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Hell's Kitchen History Research Paper

Research Paper  |  1 pages (385 words)
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Paper-based research

1. Books, journals

2. Internet

B. Interviews

1. Man-on-the-street interviews (spontaneous)

2. Interviews with notable persons in the area

III. Visuals

A. Photographs

1. Soliciting photographs from residents

2. Taking pictures spontaneously on street

3. Staged photographs of notable locations and interview subjects

IV. Conclusion

A. Merging visual and verbal data together

B. Summarizing findings

Works Cited

Amell, Robert. "How 'Hell's Kitchen' Got its Name (I think). Manhattan Unlocked.

Nov 2011. [7 Oct 2013]


"Live like a local in New York Hell's Kitchen." New York Habitat Blog. 8 Apr 2008.

[7 Oct 2013]


"Hell's Kitchen: Detailed profile." City Data. [7 Oct 2013]


"The Hell's Kitchen Guide." Time Out. [7 Oct 2013]


Kreth, Kelly. "9 seriously awesome things about Hell's Kitchen." Brick Underground

Sept 2012. [7 Oct 2013] http://www.brickunderground.com/blog/2012/09/hells_yeah_a_brief_break_from_bitchin_to_bring_you_some_praisin

Poh, Christine. "Gang history of Hell's Kitchen." Untapped cities. 12 Oct 2012

[7 Oct 2013]


Sietstema, Robert. "Ten Best Hell's Kitchen Restaurants." Village Voice. 10 Jul 2012.

[7 Oct 2013]


Sokol, Dave. "Must-see Hell's Kitchen." NYC Go. 18 May 2013. [7 Oct 2013]

http://www.nycgo.com/slideshows/must-see-hells-kitchen… [read more]

Annette Meyer Heisdorffer Entitled "Soil Essay

Essay  |  2 pages (648 words)
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Newcomers may find the fact that she details how to read the exact amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium that various fertilizer products particularly beneficial.

However, the author saves the majority of the detail for denoting expressly how to apply the soil test. Doing so involves gathering soil from various places in a particular lawn or garden, so that gardeners can gain a truly comprehensive view of the soil. The author provides the exact number of inches of excavations needed to be made, and provides information about how to take out the soil as well as where to put it. Towards the end of the article, she explicates some of the differences of taking soil from lawns vs. from gardens, since the latter have deeper roots and require deeper excavations.

On the whole this article is highly utilitarian. It provides more information that simply how to take a soil sample and get it tested. It explains what sort of nutrients soil needs as well as how to obtain them. There is a fair amount of didactic value in the article related to the explication of ph systems and the particular benefits that nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium provide soil.

One potential shortcoming, however, is that the article largely assumes that individuals reading it live in Kentucky or in close enough proximity to the University there to engage in its analysis of the soil. One way in which the author could improve the article is by providing various locations across the country in which individuals could get this same sort of analysis performed. Doing so would have certainly involved significantly more research. However, it more than likely would have given the article greater appeal with a wider audience.


Heisdorffer, A.M. (2013). Soil testing provides what the lawn needs. www.messengerinquirer.com. Retrieved from http://daviess.ca.uky.edu/sites/daviess.ca.uky.edu/files/Horticulture/NewsArticles/September_22_13_soil%20testing.pdf… [read more]

Bill Gates Term Paper

Term Paper  |  2 pages (632 words)
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Everything is determined by economics these days and this is the dividing those who have technology and those who don't have, it's the same situation of 'have's and 'have not's'. More than half of the world cannot afford the technology and due to exploitive economic systems and conditions more than 80% of the population in the world do not get clean water and are more concerned about their survival. The big corporations have their monopoly and hold on the technology, not only the technology is out of reach for most of the people but also when it comes to them it is either out-dated or replaced by newer technology. United States and Europe have the 80% resources and due to the unjust economic systems there is a huge gap between the nations and we can see clearly those who are extraordinary advanced technology and those for whom it is out of reach. Technology not only discriminates but it also creates a world in which resources are in the hands of few who use it as a tool to maintain their power.

It is right that we have acquired great technology but for the world to progress and to have greater equality it should be within the reach of every human being and for this there has to be a radical change in the economic systems. I think the belief in progress is a myth we are in the same period of kings where the few were allowed and were invited in the banquet. In the same manner few have access to technology and the corporations are like kings using technology as their power to have more profit. All I can say is that to be in a grocery store does not mean that you can buy the stuff and window-shopping is…… [read more]

Brewing Industry the Beer Term Paper

Term Paper  |  3 pages (796 words)
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S. has surpassed 1,800, seven times the number in business in 1990

Microbreweries and brewpubs account for most of this increase

Microbreweries, often brewed by regional brewers, are still the main growing market segment in the domestic U.S. beer industry

National brands have faced increasing competition from International brands in recent years

This presents both challenges and opportunities: challenges for the national brands to compete and opportunities for the import companies: the import sector has more than doubled in the last ten years

The main problem facing the U.S. brewing industry is flat domestic consumption

This is mainly due to greater alcohol awareness, slow population growth and an aging population (young adults are the largest beer consumers).

Major U.S. brewers have attempted to counter the flat domestic growth rates by developing overseas markets

This has come about through a combination of direct export shipments, licensing agreements, and foreign investment

American brewers now export their products to over 100 countries nations

Growth prospects in overseas markets for American brewing companies are very promising particularly in China and Russia

Future growth prospects in the domestic U.S. market would depend on the national economy and the avoidance of new taxes and regulations


Overview of the U.S. Beer Industry." (n.d.) Minnesota Trade and Economic Development. Retrieved on April 2, 2003 at http://www.dted.state.mn.us/PDFs/beer.pdf

Shakeout in the Brewing Industry." (n.d.) Retrieved on April 2, 2003 at http://www.beerhistory.com/library/holdings/shakeout.shtml

State of the Industry: Industry Growth Pauses." (2003) Beer Institute Research. "Research and Publications." Retrieved on April 2, 2003 at http://www.beerinstitute.org/stateindreport.htm

Adapted from "State of the Industry" (2003): Beer Institute Online; "Shakeout in the Brewing Industry." & "Overview of the U.S. beer Industry" (n.d.)

Shakeout in the Brewing Industry" (n.d.)

In beer drinking (per capita) the Germans lead the world with a per capita consumption of about 143 liters. The United States has a consumption of 87 liters per person. Source: World Drink Trends, Reproduced in Encyclopedia Britannica, 2002 (CD-ROM)

Six of the top thirteen malt beverage suppliers in the U.S. are now import companies or American affiliates of brewers based in other countries. ("State of the Industry.")

China due to its huge population and rapidly rising income levels; Russia due to their drinking habits: currently favoring Vodka but could turn to beer in future

Beer… [read more]

Revolt Among the Sharecroppers Term Paper

Term Paper  |  6 pages (1,839 words)
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It was not possible for unionism to function without an effective integration of the races; the blacks and whites needed support and cooperation from each other for mutual benefit and achievement. Though the number of commoners that supported the Southern Tenant Farmers Union was huge, but the prevalent customs of the southern society made this racial integration intricate. The conventional, negative racial approaches and customs crept into the association, leaving the efforts scattered and the sharecroppers divided by virtue of their race to strive for divided progress.


Revolt Among the Sharecroppers is a historical account of evolution and suffering. Evolution is manifested when racial differences are put aside and all sharecroppers unite to achieve their rights and remove the oppressive ruling class from power. This unification as Southern Tenant Farmers Union even scared the planters since the white and black slaves joined hands for the first time against one enemy.

However, the progress faded away as racial differences again came into the limelight and divided the union's cause. Thus, the plantation owners' aristocracy perpetuated suffering by readdressing the accusations of the revolt towards the blacks, making them the target for the Southern uprising in general.

Realizing the fruitlessness in their toil, the southern sharecroppers started to migrate into different professions. Those that stayed behind continued in the same conditions.

In summary, Kester presents a vision for the people to reflect upon:

The only sane road for men to follow is that one which leads toward an economy of abundance... Only men of great courage, social consciousness, world kinship and prophetic imagination will dare travel this road and seize the abundant life. The timid and unimaginative will want to live and die by their fathers." (Kester, 1936)


Grim, Valerie. Review: Revolt Among the Sharecroppers. Visiting Associate Professor,

History and African-American Studies Interim Director, African-American Studies, Iowa

State University. Published by H-Rural (October, 1997)

Kester, Howard. Revolt Among the…… [read more]

Crop Circles Have Eluded Scientists Term Paper

Term Paper  |  1 pages (410 words)
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Hoaxes are easily identifiable because the stalks of the crops affected are broken. Hoaxed crop circle making was made popular by prankster artists who liked public attention. Most of these hoaxers allege that all circles are made using boards and strings. (154-169)

In conclusion, crop circles have eluded scientists and investigators since their emergence, leaving everyone to ponder their creation. No one knows for certain how they were created, but there are many theories. Explanations range from natural to supernatural, involving extra-terrestrials, ghosts, and even man. Hoaxers have claimed responsibility for all existing crop circles, but many still chose to believe they are created by extra-terrestrials. It is possible that hoaxers are responsible for these mysterious creations, but unlikely.


Anderhub, Werner. Crop Circles: Exploring the Designs & Mysteries. New York: Lark Books, 2002.

Andrews, Colin. Circular Evidence. Michigan: Phanes Press, 1989.

Andrews, Colin. Crop Circles: Signs of Contact. New York: New Page Books, 2003.

Circlemakers" 2003. The Circle Makers. April 10, 2003. http://www.circlemakers.org.

Silva, Freddy. Secrets in the Fields: The Science and Mysticism of Crop Circles. New York: Hampton Roads Pub Co, 2002.

Vigay, Paul "Crop Circle Research.com" 2003. The Independent Research Centre for Unexplained Phenomena. April 10, 2003. IRCUP. http://www.cropcircleresearch.com/index2.html.… [read more]

Youth Market in U.S. Wine Term Paper

Term Paper  |  1 pages (432 words)
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S. wine industry is facing stiffer competition from foreign wine manufacturers in the wake of globalization. Such competition is likely to increase in future

Recommended Strategy:

The U.S. wine industry can no longer afford to ignore the youth market

Substantial increase in advertising targeted to Generations 'X' and 'Y' is required. The campaign needs to be designed with care as 'tricking' the youth into drinking wine could prove to be counter-productive

Other measures such as designing smaller wine bottles and simpler, Anglo-Saxon names for wines are needed


Scalera, Barbara. (July 2002). "New Ideas for a New Generation." Harpers magazine. Retrieved on July 28, 2003 at http://www.winexwired.com/archives/harpers2.htm

Skeen, Thomas P. "Wine X: Edgy magazine reaches out to next generation of wine drinkers" Walla Union-Bulletin. On July 28, 2003 from (October 23, 2002) http://www.winexwired.com/archives/seattle2.htm

Although U.S. consumption of table wines has been increasing since 1990, the number of drinkers hasn't kept pace with the rise in the adult population (Report sponsored by Wine Market Council in 2000)

This is now widely recognized by the wine market as the Wine Market Council, an industry-funded research and marketing group, has launched an ad campaign in the U.S. aimed at the youth wine market

SWOT Analysis… [read more]

Symbolism, Advertising and Chocolate Term Paper

Term Paper  |  1 pages (411 words)
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What did you give your love for Valentine's Day? It may say more about you than you care to admit.

Cadbury has a chocolate Popsicle type item called a snowflake that they sell with pure sex. One does not buy chocolate, one yearns for the sexy model who slowly surrounds the phallic-shaped tube with her soft, red, lips... mmmmm. Are you thinking of chocolate? Does it make you squirm? It is supposed to. Who cares what it tastes like if it makes one feel that way? Cadbury also asks the audience,.".. how do you eat yours," referring to their creme eggs. Please. The little colored M&M men could not wait to make goo-goo eyes at the female M&M when she stepped onstage. How many consumers remember what color her shell was?

Advertisers wrap sex, love, and even patriotism in a smooth, sweet, coat of wonderful, sticky, happiness. The only thing that differentiates the product is what brand of symbolism the consumer is in the mood for.


Gilchrist, Andy. About Chocolate. <

etrieved April 20, 2004 at http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Holidays/Valentine%27s%20Day/ALL%20About%20Chocolate.htm… [read more]

Policy Proposal Addressing the Smoking Term Paper

Term Paper  |  3 pages (965 words)
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These surveys will help the restaurants and bar owners to know the relative opinions of the customers and these opinions and advices can be further told to the government authorities who are the ultimate decision makers.

The only solution to this problem is that the government and decision making authorities should definitely ban smoking in the restaurants and bars of Denver because the implementation of this decision would be most advantageous for the people on the whole. Because the advantages of the smoke free environment are as follows:

Nonsmokers do not linger for coffee refills.

Patron turnover is faster.

Nonsmokers will more frequently stay to enjoy desert or an after-dinner drink.

Nonsmokers will not get angry and walk out because of delays getting a smoke-free table.

No more lost or broken ashtrays.

Cigarette burns on furniture and carpets are eliminated.

Curtains, walls, floors and upholstery need fewer cleanings and replacements.

Reservations and seating are simplified with only one class of seating, and no single employee feels shortchanged by his/her table assignment.

Restaurants do not become teenage smoking dens or hangouts.

Employee absenteeism is reduced, and employee productivity is increased." http://www.wish-wi.org/benefits_to_smoke_free_restaurants.htm


The paper has discussed the relative problems of smoking and the emerging complexities, which occurs due to such an environment where people smoke a lot. The analysis and researches related to this problem suggest that the majority if the people living in Denver are disturbed by the habit of smokers and therefore, they are in favor of the decision which the government has made regarding the banning of smoking in Denver. Statistics and results of the voters have also been collected to support the decision of the government and these votes have justified the fact that a ban should be made on smoking specially in restaurants and the bars in Denver because these are the places in which the employees as well as customers are directly affected and this practice in turn affects the entire business of the bars and restaurants in Denver.

The ban on smoking is not a new concept, infact many countries and their authorities have already implemented such practices and they have gained considerable advantages from the implementation of such practices. The government and the decision making authorities should move ahead in order to pose ban on smoking because the protection of the individuals and employees, after all, is the basic aim of the government.

Works Cited

As retrieved from Smoking ban proposed to protect employees in bars and restaurants http://www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int/2002/12/inbrief/no0212101n.html. On April 22,2004

As retrieved from The benefits to smoke free restaurants http://www.wish-wi.org/benefits_to_smoke_free_restaurants.htm. On April 22,2004… [read more]

New Deal Regulation and Revolution Term Paper

Term Paper  |  3 pages (812 words)
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Historical reports by life insurance firms show evidence of debt burdens, and the proportion of farmers affected by these. Furthermore statistical data is used to show not only misperceptions about the era investigated, but also contrasting evidence in support of the thesis.

The bulletins that Clarke mentions relating to the cash-flow strategies employed by farmers supports the point that economic factors served as a deterrent for buying tractors at this time. These reports showed that, rather than using a large cash outlay to invest in tractors, farmers invested smaller amounts for the sake of safety, though at the cost of efficiency.

The evidence provided by life insurance companies shows how debt was a barrier to buying large assets such as tractors during 1929. Although the debtors are in the minority, the number is still a sufficiently significant demonstrator of financial burden.

The way in which the argument is structured is of importance to the study of history. It is important to note that Clarke recognizes the logic of the popular views regarding the topic she is investigating. When she raises her own argument, it is not to discard existing views, but to supplement them. This is evident in the construction of her opening statements. Her conclusion shows that she adheres to this principle. She acknowledges the shortcomings of the New Deal regulations, but suggests that another view is possible. In this way she identifies new ways of perception and study of history and the economy.

The article is well written, and Clarke presents her points with clarity, providing documented evidence for her arguments. History can only properly serve as a teacher when it is viewed from all possible angles. Clarke suggests a new angle of looking at the economic conditions and burdens when New Deal regulations were in effect. By pointing out both positive and negative factors, she shows the reader that history and its lessons should not be judged either lightly or hastily.

In terms of history then the article shows that to move forward in a significant way, the past needs to be taken into account for both its successes and its failures. The successes can then be celebrated without forgetting the failures.


Clarke, Sally. "New Deal Regulation and the Revolution in American Farm Productivity: A Case Study of the Diffusion of the Tractor in the Corn Belt, 1920-1940." The Journal of Economic History,…… [read more]

Douglass Narrative Frederick Douglass Paints Essay

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Douglass Narrative

Frederick Douglass paints a vivid picture of what life was like as a slave on several farms in Maryland during the early part of the 19th century. What emerges is a portrait of a time in American society where base human behavior was not uncommon. Even though the brutal whippings described by Douglass are shocking, it is the day-to-day struggles of the slaves that seem to carry the most troubling message of what cruelties mankind is capable of.

Douglass does not waste much time in getting to a description of a cruel whipping. He discusses how slaves rarely know their birth dates, whether through tradition, indifference, or both, and how infants are torn from the mothers and sent away to other farms. Foremost on Douglass' mind, however, is the constant and real threat of beatings, whippings, and being sold to another owner far away from family and friends. The reminders that slaves have no control over their life or destiny are ever present and enforced through brutal means. Depression must have been rampant and hard to fend off, which might explain why maintaining connections with family and friends was so important, even when a vicious whipping was the final reward.

Reading the descriptions Douglass provides could tempt some readers to wonder if good behavior could have spared the slaves some of the brutality that was so common during that period; however, the devil is in the details. The field hands worked from before dawn to after dusk in the fields, only to spend what little time was left at the end of the day eating a meal and preparing the next day's field work. Very little time was left over for sleep and this took place on a bare floor with a thin blanket. The beginning of the work day was announced by an overseer with whip in hand and any slave not able to arrive on time to begin work was severely punished.…… [read more]

Experimental Design for Hypothetical Research Research Paper

Research Paper  |  3 pages (851 words)
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The independent variables in this experiment are a.) the duration between ingestion of chocolate and testing, and b.) the gender of the subject being tested. The dependent variable in this experiment is the test score obtained from each subject.

Results: The statistical analysis functions provided by the Microsoft Excel add-in Analysis ToolPak will be utilized after the receipt period for test score data collection has concluded. After the raw data has been manually recorded and sorted, the information will then be entered into an Excel spreadsheet. A frequency distribution analysis will be conducted to assess whether or not the respondent sample is truly representative of the test scores using the particular examination test subjects utilized, because the relatively simple process of calculating the frequency distribution allows researchers to gaining valuable insights into the attributes and traits of test-takers which may affect their scores in addition to, or rather than, chocolate.

The results of this experiment confirmed both of the studies cited in the Introduction, as the subjects who ingested chocolate before testing showing marked improvements over their baseline scores, while the control group exposed to a placebo chocolate substitute returned results which were nearly identical to their baseline. More specifically, women tested higher than their baseline at each duration interval of chocolate ingestion, and the gains experienced by women were significantly higher (on a statistical basis) than those produced by men. In terms of the previously stated hypothesis, the fact that women were consistently observed to record higher test scores after eating chocolate, and that these improvements consistently outpaced that documented in their male counterparts, would appear to suggest a biological basis for the discrepancy. Additional research must be performed from a molecular analysis standpoint to determine if a link between naturally occurring enzymes in chocolate and hormones like estrogen and progesterone which occur predominately in women. The conclusion to be drawn from this experiment is that chocolate contains a particular chemical capable of interacting with the brain on a biological level to stimulate improved cognitive function relating to memory and retention of information. Furthermore, this phenomenon has been observed to occur more frequently and more powerfully in women, suggesting that a component of female biology such as certain hormones may be producing an exaggerated effect. The null hypothesis stated prior to the experiment has been rejected, as chocolate appears to offer genuine benefits for those seeking to…… [read more]

Honey Bees and Colony Collapse Case Study

Case Study  |  1 pages (320 words)
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type) of the potential causes listed above, and then discuss your opinion regarding which, if any, is the most likely cause. If you do not believe any of these chemicals are contributing to CCD, provide a brief discussion about what you believe to be the cause. Information resources can be gathered from the journals and articles available in our CSU Library Databases. Be sure to provide both in-text references as well as the full citations in APA format at the end of your analysis. Include a cover page and brief abstract for your analysis (these pages are not to be included in the total 4-5-page requirement). The Case Study assignment must follow APA style guidelines, therefore the APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed. The Ebsco Database (Business Source Complete) is a very good source of journals for articles related to the subject matter discussed in both assignments.… [read more]

Social Breach Essay

Essay  |  3 pages (945 words)
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After I asked for assistance without adding "please," the assistant seemed to pause for a brief time before continuing to smile and assist me in a friendly way. In one restaurant, I observed absolutely no change in behavior or pause in the server. He simply continued to serve us without any observable change.

The reaction I received least was open hostility in the form of verbal questioning or scolding, and a refusal to assist me. This occurred only in one of the shops I frequented. When I failed to say "please" after a request for assistance, she stared at me for a long while. When waiting brought no results, she asked me why I was so rude. I simply repeated my request for assistance, upon which she refused and told me that she would not assist a rude person like myself.

My friends' reactions were also somewhat varied. They all displayed some confusion at my observed rudeness. Two of my three friends simply kept quiet, but were visibly somewhat disturbed by my behavior, since I was usually quite the polite person. They displayed their disturbance by avoiding eye contact with me and clearing their throats every time I violated the politeness norm. When I was at a restaurant with my third friend, she finally could no longer handle my rudeness and asked me if I could stop it. She did so in a very calm and polite way. None of my friends displayed any hostility towards me.


It was very interesting to observe the diverse reactions among people who did not know me and those who did. Shop assistants and restaurant servers simply assumed that I was a rude person. My friends knew me better than this and were therefore both confused and dismayed at my lack of adherence to the social politeness norm.

In analysis, my observations all seem to support Garfinkel's observation that a social norm is hardly noticed until it is breached. Indeed, I found it very difficult myself to violate this norm, since it is such a natural part of my daily habits.

Conclusions and Future Possibilities

Since the observed behavior of both those who know me and those who do not supports Garfinkel's theories, I do not believe it is necessary to change any of these. In future experiments, however, it might be interesting to do separate experiments for populations among those who know me and those who do not. I could, for example, spend a day with my family without saying "please" or "thank you" for anything, or violating some other norm of habitual behavior. I could also experiment with other norms, such as certain dress codes for certain environments.


Garfinkel (1967). Studies in Ethnomethodology. Cambridge: Blackwell Publishers…… [read more]

How Stella Saved the Farm: Incorporating Innovation Essay

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¶ … Stella saved the farm

Identify one example of the 5 Ps found in How Stella Saved the farm, i.e. teamwork, use of technology, organizational structure/chart, innovation, risk management, leadership, quality improvement, marketing and health related issues, etc. (5ps can be found in section C, resource #3)

As the members of the farm contemplate different ways to make it more profitable, they engage in participatory democracy, exchanging ideas and brainstorming as part of a team. It is obvious that there is a certain bias in the suggestions they give (the stallions want to start a racetrack and the ewes want to sell ice cream made from their milk). However, in the true spirit of teamwork, they do not initially censor any of the ideas. However, once the ideas are generated, there is an effort to find the best one.

Q2. What is the purpose of the microsystem in Stella?

The purpose of the microsystem is to maintain a self-sustaining farm that is profitable and can also support the lives of all of the animals. All of the animals have a mutual interest in supporting the farm.

Q3. What is the population served of the microsystem in Stella?

The microsystem exists to serve itself, contrary to a typical farm which is owned by a farmer who uses the animals as property to make a profit from.

Q4. Who are the members of the team in Stella?

Initially, the dominant members of the team are Deidre (a horse), and the sheep Stella and Masie. However, gradually Deidre realizes that there needs to be new blood brought into the team. That is why one of the Peruvian alpacas are brought onto the management team, because there is an acknowledgement that in-depth knowledge and experience about the alpaca wool industry is required to negotiate with buyers.

Q5. What are the processes or protocols used? Identify at least 2 processes or protocols used on either two work areas in Stella?

Initially, the sheep and alpaca are suspicious of one another because the alpaca seem so different. However, by encouraging both…… [read more]

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Essay

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Dreams are what fuel the actions and thoughts of people. While some dream of riches, other dream of good health. Of Mice and Men's George and Lennie dream of sharing a piece of land that, they can own and tend to. Although Lennie's dream is simple, wishing to tend to some rabbits, George wants to own a farm and continue being Lennie's friend. The problem with dreams however, is that they can be crushed and people may never get to achieve their dreams. Lennie's strength and dimwittedness get the two into trouble, so much so that their beloved dream, almost within reach, is dashed.


George and Lennie wish to achieve the typical American dream. That is own some land and live off the land. They set out to do this, working and hoping to get enough money to buy a farm for themselves. Lennie's dream is simple, to own some soft animals to pet, but it is Georgie who operates as the brains of the operating thinking of acquiring land to farm and live off. Therefore, they put up with Curley and accept an offer from Candy in order to make the dream a reality.

Just like there is someone that seemingly supports the dream, there is always someone that will destroy it. Curley's wife, (no name given to her by Steinbeck) had a dream of becoming an actor. She is young, obsessed with her looks and always seeks to flirt with the ranch hands. This leads to her ultimate demise, but also shows the desperation the character has to satiate her need for attention.

Attention sometimes makes people act a certain way, but other things may motivate others. Crooks for example wanted to be accepted. The fact that he is a black man with a crooked back brings a feeling of inferiority. Crooks wants more than anything to belong and feel normal. However, because of his race and his medical condition, he was unable to.


George and Lennie began to work for their dream. Even after Lennie was accused of rape and the duo had to leave, they were able to find work with Curley, a short and Napoleonic man who disliked big men like Lennie. "Curley stared levelly at him. 'Well, nex' time you answer when you're spoke to.'" (Steinbeck 26) Although Lennie and Curley had their squabbles, especially when Curley's wife would flirt with Lennie, George and Lennie still kept their focus on their goals (mainly George). Especially when Candy offered $350 in exchange for living on the land as well, things looked bright.

However, George and Lennie get fired because Curley, the boss' son inevitably got into a fight with Lennie, who being the mentally handicapped person he is, couldn't stand up to him enough to make him back off. "If he tangles with you Lennie, we're gonna…… [read more]

Tenets of a Classical Experiment Research Proposal

Research Proposal  |  3 pages (763 words)
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Classical Experiment Design

New fertilizer product for vegetables

The necessary components for this experiment are two groups; one treatment and one control groups for the conducting of the experiment. Two researchers who will guide the two groups to plant vegetables in the exact same way except one with the treatment and one without will also be needed. Two different instructions will also be needed, one of how to plat vegetables in the proper manner, and the other how to plant vegetables in the proper manner using the new fertilizer.

In this context, the research question is will there be any significant improvement in the harvested quantities of the vegetables after the use of the new fertilizer as opposed to planting without the fertilizer?


The intervention of the application of the new fertilizer will significantly improve the quantity of the vegetables in the parcels that will be treated with the new fertilizer.


Subject selection

The geographical location that the classical experiment will be conducted will be selected since both groups need to be within the same geographical location to try and limit the effects of the variance in weather and climatic conditions as well as soil type. There is need to ensure that the parcels of land that will be subjected to the new fertilizer and those that will be under control have as similar geographical profile as possible.

The allocation into the treatment and control group will be random. There will be a total of one acre of land in both groups with four volunteers from both groups invited. Each volunteer will need to be having a quarter acre piece of land for the classical experiment.


There will be the random assigning of the experiment needs to the participants and they will all embark on planting the specific species of vegetables that will be provided by the researcher. The produce from both groups will then be weighed and an aggregate calculate at the end of the season for both the treatment team and the control team, this will be the pretest. Then the new fertilizer will be given to the treatment group with strict instructions on how to use and a research assistant to help in ensuring the indicated procedures in terns of the quantities, timing, method are…… [read more]