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The Effect of Distraction on Exercise Intensity - Before studying how distraction affects exercise and related physiological responses, it is important to examine previous research related to this topic. There is limited work done in this area but there are tangent matters of importance. To achieve the optimal health benefits from exercise the research supports the notion that it is necessary to exercise at a prescribed exercise intensity for a prescribed duration. Disruption in maintaining the prescribed exercise intensity may not allow the desired benefit from the exercise performed....   [tags: exericse, psychology, distraction, ] 1052 words
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A World Of Distraction - A World Of Distraction Thoughts racing. Focus, focus. Frenzied; Focus, focus, focus. Push-down. Twist cap (righty-tighty, lefty-loosey). Pour out the contents. Select one-white capsule. Toss into mouth. Swallow with water. Wait--fifteen minutes. The chaos has stopped. The storm in my mind has passed; the only remnants are the puddles that are merely glimpses of thoughts. My mind is now clear. My effective thought process has begun this way since the summer before my junior year in high school....   [tags: Attention Defecit Disorder Essays] 1729 words
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Driven to Distraction by Technology - The past two decades have overwhelmed the human experience with technology, along with all its distractions, unlike any other period before. The direct relationship between the mind and the body’s ability to adjust from these distractions can be extremely difficult .Further research has shown that it has become an addiction for many. Technology has significantly improved our lives as a whole through experiences such as Global Positioning System (GPS), cell phones and social networking allowing us to communicate with different people around the world....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Technology]
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Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest - Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest In Shakespeare's play The Tempest, there are numerous interruptions that hinder the outcomes of the play. Simultaneously, through magic and song, the wedding masque is a subtle distraction that could have altered the result of the play. In The Tempest, interruption equals distraction, in turn causing restraints. This promotes confusion, disturbance, mental intrusion, and diversion amongst the characters in the play. We are introduced to Ariel (Prospero's invisible servant)....   [tags: Shakespeare Tempest Essays]
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Laptops in Classrooms as a Means of Learning Hindrance and Distraction - During the last decades, laptops have become standard learning tools in university and college classrooms. Since today’s students’ are high-technology demanding and tech savvy, laptops manufacturers and engineers are constantly thinking of unique ways to design their products. With advanced functions and specifications, laptops can do various activities and educational tasks for students. Also, as technology advances, yesterday’s laptops are less expensive compared to today’s and tomorrow’s which allows every student to afford a laptop....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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Technology in The Classroom: Distraction or Useful? - Currently, technology has been on the rise, and many places are integrating electronics into their everyday lives for ease of access and efficiency. Electronics like laptops and tablets help college students with their studies. College students use laptops and tablets in their class for a better efficiency during class. East Asian countries are getting their students iPads and “every student in the school will have one” (Wang), by 2013, and only “1 in 10 schools allow their students laptops” (Wang)....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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Ethics and Advertising - ... With such advancements in technology, wouldn’t it be logical to assume that decision making by the public has become a more coherent and straightforward process, where any particular issue can be addressed and voted on. However, it is not the case at all. The overwhelming majority of feedback requests are dominated by commercial uses and advertising endeavors. In “Breaking up America: Advertisers and the New Media World”, Joseph Turow points out that “The ultimate aim of this new wave of marketing is to reach different groups with specific messages about how certain products tie into their lifestyles” (Goshgarian and Krueger 296)....   [tags: Segregation, Distraction, Technology]
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Free College Essays - Ideal Distraction in Knowles' A Separate Peace - A Separate Peace   Ideal Distraction A Separate Peace        “It wasn’t the cider which made me surpass myself, it was this liberation we had torn from the gray encroachments of 1943, the escape we had concocted, this afternoon of momentary, illusory, special and a separate peace,” (128) reflects Gene Forrester after his carefree outing at the winter carnival. John Knowles in a Separate Peace uses an unusual plot to give the reader an illusionary sense of peace and security, found only at Devon, during a time of great war, through isolating specific idealistic moments from the sin and evil that encompasses them....   [tags: A Separate Peace Essays] 556 words
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Dangers of Texting and Driving - ... To adjust from a time when technology was more so a luxury than today where it is a near necessity to have a smart phone, laptop computer, and other forms of technology, it takes a great adjustment by society. In fact it is thought that, “This technologically driven change in the brain is the biggest modification in the last 200,000 years” (Restak 411). Of course, as is true with all adjustments there is a rough patch where troubles and problems arise until the evolution of our brain is able to catch up and fully adapt....   [tags: technology, distraction, cell phone, safety]
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Distractions in the Classroom - T Ed ucators and students have to handle everyday distractions in classroom environments. These distractions are sometimes present while the student is encoding information and/or when they are required to retrieve the information for tests. Even in the best-controlled classrooms, distractions will inevitably enter the classroom environment (Beaman, 2005). Auditory distractors have been shown to inhibit the ability to recall semantically related words (Oswald, Tremblay, & Jones, 2000), which is a vital component for a student’s comprehension of many learning tasks in a school environment....   [tags: Education, teaching, teachers] 2199 words
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Technology Distractions in Education - Times are forever changing, and things in life is constantly evolving to something better or something more efficient ,especially technology. College campuses are overflowing with students packing Blackberry,iPod's, laptops and cellphones. College student are obsessed with the latest technology and in today classroom such technology's capture the audience. Moreover, as a learning institution, a college hold's the responsibility to offer it's student the best technology to help them prepare for their future....   [tags: Technology]
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Video Games As Escapism - ... People play them because they are exciting, entertaining, and a great way to relax, as well as an outlet for unexpressed emotions, fears and desires. The dominant fantasy of video games is that their virtual violence directly correlates to aggressive behaviour in the mimetic world. When one escapes from the primary world and enters into the secondary world of a video game, the gamer experiences all the acts of violence and considers this violent behaviour as acceptable. This results in a growing trend involving players murdering their siblings and even their parents; and shockingly, young children have carried out large-scale planned attacks....   [tags: Virtual World, Distraction] 819 words
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How the Characters in White Noise Use Distractions - Webster’s dictionary defines a distraction as a mental turmoil. Don Delillo, the author of the novel White Noise shows how distractions are nothing more than a mental turmoil towards the characters in the novel and this is proved in several different circumstances. The characters use distractions to avoid accepting the problems they come across in their everyday lives. The many distractions that the characters in the novel make use of are used to help them avoid their lack of spiritualism, their hard emotion and their inferiority....   [tags: ] 1632 words
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The Internet's Adverse Effects - ... The results confirm that teens have short attention spans due to the web. In addition, Professor David Nicholas from the University College of London and his colleagues did a study on children and young adults. Consequently, they found out that four out of ten young people never returned to the same website. This shows that young people jump all over the internet because they’re attention is diverted often. Finally, Lady Greenfield, a synaptic pharmacology professor at Lincoln College, worries about young people because their attention spans are being greatly affected by the internet....   [tags: Distraction, Multi-Tasking, his generation] 1100 words
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Cause of Hamlet's Distractions: Feelings and Passions - Cause of Hamlet's Distractions: Feelings and Passions Throughout Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, feelings and passion are an enormous distraction for the main character Hamlet. Hamlet tends to act as though he were an adolescent rather than a grown man. He acts very immature, sarcastic, and takes action, before thinking it out, in the heat of anger. The abilities to love, control one's actions, and to subdue one's depression are signs of becoming mature however, Hamlet, a grown man, has a difficult time controlling these abilities....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays] 1021 words
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Distractions In Life - Distractions In Life " I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps, it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any time for that one." -Henry David Thoreau Many times I would find myself in a state of mass confusion. It was as if I had no perception of where I would go with my life. I was trapped in a realm of things which were unfamiliar to me. When I tried to experience these new adventures I ended up back where I started in a slow state of death and decay....   [tags: essays research papers] 418 words
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Computers: Helpful or Distracting in School - ... The second reason that computers in school are a bad idea is that the students may be more likely to cheat. How easy is it to just go look up a problem on the Internet (which has answers to almost any problem out there) and get the answer without actually having to do the work. We all have done it at sometime; we do not know an answer in class so we go and “Google” the question to get an answer. Doing so does not help any of the students actually learn the material that the teacher is teaching....   [tags: education, technology, learning process, cheating]
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Class Distinction Shown in The Prince and the Pauper - In his book, The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain highlights class distinction very often. It plays an immensely important role in his novel, because Twain places his two main characters in the total extremes of the social class. Through these characters, Edward and Tom, Twain illustrates the vast difference between the high and low ends of the social class in England, shows how ignorant they were of each other, proves that a person's social status was determined by his appearance, and demonstrates that social status does not show the true worth of a person....   [tags: classism, class distinction, Mark Twain]
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Nuclear Proliferation - Nuclear Proliferation Andrew Jackson’s farewell address to the nation, he stated, “We shall more certainly preserve peace when it is well understood that we are prepared for war,” (Political Quotations #3719). The United States has always throughout history been a major military power from the use of abnormal tactics during the Revolutionary War (1776) to the use of its technology and advanced weapons in the Persian Gulf War (1991). After World War II and the Cold War Era, the United States has been able to defend its citizens from any form of a military attack from the sea, air, and the ground on the eastern and western seaboards....   [tags: War Nuclear Weapons Distruction Essays] 1501 words
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X-ray Diffraction - X-ray Diffraction X rays can be defined as “electromagnetic waves of short wavelength, capable of penetrating some thickness of matter.” Approximately the same size as an atom, the wavelength of an X-ray is about 1 Ã… (10-10m). They occur in the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between gamma rays and ultra violet light and have proved very useful in determining crystal structures since their discovery on November 8th, 1895. German scientist Wilhelm Roentgen was conducting experiments in his laboratory on the effects of cathode rays....   [tags: Papers] 876 words
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Single Slit Diffraction Pattern of Light - Missing Figures SINGLE SLIT DIFFRACTION PATTERN OF LIGHT The diffraction pattern observed with light and a small slit comes up in about every high school and first year university general physics class. The intention of this paper is to explain this pattern at the academic level mentioned above. Light is interesting and mysterious because it consists of both a beam of particles, and of waves in motion. WAVE PARTICLE DUALITY: All carriers of energy and momentum, such as light and electrons, propagate like a wave and exchange energy like a particle....   [tags: Mathematics Math] 1500 words
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Descartes and the Real Distinction - Descartes' formulation of what he calls the “Real Distinction” has proved foundational to our modern concepts of being and consciousness. His contention has irreversibly influenced the fields of psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and others while cementing into the popular consciousness the notion of a definite dichotomy between the mind and the body. In this paper, I will flesh out what Descartes' meant by the term “real distinction,” discuss the arguments he uses in its' defense, and then argue myself that this distinction between mind and body (at least as Descartes frames it) goes much too far, and that it is a much more viable probability to believe that mind and body are actually intertwined, one and the same....   [tags: Philosophy] 1803 words
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The Distinction Between Mind and Body - Evaluate the argument that Descartes makes based on clear and distinct perception for the distinction between mind and body In arguing for the distinction between mind and body, Descartes seeks to show that the two are independent substances and can exist separately. It will be useful to outline Descartes’ argument based on clear and distinct perception by listing his premises and conclusion. The essay will then analyse each premise in turn, arguing that the argument fails because his premises are faulty....   [tags: Psychology] 2176 words
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Mind-body Distinction - “Mind-Body distinction” We usually view the mind as the brain and body as something physical. The mind may be better known and understood when one is thinking. When thinking, the mind is made up purely of thoughts and the body is an extension. The mind is telling the body what to do. The mind is a mental entity and the brain itself is the physical body. Although one can not have a mind with out a brain, the mind and brain differ in which one is mental and the other physical. Together the mind and body are like a foundation....   [tags: essays research papers] 460 words
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The Distinction Between the Mind and Body - The Distinction Between the Mind and Body Some would choose to declare that every human being is both a body and a mind. Both being gelled together until death, than having the mind go on to exist and the body being lifeless. A person lives throughout two collateral histories, one having to do with what happens to the body and in it, and the other being what happens in and to the mind. What happens to the body is public and what happens to the mind is private. The events which reply to the body consist of the physical world, and the events of the mind consist of the mental world....   [tags: Papers] 476 words
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The Importance and Distinction of Coral Reefs - The Importance and Distinction of Coral Reefs Nestled in tropical ocean waters, coral reefs provide valuable resources to both human and marine life. Coral reefs are estimated to contain one-quarter of the undersea world's diverse species while covering less than 0.2 % of the ocean floor. However, coral reefs are in serious danger due to both natural and man-made causes (Edmonds, 1998). Population growth and development has altered the coral reef environment. Destructive fishing practices, land-based sources of pollution such as agricultural runoff, and excessive coastal development all have detrimental effects on delicate reefs....   [tags: Papers] 1453 words
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Class Distinction in Pygmalion - The play Pygmalion offers the readers a view on the theme of class distinction, and the problem of the barriers separating classes and people. Shaw reveals to us the truth about the artificiality of classes and how anybody can overcome them, He also shows us that society puts up high standards and that people are distinguished by their way of speaking, and their appearance alone and of course that's wrong. In the first act of Pygmalion, Shaw chooses a setting that really helped shedding light on this theme, for he chose the st....   [tags: essays research papers] 754 words
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An Islamic Subversion of the Existence-Essence Distinction? - Suhrawardí and the philosophy of Light Mysticism ABSTRACT: The distinction between existence and essence within contingent beings is one of the foundational, hegemonic ideas of the discourse of medieval philosophy. Building upon neo-Platonic precursors, thinkers such as Avicenna, Aquinas and William of Auvergne discussed this issue and debated the nature of the distinction. However, one Islamic philosopher who was to have a lasting impact upon the development of philosophical discourse in Iran, subverted the traditional Peripatetic visions of reality and brought into question the very nature of half of the distinction — existence....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Plato's Concept of the Body and Soul Distinction - Plato's Concept of the Body and Soul Distinction A:Plato believed that humans could be broken down into 3 parts: the body, the mind and the soul. The body is the physical part of the body that is only concerned with the material world, and through which we are able to experience the world we live in. it wants to experience self-gratification. It is mortal, and when it dies, it is truly dead. The mind is directed towards the heavenly realm of Ideas, and is immortal. It is with our minds that we are able to understand the eternal world of the Forms....   [tags: Papers] 482 words
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Leibniz's Distinction Between Natural and Artificial Machines - Leibniz's Distinction Between Natural and Artificial Machines ABSTRACT: I maintain that Leibniz's distinction between 'organic machines of nature' and the artificial machine that we produce cannot be adequately understood simply in terms of differing orders of structural complexity. It is not simply that natural machines, having been made by God, are infinitely more complex than the products of our own artifice. Instead, Leibniz's distinction is a thoroughly metaphysical one, having its root in his belief that every natural machine is a corporeal substance, the unity and identity conditions of which derive ultimately from its substantial form....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays] 3134 words
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Hume's Argument on the Distinction Benevolence and Self-love - Hume's Argument on the Distinction Benevolence and Self-love In his Enquiry Concerning the Principle of Morals, Hume rebukes the arguments of skeptical, philosophers who deny the existence of moral distinctions. He doubts that an individual can be so indifferent that he or she is unable to distinguish between right and wrong. Hume believes that the differences between men arise from nature, from habit, and from education. Hume believes no skeptic, no matter how doubtful, can claim that there are absolutely no moral distinctions....   [tags: Papers] 685 words
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Descartes’ Arguments for the Real Distinction of Mind and Body - Descartes’ Arguments for the Real Distinction of Mind and Body Descartes argues has three main arguments for minds and bodies being two different distinct types of substance. These are known as arguments for substance dualism and are as follows. * The Argument from doubt : Descartes argues that while he could pretend or think that he had no body and therefore did not exist in any place, he could not think or pretend he had no mind, as merely having a doubt that he had a mind proves that he does....   [tags: Papers] 1168 words
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Cell Phone Use and Smoking while Driving Should be Banned - Cell Phone Use and Smoking while Driving Should be Banned Do you have a cell phone. Well, to the many who do, it is a way of communication in a car. Cell phones have been known to distract the driver from concentrating on the road. But is it really worth banning. A majority of the nation agrees to ban cell phones in the use by the driver. Our nation is based on a democracy and if the people want cell phones banned, it should be outlawed. The majority of the nation agrees that cell phones are a distraction on the road....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 451 words
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The Hindrance of Escalation - ... His essay “The Laboring Classes” begins asserting the problem at hand: there is class distinction and it is only becoming more defined. Brownson stakes the claim that the working man, although not a slave, does not get treated as an equal man. He then comments on how not every man of low economic stature is damned to live a life of poverty, but the men that do escape do nothing to help their fellow man from whence they came. The class of persons who have been loudest in their condemnation of us, are the Nouveaux riches, parvenus, men who have made it a virtue to forget “the rock whence they were hewn.” Standing now on the shoulders of their brethren, they are too elevated to see what is going on at the base of social organization….Then again, these persons never had any sympathy with the class of proletariats…and consequently have never studied their condition, except for so far as they could avail themselves of it as a means of their own elevation....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Society Distinction, Cultur] 1605 words
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Cell Phones Banned at School - Many schools are now making new rules or guidelines to improve the educational impact that school has on students. One of these new rules or guidelines is a ban on cell phones during school hours. This new guideline upsets many students that use cell phones because they feel that it takes away their freedom. It is a privilege, not a right, that those students even have cell phones, and they are abusing their privilege tremendously. This new guideline is a superior guideline to follow, and in the long run, students will realize how this ban affected their learning experience....   [tags: Banning Cell Phones, Schools, Cell Phones,] 629 words
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Purity and Social Distinction in Persepolis and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - The two novels - Persepolis, and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, both raise issues of social distinction, and separation, along with Identity and Purity issues in social classes. Social distinction in both novels involved birth status and the balancing of understanding the place of inferiority in their related cultures. In the novel, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, social class plays a role in the significance of your stature in society. Linda Brent, the protagonist of the novel, deals with separation from her parents, her siblings, and later her children- due to being born a slave....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 800 words
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Elaboration Likelihood Model - Elaboration Likelihood Model of Richard Petty & John Cacioppo According to Daniel J. O'Keefe in his article, "Elaboration Likelihood Model," it is important to know there are two classes of factors that influence how much a receiver will engage in elaboration. The first is the receiver's motivation to engage in elaboration and the second is their ability to engage. I now want to look more in depth of what factors affect a receiver's motivation and ability. For a receiver to be motivated he/she must be involved in the topic....   [tags: Persuasion Theory] 477 words
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The Impact of Social Class Distinction in America - According to Paul Fussell, and his essay, class is a “touchy subject.” Class is often noted as “any group of plants or animals.” However, when it comes to defining class as social distinctions, the word becomes more complex. The social class structure has remained “murky” over the years, and to most Americans, extremely complicated. In today’s society, social class has become more and more intricate, but it has never been set to where Americans feel comfortable in their own skin. Today, when talking about social class, people tend to get upset about the subject....   [tags: social issues] 899 words
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The Importance of Distinction in Literary Theory and Criticism - It has been said, From the hour of the invention of printing, books, and not kings, were to rule the world. Weapons forged in the mind, keen-edged, and brighter than a sunbeam, were to supplant the sword and battle-axe. Books. lighthouses built on the sea of time. Books. by whose sorcery the whole pageantry of the world's history moves in solemn procession before our eyes. From their pages great souls look down in all their grandeur, undimmed by the faults and follies of earthly existence, consecrated by time (Whipple 386)....   [tags: Literature]
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Laptops Should be Banned from the Classroom - Should students have the right or privilege to be able to use laptops in the classroom. There are numerous reasons why laptops should not be permitted in the classroom, Laptops make it very difficult for students to be creative in classroom activates. The students may find themselves becoming distracted from the lectures due to MySpace and other entertaining computer programs. Laptops prove to be huge distractions to the teacher do to the loud clicking of keyboard keys and the blank stare on the students faces while they type their notes....   [tags: education, computers, technology] 603 words
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Banning Cell Phones in School - Recently, the principal of my school has banned the use of cell phones during school hours. I agree with this policy because students could use their cell phones to cheat on tests, quizzes, or any other independent work. Another reason that I agree with this policy is, the students won’t be paying attention to the teacher if they are texting somebody else. The final reason is, cell phones are a distraction to other students who are trying to learn. Cells phones can be a huge problem later in life if the students don’t learn when to use them and when not to use them....   [tags: Banning Cell Phones, Schools, Cell Phones,] 517 words
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Cell Phone Use While Driving: Regulations are Overdue - The need to regulate the use of cell phones while driving is imperative because it’s dangerous, and current laws are not sufficient to curb the problem. Mobile phones, now known as cell phones, have been around since the 1940s; however, they did not become main stream until the 1980s. The original mobile phone design was large and bulky, and was only capable of making phone calls. According to the article, “Cellular Telephone,” “Modern handheld wireless digital devices (cell phones) typically offer an array of multimedia functions....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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Technology - ... With this all said, the question of ”whether or not relying on technology is a good thing?” remains. According to Sarah Kershaw in Hooked on the Web “that too much of the Internet can cause serious problems, including loss of job, divorce, depression, anxiety and isolation, and still the user cannot stop”(96). With every step forward in technology there is always a need to take a few steps back because too much of a good thing is not always a good thing. Also using computers can be addicting because of the programs they provide....   [tags: Positive, Negative Effects, Cellphones] 1005 words
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Cell Phones Banned at Schools - A new set of school legislation has been put in place regarding cell phones in various parts of the country. These laws state that the use of cell phones is prohibited for students during the school day. This new rule was set due to schools having problems with students misusing cell phones in school, forcing the hand of the principal to ban them. There are many viewpoints for and against this new rule. I plan on showing you one side of the argument. I believe that students should not be permitted to use cell phones in school due to the many distractions they cause....   [tags: Cell Phones] 633 words
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College Athletics and Academics: How Does One Affect the Other? - The impact of college athletic programs on academics has always been a controversial and contentious topic. It seems that athletic programs have some contemplative effects on academics of colleges and universities. Different people have different ideas about how college athletic programs should be carried on. College presidents, administrations, student athletes, parents of students, and athletic trainers are along with these people who point out different facts about the fallouts of athletics on academics....   [tags: Athletics ]
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Distracted Driving: The Danger of the Technological Age - Distracted driving: the Danger of the technological age Every year there are hundreds of car accidents that are directly related to some style of electronic device distracting people in cars driving and sadly the death rate keeps increasing as more technology is developed. For many people the use of their cell phone is a way to keep in contact with their friends or business partners. This technology advancement has started a problem with people trying to multitask behind the driver’s wheel which has been shown to increase the distraction level of the driver....   [tags: Technology, Cell Phone]
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How to be a Completely Unproductive Writer - Somewhere inside your mind, there is a writer clawing to get out. This terrifying truth cannot be avoided, and if left unchecked this facet of your psyche will overflow with ideas until you find yourself regularly engaged in that most heinous of tasks, writing. Without immediate action to stem the tide, you may even find yourself with an unwanted and unexpected finished work. Avoiding this fate requires a great deal of determination, and some unfortunate individuals succumb fully, their lives taken over by endless composition....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 1152 words
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The Legalizing Marijuana Debate - Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act, was a controversial new initiative on the November 2, 2010 California statewide ballot, that would have applied a new tax on cannabis. Many reasons arose to contest this new proposition. Firstly, at a state and federal level one does not find a sufficient system currently in place to prevent the dispersion of cannabis to minors. Secondly, drivers already have enough contemporary distractions that will impair their driving such as: alcohol and the use of a cell-phone....   [tags: Drugs ]
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We Must Stop Legislation to Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving - We Must Stop Legislation to Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving One out of two or about 129 Americans own a cellular phone (Grey 1). Cell phones began with only a select few could afford a cell phone. Today with one out of two Americans owning cell phones we must look at the benefits and downfalls of cellular technology. The issue of driving while dialing brings up the most controversy. The legislation in place to govern the use of cellular phones in certain cities is justified, but the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Social Class Distinction in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - Have you ever thought of how social and economic classes work into a capitalist system. Marxists believe that different social and economic classes should be equal. In the book the “Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald these classes are very much defined and show the flaws and reality of how social and economic classes are viewed through Marxists. Viewing the classes through vulgar Marxists the characters attempting to climb social and economical ladders in the book are not accepted and rejected from upper class individuals....   [tags: the great gatsby] 774 words
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The Distinction Between Deep, Surface and Strategic Approaches to Learning - In this research of the topic, I will firstly examine the ‘characteristics’ of students who take deep, surface or strategic approaches to learning in higher education, and explore how these approaches are distinct from each other using literature from notable authors researching the topic of ‘approaches to learning’ mainly in higher education. Secondly, I will consider the ‘usefulness’ of these concepts in understanding how students learn and address any strengths; and implications or debate arising from them....   [tags: Education ]
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