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My Conception of God - Personal Narrative: My Conception of God First of all it is important that I qualify that my view of the Lord is not a derived conception from my intellect, but rather privileged revelation bestowed upon me by the Grace of God. If asked his conception of me, my closest friend or sibling would not answer in terms of far off observation, he would speak from his experiences and first hand knowledge of my character. I do not speak of God from a far off, separated position, a view delivered to me by theologians, or popular society....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 283 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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Sociological Observation of Deviant Behavior at Traffic Stop Signs - Sociological Observation of Deviant Behavior at Traffic Stop Signs Sociologists use the term deviance to refer to any violation of norms- whether the infraction is a minor as jaywalking, or as serious as murder. This deceptively simple definition takes us to the heart of the sociological perspective of deviance, which sociologist Howard S. Becker identified this way: it is not the act itself, but the reactions to the act, that make something deviant. In other words, people’s behaviors must be viewers from the framework of the culture in which they take place....   [tags: Observation] 295 words
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The Relationship Between Sociology and Other Social Sciences - The Relationship Between Sociology and Other Social Sciences Sociology can be defined as the science that deals with human relationship. It is the study of how human beings relate with each other, how each individual relationship has been influenced by other people and the patterns which are formed out of their interactive relationships. Sociology emphasizes group relationships and total social environment. Sociology studies human behaviour in a different way from other academic approaches....   [tags: Sociology ] 305 words
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The Cognitive Meaning and Value of Religious Language - Religious language is terms that we use today in our language, and refer to them when we speak about God, therefore speaking of him with meaning. In the past, traditional philosophers never doubted that it is possible to speak meaningfully of God, but more recently, the ‘Logical Positivist’ philosophers began to question the way one would speak of God. They linked the meaning of language to empirical observation. They created a statement to judge statements which where cognitively meaningful or not....   [tags: Religion, Theology] 306 words
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together - Organizational Behavior Organizational behavior is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organizations (Robbins, p.9). Organizational behavior helps build better relationships by achieving human objectives, organizational objective and social objective. Robbins, S. P. (2000). Organizational Behavior. Ninth Edition. Organizational Culture Organizational culture is something intangible, but can influences our work environments. In the workplace we can refer organizational culture as combination of its policies, beliefs, activities, and rituals....   [tags: essays research papers] 311 words
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Frech Essay - Frech Essay Dans cet exposé, j’ai examiné le roman «Thérèse Raquin» tout en considérant les annotations de Zola dans sa préface célèbre. J’ai acquis la conviction que de Thérèse et Laurent ne sont pas seulement des brutes humaines, mais des êtres humains. Je suis aussi d’avis que la méthode expérimentale, originaire à la médecine, ne peut pas être transmise à la littérature. Néanmoins, Émile Zola a créé une littérature nouvelle. Il refuse de dépeindre des héros et donne des descriptions intéressantes et détaillées des conditions de vie du 19ième siècle....   [tags: Foreign Language, Informative, Character Analysis] 320 words
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare - << In the play Hamlet by William Shakesphere, the main character, Hamlet, has a high level of intelligence. In Denmark, Hamlet is the son of the king who had recently passed away, and the queen who betrayed her husband to marry Hamlet's uncle soon after his death. Hamlet is hurt and uproared by his mother's betrayal and his uncle's rise to become king. He has an extraordinary understanding and comprehension of others and himself. Hamlet understands himself and uses this as a strength for his revenge....   [tags: Character Analysis, Classics] 321 words
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Summary of Behavioral Genetics - Behavioral Genetics Behavioral Genetics is a new field of study. The purpose of Behavioral Genetics is to investigate the affects of genetics and environment on individual human behavior. Behavioral Genetics is a quite complex field of study and the path towards the understanding the relation of genetics and environment to individual human behavior is a long and difficult one. There are instances that support the theory that behavior has a biological basis. Behavior is often reproduced in consecutive generations of a species....   [tags: Science, Technlogy, Psychology] 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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Oscar Claude Monet - Oscar Claude Monet Oscar Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 in Paris, France. Monet spent most of his childhood in Le Havre, France. In Le Havre, Monet studied drawings and painted seascapes with a French painter Eugene Louis Boudin in his teens. By 1859 Monet committed himself a career to be an artist. Monet spent a lot of time in Paris around 1859. By 1860 Monet met a pre-impressionist painter, Edouard Manet. Monet also met other French painters to form the impressionist school. Monet met Camille Pissaro, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley....   [tags: Essays Papers] 329 words
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Spherical Coordinate System - ... Spherical is rotated based on the axis of rotation concept. x2 + y2 + z2 = c2 has this equation represents the shape of sphere. When we substitute r=c which represents the diffusion spherical coordinates. The following formula is used to calculate the surface area of the spherical coordinates system. Surface area = 4 π r2 square unit Where r- Radius Derivation of Diffusion Spherical Coordinates: Derivation of Diffusion Spherical Coordinates: To obtain the connection between Cartesian and diffusion spherical coordinates....   [tags: Math]
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Durkheim's Interpretations - Durkheim's Interpretations Later studies have tended to confirm Durkheims original interpretations. Halbachs (1930) argues that many of Durkheims correlations, religious and domestic, may be more effectively explained in terms of rural and urban life. Gibbs and Martin (1964) have argued that the belief of status integration provides a more quantifiable perception of integration. Later studies adopt a positivist approach....   [tags: Papers] 332 words
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Democracy in America - Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville gives what appears as an unbiased opinion of what the new America looks like through his eyes and travels around the country. He begins with reflections of the American landscape describing the oceans, mountains and even the fertility of the soil. He states that the one dominate feature about the social condition of the Anglo-Americans dominates all others, that being democracy. He gives me the impression, that though he is impressed with our patriotic values, he is jealous and unsure of what to make of it being that there has been no other form of government in existence in the modern world....   [tags: Papers] 333 words
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chaucer - Geoffrey Chaucer The greatest poet of the Middle English period was the son of a wealthy wine-merchant of powerful connections. As a boy he was a page to the Countess of Ulster, and later was employed as a valet in the Royal household. In 1359, serving with the English army in France, he was taken prisoner and King Edward III subscribed £16 upon the payment of his ransom. Thereafter he spent many years in the service of his king. In 1372-3 he was sent to Genoa on a commercial mission; in 1374 he was appointed Comptroller of the Customs for the Port of London; in 1385 he was appointed Justice of the Peace for Kent; and in 1386 he was elected Member of Parliament....   [tags: essays research papers] 336 words
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Women and Domestic Violence - Women and Domestic Violence A seven-year-old boy was terrified and called 911 while his mother cried for help. The boy’s father continuously beat his mother and demanded that she never leaves him. This was one of the 12,390 calls for domestic violence in our county in 2005. Of these calls, 9,272 involved weapons that could harm victims and children. Domestic violence incidents in 2005 accounted for 50 percent of the women killed in the United States. Domestic violence is a pattern of assault and coercive behaviors used by adults and adolescents against their intimate partners in current or former married, dating, or cohabiting relationships....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 345 words
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College Admissions Essay - Rewards of Understanding - College Admissions Essay - Rewards of Understanding As a high school freshman, I met and became friends with many new people. Among the most fascinating people was Lauren. I met Lauren in my lab class. She was outspoken and liberal. Her clothing revealed creativity; her big eyes, curiosity and strength. I was interested in learning more about Lauren, but felt shy about approaching her. My peers made fun of Lauren's manners and actions. They considered her too strange to know and shunned her....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 346 words
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China's Military Takeover Plan - China's Military Takeover Plan There has been a lot of confusion over who has shown there true colors during the Iraqi crisis. France has basically said they hate the US. Russia, has shown us that she is no longer even a distant "friend". And then there is China. One of the most populated places on earth with the biggest military in the world. What have they said about the war. They have stayed out of things in order to look like they have no part in any of the world affairs. That, is just a cover up....   [tags: Papers] 346 words
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Plato vs. Aristotle - Plato vs. Aristotle How do we explain the world around us. How can we get to the truth. Plato and Aristotle began the quest to find the answers thousands of years ago. Amazingly, all of philosophy since that time can be described as only a rehashing of the original argument between Plato and Aristotle. Plato and Aristotle's doctrines contrast in the concepts of reality, knowledge at birth, and the mechanism to find the truth. Firstly, Plato's concept of reality contrasts with Aristotle's concept....   [tags: Papers] 350 words
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Children's Education Investigation - Children's Education Investigation I have been set an assignment to find out about children’s education and have been challenged to find out about the difference in how teachers treat their students (Boys and Girls). To test the difference between boys and girls in a classroom environment I have thought up 7 questions which should give me some rough figures of what I am aiming to find out. It was published 20 years ago that boys consume 2/3’s of teacher’s time in the class....   [tags: Papers] 356 words
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Homosexuality in Wilde's Picture of Dorian Grey - A critical analysis of Oscar Wildes only novel would yield that it is in fact a homosexual allegory of doomed, forbidden passion. The relationship between Lord Henry and Dorian, as well as Basil and Dorian is, clearly Homoerotic and must’ve shocked Victorian society. Although Wilde halts short of stating that Basil and Lord Henry have sexual feelings for Dorian , the language he uses to describe their devotion for Dorian is unmistakably the language of deep, romantic intimacy. “Tell me more about Mr....   [tags: essays research papers] 358 words
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Exploring Realism and Romanticism - Exploring Realism and Romanticism Romanticism dominated the art and culture of the West until almost the last decade of the nineteenth century. The Realist point of view began to form as early as the 1850's. As a start, realism called for an objective and unidealized assessment of everyday life. The word realism is often used in both philosophy and the arts, though in each field the meaning is quite different. In philosophy realism had a different meaning in the ancient world than it does in its modern application....   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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The Treatment of Black Africans in South Africa in the 1930’s and 1940’s - The Treatment of Black Africans in South Africa in the 1930’s and 1940’s The Boers did the treatment of the blacks in South Africa. The Boers were originally from the Netherlands in Europe. They spoke Dutch but when they invaded South Africa their language was changed to Afrikaans. When the Boers got control of South Africa they made “The Natives Land Act”, this law was allocated in 1913. This law separated the whites from the blacks, unfortunately the blacks only ended up with 7.3% of South African land, where as the whites had 92.7% of the land....   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps the greatest man in history, invented thousands of things including the helicopter, tank and portable bridge. Leonardo was not only an inventor ,but a sculptor, an artist and an architect. He was born 1452 in the small town of Vinci ,in Tuscany. His father was a wealthy notary and his mother a peasant woman. In the mid 1460s the family moved to Florence here he was given the best education Florence could offer. He advanced rapidly socially and intellectually . He was very handsome and a fine musician....   [tags: essays research papers] 363 words
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The LBC Program - The LBC Program The LBC program uses the scores from the personality profiles to sort through the different positions and suggest the performance levels of employees. Of course the members you enter into the program must have the necessary qualifications to do the job but the program will show you in black and white which ones are the ones most likely to succeed and why. How it works The personality profile is entered into the program for each employee considered. A separate report will be produced for each employee entered....   [tags: Papers] 368 words
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The Contribution of Hippocrates to Medicine - The Contribution of Hippocrates to Medicine Greek doctors tried to understand what caused disease through careful observation of people who were ill. They saw that when someone was ill there was usually a liquid coming out of the body, for example phlegm from nose or vomit from the stomach. They decided that these liquids (which they called humours) must somehow be the causes of illness. The liquid or humour must be coming out of the body because there was too much of it. The humours had got out of balance with each other....   [tags: Papers] 369 words
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Observing Human Habits - Observing Human Habits People and their strange habits. Where does this strange behavior come from. During this past week, I was able to observe many of my peers. From this, I noticed some unusual habits of theirs. While sitting in my speech class at Harbor College, I watched my classmates give introductory speeches in front of the class. Some of the students were swaying back and forth-, which made it difficult to view them. A few of them were tapping their fingers on the podium. As I can recall, one female continuously tapped her long nails on the table (to me this became a nuisance)....   [tags: Papers] 370 words
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This is the deal - This first oral presentation will be given on Monday, January 28, Center Campus, 6-10 p.m., C-105. The topic will be about some aspect concerning your career that you have found interesting. It can be an item that you find as you search the internet about your career (potential earnings, current wage offerings, number of opportunities available, etc.) or it can be an observation that you have made in your present career climb. You may use notes. You might not have to do any research. You should be concentrating on your presentation skills without having to worry about learning/researching your topic....   [tags: essays research papers] 373 words
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Islamic Civilization - Islamic Civilization Muslim Arabs all along have absorbed cultures form different territories they took over like the Roman Empire and Persian Empire. It would be good to mention that this civilization achieved many goals during their existence mainly in the topics of mathematics and astronomy. All in all the empire lasted from about 750 to 1258 A.D. Let us go through their history. The Arabs had expanded in the seventh and eight centuries having as their center Damascus. A dynasty called Umayyad had established himself in this same city but due to their corrupt behavior they did not last too long in power....   [tags: Papers] 373 words
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Observation of a Basketball Player - Observation of a Basketball Player The player that I am going to observe plays for a school basketball team. He has played the game for 5 years and played every year for the school team, the player will be used in comparison to a county performer, who is in the same team at school, and is also the same age. STATISTICS ========== County Performer ================ School Performer ================ Age === 17 == 17 == Height ====== 6ft 2 inch ========== 6ft 0inch ========= Experience ========== 5years ====== 5years ====== Training ======== 2-3 times/week ============== 1 times/week ============ Games ===== 1-2 times/week ============== 1-2 times/month =============== · The county performer has an obvious advantage of being taller than the school performer, this will improve the chances of the county performer getting a rebound, winning a tip off, and they may even find it easier to score because they are closer to the basket compared to the school performer....   [tags: Papers] 373 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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Galileo and His Strong Beliefs - Galileo and His Strong Beliefs After reading this letter I feel that Galileo had a very opinionated outlook on life and was heavily involved in a struggle for freedom of inquiry. Galileo was a person who had many strong beliefs and would not let people or a document have a say in what he believes. I think that according to Galileo an individual gains knowledge of nature threw observation. Galileo believed no one really went out into the world as he did and used the senses that God gave us when we where created, to observe the physical world....   [tags: Papers] 376 words
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Market Research - Market Research Finding out about what consumers want and need, and what makes them buy, is called MARKET RESEARCH. Market research is the process of gaining information about customers, competitors and market trends through collecting primary and secondary data. Why Research the Market. Businesses that are product orientated risk spending large amounts of money launching a product, which could be a failure. Research the market helps reduce this risk. It focuses research and design effort onto products, which have a chance of success in the market place....   [tags: Business and Management Studies] 380 words
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The Weary Blues and Lenox Avenue: Midnight - “The Weary Blues” and “Lenox Avenue: Midnight” by Langston Hughes are two poems written as scenes of urban life. Although these poems were written more than seventy years ago, it is surprising to see some general similarities they share with modern day city life. Dilluted down with word play and irrelevant lines such as “And the gods are laughing at us.”, the underlying theme is evidently urban life. “The Weary Blues” and “Lenox Avenue: Midnight” approach the general topic of urban life from two different aspects also....   [tags: essays research papers] 380 words
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Counter-Acting the Effects of Global Warming - ... This clean water can be captured and stored in watersheds that in turn, can be used for variety of purposes including agriculture, municipal drinking water, recreational activities and habitat for wildlife. Global forests provide habitat for wildlife, which in turn, contribute to the maintenance of ecological processes. Wildlife is directly utilized by humans for hunting, observation and ecotourism. However wildlife is considered an important ecosystem service because of its indirect contribution to many other ecological processes....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]
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London - Poetry Analysis - In this poem, Blake is trying to dispel the myth of grandeur and glory associated with London and to show the 'real' people of London and how they felt. London was seen and portrayed as a powerful and wonderful city where the wealthy lived and socialised. However, Blake knew that London was really a dirty, depressing and poverty-stricken city filled with slums and the homeless and chronically sick. To reveal the truth, Blake combines description of people and places with the thoughts and emotions of the people....   [tags: essays research papers] 388 words
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Galileo And The Telescope - Galileo was not the person who invented the telescope, but he was the first one to use the telescope to study the heavens. He made many observations using the telescope that shocked the religious world. In this short essay, I will only focus on three observations and how an Aristotlean reacts to it. These observations played a very important role on the development of astronomy. The first object he observed was the moon. Through his observations he concluded that the moon&#8217;s surface was very irregular and imperfect....   [tags: essays research papers] 391 words
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Truth and Art: Keats's Ode on a Grecian Urn - Truth and Art: Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" offers a paradoxical concept of Beauty. It describes the frozen beauty portrayed on the Urn as sweeter than reality, for its expiration is a locked impossibility. The lover's kiss is sweeter when in waiting, and her timeless beauty and devotion are worth the kiss's impossibility. Thus, the observation of beauty is more sweet than its reception, and objects in their prime are best just before their expiration....   [tags: Ode on a Grecian Urn Essays] 394 words
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Advertising Campaign - Objectives: As we know, the objective of Gateau PLC patisserie chain – sale of high-quality food and drinks, cooked individually with use of ingredients of the best quality. Gateau PLC exerts every effort to offer wonderful, tasty and, perhaps, the best food. The main accent in your patisserie chain is quality. The achievement of high quality of your products only possible under accurate observation of whole process’s technology – from purchase of equipment, organization of patisserie’s work, to staff’s skill in cooking....   [tags: essays research papers] 397 words
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Analysis of Oklahoma - I see now after reading Oklahoma why this musical has remained so popular throughout the years. I’ve always found it easier to watch a musical as opposed to reading one. However, the lively, upbeat tempo of the musical really made me feel that I was watching it. With Oklahoma taking place shortly after the turn of the century I think it brought on a whole new genre of entertainment to people. Although the plot is very simple and predictable it was portrayed in an upbeat way that people where not used to seeing....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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The Tempests Power - Lust for Power Any good story starts with an observation: an observation of the silent neighbor, the infamously loud aunt at the family reunion or the mysterious stranger, smiling at nothing. William Shakespeare always wrote of these observations. His characters in each of his plays represent some part of society or desire lying within society. “The Tempest”, Shakespeare’s farewell to playwriting, contrasts the idea of civilization and raw nature pertaining to the desire for power, and the greed that overwhelms a person to get that power....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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Child Case Study - Child Case Study Who?     5-year old boy (Friends Nephew) Name. “JD” Where. In the Family Room and the Kitchen How many family members are present. Brother(3) Aunt (20) Grandma (60) (PEER SETTING) 30-minute observation Friday 2/25/05 4:00PM     Child sitting on floor in front of TV getting ready to watch Ed, Edd, and Eddy. 4:02PM     Lying down on pillow. 4:04PM     Asks aunt for banana. 4:06PM     Eats banana in kitchen 4:08PM     Eating and watching from kitchen. 4:10PM     Finishes banana and sits in family room watching cartoon....   [tags: Psychology Psychological children Essays] 401 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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Observation of a Sixth Grade Class - Sixth grade is a very important year in a child’s life. This is the time when a child is making there big transition from being the “big kids” in elementary school to becoming the “bottom of the pit“ in middle school. Many people believe that this is about the time when children go through a lot of their hormonal and physical changes. This can put a great deal of stress on young children. If a teacher helps to make this transition a little easier for a kid they will have a much easier time adapting....   [tags: essays research papers] 403 words
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Scientology - The Truth About Scientology Scientology was created around 1950 by a science fiction author, L. Ron Hubbard. Scientology was presented as a religious philosophy, but is actually a warped sense of both religion and science, fused together to create a belief system that is quite damaging to people’s psychological state. Scientologists believe that man is ultimately capable of determining the outcome of all aspects of his life: mental, emotional, as well as physical. It is a twentieth century religion that teaches that one’s health and wellness is something that man is in control of....   [tags: essays research papers] 404 words
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Farm Observation - Sitting in the back seat between two towering piles of clothes and snacks we drive up the abandoned streets of Adell. I see vast open fields of corn and dense wooded forest filled with life, along with the occasional, towering grain house. We pull into a dry, dusty, driveway of rock and thriving, overgrown weeds. We come up to an aged log cabin with a massive crab apple tree with its sharp thorns like claws. The ancient weeping willow provides, with is huge sagging arms, shade from the intense rays of the sun....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 405 words
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College Admissions Essay: Seeking Wisdom - Seeking Wisdom My neighbors aren't too surprised to see me in my front yard at midnight frantically scraping off the back window of my car. A couple of months ago, I began to write messages there, on the smooth glass. This week's is "A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle." Project Wisdom inspired me to transform the back of my car into my billboard to the world. At my high school the "Words of Wisdom" are read every day. Several of the daily readings ask the question "What are you waiting for?" As Student Council President, I am always encouraging students in my school to participate in community service projects and school pride activities, but I didn't think I could have any impact outside of school....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 408 words
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Mass Killers of the 19th Century - Mass Killers of the 19th Century At the beginning of the 19th century a population census was performed and later, in 1837, it became law that all births and deaths were registered. "Medical officers of health" kept the records and each local administration employed one. They forwarded their findings to the government each year. This meant that every time a person died we would be able to learn key information about their death; cause, age of victim and gender. This is great for historians because it allows us to see exactly what was happening at the time, for example, if a certain disease was a greater killer then another....   [tags: Papers] 408 words
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School Psychologist - The purpose of this informative interview was to develop a better understating of certain aspects of the School Psychologist that are of interest to me. My interviewee for the Psy 600 interview assignment was Elsie, a school psychologist intern for the Board of Education. I have conducted this interview over the phone. In preparation for the interview, I picked the questions from professor’s guidelines, that I felt important for helping to persuade myself to go into school psychologist field. Before becoming a school psychologist, Elsie has been involved in general education for 7 years and in special education for 6 years....   [tags: essays research papers] 409 words
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The Football Field - The Football Field I squat down and cup my hands under the bent over body. I scope the battlefield and acknowledge the positioning of my eleven enemies. A million thoughts go through my mind as I decide which area I am going to attack. My warrior paint is smearing down my cheeks, and my cleats dig into the frozen tundra of the battleground. I feel like all the eyes of the arena are on me, as I yell my cadence. I yell the final "GO" and the warriors clash with intent to hurt. Bodies are flying all around me, but I don't notice them, for I am concentrated on one thing, to march my comrades down the hostile territory, and through the archenemies barricade....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive Sports Essays] 410 words
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The Authentic Mexican Restaurant - The Authentic Mexican Restaurant If there is one place in Naples that I never get tired of going to, and where I can have fun just by basking in the ambiance of its atmosphere, it’s the authentic Mexican restaurant, Cilantro Tamales. At first glance the restaurant seems to be in an inconspicuous spot, lying in a strip mall containing a no-name music store and consignment shop. However, despite the location, Cilantro Tamales stands out from all other restaurants or gathering places. Cilantro Tamales isn’t a typical Mexican restaurant....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 411 words
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