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Writing a Thesis Statement - A Thesis is: -The statement of the author’s position on a topic or subject. -Clear, concise, and goes beyond fact or observation to become an idea that needs to be supported. -Often a statement of tension, where the author refutes or complicates an existing assumption or claim (counterargument). -Often answers WHY or HOW questions related to the topic at hand. A Thesis Statement is Not: - A statement of fact or observation (no matter how astute the observation). - A statement of personal conviction or opinion....   [tags: Writing a Thesis Statement 2014] 500 words
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Presentation of Thesis Statement - Presentation of Thesis Statement For many years the SAT had been considered one of the most important tests that a student can take for the admission process. The SAT is thought to be one of the greatest measurements of academic success is high school and is considered one of the greatest predictors of academic success in college. In the recent years there have been people who have questioned the validity of the SAT, saying that it is an inaccurate measure of academic success and a poor predictor of academic success and does nothing except hinder the application and admission process for prospective students....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Process of Writing a Research Paper - ... As my revision exhibit displays, several different attempts are made before a conclusive thesis is reached. Although I know what I want to argue, I still have a hard time giving an overview in my entire thought in a sentence or two – especially early in the writing process. Like a curious scientist, throughout the novel Waiting for the Barbarians I was intrigued and knew that I wanted to make a claim about the setting for my third paper. However, as this course taught me, I needed tension and clarity in my argument that came through my revision process as I became more aware of my exact argument....   [tags: thesis statement, peer evaluation] 778 words
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Planning a Research Paper - ... Anthony Johnson was also an “Indentured servant” shipped to Virginia, but he was sent unwillingly. He was captured in Angola by neighboring tribesman and sold to a merchant who transported him to Virginia. 2. Johnson was once a slave who worked for a tobacco former. a. So that wouldn’t make him the first slave owner if he was a slave sold to someone. III. Main Topic 2 B. Why do black people make slavery a race issue. 1. African-Americans make slavery a race issue because they believe it was only an African experience....   [tags: thesis statement, student guide] 609 words
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What´s Academic Writing? - Academic writing is a critical part of your success as a college student, many professors require the kind of components that are included within academic writing. A rhetorical situation can be the sole factor that determines the key components within any piece of writing. It is also a way to show differences in pieces in academic writing, A rhetorical situation requires many elements this includes a properly composed thesis, ample research sources, carefully crafted citations and thorough checks for plagiarism through application, summarization and paraphrasing....   [tags: thesis statement, college career]
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Gone Were the Days of the Thesis - Before this class, my writing process was simple. I oft chose to completely bypass the process of prewriting and drafting. Instead, I delved into the writing assignment head first. Doing so rarely allowed me time to organize my ideas and truly come up with the best finished product I could possibly muster. However, this class has allowed me to explore new techniques which helped to further develop my skills as a writer. This was mainly due to the freedom allotted in finishing an essay versus the traditional high school writing process that seemed to be both suffocating and limiting....   [tags: writing process] 539 words
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Commentary on Learning How to Formulate a Concise Thesis - ... Next, it has always been this pre-conceived notion of mine that the thesis has to be something factual or tautological. Also, I thought it was simply a paragraph where I would merely list my sub points. I felt that by having a boosted general consensus on the topic without much contention, it would be both safer and easier when it came to backing up my arguments. My paper ended up looking like a mere regurgitation of facts. Instead, I have learnt that a thesis should be argumentative in nature and would have the capability to split opinions between different individuals....   [tags: Research, Writing, Theme] 1006 words
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Writing a Thesis Paper - Writing a Thesis Paper A specific style of writing is necessary in order to write a thesis paper. A good thesis paper will use sound evidence presented in a convincing way to prove a thesis statement. After the thesis is introduced in the opening paragraph, the writer presents facts which are used to prove their thesis. These facts are contained within the body paragraphs. Finally, a conclusion is presented which restates the thesis and summarizes the steps that were taken by the writer in order to prove it....   [tags: Papers] 439 words
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The Step by Step Process of Basic Essay Writing - Writing is an important communication skill that is a necessary ability to be successful in today’s competitive job market. It can make the difference between getting a career and just getting a job. Even when applying for jobs that people consider ‘no brainers’, employers often ask applicants to write a paragraph or two explaining why they would make good employees for the company to which they are applying. On the application he was asked to state, in a paragraph, why he’d make a good team member for their store....   [tags: Thesis Development, Transitioning]
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Argument in an Essay - Argument can be defined as claim or thesis statement. The aim of an argument is to convince audience. It is essential to make sound argument so that audience could engage in and align with the author’s view. Therefore, one of the key elements could be identified as the awareness of audience. Another key element is evidence. In order to persuade audience, argument should be consolidated through evidence and authority. The credibility of author and argument could be enhanced by means of using evidence and referring to authorities....   [tags: Education, College, Thesis] 963 words
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Gerald Graff's Hidden Intellectualism - College has always been a process that introduces students to academic challenges that are not present during high school. So when my professor assigned Gerald Graff's essay, "Hidden Intellectualism", I thought this was his thesis. “Missing the opportunity to tap into such street smarts and channel them into good academic work." (Graff 142) I thought that this was his thesis because it explains the main idea of the essay but I assumed its purpose because of where it’s placed. I am so used to reading an essay in high school where the thesis is located right in the first paragraph....   [tags: thinking towards college thesis writing]
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The Fischer Thesis of the First World War - The Fischer Thesis of the First World War How useful is the ‘Fischer Thesis’ in helping to explain the origins of the First World War. Fischer’s Thesis was thought to be controversial due to the much-accepted Lloyd George’s theory to why World War One happened. George’s theory was that power more or less took Germany into starting World War One. But with Fischer going against George’s theory it brought much controversy from older historians as they had accepted his theory. But Fischer did get backing by some historians into believing that his thesis was correct....   [tags: Papers] 661 words
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Personal Experience: Writing a Poem - ... My conclusion in the self-revision exhibit emphasized on the lack of argument for my main points and avoided focusing on the theme. For example I included that the speaker might have had Electra complex which means that she was actually in love with her father during childhood. Most of my evidence before that point clearly showed she was frightened of her father. The sentence was a claim without enough supporting material. Therefore proof-reading my own work made me identify those flaws. Also I had trouble with topic sentences, which were effective transitions from previous paragraphs....   [tags: self-revision, thesis, speaker´s tone] 1001 words
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Evolutionary Programming Technique for Voltage Control - INTRODUCTION 1.1 OVERVIEW The fast growth and development in power system has made the system becoming heavily stressed and more complex from day to days. This is happened due to the several reasons such increased of load in the transmission lines and also the difficulties in constructing new transmission system as well as inconvenience in building up new generating plant near the load centers. These incidents may lead to the power system problems such as voltage instability problem or voltage collapse and loss maximization....   [tags: Thesis, Electricity, Engineering] 2932 words
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Problem Statement and Relevance of the Study - Problem Statement and Relevance of the Study In 1918, Max Weber coined one of the basic assumptions regarding the definition of a nation-state: “…a human community that successfully claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory”. More than a half century later, with the end of the bipolar order, the world witnessed the beginning of a new era concerning the role of the state and its “ownership” of force. In the 1990s, inter-state conflicts (i.e. two national armies using force against each other) were replaced by numerous internal and regional struggles that involved the use of force by a plethora armed groups....   [tags: International Relations] 1523 words
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Electronics Engineering Statement of Purpose - ... Moreover a conceptual view of Microsoft Windows NT, Windows NT models-client server is part of the curriculum. These subjects aroused my research instincts when I realised I am really excited about the prospects of me being a part of such researches. I always had a liking for the books from a very young age, perhaps this made me inquisite about every thing I came across learning to know its intricacies. This later helped me immensely when I started representing my school team regularly at inter-school science festival....   [tags: science, research, gitam university] 1021 words
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Alfred Jules Ayer's "Language, Truth and Logic," the Major Thesis on Logical Positivism of its Time - In 1936 Alfred Jules Ayer published a book named, Language, Truth, and Logic. At the time of its publication, it was understood to be the major thesis of Logical Positivism (Macdonald). In order to understand the Verification Principle, one must first become somewhat familiar with Logical Positivism. Logical Positivism is a school of philosophic thought that combines empiricism, the idea that observational evidence is indispensable for knowledge of the world, with a version of rationalism incorporating mathematical and logico-linguistic constructs and deductions in epistemology, the study of knowledge (Log Pos)....   [tags: Alfred Jules Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, Logi] 995 words
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The Core Function of Police in Reference to Wilson and Keeling's Broken Windows Thesis - The Core Function of Police in Reference to Wilson and Keeling's Broken Windows Thesis In considering whether the core function of the Police should be to maintain order, there are a number of issues, both historic and current, which need to be taken into consideration. For example, the maintenance of what constitutes “order” can be interpreted differently by different communities i.e. urban and rural. The expectations of police performance and in how they deploy their resources to meet conflicting demands need to satisfy both nationally set targets and meet locally driven priorities....   [tags: Papers] 1989 words
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The Truth of Democracy: Why Epistemic Proceduralism May Not Be A Cure-All - INTRODUCTION In his book, Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework, author David Estlund proposes a method of democratic decision making that he calls “epistemic proceduralism.” In preparing to write this critique, I attempted to gain at least a brief but clear understanding of Estlund’s entire framework. Whilst for time and space reasons, I could not delve into all of the available materials, I did happily find that much of this book, including the chapter I will reference primarily in this paper, is very in-depth and well thought-out by Estlund....   [tags: Estlund's thesis, flaws in his theory]
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Analysis of A People´s History of the United States - ... The Europeans also had better technology and were stronger than them, so African slaves ended up being the best option. 3. Slavery had existed in Africa, but it was different than in Europe and the Americas. The slaves of Africa were more like the serfs of Europe. They were still servants but they had rights that the slaves in America did not have. In the Ashanti Kingdom a slave might marry, own property, own a slave himself, swear an oath, be a competent witness and become an heir to his master eventually....   [tags: viewpoint, decisions, perpectives, thesis, racism] 2807 words
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Statement of Purpose for MS in Computer Science - ... I pursued my 12th grade CBSE Intermediate Board Exam securing 98% marks in Computer Science and 92% in Mathematics. My interest in Computer Science grew way back in school days and I began to expand my skills in programming and development. My interest and passion towards Mathematics and Computer science, particularly programming, gained me an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering, in one of the most reputed colleges in India - College of Engineering Trivandrum. In the early years of my undergraduate studies spanning 4 years, I gained in depth knowledge of the basic programming languages C, C++ and Java....   [tags: India, engineering, research] 639 words
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Human vs. Computer: Comparison of How the Truth of a Statement is Determined in the Framework of WVO Quine’s Holism - I. Introduction How do we know that a statement is true. There are at least two ways to interpret and, therefore, answer this question. On one hand, we can construe the question as asking “What justifies a belief that a statement is true?” On the other hand, we can construe it as “How (by what process) does one arrive at a belief that a statement is true?” An answer to the question construed in the first way will not depend on anything about us but would state the justification for believing that a statement is true for any creature....   [tags: Language]
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The Mark Twain Thesis - Mark Twain To look at that person on the honor role, who's the best athlete, has the newest car, and gets all the ladies. Or the person in art class who continually produces the best art work and ruins the grade curve for the rest of us. Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. Throughout his life Mark Twain continued to produce masterpiece writing leaving no good example un-battered. A man who gets his dream job, and is despised by the whole town of just dreamers....   [tags: essays research papers] 688 words
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The Role of Drug Testing Within Welfare Reform - The Statement of Need explains the background of the welfare reforms that began in 1996. These reforms were implemented in order to shift the focus of the welfare system towards preparing welfare recipients for employment. This section also gives an example of the nature of the legislation that states are passing in recent years that include provisions that regulate drug screening as a condition for welfare assistance. The opinion of one expert on the accountability of government with regards to welfare is also highlighted adding credibility to the overall argument....   [tags: The Statement of Need]
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Becoming a Researcher in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology in the Georgetown University School of Medicine - ... All these concepts are very interesting and I wish to learn more about them. In 2012, I joined the Department of Microbiology and Fermentation Technology, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences Allahabad to pursue six month long thesis work. Here I worked on “Determining the Antimicrobial Activity of Plant Extracts against Pathogenic Bacteria”. The plant extracts I used were from two medicinal plants namely, Sida rhombifolia and Coleus forskohlii. I used two extracts from each plant that is, ethanolic and acetonic extracts to test the inhibitory action against test pathogens....   [tags: statement of purpose] 607 words
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Master of Computer Science at the University of Calgary - ... In fact, I founded the college hacking club, where I gave lectures on various security issues. I realize, as an analogy, that we were like holding umbrellas in a deep pond; while the umbrellas prevented us from getting wet from the rain, we were still drowning. Our perception of reality is not quite right, and this creates an opportunity for an attacker to exploit valuable assets. Our security posture should enable us to be prepared against the unknown unknowns. Though challenging, we can be completely empowered to fix it and therefore to make it happen, it would be the natural next step for me to get a Masters’ in Computer Science, specializing in system security, and go on to build a c...   [tags: statement of purpose] 1157 words
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I Am a Healthcare Professional - ... Rather, I choose to find a place for me in a world where many determined young ladies from my humble background have learned to equip themselves to provide leadership and know-how as the world moves toward a more technologically advanced and efficient healthcare system. I want to master the skills of health information technology and be able to turn the technological clock-speed as it would favor and guide policy makers in many developing countries to tackle the problems facing the development of quality healthcare systems....   [tags: personal statement] 731 words
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Statement of Purpose - A professional career in structural engineering is my opportunity to leave a mark of my own in Mechanics, the subject which I took instinctive liking for in my high school days. It fascinated me how observations made in nature can be formulated mathematically. Later on, a show named ‘Mega Structures’ on the National Geographic Channel cultivated my desire to work on megaprojects like the Milau Viaduct, Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. Thereafter, I decided to pursue a career in the wonderful world of Civil Engineering and got admission into one of India’s most prestigious engineering colleges- College of Engineering, Pune (COEP)....   [tags: engineering, mechanics, education] 593 words
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Agricultural Economics, the Area I Want to Pursue in College - ... I appreciate my horticultural background as a great support for my research in Agricultural Economics since I know the crops’ biological features and production cycles intimately. My research interest got specific during the study of Agricultural Prices and Techniques for Firm Decision. I surveyed a simulated product, a one-time online textbook service, about potential consumers’ preference, collected and processed data by running regression. I also analyzed beef price and market with my group for another project, including the price trend and seasonality, supply and demand analysis....   [tags: statement of purpose, career choices] 880 words
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Aristolte´s Law of Excluded Middle - ... . , pn. Consider the integer P = p1p2 ···pn+1. Let p be prime dividing P. If p is equal to pi for some i, then p divides both P and p1p2 · · · pn. This implies that p also divides their difference P − p1p2 · · · pn = 1A prime number p is an integer greater than one which is only divisible by one and itself  1, which is absurd. This contradicts our assumption that there are no other primes then p1,p2,...,pn. Generally the laws of thought are considered the basis for any thought, discourse or discussion....   [tags: statement, sciences, proof, contradiction]
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Statement of Motivation as an Aerospace Engineer - ... Television programs like Mega factories and aircraft investigations further augmented my interest. I opted for Aircraft systems and Engineering as one of the courses during last semester to gain more domain knowledge. My undergraduate thesis, “Efficacy of Metal Foam Sandwich structures in absorbing vertical crash energy”, exposed me towards design and analysis of aircraft structural systems. The main aim of the project was to check if metal foam sandwich structures are suitable candidates for making stanchions....   [tags: graduate, mechanic, degree] 826 words
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Statement of Purpose for Havard Application - ... I double majored in integrated studies of culture, a self-designed major in Scranton Honors Program, and sociology, in Ewha Womans University, Korea. I persued variety not only in curriculum, but also in extracurricular activities. I volunteered in Cambodia, learnt Thai culture and history, and studied in University of Hawai'i at Manoa for one academic year as an exchage student. My graduate dissertations from college are reflections of the diverse interests I pursued in my course of study and my cultural nomadism....   [tags: education, outsider, society, china, culture] 674 words
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Statement of Purpose for Economics - ... Encouraged by this, I have compiled and organized my findings in one place and wrote them in the literature review chapter of my final thesis for MBA program. I am an active reader of weekly the Economist journal which is a great source to update myself about what is happening around the world, in the economy and politics. And, I am regular visitor of the public economics lectures provided by LSE events; it is truly amazing to see the economic debates live and see how people approach to the issues and comes out with solutions....   [tags: academics, dream, experience] 791 words
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Human vs. Computer: Comparison of How the Truth of a Statement is Determined in the Framework of WVO Quine’s Holism - IV. Reasons for Holism Thesis and the Web-of-Belief Model: Language Acquisition Why reasons offered by TDE are not enough. While Quine’s positive account is as compelling as it is gripping, his negative account falls short of out and out refutation of old dogmas. For one, neither the Duhem Thesis nor the failure of Carnap’s reductionist program is sufficient to firmly establish the fallacy of the Dogma of Reductionism. Duhem originally stated his thesis as an empirical observation strictly about the challenges that physicists faced when confirming theories of physics (Ariew, 2011)....   [tags: Language]
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Personal Statement - Background and Inspiration From an early age, I have a strong aspiration to understand how a human mind works. I was fascinated by how complicated the underlying theories and motivations are in human reasoning and decision-making. I first realized I wanted to study psychology after I took a social psychology course during the last year of my degree in economics. While economics gave me a strong mathematical and statistical foundation, I felt that this subject is insufficient to help me fully understand a human mind....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1666 words
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Personal Statement - I learned from the high school class I taught that two people can be looking at the same thing but each see something very different. The teacher (me) was white, privileged, and coddled throughout my suburban childhood and adolescence. Most students in my class were black or brown, poor, and grew up mostly on their own, living on the unforgiving urban street. They opened my eyes (often against my will and certainly against my “druthers”) to their alternative society. I learned that this hidden society exists unseen and mostly ignored within the larger normal American society of laws, schools, careers, and families; it comes to the attention of general society’s gatekeepers only at points of...   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 903 words
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Personal Statement - At this point of my life, I am preparing a secure and well-thought-out switchover to the luxury industry. I have already gathered a solid theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in marketing. In order to achieve my goal, I would like to obtain an MA Art, Style and Design at joined programme of Christie’s Education and University of Glasgow. This would develop my hard-skills and give me the required rigorous training in The world of art, that a badly need. After graduating at Christie’s Education, I am planning to fully immerse myself in the specifics of my new sphere by working for one of the leading luxury good companies, such as Louis Vuitton, Moet Hennessy, Gucci Group, Richemont, T...   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 866 words
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Personal Statement - My decision to pursue a PhD is derived from my passion for science and engineering paired with my abilities in the field of machine learning and applied statistics. I consider myself fortunate to be part of the Department of Computer Science, University of Florida for my master studies. More importantly, I am glad to have two excellent professors in this field as advisors, Dr. Pader and Dr. Jilson, who are guiding me throughout my graduate studies. They assisted me to decide and pursue the courses and topics that interested me....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]
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Statement of Purpose for Admission to the Graduate Program in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University - ... As a result, my projects exposed me to a multitude of domains ranging from image and speech processing to information theory to wireless communications. Courses like ‘Analysis & Design of Algorithms’ and ‘Theory of Automata’ contributed to my understanding of aspects which when combined with machine learning can yield enormous insights about the power and ability to create intelligence. I got formally introduced to image processing during a project I did at the end of my second year on Model-Guided Page Segmentation and Document Layout Extraction....   [tags: signal processing, academics, imaging] 1008 words
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Personal Statement on Obtaining Master Degree - ... If there is one thing I learned from these jobs it’s that there is nothing worse than working in an environment that is not particularly challenging or inspiring. My time off allowed for my stalled motivational engine to reignite with gusto and thrust me forward in pursuit of fulfilling my dream to be a social psychologist and making my life matter. Growing up in a home with two parents sporting the title of ‘Dr. Freund’ never left any doubt in my mind, even as a young child, that I wanted to one day obtain a Ph.D....   [tags: family, undergraduate, education, research] 1213 words
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Statement of Purpose: The Effect of the Colmbian War - ... Nevertheless, my interest in understanding the effects of the Colombian war were by then so vivid, that I decided to apply on my own to several human rights NGOs. I ultimately got a job at Corporación Región where, to my surprise, I was the only lawyer. As an intern, I was solely in charge of providing legal advice to victims of the armed conflict (mainly victims of forced displacement) and of imparting human rights training workshops. Through this first-hand experience I realized that the Colombian war survivors were mostly women and that all the everyday problems, such as poverty and gender inequality, tend to exacerbate in the context of war....   [tags: government, women, rights, victim, justice]
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Statement of Purpose to Become a Clinical Psychologist - ... If you do not take these courses, and are accepted into the program, then you will most likely be required to take remedial courses (ou.edu). Another important part in being accepted into a psychology graduate program, is becoming involved as a research assistant either your sophomore or junior year. At the University of Oklahoma there are many research assistant positions available to undergraduates from different labs based at OU. These range from the Cognitive Development Lab to the Center for the Study of Human Operator Performance dealing with “human neuropsychological functioning,” and to the Mumford lab that deals with, “the identification and measurement of creative thinking skil...   [tags: bachelor's degree, sociology, graduate] 896 words
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Statement of Purpose to the MA Program at McGill University - ... While studying at Khazar University, I submitted one master’s thesis entitled “Financial sector reform: impact on banking industry in Azerbaijan”. This thesis was due to meet my graduate course requirements; it was supervised by Professor M. Nuriyev, who is now a Vice-Chancellor at Khazar University. I was advised by Professor Nuriyev to include into my research work the analysis of empirical data and several mathematical lemmas. At that time, I gained rough understanding of research work nature and purpose....   [tags: academic, economics, khazar univeristy] 577 words
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Statement of Purpose to Enter into University of California Berkeley - ... It feels like I've been speaking a foreign language, and now, all of a sudden, the craftsman understands me. Flat drawings of curved surfaces can be beautiful, but they are deceptive; with CATIA you can see how to build it." Through this trend towards linking Technology with Architecture, I tried to highlight it in my final thesis in UT. My supervisor Professor Hammad encouraged me to be more open and creative in designing the headquarters of General Authority for Information in Tripoli, “Just make it more than an office building, and try to use modern materials and technology” he said....   [tags: architecture, technology, female, degree] 867 words
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My Reason for Getting a Ph.D in Architecture - ... Consequently, I returned to the traditional style in the design for locals while used my creativity in the participation in the international architectural competitions. Those competitions helped me further my technical abilities, and enriched my artistic and creative capabilities. Moreover, I got the chance in these competitions to work on different software’s such as ArchiCad, 3ds Max and Sketch up. These software’s allowed me to explore and express my ideas and concept easily which increased my fascination with technology....   [tags: statement of purpose] 836 words
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I Want to Get my Ph.D. in Sustainable Development - ... When we grew up we never saw again. Eight years ago Arcadio was killed. His crime has not been solved but it was presumably related to the fact that he as his community leader denounced the invasion of their territory and plunder of the natural resources there. His family lost a pillar for "life-sustaining" in the words of his community and a hope for promotion of the "human sustainable development" in the words of the non-indigenous. I lost the star of one of my best memories. Similar stories are very common in my region....   [tags: statement of purpose] 1051 words
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Doctoral Degree in International Health - I am pursuing a doctoral degree in international health because I believe it is the next important step in my career in public health research. I have a passion for research, I enjoy the disease detective work, and I think there are still many important public health problems that are yet unsolved. I have been working at the Centers for Disease Control for 7 years, and my experiences have provided hands-on application of public health research conducted in often challenging, resource-limited settings....   [tags: Personal Statement] 1346 words
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Personal Statement - Signora Ferro lay heavily on the gurney which threatened to succumb to her enormous body. The air smelled of fresh sweat, unwashed bodies, and rotting flesh. The doctor to my side shook her head at the site of the gangrene on her foot which now seemed to be taking over her entire leg. Signora Ferro was likely in her late thirties, but homelessness, poor hygiene and even poorer nutrition had begun to take a toll and had changed her appearance to that of a fifty-year old woman. Her condition was so severe that her entire foot was amputated and even this drastic measure was not enough to guarantee her condition would not worsen....   [tags: Medical School Admissions Essays 2014] 856 words
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Personal Statement - The sun exploded into a million shades of orange. I sat, friends at each side, atop a monstrous pile of boulders. I looked over the vastness of Joshua Tree National Park, and saw a glimpse of myself. Love filled my soul; love of people, love of family. The backcountry has always helped me find this love; it has been my personal north star, shepherding me toward research and medicine. I started backpacking at 13, trekking across the winter-harsh lands of Idaho and Montana. It was difficult, but despite this, a feeling welled within me that pushed me forward....   [tags: Medical School Admissions Essays 2014] 885 words
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Research Project Acknowledgments - First and foremost, my deepest appreciation goes to my supervisors Dr. Hermann Moisl and Professor Claire Lamont. If it had not been for their knowledge, persistence, and kindness, this work would never have been completed. I am under a considerable obligation to express here a feeling which may not appear in the sequel: my deepest sense of gratitude to them both for unforgettable experiences and unlimited support. It was Dr. Moisl who first introduced me to the world of computational linguistics and has since then been a great source of inspiration....   [tags: Personal Statement] 708 words
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Statement of Purpose as a Researcher in the Field of Power Systems at Michigan Technological University - ... Thus the ambition to pursue Ph.D. degree from USA, where the best research amenities are offered, became an automated choice for me. While in my third year of undergraduate study, I got acquainted with the concepts of signal and systems, digital signal processing (ETE 221), electronic circuitry, communication engineering and microprocessor fundamentals (ETE 311). When I studied power electronic circuits such as: ac to dc uncontrolled and controlled rectifiers, voltage controllers, converters, dc to ac inverters and power supplies, I decided to build my career on “Power Systems and Power Electronics” which prompted me to take more core courses and lab works in electrical and electronics f...   [tags: telecommunications, bangledesh, telecom] 928 words
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Companies Finance - Introduction In the financial world, there are always unending possibilities of ways to handle money. Some of what we read from the financial statements might not be the true reflection on the company. Managements are finding ways to play around the statements and some of it could be fraud and lead to disaster. One great example of this case here is Arthur Anderson. They have many clients such as Enron and many others that they have audited and found fraud in their accounting statements but the management decides to ignore it because of the huge fees that Enron decides to give....   [tags: financial statements, fraud, corruption]
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Thesis - Thesis The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the effectiveness of character education programs and how technology can be used to enhance student learning about character education. According to Laura and Malcolm Gauld (2002)" For families, educators, corporations, and communities, the biggest job we'll ever have is nothing less than a new paradigm for reconnecting education with core values." (p.1) The world of education is at a place where they are placing extreme importance on teaching our students values....   [tags: essays papers]
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