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Informative Speech: Spinal Cord Injuries

- PURPOSE: To inform my audience about people in the United States living with spinal cord injuries There are about a quarter of a million people in the United States living with spinal cord injuries. In addition, between 7,600 and 10,000 new injuries occur each year. Nearly half of these new injuries will occur in young people between the ages of 16 and 30....   [tags: Informative Speech]

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Informative Speech: The Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. Thesis: Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is a disorder which involves an obsession with perfection, rules, and organization, which leads to routines and rules for ways of doing things. Organization Pattern: Topical Introduction I. Open with impact: One in every one hundred people are affected by OCPD. Even more are affected by its symptoms. II. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is a disorder which involves an obsession with perfection, rules, and organization, which leads to routines and rules for ways of doing things....   [tags: Informative Speech 2014]

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What is a Controlled Vocabulary?

- What is a Controlled Vocabulary. Abstract: The term “Controlled Vocabulary” is not universally understood by all to mean the same thing. So that it can be used freely without misunderstanding, this paper defines the term as a “considered list of values, designed to improve searchability”. A set of “rules of thumb” are provided for use in the determination of whether a given set of values is a Controlled Vocabulary, and guidance is provided on populating one. What it is: At time of writing, Wikipedia provides a nice, pithy definition: In library and information science controlled vocabulary is a carefully selected list of words and phrases, which are used to tag units of information (documen...   [tags: Language, definition, informative, expository]

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Influence of the Wealthy Over the Media and Politics

- "Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one." --- —A.J. Liebling. The majority of media in the United States, are owned in operated by wealthy individuals and corporations. Media also helps portray “big business” good or bad, depending on their influence, mostly due to contributions. Due to these contributions, select few have been able to manipulate and create a bias towards the contributor....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Informative Report On The Importance Of College Education

- ... Specifically I inform other students the aspects and benefits of a college education in “College Education”. In “College Education”, first essay submitted seen June 2014, I have improve in the areas that were indeed of improvement. It take a while to make it right. Not everything is perfect. I have improve in the area of development and support. After attending ASPA I was able to see where I need to work on. After knowing where I had to work I was able to complete the course/ assignment outcomes....   [tags: Improve, Better, The Nation, Writing]

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Informative Speech : Anorexia Nervosa

- Anorexia Nervosa Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to inform my audience about the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. Thesis: In order to be able to get a clear understanding of what anorexia nervosa is, it is important to learn what characterizes it, what effects it has on a person, and how the disorder can be treated. Organizational Pattern: Topical I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: I want you to imagine your worst fear. Now, think of it intensified to the point where you constantly think about it and you are faced with something that provokes this fear at least three times a day....   [tags: Anorexia nervosa, Nutrition]

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Academic Time Management

- Academic Time Management With every new experience come challenges, and anxieties that can be overwhelming if they are not handled and dealt with in a reasonable way. Beginning college is certainly no exception. Stress takes many forms, most notably in the academic sense, as exams, papers, and various projects and assignments. Making the grade is an important aspect of many college students, and the best way of getting good grades without sacrificing all aspects of a social life is effective time management....   [tags: Informative Information]

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Lupus Informative Speech

- Lupus is known as “the cruel mystery” in the world of disease/medicine. 1.5 million Americans are currently diagnosed with Lupus, with the number possibly being a lot higher since it is one of the most difficult diseases to diagnose in the WORLD (5 Million some form of Lupus) B. Relevance: You might ask why should I care. How does this affect me or what is it exactly. Well the truth is that most people don’t realize they have Lupus. It so difficult to diagnose it is know as the “great imitator” since it resembles a variety of other diseases....   [tags: Informative Speeches]

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Power of Media in Modern World

- Media is the most powerful sector of an economy. It is a tool to maintain a balanced society which is characterized by well informed people, effective democracy and social justice. In fact, media has unparallel influence on all aspects of human life in modern times. Basically, the media performs three functions to inform, to influence and to entertain. But effects of these functions are multidimensional in modern times. It has provided awareness about the whole world. In twenty-first century, media has a tendency to shape political, economical and social values of an individual....   [tags: informative essay]

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Small Rodents Make Wonderful Pets

- Anyone who has owned one would readily aggree that hamsters, girlbils, and mice provide an owner with hours of amusement and years of companionship. Rabbits are fabulous for those who are looking for a quiet playmate, while rats and ferrets are hyperactive and surprisingly intelligent. Guinea pigs are another very popular choice for a small pet. A website dedicated to guinea pigs boasts on their front page that there is no question that "guinea pigs make excellent pets [and are] docile, low maintenance, and unbelievably cute." I strongly beg to differ, unless "docile" means "boring" and "low maintenance" means that you only need to scoop up piggy pellet poop...   [tags: Informative Essays]

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Corporate Social Responsibility

- In this article, I will be summarising and reviewing Jenkins’s (2006) article on small business champions for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sweeney’s (2007) article on the barriers and opportunities experienced by Small Medium Enterprise (SME) when undertaking CSR. The articles described the role of CSR in SMEs and filled the gap on CSR in SME; some of the arguments presented by the authors are questionable. The main arguments will be developed by critically analysing similarities and differences in the articles and a thorough analysis of the findings....   [tags: Article Review, Jenkins, Informative]

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Informative Speech: The Dog Whisperer

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about Cesar Millan, also know as the Dog Whisperer Introduction I. Cesar Millan is the Dog Whisperer, the star of National Geographic Show with the same name. He rehabilitates dogs and trains people. It is all about energy. You communicate energy all the time. II. We have a lot to learn from Dogs. Dogs are pack oriented. His methods with the dog/human pack are easy when you understand the world from a dog’s point of view....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Autism : An Informative Paper

- ... Early diagnosis is the key to getting children with Autism into programs that are able to provide the support they need to develop. It 's also important that parents pay close attention to see if their child shows any of the red flag symptoms, those being; No smiles or other affectionate expressions by six months, no babbiling by twelve months, no back and forth reaching/waving gestures by twelve months, no words by sixteen months, no meaningful phrases/words by twenty four months, and any loss of speech/social skill at any time....   [tags: Autism, Autism spectrum, Asperger syndrome]

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Informative Essay About The Environmentalist

- Some environmentalist may find it hard to identify the exact moment in their life when they realized they cared about something bigger and not so self-centered and it was right in front of them – the earth and its wonderful inhabitants. I, fortunately, do not fall into that category and by a series of fortuitous events—I unintentionally became an environmentalist. It was the summer of 1978, in a little patch of undeveloped land adjacent to a series of canals in Indian Harbor Beach, Florida—my hometown....   [tags: Hazardous waste, Superfund, Pollution, Toxic waste]

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Smoking Cannabis Virtually Doubles the Risk of Developing Mental Illness such as Schizophrenia

- The media are often guilty of presenting studies in a way that leads to misinterpretation by the public. A recent BBC news article reads “Cannabis use ‘raises psychosis risk’ – Study” and the Daily Mail warns “Cannabis use ‘doubles risk of psychosis for teenagers”. Such headlines give the impression that there has been a clear causal relationship found between smoking cannabis and the development of mental illnesses (News, 2011; Hope, 2011). Kuepper et al. (2011), the study referred to above, reported that cannabis use is a risk factor for the development of incident psychotic symptoms (short-lasting individual symptoms)....   [tags: Health, informative, expository]

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What is Critical Thinking?

- What is Critical Thinking. Is the process of conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and /or evaluating information gathered by observation, experience, reflection, reasoning or communication, as a guide to belief and action (Scriven & Paul, n.d.). When one applies critical thinking more ideas are develop, fewer mistakes are made and better decisions are reached. When people instead of using critical thinking act on beliefs or without giving it a second thought, the end results are poor decisions and as a result have a disaster at hand....   [tags: Education, definition, expository, informative]

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Discussing The Concept Of Informative Assessments

- ... This allowed my student to draw pictures that represented their idiom instead of taking a multiple choice test or simply writing an idiom on an index card. In a simpler context, my students can express their knowledge through pictures, graphs, charts and diagrams. For example, when we complete a multiplication exit slip, the student can choose their own two digit multiplication problem to complete before they leave. The students are allowed to complete the multiplication problem any way they choose....   [tags: Education, Assessment, Learning]

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Robert Browning: The Man Who Perfected the Dramatic Monologue

- Robert Browning was a very successful homegrown writer. Browning’s first work was published when he was only twenty-one years old. He wrote from 1833 till 1880 during the Victorian era. Porphyria’s Lover, My Last Duchess, and Sordello are just a few of his numerous pieces of award-winning work. There was one constant in many of his poems, dramatic monologues. Browning’s dramatic monologues are not about what the speaker says, but about what the character inadvertently implies (Sutton 289). What has made Browning’s dramatic monologues so impressive compared to other poets....   [tags: informative essay]

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The War On Drugs

- In recent years the so-called “war on drugs” has taken over the streets and back alleys of suburban America. It has caused a problem that mirrors the prohibition days of the 1920’s and early 30’s. Politicians trying to play “tough guy,” are only contributing to more violence. Their laws have created an underground drug-trade, in which modern drug-dealers have taken the place of the bootleggers of old. The real question is whether or not this “war” is working. Most people would like to believe that it is, and there are a few statistics that show it has....   [tags: Informative Essays]

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An Analysis on the Works Of Ida B. Wells

- In the words of Miss Ida B. Wells: The student of American sociology will find the year of 1894 marked by a pronounced awakening of the public conscience to a system of anarchy and outlawry which had grown during a series of ten years to be so common, that scenes of unusual brutality failed to have any visible effect upon the humane sentiments of the people of our land. She is depicting a period of time in American history stained with the blood of hundreds of free African American men, women and children....   [tags: informative]

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The Importance of Being a Competent Communicator

- Everything we do in our life involves communication because it is a way for a sender to send message to the receiver by verbal and non-verbal communication. However, in some parts of the world messages that are delivered sometimes are not received in a way it is supposed to. A way to solve this is by using competent communicator and intercultural communication because it makes it easier for people from other cultures to communicate in general. On the other hand, there are also some problems faced because different cultures have different ways to express their way of communication....   [tags: informative]

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Criminal Justice System

- There are three significant issues concerning law enforcement, namely enacting the law, police discretion, and assessment of criminal behavior. Different entities create and enact laws that are specific for the societies those laws represent. In the United States the criminal justice system is broken down into two models, the Consensus model and the Conflict model. The procedure of achieving justice is comprised on three basic levels: policing, justice, and corrections. The two models of criminal justice system are influenced by a plethora of factors....   [tags: American law, legal analysis, informative]

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Informative Speech: The History of Pluto

- Informative Speech: The History of Pluto Specific Purpose Statement: By the end of my speech my audience will be able to explain the history behind Pluto becoming a planet and in turn losing its planetary status. INTRODUCTION: Attention Getter: Growing up learning about the planets my first grade teacher told me, “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies” was a way to remember the order of the planets. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Apparently now teachers teach it as, “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos”....   [tags: Informative Speech]

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Informative Speech : Persuasive Speech

- ... However, I felt it gave me some credibility on the informative speech about immigration because you could tell that I was an immigrant and that I had in fact gone through that process. In addition, my tone was often times affected by my accent. It is difficult to hide my accent and honesly, I don’t even try to hide it. Sometimes it’s annoying when people don’t understand what you are saying and have to repeat it or use other words that are easier to pronounce, but with more practice of public speaking, my accent will hopefully fade and improve my tone and fluency in the long run....   [tags: Rhetoric, Argument, Oratory, Public speaking]

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Corporate Coup d'état

- Wall Street’s takeover of the Obama cabinet is now complete. Officially it started on Jan. 32, 2010, on that day the Supreme Court ruled that the government may not ban corporations from political spending on elections. Thus opening the floodgates allowing for corporations to use their vast treasuries to overwhelm elections and intimidate officials into doing their bidding. Citizens United v. FEC was the landmark court case regarding the political spending of large corporations. Since this allows companies to throw as much money as they want to the political elector of their choice, essentially the Supreme Court has handed more power to the small sector of the population that dominates the e...   [tags: informative]

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Informative Essay: Plagues

- Infectious diseases also called as communicable diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms (such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi), can be spread directly or indirectly from one person to another. Plague is a deadly infectious disease (ZOONOTIC DISEASE) caused by a gram negative bacterium Yersinia pestis. Plague is a disease that affects humans and other mammals. The bacteria are mainly found in rats and in the fleas that feed on them. Plague is transmitted to humans or other animals from rats and fleas bite that is carrying the plague bacterium, scratches from infected animals, inhalation of aerosols or consumption of food contaminated with the plague bacterium...   [tags: Informative Essays]

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Succes as a Leader: Problem Solving

- Often the successful of leaders has been indentified with the problem solving in their environment. Often the leader’s qualities, their skills and values are forgotten in the moment when they have fallen in one or another crucial situation. The leaders have been judged by history from their successful in problem solving and many times the rests of contributions have been minimized or maximized in function of their success in problem solving. Like generals in battles the leaders need to demonstrate their full performance in the moment when a problem needs solutions....   [tags: Informative Essay, Qualities]

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Informative Essay: Adolescent Gun Violence in America

- On an unseasonably cold March morning in 1993, high school sophomore Edward Gillom exited his first period classroom and made his way through the crowded hallways of Harlem High School. After engaging in a heated argument, allegedly over a girl, with Ronricas “Pony” Gibson and Ricoh Lee, Gillom pulled out a .38-caliber gun and opened fire. Gillom’s shots fatally wounded Gibson and left Lee with a non-fatal gunshot wound to the neck (Washington Ceasefire, 2011 pg 1). The shooting in Harlem, Georgia sparked national attention as one of the first high school shootings and added to the alarmingly high rates of gun violence by adolescents during the 1990s....   [tags: Informative Essays]

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Informative Speech About Identity Theft

- Professor Daniel Shears SPC 1024 November 6th 2014 General Purpose: to present an informative speech. Specific Purpose: to present an informative speech about identity theft. Introduction: 1. Attention Getter: 7% of people 16 years or older were victims of identity theft in the year 2012 approximately 16.6 million people. (BJS) II. Motivation for Listening: Identity theft is becoming a major problem for consumers. Frank Abagnale now an American Security Consultant who has had a novel and a movie made after him after he had stolen the identities of an airline pilot, doctor, lawyer, and a US Bureau of Prison agent....   [tags: Identity theft, Theft, Social Security number]

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Cellphones’ New Early Termination Fee: The Customers’ Responsibility

- Imagine a world without cellphones. Can you think of yourself without one. As the clock ticks with Information Technology, we cannot help but run along the fast lane of the 21st century. Like a car, this development is being fueled by communication: Internet, text messaging, electronic-mails – all bundled up in one gadget, the cellphone. It is needless to say then that cellphones or mobile phones are now the roads of communication. How technology has prospered the human species, giving us with so much liberty, carries a price tag we all have to pay – Responsibility....   [tags: informative essay]

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The Relationship Between Slaves and Their Master

- The dynamic of the relationships between slaves and their master was one which was designed to undermine and demean the slave. The master exercised complete authority and dominion over his slaves and treated them harshly. The masters’ perception of blacks was that they lacked self-discipline and morality. They justified slavery by claiming that they were training the slaves to master self discipline through work and also train them in the precepts of God. Not all masters were harsh and cruel. Some treated their slaves with kindness and subsequently were well loved....   [tags: informative]

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Informative Speech : Health Care

- Ro Health understands that you, our dedicated health care providers, face many workplace and personal stressors, such as long and varied work hours, far commutes, difficult patients, personal commitments, etc. These stressors are the roots of abnormal sleeping patterns, unhealthy eating habits, and dehydration, which consequently have negative impacts on your overall health. In order for you to provide great care to your patients, you first need to be in good health. As your employer, our mission is to ensure that you 're happy and comfortable on your assignments....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Health, Gluten-free diet]

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Social Constructivism

- Kundi and Nawaz (2010) define social constructivism (SC) as “collective learning” through wireless computing, which places stakeholders to clarify distinct conceptions and maintains shared understanding between teachers-students and peer-peer (Kundi & Nawaz, 2010; Weston & Bain, 2010). Dewey (1916/1997), Papert (1993/2000), Piaget (1932/1997), and Vygotsky (1978/1981) described SC as an alternative approach to promote the process of learning through constructing meaning while acquiring knowledge, instead of memorizing the introduced concepts (Kundi & Nawaz, 2010)....   [tags: Sociology, Technology, Informative]

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An Investigation into the Recall of Persuasive versus Informative Television Advertisements

- Abstract Advertising has a pretty simple role: to persuade consumers to buy the company’s product while creating awareness about it. Advertising spam is on the rise in television primetime. It is becoming easier and easier for consumers to tune out advertisements and not pay attention to the message. So the question is: which advertisements “stick” to the consumers’ minds and actually lead to intent to purchase. This study attempts to analyze this by investigating recall differences between two broad categories of advertisements: “persuasive” and “informative” and eventual purchase intent differences that arise due to the advertisements....   [tags: Advertising]

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Informative Speech : Prizes And Bragging Rights Are On The Line At Redbet Casino

- ... Showing that alongside some serious financial muscle Play’n GO has plenty of creativity to match, the developer has two brand new titles set for exclusive mobile release, with each carrying “Gold” implications. Arriving at various leading mobiles casinos on April 21st, both Sails of Gold and Golden Caravan promise to deliver slots action in true Play’n GO style. Sails of Gold Setting sail across the open seas, Sails of Gold is setting the course for Play’n GO in the weeks to come. Based upon a classic 5x3 reels system, the game includes 10 fixed paylines and some bonus features, of which many are truly laced with gold....   [tags: Casino, Slot machine, The Wild, Birthday]

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Writing as a Career

- Many writers would like to categorize there reasons for being writers, and there are different reasons according to the kind of writing the writer does. The author can be viewed for the reasons of loving what they write about, then they could be viewed as one who likes to write novels, or bigger books, and then there is the ones who do it because it means a lot to their lifestyle. There are many reasons for becoming a writer, which are included in some of the authors’ thoughts. A writer is viewed as someone who is looking for subjects inquires, but not after what he loves best, but in what he thinks he loves at all (Dillard 1)....   [tags: Informative]

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Parkinson Disease

- Parkinson disease (PD), also referred to as Parkinson’s disease and paralysis agitans, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is the third most common neurologic disorder of older adults. It is a debilitating disease affecting motor ability and is characterized by four cardinal symptoms: tremor rigidity, bradykinesia or kinesis (slow movement/no movement), and postural instability. Most people have primary, or idiopathic, disease. A few patients have secondary parkinsonian symptoms from conditions such as brain tumors and certain anti-psychotic drugs....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Informative Speech : Video Games

- Abigail Flores Dr. Lisa Menegatos HON 101-1001 2 March 2015 Informative Speech: Preparation Outline Introduction Attention Grabber Video games have come a long way. They have evolved from the simple game of Pong into a complex, multi-platform, multi-genre, multi-billion dollar industry. Credibility I have been playing video games for as long as I remember. I started by playing the original Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System with my older brother and sister. I’ve stayed up way past my bedtime in elementary school playing Pokemon on my Gameboy....   [tags: Video game, Video game genres, Video game industry]

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Public Speaking Informative Essay

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about how the Dutch go about in dealing with their social problem Central Idea: When it comes to dealing with its social problems the Dutch do so with an attitude of tolerance and respect Introduction: I. Imagine the reaction if George Bush announced tomorrow that he was planning to legalize prostitution, marijuana, gay marriages and Euthanasia there probably would be uproar. II. People would say he'd lost his mind, arguing that his plans would be nothing but a recipe for disaster possibly resulting in social anarchy....   [tags: Linguistics]

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Smoking Cessation Methods

- Tobacco addiction contributes to approximately 438,000 deaths in the United States each year2, with smoking cigarettes constituting one of the most common preventable causes of death, on report asserts3. Tobacco use kills five million people a year worldwide, another source stresses4. Quitting smoking, or at least reduction, for instance, could greatly reduce the occurrence of coronary heart disease and other forms of cardiovascular disease.1,5 These diseases that can be prevented or reduced include heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, coronary artery spasm, and cardiac arrhythmia.1 Quitting smoking, albeit, proves to be difficult to most smok...   [tags: Health, informative, expository]

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Different Pattern of Development in Writing

- Suppose you write an essay for your class or a documentation for your job, the first thing that comes up in your mind is which pattern of development you will decide to write your paper. The reason you evaluate this step is due to the fact that each topic may address different pattern of development. As a reminder, it is vital for you as a writer to understand the subject of your topic and determine which pattern you will address the topic which is more likely can be process analysis, comparison and contract, cause and effect and so on...Therefore, this essay will explain five chapters...   [tags: informative]

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Public Policy Analysis: Gun Control

- Public policies are developed in response to the existence of a perceived problem or an opportunity. The analysis delves into a public issue or problem and assesses a set of proposed government action for addressing the issue. The job of the analyst is to describe the background and status of an issue and then, using research and analysis, determine a proper government action to resolve the issue. By comparing options and weighing their expected benefits, the analyst should conclude with a recommended course of action or inaction to addressing the issue....   [tags: Informative Essay, Political Science]

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Informative Speech: The American Red Cross Club at State University

- Topic: The American Red Cross Club at State University is group that organizes blood drives, and thinks of creative ways to motivate people do donate blood. Purpose Statement: Check out the flyer, stop in at a meeting, or search for us online, to find out how to sign up. Audience Analysis: 1. Demographics: People who wish to donate blood will need to be at least 17 years of age and weighing no less than 110 pounds. If one is interested in joining the American Red Cross Club, they will need to be a current MSU student....   [tags: Informative Speech]

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Freedom of Speech

- Our forefathers worked to ensure we could enjoy civil liberties that they were unable to under British rule. In the First Amendments one of the liberties detailed is freedom of speech, specifically in that Congress will not enact a law that is “abridging the freedom of speech.” In 1925 the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment applies to each state ensuring that the constitutional right to free speech is protected from interference by the government. Freedom of speech can only be upheld so long as the content of which does not violate the law....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Informative Essay: German Culture: Facts, Customs and Traditions

- Come drink a Bit burger and eat a delicious wiener schnitzel in Germany. Germany is just slightly smaller than the state of Montana in the United States. In addition, Germany is located in central Europe and borders the North Sea and Baltic Sea in the Netherlands and, Poland. The culture built around Germany has a foundation of Art, Literature, Sports, Food, and Music. In addition, Germany’s torn past over war of its modern day is very different form our own, but is very similar in many other ways....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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The History of Film

- A major change that has occurred in the development of film is the linearity of narrative. The history of film spans over one hundred years ago, with classical narrative emerging in Hollywood around the nineteen thirties. The classical narrative period had a strong emphasis on linearity and coherence, where characters where goal centred and consistent in personality and action. In the nineteen sixties a change began to emerge in Hollywood, with Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) breaking the editing rules, and narrative coherence, with the introduction of jump cuts....   [tags: Informative, Film]

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Informative Speech: The Fokker Triplane

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the Fokker Triplane Introduction This speech is about a particular type of aircraft made famous for its use by the Red Baron of Germany in World War One. Many people know that the Red Baron was a real person from history. Others may only know him as an adversary of Snoopy from the comic strip Peanuts, or as a ghost-like magic man dreamed up by lonely housewives hungry for a particular brand of frozen pizza....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Informative Speech : Welcome New College Freshman

- ... You are all very young and many of you may thing the only problem with being obese is that the individual is fat. That is not the cause, the issues with obesity go was deeper than many believe. Obesity can cause a heart attack or stroke, which both can lead to death, however, these two are more commonly found in older adults. In children and adolescents, obesity can cause Type II diabetes. Children are then faced to have to be responsible for what they ingest, taking away from their care free world....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Personal life, Health]

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A New Education: Education Reform

- There is much debate today on what would be the best way to reform education. Credible and scholarly writers such as Alfie Kohn, Joel Westheimer, and Andrea Schlesinger have vast ideas on different approaches that can be taken to improve America’s education system. Although there are many opportunities when attending an American school many citizens, including students, question the education system of today; here are four steps that qualified educators believe to be able to improve the American education programs....   [tags: argumentative, informative]

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Greg Mortenson: Promoting Peace through Education

- Greg Mortenson is a truly influential person. He has built over 120 schools in central Asia. Mortenson believes that the real long term answer to terrorism “lies in education rather than fighting” (402). He has won multiple Pakistani humanitarian awards and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize two years in a row (Mortenson and Relin, 127). Mortenson built his first school in 1994 in a Pakistani village called Korphe. Korphe is situated at the base of K2, the world’s second highest mountain....   [tags: informative]

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Group Leadership

- Throughout the course of a Master’s counseling program, moments of doubt, and a lack of working knowledge are bound to play a major role in the confidence a future counselor will posses in effectively implementing interventions early on in the instructional phase of his or her career. Corey (2010) states that an effective group leader, is able to become aware of their own vulnerabilities, and take responsibility in their responses. To become aware of a possible vulnerable area, a counselor must first take a concise look into their personal strengths and weakness, and then decide to actively seek out assistance with working on vulnerabilities....   [tags: Informative, Fear, Psychoterapy]

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The Drummer Boy of Shiloh

- A narrative is specified to amuse, to attract, and grasp a reader’s attention. The types of narratives are fictitious, real or unification or both. However, they may consist of folk tale stories, mysteries, science fiction; romances, horror stories, adventure stories, fables, myths and legends, historical narratives, ballads, slice of life, and personal experience (“Narrative,” 2008). Therefore, narrative text has five shared elements. These are setting, characters, plot, theme, and vocabulary (“Narrative and Informational Text,” 2008)....   [tags: Narrative, Informative]

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Media 21 Project Case Study

- The skills students need to cultivate today are changing to reflect our technology rich world. The ability to learn and be able to access information is more important than just receiving information. Traditional methods of teaching such as lecturing no longer prepare students for the 21st century participatory culture. The Media 21 Initiative designed and implemented by Buffy Hamilton with co-teacher Susan Lester focuses on the teacher as a “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage.” Integrating technology through cloud computing, social media tools, and personal learning networks provided students the framework to facilitate their own learning....   [tags: Tech. Skills, Informative]

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Evaluation Of A Website About The Australian Federation

- The implications of the catastrophe of wars between states in Australia would be most interesting in the historical genre if we reflect upon the possibility (proposed by a historian) that the serene, peaceful state we are in today would probably not occur and, furthermore, that the subject of history may not be the same. The reason this has not happened is due to Federation on the date of 1st of January, 1901. Federation is when the six separate British self-governing colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia formed one nation....   [tags: informative essay]

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Informative Speech: Chocolate

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the production of chocolate Central Idea: Explain how cocoa beans are processed to produce the chocolate we all know and love Method of Organization: Chronological Visual Aid: Before my introduction and before class begins, I will have a chocolate collection for people to choose from as a snack. It will not be handed out during my speech so that it will not distract others....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Informative Essay: Cloning and Genetic Engineering

-    Unlike so many issues, much of the debate about cloning and genetic engineering is about acts that have never been committed. They are unique in the fact that we have never before had the technology to perform these acts. We do not know the consequences of cloning a human being. We do not know the damage we can do by altering someone's genes. We do not know what disease we can cure. We do not know the limits of the evil we can unleash. Since we have not reached the full potential of the power we wield, we can only speculate on the outcomes of our actions....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Philately and Stamp Collecting

- Philately, the study of stamps, differs from stamp collecting, although both hobbies appear synonymous with each other. Not every philatelist collects stamps, however, and many collectors hoard rare stamps without getting involved with the tiny details behind each commemorative adhesive postmark. Building a comprehensive stamp collection may require a basic education in philatelic literature to assess the worth in its current form. Stamp collectors will accumulate postage stamps for their historical value and unique, geographical aspects....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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The Work of a Veterinarian

- Are you passionate about pets. Maybe you should think about becoming a veterinarian. The job outlook for this field is good. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of veterinarians is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2012.(pg.121) Veterinary practices are your average everyday local animal hospital, dealing only with domestic animals unless the hospital specializes on a specific type of animal. Rural veterinarians deal with the larger animals such as livestock and any average farm animal such as cows, pigs, goats....   [tags: Animal Science, informative]

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Informative Research Essay: Aging and Staying at Home

- The aging baby boomers are quickly approaching retirement age and the issue of long term care after retirement becomes a problem that everyone has to face. With the baby boomer there is an increase in their wealth because their working longer. In the 1930’s there were a lot of illnesses and diseases that were not cured as of yet as they are now and the average life expectancy was only 58 for men and 62 for women. Heart disease was one of the major diseases that were a killer of people in the 1930’s and during this time penicillin had just emerged to heal the sick, but of course this would not help in the battle of heart disease....   [tags: Health Care]

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The Harlem Renaissance and Slave Narratives

- The Harlem Renaissance began around the 1920’s and was the hub of African American artistic endeavors, with less discrimination, more freedom, and amazing strides in politics and economics which was very different from how the slaves lived and hoped, but there still were similarities like a will for a better life, and hope for the future which both embraced even though they were in a dreadful position. Of course there also are differences, in this case that Harlem writers and artist were more educated and saw education as a stair way towards progress and equality, where the slave authors didn’t have education and didn’t care about it, the second difference is their purpose and their audience...   [tags: Analysis, Informative]

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Informative Speech: Automobile Safety

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience how to insure their safety, and the safety of others, while on the road Introduction Automobiles. You just have to have one in this fast paced world. In the United States automobiles are necessary. People need to move from point A to point B. These points can be as close as a few hundred feet or even range up to a few hundred miles. When making these trips safety is a priority. There are hundreds of thousands of automobiles on the roads across the nation and if safety was not considered, thousand would be injured or even killed daily....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Communication

- Communication embodies the ability for one to convey a message through the use of verbals (words) and non-verbals (behaviours) in a process to compare, transmit and interpret messages. Garside and Kleiner (2007) portrays communication as sharing thoughts and feelings with other people. For this process to be effective the message should be transmitted with "maximum accuracy and minimum effort" (Garside and Kleiner 2007) with "mindfulness" (Burgoon, Bieger and Waldron 2002) from both parties. Mindfulness requires the sender and receiver to be alert to "the content, situation and sequence of verbal messages, as well as the paralinguistic cues, gestures, facial expression, body movements and cu...   [tags: Informative]

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Informative Speech: Anabolic Steroids

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the use of anabolic steroids ATTENTION GETTER: In a recent report, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) uncovered an alarming statistic: more than a half million students in the 8th and 10th grade are currently using some form of anabolic steroids. ( www.steroidabuse.org) PREVIEW POINTS: A....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Cognitive and Moral Development of Children

- Cognitive and moral developments are determined by a child’s experience and environment. As the child matures into adulthood they begin to view the world differently. The capacity to imagine what other people may be thinking and feeling is defined as perspective taking (Berk, 2007). This view aids in adolescents moral understanding and development. Identifying a child’s developmental stage assists in determining the proper support that is needed in order to provide a safe and nourishing environment....   [tags: child development, psychology, piaget, informative]

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Dreams: The Fantasies of Our Sleep

- Imagine you have come home from a long night of work. You have not been sleeping well lately, so you practically collapse into the bed. In an instant, the world has changed into a world of wonder and magic. Suddenly, the sky darkens and your worst fears, snakes, spiders, your loved ones being hurt, begin to appear right before you. You bolt upright in your bed and scream. As you calm down, you realize that it was only a nightmare. This phenomenon happens to many people every night. In fact, it is one of the most common occurrences of sleep....   [tags: Informative, Health, Sleep]

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Informative Speech on Dreams

- Thesis Statement: Understanding how dreams occur, how they affect our lives and what they mean help us grasp what dreams actually are. Intro: I. (Attention Getter) Have you ever dreamt that you were walking along the side of a road or along a cliff and suddenly you trip. You’re falling for what seems like forever, but before hitting the ground, you wake up. This is considered to be a falling dream, and ironically, falling dreams occur when you are falling asleep. They are usually accompanied by muscle spasms and twitches of the entire body....   [tags: Informative Speeches]

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Communication and Interpersonal Skills

- The aim of this assignment is to critique a role play, and look at the positive and negative, that relates theory and knowledge regarding the use of communication and interpersonal skills, and how and when to use verbal, non-verbal and Para-verbal communication within the role play scenario that was chosen. The author will also discuss the different models of Communication, and how they use a person centred approach to counsel and interact, and how best to handle and approach a situation in the correct manner....   [tags: Informative, Communication]

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Interpersonal Communication

- There are all different types of communication that people will use through out their life. The most important type of communication is interpersonal communication. Interpersonal communication differs from other forms of communication in that there are few participants involved, the participants are in close proximity to each other, there are many sensory channels used, and feedback is immediate. Interpersonal communication is the information received from listening to what someone else is saying....   [tags: Communication, informative]

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Addiction is a Disease

- Addiction is a disease Specific Purpose: To inform my Audience on how addiction works in the brain, how it is related to survival, why some people are more vulnerable to addiction than others, and why addiction should be treated as a disease. Central idea: There are distinctly underactive areas in an addicts brain which cause a need to “self medicate” in order to feel normal. By definition a disease is any abnormality relating to the dysfunction of a specific organ. Addiction is created in the “Central-brain”, which has no free will, giving the addict very little choice to decide what is rational and irrational behavior, therefore addiction is a disease....   [tags: informative speech, brain functions]

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Informative Essay: Gene Therapy

-    Gene therapy has become an exciting and controversial issue on the scientific and medical horizon. Science offers new technologies that, in the future, will be able to treat and cure common genetically passed diseases. However, as it is an extremely broad subject, some time must be dedicated to its interpretation and explanation. First, a general definition of gene therapy is required. Genethics, the Clash between the New Genetics and Human Values, by David T. Suzuki and Peter Knudtson, defines gene therapy as "the medical replacement or repair of defective or faulty genes in living human cells." It is not really so elementary as the definition would imply....   [tags: Genetic Engineering]

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Information Systems

- CHAPTER TWO, LITRATURE REVIEW 2.0 Literature review An extensive will focus on the variable under study hospitality information system and customer needs to future define and support a theoretical framework 2.1 Information system Information is the meaningful data in a right structure that present to the recipient. information inserts to knowledge and have related for the situation. Data become information when information alteration to Communicate meaning suggestion or knowledge, or conclusions....   [tags: Technology, Business, Informative]

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The Homeless

- The homeless stand down was an eye-opener experience for me. I had the opportunity to interact with several individuals, and one family. Initially I conducted some interviews with them to help complete the questionnaire; and the remainder of the time, I escorted the individuals and helped them choose items that were necessary for them. As I talked to each of them, I realized that the present state of these individuals were a product of the current economic situations. According to the National Homeless Coalition (2009), work factors are one of the many reasons why individuals are homeless....   [tags: Social Issues, Economy, Informative]

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Understanding the Scientific Field of Social Psychology

- Social psychology is a study which seeks to study and understand social behavior. It tells us more about the group behavior, how we interact and how it impacts our decision. According to scientist Gordon Alliport, Social psychology is a discipline that uses scientific method to understand and explain how the thought, feeling and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual, implied or imagined presence of other human beings. Social psychology is not limited to any social topics but looks at a wide range of social topics such as group behavior, social perception, leadership, non verbal behavior, conformity, aggression and prejudice....   [tags: Behavioral sociology, informative]

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The Hisory of Curriculum

- What exactly is curriculum. There are so many definitions, perceptions, beliefs, and historical explanations on curriculum, but how did it start. where did it come from. This paper will provide information on an array of intellectual knowledge concerning the history of curriculum, such as, what curriculum is and how it started, a few of the important education philosophers who had a great effect on the development of curriculum, the relationship history of culture and curriculum, and curriculum auditing....   [tags: Education, Curriculum, Informative]

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Briefly outline the features of 'big science'. What is the significance of the Manhattan Project in understanding the development of 'big science'?

- This essay will explore the varied criteria attached to the definition of Big Science. With such a vast array of opinions on the subject, an attempt will be made to simplify and rationalise a specific definition. Examples of The Manhattan Project and the research conducted at CERN will be investigated to this end, and the former will be examined for its perceived effect on Big Science. It will be argued that Big Science is simply the industrialisation of Little Science, and that the differences between the two are a matter of scale and resources rather than a complete change of paradigm....   [tags: Big Science, definition, expository, informative]

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Informative Essay: Shoplifting

- Shoplifting is a very big problem in America. Shoplifting affects more than the offender. It overburdens the police and the courts, adds to a store's security expenses, costs consumers more for goods, costs communities lost dollars in sales taxes and hurts children and families. Not all shoplifters are the same, there are two distinct types. There are also many ways to help prevent shoplifting. The consumer is affected in a few different ways because of shoplifting. For the consumer who shoplifts, which is usually a teenager or senior citizen, the law affects them....   [tags: Informative Essays]

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Effects of Mass Media on Society

- In contemporary society, people are strongly influenced by mass media. Although traditional television watching and newspaper reading are no longer as popular as before, people spend more time in front of computers listening to music and radios, reading news and information, interacting with other people in social network and watching television programmes and films. The developing technology of mobile phone allows people to do almost everything they can do with the computer. Nowaday, people are living in a world ‘saturated by media sounds and images.’ (McQuail, 2008, p.456) In this essay, a general introduction of social change and media influence will be discussed in the first section....   [tags: social reform, informative, propaganda]

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Informative - Comparisons Of The First And Second Great Awakenings

- With the development of a civilized society in America during the 1700s and 1800s, the role religion played in an everyday person's life was becoming more and more diminished. To combat this, a series of religious revivals were set in motion: The Great Awakenings. These were a series of large, sweeping religious, social, and political changes that sought to use the basis of religion to revive faith in a neglected belief, bring about numerous social reforms, and use political factions to great effect upon society's mentality....   [tags: Compare History Religion]

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The Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder

- ADD is a very hard disorder to diagnose. The symptoms for a child are different then those of an adult. The symptoms are pretty broad, a child with ADD doesn’t pay attention to detail, they make a lot of silly mistakes, they are very fidgety and can’t stay still, they have a very short attention span, they are much unorganized, they lose important things, and they talk excessively. They are easily distracted, ant stay with an activity for very long, they try to do more then one thing at a time, they have trouble completing tasks or learning something new, they don’t listen when someone speaks to them, they get confused easily, daydreaming a lot, not being able to process information as fast...   [tags: Health, Education, ADD, informative]

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Informative Speech Scientists Einstein and Heisenberg

- Informative Speech Scientists Einstein and Heisenberg A. Introduction My Speech is about the scientists who had the main influence on our current time and have shaped our contemporary view of the world (Also called in Theology the "Zeitgeist"). I have chosen two of them who were in many ways just opposites. One is extremely famous and the other is almost unknown except to specialists. The most famous is of course Albert Einstein. He has significantly altered our view of the world with his Theory of Relativity....   [tags: Papers]

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