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Analysing a Transcript - Analysing a Transcript The first thing noticed when looking at passage five is that although there are speakers, it is no ordinary script. It is a transcript, a verbatim record of spontaneous and everyday speech. Therefore it is not necessarily interesting or exciting, nor is it going to be short in length. There are various factors within the text that verify this. For example, instead of usual punctuation the commas and full-stops are replaced with micro-pauses and timed silences, in this case lasting no longer than two seconds....   [tags: Papers] 349 words
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Analysis of Transcript - Young Ones - Analysis of Transcript - Young Ones Introduction: I have chosen to analyse the beginning of the first episode in the first series of the 80’s TV comedy ‘The Young Ones’. This particular text appeals to me because it is important in how it introduces the characters, as this is the first time the audience ever meet them. Relative Status: Rick and Neil are both students living in the same house; therefore their status should be equal though both are striving for dominance. Rick is defiantly the more dominant of the two, due to his extrovert personality....   [tags: Papers] 1048 words
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Child's Speech Transcript Analysis - ... This is seen in utterance 1 and 72. 1 I want a pen an a book 72 a circle a Oma an(d) Opa. The “d” in both of the bolded words is missing. She has difficulties with the “d” in the final position, but she is still able to produce the “d” sound at the ends of words like “bed”. That reiterates the chain shift error. Aside from a few common phonological mistakes, she speaks with high intelligibility and closely mimics the target adult. Syllable Shapes The child’s most common syllable shape is consonant, vowel, consonant or CVC....   [tags: Language] 1242 words
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Compare Passage A, which is a transcript in which a women working in a - Compare Passage A, which is a transcript in which a women working in a pub, talks about the different managers she has worked under, and passage B, which is an extract from, Odour of Chrysanthemums, a short story by D H Lawrence. Upon reading both passages I can clearly view numerous comparisons and differences. Initially, the subject, (meaning of the text) is extremely different in both extracts. Passage A is a transcript in which a women working in a pub, talks about the different managers she has worked under....   [tags: English Literature] 1106 words
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The Theme of Power in Yellow Wallpaper and Bartleby - The Theme of Power in Yellow Wallpaper and Bartleby     Many texts written in the nineteenth century have a very apparent theme of power. Authority can be seen very differently depending on the view of the transcript the audience is presented with. By looking at different transcripts within the text the reader has more realistic exposure to the resistance of power in that text. This paper will prove that transcripts of differing views allow for different interpretations of the power struggle itself....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]
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The Power Struggle - Many human beings have been involved in a power struggle of some sort since the beginning of time. Between power in the business world, classroom, and government it is often clear who is subordinate and who is dominant. Subordinates may at times feel powerless; however, they can gain satisfaction out of aesthetics and hidden transcripts because of the personal freedoms it represents to them. James Scott wrote an essay, "Behind the Official Story", which is a discussion of subordinates and their relationship with dominants....   [tags: Nafisi] 1946 words
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The Citadel - The Citadel In today's society, everyone has certain expectations in which to hold up to. Women, for example, are in most cases expected to hold up to a certain feminine "look". Children are expected to be obedient of their parents. Men are expected to be strong and always in control. They are anticipated to be the backbone of society, never unsure or unconfident. A man is often looked down on if he is seen crying or showing any type of "unmanly emotion". As a whole, the public does not realize that society has a tremendous impact on the actions of men....   [tags: Papers] 1268 words
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Analyzing an Advertisement - Analyzing an Advertisement Advertising is one of the world's foremost businesses. Companies use this media to communicate their ideas, products and messages to the general public. This is one type of advert, which is used to draw people to donate to a cause. It is called an appeal. This appeal is from Help The Aged, a fairly large charity, dedicated to helping the older and less able people. This particular advert is for the SeniorLink pendant, a small telephone pendant that helps people when they get into trouble where they can't reach the phone, because they are immobilised....   [tags: Papers] 1091 words
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Impact of Childhood Attachment and Separation Experiences upon Adult Relationships - Impact of Childhood Attachment and Separation Experiences upon Adult Relationships Abstract This qualitative research was conducted to ascertain if the attachment style a person has as an adult is created or influenced by his/her interactions with early childhood experiences. The research was carried out by means of a thematic analysis of an interview of a married middle-aged couple. The interviews bought the themes of Work, Childhood and Relationships to the foreground and these were analysed to establish if there is a connection in our childhood attachments and those we make as adults....   [tags: Qualitative Research]
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Australia and the World Tsunami Essay - Australia & The World Tsunami essay The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in the Asian region was a devastating event for the Region and the World alike and will go down in history as one of the worst widespread events the World has seen in recent years. In Australia it also had a great significance not only for the devastating Australian lives lost at such a significant time of year (Christmas) but also for the immediate and massive aid in which Australia provided proving its close ties with South East Asia and more specifically a closer relationship with Indonesia due to its significant share of that aid given to the region....   [tags: World History] 1191 words
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Ferret Study - ... While both NF and TnIS were localized within the central position of the SA node, the distribution of NF was more confined than that of TnIS. II) Distribution and Expression Levels of Cation Ion Channel Transcripts To understand the contributions of different cation channels to cardiac pacemaker activity, we examined the distribution of channel transcripts using FISH. This analysis included the four hyperpolarization-activated cation channels (HCN1-4), six voltage-gated Na+ channels (Nav1.1, Nav1.3-5, Nav1.8 and 1.9), three voltage-gated Ca2+ channels (Cav1.2, Cav3.1 and 3.2) and 20 voltage-gated K+ channel  subunits from multiple families (Kv1.1-1.6, Kv2.1 and 2.2, Kv3.1-4, Kv4.1-3, Kv7.1, Kv11.1-3)....   [tags: Biology ] 2466 words
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Differences Between the Republican National Party and the Democratic National Party - Differences Between the Republican National Party and the Democratic National Party Since the beginning of American politics, we have lived in a two party political system. These two parties play a very important role in our government, they are a source of ideas for public policy, and they legally oppose each other, forcing compromises of ideas that are beneficial to the people of the United States of America. Though these two parties generally always oppose each other on the issues, some people believe that there are not significant differences between the Democratic National Party and the Republican National Party....   [tags: Politics Political Science] 1375 words
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Students' Reading Habits - Students' Reading Habits My Hypotheses are: · Girls will be more likely to enjoy reading and read more · Boys will prefer sci-fi and horror genres · Girls will prefer teen drama and romance · Teachers will be who encourages students to read more. Research: The national curriculum's outlines for reading as part of English at Key Stage 3 include: * Reading for meaning * Understanding the author's craft * English literary heritage * Texts from different cultures and traditions * Printed and ICT-based information texts * Media and moving image texts But getting children interested in reading at a young age is seen as key to raising their educational development....   [tags: Papers] 621 words
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Natural Language Generation - Natural Language Generation Abstract Natural language generation is a relatively new field in computer science. The two main questions to be solved are "what to say" and "how to say it." What to say includes answering questions not specifically asked by the user, and remembering previous statements made by the user and by the program itself. How to say it involves construction of logical sentences, use of pronouns, and sentence fragments. When speech synthesis is used, it also involves producing intelligible word rhythm, emphasis, and pauses....   [tags: Computer Science] 2094 words
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Reviewing the Entry Selection Criteria For MPH in the United Kingdom - ... The reference letter is too subjective and very easy to manipulate and it is almost always biased to the positive attributes of the candidate. However, reference letters serve the useful function of identifying the applicant and as such remain an indispensable tool for student selection. A standardized reference letter that request for the weaknesses of applicants, in addition to their positive attributes may provide a way of reducing the bias in reference letters. An interesting finding was the relatively low utilization of interviews in the selection of students, despite it role in undergraduate medical student selection and in other countries*....   [tags: Education] 1543 words
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Review of the Entry Selection Criteria for Postgraduate Public Health Course - ... A more prolonged follow up, taking into account a number of other factors will be required before any association between the training scheme and students’ performance can be made. An interesting area for future research will be to determine the factors affecting students’ performance in a post-graduate course. Following the interviews, course directors agreed that student selection is an important part of SOPH activities, but felt that their selection process was adequate, since they had achieved good results over the years....   [tags: Higher Education] 1810 words
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Learning To Change - ... My penalty for having this great time was to take a S.A.T prep course and living with my father for the rest of the summer witch in my opinion was spending your summer measuring solar wind in Antarctica. Mainly due to the amount of trouble I was in and also the classes that awaited me. When I had first arrived to my fathers home it was a complete withdrawal from what I was accustomed to. At the time I thought it was unnecessary. These conditions consisted of, no computer chatting, and no cell phone,....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 1205 words
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Essay on Interpreting The Handmaid's Tale - Interpreting The Handmaid's Tale The Handmaid's Tale is distinguished by its various narrative and structural divisions. It contains four different levels of narrative time: the pre-Revolution past, the time of the Revolution itself, the Gileadean period, and the post-Gileadean period (LeBihan 100). In addition, the novel is divided into two frames, both with a first person narrative. Offred's narrative makes up the first frame, while the second frame is provided by the Historical Notes, a transcript of a lecture given by a Cambridge professor....   [tags: Handmaid's Tale Essays] 623 words
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The Year of the Zombie - The Year of the Zombie Now a high-school senior, I still remember my freshman year with a shudder; it was the year my friends and I joked about as the "Year of the Zombie." It wasn't that I had contracted a rare medical disorder that transformed me into one of the walking dead. I had done what many diligent students do: sacrifice most of my sleep time for the sake of academic success. Don't get me wrong; my parents never mandated that I take all the honors classes I could gain admission to....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 882 words
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Politics - Politics Since the beginning of American politics, we have lived in a two party political system. These two parties play a very important role in our government, they are a source of ideas for public policy, and they legally oppose each other (class citation), forcing compromises of ideas which are beneficial to the people of the United States of America. Though these two parties generally always oppose each other on the issues, some people believe that there are not significant differences between the Democratic National Party and the Republican National Party....   [tags: Governmental Political Essays]
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Prevention - Prevention Prevention entails keeping all cleaning agents, gasoline, paints, glues, thinners, and other household products in locked or inaccessible cabinets. These products should never be used in closed spaces, and areas should be extensively aired out after product use. Even with adequate room ventilation, it is probably prudent to avoid exposing children altogether (see case 4, below). Tell parents to avoid bringing children to nail salons and to keep children out of newly remodeled rooms that may be off-gassing solvents from carpet and wallpaper glues....   [tags: Environmental Economy Chemicals Essays] 815 words
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The Outsourcing of Private Medical Information Offshore - The Outsourcing of Private Medical Information Offshore The estimated $20 billion medical transcription industry[1] turns a doctor’s audio notes into an electronic record. These notes could contain diagnosis, x-ray analysis or a myriad of information essential for communication between healthcare providers[2]. It could also contain sensitive information such as whether a patient has cancer, a sexually transmitted disease, or some other information that the patient would like to keep private. Transcription can be a costly, timely process; so much so that a great deal of this work is outsourced outside of the hospital to be processed....   [tags: Medicine Medical Privacy Globalization]
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academic summary and plan - AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITY Academic Plan Summary (APS) for BA Degrees, AA Degrees and Certificates Total Required Semester Hours for a BA Degree = 120. AA Degree = 60. Certificates = See Course Catalog. Name: Matthew Mathews Student Number: 3051463 Major/Concentration: Criminal Justice/ Intelligence Methods Instructions: The AMU Program is divided into lower and upper divisions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1103 words
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Compare The Ways In Which Writers Tell Stories In The Following: The N - The title of this essay states that I must include another text, of my choice. ‘The Naval Sisters Tale’ is written in the form of a transcript, whereas ‘The Obituary of Captain David Goodwin’ is in the form of an article. I wanted to choose something different to both of these texts, so along with these passages, I have chosen to incorporate ‘Back to the Army Again’ by Rudyard Kipling. I decided on this text as it has refrains (which I find particularly interesting and fun to say), also because I think it contains a sense of irony and holds an ambiguity within its simplistic structure....   [tags: essays research papers] 2198 words
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Home Schooling - Some 20 years ago only a mere 50,000 children were home schooled, and that was mainly by hippie parents who wanted to protect their children from what they called “the system.” Now it is estimated that nearly 1.5 to 2 million children are now schooled at home each year, dissatisfaction with the American public school system being the number one reason (Crary). Since most home schooling families can’t afford it, they choose not to send their kids to a good private school. In the next few paragraphs, I will speak of the pros and cons of home schooling children and the fundamentals of home schooling....   [tags: essays research papers] 742 words
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Introns And Exons - Introns and Exons The finding of the Introns and the exons was one of the most significant discoveries in genetics in the past fifteen years. split genes were discovered when lack of relation between DNA sequences were seen during. DNA- mRNA hybridation. For all new mRNA, they must be transcribed by RNA polymerase enzymes. The transcription begins at the promoter sequence on the DNA and works down, thus the nucleotide sequence of the mRNA is complimentary to the one of DNA. In eukaryotes the mRNA is processed in the nucleus before transport to the cytoplasm for translation....   [tags: essays research papers] 663 words
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Vitamins Facts - VITAMINS Vitamins, a group of organic substances required in our diets in small amounts for growth and nutrition, are usually found in foodstuffs or taken as supplements. Yet vitamins probably present a wider gap between myth and reality in the layman's understanding than almost any other area of our diet. Surveys have found that while a majority of Americans do take vitamin supplements on a regular or occasional basis for reason of health concerns, there exists enormous confusion about the actual purpose and benefits of this practice ("Use of Vitamin and Mineral Supplements in the United States," 1990:161)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1407 words
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Practice for Teaching English as a Second Language to Students in Hong Kong: Analyzing my Own Classroom Interaction - Introduction Classroom interaction has been widely recognized as one of the most crucial factors in a second language classroom that allows second language learning to take place. As pointed out by Tsui (1995: 11), ."..the language used affects the nature of interaction, which in turn affects the opportunities for learning that are made available." This statement is exceptionally true in Hong Kong context because English are seldom used by students in their daily lives. English lessons seem to be their solely exposure to this target language....   [tags: ESL, languages, teacher] 1661 words
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Turn Taking Mechanisms in Conversation - Turn Taking Mechanisms in Conversation From the amount of conversations we witness on a daily basis we can see that they are governed by some sort of mechanism or rules. From these observations, it becomes clear that turn taking is a major constituent of conversation, with the arrangement of talk across two participants. Levinson (1983: 296) explains that, despite the ‘obvious’ nature of turn taking (i.e. A speaks, then B speaks, then A speaks again) the way in which distribution is achieved is “Anything but obvious”....   [tags: Papers] 1966 words
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The Use of Features of Real Speech to Create Humour - The Use of Features of Real Speech to Create Humour Introduction Features of real speech such as hesitation, fillers, pauses and false starts are not common features in scripted material. The main reason for this is that, in real life, these features serve the purpose of giving the speaker time to think about what they are saying before they continue talking. In scripted material this is rarely necessary because characters are only expected to say things that are relevant to the story in some way....   [tags: Papers] 796 words
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Motorola Marketing Strategy - Motorola marketing strategy - Presentation Transcript Introduction - First to enter in Indian market. - Founded by Galvin Brothers. - Name was adopted in 1947 - Deals in Laptops, Cordless phones, Camera, Semi-Conductors, Wireless communication, Marketing Strategy Captured mass market. Launched a phone costing Rs.1600. Launched MOTOFLIP costing under Rs.4000. Widen their product portfolio. Collaborated with cellular service provider. Enhanced their distribution network. Youth- Target Audience Promotional Strategy Used 360 degree marketing....   [tags: Business Marketing] 1787 words
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The Significance of Benin Art and Artifacts - The attitudes to towards the display of Benin Art, adopted by European museums and galleries have dramatically changed over the 112 year period since their initial acquisition. This has been for a number of reasons including the societal transition from accepting colonialism to acknowledging cultural diversity, the gradual integration and cross-fertilisation across the academic fields of anthropology, ethnography and art history and the ongoing debate regarding provenance and repatriation. The Benin artwork seen in museums around the world today was systematically plundered from Benin City by the British in 1897 as part of a punitive expedition in reprisal for the massacre of an overzealous Trade Delegation....   [tags: Anthropology, Britain] 1182 words
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The Accusation of Witches in Puritan, New England - The American weakness in times of trouble is the instinctive act of finding a scapegoat. Stemming from the Calvinistic religious beliefs of the Puritans who immigrated to America, anything that strays from the predestined lives of these puritanical people is the result of sin. The ideas of "original sin" and "predestination" are at the heart of Calvinism. Thus, the Calvinist Puritans have their lives planned out for them by God before birth and anything that disrupts that plan must be eradicated....   [tags: Salem Witch Trials, Witch Hunt] 1622 words
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The Dust Bowl: An Agricultural Disaster Caused by Lack of Knowledge - The Dust Bowl delivered an immense agricultural and economic blow to the Great Plains and exacerbated what was left of the U.S economy during the great Depression (NASA). Massive dust storms destroyed just about everything from crops, devastating farms, thus destroying the livelihood and careers of thousands of farmers. This resulted in even more downfall of the U.S. economy during the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl happened around 1930 in the Great Plains due to the farmers over cultivating the land and causing soil to erode....   [tags: Dust Bowl, agriculture, USA. history,] 739 words
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ICCAE Business Plan - ... Item 2, Pre College – Ms. Webster has always helped with this idea. Where I would need support from the Board is volunteering to come and share their expertise and/or recommending others that you think would be helpful to the outreach component, which is required by ODNI. This year, I approach the Dean of CSET, Dr. Deloatch and she has agreed that we can run our summer programs together. In doing this it will allow us to reach 50 young people from grades 6 -12. This is a valuable part of the program and is one of the components that we need a funding source....   [tags: Business Management] 1227 words
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Assembly Ministers in the Voting Chamber - Assembly Ministers in the Voting Chamber Assembly Ministers (AM) in the voting chamber use touch screen consoles to communicate. If an AM requires further information, they have access to a researcher who can send electronic information rapidly. An individual pass card activates the site and switches the machines on. The voting chamber is a paperless establishment, by entering an activating codeword, all information can be seen on the system. Electronic voting as used in the Welsh Assembly is easier to track than a hand count such as used in the House of Commons....   [tags: Papers, informative] 315 words
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Phrase 1 Introduction Medical Terms - ... Instead of this he got his left foot cut off. The physician had to cut off the right infected foot. Now the patient is without both feet because of the physician mistake. ("Huffington Post", 2010) The medical professionals have their own language because so the doctors, nurses and other medical professionals can relate the information to each party without having all the confusing. Learning the medical terminology is very impartment because to help the patient to understand their illness better....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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WIN and Abortion - WIN and Abortion It stands to reason that abortionists, as a whole, commit malpractice more often than doctors practicing legitimate medicine, because the industry is largely unregulated. Inspections of abortion facilities after a patient death typically reveal horrific health and safety violations. Patients are herded in and out and rarely are seen, much less examined, by the doctor before the abortion begins. The patient's medical history and any health problems that might influence treatment are known only to the extent the patient is able or willing to reveal this information on an intake form....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 632 words
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Jack Prelutsky - Recreations of his Childhood - Jack Prelutsky - Recreations of his Childhood Jack Prelutsky grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in 1940. He lived in a fairly underprivileged part of town with his mother and father, who were both big influences on his work. Although he says his parents had a normal sense of humor, Jack’s has far surpassed theirs and Jack now writes wacky poems that delight children and adults of all ages. He says his sense of humor started early with his uncle Charlie. Charlie was a nightclub comedian and used to tell terrible jokes, a lot of them involving language and puns....   [tags: Children's Literature]
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Life on the Mississippi - Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain is his journal about vital river life during the steamboat era and a melancholy remembrance of it after the Civil War. Mark Twain tells of his life on the river, humorous folktales, and a glimpse of Twain's life during his childhood years. The Mississippi River was a major part of Mark Twain's life. The river In the three introductory ones which precede these, the physical character of the river is sketched, and brief reference is made to the early travelers and explorers of the stream, -- De Soto, Marquette, and La Salle; these latter belonging to the epoch of what Mr....   [tags: essays research papers] 527 words
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School Daze - School Daze I have to admit that I will not look fondly on my high school career. I spent most of my study time going out with my friends. I felt that I was paying my dues with the eight hours of boredom that began most of my days. Until now there were only a few classes that I enjoyed. In retrospect, I believe that it was my inability to choose the classes I took which resulted in my lack of enthusiasm on the ride to school each morning. I must also acknowledge my role in my transcript’s substandard showing....   [tags: essays research papers] 498 words
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Speech Community - Speech Community Contribution There is an infinite amount of chat rooms available on the internet and each one can be defined as its own speech community. I have chosen to analyze a chat room that is devoted to the hit Fox reality show, American Idol. The transcript used was from a chat session that occurred at 10:00 PM on March 27, 2005. This online chat room seemed to be the source of a continuous flow of opinionated statements regarding the television show. Due to the anonymity of the internet, members of the many speech communities within are uneasily identified....   [tags: essays research papers] 605 words
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Plato's Ideal World - Plato's Ideal World Let's join Plato and Socrates for another magical mystery tour of their ideal universe. A place where people are born into their position in life, with little or no chance of moving up in the world. This is place where there is a simple answer for everything, and everything is a black or white issue. There is no color here; just a yes or no, good or bad, right or wrong answer to everything. I must say that chapters three, four, and five left me hanging a little. I left me wanting some action....   [tags: Papers] 427 words
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My Family's Medical Issues and My Desire to be a Pharmacist - The experience I had during my senior year was inevitably the worse. My mother was in a critical condition when she was diagnosed with jaundice. Her liver had swelled up to 18 centimeters when her body rejected the sulfur drugs were used for her fungal infection treatment. My father was in and out of the hospital for the side effects of his medications. He suffered emotionally and physically for almost three months until he found the most compatible drugs to treat his illness. With both incidents occurred during my summer vacation, I was half-hearted to leave my family behind to continue my senior year....   [tags: Pharmacist, medical, medicine, ] 636 words
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My Decision to be Pursuing a Career in Medicine - At the age of ten, I read a book, “Gifted Hands” by Dr. Ben Carson, which inspired and begin to motivate my interest in pursuing medicine as a career because I could identify with his discovery of the joy of reading and his fascination with science. When I was 14, I had an epiphany at the doctor’s office. This event occurred a little after I had finished my final exams in school and the next step was to go to senior high school. But, I thought the preliminary chemistry and physics classes of junior high school were daunting and went on to convince myself that a career in medicine might not be right for me....   [tags: Gifted Hands, Dr. Ben Carson, career, ] 603 words
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What is a Medical Library? - ... The Medical Library Association has discount on books, meeting registration. They provide leaderships and can expand your horizontals. (MLA, 2010) I was during an internet search to see what foreign country had a medical association. I find organization it is Medical Journal of Malaysia. The journal got published in 1890 by the Journal of the Straits Medical Association. The journal are a scientific journal is produce every 3 months and can be locate in many medical libraries in all the parts of the world....   [tags: Medical Technology]
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Primary Pacemaker Cells - ... Studies conducted on different mammalian species have identified the following voltage sensitive cation currents: a hyperpolarization-activated non-selective cation current (If), two calcium currents (ICa,L (L-type) and ICa,T (T-type)), a sodium current (INa), and at least four voltage-dependent potassium currents (IKur, IKr, IKs and Ito). There also appears to be a relatively small (compared to ventricular myocytes) inwardly rectifying K+ current (IK1)(17; 24; 33; 35-37; 47; 52; 54; 64; 72)....   [tags: Medical Science ] 644 words
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Free Yellow Wallpaper Essays: An Essay - For the women in the twentieth century today, who have more freedom than before and have not experienced the depressive life that Gilman lived from 1860 to 1935, it is difficult to understand Gilman's situation and understand the significance of "The Yellow Wallpaper". Gilman's original purpose of writing the story was to gain personal satisfaction if Dr. S. Weir Mitchell might change his treatment after reading the story. However, as Ann L. Jane suggests, "The Yellow Wallpaper" is "the best crafted of her fiction: a genuine literary piece...the most directly, obviously, self-consciously autobiographical of all her stories" (Introduction xvi)....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays] 1696 words
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Symbols and Symbolism - Heat as a Symbol in The Great Gatsby - Heat as a Symbol in The Great Gatsby         Symbolism plays an important role in any novel of literary merit. In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald displays a superior use of symbols such as color, light, and heat. Fitzgerald’s superior use of heat as a symbol is the focus of this essay. “When F. Scott Fitzgerald turns on the heat in Gatsby, he amplifies a single detail into an element of function and emphasis that transforms neutral landscapes into oppressive prisms” (Dyson 116)....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Euthanasia: Not Just for the Terminally Ill - Euthanasia: Not Just for the Terminally Ill      Euthanasia or assisted suicide would not only be available to people who are terminally ill. This popular misconception is what this essay seeks to correct. There is considerable confusion on this point, perhaps further complicated by statements in the media.   There are two problems here - the definition of "terminal" and the changes that have already taken place to extend euthanasia or assisted suicide to those who aren't "terminally ill.   There are many definitions for the word "terminal." For example, Jack Kevorkian who participated in the deaths of more than 130 people before he was convicted of murder said that a terminal illness was "any disease that curtails life even for a day."(Dr....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Euthanasia – Not Only at Patient's Request - Euthanasia – Not Only at Patient's Request      No indeed, euthanasia and assisted suicide would not only be at a patient's request. This false presumption has been disproven time and again by the practical working-out of euthanasia and assisted suicide in locales where it has been legalized. And yes, there are complications, which are not given great media exposure, but which appear in journals devoted to this debate. It is the intention of this essay to correct these false notions - with copious professional documentation....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Rebutting Arguments to Legalize Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide - Rebutting Arguments to Legalize Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide      This essay focuses on several of the most common arguments in favor of the legalization of euthanasia or assisted suicide - and rebuts them. The language is simple, or, as they say, in layman's terms so as to be easily understandable. The sources are from professional journals, internet websites, and news outlets.   The first common argument favoring euthanasia or assisted suicide is this: "Since euthanasia and assisted suicide take place anyway, isn't it better to legalize them so they'll be practiced under careful guidelines and so that doctors will have to report these activities?" That sounds good but it doesn't work....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Censorship of the Internet - Censorship of the Internet The censorship of the Internet is a big argument today in the world of computer technology. The government is trying to control something that is to many people an extension of the First Amendment Right, Freedom of Speech. Just this one point should be a slap in the face of every American anywhere, because the government is trying to take something away that has no right to be taken away. The Bill of Rights is the foundation that our country is based and built on and now the government that was created to protect that Bill of Rights, that piece that declares our rights and freedoms, is trying to change one of those twelve rights to make some conservative people more happy about how our country is and how it is run....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 787 words
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The Importance of Roger Spottiswoode’s Screen Adaptation of And The Band Played On - The Importance of Roger Spottiswoode’s Screen Adaptation of And The Band Played On [1] Hollywood is no longer just a name, it is a business, a living entity holding America’s people in its grasp, and it is not about to let them go. Gradually taking on more responsibility and trying to build up its reputation over the years, Hollywood has progressively assumed the position of history-teller for the American public. This role, whether or not an appropriate one for an industry such as Hollywood to tackle, has catapulted actors and actresses into high paying, high visibility positions....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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The Language of the Mafia - The Language of the Mafia Mobspeak is a language that grows out of secrecy, and who can be more secret than the Mafia. The anti-social nature of the Mob is the perfect breeding ground for an "Antilanguage," which is, according to M. A. K. Halliday, a language that develops out of an antisociety which stands as a mode of resistance' to the society within which it exists (Butler 1). In his 1976 article, Halliday suggests that in these societies, a type of language forms in an effort to exclude outsiders for various reasons....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Muscular Dystrophy - Muscular Dystrophy It is only recently that medicine, biology and even health care have become not only a primary concern of society but also one of the central focuses of mainstream media. Indeed it is rare that a day goes by without an article on these topics on the cover of newspapers such as The New York Times. Whereas this type of information used to be reserved for people in the field, daily program's such as CNN's Your Health have brought the science and the debates around it to the center of our society....   [tags: Medicine Health Disorders Papers]
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Fitzgerald at Princeton - Fitzgerald at Princeton While he was a student at the Newman School, called St. Regis in This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald became enamored with Princeton. He attended the first Harvard-Princeton game since 1896 on November 4, 1911 and Princeton won 8-6 on a blocked kick that was returned for a touchdown (Tate, 199). His aunt offered to pay for his education at Georgetown, but Fitzgerald wanted to go to Princeton. When his grandmother died in 1913, she left money that made Princeton available....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Critical Reception of Flappers & Philosophers - The Critical Reception of Flappers & Philosophers Flappers and Philosophers served as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “initial encore” after the “considerable success” of his first novel, This Side of Paradise.[1] Fitzgerald’s publisher, Scribners, “liked to have its authors issue short-story collections soon after they had published novels”; the Fall of 1920 offered Fitzgerald, as well as the publishing firm, a unique opportunity to both reinforce and, hopefully, expand the writer’s popular appeal.[2] Fifteen of his stories had been previously published or accepted for future publication when Fitzgerald selected stories for inclusion in Flappers and Philosophers in April of 1920....   [tags: Philosophy Fitzgerald Writers Literature Essays]
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A Case Study of One Student’s Approach to Reading The Divine Image - A Case Study of One Student’s Approach to Reading The Divine Image Hypothesis When Marielle, an English 2 student, was given a series of critical thinking tasks, her first response to the poem, “The Divine Image,” by William Blake changed as she followed the direction of each task and built on her previous understanding of the poem. I describe her responses to the eight learning paper tasks and her dissection of the poem for hidden meanings. The Tasks and Various Interpretations For each learning paper, Marielle was given eight different ways to interpret “The Divine Image,” by William Blake....   [tags: William Blake Divine Image Poem Papers] 1834 words
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Ethical Issues of Genetic Screening - Ethical Issues of Genetic Screening Introduction As we approach the 21st century, we as a society are increasingly bombarded with technical advances. One such area of advancement is the research involved with the Human Genome Mapping Project (HGMP). HGMP is a multi-billion dollar world wide research collaboration interested in sequencing the entire human genome. Started on October 1, 1990, with a group of over 350 labs, and expected to finish within the next 5 to 7 years, the Human Genome Mapping Project has given rise to many important advancements and many discoveries about the genetic make-up of humans (Bylinsky, 1994)....   [tags: Science Genetics Ethics Papers]
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Community - Community The point that community has an important effect on the shaping of a person’s character is key in both Pythia Peay’s essay, “Soul Searching” and Winona LaDuke’s interview transcribed in essay form entitled, “Reclaiming Culture and the Land: Motherhood and the Politics of Sustaining Community”. The two authors present ideas, similar and different, of what it means to live in and be a part of community. Through examining these two essays, summarizing and synthesizing, we can gain a better understanding of what community is and how it affects those within it....   [tags: Community Communities Essays]
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