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  • A Separate Peace: Chapter 1 - 5,662 words
    ... truth, the shadowy, elusive truth of an instant that is already beginning to fade in memory. Gene is about to make a full confession--or he thinks he is--when Dr. Stanpole and the nurse arrive. The following day Finny is sent home to recuperate. The summer session comes to an end, appropriately enough for Gene, for until now summer had represented freedom, sports, and running outdoors, with Finny as the light and life of it all. Now all that has changed. A month later, after a sojourn at home, Gene heads back to school for his senior year. On the way he makes a detour to call on Finny. NOTE: The "surprise" reunion is no surprise to Finny, who appears to have been waiting anxiously in hop ...
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  • Aikido - 664 words
    Aikido Aikido is a Japanese martial art currently practiced throughout the world. Behind the powerful catapulting throws and immobilizing locks and pins of Aikido lie some very simple principles: remove yourself from the direct line of your enemys attack, and through the absorption and deflection of the force of the attack, your enemy is taken out of balance and defeated by the energy of his or her own aggression. Aikido does not use strength against strength, but stresses body and mind relaxation to direct the opponents force away. Because its main purpose is not to take the offensive in injuring or harming the opponent, Aikido has often been called a "nonviolent" martial art. In daily prac ...
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  • American Poet - 401 words
    American Poet Mrs. Glasser and Mrs. Rau have a lot in common. Theyre both English teachers and they both work at Sachem North. They are also married with no kids. But thats where the similarities stop. They have different opinions and different likes and dislikes. Mrs. Glasser was born on February 21 in Smithtown. Her first name is Diane and Shes an Aquarius. She is the youngest out of 3 children in her family. Shes not really sure of her favorite color. She likes the group Destinies Child and her favorite movie over the summer was what lies beneath. She loves junk food and anything salty. In school her favorite subjects were Math and English. As a cheerleader she entered many competitions. ...
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  • Arthritis - 1,350 words
    Arthritis Arthritis As we grow older our bodies begin to degenerate, and stop working. There are many different kinds of diseases that we are subject to as we age, cancers, heart disease, Alzheimers disease, arthritis, and many others. All have a negative affect on our lives, making it difficult to function. Arthritis is the second leading chronic disease in the United States. Arthritis occurs when the body incorrectly identifies its own tissue as foreign matter and attacks it. Arthritis includes a set of more than eighty autoimmune diseases. Arthritis attacks connective tissues and joints. It causes stiffness, pain, inflammation, and swelling of the joints. Some kinds are crippling, but rar ...
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  • Bilingual Education - 1,449 words
    Bilingual Education Our school systems play host to dozens of languages in addition to the standard fare of English. Starting in the late 1960s, partially as a swing off the Civil Rights Movement, school systems were required by law to provide bilingual education anytime twenty or more children spoke the same foreign language, and were found to be limited in their English proficiency. At first, the need for such programs was small, but over time it has been steadily increasing until now where the need has reached what many consider to be massive. In recent years, the population of the United States has exploded with many non-English speaking students, making the need for bilingual education ...
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  • Book Report: I Am David - 491 words
    Book Report: I Am David Setting: This story takes place at a concentration camp in an unmarked part of Europe. Plot: The old man said to David "you must get away tonight." David did not like the old man but for some reasons trusted him. When the guards changed their shifts David made his move. When David got out of the concentration camp, he ran with as fast as he good so nobody would catch him. Before he had left the old man told him he must go to Denmark. Fleeing for the sweetness of freedom, David must undergo many obstacles such as crossing the sea and walking over mountains. His biggest difficulty was in switzerland. He was so close to his destination when he saw some soldiers looking f ...
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  • Color Purple - 612 words
    Color Purple The intensively descriptive novel, The Color Purple is about Celie, a woman born in the early 1900s, unselfishly surviving the social injustices of those times. As the novel unfolds, Celie experiences so much sorrow, that she is forced to grow up quickly and learn to appreciate the little that life has to offer her. As new people enter her life, she is encouraged to look at life differently and she discovers that she too can have a chance to laugh and love. The themes Alice Walker tries to convey are the reoccuring themes of learning, love and happiness. Understanding the themes allowed me to find the novel fulfilling, well thought out and suitable for young adults, for througho ...
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  • Consciousness - 1,072 words
    Consciousness Numerous factors determine when and why you feel tired, full of energy, and hungry. A person's state of consciousness and awareness varies throughout the day and depends on a person's activity, environment, and time clock. As a human we have what is called circadian rhythms, which simply explains our daily highs and lows. An example of your basic up and down rhythm would be the sleep/wake cycle. Sunlight regulates the sleep/wake cycle by causing the suprachiasmatic nucleus to decrease its production of melatonin in the early morning and increase it in the evening. Melatonin is a hormone that if increased in blood levels makes an individual drowsy or tired and if decreased will ...
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  • Death Be Not Proud - 675 words
    Death Be Not Proud The novel, Death Be Not Proud, by John Gunther, is the story of the struggle of a child to stay alive. Johnny Gunther Jr.'s constant hope got him out of bed every morning with a positive attitude. His outright opposition to the fact that he was going to die and his determination not to, kept a fiery spirit in him so that he didn't give up. Johnny's stubborn determination to not accept defeat at so early an age, along with the tremendous courage he showed when realizing that he must accept his defeat, is a strong point portrayed in this novel. Johnny's hope, determination, and courage kept his death at bay. One of the main reasons that Johnny remained alive for so much long ...
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  • Definition Of A Team Player - 841 words
    Definition Of A Team Player Robert C. Meyers English 1301, Definition Essay 3 August 99 A Definition of a Team Player A team player can be associated to any type of profession a person participates in. The dictionary defines team players as a number of people associated together in work or activity. Team players are the type of people with a tremendous personality who contribute and motivate themselves in many areas. They include the military, sports, work, and families. But, there are a few things team players are not. Let us explore these aspects closer. A team player must have an tremendous personality to be successful. A tremendous personality includes being friendly, tactful, and diplom ...
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  • Drama In Raisin In The Sun - 1,004 words
    Drama In Raisin In The Sun Mama: Illustration of What Women Can Be In the 1950's through the 1960's women were not respected in there everyday lives, in the job field or in general. They did not have the rights they deserved, so during this time the "women's movement" began. Women fought for their rights and fought for the self-respect that they thought they deserved. In the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, the character Mama, expresses her feelings of pushing or extracting a new side for a woman. Her role explains that woman can be independent and can live for themselves. Through her behavior in this play she demonstrates that women can support and guide a family. Mama is in ...
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  • Early History Of The Celts - 1,970 words
    Early History Of The Celts INTRODUCTION The Ancient Celts were not an illiterate people, but they transferred their knowledge orally. They had an alphabet of twenty letters called Ogham. Each letter was named after a tree from the land where they lived. Ogham was used on standing stones, primarily on graves and boundary markers. The primary sources of information about the Celts are, in that light, the texts written by the Romans who were in touch with them and Christian monks, who lived in Irish monasteries in the Middle Ages. Caesar, Livy and Tacitus, wrote about their contemporaries who lived in a way different than themselves and therefore were considered barbarians, but even though they ...
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  • Effects On Children - 1,757 words
    Effects on Children When Both Parents are Employed Socio-economic conditions in North America have contributed to the need for dual incomes for families. Economically, the number of two parent families below the poverty line would increase to an estimated 78% if they were to become single income families. (Ontario Women's Directorate 9) Socially, it was the norm, in the past, for women to stay at home having a more expressive role in the family; taking care of the children and providing emotional support for the family. Presently, women feel that their traditional roles as child bearers and homemakers must be supplemented with a sense of achievement outside the home. Recent studies reflect a ...
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  • Hopeful Encounter - 1,469 words
    ... rs is ever going to turn this around. It's all downhill from here", Phil sobbed. He then took a long pull on his mug. Bill was surprised at the weakness that Phil just demonstrated. He looked at Phil sympathetically, "Phil, what you say is true, we have polluted our world extensively. But there is still hope. We can turn this around. As a parent I should be more concerned than you, because I have my childrens future to worry about. If we try hard, we'll pull through, I'm sure of this. But we have to Fight and fight hard. We may not do it this generation or even the next, but our children and our childrens children will carry on. We'll manage!" Phil looked to Stevens in shock. That was th ...
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  • How To Treat People - 1,923 words
    How To Treat People We all want to have a life full of success. Many people assume without question that success is essentially material, that it can be measured in money, prestige, or an abundance of possessions. These can certainly play a role, but having such things is no guarantee of success. The success that we should strive for is the ability to love and have compassion, the capacity to feel joy and spread it to others, the security of knowing that ones life serves a purpose, and finally, a sense of connection to the power of the universe. All of these are what create the dimensions of success, which will bring inner fulfillment. We as human beings are made of mind, body, and spirit. O ...
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  • How To Win Friends - 1,063 words
    ... idea openly. "You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself." Galileo Ideal number three states that if you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. "By fighting you never get enough, buy by yielding you get more than you expected." If you are incorrect, say so. Point out your flaws in judgement and ridicule yourself harshly and relentlessly in front of the other person. They will respond with warm regret and encouragement. They will tell you that your ideas were good and not to be so hard on yourself. Admitting you are wrong changes a harsh lecture into a speech of praise. Principle four aims at showing that one should begin arguments in a friend ...
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  • In Shakespeares Famous Comedy, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Love Is An Important Concept The Different Characters Have Different - 338 words
    In Shakespeare's famous comedy, A Midsummer Nights Dream, love is an important concept. The different characters have different views on love that they express, and throughout the play, Shakespeare portrays a general attitude about it. One character of importance, Helena, is rather cynical about love. Because she has always been turned from, especially by her own love, Dymetrius, she is skeptical when she is loved. Nick Bottom, the amusing weaver also has an interesting take on love. When Titania falls in love with him, he says that "reason and love keep little company with each other nowadays." This comment is different from Bottoms other remarks, in that it is intelligent, so one might thi ...
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  • In Stienbecks Novel The Grapes Of Wrath, Most Of The Characters Went Through Some Type Of Change Tom Joad Affected Many Diffe - 661 words
    In Stienbecks novel The Grapes of Wrath, most of the characters went through some type of change. Tom Joad affected many different people throughout the whole trip to California. Not only did he change as a result of the long trip, but also he had a major impact on Jim Casy and on the whole Joad family in general. The significance of these changes helped to determine the whole plot of the unfolding story. Toms influences changed the way the characters felt and acted. In the beginning of the novel, Tom Joad has just been released from prison for having killed a man. (Here we find him in a proud, non-regretting state of mind.) As he catches up with his family and travels many miles, his attitu ...
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  • It All Begins With Attitude - 2,804 words
    It All Begins With Attitude IT ALL BEGINS WITH ATTITUDE from the seminar BREAKING THROUGH LIFE'S BOUNDARIES by Pat Spithill Seminar Leader * Author * Keynote Speaker (C) Copyright, 1989, Pat Spithill P.O. Box 505 * Hutchins, Texas 75141 214-225-8051 This material may not be reproduced or altered without written permission of the author and copyright holder. The Importance of Attitude The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word "attitude" as "a mental position or feeling with regard to an object." The mental positions or feelings are our thoughts, beliefs and opinions. The object is life. In other words, attitudes encompass all of the thoughts, beliefs and opinions which people have about ...
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  • Japanese Economy - 2,708 words
    ... , abolishing securities transactions tax and bourse tax, eliminating double taxation of dividends, and introducing a consolidated tax return system. In addition to abolishing special taxation measures and the like and switching to a simple and incentive-neutral system of corporation tax, the corporation tax rate should be lowered. Reform of taxation and review of the employment safety net For the purpose of improving household consumption and consumer sentiment through the elimination of unease over future prospects, a simple and highly equitable system of personal income tax must be introduced. In conjunction with the above, the public pension system must be privatized so that people ...
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