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but always tend to put on a smile and look happy. I always want to be kind and friendly to poor people and make them feel like they have a friend who will help and support them if needed. I think poor people are kind and generous. I previously said that rich people are stingy about their money, but poor people are the exact opposite. Even though they lack money, they usually provide money if someone needs it. This comes from personal experience and something I will always remember. I had a friend who told me stories of his family living in a car, eating only rice and bread for days but when I did not have money for lunch, he always offered a dollar. That right there is someone who cares more
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believe that it’s only possible because Fuqua through its course structure and culture has always provided a conducive and collaborative learning environment and hence maintained a tightly knit Fuqua community. This collaborative learning environment really excites me because I have always been able to learn and perform better in team environment. I am sure that “Team Fuqua” will not only enhance my understanding of management concepts but also enable me to share my learning from my diverse work experience to enhance my classmates’ learning. Also, studying in a team focused learning environment for two years will help me to perform better collectively as a team and hone my team skills. Since
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Personal Experience Of Science
Born as I was into the immediate post-war generation, my thinking on science parallels in many ways the generation as a whole. We came along in the aftermath of the first scientific war – fought between countries with, in many ways, highly-developed technologies, which served to both fuel and end the conflict (Brehm, Kassin, & Fein, 1999, cited in Schneider, Grunman & Coutts, 2005). But then came the first inklings that there was both more and less to science than shiny new machines, even killing machines. The social experiments of Milgram (1965) and the cold behaviorism of Skinner (Operant Conditioning, 2007) surfaced into the popular consciousness, and
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Personal Growth Experience As a mother I have cared and tried to push my son's education so that he can succeed in his life. I came from a large family in Brazil. I wasn't the only child; I learned to share, how provide for myself, and for my 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. My father was a serious man; he had a job, and still came home to provide for all of us. During dinnertime he insisted that everyone had to be home and had to sit down at the table and talk about their day. This was a must in my family too. The reason why he had that rule was because he was a religious man, and meals should be shared with the family as well as conversations. No one had any choice of not sitting at the table
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A crucial milestone in a person's life is the day someone calls them mature. There are about a thousand "How To" books on becoming a mature individual and none of them compare to personal experience. Maturity is not dependent on age, but the over ambiance of life and how it is lived. To be a mature individual is not something that is achieved quickly. It takes time to learn and live the various levels of maturity. Maturity is often obtained in adult hood, but in today's world it is hard to find a mature person under the age of 40. To be defined as mature, he or she must not only be wise, but humble, and compromising.Wisdom is a state of the human mind characterized by profound understanding
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affects our future.
Buddhism has spread across the entire world. The Buddhist center that I visited was very modern and western. As expressed in DiamondWay, the founder of Diamond Way, Lama Ole Nhydal, sought to communicate the ways of the Buddha to the modern world, especially in western cultures. Lama ole Nhydal is successful in bringing Buddhism to the west by using modern style teaching techniques to educate people of his ancient understanding of Buddhism (DiamondWay).
This experience enhanced my appreciation for Buddhism. It made me realize how versatile this religious faith is and how anyone can be a part of it and become enlightened. While meditation is not an easy practice to do, it
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Personal Narrative- My Near Drowning Experience
Have you ever had a moment in time that seems like minutes or hours even though it was only a few seconds? Have you ever seen everything before you play out in slow motion, where you are aware of everything around you, yet not knowing what was going on? I have, and as I look back on it, I feel very blessed and protected. On March 21, 1987, I decided to take a little swim in our swimming pool and almost drowned.
On that fateful day in March, I was a couple months shy of my third birthday. My family and I lived in New Mexico at the time and were renting a house with an outdoor in-ground pool. The day was beautiful. I was outside
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Personal Narrative: My Experience with Gender Roles
A secret agent. A professional football player. A fire fighter. These would have been my responses when asked that inevitable question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Family, Media and Peers are said to have influenced my views concerning the role I am to play society. All of these factors had one thing in common. They all were influencing me to behave according to my gender. Everything from the clothes I wore to the toys I played with contributed to this. Even now as a young adult my dreams and aspirations are built around the gender roles that were placed on me.
There were several instances in my childhood when my
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“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” This quote ( from Essential Rumi by the poet and theologian, Rumi) is perhaps one of my favorite inspirational quotes. To me, it’s telling me that rather than read and hear and learn about what other people do and what other people can accomplish, that I should accomplish something myself. I should put the pen to paper and write my place out in history. Everyone has the potential to craft their own tale. But I want to do more than that. I want my story to be remembered throughout history. I want to do something important and meaningful with my life. With the right start I know that I, like everyone
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childlike freedom that catches fire, without scruple, on what others have already done (Adorno, 152).” Both of the essays explored here realize the idea expressed by Adorno above with surprising effectiveness. Neither follows a particularly strict form, instead relying on the gritty details of each writer’s personal experience to further the intended message. These details, the use of personal experience, humanize each piece and draw the reader into the author’s world.
The Power of Personal Experience
In Cofer’s The Myth of the Latin Woman, the reader learns through experiences like the following.
Late one evening after the theater, as I walked toward my room with my new colleague (a woman
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Despite their differences, each English Romantic writer’s personal experience functioned as a muse for their art at some point, resulting in works that describe observations they made, recall childhood moments, include other writers as either subject or addressee, detail moments of personal discovery and express an appreciation for their surroundings.
In their writing English Romantic authors included observations they made about the world around them. Both of William Blake’s contrasting poems titled “Holy Thursday” reflect his observations of the tradition of poor children marching from charity schools to St. Paul’s Cathedral on Ascension Day. Blake expresses sympathy for the
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Sleep-over by Bonnie Jo Campbell is more than the usual teenager maturity story; between the lines, and behind the symbolism there is an underlying meaning. I believe the author is speaking from experience when telling this story. This story may be the authors depiction of the event of how she remembers it. From the title to the last sentence, Campbell expresses literary devices, natural languages, and involves her personal life into the story making it more than a teenage tale.
Bonnie Jo Campbell titled the short story with a hyphen in the word, Sleep-over. This was the first use of literary devices, foreshadowing. Normally the word is spelled without the use of a hyphen. By
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These five poems by Sylvia Plath are all connected by the theme of death, self-loathing, and by the presence of historical and magical concepts. Sylvia Plath uses very powerfully charged imagery of controversial and emotional topics in order to best describe her own life. Most of the poems reflect her own personal life, including the events that she has experienced and, more appropriately, the relationships and emotions that she has felt. Every single one of these five poems uses the word “dead” and the topic of death itself is prevalent in some manner. Of particular interest is the presence of her relationship with her deceased father, and her own reluctance to let go of his memory
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Firstly, I want to take this opportunity to express a thousand of gratitude to my beloved lecturer, M N Y for all of her hard work in imparting skills and delivering useful knowledge to my friends and I. The learning experience with her throughout the semester is very pleasing and fun. Regarding the assignment for the subject Teaching Listening and Speaking Skills in the Primary ESL Classroom we are required to produce a lesson plan as well as to conduct a Microteaching focusing on listening and speaking skills. During the process of completing this assignment, there are so many beneficial experiences that I have gained. Based on the microteaching conducted, I have identified some strengths
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during a storm. I saw her, and she saw me. We both, crying like babies, had a long and love-filled embrace in the middle of my house. I am not going to go into detail about everything else that happened, but no more than two hours after that moment my mom and I were in a car on the way to the airport to fly to England. This was one of the hardest plane rides I have ever had to experience. When we arrived to my mom's hometown, Liverpool, an array of sorrow and sadness filled the air. On the other hand, there was also a huge feeling of love. I felt a deep connection with every one of my family members. We were all together, and nowhere else would we rather have been at that time. We went on to
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that I couldn't feel any pain on my hand. It was not that my hand is paralyzed, it was that I did not know they are operating my hand or not. I dared not to move my hand to check if I can move my hand or not. I was half asleep through out the operation because it didn't hurt, I couldn't even feel a mosquito bite. It ended in about 30 minutes when I was thinking it is just the start.Because of this operation, I didn't get to play sport for 1 month. If I did play sport, it would swell really badly and would cause great pain. This important experience taught me things are not really what you thought it is.
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I knew that I would encounter homelessness when I came to Berkeley. I was expecting it, because just about everybody I knew had something to say about the rumors they'd heard filter over from the West Coast. Coming from New York, however, I figured I'd seen it all, and would be in control over whatever I would be up against. Reality quickly hit me, though, as I began to familiarize myself with Berkeley and its main streets. I'd never seen anything quite like Telegraph Avenue and People's Park. No matter how much poverty one has seen throughout the course of their lives, it's far more difficult to accept when it occurs in areas of high concentration.Understanding the nature of homeless people
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While working at the brand new Mischels Greenhouse I found out it was different from any other job I ever had. It was one of the most responsible jobs so far of my life. Four thousand lives were almost totally in my exchange sisters, Tanya, and my hands. By us watering them daily. Because it was so hot out-side, the greenhouse was stifling. Watering mums was a very tedious job be-cause it was repetitious. I started daily at 9 A.M. my whole day consisted of taking care of Forty thousand mums. They sat on top of many benchtops col-lecting sun and, heat rays waiting for us to water them. After watering them, John, (My boss), would go behind me and pull flowers. Which means picking out the best
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Until recently, very recently, I never realized the true effect that "Super Stars" have on society and ones' personal feelings. It is not often that you get to meet one of your heroes. Whetherit is one of the present day or of fond childhood memories. Sure, you can go to a sporting event, Fan Appreciation Day, inspirational or motivational speeches or any public event to see them but that is
just it, you expect to see them or you would not have taken the trip. I am talking about your plain ole, run-of-the-mill, everyday life and then, all at once, there he is.
There was my brother, his two boys, my daughter, and me. We were on the fourth day of our ten-day vacation (which included the
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. Community service also stands as a foundation builder to become a more caring person. It opens up to many opportunities that can carry a very long way throughout your life. Serving my community is another level of accomplishment. The definition of accomplishment can vary from person to person. Accomplishment can be viewed as wealth and fame by some and others may see accomplishment as the things they get done in their daily work. To me, the joy one experiences from personal satisfaction is the true meaning of accomplishment.My job at New York Hospital Queens was to take care of patients in the emergency room. I was a loved hospitality volunteer. I handled every unit from pediatrics to trauma. I
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These five poems by Sylvia Plath are all connected by the theme of death, self-loathing, and by the presence of historical, even mythological, concepts. Sylvia Plath uses very powerfully charged imagery of controversial and emotional topics in order to best describe her own life. Most of the poems reflect her own personal life, including the events that she has experienced and, more appropriately, the relationships and emotions that she has felt. Every single one of these five poems uses the word “dead” and the topic of death itself is prevalent in some manner. Of particular interest is the presence of her relationship with her deceased father, and her own reluctance to let go of his memory
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For a week in February when I was twelve, my mom and dad started to work hard toset up a Credit Union party. They asked me to help them so, everyday after I got outof school I would help them.Finally Friday came, a day before the big bash and I still had to help set up decorations.We were almost done but, my mom said, " Mike can you sent the tables and put up a fewlights?" After a two hours the two hundred places I had to set up were finally done. My momtook me home. When I got home I started making plans for the night of the party. So, I called afew of my friends and ask what they were going to do. All of them had made plans. I wasn't toohappy but didn't care too much because my mom told me
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The Greenwich Association for Retarded Citizens (G.A.R.C.) of Greenwich High is a group of students interested in interacting with disabled students. These students go to the high school as well, and look forward to getting to know us. Each of the students have different disabilities but they each have the desire to make friends. This group is totally volunteer basis for all of it's members, no one has to attend. I have been a member of this group for the three years I have attended in Greenwich High. Spending a lot of time with these children I have learned to understand that they are just looking to make friends.I joined this group as a freshman because I had worked with children with Down
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When I was eighteen, I believed that everyone was the same. I thought that all people were basically selfish and never really helped strangers. ( I know that is really cynical- especially for someone so young.) It was a hot July day when I finally understood that sometimes people can surprise you with kindness that is pure and help others just for the sake of doing what is right. This lesson was further shown to me with the heroic and kind acts of U.S. citizens during and after the 9/11 attacks. However, this event took place a week before the collapse of the World Trade Center. I finally learned that there are kind individuals in this world- and they are not only on T.V. Most of them are
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time opening up and trying new things. A few summers ago I was invited to go roller blading with a few friends on Saturday. I first thought, I'm going to make a fool out of myself and bust my ass. Then I thought well it could be fun. I did go, and it was the first time for three of the four of us. The forth had been a few times before. After we strapped ourselves in the blades, we started making our way to the ring. This was quite frightening because out there the experience bunch would fly around the ring at high speed swerving in and out of crowded areas with ease. This also gave me a little confi-dence because seeing them do that, I realized the it couldn't be impossible to have some fun on
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OutlineThesis Statement: Changes in life like these can change you both physically and mentallyfor the rest of your life depending on the severity of the situation.I. In early August of `96 my life at home became a living nightmare.II. I applied to the first ad I saw in the paper and strangely enough, I actually got a call from Ramada Inn in less than 3 days after applying.III. In my lifetime I have seen a lot of weird things and have had lots of experiences that have changed my life in one way or another and I'm sure that there are going to be lots more of them to come but these that really stand out in my mind are mainly because they happened quite recently.Fragment: Changes in
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higher learning. As a comprehensive land-grant university, UK offers an educational
experience that cannot be matched anywhere in the Commonwealth. The Lexington
campus consist of 764 acres and 24,200 students. It also employs 1,796 full-time faculty
members. UK ranks among the top 100 research institutions in the nation.
When I was asked the question what I wanted to be when I grow up I really didn't
know, until my Sophomore year of high school. It wasn't till then when I decided that I
wanted to be a journalist. I guess I just hadn't had my call until then. This was the year
that probably changed my whole life. It was the year that I took my first year of
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It was my first visit to Florida and I was finally going to catch a glimpse of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. As a child, I heard its glory described to me by friends that had gone on beach vacations. To run and leap into the crashing waves seemed a reoccurring dream of mine. Strolling down the oceanfront boardwalk, I lifted my head high into the warm breeze, catching the salty water vapors in my nose and sighing with anticipation. The feeling of excitement never ran so intense, at least that is compared to the sudden jolt of dismay. I guess my enthusiasm was temporarily blinding, for I completely missed that guy on crutches... This was my first hardcore experience with that sly
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A knee peeks through a gaping hole where jean fabric has been torn away. Ratty pant-cuffs grind under my filthy shoes as I casually strut my way down the sidewalk. The sound of a wallet-chain banging repeatedly against my leg gives rhythm to movement. A shirt, far too large for a child of nine, drapes down sloppily to my sides, presenting the name of the music that influenced it all, Nirvana. As the initiators of the "grunge" look of the early 90s, Nirvana appealed to the masses of bored youth and exploded as a backlash to the 80's superficial "me" generation. It happened to be my time, and I utterly embraced the concept.The whole point of the "grunge" look was that I did not care what other
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from not feeling that the people you love need and rely on you anymore; that if they do not need you, they will not want you. In some sad situations, this is true; however, in most situations, people adapt to new life changes and discover new and other ways to make themselves valuable and loved by their families.My experience of alienation does not compare at all with Kafka's "Metamorphosis" due to the fact that his idea and feeling of being unwanted and alienated by his family was actually true. He actually heard his family conversing about getting rid of this creature that replaced their beloved son and brother. I am sure that being repulsive and feared by one's own family must be torture
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students and I had explored in this play seemed to me to be pointing back to a line early in Act I, "Part fools! You know not what you do."
Born into a world of contradictory and opposing forces of control, authority, and traditional obligations, a young person does not have the means to make judgments but is swept along on the tide of what others say must be done. If one's heart or conscience cries out for a different course, lack of experience and of developed judgment can be fatal. Role models are required who can model the skills of weighing the pros and cons, of balancing the heart and the head, of inquiring and seeking out knowledge before a final decision is made. Friar Lawrence
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I’m one year old and my mother and father move to the out skirts of a little village named Pleasant Prairie in the county on Kenosha County in Wisconsin. My first memories at this new house where playing in the farm fields that surrounded my old retired farm house. I was once told that all the land within a mile was owed be the man who built my house in the early 1800’s. But now because of urban sprawl, and land building the land had a school, church, roads and house on it. Around the time that I moved in that area was still farmland for the majority, as I grow up the land that I once played in and dodging farming tractors changed to dodging construction tractors because the fields where
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had truly become an integral cog in the machine that is our military.
Two months after I moved to Charleston AFB, I deployed for the third time. As one of the newest additions to the Fourteenth Airlift Squadron, my knowledge and experience as an Instructor Pilot paid large dividends as I was now responsible not only for a 202 million dollar aircraft, a crew of at least three people, the on time delivery of mission essential cargo to bases worldwide but to teach this to the upcoming pilots. Teaching a young pilot to take on and effectively complete complex combat missions armed with the knowledge that I passed onto them is an indescribable experience.
Even greater than the experience
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families and mutual friends as well. I have to decide which direction our friendship will go next.We have seen each other almost every day for the last four years. The longest time we spent apart was a week. In the same sense, if we couldn't see each other we talked on the phone. When one of us found out or had something exciting /sad experience, we couldn't wait to share it with one another. I know everything there is to know about my best friend, but it's a little different when it comes to me. I have to be cautious about the amount information I tell Amy. She leans towards the judgmental side. I realize she has nothing to offer but good intentions, yet she tends to be overpowering and
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rates during high school or overly stressed students. The reasons for the dropouts are either because the student does not enjoy school, continually participates in inappropriate behavior that influence the consequences of suspension or expelled (Santrock, 2012, p. 336). If the students had an experience of flow that Csikszentmihalyi discusses in his theory of Talented Teens in hobbies of interest that same flow experience will start to occur in the most unexpected moments such as during class learning science or math. Actually when making the graphs for their research, Csikszentmihalyi and his association discovered that music provides a stronger motivation than math or science influence
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underprivileged area. The day-care was for children aged infant to eighteen, and on an average day about 175 children would come through. They only had two full time workers, and relied on volunteer groups that came through about once or twice a month to help them. They used to have more workers, but lacked the funding necessary to keep anyone on permanently. Many of the children were dropped off before the center opened at 8:00 in the morning, and the meals they received at the center were the only meals they got all day. Almost all the children showed a great need for attention and affection. It was this experience that made me realize that many children grow up without a real chance at a decent
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connection with the "Bill of Rights" and through discussion, children will learn that they might have been involved in a situation of abuse or neglect and failed to realize it. This gets aback to the focus of the small scale association which is to inform children what the "Protection from abuse and neglect" really means and what they can do about it.After the early stages of the meetings where we introduce the substantive right, the group will become further involved in field trips and activities. This will aid the children to learn through first hand experience and in interactive activities what the State considers "Protection from abuse and neglect." Once every two months, the group will take a
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panic. There were questions running through my mind that I could not answer at thatspecific moment in time. "Is it dead?" "What will my sister say?" "Will my sister evertrust me?" I was scared. I didn't know why I was scared, or how I was going to dealwith my sister in the immediate future. The worst of my hamster experience happenedvery quickly after I discovered the dead hamster. The phone call. Uh oh...Shortly after the hamster's death, my mom called, and asked me how everythingwas going. Unfortunately, she asked me about the hamster, so I decided to tell the truthinstead of making up some excuse. My mom wasn't very surprised, and she told me toget rid of the hamster, so I buried it. I was
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I was first introduced to the scenic, exotic, and, unpredictable city of New Orleans as a seventh grader in middle school, at the young age of thirteen-years old. Going on a decision made by group majority, we settled on exploring the city for a weekend on a trip we made from our basecamp in Biloxi, Mississippi, our home at that time.
I first traveled to the Gulf Coast from Boston, Massachusetts during the month of June, for three weeks. We were on a mission trip to help rebuild, gut, and or clean whichever home or field we were sent to after the disastrous Hurricane Katrina had caused ruin through the region, however, not that weekend, that weekend was for appreciation and sightseeing. Our
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I visited an orphanage a few miles outside Beijing with my students and we would spend 2-3 hours playing with the children. The orphanage itself contained about 80% babies all of whom were female perfectly illustrating the contempt the Chinese have for them in their society, and 20% older children with physical disabilities (both sexes, though the majority were female). We would play with the older children and sometimes visit the baby room for a quick cuddle.We have personally not seen anything like the horror shown in the BBC show "The Dying Rooms" (forcing the fascist regime to actually ban the BBC from its people to this day) like that in reality, but, as usual, believe that EVERYTHING
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a quaint pub and spend hours sipping Guinness, telling jokes and exchanging personal experiences with. Perhaps the reason why College Prep II became such a welcomed challenge for my classmates and I had something to do with the high level of respect Mr. M showed us. Although we were nothing more than scared, immature high school seniors, he talked to us as if we were levelheaded, confident college students. The majority of high school teachers adhere to the “department store” method of teaching, whereby they must actively advertise and promote their educational product on a daily basis. Conversely, Mr. M opted for the “Wholesale” approach to teaching, allowing us to determine the importance
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forward to for my first 11 years of public education. To this day, I find studying US history monotonous and devoid of interest. I learned a hard lesson about my own “innate talent” for writing in that horrid AP class . . . it wasn’t so innate, and “good writing” didn’t look very good anymore.
When I reflect back upon my experience and wonder how it influenced my process of writing and teaching writing, I cringe. I cringe not at Mr. F’ grading policies nor how he taught the course. I don’t even cringe at the idea of teaching students to write intro-body-conclusion essays. Let’s face it, you have to begin somewhere, and breaking the format down into 3 specific parts or 5 specific paragraphs
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I listen to the constant roar of motors as the dirt bikes and go-carts race around the small track behind me. For a few (usually uneventful) hours every Tuesday, I work at the ticket and rider registration booth; collecting money and making everyone sign the if-you-die-you-can’t-sue-us forms. As usual, I was signing in a few riders and spectators at my station; as I listened to my ipod in one ear I completed my task that I had done hundreds of times before. However, this time something distracted me, something that made me lose my rhythm in completing the current customer’s registration. That something turned out not to be the usual bike, go-cart, or anything with a gas or break. That
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The play is happening in two weeks. The sets are tarnished and dusty, numerous parts of it unfinished. The actors are tripping and stumbling over their lines, the less fortunate would have rejoiced at having something whatsoever to stumble upon. Amidst the rising fatigue and the Arabian swelter, tempers are shortening and temperaments are turning belligerent. A few months ago, I would have banged my head repeatedly on the stage floor. Now, survival would be a plausible option.
The drama club was a product of my school’s attempt to invigorate its curriculum by encouraging various student clubs. When asked to be the Assistant Director, I was happy to oblige; there really was nowhere I
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intense and very personal. Author Molly Hite, wrote that when Ms. Walker was involved in the Civil Rights movement that she wrote about the Movement in some of her early poetry and short stories. It was Meridian though that she really put her experiences from the Movement in. According to Hite, Walker used her experiences in the Movement and the experience of others of her generation to deal with the social, political, and philosophical issues raised by the Movement.Meridian is a novel that affirms the Movements vision of freedom and nonviolence, affirms blackness and African American heritage in a racist society that failed to value and continued to destroy black lives (Hite 3). Meridian is what
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"Stretch Your Senses"Have you ever experienced an overload of every sense at once? Well, live concerts can almost take you there. I went to Lubbock to see a Pearl Jam concert in the fall of 2000, and it was truly a festival of sensory overloads. This memorable two hour experience was thrilling and unique at the same time. My body felt as if they stimulated it in every area to its complete capacity.As the lights dimmed and quickly went out, the place started to rumble with excitement. Pearl Jam started with a real hard rocker which just sent everyone into a frenzy. The stage seemed to breathe mist and smoke as the band played their electrifying set of songs. The level of sound was
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'My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can affect the quality of life of the people.' – Richard Rogers
Since the beginning of mankind, architecture was present in human’s life. Building first evolved out of the dynamics between needs (shelter, security, and worship) and means (available building materials and attendant skills). As the cultures developed, human’s knowledge developed and they considered architecture as a craft, which was later found to be a highly respectable version of craft.
Architectural works are often identified as a cultural symbol and as a work of art
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The assignment is to recall a dream and analyze it from one or two theoretical perspectives we've learned thus far in dream analysis. Dreams have been a vehicle to express emotions, thoughts and feelings. Sometimes they pose questions which have been rooted in our conscious. Dreams are personalized works which we have consciously directed and created in our minds and no one interpretation is right or wrong. Weeks later upon receiving this assignment I had an incredible dream of my mother of which I will never forget.It was a beautiful sunny day, not one cloud to blemish the sky. I remember this particular afternoon being warm and bright. The scenery seemed to depict a post card perfect
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I remember now, most vividly, the smells. Diesel fuel and electric fires give off sort of an acid, oily stink. No, more stench really, I guess, to be accurate. It is a pervading stench that envelopes and surrounds me. Overwhelms me. I was completely cut off, an island in a sea of black, choking, enveloping mist. The APC (armored personal carrier) was this smoking silhouette. It looked menacing, like the Chinese war-machine it was, until my eyes focused on the gaping hole in the side. When this hole was considered, the vehicle looked sad, almost like now, dead, it was resigned to its fate, a rusting, old heap, a coffin of men, out here in this long-ago and long since no-man's land. The hole
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In some way most people will experience encounters with the law. The only question then is, how? Many people may cross the law by their own actions or gain exposure through friends or family. My experience with the law happens to come from recent events in my boyfriend's life. A recent divorce from his ex-wife with whom he has two children with, has sent us into a legal head spin. Although my name isn't on all the mailings and paperwork, I have been with him through the procedure and the hardships legal proceedings can bring. In a divorce involving children, the courts will set up custody, child support and parenting time; these cases are handled by the circuit court.Before they were to be