• Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
    English 1302 12 April 2010 The Setting in the Ambrose Bierce’s Story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is better than in the Movie. Ambrose Bierce’s short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” does a better job at carrying the plot more effectively than Director Robert Enrico did in his film production...
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  • Changes
    certain things, even the most simplest and innocent, that enlighten him or her or bring about a revelation. At one point in each of our lives we will or already have had one such meaningful incident. In Annie Dillard’s short essay “Dumbstruck,” she recounts an experience just like that. Dillard’s experience...
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  • Testing
    The Introduction The first paragraph of the academic essay is the one that is usually the most different from the basic paragraph that we have studied. In Lessons #1 and #2, we saw that a basic paragraph had a topic sentence as its first sentence, followed by supporting sentences with supporting details...
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  • Doctor
    Writing about Graphs: Overview Before you Begin Underline key words. Write related words – turn nouns into verbs, verbs into nouns, adjectives into adverbs, etc. Write opposite words, similar words, synonyms, etc. Circle and highlight the graph. Use arrows. Make notes. Circle the biggest, the smallest...
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  • Paragraphing
    Paragraphing 1 Lesson Aim: To investigate typical patterns in paragraph construction. To be able to identify unity, coherence and adequate development in a paragraph. A: Paragraphs and texts tend to follow typical linear patterns in English. They often begin with...
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  • Analysis of The Man Who Lived Underground
    what way?. Gradual mental changes what is a mental change? Be specific are elucidated by other literary techniques such as the metaphorical nature of water or classical references to illusory? blood in hallucination not clear. Daniels’ mental state shifts from guilty fear to maniacal pleasure and back....
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  • Cover Letter
    sections: FIRST PARAGRAPH: This is the "why I'm writing to you" paragraph which immediately tells the employer the position you want to be considered for. This is short - usually 2-3 sentences. Points to cover: Why you are writing and which position you are applying for.  How you heard about the position...
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  • Symbols in Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    The Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a short story about a young Puritan who visits the woods and finds that a large majority of the villagers of Salem are part of a witch cult that meets in the deep woods at night. The first layer of this story reflects the hysteria surrounding the Salem...
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  • Reading Skill
    knowledge of the subject matter to make predictions about content and vocabulary and check comprehension  using knowledge of the text type and purpose to make predictions about discourse structure  using knowledge about the author to make predictions about writing style, vocabulary, and content • Skimming...
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  • Main Elements of a News Article
    the five major components, or parts, of a news article. • Headline (Heading) The headline is the title of the news article. The headline should be short, does not include a lot of detail, and should catch the readers’ attentions. It is normally not a complete sentence, and tries to summarize the main...
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  • Writing Essays
    debate about this topic. Opinions and conclusions should be presented clearly and supported with appropriate evidence and sound argument. Your judgement is being asked for. | Why | Present the reasons. (Similar to 'account for'). | Key Concepts in History You need to be knowledgeable about these...
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  • Comparative Essay
    Assignment: Paragraph Response A Secret Lost in the Water & Mirror Image What is "Self-discovery"? The dictionary defines discover as "to gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown)". In the short stories "A Secret Lost in the Water" and "Mirror Image", there is a co-relation...
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  • Compare and Contrast
    similarities. When we contrast, we show our readers a subject's differences. Compare and Contrast essays are learning-process essays. You learn about your subject as you gather and organize information. This type of essay takes a bit of organization, and it's this organizational process, this gathering...
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  • final essay
    and hometowns, think about where they’re from and discern what having that place to call home means to them as I so passionately specify what it means to me. When reading my paper aloud in my head, precise pictures of the rolling hills covered in deep greens, the still lake water that breaks as the...
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  • Diaoyu Islands
    the courses of GHP, which is short for Geography, History and Politics. At this course we have to learn all kind of things relating to these subjects like the time of the dynasties and the journey of Marco Polo to China. Part of our mark for GHP is to write an essay about a certain subject relates to...
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  • Kipnis
    Draft 3 Short Talks Project Intro We were approached with this assignment after we read "Short Talks" by Anne Carson. In this essay she had an introduction, followed by short blurbs with titles. When I was looking for pictures to write about I look at things and said to myself...
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  • A Story
    In this very short story, Alice Walker tells of a young, African American girl who, while gathering flowers, stumbles quite literally upon the body of a dead man. The atmosphere, language and subject matter of the story suggest the southern United States as a setting-sometime in the mid- to late-20th...
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  • Essay
    structure plan Reading and researching Reflect and evaluate – refine your plan Writing the first draft What is a paragraph? Signalling words within paragraphs Linking ideas between paragraphs Writing the introduction Writing the conclusion Academic writing style – a very brief guide Planning an essay –...
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  • Khjhjhj
    Pesticides Directions: read carefully each statement and answer it. Watch the following video – DDT and Pesticides, and write a short reflection paragraph about the topic. If you want to see again this video, you can find it on the following direction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ64sV0nSVU ...
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  • Commentary of “the Curious Incident of the Dog at Nighttime”
    by one of the people that got off the train and by the lady in the yellow water proof coat. In this short excerpt from the story the author begins each paragraph with “And” making the transition from paragraph to paragraph a bit robotic, choppy and simple and is an example of a rhetorical device...
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