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Preparation, Structure, and Research Rules for Essay Writing

This paper considers how to write an essay. This looks at the preparation and content as well structure and general research rules. The bibliography cites eleven sources

How to write an essay

When writing a research or term paper there must be strict guidelines that have to be adhered to without exception, when . . . .

A Passover Way to Teach

The article 'A Passover Way to Teach' argues that the Jewish Haggadah offers an approach to learning that solves current learning problems. While the author does offer some valid arguments about ways to teach, his argument also includes several flaws that invalidate his claims.

The article uses the 2000-year-old booklet, the Haggadah, to describe a way of . . . .

ABSTRACT: This is a paper on the argument concerning rape victims' names being placed in the newspaper and why. Most of the public is not aware of the truth about victims when raped. Often people learn about social problems through the newspaper. Printing the names of the victims and criminals give the public the right to acknowledge the situation and make decisions based on knowledge from the . . . .

Books VI and VII of Plato's Republic contain complex arguments about the nature of sensible reality. Plato analyzes the nature and operation of human sense organs and their perception of physical reality through his philosophical dialogues, including Socrates, Glaucon, and Adiamantus as characters in the discussion. To compare and contrast sensory reality versus ultimate reality, Socrates . . . .

Some of my friends reek of sarcasm, and I'm mostly used to their offbeat sense of humor. In fact, their facetiousness has rubbed off on me and I find myself launching sarcastic remarks at anyone in my midst. Of course, sometimes people take me (and themselves) way too seriously. The other day four of us sardonic friends were sitting around, eating lunch and making fun of each other. I was . . . .

The Poor and Ethics

In his essay entitled "Lifeboat Ethics: The Case of the Poor," Garrett Hardin argues against helping the poor. In his argument, he makes a reference to the metaphor of the earth being a spaceship. Under this analogy, used by idealists and those who seek to extend resources to all, everyone would have an inert duty to protect the earth's resources. Therefore, if . . . .

Critical Introduction to the Old Testament

IS GENESIS HISTORY OR MYTH?

Genesis is the first book of the Bible. It contains incredible stories of the creation of the universe, man's fall from grace, the story of Noah and the great flood, and the stories of the first generations of man. This book is perhaps one of the most controversial as well. The contents of the book are not as . . . .

This paper looks at the idea of Prisons as punishment or whether they are good for rehabilitation or rather perhaps neither are of a positive effect for the offender or have a negative effect.

Prison as a Punishment

There are many arguments for and against prisons many see the prison role as a way of helping to fight crime, for example many argue that as a deterrent it can force . . . .

In Paradaise Lost, Satan's argument to Eve possesses several fallacies. According to Laura Skye: "Satan's speeches are indeed rhetorical masterpieces that confuse and twist as much as his serpentine actions" (Slye 1). Satan does a wonderful job, up until the end of his speech, making his argument sound logical. However, he uses persuasive speech, flattery, and lies in order to convince her—all . . . .

As the ink dried on the U.S. Constitution, political parties began emerging in the United States. Despite the adamant argument of early party members that they were against such parties becoming commonplace in American politics, the division amongst those in power became clear almost immediately after the Constitution was drafted in the late eighteenth century. The differences in opinion . . . .

Robert Nozick in his book The Examined Life considers in one chapter "The Nature of God, the Nature of Faith," a major philosophical issue that has been addressed through history by many philosophers. Nozick himself cites Descartes in his introduction and then develops the idea of God, considers how that conception was formed, why it persists, and how it has been tested and might be tested. We . . . .

Maslow's Religion, Values, and Peak Experiences

In Religion, Values, and Peak Experiences Maslow makes one primary argument, that the church is making real religious understanding impossible to achieve for most individuals. To make this argument, first Maslow describes how the church separates organized religion from inner religious experience. Maslow then shows how people exist in two . . . .

Philosophy

The cosmological disagreement can take many forms, but it works with the basis since the cosmos (universe) exists, there must be a God. How can the information that the universe exist point to any other conclusion than that the universe exists? The first argues that God must exist because He is "The Temporal First Cause" of the universe. The second argues that God must exist . . . .

On the Right Track

Arguments Against Tracking of Low-Ability Math Students

Poor student performance is one of the most pressing problems in American education today. In particular, math and science scores lag behind those of other developed nations. Without a proper understanding of math, and mathematical concepts, today's students will find themselves unable to compete in an . . . .

In the Gorgias, Plato addresses the Sophists and shows Socrates facing off against several of them in a discussion of justice. As can be seen from this dialogue, different Sophists taught somewhat different doctrines. In general, though, the Sophists considered the nature of law and whether law could be viewed as something objective, a scientific certainty to be applied to the world. . . . .

Arguments Against Student Tracking

Student tracking involves categorizing students according to their learning ability and placing them in classes based on this. Advanced students are placed together and students of lower ability are placed together. While this is common practice in schools there are several education bodies calling for its abolition. There are several reasons given for . . . .

Abstract

This report highlights the issues and the related educational theories in the light of political context. Hence the paper provides a springboard for insight into some essential interconnections between educational approaches and movements, motivational goals of the researchers and the varied opinions of the educationists and experts, through presenting alternative arguments. . . . .

Anthropology: An Analysis of Two Articles

Cosmologies of Capitalism" by Sahlins and "The Impact of Money on an African Subsistence Economy" by Bohannan both deal with the impact of capitalism on culture and how non-Western cultures and trade have been impacted by capitalism. These two articles will each be looked at in turn. This will include looking at the main argument of each author . . . .

Abstract

The existence or non-existence of God forms a very central basis to the philosophies of some thinkers. This paper examines the philosophies of Descartes, Kant and Sartre in order to determine the significance and connection of belief in existence and non-existence of God with their respective philosophies.

DESCARTES, KANT AND SARTRE

The existence of God, the . . . .

Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Martin Luther King Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail, which was written in April 16, 1963, is a passionate letter that addresses and responds to the issue and criticism that a group of white clergymen had thrown at him and his pro- black American organization about his and his organization's non- violent . . . .

Satirical Argument on Equality

Society has come a long way towards creating an environment of equality, where people are not judged by who they are. Equal opportunity ensures nobody is treated differently. Tolerance ensures that every person accepts other people for who they are, without judging them based on their differences. Equality means everyone is the same and nobody is . . . .

Analysis of an Argument: Security and Safety Consulting Service

Summary: This is an argument analysis of a case presented in a memorandum of a security firm. It uses the case as a source.

Safety and security issues in the corporate sector are no longer considered issues of social responsibility but a necessity. Corporations go through great lengths to ensure the safety and . . . .

Argumentative Essay on Neanderthal man

The debate on Neanderthal man's place in human evolution has continued unabated since the discovery of the first Neanderthal fossil in 1856. One camp believes Neanderthal man is a human ancestor and should be classified as a subspecies of modern man -- homo sapien neandertalis. The opposing view argues that Neanderthal man is a distinct species - . . . .

World Food Supply

The book Food First: Beyond the Myth of Scarcity makes a clear argument against the existence of "a world hunger crisis." Lappe and Collins support their main thesis that rather than a "global food shortage," we are facing an unequal distribution system. The book discusses the development of our current food production and distribution systems. It supports the idea . . . .

Life After Death

Introduction classical point of departure in defining Death seems to be Life itself. Death is perceived either as a cessation of Life - or as a "transit area," on the way to a continuation of Life by other means. While the former presents a disjunction, the latter is a continuum, Death being nothing but a corridor into another plane of existence (the hereafter). A . . . .

Abstract

The world politics and the world economies are being shaped by different forces at the turn of the century. This paper identifies these forces and supports its arguments with relevant examples and references.

WORLD HISTORY

INTRODUCTION

The turn of the century has heralded the New World Order that has changed the face of world politics while globalization . . . .

Stem Cells: An Argumentative Discussion

Stem cell research has quickly made its way into the media headlines and is among one of the most controversial subjects in America today. The debate on whether or not to use stem cells for research is a scientific one, but it has become a political question, as well.

In my opinion, the potential benefits far outweigh the moral costs of the . . . .

Tenure and Higher Education

Does Tenure Work in Education or is it Outdated?

Introduction

My position is that Tenure still works. The topic tenure has formed much intense discussion in current years. There is an argument by few that tenure is an outdated idea and concept, and, therefore, if institutions remain competitive, then for this purpose they actually need to be . . . .

The slippery slope argument is an argument that explains why it is best to err on the side of caution when an issue can become volatile if allowed to expand. The slippery slope argument is used to describe what can happen if the ball is allowed to roll on any controversial issue.

To understand how it would work in the Euthanasia debate one must first understand how the term came about. . . . .

Analysis of an Argument Essay

The argument for recommending wide-spread use of photo identification badges if flawed in several ways. First, there's no evidence to adequately support that no employee theft is occurring at the ten companies, or that if true, that the badges were the true deterrent for theft. Even if the director can present this evidence, the line of reasoning for the . . . .

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