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  • The Ideal Model

    And I don’t mean that in no nice way” (West, 2004) The way in which he intends the meaning of the n-word is not in the reclaimed “nice way” but instead in the derogatory way that the term is generally used in society. What this criticism can be seen as questioning is to what extent should distortion of reality be allowable in a generated system, is it allowable for me to make these generalisations and infer my conclusions? It is generally accepted that some level of distortion is allowable for a model, take for example the smooth plane of Newtonian physics, however these distortions should be justified in order for the model to be taken seriously. Laymon (1991) suggests that the correct way to think about idealisations is as ideal limits and doing this allows us to say that our models, though containing counterfactuals can tell us about the actual world. In the case of Newtonian mechanics a completely smooth plane is clearly the limit of smooth planes and hence Newtonian physics can tell us something about physics on the never-completely-smooth surfaces of the real world. Laymon asserts that idealisations, where it can be shown that real world examples approach the condition of the model, should be seen as being able to tell us about the system which the model is describing. That is the extreme refinements assumed can be begun to be approached in the real world. Though this doesn’t explicitly justify the belief in the model as such attempts at approach have not taken place it…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Forecasting

    finds explanatory factors of an event. A daily example would be to forecast the future economic growth of our country by selecting numbers of independent variables, such as oil price (x) that can contribute to economic growth (dependent variable y). McDonald uses Simple Moving Average (SMA) or Weighted Moving Average (WMA) to estimate the demand for its hamburger in the next hour. While both methods remove random variations in demand, WMA assigns more weight to recent data to make the forecast…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: A Time To Never Be Forgotten

    fantasy. Off the court my family and I had a blast. Even my little brother and sisters were enjoying themselves even though they were not playing. We ended up losing and placing 23rd out of 200 teams in the tournament. The last game that we played felt like it took forever. The time was as if it was in slow motion. I remember the crowd being rowdy and into the game, the ref blowing his whistle every dead ball, the net making a “swoosh” sound as I would sink my free-throws. All of it, I…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Moving To America Is Coming To America

    So this is where my memory begins; when I was eight years old, my parents told me, my sister and I were coming to America. I was so excited; I remember not been able to sleep the night before I was supposed to depart for America. That morning, my aunt made sure my sister and I had all of our bags and belongings. My sister and I were at the airport with some family members in Africa waiting for our plane. The plane arrived at six pm (GMT), we made our way to the ticket line. I have…

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  • My Trip To College-Personal Narrative

    I can't believe I am already going to college, it seems like it was just last week I started high school. I got accepted to UCLA and I'm so happy because of it which means I am finally moving out. The only thing that sucks is that I get on a long flight from Pearland, Texas to Los Angeles. As I finished packing everything I needed My mom yelled out for me to come outside. We put all of my suitcases in the trunk of the car and I said my final goodbyes to my younger siblings Ana and Jay. Mom and…

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  • Parachuting-Personal Narrative

    Reflective Essay This past summer -- 2016 – was beautiful, amazing, fantastic, and I completely loved every second of it. I say this because I did a lot of things in this long vacation like, buy shoes and wallets. Speaking of shoes, I wore yellow Adidas originals when I rode the airplane to do a parachuting activity. Meaning I jumped off a plane, which was really scary. We didn’t even plan to go parachuting, it just happened so suddenly. I hadn’t wanted to go, but I am glad that I did it…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Host Family

    “ My face is not where you can put your butt on”; that's how I felt and what chair would say if they had a mouth to speak. The plane that I took finally landed at the Minneapolis airport in Minnesota on January 4, 2017. I could not believe that I would spend a year in here without any people who I knew. I felt like I got lost in an amusement park like a huge place and became a missing child. But, on the other hand, I was so proud of all my hardworking that I had done in Korea in order to come…

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  • A Monologue Of My Personal Experience-Personal Narrative

    received exciting news that her sister had invited us to go visit her in Florida. I was happy because that meant I could see my cousins again that I rarely ever see. I was happy until she told me that we were taking a plane to get there. As soon as she said “plane”, my heart sunk and my hands started sweating. A plane. I cannot do a plane ride. People are trapped in a metal can, flying in the air, possibly crashing to their deaths. A plane! No. Not me. I will walk to Florida, maybe I could…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Moving To My Family

    “Waaaaaahhhhhhhh!” I cried while being held by a flight attendant. “Stop that!” my mom complained. It was December 13, 2007, when my family and I moved to America. It has been almost ten years now, and several events had happened that lead up to the problem. We are a family of seven, which includes my mom, Minda; My brothers Cedric, Neil, Philip, and Justin; and my sister, Angela. We first lived in a house owned by my aunt, Gilda, with my cousins and their families. We lived with my aunt, Delsa,…

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  • Personal Narrative-I Believe In Facing Your Fears

    that at the ripe young age of thirteen absolutely terrified me, and that was airplanes. As a child I heard many horror stories of catastrophic plane hijackings and crashes. It scared me to think that so many things could go wrong. The weather could be bad, the plane could be damaged, or something awful might happen to the pilot. Thinking of these things would always make me come to the same conclusion, I would never ride on a plane. For a while I managed to stay true to…

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