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Defining Equality

- Defining Equality The article "We're Not Really Equal," by Thomas Sowell discusses the need to be clear on definitions of important terms when delivering an argument. To draw readers into listening to his main point about clarifying definitions, Sowell chooses an important issue to serve as an example: equality. When introducing this example topic, Sowell makes a clear claim of fact, " 'Equality' is one of the great undefined terms underlying much current controversy and antagonism' (204.) When discussing equality, controversy, and antagonism, Sowell's word choices call a lot of attention to his claim....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Defining Religion

- When searching for the meaning of the term religion one most go a long way in making an extensive search to actually form a definition that can fit such a broad word. There is no one definition that can satisfy all religions and remain true to all religions throughout its answer. There are many different views and definitions of the word and it is very hard to come up with a reasonable definition that sums such a massive expression up. Religion when used as a single word is almost impossible to define....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Defining Death

- Defining Death You have been told that someone is lying on a bed, their mind, for all intents and purposes is no longer functioning. Their internal organs, however, are. You are asked if it would be okay to remove the organs for transplantation. What do you do. As much as this question sounds like science fiction, there are 10,000 people living on life support in the United States. There has been a long held rule of thumb that when the heart beat and breathing have stopped, a person was considered dead....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Defining Nature

- Definition Paper "A little mist hangs above the pond, which is still save for a single mallard paddling slowly back and forth. From time to time it dives–sticks its rump in the air. From time to time it climbs out on a rock and airs its wings in the breeze, which is visible now and again on the surface of the pond. I watched for about an hour, and mostly the duck just swam back and forth, back and forth, back and forth." Defining nature comes only from a personal experience, a description of the emotional effect you feel....   [tags: Definition Papers]

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Defining Marketing

- Defining Marketing The term marketing in a conversation tends to trigger thoughts of sales and/or advertising. Eventhough both of the functions are intimatley involved with the marketing process, it would be incorrect to believe that is all that marketing focuses on. In fact this may have been a truth in the past but times have changed and with that change has come major rethinking in the area of marketing. The much larger, demanding, and competitive markets have forced organizations to re-define marketing in a whole new light and thus depend on the marketing function to keep an orgaiztions competitive edge marketplace....   [tags: Business Marketing]

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Defining Marketing

- Defining Marketing Marketing is more than commercials on the television or billboards that dot the highways, they are more than advertisements in the paper or salesman attempting to sell you their products. Many believe that this is marketing but marketing is so much more complex than the advertising and the selling of goods and services. Marketing is the process of interesting potential customers and clients in your products and/or services. (Ward) Another definition is "Marketing is the process of planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, services, organizations, and events to create and maintain relationships that will satisfy individual...   [tags: Business Marketing]

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Defining Time

- Defining Time When I think of time, I am immediately drawn to the song Unchained Melody written by the Righteous Brothers. In this song there is one line that describes time almost perfectly, as I believe it to be. This verse states that time can do so much, however it is very broad but let me explain. The song was written about a love that was separated and to me moments were described prior to the breakup and how time would be cherished if another chance was given. These moments can be either spent talking, holding each other, or just being near one another....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Defining Culture

- Defining Culture Anthropologists define the term culture in a variety of ways, but there are certain shared features of the definition that virtually all anthropologists agree on. Culture is a shared, socially transmitted knowledge and behavior. The key features of this definition of culture are as follows. 1) Culture is shared among the members of that particular society or group. Thus, people share a common cultural identity, meaning that they recognize themselves and their culture's traditions as distinct from other people and other traditions....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Defining Design

- Defining Design One of Victor Papaneck's books concentrates on the element of 'Design'; in this book he gives his opinion, definitions and some facts based on design. Below I have taken and supported some of Papaneck's views (given in the chapter 'what is design?'). In this supporting essay, I have tried to back up Papaneck's views with opinions from other people. Papaneck's main definition of design that he gives in this chapter is "Design is the conscious effort to impose meaningful order"....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Defining the Autobiography

- Defining the Autobiography     In a lecture on autobiography, Diane Howard states, "The focus of autobiographical writing and performing is on subjective questions, struggles, and representations" (Howard 1).” “Autobiography is a broad term that lends itself to a variety of meanings and intentions.” There are many differences between autobiographies, especially along gender lines.” Women tend to write about different subjects than men do. Despite subjectivity and differences, there are similarities that make autobiography an autobiography.” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines autobiography as "the biography of a person narrated by himself".” This is a vague definition that does...   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]

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Defining Ombudsman

- Defining Ombudsman 1. A man who investigates complaints and mediates fair settlements, especially between aggrieved parties such as consumers or students and an institution or organization. 2. A government official, especially in Scandinavian countries, who investigates citizens' complaints against the government or its functionaries.” Later on, the word “ombuds” has been defined by the www.answers.com , as “commissioner, agent”, derived from the Old Norse umbodh, “charge, commission, administration be delegacy.” Ombudsmanship is a Swedish concept, as in 1809 the office of riksdag...   [tags: Definition Ombud Ombudsman]

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Defining Love

- Defining Love What does the word love mean. I have heard it since childhood, but nobody seems to have the same definition. I really needed to know today because someone very special has been on my mind all day. I stopped by the Hallmark store to pick out an anniversary card for my wife and found myself amazed at all the different types of cards on love. There are ones for fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, pastors, friends, coworkers, and just about anyone else you could think of....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]

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Defining Self

- Defining Self I am from blonde ponytails and twirling party dresses, From leather seats and from the scent of public transportation. From all religions From all races I am from the fruit stand on the corner, from the flies brushed away by an Asian man I am from East 30 th Ave, between 1 st and 2 nd . I am from the laces of pointed shoes and the burning stage lights, from the hum of a cheering crowd, from the perfect kicks of a chorus line. I am from stacks of proposals and rows of numbers, from multi-colored paperclips, from a rubber band ball that really bounces if you throw it, from a view of Hudson Bay, from Lady Liberty....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Defining God

- Defining God A concept of God can begin at many places. I begin with a search for ultimate origins. Two complementary approaches can be taken: The personal: Where did I come from. The cosmic: Where did the evolving, life-producing world come from. PERSONAL: A quest for God appropriately begins with a two-fold basic experience. The first is the amazement that we are. The most immediate and self-verifying knowledge that we have is the consciousness of our own existence. This realization arises out of the contrast between the undeniable fact that we are "really here" and the recognition that we might not have been at all....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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Defining Grace

- Defining Grace The Dictionary of the Accademia della Crusca, dating from 16th century Italy, defines grace as "belleza... che rapisce altrui ad amore." Grace is beauty which seduces one unto love. Grace is the prayer before nourishment, it is the passing of power through blood, it is a classical muse, it is a verb, it is liberation, it is a head-ransom, it is a gazelle, it is simplicity, it is complexity, it is sanctifying, it is controversial, it is desired, it is metrical, it is ubiquitous, it is rare, it is actual....   [tags: Definition Grace Essays]

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Defining Racism

- Defining Racism To 'prejudge' is to make up your mind on an issue before you look at the facts. You can prejudge a book, or a film, or a person. If you prejudge a person you might decide what their characteristics are, what their personalities are like and whether you like them or not simple by the way that they look. If you prejudge them because of their ethnic origin or their skin colour then you are racially prejudging them. People who are racially prejudice may belief that their ethnic origins or skin colour makes them superior to other people....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Boxing

- Defining Boxing Money obsessed barbarism or a persecuted sport. Boxing is one of the most controversial, currently legal sports in the western world. Some argue that it is a barbaric game, nothing but a negative influence on youth, promoting violence and causing injury to poor, exploited working class men. The arguments of the anti-boxing lobby that you will hear may include - it is expensive to take up; it is not entertaining; it encourages violence and that it can lead to deaths and injuries....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Abortion

- Defining Abortion Abortion is defined in the dictionary as, "The expulsion of a foetus (naturally or by medical induction) from the womb before it is able to survive independently (around 28 weeks)." This simply means the foetus is removed by either a natural or medical procedure while loping in the womb where it should be 'nurtured, supported and protected'. Jesus said nothing about abortion but he had a special concern for children. He also taught much about the need to care for the weak in society, so many Christian's feel that he would favour a law protecting the unborn child....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Fascism

- Defining Fascism Fascism 1 a political philosophy, movement or regime that is aggressively nationalistic and stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictorial leader, severe regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition. 2 informal brutal dictorial control. Fascists were tamer versions of Nazis. There is six elements usually found in fascist regimes" A belief in leaders: Strong leaders, imposing and dictorial A belief in the value of a strong and unified nation: the willing and eager sacrifice of individual goals and lives to strengthen the nat...   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Miracles

- Defining Miracles 'A miracle may be accurately defined as a transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of some invisible agent.' David Hume "Miracles are propitious accidents, the natural causes of which are too complicated to be readily understood." George Santayana A miracle is a 'marvellous event due to some supposed supernatural agency' Oxford English Dictionary. In my opinion I believe that a miracle is an event that cannot be explained for by scientific reasoning, and so we do not understand why and how it has happened....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Religion

- Defining Religion Is it fair to define religion. Who has authority. Will there ever be one true definition. The mentioning of religion often sparks many questions, many questions that will forever go unsolved. The word religion is also associated with powerful words of relevancy. Faith, love, devotion, and sacrifice, these words are easy to apply to religion, but is it possible to conjure these words into a solid meaning. Due to the fact there are so many world religions, it is imperative that religion is broadly defined in order to include the vast array of beliefs....   [tags: Religious Definition God Christianity]

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The Problems Defining Genre

- The Problems Defining Genre Genre denotes a systematic way to categorize literature. The term might be considered academic jargon; however, it produces up a set of expectations that allow us to judge literature. These expectations or criteria also allow us to compare with other literature in the same as well as different genres. In spite of these expectations, genre does not dictate a set of rigid rules; in fact, genre is more descriptive than prescriptive. Problems in defining genre often arise because there are frequently sub-genres: romantic comedy might be considered a sub-genre of comedy, revenge tragedy of tragedy and gothic horror of horror....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Defining Public Relations

- Defining Public Relations What is Public Relations (PR). PR is difficult to define because it encompasses so many areas and today has developed into a multi-million dollar industry influencing all aspects of our lives (Adams et al, 1999). However, it is important to be able to compare and contrast the various definitions in order to have a complete understanding of what public relations is and how it is used. The public is a large population to consider, making it easier to understand why it is so difficult to define PR....   [tags: Careers Jobs]

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Defining Events in The Stranger

- Defining Events in The Stranger In The Stranger, Meursault’s murder of the Arab is caused not only by the weather, but also by coincidence, the same way in which Meursault lives his life. The defining events in The Stranger are set in motion by Meursault's murder of the Arab on a bright and sunny day. While going to get a drink of water, the foreign Arab uses a knife to shine the sunlight in Meursault's face. This forces Meursault to fire and kill the Arab with a revolver. Throughout this scene the sun and light play crucial roles, but it is not the first time the sun appears during The Stranger....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Writing Style

- Defining Style In a search for the meaning of true style, I consulted two books on the subject. These texts differ on many levels, but most strikingly are their styles of presentation. Strunk and White, authors of The Elements of Style, lean more towards the rule-book approach, telling us what to do and when to do it without much explanation. John Williams, on the other hand, uses his book Style: Toward Clarity and Grace in almost a lecture form, filled with comparative examples of correct and incorrect ways to approach his stylistic suggestions....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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Definition Essay – Defining God

- Definition Essay – Defining God The concept of God can be a difficult one to grasp especially in today's world - a world in which anyone that believes in God is trying to define exactly what God is. To even attempt to grasp such a concept, one must first recognize his own beliefs in respect to the following questions: Is God our creator. Is God omnipotent (all-powerful) or omniscient (all-knowing) or both. Does God care. Is God with us. Does God interfere with life on earth. These questions should be asked and carefully answered if one should truly wish to identify his specific beliefs in God's existence and persistence....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]

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A Defining Moment with Dad

- A Defining Moment with Dad My father is a gentle and polite person with an impressive career and decorated sporting background. However, he has had to endure a form of early onset dementia for well over a decade. His prime caregiver is my mother, who we believe has managed to slow my father's deterioration by keeping him mentally stimulated with a pre-arranged activity every day of the week. Of course, this strategy also cares for my mother, as it gives here peace of mind that my father has a reason to get up each day....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Definition Essay - Defining Community

- Definition Essay – Defining Community How would someone define the word community?  A community could be anything.  If one were to listen to an everyday conservation, the word community, would probably be used very little.  The word community has multiple meanings, ranging from communist or socialistic society (Emerson) to the quality of appertaining to or being held by all in common (Oxford). Due to the many meanings of the word community, people have learned to substitute community for other words.  Most of the definitions are common has in a society linked by common interests but, would you really say a buffalo community?  Of course not, you would say a herd of buffalo.  Unfortunately,...   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Defining Good Advice

- Defining Good Advice Many times, good advice will happen if a person has gone astray, then, suggestions would be made to the lost and he could either take it or leave it. Also, as Doug mentioned in discussion, is that "it may be impossible to deny information given to you." So, in this case, the advisee knows what has been said to them, and "he may not take the advice at the time", but store it for later.(Nate Hall), and because of this, good, or bad advice, in my opinion, is also in the eye of the beholder....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Defining Good Advice

- Defining Good Advice What is good advice. As Rosymar stated, "Good advice is general, specific, and a helpful idea that could transmit confidence and security, usually, we get it from someone we trust." Good advice, to me, is some help in life that comes from a person that the advisee trusts. Advice is good when it is given thoughtfully to a person. It has to be from the heart, not just said for the sake of being said. Generally, good advice has to come from experience. I can't tell a friend that I understand a situation if I have never experienced it myself....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Defining Good Advice

- Defining Good Advice Good advice started out as something that I could grasp. It was something I was able to understand. But that all changed. What is it exactly that constitutes good advice. When we started this discussion a couple weeks ago, I knew what good advice was, or at least I thought I did. Good advice was something that came from the mouth of someone I respected and looked up to. It came from my parents, grandparents, and Davey, the man I wrote about in my narrative. Good advice usually lead to something good, but sometimes bad things were the result of that good advice....   [tags: Defintion Essays]

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Defining E-business

- Defining E-business Table of Contents ================= What is E-business. 1 TOC 2 Introduction 3 Meaning of E-business 3 Conclusion 4 Bibliography 5 Introduction ============ For task 2 I am going to find out what the term E-business means. I will use a variety of information sources to explain this term Meaning of E-business ===================== A simple definition of E-business would be using the Internet to connect with customers, partners and suppliers....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Good Use

- Defining Good Use In my opinion good use can depend on what you are writing, who you are writing for, and your purpose for writing. Good use can change from writing to your friend in North Carolina to writing a business memo for your boss to writing a paper for an English class. The good use of language can differ from one situation to another. Many of the writers we discussed in class had many different ideas on what good use is. Emerson wanted us to believe that "truth and sincerity unsullied by ulterior motives" constituted good use....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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Defining the Neurobiology of Insanity

- Defining the Neurobiology of Insanity: Law, Science, and the I-function Reconciled During the last week or so of class, after a semester of being teased with glimpses of, allusions to, and deferred explanations for the I-function, we at last came face to face with this previously elusive property of the nervous system which allows us to experience experience. The detour was necessary, for it corrected the general misconception that something like an I-function encompasses everything that makes one an individual and defines one's unique personality; it demonstrated the true importance of "the rest" of the nervous system....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Defining Writing Style

- Defining Writing "Style" Many accomplished authors have tried distinguishing what "good writing style" is. Some believe it is writing simply, others believe it is writing precisely. Numerous books have been published in order to help define this murky area called "style." Matthew Arnold, poet and critic, once said "Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style." So why then is this topic so unclearly defined. Perhaps it is because each person has had different writing influences and needs improvement in different areas....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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Defining Good Advice

- Defining Good Advice Good advice is something that could be hard to come-by but once found can help a person in the long run. Good advice is usually taken from someone who is an expert, someone that the advisee respects (parent, elder, teacher, coach), or a friend. Advice can be used at any time. Any time you are stuck, or just in a situation in which you need help, or just advice to do a certain task, or to help you out in a situation is good advice if you use what they said and it works. If the advice isn't really used it's merely just information or a suggestion....   [tags: Psychology Advising Essays]

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Defining Good Advice

- Defining Good Advice The first thing I know about good advice is that it can come from anyone. I found this out by looking at the narrative stories that we had to write in the beginning of this assignment. For example, J.Lutts got his advice from a friend, while Chris Lefstad got his advice from his uncle, and Nate Hilson and Nate Hall both got their advice from their parents. Although, Robyn Isaacs says, “Usually it (advice) is given to me by someone I know and trust on a personal level.” I don’t totally agree with this....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Defining Good Advice

- Defining "Good Advice" Perhaps “good advice” is best defined as advice that fits into our lives, and produces desirable results. Luke reacted to this statement with the following, “I don’t know that I agree with this [the previous sentence]...good advice can be received and disregarded just as easily as it can be used, and then we may never know the results.” If and when I disregard advice, I must not find it to be that good. How well any advice fits into our lives and if we like the results is a harder thing to accomplish than one may think....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Defining Myself through Writing

- Defining Myself through Writing I can write in various voices and styles and about various topics; with each piece I hope to represent different aspects of who I am. I need not say "This is me", but I show through now and then; sometimes more strongly than others as can be assumed. In writing I allow my true self to show, I can express myself and experiment with different styles. I will warn you that my writing is never too risqué, I remain quite practical and composed. Composed. I'll make that into a verb and say that in writing "I compose." Strange that I have a strong love for music yet have never tried to write it....   [tags: Personal Narratives]

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Defining People as Being Human

- Defining People as Being Human Many characteristics define people as being human, but when it comes down to it what makes a person human. This is a problem that has arised for some time in the subject of philosophy. More specifically, assume that your best friend Sara has been in a very serious accident and is going to die. A team of doctors comes to her with a proposal to transplant her brain into a mechanical body that will look completely human, but will be male. She agrees to the transplant and it is successfully carried out....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining a Human Being

- Defining a Human Being Dictionary Definition: Human being- a man, woman or child from the species homo sapiens. Homo sapiens- the primate species of which modern humans belong. [IMAGE] As you can see, there is no one single thing that makes us human. What you must do is a flow chart to cancel out other life forms to leave humans, thus showing what only humans have. The diagram shows firstly that humans fit into the "mammals" category, which cancels out everything else like reptiles, fish, birds, etc....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Microsoft Windows Vista

- Defining Microsoft Windows Vista The intent of this paper is to provide a background of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system development, including when it was developed, how the development process was management, what needs this specific operating systems was developed to respond to in the Information Technologies market. This paper will also analyze the correlation of Information Technologies and Microsoft's Windows Vista position. Background of Windows Vista Development Originally announced as Longhorn by Microsoft (et.al.) on July 22, 2005 to journalists and analysts it was released to public distribution use by hardware OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and the general p...   [tags: Operating Systems]

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Graduation Speech: Life's Defining Moments

- I was watching a re-run of the "Dr. Phil" show the other day, and he was offering advice to someone who had an anger problem. Dr. Phil asked him to recall the top 10 defining moments in his life, which is where the secret to his anger problem was supposed to lie. So, I began thinking about what are the top ten defining moments in my life. The birth of my daughter was the first thing that came to my mind. She made me a mother, along with a 24-hour worrier and an insomniac. As I began to dwell more on the topic I realized that going to college has not only been one of my defining moments, it has made me who I am....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Defining Instructional Leadership for Our School

- ... Very often, ineffective principals I’ve observed, rarely leave their office to observe classrooms. Principals should not function in isolation. That behavior sends a strong message to a school community. Alternatively, effective principals communicate genuine caring and empathy. Principals must have genuine empathy with not just teachers, ultimately all school stakeholders. They must set clear expectations and lead by consistent example excellence. These behavior is the foundation of trustworthiness and success as a principal....   [tags: principal, community, motivation]

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Narrowing the Defining Boundaries of Magical Realism

- Narrowing the Defining Boundaries of Magical Realism Latin American author Elena Garro wrote works such as "Recuerdos del porvenir," "Andamos huyendo Lola," "Testimonios sobre Mariana," and "The Day We Were Dogs." The short story "The Day We Were Dogs" (1964) uses events that are questionable to the reader even though the characters do not question. Because these events are questioned by the reader, it is not a Magical Realist story. This story might have been miss identified because it was written by a Latin author....   [tags: Latin American Literature Essays]

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Defining One Country, Two System

- Defining One Country, Two System Hong Kong is a very special city. It has a very interesting history. In 1842, Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong was ceded by China to Great Britain. In 1860, Kowloon Peninsula of Hong Kong was ceded to England. In 1898, the rest of Hong Kong, the New Territories and 235 outlying islands were leased to England for 99 years. In the early 1980’s, the British and Chinese government began to have negotiations about Hong Kong’s future since the lease would expire on July 1st, 1997....   [tags: China Chinese Government Papers]

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Defining Macbeth of William Shakespeare's Play

- Defining Macbeth of William Shakespeare's Play A hero is a man who is idealized for possessing superior qualities in any field. A villain is a main evil character and antagonist to the hero. (Collins Shorter Dictionary). This essay will explore whether Macbeth was a villain or not. Macbeth may be the main character whom the play focuses on. This is because he saved his country from defeat in the beginning of the play. Then he becomes a villain by killing the king and many other people....   [tags: Papers]

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The Vietnam War Was A Defining Point In History

- During 1968 the Vietnam War was a defining moment in American history, in that due to the Tet Offensive, American morale concerning the war and President Johnson decreased, mistrust in the government increased, and the end of the Vietnam War seemed nearer. This year was truly a turning point in American history; the three listed examples are only a few reasons why. The Vietnam War in general changed the history of America, but the year,1968, especially affected the American society. During this time, fear and suspicion were prevalent due to the decisions of the government, and battles occurring in Vietnam....   [tags: History Vietnam Cold War]

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Free Essays on Invisible Man: Defining Oneself

- Defining Oneself in Invisible Man Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is a novel which embodies the universal theme of self-discovery, of the search to figure out who one truly is in life which we all are embarked upon. Throughout the text, the narrator is constantly wondering about who he really is, and evaluating the different identities which he assumes for himself. He progresses from being a hopeful student with a bright future to being just another poor black laborer in New Your City to being a fairly well off spokesperson for a powerful political group, and ultimately to being the "invisible man" which he eventually realizes that he has always been....   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]

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Melville's Moby Dick: Defining Violence in Literature

- Melville's Moby Dick: Defining Violence in Literature Two stories were recently told to me, independently of one another, and although I was struck by each, it was a third story that emerged from the collision of the first two that most challenged me. The first story is about the violence of literature: "That's my current definition of literature: a cataclysmic event, one that disrupts what we think we so-settle-edly-know..." (Dalke). The second story is a definition of violence that I heard used in the context of a conversation about racism....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays]

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The Role of Cleopatra's Children in Defining Her Character

- The Role of Cleopatra's Children in Defining Her Character Abstract There are few roles that Cleopatra has not been made to fulfill. She is queen, goddess, lover, whore, wife, witch. Yet it is her role as mother that most defines how she is to be perceived, and which of these other roles she will take on in a given work of literature. Cleopatra's children, or the absence of them, play a definitive role in characterizing Cleopatra. When Cleopatra is childless, she acts like a child herself, either petty and selfish or so deeply in love that she ignores all else....   [tags: Egypt History Queen Essays]

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Defining Terrorism

- Introduction There are many differing definitions of terrorism. What is terrorism. How do we define it. Why is one man’s terrorist another man’s freedom fighter. These are just a few of the questions that face the world on a daily basis. There are many challenges that face the international community when it comes to how to define terrorism and what it constitutes. This paper will explore the challenges facing scholars when it comes to labeling terror and discuss potential ways to properly define it....   [tags: American History, Terrorism]

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A Defining Moment

- Many people influenced and events my reading and writing development throughout my childhood from my mother, my elementary librarian, and Sesame Street, to getting my first pair of glasses. We all have defining moments in our lives where we can look back and say, “That moment changed my life.” This is the story of the defining moment that changed the way I read and write, and I learned it from a whale. It was the beginning of my seventh grade year. I was about twelve years old and, I guess you could say a nerd....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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Defining Modernism

- Defining Modernism Modernism described as movement in arts would best be described as a movement that was used to unit America after a period of crisis, it did this by it being centered on explorations into the spiritual nature of men and the value of his society and institutions. In a way it was like realism they too focused on the changes on society. The modernistic writers always wrote in a very formal defined form. Modernism also played a very important role as a movement in poetry. The way modernism did this was it brought so much more opportunity to the poet as a way of writing....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Defining Community

- Defining Community Before studying the definition of a community, one might associate the word with life back in their hometown.  After reading through the definitions of community in numerous dictionaries, it is clear that community is so much more than the place you grow up in. It is interesting that the definition of one word could change so drastically over a decade. According to A Dictionary of American English, (1847) the definition of a community is “a communistic or socialistic society.”  Although it isn't hard to identify the idea of each definition, they are extremely different.  The definition of community from 1874 mentions communism.  This is interesting because many people...   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Defining Honesty

- Defining Honesty Winston Churchill once said, "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." Everyone has in mind that honesty is being truthful in everything. Honesty is the most important thing a person should possess. He should adhere to till his death. Then People will respect one and the feelings of that are priceless....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Change

- Defining Change Change can be defined as an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another, the result of alteration or modification, to lay aside, abandon, or leave for another, become different in essence; to lose one's or its original nature, to make different; cause a transformation, or to make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence. There are many different views as to the complexity of change....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Snobism

- Defining Snobism It is sometimes hard to define correctly what makes a real snob, but it is certainly the term to be easily and most often pasted on somebody. What kind of a person is a snob, actually. It is someone who attaches enormous importance to social standing, seeks to associate with or imitate those of higher rank, while at the same time looking down on those of lower wealth and status, showing arrogance and despise for them. One of the usual traits of a classical snob is pretentiousness....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Religion

- Eileen Barker states that there is no agreement on a definition, yet to study religion, a working definition is important. It provides parameters for the student. The study field for religion is very wide. Some may even interpret sport as a religion though not necessarily correctly. Definitions may include deities, such as Islam and Christianity; others not (Buddhism and Shinto.) A broad definition of religion would generally include rituals, special symbols and artistic and music style, sacred or special texts and a set of doctrines, (good) moral and behavioural codes....   [tags: Religion]

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Defining Literature

- The definition of literature has been discussed and argued over time and there is no precise answer to be given. Any reader or author can define literature as whatever they wish it to be defined as. This is more of an opinion of how one views certain pieces of work or writings and whether or not they feel that is actually literature or not. Literature is any type of creative writing such as fiction or poetry, for example. Literature is also any form of body of written works of language, which could be from the English era or even as far back as the Shakespearean or Elizabethan era....   [tags: Poetry]

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Defining Abnormality

- Defining Abnormality All of the definitions of abnormality that we have studied, have been culturally specific, meaning that, what may possibly be classed as normal in one culture, could be classed as extremely abnormal to another. This problem of cultural relativism limits the definitions accuracy in being able to define abnormality as a whole. It is near impossible to make an absolute statement about what is normal, or abnormal in human behaviour, purely because of cultural factors....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining a Hurricane

- Defining a Hurricane A hurricane is a tropical storm that has winds of 74 miles per hour or more. The winds can sometimes reach up to 155 miles per hour. Another characteristic of hurricanes is their massive size that measures from 200 to 300 miles in diameter. In the center of each storm there is what is called the eye of the storm (Image to Right). The eye of the storm is usaually between 20-30 miles and is the calmest part of the storm. Winds here may only be 74 miles per hour....   [tags: Papers]

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Definition Essay - Defining Service

- Definition Essay- Defining Service Being raised in a Christian faith and family, you’re likely to hear the word “service” quite a bit. Not ever truly being interested in the denotation of this word, I always referred to the church holding services, in which were usually, programs that contain dedicated members of the church. Oxford American Dictionary says describes it as “a meeting of a congregation for worship of God, a religious ceremony. Religion being such a sensitive issue for many people, and because there are so many opinions concerning it out there, connotations for words frequently used in it are not widely talked about....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Defining Crime In Psychology

- Defining Crime In Psychology Every human society throughout time has understood that there are actions and beliefs that are morally wrong, but different cultures have different opinions on what is criminal. For example, the newspaper article I have chosen to study for this paper is about the dismembered torso of a young African boy, which was found in the river Thames on September 21st 2001. It is believed that the boy was the victim of an African muti murder performed to bring luck to the Guana (muti ritualist)....   [tags: Papers]

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Definition Essay - Defining Reality

- Definition Essay – Defining Reality The distinction that causes the most trouble in philosophy is the distinction between "appearance" and "reality," between what things seem to be and what they are. The painter wants to know what things seem to be, the practical man and the philosopher want to know what they are. . . . but if reality is not what appears, have we any means of knowing whether there is any reality at all. - Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy In everyday life people distinguish between the real size of the sun and the size it appears to be, between the natural components of a cloud (a concentration of water droplets) and what the cloud seems to be (some fleecy...   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]

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Definition Essay - Defining Art

- Definition Essay – Defining Art What is art. Art and perception are deeply interrelated, since our ability to experience and comprehend artistic works is strongly biased by our own perceptions. Accordingly, any definition of art should emphasize the importance of perception in creating and experiencing art. Yet, each person has his or her own opinion of every artistic work, biased by his or her own perceptions, causing each person to define art as a whole in his or her own subjective manner. Hence, in my opinion it is impossible to create an objective definition of art, if art is something that each person perceives and experiences in a wholly subjective manner....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]

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Understanding and Defining Sustainability

- Understanding and Defining Sustainability In your own words describe what you understand what is meant by sustainability. The Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary definition of sustainability is - 'causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time'. My view of sustainability when concerned with the manufacture of products is that during manufacture, the materials used are abundant, their usage is able to be replaced or replenished by environmental management such as Forestry Commission tree planting etc....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining and Exploring Buddhism

- Defining and Exploring Buddhism Buddhism is one of the major world religions, it is recognized in most countries as a religion, no-one has yet considered that maybe it is a philosophy. We define a religion as having six things, these are: belief in a God, a place of worship, Holy Scriptures or books, rules or guidelines, rites of passage and festivals or special days. So in order to determine Buddhism as a religion we must identify that it has all of these characteristics. However when I do this I find that in theory Buddhism doesn't qualify as a religion as they do not believe in any God and they do not have a place of worship, they do have a monastery but not...   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Piety in Euthyphro by Plato

- ... The initial definition fails to provide critical characteristics that make holy things holy. For instance, Euthyphro starts by defining piety as what he is doing now, which is a mere example rather than a definition. The second definition that Euthyphro offers makes reference to gods, which is praise worthy. Nevertheless, Socrates questions the authenticity of the “divine approval” theory stating that deities disagree among themselves especially on the subject of what is pleasing. This is attributed to Euthyphro’s imperious ideation on mythical stories about Greek history....   [tags: holy, gods, just]

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Politics and Defining Power

- Politics and Defining Power To understand Politics, we need to understand three other terms, society, government and authority, as all three are what politics revolves around. Politics is society; Society is a community and everything the community involves, culture, religion and things such as social class. Society is organised by politics. Politics in a society deal with disagreements or conflicts. Within a society, there will always be different groups with different opinions, something is needed to make sure these groups, are able to co-exist, this is politics....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Magwitch in Great Expectations

- Defining Magwitch in Great Expectations Great Expectations was written in the era of Queen Victoria; ironically a time of great progress and prosperity. Sadly, this was not the case for all. Education benefited the rich. As a result, there was a huge gap between the rich and the poor. The justice system was harsh, favouring the rich, two hundred men and women were put before the judge to be sentenced to death every week. It is clear that Dickens reflects on the society of the time, and shows the unjust, class divided society Magwitch was a part of and the need to reform a legal system which treated this man so unjustly....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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The Difficulties in Defining the Family

- The Difficulties in Defining the Family The Oxford Dictionary gives the meaning of 'family' as 'parents and their children, sometimes including grandchildren and other relations'. Murdock's definition of the family is: 'The family is a social group characterised by common residence, economic cooperation and reproduction. It includes adults of both sexes, at least two of whom maintain a socially approved sexual relationship, and one of more children, own or adopted, of the sexually cohabiting adults.' While this may have been satisfactory when it was written, changing times and social standards mean that we should reconsider the definition of the family....   [tags: Papers]

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The Success of the Courts in Defining Intention

- The Success of the Courts in Defining Intention The Mens Rea of a crime refers to the mental element or the state of mind the defendant possesses in order to be liable for an offence. Mens Rea can be any one of four elements, Transferred Malice, Recklessness, Gross Negligence or Intention. It is crimes of specific intent such as murder which require a Mens Rea of either direct or oblique intent. Direct intent is where the defendant desires the consequences and it is his or her purpose to achieve these consequences....   [tags: Papers]

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Defining Power and Politics

- Defining Power and Politics Since man began to talk politics was born, politics is the social study and interaction with another being. Politics is the process and method of gaining or maintaining support for public or common action. Although it is generally applied to governments, politics is also observed in all human group interactions including corporate, academic, and religious. It is also social relations involving authority and power, the study of government and other political units, It is also the study of conflict resolution, in the modern world, people argue over many beliefs, interests and values, the aim of politics is to remove this conflict to...   [tags: Papers]

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Culture And Defining The Role Of Leadership

- Culture and Defining The Role Of Leadership Abstract I believe a person can be taught to lead and manage but one can't be taught how to effectively and successfully lead and manage. I don't believe the corporate culture of the organization has to with it. I think leading and managing has to do with the individual person. How that person is motivated, how that person sees him/herself. Can he/she lead effectively or is managing the nitch that they have. A Leader will effectively orchestrate change, create a vision, inspire people to follow the vision and keep people focused towards an ideal future....   [tags: Leadership Business Management]

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Defining Abnormality With Consideration of Cultural Differences

- Defining Abnormality With Consideration of Cultural Differences Cultural differences are always a problem when defining abnormality. What one would consider completely normal in one culture would be considered abnormal in another, for example the island of Java often set fire to a ball soaked in petrol and then play football with it. Here that would be considered wrong and abnormal but is an everyday occurrence for the people of Java. This concept doesn't only apply to eastern cultures; the English could be defined as abnormal by other cultures definitions, even by other western societies e.g....   [tags: Papers]

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The Four Main Approaches to Defining Abnormality

- The Four Main Approaches to Defining Abnormality The statistical approach to defining abnormality analyses data collected from a population of people, and highlights rare and un-typical behaviour, which is then labelled abnormal. For a certain behaviour to be labelled ‘normal’ in a statistical point of view, it needs to be an average behaviour performed by the population in question. This is why labelling behaviours from culture to culture and place-to-place is very hard, as different places have different standards and morals to which you are expected to abide by....   [tags: Papers]

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Definition Essay - Defining the Word Private

- Definition Essay – Defining the Word Private As time progresses, so does the English language.  We use many words out of context.  But depending on the person, time, and maybe the location a new meaning may be adopted for any word.  As well as actual definitions of words.  Since 1913, when The Merriam- Webster dictionary was published, the meaning of the word private has changed, but not drastically. Since the earliest publication of the three dictionaries, the use of private and its context has not changed much.  There are not many different ways the word private can be used that would not be different from when the word was first published in dictionaries.  Everyday conversations that in...   [tags: Definition Essays]

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What is Success About: Defining Success

- Watching an acquaintance or friend achieve a goal they set for themselves is very rewarding. When the goal is achieved, you would consider them successful. Success is a term with many definitions. Many people think that success is determined by the amount of money one makes, or how many people they boss around each day. This is the opposite of how success is defined. Success is about being happy with an outcome and doing something correctly. It is about feeling accomplished when something is finished....   [tags: success, happiness, respect]

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Defining What Makes and Effective Leader

- 1. Introduction: Some scholars and business experts have attempted to define an effective leader, but we are not unanimous of what actually defines an effective leader. This assignment seeks to compare the characteristics of two leaders, and to analyse their effectiveness as leaders. I would test their traits, behaviors, experience and values to prove how these abilities were able to influence and organize their respective groups in achieving the organization goals and strategies. 1. Leadership – Effective Leadership Earlier perspectives on leadership focused on the position of the leader in the organization which led to theories and research on how positional leaders carry out their aims i...   [tags: experiences, behaviors, biographies]

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