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Common Themes in the Poetry of Mark Strand - Mark Strand has a common theme throughout all of his short poems found in Blizzard of One. I found Nature as the common motif. Many of the poems are interesting in this short work by Strand, and many poems stood out. "Untitled," the first poem in the novel uses first person and third person to convey the heartache found with love. "The adorable one..."(Strand 3), is relative to explaining a youngness in age. Which helped me decipher the poem being about young love or puppy love. The poet Strand uses Flashback to build images of the setting....   [tags: Mark Strand, Poetry Analysis] 238 words
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My Most Comfortable Place - Beach Cala Bassa - The beaches in Ibiza are great. I have to admit it. But none of them match the tranquillity and comfort of beach Cala Bassa. Beach Cala Bassa is in Ibiza about one mile south of the main area. It is known as the surfers paradise and the best beach in Ibiza. I relax as I watch the surfers gently glide over the tumbling ocean waves. Seeing the tall palm trees sway in the wind is calming to me as they are making gentle, peaceful sounds. The branches show no sign of a snap, crack or sputter as the location is too peaceful to encounter such occurrences....   [tags: Descriptive Essay] 288 words
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Temperamental Contributions to the Development of Social Behavior - The comprehensive research conducted by Jerome Kagan was very interesting but extremely complex regarding the temperamental concepts that contributed to the development of social behavior. I was surprised to learn that based on Freud’s psychoanalysis minds were turned “away from a temperamental category of person who was especially vulnerable to acquiring a symptom to a category of environment that produced systems. The adjective fearful became a continuous dimension on which any person could be placed” (p.377)....   [tags: Jerome Kagan] 289 words
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Socrates and Phaedrus - Socrates and Phaedrus Writing and speaking are two very different, yet extremely important activities to any educated person. Socrates, from Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII, seems to think that spoken word holds great precedence over writing. His explanation of choosing speech over text is two fold. Through the breakdown of real knowledge and wisdom, Socrates proclaims that the only true teaching is done through speech. And through the way that he speaks with others, Socrates demonstrates how speech is the way to interact, teach, and learn from one another....   [tags: Letters VII, Letters VIII] 295 words
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Gutter Press - Gutter Press This poem is about a sleazy tabloid newspaper. The writer is trying to get his point across about how ruthless the news editor Is, he does this by adding humour, some slight exaggeration and also with another character The cameraman, he has a totally different personality and also work ethic, In this essay I will use Dehns humour to demonstrate the scandal and sensationalism of the Editor. Almost all of the editors words are headlines:" Nun drinks whiskey...Mayor binds wife With chain...Baby found burnt in cot", these are all short snappy lines, which speed up The poem and are like real headlines, they're very quick and last very short, Soon to be replaced by other, more scandalous stories, the rapid pace is very important Adding a strong rhyme, Dehn includes alliteration:" Girl Guide Throttled...Baronet Bottled"....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 306 words
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College Admissions Essay: A Pivotal Time in My Life - A Pivotal Time in My Life   My mother read The Yearling aloud to me when I was eight. I have always thought of that time - those nights when she read, seated in the hall outside the bedrooms, my sister listening from her room and me from mine - our rooms were dark, and the light was on Mother, and her voice was clear and expressive; she was a good reader - I have thought of that as a pivotal time in my literature life. Reading for me, until then, had been The Bobbsey Twins, Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, and Nancy Drew: a combination of classics and schlock, and I loved it all....   [tags: College Admissions, descriptive] 312 words
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The Insight of Childhood - Growing up on a mid-west farm in the "Heartland" of Wisconsin continues to provide me with fond memories, strong morals, and simple beliefs. It was living a life with an obtainable means, working and playing as a family unit, and a casual demeanor that would entice even the average person, some of these things so many people have long forgotten. To wake up each morning to the sunrise, to lie in bed and listen to all the activity and the hustle and bustle, knowing that today, like any other day, will become a challenge that is unexplainable....   [tags: Personal Essays, descriptive] 314 words
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A Concert - Original Writing - A Concert - Original Writing A sepulcral silence lay on top of the scorching grains of sand. The only sound heard was the dry , rotten , muddy-brown plants ; blown by the moistyt breze from the east. When I walked towards the stage each step sounded like a hammer destroying an anvil. I glanced at it . The scary , black stage stood up infront of my sky-blue eyes. As time passed the concert was approaching , each second seemed a minute , each minute seemed an hour , each hour seemed an eternity....   [tags: Descriptive, Personal Narrative] 322 words
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Blackpool Pleasure Beach By the sound of the name, I was really expecting some sort of fun and enjoyment. However, as soon as I entered the main entrance, I knew I was in for 50ft freefall drops at over 100mph, high pitched screams and in-ride photographs of stupid poses pulled by scared customers. The rides themselves we're like towers surrounding me, the carriages they powered were full off people, hurtling around the un-stable appearing tracks. The queues inside the actual park were never ending, curling around and around on each other, filled with disgruntled families and entertainers....   [tags: Informative, Descriptive] 324 words
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Ambition and Passion - Essays - Ambition and Passion I go to camp every year and allow myself to love people, dreading the day when I will have to depart from them. I claw at each moment, attempting to hold on to time. I do this even though I know from the beginning that as soon as I enter I will be hurled towards the last day, towards the end, towards good-bye. And it breaks my heart. Yet every year, I'm just so grateful to have had my heart broken. If there is one secret to living life it is passion: passionate love, passionate hate, passionate hope, passionate joy, passionate work, passionate play, passionate pain and despair....   [tags: Personal Experience, Descriptive] 326 words
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Advice on the Personal Statement - College Admissions Essays - Advice on the Personal Statement In the application process, the personal statement marks an opportunity to lend a face to the facts, through what can be a very flat colorless medium: paper and ink. Do not, however, think of the personal statement as a mini-autobiography, where the emphasis is on listing the facts in chronological order. Instead, treat the noun on equal par with the adjective; just as important as the personal content of your essay is its ability to make a statement, to perform as an argument....   [tags: Writing, Informative] 328 words
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Descriptive Analysis of Team Teaching in Two Elementary Classrooms - In the article, "Descriptive Analysis of Team Teaching in Two Elementary Classrooms: A Formative Experimental Approach," Marshall Welch discussed the results of conducting formative and summative evaluations in two classrooms that were being team taught by a regular and a special education teacher. Welch (2000) characterizes team teaching as "taking turns in leading a discussion or having the two teachers play roles in a demonstration." The assessments included the results of student performance in reading and spelling as well as teaching procedures and overall teacher satisfaction....   [tags: Teaching, Education] 328 words
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Sylvia Plath's Last Words - Sylvia Plath's use of blank verse and simile in "Last Words", along with iambic pentameter and hexameter creates a picturesque view of how she visualizes her ideal burial. The use of simile, in comparison to various subjects in the poem, paint a vivid picture of what Plath is trying to convey. Plath states, "I should sugar and preserve my days like fruit" (Plath, line 10). Another good example is, "I do not trust the spirit. It escapes like steam" (Plath, line 15). It is all in reference to her ultimate death....   [tags: Poetry] 328 words
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Analysis of A Divine Revelation of Hell by Mary Baxter - Analysis of A Divine Revelation of Hell by Mary Baxter This book is informative and descriptive idea of hell and what it is going to be like when someone goes there. This book very clearly describes the different departments of torture in hell. In this book JESUS CHRIST took Mrs. Baxter through hell to tell the world that there is a place called hell. This book was written to save lives and save souls. JESUS told Mary “that this was her purpose in life; to write and tell what he has been shown and told to her....   [tags: Papers] 333 words
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Formal Commentary On One Hundred Years Of Solitude - Formal Commentary How does Garcia Márquez use imagery to create the dramatic situation of Prudencio’s Death. The image of conflict which Garcia Márquez draws, is only a beginning to an endless struggle in the Buendía family. Garcia Márquez creates this passage, not only as a Genesis, but as a way to warn the reader of the fate of the Buendía name. After finishing this passage, I was left not with a feeling of closure, but with a feeling of lingering doubt and wonder. José Arcadio Buendía seeks closure himself because of rumors of being impotent....   [tags: essays research papers] 336 words
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The Dramatic Techniques J.B. Priestley Used to Create and Develop Tension in Act one of An Inspector Calls - The Dramatic Techniques J.B. Priestley Used to Create and Develop Tension in Act one of An Inspector Calls The play is called 'An Inspector calls' and was written in 1946 by J.B. Priestly. it is set in the year 1912, in between the time in which it was set and the year it was written two world wars had taken place. in 1912 classes were very different and were socially divided. There was a lot of poor people and very few rich people. A lot of the rich people disliked the working class and disrespected them....   [tags: Papers] 336 words
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Creating Situational Irony in Poetry - Creating Situational Irony in Poetry Poetry often tells a brief story which encapsulates the entire life of a character in a few verse paragraphs. A skilled poet can generate an infinite variety of emotional responses from the reader, depending upon whether he or she intends the general tone of the work to be happy, sad, comedic, or ironic. In particular, situational irony can be difficult to create unless the correct words are chosen to direct the reader to the intended ironic conclusion. In his poem, "Mr....   [tags: Papers] 336 words
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Analysis of Film The Ad and the Ego - Analysis of Film The Ad and the Ego Students will never look at an ad the same way again after screening The Ad and the Ego, the first comprehensive examination of advertising and our culture of consumption. The film artfully intercuts clips from hundreds of familiar television ads with insights from Stuart Ewen, Jean Kilbourne, Richard Pollay, Sut Jhally, Bernard McGrane and other noted critics, performing a cultural psychoanalysis of late 20th century America and its principal inhabitants, Consumer Man and Woman....   [tags: Papers] 347 words
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Adjectives - Writing Minilesson Topic: The importance of including adjectives in writing Grade Level: 3rd or 4th grade Objective: TSWBAT add adjectives to a sentence to make it more appealing and interesting. MO Standards: Goal 2 #2, Communication Arts #1 Students with Special Needs: To serve students with special needs that may not be able to see or write, you could bring objects in to have them touch and feel to describe their detail. Materials: Black and white picture of a person, colored picture of a person, group activity—worksheet of sentences with words written on index card, another worksheet of sentences Procedure: Introduce the Topic: • I was grading everyone’s journals for the week and have been noticing that everyone could use some help or ideas to make their writing a bit more interesting....   [tags: essays research papers] 348 words
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William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying - I have both negative and positive things to say about William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying. In the book Faulkner uses a very unique approach for narration. He has very strong sentences and vocabulary, but the story itself was too strange and warped for my enjoyment. Nevertheless there is a vibe given off in this Faulkner Novel that make it a timeless classic. When I started reading this book it only took me the first few chapters to notice that the vocabulary and sentence structure are superb....   [tags: William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying] 353 words
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Analyzing John Mayer - Often, lyrics are created for people to relate to them. It is common for many individuals to feel as though they found a “common ground” with the artist who wrote the lyrics. In John Mayer’s song. “Split Screen Sadness”, it is very easy to relate to. The music to the song is very influential in setting the mood for the lyrics. Violins and other string instruments add to the sad tone of the song. The theme of this song is that the speaker is explaining how he broke up with his girlfriend (“And I know well it’s me who called it over...”), but now he regrets it....   [tags: essays research papers] 362 words
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American Idiot - The Song “American Idiot” by Green Day uses techniques to engage the audience to interoperate the issues. Green day through their style of music convey issues such as the medias over powering effect on society, greed and the division of the United States of American over political issues. Green Day’s negative stance on the issues through these techniques conveys the audience to agree with the main issues being focused. The media’s influence on society is a main issue, which is, portrayed though the lyrics....   [tags: essays research papers] 363 words
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Romanticism to Realism in "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" - The Victorian Age; the Industrial Revolution and the Civil War in America, all played a role in the shift of literary styles from the Romantics to the Realists. At the time preceding the Civil War, realists wrote about the apparent human condition in fiction and non-fiction form, portraying an accurate depiction of the people and events of that time. Along with this literary form, there was a new style of writing that became known as Regionalism. This new style used local "settings, customs and dialects" (Bedford 331)....   [tags: American Literature] 365 words
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Description of a Standard Nail Clipper - Description of a Standard Nail Clipper The standard nail clipper is a portable tool used for trimming fingernails and toenails. It can also be used for filing your nails and removing the dirt from behind your nails. The nail clipper has two main parts that are bolted together and provide the necessary leverage to trim the nail. Attached to the base of the nail clipper is a file that is connected by a circular shaft that allows you to rotate the file 360 degrees about the shaft. A bolt to the base connects the second part that provides leverage and this rotates about the bolt to either a position that is parallel to the main part or at a point that is 43 degrees at an angle to the main part (Figure 1)....   [tags: descriptive essay] 365 words
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The lost boy - ` Abbie Rader Title: The lost boy Author: Dave Pelzer Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated Publication Date: September 1997 Number of pages: 250 Lost boy is a follow up to Dave Pelzer’s book A Child Called It. This Novel Is a Auto-biography by Dave Pelzer. It follows his experiences in the foster care system. After being taken from his mother Dave goes from one foster home to another and he describes his life there. The Novel starts out where it left off in the novel A Child called “It” which is his mother as always abusing him....   [tags: essays research papers] 369 words
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Onomatopoeia and the Doppler Effect in Whitman's To a Locomotive in Winter - Onomatopoeia and the Doppler Effect in Whitman's To a Locomotive in Winter In his first line of “To a Locomotive in Winter”, Walt Whitman indicates why he created this poem. It is a recitative for a Locomotive in winter. A recitative is a passage rendered in style. Whitman uses the technique of onomatopoeia to create a melodic effect reminiscent of the sound of a passing train. The chugging of the engine, the clatter of the track, and the whistle of the train all create a distinct pulsating rhythm....   [tags: Papers] 369 words
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Beowulf - Beowulf The book Beowulf has an unknown author who is believed to be Northumbrian. Burton Raffel translated Beowulf into poetic form, as written in the Elements of Literature. Beowulf, a strong warrior, has set out to defeat the monster that plagues Herot. The story of Beowulf was developed sometime in the sixth century, but was not written until later. Because of this the actual time of the story is also unknown. The majority of the story takes place in the mead- hall. Each character that is important has a little information about which they are written before the story starts....   [tags: essays research papers] 372 words
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Castleton - Castleton is one of the most popular centres in the Peak District. Maybe this is because it has everything the visitor might want - picturesque scenery (it is overlooked by Mam Tor), a ruined Norman castle, show caves, interesting geology (such as Winnats Pass), good walks and a pretty village. However, it also has a lot of tourists, even in winter, and on summer weekends you must be prepared to jostle with the crowds. winnatsThe village is centred around a square in which the church lies - this is just off the main road and directly beneath Peveril Castle on the hill behind....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 372 words
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The Silver Barrette - The Silver Barrette My index finger traces along the cool silver edges of the barrette, mindlessly, stroking the smooth round backs of the curled-in waves along its perimeter. Except for the the occasional dull points jutting forth along the edges, nothing disturbs my inner thoughts as I gaze out my window. As my finger tenderly caresses the surface of the barrette, I look down, staring intently at the barrette's ornate design, noting the tousled silver curls undulating restlessly. Yet, upon careful observation of this squirming lake of waves, there persists a definite symmetrical pattern of repetitions vertically and horizontally....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 376 words
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Free Essays - I Found Timelessness - I Found Timelessness Today, waiting on the schoolhouse steps, I saw something I had never seen before. My back against the warm brick wall, in happy prospect, I stared abstracted towards the red-orange of autumn on a tree. At the very center of my concentration was a single leaf; a torn yellow-green, not even red yet. But it fell. I saw the precise moment of release - the instant the leaf actually disconnected from the branch. It was the brevity of perfection. Partition in sunderance, an umbilicus severed, a future unlatched; an end and a beginning....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay] 379 words
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Descriptive Essay - The Pier - The Pier Naples, not the most exciting place on the planet. No, people have seemed to conclude that Naples, FL is the place to go for a nice, relaxing retirement. And I have to agree, they are right. Naples is a place filled with tee times on golf courses, lunches at country clubs, longs walks along the beach and a casual stroll on the downtown sidewalks, sipping on a frappacino, all accompanied by sunny, cloudless days. So, what is a teenager to do. Despite the “elderly-friendly” appeal, Naples has proved to be somewhat teen-friendly....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 379 words
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The Book of Jonah and Moby Dick - In the Book of Jonah and Chapter 9, “The Sermon” in Moby-Dick, there are similarities and differences in diction, descriptions, and graphics. These two brilliant pieces of literature use diction to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the important religious roles involved in the life of a sailor. With the help of Melville and the Book of Jonah, the reader is brought back in the past to relive these events as they happened. What is most intriguing is the fact that through the Book of Jonah and “The Sermon”, detailed descriptions allow the reader to see Jonah’s experience with God and the “fish” through two different perspectives....   [tags: Compare, Contrast] 380 words
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Source Analysis: The Death of Hector - The Death of Hector is actually just one part of a larger work. The Iliad was written during the Dark Ages of Greece by a blind poet named Homer. It was mainly entertainment, but today has turned into a significant, though unrealistic History of the Dark ages of Greece. The Iliad was written and performed for a bunch of drunk, barbaric nobles who were the soldiers of the time. That’s the reason Homer put so much descriptive battle scenes and gory details. This is what they wanted; lots of blood, to go with the drinking and war....   [tags: essays research papers] 383 words
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The Oak Tree - The Oak Tree   Looking back, I remember running through the long lush grass pretending we were at battle andtrying to take cover. I would always find myself behind the old oak tree in our back yard. This was my favorite spot. The thick trunk, like a bodyguard, protected me from the imaginary bullets that flew towards my body. I would lean against the hard bark and for some reason it was comforting to have something sturdy to lean on. It was dark brown, and every now and then a spider would nestle between the pieces of bark....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays, descriptive] 384 words
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Windsor Castle - Windsor Castle “Seen for the first time, Windsor Castle is an unforgettable sight; its imposing towers and battlements creating one of the world’s most spectacular sky-lines” Windsor Castle is one of England’s most dominant structures. The castle was built around 1070 by William the Conqueror. It stands about 21 miles west of London in a parameter town called Windsor. Edward III rebuilt the castle around 1344, but many kings have contributed their own share to the enormous structure. The castle is located above the Thames river....   [tags: Place Descriptive Monuments Essays]
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Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales - Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales is about an unrelated group of twenty-nine pilgrims traveling together on a pilgrimage. One of the major aspects of the journey is the unique diversity of the characters. There are knights, nuns, monks, lower-class tradesman and single women. They interact together and tell each other their tales. GRAPH According to the Norton Anthology, "Chaucer's original plan for The Canterbury Tales projected about one hundred twenty stories two for each pilgrim to tell on the way to Canterbury and two more on the way back....   [tags: Essays Papers] 385 words
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Profiling an Entrepreneur - Profiling an Entrepreneur Psychological profiling has become a science within law enforcement. The behavioral patterns of individuals have been categorized by age, sex, race, national origin and birth order just to name a few. Some people are great leaders, organizers, workers, and followers, but the entrepreneur remains as one of the most elusive psychological profiles in the world. Everyone can point to an entrepreneur, but psychologists have had trouble profiling an entrepreneur.      As referenced in the Journal of Managerial Psychology 5.2 in a research article written by Chad Perry entitled After Further Sightings of the Heffalump, the entrepreneur is compared to the Heffalump, a mythical creature, that as “He has not yet been caught and, indeed, we may still lack a reliable description of what he looks like,” he avoids description by those who are not entrepreneurs....   [tags: Business Management]
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Comparative: Equality 7-2521 versus Z - Ego, a common word used in most people?s lives, unfortunately its not as common or even nonexistent in the lives of Equality 7-2521 and Z. They live their lives a bit different than most people. They live as a collective. Yes, a collective, they live in societies that don?t believe in individualism. Without individualism there are no ideas or opinions and without them its very hard for a society to function. Z , an ant who lives to help his colony, risked his life for the women he loved....   [tags: essays research papers] 392 words
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Florida - Florida The other night I was sitting by the blazing fire eating a juicy orange, and the sweet smell reminded me of my vacations to Florida over winter break. I will never forget the fresh smell of the air when we stepped off the airplane. I could see my grandparents from across the crowded airport. I would always be so excited to step on the soft, white, sandy beach. The first thing I would do is change into my bathing suit and run out to the beach. My sister and I would spend the day splashing in the salty water, until we were too tired to keep our heads above the water....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, narrative, beach] 394 words
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Why Our Grading System is Important - Why Our Grading System is Important Contrary to the belief of Arthur Lean, author of the article 'The Farce Called 'Grading';, students are 'naturally, stupid dolts who must somehow be coerced, cajoled, persuaded, threatened, strong-armed into learning.'; Those few however, who are not, can go to college where an honor code is in place, such as New College of USF or Harvey Mudd, and the 'farce'; called grading will be of no encumbrance to the individual. The rest of the students need a system by which academic achievement can be measured....   [tags: essays research papers] 395 words
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Nursing Job Satisfaction - ... The researchers employed rigorous consising of preappraised evidence with strong clinical significance, but was limited because 3 of the included papers were by the same author. The level I would assign for Zangaro & Soeken (2007) is a Level V as an systematic review of descriptive/qualitative/physiologic studies. For Downe, Simpson, & Trafford (2007) I would assign it as an Level III as an systematic review of an correlational/observational studies. From an institional perspective I would first develop an protocol to implement the evidence, and then I would develop an plan to evaluate, and perform a trial of the evidence....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Comte vs Spencer - Auguste Compte and Herbert Spencer were two of sociology’s first great theorists. Both Compte and Spencer studied society and the many ways in which people in society interact. Both theorists agree on certain issues pertainning to society and social science, yet they completely differ on their views of the function of sociology. Spencer and Compte both realize that there is an order of co-existance in society. Society itself is made up of several components and parts which are subject to change and progress, thus altering society as a whole with these changes....   [tags: essays research papers] 396 words
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The Beauty Shop - Beauty shops are located all over major cities and in small towns. In the small town of Bellow, Oklahoma, there is a beauty shop located in a house; my house. My mother is a beautician and owns her own beauty shop in our house. I like having a beauty shop in my house because I enjoy watching customers change their appearance by cutting, coloring, and perming their hair. There are many different ways to cut and style hair. Most customers already know how they want their haircut before they even make their appointment....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 398 words
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I Say Irregardless? - I Say Irregardless. After careful study of other texts and information concerning Prescriptive and Descriptive approaches to grammar and the linguistic values of both, I decided to write about a word that I used quite often in conversation. Irregardless is that special word that to me announces my indignation, opposition and intent to follow my own thoughts, speech or actions that may conflict with something being prescribed to me from an opposing position. That may not be clear, so an example of my interpretation and use of Irregardless might be, "You will probably go ahead and do it your way, irregardless of what I say." Although my word choice was wrong, it seems to have more impact using the substandard version of regardless....   [tags: Linguistics] 399 words
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The Great Gatsby - In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main character, Gatsby is the host of many elaborate parties at his home in West Egg. In the morning the lawn crew would come and pamper the yard, in the evening the cooks would begin to prepare the meals, and as dusk approached, the guests would pile out of their taxis, motor cars, and boats (36). Some invited and some not, all were coming in search of a pleasant evening among people. Fitzgerald’s parties unveiled a fun-loving, lazy side of most people in the 1920’s....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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The Many Faces of Billie Holiday - The Many Faces of Billie Holiday The movie Lady Day: The Many Faces Of Billie Holiday paints an interesting, and thought provoking portrait of one of jazz and blues most charismatic, and influential artists. The incomparable talent of Billie Holiday, both truth and legend are immortalized in this one-hour documentary film. The film follows Holiday, also referred to as “Lady Day” or “Lady”, through the many triumphs and trials of her career, and does it’s very best to separate the facts from fiction....   [tags: Papers] 400 words
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The High School Gymnasium - The High School Gymnasium My alarm clock blares into my silent room. It’s time to spend the early hours of my Saturday morning at the same place I spent the late hours of my Friday night. Groggily I get dressed and leave without breakfast. When I arrive, it is dark, empty and cold. The lonely feeling replaces what was bright, full and warm just hours ago. This place is the gymnasium at my high school. For four years, I have exerted sweat, tears, and even blood in this place. On this stage, four years of my growing up and maturing were played out for anyone willing to pay two dollars....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 402 words
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My Paradise - My Paradise While some may consider paradise an otherworldly place where all one’s dreams and desires are fulfilled, I have a very different, more earthly view, on the matter. My vision of paradise has no singing angels and no endless amounts of whatever. The Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg contains several acres of ornate gardens and a small canal. On one end of the canal is a wooden bridge with crackled and peeling paint, and almost expected is the bench that is built into the side of that bridge....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 403 words
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The Monkey's Paw by W.W.Jacobs - The Monkey's Paw by W.W.Jacobs I think that Jacobs creates suspense and maintains interests throughout this story very well. Overall, the 'Monkey's Paw' is very descriptive about the surroundings and atmosphere; this creates feeling of mystery and spookiness. Jacobs captures your interest immediately by explaining that it a bad day with nothing to look forward to. Also the house is situated in an isolated spot and how they are expecting a visitor. With these conditions they think he might not arrive....   [tags: Papers] 403 words
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Descriptive Essay - A Mountain Resort - Mountain Resort For those who like winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, we have just the perfect place- the remote yet very popular mountain resort called Balea Lake. It is situated at an altitude of 2,034m, being the highest mountain resort of Romania. The cliffs are covered with snow from November till late July, sometimes still persisting till the new one arrives. First, you have to reach Balea Waterfall, and only afterwards try to get to the lake. Late spring is the best time to come- you take the main road and you’re disappointed cause you see no sign of snow and you think you have come such a long way for nothing....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 404 words
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