Abstract Essays


15 Abstract Examples to Help Your Writing

the research, written the paper, and now you have to do the abstract.  It’s the last piece of the puzzle—then your academic paper will be complete.  All you need are a few abstract examples to show you how to compose your own.  Problem is you don’t know where to look! Consider your Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace

in order to transcend the issues presented in the article and propel the thesis to a higher, more abstract ground. This is evident in the conclusion of the piece, where Wallace fires six questions off in a row -- over the span of 167 words -- all focusing on provoking the reader to question his own thoughts and feelings on the subject at hand. It is meant, in other words, to lift the lid on the topic and allow a whole new flow of ideas and connected extensions of the issue to emerge. It is a method of describing… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Critical Criminology

from http://www.sagepub.com/sites/default/files/upm-binaries/38668_4.pdf Seigel, L. (2000). National Criminal Justice Reference Service. NCJRS abstract - National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Retrieved August 13, 2016, from http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=185187 Silverman, R. (2004). MARVIN EUGENE WOLFGANG. PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, 148(4). Retrieved, from https://amphilsoc.org/sites/default/files/proceedings/480416.pdf (n.d.). Study.com - Take Online Courses. Earn College Credit. Research Schools, Degrees & Careers. Social Conflict Theory and Crime: Definitions and Approach to Deviance - Video & Lesson Transcript - Study.com. Retrieved August 10, 2016, from http://study.com/academy/lesson/social-conflict-theory-and-crime-definitions-and-approach-to-deviance.html Continue Reading...

Policy Evaluation

outside the scope of programs. The systematic evaluation of the value/worth of an item ( abstract or concrete) is called evaluation (Trochim, 2006). Evaluation is intensive, systematic, objective and rigorous. It draws judgments about the effects and merits of a program. The policy discussed here gives direction for evaluation of programs. This policy is intended to support quality evaluation process in bolstering training and education outcomes for children, employers, students and similar stakeholders in training at the workplace, for caregivers, parents. It seeks to promote active, strong and inclusive communities accompanied with efficient utilization of resources. Evaluation data is important in… Continue Reading...

Treatment and Counseling for Low Self Esteem

and even assets; while overestimating the weaknesses, the flaws and deficits. Its manifestations occur at many levels including abstract beliefs to thoughts, feelings and actions that occur every minute (Fennell, 1997). Cognitive Behavior Therapy/Treatment Case Study A female Caucasian who is currently fresh on college said that she came to counseling because she had been caught in possession of alcohol in the college dorm. She explained that although her friends in the dorm at the time were drunk, she was not. She said she only drank to follow suit. She said that she found college stressful compared to high… Continue Reading...

Systematic Review

the Cochrane High Blood Pressure Group by then. Two independent reviewers assessed each review abstract that had been developed by Cochrane High Blood Pressure Group in order to evaluate their significance in the overall control of primary high blood pressure (Al-Ansary et al., 2013). The CPGs that were included were descriptively summarized on the basis of examination, evaluation and control suggestions. For each of the items, we indicated whether it was CPG recommended, the evidence level (in accordance to the research design) as well as the eminence of research that supported or refuted the suggestions (determined after thorough appraisal… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics

abstract This paper will analyze a particular case scenario and address the ethical issues presented for both the employee and the organization. A resolution to the issue will be proposed, which can help prevent similar future ethical scenarios. Case Background Cindy has been employed with TA (Total Associates), a downtown city management consultancy company, for the past three years. She aspires to enroll in a graduate business institution a year from now, and has begun the application formalities already. According to her workplace's policy,… Continue Reading...

Fairy Stories

Nature of the Universe The term fantastic insinuates that it has to do with matters extra-terrestrial. It has to do with the world beyond the conventional one that we interact with at the physical level. Tolkien has an obviously clear view of what it is in relation to the value of creative thinking and imagination. Literature is created from the primary imagination which is also referred to as an echo from the primary imagination. This is also the force and living power behind all human perception. This is a repetition of the eternal act of creation as is encased in… Continue Reading...

Psychology, Financial Decision-making, and Household Management

M., van Raaij, W. F. (2011). Mental Budgeting and the Management of Household Finance. Journal of Economic Psychology, 32: 546-555. abstract The article examines both mental budgeting and financial management in a large sample of Dutch population. Results obtained showed that mental budgeting was relatively common, and it was largely outlined through different aspects such as financial understanding, general knowledge, having objectives for saving, time positioning, and financial state of affairs. Secondly, the results showed that mental budgeting, together with the impact of financial circumstances, time orientation and financial understanding, was positively correlated to having a general idea of expenses… Continue Reading...

Trust Within a Marriage

Conflict Management Resolving of conflicts between two people is usually simple. However, in many situations, resolution of conflicts can be made more difficult. This is true when it comes to workplace situations, per chance conflicts that arise with strangers and so forth. However, when family or friendship is in the mix and a conflict is present, resolution and solutions can be fleeting and hard to come by. Not only are there personal feelings and a lot of history involved, there can also be a lot of bogging down and movement away from clean solutions as there can be a focus… Continue Reading...

Developmental Learning and Technology

like ICT-Support learning are researched in a way that provide little statistical information and more abstract information, that could mean many other subjects are addressed in this way. What Istenic Starcic & Bagon mentions and what is needed, are more studies and reviews that help provide information on what works when it comes to technology integration and what does not. This will then lend to a better understanding of the necessary steps needed to achieve a change both on the policy level and execution. Comment by Steve Moskowitz: Why are you discussing descriptive articles? Comment by Steve Moskowitz: Can… Continue Reading...

Teaching and Learning

and time at their disposal, in addition to their ability to converse about abstract subjects with their peers. However, student experiences and thoughts differ from those of adults. Thus, educators have to relate the language teaching process much closer to the everyday interests of students and urge them to react to scenarios and texts using their personal experiences and thoughts, instead of engaging in abstract learning and answering questions. To some extent, youngsters directly tackle learning issues and demand for constructive feedback with regard to everything they do. Teaching them is rather tricky and, at times, hopeless too. They… Continue Reading...

Court Case Review in Re Winship

of the "preponderance of evidence" clause that had tainted the original Family Court case, noting that such " abstract weighing of the evidence" is "susceptible to misinterpretation," ("In Re Winship"). The justices also write that the "reasonable doubt" standard "plays a vital role in the American scheme of criminal procedure. It is a prime instrument for reducing the risk of convictions resting on factual error," ("In Re Winship"). Given that juveniles are frequently tried for acts that would be considered crimes, and that those acts might warrant trial as adult and resulting in incarceration, the enforcement of due process and… Continue Reading...

Buddhist Versus Hindu Architecture

extremely common as a way of representing the highly abstract ideas of the new religion into concrete terms. Additionally, popular legends and folklore which predated Buddhism were also reflected in many of these myths, many of which purported to illustrate the earlier lives of the Buddha during his past incarnations although scholars have noted that they are really popular legends (often featuring animals) adapted to Buddhist teachings (Dehejia 2007). In the very earliest artistic representations of the Buddha, the Buddha was not literally represented at all but only as an abstraction. As the religion began to be popularized, more… Continue Reading...

Drone Strikes and Politics in Movies

Support for Drone Strikes." (May 19, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/ abstract=2608137 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2608137 Maurer, Kathrin. "Visual power: The scopic regime of military drone operations." Media, War, and Conflict, April 7, 2016, doi: 10.1177/1750635216636137 Miller, Greg. "Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing." The Washington Post. Dec 2011, Retrieved online: http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/sites/default/files/file/drones_517/517X_2_2011_Under_President_Obama_Emerging_Global_Apparatus_for_Drone_Killing_The_Washington_Post_December_27_2011_Entire_Article.pdf Continue Reading...

Community Planning Methods That Involve Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana

Thoughts About Revenue from Marijuana in Vermont (January 16, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/ abstract=2551029 Simeone, Ronald, John Carnevale, Annie Millar. 2005. "A Systems Approach to Performance-Based Management: The National Drug Control Strategy." Public Administration Review 65 (2): 191 -- 202. Wallach, Philip. 2014. Washington's Marijuana Legalization Grows Knowledge, Not Just Pot: A Report on the State's Strategy to Assess Reform. The Brookings Institution. Continue Reading...

Emotional Exhaustion Among Salespeople

resources in salespersons' emotional exhaustion" by Jeffrey E. Lewin and Jeffrey K. Sager discusses in the abstract, sales person blowout. Salesperson blowout is a continuing major concern in industrial marketing organizations (Lewin & Sager, 2009). The authors analyze the viability of specific coping strategies and their impact on work-related stressors and salesperson burnout. This topic has not seen much research or analysis and thus the authors set out to examine problem-focused as well as emotional-focused coping and the impact these two coping strategies have on role stress, specifically emotional exhaustion. Nevertheless, mixed results came from emotion-focused coping, creating additional… Continue Reading...

Contemporary Art 21st Century Asia

confiding one personal memory," (Winners, 2016). Interactivity is also achieved in the preference for abstract and provocative performance art that requests deep audience engagement divorced from the colonialist gaze. For example, Ei Arakawa is a Japanese artist who appreciates the "pop up" sensibility of the postmodern urban landscape. Arakawa's work is "almost always collaborative, and engages with art's element of social spectacle -- from production to destruction. His artistic sensibility is informed by a performative, indeterminate, 'everywhere-but-nowhere' condition," (Winners, 2016). The interactive and social elements of contemporary Japanese art are actually just beginning to locate their parallels in the… Continue Reading...

Pacific Island and Aboriginal Art 1980

a time and a space, but it also transcends both time and space. Rendering the abstract cosmology of the Dreamtime in art has evolved over thousands of years. Dreamtime is rooted in the theory that "the Earth's surface once was nothing but a vast, nondescript expanse of mud or clay," (Kiger, n.d.). From an artist's perspective, a "vast, nondescript expanse of mud or clay" is the starting point of all creation. The creation of the universe is art, and art therefore mirrors the creation of the universe. Moreover, the creators are not earth-bound. Rather, the "ancestral spirit beings rose… Continue Reading...

Psychology, Financial Decision-making, and Management Of Household

self-regulatory approach. The authors assert that separate mental accounts are organized on active objectives that can be detailed or abstract and continuous objectives. In addition, Thaler (1999) exemplifies the self-control structures of mental accounts, and he defines that distributing spending into budget groupings enables sensible interchanges. The author labels money into accounts at three levels. First, expenditures are clustered into budgets for food and housing. Second, wealth is apportioned into accounts of savings, pension, and emergency days. Lastly, income is separated into groupings for example regular or bonus. Hypothesis (4) please explain them in detail (important thing in this… Continue Reading...

Film Talk to Her by Pedro Almodovar

the events unfold through the eyes of each character. This allows the filmmaker to provide an impressionistic or even semi- abstract view. The audience has deep insight into how each character frames every event. This way, the same event can be viewed from multiple angles and perspectives. In fact, it can even be said that the events are only meaningful to the film insofar as they are meaningful to each character. The non-linear plot order allows the story order to maintain its integrity because the story does not depend on linear time. Using a non-linear chronology in Habla con Ella… Continue Reading...

Small Local Business Marketing Plan

additional element like a mascot. Currently, the branding is clean with only color schemes and abstract elements in the logo. I believe that adding a cat or other animal might help to create more of a brand identity that can remain stable over time, even seeing if it would be possible for the company to have a live-in cat or rabbit. A cute animal would further differentiate the company from its competitors and attract customers on that basis alone. Otherwise, I believe Toshi Dream Spa and Salon might be one of the most exemplary examples of a small local… Continue Reading...

Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickenson

"Because I Could Not Stop for Death," Emily Dickenson shows that death is not the end of anything, but the beginning of eternal life. The poet addresses death directly, presenting death as a character without going so far as to anthropomorphize death. Death is a "he," but he also appears as more a disembodied spirit or abstraction than a person. Nevertheless, the speaker is on intimate terms with death, who is presented as a kind companion or counterpart to life. Death is contrasted with life, with the latter being fleeting and the former being eternal. Whereas life is hurried and… Continue Reading...

Navajo Leadership in Antiquity

of the attributes of Navajo leaders was not an abstract notion. In one of the original stories about the lineage of these people, the four different animals they selected to lead them were a wolf for its protection, a bluebird for its nurturing and ability to help the tribe grow, a mountain lion as a hunter to feed the people, and a hummingbird for its spiritual prowess (Navajo Nation 22). These different characteristics are extremely pragmatic in nature, if not outright essential for the long-term sustenance of a group of people. They are demonstrative of the leadership qualities the… Continue Reading...

Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

on Latina scientists and engineers and what leads to them being successful. As noted in abstract, the authors sough to reveal the mentoring and positive experiences of Latinas in the STEM field. Do you think the choice of induction or deduction was correct for the study? Absolutely. If the desired data and things to check are known in advance, the deductive reasoning path is the way to go. If this was a situation where the author was looking for something else and came across the Latina STEM mentorship and such, then inductive would be the expected result. What data… Continue Reading...

Effort and Impact on Memory

an Arabic society. Finally, germane cognitive load is a more abstract concept related to memory and refers to how individuals construct schemas that can be used to structure the information to aid in the recall process. All three of these types of cognitive load are instrumental in understanding the interaction between effort and recall, and it is predicted that there will also tend to be individual differences in recall. Aim The aim of this research is to determine what type of effort proves most effective on the learner’s ability to memorize 25 different Chinese characters, based on their appearance… Continue Reading...

Evaluation Management Codes

The Purpose of E/M Codes E/M codes are generic and are intended for use by all medical practitioners including nurse-practitioners, physicians and physician assistants. They can be used in both specialty care and primary care. All E/M codes can be used for reporting services. The decision on which E/M code to use is informed by which code describes most accurately the service the patient is to receive. The flexibility of E/M codes allows for easy and flexible reporting when service provided has more medical content or when more of coordination and counseling of care is given than psychotherapy (Codes and… Continue Reading...

The Human Condition and Its Diversity

convey the depth of human emotion using a universal visual language that involves a combination of abstract forms and colors.  An example of such artwork is Composition VII in 1913, which communicated deeper human emotions and themes (The Art Story par, 5).  The other way with which visual arts expresses or exploits the various aspects of the human condition is symbolism, which involves suggesting ideas using symbols.  Artworks that are developed based on symbolism emphasize human emotions, subjectivity, feelings and ideas instead of realism.  An example of such an art is Death and the Masks of 1987, which was… Continue Reading...

Kuwaiti Public and Private Sector Job Market

Reliance on Migrant Workers Distorts Labor Market. Retrieved February 16, 2017, from http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/business/2013/09/kuwait-labor-market-reliance-foreign-workers.html Central Statistics Bureau. (2013). Annual Statistical abstract. Retrieved from State of Kuwait website: https://www.csb.gov.kw/Socan_Statistic_EN.aspx?ID=18 De Bel-Air, F. (2013). The Demographic and Economic Framework of Migration in Kuwait. Retrieved February 16, 2017, from http://gulfmigration.eu/demographic-economic-framework-kuwait/?print=pdf Salvini, A. (2014, December 19). The Kuwaiti Labor Market and Foreign Workers: Understanding the Past and Present to Provide a Way Forward. Retrieved from http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---arabstates/- -- ro-beirut/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_330314.pdf Continue Reading...

Lesson Plan for Gustav Klimt Art Class

interpretation, students will be able to understand Gustav Klimt method of developing works that include a construction of abstract technique, arrangement compositional elements that include color and line and repetition, directionality and juxtaposition in order to create motion, interaction, transfer and balance the knowledge to the art making. Moreover, students will learn different techniques in painting that include dry brush application, color mixing to create visual presentation and representation of the community. Students will also learn the method of relating art to the context using social, personal, historical and cultural perspectives. The lesson plan will provide opportunities for students… Continue Reading...

Human Development

of thoughts. Secondly, adolescents develop the abilities to think in abstraction. They progress from concrete thinking to abstract thinking. Thus, adolescents can think of spiritual matters and even love. They can take part on advanced math too. The young people who become stagnated at the concrete thinking stage only focus on real objects or things that are present physically while confronted with situations that require problem solving. On the other hand, the adolescents who are able to transition successfully from concrete thinking to abstract thinking may experience a personal fable. The fable is inspired by thoughts of an imaginary… Continue Reading...

Research Literature

.....contemporary, there is a great deal of dynamism and competition, and therefore it is fundamental for organizations to produce newfangled ideas of high quality to develop or sustain their competitive edge. Customarily, an approach of generating ideas has been verbal brainstorming, which encompasses a practice where groups of individuals, commonly in the similar space, work in tandem to form and interchange notions (Stevens et al., 2009). The design of the user interface of a system is vital and fundamental to the success of the software. The presentation and unveiling of concepts through an information system interface can play a significant… Continue Reading...

Compare and Contrast Nozick and Socrates

at least fairly black and white and so forth. However, there are other things that are a bit more abstract and nebulous. Beyond that, there are concepts that are subject to disagreement and rancor when they are discussed. Certain pieces of art and the value (or lack thereof) is a good example. Another example is the definition of value and meaning in one's life. Socrates was quite famous for his treatises on the subject and Robert Nozick certainly took up that mantle during his time. While Mr. Nozick certainly added a great perspective and prism to the value and… Continue Reading...

Understanding the Collapse Of the Roman Empire

social complexity theory entails differentiated economic and social roles and reliance on abstract, symbolic communications as well class producers who do not participate in the production of primary resources. This social complexity needs significant amounts of energy or other forms of wealth. When the Roman Empire confronted problems like the shortage of energy, it created new layers of social class, infrastructure, and bureaucracy to deal with the challenge (Tainter 128). With Tainter's theory in mind, it is clear that the Roman Empire came down because these increasing complexities led to the negative marginal returns (Tainter 188). As such, the… Continue Reading...

Advancements in Connectionism

some of the obsticles that the theory has so far embraced, it talks about its key challenge, learning abstract structural representations, and how there are many gaps that need to be filled before this model could explain complex intelligence. Dalege, J., van den Berg, H., Borsboom, D., Conner, M., & van der Mas, H. (2016). Toward a Formalized Account of Attitudes: The Causal Attitude Network (CAN) Model. Psychological Review, 2-21. This article evaluates the possibility of the CAN model to explain the reactions that people have to events, as well as the interactions between these interactions. For example, when… Continue Reading...

Lesson Plan

also more comprehensible. With visual aids and the video, students will be better placed to connect abstract ideas with real-world ideas, hence developing a better understanding of the topic of recycling. The notion of differentiated instruction simply denotes instruction that accommodates the diverse needs of learners (Bailey & Williams-Black, 2008). In other words, the teacher differentiates or uses different methods of instruction in the same classroom. A typical classroom features students with diverse backgrounds and learning abilities. For instance, one classroom may have students with different cultural backgrounds, different levels of English competence, different learning profiles, different attitudes towards… Continue Reading...

Cultural Aspects Of Being Deaf

of American Sign Language was published (Start ASL). The facets of deaf culture are numerous. Some are basic and abstract while others are more tangible and real. Those aspects of deaf culture including language, speech, socializing, literature, norms and rules for behavior, and so forth. The rules for behavior in particular is very precise and specific because every little part of communication is focused on and part of what people pay so much attention to. There are rules and guidelines when it comes to the use of eyes, facial expressions, introductions, labels and so forth. The cultural items seen in… Continue Reading...

Psy 620 Psychology and Cognitive Science Journals

online: http://latitud-nodosur.org/IMG/pdf/Neuroscience_Bases_of_Learning.pdf Vanderwal, T. et al. (2008). Self, mother and abstract other: An fMRI study of reflective social processing. Neuroimage 41(4): 1437-1446. Wiley, J. & Dee, B.D. (2011). Cognition: Overview and recent trends. In Aukrust, V.G. (Ed.) Learning and Cognition in Education. Elsevier. Week 2 1. In "Situative view of learning," Collins & Greeno (2010) refer to "legitimate peripheral participation," a phrase that connotes a complete student immersion in the learning experience via accessing resources outside of the immediate learning environment. The peripheral items could be external to the classroom, for example. Collins & Greeno (2010) also mention the term… Continue Reading...

Intelligence Learning Memory Cognition

language is fascinating because it is more linked with abstract cognitive processing and the theoretical perspectives used in cognitive science. Language acquisition is an important area for scholars and educators to understand when developing learning opportunities. My own academic success is owed in large part to my strength in language, because learning is heavily dependent on language. We live in a highly verbal society, making people who are less verbally oriented at a disadvantage. I do believe I could improve my communication and language skills. References Edwards, S. (n.d.). Reading and the brain. Harvard Medical School. Retrieved online: http://neuro.hms.harvard.edu/harvard-mahoney-neuroscience-institute/brain-newsletter/and-brain-series/reading-and-brain… Continue Reading...

Philosophy Questions

it in reality. Hume goes on to state that it is imperative to differentiate ideas, which are abstract in nature, from impression, which are mental replications, from human senses. Therefore, Hume insists that all ideas can be linked back to impressions and consequently, they originate from experience (Meyers, 2014). In general, Locke, Berkeley and Hume promoted experience as the source of knowledge, not pure reason. Locke proposed innate ideas, primary and secondary qualities, simple and complex ideas, along with revolution and natural rights. Berkeley, on the other hand, believed in idealism of not using materials as objects, God and… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

duplicates were excluded bringing the total down to 55. Of these 55, 37 were excluded based on title or abstract, reducing the number to 18. Of the remaining, 6 were excluded based on full text examination. The remaining 12 articles were considered applicable and relevant to the purposes of the review based on content. Figure 1. Literature review search process for articles 2013 and later. To add to this pool of literature and to gain contextual information that could be used to give a more historical picture, a revised search was conducted for articles dated 2000 and later, using… Continue Reading...

Julie's Psychological Assessment Report

visual information because her scores in these areas are above average showing that she demonstrates excellent abstract thinking capabilities. Moreover, Julie demonstrates a good strength in recalling information as well as demonstrating good ability to identify similarities between words as well as completing many complex visual patterns. Attention Concentration Julie assessment in the attention concentration reveals that she has characteristics of attention deficit order. It is believed that genetic factor may be responsible for the attention concentration disorder. Essentially, attention concentration is very critical for students' success. A student suffering from attention concentration deficit may face challenges to studying… Continue Reading...

Virtual Teams: the New Way to Work

in accordance with the guidelines for composing narrative study abstracts, the abstract must explain that what follows is an analysis. It ought to present specific facts that aid readers in evaluating its applicability and validity. The abstract ought to follow the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) (Oermann, 2014). Did the author mention the problem addressed within the study? No. There is no explicit mention of the study problem. Rather, the authors have simply hinted at the issue by dealing with the broader, generic problems associated with virtual working. They have addressed the evolution of multiple… Continue Reading...

Admissions Essay for Family Nurse Practitioner

patient-centric care and are instead concerned with meeting the more abstract goals of their supervisors. Providing interactive, compassionate, and evidence-based care is the goal of family nursing. Finally, I hope to continually advocate on behalf of my patients. Patient advocacy is something I care deeply about as a nurse. I have recognized more and more the need for effective patient advocacy, especially for disenfranchised or disadvantaged patient populations and communities. Nurses frequently feel disempowered in larger healthcare institutions with organizational cultures that discourage active advocacy. A family nursing practitioner can help to change the actual culture of healthcare by… Continue Reading...

Group Dynamics and Teams

enhanced my teamwork and communication abilities. I would love to be in such a team in the future. abstract Conceptualization Broadly speaking, groups are formed to work together to achieve a specified objective. For instance, a soccer team has eleven members, all working together to score against a competing team and to prevent the competing team from scoring. With a team, a seemingly complex task becomes easier as two or more individuals direct their effort towards solving the task as a team. At the workplace, teams are crucial drivers of productivity and performance (Bateman, Snell & Konopaske, 2016). Teams are… Continue Reading...

Why Music Matters and the History Of Slavery

in social settings. Therefore, music is more than just an abstract sonic art form. Music can serve symbolic roles, as in national anthems. Likewise, music can be used as a personal tool as when people wear headphones on the subway to create a sense of personal space and isolation. Music is also a social event, as when friends get together to form a band or when friends go out dancing to a club. It is almost impossible to imagine social settings without any music. As an art form, music also allows for personal and cultural expression. In this sense,… Continue Reading...

Kolb’s Model Of Adult Learning

from theories and concepts to gain a deeper understanding of the experience ( abstract conceptualization). In the fourth stage, the learner uses the experience as a basis for responding to similar occurrences in future. In this paper, I describe an experience I extremely felt motivated. I then analyze the experience based on Kolb's model. Concrete Experience At my place of work, the department I work in recently got a new manager. The new manager was recruited after his predecessor retired following two decades of service to the organization. The previous manager had over the years risen through the ranks to… Continue Reading...

21st Century Skills and Competencies

-- which is that in the 21st century, leadership is focused not on success through adherence to the abstract notion of Goodness but rather on success through the tangible notion of results. Trait Theory correlates with the Great Man thesis -- namely that leaders have certainly qualities or traits that non-leaders do not have. Whether leaders are born with these traits or acquire them over time is something that researchers have attempted to study for a number of years -- particularly in the area of adolescence and leadership (Morton, Montgomery, 2013; Larson, Tran, 2014; Marshall, Parker, Ciarrochi, Heaven, 2014).… Continue Reading...

Best Practices in Supply Chains

. the loan, underwriters, etc. C) The goods of service supply chains are more abstract whereas they are more physical and tangible with product supply chains Shipping. It used to be just cars and trucks but now they use bigger trucks and planes A vertical company would have a singular supply chain system. A horizontal one would probably have a supply chain system for each smaller company, or they would go outside the company. Absolutely. They would tend to have their own system and it needs to be fluid and work well 6) Lack of metal for the cans, a… Continue Reading...

Proposal Review

title pages should not contain the words running head (Angeli et al., 2010). Both proposals lack an abstract and the headings have been suitably done. The references have been done suitably, with the first line hanging at 0.5 and in alphabetical order. While in E1 intext citation seems to be done appropriately, various mistakes have been picked up in G1, for example, this intext citation "Foster, Golden, Duncan, & Earhart, 2013" is wrongly done. Given the authors are more than three, the citation should be Foster et al. 2010. Specific Aims For both proposals, specific aims have not been… Continue Reading...

Facilitating Airport Development Today

These will be located all across the airport with openings to every terminal. Table of Contents abstract 1 1. Introduction 3 1.1. Characterization of the Proposed Airport 3 1.2. Rational of the project and the need for a new airport 3 1.3. Description of the airport 3 2. The Aerial Aspect 3 2.1. Runways 3 3. The Grounds -- Passenger Terminals and Supplementary Functions 5 4. Weather conditions 6 5. Circulation 7 5.1. Horizontal circulation patterns 7 5.2. Vertical circulation patterns 7 6. Transportation Aspects 8 7. Summary 9 8. References 9 1. Introduction These are the plans for a new… Continue Reading...

Solid Waste Management

crucial in the development of the mechanism (Thyberg & Tonjes, 2015). e) Tentative chapter outline • abstract • Introduction • Theoretical Framework • Literature Review • Methodology • Data Presentation • Discussion • Recommendations • Conclusion Bibliography American Public Works Association (APWA) Report. (2008). Available online: http://www.apwa.net/ Resources/Reporter/Articles/2008/3/ISO-14001-Environmental-Management-Systems-a-snapshot-of-the-experience-of-solid-waste-organizations Bartone, C.R. (1995). The role of the private sector in developing countries: Keys to success. Paper presented at ISWA Conference on Waste Management - Role of the Private Sector, Singapore, 24-25 September 1995. Girly, A. (2015). SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES: A PROPOSED BLUEPRINT TOWARDS GOVERNMENT ACTION. European Scientific Journal. Johannes, P. (2006). Solid… Continue Reading...

How Public Perception Shape the Performance Of the Fire Department

abstract Emergency personnel occupying the fire and emergency services make day-to-day decisions and their behavior contributes to the constant evolving of public perceptions. The negative perception of the public due to their scrutiny of fire and emergency operations, budgets, and behavior has slowly tarnished the image of these departments. Therefore, measures should be undertaken in saving the image of the fire and emergency services field through talking openly, reflecting on honesty, working collaboratively, taking responsibility for upcoming issues and acting professionally. The following study looks… Continue Reading...

Company Progressive Discipline Policy

abstract This paper provides a comprehensive progressive discipline policy that will be utilized in managing employee behavior in the workplace. This policy is developed on the premise that managing employee conduct is crucial towards enhancing workplace productivity and organizational success. The policy includes an overview of purpose and procedures that will be undertaken for corrective/disciplinary action by the human resource department. It also includes a brief description of the appeal process and issues that are not subject to the organization’s progressive discipline framework. The… Continue Reading...

Human Theory Of Caring

philosophical and methodological level. Grand theories provide a conceptual framework that emphasizes broad perspectives on practice, but these are abstract and difficult to test. Middle-range theories are the bridge between grand theories and practice theories (Moyle, Rickard, Chambers, & Chaboyer, 2015, p. 252). These levels not only make for greater examination and exploration of nursing topics, but continued evolution of nursing itself. Theory-based and evidence-based practice have a common goalmouth of making the correct choice and creating the most effective answer for an issue. The two, though have some core philosophical differences. The difference among evidence-based practice and theory-based… Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Leadership

abstract General James Mattis is one of the prominent military leaders and highly successful in his 40 years of service. This paper examines how General Mattis’ utilized strategies, styles, behaviors, and qualities that are comparable to those of past Maverick leaders. The analysis also demonstrates how General James Mattis adapted these strategies, styles, behaviors, and qualities to work in the contemporary operating environment. As part of this analysis, a discussion of the moral and ethical compass of General James Mattis… Continue Reading...

Coping with Emotional Challenges Among Salespersons

abstract Salespersons encounter some of the most stressful events in their daily endeavors to make sales as they handle people with widely varying emotional intelligence. This makes them have emotional challenges that is not dealt with can grow to worse conditions. This research will look at the most effective way of the salesperson participating in the handling of the emotional challenge they get themselves in. there will be a conceptual framework drafted that will help in understanding the concept of expressive suppression as a way of handling emotional… Continue Reading...

An Effective Strategy in Dealing with People with Mental Disorders

It is based on in- depth scientific, practical and abstract research. Learners imbibe skills that facilitate the application of acquired information to their individual professional interests. GCU’s DNA artifact provides an interconnected method in diverse doctoral journey stages, facilitating the development of an all- inclusive program approach. By collaborating with the DNA system and educators, I will be able to enjoy a meaningful, swift journey that holds regard for theory and practice within any given domain. The institution has cultivated a rich community in which stakeholders, students and educators strive constantly towards improving and excelling. In the learner’s role,… Continue Reading...

Improving Public Relations Between the Police Department and the Citizens

abstract In the wake of numerous public complaints as well as allegations within the last two years that point towards excessive use of force by police officers in the apprehension of suspects within the city, there is need to develop a brief that explores the various measures that could be adopted in seeking to enhance our officers’ relations with the community while at the same time attempting to minimize instances of unnecessary aggression and use of force. In essence, in seeking… Continue Reading...

Assessments Of Personality Types and Careers

and clear lines of authority. Also, I like working with data and details, not theory or abstract issues. I prefer concrete evidence. I also prefer having a set routine in my daily life. My interest in enterprising suggests that I do like to take initiative, and have strong leadership potential. Finally, an interest in investigations means that I do like thinking critically and solving problems with the data that I have researched, which is why I selected the three careers that I did. Top three values for me include independence, support, and achievement. Although I do not mind working… Continue Reading...

Leadership and Research Methods

Sims Jr. This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of leadership and follower attributes on follower self-leadership.  The abstract provides a clear summary of the study in terms of its purpose, research methodology, findings, implications and limitations of the study, practical implications, and originality/value of the study.  As shown in the abstract, the purpose of the study was to assess the effect of leadership and follower attributes and follower self-leadership.  The researchers found that the impact of leadership on follower self-leadership was dependent on follower need for autonomy. As part of conducting the study, these researchers introduce several concept… Continue Reading...

Parents Sexuality and the Psychoanalysis or Psychodynamic

theory of psychosocial development may prove true, it is too abstract of a theory. A major problem overall is that Freud’s theory is by no means universal. There is too much diversity in the human experience, and too many reasons why people develop sexual dysfunctions or any other problematic behavior. 2. From a modern day vantage point, the psychodynamic approach is only partly true. Of course the mother has a tremendous impact on the development of the child. Yet many children grow up without mothers and thrive, and many have distant or even abusive mothers and also learn to… Continue Reading...

Factors Affecting Employee Retention in an Organization

abstract This paper discusses why the organization is unable to retain its employees given that it is experiencing high cases of absenteeism, wok-related stress, and a worrying trend of employee turnover. The evaluation is conducted on the premise that employee retention is a crucial component of organizational success and has significant implications for personnel and human resource management as well as organizational behavior. A descriptive research design was utilized to conduct this study through a Likert scale survey instrument comprising of seventeen questions. The survey was administered… Continue Reading...

Music and Gym Workout

abstract Music may be counted among the strongest neurobiological tools at hand for altering individual moods, conduct and attitudes. What effect does it have on us in relation to the promotion of hatred and violent behavior? In what way does it shape people’s explanatory approach and minds? An inherent relationship has been found between mood and music. Scholars constantly attempt at objectively explaining the occurrence of such influences. Research works demonstrate that music engages, within the listener, a broad array of… Continue Reading...

Best Practices Involved in Changing the Accounting Information System Ais

abstract This particular report is an evaluation on AIS through case analysis and presentation involving AIS failure, possible alternatives the firm may have had and just how the management should have strategized to avert the failure. In the end, the paper reveals best practices for migration from another system to AIS. To change the Accounting Information System (AIS) best practices Accounting info systems (AIS) has transformed business processes on a worldwide scale. When financial data is entered into the AIS, financial statements and reports are created at… Continue Reading...

The U.s Economy and Health Care

abstract Growing health care expenditure contributes greatly to the American government’s financial wellbeing. Citizen burden when it comes to funding these expenses, in the form of growing taxes and increased long-term loans, constitutes the chief effect of this upsurge in governmental health expenses. Dealing with this issue necessitates active participation of every healthcare worker in process map creation and estimation of resource expenses surrounding patient treatment throughout the care cycle. Suggestions for curbing growing healthcare expenses include avoiding preventable ailments and bringing about healthcare… Continue Reading...

Is Nursing Theory Important to Profession

their colleagues, and their role in healthcare. Nursing theory might seem like an abstract issue, but throughout the history of the profession, nurses have consistently demonstrated the importance of clarifying their theoretical perspectives and nursing philosophies. Nursing theory is important to the nursing profession because theory undergirds practice. Research shows how important nursing theory is for nurse education. One Finnish study shows that an empathic and caring nursing theory promotes a constructive learning environment that promotes optimal professional development (Mikkonen, Kyngas & Kääriäinen, 2015). Because nurse education programs are where all professionals receive their formative training and experience, it… Continue Reading...

The Causes Of Fake News and How to Prevent It

Thesis statement: Internet technologies enable the proliferation of fake news, and only education and awareness can curtail the influence fake news has on society. A. Claim: Prior exposure to a fake news story makes a person more likely to believe in the veracity of the information. 1. Evidence: Just a one-time exposure to a fake news item on a social media platform like Facebook increases the likelihood that a person will believe the fake news story, with the effects lasting as long as a week (Pennycook, Cannon, & Rand, 2017). 2. Evidence: The prior exposure phenomenon is a type of… Continue Reading...

Deepak Chopra Book Path Of Love

accept oneself, have faith in oneself, and discover and rekindle one’s own inner truth. As abstract as these concepts may seem, they do make sense and can invoke a cognitive change in the reader. Chopra’s goal in writing The Path to Love is not to offer instruction on how to be a better lover or even how to love oneself more fully, but mainly to show how to live a better life and a life more filled with love on every level. Chopra also introduces the core concepts of the book and shares some of the Vedic and other… Continue Reading...

Personal Philosophy Of Educational Leadership

abstract The purpose of leadership is to assist followers in overcoming obstacles to their goals. Leaders help to inspire, communicate, support and develop followers so that they can eventually work independently at a level of self-actualization. Servant leadership is a method of leadership that can best be applied in educational leadership as it places the needs of stakeholders above one’s own. The servant leader recognizes what individuals need to overcome challenges and assists them through encouragement and guidance. The servant leader is selfless… Continue Reading...

Why Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cbt Effective?

background. Cognitive psychology has been contrasted against behaviorism. Particularly intriguing are the philosophical and abstract distinctions between the two, as they deal with explanatory practices. Further, behaviorism is studied from a cognitive psychological perspective, with the latter studied from the radical behaviorism perspective put forward by Skinner. Basically, the work records the effects of the diverse means of incorporation of internal data by radical behaviorism and cognitive psychology within their respective behavioral descriptions (Moore, 2013). References Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (2008). Facilitating optimal motivation and psychological well-being across life's domains Canadian Psychology, 49(1), 14-23. Gatchel, R. J.,… Continue Reading...

Cohort Study on Risk Factors for Obesity in Childhood

several pathways like prenatal diet, fetal metabolic programing, postnatal development, breast-feeding, infancy/toddlerhood behavior and adiposity rebound. The life-course theory’s abstract foundation stresses illness and health’s developmental origins, concentrating especially on long-run health impacts of fetal and babyhood exposures (Hu, 2008). Of late, one can witness the alarming issue of the childhood obesity pandemic. It is alarming due to the fact that it has short- as well as long- run negative impacts. Risk factor determination forms the main solution to preventing it. While scant literature on childhood obesity risk factors can be found, experts are becoming increasingly aware of the… Continue Reading...

Conducting an Interview with Education Stakeholder

abstract This paper provides two summaries of interviews conducted with a school principal and a parent of a student attending the school. The interviews were designed to obtain data on how the two interviewees viewed their respective interests and needs. The principal saw the school’s interests and needs as focusing on diversity, ethnicity and community support. The parent saw the needs of the students and parents as being underrepresented in the school. The parent wished the school would invite more community leaders into the school as a practical… Continue Reading...

Treating Adhd and Odd in Children

abstract Attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are commonly linked mental health disorders that children exhibit. This paper examines some of the challenges that both children and parents face as a result of living with these disorders. It suggests some positive approaches to parenting that parents may find useful and offers recommendations in terms of how parents can most positively help a child with ADHD or ODD. The most important conclusion that this paper provides is the notion that parents must be… Continue Reading...

Eating Disorders in Women from the Christian Point Of View

abstract Eating disorders are the number one cause of mortality among mental disorders. A significant portion of women in America suffer from eating disorders. This paper describes these disorders and identifies common, practical and theoretical approaches to eating disorders that are used by counselors, therapists and care givers to help women overcome their struggles. It discusses some of the causes of these disorders. Finally, it identifies the how the Christian perspective and faith-based interventions can be used to help women obtain a better, healthier, more positive, and more realistic… Continue Reading...

The Oj Simpson Case Analysis

OJ Simpson Versus the People: Impact on Criminal justice The American criminal justice process and system are responsible for shaping the present-day US laws; influential entities include even 19th-century governmental authorities and political leaders. The system, which comprises law enforcement bodies like local police forces, correctional facilities and criminal courts, was primarily created for ensuring American citizens’ safety. It constitutes a structural framework that facilitates the maintenance of law and order in American society (Zedner & Ashworth, 2012; \"Justice, Western Theories\", 2018; Baldwin, 1912).  According to Mueller (1996), the structuring of the US criminal justice system has gone through several… Continue Reading...

Death Penalty As a Deterrent for Murder

abstract This paper examines the death penalty as a deterrent and argues that states have not only the right but the duty to apply the death penalty to criminal cases because it is incumbent upon states to back the law with force. The death penalty acts as a forceful and compelling consequence for those who should choose to violate the law and commit murder. For that reason it can be said to be a deterrent. This paper also examines the opposing arguments and… Continue Reading...

Domestic Violence and the Effect on Children

abstract Children who are victims of domestic violence situations often experience trauma and need help to cope with the lives and the negative experiences they feel. They will turn to abusing drugs and alcohol or engage in risky sexual activity in order to try to escape their trauma. In some cases, they lash out at their environment in response to the strain they are feeling. This can lead them to a life of crime and eventually to time served in prison. Understanding these issues and learning ways to help… Continue Reading...

Immigration in the United Kingdom

theory and evidence from Britain. Journal of the European economic association, 10(1), 120-151, [Online]. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1542-4774.2011.01049.x/ abstract (Accessed: 30/08/16). Reed, H. (2009). The Economic Impact of Migration on the UK Labour Market. Available at: http:///www.ippr.org/publications/the-economic-impacts-of-migration-on-the-uk-labour-market (Accessed: 30/08/16). Sriskandarajah, D., Cooley, L., & Reed, H. (2005). Paying their way: The fiscal contribution of immigrants in the UK.  London: Institute for Public Policy Research. Available at: http:///www.ippr.org/publications/paying-their-way-the-fiscal-contribution-of-immigrants-in-the-uk (Accessed: 30/08/16). Wadsworth, J. (2014). Immigration, the European Union and the UK labour market. CEPPA015. London. Centre of Economic Performance. Available at: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/57984/ (Accessed 30/08/16). Continue Reading...

Curriculum Plan and Integrated Unit

1 · Reading Standards for Informational Text K-5 (7). Objectives 1. Learning abstract math ideas. 1. Development of oral communication skills. 2. Improving overall language skills. 1. Development of written communication skills. 2. Improving overall language skills. 3. Bridging language and visual representations of mathematical concepts. Procedures and Activities 1. Students will watch a video of a visual representation of a rectangular prism. 2. Each student will be provided with 12 cubes and required to create a rectangular prism. 1. Students will be divided in small groups. 2. They will share their thoughts on how they created the rectangular prism 1. Students… Continue Reading...

Meaningful Usage Of Health Information Technology Hit

abstract Meaningful use constitutes a key health information technology project driver as it impacts all players in the health care sector. By 2016, 95% of hospitals has demonstrated meaningful use of HIT through the CMS HER programs. Meaningful use achievement has appreciable effects on extent and long-run health information workflows. HIT acceptance and implementation necessitates substantial state support, robust federal support, and an alliance between state governors, Medicaid officers, and state CIOs (chief information officers) joining hands across and within borders for… Continue Reading...

How the Internet Has Changed Society

abstract In the span of just twenty years, the Internet has radically transformed society. The Internet has changed the ways people interact with technology and with each other. The Internet has democratized information, while also revealing some inequities of access. Likewise, the Internet has given rise to the potential for global democratization. At the same time, the Internet has radically transformed the business and marketing landscape. The Internet enables the formation of online communities and new identities, in keeping with trends towards population migration and geographic… Continue Reading...

Virtual Team Theories and Research

be included in research like this. Krumm offers examples of his own, albeit in ways that are more abstract and generalized. The lesser amount of specificity with Krumm, however, is more than made up for in terms of the statistical analysis and presentation of data that is prevalent through his work. Both works are obviously focused on current research and they both use a great amount of resources and references to explain the current paradigm and offer their own theories and ideas about the subject of traits and such in the virtual team realm. As noted before, the Krumm… Continue Reading...

Lack Of Oxygen in Space

abstract The human body reacts in direct and indirect ways when it is bombarded with or deprived of certain things. Space is a good example of somewhere where both of those things can happen concurrently. Indeed, the radiation that is prevalent throughout space is one example. However, the general lack of oxygen is perhaps a bigger issue. Oxygen is one of the core parts of the water molecule. It is also a primary component of the air that humans breathe, along… Continue Reading...

Theology Of Communion for the Contemporary Catholic Parish

fear that communion ecclesiology could be too idealistic is also abstract and unfounded. After all, the church as always been an idealistic organization. It is a mysterious organization, one that functions on the spiritual as well as historical and physical domains. Its objectives are utopian and idealistic at the core, while also recognizing the need for practical and pragmatic solutions to immediate problems. If communion ecclesiology implies idealism, then that idealism does need to be married with pragmatism on the levels of church planning and community organization. Resolving potential conflicts between the universal and particular churches requires faith in… Continue Reading...

The Zika Virus Threat to the United States

abstract Zika, that was identified accidentally in Uganda in 1947 in the midst of insect and primate monitoring, had so far stayed as a hidden virus limited to a slim equatorial belt functioning along Africa and running into Parts of Asia. Not much is known with regards to ZIKV’s release in the US. Phylogenetic studies suggest that the virus originated with the French Polynesian ZIKV force came into Brazil around May and Dec of 2013. The unparalleled dimension and impact from the ZIKV pandemic within… Continue Reading...

Research Design in Psychology

clearly defines terms, and shows how each variable is measured. In this way, concepts that are otherwise abstract like intelligence can be operationalized. Intelligence needs to be operationalized because the researcher needs to show what specific type of intelligence is being measured, and how. An operational definition is “the particular method that we use to measure a variable of interest,” beyond the theoretical definitions that can be applied later (“Conducting Research in Social Psychology,” n.d., p. 1). Whereas the theoretical definitions of intelligence can be broad, like “the capacity to acquire and apply knowledge,” operational definitions are narrower in scope because… Continue Reading...

Motivation and Morale Police Administration

abstract The current study aims to examine the effect of the lack of supervision and detachment between administration and low-level supervisors and beat officers and how this leads to low morale and motivation. Imperatively, low level of morale and motivation results in low productivity, which might give rise to absenteeism and poor watch, adversely affecting the society through increased level of crime. A questionnaire will be designed to achieve the purpose of this research study and will be distributed to… Continue Reading...

Fake News Essay

people tell for certain when news is fake? What is being done about the proliferation of fake news?   Outline I.   abstract II. Introduction III. Review and Discussion A.  What is fake news? B.  The potential impact of fake news C.  Responses to fake news IV. Conclusion   Title:  A Real Look at the Fake News Phenomenon   abstract So-called “fake news” has become increasingly commonplace in recent years due in large part to the proliferation of social media platforms such as Facebook that are either unable or unwilling to stop their spread as well as numerous Web sites such as the National… Continue Reading...

Black Lives Matter Essay

became an International Movement through Social Media The Purpose and Future of the Black Lives Matter Movement[h1] abstract:[h2] Established in 2012 following the high-profile shooting of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman who was subsequently acquitted. Since that time, the Black Lives Matter movement has become a global phenomenon that has attracted both praise and criticism.  The three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, also remain active today in their efforts to educate Americans concerning the extrajudicial killings of black Americans by vigilantes and law enforcement authorities across the… Continue Reading...

Obamacare Essay

do Americans pay more for their healthcare than consumers in some other countries? Is Obamacare’s individual mandate unconstitutional? Outline: I.   abstract II.  Introduction III.  Body      A.  Background and Overview      B.  Pros of Obamacare / Advantages      C.  Cons of Obamacare / Disadvantages IV.  Conclusion The Future of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare   The future of Obamacare? Probably the same as its past: A bit of a mess. – Ben Boychuk, 2014 abstract Signed into law by former President Barack Obama in March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), more… Continue Reading...

President Donald Trump Essay

abstract This essay focuses on the possible ramifications, both negative and positive, of a Trump presidency, from the perspective of Trump as the President-elect.  Because Trump has no experience in public service, much of the paper is speculative and focuses on what is known about the people Trump is selecting for his cabinet.  The paper acknowledges that Trump, a Republican President, will be supported by a Republican House of Representative and Senate in Congress, as well as being in the position to support at least one, if not more, members of… Continue Reading...

Zika Virus Essay

and locating relevant content from reliable and legitimate sources. Writing an abstract, introduction and conclusion becomes easier once the preliminary research for the body of the essay is completed. Topics: The Effects of Zika virus on pregnant women How the Zika virus is spread from country to country Identifying opportunities to reduce Zika virus infections Will the Zika virus become a pandemic? Titles: The Epidemiology of the Zika Virus The Origins and Transmission of the Zika Virus The Zika Virus:  Who is at Risk and What Can be Done? Outline: I.  Introduction II.  Review and Discussion      A.… Continue Reading...

Brexit Essay

the UK Reconsider Its Brexit Decision? The Pros and Cons of the Brexit Decision Outline I.   abstract II.  Introduction III.  Body A.  Background and overview B.  Immediate after effect of Brexit vote C.  What the future holds IV.  Conclusion abstract In June 2016, voters in the United Kingdom approved the so-called “Brexit” referendum, signaling the withdrawal of the British Commonwealth from the European Union. Although a number of economic indicators experienced a short-term downturn after the Brexit vote, most indicators have returned to their pre-Brexit levels and some have even improved. There are also other signs that the devastating consequences of the… Continue Reading...

2016 Presidential Election Essay

abstract In what is shaping up to be the strangest election in United States history, the contest between the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Republican nominee, billionaire real estate developer Donald J. Trump is being closely monitored by U.S. voters and an increasingly concerned international community. The Democratic nominee has most recently been charged with several abuses of classified information during her tenure as secretary of state, perjury before the U.S. Congress and illicit dealings with foreign interests buying… Continue Reading...

Bullying Essay

of where to start the paper and when all is finished, an abstract can be created, thus putting a successful end to any writing project. Titles: Understanding a Bully What Makes Others Bully? Bullying: The Need to Control Identifying the Four Common Types of Bullying Topics: Verbal Bullying Relational Bullying Physical Bullying Cyber Bullying Outline: I.  Introduction II.  Body      A.  What is Bullying - Definition      B.  Types of Bullying - relational, verbal, physical      C.  Cyberbullying      D.  Effects of Bullying III.  Conclusion abstract Bullying is an ongoing problem that affects people as… Continue Reading...

Global Warming Essay

Table of Contents 1. Titles 2. Topics 3. Outline 4. abstract 5. Introduction 6. Thesis Statement 7. Body of Essay 8. Conclusion 9. Works Cited Titles Feeling the Heat:  Global Warming and Climate Change What Can be Done to Reverse Climate Change? The Arguments For and Against the Anthropogenic Causes of Global Warming Meltdown:  Why Global Warming is Going to Become Even Worse in the Future Recommended Topics International Strategies for Addressing Global Warming Global Warming and Policy Development in the United States The Effects of Global Warming on the Earth’s Oceans Science or Myth?  The Truth… Continue Reading...

Abortion Pros and Cons Essay

abstract Abortion refers to the termination of the pregnancy and most members of society tend to feel strongly and often myopically about their opinions of abortion. This paper will examine the complex and multi-faceted history that the United States has had with abortion as well as the pros and cons of this procedure. This essay will take a long look at the reasons that motivate those who support abortion and those who do not. It is hoped that this deep analysis will not only strengthen one’s… Continue Reading...

Bartleby the Scrivener Analysis Essay

abstract Engaging in a Bartleby, the Scrivener analysis essay is bound to test one’s patience. It is one of the most inscrutable works of Herman Melville. While Melville is perhaps most famous for his nautical adventure tales, this paper delves into the enigmatic cogs and wheels that make this short story a piece of eternal literature. Eternal literature transcends the constraints of time and relatability, touching upon themes and symbols that are indelible to human existence. This paper summarizes the major events of… Continue Reading...

Letter from a Birmingham Jail Analysis Essay

abstract Writing a Letter from Birmingham Jail analysis essay offers the student the gift of going back in time to the courage and ferocity of the Civil Rights Movement to examine one of the most eloquent documents of that era. The Civil Rights Era was one of the uglier periods in American history—and one of the most triumphant and inspiring. No document embodies this dichotomy as fully as King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. In it, King details many of the horrors that black Americans have suffered at the hands… Continue Reading...

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

contrast the film and the novel. Which do you prefer and why? abstract Writing a To Kill a Mockingbird essay forces the student to examine one of the most revered works of 20th century American literature. Exploring this novel means being prepared to confront some of the darker days of American history, such as the extreme racism of the Jim Crow era and the economic despondency of the Great Depression. This novel is so much more than just a slice of life for Southern America in the 1930s. Rather, the novel explores lofty and complex ideologies such as justice, morality,… Continue Reading...

Information Technology in Healthcare Administration

abstract Information technology is one of the major trends in today\\'s world, and it is changing every professional. It is imperative for healthcare leaders to understand the emerging information technologies, and how those technologies can transform the delivery of healthcare and the administration of healthcare institutions. There are several different technologies that will transform the healthcare field in the coming decade. Already, we have seen the emergence of distance health care. While initially developed for rural communities, the increasing use of apps, ubiquitous high speed… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

and discuss why the light must be green or shouldn’t be green. abstract This essay examines one of the most memorable and important works of 20th century fiction: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Though tepidly received by critics at the time, the novel has gone on to secure a permanent place as one of the greatest books ever written about the Jazz Age. This paper discusses a summary of the novel, a brief analysis, a character rundown and some of the more pertinent themes. Introduction Teachers and college professors all over the world often bicker about which 20th… Continue Reading...

Pearl Buck and Rudyard Kipling

on every page of The Good Earth. Buck’s style of writing is simple and direct and not encumbered by abstract or metaphorical prose that obliterates the narrative structure of some works. Buck’s method of telling the story is straight-forward and the introduction to the saga of Wang Lung and his family is given with precision and simplicity: “It was Wang Lung’s marriage day” (Buck 1) is how the novel spanning decades during which the ups and downs of tremendous dramatic swings are experienced begins. This easy introduction into the world of the Chinese is inviting for the Western reader,… Continue Reading...

The Virginia Tech Shooting

abstract This paper analyzes the case of Seung-Hui Cho, who killed dozens at Virginia Tech in 2007. The paper examines Cho’s background, his mental illness, the way in which reports of the investigation and incident were changed to hide the inept responses of administrators and police. The paper also examines changes that were made to protocol following the massacre and discusses lessons that can be learned from this incident and how institutions can better prepare themselves to ensure that this kind of… Continue Reading...

Literary Analysis Of Speech "we're on Our Way" Essay

personally experienced. The narratives add depth and clarity to what would otherwise be abstract political issues. “We can no longer ignore the fact, America is not the land of the free and the home of the brave,” (35). Alluding to this cliché of American identity shows how far the nation needs to come, in order to create a truly egalitarian society. Using potent imagery, diction, and a strong point of view, Hamer speaks on behalf of her people and all oppressed people in America and urges change on behalf of creating a more perfect union. Works Cited Hamer, Fannie… Continue Reading...

Chef Grant Achatz Biography Essay

in the innovative molecular cooking style (Price, 2016). The meals he whips up resemble abstract sculptures; the chef is known for integrating tastes and textures akin to how artists combine hues and shapes. A case of tongue cancer in 2007 left Achatz finding all foods tasteless. His recovery was like a reawakening; he could again, gradually, identify old and novel flavors (Price, 2016). The Aviary’s greatest innovation occurs “backstage”. The bartenders aren’t required to take customers’ orders, ready ingredients, wash used glasses, etc. Rather, the workplace is set up as four stations, at which individual bartenders make five drinks. Akin to… Continue Reading...

Abortion Essay

and Pro-Choice Movements have Affected Americans Public Opinion about Abortion [2] Outline: I.  Introduction II.  The Pro-Life Movement III.  The Pro-Choice Movement IV.  Conclusion abstract: Despite becoming the law of the land in 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision made abortion legal, pro-life advocates continue to hammer away at the laws concerning the status of human embryos and fetuses in an effort to eventually reverse this landmark decision. In response to the growth of pro-life organizations, a number of pro-choice groups have emerged to protect the fundamental right to abortion established in the Roe v. Wade case. Proponents on both sides of the abortion… Continue Reading...

Seaworld Blackfish Documentary Essay

Blackfish: The Documentary That Exposes SeaWorld   abstract When the documentary, “Blackfish” was released in 2013, SeaWorld officials initially responded by blaming falling attendance on negative media attention, but the falloff in attendance on the part of the general public confirmed that there was widespread outrage over the conditions in which orca whales were maintained. The documentary focused on Tilikim, a wild-caught orca whale that was subjected to medieval conditions that caused him to turn on his human trainers and kill several. This essay provides an analysis concerning the decline in attendance at SeaWorld following the Blackfish… Continue Reading...

Islamic Terrorism Essay

  Islamic Terrorism: The Radicalization of Religion   abstract This essay focuses on radical Islamic terrorism, from its roots in the Shia rebellion that led to the Iranian Revolution to the modern day terrorist group Daesh/ISIL/ISIS/IS.  It discusses how 9-11 introduced many Westerners to the idea of radical Islamic terrorism and the self-proclaimed holy warriors who carry out these acts as a form of jihad.  In order to help explain modern terrorism, the paper discusses the roots of the Sunni/Shia split and the lingering impact that split has on the modern geopolitical environment.  The foundation of modern terrorist groups… Continue Reading...

Olympic Games Essay

abstract As the Summer Olympic Games staged in Rio de Janeiro come to a close, the estimated $50 billion-plus spent on sporting venues has become the source of growing criticism by city residents who maintain that their needs were sacrificed for the political prestige that comes from hosting the Games. Unfortunately, this same scenario has played out in other host cities, but the problem is especially pronounced in developing countries that lack the infrastructure and financial resources required to contract massive sporting venues and support thousands of international athletes… Continue Reading...

Police Brutality Essay

Lives Matter I.  Police Brutality and Attacks on the Police are Separate Issues III.  Conclusion - Proposed Solution abstract This essay examines the topic of police brutality through the lens of disproportionate violence against unarmed African Americans.  The paper focuses on the development of the Black Lives Matter movement, including the movement’s goals, as well as the public response to the movement.  It also focuses on the Blue Live Matter movement, and the violent attacks on police officers, which have been in apparent retaliation against police violence.  The paper begins by defining police brutality.  Next, it discusses how racial discrimination in the criminal justice… Continue Reading...

Catcher in the Rye Essay

abstract Crafting a Catcher in the Rye essay on J.D. Salinger’s famed and beloved novel is an exercise both enjoyable and challenging. The book has done what so few pieces of literature have attempted to do and failed—it has remained relevant to youths everywhere, over half a century after its release. As a result of its celebrated quality, writing an essay on the novel can be daunting. This is because so many of themes and symbols have been picked apart and devoured repeatedly by… Continue Reading...

The Futurism Movement and Marinetti

is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace. (Puchner, et al.) Looking at the first line the line seems abstract. But it refers to the foundation of Futurism in that Art is violence. By declaring love of singing of danger, this is a call to violence being something stimulatory. Almost like the idea of the Roman coliseum and gladiator fights. In a way that line speaks of this chaos and fury. Another line that sort of plays into the violence theme is line 2 and the use of the word, ‘revolt’. When thinking of revolt, it inspires violence and people… Continue Reading...

Minimizing Bias and Student Diversity in Assessment

abstract No teacher can entirely avoid the realities of student standardized assessment. But teachers must make informed choices in the classroom in regards to how students are instructed, based upon individual student needs and awareness of student diversity. There are significant questions regarding the potential biases of many standardized tests, particularly in regards to historically discriminated-against racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups. Teachers must be aware of these questions and biases and act as advocates for their students on a schoolwide… Continue Reading...

The Problem Statement Related to Virtual Teams

Hook Global virtual teams have been described as being valuable but “fraught with problems,” (Gordon, 2017, p. 1). Many of the issues confounding virtual teams are not technological issues such as network security but rather, are related to social and psychological factors. The failure of virtual teams to achieve stated goals may be due to any number of challenges, ranging from the lack of face-to-face interaction that provides the nonverbal communication context (Quisenberry, 2018) to the different means by which each member of the team uses or interacts with the technology and with team members (German, 2017). Global virtual teams… Continue Reading...

Apple

Summary Ideas are part of the grand process of business. Businesses create unique products and services that are then marketed to a customer base. This involves the use of innovation, commercialization and intellectual property rights to both create something unique, have the ability to market, and have the rights to protect it. Without either of these aspects, it can be difficult for a business to generate something worthwhile. The case study of Apple Inc., and the iPhone is one that provides the tell-tale sign of innovation. People like Steve Jobs work hard to contribute something to their respective industries that… Continue Reading...

Cultural Identity Essay

abstract This paper discusses all the facets and considerations inherent to a cultural identity essay. Namely, the paper describes the importance of cultural identity, the definition of cultural identity, and examples of cultural identity—both theoretical and literal examples in the world today. This paper seeks to show how one’s cultural identity is so much more than just a melee of one’s race, environment and heritage. Cultural identity is made up of so many factors and influences, both positive and negative, and… Continue Reading...

School Funding in Illinois and Dc

abstract This paper compares and contrasts the school funding approaches of the state of Illinois and the District of Columbia. It shows that in Illinois there is a far greater problem of how to achieve a more equitable distribution of funds, though the state is currently setting a course to try to make this happen with its evidence-based model funding formula recently passed this year. In DC on the other hand, a foundation formula is used to disperse funds equitably throughout the District and private investment is obtained to… Continue Reading...

Collective Bargaining in Illinois Public Schools

abstract This paper provides a summary of the Illinois Policy Institute’s Bargaining for Better Schools: An Introduction to Collective Bargaining in Illinois Public Education. The policy paper discusses how teachers unions take advantage of the collective bargaining process in Illinois by working with school boards. The school board members are elected thanks in part to the campaign funds provided by the unions. When it comes time to negotiate teachers’ salaries and benefits, the boards are thus in the pockets of the unions, as they feel compelled… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Mainstream Media on Perception Of Events

abstract The media has a pivotal part to play in giving the public information on what occurs worldwide, especially in areas wherein audiences lack direct experience or knowledge. In this paper, the effect of media on the formation of public attitudes and beliefs and its association with social change will be examined. The paper will draw on diverse empirical research findings and assess media coverage influence in areas like disability, economic growth and climate change. These findings will offer insights into how media shapes public discourse as… Continue Reading...

Systems Thinking in New Product Development

abstract A case study of a tech start-up reveals some of the challenges associated with implementing systems theory in new product development. This area of study hold promise, but there are some implementation issues in the real world that have been identified and perhaps in need of further exploration. Introduction Systems thinking focuses on the interrelatedness of different systems, different roles and different disciplines. The system is not simply a set of parts, but it is how the parts work together, how they interact… Continue Reading...

Role and Importance Of Bilingual Interpreters

The Impact of Using Professional Bilingual Interpreters abstract Elderly Hispanic patients experience numerous challenges when seeking for healthcare services since they are only eloquent in their native language and are classified as Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients. This paper examines patient-provider communication between these patients and healthcare providers. The evaluation is carried out to determine the role and significance of bilingual interpreters in promoting medication adherence among elderly Hispanic patients aged 50-75 years. The project will be implemented in an outpatient clinic and community center that provides care to different kinds of patients including… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Orientations and Theory

correlations between what is theoretical and what is practical, what is abstract and what is concrete, what is thought and what is observed. Theory plays a significant role in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research processes. For starters, in quantitative research, theory plays a significant role in providing an elucidation, interpretation or prediction regarding the correlation between variables in a study. Secondly, in qualitative research, theory is applied as a wide-ranging explanation, for instance ethnographies, or also as a theoretic lens to generate questions. Lastly, with respect to mixed research, theory is employed as a framework for informing numerous aspects… Continue Reading...

Bariatric Surgery Pico Question

PICO Question: Bariatric Surgery As the obesity rate continues to be an issue of great concern in America, the question arises as to the best ways to reduce the BMIs of individuals already suffering from the condition, as well as how to enact preventative means. Although the ideal is for people to never become obese at all, the fact remains that there is a need to develop proactive measures to facilitate weight reduction. For most patients, modifications in diet and exercise is recommended but, as even people who have attempted casual weight loss know, deploying such techniques in an effective… Continue Reading...

Palestine Her Story Documentary

in this film; instead, the filmmaker edits together hundreds of visually stimulating scenes and creates an abstract tapestry of visceral information that the viewer experiences. The film creates a feeling in the viewer of human society, the human character, our relationship with the world, and so on. At one point, Fricke shows a monk walking down a busy street: the monk is going very slowly and carefully, walking in a straight line as though he does not see anyone or anything else around him. All his focus and attention is on that one line he is walking. Everyone else… Continue Reading...

Interstitial Cystitis (ic) Treatment Using Cam Modalities

abstract The prevalence of interstitial cystitis (IC) has seen different treatment methods that have been aimed at reducing the level of pain and ensuring that the patients are comfortable. However, the continued failure of most of the conventional methods to treat the condition has necessitated physicians to recommend complementary and alternative methods of managing the condition. An analysis of the complementary and alternative methods (CAM) modalities is therefore, critical in understanding the different conceptual attributes that are significant in addressing the problem. IC is a condition that is… Continue Reading...

Interstitial Cystitis (ic) Treatment Using Cam Modalities

abstract The prevalence of interstitial cystitis (IC) has seen different treatment methods that have been aimed at reducing the level of pain and ensuring that the patients are comfortable. However, the continued failure of most of the conventional methods to treat the condition has necessitated physicians to recommend complementary and alternative methods of managing the condition. An analysis of the complementary and alternative methods (CAM) modalities is therefore, critical in understanding the different conceptual attributes that are significant in addressing the problem.… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Resource Management on Student Performance

abstract This paper provides an overview of the need for the Butler School to reduce its annual budget by $1,000,000 in order to meet the mandate of the community that the school should “live within its means.” The recommended reductions are based on eliminating extraneous programs, staff positions, administrative services, and supply funds. Areas that are not reduced include programs that support the humanities, athletics, science and technology, as these areas are deemed too important to the formation and development of… Continue Reading...

Fake News Outline

THE ALLURE OF FAKE NEWS: Outline I. Introduction A. Thesis statement: Internet technologies enable the proliferation of fake news, and only education and awareness can curtail the influence fake news has on society. II. Body Paragraph A. Claim: Prior exposure to a fake news story makes a person more likely to believe in the veracity of the information. 1. Evidence: Just a one-time exposure to a fake news item on a social media platform like Facebook increases the likelihood that a person will believe the fake news story, with the effects lasting as long as a week (Pennycook, Cannon, &… Continue Reading...

Safeguarding Criminal Justice System from Wrongful Convictions

Research Question and Introduction Development Topic: Safeguarding the criminal justice system from wrongful convictions through an efficient innocence program Research Question: What aspects of the innocence program need improvement, and in what ways, in order to guard the judicial system from wrongful convictions? (Rossi, Lipsey & Freeman, 2004) Introduction Wrongful conviction is an abuse of justice. It entails the sentencing and subsequent punishment of someone for crimes they never committed (Huff & Killias, 2013). Wrongful convictions can happen in civil and criminal cases alike. Many criminal justice processes have been tailored to overcome this possibility and overturn such erroneous judicial… Continue Reading...

Educational Platform Development

abstract This paper is a reflection on the aims of education, the image of the learner, the image of the teacher, the value of curriculum, and pedagogical ideas. The paper discusses how education is important not just for students but for the whole community. It shows how teachers and parents must work together to provide a positive example for students, and how teachers and administrators can form a collegial culture for guidance and support in the school. Keywords: educational platform, educational experience, pedagogy, school administration… Continue Reading...

Exceptional Cognitive Abilities Of the Human Mind

viewing cows’ photorealistic pictures inside her head. She remarks: “when I think about abstract concepts such as getting along with people I use visual images such as the sliding glass door”. Moreover, she remarks that when she was little, she used to experience visualizations that aided her in understanding Jesus\\'s Prayer. \\"Power and the glory\\" brought to her mind images of high-tension electrical towers and the glorious sun. She would picture the “No Trespassing” sign put up by her neighbor upon hearing the term \\"trespass\\" (Grandin, 2004). But Dr. Grandin admits that, back when she was young, there were… Continue Reading...

Theory Of Knowledge in Math and Science

Name 4 Name Professor Class Date: Theory of Knowledge “Without the assumption of the existence of uniformities there can be no knowledge.” One of the presumptions of acquiring knowledge, particularly knowledge in a scientific or mathematical context, is that there must be causal relationships that can be observed or intuited between different phenomena. Human beings base their behaviors on this presumption on a regular basis. We wake up in the morning to the sound of an alarm clock and assume we can shut off that alarm using that particular button because we did so on previous occasions. We do not… Continue Reading...

Chomsky Pinker Vs Whorf's Model

descriptors. The Whorf position is not deterministic, though. For instance, abstract thought can occur in non-linguistic ways, giving rise to mathematical, musical, or visual artistic “languages.” Other premises of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis are related to the nature of language itself. For example, “languages vary in their semantics just as they do in their form,” (Levinson 41-42). In other words, the same concept cannot necessarily be communicated in all languages. The language has limits, and sometimes those limits actually create cognitive limits too. For instance, language determines how a person renders both time and space. The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis is also… Continue Reading...

Arguments for and Against the Existence Of God

[7: Deane (1903).] In sum, Anselm maintains that humanity depends on experiential sources to confirm or refute abstract conceptualizations, including most especially the fundamental hypothesis concerning the existence or nonexistence of God. This reliance on experience, however, flies in the face of what Anselm contends is the overarching reality of God’s existence. In this regard, one biblical authority points out that Anselm’s argument assumes “the form of a reductio ad absurdum, which means that it takes a hypothesis, shows that it has absurd or otherwise unacceptable implications, and so concludes that the hypothesis is false. In the case of Anselm’s… Continue Reading...

Organizational Psychology

to content accurateness. But the paper’s accuracy hasn’t been completely maintained, since some information in the abstract (indicating the study was cross-sectional) has not been included within the paper’s body. As the abstract is that section of any paper most likely perused by readers, it needs to be an accurate reflection of the paper. This sort of deficit creates room for misinterpretation and must be taken care of in the future. Currency As it was published in the year 2011, the paper may, at a first glance, be considered a recent addition to extant literature. But the references used… Continue Reading...

Political Ideology Libertarianism

the population claims to be libertarian (Kiley, 2014). In spite of the fact that many Americans support the abstract concepts of freedom and liberty, relatively few Americans are members of the Libertarian Party or even align themselves ideologically with libertarianism. Yet libertarianism is the foundation of the nation. As Silver (2015) points out, many Americans have libertarian values but few are active libertarians. Kiley (2014) implies this may be related to the fact that Americans are ignorant about what libertarian means, while ironically many members of the libertarian party are actually not true libertarians at all either. Why there… Continue Reading...

Attitudes Toward Physical Education in Fourth Graders

is 12 words. The Difference Between Fourth Grade Boys and Girls Attitudes Toward Physical Education abstract/Overview: The abstract summarizes the contents of the manuscript. The abstract should begin by broadly summarizing the problem and importance of the study in 2-3 sentences. The abstract should then clearly and concisely state the purpose of the study. Next, the abstract should contain a brief description of the target population, sampling methodology, description of the sample, and sample size. The abstract should also identify the research design and methodology. Finally, the abstract should name the instrument and explain the procedures for data collection and statistical… Continue Reading...

Diabetes Education and Prevention Health Promotion

model is particularly useful for diabetes education because it does not focus on end-of-life-care and is not particularly abstract. It is designed to facilitate a teaching plan, which is the objective of this particular initiative. It is founded in social science theory, one critical aspect of the approach which stresses how lived behaviors are experienced in a specific context. “Expectancy value theory” suggests that “individuals engage in actions to achieve goals that are perceived as possible and that result in valued outcomes” as well as cognitive behavioral approaches which suggest that changes in thinking result in changes in behavior… Continue Reading...

Teacher Growth and Development

Identifying Areas of Need abstract This paper looks at three areas of need at Butler College Prep. The areas of need were identified after administering a 21-item questionnaire to 12 teachers at the school. The teachers responded to positive statements by selecting one of four responses indicating the extent to which the positive statements occurred in the school. Those that most rarely occurred were identified as the areas of need. A discussion of why these areas should be incorporated into a Professional Development and Growth Plan at… Continue Reading...

Measurement Geometry Representation in Math

MATH - Measurement, Geometry, Representation Part A A standard unit of measurement offers a point of reference by which items of weight, length, or capacity can be delineated. It is a quantifiable semantic that aids every individual comprehend the relation of the object with the measurement. For instance, volume can be expressed in metrics such as gallons, ounces, and pints. On the other hand, a non-standard unit of measurement is something that might fluctuate or change in terms of weight or length. The item that was measured is a door as this is an object that can be found in… Continue Reading...

Literature Review Tips and Tricks

Search Tips and Tricks There are a number of ways to find relevant academic literature. The first thing to remember is that most academic databases are designed with fairly rudimentary search functions – if you're accustomed to Google you'll be disappointed with the terrible U/X and primitive search of most academic databases. One of the most important ramifications of this is that you have to plan your search out a little bit more comprehensively. It goes without saying that knowing what databases are best for your subject matter is a critical precursor step – if you're just starting out you… Continue Reading...

An Art Centre for Special Needs Toddlers

needs that will enhance their cognitive skills. the four topics will be:paint by numbers, modern art, graphics and abstract art. All four of these topics in one way or another will be used to devlope the confidence and cognition of the toddlers with special needs - first aspects of paint by numbers and modern art will give a foundational understanding to children of different art forms and how to replicate them and then topics of grpahics and abstract art will encourage them to design art forms using their own imagination. Weekly Activities Planned All weekly activities will be planned… Continue Reading...

Psychology Phenomenology Descriptive Qualitative Methods

Assignment 1 Phenomenological psychology focuses on the subjective experiences of individuals. The “founder” of phenomenology, Edmund Husserl presented a cohesive methodology and philosophical framework that laid the foundation for phenomenological psychology. One of the greatest challenges of phenomenological psychology is differentiating between the unique subjective experiences and perceptions of individuals and the need to discern an objective, shared reality. Phenomenological psychology is almost easier to define by what it is not: it is not about using the scientific method to study human behavior, and it is not about studying personality or psychoses. Rather, phenomenological psychology is about understanding the nature… Continue Reading...

Logical Positivism and Scientific Research

our intellects are unequal to the task of carrying out very abstract processes of reasoning without the assistance of intuition” (p. 46). I can agree with this statement. However, I do not view it as problematic. Ayer does—and he suggests as much when he states, “the power of logic and mathematics to surprise us depends, like their usefulness, on the limitations of our reason” (p. 48). I must ask why I must think of logic and mathematics in terms of a visceral thrill—the thrill of surprise—or why I can only be surprised by something new? On the contrary, the… Continue Reading...

What It Means to Plagiarize

journal. However, there were other ways that I could tell this was a peer-reviewed journal. I examined the abstract, considered the database, and the authors. There was information about each author on the database: all four of the authors were university professors and two of them had email addresses linked so that I could contact them if I so chose. I surmised that this journal was definitely a scholarly academic journal and most likely peer-reviewed. But of course I used Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory to make certain that this was so. The importance of using peer-reviewed journal articles as a scholar-practitioner… Continue Reading...

Parkinson's Disease

abstract This paper examines the impact of Parkinson’s disease on elderly (65+ years of age) Caucasian males. This is an underserved population in the U.S. 1% of all elderly persons suffer from Parkinson’s and 60% of them are of this underserved population. The paper discusses risk factors that may lead to the onset of this disease but recognizes that the etiology of Parkinson’s is still as of yet unknown. It examines some of the most common health issues of this population… Continue Reading...

World War 2 and the Asian Population

Chinese American Women Defense Workers in World War II: Article Review In the article entitled “Chinese American Women Defense Workers in World War II” by Xiaojian Zhao, the author examines that role that Chinese American women played during WWII when they went to work for the Defense Industry and essentially acted as Chinese American versions of the famous Rosie the Riveter who was popularized during the Women’s Movement of 1970s as a throwback to the wartime era and the empowering position that women assumed on the home front as the men went off to war. Overall the works is very… Continue Reading...

Illegal Immigration Essay

abstract This illegal immigration essay example provides an examination of all the different parts of a paper of this type that you will need to know when writing your own.  Specifically, it looks at possible topics to cover related to illegal immigration, a variety of essay titles that could help to catch the reader’s interest, a sample outline of how to structure the essay, an introduction for a paper on illegal immigration, an essay hook to keep the reader invested in the paper, a… Continue Reading...

Cultural Proficiency Receptivity Scale

abstract In this paper, I will reflect on my responses to the Cultural Proficiency Receptivity Scale. I will tell what my responses tell you about myself and my preparedness as an aspiring school counselor. In this paper, I will also address cultural diversity and if there is a lack of it in my school. Cultural Proficiency Receptivity Scale After answering the questions on my preparedness as an aspiring school counselor I feel that overall, I am prepared to respond to… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Lead Exposures Among Children Under 12 Years Of Age

abstract Around the World and in the United States, actions have been taken to reduce, control and clean up the volume of Lead so that to prevent Lead-related illnesses among humans. Lead exposure is seen to affect a child’s development process and some behavioral aspects. The study seeks to determine the effect of indoor Lead exposure to children under the age of 12 years. This study undertakes a secondary desk-review research methodology to obtain knowledge from previous researches. The study establishes that… Continue Reading...

Frida Kahlo’s Spirit in Self-portrait with Monkey

Kevin Cliche Barrie, Ontario, Canada Introduction Self-Portrait with Money by Frida Kahlo was painted in 1938.  The work is an oil on masonite painting and was commissioned by Conger Goodyear, who served as the head of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (PBS, 2005).  Frida painted numerous self-portraits through her career, but this one depicted something unique about the artist:  the monkey perched just behind her shoulder represented a kind of protective spirit.  Frida herself has a look in her eyes that warns the viewer not to try to fool her—for she sees everything that everyone is… Continue Reading...

Provider Patient Communication Through Professional Interpreters

Improving Provider-Patient Communication Among LEP Patients abstract Elderly Hispanic patients experience numerous challenges when seeking for healthcare services since they are only eloquent in their native language and are classified as Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients. Language barriers contribute to poor provider-patient communication and necessitate the integration of third parties in the care delivery process. This paper whether the use of professional interpreters improves patient-provider communication and results in better health outcomes. Through a study that was carried out a sample of 40 elderly Hispanic diabetic… Continue Reading...

Infancy and Toddler Development

how is a child able to attach significance to abstract words that have no direct relationship with a physical object? While the child is able to hear words and understand them, there is not always a physical relationship between the words and the child’s external reality. The environment for instance can offer a range of objects for the child to get to know but even basic commands, like, “Stop!” or, “Come here!” can be discerned by children at this age as their cognition develops and they pick up on the cultural cues that accompany these words. Cultural cues can… Continue Reading...

Group Leadership and Formation

out clearly that the product was not going to be ready in a month. abstract Conceptualization According to Schermerhorn and Uhl-Bien (2014), for a group to work effectively, its members have to be productive, personally satisfied and committed to one another. However, we all had our own behavior types, too, as Schermerhorn (2014) notes all teams have: there was I, trying to be the helper and failing because the group still needed to air its issues before it could begin clicking. There was Bishop trying to take charge and force the group to get it together. There was Carlos who… Continue Reading...

Critical Infrastructure Security Information Technology

is a unique critical infrastructure in that it includes both a physical, concrete component (such as hardware) and an abstract, information-based core content. Therefore, combining a systems dynamics approach with the DHS survey tool reveals the particular vulnerabilities evident in the information technology critical infrastructure. Strengths include the prevalence of some open systems and dynamic communications methodologies, plus advanced physical security defense mechanisms. Identifiable weaknesses include inconsistent risk assessment and mitigation methods, and the risks with private sector knowledge leakage. Cyber threats remain a major vulnerability. More information would be needed before a more thorough risk assessment could be… Continue Reading...

Goya Rodin and Modern Art

Art through the Ages 1. (Ch. 27) What is the interpretation of Goya's Saturn Devouring his Children? The interpretation of Goya’s Saturn Devouring his Children is based on the myth of Saturn who feared that his children would overthrow him, so he devoured them one by one to avoid that risk. Goya lived many centuries after this ancient myth of antiquity originated. However, his own contemporary situation reflected the old myth in terms of the way the powerful rulers of the time were frantically lashing out, trying to preserve their own power by destroying the least possible threat. The wild-eyed… Continue Reading...

Course Learnings

abstract This course has been quite useful for me, in the sense that it has exposed me to a number of new ideas. Many of these ideas have challenged my normal way of viewing the people I work with and the organizations in which, and myself, work. So there's been quite a good bit of learning on that front. I feel that I can take some of this knowledge, build upon it and expand it, and continue to apply it in my day-to-day role as… Continue Reading...

Factors for Keeping Employees

Readmission of Hispanic Populations for CHF abstract Background: The specific phenomenon examined within this paper is the readmission of Hispanic patients for congestive heart failure (CHF). Hispanic patients are representative of myriads of underserved populations in this regard and are frequently troubled by readmissions for this ailment due to an assortment of factors revealed from an thorough literature review about this subject. Literature Review: The literature review for this paper involved searching and parsing through scholarly articles specific to this phenomenon. The author of this document sought out articles focused on this particular population segment and… Continue Reading...

Art Of War

Summary/ abstract The subject of terrain is covered exclusively in one of the thirteen chapters in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. In fact, terrain is addressed throughout The Art of War, so critical is positioning to tactical advantage and strategy. For example, the fourth chapter on “Tactical Dispositions” addresses positioning prior to Sun Tzu’s more formal “Classification of Terrain” in Chapter Ten. Whereas “Tactical Dispositions” covers defensive options, and relative positions vis-a-vis the enemy, “Terrain” demonstrates how variations in terrain impact strategy and outcome.… Continue Reading...

Comparing and Contrasting Dada and Surrealism

Where the Twain Meets: Dada and Surrealism Distinct artistic movements, genres, and philosophies, Dada and Surrealism do cross over and share considerable points of reference. Dada made its mark on the art world first, with its genesis in Switzerland during the First World War (“Dada and Surrealism,” 1). In fact, Dada was never constrained by visual media, with poets and performance artists at the forefront of the largely political and reactive movement (“Dada and Surrealism,” 1). To call Dada avant-garde, or progressive, would be an understatement, because Dada transformed the ways people thought about and created art. Art was no… Continue Reading...

Popper S Logic Of Science

that “that our intellects are unequal to the task of carrying out very abstract processes of reasoning without the assistance of intuition” (p. 46). Kuhn (1972) states that paradigms present themselves for our consideration but that we must by no means feel bound to them or constricted by them, for they are the shoulders upon which we stand as we seek to understand still more deeply. Popper seems to reject Ayer’s postulation while arguing that Kuhn’s concept is acceptable only in so far as the inquiry is pursued with rigor and systematic precision. Popper would argue that we can… Continue Reading...

Hollywood College Admissions Cheating Scheme Essay

abstract The Hollywood Cheating Scandal exposed what life is like on the other side of the tracks—the side where wealth and fame are used to buy a way into top-tier schools for trust fund kids.  The college admissions cheating scheme involved some big names across a range of industries:  actors, actresses, fashion moguls, Wall Street guys, real estate giants, doctors and many others were all implicated in the scheme along with Ivy League teachers, coaches, and test takers.  This article will discuss what… Continue Reading...

Student Discipline and Bullying

Student Bullying/Discipline 1. abstract According to the Illinois Legal Aid Online (2018) Bullying can be understood as the aggressive and unwanted traits espoused by school going children. The traits entail some perceived or real power imbalance. Some of the students will use this power (such as their physical strength, popularity, access to privileged information) to harm, blackmail or harm other students. This behavior has to be repeated or have the potential of being repeated for it to qualify as bullying (Illinois Legal Aid Online, 2018). This paper… Continue Reading...

The Stages Of Childhood Development Physical Cognitive

being able to perform more complex computational tasks involving logic and induction, abstract representations, object conservation, and reversibility (McLeod, 2010). Furthermore, middle childhood is defined by the child’s increasing entrenchment in the social environment at school, with peer relations having a strong bearing on cognitive, emotional, and linguistic development (Lantolf, Thorne & Poehner, 2014). The child’s ability to self-regulate has less to do with strict ascription to rules or a self-centered method of reasoning and more to do with concern for others, empathy, and altruism (Lightfoot, Cole & Cole, 2009). The child also develops what is known as “metacognition,”… Continue Reading...

Locke and Maslow on Motivation

me as I felt all of us pouring our enthusiasm into the presentation would make it even better. abstract Conceptualization I was driven mainly by the desire to lead the company in a new direction. It had never before used a social media campaign to enhance the brand and I felt I could spearhead this project and bring it to life. As Bauer, Erdogan, Short and Carpenter (n.d.) show, “finding a ‘way to do it better’ is a challenge that helps all individuals to meet their personal and professional goals”—and this was born out in my experience. The team came… Continue Reading...

Nursing Shortage Essay

abstract Globally, a nursing shortage is impeding the advancement of healthcare systems around the world. The nursing shortage refers to any situation in which the labor market cannot keep up with patient demands. Causes of the nursing shortage include poor working conditions leading to high turnover rates, insufficient nursing education programs, and lack of incentives for nurses to work in areas of critical concern. Effects of the nursing shortage include further staff shortages due to high stress environments and poor… Continue Reading...

Human Resources

abstract A company’s most valuable asset is its people. Human resources refer to the people who comprise the organization. The practice of human resource management includes employee recruitment, hiring practices, employee development and retention, discipline, motivation, and to a degree, organizational culture and socialization. Human resource management also involves job or role definitions and clarifying hierarchies and relationships within an organizational structure. Ethical codes and codes of behavior may also be covered under the rubric of human resources management. Human resources departments often… Continue Reading...

Hiring Practices and Ethical Legal

abstract Human resources managers are increasingly called upon to contribute to ethical decision making in their hiring practices. Hiring policies and practices are a critical gateway to fulfilling organizational ethical commitments. Using standard screening methods like background checks or screening applicant social media accounts present ethical dilemmas, pitting the need for due diligence against the need to resist any form of discrimination in hiring. By engaging in hiring policies and practices that reflect legal ground rules and also ethical codes, human resources… Continue Reading...

Nationwide Marijuana Legalization

abstract There is a need to legalize marijuana and allow people an alternative source of health care to that which is provided by the pharmaceutical industry.  Big Pharma is responsible for the opioid epidemic devastating lives today.  Marijuana is a naturally occurring plant that people have used responsibly for thousands of years.  It is time to take back control of the lives of people and legalize marijuana.  This proposal explains why that would be beneficial and how the government can take action now.… Continue Reading...

Patricia Benner Novice to Expert Theory

the nurse goes wrong with the hunches. An expert nurse no longer depends on the use of abstract rules and regulations. They use their true experience to handle situations. The expert nurses also have an advanced perception of circumstances. They no longer view circumstances as individual pieces glued together, but rather as a whole item, with particular relevant pieces. The expert nurse thus gets fully involved in circumstances, rather than observe things from a distant as they unfold (Benner, 1984). Take for instance a qualified nurse in the CCU - She cannot at once lead an operation, no matter… Continue Reading...

Leadership and the Issue Of Ethics

abstract This paper focuses on questions of ethics and unethical behavior in the workplace. It discusses what leaders can do to better create an ethical environment in which people are respected and ethical values are promoted. It provides some examples from the real world of what happens when organizations fail to act ethically, and it also examines some of the problems that led to the disaster that was the 2007-2008 economic collapse. Ethical principles such as utilitarianism and virtue ethics are explained in… Continue Reading...

Theories and International Relations

role in helping policy-makers produce solutions that are effective instead of being regarded as being too abstract. In policy organizations that are foreign, people are not selected by their theories’ quality but by their quality of knowledge and intelligence of a particular area. Theories are usually created to give an understanding of reality of life. A good theory must be consistent, complete, proved by factual evidence, must have the ability of explaining what was confusing in the past, stated clearly and have useful recommendations. Policy and theories are linked. Theories can lead to policies which could help in future… Continue Reading...

Public Health Advocacy Outreach and Information

American Public Health Association The “only organization that influences federal policy,” the American Public Health Association (APHA) addresses every aspect of public health, from violence to disease epidemics. Goals of the organization include raising awareness and changing public policy in ways that promote public health and safety. For example, the organization advocates for alterations in public infrastructure or practices that might promote the use of vaccinations. Specific topics and issues that the APHA focuses on include climate change, environmental health, gun violence, health equity, health reform, tobacco and other substance use issues, and more. One of the most important issues… Continue Reading...

Is God a Good God

evil that someone encounters which disrupts her personal relation with God.”[footnoteRef:5] The idea of evil in the abstract is what people find difficult to reconcile with the idea of a good God in the abstract—just as Hume (the philosophical skeptic) found it difficult to do. The problem that people faced with this difficulty encounter is that they believe a good God would not permit evil to exist at all. Goodness can have no part in evil and vice versa. It is a logical argument to make. But the problem is that the premise of what constitutes divine goodness is… Continue Reading...