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    This is a report of the academic journal article “Inmate Literacy Assessment Study at the Lake County Indiana Jail” by Jeanette C. Shutay, Ph.D., David Plebanski, Ph.D. and Michael McCafferty originally published in The Journal of Correctional Education in June 2010. In this article, for the purpose of determining the relationship between educational level and literacy among prisoners, scholars conducted a research study at the Lake County Indiana Jail. Due to the fact that recidivism rates had risen in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, educators thought education might be an important factor on either a person could have a job and serve the society, or commit a crime and end up being in jail. Previous research…

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    From the Private Journal of a Journey The events of American history are very much connected to the influence of American literature and what it has become today. The effects of the world around him/her mostly gather the inspiration that a writer needs, and this is how the geography and history of America have made an impact on American literature. When beginning to read From the Private Journal of a Journey by Sarah Kemble Knight I learned that it was a private note she had wrote in her journal…

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    Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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    With healthcare being such a rapidly moving field it is important that we, as aspiring medical professionals, understand what is progressing in our profession. Within the blink of an eye healthcare changes; doctors, professors, phds, are coming up new theories, journals and studies daily. It is our job as current students in this field to do our best to further understand these journals studies, etc.and the writing that is involved in our field. Why you may ask? There are arguably an infinite…

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    The article that I chose to read is called “Ethical Discourse on the Use of Genetically Modified Crops: A Review of Academic Publications in the Fields of Ecology and Environmental Ethics.” The authors, Daniel Gregorowius, Petra Lindemann-Matthies, and Markus Huppenbauer, discuss the ethical issues present in a multitude of academic articles in regards to the use of genetically modified crops. The authors of this article are all staff members at different universities and specialize in the…

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    classmates and found out about a little bit of each other. Next, we needed to find a topic for our research. This part was easy because I have been very interested in recent years, how to stay healthy, what to eat and what else can we do to optimize our health. As a future healthcare worker, prevention is an important part of staying healthy, and I believe that food is the most crucial part for our health. When I moved to the United States, I learned about genetically modified organisms,…

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    There are two types of scholarly research, qualitative and quantitative; they are both distinct in nature. The article, Relationship of Core Self-Evaluations Traits – Self-esteem, Generalized Self-efficacy, Locus of Control, and Emotional Stability – With Job Satisfaction and Job Performance: A Meta-Analysis (Judge & Bono, 2001) is an example of quantitative research. In order to determine if the research article is credible and scholarly, it is important to not only look at the credibility of…

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    Human Interaction

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    In her article “The Needless Complexity of Academic Writing,” Victoria Clayton discusses the “protected tradition” to use overly complex language in academic papers. She addresses that the purpose of this rhetoric is to flaunt the author’s intelligence in order to impress the public, their peers, or academic journals. But she also cites research performed by Daniel Oppenheimer of Princeton University that concludes the use of “simple words over needlessly complex ones can actually make authors…

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    Gender And Toys

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    as well as the author of many other academic journal articles and books. Francis’ research was funded by the Froebel Research Institute and published in the journal Oxford Review of Education in 2010. The study focused on the favourite toys and DVDs of children aged three to five. Francis aimed to investigate whether these leisure resources were gendered, and to analyse the ways they could directly educate a child, or develop their skills in a way that could relate to the school curriculum.…

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    During my educational career I was a participant in program called The College Crusades of Rhode Island. The College Crusades of Rhode Island is a college readiness program. Since the third grade I toured several colleges, learned how apply for college, studied good academic writing, was educated on financial welfare and had many classes on understanding how to choose your career. When it came to choosing my own career my view was stuck between what is practical and what do I love? I had a flare…

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    This annotated bibliography is designed to give readers a comprehensive indication of readings regarding the “The effect Immigration has on the United States.” In recent times, majorly because of the presidential election there has been a lot of discussion on the subject of immigration. And so, I used various sources from journals, books, blogs and T.V. interviews to get information from a broad range and an insight of different perspectives about the subject of the impact immigration causes.…

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