Cornell University Essays

  • Gains in Retention Using The Cornell Note-Taking Method

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    A student seeking better retention of material taught in the class-room environment may employ the Cornell note-taking method. With such a method, the three sections of the note-taking outline can aid the student’s retention by improving encoding. For a student to be able to retain oncoming material, they first must be able to encode, as in interpret and internalize, oncoming material (Faber, Morris, & Lieberman, 2000). The note-taking section forces the student to use elaborative rehearsal which

  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

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    Charlotte’s Web was voted the top children’s book in a 2012 school survey. E. B. White was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He served in the army before going to college. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bashelor of Arts degree in 1921. While at Cornell he worked as editor of The Cornell Daily Sun. He was also a member of the Aleph Samach and Quill and Dagger societies and Phi Gamma Delta. During this journey he picked up the nickname Andy. White wasn't just known for the

  • Kurt Vonnegut

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    Leiber. He graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis where he was editor of the school newspaper. After graduation in 1940, he moved on to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where he took classes for biochemistry. In 1942, he enlisted in the army as an Infantry Battalion Scout. Later he was trained by Carnegie Institute and University of Tennessee to become a mechanical engineer. In 1944, Kurt’s mother committed suicide on May 14. He returns home briefly, then was captured in the Battle

  • College Admissions Essays - Something Daring and New

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    College Admissions Essays - Something Daring and New Think about something you never did in high school but wish you had done. Now imagine your time at college. Propose taking up something daring and new, and describe how it might affect your life. For years I have harbored a secret desire to become a cheese aficionado. This is not entirely arbitrary. Cheese, as an independent entity outside of any broader alimentary context, is at once worldly and whimsical. It provides the ideal complement

  • Literature and Astronomy

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    I Wish to Expand my Knowledge of Literature and Astronomy "Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Who is to say of the two, which has the grander view?" - Victor Hugo Hugo's words ring true for me because my principal academic interests fall into two main categories: literature and astronomy. In literature, I have learned that there is a great amount of meaning to be found through careful analysis; one must often look at literature "under a microscope" to discover its deepest value

  • Kurt Vonnegut

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    Here is some info on Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 11, 1922. After attending Cornell University from 1941-43 Vonnegut served in World War II and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. As a prisoner of war, he survived the fire bombing of Dresden by Allied forces on 13 February, 1945 in an underground meat-storage cellar. When he emerged the next morning, Vonnegut was put to work pulling corpses from the ruins of the desolated city once known as

  • Bill Nye

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    airplane powered by a rubber band. He tried to figure out how to make it turn. He also likes to ride his bicycle. He also liked to take apart the bike and see how it worked. He went to New York’s Cornell University home of the Big Red. He was Carl Sagan’s student. He graduated in 1977 from Cornell. The other schools he went to was Lafayette Elementary, Sidwell Friends School, and Alice Deal Junior High Vikings. He then moved to Seattle, Washington. There he worked as a mechanical engineer for

  • Kilgore Trout As Vonnegut's Alter Ego

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    had a son who would later become one of the premiere writers in 20th century American literature. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was born to Edith and Kurt Sr. on November 11, 1922. He graduated from Shortridge High School in 1940, attended Cornell University for a year, then joined the army. He fought in World War II and was captured by the Germans in 1944. As a Prisoner of War, he lived through the firebombing of Dresden, an event which inspired his acclaimed novel, Slaughterhouse-Five

  • E. B. White

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    authors in history. Elwyn Brooks White was born on July 11, 1899. As a child, Elwyn did not enjoy school much. He preferred to be outside like any other young boy. When he grew older, he attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and studied English. There he worked on the student newspaper, The Cornell Daily Sun. His writing was so good that he soon became the editor-in-chief. Elwyn was also a member of the manuscript club. After college Elwyn received a job as a newspaper reporter in New York

  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues - Within the Guidelines of Feminist Discourse

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    (Brown, Meginis, and Bardari, 231). In order to discuss feminism in terms of Robbin's novel, we need to know what feminist theory means when applied to literature. According to Jonathon Culler, a professor of English and comparative literature at Cornell University and author of Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction, feminist theory is based on "women writers and the representation of women's experience" (124). Naturally, Robbins does not fit the first category of being a woman author since he is

  • Sister Souljah

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    condition of African people throughout the entire world". Sister Souljah was born in Bronx New York, raised in the projects. She is a graduate of Rutgers University where she earned a degree in American History and African Studies. She also attended the Cornell University Advanced Placement Studies, and studied abroad in Europe at the University of Salamanca. As a student activist, Souljah created, and financed an African youth survival camp for homeless families. As a community activist she promoted

  • Pesticides

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    from another country that doesn’t have pesticide restrictions as the U.S. does. Pesticides are contaminating the Earth’s water supplies. There are seventeen pesticides found in twenty-three state’s water supplies right now. Scientists at Cornell University conclude that 99% of pesticides miss the intended source and find their way into the water, air and soil. Most of the pollution isn’t strong enough to create an immediate impact on humans so the wildlife is the primary target to these contaminates

  • Guardian Angels

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    doctors meant to be guardian angels? Born in India and raised in Qatar,I've a variety of options for attending college.But I chose to be a part of the best.I consider Weill Cornell Medical College, an outstanding hub of heavenly knowledge to be the place I belong.Not only can I benefit from the extensive resources that Weill Cornell provides but I believe that I can contribute something in return as well.Perhaps provide society with something extarordinary- the gift of LIFE.

  • Richard Feynman

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    immersed himself in his work and the 1st atomic bomb ever was ready for detonation very quickly. With his work at Los Alamos done, Richard took a teaching position at Cornell University where he became depressed and believed that his life's work was behind him. But as he was stewing in his own depression, more and more of the top universities were sending more and more lucrative professorships his way.

  • Censorship in A Day No Pigs Would Die

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    cocktail party. “ I watched people ram goose liver into their maws and then announce how opposed they were to violence.” Peck went on to serve in World War II for two years, and afterwards, graduated from Rollins College and went to study at Cornell University. Furthermore, Peck grew up during the aftermath of the great depression, WWI, and WWII, when times were tough and kids had to grow up quickly. Robert also grew up with a father who slaughtered animals for a living, and at times seemed cold and

  • The Theme of Dehumanization in Breakfast of Champions

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    born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Edith Vonnegut and Kurt Vonnegut Sr. At the age of 18 he graduated from Shortridge High School and pursued a degree in chemistry at Cornell University. (Bonner, par. 1) However, he left college in 1943 to serve his country in World War II. Upon return, Vonnegut continued his studies at the University of Chicago in the field of anthropology. (Encarta, par. 4) In 1950 He left his job and started writing full-time. Vonnegut's other works include ... ... middle of paper

  • Six Easy Pieces By Richard Feynman

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    Brooklyn; in 1942 he received his Ph.D. from Princeton. Already displaying his brilliance, Feynman played an important role in the development of the atomic bomb through his work in the Manhattan Project. In 1945 he became a physics teacher at Cornell University, and in 1950 he became a professor at the California Institute of Technology. He, along with Sin-Itero and Julian Schwinger, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his work in the field of quantum electrodynamics. Another great achievement

  • The Controversial Issue of Animal Ethics

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    when they tried to force their way into Yerkes Regional Primate center during a protest. July 21,1997, The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) set fire to Cavel West, a horse rendering plan. July 5,1998, The ALF broke into a laboratory at Cornell University and released dozens of woodchucks into the wild. (Americans for Medical Progress 2) These are only a few examples of intimidation and terrorism that activists use to get their point across. The animals used in those labs were all for ideal

  • Charles Ginnever

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    moved back to the Untied States and studied at the California University of Fine Arts in San Francisco where here received his B.F.A. In 1959, Charles Finally finished his education at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York with a M..F.A.. After finishing his studies, Charles Ginnever took up teaching positions at many different universities and institutes. Some of these schools included Cornell University, Pratt Institute, University of California at Berkeley and many more schools across the country

  • Mother Night, Welcome to the Monkey House, and Harrison Bergeron

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    force characters to do evil in the name of good. Kurt Vonegut, Jr. was born November 11, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of an architect. He attended Cornell University in 1940, studying biochemistry, but soon quit because his grades were poor. He worked as a columnist for the Cornell Daily Sun until joining the army in 1942. He was captured by the Germans in 1944 and forced to work in a factory, where he lived through the fire bombing of Dresden. This, and