Miscellaneous Essays

Unacknowledged gifts
Unacknowledged gifts Unacknowledged Gifts Does practice really make perfect? Can anyone reach the status of perfection? The answer is obvious; everyone makes mistakes. Trying to reach society's image of flawlessness, Americans endanger themselves everyday by taking drugs, starving themselves, and taking many other risks. If there were a human without flaws, would they be considered perfect? Seeking perfection is not the answer to heroism; we should act as the ancient Greeks did and...

Under the influence of televis
Under the influence of televis Technology has profoundly affected the lives of humans today. Everything from the automobile to the micro-chip has altered our behavior and daily activities. However, while science has impacted society in many ways, one of the most powerful technological influences on humans has been television. Since its introduction in the late nineteen twenties, TV has influenced the clothes we wear, the products we buy, and the foods we eat. Television has helped elect ...

Understanding abusive parents
Understanding abusive parents Understanding Abusive Parents STUDY OF FAMILY INTERACTION LEAD TO NEW UNDERSTANDING OF ABUSIVE PARENTS Researchers at the University of Toronto have taken important steps toward producing a profile of an abusive parent. Prof. Gary Walters and doctoral student Lynn Oldershaw of the Department of Psychology have developed a system to characterize parents who physically abuse their children....

Understanding the cause of hom
Understanding the cause of hom "Being homeless is often defined as sleeping on the streets. Although this is the most visible and severe form of homelessness, there are many other types of acute housing need. These include living in temporary accommodation, poor or overcrowded conditions, or being in mortgage arrears and under threat of re-possession." (Hope 1986) It is a symptom of many complex problems: mental illness, emotional instability, illiteracy, chronic substance abuse, unemploymen...

The lorax
The lorax Seuss addresses a growing crisis by employing nonsensical words and images, such as a Thneed, "a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need." The greedy Once-ler and his factories that sully the sky artfully inform the reader about the dangers of pollution, extinction, and deforestation. However, Seuss never mentions these buzzwords. Instead, he uses a magical language that defies rational criticism and enraptures children of all ages: the cruffulous croak and smogulous smoke, the snergel...

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U.s. high schools U.S.high schools are not properly preparing kids for the college experience. The primary purpose of a high school in the United States is to get kids into college. The courses taught in U.S.high schools are way too lenient in their grading policies and offer students much leeway.High school courses are too lenient because high school teachers make them that way.One good example that proves just how much leeway secondary education offers students is that on average,professor...

Ucr vs
Ucr vs. ncvs Uniform Crime Report vs. National Crime Victimization Survey Arguments over crime statistics have existed ever since governments began counting criminal activity. The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) are two methods in which the government collects data, and monitors criminal activity in the United States. The Uniform Crime Reports and the National Crime Victimization Survey have both positive and negative attributes that have inf...

Ufos and aliens on earth
Ufos and aliens on earth UFOs and Aliens on Earth If you had mentioned seeing a Unidentified Flying Object (UFO), or spaceship from another planet 100 years ago, you would probably be thought of as a raving lunatic. If you had mentioned one 50 years ago, the case would be thought about, but with much suspicion. Today, many people would believe you, and, if you had evidence to prove it, the government would take a very close interest in your case, ye...

Uleashing the killer app book
Uleashing the killer app book ULEASHING THE KILLER APP:BOOK REPORT Digital Strategies for Market Dominance Killer apps, goods or services that establish quickly and dominate the market, are displacing traditional planning and strategy in business. These revolutionary realities such as email, the first word-processing program, and e-commerce are sudden and dramatic changes that have recently found success in changing the face of business. Companies that use existing technol...

The joy luck club
The joy luck club The Joy Luck Club is the stories of four families that migrated from mainland China in the last generation. It is the story of four mother-daughter relationships in the United States and the story of the four mothers’ lives in a repressive and sexist Chinese society. These stories are told in such a manner that illuminates the contrasts between the Chinese and American cultures. Each mother’s story shows the hardship placed on women in a country bound by anc...

The labor debate, an american
The labor debate, an american “The Labor Debate:” The American Dream Revisited Immigration is one hot topic in modern day conversation. Many believe that immigrants coming to the United States are taking many well-needed jobs away from able-bodied Americans. On the other hand, there are still those that believe that the jobs being taken away are not ones that Americans would perform due to the terrible working conditions, low pay, and lack of medical coverage. The immigratio...

The land ethic
The land ethic To answer the question, was Aldo Leopold right in saying we need to adopt a land ethic? First we need to identify what a land ethic is. A land ethic is using the land without abusing it. Meaning use as many and as much of the earth’s resources as can be replaced, and that will do no harm to surrounding habitats because the organisms that live there are part of the land or ecosystem also. To do this kind of conservation at this extent after we have done virtually ...

The land
The land In the recent presentations we have watched, a common subject that was dealt with was the land of each region. The purpose for this varied throughout each presentation. Some groups used this to foreshadow their literature and others used this to give a historical summary for the issues they discussed. That fact that this happened helps support June Callwood's statement, which says that "what unites Canadian is infinitely more compelling than any visible differences." It shows th...

The last day of the year
The last day of the year In the poem “The Last Day of the Year,” Annette Von Droste-H´┐Żlshoff uses imagery and references to God to express the coming of the end of the year. The poem, however, seems to reflect the impending freedom of women from a patriarchal society. This poem’s imagery and outside references suggest that it is in fact a plea for the end of the suffering of women, and that the coming of their empowerment is near. The three things that I will use to pr...

The legalization of marijuana
The legalization of marijuana Marijuana (also spelled marihuana) is a psychoactive drug made from the dried leaves and flowering parts of the hemp plant. It is one of the most strictly classified illegal drugs in the United States. Under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance, which defines it as having “a high potential for abuse” and “no currently accepted medical use.” Marijuana is therefore classified more severely tha...

The internet revolution
The internet revolution The Internet Revolution Now, with the click of a button, consumers are buying just about anything imaginable, and all from the convenience of the internet. People no longer have to leave their homes, work or where ever there is internet access to make important purchases. Technology has advanced so that companies are conducting business around the world with out ever meeting. No longer do consumers or businessmen have to shake to complete a deal or a sale, ...

The internet terms
The internet terms INTERNET TERMS TERMS TO KNOW: 1. Anonymous FTP A traditional form of login to a public ftp site where the username is given as 'anonymous' and the password is your e-mail address, for example 'walthowe@delphi.com'. See ftp. 2. Archie/Telnet/Veronica 1. A storage repository for software, data, or other materials to be saved and preserved. 2. The command and program used to login from one Internet site to another. The telnet command/program gets yo...

The issue of authority and res
The issue of authority and res The issue of authority and respect has been and will be an ongoing issue between youngsters and their elderly. In the story Red Dress by Alice Munro and the movie Rebel without a Cause by Nicholas Ray the issue of authority and respect comes up many times through the character actions. Authority and respect is directly linked to one another. It is very hard to obey supremacy if you have no respect for authority. In both the works we have studied, all the cha...

The jewel of titletown
The jewel of titletown The Jewel of Titletown Traffic was moving freely during a recent morning in Green Bay, much like it always does. Rush hour in Titletown is modest, to say the least. Green Bay is small by metropolitan standards, but the locals prefer to think of their community as quaint, cozy, and comfortable. A big city feel without many of the big city hassles. Near the central part of town, along the banks of the Fox River, sits a Green Bay landmark: Lambeau F...

The job of a graphic designer
The job of a graphic designer “Graphic designers create the visual presentation and design of goods, from gravestone markers to detergent boxes, from album covers to dog food cans” (The Princeton Review Guide to Your Career.) Graphic artists, or graphic designers, are the bases of the graphic world. It is their designs that are sent to layout artists and then to the printers and then onto the outside world on cd covers, cereal boxes, billboards, posters, and basically anything ...

The johari window benefits to
The johari window -benefits to The Johari’s Window was introduced and conceived by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham and also was used in an information session at the Western Training Laboratory in Group Development in 1955. The word 'JOHARI ‘ is derived from the names of them. (JOSEPH LUFT, HARRY INGHAM = JOHARI). As an ESL teacher, this conceptual model can be used and implemented for describing, evaluating and predicting aspects of interpersonal communication especially during ...

The influencing factors on the
The influencing factors on the The Influencing Factors On The Foundation Of Our Country In the following document I will be showing the ties between several of the most famous political philosophers, as well as documents that played a large role in changing the governments of the time. Ultimately it was the forethought and actions of our founding fathers in using these resources that has created what is now a prosperous country. It was John Locke, one of the most influential men of ...

The inherent ignorance in yout
The inherent ignorance in yout For over two thousand years, Socratic dialogues have had a deep effect on the progression of society. A key example of an effective Socratic dialogue is that of Plato’s Euthyphro. Socrates demonstrates, among other things, the extent to which in our youth we are the most ignorant. In addition, he utilizes his conversation with Euthyphro to accomplish certain things that directly benefit only him. He uses this conversation to show that he is truly not a...

The inherent need for governme
The inherent need for governme The Inherent Need for Government Secrecy There are many national governments present in the world today that have been elected democratically by the people whom they represent. These governments are directly responsible and accountable to the people, and exist to better the lives of a majority of the people they serve and are chosen by. Being directly responsible to and for the people does not however entail a complete and open honesty with the people of tha...

The international crimial cour
The international crimial cour The United Nations first recognized the need to establish an international criminal court over 50 years ago. An international criminal court would be just that. It would try criminals charged for international crimes such as genocide and other crimes of similar weight. The goal of the UN has always been to "secure universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals throughout the world." The establishment of an international criminal ...