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    In this paper, I will argue that John Stuart Mill’s, act-utilitarianism (AU), does not fulfill the complexities of a person’s virtues and the influence it has on their motives. AU claims that an action is right if it brings the greatest amount of happiness for the general well-being. Furthermore, Mill believes that the concept of morality contains two of the main utilities in the Greatest Happiness Principle: a person’s actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. This means that all other desires a person has are to fulfill these actions. Mills acknowledges that the overly simplistic idea of the Happiness Principle may cause human happiness to seem no more sophisticated than a pig’s. He then argues against this by pointing out that “swine” can only experience simple pleasures whereas humans are capable of experiencing “higher”, more sophisticated pleasures. Retreating from the original AU theory, Mills emphasizes greatly that the quality of certain individuals’ pleasure and happiness is above their duty to have motives that serve the “quantity” of more people. One argument presented is that if a particular group of people were exposed to both of two pleasures A and B, if the general consensus amongst this group derived significantly greater happiness from pleasure A than pleasure B, than A must be considered the most desired pleasure. The key proponent to this hypothetical situation is that even…

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    Because the campus closes prior to Parade Day, this action could leave the students’ in greater danger following activities. They may not have safe transportation or a safe place to sleep because of the campus closing. Students now because of the closing of campus are more likely to sleep in cars; go home with others that live off campus that they may not know; and drive drunk to a place to stay. When looking at these reasons alone the standard student would see pain, the absence of pleasure,…

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    subject I am seeking licensure to teach is secondary mathematics. Throughout middle school and high school, math was one of my favorite subjects. I did not enter James Madison University as a mathematics major, however, as I initially believed I wanted to teach elementary school. This was mostly because I was having difficulty deciding what subject I would teach if I chose a secondary education track. I enjoyed all of my classes in high school (except for history), and though I knew I wanted to…

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    While all the other children cried about the math saying it was too hard or boring I on the other hand enjoyed it. This followed me to high school and even then nothing changed. Not even the crying everyone still fell over at the site of a big math formula or equation. But it wasn’t until my junior year of high school when I met my physics teacher who is still my mentor to this day. He truly showed me the wonders and joy that math could offer. We taught me more than I could have ever imagine. We…

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    Right now I am taking Advanced Precalculus as a math course and AP Physics 1 as my science course. I am also taking a math elective, which is AP Computer Science. The other courses include Spanish 4 Advanced, Band, AP US History as well as Honors English. Next year I am planning to take 5 AP classes, which are AP Economics, AP Stats, AP Calculus AB, AP Spanish Language, as well as AP Physics 2. I am considering if I will self-study for some of the AP exams such as the AP Computer Science…

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    Coaching Math

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    Math is an exact science; there is no grey location. Much like another location to look at, we need to first analyze the basics to head farther. Even artwork requires a basic knowledge of paints, brushes, backgrounds, expression, composition, and plenty greater. Very not often can a person just make it up to get the meaning of it. The identical is going for math. Very hardly ever are you able to just make something up, “guess,” and get by. However, coaching math is one hassle in itself. We first…

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    Essay On Gum Graft

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    What is Gum Graft Surgery? What is a gum graft and why might one be needed? The initial thought of having a gum graft performed can be enough to cause some stress. However, worry not, if you need a gum graft, it is a simple procedure performed in your dentist’s office. In all honesty, it sounds worse than it actually is. If you need to have a gum graft performed, or are considering one, clearing the air of what it actually is and why it is needed may help alleviate some of your fears. A gum…

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    I. To begin my observation, I chose to observe Erika. I arrived after she already cleaned her unit, but I was there to see her prep her unit. She got out her instrument cassettes from the sterilizing room and her tray. Then she went to go get her patient. She was very friendly with him and asked about how his day was going so far. Erika had everything ready to go to start her patient process which looked very professional. I was also impressed with how smoothly she transitioned from asking small…

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    After the first import of mathematical ideas from the 6th century (Smith), there was no established notation for mathematics until Seki Takakazu (関 孝和) and his followers did so in the 17th century (Deal, Mathematics). As the Japanese language is written vertically from right to left, as opposed to horizontally from left to right, the resulting notation was very different to its western equivalents. The other prime example is enri. Similar to its western counterpart of calculus, this branch of…

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    Math had always came easily to me. I was known as the math know-it-all because I would be finished with homework assignments before class was even over. Thus, in ninth grade, my Algebra I teacher told me that I should go into a honor level math class. My first honors level class was a breeze to me. We could hand in homework late, revise tests and quizzes, and had perfect notes given to us in class. In Algebra II, that all changed. My first week of Algebra II, I realized things were going to be…

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