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The words we use matter.

We have all known this to be true since we were children and we were told by adults that "words will never hurt us." A good many of us would most likely have preferred the sticks and stones because physical injuries often heal far more quickly and far more effectively than psychological ones.

And yet, even as we must all acknowledge the basic principle . . . .

We all know that to a large extent the art - and business - of advertising is the process of creating recognizable emblems. Much of the effectiveness of advertising relies on its ability to create (or adopt) visual metaphors.

While many of these emblems are simplistic ones, others are more complex. These complex visual metaphors within the realm of advertising are fascinating because . . . .

School shootings as a natural escalation of less lethal, juvenile violence

Introduction

The issue of youth violence is one very much in the news since the Columbine High School shootings and the other incidents of schoolyard violence that have occurred with grisly regularity over the last several years. But while such shooting sprees are perhaps the most striking example of . . . .

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT IS AFFECTED BY CULTURAL AND TRADITIONAL DIFFERENCES IN COMMUNICATION

Abstract

This paper presents an examination of communication on an international level when it comes to business management. The writer takes the reader on an exploratory journey through the reasons it is important to be able to manage such communication. There were 12 sources used to . . . .

Chocolate: Behind Its Bad Rap

Chapter One - Introduction to the Problem

Introduction to the Problem

In today's society, chocolate is everywhere. It seems that people have developed a love-hate relationship with chocolate. According to the US Department of Commerce, in 1997, the average American ate 11.7 pounds of chocolate. American adults ranked chocolate as the most- . . . .

FIRST GENERATIONS

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the book "First Generations: Women in Colonial America," by Carol Berkin.

THE BOOK

This book, "First Generations," discusses the lives of women who immigrated to America from other countries, and Native Americans that were here when the immigrations started. It then follows through . . . .

Overview

The challenge of bilingual education - which can also be phrased as the challenge of educating students with limited English proficiency - is a complex one, for it is not a matter simply of teaching grammar and syntax, not simply a question of instilling an appreciation for nuance and vocabulary choice. For in almost every case, the students who are the subject of bilingual . . . .

The Effectiveness Debate

Overview:

Many different studies revealed that bilingual educated students are more likely to continue education past high school, increase their chances of professional careers, have competitive academic achievement scores, improved social skills and a stronger interest in school education programs. The government interest, certification procedures and . . . .

Higher Order Cerebral Functioning

Summary: This is a 2 page article critique of a paper written on Higher Order Cerebral Functioning

The Article hypothesizes the difference between conscious and unconscious thoughts and suggests that higher order cerebral functioning refers to the cognitive ability of an individual i.e. consciousness.

The primary basis of the article is to . . . .

The Roots of the Feeling of Moral Superiority in the US

The United States has been criticized in recent years for assuming an air of moral superiority and for trying to impose their opinions on the rest of the world. Even when the tragedy of September 11 happened, some countries were happy to see America suffer. Why would they hate us? Partly it might be because they envy the wealth and . . . .

Recycling: How It Improves Our Environment

Most individuals in today's society know that recycling plays an important role in managing the waste generated in homes and businesses, and that it reduces the need for landfills and incinerators. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency reports, "in the year 2000, the United States recycled over 66,600,000 tons of materials" (USEPA, 2000 . . . .

The movies Gladiator and Braveheart both focus on the highly popular and time-honored, classic theme of humankind's unending struggle for freedom. Braveheart and Gladiator share numerous similarities, but are very different movies, in several important ways. In both movies, the average man becomes a true hero, after he is horribly wronged, and is thereafter forced to fight for freedom for both . . . .

Leone Nelly Sachs was born in Berlin on December 10, 1891. She was the only child of a wealthy Berlin industrialist. The family lived in the Tiergartenviertel, a fashionable area of Berlin. Because of her family's wealth, Nelly was educated by private tutors her before she entered the Berliner Hhere Tchterschule. She studied music and dancing, and at an early age began writing poetry. Her . . . .

Comparing and Contrasting the poetry of Robert Frost and Carl Sandburg

Introduction

Robert Frost and Carl Sandburg are both important poets in their own right. Although they both grew up in the same era, their poetry styles have many differences. The paper firstly states their different origin, history and poetic style. Secondly, it analyzes a selected major work - "The Road Not . . . .

The rule of Peter the Great was characterized with Western orientation in all areas of Russian life, establishment of Russia as a military might and development of sciences and education imported again from the West. This paper discusses the causes behind the success of transformation of Russia during the reign of Peter, the Great.

PETER THE GREAT AND HIS EFFECTS ON RUSSIAN . . . .

Heathcliff's Character in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

This paper focuses on Heathcliff's character in Emily Bronte's only novel. 'Wuthering Heights' with reference to views expressed by some critics. Heathcliff is generally considered a villainous character and most critics have therefore focused on his negative personality traits. This paper therefore focuses on both sides of his . . . .

Distance Learning

Introduction

Introductory remarks and objectives of proposed research

Education is—if we have any recollection of our classical language training—supposed to be a drawing out rather than a putting in, which would seem to make it at least as an appropriate activity for adults as for children. Adults have their far greater basis of experience than do . . . .

William James was a prominent psychologist and philosopher in the early 20th century. Presently, James' work is outdated, but only in the sense that Galileo's or Darwin's work is outdated. Both Darwin and Galileo were originators in their respective fields. Their work served as a basis for many incredible discoveries and innovations in the modern world. The work of James, too, serves as a . . . .

traditional methods of language teaching

Abstract

The paper discuses the various traditional methods of language teaching, namely:

Grammar Translation Method

The Audio-lingual Method

The Direct Method

The Silent Way

The Communicative Approach

Cognitive code learning

The Natural Approach

Behaviorist approach

Functional . . . .

Biographical Sketch of T.S Eliot

The Life of T.S Eliot

T.S. Eliot was born in Missouri in 1888. He studied philosophy and logic at various universities including Harvard. After graduating he spent a year at Sorbonne in Paris reading French literature. He then returned to Harvard where he studied epistemological theory, Indian languages and metaphysics. He later transferred to . . . .

Comparison of "Gulliver's Travels," "Tartuffe," "Madame Bovary," "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," & "Things Fall Apart"

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and compare how the theme(s) of "Things Fall Apart" by Achebe relate to the theme and/or storylines of "Gulliver's Travels," by Swift, "Tartuffe," by Moliere, "Madame Bovary," by Flaubert, and "The . . . .

Inner Truth and Outer Truth

The forefathers of our country were not known for their emotional clarity. Neither were they known for expressing publicly their private sense of self. Those who became known at all were known for their hard work and dedication to the public causes meant to benefit the common good. We can perceive them only through our own eyes, much changed by the passage of . . . .

The term 'endangered species' means any species which is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range other than a species of the Class Insect a determined by the Secretary to constitute a pest whose protection under the provisions of this Act would present an overwhelming and overriding risk to man." A threatened species "means any species which is likely to . . . .

Visual Imagery and Qualitative Dimensions of Life & Consciousness in Visual Art

Introduction

Throughout history all cultures have produced works of art. The impulse to create as a means of personal expression and to stimulate the imagination of viewers is universal and perpetual. In their various manifestations, the arts play an important role in defining culture by . . . .

Research Paper on Rudyard Kipling's novels

Rudyard Kipling was born in India in 1865 and spent the first few years of his life blissfully happy in an India full of exotic sights and sounds. At the age of five, he was sent back to England and later described his later childhood years as terribly unhappy. Kipling's memories of a blissfully happy childhood in India and the influence of . . . .

Different Views • Different Visions

Part I

New Lands∼ Old Ideas

The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries were the great age of European exploration in the New World. Spain concerned itself with South America and the Caribbean, while countries such as France and England turned northward to the great, unknown vastness of the North American continent. Men such as Verrazzano, . . . .

Although most educators in the United States believe that they are sensitive to gender issues, many still lead the classroom with sexist behavior and implications. While a great deal of progress has been made in the educational system to remove blatant discrimination from schools, true equality has yet to be reached.

According to the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), although boys . . . .

The two boys who exercise the dominant leadership roles in William Golding's The Lord of the Flies are the characters named Jack and Ralph. Ralph is a practical, solid individual with little charisma but with very sensible ideas about how the stranded boys can best survive on the abandoned island their plane has crashed into. Jack is the more attractive and 'sexy' leader of the two individuals . . . .

BLACK HISTORY

EFFECTS OF CAPITALISM ON BLACK ECONOMICS

History of Slavery and Capitalism

Capitalism Effects on Black Economics in the United States

Capitalism Effects on Black Economics in Cuba

Conclusion

References

BLACK HISTORY

EFFECTS OF CAPITALISM ON BLACK ECONOMICS

History of Slavery and Capitalism

The ancient slave . . . .

African Americans and Native Americans

The African Americans, or Black Americans as they are called, are the largest minority group in the United States, after the Hispanic Americans. This is a racial group whose ancestry is believed to be from the sub-Saharan Africa. However, there are some African Americans who claim to have their roots from the European immigrants, Native American or . . . .

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