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Academic Autobiography Term Paper

… Academic Autobiography

For the past ten years I have worked in a psychiatric division of a local hospital where I have worked with dual diagnosis patients. Every day I find myself using something I learned from my college education when working with these patients. Whether it is a theory from a Psychology and Play course or a method of organizing and conducting group counseling sessions, it is clear that without my higher education I would not be able to succeed on a daily basis in my current employment environment.

My undergraduate education, in which I pursued and successfully earned my bachelor degree, gave me the diverse and all-encompassing education I needed to succeed as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor. As I look back on…. [read more]


Childhood, Personal and Academic Experiences Term Paper

… " When this happened to me, I lost all interest in the world, my friends, my family and the things that were usually of interest to me. I felt as though my world had collapsed and that no one could possibly understand how I felt. This is the odd thing about heartache, it feels so unique, and yet we know very well that everyone experiences heartache, and in fact, they seem to experience it in very similar ways. Just listening to one sad country song will tell you how common the feelings of heartache are.

The best part of falling in love was that I was blessed with two beautiful daughters, who are now 3 and 7 years old respectively. They are my greatest loves…. [read more]


Autobiography 'I Don't Know, Jon Term Paper

… Team sports just didn't do it for me; I just never took to them and nor did I get into the rah-rah spirit of the local teams in spite of the hooplah and enthusiasm that surrounded competitive sports in high school and in my community. I believe now that I would have made a great athlete had I opened myself to that possibility. However, I did participate in other, more bookish, high school activities like yearbook and newspaper. I dove into those writing-related tasks with enthusiasm because they reflected my innate talents and interests in writing and publishing. I also did really well in all school subjects and mostly got A's until college.

I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1982 and when I…. [read more]


Autobiography Was Born Cameron Jon Keene Term Paper

… Autobiography was born Cameron Jon Keene in Aberdeen, Scotland on December 3, 1987. My mother, Yvonne, and my older sister, Danielle, were also born in Aberdeen, while my father, Morris, a petroleum engineer, hails from Havre, Montana. We lived in Aberdeen for the first seven years of my life, and traveled frequently to places such as Portugal, Lanzarote, and the Canary Islands. I attended the local Montessori school, Hamilton, when I was three years old, and at four and a half years of age, I was enrolled in Robert Gordons, which is considered one of the best private schools in the city. I enjoyed school and took an active part in sports, doing quite well in swimming galas, and winning many of my events during…. [read more]


Autobiography of Iviannette Figueroa Term Paper

… While I have a bad temper, I am one of the most optimistic people that I know. I have a very positive attitude and am convinced that almost any situation can be turned into a positive situation. In fact, this leads me to be very stubborn in the pursuit of goals, because I simply do not believe in giving up on a goal. In fact, I find that I can frequently use my positive attitude to help short-circuit my bad temper; by looking at the positives in a bad situation, I can change how I feel about it, which can lessen my own desire to explode.

While I had a difficult childhood, it would be erroneous to assume that I had a childhood without love.…. [read more]


Academic Research/Writing Television: Searching for Legitimate Sources Essay

… ¶ … Academic Research/Writing

Television: Searching for legitimate sources

When I typed in the words 'television' and The Mary Tyler Moore Show into the Google search engine, the first result that popped to the top of the listings was Wikipedia, unsurprisingly. Wikipedia is not considered a valid academic resource because it is a communally-edited document. At best, it is a kind of jumping-off place for what 'conventional wisdom' thinks about a topic; it is not a source of accurate information. However, the Museum of Broadcast Communications website was amongst the top results yielded by Google. Fan websites listing all of the episodes in the order they aired; the complete DVD collection available on Amazon; and the entire rundown of all of the shows on Hulu…. [read more]


Academic Autobiography Term Paper

… Academic Autobiography

There are events that have the capacity to alter one's life course. I have learned that most of the time, these events are concretized in split seconds that result in life-changing choices. And these are not empty words, as a document posted in November 2006 would change my life forever. It was a job opening for a full time, tenured position for Professor of Music Technology at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. As a full time music technology professional and educator with more than 25 years of experience, I was exhilarated at the thought of taking my profession to another level and being able to share my knowledge and experience with college students.

After a series of intense panel interviews with…. [read more]


Autobiography of a Reader Term Paper

… I am still not exactly sure why, but for whatever reasons, Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye made me feel less alone with my own feelings, in high school, than I had felt before I read it. I believe that in a lot of ways, The Catcher in the Rye even made my rather difficult high school years (emotionally speaking) a little easier for me.

By the time I got to college, I had become much more focused on reading books both inside and outside the classroom that dealt with business and/and/or leadership issues, as well as continuing to read my usual favorites: bestsellers having to do with sports; sports figures either living or dead, or strategies that could be applied to business, and/or real…. [read more]


Myles Horton's Autobiography the Long Capstone Project

… In fact, this was Highlander's method to successfully integrating culturally diverse learning groups and forcing them to overcome racial stereotypes: "People were forced to adjust their minds to what they had to do. And their hearts came poking along later." (Horton, 129)

Horton's philosophy and methods of education are as relevant, if not more so, today as society works towards truly achieving social and economic justice for all of humanity. Of course, educational psychology and practices have progressed a great deal in the last few decades with the knowledge and application of cognitive and sociocultural frameworks. In fact, the rapid advances made in the body of knowledge in virtually all fields of human endeavor are testimony to the efforts of the education system in constantly…. [read more]


Auto Biography and Timeline Essay

… I tend to perceive my faith wherever I am in whatever situation, so that perhaps explains this particular mood of mine.

Other than my high school team winning the league championship when I was a senior, I believe my greatest accomplishment is keeping my family together. There was a time when a major incident happened at a wedding in which my extended family was at odds with one another -- and with me. I could have very easily acted like them and simply refused to talk to them anymore. Instead, I went out of my way to make overtures and clarified the situation so that I brought a greater understanding. As such, there are still aunts, cousins, and uncles that I can still call and…. [read more]


Autobiography Leadership, Written by Rudolph Term Paper

… Research shows that Giuliani has not always been a popular or well-liked leader. However, this book shows him in a very positive light -- perhaps because, as many critics note, Giuliani does not take criticism well. However, this book is an effective look at his leadership skills, and his everyday life as mayor of New York City -- during crisis, but also during more stable times. It is a good, detailed look into the day-to-day life of the mayor of the largest city in America, and it should be required reading for anyone who wants to become a good and effective leader.

Giuliani began each workday with a morning meeting between his key staff and other personnel. He believes in tackling small problems first to…. [read more]


Schools and Education Term Paper

… (Rury 2013)

This is because the country was continuing to evolve based upon shifts in attitudes and beliefs in society. At the same time, the economy was continually adjusting. This meant that in order for the nation to remain competitive some kind of changes had to occur within the system itself. The results were that more people became a part of the educational structure and were offered the opportunity to receive access to the same solutions as everyone else. (Rury 2013)

These ideals were supposed to provide everyone with better support and the ability to understand critical ideas. However, the reality is that these solutions are continuing to impact student performance. This is based upon the role that various social factors will have on an…. [read more]


Dr. Daryl Bem Term Paper

… Bem was a critic of cognitive dissonance theory. He designed a replication of the original Festinger & Carlsmith (1959) study. In Bem's (1967) version participants listened to a tape recorded description of the cognitive dissonance experiment of a man enthusiastically describing the boring task. Some of the experimental participants were told that the man had been paid $20 for his description, whereas another group of participants was told that the man only been paid one dollar for his description. Thus, there was no dissonance created in the participants of the experiment; however, the results were still the same. Those that had heard the description of that the man had been paid one dollar believed that he must have liked the task more than the man…. [read more]


Simon Communities in Ireland Research Paper

… With the establishment of the Catholic Worker Movement, Houses of Hospitality sprang throughout many cities in America. These establishments provided people with food, clothing, a roof over their head, and above everything else, a sense of union and companionship. The Houses of Hospitality were in fact part of a larger project on behalf of the Catholic Worker Movement that thrived on combating social injustice. Dorothy Day said about the project that ?it just came about. It just happened. (as quoted in Troester 3) And in the next years, over a hundred houses will happen to welcome homeless people in Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, South Bend, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and others (Troester 4). It is important to understand that homeless people were as well…. [read more]


Autobiography and Instructional Implications Term Paper

… Diversity Education

Fostering and Serving Diversity in Education: A Review of Literature and a Personal Reflection

Throughout my experience in educational institutions, both as a student and more recently as an instructor, I have grown increasingly aware of the many differences that existed in the learning communities I have inhabited. This awareness did not begin early on -- as a young child, I was more aware of the similarities that existed between my fellow learners and I; though difference in some respects was the focus of much teasing and observation, as is typical of children that age, my consciousness of the "important" differences that would be classified later on was non-existent in my first few years of schooling. As differences in race, culture, ethnicity, gender,…. [read more]


Autobiography of Sonny Montgomery Term Paper

… In fact, although a Democrat, like many Southern 'Dixie-crats' Montgomery seemed to feel most comfortable with Ronald Reagan's terms in office.

Montgomery explicitly calls himself a 'Boll Weevils' a Southern senator who encouraged those of his ideological ilk to break party lines to support a Republican President's legislative agenda. Montgomery actually formed a club of such Democrats. Regardless of what one feels about the ideological legacy of the Reagan Revolution of the 1980's, Montgomery's stress upon organization and teamwork in Congress is commendable and reflective of his communal experiences in the United States army. Alone, a man is just a man, but with other human beings, one individual can move mountains, Sonny Montgomery always believed.

Sonny Montgomery: The Veteran's Champion is mostly thus a chronicle…. [read more]


Thomas Jefferson Background and Description Term Paper

… Thomas Jefferson

Background and Description

Thomas Jefferson is considered one of the most important political actors in the history of the United States, not only because he was President, but also of his great accomplishments before, during and after his presidential mandates. Jefferson is also considered the main author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and one of the main promoters of democracy and human rights at the beginning of the nineteen century.

He was born in Albemarle County, Virginia, in 1743, in a rather rich and high-class family. His education provided the necessary environment for a multilateral personal and academic development, later on becoming an experienced and recognized architect, archeologist, author and inventor. As a young student, he became more and more interested in…. [read more]


Autobiography of Myself Term Paper

… Strangely enough, one of the most important events in my life, given the subsequent implications for my development as an individual, was the time I got my first job. This happened around the age of twenty and it was a part-time job working as an application tester for a small software producer. I had to be at the company's website a minimum of four hours a day, but the problem was sufficiently flexible to allow me to continue my academic pursuits without affecting them in any way. It was a great way to fill all the extra time I had in college and, additionally, as a perk, receive a reasonably generous pay for the amount of work I did at that point.

It was also…. [read more]


William F. Albright a Study Research Paper

… Burke O. Long asserts that Albright's worldview was not fully formed until his face-to-face meeting with the historical place of Christ's life and death, when the gathering of empirical evidence and the accumulation of historical fact finally compelled him to admit certain conclusions regarding Christianity: "When he was about 55 years old, W.F. Albright wrote that his move to Jerusalem some 27 years earlier and the discoveries he made while anchored at the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) were decisive in defining his attitude toward the Bible."

Long quotes Burke as stating that he himself had held a rather skeptical view of the veracity of the "Israelite historical tradition," but that this skepticism "had suffered repeated jolts as discovery after discovery confirmed the historicity…. [read more]


American Lit in Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson Essay

… American Lit

In Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson states poetically, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." The passage reflects the underlying philosophy of transcendentalism, which values the organic processes of nature over the highly rigid, overly rational, mechanistic underpinning of the scientific world. Emerson, though, directly singles out "little statesmen, philosophers, and divines" to point out that a dogmatic adherence to ideology precludes critical thought. Emerson continues, "With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."

From a historian's perspective, Benjamin Franklin cannot be considered a "little statesman" if for no other reason than his name being a household term in the United States. Yet fame alone does not a great soul make. Based…. [read more]


Religion Entered the 18th Century Research Paper

… She had printed in Philadelphia a pamphlet of twenty-four pages entitled "The Life and Religious Experience of Jarena Lee, a Colored Lady, Giving an Account of Her Call to Preach the Gospel" to let others know of her work and her mission. She also kept a journal while traveling which would later be transformed into her autobiography.The expanded version appeared in 1894 as: Religious Experience and Journal of Mrs. Jarena Lee, Giving an Account of Her Call to Preach the Gospel. To meet travel expenses and room and board, she sold her book at church meetings and while she was on the road.

The book was met with some controversy since the book questioned sexism in the church. It was also controversial due to the…. [read more]


Malcolm X: Director Spike Lee Essay

… It also implies that there could be no real basis for a black-white relationship other than lust and curiosity (Bell, 1993). In the beach scene, Malcolm tells Sophia, "I wish your mother and father could see us now." The relationship is clearly about defying society's rules; there is no real affection between the couple.

In one of the final scenes of the first part of the film, Malcolm and a friend are shown breaking and entering. Lee makes the scene comic by showing Malcolm vainly struggling to pull a ring off the finger of a man slumbering next to his wife. There is almost a sweetness about Washington's Malcolm in this scene and we nearly forget that we are witnessing a crime. The "profoundly flawed"…. [read more]


Malcolm X A Homemade Education Term Paper

… It's not ask if Malcolm X is describing how he learned how to read, while in prison, one word at a time from a dictionary, only to use scholarly jargon to tell the tale. To do so would have destroyed his argument, which is directed at the common person. Malcolm X knows how to speak to the common person. As he already mentioned at the beginning of the chapter, Malcolm X is streetwise. He "had been the most articulate hustler out there - I had commanded attention when I said something." Maintaining a familiar tone of voice enhances the author's credibility. Malcolm X might lack the traditional type of credibility that matters in the white world, in the elite dominant culture. But he possesses and…. [read more]


Malcolm X Themes Present Term Paper

… Malcolm X

Themes Present in the Works of Malcolm X and Richard Rodriguez

Determination and commitment

The themes of determination and commitment are central to the texts under consideration here. In Malcolm X's "Learning to Read" (1965) and Robert Rodriguez' "The Achievement of Desire," a tremendous amount or irony marks the examination of education. In spite of this irony, both authors do address the rather traditional theme connecting success to determination and commitment. Even still, their experiences with these qualities would be far from commonplace.

In the excerpt from the autobiography of Malcolm X, the author describes the intensive mode of study to which he subjected himself while serving a seven-year prison sentence. According to the civil rights leader's own report, "in my slow, painstaking,…. [read more]


Aria Rodriguez Essay

… For example, discussing the changes following the adoption of English as the only language of communication at home, Rodriguez notes: "Neither my older brother nor my sisters rushed home after school anymore. Nor did I" (658). But such behavior is typical for most American children. At a certain age, children stop rushing home because they become more intimate with their friends and school. In another instance, talking about the changes in the interaction with his mother, he says: "She'd join conversations she overheard, but her intrusions often stopped her children's talking" (659). Again, this is typical for most children. After reaching a certain age, siblings tend to have many secrets from their parents or feel uncomfortable discussing their issues with parents but not with siblings.…. [read more]


Authenticity in Multicultural Narratives Term Paper

… Although she may not have been a direct witness, the holistic picture of army atrocities she presented was accurate to the interviewer and anthropologist who transcribed her data. Other observers corroborate that the level of the atrocities perpetuated against the subject's people, such as author and independently affirmed eyewitness such as Victor Perera. (1993)

Stoll said that Menchu had no insidious purpose in telling her story the way she did. Rather, her concept of collectivization enabled her to focus international condemnation on the institutional abuses of the Guatemalan army and government as well as merely expressed her point-of-view of herself as a representative of her people. Rigoberta Menchu later 'wrote' again in an oral tradition, an introduction to the text by the anthropologist Margaret Hooks,…. [read more]


Autobiographical) Subtopic 1: Ethical Problems Essay

… William had not been driving, and indeed he had not been drinking either: that's why he was the one who was calling me, as many of his classmates had fled. But the car was being driven by one of his classmates, whom I will refer to as Wallace. Wallace was actually a good student, but I knew he came from a home with very little parental supervision -- I also knew his absent father was an alcoholic. I did not know at this time that Wallace had any kind of drinking problem, but I am aware that studies show a genetic component to alcoholism. But as I mentioned before, the students trust me to be fair, but tough -- they know that I would not…. [read more]


SOP Option 1: Envision Yourself Essay

… Although I enjoyed my time at the University of Chicago, I could see the boundaries and limitations of my education and those fences made me uncomfortable. I am a dreamer, someone who likes to look at the sky and perceive the endless potential of the universe. Thus, I chose a more challenging academic career at Northeastern University. The step was a huge one. I instantly felt the pressure to set goals and achieve them, for now I had something to prove. I was selected as one of a chosen few to maximize my potential as a budding biomedical engineer. I needed to show my peers and mentors what I was made of, and what I intended to do with my degree.

Now, of course, I…. [read more]


African-American Soldier's Experience in Vietnam Term Paper

… African-American Soldiers in Vietnam

Mister Backlash, Mister Backlash,

Just who do you think I am?

You raise my taxes, freeze my wages,

Send my son to Vietnam..." Langston Hughes ("The Backlash Blues")

War is hell. The cliche still works, years after someone first uttered those words. It always will work whether it is Iraq, Vietnam, or Omaha Beach. But when you're black and fighting a war for a nation that excludes you from the mainstream of its social and political life back home, as it was true for many blacks in Vietnam, it's a double dose of hell. Because, you know that jobs for African-Americans will not offer the same opportunities for advancement when you get home, and schools for your children may not be…. [read more]


Ernest Gaines - A Lesson Term Paper

… " "I think that's a very good reading," Gaines replied to the question. "I think you have read very well."

The interviewer also mentions the character "Marcus Payne" in Gaines' novel, Of Love and Dust: "On the one hand, he is very egocentric and individualistic. But, on the other hand, he cannot be broken or defeated. He has created his own way of resistance which makes him really likeable." Gaines replied: "I feel [that Marcus] is a rebel, a troublemaker, but I love him. I created him." And that resistance, which was discussed earlier in the paper, could also be the novelist using a character's resistance as a kind of metaphor for all the resistance there was in the south during the period, in the…. [read more]

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