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Szasz: Struggle for Definition and Life

What is it that this writer, Szasz, believes and what does he offer to persuade us to take his position? "The struggle for definition is veritably the struggle for life itself. In the typical Western two men fight desperately for the possession of a gun that has been thrown to the ground: whoever reaches the weapon first shoo

Expectations you have of a good book

Focus on one part of The Omnivore's Dilemma to review. In the supporting paragraphs of your review, you'll discuss common expectations and how well the chapters meet or surpass these expectations. What are some expectations you have of a good book?

Editorial - School Prayer temptation

I am having a difficult time locating the claim, support, warrant, backing, rebuttal, and qualifier (please provide citations if possible). Thank you. URL

Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery."

This week's literary club plans to discuss symbolism in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery." Assignment: Prepare yourself for a discussion with others. Explain what you think is the symbolic purpose of this story: for society. Choose one character from the story that seems to symbolize something special for you and explain why i

Obeying Authority Unconsciously

Consider all the ways that you unconsciously obey authority in your day-to-day life (e.g., following the speed limit, wearing shoes in a restaurant, etc.). What is the least obvious way that you practice obedience to authority? How does that obedience influence our life? Does it support or oppose Pepellashi's point?

Guide to Instructional Writing

For a reader who has not done this before but who is at least generally familiar with the subject, describe thoroughly how to accomplish one task, probably a step of a larger task. This could be mechanical or kitchen-oriented or sporting or artistic; however, it will be important to narrow your choice to one significant action,

Short Story Analysis Using Various Literary Elements

Short story: "A rose For Emily" by William Faulkner Please include these in your analysis: - Introduction with thesis - Main points of your argument/literary analysis - Relevant quotations and citations from the texts - Conclusion Please choose three of the literary elements listed below: Plot; Characterization; Po

What it Means to Be Creative

Read Hayakawa's essay, "What it Means to Be Creative." What is Hayakawa's definition of what it means to be creative? Describe the strategies he uses to make the term clear to readers. Are they effective?

Discuss a photograph that stands out to you

Surf on over to, the website for a Los Angeles photography gallery. Take your time, look around, and choose a photo that particularly stands out to you. Your task for this essay is to describe this process and this photograph, and then explain why you were attracted to it--all to a reader who presumably has not b

Article Critique: Masking Poor Communication

Article Critique: Masking Poor Communication Use the ProQuest online database to locate the article entitled, "Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication." Write about your thoughts on this article. Be sure also to address the following: 1. Have you ever had a miscommunication with someone close to you simpl

Analyzing an essay concept

Find an article from an essay that analyzes a concept. What is the writer's thesis? What are the major strategies he or she uses (such as narration, description, examples, etc.)? How does the writer support his or her thesis? I am a self learning student. If you explain this to me in at least one paragraph I would be very hap

Health and Exercise: Exercise

Take a concept (such as education, individuality, authority, crime, or art) and try to discover something new about it--something that somebody may not have thought of. Answer the following questions for me: What is it? What particular behaviors are associated with it? What responsibilities come with it? What hidden role does it

Summarizing Factors in your Health and Wellness

The Omnivore's Dilemma touches on several specific topics that are a part of our national dialogue on food: nutrition, dieting, and organic food. This dialogue underscores the bigger picture of our need to maintain good health and wellness to live a long life. Identify two or three factors that have made the greatest impact on y

Marketing Plan Contents

Your cousin wants to start his own business, but he has decided not to write a marketing plan because he thinks that preparing such a document would take too long. He says he doesn't need a formal proposal because he has already received funding from your uncle. Explain why it is important for him to write a plan anyway. What sh

Discussion of Writing and the Writing Process

Please assist in creating a personal writing assessment on some of the below questions. In terms of formatting for references, MLA style is needed. In the first part of your assessment, give a complete picture of how you go about writing. Describe the process you normally go through, using examples from recent writing experie

Heinrich Heine analysis

Heinrich Heine, "A Young Man Loves a Maiden" Analysis of the poem: --Speaker, listener, situation, any terms that need definition --Symbols and/or imagery and/or sound devices (alliteration, assonance) --Figurative language (personification, simile, metaphor, paradox, etc.)

suggestions for paraphrasing paragraphs

1. Source text: "What does the contemporary self want? The camera has created a culture of celebrity; the computer is creating a culture of connectivity. As the two technologies converge - broadband tipping the Web from text to image, social-networking sites spreading the mesh of interconnection ever wider - the two cultures bet

Using graphic organizers

Graphic organizers are a pictorial way of organizing information. While their use is effective for all students, graphic organizers make content area information more accessible for English Language Learners because of the visual layout and organized details. Search the internet for graphic organizers and provide links to at lea

Unnoticed Displays of Intellect

Consider the quote: "It is this display of intellect that sets these kids apart from their peers." What other activities might include a "display of intellect" that might go unnoticed by an observer? Use examples for unnoticed "display[s] of intellect" through observation or, for example, something such as diseases which goes un

Learning through Observation.

I need to write about the following subject, but am lacking ideas at the moment. Could you provide me with some direction of where to go in regards to discussing the following: It has been said that we can find the hidden meaning, the significant issues and the important aspects of a particular subject through observation. Wh

"The Mirror with a Memory" - The Breakdown of a Quotation

What does this quotation mean? "If the artless photographers of family life unconsciously shape the records they leave behind, then we must expect those who self-consciously use photography to be even more interpretive with their materials."

Mass Media and Mentality

Need a discussion of the following articles: 1. Is Google making us stupid? 2. Mind over Mass Media

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.

I need to understand the terms ethos, pathos and logos and then find a piece of political writing like a speech by a president or other political figure to explain it to me. You could look at a speech by President Barack Obama about the war in Afganistan, or John F. Kennedy's State of the Union Message (1961). These are just so

Ethos, Logos, and Pathos

Identify a famous speech from history or from a contemporary political leader and analyze the ethos, logos, and pathos within the speech. Can you explain this to me please? Thanks.

Paul's Case" by Cather, Willa Sibert

Paul's Case" by Cather, Willa Sibert Please answer one those questions below regarding the story of "Paul Case". Q-1. What are Paul's views of himself throughout the story? Also, why doesn't Paul seek to become involved in the artistic life as an artist, actor, musician, or similar? Q-2 . Why does Paul kill himself at t

"Jobbed" by Philip Levine

Briefly describe perspectives of diversity, personal integrity, or social justice in the workplace that you think are present in the selected reading. Jobbed Philip Levine In the summer of 1944 the was almost five years old, my older brother was in England with the Eighth Air Force, but home life went on as though it were

"Hatchet Man" by Leo Parascondola

Hatchet Man Leo Parascondola THE HUNTS POINT TERMINAL MARKET in the Southeast Bronx - or Hunts Point, as it has come to be known - replaced the old and dilapidated Washington Street Market in lower Manhattan as the primary terminal for the arrival of fresh fruit, produce, and other foods into the port of New York. The lowe

Writing a Paper Proposal

Please help me get started on how to write a proposal given the instructions below. The proposal is one statement, a sentence, that states the story and author you've chosen, PLUS the theme AND literary element you plan to use to explore that theme, that is, include a theme or themes and a fictional element (or elements) yo