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Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)

- 1. Introduction Critical discourse analysis (CDA) is primarily inspired by Halliday’s (1985) Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) which describes language as ‘social semiotic’. According to Fowler et al. (1979), “language is social act and it is ideologically driven”. van Dijk (1988) also views language as being not only based on linguistic structures but also on a set of ‘complex communicative events’ which are embedded in social context. He introduces the socio-cognitive model of CDA where social and personal cognition mediates between society and discourse....   [tags: linguistics, analysis of texts]

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Workfare: A Critical Examination

- Introduction This essay will examine the technique of workfare as a way of governing the poor. Workfare is a widely contested area which evokes many conflicting opinions at both the political and the public level. The following quote comes from Dan Hodges, a British commentator writing for The Daily Telegraph, and gives an interesting insight in one of the discussions workfare poses. Hodges writes about the way several proponents of workfare (including David Cameron, the British PM in 2012), who are quite successful themselves with their careers, condemn unemployed citizens to do anything but pleasant jobs without getting a reasonable compensation: ‘What rule says workfare must be the same...   [tags: work ethic, unemployment, penal system]

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Jane Austen Critical Analysis

- There is a difference between a good book that simply entertains the reader, and a good book that impacts the reader. What an author chooses to focus on in their writing can be the factor that outlines the difference between the two. An author’s style outlines the differences that set them apart from other authors. Writing style is also what defines the author and characterizes their writing. Style often remains unchanged and reflects a writer’s beliefs which are often displayed through their work’s content or theme....   [tags: writing style, values, social status, criticism]

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Critical Thinking in History

- My enrollment in the History course this semester was due to requirements for my bachelor’s degree in nursing. Rather than feeling that the course took valuable time away from the core curriculum, what I learned has made a lasting impact on how I feel about the world around me and who I am in that world. Those changes are going to impact the way in which I interact with my future patients and conduct myself as a healthcare professional. The format of the course facilitated a deeper understanding of social and cultural concepts and how those concepts can affect and even define a group of people or region to the rest of the world....   [tags: Importance of History]

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Nursing Critical Thinking Inventory

- 1. How do you justify your thinking to someone who questions your conclusions. 2. Do you ever think aloud, or do you wait to speak until you have your ideas firmly in place. Why. 3. In what situations are you easily swayed from your thinking by someone else’s opinion. Contextual Perspective 1. Describe how you approach an ambiguous situation. 2. How often, and under what circumstances, do you ask questions that start with “But what if…?” or “It depends…?” 3. When you tell a story, do you tend to include background information, or do you keep more strictly to the point....   [tags: Nursing Essays]

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Unleashing My Critical Perception

- History has never appealed to me because it has always been about "his-story." For the first time in twelve years of my academic career, attending public school, my classes have alway been subjective. I was not inclined nor interested in learning about the fall of the Roman Empire, Crusaders or Revolutionary wars. I did not feel a cultural connection or found a common ground. The information I was learning did not apply to my personal life or change my perception of the world. It was not until this semester that I discovered a history subject I found a genuine connection with....   [tags: from public to private school]

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Critical Analysis of Diamond

- ... The two groups were separated and then reunited after 1000 years, and while the Maori continued to grow, the Moriori remained hunter-gatherers. Polynesian Islands Medium Scale Example: The Maori/Moriori example is part of an even larger “experiment” of all the Polynesian islands. Various environmental (ultimate) factors on the different islands led to differences in the rates of development. Political Unit: Not necessarily the area of an island, but the area of a unified political group. There can be multiple per island or one for multiple islands....   [tags: chapter, world, factors, question]

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Critical Thinking

- INTRODUCTION Critical thinking has been defined in great depth over thousands of years yet comparison of many of these definitions show the emphasis alters between what characteristic is deemed most important for each individual. However the definition alters, the same three important principles are always included: scepticism, open-mindedness and objectivity. It is important for each individual to conclude his or her own definition of critical thinking to enable a specific authenticity that equates to an individuals academic work....   [tags: Higher Education]

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Critical Criminology

- Critical criminology, also known as radical criminology dates back to the concepts of Marxism. Despite the fact that Fredric Engels and Karl Marx were the founders of contemporary radical criminology, none of them gave explicit focus to crime. William Bonger (1876-1940), a Dutch criminologist was a more direct founder of this concept. It gained popularity during the early 1970s when it tried to explain the causes of contemporary social mayhem. He used economic explanations were used by critical criminology to analyze social behavior by arguing that social and economic inequalities were the main reason behind criminal behavior (Henry & Lainer, 1998)....   [tags: Criminology]

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure

- Protecting Critical Infrastructure According to the Department of Homeland Security, Critical Infrastructure are the assets, systems and networks, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have debilitating effect on security, National economic security, national public health or safety, or ay combination thereof. In order words, protecting critical infrastructure is one of the six major missions of the Department of Homeland Security and especially since the 9/11 attacks numerous changes has been applied on infrastructure protection....   [tags: homeland security]

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Critical Thinking and its Links to Success

- Introduction With the development of human society, we have stepped in to the information age, leading the cost of decision-making significant increased. This special age has focused attention on good thinking as an important element of life success (Huitt, 1995; Thomas & Smoot, 1994). This report will provide an overall description of what critical thinking is, and explain what it means for students to do critical thinking. Overall description of critical thinking The definition of critical thinking has changed somehow over the past few decades....   [tags: analysis, business, problem solving]

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Critical Thinking Application

- Critical thinking is an important aspect of an individual’s daily life, regardless of an ethnicity, gender, or age. The individual, who has a strong sense of critical thinking skills, has a sense of inquisitiveness, finding an inventive solution to a problem or issue that he or she may be faced with. Critical thinking is used on an individual’s personal life he or she as well will use his or her critical thinking skills on a professional level. In the following paper the discussion of what critical thinking is as well as discusses the “University of Phoenix’s” decision making model, and how critical thinking skills can help us make a crucial decision....   [tags: Decision Making Model]

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Critical Infrastructure Protection

- Introduction When it comes to protecting an infrastructure, careful planning and coordination needs to take place. Protecting an infrastructure takes an important security initiative called Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP). The United States critical infrastructure is protected by the Department of Homeland Security. Examine three areas of the Department of Homeland Security: mission, operations and responsibilities The first area is the Department of Homeland Security’s mission. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created in 2002 by the Homeland Security Act....   [tags: planning, homeland security, cyber systems]

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The Interaction between Critical and Creative Thinking

- The most critical essay I ever wrote was the extended essay on biology. I had to critically think about my topic by researching. Then I had to write a lab to perform. The last thing was to analyze my results and research that I found in order to reach a conclusion. Within this process, I also had to use creative thinking in order to get through the problems that arise and buildup knowledge. My essay topic was on the effects of carbon dioxide on plant growth. The lab design I wrote called for enhanced concentrations of carbon dioxide....   [tags: Knowledge Management ]

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Critical Incident Scenario

- ... The teacher waited patiently for Bianca to arrived to class, but she never did. The school counselor informed her principal of the situation and he mentioned that they could not do a report of child abuse without first speaking to the child and not having all the detail to report it. The school counselor informed the teacher what the principal had told her and that basically they needed to speak to the student first before doing anything else. The teacher was full of mixed emotions and did not know how to react that there was no report done due to lack of information and concern of the safety of his student....   [tags: sexual abuse, schools, teacher, counselor]

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Architecture: Critical Regionalism

- From my opinion off what I have gathered, I came to an understanding that Critical regionalism can be seen as an approach to architecture that tries to stand up for places culture and identifies the identity of a place where Modern Architecture has failed to, by using the building's geographical context and reference of vernacular architecture. The term critical regionalism was first used by Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre and, with a somewhat different meaning, by Kenneth Frampton. Critical regionalism could be considered as a particular kind of post-modern response....   [tags: le corbusier, building types]

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Critical Thinking: Beneficial in Nursing Education

- ... Nursing students are empowered by critical thinking to act responsibly in determining what constitutes good care, which increases their nursing competence (M.Chang, Y. Chang, Kuo, Yang, & Chou, 2010). Advancing nursing competence with learning to critically think helps nurses meet the standard of care. Safety is essential in the nursing environment. As reported by Fero, Witberger, Wesmiller, Zullo and Hoffman (2008), nursing students are required to meet the minimal standards of care to ensure patient safety....   [tags: health care professionals]

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The Value of Critical Research in Higher Education

- Critical inquiry can add depth to our knowledge of higher education and the inequities inherent within our current educational system. This depth comes from the insights critical inquiry brings to light by looking at how the majority or group in power uses their power to make it seem socially acceptable to discriminate against minorities and keep inequitable systems in place. Critical inquiry looks at those on the inequitable side of the experience, although it is not without its flaws, or at least perceived flaws....   [tags: learning, analysis]

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Critical Pedagogy in Social Studies Education

- Since the early twentieth century, educational theorists and researchers debated often about topics concerning the validity, purposes, and best approach to public education and the social studies discipline in the United States. Since the adoption of Ralph Tyler’s teacher-centered, essentialist approach to curriculum, John Dewey’s call for progressive reform and student-centered learning, and Paolo Freire’s call for an education that advocates social change and the destruction of social oppression, education pundits found themselves stuck between different goals, outcomes, and possibilities for teaching social studies....   [tags: Education ]

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Academic Critical Analysis

- Introduction The aim of this paper is to explore and critically analysing two research articles. The critical analysis will explain the importance of the study, evaluate design and research method used in those articles. To identify any gaps it will provide the literature review in those researches and possibility for the new study. The project plan, for the possible research will be developed on a potential gaps and the essay will finish with the conclusion. A study in 1997 points out that in the UK between 38-57% of people, in long-term care, have a moderate to severe form of dementia (Elliot et al 1999)....   [tags: explore, critique, research articles]

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Critical Legal Thinking

- ... It is evident this transpired, there was a sale. A sale is a transaction that is consensual from both the parties involved. The business matter to be determined is the intention of either parties as exposed by the expressions in their agreement in light of the circumstances surrounding the sale. The objective manifestation theory of contracts, which stands adhered to in this state lays pressure on the outward expression of agreement made by either of the parties to the other. The independent objective of the parties is therefore extraneous and not of any relevance....   [tags: settlements, ethics]

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The 's Second Issue With The Critical Period

- Tokudome’s second issue with the critical period stems from if there is a biological explanation to the theory, then it should hold under all but the most unusual of circumstances. In short, if the CP exists, then later learners should physically and neurologically be unable to reach native-like proficiency (Tokudome 23). This is expressed by CPH proponents such as Long who have stated that a native-like accent is impossible without first exposure occurring before age twelve or perhaps age six. They believe native-like pronunciation and native-like grammar are out of reach beyond the critical period (qtd....   [tags: Second language acquisition, Language acquisition]

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Critical Analysis of an Incident in a Clinical Setting

- The purpose of this essay is to reflect and critically study an incident from a clinical setting whilst using a model of reflection. This will allow me to analyse and make sense of the incident and draw conclusions relating to personal learning outcomes. The significance of critical analysis and critical incidents will briefly be discussed followed by the process of reflection using the chosen model. The incident will then be described and analysed and the people involved introduced. (The names of the people involved have been changed to protect their privacy) and then I will examine issues raised in light of the recent literature relating to the incident....   [tags: Reflection Upon Nursing Skills]

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Critical Literacy and Content Literacy Connections

- Critical Literacy and Content Literacy Connections Critical literacy is the ability to read and write in a way that results in a deeper understanding. Critical literacy is an approach that teaches students “to exercise their critical faculties to filter what they understand and are asked to believe from texts” (Temple, Ogle, Crawford, & Freppon). Content area literacy “emphasize two ideas: 1) the significance of reading to learn and 2) the importance of teaching students to become more proficient and efficient readers of content area texts.” (Swafford & Kallus)....   [tags: teaching students, understanding]

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Critical Pedagogy: The Study of Oppression in Education

- In the education world, the topic of critical pedagogy will be introduced to many. Before one can discuss critical pedagogy, one must know the meaning of it. Critical pedagogy is known to many as the study of oppression in education. It includes how issues of sex, race, gender, culture, and other social factors shape education. Critical pedagogy is also known by many as how teaching and learning takes place. An example of critical pedagogy is when students are able to ask why and respond or challenge questions that are asked in a free manner....   [tags: teaching, teachers]

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Critical Discourse Analysis

- Critical Discourse Analysis Jan blommaert and Chris Bulcaen makes a brief introduction to the study of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). CDA intends to use social-theoretical method in discourse analysis and is primarily linguistically based (Blommaet & Bulcaen, 2000, p.447). It intends to analyze the structural relationships of dominance, discrimination, power and control through a textual study (Blommaet & Bulcaen, 2000, p.448). Based on the assumption that social discourse is constructed and socially conditioned, CDA explores the power dynamics in this process....   [tags: Social Discourse]

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Sociology Critical Reading

- Sociology-Critical Reading “At a certain stage of their development, the material elements of a new product, and as factors in the labor process, by incorporating living labor with their dead substance, the capitalist at the same time converts value, i.e. past materialized, and dead labor, into capital, into value with big value, a live monster that is fruitful and multiplies”. This piece of writing is taken from Karl Marx’s Capital: A critique of political economy. An abridgement by Otto Ruhle....   [tags: capital, labor, class]

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Critical Age in First Language Acquisition

- 1.0 Introduction Language is a set of arbitrary symbols which used for communication. Children will be taught or learn their first language from birth. Sometimes the term native language and the term mother tongue are used to indicate the term first language. Possessing a language is the quintessentially human trait: all normal humans speak, no nonhuman animal does.(Pinker, 2005) Nonetheless, learning a first language is something every child does successfully, in a matter of a few years and without the need for formal lessons....   [tags: Language ]

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Kaupapa Māori Theory and Critical Theory

- Discuss how Kaupapa Māori Theory and Critical Theory are similar to one another and yet differ from Deficit Theory. Use examples and references to support your claims. Remember your examples should relate to an educational setting. For many eons the roots of kaupapa Māori theory have grown in Aotearoa by virtue of being the Māori ideology: a philosophical doctrine, incorporating the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values of Māori society; whereas critical theory was developed in the “Frankfurt School “in Europe, in the 1930s....   [tags: Education, Philosophy]

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Critical Information Infrastructure Should Be Protected

- . INTRODUCTION The ever evolving technology plays a major role in the global community and that includes the introduction of the cyberspace which is used by a number of role players with different intentions. In the process, cyberspace becomes a playground for criminal activities whereby cyber crimes are committed. The interdependence of nation states that involve the provision of basic services is also affected as technology is used in the provision of those services globally. Technology is therefore regarded as a critical infrastructure in any country....   [tags: supply chain security]

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Critical Period of Language Acquisition for Children

- The idea of a critical period for language acquisition, first introduced by linguist Eric Lenneberg in 1967, is a popular debate amongst many people. In his initial discovery of the “critical period hypothesis,” Lenneberg stated: “there are maturational constraints on the time a first language can be acquired. First language acquisition relies on neuroplasticity. If language acquisition does not occur by puberty, some aspects of language can be learnt but full mastery cannot be achieved.” Lenneberg also stressed that in the case of bilingual individuals, the critical period is broken into phases....   [tags: Behaviorism, Neuroplasticity]

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OSCE Critical Analysis

- Introduction Within this essay, I will critically analyse an OSCE I undertook, which has increased my awareness, and challenged my understanding in assessing the holistic needs of a service user (John), referred by his GP, whilst incorporating a care plan using the Care Programme Approach (CPA). By utilising this programme and other sources of current literature, I hope to demonstrate my knowledge and understanding in relation to this skill as well as identifying areas with scope for learning. Available Tools There are many tools for assessing mental health needs of patients at pre- and post-intervention on various scales including Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Spielberger State Trait Anx...   [tags: Assessment ]

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The Impact of the RSS Breach on Critical Infrastructure

- RSA is a division of EMC Corporation that offers security products to businesses and government agencies. RSA’s flagship product is SecurID, a combination of two-factor authentication tokens (hardware and software) and the associated server software used in their implementation. This product aims to deliver secure remote access, including access to critical infrastructure. In 2009, it was estimated RSA had “about 40 million tokens and 250 million mobile software versions deployed in over 25,000 organizations”, including banks, government, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical companies (Rashid, 2011)....   [tags: Security ]

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Being A Critical Thinker Or An Effective Communicator

- In the beginning of the semester I rated myself pretty low, I did not know much about teaching reading. I gave myself a score of a weak two out of five, the reason is because, as I said I did not know the first thing on how to teach literature to young kids. Many of the objectives we had I did not understand. How could you expect to teach literature if you, do not understand it. I did not know how to be a critical creative thinker or an effective communicator. My only experience of working with diverse learner was the one day I went to East Ridge and was in the classwork, working with the children....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Thought, Learning]

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Burnout among Critical Care Nurses

- ... The factual presentation style makes this a credible article on the topic rather than just an opinion of the topic. The method the authors choose to present their claim makes a strong argument in support of claim. Quotations are not used as they could indicate to the reader the argument was based on opinion rather than fact. The issue of nurse turnover in critical care is a topic of great importance to me in my career. I chose this article to analyze the topic from a scientific standpoint. I am analyzing these authors’ position on the subject to determine the impact it could have on improving burnout in our hospital’s critical care unit....   [tags: rhetorical situation analysis]

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What Is Ethos and Why Is It Critical for Speakers?

- Honest. Trustworthy. Experienced. Fair. These are all characteristics of ethos that great communicators strive to achieve. Well known speaker and pastor, Louie Giglio has honed the art of ethos by perfecting each of these characteristics. Although I have not perfected ethos in my writing, I strive to emulate the way in which Louie Giglio communicates to his audience. In addition to his staggering credentials, Louie Giglio is able to establish ethos in his speaking by the fair tone he uses to honestly relate to his audience....   [tags: communication, Louie Giglio]

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Private Security and Critical Infrastructure Assets

- The private security and law enforcement officer as well the FBI function and responsibilities have tightened after the 9/11 attacked. Private security officers are undergoing more advanced training from latest technology system to protect the nation to terrorism to be prepared and ready in any event that might come along the way like the 9/11 attacked. After the disastrous event of the 9/11 attack numerous companies and group of people obligate themselves a thorough investigation and evaluation....   [tags: National Security ]

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A Critical Analysis Of Open Relationships Are Healthy

- This critical analysis focuses on whether open relationships are healthy. While Donald Dyson, assistant professor of human sexuality education at Widener University and the National co-chair of the conference for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists claims yes, that there are essential qualities of a healthy relationship and that an open relationship can be successful. Stanley Kurtz, a writer and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center disputes the claim and contends that no open relationships are not healthy and can be damaging to the institution of marriage and will lead to same-sex marriage or plural marriages....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Homosexuality]

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A Critical Analysis of the Secret History of the Mongols

- A Critical Analysis of the Secret History of the Mongols This piece of literary work is one of the few surviving historical literature detailing about the Mongolians existence. The author is not known and even if people date it back to the year 1240, the real date when it was written and the literatures original title is still a debatable matter. Nevertheless, irrespective of these uncertainties, one thing is known to be for sure; the secret history of the Mongols is a piece of literary works that bears a lot of importance in literature and history....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Tower of Babel: A Critical Analysis of the Paintings

- ... According to Genesis 11:1-4, “Throughout the earth men spoke the same language, with the same vocabulary … they said to one another, ‘let us build ourselves a town and a tower with its top reaching heaven. Let us make a name for ourselves, so that we may not be scattered about the whole earth” (Genesis 11:1-4). After God’s identification of what they were doing, “they are all a single people with a single language … this is but the start of their undertakings. There will be nothing too hard for them to do....   [tags: Pieter Bruegel the Elder]

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Critical Summary of "The 'Morphing ' Properties of Whiteness"

- Critical Summary of “The ‘Morphing’ Properties of Whiteness” Within the definitions and perceptions of race exists a dichotomy that Duster illuminates as inconsistent, transforming, and historically erratic depictions of what represents the racial categorization of “white”. Vacillating between racial portrayals of “whiteness”, embodying a divergence between the fluidity of historic and social transformation and a disingenuous reflection of bigotry, disrespect, and intolerance, Duster distinguishes race as a compilation of divergent biochemical, neurological, and social identities (Duster n.d.)....   [tags: Ethnocentrism, Disease Process]

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Identification of Pathogens is Critical in a Clinical Setting

- The identification of pathogens is critical in a clinical setting. Proper identification allows medical professionals to decide the appropriate course of treatment for infected individuals. Additionally, knowledge of characteristics of microbes that are present in everyday life is essential in protecting oneself from infection. A series of differential and biochemical tests was performed in order to identify an assigned unknown specimen. The bacterium to be identified was sample B from wounds. Materials and Methods Prior to the performance of biochemical tests, a Gram stain was performed in order to label the unknown bacterium as either Gram positive or negative....   [tags: Gram negative, biochemical tests, catalase]

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The Journey Of August King : A Critical Review

- The Journey of August King: A Critical Review The movie “The Journey of August King” is based on the book and screenplay written by John Ehle. It was part of a series of historical non-fiction books called the “Mountain Novels.” Another one of his books in that series was also made into a motion picture that was called “The Winter People.” Mr. Ehle is a distinguished novelist (he has won many awards) and is also a humanitarian. Almost of his books are set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, which he calls home (Monks)....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Compromise of 1850]

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A Critical Analysis Of The Structure Of Scientific Journals

- A Critical Analysis of the Structure of Scientific Journals Within the article “Introducing Students to Disciplinary Genres: The Role of The General Composition Course”, the authors claim that structure, reference, and language are three conventions which are prominent in all “academic genres.” “Research Concerning The Influence of Using Different Doses Of Non-Protein Nitrogen in Cows Feed Over the Milk Quantity and Quality” is a scientific article which embodies each of those writing conventions....   [tags: Science, Scientific method, Research]

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Limits and Challenges of the Feminist Critical Approach

- Feminist literary criticism is an approach to literary criticism that is most concerned with the role of women within the context of literature. This includes how female characters are created and understood within any given text, in addition to the role of female authors and female readers. This paper shall focus on some of the theoretical concepts which have been contributed to the feminist literary discourse. It shall compare and contrast aspects of theory put forth by three prominent feminist critics, while also considering the arguments raised by three écriture feminine scholars....   [tags: Literary Criticism, Gender Roles]

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A Critical Analysis Of The Black Settler Society

- A Critical Analysis of Racism in Canadian Law and the “Unmapping” of the White Settler Society in “When Place Becomes Race” by Sherene H. Razack This article study will define the important aspects of space and racial identity that are defined through Canadian Constitutional law in “When Place Becomes Race” by Sherene H. Razack. Razack (2002) the historical premise of a “white settler society” as the foundation for spatial hierarchies in the Canadian society, which reflect a racial divide in the community....   [tags: Race, Racism, Race, Person of color]

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Local Government Is Critical For Rule And Order

- Local government is critical for rule and order in our society. Citizens depend on local government for many of the smaller decisions that are specific to a particular zone or area. Local government also plays a large role in national decisions. In order to improve, the local government should first ensure they have the trust of the citizens they are elected or appointed to serve. Most people view the government as self-serving and inefficient. In order for the system of local government to sustain for years to come, it must put processes in place similar to a successful business....   [tags: Government, Sovereign state, Poverty]

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Reading Comprehension Is A Critical Skill For Students

- Reading comprehension is a critical skill for students. When students demonstrate that they need intensive support in the area of comprehension, the teacher may have to modify the present curriculum being used in the classroom. Therefore, the author suggests a reading comprehension practice modification that combines a modified reciprocal teaching style and cooperative learning. Thus, a reciprocal teaching style is when the teachers and students take turns leading a discussion about the key features of text through summarizing, questioning, clarifying and predicting....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Reading, Understanding]

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A Critical Step Of The Risk Management Process

- Risk identification is the first critical step of the risk management process. It is the process of determining risks that could potentially prevent the program from achieving its objectives. In this step the risk related to the project are laid down and what is their effect on the project. 1. Due to the layout of the backyard, it is possible that Homeowner’s Association do not provide approval on the outlay, which could result in making changes in the design of the recreation area. 2. Due to the construction of the backyard, it is possible that the neighbors do not like loud noise as they are not briefed about the project, which could result in delay in the project....   [tags: Risk management, Project management, Construction]

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Critical Thinking : Identification Of A Strategic Initiative

- Module 1: Critical Thinking Identification of a Strategic Initiative In order to ensure continuous academic improvement, the Colorado Department of Education implemented Unified Improvement Planning (UIP) in 2008. The concern prior to this movement was that schools viewed planning as a stagnant event. The UIP is designed to allow for alignment, documentation, transparency, best practices, and supports in an ongoing system for improvement (CDE, 2013). Now, all school improvements are aligned with state and federal accountability standards....   [tags: High school, Education, Plan, Academia]

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Critical Appraisal of Qualitative Journal Article

- Introduction Everyone possess critical thinking skills but when it comes to criticize a journal article it can be difficult for the first time, one of the best ways to develop critical thinking and reading skills is to use some strategies when reading and evaluating a research study (Wood & Haber,1998). The following essay it is going to focus in a critique of a qualitative journal article by giving its strengths and weakness, critical appraisal it is going to be done with support from different references and frameworks relevant to a qualitative study....   [tags: Article Review, Analysis, Informative]

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Comparison Between Orthodox and Critical Realism

- Realism attempts to rescue this deep, internal sense of loss that is at the heart of modernism. We are living in a world that is accelerating so quickly that it is radicalizing our relationship to the world, causing us to almost disinherit the world. Although we have created it, it also feels like it is stripping us. Realism is the rescue of our souls as it tries to save us from experiencing spiritual danger from losing contact to the real (lecture). The worldview of Realism is one of an immanent perspective; meaning that what is significant in life already exists in the present world, not in the existential imaginary (lecture, w1)....   [tags: damnation, realism, cinema, andre bazin]

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Critical Barriers to Progress of Retinitis Pigmentosa

- CRITICAL BARRIERS TO PROGRESS The lack of homogeneity and progressive nature of RP poses a crucial problem to the development of novel therapies (Marmor 1979, Greenwald 2009).RP is typically late in its onset and progresses slowly; as such an accurate determination of age of onset is problematic (Tsujikawa 2008). This is particularly troublesome as no efficient therapies are currently available with genetic counseling being key in the treatment of the disease, and without an accurate age of onset, counseling can be troublesome at best (Tsujikawa 2008)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Photoreceptor, Vision, Retina]

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Critical Review of Article on Financial Statements

- A Critical Review of Georgiou, G. (2010) “The IASB standard-setting process: Participation and perceptions of financial statement users”, British Accounting Review, 42 (2), pp.103-118. Dr George Georgiou is a senior lecturer in Accountancy and the director of the MSc International Accounting & Finance course at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. He has the following qualifications: BA, MAcc, PhD & CPA. Georgiou is also a PhD supervisor in his research interest topics which lie in accounting regulation, accounting theory, government accounting and market-based accounting....   [tags: Accounting Finance]

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Critical Reaction in the Film Digital Nation

- Critical Reaction In the film Digital Nation, I felt confused and thought it was unrealistic because I didn’t really think about technology that much to even believe that we could die from it. I thought it was unrealistic, because there are a lot of people that are addicted to the internet and as Americans we don’t know how to stop it. The intended audience is mostly parents because parents care more about their kids and how well they do. If you tell a child or a teen about how the internet is affecting you then they’re not going to believe you or just ignore you....   [tags: cinematography, movie analysis]

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Critical Examination of Brooks' The Formalist Critics

- Brooks starts his essay by listing “articles of faith I could subscribe to” (Brooks 19) and pointing out statements about literary criticism that might go with a formalist criticism. Yet, he questions that list its end, and seems to complain that his that his writings have been largely misunderstood. What his statements have to do with faith in connection with literature is up to the reader, since in one of his articles he specifically mentions, “literature is not a surrogate for religion” (Brooks 19)....   [tags: literature, writer, faith]

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A Critical Assessment Of Defining Police Ethics

- A Critical Assessment In defining police ethics, ethical policing and police ethics are not synonymous or interchangeable connotations to or for one another. Aside from establishing a police role independently from establishing any definition of ethics or police ethics, the semantics tend to complicate the defining process. Some of these complications include, but are not limited to, sociological aspects, psychological conditions, or philosophical reasoning. Examples of sociological complications include historical, political, cultural, or economic aspects....   [tags: Ethics, Philosophy, Police, The Police]

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Critical Pros And Cons Of School Uniforms

- Annotated Bibliography Lombardo, Crystal. "7 Critical Pros and Cons of School Uniforms | NLCATP.org." NLCATPorg. NLCTP, 18 Dec. 2014. Web. 8 Sept. 2015. . This article is one of the many articles published by NLCATP. The Chief Editor focused mainly on the pros and cons of wearing a school uniform from a parent’s standpoint and also the student. The article brings up valid points that we all seem to bypass, such as if students should have a say in whether or not they choose to wear a uniform....   [tags: Dress code, Uniform, Education, School uniform]

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Why Healthcare Management Is Critical For Success

- Almost every industry today is having issues with the ever expanding volume of data. In the healthcare sector, Information technology specialists are challenged with developing solutions that integrate data from patients, clinical, physicians, hospitals, administrators, the back office, providers, and payers to pharmaceutical companies. On top of that, these healthcare companies are being monitored and mandate by the Federal regulations like the HIPAA with most recently requirements of the ICD-10 codes....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Patient, Physician]

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Learning English, Critical Thinking and Analyzing

- Over the time that I have learned English, I have gained many new knowledge and understanding of the English language. I have learned about sentence structures, plot diagrams, Socratic seminar, and vocabulary, and essay writings, elements of literature, symbolism, poems, and double entry notes. But overall, my best effort is put into critical thinking and analyzing. I always try my best to answer questions such as identifying themes, foreshadowing, and symbolism. I hope that my grades are improving as I get more used to the school systems and the teaching styles of different teachers....   [tags: ESL, ]

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Belonging Critical Analysis - August Rush

- Belonging comes from an understanding, or the knowledge that an external sense of being comes from an internal sense of connection and safety. For one to have a sense of belonging they must first have and understanding of what belonging is and there should be an internal connection between them and the place that they are belonging to. This critical analysis will reveal how the movie “August Rush” directed by Kirsten Sheridan, relates to the concept of belonging. August Rush is a story of drama with fairy tale elements....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

- Increasing awareness and concerns of consumers regarding food safety and quality, forced many food industries to enhance their products safety and quality by implementing quality assurance and safety management systems. In response to consumer pressure, many industries adopted Hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) system because it is well known preventative, cost effective system if implemented effectively, as well as it is required by law. HACCP can be identified as a systematic scheme to identify, evaluate and control the hazards....   [tags: Food Safety, ISO 9000]

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A Critical Response to Hawthorne’s Puritans

- Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) is critically acclaimed for the portrayal of New England Puritans in his fiction. The grim picture of the rigid and forbidding Puritan community in his works reflects the widespread attitude towards Puritans, yet Professor Deborah L. Madsen, in her paper, “Hawthorne’s Puritans: From Fact to Fiction” claims that this monolithic portrayal of Puritanism results in a ‘powerful misrepresentation of the actual puritans [and] of the dynamics of Puritan theology’ (Madsen 1999, p 510) ....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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Conflict and Critical, Rational Choice Theories

- Criminology theories are Conflict Theory which is based upon the view that the fundamental causes of crime are the social and economic forces operating within society. Critical Theory approaches to culture, and esp. to literature, that seeks to confront the social, historical, and ideological forces and structures that produce and constrain it. Labeling Theory is how the self-identity and behavior of individuals may be determined or influenced by the terms used to describe or classify them. Life Course Theory focuses on the stage of life that exposure to health promoting or harmful influences occurs and the duration of exposure to these influences....   [tags: criminology theories, Detroit crime]

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American Association Of Critical Care Nurses

- Introduction: American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) recommended that the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) should become the graduate degree for the current Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) roles of a clinical nurse anesthetist, nurse specialist, nurse midwife and nurse practitioner. Thus, making the DNP the educational necessity for APNs by 2015 and will coexist with PhD programs. Although Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) prepared nurses will continue to perform research and disseminate findings, DNP prepared nurses will apply and evaluate these findings in the clinical environment....   [tags: Health care, Nursing, Doctorate]

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Critical Issues Of Non Communicable Diseases

- The main point in Maher et al. was to show some of the critical issues of non-communicable diseases (NCD) that needed to address for before it could be turn into action. The authors argued that in order for NCD to receive funding and political action from donors it must categorized and prioritized the different diseases. Categorizing the different disease together (by the disease’s characteristics) it is easier to create a simple test that can classify the disease, making it more access able to low income communities....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Disease, Tobacco]

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The Most Critical Leadership Ethical Dilemma

- Resources: Brief Description: There are hidden Rules for students who come from poverty neighborhoods and high schools. Many college and universities are founded on middle class principles, rules, and language. The under resourced student in many cases are lacking this fundamental understanding of what’s expected when they arrive at college. Or even when they apply for college and try to get funding to pay for it. The hidden rules can be in many forms that many middle class students may be able to understand much easier....   [tags: High school, College, University, Secondary school]

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Critical Analysis Of Middle School Practice

- Melissa Van Heck Dr. Bannister May 20, 2016 EDML 8030 Summer I 2016 Critical Analysis of Middle School Practice Parenting is one of the things in life where there is not a rulebook and there are a lot of beliefs on how to raise children. Parents tend to raise their children based on their childhood experiences whether they were good or bad. Some parents raise their children just like they were raised and some raise their children differently because they don’t agree with the way their parents raised them....   [tags: Parenting styles, Childhood, Parent, Parenting]

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Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Practice

- One of the most essential aspects of doing a job well, no matter what job it is, is the ability to think critically about a situation. Finn (2011) defines critical thinking as “the ability and willingness to assess claims and make objective judgments on the basis of well-supported reasons and evidence rather than emotion or anecdote”. The difference between assessing a certain situation critically and assessing it without any evidence to corroborate your claims is that when you look at something critically, you are using your ability to “come up with the alternative explanations for events, think of research findings and apply new knowledge to social and personal problems” (Finn, 2011)....   [tags: Human Intellect, Healthcare]

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Service Marketing Critical Issues Evaluation

- 1. Introduction In today’s economy, the feature of a company’s support/customer service can signify the difference among success and failure. Good service translates into better customer loyalty, which in turn translates into higher profits and customer profitability. Companies should have strong service management team that can provide and manage the information which is needed to deliver world-class service support as well all the other additional products and services which may require by client as per their business need while delivering incomparable customer satisfaction....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Developing My Critical Thinking Skills

- Given the especially large number of students you see each semester, I don't expect any recollection of my presence in your COMM150 class-- I certainly wasn't an exemplary enough student to have left any lasting memories (which is both good and bad). But I wanted to share with you a small anecdote, because four years later I've realized that your class served as an important catalyst in the development of my critical thinking abilities. As a freshmen at the Altoona campus, I took your class on a whim because I needed a Comm class....   [tags: Personal Reflection]

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Critical Assessment: UNESCO's LVE Framework

- Critical Assessment: In the Unesco's LVE framework there are several crucial caveats, None of the factors should be used alone, they should be used in together to assess language vitality. All factors cannot be treated equally, they have to weighed as per their relevance. Factor 1, 3, & 4 are of crucial importance to all languages. The grades from the assessment of factors not meant for quantitative analysis, rather they are indicators for qualitative interpretations. Apart from these there are certain shortcomings in the frame work: 1....   [tags: language vitality and endangerment]

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The Roles of Critical and Creative Thinking in Gaining Knowledge

- "Knowledge is generated through the interaction of critical and creative thinking. Evaluate this statement in two areas of knowledge." As I was reading this prompt, several questions came to my mind and some of these are: How do we define critical and creative thinking. Is critical thinking more favorable than creative thinking in the areas of knowledge such as natural sciences and the arts. Why is this so. What is the difference between a creative and critical thinker with regard to the ways of knowing....   [tags: Human Intellect]

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The Critical Reception of Flappers & Philosophers

- The Critical Reception of Flappers & Philosophers Flappers and Philosophers served as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “initial encore” after the “considerable success” of his first novel, This Side of Paradise.[1] Fitzgerald’s publisher, Scribners, “liked to have its authors issue short-story collections soon after they had published novels”; the Fall of 1920 offered Fitzgerald, as well as the publishing firm, a unique opportunity to both reinforce and, hopefully, expand the writer’s popular appeal.[2] Fifteen of his stories had been previously published or accepted for future publication when Fitzgerald selected stories for inclusion in Flappers and Philosophers in April of 1920....   [tags: Philosophy Fitzgerald Writers Literature Essays]

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Teachers as Mentors in Critical Pedagogy

- Teachers as Mentors in Critical Pedagogy The young world history teacher stood stern and erect before her students. Around the side of her arm she wore a black cloth. "My name is Ms. Aping. When you are responding to me, you will direct me standing up as Ms. Aping, ma’am. You are not to speak unless I request for you to do so. I will teach you what you need to know, and I expect you to learn it well…questions are quite unnecessary. If you fail to abide by my rules you will spend a great deal of your lunchtime with me....   [tags: Teaching Learning Essays]

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Introducing Critical Theory in the High School Curriculum

- Higher education institutions, especially those dedicated to liberal arts, recently experienced a revolution in the way culture and societies are constructed and analyzed. The gradual introduction of critical theory provided a new framework for understanding cultural productions. In the specific context of literature, critical theory is a reader-response base analysis and criticism of written works. Critical theory is distinguished from other forms of theory in that it “seeks human emancipation.” (James)....   [tags: higher education, liberal arts]

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The Importance of Critical Thinking to the Decision Making Process

- The decision-making process in business is an important part of a company’s success. Making the right decision relies on using the attributes of critical thinking. The following will show the relationship between decision making and critical thinking and how one company uses critical thinking in its decision making everyday to maintain the company’s health and customer satisfaction. Critical Thinking “Critical thinking is the disciplined art of ensuring that you use the best thinking you are capable of in any set of circumstances” (Paul & Elder, 2006, p....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Ando in the perspective of critical regionalism: Concrete Resistance

- Through this paper a comparative representation on the definition and background of the evolution of critical regionalism will be explored. Moreover through this essay, the arguments of how ‘Ando’s’ architectural approach is of a ‘critical regionalist’ manner will be examined significantly. The definition of critical regionalism is a direct approach to architecture that strives to oppose ‘placelessness’ and the apparent lack of identity and character in modern architecture through the use of building's geographical context....   [tags: Architecture]

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A Critical Analysis of the Poetry of Marvell

- Critical Analysis of The Garden As with many of his poems, Andrew Marvell wrote The Garden to put forward his point of view and then argue it logically. In The Definition of Love, for example, he writes about unrequited passions, insisting that Fate itself acts against true love; in The Garden he takes a similarly pessimistic viewpoint and takes it to its misanthropic limits, attempting to argue that being at one with nature and away from other people is the best way to live. All poets have traits and habits that define their own style - some more so than others....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Critical Thinking and Decision Making

- Critical Thinking and Decision Making In the corporate environment critical decisions must be made, sometimes quickly, whether because of changes in market conditions, corporate profits, or corporate performances. The decision-making process is vital to good management in today’s work environment. This paper will examine the relationship between critical thinking and the decision making process, explain what the textbook authors believe, and relate how both apply to today’s workplace. Critical thinking involves the ability to weigh evidence, examine arguments, and construct rational bases for generally accepted beliefs....   [tags: Corporations Managerial Decision Making Essays]

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