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  • The Significance Of History In Arcadia By Tom Stoppard

    Arcadia, a play by Tom Stoppard, examines an English estate in two different time periods and discusses the relevance of the estate’s history. The audience travels back and forth in time as the present day characters learn about the lives of those who lived almost two centuries before them. While costumes, actors, and syntax styles make time travel evident to the audience, the set does not shift at all. Furthermore, all props that are used on stage remain there, whether they be a quill pen or a coffee mug. One prop in particular, a tortoise, is used throughout both worlds. This tortoise best exemplifies one of the major themes of the play, that history is relevant for as long as it matters to someone. In 1809, the audience meets a young girl, Thomasina, and her tutor, Septimus. As they learn about and prove theories well ahead of the time period, a guest in the home, Ezra Chater, learns that his wife has been caught with another man. The play then shifts to the present day, where a writer, Hannah, meets Bernard, a literary critic. Bernard is in search of what happened to Ezra Chater, who wrote “The Couch of Eros,” while Hannah is studying the hermit of Sidley Park, who is a character unknown. As Hannah and Bernard, along with a graduate student, Valentine, accumulate journals and notes from the characters in the past, Bernard believes that Lord Byron shot and killed Chater. The audience by now has learned that Septimus and and Chater are to duel, for Septimus was the man who…

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  • Starbucks Observation Report

    The purpose of this observation today at Starbucks at the slow period of 2PM is to determine how much crucial time between morning rush and evening rush is wasted by employees just standing around and conversing. We will impose the saying “if you lean, you can clean”. This will further determine if the request by upper management to seek out training is in fact necessary. I will be observing the cashier and the barista. The cashier’s name is Amy and the Barista’s name is Tanner. I am observing…

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  • The Importance Of Participation Trophys

    Participation trophies have mounted to become a notably debated topic because many wonder if participation trophies are not beneficial to the kids that receive them, or merely just taking up space in children’s rooms. Author Ashley Merryman elaborated on these opinions in a bold declaration against participation awards. The opposing point of view suggests that participation trophies do more good than bad in a competitive society. Contributing their word to the conversation, Eric Priceman and…

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  • What's Wrong With Giving Children Participation Trophys?

    described their bold opinions concerning the topic of participation awards, allowing me to decide my view of these awards: allowing kids to be encouraged by participation awards is useful in young kids taking part in different activities. Parker Abate claims within his article “In Youth Sports, Participation Trophies Send a Powerful Message” that participation trophies help kids remember that teamwork with peers allows one to succeed in life and that succeeding doesn’t always mean coming in…

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  • Participation Backwards

    What does an award mean to a person? An award could mean a person was successful; such as, moving to the next step in a career. A reward could also mean recognition for a simple action given; such as, showing up to class. These rewards for showing up to class, one may feel that these are participation trophies. While participation trophies may boost a child's self-esteem, children grow up believing goals in life are easy to come by and no matter how hard they try, they still receive credit;…

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  • Diagnostic Products Corporation Case Analysis

    This encourages FSEs to work efficiently and finish their jobs in a timely manner. However, the points part of this system are not currently attached to monetary compensation and are just being collected by FSEs with no reward in sight. This is a problem as employees are beginning to feel that they are being held accountable for something that is not real. DPC should look to attaching awards to these points as soon as possible. DPC had suggested three awards based on points accumulated. These…

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  • When I Became A Leader

    only test scores and your high school GPA, but on the integrity of the person applying for the scholarship. They, the scholarship committee, did this by having every applicant write something very similar to a personal essay one would write for a college application. In fact, I tweaked one of my personal statements to correctly address the question at hand. For all the winners of the scholarship there was a commemorative dinner. At this dinner each award recipient could bring two other people…

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  • Should The Lottery Be Abolished Persuasive Essay

    Whether to award participation trophies or not is a big controversial issue in America today. However, most people are in favor of not awarding participation trophies to children because it does not teach them a life lesson. A solution to solve the problematic are to ensure both the winning and losing team a trophy. However, when both teams receive a trophy this defeats the purpose of even playing the game. Children are smart enough to know if they won or lost a game, and by letting each team…

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  • Should Millennials Be Allowed In The Hunger Games

    cone either way. I'd rather play half a game." This quote is from one of Brian Regan's performances, "Lousy in Little League", where he talks about the new social norm of rewarding children for participating. While Brian Regan is a comedian, and this was meant to be funny, it does have some truth. Just as Brian Regan said, children become aware that the same reward is given no matter the amount of effort given on their part. This leads to the growing problems the upcoming generations struggle…

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  • Galvanized Nails, Quality Control And Green Chemistry Summary

    policies and green chemistry policies. Green Chemistry is the practice of chemistry in an environmentally safe way to prevent pollution. We used green chemistry to minimize the amount of waste we were to be creating. We ended up creating waste from degalvanizing nails. There was a 6 molar solution of hydrochloric acid that stripped the zinc on the nails. Nails are dipped in zinc to prevent rusting. The amount of zinc placed on these nails has to comply with industry standards. A high standard…

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