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The Last Lecture - If I had made a list of my child hood dreams, I admit, it wouldn’t be very impressive. I never wanted to be a firefighter or a policeman. I never had the urge to be a millionaire, and I never even thought of being a G.I Joe or Army Man. If you could see my list, you would see only two words scribbled down in that chicken scratch hand writing of mine. But only one of those words would follow me out of that first grade class room and stick with me to this present day. By now, curiosity must be coursing through your veins, just to know what my child hood dream is....   [tags: Biography] 1065 words
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Performance Lecture: Relationship with an Audience - ... The placards helped to conclude our presentation and emphasise key points whilst the video material appeared to be a strongly successful element through informing the audience with enough information about the practitioners in an engaging, humorous and memorable manner. This was often parodic, therefore linking back to the techniques of absurdist theatre. Linking back to the main topic our audience relationship, it was highly important that our own audience felt self-aware and were critical, not passive to what they observed, producing witnesses rather than spectators, as we found Tim Etchells wanted from his audiences....   [tags: theater styles, drama performance]
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Lecture on Nothingness: John Cage - In Cage’s poem the use of no words is the language he develops, which includes the silence of blank spaces, sentence gaps or fragmentation, and the flow or continuity of the entire piece, is as critical as the use and placement of actual words. Together, in balance with each other (not with words in a more exalted position than no words), they form what he wishes to say in a manner similar to a musical composition. And what he wishes to say is there is nothing to say - there is no one phrase of words that sums up the poem’s significance....   [tags: Literature]
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Guest Lecture Reflection - The guest lecture by Peter Johnson, last Thursday, was highly informative for many reasons. Peter Johnson brought in a vast amount of Maine political knowledge. Mills spent time in both the Maine Senate and Maine House of Representatives and recently ran for Governor of Maine. Today Mills is the executive director of the Maine Turnpike Authority and was chosen for this position by Governor Paul. The most important insight that Peter Johnson left us was his opinion and rationale for paying teachers more....   [tags: political, legeslature, taxes] 737 words
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How to Give a Lecture - How to Give a Lecture Lecturing is not simply a matter of standing in front of a class and reciting what you know The classroom lecture is a special form of communication in which voice, gesture, movement, facial expression, and eye contact can either complement or detract from the content. No matter what your topic, your delivery and manner of speaking immeasurably influence your students' attentiveness and learning. Use the following suggestions, based on teaching practices of faculty and on research studies in speech communication, to help you capture and hold students' interest and increase their retention....   [tags: essays papers] 2891 words
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Summary of Stiglitz's Pareto Lecture - This lecture by Stiglitz is about how and why Pareto or near-Pareto improvement is hard to achieve, through his experience in Council of Economic Advisors for the United States government. First, Stiglitz writes about Adam Smith`s invisible hand theory as an explications of conditions under which market equilibrium will be Pareto efficient, and discusses about the importance of government intervention by writing that in presence of imperfect information or incomplete market, there will always be some intervention by which government can make everyone better off....   [tags: Pareto Stiglitz] 1314 words
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The Brown Sisters Lecture - The Brown Sisters Upon hearing the narrative assignment, I found myself stunned that I would actually have to attend a lecture outside of my classes. When scanning the list of possible events, the Brown Sisters lecture stood out in my mind. I had just completed an essay solely devoted to the decision and it’s impact on society so I thought it would be interesting to hear a first hand account of the tumultuous times these brave women faced. The lecture turned out to be more interesting than I originally imagined though I left with a slight sense of dissatisfaction....   [tags: Brown versus Board of Education] 1198 words
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Attending a Lecture on Brown vs. Board of Education by Julian Bond - Broken Promise of Brown I attended a lecture entitled the Broken Promise of Brown which was given by Julian Bond. This took place at Smith Memorial Hall on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. As I entered the building and made my way to the main entrance of the auditorium, I noticed that this CAS/MillerComm lecture was more formal than the usual CAS/MillerComm lectures. CAS/MillerComm was the sponsor of this event and also sponsors an entire lecture series free to the public. As I entered the auditorium there were a cameraman and interviewer asking people as they walked in what they knew about the Brown vs....   [tags: Lectures Julian Bond Race Segregation] 1959 words
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Large Lecture Classes - Large Lecture Classes Having left the confronting atmosphere of home schooling or typically small high school classes. Large Lecture Classes Having left the confronting atmosphere of home schooling or typically small high school classes, college freshmen’s find it difficult to adapt to large lecture classes. There classes are varying in size from 50 to 200. In my fall class, Chemistry 1301, Professor Dr. Young teaches approximately 70 students every morning. Typically, classes like Chemistry 1301 at Baylor University contain 70 to 100 students....   [tags: Economics] 886 words
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Notes on a Lecture About DNA and Ethics - Chemistry Essay I went to a lecture that was called “ Who Owns Life?” The person who spoke at this lecture was David Magnus, Ph.D. He is the Assistant Professor and Graduate Studies Director at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. I learned things that and did not know about my DNA and my body. The questions were raised, “ Do we own our bodies?” and “ Who plays God in the 21st Century?” What I found out was our DNA in our bodies we do not actually own. Dr. Magnus posed the question to us, “ How many people in this room have their DNA on file somewhere in the United States?” Only one person raised their hand and said that they have their DNA on file....   [tags: essays research papers] 451 words
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Julian Bond's Lecture on Brown vs. Board of Education - Loose Ends Still Untied Aurora is not known to be the greatest town in the suburbs of Chicago, so it is a typical move for the people from my side of town to claim residence in Naperville. I will be the first to admit that I have often betrayed my hometown and laid claim to its relatively glamorous neighbor. Naperville is one of the country’s “best places to raise a family,” or so I have heard. I wouldn’t be too surprised, considering the amount of wealth that flows through the town....   [tags: Julian Bond Race Affirmative Action] 1610 words
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Professional Legal Ethical and Social Issues - ... Fig 1. Flowchart of legal issues source: JISClegal information ETHICAL ISSUES: Ethics defined as moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity (Oxford 2014). Ethical issues are considered to be morally good practices that should be followed and professional bodies involved. The issues like freedom of information, privacy, copyright legislations, legality of software and social media misuse are all within the use of IT. Ethics is not just about what is right and what is wrong (Garret & Lewis, 2008).it also includes moral systems and principles and stakeholder analysis....   [tags: lecture capture system]
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The Sad Nature of the Conflict between Israel and Palestine - ... Learning about the carelessness that the Israelis have towards the Palestinians really shocked me. It’s horrifying how soldiers casually shoot everywhere, not really caring who or what they shoot at. After learning about the Old Testament, though, this makes sense to me. Since the people of Israel are Jewish, they don’t believe that the Messiah has come yet and must still live by the laws of the Old Testament, where God demanded they eliminate many people groups through “holy war.” Through this understanding, it makes sense that the Israelis don’t think twice about shooting even at Palestinian children....   [tags: Palestinian lecture reflection] 569 words
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Live Your Life to the Fullest - Randy Pausch once said, “We cannot change the cards we are dealt with, just how we play the hand.” The last lecture is a speech that professor write. It is what the last lecture they would say if it was the last lecture they’d make in their life. In The Last Lecture, Pausch explains his childhood dreams and everything he accomplished to make them possible, and how to help other accomplish their dreams. Pausch is an inspiring fighter; he’s considered a fighter for the fact that since he found out he has ten tumors in his liver, yet he still lives his life to the fullest....   [tags: writer, lecture, cancer] 590 words
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Risk, Demography, and Technological Evolution in Non-Industrial Populations - ... The Risk hypothesis involves the risk of resource failure and the increasing complexity of task-specific tools compared to multi-task tools. The Mobility hypothesis basically states that the structure of the toolkit is limited by the amount an individual can carry without the help of domesticated animals or vehicles. This means that an extremely mobile individual would have a smaller toolkit so they could carry it all at once. The Population Size hypothesis uses cultural drift (similar to genetic drift) as a basis for toolkit variation....   [tags: summary of Mark Collard's lecture] 752 words
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A Personal Reflection Paper of Teaching & Learning - People is unique product. Differences in background, education, experience, intention make peoples different. You, me, my friends, your colleagues, everyone have different idea, life style, working style, learning style, and teaching style. The followings are my own reflections of learning and teaching based on my experience, moreover, they can be changed along the life. First Learning Style When I studied in bachelor of engineering, I used to get A from one subject that I only sit in the class and listen to the instructor....   [tags: pure lecture, transcript, grade]
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Education Must Empower Students to Think Critically - ... Instead of memorising information they need to understand the concepts, grasp what the subject is about and then formulating answers would come naturally. Learning takes place when we engage ourselves with the work, when we make it ours. The student’s role should not be to just memorise the information but to firstly understand it and then question it. It is not possible to learn and memorise something without understanding its actual definition and whether or not it is actually true and not a fallacy....   [tags: lecture, memorize, exams] 618 words
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Do Large Lecture Halls Offer a Good Learning Environment? - Do Large Lecture Halls Offer a Good Learning Environment Higher education comes in many forms, from small private colleges with one professor for every seven students, to enormous universities which utilize teaching assistants for almost all offered classes. The question I have as a student at Purdue, a university with around 35,000 students, is are large lecture halls with more than two hundred students effective places for learning to occur. When there are that many pupils in a classroom, it is nearly impossible for an instructor to take attendance....   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Unwanted Benefits - Unwanted Benefits According to the Birmingham-Southern College Catalog, students must attend 24 lecture and arts events by the end of their senior year. The college has a list of approved lectures, performances, recitals, and events from which the students decide the events they want to attend. The lecture and arts events have an effect on the students who have to attend as well as those who have an opinion of the requirement. It gives a student a sense of duty and responsibility. If 24 credits are not completed before the end of a student’s senior year, then that student will not graduate....   [tags: lecture, arts]
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Government and Markets - ... Spiter stated that: ” Think about it. AIG was a worthless shell. Anybody would say: “I’m giving you, as a conduit, a check for $12.9 billion; you’re turning around and giving the check to Goldman. I want stock in Goldman. I don’t want stock in a worthless shell.” The Fed and the Treasury didn’t consider that possibility. I don’t know why, but it returns us to the question of who pays. The taxpayer picked up the whole bill. That was wrong" (Fora TV, 2009). The question is raised why would any individual lest our government want to invest in a failing business....   [tags: review of lecture by Elliot Spitzer]
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Series on Intellectual Property Controversies - Series on Intellectual Property Controversies It might not have been how I originally wanted to spend my Saturday night, but then again if I hadn’t of gone it would have been extremely difficult to write this paper. I attended Molly Kleinman’s lecture about copyright and how it’s linked to libraries. So there I was with my pen and note book ready to take notes for later use. She first started out just talking about the purpose of copyright. From there she gave two different points of views on copyright, first was what it means according to the constitution and then according to some big companies....   [tags: Lecture Analysis Copyright] 706 words
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Reflection of John D. Zeglis' Lecture on Leadership - On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, I got the honor to listen to John D. Zeglis. Zeglis shared his view on leadership and different principles he believes leadership is. He has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry and also has a legal background to help shape him into the person who he is today. Zeglis has not always stayed in the same profession throughout his life. He began his professional career as an associate, and was a partner in the law firm. Starting January 1, 1984, he joined AT&T as corporate vice president....   [tags: team, experience, principles] 655 words
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Designing Student-Centered Assessments - PLAN: Criteria for a Student-Centered Exam For the PDSA cycle I am going to use individual journal entries because they are engaging and interactive to every student, and they are a great tool in reflecting on what each student has learned in the lesson. “Student-centered assessments must be engaging and interactive, while incorporating sharing, trusting, team building, reflecting, helping and coaching.”(Pitas, 2000) The students will be given the freedom to write anything that is on their mind and the students will answer three questions that will help generate well thought out answers....   [tags: exam, video lecture]
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Leature on Racial Discrimination in Hong Kong - Question 4 - Lecture on 16Racial Discrimination in Hong Kong: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Good morning, Students. Today, my lecture is on “Race 6Discrimination in Hong Kong: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”. I will explain what racism is, its role in the historical context of colonialism, and what forms contemporary racial discrimination take with reference to specific minority groups in Hong Kong. I will also talk about the relevant Ordinances in Hong Kong. Racism 14Racism means unfair treatment of people, or violence against them because they belong to a different race from your own.3Race in relation to a person means the race, colour, descent, national or ethnic orig...   [tags: racism, colonialism, miniority, ordinances] 555 words
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Two Lectures on Inferiority - This paper will focus on two lectures that were given in class as well presentations that were given on the related material from readings. The first lecture was given on organ inferiority, and the processes that our organs use to compensate and overcompensate for the sake of the organs’ preservation. The second lecture was given on social and economic factors in character development as it addressed the historical prevalence in character building, and the affects that evolutionary development has had on the human race....   [tags: Sociology] 1809 words
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Lectures and Active Learning - Lecturing vs. Active Learning Lecturing can be defined as “a speech read or delivered before an audience or class.” (Dictionary.com). On the other hand, active learning is defined by “a learning environment that allows students to talk and listen, read, write and reflect as they apply what they are learning.” (Meyers and Jones). There are many distinguishable differences between these two types of teaching/learning styles. Lecturing may be seen as simply reading as it is derived from the Latin word “to read” (Hanford)....   [tags: Teaching Methods, Student Interaction]
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Replacing Traditional Lectures - Traditional lectures have long been part of our educational system. They present facts and information in a concise and direct manner, yet, according to some studies, they are inferior to more active teaching methods when it comes to a student’s performance and practical skills. In spite of this, lectures continue to be a large part of most college’s curriculum, were, albeit not used all of the time, still contribute to a big portion of what is being done in class. This presents a critical problem in Computer Science courses, where active solution seeking and team work play an important role in the student’s career....   [tags: Teaching Progression, Collaborative Learning]
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Listening in Lectures - Listening in Lectures Lectures are the main way of communicating knowledge in the classroom setting, so being able to listen well is an essential to success in one’s education. There are many different techniques that once practiced and mastered, can lead to success. The first step to good listening skills in lectures is to be prepared. By reading the chapter being covered, or re-reading notes it is easier to listen. Because the content is not being introduced for the first time, it is easier to comprehend it....   [tags: essays papers]
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Adam Smith's Lectures on Jurisprudence - Adam Smith's Lectures on Jurisprudence Adam Smith, in his Lectures of Jurisprudence, makes an argument for the necessity of marriage through biological mechanisms. While superficially similar, his arguments seem to differ greatly from the modern notion of how labor is distributed within the household. Instead of examining the comparative advantages in production between the husband and the wife, Smith seems to focus on the importance of lineage and, more specifically, inheritance. The foundation of Smith’s argument for the necessity of marriage is rooted in children....   [tags: Economics Lectures Jurisprudence Essays]
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Personal Reflections of My Experience as Operational Manager - Introduction Executive Summary This journal is an insight on my thoughts and experiences and my own reflection of operations management and the topics in which we have looked at in both lectures and my interactive workshops. In this journal I will cover the following: • My own experiences in relation to operations management • A reflection on what I have learned in both lectures and tutorials • A reflection on the extra material that we had access to from moodle. Week 1: 30th January Lecture: During the lectures in week 1 lecture 1 we started our first topic which was Supply Chain Management....   [tags: supply, lectures, forecasting] 2673 words
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SAF Resonds with Transformations to Higher Expectations and a Tech-Savy Generation - ... Cadets on the other hand are not able to concentrate well throughout the lesson taught due to long hours of lecture period. Due to this reason, some cadets may not be able to remember most of the stuff taught during lecture. In the second part of the training, the cadets will be having hands-on session where they will be practicing with their peers. Practical was carried out to allow the cadets to practice on what they had learned during the lecture. The cadets had to pay close attention on what the instructor was doing before they start on their hands-on session....   [tags: cadets, lectures, involvement] 1007 words
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My Hands Are Full Between School and Work - ... For example when I work for eight hours on a Sunday and I stay up to finish my assignments I realized that I did not get much sleep. I perhaps got approximately four hours. The next morning, on Monday, I had my 8 o’clock class in which I barely made it to class on time. While the professor was lecturing and I was taking notes the next thing I knew my professor was waking me up to inform me that class had finished. I was so embarrassed because I was the last student to leave the class and other students were coming in the classroom....   [tags: lectures, assignments, energy] 553 words
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A Room of One’s Own and Modern Fiction - A Room of One’s Own and Modern Fiction One of the first things to notice about A Room of One’s Own is that it is not a typical lecture. It rambles and flows back and forth, in and out. It is more narrative than logic. It breaks many of the conventions of a formal address. Why does Virginia Woolf choose to do this. Why choose this style, this method. One reason is to turn predominantly masculine, or traditional, thinking on its head in order to undermine its authority. There is another reason for her approach, however—one that rises from her most basic ideas about what literature and writing should be and do....   [tags: Lectures Literature Papers]
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Explaining Ground Rules, Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries as a Lecturer at Graham College - ... Through this activity learners would feel more engaged in the process and would more likely to adopt and agreed these ground rules. As the group tutor I would also ensure the ‘common’ ground rules indicated above where included into the discussions and encourage participation by introducing ‘individual targets’ against which the learners could benchmark themselves throughout the learning journey. As a tutor Grantham College I need to deliver complex technical knowledge at all levels and provide a duty of care....   [tags: the teaching cycle]
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Helen Keller: Author, Lecturer, Political Activist - Helen Keller is one of the most inspirational people in American history. She had to overcome physical disabilities and many other obstacles to live the life that she did. Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her parents, Arthur Keller and Kate Adams, both served for the Confederates in the Civil War (Thompson, 2003). Like most parents, they were ecstatic when Keller was born. At 18 months old, she was a happy, healthy baby already learning to say her first few words. However, one morning, she woke up with an extremely high fever and had to go to the hospital....   [tags: Biography, Helen Keller]
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Overview of Different Methods of Instruction - This guidebook provides a brief summary regarding four instructional strategies. Each summary includes: (1) a description/summary of the strategy; (2) when, where, and why it would be a good strategy; 3) the strengths and the weaknesses of the strategy; 4) if you have used or seen it in practice; 5) if you would use it - when and when not. The four instructional methods selected for this assignment are lecture, field trips, case studies, and computer-assisted instruction. Lecture Lecture as an instructional method is one of the most common and oldest forms of instructional methods....   [tags: Teaching, Instruction]
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Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez a Champion for Latin American Solitude - The works of the late 1982 Columbian literary Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garica Marquez reflect not only the sentiments of postcolonial Columbians, but also the surreal realities lived by Latin Americans in the New World. This surreal reality is what Marquez has become synonymous with — magic realism. The literary genre, magic realism, can be found in Marquez’s books and short stories such as 100 Years of Solitude and “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”. Literary critics and audience alike have marveled at how Marquez masterfully connected the ethereal and the mundane with such precision in diction and syntax that the narratives seem more than commonplace but actually feasible and tangible....   [tags: surreal realities, latin community]
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Attending a Speech by Ira Berlin on Slavery - “Rethinking Slavery” – A Retrospect I recently attended the lecture of renowned historian Ira Berlin. Professor Berlin is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He has also been the recipient of many awards and acknowledgements over the last decade. In 2002, President Clinton appointed Professor Berlin to the advisory committee of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Berlin was visiting the campus as a result of his recent appointment as a Mellon Distinguished Senior Fellow for the spring semester at the University of Illinois....   [tags: Slavery Race] 1275 words
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Traditional Learning and Adult Learning - Learning environments that effectively meet the needs of adult students build upon the wealth of knowledge in the classroom, are student-driven, and have direct application to the problems of the adult's everyday life. In this essay, I will reflect upon a traditional learning experience that I experienced as an early college student. Additionally, using Knowles' theory of adult learning, I will consider how the experience could have been adapted. Traditional Learning Context As a 17 year old in the mid 1990s, I enrolled in an introductory psychology course at a private religious college in central Virginia....   [tags: Malcom Knowles, self-directed learning]
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FSM Classroom Teachers vs. Multiple Intelligences - The classroom teachers in the FSM have their own method or strategies for delivering a lesson from day to day. Some of their strategies were repeated or mono-strategy. Even the experience educators have his/her ways of teaching. There are lots of arguments on ways to help learners achieve the goal of a lesson. In the textbook, Teaching and Learning through Multiple Intelligence Third Edition, there are effective strategies developed to assist students in their learning. These strategies were called application in the textbook (Campbell, Campbell, & Dickinson, 2004)....   [tags: learning, fsm schools, standardize test]
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The American Revolution Was Truly Revolutionary - Many revolutions have taken place throughout history, ranging from the unremarkable to the truly memorable, such as the French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution and the American Revolution. Through an examination of the social, cultural, economic and political causes of the American Revolution, an exploration of key arguments both for and against the American Revolution, and an analysis of the social, cultural, economic and political changes brought about by the American Revolution it can be demonstrated unequivocally that the American Revolution was indeed truly revolutionary....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]
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Richard Nixon: Was He Truly Conservative? - ... Cutting back on this program was a supreme indication that no, we couldn’t “do it all”. Contrasting this was Nixon’s installation of the first peacetime wage and price controls, and his advancement of environmentalism. The President responded to environmental crises like the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969 with the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the same year (Lecture 25, November 19). The creation of such an agency is a purely new-liberal approach in the same vein as the “war on poverty” or other programs that made up the Great Society....   [tags: presidency, policy, foregin, voters] 1090 words
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Education: Learning Environments - Learning environments that effectively meet the needs of adult students build upon the wealth of knowledge in the classroom, are student-driven, and have direct application to the problems of the adult's everyday life. In this essay, I will reflect upon a traditional learning experience that I experienced as an early college student. Additionally, using Knowles' theory of adult learning, I will consider how the experience could have been adapted. Traditional Learning Context As a 17 year old in the mid 1990s, I enrolled in an introductory psychology course at a private religious college in central Virginia....   [tags: adult, homosexuality, motivation] 1196 words
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Prohibiting Cell Phones in College Classes - In today’s society, people are being introduced to never-ending technology developments; the use of cellular phones is triggering a lot of debate in universities all over the United States. In a recent survey by Tindell and Bohlander (2012), over 97 percent of college student carry their cellular phones to class and use their cellular phones during lectures. Although cellular phones are prominently useful there have been a number of ramifications, which must be recognized within universities. Lectures are being interrupted....   [tags: technology, instant messages, distraction]
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Traditional Learning Environment for Adults Learners - ... All the required assignments were relative to the literature that was required by the class, and that is the just of the literature being beneficial as well. The weekly quizzes, two major tests, and the final were all loosely based on the lectures themselves. The problem was that the delivery of the lectures was monotone and lifeless. Imagine that you are sitting through a lecture delivered by a computerized voice; not that the instructor was a computer, that makes it impossible to take notes and keep focus....   [tags: andragogy, self-directing, traditional]
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The Pros and Cons of Various Teaching Methods - Role play: In role play, the learners are assigned roles which they act out within a scenario given by the lecturer. The lecturer must choose a scenario for a role play that gives the learners an opportunity to prepare what they have been taught. The role should also keep the learners interested. A scenario for a role play can be found by things they have encountered in their lives, from a book or a movie. After choosing the scenario for a role play, their learners have to then brainstorm ideas on how the scenario would progress....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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Conditions that Led to the Great Depression - Q2: There are multiple conditions that occurred in the US that aided in the economic downturn leading to the Great Depression. Prior to the stock market crash of 1929, a classical approach, advocated by Adam Smith, was how America felt its political and economic system functioned. Adam Smith’s classical approach is embedded in the concept of a laissez-faire economic market, which suggests that the US would thrive if left alone (lecture). This approach requires a noninterfering government and allows individuals to follow their own self-interest, which was supposed to keep economic order (Cochran & Malone)....   [tags: stock market crash of 1929, economic downturns] 1539 words
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Overseas High-Quality Education vs. U.S. High Cost Education - Having been studying in the United States for a while, I have seen some universities offer online programs that allow students to access learning materials at their own convenience. I find this quite interesting, since there are no such programs in my country. What concerns me is the fact that one needs to go aboard in order to gain high quality education. From my own experience, gaining education in the United States can be very costly. Not only does one have to consider tuition fees, but also the cost of living....   [tags: tuition, scholarship, online] 1325 words
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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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Medicine or Spice? The Many Uses of Saffron. - Throughout history saffron has been used for many things. Although it is known as the most expensive spice in the world, it was and still is commonly used as a dye and as a spice by wealthy people in many parts of the world. Crocus sativus, also known as saffron, is one of the most expensive spices in the world due to the extensive harvesting process which has to be done manually. While it is historically known for being a spice as well as a dye, it also has been discovered to have some very interesting medicinal effects, such as improving glycemia (diabetes), reducing cancer, and improving impotency in males....   [tags: Crocus sativus, Crocus cartwrightianus, plant]
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