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Free Essays - The First Man

- Albert Camus’ novel, The First Man, shows how one man, Jacques Comery, who’s father died while he was an infant, and is forced to grow up in a poverty stricken part of Algiers with his mother, grandmother, brother and uncle in a small two bedroom apartment. Has come to an understanding of love, death, poverty, and life. The following passages are some of Camus’ best examples of how Jacques has come to this understanding, as well as some of Camus’ own opinions on these and other matters. This first passage is a conversation between Jacques and his friend Malan it tells us about Jacques opinion on life and death....   [tags: first]

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The Primary Purpose Of The First Crusade

- ... It was where he spent much of his public life praying at the Temple Mount, teaching, preaching, and performing miracles as mandated by God. It was “the site at which the redemption of mankind had transpired” and where humanity would first hear of the transformative and redemptive story of God’s ultimate plan for saving mankind from sin. It was also the city closest to where Jesus Christ died and the city where he ascended to heaven 40 days after being brought back from the dead. Jerusalem was “the mother church”- a name given by John of Damascus where the first witnesses saw Jesus’ work being performed and spread out to teach of His teachings and public miraculous works to start what we...   [tags: Crusades, First Crusade, Christianity]

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Who Pays On The First Date?

- The first date is where both parties make a first impression on one another and it sets the tone for what kind of relationship will continue in the future. This first social exchange often determines whether the two parties will even continue communicating from here on out, or if communication will be abolished all together. In this day and age men and women are closer to equality then they have ever been within society. This includes the dating scene. Because of this change in the social status of women, the questions continues to be raised, which sex is responsible for what roles....   [tags: dating, relationship, first date]

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The World Of The First Crusade

- ... This was to show when the Turks had the upper hand they chased the Crusades back to their camps site, they were pretty much at a disadvantage but lucky the Crusades was rescued by Alexius and Peter’s Crusade was over. This was to show how two primary sources which are the Gesta Francorum and the challenge the Crusade faced while on their one to Jerusalem. Then you have Usmah Ibn Muunqidh: Autobraphy will get a better understanding the relations between the Europeans and the Muslims in the Holy land....   [tags: First Crusade, Crusades, Jerusalem]

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The Desired Effect: First Impressions

- The Desired Effect: First Impressions Whether we like it or not, it takes just three seconds to come to a conclusion about someone new (Flora, 2004). First impressions strike like lightning and before you hear the thunder, you have formed a first opinion. In First Impressions Matter, “According to New York University, Graduate School of Business, people make eleven decisions about us in the first seven seconds of contact: (1) education level, (2) economic level, (3) perceived creditability and believability, (4) trustworthiness, (5) level of sophistication, (6) sexual identification, (7) level of success, (8) political background, (9) religious background, (10) ethnic background, and (11) s...   [tags: Psychology, First Impression]

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Is First Love, Real Love?

- Is love at first sight real. According to “Your Tango”, “nearly fifty–eight percent of Americans believe that love at first sight is real. Also fifty percent of Americans claim that they have experienced it themselves” (Behan). The controversy over whether or not a couple can fall in love quickly can be debated. However, the truth about love is that it can occur in a split second. With evidence from the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, there is proof that love at first sight does exist....   [tags: first sight, Romeo and Juliet]

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The First Amendment

- ... Chaplinsky used many offensive words including racketeer and fascist in a public crowd that had gathered due to the denouncements that Chaplinsky was making against all religions. He was arrested for this language under the New Hampshire law stated above. Chaplinsky challenged his conviction, stating that it violated “freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of worship, and because it was vague and indefinite” as well as that it was improperly applied through the Fourteenth Amendment (Chaplinsky v....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The First Great Awakening

- THE FIRST GREAT AWAKENING The First Great Awakening was an extremely important religious revival that moved through the American colonies. This spiritual revival took place in the American colonies around 1730 to 1760. The First Great Awakening was able to gain a lot of momentum because of the influential preaching that taught the citizens of these colonies that the only way to salvation was by accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. Many of the colonists believed that they lived proper and just lives by attending church and doing good deeds....   [tags: Christianity, First Great Awakening]

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First Class Mail Guidelines

- The following first class mail guideslines were designed to reach these goals. Guidelines for handling other classes of mail and using special services begin on p.28. A postal rate chart apears in Appendix D (blue pages). 1. Key envolope addresses in block style, using uppercase letters and omitting punctuation (except for hyphens). 2. Place the address block about four inches from the left edge and two inches from the top edge of a No.10 envelope, or use the default setting of the Evelope feature on the word processing software....   [tags: first class, mail, guidelines,]

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The First Amendment Right Of Speech

- ... Even when police officers are performing their duties in public places, the right to record is subject to time, place, and manner restrictions. Notably, in Glik, 655 F.3d at 84, the plaintiff alleged that his First Amendment rights were violated when he was prohibited from filming police activities on a public park. While Glik held the plaintiff had a First Amendment right to film police conduct in this particular context, the Court acknowledged that the First Amendment is nonetheless subject to reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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First Amendment Rights Of Schools

- ... Some teachers do not allow any talking during class at all, even when students are just working independently. Students need to be able to collaborate with each other to help each other out and create new ideas. If a student says something that the teacher does not like the teacher can punish the student, an example of this is the case of Bethel v. Fraser; Matthew Fraser gave a speech to the school that contained offensive and sexual references and then officials at the school then punished him for saying those things (What are the free expression rights of students in public schools under the First Amendment?)....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy

- In Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes does and experiment with wax to try to prove that things actually exist in this world. This essay is going to prove how we can tell that things actually exist and what can perceive the wax. Rene Descartes starts off with a description of the wax so he can prove to us the changes that will happen throughout his experiment. “Let us take, for instance, this piece of wax. It has been taken quite recently from the honeycomb; it has not yet lost all the honey flavor....   [tags: meditation on first philosophy]

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The First Crusade And The Crusade

- In 1095, Pope Urban II called the first crusade. Happening between 1096 and 1099, the first crusade was both a military expedition and a mass movement of people with the simple goal of reclaiming the Holy Lands taken by the Muslims in their conquests of the Levant. The crusade ended with the capture of Jerusalem in July 1099. However, there has been much debate about whether the First Crusade can be considered an ‘armed pilgrimage’ or whether it has to be considered as a holy war. This view is complicated due to the ways in which the Crusade was presented and how the penitential nature of it changed throughout the course of the Crusade....   [tags: Crusades, First Crusade, Alexios I Komnenos]

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Effective Use of the First Person in First Confession

- Effective Use of the First Person in First Confession "I decided that, between one thing and another, I must have broken the whole ten commandments, all on account of that old woman, and so far as I could see, so long as she remained in the house I had no hope of ever doing anything else," (page 189). This quote from the text of "First Confession" by Frank O'Connor exquisitely shows which point of view O'Connor selected for his story. Frank O'Connor chose the first-person point of view to tell his tale....   [tags: First Confession]

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The Skills Of Being A First Aid Responder

- ... One real life situation would be if their was an accident right next to your house, and people were injured according the the situation you would be able to respond and help those people stay alive until the police cames, which is the first step in that situation. Overall another thing is that not only a knowledgeable person would like to have this skill, every person should have this skill so even if skill skill is passed done be teaching another at least once they would be able to use it to save someone life, which is the main reason of learning this skill....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, First aid, Mind]

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The First Amendment Rights Of The United States

- ... Dennis was found guilty; however, his conviction was later upheld. Eighteen years later in the late sixties the turn of a century case of Brandenburg v. Ohio occurred in 1969. Brandenburg appealed his case to the Supreme Court and surprisingly won. This was a big change because freedom of speech cases that were brought up to the Supreme Court were never won. The Supreme Court held that the Ohio law violated Brandenburg 's right to free speech. To obtain there ruling the Court evaluated the speech acts in two ways....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The First Amendment Guarantees Freedom Of Speech

- ... Source #1 states, “The writings of philosophers such as Voltaire, the Englishman John Locke, and the American Benjamin Franklin helped propel revolutions in favor of individual freedoms.” Source #2 also explains how they were open to change and added to the First Amendment & the war threats. Source #2 states, “ He also proposed laws to make the nation more secure from foreign threats”. Also sourse #2 states, “ In other words, the Sedition Act directly limited freedoms allowed in the First Amendment.” The quotes states above show how the First Amendment was open to interpretation by the changes that were made on the situations that were presented....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Meditations On First Philosophy By George Orwell

- ... but we cannot doubt simple and general things from which they are formed like geometry, time etc. Furthermore, his existence is the only thing which he believes he couldn’t doubt. The benefit he finds about doubting everything is that he will not get into falsification. In the second meditation, he starts analyzing the nature of the human mind. He thinks that this universal doubt has put him into deep water where he cannot see any reference point from which he can start. He assumes that he has no senses, no body and no memory as he is in a state of uncertainty....   [tags: Mind, Ontology, Meditations on First Philosophy]

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Residential Schools On First Nations Children

- During the late 1800s and early 1990s, over 100,000 First Nations children in Canada attended residential schools. At the schools, the children were subjected to emotional, physical, and profound sexual abuse. This led to children growing up without any recollection of whom their families were. Furthermore, they were isolated from both their cultural and spiritual roots. The course of action was to teach the Natives as young children, so that once they became adults, they would run with the Jesuits back to their gathering and help the clergymen with teaching the Nation....   [tags: First Nations, Aboriginal peoples in Canada]

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My First Choice Is The Opium Wars

- ... It shows how economic gain (in Britain’s case), clearly overrides acts of humanity. My second choice is Karl Marx and the term Marxism that is associated with him. Karl Marx was a radical philosopher who lived from 1818-1883. He took up journalism, where he would write about legal issues and economics. His work gave him deep understanding about “capitalism”, and he collaborated with Friedrich Engels to popularize the term. Their deep understanding of capitalism enabled them to term “scientific socialism” which focused on production of material goods and how society was broken into “producers” and “exploiters”....   [tags: Slavery, African slave trade, First Opium War]

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How The First Amendment Rights Have On Advancing Democracy

- ... Vitale (1962). Parents argued that the New York schools to ban school-sponsored prayers. They saw it “as striking at the Christian foundations of the United States as a burden on free exercise” (Hamm, 2008, p.29). “Expression refers to the freedom of communication means by diverse means, including, but not limited to the use of the spoken or printed word” (Fraleigh, D., & Tuman, J). The First Amendment permits freedom of expression without giving any prior restraint. When the government restrains an activity before that activity has occurred, it is called a government exercise of prior restraint....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Effects Of First Person Narration ' The Cask Of Amontillado '

- Kawanda Garner Ms. Roesch ENC 1102 29 April 2016 The Effects of First-Person Narration The first –person narration style of “The Cask of Amontillado” is vital in creating the quality of the story. The story allows one of the main characters in the story Montresor, to tell the story from his point of view which gives the reader intimate yet disturbing look into the mind story teller thinks and feels which the reader doesn’t normally get from other narrative styles. The narrative style of this story is important because it sets the tone of the story....   [tags: Narrative, First-person narrative, Style]

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Why Do Authors Use A First Person Versus A Third Person Narrative?

- Looking at everyday life, people observe the world from the first person, from their eyes. It’s arduous to imagine watching life from an outside perspective, from third person. One can hear others say, “I’d like to be a fly on the wall” when referring to an occasion they are not a part of. From a first person point of view, even if someone is in the same room they don’t always learn everything that’s happening whereas a third person view witnesses everything. The question is raised: why do authors use a first person versus a third person narrative....   [tags: First-person narrative, Narrative]

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First Lesson by Phillip Booth

- A Father's Encouragement in First Lesson by Phillip Booth A fathers encouragement is essential to the development and learning process of a child. This is true for any situation, from teaching a child how to swim, or introducing a child into the real world. The poem, "First Lesson," by Phillip Booth shows a fathers encouragement by teaching his daughter to float in a "stream" so that one day she can float by herself in the "sea." Metaphorically the father is preparing and guiding his daughter to be in the real world alone and survive....   [tags: First Lesson, Phillip Booth]

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I Attended A Cpr / First Aid Training From The American Red Cross Association

- ... First Aid knowledge stretches from burns to strokes. It can help prepare for any disaster such as a car accident, heart attack, etc. Being it was only a day class we only touched on so much. When the class began he explained the roles and responsibility of a First Aider. The role of a First Aider is to help a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available. He made it clear that when a paramedic arrives to relay the information you received and allow them to handle it. It is important to make sure we know what emergency number to call and have a clear, precise information about the location and the people involved....   [tags: First aid, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation]

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An Analysis of Brooks' First Fight.Then Fiddle

- An Analysis of Brooks' First Fight.Then Fiddle   Gwendolyn Brooks' "First fight. Then Fiddle." initially seems to argue for the necessity of brutal war in order to create a space for the pursuit of beautiful art. The poem is more complex, however, because it also implies both that war cannot protect art and that art should not justify war. Yet if Brooks seems, paradoxically, to argue against art within a work of art, she does so in order create an artwork that by its very recognition of art's costs would justify itself....   [tags: First Fight.Then Fiddle]

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First Amendment Rights, Privacy and the Paparazzi

- First Amendment Rights, Privacy and the Paparazzi The question of paparazzi threatening privacy and First Amendment rights is often to situational to argue in a conventional manner, but certainly there are many facets of the issue which can be addressed in a quite straightforward manner. Celebrities who feel they have the right to privacy in public places often muddy the waters of this issue. Oddly enough, those celebrities who have chosen to speak out against what they feel are violations of their privacy most always begin their campaigns with a large press conference....   [tags: First Amendment Right to Privacy]

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Analysis of Jonson's On My First Son

- Analysis of Jonson's On My First Son   The poem entitled On My First Son  is a pouring out of a father's soul-a soul that pours out every last drop of pain, anguish, and love for his deceased son neatly into a beautiful poem.  Ben Jonson illustrates his love and loss with concreteness and passion.  Just as an artist creates a painting on paper with a pallet of colors and different types of brushes, Jonson uses thoughtful phrasing and strong diction to create a vivid word painting of his son.       The phrasing of this poem can be analyzed on many levels.  Holistically, the poem moves the father through three types of emotions.  More specifically, the first lines of the poem depict the f...   [tags: Jonson On My First Son]

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Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy

-      Descartes believes that knowledge comes from within the mind. This is a single indisputable fact to build on that can be gained through individual reflection. While seeking true knowledge, Descartes writes his Six Meditations. In these meditations, Descartes tries to develop a strong foundation, which all knowledge can be built upon. In the First Meditation, Descartes begins developing this foundation through the method of doubt. He casts doubt upon all his previous beliefs, including “matters which are not entirely certain and indubitable [and] those which appear to be manifestly false.” (Descartes, p.75, par.3) Once Descartes clears away all beliefs that can be called into doubt, he c...   [tags: Meditations on First Philosophy Essays]

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Newton's First Law

- According to Newton's first law, an object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. It is the natural tendency of objects to keep on doing what they're doing. All objects resist changes in their state of motion. In the absence of an unbalanced force, an oject in motion will maintain this state of motion. This is often called the law of inertia. Consider for instance the unfortunate collision of a car with a wall....   [tags: Newton's First Law Essays]

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My First Memory

- There's always one life-altering, mind-blowing, view-changing point in human existence when memory starts. The first substantial memory I hold in my memorial arsenal is the memory of a play day outside with my oldest brother. I remember this day like it were yesterday; the healthy, cared for grass was green as money; the sun was shining like the face of a newly made contest-winning billionaire. My brother and I were masters of outside play, just like a sensei is master to his students. My oldest brother, Sam, was a gorilla of a brother....   [tags: First Person Narrative Examples]

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First Love by John Clare

- First Love by John Clare How do different poets convey the idea of Love. “First Love” by John Clare was written in the 19th century. It is a poem about how the poet had fallen in love but it turned out it was unrequited. Whereas “Song” by W.H.Auden written in the 20th century, is a poem about how someone has been in love but then lost them to death. They are both quite similar in the fact that they are both about loving someone but not being able to have them. However they are different because “Song” is about two people having been in love and then losing it, rather than “First Love” in which the love is unrequited, and not being fulfilled....   [tags: First Love John Clare Poems Poetry Essays]

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Irony in The Lame Shall Enter First

- Irony in The Lame Shall Enter First       "[W]hen thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth" counsels the Bible, thus setting the precedent for all well-meaning members of western society concerning their charitable intentions (Matt. 6.3). Humanity's motivation to aid others, regardless of the outcome, is oft times spotted by the subtle struggle between selflessness and selfishness. Flannery O'Connor captures this classic conflict between good and evil in Southern Grotesque fashion through her characters, the protagonist Sheppard and his foil, Rufus Johnson, in [comment2] "The Lame Shall Enter First".[comment3] Challenging the literal paradigm of light...   [tags: Lame Shall Enter First Essays]

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First Person Essay on George Orwell

- "An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats." -George Orwell My name is Eric Arthur Blair, but many of you may know me as the author George Orwell. Looking back on my lifetime I have had many accomplishments and I've made a big difference in many lives by using fictional and non fictional books to speak to the readers. In my lifetime I have been many things; a writer, a political critic, an enforcer, a prisoner, a teacher, a soldier, and most importantly a free-thinking individual....   [tags: George Orwell Author First Person]

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O'Connor's The Lame Shall Enter First

- O'Connor's The Lame Shall Enter First "The Lame Shall Enter First" concentrates on the relationship between Sheppard and, on the one hand, his son Norton, and on the other a boy in a reformatory, Johnson. Sheppard's wife is dead and Norton misses his mother. Sheppard can't understand Norton at all and chooses to spend all of his time helping Johnson, who tells him that Satan has him in his power (150). Sheppard of course does not believe in Satan and tries to rationalise the whole situation. He brings Johnson home and Johnson interferes with Norton's mother's belongings which, of course, greatly upsets Norton....   [tags: Lame Shall Enter First Essays]

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Beliefs Beyond Doubt, What All Other Respond To: Rene Descartes' "Meditations on First Philosophy"

- Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy is considered to be one of the most important works in modern philosophy. John Locke, Immanuel Kant, and countless other philosophers wrote largely in response to Descartes. Yet there are serious doubts related to the treatise's major argument. In the Objections and Replies, a collection of objections to the work along with Descartes personal and often very detailed replies to said objections, the philosopher Antoine Arnauld raises the question of whether or not Descartes was guilty of circular reasoning....   [tags: Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy,]

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explication of cummings' poem since feeling is first

- explication of e. e. cummings' poem since feeling is first       e. e. cummings' "since feeling is first" is about feeling (802).  This is immediately evident from the title and first line, which emphasize the word "feeling" in several different ways.  The stresses on "feel-" and "first," as well as the alliteration between those two words, make explicit their connection and importance, and the repetition of the same line in both title and first line serves to enhance the effect.       The meaning of the first line is clear, but because of cummings' characteristic absence of punctuation and capitalization as well as sentence structure, the next few lines are more ambiguous.  The first t...   [tags: since feeling is first]

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Jamaica Kincaid's On Seeing England for the First Time

- Imagine your culture being thrown aside and a new one was all that was taught to you. How would you react to it. In this story the author, Jamaica Kincaid, is talking about how she reacted to this and what happened to her. The author grows up in a place where England colonization had taken place. She grew up in Antigua, a small island in the Caribbean. She is taught all her life about England, a place she has never seen. At an early age she started to realize that the English had taken over her culture....   [tags: On Seeing England for the First Time]

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Ben Jonson's On My First Sonne

- Ben Jonson's On My First Sonne Ben Jonson writes On My First Sonne from a father’s point of view grieving over the death of his very young son. The title alone suggests which time period this poem is from i.e. it is from the 17th century (1603)- when the poet’s son Benjamin died- through the use of language of the time. This poem has been written in memory of a seven year old child whose death has dealt a great blow to a father. Throughout the poem, the use of religious comparisons and words creates a vivid picture of the thoughts running in the mind of Ben Jonson and we know almost exactly what he feels....   [tags: Poem Ben Jonson First Sonne Essays]

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Analysis of e.e. cummings' since feeling is first

- Analysis of e.e. cummings' since feeling is first   E. E. Cummings' poem "since feeling is first" is a poem which shows how emotions dictate people's actions and why the narrator thinks they should. The poem implies that to follow one's heart is better than following one's mind, yet, at the same time the poem is the narrator's analysis of why emotion comes before thought. The last line of the poem brings a twist on theme that the rest of the poem seems to be following. It speaks of death and of thought, rather than of life and emotion, showing that death is something that should not be ignored in life, and that thought is important even with the domination of feeling....   [tags: since feeling is first poem poetry]

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The Importance of the First Amendment of the United States’ Bill of Rights for Democratic Government and its Citizens

- Being expression one of the most important rights of the people to maintain a connected society right to speech should be accepted to do so. The first amendment is one of the most fundamental rights that individuals have. It is fundamental to the existence of democracy and the respect of human dignity. This amendment describes the principal rights of the citizens of the United States. If the citizens were unable to criticize the government, it would be impossible to regulate order. By looking freedom of speech there is also freedom of assembly and freedom of press that are crucial for the United States democracy. According to the “Derechos, Human Rights”, freedom of speech is one of the most...   [tags: First Amendment, USA, Bill of Rights, Democracy, G]

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First Time Homebuyer

- First Time Homebuyer      The first thing to do when you're going to buy your first home is to go right ahead and be pre qualified for a loan. In order to do this you need to sit down with your lender and learn about the different types of loans. Together you and your lender can come up with the best loan for you. The main three are FHA, VA, and Conventional loans. FHA loans limit you to an $118,750.00 buying power. But, the bank is more lenient on slow credit and you can use 100% gift funds....   [tags: Buying House First Time Directions Essays]

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How Poetry of the First World War Changed

- How Poetry of the First World War Changed The First World War broke out on the 4th of august 1914. It was the first major war near bye Europe for hundreds of years. It sparked fantasies of becoming a war hero in young boys' and men's minds and because the government had assured everyone that the war would be over by Christmas, those young boys and men decided to join up in an attempt not to miss the excitement of war. Little did they know that they were being led to an untimely death at the hands of Germany....   [tags: First World War Poetry Poems Essays]

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Overcoming Fear in Frank O’Connor’s First Confession

- Overcoming Fear in Frank O’Connor’s “First Confession” Word Count includes detailed outline David W. Madden believes several of Frank O’Connor’s stories reflect his personal life and goals. Jackie, the young protagonist, in the “First Confession,” loves his mother as equally as O’Connor loved his mother. Madden also believes O’Connor should have selected a religious calling because the priests mentioned in his stories incorporate the instrumental impact on the “laity’s lives” (3227). Understanding women, contributed by his mother’s influence, frequently are displayed in O’Connor’s writings....   [tags: First Confession by Frank O’Connor]

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First Step : First Word

- First step. First word. First time-out. Firstborn a 14th century word used to define a couples first born child. The Firstborn by nature tend to be over achievers, perfectionists, and often have trouble admitting they are wrong. It is easy to see how the oldest can become tightly wound first-time parents become overprotective and overly strict putting pressure on the firstborns to be the role model, setting the example for other the children to follow, as the oldest grows up with their sibling they begin to feel a sense of reasonability over their sibling....   [tags: Sibling, Birth order, Parent, Family]

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Lovers' Quarrels in Love, 20 cents the First Quarter Mile

- Lovers' Quarrels in Love, 20 cents the First Quarter Mile Kenneth Fearing's poem "Love, 20 cents the First Quarter Mile," expresses the wide range of emotions experienced in an argument. The poem depicts the all too familiar situation of a lover's quarrel in which the persona, whom we can assume is male, struggles to resolve an argument during a taxi ride. During his attempts to resolve the quarrel, the persona experiences a variety of emotions ranging from apologetic to accusatory to sarcastic to romantic....   [tags: Love 20 cents the First Quarter Mile]

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First Day Of A First Time Place

- First Day in a First Time Place I walk down the large cramped hall trying not to be trampled. It was all new for me, I saw the little cliques all around me all asking, “Who is the new kid?”. No one knew my name or anything about me. I grew up being popular and well liked kid and I always liked to be a little part of every clique. It was terrifying to be dumped somewhere that I had no friends. The whole first day I kept my head down and stayed in my own little world. I had never been shy because I grew up with the kids I had left behind on day 2....   [tags: High school, Graduation, Clique, The Other Guys]

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Hamlet's First Soliloquy

- Hamlet's world is crashing rapidly down over his head as the era of Old King Hamlet comes to an end and the era of Claudius comes into being. The world has not allotted Hamlet a moment to grieve before his mother and the kingdom has moved on without him. His mother has remarried to what he believes is a villain. Without being able to return to Wittenberg, Hamlet no longer has an escape from his problems. The ideals, religious beliefs, and family have betrayed. With his father dead and his mother a villain's whore, he has no one to confide in....   [tags: Hamlet First Soliloquy]

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The First Amendment

- The First Amendment is the first section of the Bill of Rights and is often considered the most important part of the U.S Constitution because it guarantees the citizens of United States the essential personal freedoms of religion, speech, press, peaceful assembly and the freedom to petition the Government. Thanks to the rights granted by the First Amendment, Americans are able to live in a country where they can freely express themselves, speak their mind, pray without interference, protest in peace and where their opinions are taken into consideration, which is something not many other nationalities have the fortune of saying....   [tags: bill of rights, constitution, Madison]

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The First Crusades

- The principals of human nature force people to fight for what they believe in; therefore, defending religion is not objective to that principle in the case of the crusades. In the case of the First Crrusade many people did just that, volunteered knowing that many of them would die defending their religious beliefs. In the days of the Byzantine Empire, a person’s faith or religion determined how they would live their life. It is the nature of people to fight for what they believe in; therefore, defending ones religion is not objective to that principle as in the First Crusade....   [tags: Religious History ]

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The First Blood

- As they arrive to the HQ, Viktor wakes up first and looks out to see that Mrs. Baltimore arrives safely. Mrs. Baltimore smiles as she pulls into the open garage, and eases the SUV in as she turns off the vehicle. Stretching, Viktor feels rested as he whispers softly calling out to Jerry, Mina, and Holligan, waking them. “Where are we?” Mina said, stretching out and waking up from the nap. “We’re back at the headquarters,” Viktor whispers smiling. “Oh,” Mina replies with a blush. Unable to pick up on her blush, Viktor stares into her eyes as Jerry’s grunt startles both of them....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The First Amendment

- America has been built on freedom throughout the years. Freedom to speak, freedom to choose, freedom to worship, and freedom to do just about anything you want within that of the law. America’s law has been designed to protect and preserve these freedoms. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. It assures citizens that the federal government shall not restrict freedom of worship. It specifically prohibits Congress from establishing an official, government supported church....   [tags: The Bill of Rights]

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The First Olympics

- This year, the Sochi Olympic Winter Games will be an event full of exciting sports and breathtaking stunts. But have you ever thought about what the first Olympics were like in ancient Greek history. With the fans, not crowded around a television screen, but all seated and watching firsthand the events about to unfold. Just think about that, observing some of the strongest men in the world throw weights and men to the ground, chariots crashing together in an effort to place first. Now keep those images in your mind as I lead you through a day in the Olympics....   [tags: sochi olympic winter, greek history]

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First of Twelve

- The year was 1944; John Wares joined the Ranger to could change the world. He and his fellow Rangers had a very strong bond having completed boot camp and training together. Their friendship would soon be tested. Unlike most of the men, John had a wife of ten years and two small children he would be leaving behind in the city of New York. John had known his Sargent, since high school. Were they now friends or was David Peace just his commander. David had completed college, unlike John, who wanted to see the world and do something else; getting married at twenty had postponed those dreams....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The First Environmentalist

- “We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us; we are the same as everything. If we destroy something around us, we destroy ourselves” (Buddha). This quote from Buddha depicts the essence of Buddhism and its intimate relationship with the environment. Buddhism new and old is intertwined with nature and the environment. Buddhism is intrinsically, at its core, environmentalism. Environmentalism shines through many aspects of Buddhism: the middle way, Samsara, Karma, iconography, and impermanence....   [tags: Buddhism Environmentalism]

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The First Crime Recorded in the First Book of the Bible

- How far would one have to think back in history that the first reported criminal trial happened. Would it be similar or different than the ones held today. What would it be about. Would the punishment be similar to ones that are issued today. This article by William R. Riddell gives the audience an inside look to what happened in history on that fateful day. This particular crime was recorded, but it wasn't until the first century of our era that was shown to our world. Since the record was in an ancient piece of document, Riddell is wanting to bring out the fact that he is not writing this article as a story but as breaking the story down as a lawyer for the audience....   [tags: god, law, money]

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The First Lightning: The First Russian Nuclear Atomic Bomb

- Two o’clock in the morning on August 29,1949 the first nuclear atomic bomb was dropped known as the “First Lighting.” It was dropped on the testing site in Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan. This nuclear bomb was produced by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) also known as the Soviet Union. Igor Kurchatov was the director of the scientific soviet nuclear bomb program. There were two practice rounds two weeks prior to the explosion. During these two weeks period the Special Committee on the atomic bomb sent Lavrentii Beria to go and watch the assembly work, and return back and show Joseph Stalin the Soviet leader, their progress....   [tags: testing site, effects, soviet union]

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The History of the First Emperor of China

- On March 29, 1974, a couple of workers were digging a water well on the east side of Mount Li outside of the city of Xi’an. The workers uncovered a single terracotta figure and called the government authorities who investigated the matter. Soon, government archeologists were sent to the site. The unearthed great clay army that has baffled modern day craftsmen, intrigued archeologists, and amazed the general public. Before this discovery, no one knew about the First Emperor of China. Forty years later, we know a good deal about his legacy....   [tags: great wall, china, babarians, ying zhen]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' First Impressions '

- At the time of its initial publication Pride and Prejudice went by another name. This name, much like the current, represents a principle theme of the novel: first impressions. The first impressions of many of the major characters are responsible for much of the action of the novel. In particular, the first impressions of characters like Darcy, Elizabeth, Jane, Charles Bingley, Mr. Collins, George Wickham, and Lady Catherine DeBourgh have serious consequences. When Darcy and Elizabeth were first introduced at the Netherfield ball their relationship could hardly be thought of as positive....   [tags: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennet]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The First Thanksgiving '

- The first Thanksgiving was believed to be a feast after the first harvest; The Native American Wapanog tribe taught the first settlers to cultivate vital crops and sustain off the land1. Thanksgiving is an American holiday that values this union and cooperation between immigrant groups; the term “Native Americans” designates the very first immigrants2. The influx of immigrants gave birth, shaped, and developed American society. But immigrant groups, in modern context, have been politically and socially exploited....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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The Freedom Provieded by the First Amendment

- Civilizations and empires throughout history had risen and collapsed for just one word. Some like a summer night died young, while others lasted for centuries. The word was repeated consecutively by the greatest men of all times, and their blood was shed in order to fulfill it. Starting or even before William Wallace and until our present time with the raging of the Arab Spring people have been demanding freedom. It is true that it is only one word, thus, its impact is great. People who sought independence in the United States in 1777 had clearly realized the importance of that word, and vividly insisted on in the opening of the independence declaration statement: “We hold these truths to be...   [tags: religion, assembly, press]

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The First Amendment Of The United States

- Briana Muirhead Professor Phillips Government 2305 14 October 2014 The First Amendment “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” (FindLaw). While studying the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, it is crucial to understand the history behind writing the law. History of the First Amendment The First Amendment has a long history....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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First 5 : An Advertisement For Parents

- First 5: An Advertisement for Parents As a mother, I have seen a lot of children having difficulties in society’s activities, lost confidence, or difficulties making friends. Most could have prevented those problems if children had been preparing for their future years earlier by parents. Parents consider spending time for their children to play and share different activities because those activities have important effects to grow up children in physical and mental health. Therefore, in the First 5 advertisement of Fresno County, to convince the parents spending time with their children to talk and play with children, there is a big, bold red text on the left “Stop and Play, Make Time Today...   [tags: Family, Learning, Play, Play]

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The Industrial Revolution : The First Revolution

- ... By the 1860’s the railroad was a billion dollar industry. To lay track the railroad needed massive amounts of steel. The need for steel required technology in metallurgy that would ultimately push the second industrial revolution. Railroads created a demand for accounting and time management like never before in history. Initially, booking and accounting was simple. In the early 1850’s large textile companies needed four to five accountants to manage their books and report the books twice a year....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Capitalism, Cotton]

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Analysis Of The Article ' First Job '

- ... Iliana didn’t ask how to do things, but she learned how to do them all on her own. Showing her determination and will. I think that the best way to learn is by being put into the situation. My family has a saying that we all use religiously “FITFO” it stands for Figure it the F*** Out. You don’t, or at least shouldn’t, have to be told how to do everything. Be responsible for your own skills and abilities. It’s like they say about learning a language, “you learn it best by submission”. You pick up all the slang and different accents by hearing the language spoken, not in the classroom....   [tags: Play, Learning, Sales, Education]

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The Zeroth And First Law Of Thermodynamics

- ... To generalize temperature is described as the average of kinetic energy of the molecules that rise to the temperature of a body, and the kinetic energy mostly composed of the translational kinetic energy. In other words is the property that determines thermal equilibrium and would flow from the hot object to the cool object. “When an object absorbs heat, it generally experiences a temperature increase. “Heat capacity depends on the type and amount of material. It’s also temperature dependent, although for small temperature changes the specific heat can be approximated as constant for a given material” “Another famous law of physics and a very important law of nature, called the first la...   [tags: Thermodynamics, Energy, Temperature, Heat]

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The First Bank Of The United States

- ... It was then that President James Madison opened up a second bank in 1816, but was quickly shot down by President Andrew Jackson, a Jeffersonian. As a result, there was no bank for seventy-three years. During this stretch, the United States did everything they could to regulate their finances, from the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1813 to the opening of twelve separate banks, all of it to no avail thanks in part to The Great Depression. Everything was all settled when Congress passed the National Bank Act during the Civil War....   [tags: United States, American Civil War, Central bank]

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Energy Is The First Law Of Thermodynamics

- Energy is defined as an exclusive driving force for all physical and chemical changes. Energy exists in many forms such as heat, mechanical work, light, sound, electric, and chemical energy. Energy can be transferred through heat flow, like when a pot of water is put on the stove and the water gets hotter. Something happened here and something changed, hence a driving force for a physical and chemical change. It is important to know that energy does not have mass of a definite shape and these characteristics make it hard to identify....   [tags: Energy, Thermodynamics, Heat, Temperature]

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The First President Of The United States

- ... After a few odd jobs it was almost a decade later when he became a lawyer. His first case was two feuding neighbors. In 1769 Adams won his first noticeable case. He was able to get the charges of wine smuggling dropped on John Hancock. Besides his presidency and vice presidency, John Adams is mostly recognized for his involvement in the Boston Massacre trial. The Boston Massacre was the firing of British soldiers into a mob of Boston citizens. While labeled a Massacre only five citizens of the mob were dead at the end....   [tags: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, United States]

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The Outbreak Of The First World War

- To what extent was Germany to blame for the outbreak of the First World War. Intro The First World War did not unfold in one day. Tension had been building over the years between countries; a war was on the horizon all that was needed was one final incident to (get the ball rolling). Though many countries were involved, it is Germany who holds the most responsibility for the outbreak of the First World War. Tension with France Tension first starting rising in 1870 when the Franco-Prussian War ensued....   [tags: World War I, German Empire, World War II]

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The Transformation Of The First Living Organism

- ... This magnificent discovery helped to further Darwin’s theory that every animal descended from a common ancestor. It is thought that all animals descended from a creature that inhabited the water. Most animals that we see today, look a lot like the animals that lived in the water millions of years ago. In 1995, Ted Deshler came across a shoulder bone to a tetrapod that lived in the water. It was one of the first shoulder pieces that was found of a four-legged creature. It was the first evidence that was found of early tetrapods in all of North America....   [tags: Gene, Organism, Evolution, Biology]

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The Culture Of First Generation Students

- Analysis of the Culture of First Generation students at DePauw through Erving Goffman’s Theory of Presentation of Self “First-generation,” a term that has recently began to permeate through our discourse surrounding education. Yet, secondary education institutions have found difficulty settling on a definition that fully captures the distinct and incomparable experiences and backgrounds of students. The definitions of a first-generation college student varies from institution to institution; ranging from having no parental figures who ever attended postsecondary education, to having one or more members in the immediate family who did not obtain a bachelor degree....   [tags: Sociology, University, Education, Erving Goffman]

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The First Inauguration Of An African American

- Since I can remember, my family has reminded me that I can become whoever I want to become. Never did I think any different throughout my grade school and high school years. Teachers and administrations, alike, reiterated the possibilities that my family had instilled in me. Graduating high school a semester early, I believed all that I had been told. It was not until mass tragedy struck that I began to question if I could really become whoever I dared to become. In essence, society has and continues to shape my perception of what my future really can become....   [tags: African American, Barack Obama, Democratic Party]

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The First Ten Amendments Of The Constitution

- ... The changes could also be made to the Constitution when slavery was finally gone from the country. The United States was very adamant on becoming a free nation that tends to the needs of it citizens, so I believe that this was meant for all the people of the country that would eventually become citizens as well. This can be seen with the first amendment, yet this the residents of America the ability to be able to express themselves through speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition. I believe that the founding fathers were thinking long term when it came to people coming into the United States to reside here as citizens over the course of time as well....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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The First Half Of The Composition Course

- ... Luckily, my notes provided enough of a backbone to where my chosen thesis of “educational assimilation” could be viable, even if it was broad. One way I facilitated the argument was marking quotes on pages in the story, advice I found in the class text Making Literature Matter. I took that a step further in the pre-write: every quote I marked was accompanied by my thoughts. This was helpful because I was able to have my thoughts organized in one place, and in my opinion, my final draft of the paper is essentially a cleaned up version of the pre-write....   [tags: Literature, Writing, Fiction, Poetry]

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Importance Of The First Scene In Macbeth

- The first scene in Macbeth plays a vital role.We as the readers are introduced to the three Witches.The witches were believed to be attendants of the devil who had sold their souls to be given the possession of evil powers.The presence of the witches sets the tone for the rest of the tragic play. The weird sisters plan to meet Macbeth and then misguide him.We are already introduced to the tragic protagonist Macbeth via the witches.He is the target of the threesome who have almost already seen into his soul.The readers are left bewildered as to why Macbeth has been singled out in this manner?the witches have realized that it will easier to ‘wraught’ with his ’mettle’ as he is the more pliabl...   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Pandora and Eve are the First Women

- In the story of Adam and Eve, the book of Genesis in the Bible states that Eve was the first woman and was created by God to be a partner for Adam. Eve was formed from Adam’s rib. Both Eve and Adam were created in God's image and God put Eve and Adam in a haven called the Garden of Eden. In this vast garden was the tree of the knowledge; a tree filled with all things good and evil. God tells them to eat from anywhere but the tree of knowledge. However, Eve was soon tempted by Satan, disguised as a snake, to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge....   [tags: evil, temptation, curiousity]

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The Outbreak Of The First World War

- HNC History Assess how far the outbreak of the First World War was the responsibility of Germany and Austria The factors that led to the outbreak of the First World War have been argued over for many years and it is still something that does not have a definitive answer. Many historians argue over who is responsible through long and short term factors. It is true to say that Germany and Austria were responsible but there were other factors such as the alliance system. After 1871, the war atmosphere engendered by the secret alliances led to an armaments race among the powers....   [tags: World War I, World War II]

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The First World War ( Ww1 )

- This essay will examine how much different was the first world war (WW1) in comparison to previous wars that had taken place for example the Napoleonic empire which led to numerous wars especially the tragic end of destruction for the Napoleonic army with many casualties in the attempt to take-over Russia, another example is the bloody American Civil War which at its time was considered the first of the modern wars as the Southern and Northern armies voluntarily accepted the use of new technology in warfare equipment such as new guns and deadlier and more penetrative bullets....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Trench warfare]

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The First Year Seminar ( Fys )

- In the First Year Seminar (FYS) we learned a multitude of essential skills that we can use to apply for the rest of our college experience, and years down the road. Throughout the first week of class we learned about Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), essentially they are skills that the students are suppose to know thoroughly by the end of the semester. The six major SLOs that were presented in a majority of FYS classes the first one is access to diverse information through focused research, active discussion and collaboration with peers, this skill is important for college and professional life because it is important that one is able to converse appropriately and knowledgably amongst peers...   [tags: Critical thinking, Problem solving, Learning]

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