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02 Oct 2007
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Governmental Leadership: Not Always Accurate

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

It is argued by a noted historian that the federal government sets the policies and the people calmly follow. However, for that to be the case, one would have to ignore the many riots and protests that have taken place in America from 1945-present. Also, this noted historian says that the central...

02 Oct 2007
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A Critique of Democracy through Aristotle (and Plato)

Essay - 2 pages - Journalism

Democracy is defined today as “a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.” In the time of Plato and Aristotle, there was a simple definition that was essentially...

02 Oct 2007
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Evaluating the Forces of Fate through Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet

Essay - 2 pages - Journalism

In many of William Shakespeare's dramas, a theme that seems to appear habitually is fate. Fate is defined as the “supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events, and the inevitable events predestined by this force.” Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet are two stories in...

02 Oct 2007
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Isolated Uncertainties

Essay - 3 pages - Journalism

A community can be generalized as a place where people with similar interests and lifestyles dwell together in healthy unison. Since the Romantics, a theme that reappears in literature often is alienation. Despite this, the concept of “community” is still present in such works as...

28 Sep 2007
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Wrongful Writing

Essay - 5 pages - Journalism

There are many ethical issues that come up within journalism as a whole, from broadcasters to anchors to cameramen. One of the positions that have come under the most scrutiny in the last several years however has been within the realm of print journalism and the writers who work there. This...

28 Sep 2007
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Literary vs. Commercial Fiction

Essay - 2 pages - Journalism

The difference between literary fiction and commercial writing is an interesting contrast played out by many fiction writers. Literary fiction is known to be a more intelligent type of writing. The author usually includes in the story several underlying themes or subplots, trying to teach us...

28 Sep 2007
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Changing Over- Modern Newspapers

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Journalism

The past is past and the new is here to stay. No longer are we a society that goes to the store to pick up our newspapers each day, including those ever so popular Sunday papers with the coupons stuffed inside. But we are turning toward the internet for our news, and the newspapers publishers are...

27 Sep 2007
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Hunter's in the Snow

Essay - 3 pages - Journalism

The short literary fiction Hunter's in the Snow, written by Tobias Wolff, is an interesting story depicting the life of three men who embark on a hunting journey that none shall forget. The story brings to mind a time not to long ago that seems simpler yet more complex then our urbanized state of...

26 Sep 2007
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Letter for graduate student association grant proposal

Sample letter - 1 pages - Journalism

I am hoping to receive funding to attend the 2007 AWP Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, March 1 - 3 from the GSA. As a creative writing student and the new editor of MAGAZINE, this conference will be an amazing opportunity to attend one of the biggest and...

26 Sep 2007
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How to Start and Run a Small Book Publishing Company by Peter I. Hupalo - published: 26/09/2007

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

The author of this book, Peter Hupalo, self-published his first book, Thinking Like An Entrepreneur in 1999, thus beginning his company, HCM Publishing. This book appears to be the second book he has self-published, though he does not mention how many books by other authors he has published. I...

26 Sep 2007
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Cover letter for writing position

Sample letter - 1 pages - Journalism

Dear Mr. Sample, I am writing to express interest in the writing position offered on samplesite.com. In May 2007, I graduated from College NAME with a BA in English and a concentration in creative writing. My educational background and work experience have...

13 Sep 2007
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American Idol

Essay - 4 pages - Arts and art history

In its first season, American Idol garnered the attention of 22.77 million viewers on the finale night. The last season—the show's fifth—36.38 million people tuned in to witness Taylor Hicks take home the ultimate title of American Idol (Wikepedia.com). Hicks, a stocky,...

13 Sep 2007
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Analyzing Flynn's Ether

Essay - 2 pages - Journalism

Opening Nick Flynn's first published book of poetry, Some Ether, is like peering through a textured window. While the colors and images are sharp, the objects and sentiments are distorted—candidates for unique interpretations. Flynn's fragmented poetry reflects his confusion...

13 Sep 2007
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Smells Like Lautréamont's Spirit

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Arts and art history

In 1790, Immanuel Kant published an essay that read as complicated as the art he sought to promote. “Critique of Judgment” serves as the ultimate philosophy of aesthetics, proclaiming “Genius is the talent (or natural gift) which gives rule to art” (Kant 150). ...

13 Sep 2007
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Breakaway (A continuation of "AmericanIdle")

Essay - 4 pages - Arts and art history

To the surprise of fans and American Idol producers alike (in varying degrees of delightful glee and ghastly shock), Clarkson's second album conveyed an entirely different message than the first. Entitled Breakaway, the music simply delves deeper than the playful bubbles at the surface of...

12 Sep 2007
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The Wall Street Journal: Does Language Exclude Others?

Essay - 2 pages - Journalism

The assignment states that “language use in discourse communities functions (in part) to exclude others”. While this is true in many cases, sometimes language use in discourse communities actually functions to include others. After all, the goal of any publication, be it a newspaper, a...

12 Sep 2007
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Ragtime

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Arts and art history

Ragtime is an American musical genre that was most popular during the first twenty years of the 20th century. It is a dance form that is written in 2/4 or 4/4 time, where there is a walking bass that plays legato on beats 1-3 and staccato chords played on 2-4 beats in the right hand. A big...

12 Sep 2007
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The Recovery of Music

Essay - 3 pages - Arts and art history

To experience music as it is exactly is a great thing, but a difficult thing. Being an audience to a piece of music does not ensure such experience, and in fact the performers of music themselves can experience music. Bystanders and composers also experience music in unique ways....

06 Sep 2007
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The Ineffective Alternative for Youthful Offenders: Juvenile Boot Camps

Essay - 3 pages - Journalism

America's youth are becoming more and more involved with crime, while juvenile crime rates are skyrocketing. As these crime rates increase, a need for better and more proficient means to detain and rehabilitate youth is apparent. Juvenile boot camps were the solution that many...

06 Sep 2007
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The USA Patriot Act: How Un-Patriotic Is It?

Essay - 3 pages - Journalism

After the attacks of 9/11 on American freedom and on American soil, it was apparent that there was a need for better protection against terrorist attacks, and for the very freedom that we once cherished, and, to some extent, took for granted. The American government devised a plan to...

30 Aug 2007
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Writing for Travel Magazines

Essay - 2 pages - Journalism

Journalists write feature stories for travel magazines to inform their audience of different vacation locations and to give them tips and advice on what activities to explore while on holiday. The main goal of journalists is to sell magazines by creating colorful and exciting descriptions of...

30 Aug 2007
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What Do Editors Write?

Essay - 2 pages - Journalism

One of the most important skills employers seek in potential employees is strong communication skill in both oral and written communication. Being able to write well gives an individual a slight edge over other applicants in any profession. In the newspaper industry, writing well is one of the...

30 Aug 2007
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Fishing, Spirituality, and the Simple Life: A River Runs Through It

Essay - 2 pages - Film studies

In Robert Redford's beautiful adaptation of A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean, Norman and Paul Maclean seek to find the purpose for their lives growing up under the guidance of their Scottish- Presbyterian Minister father, in a Montana setting that could be described as no less than...

30 Aug 2007
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The Corleone Family: Portrait of an American Dream

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola's trilogy of organized crime masterpieces, collectively known as The Godfather trilogy, have impacted America unlike any movie since. Rather than filling the movies with hours of bloodshed and unnecessary gore like so many mafia-oriented movies, Puzo and...

29 Aug 2007
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Parody as it Relates to U.S. Copyright Law

Essay - 2 pages - Journalism

The idea at the heart of the First Amendment - and at the heart of democracy, itself - is that citizens have the right to criticize anything. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution establishes the power of Congress “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for...

29 Aug 2007
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Doctor Faustus and Renaissance Humanism

Essay - 4 pages - Arts and art history

The introduction to Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus in The Norton Anthology of English Literature describes the play's protagonist as “an overreacher, striving to get beyond the conventional boundaries established to contain the human will” (990)....

29 Aug 2007
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Commercial Media as Free Press

Essay - 4 pages - Journalism

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states that, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to...

29 Aug 2007
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American Psycho: An analysis using the techniques of MacCabe and Macherey

Essay - 7 pages - Film studies

The meaning of the film American Psycho has been much debated since its release. Is it a glorification of violence? a satire of the yuppie lifestyle of the eighties? a disturbing trip through psychosis? Based on the controversial novel by Bret Easton Ellis, it is most...

28 Aug 2007
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Bach vs Sousa

Essay - 2 pages - Arts and art history

Throughout history there have been an infinite number of composers. These composers range in time period from the 1600s to present day and their styles of music range from classical to rock ‘n' roll. Two of the most influential composers of all time are Johann Sebastian Bach...

28 Aug 2007
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The History of Field & Stream

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Journalism

The history of Field & Stream would be incomplete without first exploring the past of another great outdoor magazine, Forest and Stream, On August 14, 1873, Forest and Stream debuted. The magazine was founded by a group of sportsmen that included Charles Hallock, who also served as the...