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  • The Future And Vacation In Linda Ferguson's A Parable

    A decision has to be made: return to the past or proceed to the future. This is the story of A Parable. Something seems to be missing, though. The present isn’t an option, why is that? Many people, just like this man faced with problems of life or death, are far too preoccupied with the past and the future to the point where the present is no longer an option. The point of this essay is to show that becoming aware of the present is a “present” in itself, and it can lead to a positive outlook on life: no matter how little time is left of it. To completely understand why the present is so important to focus on, the understanding of why the past and the future aren’t worth focusing on (for the majority of the time) is necessary. The first tense to understand is the past. What makes the past the past? The fact that it already happened in the present is the simplistic way of explaining it. The past is essential to learn from, but when someone becomes caught up in the past, they become incapable of moving forward in life. This impacts mood, motivation, and outlook on life in general. The one thing someone should understand about the past, if anything, is that it has already happened. Something that has already happened cannot be changed, and if there was something to change it, it wouldn’t be by worrying. It’s mainly about the mindset of the person. Samina Ashfaq states that, “In order to see their true ‘self’ the males and females of a society have to liberate or emancipate from…

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  • A Personal Narrative: The Game Of Basketball

    There’s nothing like the sound of the echoing of balls bouncing, and shoes squeaking on the hardwood floor of a gym. For me this was a very familiar place and sound of the many years playing the sport I love, the game of basketball. This time I wasn’t the one playing, I was coaching. Last fall I was asked by my high school varsity coach if I would help out coaching the freshmen team. My first initial thought was no, but I told him that I would think about it and get back to him as soon as…

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  • Language Sample Essay

    Olivia demonstrates that she can properly organize words in a sentence. She shows that she can use words like ‘in’, ‘on’, and articles in these sentences here, “We went in the back (um) of the store,” “I just use the wedgie on my skies,” “And I have a carriage.” This is common for her age, but she does not, however, demonstrate that she can properly use a past regular verb that send in -ed. This is normal for her age, but since she is able to understand time she should be able to use a word that…

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  • The Challenges Of Eustress

    We went to the doctor a few times and he said that it was caused by Chronic stress and I was just too tense all the time. From the American Psychological Association, they say ‘Chronic stress causes the muscles in the body to be in a more or less constant state of guardedness.’ To be guardedness means that your muscle tenses up and you are on your guard during your stress. That is why people tell you to talk to someone or go do something active during stress to channel it into something…

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  • Reflection On Listening Skills

    This listening diary assignment was made to make us more aware of how we use our listening skills in our everyday life for a consecutive three days. Helping to analyze how we interact with others through our responses, it gave insight as to how this affects our perception of communication. When I began to start writing down notes in my Listening Diary, I believed that I listen to comprehend, to appreciate and to discern. I chose my ineffectiveness as selective, eavesdropping, and…

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  • Analysis Of David Shapiro's 'Song For Rudy Burckhardt'

    throughout the union. When combined into a poem as a whole, the personification of anxiety’s actions are clear, and the effect that those actions may have on a person is shadowed in the second line of each stanza. At first, my imitation may not look as dynamic, but is more complex than it seems if someone were to study the poem. This is what I came to understand in Shapiro’s original text. His poem is not simply a poem of snow falling on random things; rather it is a poem dedicated to David…

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  • Analysis Of Repent, Harlequin ! Said The Ticktockman

    In “Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman”, Harlan Ellison tells the story of a man who brings chaos in a controlling system. Robert Frost’s poem “Out, Out-” focuses on a boy that lost his hand while working and later died. Both texts show the reality of our lives and how it is expected to conform by possessing similar and contrasting use of symbolism and tone. The poem centers around a little boy that dies after he cuts his hand while cutting wood with a saw outside in the yard. His family…

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  • Sir Francis Bacon The Four Idols Analysis

    Are we there yet? What’s your name? How old are you? Why? These are all common questions that a young child would ask his/her parents. Young children are usually more susceptible to new things because they have no other beliefs on how things should be. A child is always on the go, exploring new things taking interest in learning everything he/she can. As a child gets old he/she is always on the go but for different reasons. Most children go with the flow relatively easy, but adults don’t. Adults…

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  • Dimension And Train By Munro Analysis

    In Dimension and Train, there is a significant use of flashbacks that Munro has applied, making each story more compelling, and is ultimately the formula in reaching the ending of each where the central characters decide to take a new path in their lives. Dimension is heavily reliant on it, as Munro uses this technique to make the story suspenseful and offer a deeper psychological aspect to the character’s lives. The flashbacks are what build up to the climax of the story, which is a flashback…

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  • Presentation Reflection Essay

    Presentations have never been my strong suit, whether it is talking about myself in front of a group of people to presenting a complex situation to a class. By taking this course I am hoping that I’ll be able to boost my confidence when it comes to public speaking. I have had to complete many presentation in the past but I have yet to master the ability to present well in front of large groups. The first project that we were assigned in my communication class was to get to know our classmate…

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