) 3. John Dower, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War (Browning, p. 159) THE STRUCTURE: Christopher Browning opens the book by providing statistics on the importance of Poland to the Nazi Halocaust....   [tags: historian, holocaust, Nazi Germany] 860 words
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Karl Marx - Though these many excepts have discrete arguments, they also share several underlying themes. Of these several themes, of fundamental importance is one of work in philosophy and social science bringing about real change in the world. Throughout his writing he continues to focus upon the individuals that from the world, particularly the oppressed, not just the powerful on whim the lens of social science and particularly history is often pointed. Even for those who do not agree with Marx on his prescription for the world, his determination to improve the conditions of the oppressed is a model we should all strive to emulate....   [tags: Estranged Labor, ] 2423 words
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Human vs. Computer: Comparison of How the Truth of a Statement is Determined in the Framework of WVO Quine’s Holism - I. Introduction How do we know that a statement is true. There are at least two ways to interpret and, therefore, answer this question. On one hand, we can construe the question as asking “What justifies a belief that a statement is true?” On the other hand, we can construe it as “How (by what process) does one arrive at a belief that a statement is true?” An answer to the question construed in the first way will not depend on anything about us but would state the justification for believing that a statement is true for any creature....   [tags: Language]
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The Paradox of Professionalism: Eisenhower, Ridgway, and the Challenge to Civilian Control - ARTICLE REVIEW: The Paradox of Professionalism: Eisenhower, Ridgway, and the Challenge to Civilian Control, 1953-1955, by A.J. Bacevich The Author’s Thesis In A.J. Bacevich’s 20 December, 2007 essay, The Paradox of Professionalism: Eisenhower, Ridgway, and the Challenge to Civilian Control, 1953-1955, he postured it with three direct and interrelated questions of civil-military relations, genuine civilian control, and civil-military relations to achieve national security. Then, he positioned his next several paragraphs that identified overarching issues associated with his questions, such as: Americans take civil-military relations for granted and display the perception that if there is "no...   [tags: A.J. Bacevich] 1042 words
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Women in the 1848-1849 Hungarian Revolution is Written by Robert Nemes - ... The democratic association was a key factor to the later expansion of women in public affairs and the development of the Humania association led by Zitz. Another point that the author uses is Kathinka Zitz as a women advocate leader. Zitz had a rough life before her success. Many people in her family died. But she was famous for her successful writings. Her political views were showed in her writings. She founded the Humania Association and this inspired the women public to start founding their own organizations, eventually, the women of Mainz formed the Humania Association for Patriotic Interests was established on May 24, 1849....   [tags: twenty four demands, article analysis] 1080 words
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Not Enough Supporting Research for "Addiction in Free Markets" - So what. After reading Bruce Alexander’s and Stefa Shaler’s essay “Addiction in Free Markets”, this would be the first reaction of many readers, as it was my reaction upon completion of the essay. Although Alexander and Shaler discussed a very important issue concerning ‘Addiction in Free Markets’, they do not provide sufficient resources or correlative research to prove their argument. Firstly, their thesis statement does not agree with many of the facts and statements that are being presented throughout the essay....   [tags: Addiction, Free Markets, ] 1725 words
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The Disguised Romantic in Academia: Van Gogh's Agony - Lauren Soth is working throughout his entire article to express and prove Van Gogh’s intentions and therefore Van Gogh’s agony as the meaning behind his masterpiece, Starry Night. Soth’s thesis claims the painting was intended to console, but also another attempt at a failed painting “Agony in the Garden” which was meant to be imaginative, but based on conceptual history. At first his thesis seemed too bold, although arguable. By hiding his opinions and focusing on tangible evidence such as a solid visual analysis, powerful biographical details, and letters written by Van Gogh himself, Soth’s seemingly exaggerated opinion transforms into an insightful and well-supported thesis....   [tags: Lauren Soth's article, Starry Night]
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“The Right Stuff”- Might Be the Wrong Stuff After All - “The Right Stuff”- Might Be the Wrong Stuff After All David Suzuki’s essay “The Right Stuff” provides an interesting look at the need for sex education in high schools. Suzuki’s main assertion is the sex education needs to be taught in high school because it is not properly covered anywhere else and students will because interested in science class should sex education be taught first. Suzuki argues that impressions formed in high school are ones that last longer than at any other time in life....   [tags: essays research papers] 621 words
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The Publicity of Thought and Language - I try to clarify the ways in which one would seek to hold that language and/or thought are public. For each of these theses, I distinguish four forms in which they can be framed, and two ways of establishing them. The first will try to make the publicity of thought follow from that of language; the second will try to make the publicity of language follow from that of thought. I show that none of these strategies can do without the thesis that language and thought are interdependent, and that even while admitting this thesis, the second strategy presents more difficulties than the first....   [tags: Philosophy of Language]
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How to Write a Synthesis Essay - The main purpose of a synthesis essay is to make insightful connections. Those connections can show the relationship(s) between parts of a work or even between two or more works. It is your job to explain why those relationships are important. In order to write a successful synthesis essay, you must gather research on your chosen topic, discover meaningful connections throughout your research, and develop a unique and interesting argument or perspective. A synthesis is not a summary. A synthesis is an opportunity to create new knowledge out of already existing knowledge, i.e., other sources....   [tags: Synthesis Essay] 1666 words
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My Reflection on English Class 1101 - As I reflect back on my education, I realize how much I took for granted. I thought graduating from high school was sufficient. I realized that my lack of education was not going to help support my family. I decided to go back to school. I attended a technical college and received a certificate in computer accounting. This gave me the experience in accounting that helped me get my foot in the door. While working in the accounting field, I discovered quickly that I needed a bachelor’s degree. After much procrastination, I decided it was time to return to school....   [tags: education, organize, thoughts, essay] 581 words
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Changing Face of World Missions - In Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew records Jesus’ last words to His disciples these verses have become known as “The Great Commission.”Since, the giving of the Great Commission followers of Christ has left their own culture in order to engage another with the saving message of the Gospel. Numerous books, articles and blogs have been written on the subject of World Evangelization or Missions. One such book on missions is called, “The Changing Face of World Missions: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends” this book was written by Michael Pocock, Gailyn Van Rheenen, and Douglas McConnell....   [tags: Analysis, Michael Pocock] 1741 words
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An Analysis of Representing Representation - The Studio of the Painter portrays the social and cultural position of the artist. The center group consists of a nude female model, a young peasant boy, and Courbet himself working on a landscape. To the left is a group of people who represent a cross spectrum of society and the various social classes; while to the right are some of the artist’s friends—including the well-known essayist Baudelaire. This painting, along with several others, was hung in Courbet’s Pavilion of Realism; the exhibit was created after Courbet refused to paint to the rules of the French Academy in order to be shown at the Exposition Universelles des Beaux-Arts....   [tags: Fried, Michael]
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Evaluation of English Writing Class - When we talk about English 1110, everyone actually knows the main part of the course is writing. The goal of this class is to improve structural, style of writing, thoughts and performances of students. During this semester, the curriculum includes essays and topics from many different aspects of different issues which are useful to me. From this class, I had the opportunity to improve my writing skills. For example, before writing a paper, I always have outline, strategies, arranging and modifying as well as finding ideas to improve my writing style in a better way....   [tags: English 101 Essays] 1036 words
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Evaluations' Validity Grades ad Evalutation - ... (2001)). Moreover, the literature provides evidence concerning the factors that have an effect on students’ grades. Important biases that are described throughout the literature are student consumerism and grade inflation (Germain and Scandura (2005)). Also, the familial and personal background of students (Ortiz and Dehon (2008)) was proven to have an important effect upon grades. The literature does however also demonstrate that student knowledge is deeply affected by teacher performance (Centra (1977), Ware and Williams (1977), Boretz (2004), Stapleton, R....   [tags: satisfaction, inceptions, problems] 910 words
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The Plausibility of Artificial Intelligence - The Plausibility of Artificial Intelligence Can mankind create intelligence. Can the dream of artificial intelligence ever be realized. Is it possible to formulate intelligence out of inorganic matter. In this paper, I intend to show that artificial intelligence is indeed attainable, that it is within the capacity of human intelligence to fashion intelligence out of non-living materials. Let me begin with one of the major theories concerning the philosophy of artificial intelligence: The Church-Turing thesis....   [tags: Science Scientific Essays]
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Aspects of an Argumentative Essay - Aspects of an Argumentative Essay The argumentative essay is an essay in which you argue a point -- an essay in which you prove a thesis. The argumentative essay starts with an introduction. The introduction is the gateway into your paper, and it serves two roles. The introduction should grab your reader's attention and let him or her know what your paper will be about. Your thesis must also let your reader know what your essay will be about. By the time he or she finishes your conclusion, the reader should know what you intend to write about, what you think of that subject, and what specific statement you intend to prove....   [tags: Writing School Papers English Composition Essays] 868 words
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My Development as a Writer - When writing a five paragraph essay, there are five steps one must fallow in order to attain perfection, these steps include understanding the question, brainstorming, writing a rough copy, revising, and creating a final draft. The first and most important step is understanding the topic. The topic of the essay is what the essay will be about and if this is misunderstood, the whole essay will be off course. The second step, brainstorming, will help organize thoughts and ideas so they flow amiably....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 583 words
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Writing from a Picture - ... “Well, I just got a couple of coupons for a restaurant at the mall, want to come with?” asked Brett. “Why not?” John said grudgingly. After getting into the car, John was impressed as he always was. The car was decked out with every upgrade imaginable. It was a red Tesla model S, with a gigantic touchscreen and leather seats. The roof was made of solid glass. The decor was a carbon fiber matte. “ I never understood how you managed to buy a car like this.” sighed John, “ I wish I had fortunes lying around like all the MBA students do.” Brett laughed....   [tags: personal narrative] 1066 words
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Human vs. Computer: Comparison of How the Truth of a Statement is Determined in the Framework of WVO Quine’s Holism - IV. Reasons for Holism Thesis and the Web-of-Belief Model: Language Acquisition Why reasons offered by TDE are not enough. While Quine’s positive account is as compelling as it is gripping, his negative account falls short of out and out refutation of old dogmas. For one, neither the Duhem Thesis nor the failure of Carnap’s reductionist program is sufficient to firmly establish the fallacy of the Dogma of Reductionism. Duhem originally stated his thesis as an empirical observation strictly about the challenges that physicists faced when confirming theories of physics (Ariew, 2011)....   [tags: Language]
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The Detrimental Effects of Traditional Bullying and Cyber Bullying - We have all heard the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me” on the playground or school bus ride home. The phrase was normally thrown out to bullies during a fight in the schoolyard, pushes in the hall, food thrown in the cafeteria, or during the endless teasing and taunting on bus rides to/from school. According to a national survey conducted by the National Center for Education Services, U.S. Department of Education in 2002, 32% of students in grades 6-12 reported being bullied....   [tags: Social Issues, Cyberbullying]
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Analysis of President Obama’s Speech in Cairo, Egypt - President Obama’s speech, given on June 4, 2009 in Cairo, Egypt, was a current event everyone who lives in the U.S. should be aware of considering almost all of us as a nation were affected by the events of September 11th, 2001. Obama’s speech was fantastic in many ways, but especially because someone with little to no political knowledge could understand the message clearly. His points were apparent and presented eloquently. The reasons the talk was so effective and listenable is directly related to who and where he spoke, the simple yet extremely efficient structure, the support content of the speech, and the delivery method tied to his language used....   [tags: Analysis of Rhetoric]
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The Siege of Leningrad by Harrison E. Salisbury - The Siege of Leningrad Harrison E. Salisbury was a world-renowned international reporter throughout the 20th century; he covered stories from Tiananmen Square to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, to the Vietnam War. It is no wonder why he was able to document and record the historical events with so much detail and description of one of the most decisive battle on the eastern front of World War II… the Siege of Leningrad. Salisbury a phenomenal writer, decided to take his writing to the next level, therefore he published The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad as a clear attempt to accurately have an account about the violent and gore which eventually led to the Nazi’s defeat and the start...   [tags: journalism, WWII, history]
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The Struggles and Movement for Black America - ESSAY PART ONE: THESIS I. Introduction paragraph A. Thesis Statement Over the centuries, the African people have endured many trials, obstacles, and tribulations. From the moment that they were kidnapped from their homeland, and had been savagely placed in the cargo holds on ships to be sold into slavery to the American people, the Africans (now known in the United States of America as African Americans or Black people) have journey far to achieve, as well as, accomplished what was thought to be the impossible....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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The Trolley Problem, by Judith Jarvis Thomson - The Bystander at the Switch case is a fundamental part of Thomson’s argument in “Trolley Problem.” The basis of her paper is to explain the moral difference between this case, which she deems morally permissible (1398), and the Transplant case, which she deems morally impermissible (1396). In the Bystander at the Switch case, a bystander sees a trolley hurtling towards five workers on the track and has the option of throwing a switch to divert the trolley’s path towards only one worker. Thomson finds the Bystander at the Switch case permissible under two conditions: 1) first, that the same threat is diverted from a larger to a smaller group of people, and 2) second, that the means by which...   [tags: Bystander at the Switch]
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The Animalistic Side of Werewolves in Society - In this research paper, I would like to focus on the idea of werewolves in our society. By using Cohen theory, thesis six we will be looking at how werewolves in our society have operated on a spectrum of fear and desire. We will be looking at how the ideal fear that once repelled us from the animalistic side of werewolves have become something in society that’s craved. We will also be looking at how werewolves have gone from looking monstrous to sexual appealing creatures in the media. II. History and context Werewolf history has many roots in multiple cultures, some even advancing back to ancient times....   [tags: werewolf, animalistic desire, wisakachek]
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