Reading Essays


Quantitative Research

not the specific focus of the research study. What has the experience of reading and critiquing a qualitative study meant to you? (4) The experience of reading and critiquing a qualitative study has helped me familiarize myself with the following concepts: Reduction of actual phenomena to a published study comprises of two phases: representing reality through descriptive qualitative information collection, and information analysis. Both the above phases represent key aspects of the end standard. Nurses make use of studies for answering practice-related queries, resolving issues, enhancing patient care quality, shaping health policy, and producing novel research questions. Nurses who tackle… Continue Reading...

Special Education in Miami Dade

excellent example of how technology helps a student that may have difficulty reading or a visual disability, still learn with ease. Comment by Tarae Terry: Citation? In this qualitative case study, the researcher will interview 15 special education teachers from 15 various elementary schools within Miami-Dade County, Florida. Because attitudes and perceptions play such a major role in teachers using or not using technology in the classroom, this study will examine the attitudes and perceptions of 15 special education teachers as it relates to technology integration in their daily general instruction including science, math, history, and English. The participants… Continue Reading...

Relationship Between Effective Communication and Productivity

The purpose of effective communication is to co-ordinate efforts towards achieving team goals, enhancing quality of meetings for information to be shared, decisions collectively made, and for there to be shared understanding about the tasks to be performed. A necessary component of team work is establishing shared meaning of the work, and appropriate means of delivering high quality consumer care (Borrill et.al, 2000). Effective healthcare centers heavily rely on effective communication for them to live up to their missions. Productivity at the workplace improves when information flawlessly flows from one level to another. It leads to more tasks completed, consequently… Continue Reading...

Warriors into the Wild

have the same kind of good qualities that he had. I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes the fantasy genre, as it has elements of war, romance, adventure and friendship in it. Don't be fooled by the cover -- it is more than just a story about cats! Works Cited Hunter, Erin. Warriors: Into the Wild. UK: Avon Books, 2003. Print. Continue Reading...

Ethical Principles and Code Of Conduct Among Psychologists

effectively. For future assignments, resources are multifaceted and I recommend further reading on them. WEEK 2 The school of thought chosen is behaviorism. The theorist associated with behaviorism and chosen for the study is B. F. Skinner, who proposed and focused on operant conditioning. Skinner purposed on using the operant conditioning to change behavior with reinforcements given when the desired response is achieved. Using punishments, reinforcers, and neutral operant, Skinner developed a mechanism in which behavior can be created and monitored within an individual, beginning from the one of being an empty slate, and ending with the reaction that… Continue Reading...

New Generation by Solzhenitsyn Review

advised him on how to adjust his study habits, how to verbalize his reading a as to increase his rate of absorbing what he reads and what to do to organize his thoughts. He took a look at Konoplyov's performance record and heave before sighing and signing it with a pass (3). According to the engineer, it was not possible for three intelligentsia generations to get it wrong on how to lead people to free their energies and access their culture. Nevertheless, he is aware that some people have no capacity to cope with such a leap into the… Continue Reading...

Open Source Software

economics, and the impact of adoption on theory and practice (Fitzgerald et al. 2011). Analysis of the review While reading Gaff & Ploussios (2012), the perception gained by the reader is that the authors intend to provide an accurate and authoritative informative piece regarding the matter of origin and adoption of OSS. The paper lays emphasis on the licensure of OSS, and the various types of license available. The paper is provided based on the understanding that the most authoritative regulatory bodies in the field; IEEE and IEEE Computer Society are willing to provide legal, professional, or accounting guidelines on the… Continue Reading...

Use Of Self Images in Baroque Art

owing to thick discolored varnish layers. After the varnish's removal, the rich flesh tones instantaneously improved viewers' reading of the artist's expression. Rembrandt's head is well-illuminated by a light that also highlights his left shoulder as well as, to some degree, his roughly sketched clasped hands.[footnoteRef:6] [6: "Self-Portrait." 2016. Accessed September 19, 2016. http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/highlights/highlight79.html.] The roughly-dozen self-portraits which may be traced back to all decades of the illustrious painter's career are significantly divergent in their method, composition, and expression. The late depictions show broad paint applications, expressing a frank record of Rembrandt's aging facial features. The artwork is of… Continue Reading...

Ending Terrorism in Africa

In the three regional organizations in Africa discussed here, it is important that these entities reaffirm their commitment in joining the war against crime and the fight against terrorist groups; which are an obstacle to the success of Africa's economies (Fulgence, 2015). There is a lot of work cut out for sub-Saharan African countries which are grappling with abject poverty. They have plenty of work to do to attain middle income status in their economies. The terms of economic cooperation vision would have been trained on food production to fight hunger among populations that are growing fast, reducing poverty levels… Continue Reading...

Criminal Process from Arraignment to Pre Trial

need for understanding criminal case procedures. It is hoped that after reading the contents here, one will be empowered with the knowledge of how criminal case processes go in the legal justice system in USA. This paper would inevitably be of use to anyone facing criminal case proceedings or just being investigated for the same. It may also be of use to lawyers and judiciary staffs, human rights entities and other interested parties with intention to understand the Criminal Justice System.   References American Bar Association. (2007). Standards relating to pretrial release (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C. Bassiouni, C. (2003).… Continue Reading...

Dome Of St Peters Basilica

did they do it? For answers he turned to the text of Vitruvius, reading about the machines that the Romans built and employed in order to provide support for their projects while in the various production stages. He himself designed and built similar and new machines (such as hydraulic machinery) that could assist in the process of erecting the magnificent structures he envisioned. He examined the principles of line and developed the concept of linear perspective, which spread throughout Europe, becoming a staple in artistic thought and design (Hartt). In other words, Brunelleschi blended the ancient schools of architecture,… Continue Reading...

Role Of the Fda with Prescription Drugs

in play given the test case scenario surrounding Pharmacare and Compcare. As is quickly apparent while reading the case study, the company engaged in a long and extensive list of ethical and/or legal violations as a means to maximize profit and minimize the legal and other red tape that seems to bother them even though it is there for a very good reason. The ethical issues involved will be touched upon and analyzed. There will also be an exploration and analysis of direct-to-consumer marketing of drugs, whether John is the "investor" of AD23, the arguments about John being a… Continue Reading...

Nursing Theory into Action

of this article is the notion that evidence-based practice is best learned, or perhaps gleaned, via reading articles. Specifically, this approach is contrasted with that of simply taking a course in EBP. By incorporating the learning of evidence-based practice in reading scholarly articles, nursing programs are able to facilitate this didactic value continually instead of doing so in a fleeting fashion. The crux of the article is in delineating the efficacy of utilizing CASP (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme) (Nadelson and Nadelson, 2014, p. 344) tools to best teach students how to adopt the methods of evidence-based practice. There are… Continue Reading...

Parent and Child Communication Article Review

as a clinical and forensic psychologist. Based on your reading and study of the science of psychology across the course, there is no validity or reliability of the information. This is because Dr. Phil is no longer a psychologist and is not licensed anymore. The presentation of the content in the TV show is informational as it takes into account the advice of the host based on his instinct and understanding. One of the shortcomings of the show is the lack of ethics because since Dr. Phil is not licensed, he does not adhere to a specific set of… Continue Reading...

Strategies for Achieving Competitive Advantage

Business Operations in Your Organization: Strategies for Achieving Competitive Advantage Organization Selected The company I have chosen to examine is Walmart Stores, Inc. Walmart Store Inc. became originally established in the year 1945 and is in the present day undertaking its operations in retail stores in over twenty seven countries. The company is split into three key segments. These are Walmart International, Walmart United States and Sam's Club. The business undertaken by Walmart as a company encompasses restaurants, superstores, retail stores and also warehouse clubs. The company also undertakes e-commerce through its website Walmart.com. In terms of retail products, the… Continue Reading...

Former Prophets

on the just as tangible reality (within this particular reading), of Yahweh's rule. The Former Prophets' established framing is achieved via a sound interpretative process, which typically rearranges literature in a canonical form, out of something that it earlier wasn't. 2. What does it mean that Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings are a single literary piece written from a single interpretive angle? It was a bold suggestion by Noth, challenging scholars who viewed Joshua, Samuel, Kings, and Judges as a compilation of numerous sources, that the comprehensive "historical" chronicle must be comprehended canonically as one single work of literature… Continue Reading...

Developmental Learning and Technology

of how technology helps a student that may have difficulty reading or a visual disability, still learn with ease. In this qualitative case study, the researcher will interview 15 special education teachers from 15 various elementary schools within Miami-Dade County, Florida. Because attitudes and perceptions play such a major role in teachers using or not using technology in the classroom, this study will examine the attitudes and perceptions of 15 special education teachers as it relates to technology integration in their daily general instruction including science, math, history, and English. Perceptions can be seeing technology as an insurmountable obstacle,… Continue Reading...

My Life

Michael Jones and I was born on the 19th of March, 1998, in Hawthorne, California. I am currently eighteen years old and in my fourth year of college. My parents are Stephen Jones and Callie Jones. Our family comprises of my father, mother, brother and a sister. My brother's name is James Arnold Jones and my sister's name is Joanne Jones. I am grateful to have my siblings and both of my parents in my life alive and healthy. I do not have a great deal of memory about my early childhood, but my mom incessantly mentions that I was… Continue Reading...

Lord Of the Rings Fellowship Of the Rings

him fulfil the information required, the researcher employs numerous tactics, including spending time in the library reading bibliographies. The collected data is then analysed using phenomenological approaches to help discover the aesthetic aspects of the novel. Story Summary One of the ancient rings believed to have been lost for many years has been found. Fate has allowed the ring to be given to Frodo. Gandalf discovers that the ring is the same one that belongs to Darl Lord Sauron. Frodo must dash to the Cracks of Doom so as to have the ring destroyed. He is joined by Samwise.… Continue Reading...

Teaching and Learning

to follow plotlines. Educators may make use of short stories in language practice, improvement of aesthetic appreciation and reading skills comprehension in second language classrooms. Such tales and associated activities are a highly valuable and efficient means to teach vocabulary to pre-schoolers. On the whole, this article will aid the dissertation as it claims short story-centred syllabi and activities endeavour to deal with students' needs, interests and grades in the process of second language learning. Because of such a curriculum, students will be more inspired, committed and engaged in learning English, and actively participate in the learning environment. Thus,… Continue Reading...

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

with blinding lucidity (Obinyan, 2014). There can be no doubt that Soren's books are no light reading. How to become a Christian in Christendom is probably Soren's chief controversial and problematic text. reading and understanding this work was tough even for the most highly-educated segment of the society, as prevalent cultural and educational institutions typically produced stereotyped citizens who blended in and weren't permitted to explore their distinctive identity. The issue was aggravated by the nation's recent, swift shift from feudalism to capitalism. Extensive rural-to-urban migration, highly enhanced social mobility, and universal primary education meant a shift from a… Continue Reading...

A Students Guide to Liberal Learning by Schall

liberal arts, whether olden or contemporary. The first phase of the solution encompasses self-discipline. The importance and weight on reading makes the emphasis of the book on the intellectual life. Nonetheless, the author points out how moral disorder plays a role in failing to see the reality. "There is an intimate connection between our moral life and our intellectual life" (p 30). Despite the fact that Newman considered the main purpose of the university to be teaching knowledge, this does not imply that the institution is remitted from assisting the student from his will in order to attain intellectual objectives.… Continue Reading...

Pro Slavery in the Antebellum Period

allowed to acquire any knowledge and they weren't allowed to study. Being seen reading or studying would earn one punishment. No master wanted a slave who was smarter than they were. The slaves learnt to read and study in the secrecy of the night. Most of the slaves were illiterate and never learnt to read or write for their entire life. They could not enjoy the many benefits that came with having a good education. [footnoteRef:15] [15: ibid, 245] Conclusion Proslavery arguments stated that slavery ensured a stable state; that with the absence of the landless poor, that slaves… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Nigerian Writers in English

this reaction paper will offer readers a meaningful and transformative reading experience, arising from the interaction between the meanings I construed from the article and my readers' meanings (WHAT A RESPONSE PAPER IS AND IS NOT, 2016). This paper won't forthrightly refute Kehinde's views; rather, it will look into the factors contributing to Nigerian literature's current state. The Journey So Far English literature by Nigerian writers has seen extraordinary headway over the last fifteen years, expressing the struggles faced by a nation that is transitioning from colonialism to independence to democracy. Following a long-drawn-out 1967-70 fratricidal internal conflict and… Continue Reading...

Review and Reflection Of a Seminar

organizational change models, Kotter's 8-Step model was undoubtedly familiar to most of the audience members, but instead of just reading case studies in textbooks, we now had the opportunity to listen to a real-life example of how the model is put into action in a company we are all familiar with. Al-Barrak spoke of the state of urgency that precedes change, and which is necessary to motivate the members of an organization to reconsider our processes and procedures. The building of a coalition or team that can form strategic visions requires strong leadership skills, as we need to create… Continue Reading...

How Stem Cells Can Help Spinal Cords

to help you do more research or send information to you for further reading. References Euro Stem Cell. (2012). What makes stem cells unique? Eurostemcell. Retrieved from http://www.eurostemcell.org/faq/what-makes-stem-cells-unique Herberts, C., et al. (2011). Risk factors in the development of stem cell therapy. Journal of Transplant Medicine, 9: 29-36. Lu, P. et al. (2012). Long-distance growth and connectivity of neural stem cells after severe spinal cord injury. Cell, 150(6): 1264-1273. Mothe, A. et al. (2013). Repair of the injured spinal cord by transplantation of neural stem cells in a hyaluronan-based hydrogel. Biomaterials, 34(15): 3775-3783. Sabelstrom, H. et al. (2013). Resident… Continue Reading...

Germany and the Holocaust

Goldhagen and Browning: How the Holocaust Could Have Happened The Jewish Holocaust has inspired countless theories on how such an atrocity could take place in a seemingly humane and otherwise "normal" society, as Germany was in the 20th century. In other words, it was not really any different from any other society or culture in the modern era -- and yet understanding how the Holocaust could have happened, how human beings of the modern era could take part in such a mass killing, has been the debate of historians. This paper will compare and contrast the arguments of Daniel J.… Continue Reading...

Review Of Leadership Style and Emotional Intelligence

be underestimated in generating sales in the industry and reading the consumer demands beyond just numbers. These sales are what translate to profits. This scenario is especially true for firms that operate under business to business arrangements. This category of firms is extremely dependent on their sales force to thrive in their contemporary markets making it all the more important for the leaders in this particular industry to enhance their EI in the long- and short-term scenarios. The term effective is defined by such factors as performance and people management which can both be enhanced and improved using EI… Continue Reading...

The Things They Carried by Tim O’brien

November 2016. Hassebrock, Frank and Brenda Boyle. "Memory and Narrative: reading The Things They Carried for Psyche and Persona." Journal of Language, Learning and Academic Writing (2009). Heberle, Mark A. A Trauma Artist: Tim O'Brien And The Fiction of Vietnam. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2001. Heberle, Mark. A Trauma Artist: Tim O'Brien And The Fiction of Vietnam. Monograph Collection, 2001. Kaplan, Steven. "The Undying Uncertainity of the Narrator in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried." EBSCO Publishing (1993): 43-52. Kowalewski, Laurence. "Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried: Postmodern Fiction for a Postmodern War." Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities… Continue Reading...

History Of Old Testament Prophets and Kings

262). References Boadt, L., Clifford, R. J., & Harrington, D. J. (2012). reading the Old Testament: An introduction. New York: Paulist Press. Coogan, D., Michael. (2011). The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures. New York: Oxford University Press Continue Reading...

Translation Comparison: the Message, Nasb, and Nirv

been vastly utilized in its composition. Designed particularly for individuals whose reading skills are deficient and English vocabulary limited, the NIrV simplifies the New International Version for a broader audience. It also features internal harmonization, to some extent. To new Christians, it is a great private read for personal devotion.[footnoteRef:8] Further, verses quoted from another book are supplemented by the book name, verse and chapter, making it a fine study book for new Christians. [8: ibid] Bibliography Barnes, Robert. "Secret, Secret, Secret a Sermon on Matthew 6:1-18." 2001. Accessed November 25, 2016. http://www.thirdmill.org/files/english/html/nt/NT.h.Barnes.Matthew.6.1-18.html. Burke, Dave. "Translation Comparison: The Message,… Continue Reading...

Synthesizing a Paper

summary (Ingram et al., 2006). Indeed, whereas summarizing and synthesizing are both useful reading and research strategies, it is important to note that there is a significant difference between the two. Each has its own purpose, process, and outcome. Generally, summarizing is a basic reading strategy whose aim is to compile information to bring to light the key points (Ohio State University, n.d.). Focusing on each source of information at a time, attention is paid to reiterating the information, providing a quick overview, and articulating the general meaning. Synthesizing, on the other hand, is an advanced reading strategy whose… Continue Reading...

Islam Developing Trade Routes in Africa and Asia

Spread of Islam in Africa and Asia Along Trade Routes The Islam religion spread in Asia and Africa mainly due to trade of such goods as spices, gold, as also due to slaves. The advantages of proximity with the greatly profitable and powerful traders of the Islam religion triggered the conversions of merchants and rulers' into Muslims. Islam spread slowly; it took centuries, but in most places where the conversion took place, people still hold on to the religion (Debrouse). This paper explores the reasons of spread of Islam religion along Asian and African trade routes, particularly centering on the… Continue Reading...

Joseph Andrews Novel by Henry Fielding

how are you reacting to "Joseph Andrews," on its own? As I am reading along, I am thoroughly enjoying the comedy elements in Joseph Andrews, and the way the plot moves along swiftly. The title character is interesting, in that he is the antithesis of the stereotypical male who cannot resist the charms of a woman and who wants to seduce women. On the other hand, Joseph is the one who resists the charms of women. He is committed to the love of his life, Fanny. I also like the fact that Mrs. Booby goes to any lengths to try… Continue Reading...

Male Chastity in Novel Joseph Andrews

how are you reacting to "Joseph Andrews," on its own? I enjoyed reading "Joseph Andrews" for several reasons. For one, the language is challenging but I appreciate reading the text. Second, I find the content of Joseph Andrews interesting, as it lends insight into the historical and social context of the work. Most importantly, I appreciate the humor in the text, which is more overt and obvious than I expected. Right from the opening chapter, the author uses humor and satire when speaking of "male chastity." Throughout Joseph Andrews, there is sexual innuendo and symbolism as with Andrews's "office" being… Continue Reading...

Story Of Anyi Wang and Granny

context and so forth. Deeper Dive & Evidence It is obvious while reading through the pages of the story that is Granny that people do some seemingly odd and intriguing things when it comes down to what is expected, what is "normal" and what is customary. The story in question is only about eight pages of reading but the amount of cultural and societal themes and oddities to be found are all over the place. Whether it be arranged marriage, the proper way to address (or not) address people, what women are allowed to do, not do, how to speak, how… Continue Reading...

Cultural Influences and Norms in Book Granny

the point that some people called it "pornographic (Encyclopedia). Presentation While reading the work Granny, there is obviously a common theme and pattern to what is said, done and experienced per the narrator in the story. It is clear that so much of her life and the people around here are driven by culture, family, place of origin, where they live and the language they speak. Even Fu Ping herself is not immune to this behavior that seems to be borne of who one knows, where they come from and so forth. There is even a revelation near the end of… Continue Reading...

Literary Works Referring to the Mental Illness

made her sad. The view also revealed that she was incredibly eccentric reading into things far too much. As being revealed in the book, Gilman also suffered from continuous and nervous breakdown leading to melancholia that made her consult a doctor. As stated in her except "Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper," "The wise man put me to bed and applied the rest cure, to which a still good physique responded so promptly that he concluded that there was nothing much the matter with me, and sent me home with solemn advice to 'live as domestic a life as… Continue Reading...

Hindu Life Cycle Experience and Way Of Life

in her neighborhood in San Francisco, California. With time, she grew more interested in yoga, and took to reading about it and its great benefits to an individual's physical and mental wellbeing. She also decided to give up non-vegetarianism. A couple of years down the line saw her attending weekly meditation sessions somewhere in the city. She claims she had an unforgettable and life-changing vision of the Hindu God Shiva at his Mt. Kailash abode. At age 22, she married Hank Smith, her husband of the past thirty-one years. While he accepted her beliefs and lifestyle, he showed no… Continue Reading...

Government’s Right to Spy

on sensitive issues. This information could then be used to develop a database on people reading magazines and books considered subversive as well as gather information on people who own guns. The government has unlimited access to information from law abiding citizens. Records held by schools, doctors, membership organization or even businesses could be subjected to bulk collection under the PATRIOT Act. The act gives the authority the power to delve into personal lives of law abiding citizens. Allowing this to continue is an error, which demonstrates ignorance that is embodied in human nature. Also, it displays disregard for… Continue Reading...

Art Education Field

setting, prior to utilizing them in learning textual matter. The integration of reading, speaking, visual literacy, and writing tactics into syllabi of visual arts courses combines numerous learning techniques. Innumerable interesting and efficient approaches are available that help children to ponder over and read, write and speak about instructional content (Moody-Zoet). Further, Moody-Zoet claims that it is imperative to take into consideration which kind of approach is adopted: indirect or direct. For aiding students in grasping key philosophies, theories, and abilities, educators must necessarily offer direct instruction in the form of offering students information, demonstrating specific skill-based classroom activities,… Continue Reading...

Thomas More’s Utopia

an authentic feel to his work. Readers feel they're reading a real, authentic tale: "It would take too long to repeat all that Raphael told us he had observed in various places; nor would it altogether serve our present purpose. Perhaps on another occasion we shall tell more about the things that are most profitable" (Moore, 1516, p. 13) In the aforementioned paragraph, the author (as narrator) attempts to give an impression of really being present when the events transpired and of being bound by memory- and time- related limitations. Such narration in the first-person lures and captivates readers,… Continue Reading...

Cross Cultural Impact Of China on Vietnam Today

and the Practical Problems of Provincial Administrators," in Alexander Woodside, Vietnam and The Chinese Model This reading provides a comparison of the civil governments of Vietnam and China and makes the point that although the Vietnamese adapted some Chinese institutions, they rejected others and adapted cultural practices from other Southeast Asian countries such as Siam, Laos, and Cambodia. The point is also made that developing a comprehensive understanding Vietnam's relationship to the Chinese institutional model requires an examination of the two divides that existed between the Vietnamese elite of Hanoi and Hue and the thousands of peasant villages throughout the… Continue Reading...

Book Review Of Bethany Moreton’s “to Serve God and Walmart

the former half of Moreton's work is a fascinating and stimulating reading that complicates all simplistic perspectives regarding the American enthusiasm with regard to Walmart, despite its meagre wages, anti-union attitudes, bleak exurban-life model, and evisceration of small towns. Conclusion The author has presented a highly detailed, readable account of the economic and cultural developments that contributed to Walmart's growth, relating to more wide-ranging trends in the nation's recent history. Thus, the book may prove beneficial in various disciplines, including politics, women's studies and economics. The author has adopted rare daring and balance when traversing the Sun Belt setting… Continue Reading...

Language Barriers Among the Karen People

For example, Karen refugees practice literacy through participant observation, memorization, reading texts aloud (recitation), and computer use (Quadros & Sarrob, 2016). Because there is not much research on the Karen people, these practices can shed light on ways to improve literacy among GAP's Karen refugee student population. Another aspect of Karen refugees to consider is the language barrier. In Australian-based study examining English language participation, achievement and education by the Karen people saw perceived difficulties from the Karen refugee women when it came to English language communication and proficiency. They also demonstrated additional barriers to education such as socio-political,… Continue Reading...

Observing and Reporting Surroundings at a Va Medical Center

Experiential Exercise: Observing and Reporting Surroundings at a VA Medical Center To satisfy the requirements of this assignment, the author recently volunteered at a local Department of Veterans Affairs medical center (VAMC) and the results of this experience are related below. Date and address of where the experience took place October XYZ, 20XX, in Anytown, Ohio. Length of time you were there Four hours (including lunch). Brief description of the setting The VAMC visited for this assignment is a major tertiary healthcare facility that provides medical, surgical, dental and mental health services to eligible veterans in its catchment area. The… Continue Reading...

Biblical Prophetic Literature and Hosea

Exegesis Hosea 10: 5-6 Close reading Hosea is a prophetic book and like many books in this tradition, it is a critique of the current ways of the Israelites and an explanation of why their words and deeds are in error. One of the central images of Hosea 10: 5-6 is that of idolatry, specifically that of the "calf" at which the inhabitants of Samaria "tremble" despite the explicit prohibition of worshipping graven images in Exodus; the calf specifically recalls the idolatry of the golden calf while… Continue Reading...

Words and Pictures in Picture Books

picture books, and why the interaction between the two is important for the development of reading comprehension. A popular adage says pictures speak more than a thousand words. It is true that pictures communicate information in a way words may not. Nodelman posits that pictures support and complete the meaning of text, and carry a great deal of visual significance. Due to its visual character, a picture often contains more information than the text that accompanies it. Indeed, as noted by Zhihui Fang, pictures serve as illustrations for written text. They expand and interpret the text in a way… Continue Reading...

Personal Statement for Law School

BA. A good portion of my free time in the following years were spent on research and reading, seeking to understand humanity. My curiosity led me to read about history, language, religions, gender roles, and the impact these factors had on governance, legal systems, politics, crime and justice. I slowly came to realize that my family had not threatened me because of hate or ill-will, but because of fear and unfamiliarity. This realization was extremely empowering. I realized that my absence and refusal to speak to them was only mirroring their hostility and would only reinforce the fear and… Continue Reading...

Text Sets for a Multicultural Topic

to Opitz (1998), text sets are used during supervised reading instruction and involve grouping students together to help them become readers and understand the learning material. The process of developing this text set has involved identifying a suitable multicultural or social justice theme i.e. embracing individual differences in the classroom or learning environment. Once the theme was identified, a wide range of texts was selected to appeal to these students with different interests and ability levels. Overview of the Target Students The text set was developed to target middle school students i.e. those in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade.… Continue Reading...

Death and Faith from Existentialist Point Of View

Periechontology In order to understand the underlying concepts of faith with respect to philosophy, first it is important to understand 'philosophy' adequately. Jaspers was concerned about noting the originality and singularity of philosophy and he frames it as "to elucidate" (erhellen). As per Jaspers, this clarification or elucidation does not come to philosophers through an external agent but it happens by itself during the philosophical process and this happening is an innermost act. (Wildermuth, 2007). Philosophers understand the meaning and philosophy behind actions and things as they seek to explore hitherto mysterious, unexplained happenings and phenomenon. However, only a few… Continue Reading...

Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis

analysis to enhance data reliability and validity. The analysis is carried out by reading the texts to understand the entire context of the interviews. The outcome of the analysis produces several themes. The first theme produced from the interview is the joint family. It is revealed from the interview that joint family is an essential part of the Pakistani culture. (Anthias, 2013). In Pakistan, all family member sees themselves as one. For example, if one of the family members gets sick, all the family members will rally round the person and take care of him or her. If a… Continue Reading...

Public Health Information

What are Bacteria and Viruses? The most basic difference between bacteria and viruses is their size. Whereas both bacteria and viruses are too tiny to notice with the naked eye, most bacteria are about one micrometer in length and can be perceived with a good optical microscope. On the other hand, viruses are smaller than the wavelength of visible light, which suggests that they can only be perceived by using an electron microscope (Nursing Times, 2006). Infection, every so often the initial phase, takes place when bacteria, viruses or other microbes that cause disease enter the human body and start… Continue Reading...

Cruelty and Intolerable Acts

Wanton Loss of Life A careful reading of David Livingston Smith's seminal treatise on the science of dehumanization, Less Than Human, reveals there is a fundamental relationship between the phenomena of dehumanization and that of genocide. There are countless examples which underpin this reality. Several genocides were accompanied by both thoughts and actions in which the perpetrators of these crimes against humanity seemed to consider their victims less than human. Livingston largely seizes upon this point in assembling what is his stance on the exact nature of the relationship between… Continue Reading...

Social Shift from Religion to Spirituality

chiefly convey it through their behavior (knowing); for instance, reading the rosary, seeking perfection by meditating, meeting with religious others, or supporting racial justice (Bender 3). Briefly, spirituality entails kinds of action, theology and devotion. Secondly, it indicates spiritual approaches' diversity of distribution over religious customs, such that a few religious customs will more likely stress on knowing via one's heart instead of via the mind. Further, religious bodies and customs create and communicate the above styles. Every religious community and tradition will probably have symbols and figures to epitomize diverse styles; for instance, spiritual movements in followers of… Continue Reading...

Meaning Of a Biblical Passage

Scripture The process of studying Scripture usually requires and involves more than reading surface text because an individual has to conduct an in-depth study. An in-depth study of text is a necessary process towards understanding the meaning of a passage from Scripture and grasping it fully. In essence, for an individual to gain a rich understanding of the meaning of a passage from a Scripture from different perspectives, it is important to conduct an in-depth study rather than just surface reading of the text. One of the most important aspects of gaining understanding… Continue Reading...

Facets Of a Good Leader

learn from the mistakes of others through witnessing or reading about them. However, so long as the lesson is learned and the damage is minimized, it is for the better. The author of this report is strongly self-aware and good when it comes to this dynamic. What Author has Learned & Summary The author sees clearly what is strong about the author's straits and what could use some work. The vLeader scores are as follows: (vL pre: 10/ (vL1: 7/10pts, vL2: 9/10pts, vL3: 10/ ) It should be fairly clear from the above that the author is strong in… Continue Reading...

Relationship Of Food and Ritual in India

attracted to the two articles on India and food because I enjoy reading about India and I am familiar with some of its customs and issues. I used these two articles as the basis for developing a free-floating narrative about life in an ashram where foreigners and native Indians mix and talk about food -- with a glimpse of life outside the ashram thrown in. I made the ashram characters to be Catholics because I thought this would juxtapose nicely with the predominant Hindu context of the nation outside the walls of the ashram. With this juxtaposition, I attempted… Continue Reading...

Educational Psychology

in language acquisition linked to attention issues. The middle childhood phase sees reading-disabled pupils and pupils having a language lag history depicting more internalization issues compared to normally-developing pupils. Teenage, which is a stage linked to a typical rise of risk-taking activities, depicts an association between externalization issues and unremediated reading disorders (Perkins & Bermann, 2013). Communication failure is believed to be one source of language disorders resulting in problematic behavior. Kids showing poor language proficiency will be more prone to struggling with turn taking and other pragmatic language elements that can hinder their social growth and routine conversations… Continue Reading...

Child Studies

Does the ad contain any research-based evidence, or any evidence to substantiate its claims? If yes, what is the evidence? No, the ad does not contain any research-based evidence or any kind of evidence that is able to substantiate its claims. What is the overall concept related to the claim in the ad? (e.g., to improve some aspect of development, to increase well-being, to change behaviours, etc.). There are three general concepts associated to the claim in the ad. The first is that bright colors, textures and fun sounds that are exuded by the toy aid in the stimulation of… Continue Reading...

Platos Myth Of the Cave and Technology Today

customers online. Today, virtually everything can be done online -- from business to shopping, reading, learning, information sharing, listening to music, gaming, watching television, and so forth. Indeed, the internet offers limitless possibilities; possibilities perhaps never imagined before. There is the downside, however. With the internet, spreading propaganda and untruths has become easier than ever before. Individuals, organisations, and governments now find the internet a powerful tool for propagating falsehoods and advancing malicious interests. Browsing through websites and social media today, one comes across a ton of information with no factual or scientific basis. One will encounter propaganda aimed… Continue Reading...

Gothic Literature in 18th Century England

(Bartolomeo 100). This admission by Reeve that the point of the gothic is to excite indicates that the reading audiences of the late 18th century had grown tired of the rational, realistic epistolary works of popular fiction and now wanted something that spoke of those more sinister urges that were not spoken of in polite society. The Age of Enlightenment had, in other words, had its fill of reason and now wanted to remember what it meant to feel something. The gothic was giving rise to Romance and attacking the ideology of Puritanism at the same time. In spite… Continue Reading...

Vathek Stories

writing is quite different from the one that we use to in the present day. Subsequent to reading Vathek, my reaction to the story is that it is odd. However, taking into account that it is set in the Gothic genre, to some extent I can say that Beckford does use his imagination remarkably. In addition, the plot thickens as the story goes on and becomes grasping. It is also satirical. It is based on Caliph Vathek, who is said to be a seeker of knowledge but at the same time loves the pleasures of the wealth. Consequently, he makes… Continue Reading...

Boko Haram and Diffusion Of Innovation

Diffusion of innovation theory refers to the spread of ideas, materials, or strategies and can be applied both to counterterrorism policies or terrorist tactics themselves. By paying attention to the patterns of diffusion, governments can make more informed counterterrorism decisions or policies. At the same time, diffusion of innovation can show how terrorist tactics spread from one group to another or how extremism spreads throughout a region. Applied to Boko Haram, the diffusion of innovation theory can show how terrorist tactics used by one extremist group spread or how extremist ideology spreads from one region or group to another. Likewise,… Continue Reading...

John Stuart Mill’s on Liberty

a person to make mistakes (once again to use Mill's example, making less-than-ideal choices in regards to romance, reading, and other acts of personal volition and leisure). But the harm principle is still extremely limiting upon the state in terms of its ability to engage in basic protections of its citizens. Taken to its extreme, Mill's harm principle would also prohibit the state taking actions such as taxing unhealthy foods and cigarettes, incentivizing positive behaviors such as buying energy efficient-appliances, or being prohibited from driving highly unsafe cars or otherwise undertaking extremely risking activities with no apparent benefit. While… Continue Reading...

Skills Needed to Be a Financial Manager

it is, I feel I have already developed these skills to a high degree. I practice predicting trends, reading micro- and macro-events on a daily basis, studying the effects of political and economic variables on markets, and so on. In my school work, I take responsibility and hold myself accountable at all times for my studies, and my grades show the degree to which I apply myself. I work diligently to succeed in every class, no matter the subject, because I believe that if I want to do well by others, I have to first do well by myself.… Continue Reading...

How Hong Kong Responds to Fitness Clubs

are not, why not? Data will be analyzed by measuring Likert scores and providing a visual, quantified reading on the popularity of the fitness industry in Hong Kong. The open-ended question will provide a window into the qualitative conditions surrounding the fitness industry in Hong Kong. 1.4 Research Process The background for this research paper has already begun and will continue through to January 22nd. The survey questions will be prepared thereafter alongside a review of the relevant literature that will be used to support this project. The sample to be used for the survey will be selected by… Continue Reading...

Systems Development Process

New System Why is it important for everyone in business organizations to have a basic understanding of the systems development process? Would your response change if the organization is licensing a system rather than developing their own from scratch? All individuals within business organizations operate as end users. In particular, being end users of the system, the hold with them business information and knowledge that the information system personnel require in order to cultivate and advance all of the elements of the design of the information system. Taking this into consideration, it is imperative for every individual within business organizations… Continue Reading...

Clara Reeve's the Old English Baron

Baron, on its own? Answer No. 1: Overall, I enjoyed reading this story despite its excessive verbosity and flowery verbiage, which of course would go on to become fundamental attributes of the Gothic genre. There was an abundance of detailed descriptions and colorful character development that helps motivate readers to not only continue reading, but to learn more about this romantic period in history through additional outside research. In addition, the fictionalized historical aspects of the storyline were especially entertaining and helped provide the plot with the credibility intended by Reeves. Answer No. 2: Even on its own and without… Continue Reading...

English Language Arts Observations Report

via precise writing and language skills; thus, engaged pupils within literacy classrooms think continuously through writing, reading, and oral debates of several texts. Educators communicate their regard for diverse pupils by means of various nonverbal and verbal signs, lend a careful ear to pupils' ideas, seek elaborate explanations and clarifications, and are sensitive to their pupils' feelings. Educators' attitude is, on the surface, either unyielding or friendly. However, even underneath a stern shell, educators must essentially express care, and believe that all pupils, irrespective of their financial status and cultural background are talented and important. Hence, pupils should not… Continue Reading...

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Cycle Strategic planning is delineated as an organization's practice of outlining its strategy or direction to be undertaken and making decisions on apportioning its resources to carry out the strategy. Strategic planning is largely beneficial to the organization in that it outlines the short-term benefits sought after and where the company seeks to get to. The strategic planning cycle exemplified in a sequence of formal planning procedures, makes certain that managers evaluate key strategic issues being faced by the organization. This is imperative to get through the common preoccupation with operational problems in the short run. In addition,… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Gender Related Bullying and Harassment

Bullying and Conflict in Relation to Learning About Gender and Other Forms of Equity One of the harsh realities of life in the United States is the potential for bullying behaviors to adversely affect the learning environment for young victims, transforming the school environment from a place of learning into one that is dreaded and feared. Moreover, bullying behaviors can have a profound effect on the manner in which young people are socialized concerning gender roles as well as their perspectives concerning equity later in life. To determine the facts about these issues, this paper provides a review of the… Continue Reading...

Sternes Yorick in a Sentimental Journey

on its own, or in comparison to previous works on the course? (eg. I enjoyed reading...) I enjoyed reading Sterne's A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy and found it to be altogether very humorous. Yorick is the kind of person I sometimes imagine myself to be so I could very easily identify with him -- from his initial reaction to the monk begging for donations (Sterne 16) -- Yorick refuses and then instantly regrets being so discourteous to the monk -- to the way in which he procures a passport in Versailles, unwittingly coming off as the king's… Continue Reading...

Life Of Buddha

nice bed, no eating after noon. 5. What have you learned from the reading about the distinction between Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism? Theravada appears to be the original version of Buddhism. Mahayana has Taoism and Confucianism influences. Furthermore, Theravada is more selfish in its translation of achieving enlightenment, whereas Mahayana is more selfless concerning enlightenment. The core concepts, however remain for both. 6. Identify the distinctive features of the following schools of Mahayana Buddhism: • Madhyamaka: A Nagarjuna founded school of philosophy stating phenomena are empty of essence, substance, and nature, giving them an independent and solid state. • Buddha-Nature… Continue Reading...

World Religions and Is Confucianism a Religion

religions. Name several of the characteristics that Confucianism and Buddhism and Christianity share in common, based on this reading. Confucianism has a concept of Absolute that is akin to Buddhism, but not with Christianity. This is fine, given the fact that Hinduism is polytheistic and Islam is not, but both are considered major world religions. Both Buddhism and Confucianism conceptualize the Absolute less in terms of a creator deity (neither of these traditions have a creator deity) and more in terms of a heavenly ideal. Moreover, both Buddhism and Confucianism have a concept of an ideal person (Sage or… Continue Reading...

Using Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

other more traditional concepts of intelligence (such as IQ or common sense intelligence). EI is focused on person- reading skills. It looks for signs of fear, anger, comfortableness, etc. in the actions, tones, words, and mannerisms of employees. These signs are cues that give the manager a sense of what the employee is really feeling and thinking. Because individuals often apply a filter to their thoughts, words and actions when in public or in the professional sphere, it can be difficult for managers to discern any problems that might be festering within a team simply by gauging that team at… Continue Reading...

South African Poetry Analysis

The metaphor is extended now -- but altered and taken in an unexpected direction, offering up to the reading a variety of possible interpretations: a voice -- like a bullet fired from a rifle, or a stone hurled from a sling -- must travel over space and time to arrive at its destination; does it move quickly or slowly? -- does it stop, take detours? -- can it be caught and considered at a later point in time? Or is it like a vaccine, medical first aid, like that which arrives on the front lines of a battle field… Continue Reading...

Exclusivity and Inclusivity in the Church

.....features of exclusivity and inclusivity that appear in Ezra and Third Isaiah respectively are indicative of the overall character of the Church and the true Christian orientation. Just as Christ has two natures -- a human and a divine -- the Christian has a double-sense of duty, one that is to recognize the exclusive right of worship that belongs to God alone and one that is to exercise charity to others. The commandments that Christ gives to his followers are not ten but two: love God and love your neighbor (Mark 12:30-31) -- the former refers to the exclusivity that… Continue Reading...

Head Start Program Evaluation

offer at least some measure of the atmosphere that poor homes lack. Numbers, letters, reading-and-following etc. are activities upper and middle class families frequently teach their kids; however, just as often, kids from poor backgrounds are deprived of this instruction. Middle class kids are academically superior because of their number-counting and alphabet-writing abilities. Researchers reveal that early childhood motivation to study may be undermined by didactic institutional tactics. Kids need to be able to read for as long as they desire to ensure they identify alphabets. A few leading economists are prompting states to prioritize preschool financing via Head… Continue Reading...

Hsms Gap Analysis Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments

Laser, infra-red and radio frequencies equipment used for level reading and surveying. UV radiation from welding. Radiation sickness and serious damage to body cells and tissue including serious skin and eye injuries. P2 3.3 Other Hazards 1 Poor lighting, visibility. During night working without adequate lightings or due to failure of lightings. Due to poor site layout, high vision obstructing machineries, structures, buildings, people and material movers/vehicles. Slips, trips and falls leading to serious injuries, stress, overlooking risks, hitting, bumping against equipment and vehicles leading to serious injuries and accidents while driving and operating equipment. P2 2 Adverse weather… Continue Reading...

Research Paper Topic and Annotated Bibliography

follows: • Choosing a topic for review • Conducting a literature search • Collecting, reading and analyzing literature • Writing down the review • Referencing Therefore, subsequent to choosing one's topic, the next step would be to peruse internet databases, books, journal articles, government publications, etc. In the current digital age, a successful, quality literature search is usually conducted with the aid of electronic and computer databases which provide access to huge amounts of swiftly- and easily- retrievable information. Several electronic databases exist; of these, a large number handle specific information areas. I can also attempt to learn more about my subject… Continue Reading...

Democracy and Pluralism

Critically assess the extent to which deliberative democracy, neo-conservatism and/or neo-liberalism promote and/or restrict democratization for groups that are excluded and marginalized. Please refer to the debates presented in the attached readings to make your points and cite your sources. Civil society may make up a place for democratization, owing to its ability to enable individuals to decide on living their public life and resolving common issues. Individuals who consider deliberation to be the soul of democracy ought to be drawn to a broad form of public domain. Postmodernists, who hold rather divergent views, conceptualizing democracy with regard to agonistic… Continue Reading...

The Book Of Daniel and Apocalyptic Literature

between Judaism and Christianity because of its apocalyptic nature. References Boadt, L. (1984). reading the Old Testament. Princeton University Press. Brueggeman, W. (2003). An Introduction to the Old Testament. Lousiville: Westminster John Knox Press. Continue Reading...

Figurative Language and Imagery in Poetry

of catharsis through engagement with a dramatic experience in reading. It can also provide a comedic experience or poke satirical fun at society. The importance of reading has changed from in earlier eras in the sense that books are now old media (new media consists of digital technology) and we have a hundred other ways to entertain ourselves today aside from books. For this reason, I believe genres like flash fiction have emerged -- because the world is so fast-paced today as a result of technology that few have the time or inclination to sit down with a book… Continue Reading...

Lesson Plan for Gustav Klimt Art Class

or discourse" "to develop content understandings". All students are encouraged to write exercise and reading comprehension by given them the excerpt of the Italian artworks. The students will be encouraged to provide their opinions to foster evidence. The teaching method will also assist students in enhancing a deeper analysis of content. Moreover, the language instruction was used for the analysis that assisted students to complete graphic works with the vocabulary sheets to complete their assignment. 4. "Using Assessment to Inform Instruction" a. "Based on your analysis of student learning presented in prompts 1b -- c, describe next steps for instruction to… Continue Reading...

The Victim Of Prejudice by Mary Hays

Victim of Prejudice, on its own? (eg. I enjoyed reading...) I enjoyed reading this book for several reasons. For one, I was surprised it was so old, written several hundred years ago. The language is dated but the themes remain relevant, especially as they pertain to gender and sex roles. Right from the beginning of the book, Hays lets her readers know that this is going to be a scathing critique of patriarchy. Protagonist Mary speaks with a proud tone, noting that her benefactor helped her to overcome the titular gender… Continue Reading...

Narrative Analysis and Life Span Interview Of Ms. W

between girls and boys, nevertheless, girls have confident about their social and reading skills. (APA, 2002). Thus, Ms. W was able to display this social ability to associate with boys than girls during her adolescent. Despite being more associated with male friends, Ms. W adolescent identity was primarily related to that of helper. Typically, her roles as a helper were to accommodate people assisting them, and showing care for people who cared about her and be around her all the time. Thus, Ms. W took the advantage of this strategy to attract love and kindness from people thereby neutralize… Continue Reading...

Individual Instructional Needs Of Students

show delayed development, emotional withdrawal and isolation. On the positive side, he shows notable interest and skills in reading and music. Sam's creative abilities can be enhanced by applying the recommendations below. • Relationship Development Intervention (RDI). A systematic method geared towards helping Sam develop his social and emotional skills and self-awareness should be applied. • Speech Language Therapy: this can be boosted by frequent teaching that applies a range of techniques for solving the various challenges. SLT is meant to tackle speech mechanics including the social value and meaning of words in a language. SLT also employs other… Continue Reading...

Confucian Virtues and Gender

Accept, qualify or refute the contention that failure of late 19th-early 20th century reforms and the subsequent collapse of the imperial system spelled the end for Confucianism in China. Although the effectiveness of the attempted reforms implemented in China in the late 19th through early 20th century undoubtedly had significant implications for the followers of Confucianism and its status as a state religion, it would be a stretch to say that it spelled the end of this religion, or ideology, and that it was completely eradicated. Although the followers of Confucianism today represent only a small fraction of the world's… Continue Reading...

Supreme Court Second Amendment Case

Stevens and Justice Stephen Breyer argued that the majority decision was based on an unconvincing and strained reading of the Second Amendment. The arguments of these justices were seemingly influenced by the notion in Miller ruling that the Amendment does not restrict legislatures' powers to regulate ownership and use of firearms by civilians. Justice Stevens argued that the Miller ruling has been used by courts as a long-standing precedent and represents the natural interpretation of the Amendment because the Framers of the Constitution did not intend to establish a common-law right of self-defense in the constitution (U.S. Supreme Court,… Continue Reading...

The Mysteries Of Udolpho Book Analysis

I enjoyed reading the book as it provides the reader with a lot of suspense over what will happen next in the book. The events are not predictable, which means that the reader cannot in anyway be in a position to know what will be happening in the next chapter. The series of events arranged by the author provides the reader with a desire to continue reading the book to uncover some of the issues that pertain to Emily and her family. Of importance in the book… Continue Reading...

How Language and Literacy Are Impactful

of the story -- but once I arrived there I realized how anti-climactic it was and that no one reading the narrative would be impressed by it or particularly jolted by it. In my young experience, I had remembered the incident well -- but I could not convey the impressions I had at the time in writing. So I continued on with the story -- we returned home, we unwrapped our Subway sandwiches, and -- because the fender bender had taken up a considerable amount of time -- our sandwich buns were soggy. I ended the personal narrative on… Continue Reading...

Strategic Implementation

Description of Chosen Tool (Work Gloves Create Change) Successful strategy implementation is fundamental for the survival of any entity. Numerous organizations fail to sustain their competitive edge, owing to lack of tools and processes in implementing strategies (Rajasekar, 2014). The chosen tool, work gloves create change, encompasses eight distinctive processes that are necessary for strategic implementation. The first phase is generating urgency for individuals within the organization to perceive, comprehend and feel the need to change. Second phase is building a coalition with dominant individuals at all levels who work to lead the change endeavor. The third phase is creating… Continue Reading...

Child Development

Infancy is the stage between birth and two years of age. This stage is characterized by rapid physical growth than any other stage of life. Very interesting changes occur in this couple of years. Brain development also occurs rapidly at this stage. Prior to birth, the unborn baby has most of the brain cells, but not all. There is a very rapid development of the neural connections between the cells. Contrary to what most people think, the baby is not entirely helpless. It is capable of all the basic activities required to sustain life -- breathing, suckling, swallowing and excretion.… Continue Reading...

New Testament and Christianity

¶ … Gospel: Gospel is a message that has contents on Jesus, God, salvation, the Kingdom of God, and everything that is done to reach out this message to the believers. Gospel is also one of the books in the New Testament talking about the life, death, resurrection, and the works of Jesus Christ. • Original sin: Original sin refers to the tendency and deprivation to the evil that is seen as innate in all humankind and it is passed from Adam to all human beings, resulting from the sin engaged by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.… Continue Reading...

Fake News and Knowledge Is Power

Fake News: Knowledge Is Power With the election of Donald Trump, it seems that power might come from the absence of knowledge. As Barton points out, fake news was once a fringe effect but has now become a "a strategy for consolidating executive power," (1). Anti-intellectualism and the dumbing down of American, which Richard Hofstadter describes in his 1964 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, highlights the problem of when a lack of knowledge becomes the key to political power when in fact knowledge should be the key to power given the potency of truth in eliminating superstition, bigotry,… Continue Reading...

Lesson Plan

students. References Bailey, J. P., & Williams-Black, T. H. (2008). Differentiated instruction: Three teacher's perspectives. Yearbook of the College reading Association, 29, 133 -- 151. Bartos, J. (2012). What is the role of technology in education? Stanford: Green Haven Press. De Jesus, O. N. (2012). Differentiated Instruction: Can Differentiated Instruction Provide Success for All Learners? National Teacher Education Journal, 5(3), 5-11. Goeman, K., Elen, J., Pynoo, B., & Braak, J. (2015). Time for action! ICT integration in formal education: key findings from a region-wide follow-up monitor. TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, 59(5), 40-50. Gregory, G., & Chapman, C.… Continue Reading...

The Various Ways to Learn

and language development, which help with social interactions. Learning and Literacy: reading, Writing and Language Development Overall language development can be a difficult task to undertake. However, especially early on, it can dramatically improve the chances of a student to learn more effectively and become literate faster. "High-quality preschool programs that promote early literacy through oral language, phonological awareness, print and word awareness, and alphabet knowledge prepare children to be more successful in kindergarten and more effective readers" (Knoche & Davis, 2016, p. 181). People often mistake the way to learn language as a linear and repetitive path. However, literacy… Continue Reading...

Psychology Journal

of background and institutional affiliation. Week 5 Journal Part 1 Three unfamiliar vocabularies that emerged in Week 5 readings are "language acquisition," " reading anxiety," and "classical conditioning." Language acquisition can essentially be defined as the process of acquiring the ability to comprehend and communicate in a certain language. For instance, children naturally acquire their first language through interaction with their surroundings -- family members, adults, school, the media, and forth. In essence, language acquisition is the process of learning a language. Learning a language means one becomes proficient in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing in the language. For some learners, reading may… Continue Reading...

Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Literacy

notes that graphic novels can "introduce students to literature they might never otherwise encounter," stimulate interest in reading in general while also providing substantive content for literary analysis (" Graphic Novels for Multiple Literacies," 282). In " 'He's Gotta Be Strong, and He's Gotta Be Fast, and He's Gotta Be Larger than Life,': Investigating the Engendered Superhero Body," Taylor uses a gender studies perspective to demonstrate the value and importance of superhero comics in understanding processes related to the social construction of gender. Taylor claims that superhero bodies, even when they seem to pander to prevailing gender norms and… Continue Reading...

Developing Personal Epistemic Beliefs

learned and identified via the process. People find knowledge through various ways. From reading books to going online, data is streamed from a multitude of avenues and thus becomes an ongoing journey to attempt to assimilate some of this endless knowledge in a way that promotes further learning and personal growth development. Now that the internet has become fully integrated into society, it is the main way people acquire knowledge. The main way people acquire knowledge is through internet searches. One study noted the effects of internet search on the personal epistemic beliefs of students and stated, "Internet search… Continue Reading...

Special Education Theory and Intervention

(2013). Specific learning disability and response to intervention. Exceptional Children 80(1): 101-120. Stahl, K.A.D. (2016). Response to intervention. The reading Teacher 69(6): 659-663. 2. The practice of RTI does offer a glimmer of hope that special education is shifting from an almost begrudging compliance with regulation towards outcomes-based education. Quantifying results and encouraging school and educator accountability are critical for performance outcomes. States have inconsistently applied the principles of IDEA and RTI in particular. With an ongoing issue related to lack of accountability for resources allocations and lack of formalized reporting methods to the Department of Education, it is difficult… Continue Reading...

Psy 620 Psychology and Cognitive Science Journals

Week 1 1.  Although I was familiar with the main ideas and technical vocabulary we encountered in this week's readings on learning acquisition and development in cognitive psychology, there are a few terms that are worth exploring in more depth or may be unfamiliar to some of my less educated peers. For example, Wiley & Dee (2011) use the term "mentalistic," which is not a commonly used word and is not even located in the Word dictionary. For example, the sentence they use is: "Mentalistic terms, such as belief and desire, were branded as superfluous and unscientific, and removed from… Continue Reading...

Intelligence Learning Memory Cognition

learning constructs. Educational Research and Evaluation 10(2): 117-139. Week 5 Discussion 1 The three areas of language and reading acquisition I found most interesting include the neuroscience of reading, decontextualized language, and the various processes related to reading comprehension, which helps illuminate differences between individuals and their reading comprehension levels. I am also interested in multilingualism and its impact on learning. The neuroscience of learning is related to several theoretical perspectives but obviously draws from biology and neuroscience as well as developmental psychology to show how the brain processes both written and verbal language at different ages (Edwards, n.d.). This research… Continue Reading...

Relationship Between Church and State

in which he saw the sign of the cross clearly embedded on the sky and the inscriptions reading 'In hoc signo vinces', which in English means "In this sign you will win." With these revelations and vision, Constantine was amazed, deeply. It was so practical that even his army witnessed the miracle and the revelation. In the fall of the night, the vision and revelation was confirmed to Constantine when he saw that it was the son of God, Christ himself, that he was dealing with. Constantine embraced the revelation and agreed with the revelations of vision that he… Continue Reading...

As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto

83). It is hard to see the story's irony before completely reading it. Money appears to be the villain on certain occasions. Colapinto's evidence with regard to Money and the many papers penned by him in his thirties reveal that individuals whose genital organs are destroyed do lead happy lives as members of the gender of their own choosing. Several reports of his concur with the above theory. But the irony here is that we expect Money to follow that train of thought, developing on those ideas, while in truth, he acts to the contrary. He attempts to disprove his… Continue Reading...

Irony and Metaphor in Good Country People

received a doctorate but can do nothing with it other than sit "on her neck in a deep chair, reading" and looking "at nice young men as if she could smell their stupidity" (O'Connor 276). Part of Joy Hulga's problem is that she has a weak heart -- otherwise, as she likes to tell her mother, she would be away lecturing at a college. Because her heart is no good, however, she is confined to her mother's home in the country. O'Connor is using irony and metaphor here -- Joy Hulga hasn't the heart to be a good philosopher… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Ageing Based on Psychology Interview

forgets things however, she is able to keep intellect active all times by reading few books a week and playing Bridge at all times. Moreover, Mae claims that she can still function intellectually however not the same capacity when she was young. Berger (2014) discusses the cognitive development of aged people. The author argues that the brain of aged people reduces the production of senescence, which allows the nerve to jump quickly resulting in slowing down of the brain, and this is reflected in their reaction time to thinking and talking. The brain slowdown is also correlated with physical… Continue Reading...

Online Consumer Reviews from the Consumer Perspective

online consumer reviews from the consumer's perspective. Online consumer reviews are often the first way that a consumer will learn about a new product or service. The pros of online consumer reviews include receiving potentially unbiased information about a product or service. The cons of online consumer reviews include their increasing lack of credibility as more companies are resorting to tactics like paying bloggers for positive product reviews, paying writers to write positive Amazon reviews, and the inability to genuinely decipher the difference between a trustworthy and untrustworthy review. Paid or compensated reviewers are becoming increasingly savvy in their presentation… Continue Reading...

Julie's Psychological Assessment Report

accurate. Moreover, her school teacher confirms that her motivation at school is low. Moreover, she faces challenges in reading comprehension in the classroom. She also has problems of organization and demonstrating a poor approach to planning and often ignores mistakes. Despite her shortcomings in the class, she has improved with regards to social interaction, and express a compassion with regards her social skills. The researcher uses the following assessment procedure to carry out the test. The study uses the standardized assessment to target Julie domain of intelligence. Moreover, the tests are carried out to evaluate Julie academic achievement, learning… Continue Reading...

Solutions to Help Students with Disability

achievement in most of the academic areas. These include reading comprehension, mathematics, and written expressions. His interests are in sports, games although he is challenged by isolation from his peers. He has faced delays in cognitive, social and adaptive behavior skills in the classroom (Miller, Krockover, & Doughty, 2013). He lags behind the rest of the students regarding academic achievement because he may remember something today and forget it the next day. The family is supportive because the members have taken steps towards addressing the issues facing their son. One of the things that they have done is to… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Durdens Zerohedge Website

state in the comment section that if they wanted to spend so much time reading what the mainstream media was saying they would go to their websites. In other words, readers go to ZeroHedge because they want the alternative point of view. They do not want to be bombarded with the type of perspective that the mainstream media gives them. Most of the time, however, Durden is consistently giving readers what they want and the comment section is full of praise for the site. What I would recommend to the author of the site is that he reduce the… Continue Reading...

Biological Theories Of Crime

.....biological well-being and the features of the environment and how these affect a person's behavior and criminal tendencies is made clear by biological theories. Research has proved that the common traits and actions seen in criminals like delusion, brutality, loneliness and spontaneity are a function of several biological features such as physical problems, blood glucose levels and eating habits, external head damage, mental function and makeup, heredity, body systems and impaired mental function. The supporters of this theory believe that the biological insight into conventional actions of criminal minds give more effective tools, mechanisms, beliefs and examples which can work… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Influences on the American Constitution

power, his work continued to guide jurist and politicians in the United States. Analysis of the Supreme Court reading reveals that Montesquieu is still having influence in the U.S. judicial decisions. For example, the Supreme Court invoked Montesquieu doctrine under Bowsher v. Synar "that struck down the Gramm-Rudman deficit reduction bill as an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power, and Buckley v. Valeo,6 a case upholding the constitutionality of the Federal Election Commission." (Bergman, 1990 p 2). "The Supreme Court also invoked Montesquieu's authority in I.N.S. v. Chadha, a decision that struck down the legislative veto of administrative decisions." (Bergman,… Continue Reading...

Leadership in the Public Sector

Leadership is a challenging endeavor in any sector. In the public sector, however, leadership tends to be particularly more challenging. Public sector leaders often have to work with fewer resources to address increasingly complex challenges. In addition, effective leadership in the public sector is vital for not only driving employee motivation and performance, but also ensuring efficient performance of government agencies and the government in general (McCarthy, 2015). Indeed, leadership is important for effective public governance -- transparency, accountability, planning, efficiency, and so forth (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD], 2001). Another challenge stems from the fact that public… Continue Reading...

Developing Work Teams in Organizations

Organizational structures across the world have experienced significant transformation in the past decade, especially because of the rapid technological advancements that have changed the modern business environment. The transformation of organizational structures has been geared towards enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the organizations in their respective businesses. An example of the dramatic transformation in organizational structures is the development of team-based work structures, which have contributed to the shift from organizing work around individuals. Team-based work structures have been developed as part of enhancing organizations' capabilities to achieve their strategic, economic, and technological objectives. The use of work teams… Continue Reading...

Scripture, the Gospels, and Christology Jesus

Brown (1994) offers an astute Christological analysis via a close and critical reading of scripture. A close reading allows for the contextualization of each Gospel, to resolve issues like conflicting or inconsistent imagery and anecdotes. With inconsistencies between the Gospels, it becomes imperative to piece together Jesus's core intentions and the meanings behind both His words and His actions. The need to understand scripture historically and linguistically is also apparent in the Brown analysis. In fact, Brown (1994) also points out the importance of historical and cultural context in interpreting Scripture. For example, attributions of… Continue Reading...

Definition Of Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture While reading the Cheney (2011) text, there are many themes and ideas relevant to organizational culture that are very important to absorb and consider. As noted by the assignment, the best and most relevant portion of the book comes in the fourth chapter, which starts on the 75th page. Within that sliver of the book, there is a wealth of information that could not and should not be missed by anyone that reviews it properly and fully. The important topics of that… Continue Reading...

Cognition and Learning

to minorities. A stronger relationship between literacy levels or single word reading as a standard of measurement for educational quality and cognition in varying ethnic populations has been established. In spite of the generally powerful effect of education on fundamental cognition, it has been found to have just a slight relationship with cognitive change. A few research works have established that education has a protective effect on patterns of cognitive change in non-demented older adults (Brewster et al., 2014), other studies have however not developed the same correlation (Early et al., 2013). More advanced literacy levels/ single word readingContinue Reading...

Pros and Cons Of a Communication Strategy Nursing

.....communication strategies used in my current setting are based on years of institutional protocol and practice. Although the organizational codes of ethics have been updated recently to address issues like harassment, the communications protocols have changed little, leading to some problems like those identified by both Halm (2013) and Dufault, Duquette, Ehman et all (2010). Dufault, Duquette, Ehman et al. (2010) point out the need for a "standardized, evidence-based, patient-centered approach," particularly when it comes to shift-change handoffs (p. 59). While our organization does have handoff protocols, those protocols are based not on empirical research or on a patient-centric approach… Continue Reading...

Recent American History and Pedagogy

American history is an exercise in country branding and national identity construction. Through a careful editorializing and curating of historical documents, events, and places, historians contribute to the shaping of American identity, ideology, and culture. Revisiting the process of history making shows how historians and history educators can encourage critical thought, shifting away from the use of historiography as propaganda toward a discursive process. Historians can define and interpret evidence in different ways based on their own historical and cultural context, and the influences of prevailing social norms. American history has long been a myth-making process, rather than a discursive… Continue Reading...

Personal Professional Development Plan in Nursing

a professional nursing facility within five years. • Continually engage in lifelong learning through attending conferences, reading journals, and obtaining certifications within three years. New Horizons 10 Years Career Accomplishments 25 - 30 Years • Work in a nursing management or supervisory role in a healthcare facility within 10 years of nursing practice. • Start mentoring new nurses towards proficiency in nursing practice. • Conduct research and publish journals that help enhance nursing practice with regards to improved healthcare quality. • Provide training in workshops and conferences towards improving the competencies and skills of nurses based on the changing nature… Continue Reading...

21st Century Skills and Competencies

21st Century Leadership What does leadership mean today? The 21st Century environment presents totally different challenges and needs from the previous centuries with regards to leadership. Studies have shown that emotional and social intelligence are two big areas that pertain to 21st century leadership, as they relate to how well leaders can effectively establish positive relationships with followers (Boyatzis, 2008; Den, Deanne, Belschak, 2012; Higgs, 2013; Schyns, Schilling, 2013). There are, nonetheless, many styles and theories of leadership that are discussed by both professionals and researchers today. These styles and theories range from servant leadership to authoritarian leadership. Yet as… Continue Reading...

Safety Plan

sampling usually comprises the use of grab to collect data from the environment or screening samples through direct reading equipment. • Sample collection may also be used in monitoring possible contaminant increases on a workday • In order to get a good evaluation, sample collection ought to be conducted at the inlets of fresh air, around return-air ducts, beside the sources of both indoor and outdoor air and in the areas of work of both affected and non-affected workers Environmental Evaluation It might be necessary to conduct more investigations depending on the initial sampling: 1. Microbiological Evaluation Normally, 5%… Continue Reading...

Nursing Problems

and causes loss of patients' information. It will be risky to operate as a tired nurse because reading and interpreting the information in the records becomes a challenge. Fatigue changes how I will view the nurse profession. The long time of fatigue will lead change in interest to continue in the professions. As a nurse, there are other duties such as house chores. However, fatigue reduces the quality of services both at home and workplace resulting in the subsequent lack the passion and withdrawal from the job. The work fatigue and burn will also change the approach for various… Continue Reading...

Use Of Chlorhexidine to Prevent Healthcare Associated Infections

In the U.S healthcare environment, the clinical practice guidelines are the effective healthcare protocol to enhance patient’s safety as well as achieving evidence-based practice. The clinical guidelines provide recommendations to the best available practice to assist clinicians and other healthcare professionals to deliver best and quality care. More importantly, the clinical practice guidelines are designed to optimize patients’ care using the systematic assessment and evidence based review to assess pros and cons of the alternative care options. The guidelines serve as the strongest resources to assist the healthcare professionals to make clinical decisions as well as incorporating evidence gained through… Continue Reading...

Evaluation Of Crime Incidents

Strategic, Tactical and Administrative Crime Analysis Crime analysis is one of the most important processes in the fight against crime and efforts towards enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in dealing with crime. In the past few years, crime analysis has continued to expand in law enforcement agencies across the globe. This expansion has contributed to the development and use of different methods of crime analysis including strategic, tactical, and administrative strategic analysis. These techniques of crime analysis are utilized when examining different crime incidents and resolve them. This paper provides a review of different crime incidents using… Continue Reading...

Ip Man the Grandmaster and Women in Kung Fu

Grandmaster and Gong Er: Wong Kar Wai's Ip Man and the Women of Kung Fu Wong Kar Wai's Grandmaster begins with a stylish kung fu action sequence set in the rain. Ip Man battles a dozen or so no-names before doing a one-on-one show with another combatant who appears to be at equal skill and strength. Ip Man handily defeats him and walks away unscathed. Thanks to fight choreography by Chinese director and martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping (The Matrix, Kill Bill, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), the sequence would seem to set up a different sort of movie than what… Continue Reading...

Facilitating Airport Development Today

These will include a plethora of eateries, shoe shining facilities, and facilities for finding reading materials such as magazines, newspapers, books, and various forms of electronic media. All of the businesses providing these amenities will be franchises licensed through the airport itself. The security gates themselves will adhere to TSA standards. They will utilize many different technologies for metal detectors, require passengers to remove their shoes and belts before passing through, and leverage a multitude of techniques for scanning their baggage prior to clearance. There will be a minimum of three security checkpoints for each gate in which passengers… Continue Reading...

Human Need to Make a Commitment or Renounce a Course Of Action

trying to get it to open. My friend should have acted. He did not. Three days later, while reading a local daily, he came across a disturbing report -- animal rights activists were considering taking legal action against a dog owner who had caused the suffocation of his pet after leaving it unattended in a car with no ventilation. The facts of the report matched the details of the event he had witnessed three days earlier. In essence, my friend was unable to adopt a clear course of action that would have prevented the death of the pet. Our… Continue Reading...

How Jazz, Rag, and Blues Began

Jazz Consisted of: • Folk and blues styles • Emphasis on: • simple harmony • rhythm • and improvisation (based on melody) • Mostly ensemble playing with all instruments playing together except for solos • syncopation The special conditions that gave rise to its development in New Orleans were: • Brass band marches were popular • The red-light districts known as "Storyville" had clubs where dance bands played • French quadrilles, ragtime and blues were popular there • The Afro-Creole and vaudeville shows were influences there • Tourists came to New Orleans and that is how the "jazz" style of… Continue Reading...

Bessie Smith and the Blues

war between the next life and the here and now was particularly striking for me. reading the lyrics of these songs, I was almost able to even hear the blues music even though I have never actually heard these songs. I could imagine how they would be sung. In the songs that touched on domestic violence, I was particularly struck because these, at least on paper, seemed to be both mournful and upbeat -- for instance in the song "Sweet Rough Man" in which the woman describes being beaten by her husband but also loved by him. There were so… Continue Reading...

Proposed Legislation in Nursing

is gazetted and then passed through the three stages of reading before being becoming a Law. The time required for a bill to pass through these stages varies depending on whether it is controversial or complex. In the first reading, the bill is introduced to the Congress, which signals that the legislative process has started. At this stage, there nothing much is done; the bill is just read out to the members. No debate happens at this stage. Then, the bill is set for the next stage as the second reading. Immediately after the first reading, the legislator in… Continue Reading...

Contemporary Ethical Issues in Corrections

rebuild his reputation. The New York Times. Retrieved from: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/nyregion/kerik-out-of-prison-and-more-subdued-seeks-to-rebuild-his-reputation.html?module=WelcomeBackModal&contentC&_r=0 reading Two The story of Thomas Mickens is an inspiring example of how some people, despite spending a lengthy amount of time in prison, are still capable of turning their lives around. When Mickens was a young man he was a successful drug dealer. He also showed a considerable entrepreneurial spirit, opening up a number of businesses which he used for the purposes of money laundering and, he said, to better the community where they were located. During his twenty years in prison, he gained an interest in physical fitness… Continue Reading...

Hierarchy and Culture Reflection

What I liked about the reading was the importance it placed on culture as a means of communities coming together in America -- whether it was the African-Americans doing dances to their music, or the German-Americans gathering together in their beer gardens -- culture helped everyone to live and survive and feel better about themselves. However, the reading also focused on order and hierarchy -- especially with John Philip Sousa and his role as a cultural figure who embodied hierarchy and order as the head/conductor of the military band. He brought all the players into… Continue Reading...

Affordable Care Act and Marijuana

to the executive. Over forty benefits of the ACA are subject to the reading of the laws and the giving out of official guidelines in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act by the administration. Nonetheless, its other benefits enjoin federal officers to create programs and processes even though it doesn’t specify doing this using by official methods. By applying this method and several others, the national and state officials had the power to carve the ACA as they wish. In the latter part of year 2013, over seventy conclusive laws and effects of established guidelines has been released by… Continue Reading...

Curriculum Evaluation Plan Essay

requirements, including (a) requiring regular practice with complex texts and their academic language; (b) reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from texts, both literary and informational; and (c) building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction (Kurabinski, 2016).Therefore, Haddonfield’s current ELA curricular offerings must be updated to include these new standards in order to prepare students for successful completion of the PARCC’s standardized tests. Mission/Philosophy Statement The stated mission of the school is “to teach, guide, and nurture young adolescents” (Haddonfield mission, 2016, para. 2). In support, the school mission statement adds that it seeks to achieve this outcome through “partnerships… Continue Reading...

Personal Philosophy Of Education and Mission Statement for an Inclusive School District Essay

collaboratively to ensure all students succeed. Placing the highest priority on reading and writing instruction will support consistent student achievement so that all students attain grade-level or higher performance levels annually, as measured by county, state, and national assessments. Partnerships will sustain student success so that all students will read fluently by the end of Grade 2, write proficiently in both narrative and expository modes, pass algebra by the end of Grade 8, pass all High School Assessments on the first attempt, and graduate on schedule with the skills and knowledge required for success in higher education and/or the… Continue Reading...

Student Loans Essay

Description Disclosure language should be plain but meaningful. When reading disclosure documents, consumers are best served by terms that are straightforward. Small wording changes can significantly improve consumer understanding, but for some content, communicating the intended meaning may be difficult even with the use of plain language. Thoughtful design can make disclosures more usable. Carefully designed visual elements in disclosures, such as titles, headings, tables, charts, and typography can increase consumers' willingness to read disclosures and can aid their ability to navigate and understand them. In the case of privacy notices, consumers who saw a table that outlined the… Continue Reading...

Human Theory Of Caring

measured. He is writhing in pain and cannot sit still to take the reading. Now because of the person’s weight, a regular pressure cuff cannot fit, so a larger one can be used. The nurse has to determine if the patient can sit still or not. If not due to pain, the nurse can give the patient a pain killer to then take the reading. Some recent literature points to a long time before patients receive pain relief for injuries in the emergency department. “The median time to pain medication administration for patients presenting to our ED with extremity… Continue Reading...

Religious Revolution

know what to search for. I Googled “Protestant Reformation” and began reading about it on History.com. But this did not really tell me anything I didn’t already know. So I decided to search Google directly for scholarly journals. I used the keywords “medieval journals scholarly” and obtained a few promising choices. I tried another keyword search: “religious studies journals” and this gave me more selections. However, I wanted to explore an alternate approach. I knew that the Peace of Westphalia was an outcome of the Thirty Years War between Catholics and Protestants and that this peace ushered in a… Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Leadership

significance of perceiving the contemporary through the lens of the past. In addition, Mattis insists on the importance of reading, which enables one to learn or see things through the experiences of others (Carl, 2016). Mattis points out that owing to his avid level of reading; he has been able to avoid being caught flat-footed by any circumstances he faced. Despite the fact that reading does not have all the answers, it provides light in a dark path (Russell, 2013). Through deep thinking, Mattis emulated the style of Sun Tzu who is one of the renowned military generals in… Continue Reading...

Gaap and Ifrs Convergence Pros and Cons

would not be confused when a company's statements were different depending on which report the investor happened to be reading. Reducing the friction associated with cross-listing was clearly going to be a benefit (US Fed News Service, 2007). In 2007, the move was made to address this by allowing foreign companies to list without reconciling their financial statements (US Fed New Agency, 2007). Thus did not solve the issue of investors having to understand multiple different accounting systems, but it did reduce some of the friction that was preventing companies from cross-listing. It is understood that most investing is… Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Thesis & Outline

of his insights from history, as gathered from his reading. b. He had an interest in the study of world history and military history. 2. Positive attitude a. He would constantly inspire his troops before, during, and after war. b. He had undeniable charisma. Like Robert E. Lee, Mattis was also a charismatic leader, and during his time in active duty, he relied on not only his charm but also ability to relate with the fears and desires of his juniors to drive and shape their commitment and conviction – as can be gleaned from a letter he handed… Continue Reading...

Altruism Vs Rands Selfishness

Rand's Rational Self Interest Rand’s philosophy regarding selfishness and altruism contains a crucial dichotomy, as virtually anyone’s philosophy regarding opposite concepts would. However, the opposition in Rand’s concept may surprise those who are not familiar with her philosophy. At a very basic level, Rand is stating that selfishness is actually good, and that altruism is really evil in “Introduction to the Virtue of Selfishness”. Thus, there is opposition found within this opposition, as most people would say the inverse of the aforementioned statement. However, the author reveals there are facets of selfishness which are morally beneficial, and aspects of altruism… Continue Reading...

Keeping Driving Age at or Above 16 Years Old

putting on makeup, etc.), eating food, drinking drinks, partying within the vehicle and otherwise being rowdy and reading of any sort. The last of those would include reading textbooks, newspapers or even directions or emails. Passengers and how they influence or distract drivers, however, remains the top item because it would seem to be the reason for distracted driving roughly fifteen percent of the time. However, texting while driving was a close second, coming in at twelve percent. It should come as no surprise that teenagers have the highest crash rates when compared to other age groups. Across all… Continue Reading...

Why Parents Should Be Liable for Their Children's Bullying

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between one-quarter and one-third of all American school children report being bullied in some fashion, with the highest prevalence of bullying occurring during the middle school years (Facts about bullying 2). It is inappropriate to classify every type of aggressive encounter between youths as bullying because young people are undergoing a profoundly transformative period in their lives when experimentation, peer pressure and the search for individual identity assume truly enormous significance. When some types of unwanted aggressive behaviors persist, however, they conform to the definition of bullying provided by the… Continue Reading...

Using Expats to Spearhead Global Expansion

as fully-committed to this as the person going overseas. Recommended reading There are several books on the subject and I would honestly recommend that the person read through many and find ones that suit them best. The Expert Expat is a good primer for relocation, with personal stories that can provide comfort and advice when you are going through the same thing. There are specific books for women and children, too, so I would recommend checking a few of those out if they apply. I also recommend your favorite work of fiction. The reason is simple – the expat life… Continue Reading...

Infant Observation and Parents Interview

he desires her focus back on him. Ryon seems to be reading and responding to his mother’s facial expressions. Overall, the mother-child relationship appears positive, with the former being highly attentive to the latter (Lake, 2017). Reflection/Analysis Being a learner of a kinesthetic nature, Ryon depicts a sound sense of balance, learning best through touch or personal performance of tasks. Babies, from the outset, actively construct individual understandings based on personal experiences. Their sociocultural setting mediates and relates to such understandings. Children display active learning through observation and participation with peers, educators, parents and other adults. Given his age,… Continue Reading...

Understanding Hinduism and Buddhism

Maya In the reading, Maya has been given different meanings by the Upanishads. From my understanding, the world contains both magic and matter. Therefore, the world is real because it takes many different forms and accommodates diversity. Therefore, God is our creator who directs us to the concept of Maya when dealing with nature. For the Shvetasvatara this implies that God is the one who rules over Maya and this includes human beings and all other things found on earth. The world can… Continue Reading...

Testing Reliability and the Mitigation Of Risk

new. Following Bloom’s Taxonomy, the 1st learning objective for a unit for grades 6-8 in a reading class would be to memorize one Shakespeare sonnet. The 2nd learning objective would be to communicate its meaning in a written essay. The 3rd learning objective would be to provide an example of how the ideas present in the sonnet could be applied in the real world. The 4th learning objective would be to identify the component parts of the sonnet in a separate essay. The 5th learning objective would be to determine the value or worth of the ideas in the sonnet.… Continue Reading...

Public Health Officials Using Computers to Manage Outbreaks

Introduction Digital Disease Detection, commonly referred to as digital epidemiology provided strategies and methods for allowing digital-technology users to monitor infectious disease and conduct surveillance. These strategies help in the understanding of concerns and attitudes regarding infectious diseases. The process begins with the basics, such as the availability of internet access, online sharing platforms and other digital devices. These sources offer huge amounts of data. It is important to note that while these sources collect data, they do not, do so, with public health objectives in focus (Denecke, 2017). The past few decades have seen tremendous changes in the world.… Continue Reading...

The Influence Of William Shakespeare and Robert Burns

Introduction William Shakespeare and Robert Burns are both iconic figures in the UK. Also known as the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare is often regarded as England’s national poet. Shakespeare is also considered the world’s greatest English writer and dramatist. During his time, Shakespeare authored tens of plays, over a hundred sonnets, and several narrative poems and verses (Marche, 2012). Shakespeare’s work has been translated into virtually all major languages of the world. Also, his work is performed more regularly than any other work. Robert Burns, born close to one and a half centuries after the death of Shakespeare, was also… Continue Reading...

The Gospel Of Matthew and Anti Semitism

reveals “common ground” between peoples of the book (p. 2). Second, Harrington (2009) offers new frameworks for reading the synoptic gospels, so as not to impose anti-Semitism or to misinterpret the author’s original meaning. Finally, the author offers important social, cultural, and historical contexts that can at least help clarify the presence of anti-Semitism and help contemporary Christian preachers to address anti-Semitism more honestly in their sermons. Ultimately Harrington writes the book to “caution Christian teachers and preachers” about material that perpetuates anti-Semitism, essentially teaching a new type of Biblical literacy. Matthew’s Gospel has the most anti-Jewish potential of… Continue Reading...

Differences Between Formal and Informal Communication

you so much for your quick response. I enjoyed reading your comments and appreciate your feedback on my essay. Please let me know if there is anything else you need to facilitate the processing of my application for the scholarship. Scenario 1 A. (3 errors in Michael’s Response) 1. Michael uses all caps unnecessarily, which is inappropriate in formal communications. Instead of using all caps for emphasis, Michael should let his words speak for themselves. 2. Michael uses txt abbreviations like LOL. This is totally inappropriate in formal communications. Likewise, he writes “and such” in the second sentence, which… Continue Reading...

Anthropological Observations at a Salad Bar

I even spied some people simply drinking a coffee and reading a book or looking at their phones, not eating very much at all, apparently taking a break. This ambiance was designed to encourage people to come back to eat, even when they were not necessarily shopping. The pleasant music in the background, the spaciousness of the tables, and the fact that the tables were spaced fairly far apart and allowed for a great deal of privacy also created a better dining experience. In fact, because of the privacy of the setting, one of the greatest challenges was finding… Continue Reading...

Theory Of Competitive Advantage

the framework is to continually maintain and actually advance those assets and abilities. I learned a lot from reading this article. What I learned the most, however, is the nearly pervasive applicability of Grant’s framework and stance on strategy. Internal resources do form the basis for the capabilities that one has—whether or not one is a competitive organization or just a person. Thus, myself or any other reader can apply Grant’s theory on strategy to our own lives, regardless of the objective. If I want to become a better student, for instance, I would simply have to evaluate what resources… Continue Reading...

How European Views Of the Ottomans Changed

Introduction For centuries during the Middle Ages, Europe had been at war with Moslems of the Middle East. There had been Crusades (beginning in the 11th century), wars for Holy Lands, and wars of great consequence (such as the Battle of Lepanto in 1571). Charles V had struggled to combat both the invading Moslems and the Protestant rebellion in his own kingdom in the first half of the 16th century, showing just how dramatic that conflict between the West and the Middle East was for many. Yet the tension that had existed dissipated to a great extent when the Ottoman… Continue Reading...

Technology and Education

in the digital environment. Otherwise, the learning methods are similar because we spend most of our time reading and digesting course material. I believe that online learning is inevitable because most people around the world can access higher education in a more affordable way. Now that I have assessed my level of general computer knowledge and skills, I would say that the thing that most interests me in the future is artificial intelligence and human-technology interface. The website and student portals for the school need upgrading, as they are difficult to use compared with other websites. If I could… Continue Reading...

The Bhagavad Gita, Krishna, and Arjuna

a direct understanding or perception of god, and not a perception that depends on reading scripture or performing empty religious rituals. 7. The Bhagavad-Gita does seem to condone violence, especially as Krishna originally inspires Arjuna to take action and go from being a passive member of the priestly class to a true warrior. However, the true message of the Gita is not bellicose. The true message is to maximize human potential by encouraging all people to take action in the face of injustice. To stand by idly while others are being victimized is an egregious offence. Standing up for… Continue Reading...

Mental Health Problems Experienced by College Students

American Healthcare One of the key healthcare issues in America as well as globally is mental health. The news article by Rinker (2017) in Kaiser News Health delineates the mental health problems experienced by college students. Based on the article, when students begin their life in college, several of them come to experience anxieties, face a difficult time to adjust to life in college, and possibly plunge into austere depression or self-destructive feelings and points of view. Owing to this issue, the Chancellor of UCLA, Gene Block, proclaimed that the college is offering charitable mental health screenings to all students… Continue Reading...

Criminal Law Cases Analysis

State v. Stark (1992) Mr. Stark was the defendant in this case which concerned her action of infecting three women with HIV sexually. He tested positive for HIV, which was then confirmed twice by doing two other independent tests. As an ordinary procedure, Stark was taken through counseling sessions to make him aware of the risk involved in handling HIV. He was informed about the risk of the disease spreading and the importance of making his partner aware before having any sexual escapades with her. However, he disregarded this advice and this came to the knowledge of the county health… Continue Reading...

Achieving Tenure for Professors

complete with mentoring. Overall, what are the strengths and weaknesses of this article? Who (if anyone) would benefit from reading it? The overall strength of this article is the sincerity of the authors. This sincerity manifests itself in a fairly exhaustive literature review. Furthermore, it emanates from the self study and the type of data gleaned from it which the authors have published in this paper. It is apparent that the authors believe in the relevance of this subject and its effect upon society, let alone upon academia. The overall weakness of the article is that it is not very… Continue Reading...

Definition Of Learning

Learning is the acquisition of new knowledge or skills. Because learning changes the way we think and act, the concept is powerful and transformative. Learning changes our worldviews, and expands our perspectives. With learning, we cultivate new insights, fermenting what we acquire as pure fact into what can be better referred to as knowledge or even wisdom. Then we can apply that knowledge to our own lives, and also help others. Online learning is simply a new method of learning and is not qualitatively different from other methods of learning. The benefits of online learning include empowering the learner to… Continue Reading...

Trends in Healthcare Management Industry

In the recent years, trends have emerged in the healthcare management industry, which includes patient protection, social media in healthcare, and drug shortages. Patient protection has largely been influenced by laws and policies in different nations. In the United States, the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has resulted in the lowering of overall healthcare costs, whereby millions of individuals have access to insurance, thereby guaranteeing free preventative care. Social media in healthcare has stemmed from the increased use and adoption of the technology for health-related reasons by patients as well as healthcare practitioners. Moreover, drug… Continue Reading...

Educational Leadership and the Wisdom Of Proverbs

book are both religious and ethical in nature. One idea which comes to mind when reading the book is that rather than talent, sometimes simply the willingness to be kind, to show up on time, and to behave in an estimable manner is more important. From an educator’s perspective, all of the lessons of the book highlight the importance of creating a moral environment in the classroom that inspires others to treat one another well. As an educational leader, the book underlines to me the need for educators to constantly assess and reassess why and what we are doing.… Continue Reading...

Globalization Is Not Americanization

Globalization arguably began even before Marco Polo’s expeditions, possibly being traceable to Alexander the Great’s establishment of overland routes between Eastern Europe and India. The assumption that globalization equals Americanization is profoundly arrogant, and is also ignorant of the history, meaning, and implications of globalization. Globalization implies integration and interdependence of the world. Predating the United States of America, globalization nevertheless reached a peak in the 20th century, when a globalized economic, political, and cultural landscape became inevitable and entrenched. While it seemed that McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Shell, and other proudly American companies have dominated the corporate landscape of a… Continue Reading...

Trade from the End Of the Axial Age to 1500 C.e.

Introduction Trade and imperialism brought all the societies of the Near East into contact with one another during the Axial Age so that networks were established and goods and services flowed from society to the other. These networks also facilitated the dispersal of ideas, both religious and philosophical. By the end of the Axial Age, the foundations of Western thought had been laid by the classical philosophers in Greece: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle—and their ideas rooted in the observance of Transcendentals, or ideals, that individuals pursued through the cultivation of good or virtuous habits in their daily lives, spread to… Continue Reading...

Dr Laura Advice on Relationships

print was a new experience for me and one I enjoyed. Lessons I learned as a result of reading the book were that women need to be patient with themselves and not feel rushed into making bad choices by staying in a bad relationship. A relationship should exist for a reason, and that reason is not so that one person can feed or sponge off the other. A relationship is not all about one half doing all the heavy lifting while the other does nothing to help. It is not all about forgiving and turning a blind eye to faults… Continue Reading...

Careers in Criminal Justice and Prospects

to excel in my career path. Now that I am clear about my job prospects after reading information from the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, I see that I have chosen a good career sector that is growing steadily. I am also working in the public sector, which is less susceptible to market fluctuations. For as long as human beings are on this planet, there will be criminals. As an entry level probation and parole officer, and one who is open to moving out of state, I have good chances of being able to secure… Continue Reading...

Political Beliefs Personal Reflection

nuanced and authentic. I first realized the possibility of carving out an authentic political consciousness after reading Arthur Brooks. Brooks may be one of the most moderate of all registered Republicans, a sensible human being who believes that strong ethical values should undergird public policy. While everyone is dimly aware that Trump’s victory reflects “the alienation and disaffection of less educated white voters in rural and exurban areas,” Brooks took the conversation a level deeper by pointing out that the underlying emotional issues motivating voters to choose Trump has more to do with dignity and respect than with race or… Continue Reading...

Reflection on Organizational Change Management

predicting how the process change will take place and prepare people for this process (Connelly, 2017). Some of the reading and resources that have added the greatest value to my learning include Change Management for Sustainability by Huong Ha and How to Coach Individuals, Teams, and Organizations to Master Transformational Change: Surfing Tsunamis by Stephen K. Hacker. These resources have been of greatest value since they have provided both theoretical and practical insights regarding change management process and models. The assignment that I have found to be beneficial in my learning is the Change Management Project, which entailed identifying a… Continue Reading...

Computer Assisted Instruction in Education

reflective of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards outlined in the New Jersey Curriculum Framework. Each standard in reading and writing has been unpacked to illustrate the critical knowledge and skills students need in order to master the standard. Essential questions and sample activities are included to utilize when teaching such standard. Given the diverse population of learners in the classrooms, the Essential Elements related to the standards from the Dynamic Learning Maps have been included for the special education students as a means to inform teachers of the learning expectations and outcomes for those students, based on their… Continue Reading...

The Religion Of Passion

Is there a clear relationship between reading, family, and religion? Most people might not see it immediately. However, there is actually a definite relationship between these three aspects of life. This fact becomes all the more clear when they are considered in an academic context. reading, family and religion are all things that I can become passionate about. The truth is that when one such as myself is passionate about reading texts for religion, one will inevitably read about the value of family. Therefore, passion about reading about religion actually reinforces family values.… Continue Reading...

Ecosystem Mapping a Public Park

In this exercise, I examine a public park, specifically one corner of the Crotona Park Nature Center measuring 50 feet by 50 feet, with an aim of making a number of observations within the selected area. In so doing, I will be seeking to describe what is growing in the said area. More specifically, I will not only identify the trees present, but also identify the ground cover of the identified area. Method and Materials To identify a location for this experiment, I made use of Google Earth to scan my neighborhood and soon found an appropriate area, i.e. a… Continue Reading...

Deepak Chopra Book Path Of Love

long been steeped in Freudian pessimism: “Freud painted a picture of human nature that is grimly unloving,” (10). reading Chopra’s book offers a refreshing, albeit unscientific, alternative to psychoanalysis. While many readers may consider the text psychobabble instead, Chopra’s The Path to Love can be considered a valuable contribution to any new age and self-help bookshelf. Works Cited Chopra, Deepak. The Path to Love. New York: Crown, 1997. Continue Reading...

Religion the Theology and Teachings Of Paul

What also makes Pauline texts different is that unlike the synoptic gospels, Pauline letters reflect the author’s own theology. reading and re-reading Pauline theology offers insight into how early Christian theology evolved and was influenced inevitably by historical, cultural, and contextual variables. Moreover, the Pauline letters show how later Christian theologians would revise and reinterpret the teachings of Jesus and his disciples. Most likely, Paul viewed himself as a theologian, one who felt an intense personal responsibility to travel, preach, and teach to people in variable geographical and cultural conditions. It is impossible to fully understand Paul without understanding… Continue Reading...

Characteristics Of an Effective Nurse Administrator

different public and private sector stakeholders by attending meetings, reading and learning about policy changes, and keeping up to date on emerging tools, technologies, and practices. Even nurses who feel healthcare is a basic human right understand that their role also entails a high degree of marketing, whereby the administrator finds ways of establishing competitive advantage. Characteristics The “Test Content Outline for the Nurse Executive Board Certification Examination” reveals several core competencies for nurse administrators. These core competencies include main categories like structures and processes, professional practice, leadership, and knowledge management. Human capital management encompasses organizational culture concerns, resource… Continue Reading...

Personal Philosophy Of Educational Leadership

and other colleagues learn from one another: they can learn from hearing, from reading—but most of all they learn from seeing. They see how you behave and watch how you act, and how you act serves as a basis for how others act. By being the best that one can be, by putting on the new man (Ephesians 4:24), and helping others so that they, eventually, can do the same, one shows through example how a true leader acts. The style of leadership that I feel best fits with my calling is servant leadership, because I truly want to… Continue Reading...

Preaching James and Related to Poverty

A uniquely firm and strong message, James 5:1-6 also lends itself to misinterpretation. As Pilch points out, “James does not really denounce wealth as such,” but rather, “condemns the injustice and inhumanity that so frequently accompany it,” (p. 367). James refers to atonement for labor exploitation, for example, and for unbridled greed at the expense of others. It is fully possible to preach compassion, tolerance, and inclusivity while also warning against the pitfalls of materialism. Pilch also shows how the James passage denounces social status and advocates for a true Christian community. The Pope’s writings reflect the balanced perspective related… Continue Reading...

Infection Control

Failure to implement infection control precautions can lead to potential complications that include the spread of infection to otherwise healthy individuals within the ward or facility where the infection occurs and even out into the community through visitors who become infected (Banach, Bearman, Morgan & Munoz-Price, 2015). Thus, complications that arise from infection spreading may not be confined to the hospital or facility where they occur but can easily become an issue that impacts the outside world as well. Examples abound, whether they are influenza related, SARS-related, and so on. Communities can suffer significantly when even the simplest infection control… Continue Reading...

Treating Adhd and Odd in Children

Children with ADHD symptoms have a higher risk for reading, spelling and math difficulties in the GINIplus and LISAplus cohort studies. PLOS One, 8(5): 1-7. Daley, D., Van Der Oord, S., Ferrin, M., Cortese, S., Danckaerts, M., Doepfner, M., ... & Banaschewski, T. (2017). Practitioner Review: Current best practice in the use of parent training and other behavioural interventions in the treatment of children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12825. Harvey, E. A., Breaux, R. P., & Lugo-Candelas, C. I. (2016). Early development of comorbidity between symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and… Continue Reading...

Mongols History

culture, habits and deeds of these people from the East. It would appear from the reading of this text that Egypt and Syria were targets as well but the two countries escaped the terror by the mercies of God. The author writes in reference to his Muslim faith that were it not that God had meant for the survivors to indeed survive he would also have been a victim of the terror. No ruler can save what God has marked for destruction, according to the author. The reason these people from the East recorded so much success in their… Continue Reading...

Improving Student Achievement and Parental Involvement

having. Third, students should have assistance, which means that mentoring programs must be initiated—such as one-to-one reading an hour before school starts to help students become better readers. Finally, a positive school culture must be promoted: The school must create and maintain an environment in which it is evident what the expectations of students are and what is expected of them must be set at a high level so that students have room to grow and develop. Likewise, there must be consequences for students who fail to achieve objectives and reach standards. Improving parental involvement should include incentives for… Continue Reading...

Serial Killers and the Media

disturbed individuals replicating the actions of such killers, based on their obsessive reading of media reports (Conti 2015). Just as copycat suicides are an accepted phenomenon, so is the existence of copycat serial killers (Conti 2015). While accurate coverage is important, it’s “also important to recognize that while mental illness plagues every society, the ways people express it are heavily influenced by the norms, heroes, anti-heroes, and spectacles of their own places and times” (Tufekci, 2015, par.5). Defenders of broad-ranging media coverage of serial killers would counter such assertions, noting that someone is unlikely to kill solely based upon… 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 image of womanhood to help them deal with the social and… Continue Reading...

Effect That Changes in Society Has Had on the Curriculum

and citizenship. As the teachers execute the curriculum they are required to incorporate implicit knowledge to help the students reading, discussion, and writing based on evidence from the suggested texts. The change in the curriculum aims to help the students as they develop with identity as they garner knowledge on their culture, people, places, and environments. The needs for conscious on one's heritage is meet effectively in the social studies curriculum. It incorporates historical figures while addressing issues that are patient in the society such as women and marginalized communities ("New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework EngageNY", 2017).… Continue Reading...

Why Facebook Is Banned in China

Facebook is still banned in China, which took initiatives in 2009 to quell any sort of protest or governmental opposition sparked by social media sites like Facebook. Facebook is not the only Western site to be banned in China. Moreover, it has essentially a lookalike Chinese competitor known as Renren, which is a social media site that operates just like Facebook but complies with the Chinese government’s regulations with regard to the filtering of content posted on the site (Darwell, 2012). China’s government is very concerned about regulating content published on the Internet since this is such an impactful platform… Continue Reading...

Coca Cola Company Case Study

Executive Summary In this paper, Coca-Cola Company which is the biggest beverage company in the world has been analysed. A comprehensive strategic analysis to ascertain its competitive advantage has been conducted using the following analytical tools: SWOT analysis and Porter’s generic strategies. Out of the four generic strategies, it has been revealed that Coca-Cola Company follows the differentiation strategy. By integrating the differentiation strategy with the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the organization key insights were noted. The strengths pinpointed and selected in the SWOT analysis comprise of distribution system, company valuation, and brand equity. Coca-Cola Company’s system of… 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 shows that those would say it is not an effective deterrent cannot offer any quantitative proof for… Continue Reading...

Women Coming Of Age in the 50s and 60s

behaviors and reactions of others and/or the same thing can happen in reverse. Analysis The first reading and topic is one that tends to be explosive and controversial. Indeed, that would be sex and how teenagers handle the same. The treatise starts off by recounting what tended to happen when Baby Boomers were traveling through puberty. There is no understating the progression that is stated on the very first page, that being the shift from the post-war mindset and worldview of the parents of Baby Boomers and the sexual revolution that came in the 1960’s. The “mixed messages” that are referred… Continue Reading...

Prophet Muhammad Founder Of Islam

Introduction When examining the Prophet Muhammad in a religious-historical context, it is helpful to compare him to another central religious figure in the history of the West in order to highlight how he is unique. For example, while Christ plays the role of God-Man in the Christian religion, Muhammad simply plays the role of man—though a very special one, of course.[footnoteRef:1] As the Qur’an notes: “Muhammad is no more than an apostle: many were the apostle that passed away before him.”[footnoteRef:2] However, Muhammad’s nature is unlike that of other men, for he is recognized in Islam as having the “most… Continue Reading...

Personal Leadership Development Plan

through study of this subject and through practical application of the techniques I learn through course material and private reading. 6) Promote the development of a positive workplace culture by demonstrating greater support for workers through personal engagement with them while on the job. To this end, I will: a. Schedule routine meetings with staff members for one-on-sessions so that I can better get to know how they are doing, what their needs are, and how I can best satisfy those needs and help to prevent breakdowns in progress performance. b. Develop a habit of providing informal supportive comments… Continue Reading...

Curriculum Plan and Integrated Unit

the rectangular prism. Lesson Plans Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 State or National Standards · Common Core Standard K.G 5 · reading Standards for Informational Text K-5 (7). · Common Core Standard K.G 1 · reading Standards for Informational Text K-5 (7). · Common Core Standard K.G 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… Continue Reading...

Constitutional Law and the Rowan County V Lund Case

establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” (“Introduction to the Establishment Clause,” (n.d.). Even a cursory reading of the Establishment Clause shows that prohibiting commissioners from praying during the public meetings violates the First Amendment by “prohibiting the free exercise” of religion. Therefore, when the Supreme Court finally makes its deliberations in Rowan County v. Lund, it should rule in favor of Rowan County. The Rowan County practices have been grossly misunderstood and misrepresented. Thus far, federal courts have ruled against Rowan County, claiming for example, “the prayer practice served to identify the government with Christianity and… Continue Reading...

Curriculum Adoption Best Practices for Curriculum Materials Selection Processes

of their typically-learning peers. The challenges they encounter include major perceptional difficulties, and challenges in acquiring and using listening, reading, speaking, writing, mathematical, and reasoning abilities. Such difficulties commonly affect learners’ memory, attentiveness and problem-solving capacity (Prince Edward Island Department of Education, 2008). Learning-disabled students might struggle with processing, generalization, or expression of their ideas and thoughts in words, despite understanding the content. Though the process of material selection in case of special needs pupils resembles that of normal pupils, the following special details ought to be integrated into its implementation (McElhaney et al., 2015; Prince Edward Island Department… Continue Reading...

Britain’s Industrialization and China’s Stagnation

As our textbook demonstrates, there were a range of factors that “loaded the dice of fate” in the favor of Britain to ensure that the industrial revolution occurred around 1800 in their nation. One of these factors were raw materials crucial for industrialization to occur. As our textbook illuminates, Britain had large quantities of coal and iron to use and invest in this revolution, and to ensure its success.[footnoteRef:1] There was also the advantage of accessibility of New World lands as means of financial investment and also to offer raw materials, should the movement of industrialization warrant it.[footnoteRef:2] However, perhaps… Continue Reading...

Media Manipulation Of the Public

optimal attention to reality and a full picture of what is really going on. When it comes to reading and viewing the news, one has to understand that the above is most certainly a thing. Even if there is not some grand conspiracy of distraction and manipulation going on, it is certainly happening on a smaller scale. One could use news as an example. Fox News, of course, trends to the right side of the political spectrum. On the other side, MSNBC would trend left. There are also sites that are somewhere in the middle. RealClear is a good example.… Continue Reading...

Multicultural Leadership Diversity in the Workplace

but building these traits will require patience, time, and commitment. Specific actions I can take to prepare myself include reading more about diversity and cultural quirks, taking diversity management courses, and creating a collaborative workplace environment. reading more about diversity and cultural quirks requires only my own commitment, and that of my friend, to our own personal and professional development. As we encounter new research on the importance of diversity management in our workplace, we can apply principles to practice. Self-awareness is one of the keys to leadership success, particularly when it comes to acknowledging our own biases (Stout-Rostron,… Continue Reading...

Grounded Theory and Ethnography in Doctoral

Introduction Qualitative research designs assume many forms, and the usefulness of each depends on the research questions and the theoretical vantage point of the researcher. Five of the main approaches to qualitative research design include narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case studies (Creswell & Poth, 2018). This paper will focus exclusively on two of those qualitative research designs, grounded theory and ethnography, to showcase the strengths and weaknesses of each. Grounded theory and ethnography are similar designs and approaches to research questions. Even some of their methodological considerations are alike, particularly in that both grounded theory and ethnography… Continue Reading...

Personal Self Assessment and Self Awareness

and also improve my relationships with others. Biographical/Spiritual Goals The two goals I would like to set include reading a book from an unfamiliar spiritual tradition, and meditating daily. Learning about unfamiliar worldviews, traditions, or belief systems will expand my mind and help me be more receptive to others. I also intend to learn more about myself by adapting different spiritual worldviews. Daily meditation can be considered as much a mental as a spiritual practice, but sometimes meditation does converge with prayer and other devotional states. Achieving Goals Change requires commitment. Each of the goals I have listed also requires discipline… Continue Reading...

Mindfulness Health, Healing, and Self Awareness

Goals The two goals I would like to set include reading a book from an unfamiliar spiritual tradition, and meditating daily. Learning about unfamiliar worldviews, traditions, or belief systems will expand my mind and help me be more receptive to others. I also intend to learn more about myself by adapting different spiritual worldviews. Daily meditation can be considered as much a mental as a spiritual practice, but sometimes meditation does converge with prayer and other devotional states. Achieving Goals Change requires commitment. Each of the goals I have listed also requires discipline and patience. I need to incorporate new… Continue Reading...

Theology Of Communion for the Contemporary Catholic Parish

Book Chapter: A Theology of Communion for the Contemporary Catholic Parish Introduction The study of ecclesiology is the study of how the Christian church, the ever-expanding body of believers, has evolved over time to respond to new political and social realities. Ecclesiology also takes into account the way organizational structures, hierarchies, and roles within the church have changed and reflect the nuances of a cultural milieu or historical epoch. In addition to all that, the study of ecclesiology also comprises the church’s relationship with surrounding community organizations. How the church forms strategic alliances with secular political, social, and economic institutions… Continue Reading...

Lemon Law and Spot Delivery Law in Maryland

I would work out these two points by adhering to a close reading of the lemon law as it is written. It clearly provides the parameters for evaluating both of these concerns, and the only real issue is with the term “substantially,” but that is effectively covered by the first two conditions being met—those being the defect should be covered under warranty and should be still existing—i.e., it was not fixed—at least not within the specified amount of time required under the law. 2 It would be possible to make a law that avoids or regulates the bait-and-switch problem… Continue Reading...

Hacksaw Ridge by Mel Gibson

put the best possible angle or spin on this unwavering conviction in one\'s faith. On reading about the story, it seems that this is really what happened, and really who Doss was, but the framing of that element seems to have propagandish tones. I don\'t think there were too many mixed messages about war in this film. While the other soldiers may have accepted war as something necessary, there was always the strong pacifist counterpoint, the depictions of the horrors of war and the morality play at work to ensure that the message about war being negative was pretty… Continue Reading...

Research Design in Psychology

instance, performance on an IQ test cannot be used to predict global intelligence, social skills, or reading intelligence. References “Conducting Research in Social Psychology,” (n.d.). http://open.lib.umn.edu/socialpsychology/chapter/1-3-conducting-research-in-social-psychology/ Legg, S. & Hutter, M. (2006). A collection of definitions of intelligence. http://www.vetta.org/documents/A-Collection-of-Definitions-of-Intelligence.pdf 2. External validity and generalizability are distinct concepts even if they are related. Generalizability refers to the ability of the researcher to extrapolate theory or practice from the results of the study. Externally valid studies yield results that can be applicable to populations beyond those studied in the sample. Both external validity and generalizability are important for applied science, to… Continue Reading...

Jesus As the High Priest Roles Qualities and Functions

Hebrews 5:1-6 explains why Jesus, who was not of a priestly caste, became endowed with the status of High Priest and serves humanity in this critical function. These readings explicate the underlying meanings of scripture as it pertains to Jesus’s qualifications, qualities, roles, and duties as High Priest. Modeled after Aaron, the High Priest must have three core qualities. First, a High Priest must be singled out, special, and unique. Second, the High Priest cannot be self-appointed or even appointed by human beings. Only God can appoint the High Priest. In other words, the High Priest is called by God… Continue Reading...

Christ-hymn

Responding to challenges to the efficacy of the Christological Canticle requires a more in-depth and sensitive reading of Colossians, without even the need for comparing the hymn to other Pauline passages. For Christ is not typically presented or taught as God’s agent of creation; Paul offers a whole new way of perceiving the cosmic importance of the Christ as beyond human: that “all things were created in, though, and for Christ,” (Bergant, n.d., p. 143). The passage does not refer simply to predestination or a plan of God but to the righteousness of the cosmic order. Studying the identity… Continue Reading...

Perspective from a Wheelchair

Step Outside Your World Analysis “Okay, this should be a piece of cake,” I thought to myself after reading the guidelines for this assignment. After all, my friend’s wife still had the manual wheelchair she used when she broke her ankle last year and it was just sitting there holding dirty laundry and books and she readily agreed to lend it to me for this project. This initial assessment, however, quickly went south as soon as I tried to load the wheelchair in my car for a trip to the local mall to see what life was like from… Continue Reading...

Diabetes Mellitus in Rural Settings

literacy is often linked to low levels of literacy itself, which can make reading nutrition labels, understanding how to count calories, and also correct insulin and drug dosages difficult. Remediating the effects of diabetes is absolutely critical. Without proper management, diabetes can result in significant life limitations that further impede the patient’s economic and professional viability and further limit their access to adequate healthcare. Structured diabetes programs have been found to be effective in helping even hard-to-treat patients. It is critical that treatment is grounded in evidence-based principles. It has also been found that educational programs must “meet the… Continue Reading...

How Pictures Shape the Story in Syria

was unfolding, who was responsible, whether the incident was a false flag, how one could tell, and so on ( reading, 2011). In other words, it has become increasingly difficult as a result of all these factors to “control” a narrative with so many different players involved in the shaping of a story and so many new and different outlets. The fragmentation of news stories is actually equal to the perpetuation of the same themes over and over: the themes involve interventionism, soft power, false flags, and distrust. This should not be surprising as most people are anti-war whereas foreign… Continue Reading...

Fake News Essay

and titled, making them appear sufficiently credible for people to believe what they are reading. In many cases, this belief translates into revenues for fake news publishers. In this regard, Dewey notes that, “Their business model is both simple and devastatingly effective: Employ a couple unscrupulous freelancers to write fake news that's surprising or enraging or weird enough to go viral on Facebook; run display ads against the traffic; gleefully cash in” (3). The potential impact of fake news Although the overwhelming majority of fake news stories are recognized as such as and little or nothing comes of them,… 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 the Supreme Court, but also acknowledges that Trump may not have… Continue Reading...

Nature Vs Nurture Essay

Wiley, 2011. Plomin, Robert. "Beyond Nature versus Nurture." Genetics and Mental Illness, 1996, pp. 29-50. Rutherford, M. D. Developmental Psychology: An Evolutionary Perspective. Lulu Press, 2016. After reading this Nature vs. Nurture essay example, we hope this helps you understand what it takes to craft a quality essay for your academic endeavors. Nature vs. Nurture can be a difficult topic to tackle because it lacks the kind of finite direction that other topics have. However, we hope we have assisted you on your journey towards academic success. If you need any additional assistance, feel free to leave a comment below, and we’ll be sure to assist you.   Continue Reading...

Russian Meddling in U.s. Election Essay

Trump in Election, U.S. Says.” The New York Times, 9 December 2016.  https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/us/obama-russia-election-hack.html?rref=collection%2Fnewseventcollection%2Frussian-election-hacking&action=click&contentCollection=politics&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=collection.  Accessed 21 October 2017. After reading this Russian Meddling in the 2016 Presidential Election example, we hope that you have a better understanding of the Russian controversy, as well as better understanding of how to write an analytical essay.  Because of the developing nature of this story, it can be difficult to craft an essay on this topic that is comprehensive and complete, without containing any unsubstantiated evidence.  If you have questions about how to incorporate developing news into your own Russian election interference essay, or any other… Continue Reading...

Bullying Essay

Bullying can be a difficult topic to tackle. That is why this bullying essay will help offer an idea of what will comprise a good paper and what potential areas of research to cover within this controversial and popular subject. From developing a good thesis, carrying it throughout body paragraphs, and closing with a brief and concise conclusion, this essay will show what to do to obtain a high grade. The first step before the thesis, the body, and the conclusion, is a unique and informative introduction. This will help lead to an idea of where to start the paper… 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 about Global Warming… Continue Reading...

Sexual Misconduct and the Fall Of Hollywood Essay

2016.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4002550/Last-Tango-Paris-director-non-consensual-rape-scene-row-says-actress-DID-know-violent-scene-didn-t-know-Brando-use-butter.html.  Accessed 28 November 2017. RAINN.  “Scope of the Problem: Statistics.”  https://www.rainn.org/statistics/scope-problem.  Accessed 28 November 2017. Closing After reading this Fall of Hollywood example essay, hopefully you have a better understanding of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein and other powerful men in Hollywood.  In addition, we hope you understand better how to write an expository or informative essay.  Given that there have been daily updates about famous sexual predators, this is a subject that is constantly changing and cannot be fully addressed in a sample academic paper.  However, by choosing to highlight certain elements of the scandal, we hope you… Continue Reading...

Internet Terms Essay

media, just a small amount of the users of the internet end up reading blogs and several of them do not even have an understanding of what the term implies (Boyd, 2006). Blogs could be stated as somewhat easily manageable personal websites having their contents being shown in a backward chronological order. Bloggers are agenda-setters that could be influential. For example, blogs are found to have made its effect on political media coverage and for promoting interaction among organizations and people. It could be stated that blogging as a form of human activity and blog as a type of… Continue Reading...

Dark Net Essay

on basic freedoms.  Therefore, the dark web is probably here to stay. In Closing After reading this dark net tutorial essay, we hope you have a better understanding of the dark web, how to access it, how it works, and the role that cryptocurrency plays in the dark marketplace.  We also hope you have a better understanding of how to write an expository essay.  Because the marketplaces on the dark net ware constantly changing, details in this story may have changed by the time you read it.  If you have any questions about how to include new developments in your own… Continue Reading...

Facebook Data Breach Essay

Should Include Privacy Protection.” The Conversation.  12 April 2018.  http://theconversation.com/facebooks-social-responsibility-should-include-privacy-protection-94549.  Accessed 27 April 2018. Closing After reading this Facebook data breach essay, you should have a greater understanding of what type of Facebook data was taken, how it was acquired, who used it, what they used it to accomplish, how Facebook is responding, and how Zuckerberg testified in front of the Senate.  Additionally, the essay has outlined appropriate structure for an academic expository essay.  Given that updates to the Facebook data breach information were occurring regularly at the time this essay was written, it is possible that details and information may… Continue Reading...

Juvenile Delinquency Essay

& CyberBullying Resources. Retrieved from https://nobullying.com/juvenile-delinquency/ Umer, G. (2013, November 4). Causes and Solutions of Juvenile Delinquency - reading Craze. Retrieved from http://readingcraze.com/index.php/cause-and-solution-of-juvenile-delinquency/ Underwood, L. A., von Dresner, K. S., & Phillips, A. L. (2006). Community treatment     programs for juveniles: A best-evidence summary. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 2(2), 286-304. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0100783 Yale.edu. (2000). 00.02.05: Juvenile Delinquency: Cause and Effect. Retrieved from http://teachersinstitute.yale.edu/curriculum/units/2000/2/00.02.05.x.html Continue Reading...

Globalization Essay

Globalization: Advantages, Disadvantages and Concerns This essay discusses globalization and how social commentators and historians act like globalization is a new concept, but it’s not. It’s something that has occurred between nations for as long as nations have interacted. According to the SUNY Levin institute, “Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. This process has effects on the environment, on culture, on political systems, on economic development, and prosperity, and on human physical well-being in societies around the world (2018).… Continue Reading...

Robert Mueller Investigation Essay

Russia Investigation.”  NYTimes.com.  17 May 2017.  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/politics/robert-mueller-special-counsel-russia-investigation.html.  Accessed 21 May 2018. Closing After reading this Mueller Investigation essay, you have a basic understanding of what the Mueller Investigation is, who Robert Mueller is, why he is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the results of the investigation as of May 21, 2018.  Because this is an ongoing story, you should be sure to check additional news sources for the latest information about the investigation.  In addition to providing you with a factual background of the Mueller Investigation, this essay has also served as a template for an academic essay. … Continue Reading...

My Papa's Waltz Analysis Essay

My Papa’s Waltz the reader isn’t sure what exactly they will be reading about. It might be about his parents dancing, it might be about his father having an affair, it might refer to a drunken dance that his father does around the house at midnight, or as most readers aptly are aware, waltz could simply be a metaphor for something else—it could be any number of things. The choice of words for the title is suggestive as well, particularly the selection of the word “papa” gives the reader the impression that the author of the poem is young… Continue Reading...

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

backwards town. The annoyance of her teacher over her reading abilities is symbolic of the backwardness of the town in regards to race, mental illness and a host of other issues. Scout has been forced to deal with much hardship in her short life; aside from the ugliness of the townspeople her mother died. Scout is still able to maintain her belief in the ultimate goodness of humanity with the help of her father, Atticus. One of the major character arcs she is forced to undergo is to hone the ability to empathize with others: projecting what “walking in… Continue Reading...

Intimate Relationships in Britain

Introduction Intimate relationships have changed in contemporary Britain for a variety of social and economic reasons. In the past, marriage made economic sense for both men and women. Today, however, with a combination of social factors from the sexual revolution of the 1960s to the Women’s Movement of the 1970s (which helped women to establish themselves independently of men) to the advent of contraception (liberating sex from procreation) to the proliferation of pornography (thanks to liberal ideals and technological advancements like the Internet), the idea of matrimony as an expression of economic dependence has diminished while the concepts of monogamy,… Continue Reading...

Economics and Global Capitalism

possessed me in the first place to ever want to make them. One thing about the reading I do not understand is why Adam Smith’s brand of economics ever caught on in the first place. I think the explanation that I can come up with is that Adam Smith’s economic ideas developed out of the new era of society that resulted from the substantial break with the Old World that had existed in Europe prior to the Protestant Reformation. With the Reformation and the new wealth that was pouring into Europe from trade came a new modern society that was… Continue Reading...

Early Medieval and Contemporary Education

were presided over by a priest and primarily focused on religious ritual and music education as well as reading and writing skills. On the contrary, chantry institutions provided education on the language of the church liturgy and Latin and were established based on an endowment provided by a rich person. Monastic schools provided training on church doctrine to monks either as brothers or priests as well as basic reading and writing skills in Latin to those preparing for secular priesthood. Cathedral schools emerged and flourished in the 12th Century and focused on providing Latin instruction as well as other… Continue Reading...

American Exceptionalism Debate

The Myth of American Exceptionalism The myth of American exceptionalism is a familiar one to Americans and non-Americans alike. It suggest that America, as the home of the free and the brave, is unique in its allowance of freedom and social mobility, in contrast to Europe, Asia, and other, much older civilizations. Yet as noted by Stephen M. Walt in his essay, “The Myth of American Exceptionalism,” perhaps one of the most ordinary aspects of America is its view of itself as exceptional. A more critical approach to America’s history, ideology, and identity is needed for America to move forward… Continue Reading...

An Age Of Revolutions in Europe and America

wisdom and truth. While it seems initially that Pope buys into the colonialist mentality, reading this passage in the overall context of “An Essay on Man” shows that perhaps Pope actually sympathizes more with the Native American outlook than with the European. “An Essay on Man” urges humility overall, on a perspective that does not necessarily elevate the human being above nature but actually shows how human beings are just one small part of creation. In these lines, Pope seems to show that the Native American worldview is more akin to reality: in that the Native American sees God… Continue Reading...

Effective Communication Letter Of Advice

in mastering communication and conflict resolution: knowledge, motivation, and skill (Chapter 2, p. 12). Knowledge comes from reading letters like these and the social science literature that it is based on, so that your communications strategies are based on evidence. Motivation comes from your earnest desire to resolve the conflict, rather than clinging to the desire to be right. Skill comes from practice, which you hone over time. Effective conflict resolution may occasionally involve active engagement of social resources outside of your dyad. You may need to speak to a good friend, a family member, or a therapist, to… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

Be creative. This is because teachers have spent their careers reading the same repetitive analysis of this book—much of which is often very narrow in scope. If you find yourself stuck, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our writers have studied this novel at length and feel comfortable writing a host of original, fresh interpretations of this special book. Continue Reading...

Healthcare Management for Eldercare Advocacy Organization

Planned change in the eldercare advocacy organization In the coming years, many countries will experience a dramatic shift in healthcare infrastructure due to an expanding elderly population size. However, the changes may vary across countries depending on many factors such as the kind of social welfare available in each country, the political environment which determine policies, the level of healthcare available and individual expectations in each country. Due to this wide variance, the innovations within this space will also vary greatly. What this means to the healthcare manager is that managing innovations becomes very hard (Shlutz, Andre & Sjovold, 2015… Continue Reading...

Dark Web, Darknet, Deep Web Essay

Future.  29 August 2016.  https://turbofuture.com/internet/A-Beginners-Guide-to-Exploring-the-Darknet.  Accessed 22 December 2017. In Closing After reading this dark net tutorial essay, we hope you have a better understanding of the dark web, how to access it, how it works, and the role that cryptocurrency plays in the dark marketplace.  We also hope you have a better understanding of how to write an expository essay.  Because the marketplaces on the dark net ware constantly changing, details in this story may have changed by the time you read it.  If you have any questions about how to include new developments in your own dark web essay, contact… Continue Reading...

Leadership in Global and Multicultural Organizations Essay

respected journal or scholarly website. Furthermore, the article must relate to the corresponding chapter reading of that particular week. II. Summary. In this section briefly summarize the content of the article, identifying what makes this article unique. III. Relationship to readings. Describe the relationship between the article and the chapter readings. IV. Application. Describe how the content of the article could be used to change your workplace. Describe how the concepts could be applied to improve your organization. The company you use should be a company other than one for which you currently work. The analysis should include a… Continue Reading...

Leadership Problems and Proposed Recommendations Essay

Essay Prompt A case study is an examination of the problems of a given company situation and proposed recommendations in response to those problems from a leadership perspective, based on textbook readings, video lectures, and personal experience. The specific data for each of the four case studies can be downloaded from the Moodle site. They are posted with that week’s work. An adequate response for each case study can usually be contained within 2½ - 3 single-spaced typewritten pages, executive summary style. Quality of the response is more critical than limiting the response to 3 pages. The outline of the… Continue Reading...

Cause and Effect Essay Example: Climate Change & Hurricanes

back to it and say, see, I’m addressing this part of the thesis! Get back to reading and see how well we did. Body Defining Terms and Parameters First, it is important to define terms.  What is meant by climate change?  What is meant by global warming?  Essentially, the two terms are interchangeable because both refer to the process by which pollutants impact the environment in a negative way, which results in more greenhouse gases being trapped in the atmosphere, melting of the ice caps, warming of the oceans, and the loss of all kinds of habitats and life on… Continue Reading...

Artificial Intelligence and Eternal Life Essay

to some sort of dystopian society. Similarly, Kevin Warwick, a professor of cybernetics at the University of reading, sees a Terminator-like scenario developing, while Dean Kamen thinks that advances in technology may, in fact, make immortality possible at some point in the future. What do you think? Is Kurzweil correct in assuming that we (humans, that is) will, sooner or later, have to be artificially augmented in order to keep up with the ever-increasing advances in technology? Would you be willing to submit to such augmentation? To be injected with nanobots in order to stay ahead of the machines?… Continue Reading...

Special Education and Technology Integration Essay

help a child learn. Audiobooks are an excellent example of how technology helps a student that may have difficulty reading or a visual disability, still learn with ease. In this qualitative case study, I interviewed 15 special education teachers from 15 various elementary schools within Miami-Dade County, Florida. Because attitudes and perceptions play such a major role in teachers using or not using technology in the classroom, this study examined the attitudes and perceptions of 15 special education teachers as it relates to technology integration in their daily instruction. The participants were chosen from K-5 schools within the Miami-Dade… Continue Reading...

Hospitality Law Essay

want to be able to know what happened in the case without reading the attached news article or case opinion. 2) Issue — In two (2) sentences/questions maximum, tell me what legal issue is in the form of a question. The legal issue for this assignment will always include a question about whether there was negligence that resulted in an injury or damages. 3) Rule of Law — In two (2) sentences maximum, describe which laws, regulations, ordinances or other laws apply to this scenario. 4) Application of the law to the issue(s) — Apply the rules to the… Continue Reading...

Trade Union Act Of 2016 Essay

Unionism, c.1770-1990. London: Sutton Publishing. Liberty, 2015. Liberty’s briefing on the Trade Union Bill for Second reading in the House of Lords. [online] London. Available at: <https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/sites/default/files/Liberty%27s briefing on the Trade Union Bill for Second reading in the House of Lords_1.pdf>. Liberty, 2016. Campaigning on the Trade Union Act 2016. [online] Available at: <https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/campaigning/trade-union-act-2016>. McFarlane, P., 2016. How the Trade Union Act 2016 will change the rules on industrial action. People Management. [online] Available at: <http://www2.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2016/10/10/how-the-trade-union-act-2016-will-change-the-rules-on-industrial-action.aspx>. Moss, R., 2016. Trade Union Act 2016 becomes law. Personnel Today. [online] Available at: <http://www.personneltoday.com/hr/trade-union-act-2016-becomes-law/>. Taylor-Gooby, P., 2016. The Divisive Welfare State. Social Policy… Continue Reading...

Death Penalty Essay

The United States is one of the few industrialized, democratic nations in the world which still permits capital punishment on a state-by-state basis. Not all states have the death penalty but executions are still carried out in the United States and the punishment remains controversial. Despite the singularity of its status internationally, the death penalty has historically been a popular policy in the United States, even though it has been hotly debated throughout US history in the legislature and the courts. This essay on death penalty will examine its legal status in the United States, its history, and its future. [toc]… Continue Reading...

Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Essay

to enhance data reliability and validity. The analysis is carried out by reading the texts to understand the entire context of the interviews. The outcome of the analysis produces several themes. The first theme produced from the interview is the joint family. It is revealed from the interview that joint family is an essential part of the Pakistani culture. (Anthias, 2013). In Pakistan, all family member sees themselves as one. For example, if one of the family members gets sick, all the family members will rally round the person and take care of him or her. If a woman… Continue Reading...

Seaworld Blackfish Documentary Essay

SeaWorld, 2016). Reaction to Documentary Watching “Blackfish” was much like reading Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle for the first time. At first, the mind refuses to accept the enormity of the depravity that is being presented in both cases, followed by a sense of bewilderment that fellow human beings could be so wretched. The producers of “Blackfish” can take a great deal of credit in exposing the conditions in which orcas were kept that led to the deaths of human trainers at SeaWorld, but the sad reality remains that the existing whales at SeaWorld will still remain in confinement for the… 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 that can… Continue Reading...

Models Of Policing

Order maintenance policing (OMP), community-oriented policing (COP) and reactive policing are three different models of policing that are used within law enforcement agencies in the U.S. This paper will compare these three models of policing. It will also discuss which models would benefit the most from effective crime analysis. OMP is a model of policing that stems from the theory of “broken windows” defined by Wilson and Kelling (1982). The broken windows theory states that if a community allows itself to be physically neglected, it will attract crime. Graffiti, litter, abandoned buildings and broken windows are all signs that a… Continue Reading...

Type 2 Diabetes Education

2017, p. 60). Patients can use other tests like fasting glucose. Nonetheless, A1C provides a more accurate reading. This is because of the time frame of measurement. By measuring months-worth of blood sugar levels, A1C shows how long someone may have high blood sugar levels allowing for a more effective diagnosis. Additionally, A1C provides a good management tool for type 1 diabetics because by takin the test 4 times a year, they can see how well they have maintained their blood sugar levels. While daily assessment for this group is important, it is also important to see long-term effects… Continue Reading...

Catcher in the Rye Essay

me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though” (25). “Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone” (157). “I live in New York, and I was thinking about the lagoon in Central Park, down near Central Park South. I was wondering if… Continue Reading...

Bill and Charles Koch Fight for Power

on his character or on his power base. The most important lessons on organizational power that can be learned from reading about this power struggle are that before engaging in a power struggle, one should carefully weigh one’s chances of winning. It is just like entering into any other fight or kind of contest. One looks at the advantages of the other side and one studies one’s own advantages. This is how negotiators enter into a negotiation—however, had Bill actually been willing to negotiate, or even simply to give a little bit more of himself to the family and the… Continue Reading...

The Use Of Virtual Classrooms

with a prework phase of the virtual classroom. “Well-designed prework, such as reading or exercise, helps to equalize the knowledge level for the audience. It also lets you maximize the time you have for presenting content that needs to be covered in real time” (Christopher & Hyder, 2015, p. 71). An example of this is providing a prerequisite e-learning module that when completed, allows participation in the virtual classroom. These actions allow for employees to participate and learn while also remain highly engaged (Christopher & Hyder, 2015). Training Activities and Materials A simple training activity can be a lecture… Continue Reading...

Should We Get a Basic Income

Basic Income To understand why the concept of basic income would not work, it is necessary to understand the meaning of money and how it has value. Money has value because of two things: 1) confidence—as in the confidence that is placed in the currency by those who use it, and 2) the fact that it represents a store of worth—for example, if a person works ten hours on a roof, he expects to be compensated. He could theoretically be compensated with wheat, or milk, or beef, or gas, or some other goods or even services in exchange; but to… Continue Reading...

Niger Sudan and the Issue Of Slavery

Slavery in Africa Introduction Throughout history, slavery in Africa has taken a variety of forms—from slavery stemming from the outcome of war, where enemies taken captive are sold into slavery, to debt slavery, plantation slavery and criminal slavery. For many African states, slavery offered an opportunity to boost their economies: Africans viewed slaves as commodities to buy and sell as well as free labor to work in the commerce industry (Austin, 2017). Today slavery still exists in parts of Africa, though the practice was officially abolished in the 19th and early 20th centuries as a result of the anti-slavery movement… Continue Reading...

Adhd in the Classroom

of their disorder. References Clarfield, J., & Stoner, G. (2005). The effects of computerized reading instruction on the academic performance of students identified with ADHD. School Psychology Review, 34(2), 246. Mautone, J. A., DuPaul, G. J., & Jitendra, A. K. (2005). The effects of computer-assisted instruction on the mathematics performance and classroom behavior of children with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 9(1), 301-312. Pfiffner, L. J., Barkley, R. A., & DuPaul, G. J. (2006). Treatment of ADHD in school settings. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A handbook for diagnosis and treatment, 3, 547-589. Continue Reading...

Renaissance Italy

Copernicus challenged the accepted viewpoint of the Christian West that the Earth stood still as the centermost point of the Universe. This tradition stemmed from the Ptolemaic model of a geocentric universe and correlated well with the religious tradition of the Church that the Earth was where God Himself became Man and walked among His children. Thus, the Earth had a special significance and should be thought of as being the center of the Universe in order to support the notion that people were important to God. Aside from this theological tradition were the scientific or observational facts that Ptolemy… Continue Reading...

Shakespeare in Love Gender Communication

actor, simply by virtue of her physical status as a female. Rather than a radical reading of gender, ultimately the film offers a highly essentialist construct. Furthermore, it engaged in pink-washing, or endorsing the heteronormative view of history. For example, in the film, William Shakespeare is shown writing a sonnet, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day,” to the blonde, delicate Viola. In reality, he composed this sonnet to a man. But in the context of the film, his love sonnet is reduced to a purely heterosexual impulse, just like his urge to write Romeo and Juliet. In… Continue Reading...

Classroom Environment

visual schedule shows the different tasks. For instance when they are done with reading, they can take papers from the folder. The schedule also shows how the students can use scissors and glue and the precise manner that they can undertake it. Secondly, the class environment has been kept with as minimal amount of clutter as possible. In particular, the class has specific places for different items such as papers and pens being positioned in drawers. In addition, the papers and items have been put in shelves and stored in a clutter-free manner. The key benefit of doing this… Continue Reading...

Women and the Day Nursery Movement

a real struggle that single mothers faced, and this article tells that story. A suggest reading that could accompany this article would be The Other Women’s Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America by Dorothy Sue Cobble, which looks at the struggles women faced throughout the 20th century and would complement Durst’s article very well. Works Cited Durst, Anne. “‘Of Women, By Women, and For Women’: The Day Nursery Movement in the Progressive-era United States.” Journal of Social History 39.1 (2005): 141-159. Continue Reading...

Lynchings and Mob Violence in America

and inappropriate forms of violence and vigilantism towards minorities. A suggested reading to accompany this work would be Zoot Suit Riots by Roger Bruns, as it also focuses on how the law has facilitated oppression of minorities in America’s history. Works Cited Carrigan, William D., and Clive Webb. “The lynching of persons of Mexican origin or descent in the United States, 1848 to 1928.” Journal of Social History 37.2 (2003): 411-438.   Continue Reading...

Mel Gibson

of Mel Gibson.” Men and Masculinities, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 123-143. Edensor, Tim. “ reading Braveheart: Representing and Contesting Scottish Identity.” Scottish Affairs, No. 21, Autumn 1997. “Mel Gibson.” Biography. https://www.biography.com/people/mel-gibson-9310680 “Mel Gibson Biography.” The Famous People. https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/mel-colm-cille-gerard-gibson-2334.php Sharp, Michael D. “Remaking Medieval Heroism.” Floreligium 15(1998): https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/flor/article/viewFile/14269/15352   Continue Reading...

How to Prevent Yourself from Plagiarizing

with an academic tone, and the style fit the presumed audience of academics who would be interested in reading the study. I did not pick up on any potential bias. Because the study was exploratory rather than experimental, the authors did not set out to prove anything: instead, they simply set out to better understand a phenomenon—specifically, what music meant for the elderly population. I would say that the article does meet professional standards for scholarly writing as sources were cited throughout, the tone was academic, the method and findings were adequately described, and the conclusion was logical. Various… Continue Reading...

The Current State Of Education in the United States Essay

used for this purpose, including:  (a) frequency of absences, (b) failing grades in reading or math, (c) poor behavior, (d) being over age for grade, (d) having a low grade 9 grade-point average, (e) failing grade 9, or (f) having a record of frequent transfers between schools.  There have been some other variables identified to date that have been shown to exacerbate the dropout rates in many public high school districts. For instance, a study by Gorlitz and Gravert (2016) found that the curriculum reform initiatives that have been implemented by many public school districts across the country that… Continue Reading...

Minimizing Bias and Student Diversity in Assessment

be less likely to be exposed to outside of class or unrepresentative reading passages which may generate a sense of exclusion. Teachers must first act as advocates for students if they feel students are being subjected to unfair assessments. They must also strive to use as unbiased materials as possible to facilitate learning not simply for the test but to support student learning in general. This is in keeping with the other standards articulated in Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (2015), which stress inter-professional collaboration with other instructors to more accurately understand student needs and why deficiencies may be… Continue Reading...

Online Life Bane or Boon Essay

Anyone who uses his or her cellphone too quickly check a message while standing in line at the grocery store is likely to become aware of the intense hostility directed toward Internet technology. The Internet has been accused of making people rude and less civil in real life and in online life; of negatively influencing elections; even of artificially damaging the human brain by reducing the natural human attention span. Very few technologies admittedly have no negative effects. Even early industrialization had negative effects on the lives of people who wove by hand for a living. But while the Internet… Continue Reading...

Helping the Elderly Population

visit hospitals in order to care for the elderly population in these facilities. By entertaining them, looking after them, reading to them, and helping them with whatever they needed, my goal was to relieve the disease burden on society and provide the elderly population in hospitals with a greater quality care experience through extra attention on my part. Summary of What Took Place First, I wrote a letter explaining the needs of the elderly population and why it was important for members of the community to devote some time to helping them with their needs. I cited a study… Continue Reading...

Maintaining Confidentiality Obligation and Friendship

Case #14: Confidentiality, Obligations, and Friendship Recognize an Ethical Issue/Dilemma Henry's leadership style had always been personal and this worked well for him and his staff. Henry had been a school administrator for Grover Cleveland High for five years, but he had managed to change the place. There was an atmosphere of good, warm feelings across the halls and faculty morale was high. Having developed this personal touch with his staff he was considered a friend by many including the Jim Austin who was the head of Cleveland's physical education department. Jim and Henry had become good friends since they… Continue Reading...

Dante's Inferno

her story she explains how her lover and her sit reading the story of Lancelot and Guinevere, feeling that particular myth encapsulated their own surreal yet illicit love. Essentially, this Cantos makes commentary on human weakness and infallibility, and how the short-sighted and perhaps somewhat self-centered actions of humans can cause immense pain to others, and their own damnation. In conclusion, Cantos Five discusses the second level of hell, the level that may readers today would consider containing the most harmless souls. By mixing mythology and history in this section, Dante creates a sub-reality and sense of profound uncertainty,… Continue Reading...

Charlotte Perkins Gilman “the Yellow Wallpaper”

conventional confines of motherhood and domesticity. Although the main character’s love of reading and writing is a constant and sustaining force in her life, she is denied it when it is assumed her illness is due to her refusal to conform to conventional roles. As noted by history professor Hilary Marland, “The Yellow Wallpaper” is very much a product of its historical era and contains specific references to what were seen as uniquely female complaints. “All women were seen by physicians as susceptible to ill health and mental breakdown by reason of their biological weakness and reproductive cycles. And… Continue Reading...

Clean Protein Bars Marketing Plan

other nutrients like fiber and iron. Athletes and serious gym-goers are often more careful than the average consumer about reading labels and are more likely to see through a falsehood such as claiming a food builds muscle if it has relatively low protein content. Still, this does not mean that they are immune to such claims and companies must be honest to avoid both legal liability as well as consumer mistrust in not claiming more than the product actually offers. The brand must also be honest about how many calories the bar has, as well as if the bars… Continue Reading...

Apple

customer base onto e-Readers. This customer base is used to reading physical books and thus the innovative product must be appealing to those not sure of the new change. Furthermore, the other objective is to provide customers with a reading alternative that is convenient and can store a multitude of books in one, small device. The major appeal of Kindle is the convenience. Sources of Funding As explained prior, angel investors or business angels are important for many businesses. Amazon.com had angel investors. One of which was Thomas Alberg (Talmor and Vasvari, 2011). These kinds of investors provide the… Continue Reading...

New Jim Crow Essay

1 narcotic).  The War is meant to oppress, plain and simple. My thoughts on this topic before reading NJC were already passionate.  I’ve read many articles and works on the prison industrial complex and I view it as an abomination to human decency.  After reading NJC, I am struck even more by the injustice of the system.  The most memorable aspects of the book are the simple images: the black man in cuffs on the night Obama was elected—a symbol of how the more things change, the more they stay the same; the racism in the criminal justice system, which… Continue Reading...

Muslim Women in Eastern and Western Literature

as a whole. For example, not everyone is a fan of the acclaimed book reading Lolita in Tehran (Nafisi). Many scholars consider the portrayals of women there to be very narrow and myopic and to rehash the same old stereotypes of Muslim women as objects of oppression. “Native writers settled in the west also dish out heart-rending tales of women's oppression in fundamentalist Islamic societies, targeting a western audience long fed on tales of Islam's intolerance towards women. These 'New Orientalist' narratives, portraying Muslim women as hapless victims of Islamic fundamentalism, only serve to reinforce the stereotypes entrenched in… Continue Reading...

Use Of Technology in the Special Education Classroom

the difficulty of addressing the needs of students with a wide range of reading levels in any one classroom. For these teachers-and for parents encouraging their youngsters to read-FarFaria is one of the best reading applications available for the iPad platform” (p. 53). The FarFaria application (see Figure 2 below) contains more than 450 preinstalled songs and captivating that encourage special educational needs student to read, and five additional stories are added to the collection every week. As Hamilton emphasizes, “FarFaria enables teachers and parents to encourage an enjoyment of reading for all children” (2014, p. 54). Figure 2.… Continue Reading...

The Cross Cultural Exchanges in Early Days

Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa, 1788 (excerpt). Retrieved June 17, 2018 from http://www.ettc.net/tah/ reading%20Assignments/Falconbridge,%20An%20Account%20of%20the%20Slave%20Trade%20on%20the%20Coast%20of%20Africa,%201788.pdf David J.Lu., (2001). The Edicts of the Tokugawa Shogunate: Excerpts from the Edict of 1635 Ordering the Closing of Japan: Addressed to the Joint Bugy? of Nagasaki. Retrieved June 17, 2018 from http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/ps/japan/tokugawa_edicts_foreigners.pdf Historical Association, (2018). Cortés Describes the Country. Retrieved June 17, 2018 from https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/teaching-resources-for-historians/teaching-and-learning-in-the-digital-age/the-history-of-the-americas/the-conquest-of-mexico/letters-from-hernan-cortes/cortes-describes-the-country   Continue Reading...

Classroom Management

of Student Engagement Activities, Discipline Referrals, and Student Achievement in reading First Schools (Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University). Gregory, A., Hafen, C. A., Ruzek, E., Mikami, A. Y., Allen, J. P., & Pianta, R. C. (2016). Closing the racial discipline gap in classrooms by changing teacher practice. School Psychology Review, 45(2), 171-191. Hinchey, P. (2010). Finding Freedom in the Classroom. NY: Peter Lang Publishing. Koonce, G. (2016) (Ed.), Taking sides: Clashing views on educational issues expanded (18 Ed.). McGraw Hill Publishers. Kristjansson, K. (2014). There is something about Aristotle: the pros and cons of Aristotelianism in contemporary moral education. Journal of Philosophy of Education,… Continue Reading...

Cultural Identity Essay

Retrieved from https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/07/pitbull-miami-rapper-global-brand-ambassador Ting-Toomey, S. (2017). Identity Negotiation Theory and Mindfulness Practice. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.489 Closing After reading this cultural identity essay, you hopefully have a better understanding of the factors that shape this type of identity. Individuals can exert a certain level of control over their cultural identity to some extents, but there are many aspects of their cultural identity that they can’t quite command or adjust (like their gender or their race). This essay has also attempted to demonstrate that there are ways one’s cultural identity has been molded through various external forces that one might be oblivious to.… Continue Reading...

Satire in Knox's Chicken Bucket

a way that is sympathetic and charmingly inoffensive in spite of the initial shock delivered upon first reading the poem’s lines. She understands these characters and, though the poem is satirical, she approaches these human beings in the same manner in which Gogol approached his: with a great deal of love, in spite of all the hideous flaws and failings that he (and Knox) so easily saw and so humorously portrayed. Comedy is ultimately based on serious truths, as Flannery O’Connor, wrote in her letters to friends and fans, collected finally in The Habit of Being. Satire is effective… Continue Reading...

Thanksgiving Essay

you can take when exploring thanksgiving, particularly ones that offer a more non-traditional approach to the holiday. After reading this article, you should have lots of fodder to create the best thanksgiving essay with a more unique perspective than your peers.  Thanksgiving Meaning The meaning of Thanksgiving really is specific to the individual person celebrating the holiday. Like so many American traditions, it to is subject to the individualities of the people who celebrate it. For some people, the holiday represents relaxing and fun: they focus on the time off from work, a nice big meal, football games and… Continue Reading...

Criminal Justice Organization and Management

Criminal Justice Organization and Management: The Paramilitary Model Adopted by Police Organizations Introduction The paramilitary model provides a degree of discipline and training to police officers that they might not otherwise obtain. The paramilitary model not only gives law enforcement officers the knowledge and skills regarding how to use force in an effective manner, it also gives police a type of professionalism that helps them to be more organized and opposed to corrupting influences (Potter, 2013). I believe that the paramilitary model adopted by police organizations is effective in some ways but has its limitations in others. For that reason,… Continue Reading...

How to Be a Successful Student

the requirements for each class and prioritize accordingly. Student life requires setting aside time for study, time for reading, time for going to class, time for doing homework—and also time for recreation, which allows the mind and body a bit of rest so that both can be restored and refreshed enough to get back to work when it is time. Organization is the skill that allows the student to do all these things and to do them well. A successful student will always be one who is able to organize appropriately. Finally, being a student requires dedication (Dunkle). This… Continue Reading...

Apa Style: Benefits Of Practice

originate in the fact that so many people today are used to reading journalism online which does not always clearly cite the source for an idea. Yes, a periodical or blog post may contain a hyperlink, but more often than not, that link may be broken or the reader may simply not bother to click on it. As a result, online sources are not a good template for how academic research should be conducted. Instead, appropriate citation models are needed. One such model is that of the American Psychological Association (APA). APA methods involve citing the name of the… Continue Reading...

Nursing Intervention

Eating Right and Grtting Excercise in Prison Introduction Preventive care is the best care and one of the best methods of preventive medicine is physical activity—i.e., exercise (Loprinzi, 2015). That is because exercise keeps the body humming like a well-used vehicle: nothing gets rusty; muscles, organs, arteries, heart and lungs all work together to give the body what it needs. Can exercise alone address all health-related issues or prevent one from getting the influenza virus? No—but exercise is a good start because it can help keep the immune system operating at a high level. The body’s immune system is the… Continue Reading...

Body Mind and Soul in the Cancer Ward Wit

her old English professor is able to provide her comfort during her dying moments by reading a children’s book provides her the greatest solace more than her philosophy and more than intellectualism. Bearin embarked upon an academic career because she was primarily interested in the life of the mind, not the body. The central irony of the play is that she is being killed by her own body with ovarian cancer. Ultimately, human beings are unable to escape the body in the form of death. The play is thus structured on a series of binaries or oppositions, including body… Continue Reading...

When Memory Speaks Autobiography by Jill Conway Essay

Submit a typed copy during the first class following reading week. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.  * Use proper MLA format:  * See  Libraries for how to write a book review:  http://seneca.libguides.com/c.php?g=20655&p=120055 * See below for tips on writing film reviews:  https://www.dailywritingtips.com/7-tips-for-writing-a-film-review/ https://www.nyfa.edu/student-resources/9-tips-for-writing-a-film-review/ Further reading: (write about any one of the readings belows)  Jill Conway: https://www.amazon.ca/When-Memory-Speaks-Exploring-Autobiography/dp/0679766456 Sonya Lea: https://www.amazon.com/Wondering-Who-You-Are-Memoir-ebook/dp/B00RKI3NAY Regina McBride: https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Songs-Memoir-Regina-McBride/dp/1941040438 Lacy M. Johnson: https://www.amazon.ca/Other-Side-Lacy-M-Johnson/dp/1935639838 Herta Müller: https://www.amazon.com/Land-Green-Plums-Herta-Müller/dp/0312429940 A.J. Albany: http://www.jerryjazzmusician.com/2003/11/amy-albany-author-of-low-down-jazz-junk-and-other-fairy-tales-from-childhood/ Actual Essay: When Conway claims in the first sentence of When Memory Speaks that autobiography is “the most popular form of fiction for modern readers,” readers… Continue Reading...

Professional Development Plan for Nursing

the past few years had warmed me to the idea. Whatever it was, I knew after reading the description of this program online that I could identify with Walden’s mission—of serving “a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change” (Walden, 2018). My own background in nursing in the 21st century had instilled in me a similar mission: specifically, I wanted to be able to manage the care of acutely and critically ill patients, collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, provide continuity of care, education, positive interaction… Continue Reading...

Difference Between Goals and Objectives Essay

dividing the information into several sections and sub-sections, and includes clear and comprehensive chapter summaries. The reading level is appropriate, the format is visually appealing, and the indexing function works well. The information is also accurate and current.       3. Content: Total Points: 21. This book does include several real-life applications, examples that illuminate the core concepts in the text. Similarly, the information contained in the text is clearly formatted, written, and explained well. The lessons are interdisciplinary, and all visuals are integrated into the text and meaningful. There are some activities, just enough to make the… Continue Reading...

The Art Of Michelangelo

who confessed Christianity and in fact took great pleasure in reading Scripture as well as other religious writings, such as those of Savonarola, a famous reformer in Italy (Vasari, 1998). Michelangelo sculpted, painted and designed architectural works during the Renaissance in Europe. He was commissioned by the Pope to paint the Sistine Chapel Ceiling as well as the sanctuary wall of the chapel where The Last Judgment can be seen. Michelangelo also sculpted the Pieta—but in this paper, his David will be discussed. By analyzing Michelangelo’s David, which is considered one of the artist’s greatest masterpieces (Johnson, 2003), this… Continue Reading...

Training Program for Performance Management

the pay (Larkins, 2013) List of Training Materials Needed • Pre-course questionnaire and recourse reading on how to manage performance • A printed workbook with techniques, tips, and space for personal notes • Performance guide that summarizes important points. (Larkins, 2013) Evaluating the effectiveness of training evaluation Short term Here, formative assessment is done. It helps to improve the performance and does not aim at grading the participants. The job of the trainer here is to help the learners learn fast by criticizing them positively as they continue learning. The trainer may use the feedback to evaluate… Continue Reading...

Training Program for Performance Management

Linking performance to the pay (Larkins, 2013) List of Training Materials Needed • Pre-course questionnaire and recourse reading on how to manage performance • A printed workbook with techniques, tips, and space for personal notes • Performance guide that summarizes important points. (Larkins, 2013) Evaluating the effectiveness of training evaluation Short term Here, formative assessment is done. It helps to improve the performance and does not aim at grading the participants. The job of the trainer here is to help the learners learn fast by criticizing them positively as they continue learning. The trainer may use the… Continue Reading...

Training Program for Performance Management

2013) List of Training Materials Needed • Pre-course questionnaire and recourse reading on how to manage performance • A printed workbook with techniques, tips, and space for personal notes • Performance guide that summarizes important points. (Larkins, 2013) Evaluating the effectiveness of training evaluation Short term Here, formative assessment is done. It helps to improve the performance and does not aim at grading the participants. The job of the trainer here is to help the learners learn fast by criticizing them positively as they continue learning. The trainer may use the feedback to evaluate and adjust the methods of the training… Continue Reading...

Palestine Her Story Documentary

that the small faults that I noticed were not really noticeable to others. Influences reading, Viewing, and Practice Films. By watching a lot of documentaries and also non-documentaries, I obtained insight in regards to my own cinematic tastes and how I wanted my film to be formed. A major cinematic influence was the Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country. I really enjoyed the style, narrative and visuals of that series and felt that the cinematography was exactly what I had in mind for my film. Visually stunning with the natural poetry of environments speaking for themselves and reinforcing the stories of… Continue Reading...

Interstitial Cystitis (ic) Treatment Using Cam Modalities

were reviewed first by examining the title and abstract and then by conducting a thorough reading of the articles. Common themes that emerged were gathered into a database in an Excel spreadsheet. CAM methods were identified by commonality of reference with main methods identified by researchers ranked at the top of the database. The CAM methods were then researched individually in Google Scholar to obtain a further pool of articles that could then be assessed. Exclusion criteria included articles that focused on counter-evidence, positing that CAM treatments were ineffective. These were not included primarily in this study because as… Continue Reading...

Interstitial Cystitis (ic) Treatment Using Cam Modalities

than twenty years. The articles were reviewed first by examining the title and abstract and then by conducting a thorough reading of the articles. Common themes that emerged were gathered into a database in an Excel spreadsheet. CAM methods were identified by commonality of reference with main methods identified by researchers ranked at the top of the database. The CAM methods were then researched individually in Google Scholar to obtain a further pool of articles that could then be assessed. Exclusion criteria included articles that focused on counter-evidence, positing that CAM treatments were ineffective. These were not included primarily in… Continue Reading...

Natural Disasters Terrorist Events and Technological Disasters

Natural Disasters Natural disasters are incidents caused by the forces of nature and occur independently of human intervention, including geophysical events like earthquakes and weather events like storms. The main types of natural disasters include those caused by geophysical activity like earthquakes and volcanoes, hydrological events like floods and avalanches, climatological or meteorological events like hurricanes, and biological disasters such as diseases spread by animals (IRFC, 2018). Some natural disasters can also have multiple causes, such as landslides or mudslides, which can be caused by hydrological, climatological, and/or geophysical activity (CDC, 2018). Wildfires are another type of natural disaster that… Continue Reading...

Educational Platform Development

gap and our educators aim to facilitate that process by focusing on promoting reading, writing and arithmetic skills. Image of the Learner All students are different and therefore learn in their own ways. Montessori taught that students should be allowed to set their own pace. Active learning has also been identified as a way for deep learning to transpire. Some students benefit from visual learning, others from demonstrations, others from lectures. Students should be active participants in the learning process so that they can take ownership of their education. Individualized learning is promoted when possible, but due to limitations,… Continue Reading...

What Is Causing Inflation

Between 1995 and 2005 the CPI for medical services rose from 224 to 329.2. This represents a 46.96% rise in the cost of medical services over a ten year period. In 2010, the cost of medical services was 393.5, a rise of 76.2% over a 15-year span. And in 2015, the cost of medical services was 452.89, a rise of 102.18% over a twenty year span. Over the last five years, the cost of medical services has risen from 393.5 to 452.89, a rise of more than 15%. This represents a significant inflationary rise in costs of medical care. Neither… Continue Reading...

Eternal Life Paul S Ministry

body. It is here where people can depend on to pull strength during difficult times. The reading states that through the examples of the jar and earthen vessel, it is meant to teach humanity to not lose heart, to not discourage (Gorman, 2017). People may be raptured because of belief in God. However, some may not, and it is faith in the Lord and faith in one’s self that will help guide the path of salvation. Paul had difficulties during his ministry because of harsh criticism and dissent among those that were around Paul. Like now when different peoples and… Continue Reading...

Hk Cares Charity

looking after them when hospital personnel are not present, reading to them and helping them with whatever else they need. As should be clear from the mission and vision discussion noted above, the root goal and motivation of the group is to raise the standard of care for elderly patients in Hong Kong. The existing staff and personnel in the mix certainly mean well. However, there is only so much that they can do given the money and other resources that they do or do not have (Lau). The expansion and improvement of care in these hospitals independent of… Continue Reading...

Biblical Issues Related to Community and Justice

What might you say in a homily after reading these materials? There are several concurrent themes in these readings, related to oneness with Christ, as well as the oneness of the Christian community. Being baptized in the name of Christ allows us to become part of the body of Christ. I would focus on this theme in a homily because of the importance of building community in a world that often seems woefully disconnected. How does this reading speak to the doing of justice in a parish? These readings speak directly to doing justice… Continue Reading...

Sociology in the Entertainment Sphere

way. Further, other methods should be avoided. The example in the Mary Tyler Moore Show-related reading describes a situation where the right tone and pitch is present. It is a showing of what is possible and perhaps better for society while at the same time not being abusive or incendiary. A modern example of where not to draw the line would be the new comedy special by Chris Rock, that being Tambourine. The censorship and regulation of what comedians can or cannot say is a very slippery slope. However, Rock’s assertions that some white people should be shot so… Continue Reading...

Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools

how to apply critical thinking to more areas of my life. After reading the Paul & Elder (2016) text, I can see where I fall short, especially in terms of sociocentric and egocentric thinking. There are things I believe in for no apparent reason; these are things that I have never truly questioned. Likewise, I have been socialized into specific groups and have come to believe the dominant ideologies of those groups rather than questioning some of their basic tenets. I tend to believe things that reinforce my self-concept or my worldview, because thinking critically might create cognitive dissonance… Continue Reading...

Evangelization Is the Mission Of the Church

Evangelization is the mission of the Church. How is this expressed in your current parish/church community? Evangelizing is the primary goal of the church: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19). “God’s salvific will is universal,” but it is also expressed through the Church (Galvin). The Church is the necessary human vehicle that transports and transmits the Word of God. My current community is diverse but faithful. While there are differing opinions on the shape of evangelism, most believers would… Continue Reading...

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

to individuals that are yet to attend university and those yet to graduate from university. Prior to reading this particular book, I always considered education pivotal for nations becoming richer. This is in the sense that developing nations would benefit from high levels of education to advance their technology, understanding and economic situation. However, I have come to be enlightened that this is not the case (Chang, 2012). Chang’s extensive information regarding the free market is also very beneficial. This is largely for the reason that I considered the market to be free when the forces of demand and… Continue Reading...

Health Screening for Diabetes

diabetes. However, this referral will only take place after a second reading is taken within a time interval of five minutes from the first reading. Upon referral for the specific diabetic test, the participant will be taken through the blood sample draw and all the appropriate precautions taken as required in the medical laboratory. If the participant BP is below the above prescribed levels, the details will nevertheless be recorded, though no further investigations will be done on the patient. However, for the benefit of the community, short and quick lessons on diabetes, how to avoid it through dietary… Continue Reading...

Launching a New Product in the Market

A concept should be quite precise in order for it to be meaningful. This way the people reading about the concept will be able to understand and conceptualize the product being described. For the new electronic product, there should be at least three different concepts developed in order to pick the one that is most attractive to the customers. Concept testing involves presenting the concepts to target customers either physically or symbolically. This is aimed at determining if a particular concept has a strong customer appeal. Since it is not easy to present a physical electronic product we would… Continue Reading...

Students with Keratoconus Disease in Saudi Arabia

the person’s vision, and making it difficult to do daily tasks such as reading. The disease is believed to be genetic and typical onset begins in the teens or early 20s and gradually worsens over a period of 10 to 20 years. Purpose of the Study As keratoconus is thought to be hereditary, the study of its prevalence in among endogamous marriage groups could be beneficial in developing a better understanding of how this disease is spread. Among certain regions and groups in Saudi Arabia as well as throughout the Middle East, endogamy and disease prevalence have been identified… Continue Reading...

Active Empathic Listening and Emotional Intelligence

8.3). Emotional intelligence is a cluster of skills that includes empathy and the ability to tune into other people, reading their own faces, body language, and emotional states as well as my own. When I develop emotional intelligence, I can monitor my own thoughts and feelings, and control them so that I refrain from judgments or interruptions even when involved in a challenging conversation. I can use active empathic listening and emotional intelligence to help you improve your communication both in personal interactions and in the workplace. For example, I can notice more when my heart rate increases when… Continue Reading...

The History Of Crime and Punishment in the United States

1. How does reading a trial transcript provide a unique view into crime?  reading a trial manuscript provides a unique view into crime because it gives the perspective of the judge as well as the litigants and examines the case in terms of precedents set by previous cases under the law. It also provides a judgment from the bench which can be agreed with or disagreed with by the reader of the transcript. In short, it gives a perspective that can be useful into understanding the mindsets of the people involved… Continue Reading...

Trial Evidence

them, in order to showcase the greater significance of non-spectral evidence. Therefore, the Craker reading underscores the importance of re-investigating primary source material. Historians too often buy into prevailing paradigms, which are grounded in biases and assumptions. Using the examples of the Salem witch trials, Craker shows how trial evidence should be revisited to promote broader understanding of the political and social contexts in which the events took place. That non-spectral evidence proved far more important than the sensationalistic, and legally limited, spectral evidence, shows that politics and maintaining social order were far more important than the religious overtones touted… Continue Reading...

Alternative Sexuality in Mainstream Media

Alternative Sexuality in Mainstream Media Representations of transgender individuals have traditionally been highly stereotypical in mainstream media. According to Mocarski (et al. 2013), this is why the inclusion of Chaz Bono in the popular reality television show Dancing With the Stars was viewed as particularly radical, given that Bono is an openly transgender man. Bono participated in the competition as a male dancer, just like any other male involved in the show. But ballroom dance, the authors argue, is an inherently transgressive practice. On one hand, it reaffirms gender given that male and female roles are quite rigidly defined within… Continue Reading...

Evaluating and Controlling Technology Snopes

Evaluating and Controlling Technology Thanks to the internet, and the subsequent growth of social media, people can interact and share information widely and instantaneously. However, this ability to disseminate and share information has also led to the proliferation of fake news. As a matter of fact, over time, various fake stories, false rumors, and urban legends have been circulated widely – effectively misleading readers and distorting the true nature of various facts. Towards this end, quite a number of fact-checking websites have been created with an aim of countering the said urban legends, political spin, as well as fake news.… Continue Reading...

Rodeo Fundraising Sponsorship Analysis

Fundraising Activity The rodeo lost $8326 in its first year, and there are a number of different options on the table for improving the profitability next year. One of the options includes the creation of two more major sponsor slots that would be used to offset some of the costs that the organizing committee incurred in the first year. One of the largest costs was $3341 for the contestant hospitality tent, and this could be offset by a major sponsorship slot, which would only cost $48 for a sign. This would deliver a net gain to the bottom line. However,… Continue Reading...

Improving Personal Communication

personal and professional communications. Another good way to improve my writing in general is to read my work aloud. reading my work aloud makes it easier to spot problems in tone, style, and grammar. Writing About a Community Problem Considering the scenario in which I am having a casual conversation with a friend about the need for sidewalks in the neighborhood so the children can get to school safely, I might encounter several challenges. One challenge would be speaking with someone who disagrees with my perspective. To overcome this challenge, I need to practice the art of active listening,… Continue Reading...

How Scientific Research Works

Response to "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” by Thomas Kuhn How the reading Has Affected What I Believe about the Nature of Science and What It Can Tell Us about the World Science has always been a part of the world: people from the beginning of time have asked questions about nature and the world—and they have based their answers on evidence. Discovering laws or formulating theories is part of the process of science. But so too is something like building or designing or doing mathematics or making a work of art. The science of architecture,… Continue Reading...

Language Barrier

to identify appropriate word choices, especially when speaking. However, when applied to his writing and reading, he is not at the level where he needs to be to take AP classes. For example, some English words have Latin and Greek root words. Some examples of some Greek root words are: chrono, auto, biblio. I chose three literacy-based instructional strategies to help him translate his thoughts properly through writing via activities like Think-Pair-Share. Think-Pair-Share involves opportunities for students to reflect on any given topic individually, engaging afterward in discussion[footnoteRef:5]. By providing a chance for Bo to formulate his thoughts and… Continue Reading...

Statistical Data Usage in Criminal Justice Leadership

When leaders in the field of criminal justice are going to develop, change or implement policies within their field, it is always important that these developments, changes and implementations are grounded in evidence. Evidence-based practice is universally recognized as essential to good decision making (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart & Wright, 2003). In order to use the evidence, one has to obtain the evidence—and that happens by way of statistical analysis and research. Researchers who gather, assess and use statistical data to understand an issue and devise a solution to a problem are grounding their work in evidence that can be quantified.… Continue Reading...

The Book Trade in Early Modern China

did research the book market within China to better understand what the Chinese were actually reading, including the Yellow Calendar (a kind of almanac) and Collections of Useful Information (Chen 1715). The Qing Dynasty had placed a ban on all foreign publications and ultimately all material of the society had to be printed in Singapore. Regardless, the fact that the Qing had aggressively worked to prevent foreigners from gaining control over the hearts and minds of the populace through its regulation of the book trade highlights the extent to which it took the threat of European intellectual propaganda quite… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between Europe and China Article Analysis

new establishments, the author highlights five key points. These include; the growing demand from the reading public, the opening of outfits keen on spreading propaganda, the profit potential of the sector, the need to offer an alternative to the rigid processes of earlier entities, and the desire by those out of work at the time to try out new ventures. The author also speculates on the factors that had almost crippled sales during the previous year. These, according to the author include, but they are not limited to, circulation issues because of the war, local authorities’ interference, and the… Continue Reading...

Two Natures in Christ

Nicene Christology The Councils The Council of Nicaea convened in 325. The Council of Constantinople followed in 381. The Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon were convened in 431 and 451 respectively. At all of these councils, the main issues were around the nature and personhood of Christ. His relationship to the Father, the relationship of the Holy Spirit to both, the meaning of the Trinity, the humanity and divinity of Christ—all of this was discussed and argued in different ways. The arguments went on for more than one hundred years as new ways of thinking about Jesus and God arose.… Continue Reading...

The Miracle Of Loaves and Fishes and Generosity

Imagine we are at the beach with friends and family, having a BBQ. Everyone we invited brought an unexpected guest, making the party a lot bigger than we thought. The last thing you want is to be thought of as a bad host and you are worried that your guests will think you stingy. Is there enough food to go around? The anxiety passes, as you realize that you bought more than enough food, and several of the guests also brought something to share. People are having fun, taking what they need, and are paying much more attention to the… Continue Reading...

Legal and Ethical Cases in Nursing Assessment

limits for this patient, and that she had obtained a pulse oximeter reading that was acceptable. She also testified that she kept calling the physician’s office to report these findings” (Guido, 2014, 185). Based on these two very different accounts, it is clear that one of the people involved in this incident is lying. Since the patient outcome was so negative and so tragic, it is most likely the nurse who is lying and covering up her negligence, as she appears to describe actions she should have taken and could have taken, but did not in actuality take. Had… Continue Reading...

Peer Responses on Different Subjects

and yet I did not listen to their arguments. reading these specific arguments now clarifies why some people might believe that the moon landing was fake. If these people did not believe the photographic evidence, they are actually thinking critically. Ironically, though, too much skepticism can be as irrational as too little. Personally I think that it would be impossible to have manufactured a fake moon landing without any reporter or government spy having noticed. The moon landing did take place during the Cold War, which would mean that any attempt to discredit the United States by the Soviet… Continue Reading...

How Logic and Reason Help Us Make Better Communicators

more informed and more intelligent consumer. Likewise, I can become a more critical thinker when reading news articles and refrain from buying into fallacious arguments. I can see how statistics can be misleading, and yet also know that quantitative data is ultimately more reliable than anecdotal evidence or appeals to authority. Using logical reasoning is easier in written than in oral communications because of the gift of time. When engaging in an oral discussion, there is very little time to reflect on the logical fallacies, and there is a greater tendency for the emotions to come in the way.… Continue Reading...

Dialogue and Leadership the Key to Academic Success

3-year study group tremendously improved in their capability of facilitating reading achievement, particularly during the final year (Sleeter $ Milner 2011). But it is an erroneous assumption that only educators are responsible for pupils’ performance and for the cultivation of a cohesive multicultural community; pupils are also equally responsible. When dealing with a diverse student population, closeness with pupils will contribute appreciably to decreasing cultural bias within the classroom and even challenging it. Students must be made to self-appraise their personal views, beliefs and attitudes regarding diverse cultures in order that culture-based bias doesn’t permeate the curriculum (Tangney et.al,… Continue Reading...

The Artistic Appeal Of a Clock

so quickly transports the viewer to another time and place and brings all sorts of memories informed by reading and the imagination to the fore. Communication I would respond to Goethe’s questions by saying that this clock tells the story of us all by highlighting a particular point and style that was popular in history—a style that appealed to something decent and common in all of us: the need to reflect on our better and nobler impulses. This, I would suggest, is not just my story but everyone’s story, which is why the clock has such strong appeal. Summary… Continue Reading...

Ethical Communication and Social Media

Ethical Communication and Social Media: Discussion and Implications “Almost a quarter of the world’s population is now on Facebook. In the USA nearly 80% of all internet users are on this platform. Because social networks feed off interactions among people, they become more powerful as they grow” (Gaitho, 2018). Social media has created a manifestation of a branch of society that human civilization has never had to deal with before. Due to the fact that society is experiencing and using social media as people attempt to scrutinize its impacts, it can be harder to pinpoint all the numerous ways that social media… Continue Reading...

Logical Positivism and Scientific Research

Response to Language, Truth and Logic by AJ Ayer The Nature of Science Ayer makes the argument that empirical science must serve as the basis of all claims, as it is through empirical science—evidence obtained through the use of the five senses—that one knows reality. Ayer (1990) asks, “What valid process of reasoning can possibly lead [one] to the conception of a transcendent reality?” (p. 4). The answer he provides is that there is no valid process: “Surely from empirical premises nothing whatsoever concerning the properties, or even the existence, of anything super empirical can legitimately be inferred” (Ayer, 1990,… Continue Reading...

Using Drugs to Treat Hepatitis C

Pharmacotherapy for Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders While it is suspected that the patient HL is suffering from a possible GI/hepatobiliary disorder, more information is required before making a diagnosis of this nature. The patient’s personal history needs to be expanded upon and a physical examination should be conducted to verify any signs and symptoms in order to complete a diagnosis. The patient is suffering from nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The symptoms indicate that a diagnosis of gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatobiliary disorders are affecting the patient. Culver and Chapman (2016) indicate that hepatobiliary disease is commonly associated with extremely low CD4+ counts,… Continue Reading...

Nurse Abuse

does not necessarily make it valid; the reader still needs to apply critical thinking skills to reading and assessing the results of the research. Also, not all peer-reviewed journals are “created equal,” with an abundance of spurious publications posing as being credible without the substantive experience, background, or editorial staff quality (Novella, 2008, p. 1). Therefore it is important to develop criteria for determining quality of information. One criterion for determining quality of information is to become familiar with the list of established versus fly-by-night journals. Journals that are supported by major professional organizations like the American Medical Association… Continue Reading...

Personal Reflection on Leadership Book

effective leader, even those who may never aim for the pinnacle. Anyone reading The Five Levels is either in a position of leadership and wants to improve their effectiveness or currently interested in becoming a leader. Thus, The Five Levels reads like a self-help book that includes tips and specific examples readers can relate to as they progress in their career. The first level of leadership refers to the roles that are officially conferred through a title. In other words, the first level of leadership is more like a manager who operates within the confines of rules and regulations… Continue Reading...

Paleo & Archaic Periods

to show who these people were and what they did to progress and develop over time. [7: Powell, Eric. “ reading the White Shaman Mural.” Archeology Magazine, Nov/Dec 2017.] [8: Ibid.] In conclusion, the progress of the ancient world can be represented by the art and artifacts left behind. These works tell us about who these people were, what their needs were, and how they developed over time. The story of the people of ancient world can be seen in the spear points of Iowa from the Clovis Period of 11,000 BC. Their story was one of survival—of hunting and… Continue Reading...

New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration War on Drugs

effect on American society. [6: Sarah Childress, “Michelle Alexander,” https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/michelle-alexander-a-system-of-racial-and-social-control/] [7: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow, p. 6] Before reading The New Jim Crow, I was aware that the War on Drugs was both a farce and a race-based policy. Therefore, I did not necessarily change my mind on the topic after reading Alexander’s book. What did change was the degree of credibility afforded to the topic, for Alexander’s pedigree as a civil rights attorney and law professor shows in how the book is substantiated by research. While it may seem like a conspiracy theory, The New Jim Crow… Continue Reading...

Research Design Issues in Education Dual Credit

The Challenges of Dual Credit: A Research Proposal Problem Statements Dual credit or dual enrollment programs “are designed to boost college access and degree attainment, especially for students typically underrepresented in higher education,” (United States Department of Education, 2017, p. 1). With this lofty goal set, it should seem that dual credit programs would be reducing the educational achievement gap. After all, dual credit programs by definition allow all students the opportunity to potentially shorten the amount of time they spend in college, thereby reducing their tuition fees that enable the completion of a degree program. Yet recent research shows… Continue Reading...

American Poetry Robert Hayden Those Winter

Called a “beautiful parental love poem” (Zandy vii) and “a meditation on the fraught love between fathers and sons,” (“Those Winter Sundays” 1) Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” captures the conflict between the American Dream and the Great Depression. Hayden’s poem is brief and to the point, its imagery straightforward rather than cloaked in symbolism. As such, the poem reveals itself to the reader and remains dedicated to revealing its main theme related to the generation gap between parents and their children. Deeper analyses and historical context also show that Hayden conveyed the intricacies of intersectionality: particularly between race,… Continue Reading...

Problems with Random Assignment Experiments on Principals

finally conclude that principles are a “particularly challenging population to study with experimental design,” (p. 214). After reading the article, I would agree and even extend their sentiments to other subcultures or social groups. The reliability and validity of social science research presumes that human beings behave in predictable ways, but as this research shows, even school principals do not take well to random assignment. References Camburn, E.M., Goldring, E., Sebastian, J., et al. (2016). An examination of the benefits, limitations, and challenges of conducting randomized experiments with principals. Educational Administration Quarterly 52(2): 187-220. Continue Reading...

Student Reading and Writing

reading Profile of a Student The student I selected is a 10-year-old 4th grade student who is a self-described “lover of books.” She views herself as a great reader and she is always carrying a book with her. I ask her if she thinks everyone should read more, and she says most emphatically, “Yes!” She maintains a very positive attitude toward reading—“Even when you don’t care for what you’re reading?” I ask. She says that she always finds something to like, no matter what she is reading. She says if… Continue Reading...

Evacuation and Containment in an Emergency

Emergency Response The two most important operations that are executed during a successful response effort are evacuation and hazard or threat containment. Communication is essential to both responses and neither can be achieved without an effective communication effort; however, communication by itself is not a sufficient goal. In an emergency response situation, the two most critical steps are to safely evacuate anyone potentially still in danger and to then effectively contain the threat so that the danger does not spread to other places and risk the lives of others. Victim treatment and apprehension of the perpetrators are important—but in the… Continue Reading...

Reading and the Achievement Gap

to address the problem of the achievement gap by getting first graders to focus on reading and get them interested in reading by following the recommendation of Moses and Kelly (2018), which is to condition young learners to love reading by continuously promoting it in a favorable and positive light. In other words, by socializing reading and using child-centered teaching methods (Kikas, Pakarinen, Soodla, Peets & Lerkkanen, 2017; Moses & Kelly, 2018), first grade teachers can help to close the achievement gap. The study setting is my first grade classroom. This setting was chosen because first grade has been… Continue Reading...

Vaccinations and the State Of Florida Identifying and Associating with Professional Coalition

Identifying and Associating With Professional Coalitions: Vaccinations and the State of Florida For school-age children, the state of Florida, according to the most recent data on its website (2018) requires a relatively standard battery of immunizations, including inoculations for diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (Tdap), measles mumps and rubella (MMR), polio (IPV), Hepatitis B, chickenpox (Varicella). Some of these vaccinations have incurred controversy over the years, including claimed links to autism. Currently, for children medically able to be vaccinated Florida only permits religious exemptions from vaccinations. In other words, parents cannot opt their children out of vaccines purely due to personal… Continue Reading...

Heart Of Darkness Essay (example Completed in 2019)

universality of the human condition. If you ever wondered why students are still reading works of literature that are hundreds of years old, such as Shakespeare, it is because the same problems continue to plague people no matter how advanced the society or what language we speak. With Heart of Darkness the author refers to issues related to colonialism. The book has become one of the most important fictionalized accounts of historical events—events that actually did take place. That means Conrad uses the medium of fiction to provide poignant social commentary about history. If Conrad had simply spelled out his… Continue Reading...

Popper S Logic Of Science

Response to Karl Popper’s The Logic of Scientific Discovery How the reading Has Affected What I Believe about the Nature of Science and What It Can Tell Us about the World Popper (2005) rejects the notion that inductive reasoning can lead to the identification of universals, and he uses the white swan as an example: “no matter how many instances of white swans we may have observed, this does not justify the conclusion that all swans are white” (p. 4)—no, and nor should it. However, one could legitimately analyze the swan still further, identify its species… Continue Reading...

Nazi Literature Pre Oppression Subordination

A Winter’s Tale” might be taken too literally to be appreciated for what it is. Such a reading would be unlikely with Isherwood’s novella, which is to be read at face value. The “warmer summer days” that Heine speaks of in Chapter 27 symbolize the poet’s sadness at the encroaching spirit of oppression, ironically juxtaposed with the narrator’s use of lofty language to describe the ethereal beauty of Teutonic myth and its environmental counterparts. Also ironic is Heine’s allusions to Greek mythology in the same breath as praise for Germanic history and culture. Isherwood does not use these techniques,… Continue Reading...

Measuring the Reading Skills Of a Student

to read but that he has to for school and he hates it. “I don’t like reading in class. It’s hard to say the words and everybody laughs at me.” I asked him if there was anything he enjoyed about reading and he said, “Yeah, when we can stop.” I decided to try a different route to see if I could get his participation any better and introduced the topic of comic books. “Do you like Batman or Spiderman?” I asked. “Oh yeah!” So I offered him a few comic books to look at and he enjoyed them, but… Continue Reading...

Knowledge and Understanding in Sports

Name of Child ___________________ Date ___________________________ Day/month/year -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have witnessed the accurate reading of the consent form to the potential participant, and the individual has had the opportunity to ask questions. I confirm that the individual has given consent freely. Print name of witness____________ Thumb print of participant Signature of witness _____________ Date ________________________ Day/month/year Statement by the researcher/person taking consent I have accurately read out the information sheet to the potential participant, and to the best of my ability made sure that the participant understands that the following will be done: 1. A video recording of student play will be made. 2.… Continue Reading...

Fake News

The Real from the Fake Fake news is a phenomenon that arguably arose during the present decade. It has become a catchword, a battle cry, or perhaps just the repeated punch line of jokes. In that sense, it is similar to the world ‘selfie’ a few years ago. Nonetheless, fake news is more important than photographs and paraphernalia designed to promote the taking of photographs of one’s self. It has the power to distort the truth and, in doing so, influence actions that are unmistakably true. Fake news can become the basis of reality, depending on how exactly people choose… Continue Reading...

Avoiding Plagiarism Features Of the Apa Style

wishes to identify the different authors who made intellectual contributions to the piece of writing they are reading, possibly for their own academic research, proper APA style makes it easy to do so, as they can simply consult the author’s bibliography at the end. The fact that APA style uses dates as well as names makes it even easier to identify which particular authors made a contribution to the work. Using the date also gives the reader a sense of how current the ideas are, which is especially helpful in the social and natural sciences. The APA style was… Continue Reading...

Health Care and Obesity

habitual fast food diet). The message when reviewed for readability using Word’s readability measure had 0% passive sentences, a Flesch reading Ease of 41.7% and a Flesh-Kincaid Grade Level of 12.0. For adults in a behavioral health center serving as the target population, I feel this is a satisfactory measure. 2 The obesity epidemic is a global health issue that demonstrates health disparities and an effect on many communities that have gotten away from traditional, organic diets. As the World Health Organization (2018) points out, global obesity has tripled since 1975. This issue became a global health issue because of… Continue Reading...

Federalists and Anti Federalists on the Constitution

learn, so it has been easy for me to take some time each day reading up on the subject. The new skills that I improved on have been using Google to research. Bibliography Primary Sources: Brutus No. 1. (1787). Constitution. Retrieved from http://www.constitution.org/afp/brutus01.htm Federalist No. 6 (n.d.). Retrieved from http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed06.asp Federalist No. 7 (n.d.). Retrieved from http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed07.asp Secondary Sources: Galles, G. (2008). The anti-federalists were right. Retrieved from https://mises.org/library/antifederalists-were-right History. (2018). U.S. Constitution ratified. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-constitution-ratified U.S. History. (2018). Anti-Federalists. Retrieved from http://www.ushistory.org/us/16b.asp Continue Reading...

Commercials and the Media

weird but fun found in nature. The commercial shows Little Miss reading the card over her Chicken McNuggets, which appear in the background, crisp, golden and delicious-looking. In her left hand is a single golden fry ready to be consumed. After Little Miss reads the weird but true fun fact, Junior makes a joke about milk and the family laughs. The commercial ends with the viewer, if a child, likely lured into thinking that he must get Mom to take him to McDonald’s fast so he can get a fun fact card and have a good time eating good… Continue Reading...

Pilot Study on Absenteeism and Achievement

in solving such problems. From the random sampled data we see that the students’ performance was majorly affected in reading as compared to math. For instance, from the table we can see that whenever absenteeism was recorded to be high, the student performance in reading was highly affected. Take for example, when the days absent was 4 the students’ performance in reading was 297 while in math the students’ performance was recorded to be 275. When the days absent was recorded to be 45 the students’ performance in reading was also recorded to be high at 295 as compared to… Continue Reading...

Change Management

Introduction A change management plan to implement a new process in the workforce to allow for a business to provide more personalized service is needed in the retail industry (Aloysius, Hoehle, Goodarzi & Venkatesh, 2018). Brick and mortar stores must do something to differentiate themselves from e-commerce businesses, which can provide more convenience to shoppers who prefer not to have to leave their homes. In other words, brick and mortar retailers need to give consumers a reason to come in—and that reason is personalized service. This has been demonstrated successfully by companies like Best Buy, which introduced the Geek Squad… Continue Reading...

Russia to America Culture Shock Simple Essay

knew English before I arrived, I did not expect to struggle reading other people in various social contexts. Now that I have been in America for a while, I understand the culture better but at first the nonverbal communication styles and lack of formality was surprising. Another thing I found surprising and perhaps shocking is related to college life in America. For example, living in a dormitory was totally foreign to me. I was thrust into a new subculture on campus, and had to share my personal space with a roommate. Losing my privacy enhanced the overall sense of… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Nursing Patients Caring

to talk to their patients as human beings, not just as numbers, listening, reading body language, and offering more than just tests and diagnoses. Verghese’s talk invokes Watson’s theory of caring and the approach to nursing that takes caring to the level of science. Research in fact does show the importance of caring to improving healthcare outcomes, as Verghese and Watson both point out. In my practice too, I have seen how patients smile more when they are working with nurses who do show caring. We as nurses should be caring for patients as if they were members of… Continue Reading...