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How to Write an Expository Essay

- How to Write an Expository Essay When writing an essay, follow these eight basic steps: Select a topic: Be sure the topic is narrow enough to make it manageable within the space of an essay Write a thesis sentence: Be sure the thesis statement(or sentence) expresses a controlling idea that is neither too broad nor too specific to be developed effectively Select a method of development: Check through all the methods before you finally settle on the one which will best serve your thesis: definition example compare and contrast cause and effect classification process analysis Organize the essay: Begin by listing the major divisions which the body paragraphs in your essay will disc...   [tags: Expository Essay]

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The Apology and Crito

- The Apology and Crito Socrates spent his life wandering the streets of Athens questioning the citizens he encountered about their ideas and ideals. Because he questioned the ideas of the elders, and because some of his acquaintances had warred against Athens he was not liked by city powers, who brought him to trial" Plato’s "Apology" gives the substance of the defense made by Socrates to the Athenians at his trial. Meletus, Anytus and Lyncon brought Socrates to court on charges of corrupting the morals of the youth, leading the youth away from the principals of democracy, neglecting the Gods of the State and introducing new divinities....   [tags: Papers]

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Simplicity by William Zinnser

- Simplicity by William Zinnser In William Zinnser’s essay “Simplicity” he states that “clear thinking becomes clear writing; one can’t exist without the other.” He believes that people speak more complexly then they have to and that the key to good writing and speaking is simplicity. In his argument he goes on to say that often writers are not careful enough. They know what they are trying to say but do not know how to put it down on paper. They assume that the reader will understand what they are thinking even though their writing is not obvious to others....   [tags: Simplicity, William Zinnser]

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Designing a Web Page

- Designing a Web Page Motivator sentence: The development and design of a basic web page can be a fun yet tricky task. Thesis sentence: Whether it's a large commercial web-site for business purposes, or a small personal web page about your hobby or family; the process of development is the same. Blueprint sentence: The three major steps leading to the development and design of a basic web page include: information gathering, site layout and design and HTML (hyper text markup language) conversion....   [tags: Papers]

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Capital Punishment is Necessary

- Capital Punishment is Necessary Capital punishment is necessary in order for justice to prevail. Capital punishment is the execution of criminals for committing crimes that is in regard as so bad that death is the only acceptable punishment. Capital punishment servers to lower the murder rate, but also has value as a form of retribution. Its fairness is determined by the judicial system. As a form of punishment, it saves money when compared to a life sentence. The death penalty deters murder and puts the fear of death into would be killers....   [tags: Papers]

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F to an A

- F to an A Have you ever received an essay back, got a big fat F on it, and the only reason you got an F was for subject-verb agreement. Do not worry because you are one of the many. If you eliminate these four mistakes that people normally make, then you are sure to get an A on that next essay. This confusion can be corrected with a few precautions. First, you should eliminate any prepositional phases. Look at the sentence and find the prepositional phases. For example, "The keys on the dashboard are mine." Then the sentence without the prepositional phrase, "The keys are mine." When this is done, the subject and verb can be clear seen, and then you can decide if the verb needs to be plur...   [tags: Papers]

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The Sentence

- As a judge dealing with a sentence for an individual that has been convicted of stealing others’ identity for monetary gain, specific information would be needed before a sentence could be imposed. The information needed would be as follows: How many people did he steal identities from. How was he or she planning to obtain money from the stolen identities. How did he or she steal the identities. Specifically, was it stolen from peoples’ garbage. Or was the identity stolen from a place that the person worked....   [tags: Retribution Incapacitation Deterrence]

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topic sentence

- Vegetarianism and Cancer Being a vegetarian is becoming more and more popular in today’s society with the need to be politically correct. As doctors look further in to this lifestyle they are finding more and more benefits to a person being a vegetarian. In an article entitled “Vegetarian Diets During Cancer Treatment” written by Donna Paglia, M.S., R.D. discuss the benefits to being a vegetarian as far as cancer goes. Within the article she discuss the research that shows that by having a vegetarian diet you can reduce your cancer rates....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How To Write An A Essay

- An “A” Essay With these simple steps, anybody can write an “A” quality essay. All it takes is a well written introduction, body and conclusion. These steps are a lot easier than most people make them out to be. The first, and most important, step to writing an “A” essay is the introduction. The purpose of the introduction is to get the reader’s attention. The introduction should also let the reader know the contents of your essay. To get the reader’s attention use a lead-in. a lead-in is a sentence or phrase that captures the interest of the reader....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mastering The Short Story

- Mastering The Short Story Although I perceive Paul Darcy Boles to be an uppity, egotistic, and somewhat euphorically rambling old man from his style of writing, there is some beneficial information for someone wishing to create a commercially viable short story. However, I feel that creating a story with the goal of marketability is a grave mistake that ruins countless numbers of otherwise perfectly enjoyable works of literature. It is no surprise that this style of writing is being taught to the new generation, which promises to be far more creative than it's predecessors....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter

- Comparing Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter Voluntary manslaughter is when a defendant has muredered a victim, but can use one of the following defences to reduce his/her sentence to manslaughter (all of which are sections of the Homocide act 1957): * Diminished responsibility (S2) * Provocation (S3) * Suicide Pact (S4) Involuntary manslaughter is when a defendant does not intend to cause GBH or kill the victim, but does so. EG - a man throws a brick at a window, intending to break it....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Fable by Nina Cassian

- Analysis of Fable by Nina Cassian Whereas the extent of my poetic appreciation lies in a decided distaste for Dante and a zest for limericks concerning Nantucket - it behooves me to discuss a poem that my limited capacities can grasp. Fable by Nina Cassian is just such a poem. I view this piece as Ms. Cassian's perspective on life (a "sentence" or an obligation), death, and sadly, the fact that most people do not appreciate the beautific nature of existence. I understand the first stanza as a depiction of man's earthly plane as a sort of testing ground for "angels" - a place where beings are concerned with the development of spirit, "to master imbalance." The second and thir...   [tags: Cassian Fable Essays]

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US v Moreno

- United States vs. Carlos Alfonso Moreno On July 12, 2004, Carlos Alfonso Moreno appeared before the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. He brought before the court an appeal challenging the district court’s calculation of his sentencing under the United States Sentencing Guideline. The panel determined after reviewing his case that an oral argument would not be necessary. They were able to look at the details of his case and make their decision. Mr. Moreno was charged in district court with various drug offenses and with being a felon in possession of a firearm....   [tags: essays research papers]

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impresonment is more humane than capitol punishment

- Imprisonment is More Humane than Capital Punishment Murder, where to commit it. Canada vs. U.S.A. In this essay you will learn about Peter and Joe. Peter lives in Canada, he killed five people and was sentenced to the maximum sentence of twenty-five years. Joe lives in the United States and also killed five people, he received a death sentence. Please remember in this essay Peter and Joe are not real people they are just used to explain this essay. First we will learn about Peter’s sentence of twenty-five years, then we will learn about Joe’s death sentence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gregg v. Georgia 1976

- Gregg v. Georgia 1976 Introduction/Background: A Jury found Troy Gregg guilty of committing an armed robbery and murder. In accordance with Georgia law, the trial was in two stages, a guilt stage, and a sentencing stage. At the guilt stage of Georgia's bifurcated procedure, the jury found the petitioner guilty of two accounts armed robbery and murder. At the penalty stage, the judge instructed the jury that it could recommend either a death sentence or a life prison sentence on each count and the jury returned the verdict of death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

- Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" The passages given from the Edwards' 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God'; and the opening sentence of the Declaration both include many points such as the tone, diction, and syntax. The points shown throughout each sentence aims for the intent of obtaining the attention of the audience. The way each sentence is arranged with its own syntax can very well appeal to listeners, depending on its structure and imagery. Within the given sentence excerpt from Edwards' 'Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God'; you may perceive that the speaker is undoubtedly reaching for the audiences attention without sustaining his harsh yet fearful manner....   [tags: Edwards Sinners Angry God Essays]

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Joy Williams The Killing Game

- “The Killing Game”, by Joy Williams In the story, “The Killing Game”, Joy Williams, uses several diffenent types of writing skills to presuade the reader to see her views. The quote “To kill be to put to death, extinguish, nullify, cancel, destroy.” be a good strong introduction, it catches the readers attention. Word choice like this be what gets the message across to the readers in a fast, easy way. Another good quote for word choice she uses be, “We kill to hunt, and not the other way around.” That shows that she be serious in what she be saying....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Different Aims of Sentencing

- The Different Aims of Sentencing There are a number of reasons why a society punishes offenders. These include, among others, to discourage the offender from committing further crimes (individual deterrence), to help the offender, so that he or she won’t offend again (rehabilitation), to prevent the offender from committing further crimes through imprisonment (incapacitation) and to show society’s disapproval of the crime (denunciation). Retribution is to punish on the premise that it is a payback for the offence (Retribution carries with it the notion of “Do the crime, do the time”) Reparation is aimed at compensating the victim of the crime usually by orderi...   [tags: Papers]

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Ahmedi Man Convicted over Blasphemy Charges

- Ahmedi man convicted over Blasphemy charges The country’s controversial blasphemy laws are again in the spotlight as a court in the garrison city of Rawalpindi has handed down a death sentence to a 70 year old British man over this contentious issue. Muhammad Asghar, belonging to the minority Ahmedi sect, was found to be writing letters claiming to be a prophet after which he was apprehended by the police in 2010. The special court inside Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, where Asghar is being held, rejected defense claims."Asghar claimed to be a prophet even inside the court....   [tags: muslim, pakistan, death sentence]

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Adapting Vocabulary of Document to Reach a Certain Audience

- Using simple phraseology, shorter sentences, and common sense are all options for preparing a document for a specific audience. Catering to the group of people is relevant so that they are lured in and can comprehend the lesson. After composing a technical or specialized writing, it is important that the author has an established writing style that he or she can edit for different types of essays and audiences. Depending on the audience, the type of vocabulary used in a document can play a big factor in how well the lesson is understood....   [tags: phraseology, writing techniques]

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Improvements to the Justice System in Native American Reservations

- The justice system of a society is the reflection of a society’s values and a flawed system is indicative of an unsafe society, a result that can be seen in Native American reservations (Identification of Controversy) (Lead). The justice system in Native American reservations should be improved by increasing the number of prosecuted crimes, increasing the severity of prison sentences by tribal courts, and by promoting the Violence Against Women Act (Thesis). The Justice Department declines too many serious crime cases, such as sexual abuse cases, to improve the statistics of crime in Native American Reservations (Topic Sentence)....   [tags: crime, prosecute, sentence]

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Writing an Essay

- Here, I will reveal the methods and tactics to writing an effective analytical essay or evaluative article. Even if you already know how to write a well-structured essay, you may wish to refresh your knowledge and reaffirm what you already know. There are three key parts to an essay: the introduction, body and conclusion. The Introduction Deal with the introduction first of all. The introduction has to have these elements: the question, the answer, the preview of the essay and some scope or parameters....   [tags: Writing an Essay]

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Ancient Slavery: Death Senetence or Life Opportunity?

- In Aristotle's "Justifying Slavery" and Seneca's "On Master and Slave," the two authors express their opposing sentiments on the principles of slavery. While Aristotle describes slavery as predestined inferiority, evidenced greatly by physical attributes, Seneca emphasizes the importance of "philosophical" freedom as opposed to physical freedom. (p. 58). The authors' contrasting views are disclosed in their judgments on the morality of slavery, the degree of freedom all people possess at birth, and the balance of equality between a slave and his master....   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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Reasons for Edward Koch's Promotion of the Death Sentence

- Since 1976 over 1350 people have been executed in the United States (Facts about the Death Penalty). In 1985 Edward Koch published an article on the New Republic discussing the death penalty. Serving 22 years in public service as a district leader, councilman, congressman, and mayor, Edward Koch has heard all the pros and cons of the death penalty (4). With that knowledge and experience Mr. Koch begins discussing, as well as promoting the death penalty. The arguments used against the death penalty range from religious concerns such as “Thou shalt not kill” (12), to more in-depth government related attacks like the death penalty being used as a state sanctioned murder....   [tags: punishment, murder, ignorance]

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My Experience of Using Reading Strategies

- ... In general, the postscript contained conclusions of all previous chapters and the author added some new ideas and explanations since this chapter was written seven year after the book was first published. A theory that the author held on throughout the book was that every scientific community consists of scientists who have undergone similar educations and professional trainings. Although they are brilliant and well educated, they have their own specialties. So translations, by which Kuhn means using different but proper languages to express a experimental result so that scientists in various fields can understand each other better and seek help from others, always exist within those sci...   [tags: read, title, efficiency, practice, sentence]

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Silence and the Notion of the Commons

- The title of this essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons” gives the same idea of people as programmable and unprogrammable similar to the idea seen in the Matrix. Whereas programmable people, who are the commons, are the people inside the matrix they are also known as the sheep, the people that believe in everything they are told. The unprogrammable people, who are the silence, are the people outside of the matrix. Ursula Franklin uses a variety of techniques in order for the audience to fully understand her message, and to inform them of the topics discussed in her essay, as is particularly apparent in paragraph 5 of her essay “Silence and the Notion of the Commons.” Franklin address...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays

- Everyone needs to know how to write a persuasive essay. It's actually not as difficult as it seems. Give yourself time. Trying to cram an entire 5 paragraph persuasive essay within 100 minutes is not a good idea. Allow yourself enough time to brainstorm, write, and proofread. Put as much effort into your paper as you can in the time period you are given, including the steps below. Brainstorm. Writing a persuasive essay is very much like writing an ordinary paper. Of course, before you begin, you have to come up with a good solid view, a foundation which you can base your entire paper on....   [tags: Writing an Essay]

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Good Vs. Evil - Analytical Sentence Outline

- Theme: Good and Evil Create a SocietyParagraph 1:CENTRAL IDEA: Conflicts heavily arise between the two topics of good and evil. THESIS SENTENCE: Through common stories good and evil are portrayed through both protagonist and antagonist view, creating morals and opinions, and how societies views have changed over time. Paragraph 2:TOPIC SENTENCE: Common stories portray good and evil through both a protagonist and antagonist view.Paragraph 3: TOPIC SENTENCE: Significant morals and opinions are shown in stories made up of good and evil.Paragraph 4: TOPIC SENTENCE: Societies views have changes over time by the reality brought out in good and evil.Paragraph 5: CONCLUSION: Good and evil represent...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cultural Values and Ethics: Sample Essay Template

- Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Paper Everyday, cultural values and personal ethics influence one's actions both on a professional and personal basis. Cultural values represent the implicitly or explicitly shared abstract ideas about what is good, right, and desirable in a society (Williams, 1970). Personal Ethics and Cultural values goes hand in hand he introduction goes here. It should be one or two paragraphs explaining the findings of your paper. The introduction should prepare the reader for the contents of the paper by previewing the three main topics in your paper....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mandatory Minimum Sentences are Cruel and Unusual Punishment

- Mandatory Minimum Sentences are Cruel and Unusual Punishment Two decades ago it was not uncommon for Americans to believe they had one of the best criminal justice systems in the world. Unfortunately, with the enormous drug trade coming to a pinnacle and the effects of drugs on more and more suburban youth, the government felt a desperate measure had to be taken. In the mid-1980’s congress passed a series of strict laws to keep illegal drugs off the street....   [tags: Papers]

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Married individuals are more likely to support the death penalty than individuals who were never married.

- Hypothesis 1: Married individuals are more likely to support the death penalty than individuals who were never married. From the evidence this appears to be true. The data shows that 73.2% of married individuals support the death penalty while only 59.2% of those who were never married support the death penalty. However, when looking at other groups of single individuals such as those who have been widowed, divorcees, or separated respondents, the results are different. These groups have 70.1%, 70.1%, and 77.8% support for the death penalty respectively....   [tags: Statistics on death sentence]

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My Mistakes and Improvements in Writing

- ... Also, reading out loud, it helps to notice grammatical errors. Although I have acquired helpful reading, writing, and analytical skills, I am not an expert in any of them. I still struggle at noticing my mistakes and knowing when to make the proper correction. For instance, in my essay “We Are Where We Come From”(Essay 2) after knowing most of these skills I still managed to make a lot of mistakes such as run-ons, fragments, and other errors. An example of one of my run-ons is “Without our families to give us a sense of who we are the world would be like the Dead Sea full of lost souls searching for their personal identity.” This run-on is missing a comma after “are”, and before “world”....   [tags: reflective essay, run on sentences, ]

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Societal Regulations in a Modern Society

- Societal regulations have been made since a long time, whether it is making smoking illegal in public places or setting a minimum age for teenage workers. In the short story, “Welcome to the Monkey House”, the government has set a few regulations for their society in order to control overpopulation in the world. To highlight what problems these regulations could cause, Vonnegut uses tropes and sentence variation. Kurt Vonnegut, author of Welcome to the Monkey House, uses rhetorical strategies such as sentence structure and figurative language in his short story, “Welcome to the Monkey House”, to scrutinize the problems of societal regulations in a modern society....   [tags: Literary Review]

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How War Changes a Man

- When reading the short story “Soldiers Home” by Ernest Hemingway there may be a few comprehensive questions that could be brought up. One question that could be immediately accumulated from reading the short story is; How has the war affected Krebs. This is relevant because there are many incidences where Krebs shows that he is in fact a changed man now that he is back from the war. It’s interesting because it gives us a realistic view from what a soldiers might experience when they come home. In “Soldiers Home” the war has affected Krebs personality and his emotions....   [tags: Soldiers Home by Ernest Hemingway]

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Rhetorical Techniques in Richard Wright’s Black Boy

- Rhetorical Techniques in Richard Wright’s Black Boy Richard Wright uses language in his novel, Black Boy, as a source to convey his opinions and ideas. His novel both challenges and defends the claim that language can represent a person and become a peephole into their life and surroundings. Richard Wright uses several rhetorical techniques to convey his own ideas about the uses of language. First, Wright’s language and writing style in Black Boy challenge Baldwin’s ideas. For example, pages 18-19 are purely figures pf speech that convey the writer as being far different than Wright....   [tags: Wright Black Boy Essays]

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Five Ways to Kill a Man

- Five Ways to Kill a Man This poem is divided into 5 different stanzas, all of which involve different ways to die. The poem is written rather coldly and treats death as an every day issue, whilst the rest of us try not to think of such things. It is very dispassionate about life. The final stanza is also a political comment, as if to challenge our thought processes toward our every day life. The first paragraph start with a line that hooks into your brain, “There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.” This is not a sentence you hear every day to say the least and because of that my subconscious automatically tries to picture someone saying those words....   [tags: Five Ways to Kill a Man Poems Poetry Essays]

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Grammatical Style in Lumpkin’s The Making of a Southerner

- Effective Use of Grammatical Style in Lumpkin’s The Making of a Southerner Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin has many effective uses of grammatical style. In the first full paragraph on page 86 of The Making of a Southerner this is evidenced. She begins the sentence with an adverbial which ties this paragraph to the previous one. Lumpkin uses the quotation “’stir up the Negroes’” to cause the reader to feel like he/she is present during this time period. The quotation draws the reader into the paragraph because of its status as a first-hand account, which lends credibility to the argument being presented....   [tags: Lumpkin Making Southerner]

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Reintroducing the Death Sentence in Britain

- Reintroducing the Death Sentence in Britain The death sentence is given to people who have committed murder of any kind. It has been around for hundreds of years and has been used in many different ways. It was abolished in Britain a long time ago. This essay will look at the question 'should Britain reintroduce the death sentence?' It will contain my own comments and arguments for and against bringing back the death penalty. The death sentence can be used as to deter potential murderers from committing murder....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of Learning to Write Proficiently

- You have been writing ever since you learned your first letters. From writing a sentence in first grade to five page essays your senior year. It feels like your pen has never left the paper, and the reality of it is, is that it will not be leaving anytime soon. Most occupations will require you to write - whether it be an expense report or an e-mail, ergo, it would be in your best interest to be knowledgable of how to write well and all the rules that come along with that. Writing is and always will be important because you will always be writing, regardless of if you enjoy to or not....   [tags: education, writing]

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A Thirty Day Sentence

- A former fifty-four year old high school teacher was released after a thirty-day rape sentence. Stacey Rambold was accused of raping his high school student, fourteen-year old Cherice Moralez in 2007. The term rape does not have a solid definition, but it can vary based on the laws each state has. Rape in my own words can be defined as a sexual act done to another person forcibly or without their consent. Usually in rape cases the male is the rapist and the female is the victim. Rape is considered a reproductive health issue because it affects females or males physically, emotionally, and or mentally....   [tags: Stacey Rambold, rape cases]

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Lochinvar

- Lochinvar Lochinvar is a narrative poem from early last century which records the daring abduction of Ellen by the young Scottish lord Lochinvar. I found this poem by Sir Walter Scott interesting and enjoyable because it is written in the style of a fairy tale, it is a strong and lively poem, it uses archaic language, it has repetition, and passes on a message of determination to it's readers. Lochinvar is an enjoyable and interesting poem because it uses a fairy/folk tale style of writing. For example ' So boldly he enter'd the Netherby Hall.' This sentence starts like a folk- tale and portrays Lochinvar's bold stature as he enters a room full of people who are against him....   [tags: Papers]

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The Crimes and Trial of Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsy

- ... Hawke-Petit and killing the daughters, who died of smoke inhalation. Mr. Komisarjevsy was held accountable for his crimes against the Petit family in a separate trial. He was convicted of the killings and a slew of other crimes, including sexually assaulting the 11-year-old and taking indecent pictures of her on his cellphone. Although the two men faced two different trials, and juries, both men were sentenced to death. Komisarjevsy’s lawyers were adamant about changing his sentence due to his past....   [tags: murder, damaged, sentence]

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Requirements For An Apophantic Sentence

- Logic, as it appears in its everyday form, seems to stand on its own, without any requirements to needed to justify its existence. However, it is commonly overlooked that "logic is the science and means of clear . . . communication." Consequently, many sentences are regarded as logical, which in reality are illogical. It can therefore be found that the language used to communicate this logic must be carefully constructed using a certain format in order to form a logical statement. The requirements in such a sentence include a subject, the verb "to be", a predicate containing information that is relevant to the subject by means of the verb "to be", an adjective,...   [tags: essays research papers]

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On Fredrich Von Hayek and John Maynard Keynes Sentences

- Sentences are, simply constructed to translate thought into words. The nature of how a writer compose their sentences are predicated by the text’s rhetorical situation. The purpose for this essay is to examining the totality of rhetorical situations upon two sentences from separate texts to critically analyse how the author employed techniques in order to connect with their audience, as well as parsing the cultural context of the authors of two separate sentences. I have chosen two sentences from a collection of academically contentious letters, exchanged between Friedrich von Hayek and John Maynard Keynes, revolving around the contestability of economic policy....   [tags: stylistic differences, philosophical analysis]

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Juvenile Justice: Should Teenagers Be Sentences As Adults

- Many people assume that teenagers should not be sentenced as adults, because their brain is not fully developed. On the other hand, people believe if teenagers commit crimes then they need to have consequences for their actions. According to the Campaign for Youth Justices, about 250,000 teenagers are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults every year in the United States (Campaign for Youth Justices 3). Therefore, charging teenagers as adults is fair, because they are human beings just like adults....   [tags: crime, action, teenagers, adults]

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The Use of Language, Structural and Presentational Devices by Car Manufacturer to Persuade Buyers

- The Use of Language, Structural and Presentational Devices by Car Manufacturer to Persuade Buyers In this essay I intend to analyse and compare the language, presentation and structure of two different advertisements. Both advertise cars however one is for magazine while the other is for TV. Within language I will be looking for language features such as alliterations for example; sheer strength. I will also be looking for structural devices such as the style of layout and presentational devices suck as different font sizes and colours....   [tags: Papers]

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The Law on Murder and Proposed Reform

- The Law on Murder and Proposed Reform The law on murder is a mess and should be reviewed for the first time in more than half a century. A major overhaul is required including a re-think of whether murder should always carry a life sentence. It could be argued that one area which might be worth looking at is the question of whether or not it's right to have the same offence to cover cases where there is an intention to kill, as well as cases where there is not an intention to kill....   [tags: Papers]

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The United States Correctional System

- ... Felony charges are most likely to carry a prison sentence for a set amount of year. Parole for a felony charge is possible based on the crime. For example someone charged with murder would most likely not be granted parole. Misdemeanor charges would be driving under the influence (DUI), petty theft and vandalism. Offender’s charges with a misdemeanor would most likely be granted with parole after a short sentence. There are times an offender may never see a jail cell. For some misdemeanor charges the offender may be given probation for a set number of years....   [tags: crime, punishment, offender]

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Prison Overcrowiding and the Laws that Made Them that Way

- One of the major reasons that prisons have overcrowded is that crime control strategies and legislative changes have meant longer sentencing (Mcshane, 2008). A study in 2006 showed the change in the State and Federal prison population from 1990 to 2005. In 1990 there was a total of 773,124 inmates. In 2005, that number increased to 2,186,230 (Harrison & Beck, 2006). The three- strikes laws has a great impact on the overpopulation of our prison systems because it means more life sentencing with a lesser possibility of parole for most offenders....   [tags: three-strikes law, crime control strategies]

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Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's Writing Style

- ... With a period instead of a semicolon, the relationship between the first clause and second isn’t emphasized as much as it could be. A semicolon stresses the narrator’s insistence in his sanity. Last of all, his use of exclamation marks shows the narrator’s state of mind, thoughts, and emotions. Without the exclamation mark in the first line, the impact of the narrator’s statement wouldn’t be as great. Yet, in observing punctuation, one can hardly fail to notice the relationship it plays in sentence structure and length....   [tags: punctuation, dark, language]

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Rhetorical Devices Used in Queen Elizabeth's Speech

- Through her speech, Queen Elizabeth inspired her people to fight for the country of England against the Spaniards. Queen Elizabeth persuaded the English troops to defend their country with rhetoric devices such as diction, imagery, and sentence structure to raise their morale and gain loyalty as a woman in power. Queen Elizabeth skillfully used diction throughout her speech to motivate the troops. In the speech, Queen Elizabeth used the word “we” four times to underscore her feeling of unity between her and her country....   [tags: diction, imagery, structure]

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Rape and Extending the Sentence for Rape

- Rape is a crime that is committed when someone is forced to have sexual intercourse through physical force or duress. “683,000 rapes occur every year” (CVS) and the national average for people accused of rape is eight years in a federal prison. Rape is a serious crime as well as other crimes but rape is considered to be a more serious and heinous crime along with murder etc. There are also different phases of rape that the victim may go through depending on how they handle it. Eight years in prison is not a good amount of time for someone to serve for what they did, all of the things that involve the process of rape should be incorporated into the sentence: force, against someone’s will, and...   [tags: crime, force, trauma, victim, jail, health]

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Wittgenstein: Independent Logic

- Profound ideas often arise out of the most uncanny situations. Ludwig Wittgenstein composed what may be the most influential philosophical work of the twentieth century as a prisoner of war during the First World War. His poignant writings included many propositions that flew in the face of contemporary philosophers at the time, unveiling a new perspective from which to consider the study of logic. While peers struggled with the rules governing the logic of semantics, Wittgenstein sought to emphasize the whimsical nature of language....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Use of Punctuation Marks in the Writing of Libyan Students

- “Punctuation marks are the main means of showing the grammatical organisation of what you write. Hide the punctuation and you hide the grammatical structure. And if you hide the grammatical structure, you hide the meaning of what you are trying to say.” Crystal (1996:151) maintains. As punctuation is relevant to and necessary to grammar (as above quotation states), a significant cause of EFL learner and Arab EFL writer low punctuation proficiency is the incorrect application of rules (Al-Jarf, 2001)....   [tags: Education, English Grammar]

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Wishful Thinking

- The contrast between the characters of the Magistrate who is the protagonist in the novel, Waiting for the Barbarians, and Colonel Joll who is the antagonist is a perfect example of an antithesis based on their personality and moral outlook. The conflicting attributes of the characters form the basic elements of the antithesis. Throughout the novel, the Magistrate is portrayed as a truth-seeking person whereas Colonel Joll is described as a perpetrator of violence and injustice. In the sentence, “I was the lie that Empire tells itself when times are easy, he the truth that Empire tells when harsh winds blow.” J.M Coetzee tries to introduce an antithesis to the readers by contrasting the role...   [tags: Colonel Joll, Waiting for the Barbarians]

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Creating a Feeling, Establishing a Mood

- Set a mood. The tools that can be used are detailed descriptions and accuracy in structuring sentences. The author who wrote Of Mice and Men (the story regarding George Milton, Lennie Small, their dreams of one day owning land, and what they do to try to achieve that dream) does just that. One of the book’s key features is the method in which the various settings are written and described. In his novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck sets a mood with each setting by the use of eloquent and vivid, or simple and plain descriptions, and different types of sentence structures....   [tags: Of Mice and Men, Analysis]

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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America, by John M. Barry

- In a passage from his book, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, author John M. Barry makes an attempt use different rhetorical techniques to transmit his purpose. While to most, the Mississippi River is only some brown water in the middle of the state of Mississippi, to author John M. Barry, the lower Mississippi is an extremely complex and turbulent river. John M. Barry builds his ethos, uses elevated diction, several forms of figurative language, and different styles of syntax and sentence structure to communicate his fascination with the Mississippi River to a possible audience of students, teachers, and scientists....   [tags: Complexities, Literary Analysis]

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Literary Elements Used in My Essays

- As always, my essays usually turn out to be dry and monotonous, but undeniably extensive in informative flesh and teeth. My words could be called repetitive by a few, tiresome by some, but exhaustive by most. I always employ long, winding descriptions to the simplest thing, usually stringing a series of dependent thoughts together at a melodramatic pace. Long sentences that are unequally formed in a series of dependent clauses that eventually ends with the fundamental idea at the end of the sentence becomes a signature flourish in my literary style....   [tags: syntax, complex, sentences, writing, style]

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Data Handling

- Data Handling Introduction My task is to take a tabloid newspaper and a broadsheet newspaper, and compare either the number of letters per word, the number of words per sentence or the number of sentences per paragraph. I have decided to compare the number of words per sentence (not including captions) as I feel this will give better results than the other two. To do this I will take 100 sentences, and count the number of words in them. I have chosen to use 100 sentences as I think that this will give accurate readings without going over the top....   [tags: Papers]

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Sentence Skill Development

- Learning Team Assignment Sentence Skill Development Listed below are the seven basic parts of speech accompanied with a description of its use and how they are commonly misused. The list is as follows: NOUN - A person, place or thing. A noun can be misused when using a plural form of the word, such as mouse and mice. Some nouns do not become plural by simply adding (s) or (es). PRONOUN – Replaces a noun in a sentence. A common misuse is when the pronoun and verb do not agree. Incorrect: They rides the bus....   [tags: Language]

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Capital Punishment Essay: Match Death with Death

- We Must Match Death with Death For anyone living in Texas, it is common to hear about convicted criminals being sentenced to death. Is justice being served. When someone has committed a heinous murder, justice must prevail. But that ideal becomes harder to achieve as we scale the moral high ground and look all around, from behind the jail cell bars to the crushed life of the murdered victim. The following essay will focus on the proportionality of the death sentence as a form of punishment....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Life Sentences and Sex Offenders

- Human Rights Watch, a world-class independent organization, state on their site: “Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world” (Human Rights Watch). In 2007, they published No Easy Answer, which deals with how sex offenders are affected by being registered as sex offenders. They claim that it is injustice to “label” a person for their entire life for a bad decision they made as a child. I could not agree more, but what the good people at Humans Rights Watch are forgetting is that those are not the only people on the sex offenders’ registry; there are those with unspeakable crimes....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Sentencing Models and The Correctional System

- How have sentencing models impacted corrections. Be sure to address the four types of sentencing models and the issues surrounding them (equity, truth-in-sentencing and proportionality). Sentencing models are plans or strategies developed for imposing punishment for crimes committed. During the 19th century these punishments were normally probation, fines and flat sentences. When someone was given a flat sentence, he or she had to serve the entire sentence without parole or early release. However, by the end of the 19th century the new models were developed....   [tags: Crime & Punishment]

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Public Policy on Third-Strike Law

- Three-strike law is ineffective, inefficient and costly. The costly and controversial three-strike law does nothing to prevent crime despite increasing population of state prisons (Miller, 2012). The public of America find crime rates alarming. The crime rates are high and people feel like prisoners in their homes, afraid of venturing out because of fear of becoming another statistic figure. For the past two decades, federal and state crime control and prevention policies base on belief that harsh statutes will prevent people from committing crime....   [tags: crime prevention, sentence, prison]

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The case for and against capital punishment

- Capital punishment, also known as death penalty or execution, is the sentence that a criminal must fulfil preceding committing a capital crime. Capital crimes consist of mass murders, treachery and other offenses. The English word ’Capital’ is derived from Latin ‘Capitalis’ meaning the head – ‘caput’ as the sentence was normally served by decapitating the criminal. The sentence has been in practise for thousands of years, used in almost every society in the world at some point. However, it is used less in retentionist countries – for example, China is suspected to have executed around one thousand seven hundred people but could be up to six thousand in 2009, Iran executed at least three hund...   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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A Comparison of Nooligan by Roger McGough with Street Boy by Gareth Owen

- A Comparison of Nooligan by Roger McGough with Street Boy by Gareth Owen The poems "Nooligan" by Roger McGough and "Street Boy" by Gareth Owen both describe teenage hooligans. They both use distinct diction in their poems to project a certain image of hooliganism. There are similarities between the two poems, most clearly in their theme, but there are also slight differences between the poems as well. Firstly, both poems consist of four stanzas. In "Nooligan" all four stanzas are five lines long and in "Street Boy" all four stanzas are four lines long....   [tags: Papers]

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Serial Killer: Sean Vicent Gills

- Sean Vincent Gills was born June 24, 1962, in Baton Rouge, LA to Norman and Yvonne Gillis. His father died of acholism when Gills was just a young boy. His mom working a full time job at a local television station struggled to take care of Gills. Her parents often looked at after him. As a child Gills was thought to be normal. His mother was quoted saying that “I used to call him my little blue-eyed angel. This is the person I loved most in this world.” It wasn’t until his teenage years when others began to see a different side of him....   [tags: victims, sentence, life in prison]

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Formalistic Approach to Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood

- Formalistic Approach to Broumas' Little Red Riding Hood At first glance, one might think that this particular piece of Broumas' work would be a suitable substitute for Winnie the Pooh while rocking the kids to sleep. However, upon deeper inspection, you would probably think "Oh my God" and thank the heavens above that you didn't just scar your children for life. While not suitable for small children, this piece does lend itself to some rather intense interpretation based on the word choice, repetition, and allusions presented....   [tags: Little Red Riding Hood]

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The War on Drugs: The House I live In Documentary

- A Nameless Inmate shouts to the camera behind bars in the Documentary “The house I Live In, he shouted “Just wipe me out straight off the map for nothing. 57 years for a small rock . I wanna know why i’m treated like I murder somebody. The war on drugs, a war made invisible to society, but one of the most destructive wars in our nation today.Politician’s call it a successful proposition for the nation, following the motto- go hard or go home,Politician's Increasing the sentencing of drug related crimes by the hour, Law enforcements cleaning up the streets.Locking up every drug offender that cross their paths....   [tags: law enforcement, sentence, minorities]

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Benjamin Franklin's "Arriving at Perfection"

- Perfection. Can any one person be perfect. Benjamin Franklin believed that he could accomplish this task. Benjamin Franklin was known for being a cognizant and diligent perfectionist. During his lifetime, many people were concerned with correcting themselves of any fault that they may have had. Benjamin Franklin did have an interesting way to proclaim how he, could show everyone how to be perfect. He believes that he can make himself perfect. Even though his ways of being perfect are not the same as everyone else's ideas, he still tries to show them he can be perfect....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Moral Dilemma of the Death Sentence

- There are many instances where a person is executed wrongfully, if this is the case, why do it at all. If a loved one is murdered, and their murderer was sentenced to death, if given the opportunity, would you spare them their life. I believe if you chose not to spare a human life, you chose wrong; I plan on arguing why this is morally wrong, and how it could be resolved. Let’s analyze a scenario, a woman’s husband was murdered, she is certain that he is guilty of it because he confessed to the murder on the day he was going to be executed....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Justice System]

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Rehabilitation is More Effective than Imprisonment

- The United States corrections system is a complicated system with many different ways of handling certain situations. There is not just one set criminal justice system that covers nationwide, each state is different but all follow the same set of laws and rules set forth by the United States Constitution. (Bureau Justice of Statistics, 2013). The state goes through many different sets of obligations before convicting a suspect. They are "punished" by many different ways once they are initially arrested....   [tags: Punishment V. Rehabilitation]

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Role of Capital Punishment in Modern Criminal Punishment

- Role of Capital Punishment in Modern Criminal Punishment Capital punishment has continued to be used as the major punishment for convicted felons for a long time now. However, it has been a subject of controversy in recent years and has been seen as an inhuman mode of punishment in the modern era. This is because of the various legal challenges it faces and the methods used in executing the punishment, which include the use of a firing squad, lethal injections and the electric chair among others....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Two Sentences

- Rhetoric may refer to the practice of argumentation that aims to influence or modify the perspectives of the target audience (Herrick, 2005, p. 3). Critically analysing the rhetoric context of an article could help us better apprehend the writer’s rhetoric moves as analytical readers, and attain useful techniques to improve as proficient writers. This essay will be evaluating and comparing the following sentences, which both successfully delivered powerful messages within the gender equality arena yet vary in terms of their rhetorical situation, rhetorical appeals, tone, structure and style....   [tags: women, race, strategy]

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Grammatical Processing in Language Learners

- The keynote article “Grammatical processing in language learners” by Clahsen and Felser, aimed to compare the grammatical processing in adult native speakers, child first language learners, and adult second language learners (L2ers) (3). The authors examined works that observed the processing of morphology, ambiguous sentences, and syntactic dependencies before going into their general discussion in which they summarize the results and suggest the shallow structure hypothesis. The first topic looked at by Clahsen and Felser was morphological processing....   [tags: sentence processing, languages processing ]

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Jails, Prisons, and Rehabilitation

- Prisons and jails are both referred to as incarcerations. A prison is where people get physically confined and lack personal freedom, and also those awaiting trails and those serving a term exceeding one year are confined here, while a jail is where inmates are housed prior to their trials on local level and those serving a term of one year or less. The society is protected from the offenders by them being confined in prisons, where their behaviors can be monitored, or they can be placed in community-based facilities which are secured and also offer an opportunity for the prisoners to acquire skills and knowledge through work related activities....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Death Sentence

- Capital Punishment, killing a criminal through a lawful process, is one of the most highly debatable subjects in the world. Execution can be done in any of the following ways, beheading, electric chair, firing squads, guillotines, hanging, lethal injection, poison gas, crucifixion and stoning. The most popular form used in the United States of America is lethal injection. Some may argue that this is the most civil way of killing the criminal, but others would argue that the death penalty is not civil at all whatsoever....   [tags: Capital Punishment]

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Capital Punishment: Main Aspects of this Controversial Topic

- Throughout history, humans have committed crimes even before they were labeled as crimes. Nowadays, different crimes are punished in different ways depending on where you live in this world. This leads to the main focus of this essay, capital punishment. Moreover, capital punishment, or as it is sometimes labeled a death sentence, is one of the many controversial issues in modern times. For the purpose of this essay, capital punishment could mean legally killing, executing or taking someone’s life as a punishment for a crime that constitutes such punishment....   [tags: death sentenece, executing, legally killing]

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The Purposes of Sentencing

- ... R v Blake [1962] QBD George Blake, a spy, was given 42 year prison sentence . ‘ Aggravating Factors are any relevant circumstances, supported by the evidence presented during the trial, that makes the harshest penalty appropriate, in the judgment of the jurors.‘ [http://crime.about.com/od/death/a/mitigating.htm]. However, if offenders show the remorse, give the good reason for committed the crime or plead guilty (can reduce the sentence by 1/3), their sentence can be decreased.. All these factors are mitigating factors....   [tags: retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation]

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History of Capital Punishment

- History of Capital Punishment In the history of the world, the punishment for murder, or homicide, has generally been “the death penalty”. This seems to be the most logical punishment. If someone intentionally kills an innocent human being, why should he be able to live. Or should he. Should he be forced to suffer for the remainder of his life for this terrible crime. There are many arguments and opinions on this topic; many reasons why we should sentence murderers to death, but many reasons we should not....   [tags: Papers]

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