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Human Resources: Short-Term Absence Management
The objective of this study is to examine the issue of the management of short-term absence by the Human Resources Department in the organization.
The research questions addressed in this study include those as follows:
(1) What is the best method for handling short-term absences of employees in the organization?
(2) What method of handling short-term absences of employees in the organization serves to increase both employer and employee satisfaction?
The significance of this study is the information that will be added to the already existing knowledge in this area of inquiry as well as revealing what human resources management can do to increase both the employer and employee satisfaction in regards to short-term absences of employees.
The methodology proposed for the study is one of a qualitative nature. Qualitative research is descriptive and interpretive in nature. The research will be conducted through an…… [Read More]
Investment Practices and Strategies in the U.S. Treasury
Treasury Tax & Loan (TT&L) notes
This program was established in 1978 to provide Treasury with an effective tax collection mechanism designed to assist in balancing the Treasury General Account (TGA). Through this program the Treasury collaborates with over 9000 commercial financial organizations whose mandate is tax payment collection. Almost ten percent of these institutions also hold funds and pay interest to Treasury. The program is divided into three sections collectors, retainers, and investors. The collectors, which make the majority receive payments from customers and remit the funds to Treasury's account. etainers unlike the collectors retain specific amount subject to interest and the funds can be called by the Treasury. The investors, collect, retain and receive funds from the treasury through investment channels (United States Government Accountability Office, 2007).
One major advantage of this program is the ability to provide the Treasury…… [Read More]
role of short sellers in discovering firms guilty of financial misrepresentation. The article opens by recounting the criticisms of short selling, beginning with the charge that short sellers subvert investor's confidence in financial markets and that short selling results in diminished liquidity. Short sellers have been known to spread false rumors about a firm in which they had taken a short position, then subsequently profit from the resulting drop in the stock price. Proponents of short selling argue, on the other hand, that the activity actually promotes market efficiency and the price discovery process.
Karpoff and Lou researched the question of whether short sellers identify firms that are overpriced, and whether they consequently convey benefit or harm to other investors. The study authors investigated the premise by analyzing a sample of firms that were disciplined by the SEC for financial misrepresentation. Their research included three tests with results showing short…… [Read More]
Health Care -- Short Smith Manufacturing
hat is broadbanding? hat are its benefits and drawbacks to an organization the size of Short Smith?
Broadbanding is the collapse of numerous pay grades into fewer bands of widely ranging salaries, usually keyed to logical categories of skills and/or levels of competency (Buford, n.d.). Broadbanding would benefit Short Smith in several aspects. First, by broadly categorizing salary ranges according to skill/competency such as clerical, sales, etc. (Buford, n.d.), broadbanding would organize Short Smith's clearly disorganized method of setting pay grades for its 81 employees, as compensation is currently imposed at whim by designated employees. Secondly, broadbanding is geared to encourage employee continuing education and development of additional skills (Kovac, 2006), so it would logically encourage Short Smith's employees to obtain greater education and skills to improve their compensation. Third, broadbanding is designed to be administered by the departments in which the employees work,…… [Read More]
Political cartoon by Carlos Latuff, illustrating both the lack of communication and the incessant foreign interference which lies at the heart of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
The ongoing conflict between the state of Israel and the Palestinian people has long defined by force employed in its extremity, with bombings and bulldozers becoming tragic symbols of the age old strife, but the impact of a simple handshake will be remembered long after the smoke has settled and the dust has cleared. When Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak abin joined hands with his Palestinian counterpart Yasser Arafat on September 13th, 1993, signaling the official ratification of the Oslo Accords, the world was cautiously optimistic that the violence tearing at the seams of the Middle East had finally ended. After years of denying their opponent's basic rights to existence, both the Israelis and the Palestinians had grudgingly given ground and reached…… [Read More]
Bed and Chair Alarms in a Short-Term Care Facility
The nursing problem
The short-term care facility registers a rather increased rate of falls among its patients, from both beds as well as chairs. In some of these cases, the injuries associated with the falls are rather severe, and in a small percentage, they are even fatal. The nursing staffs seek to prevent patient falls from occurring, but being understaffed and working in a demanding environment, guarding each patient at all times is virtually impossible.
A longitudinal analysis of the patient falls in the short-term care facility has revealed that the problem is a rather constant one, without major fluctuations having been observed in the falls registered by patients from beds and chairs. In order to address the matter, a solution is proposed in that of integrating alarms in the bed and chairs used by the patients at the short-term care…… [Read More]
Table 1 -Test #1
I had previous taken a memory course, so knew some tricks; either finding neumonics, which is less effective for me, or grouping into smaller sets, which is effective. For instance, In Trial #5 I grouped it as LBF -- QRMP then the word "maux" as a cat sound. It also helps me to use rhythm to remember short-term items.
Loftus, E., Hoffman, H. (1989). Misinformation and Memory: The Creation of new
Memories. Journal of Experimental Psychology. 117 (1): 100-4. Retrieved from http:faculty.washington.edueloftusArticleshoff.htm
Memory is the way we store, retain, and recall information. In humans, this is called cognition in the sense of the way the…… [Read More]
female body -- the sum of its parts? In short story, novel, and poetic depictions of Gillman, Brooks, and Piercy despised flower, called a yellow weed by most observers. A trapped and voiceless bodily entity, like a ghost, perhaps behind a surface of peeling yellow wallpaper. A plastic doll with yellow hair with pneumatic dimensions and candied cherry lips. These three contrasting images all have been used to characterize the female body throughout popular media discourse. All of these fetish-like depictions have also been used as well to characterize the female body throughout literary history, from the 19th century to the present. Yet when these images are used and selectively deployed by women, in the prose of the female authors Gwendolyn Brooks, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Marge Piercy respectively, they have taken on additional ironic resonance and power, saying more about how culture has limited female social and psychological development,…… [Read More]
Friendship (short Story):
Wrestling with myself
Sierra was one of those girls everyone hated and everyone secretly wanted to be except me. I just hated her.
Even the teachers gave her a wide berth and never challenged her. She'd walk through the school, a cold expression on her face, wearing the latest and most fashionable clothes. She seemed to have a sixth sense about when something suddenly was no longer trendy and had become common and therefore unacceptable. The first day of school she passed me with her posse of only slightly less intimidating mean girlfriends and looked at the pearl grey Uggs I'd so carefully picked out to coordinate with my pink sweater and skinny jeans: "Oh God," I heard her say, "Could that outfit BE more basic?" Her friends tittered. I couldn't care less, though: I knew there was two options with girls like that -- either you…… [Read More]
subduction zone is where two tectonic plates come together and one goes beneath the other. This is most common where an oceanic plate meets a continental plate, and the oceanic plate is pushed underneath the continental. As a result, subduction zones produce the biggest earthquakes in the world, and are also largely responsible for volcanic activity and tsunamis.
At the site of subduction, in which one tectonic plate (the oceanic) goes beneath another (the continental), an accretionary wedge can form. Essentially the upper tectonic plate scrapes off a wedge-shaped portion of sediment and other materials from the subducted plate.
A hot spot is a region below the earth's crust where the magma has an extremely high temperature. As a result the magma will melt the ocean floor creating a volcano, and ultimately a volcanic island. Because of the movement of the tectonic plates, the hot spot will create an arc…… [Read More]
Given the large amount of data analyzed by these researchers, though not collected by them or specifically for their research purpose, these findings provide a compelling area for investigation of the transport company's policies and their potential contribution to the rise in absenteeism that they are experiencing. If a change in contracting terms or workforce composition recently occurred, this could be the cause of recent absenteeism trends, and a move to new contract types could also serve as a solution.
Job satisfaction also plays an important role in absenteeism rates and in overall productivity and performance, according to a more recent study of call center workers that found a strong correlation between self-efficacy and more positive perceptions of occupational resources, which in turn led to higher job satisfaction and reduced absenteeism (Consiglio et al., 2010). This is an issue related not only to organizational culture and on-site supervision, occupational tasks,…… [Read More]
Lessons From Short Stories
Something of Value Can Be Learned From Reading Short Stories
There can be much learned from reading short stories. This will be demonstrated in this work, which review three short stories including Michael inter's work entitled "Archibald the Arctic," John Cheever's work entitled "Reunion" and Raymond Carver's work entitled "Cathedral."
John Cheever: "Reunion"
The work of John Cheever entitled "Reunion" is a short story in which the main character Charlie thinks about what is his last meeting with his alcoholic father when he was a boy. Charlie had dreamed of a reconnection with his father since he had not seen the man in over three years however, Charlie soon realizes that due to his father's problems including alcohol abuse that this will not be the case. During the meeting with his father, his father ordered two 'Gibson Beefeater' drinks and apparently consumes both of them as…… [Read More]
Good Man Hard Find," short film, "Black Hearts Bleed Red." http://www.
Flannery O'Conner's short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and Jari Cain Rossi's motion picture "Black Hearts Bleed Red" both address an account involving a dysfunctional American family traveling through a rural scenery and falling victim to a band of ruthless escaped convicts. Rossi's film is an adaptation of the short story, but fails to provide the same intensity that the story provides. This is also probable to be a result of the director's choice to provide viewers with a different perspective on the storyline.
The two storylines appear to be very similar when considering matters from a general point-of-view. One of the most intriguing aspects about both works is that they succeed in influencing readers, and, respectively, viewers, to experience feelings related to grotesque as they struggle to find a meaning for each character's attitude toward…… [Read More]
The short film that I selected from "The esponsibility Project," (2011) was the video on the "Greyston Bakery" which is a company that is dedicated to giving back to the community. The president of the company, Julius Walls, Jr., makes a statement that "Business should give back to the community, not the other way around" and that this can be done and still make money. Greyston utilizes what they call "open hiring" where anyone in need can try to get a job there and it is apparent that they hire people that have had or are having issues in their life. This is a very important ethical issue within our society as many in these economical times cannot find work let alone those without issues in their lives.
Social pressures from the world state that a company must make money for its shareholders, and that this money must…… [Read More]
Thomas took the ashes and smiled, closed his eyes, and told this story: "I'm going to travel to Spokane Falls one last time and toss these ashes into the water. And your father will rise like a salmon, leap over the bridge, over me, and find his way home. It will be beautiful. His teeth will shine like silver, like a rainbow. He will rise, Victor, he will rise." Victor smiled.
"I was planning on doing the same thing with my half," Victor said. "But I didn't imagine my father looking anything like a salmon. I thought it'd be like cleaning the attic or something. Like letting things go after they've stopped having any use.
"Nothing stops, cousin," Thomas said. "Nothing stops."
Thomas Builds-the-Fire got out of the pickup and walked up his driveway. Victor started the pickup and began the drive home.
At peace, then, are parts of the…… [Read More]
Tran discovered her vocation for writing during her college years, and now, after having read at Gabriel's recommendation the American novel Gone with the ind, she decides to write something similar and place in the context of the Vietnam ar. Placing its events during the war between North and South, Gone with the ind is just another story of the way in which the racist and cultural confrontations affect the inner lives of the individuals involved in it.
Tran is inspired by it and starts writing for a local newspaper, owned by Giang, under a pseudonym, so as not to be discovered by the authorities. However, this does happen eventually, and Tran finds herself on trial for her writing and for hiding her identity.
It is thus obvious that the marks left by the political oppression on personal life are very great: Tran is compelled to hide her identity so…… [Read More]
The Short-Term Causes of the American Revolution
Essayist Colin Bonwick writes that a short-term cause from the British perspective was the loss of revenue from taxes generated by American businesses and trading companies. And the short-term legislative measures by the British government were called the "Intolerable Acts" (Bonwick, 2002). More on the Intolerable Acts later on this page, but from the prospective of the colonists, their short-term causes included their rage at the " . . . indebtedness to rapacious British merchants and of navigations acts requiring them to trade through Britain" (Bonwick, 70).
On the subject of the Intolerable Acts (also called Coercive Acts), the short-term cause was created by the anger and frustration the colonists felt when Britain handed down unreasonable laws, designed to pinch the colonists in their pocketbooks, and basically punish them for their drift towards independence. The Boston Massacre happened on March 5, 1770, when…… [Read More]
An agent-based state engine also alleviates the need for frequent database queries and the use of time-consuming pointers that drastically drag down ms access times and erase any optimization gains from first defining the network. The antnet agent-based engine only on exception writes back to a database and instead keeps its own table-based approach to mapping the network while synchronizing the key elements suggested for inclusion to antnet agents within this section.
Taxonomy creation algorithms and shared intelligence approaches to ensuring all ants have perfect knowledge of the network's structure (taxonomy). This is critical as antnet routing needs to include the ability not just map, but learn specific networks' characteristics and either equate the network structure and behavior to previously-learned models, or quickly create one through a series of network definition routines that scope, classify and optimize the network structure.
Support for Directed Diffusion data elements. Included within an antnet…… [Read More]
curriculum models used in early childhood education programs.
The main curriculum models utilized in ECD programs for children with disabilities include behavioral, cognitive and combination models.
This model has an enrichment curriculum that focuses on developing all areas of a child's development -- emotional, social, language, cognitive and physical development. The model is informed by the belief that under the right conditions, a child's inner motivation to learn will rekindle and develop.
Piaget's works influence most of the available cognitive-leaning models. A big area of focus is children's development of thinking and cognitive abilities. The various stages a child goes through during cognitive development are the basis for the design of instructional procedures and activities. The thinking skills to be developed include problem solving, language, concept formation, comprehension, discrimination, and memory.
The basis of the model is concepts drawn from direct instruction and reinforcement…… [Read More]
Mallard locks herself in her room and looks to nature for consolation, a situation that seems to dissolve the tension that she was subjected to, and Mrs. Sommers goes on a shopping and fun spree that ends up in the movie theatre. Finally at the end of the three stories there seems to be a successfully resolved situation for the tension that was, Calixta seems at peace with the family and she even does not quarrel the husband as was the norm (and the husband expected it), Mrs. Mallard though dies, she dies a happy woman of 'the joy that kills' and Mrs. Sommers seems satisfied with her day out where she had maximum fun and bought all she wanted (Jennifer Heeden, 2011).
Esther Lombardi, (2011). 'The Storm' - Short Story. Kate Chopin's Famous Short Story - Classic
Text. etrieved December 30, 2011 from http://classiclit.about.com/od/stormkatechopin/a/aa_thestorm_kchopin_2.htm
Jennifer Heeden, (2011). A…… [Read More]
This will help to eliminate the possibility of psychological effects on the results. Group a will receive the caffeinated coffee and Group B. will receive the Decaf. Group a will serve as the test group. Group B. will serve as the control group. The independent variable will be caffeine and the dependent variable will be short-term memory. This study will measure the effect of caffeine on short-term memory.
Both groups would be instructed to refrain from consuming any food containing caffeine for one week before the test. The test would be administered first thing in the morning. Both groups would be instructed to fast after midnight on the night before the test. They would be instructed to consume nothing prior to taking the test. This procedure was designed to eliminate as many confounding variables as possible. For instance, the consumption of protein or sugars might affect the test and…… [Read More]
Both short-term investments and long-term investments have advantages and disadvantages. One of the main advantages that short-term investments have is their potential for quick growth as they are only expected to last a couple of weeks to a few months. These types of investments allow a company to have more control over their money. On the downside, short-term investments carry a higher risk and have demonstrated a higher rate of fluctuation as compared to long-term investments (Mussi, 2007).
An advantage of long-term investments is that they have the ability to "gain small amounts of money over a long period of time. The slow-but-steady pace of long-term investments allow for a much greater degree of stability and a much lower risk than short-term investments (Mussi, 2007). Long-term investments that benefit from this growth and stability include savings and retirement funds as these investments mature over the years. Because these types of…… [Read More]
The system that we established followed established protocols for rewards systems in several key ways. The first of these was that we established a clearer focus between short-term goals and long-term or institutional goals. For example, a short-term goal included contacting local farmers' markets to get more donations of fresh produce to the agency. An associated short-term goal was that the agency needed to have more available refrigerators in the storage area to keep the produce fresh.
A team was chosen from the paid and volunteer workers were given set goals in terms of the amount of fresh food brought in and distributed. After two weeks, the progress toward these goals was assessed and each member of the team (which had surpassed the goals) was given a gift certificate for the farmers' markets. The effect of this short-term goal was that it proved to be extremely powerful. This arose from…… [Read More]
This sentence, although it talks about bowels, is really describing the mother's love of the baby.
This story is written like a detective story. It is very difficult to determine which woman is telling the truth and to determine if King Solomon is actually a bad person or a good person. It does not give the names of the women. They are simple referred to as one woman and the other woman. It does say that they were "harlots," but it does not give any background information about who the women are or how they got involved in this argument. They were simply two women in the same place that had babies at the same time.
Also, it is not clear to the reader rather King Solomon is a bad person or a good person. He does propose to slay the baby and divide it into two half to settle…… [Read More]
narrative structure common to short stories of the past cannot be found in modern examples of the literary form, and that in short "nothing happens" in modern short stories. hen one examines the modern short story on its own terms, however, exploring the text for what it contains and extracting meaning and action from the words on the page (and the words not on the page), rather than trying to read modern short stories according to the frameworks and preconceptions of the past, it becomes clear that this stance simply doesn't hold water. hile it might be true that a direct narrative structure is less present in modern short stories than in examples from the past, it is far from true that nothing happens in the modern short story. An examination of two canonized and gripping short stories, illiam Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" and Andre Dubus' "Killings," reveal that…… [Read More]
Freudian Reading of "The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber"
Diagnose Hemingway on the basis of the characters in Macomber. Freud felt that the work exemplified the author's mental state, so on the basis of the biography and the characters in the story, what might you conclude about Hemingway himself?
"The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber" is one of many of Ernest Hemingway's compelling and dense short stories. This paper will attempt to psychoanalyze Hemingway by critically reading and interpreting the themes, characters, and narrative of the short story. Hemingway was a man who was concerned with virility and masculinity as a writer and in his life. This story centers around a weak man married to a strong woman. Hemingway's female characters are often exceptionally alluring, but not because they are perfect or healthy. The women of Hemingway's stories and novels are imperfect, flawed, and often perceptibly…… [Read More]
Brian Short v. State of Florida
Is it legal for the State of Florida to prohibit the marriage of two very short people to each other, using the rationale that two short people are likely to produce short children and short children are less likely to help maintain dominance in state athletic programs and in more danger of falling into holes and not fitting properly into seatbelts?
elevant Legal Concepts from Text
The Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the making or enforcing of any laws "which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States" (U.S. Const. amend. XIV).
elevant Case Law from Text
"Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival" (Loving v. Virginia). "To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the…… [Read More]
The short-term liabilities of Starbucks are $2.075 billion. The long-term debt is $549.5 million. Total long-term liabilities -- not the same thing as long-term debt -- are $899.7 million.
The market value of equity of Starbucks (market cap) is $31.17 billion.
The debt ratio of Starbucks is as follows: 2975.5 / 7360.4 = .404
The debt to equity ratio of Starbucks is as follows: 2975.5 / 4384.9 = 0.678
The short-term debt to equity ratio is as follows: 2075.8 / 4384.9 = 0.473
The short-term debt ratio is as follows: 2075.8 / 7360.4 = 0.282
The long-term debt to equity ratio is as follows: 899.7 / 4384.9 = .205
The long-term debt ratios is as follows: 899.7 / 7360.4 = .112
I believe that this debt ratio is healthy. There are two reasons for this. The first is that Starbucks has a low degree of leverage with a debt…… [Read More]
Runners (a Short Distance Runner a Long Distance Runner
There are a host of differences that abound between long and short distance runners. Athletes who participate in either of these styles of running usually have innate characteristics that lead them to pursue either longer or shorter distances. These characteristics and the difference in styles they produce become more pronounced the longer an athlete trains and engages in one of these two types of running. The primary distinction between these two styles is attributed to the fact that shorter distance races require more explosiveness, upper body and general muscular strength, and higher levels of natural talent. Longer distances require greater quantities of stamina, more technical savvy and strategy related to pacing, and less need for natural talent.
There are several technical aspects of sprinting that revolve around proper form and starting position, all of which aid runners in getting…… [Read More]
Colonial and Post Colonial Short Stories
In the 19th and 20th centuries, much of the world was divided and compartmentalized. Empire nations colonized lands all over the world creating cultures which were based upon differentiation and racial inequality. In a colonized nation, the population would be comprised of the colonizers who were the ethnic and racial power and the colonized that would be considered ethnically inferior. In the short stories "Going to Exile" by author Liam O'Flaherty and "The Day They Burnt the Books" by Jean Rhys, the authors relate brief narratives which reflect the racial prejudices and conflicts that were bubbling beneath, and often times above, the surface of colonized countries.
In colonial literature, one of the dilemmas that come up most often is the question of identity. People who are colonized are forced to create for themselves a dual identity. At one they have their innate cultures, but…… [Read More]
She also learns, too late, that the jewels and the life she coveted so long ago was a sham. Hence, the symbolic nature of the necklace itself -- although it appears to have great value, it is in fact only real in appearance, not in reality and the heroine is incapable of assessing the false necklace's true worth.
The tale of "The Necklace" conveys the moral that what is real, the replacement she returned to Madame Forstier, can be won not with beauty but with hard work, sweat, and toil. Like "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Necklace" revolves around the use of irony and a single, symbolic element, exemplified in the title object that works throughout the tale, using the literary device of irony, to reveal the protagonist's moral character. That final revelation engineered by the title object makes the story compelling, even if both protagonists may seem morally repugnant. The…… [Read More]
Bloodline collection of five short stories, Bloodline depicts the struggles of day-to-day African-American life in the South. With unique literary devices and keen emotional insight, Author Ernest J. Gaines uses the first person perspective in each tale to make the narratives exceptionally poignant and to bring the characters alive. In fact, two of the tales are told from the perspective of young boys, Gaines captures their innocence and their unwitting exposure to racism deftly in "A Long Day in November," and "The Sky is Gray," "Three Men" depicts the black experience of the American criminal justice system, revealing its faults through symbolism and powerful imagery of life on the inside. "Bloodline" illustrates how Southern blacks fared after the demise of plantation culture in the post-Civil War south. Finally, "Just like a Tree" switches points-of-view, as Gaines portrays blacks as they are viewed in the eyes of the white man. These…… [Read More]
Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong. Specifically, it will contain a book report on the book. The history of Islam is little understood by many Christians in the world, and this succinct book helps make the religion more understandable and sympathetic, while illustrating the long history of the world's religions, and the long history of strife between them.
The author of this book, Karen Armstrong is an ex-Catholic nun who writes on various religious issues. She spent seven years as a nun, and wrote a book about her experiences called Through the Narrow Gate (1982). She is an expert on religion, and has written numerous books on Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, along with her views of what the three religions have in common. She has won awards for her writing, and is viewed as an expert in attempting to show the commonality of the roots of religion. Some of…… [Read More]
preference abstract falls short APA standards. (You find standards noted APA Publication Manual sections text readings cited week's esources.) Use questions a guide asses abstract, rewrite abstract: Did author include a reference research study a format consistent APA Publication Manual? Did author mention problem addressed study?
The abstract of the research study article titled "The Benefits of Facebook "Friends:" Social Capital and College Students' Use of Online Social Network Sites" Ellison, Steinfield, & Lampe, 2007()
falls short of the APA standards guidelines for abstracts in several ways. One is that the number of words should be between 150 and 200 yet the actual number of words in the abstract is 124. Secondly, the keywords from the research paper should be listed in the abstract. These keywords have not been listed. Third, the abstract should include the topic of the research, research questions, methods, sample or participants, data analysis, results, and…… [Read More]
My short-term goals are to make the most out of my academic talents and abilities and fulfilling the core values of Respect, Compassion, Excellence, Justice, and Stewardship. The Medical focus Program will be an opportunity for me to begin specializing in science and healthcare-related subjects and to get to know other students who share my academic and career interests. I look forward to being able to the first-hand experience of volunteering in the healthcare professions so that I can interact with patients and experienced healthcare professionals. I also look forward to being as creative as possible, such as in the way that I duplicated several classic scientific experiments in my school science fairs.
My long-term goal is to become an orthodontist. I have had this goal since I was six years old, when I had an accident that broke some of my teeth and required orthodontic care. My…… [Read More]
Sedaris then uses exaggeration to reinforce the threat of failure by describing the need to "... dodge chalk and protect our heads and stomachs whenever she approached us with a question."
The literal image is, of course, exaggerated for humor, but the fear of inevitable failure in the eyes of an authority figure who probably prefers our failures to our successes because of the opportunity they represent to chastise us is identifiable to most readers. Likewise, despite the exaggerated imagery, Sedaris also reminds us of the connection between anxiety from the fear of failure (particularly in front of an audience) and abdominal discomfort.
Sedaris continues in that direction, culminating in his description of the teacher's accidentally stabbing the shy Korean student in the eye with a "freshly sharpened pencil," also adding the humor in the sarcasm of the author's observation "in fairness" that the pencil attack was at least unintentional.…… [Read More]
Ann Beattie is a short story told in a series of flashbacks. It is narrated by a woman remembering a winter she spent in a house with a former lover. The story is evocative and nostalgic, but also is filled with a sense of sorrow, regret, and foreboding. Even the actions the woman and her lover perform together, like painting a room, underline the transience of their united state. Beattie's narrator is afraid that the grapes of the wallpaper will come popping through the paint, undoing their paint job. A wild chipmunk runs lose through the house, and like the lovers, the chipmunk is a symbolic transgressor in the house, an outsider.
At the end of the story, when the narrator returns, she feels sorrow when she sees flowers popping up in the ground. Seasons change and people grow apart. The flowers should be seen as signs of new life,…… [Read More]
Welcome Table" (Walker) short story "Country Lovers" (Gordimer) intoduction literature class. The directions state developing a thesis a comparative paper, a comparision works deeper insight topic paper.
Racism has often been used as a principal theme in a series of writings, as writers intended to intensify this topic with the purpose of emphasizing the wrongness of this particular act. Alice Walker and Nadine Gordimer have both gotten actively engaged in discussing this subject in their works. "The Welcome Tab" and "Country Lovers" deal with attitudes that white people often employ as they interact with black people and they both focus on accurately depicting thinking expressed by dominant communities in the U.S. and, respectively, in South Africa, during the early 1900s. Even with this, while Walker goes at depicting an old African-American woman with the most probable purpose of inducing pity-related feelings into her readers, Gordimer goes further and uses a…… [Read More]
Promised Land/Black Girl
Ousmane Sembene's short story "The Promised Land," which was later adapted into a film called Black Girl, asks its audience to step into the life and subjectivity of a young Senegalese woman working in France, and attempts to demonstrate the isolation and persecution she experiences. The story opens with police arriving at the villa where the main character, Diouana, has killed herself, and immediately the story reveals the distinct divide between the French and Diouana, as nearly everyone calls her "the black woman" (Sembene 85). From this introduction, Sembene returns to Diouana's origins and traces how she went from an excited young woman to a disillusioned and ultimately suicidal servant, and the result is a tragic, though ultimately enlightening look at the ramifications of colonialism and the implicit racism it leaves as a legacy. Even though it was first published in 1974, the story is still relevant…… [Read More]
Ann Packer's short story "Horse" with Geoffrey Becker's "El Diablo de la Cienega."
Comparison and Contrast -- Ann Packer's short story "Horse" versus Geoffrey Becker's "El Diablo de la Cienega."
Victor, from "Geoffrey Becker's "El Diablo de la Cienega" and Elizabeth from Ann Packer's "Horse" are both individualists who excel, in different ways, in solitary pursuits. Victor is a young star basketball player whose skills draw the attention of a man whom he believes is the devil. Elizabeth is an introverted, bookish young woman who excels in reading. However, these two characters are both forced by external family circumstance to come out of their introverted shells as they realize a more expansive version of their evolving adolescent selves. Both characters must draw upon reserves of strength they never knew existed within their souls.
For Victor, the conflict the young man is engaged in, is a masculine narrative of excellence exhibited…… [Read More]
Donny's problems are discussed squarely through Daisy's perspective. The reader is never privy to how Donny feels, and only sees what he does through his mother's eyes. Interestingly, the reader can sense what Donny might be experiencing. He is instinctually rebellious, resenting the restrictions on his life that school and curfews pose. Donny takes well to Cal because of Cal's permissive attitude. Anytime Daisy confronts Donny with a problem, Donny reacts with irritability and anger. The reader also becomes frustrated, as Daisy does everything she possibly can from showering Donny with love and praise to taking a more hands-off approach.
Cal's role becomes one of the more poignant aspects of "Teenage Wasteland." Because Donny's dad is only mentioned once or twice in the story, it is apparent that Cal acts as a sort of surrogate father or older brother. Daisy does not comment on her husband's lack of presence in…… [Read More]
When debt becomes a multiple of GDP, then responsible government is not being undertaken.
16- 3) a. The equilibrium is .016 dollars per peso.
b. If the Philippine government set the exchange rate at 50 peso, they would need to sell 20 pesos per month, because supply would be 60 and demand would be 80.
16-7) a) A country would want an overvalued currency if they were a net importer of goods. This would make foreign goods cheaper. The policy would cause harm to that country's exporters.
b) A country would want an undervalued currency in order to facilitate exports. This would cause harm to importers, other countries who want to sell their goods in that market, and to their own citizens traveling abroad.
16-9) a) The exchange rate would be the equilibrium point. In this case, $0.90 dollars per euro.
b) If there is no intervention, the new equilibrium…… [Read More]
The following quotation, in which the author discusses how one of her patients was so adept at disassociating from painful situations that her appendix nearly ruptures, exemplifies this argument. "I don't want to die because I can't feel anything. I don't want to end up dead because I can't feel what's going on in my body…" This quotation from Stout's patient Julia indicates how hazardous it can be to gratify oneself for the present moment only to make one's future infinitely worse because of that fact. Julia was so good at disassociation from pain that she was not aware of when there was a reason for the pain and needed to help herself. Similarly, GenMe has been so pacified by the self-esteem movement that in the future, they will lack many of the essential attributes to be able to conduct happy, productive lives. This is largely due to the fact…… [Read More]
Just like the letters, and just like Bartleby, everyone dies. The time that is spent living is spent completing meaningless tasks. This is what the narrator realizes at the novel's end, when he says "Ah, Bartleby! Ah, humanity!" The final message is that society as a whole needs to find real meaning, and not continue to exist based on illusions of what is important.
In Billy Bud, illusion is used in a different way. Billy Bud is the main character who lives based on illusion because of his naivety. This naivety means that he is not able to see situations as they really are. For this reason, the evil Claggart is able to constantly manipulate him. This leads to Billy's downfall, and ultimately, his death. Much like Bartleby, the final message is that you cannot live based on illusion. Instead, you have to see the reality in situations. The major…… [Read More]
Competitor Product's Market
A short history of the organization and a description of their product
Hostess Brands, Inc. is a company set up in 1930 under the name Interstate Bakeries that later changed to Hostess Brands Inc. In November 2009. The company is located in the United States with its headquarters in Irving Texas. It has an operation centre in Kansas City, Missouri. The company works as a distributor and wholesale baker of snacks in the United States. It owns many brands such as Nature's Pride, Wonder Bread, Bakers Inn, Drake's and Dolly Madison. The company makes and sells cakes, loaves, snacks and rolls under different bakery brands (Smith, 2012).
These brands also make blue berry muffins, cheese Danishes, food cake donuts, honey buns and bear claws among others. Hostess gets revenue through selling of baked goods to mass marketers, supermarkets and stores in the U.S. The privately held bread…… [Read More]
all of Fire Rising" is a tragic story by Haitian author Edwidge Danticat. The title of the tale comes from a line in a play about Dutty Boukman, a slave rebel turned revolutionary hero in Haiti. Boukman's story symbolizes release from bondage and oppression, and the ongoing struggle of the Haitian people evident in the complicated daily lives of ordinary families like that of Guy, Lili, and their son. Although the story does end tragically, "A all of Fire Rising" contains a kernel of hope. that dreaming of a better future, and being committed to doing the hard work to attain that goal, will eventually bring about liberation. The line in the play reads, "a wall of fire is rising and in the ashes, I see the bones of my people," (Danticat 234). Little Guy recites these lines as they perfectly parallel the suicide of his father, who jumped out…… [Read More]
Feathers" what's so special about the night the narrator describes? hy did everything change afterwards?
The change that starts with at the end of the story is the request from Fran to have a baby. Jack obliges and they end up having a kid. It would seem that Fran made this request as a way to seek better feelings or perhaps a sense of something different as a result. hile things did change, it was not for the better. Fran quit working and became overweight. In addition, she cut her hair. Fran also starts to talk less after the baby comes and the "change" sets in. In short, Fran sought out the baby as a way to change things for the better but there were underlying issues with Fran and Jack that were made worse, not better, by the appearance of the child. This stands in contrast to Bud and…… [Read More]
obert Graves lived from 1895 to 1985, and was a novelist, poet as well as a translator of the English Language. obert Graves has been a vivacious author, and has won acclaim as an author of the accounts of the First World War, in his book called 'Good bye to all that' republished in 1957. His poetry about the First World War he was recognized as being one of the sixteen Great War poets in 1985. These poets were honoured on the slate stone that was unveiled in Westminster Abbey's Poet's Corner as an edifice respecting their contribution to the narration of the war.
Through his life span, obert Graves has worked on various aspects in literature, ranging from autobiographical accounts, to historical novels. His works also include translations of Greek mythology as well as historical novels such as King Jesus, I and the Golden Fleece. obert Graves's memoirs particularly…… [Read More]
video games have on short-term memory. esearchers normally study action games, but quest/puzzle games were also included in this study, to allow for direct comparison of different game types along with a control group. In this research, we looked at three different types of short-term memory, the visual-spatial dimension, verbal and numerical. We examined some correlations between improved memory and video game usage. However, not all of the null hypotheses were confirmed in this study, meaning that there is room for future study. In particular, it has been established that quest/puzzle games are correlated with higher visual-spatial and verbal short-term memory, but it has not been determined if differences between baseline abilities amount the study participants might have influenced this result. This, therefore, would be one avenue for future study that has been opened up. This study contributes to the growing body of knowledge with respect to the influence that…… [Read More]
Sea Shipping Services in Europe
The study aims to identify the impact, benefits, and drawback of implementing a short sea shipping policy within Greece. Within the paper, arguments have been made for supporting the adoption of the policy, and there have been clear facts presented. The paper also attempts to make comparisons between the different modes of transport available with an aim to show how cost effective and environmentally friendly short sea shipping is to a country. The results presented are backed by previous research that has shown the impact of marine transportation and made comparisons with road or rail transportation.
Short Sea Shipping is defined as the movement of passengers and cargo by sea, between ports that have a shared coastline without crossing an ocean. Short seas shipping has been at the forefront of the European Union's transport policy mainly because it offers the potential to reduce road congestion…… [Read More]
The companies studied will be manufacturers of different products with their sales forces deployed over a big territory or region.
A quantitative analysis instrument has not yet been chosen, as I intend to select one that will best analyze the collected data. It seems that this should be chosen based on the framework which I will present as best practises at the end of this work.
Data for the analysis will be obtained from companies' sales managers, marketing managers, and sales officers, and from the researcher's personal knowledge and experience with sales management in the it industry. This will be compiled with the support of related literature from books, magazines, commercial and public databases, and the Internet.
Proposed analysis and presentation techniques to be used How will you analyse the data and present your findings? (100-150 words)
Survey research method: After preparing the survey questionnaire, it will be given to…… [Read More]
Lucy's Home For Girls aised By Wolves
The short story as a literary form has the power to convey ideas as complex and nuanced as longer-form fiction. As King (2007) notes, short stories often struggle to find an audience, despite being on the surface easier to digest. Their length makes them perfect for brief reading, but the audience seems constantly dwindling. Yet the short story medium has precisely the power to articulate everyday issues in meaningful ways, something seen in Karen ussell's St. Lucy's Home for Girls aised by Wolves, for example.
Minus (2009), in reviewing an anthology of short stories, supports King's idea that there are still some excellent short story writers in America, if they are a dying breed. Short stories should have a fairly high energy level, moving quickly through their narrative, as compact as it is, in order to convey ideas. This should be a pinnacle…… [Read More]
Phonemic awareness: Let's learn long and short vowels!
Building phonemic awareness requires recognizing the similarities and the differences between the sounds of different words, both in isolation and in context.
To enable students to recognize the different sounds of the same letters.
"AZ 01-S1C2-05- Distinguish between long and short vowel sounds in orally stated single-syllable words (bit/bite)" ("English in a Flash," 2015).
A white board with markers and an eraser
A relatively simple picture book with which the children are familiar such as Clifford the Big ed Dog
Old magazines to cut out and paste
Crayons and other writing implements
Introduction / anticipatory set
Students will be asked to identify what words have long and short vowel sounds based upon their innate sense of how these words sound aloud, versus how they appear on the page. They will be asked to break down…… [Read More]
I must put aside the desire to have fun and instead study as hard as I possibly can. I must also focus on my career satisfaction, advancement, and financial stability in the future, despite the uncertainty of the present moment.
Are you willing to try to correct your weakness to meet the goal?
Learning better time management skills and when to put myself first are not simply essential parts of becoming an effective nurse, but also living a fulfilling life. I am convinced that becoming a better nurse will also make me a better human being.
Does this goal fit you?
My concern for others combined with my love of scientific learning makes the profession ideal for me: and there will be a need for more nurses in the future. I am satisfying my own needs, the needs of my patients, and the needs of society in becoming a nurse.…… [Read More]
The Different Manifestations of Evil in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Short Stories ("the Minister's lack Veil," "Young Goodman rown," and "My Kinsman, Major Molineux")
Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer of 19th century American literature, has become well-known for his thought-provoking stories about the lives of Americans during its early history, at the time where there exists a rigid and conservative society motivated by the teachings of Christianity. With his acclaimed novel, "The Scarlet Letter," Hawthorne is also given credit for his literary expertise in writing short stories, which will become the focus of this paper.
Discussing the works of Hawthorne, namely, "The Minister's lack Veil," "Young Goodman rown," and "My Kinsman, Major Molineux," there emerges a dominant theme among these literary works. Each story carries with a message that talks about humanity's fight against evil in pursuit of goodness. However, what differs these stories from each other is the way he…… [Read More]
Lawrence Sargent Hall's short story, The Ledge, is characterized by a devastating emotional pull, compelling prose, and vivid characterization. The Ledge won the O. Henry Award and been included in a number of anthologies. hile Hall's literary career was marked by great success of The Ledge and other writing, he also had successful academic, public service and naval careers.
Lawrence Sargent Hall's life was marked by his notable academic career, his services in the navy, and his writing career. Born in 1915 April 23, 1915, in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Hall graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in 1936. He then went on to teach from 1935-1938 at Deerfield Academy at Deerfield, Massachusetts. After his tenure at Deerfield, Hall obtained his Ph.D. from Yale in 1941. He then taught at Yale in 1946, and in Ohio University in Athens from 1941-1942. In 1946, he became a professor of English…… [Read More]
They were zigzagging through the sugar cane field, a truly bizarre scene.
Also in Mendoza, it is a dark and evil scene as Mendoza's body is tied to the back of a donkey but the body kept sliding down under the donkey ("ass"). There is no respect for the dead here in this scene, and to take his bloody, muddy, and wet body to his wife's house, and throw it down in the threshold -- that is profoundly evil. He never had a chance, and now his family has to pay the price. The evil and "horrible grimace" that was on the face of the dead Mendoza must have been a terrible shock to his family and his children. His son (who had found what he thought was a corpse) now saw a real corpse, ironically the person he had seen earlier and mistaken for a corpse -- his own…… [Read More]
memory, or short-term memory as it is most commonly referred to, is the brain system that stores and manages information for a comparatively short time (Cowan 2008). Psychologists study primary memory to explain how humans and animals remember, as well as how they learn. Mathematical abilities, the ability to solve problems, reason, and understand language are all thought to depend on short-term memory. For example, solving a story problem in math hinges on the ability to keep in mind more than one piece of information at once (Unsworth & Engle 2007). esearchers disagree about how much information the working memory can retain, whether its capacity can be extended, and how it works (for example, as a system distinct from long-term memory or not). Impaired working memory is linked to some learning disabilities and to illnesses such as Alzheimer's (Polyn & Kahana 2008).
In order for something to be stored permanently…… [Read More]
Do Clothes Make the Woman?
Clothes, Silence, and Rebirth in Chitra B. Divakaruni's short story entitled "Clothes"
Chitra B. Divakaruni's short story entitled "Clothes" begins in India and ends in the Indian community of America. However, Divakaruni clearly hopes to impart in the readers' mind a more universal lesson than one confined to the central protagonist Sumita's immediate cultural context, despite the many details present in the tale that are particular to the Indian community Divakaruni chronicles. Rather, the main idea of "Clothes" is how clothes symbolize the status of women, and specifically how women's visual rather than verbal display defines female status in traditional and modern contexts. The author first uses the cultural symbolism of clothing in a wedding setting to demonstrate specifically how women in India are seen as visual displays, rather than thinking human beings. Secondly, the author uses the literary symbolism of Sumita biting her…… [Read More]
irthmark, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is the story of a man consumed by the pursuit of perfection. He seeks absolute knowledge and absolute control, and imagines that he has discovered great scientific absolutes including the nature of the very heavens and the reason volcanoes erupt. After he marries, he becomes obsessed by a small birthmark on the cheek of his otherwise flawlessly beautiful young wife. His obsession with perfection combined with his scientific hubris leads to the death of his wife. Ironically, in death, the hated birthmark finally fades. The story demonstrates the danger of hubris in assuming that science will have all our answers, that we can manipulate life to meet our arbitrary standards.
Hawthorne demonstrates the protagonist, Aylmer's, obsession through various references. In the opening paragraph he says Aylmer.".. had made experience of a spiritual affinity more attractive than any chemical one. He had left his laboratory to the…… [Read More]