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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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Workplace Observation - Workplace Observation There are some observable aspects of organizational culture such as ethical standards and behavior, organizational diversity, dress and language, conflict management and technology impact on culture. Sotheby’s International Realty The organizational culture at Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) is described as a high-involvement management type organization centered on high quality service. With high-involvement management described as one that recognizes human capital as its most valuable resource by carefully selecting and training individuals and giving them “significant decision-making power, information, and incentive compensation” (Hitt, Miller, & Colella, 2006, p....   [tags: Business Management Analysis] 785 words
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Mass-Observation, Microscopy, and the Everyday - Mass-Observation, Microscopy, and the Everyday The everyday is an assimilation of fragmented happenings that are interwoven to manifest society. A general stereotype of society can not be drawn from a single fragment, but must be created through an examination of the relationships between individual pieces. Every fragment, no matter how banal, contributes to the understanding of the everyday. In order to study the everyday, the use of microscopy and Mass-Observation are essential because they provide a way of viewing the everyday in a way that is unfamiliar....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Witness, observation, judgement and examination - ... 194). The final element through which power is upheld and human beings are objectified is in the examination process. Examination “combines the techniques of an observing hierarchy and those of a normalising judgment. It is a normalising gaze, a surveillance that makes it possible to quantify to classify and to punish” (Reference), fundamentally for Foucault examination functions as a penal mechanism within the disciplinary machine (Reference p. 177). To witness actively implicates and draws another into the process and in this sense it can be understood that we are all witnesses, whether it be as a witness to the testimony of another or to an experience that leaves an emotional impression on us....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Frank, Foucault] 1790 words
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The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol - ... The technique trains academic topic and its related vocabulary, concepts, and skills by using language and context to make the Knowledge acquired through study, experience or instruction understandable (p.53). Modern research studies (Centre for Applied Linguistics, 2007) have established that language group of students who differ racially or politically from a larger group in classes with SIOP-trained teachers do better than comparison groups with teachers unskilled in the model. High implementing teachers (always scoring 75% or more of the features on the SIOP practice during lesson observations) had the uppermost performing students on consistent assessments....   [tags: Education, Instruction Models] 1618 words
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The Observation of Savage Peoples (1800) - The Observation of Savage Peoples (1800) Synopsis Joseph-Marie Degerando was a revolutionary, French philosopher who transcribed one of the original guidelines for the study of anthropology in the year 1800 titled, I: Societe des Observateurs de l’Homme in French, and translated into English as, The Observations of Savage Peoples. According to the author of the introduction and translator of his work into English, F. C. T. Moore, Degerando’s guidelines were a “capital work of anthropology” (Moore, U of CA Press....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Observation of a Day Labor Site - Observation of a Day Labor Site The focus of this case study was to observe the new Phoenix day labor site also named “Macehualli”. This name came from the Aztec language. This site opened on Saturday February first 2003. We visited this site on April 29th 2003 at approximately 8:15 a.m. until around 9:45 a.m. Our goal was to talk with the key people involved in the day labor project. We inquired about this programs working status. Is this program benefiting the people who come here looking for work....   [tags: Immigration Labor Essays Papers] 1369 words
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Organizational Behavior Observation of Genpact - 1 Workplace Observation MGT Organizational Theory & Behavior 2 Introduction to Organizational Behavior: Organizations are collections of interacting and inter related human and non-human resources working toward a common goal or set of goals within the framework of structured relationships. In Simple words, an organization working together to achieve a common purpose. According to W.Jack Duncan, “Organizational behavior is an inter-disciplinary field that draws freely from a number of the behavioral sciences, including anthropology, psychology, sociology, and many others....   [tags: Business Management] 1326 words
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An Observation of Virgil's Aeneid, Book II - An Observation of Virgil's Aeneid, Book II The Romans, unlike the Greeks were not gifted in abstract thought. They constructed no original system of philosophy, invented no major literary forms, and made no scientific discoveries. Yet, they excelled in the art of government and empire building, they created a workable world-state and developed skills in administration, law, and practical affairs. In the Punic Wars, the Roman republic defeated the Carthaginians in North Africa and Rome inherited the Pergamene Kingdom from the last of the Attalids in 133 B.C....   [tags: Virgil Aeneid Essays]
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Free Essays - Psychiatric Observation of Amanda Wingfield - Psychiatric Observation of Amanda Wingfield Amanda Wingfield has gone under psychiatric observation. Her psychiatric analysis appears to be of a pensive and worrying individual. Nonetheless, Amanda is a strong woman who has been putting up with the worst-case scenarios a person can face in their life. Her husband has abandoned her and their children. She has to live with the fact that her son, Tom could turn out a drunkard and also her daughter, Laura who in life may not achieve much because of her shyness....   [tags: Glass Menagerie essays] 538 words
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My Observation - My on-site experience with Dr. Cimmino was surprisingly brief, less than an hour and a half long, but in this short time, I was able to observe and absorb a great deal of information. This experience took place on the B1 level of the University Hospital in the Cancer Center. Even though I was unable to shadow Dr. Cimmino, an oncology surgeon, during his rounds, I was able to sit in on a multidisciplinary clinic that consisted of a diverse gathering of doctors, nurses, and social workers. After this meeting, which lasted approximately 50 minutes, he took my colleague and I into a free room in the Cancer Center to inform us of what was actually happening in the clinic and answer any of our questions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1409 words
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Workplace Observation - In all the different places I have worked there has always been a dress policy. In the Army we wore BDU’S and I always had to have my hair up. When I started working as a CNA again I had to ware a uniform “Scrubs” and there again they liked are hair to be up. I think in every job setting there should be a dress code for one it will distinguish you from everyone else and it lets the employees respect their job. Language had never been a real big problem to have to censor in the jobs that I have had....   [tags: essays research papers] 894 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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Workplace Observation - I work at a waterfront restaurant with a fine dining atmosphere. The observable aspects of organizational diversity, communication flow, dress and appearance, conflict management, and organizational policies are different than most organizations. Organizational culture can be defined as the system of shared actions, values, and beliefs that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2003). My current organization uses standards, rules, and policies to ensure the organizational culture they want to achieve is obtained....   [tags: Business Analysis ] 742 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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Average subjects and observation - ... The relationship between visual perception and visual mental imagery: A reappraisal of the neuropsychological evidence. Cortex, 38, 357-378. Borst, G., & Kosslyn, S.M. (2010). Individual differences in spatial mental imagery. The quarterly journal of experimental psychology, 63, 2031-2050. Brewer, W.F., & Pani, J.R. (1996). Reports of mental imagery in retrieval from long-term memory. Consciousness and cognition, 5, 265-287. Chatterjee, A., & Southwood, M.H. (1995). Cortical blindness and visual imagery....   [tags: Neuroscience]
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Teaching and Learning - ... This helps the teacher enhance their learning accordingly. Parents can also talk to the teachers about any observations or stories they have about the child. If teachers and parents work in collaboration, then the child will grow to be ”confident and competent learners”. As stated in Quality in Action (DOP 1) “in partnership with parents/whanau, will promote and extend the learning and development of each child attending or receiving the service “(MoE, 1998, p.14). Having a positive communication with colleagues will also help teachers to become better reflectors in children’s learning....   [tags: Education, Observation] 1887 words
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Observational Research - Starbucks -                          This paper is about the observational research I did for Starbucks Corporation. I observed their customers consuming their product. Starbucks is amongst the most popular retail coffee shop in United States. On completing this observation, I came to the conclusion, that the major customer of Starbucks were women in the age group of 18 to 70 years of age.      Of my six hours of visit at Starbucks on a Wednesday I observed that there was merchandise for example cups, mugs, coffer maker, t-shirts etc displayed as soon as I entered the café....   [tags: Observation Research Project] 417 words
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How Lost Lake has Influenced My Life - How Lost Lake has Influenced My Life One day when I was five years old I recall my grandfather asking "Steve, why don't, you go with us to Minnesota next week?" My grandfather was a very important person to me, until he died in 1986. I spent every possible moment of my life either with him or thinking about him. Everything he loved, I loved, and vice-versa. Being bored with my present lifestyle in Peoria and excited about traveling with my grandfather, I took up his offer. After a day long car ride with my father, uncle, and grandparents, I arrived at the location that would forever influence and inspire my life: Lost Lake, Minnesota....   [tags: Observation Essays] 830 words
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Metaphors of Society in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Metaphors of Society in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Kesey's use of description and symbolism not only enhance the depth of the narrative, but they provide the reader with amazing insight into the character’s minds, hearts and souls. In fact, the characters themselves can be viewed as metaphors of society; not just the institution. R.P. McMurphy, for example represents the rebellious faction of society that was so loudly expressing itself during the sixties and seventies....   [tags: Reflective Observation] 757 words
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Flowers and Fairytale - Flowers and Fairytale By the Art Institute, there is a little garden with a water fountain and several little trees around it. Each tree is grounded in a two-foot high cement block. The tree is covered with leaves, and the leaves have scattered flowers around them. The fountain contains several little water shooters, shooting out forms of water, which resembles the flower as a dancing fairy. The flowers start at the bottom of the tree. The ring of flowers surround the tree. They are made up of many bright colors of red, pink, violet, blue and white....   [tags: Descriptive, Observation] 516 words
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A Special Cat - A Special Cat A companion is someone you have a special connection with, someone you can talk to about your problems and who will listen. A companion is someone who doesn't judge you but likes you for you. I had one such companion. It wasn't your usual companion though. She wasn't another person. She was my pet cat, Squeaky. Squeaky had been a part of the family for as long as I could remember. She was with me since I was two and a half years old. At that time in my life, I didn't see Squeaky as anything but another play toy....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1061 words
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Summer at the Cabin - Summer at the Cabin The cabin was built in the 1950's when my Great Grandpa rode up there, and it looks like not many repairs have been made since that time. The cabin is about 15 feet by 20 feet, and is made out of pine logs. There are places where you can see between the logs because the chinking is falling out. The cabin faces to the east. It has a small porch that was made by leaving the first four logs of the cabin about six feet longer than the rest. There is a small set of corrals in front of the cabin....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 821 words
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Memories of Grampi and the Steamboat Cabin - Memories of Grampi and the Steamboat Cabin The sun shone brightly, with tall, perfectly placed trees casting shadows upon his delicate skin. The horse trotted slowly and smoothly as I gazed into the eyes of prince charming. For years my family followed a tradition of going up to the Steamboat cabin at least every other weekend. I'd ride up with my grami and grampi asking the famous question "are we there yet" every five minutes, although I always knew when we were getting close. I could see the tall trees that lined the road from miles down the road....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1152 words
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Solitude of the Garage - Solitude of the Garage I walked outside into the cool April morning. The air around me was a slightly stinging cold; nevertheless, I took a big deep breath of the refreshing mountain air. I walked over to my dads red and white 1979 Ford F150 pickup and started it for him. I brought it around to the front of the house, put the transmission in neutral, and set the parking brake. After hopping out of the cab, I met my dad coming out of the house, and went around the front of the truck. I hopped into the passenger seat while my dad got into the drivers seat....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1223 words
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State Wrestling Championship - State Wrestling Championship All my hopes and dreams had come true. I have been wrestling since I was twelve years old. Ever since then I've been trying to accomplish my dream of going to the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament. I decided that I wanted to be a good wrestler, and I wanted to be one of the top wrestlers in the state. I knew that the only way to accomplish my goal was to start wrestling as soon as possible and never give up. The second year of high school I was given my shot to go to state and accomplish my dream....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1355 words
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Romantic Nature Setting - Romantic Nature Setting As I opened my eyes, I saw him laying there, still sleeping and exploring his deepest thoughts. The brisk morning air nibbled at my nose as the sun, just rising over the mountains, warmed my body. I leaned over and gave him a gentle kiss on his lips to wake him. He opened his eyes slowly and looked over at me with a smile. As he stroked the side of my face with his gentle hand, I felt this chocolate colored skin melt over me. After laying there holding each other in perfect silence, we decided to put our clothes on and go for a morning hike....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 967 words
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Alcatraz: The Legendary Prison - Alcatraz: The Legendary Prison We stepped off the large tour boat with a look of fright in both our eyes. Some joy was there, but knowing what went on in this place made us feel the way we did. To me, Alcatraz didn't really look like a shut down prison at that moment. It looked more like an old worn down cemetery. The paint on most of the buildings was chipped off all the way down to the wood. Most of the buildings had collapsed down to some cement foundations and old rusted poles hanging every other way....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1020 words
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The State Fair Horse Show - The State Fair Horse Show As a small child, my parents and I made an annual pilgrimage to the State Fair. For my parents, the primary objective of the trip was to attend the World Championship Horse Show in Freedom Hall. My major enjoyment as a young child was the midway and the fair rides; however, this changed as I grew older. My perception of the State Fair was one filled with amazement and adventure. The loud music of the rides and the familiar, huge crowds overwhelmed me with excitement....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 474 words
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The Swing Behind My House - The Swing Behind My House Out behind my house, there is a row of fruit trees. At the end of the row, there is a small open building with a swing inside. Sitting in that swing, I can see off the top of the ridge on which my family lives. When I sit there, looking down past the rows of trees and far into the distance, I realize that the place is mine. It is important to me because it is associated with so many memories, it gives me a place to be alone, and it gives me a chance to be outside in nature....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 521 words
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The Home Changes With Time - The Home Changes With Time Way up in the mountains, above the reaches of the hustle and bustle of the industrialized world, stands a large wooden house with loose shingles hanging off the roof, and the paint is chipping from years of wind and snow. The house was constructed on the slope of the mountain, and a long flight of stairs must be climbed to reach the first floor. The deck extends from the house on three sides, on both the first and second floors. It is a grand old house. Watching my step carefully, I climbed up the long flight of stairs to the first floor....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1280 words
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Wrestling in the Space Dome - Wrestling in the Space Dome As I stepped out of the van and felt the crisp air penetrate my sweatshirt, I viewed the gigantic saucer like space age building. It was enormous. The walls were covered with shiny sparkling glass in addition to a maroon and gray material. There were cement pillars against the walls. Around the top was an over hanging dome roof. Just under the dome was a slender ring of reflective glass giving off a green hue. This is what I saw when I went to the Pepsi Center in Denver to wrestle my sophomore year at state; the first view was magnificent....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1117 words
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My Room, My Haven - My Room, My Haven Over the years I have bought and collected all sorts of silly items to decorate my room. There are posters as tall as you stand, several black lights, and a bumping stereo that all give my room its unique style. Although my room is very small, it easily holds all the stuff I need to relax and feel right at home. At night, a total of twelve feet of black light tubing engulfs my room with light. This light includes a tinge of orange which is emitted by one of the black lights....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 596 words
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The Church Picnic - The Church Picnic On Sunday August 22nd, the Delta Church of Religious Science had its first annual picnic. It was a gorgeous day at Contra Loma Reservoir in Antioch. The breeze gently ruffled the leaves as the branches of the shade trees swayed over the picnic tables. Although the mercury soared to 95 degrees, the heat was not oppressive. The Delta Church, having only formed last October, is relatively small with only seventeen members. Considering that, the turnout of thirty people for the picnic was outstanding....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 802 words
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The Church Of The Good Shepherd - The Church Of The Good Shepherd The Church Of The Good Shepherd at 2230 Walton Way, Augusta,Georgia is a beautiful and historic landmark. It was designed by John Nevitt from Savannah, Georgia. In general terms it is Victorian Gothic, but specifically, it is Ruskinian Gothic. The church is cruciform in design and has a gabled roof. A fire on November 23, 1896, destroyed much of the church. The Tiffany style windows were saved by courageous parishioners on their way to worship service. People risked their lives to remove the windows and thereby saved them....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 934 words
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The Battle of the Iron Chefs - The Battle of the Iron Chefs A couple of months ago, I found myself sitting at home alone on a Saturday night. Robert was still at work. For once, I was caught up withmost of my homework and all of my housework. It was a miracle. I didn't feellike reading or cooking, so I turned on the TV. Like many young couplestoday, Rob and I choose not to spend the $40 per month on cable TV. Iflipped through the fourteen channels we get from our rabbit-ears antennafor at least fifteen minutes. Cheesy teledrama movie of the week....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1206 words
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Opening for Business - Opening for Business The clock is ticking. I missed the last bus, and now I'm jogging down the streets of the city in my favorite black suit, dodging pedestrians and street vendors. I have exactly fifteen minutes to get into the bank, go to the bathroom, and prepare for my business day. If I arrive in less than fifteen minutes, I will be present for the opening of the bank, the most stressful part of my day. I round the corner of Main and Vine Streets, looking directly at the familiar dark marble building....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 855 words
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The Resort Town - The Resort Town When the eye has tired of the human scenery of the resort town, and the body is weary of the town's repetitive entertainments, the visitor may finally notice the fury of alien plants. The misting systems at every resort, designed for cooling rows of prostrate bodies, also provide the right conditions for equatorial jungles. The resort had made the most of this opportunity. I started to feel the more patient offerings of botanical companionship. To greet these plants, though, I needed to know their names....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1041 words
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White Bread - White Bread The plastic wrapper of a loaf of Wonderbread’s D’Italiano white bread is colored brightly with the primary colors one associates with childhood and kindergarten playroom activities. The swirling script lettering of the word D’Italiano makes the bread seem somehow more special than bread packaged with ordinary block lettering. On both ends of the shiny, clear wrapper, boldly colored round dots resembling bright balloons are arranged upon a blazing red background, conveying the joy and happiness the bread would bring to any sandwich and my fifteen-year-old life....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1851 words
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The Evolution of a Small Park - Place Essay – The Evolution of a Small Park Piazzetta Vescovato is not just the prettiest square in the heart of Brescia’s historic downtown. Piazzetta Vescovato is a powerful symbol. Nested between Corso Zanardelli and Via Trieste, this little site has been a meaningful part of the lives of generations and generations of Bresciani (inhabitants of Brescia). Half a century ago, la piazzetta(as I like to call it) witnessed the horrors of the Second World War, when frightened people stepped on its sanpietrini(those little cubic stones that made up the pavement of medieval European streets), attempting to escape the Nazi soldiers or to reach a rifugio,an underground cellar that offered protection from the bombs thrown down by German planes....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1321 words
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Floridian Lifestyle at the Crab Shack - Floridian Lifestyle at Pinchers’ Crab Shack Nestled between a dilapidated pet shop and a mass-produced chain store lies Pinchers’ Crab Shack, a local dive of free spirits in the wilds of the stubborn and pompous Naples area. As Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” blares from a weathered jukebox nestled next to cases of unopened beer in a corner, the various smells of salt, frying foods, and vinegar assaults one’s senses. It is here in this atmosphere that Florida is truly found. Pinchers’ is a true haven of Floridian atmosphere....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 424 words
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The High School Band Room - The High School Band Room It is impossible to fully comprehend the appeal to the Gulf Coast High School Band Room unless you are actually a member of the band. All members of the Gulf Coast High School marching band spend the majority of their time in the band room, which is like a second home for most. The room itself does not appear to be anything special. It is a large room with a high ceiling, bright fluorescent lighting, and pink and green padding on the walls. The hallway maintains a terrible odor which nobody can quite determine the source of, and the white, vinyl tile floor is covered in a layer of disgusting things one can only dream of....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 508 words
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Volleyball at the Beach - Volleyball at the Beach Park Nestled between high-rises filled with lavish condominiums and quaint beachfront shops lies the center of teenage life on Saturday mornings, Laudermilk Beach Park. It is here that all of the problems of everyday life are forgotten for a few hours every Saturday, and teenagers are able to relax and do what teenagers do best, play volleyball. The day’s events begin around 10 o’clock a.m. when most adolescents make their way from their beds to their bathrooms. After showering and dressing in the customary cut-off T-shirt and swim trunks (most often shorts adorned with flowered designs), teens start their cars and head off to the Laudermilk Park, about a thirty-minute drive....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 603 words
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Viva Bexley - Viva Bexley The scene is almost cartoon-like: Bexley Hall wraps around its courtyard, surrounding it like a fortress. In the middle are two giant oak trees that obscure the sunlight. The walkway that encircles the grounds mimics the Monopoly game board. Each cement slab represents a Monopoly property: most of the concrete square is a pale greyish blue, while the upper quarter is taken up by a solid rectangle, painted in Boardwalk blue or St. James Place orange. Walking around the perimeter, one feels like an animated game piece, expecting to be passed by a two-foot-tall silver thimble or old shoe at any moment....   [tags: Place Descriptive Essays, Observation] 1879 words
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The Dave Miller Homestead - The Dave Miller Homestead It was a crisp, sunny Sunday afternoon in October when I traveled up the winding mountain roads of Roan Mountain, Tennessee, heading towards the Dave Miller Homestead. A cool autumn breeze blew, sending small showers of red, orange, and yellow cascading down around me. The cloudless blue sky was a stark contrast to the trees, creating an atmosphere of beauty and comfort. I had chosen the perfect day to visit this small, quaint, century-old farm house. A genuinely preserved house and farm, the Miller Homestead offers insight into early twentieth-century Appalachia....   [tags: Place Descriptive Essays, Observation] 1003 words
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Our Hike up Poly Canyon - Our Hike up Poly Canyon If I had known what lay before me Monday morning on our hike up Poly Canyon, I would not have been so hesitant. After many attempts, my alarm finally woke me up at 6:30 am. As I stumbled into the shower and got ready, I was dreading our impending hike. I struggled to put on my shoes as my feet still ached with blisters from my last ascent of a local mountain. Less than two weeks earlier my WOW group traveled up Bishop’s Peak; an unpleasant adventure I was not eager to repeat....   [tags: Descriptive Essays Observation] 768 words
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Types of College Students - Types of College Students You have just graduated from high school and passed the Standard Academic Test. Your application to college has been accepted and it’s your first day at class. It is most likely you will encounter three types of college students on your campus. The three types of college students are usually called the jocks, the nerds, and the normal people. The reason for this essay is to clear up some concepts regarding the three types of college students. One group, The Jocks, is the show-off type of people who puts off their homework assignments until the last minute....   [tags: Descriptive College Essays Observation] 452 words
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A Day at the Lake - A quaint aroma of pure harmony and happiness is abroad the marvelous lake designed by years of change. It is a therapeutic retreat hidden from the world we entertain. Soft winds caress your neck as one nears the out-lying woods that surround this satisfaction achieved dwelling. As soon as the beautiful trees with fall colors start to dispel their leaves, it is as if a blanket is covering the forest for a nice nap. There is a road with winding turns, telescopic mountain passageways, and marvelous tunnels to enter the lake....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive, Observation] 661 words
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Perception and Photography - Perception and Photography Throughout my life, I have seen some of the most interesting things through a camera. It may seem odd that some of my most interesting experiences have been through an artificial lens, but a camera is in the same family of both the magnifying glass and the microscope....   [tags: Photography Philosophy Observation] 1397 words
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Teacher Observations: Behavior Management in the Classroom - ... (2008) it states:’ non-verbal techniques can help teachers gain control quickly and maintain control so that the focus of the classroom can be on learning instead of discipline’ the way the teacher uses non-verbal gestures in this instance really backed up by the article, as Mrs. W gains quick control of the class with the raising of the hand and utilises eye contact by glaring at students, which helps maintain the control. The glare or warning look at a student is really effective as its show the teachers intentions to the individual without disrupting the whole class, therefore keeping the focus on learning rather than discipline....   [tags: Education, child observation] 1692 words
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That Old House! - That Old House. Just last summer my parents bought a house. It is a nice place with hard wood floors and nice woodwork, but then there is my room in then basement. The first time I saw my room I almost cried. I hated it. I wasn't given a choice whether I liked it or not. My parents didn't seem to see how I felt and there was nothing I felt I could do about it. The floor was covered with leaves and other debris. The left wall was not yet finished. The studs and yellow insulation were still exposed....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, narrative, observation] 703 words
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The Roller Skating Rink - The Roller Skating Rink Adolescents like to have a place they can call their own. In the fifties, teenagers hung out at the malt shop, sipping cherry cokes and rockin' with Elvis. Today, in small town USA, they're jam skating while listening to the favorite group of the month. I was amazed to find a microcosm of life blooming on a 70 x 160-foot cement slab known as a roller skating rink. As I entered the building which housed the rink, the warm, nostalgic scent of popcorn hit that part of my brain where dusty, cobwebbed memories live, memories of my own adolescence....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, narrative, Observation] 682 words
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The Photo - The Photo This picture, probably the only one in existence of all my friends together, has more meaning than it seems. At first, it appears to be nothing more than a happy congregation of teenagers, all from the ages of fifteen to sixteen. In the background you can see a fence enclosing a sand volleyball court. My friends that are kneeling on the bottom row are Shawn (who is affectionately known as Goose because of his long neck and his last name being Gosselin) and Paul. The ones on the top row are, from left to right, Brad, Matt, Kayla, Charlie, Jenny, Greg, Brent, and Daniel....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, narrative, Observation] 790 words
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A Critical Analysis of Strategies that Promote Inclusive Practice in Assessment - ... This depends on why the observation is taking place and how the information is used. When used formatively, the information gathered through observation, is used to adapt teaching and learning to meet student needs, which enables achievement to be assessed and informs the next steps required (Black and Wiliam, 1998). Observation can also be used for summative assessment, although this usually the domain of more formal methods such as testing or examinations, observation of children in order to assess their learning at end of a particular period, for example, the end of a topic or stage, can enable practitioners to document the overall achievements of the child, as they see them....   [tags: Education, Evaluation] 2659 words
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Assessment of Children’s Behaviour - Assessment of Children’s Behaviour The exercise of observing and assessing children formalises the link between theory and practice. A great deal of observing a child today is focussed on what’s wrong with the child, and how we can intervene to help that particular child. Early childhood specialist Carolyn Seefeldt agrees, ‘ observing is probably the oldest, most frequently used and most rewarding method of assessing children, their growth, development and learning.’ (A practical guide to child observation, Christine Hobart) It is important to know how to observe in order to collect the necessary data in the most useful, accurate and efficient way....   [tags: Papers] 1258 words
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Solving Pole-Balancing Problem with POMDP - ... Therefore, running exactly POMDP algorithm on a very simple problem may take a very large amount of time. The approach, Smooth Partially Observable Value Approximation (SPOVA) proposed by R. Parr and S. Russel, uses a differentiable function to approximate the value function; then doing gradient descent to minimize the Bellman residual. Smooth Partially Observable Value Approximation with Reinforcement Learning (SPOVA-RL) is a variation of SPOVA, which focus on the belief state that is encountered in the environment, rather than computes on all possible belief states....   [tags: Mathematics]
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Free and Alternative Schools - ... Throughout the data collection phase of this study, I will engage in participant observation-based research. Angrosino (2005) defines this observation technique as “grounded in the establishment of considerable rapport between the researcher and the host community and requiring the long-term immersion of the researcher in the everyday life of that community” (p. 732). Rapport will be gained through volunteering time and sharing of my various skills at Blue Mountain School whilst gathering data....   [tags: Education, Curriculum] 1110 words
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The Impact of the Laboratory on Nineteenth-Century Medicine? - ... The use of the microscope helped mount an array of knowledge on physiology allowing a better understanding of how the body worked. Research in the laboratory allowed physiologists to discover the workings of the brain as a localised agent processing parts of the body from specific areas. The knowledge of the digestive system was greatly bettered with experts such as Claude Bernard who with experimenting on animals discovered the functioning of the liver and its manufacture of sugars. A picture taken at the London School of Medicine of Women shows the workings of a physiology laboratory in 1899 (Book 2, p.95, fig 4.3) and the research which took place there....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Constructivism - ... Character credibility is measured by the level of sincerity within an individual’s message, and expertness is defined by the credibility an individual has already proved through a degree or certificate (Griffin 2009). Therefore, by using the RCQ Delia is able to predict how credible an individual’s will distinguish his or her character to be. Furthermore, Delia’s constructivism theory also falls under the Rhetorical tradition. Rhetoric is defined as the art of persuasion through the use of argument, organization of ideas, language use, and delivery in public speaking (Griffin 2009)....   [tags: Philosophy, Truth, Informative] 1058 words
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