The conceptual understanding of belonging forms as an innate desire of the human condition. It enables a sense of security, safety and a psychological semblance of comfort amongst individuals and thus forms as a quintessential aspect of social life. The repercussions of an unfulfilled sense of belonging stimulates the notion of spatial alienation which coherently perpetuates a deep rooted sense of estrangement and isolation, concepts which are heavily articulated within Skrzynecki’s poem Migrant Hostel, and 10 Marry Street. Congruently, both texts explore the aforementioned understanding of belonging in a personal voice through the textually dynamic medium of poetry.
Migrant hostel, is a moving account of the experiences of migrants living in an overly-crowded hostel, it depicts the strain and sense of imprisonment in the new Country that awaits immigrants beyond the hostel.
Throughout the entirety of the poem Skrynzecki dwells upon the thematic premises of displacement as a means to justify the individual’s sense of uncertainty and isolation which plagues the concerns of the poem. In the opening stanza of MH, Skrzynecki encapsulates the transient status of the immigrants who stay at the hostel “comings and going”, “arrivals of newcomers” and “sudden departures” as a means to juxtapose the temporary nature with the psychological stigmas associated with an immigrants plight, notably instability which is detrimental to ones sense of belonging.
The composer employs a plethora of negative emotions as a means to reinforce the personal experience of Skrynzecki during his stay at MH which develops a personal voice by which responders are able to gain an insight into the most basis of human desires: the necessity of belonging. Consistently throughout the poem, feelings of fear, confusion, alienation and isolation all add to a foreboding and animalistic atmosphere. Racial tension is also prevalent as nationalities divide and issues of superiority and stereotyping complicate the social landscape.
Throughout MH there are a number of language techniques utilised by Skrynzecki which reinforces the aspects of belonging. For instance, Skrzynecki has employed binary opposition at “to pass in and out of lives that had only begun or were dying” concluding the poem. This contrast of young and old generation reveals another means of differentiation of migrants staying at the hostel, age. It also provides two opposing ideologies regarding age: the young have potential and possibility as their lives have “only [just] begun” while the elderly are ending the lives, “dying” and are no longer valuable within society.
Effectively, this forms as an introspective reflection into the problematic design of psychosocial values as a deterrent to the “individual capacity to belong” throughout the textual vehicle of the “migrant symbol”. Through the semantic undertones of ageism, the didacticism of the poem becomes apparent, that being a person’s identity plays a crucial role regarding to belonging and age can ultimately determine whether or not a person belongs, a condition forged by the psychosocial mechanics of a society based upon generalities and xenophobia.
In MH, Skrzynecki has used the ‘Bird Imagery’ to highlight the migrant’s lack of stability in lives and the impermanence of their situation through an emphatic tone. The image of bird contains an emphasising tone in which the migrating flock has been simulated to the group of migrants vamoosing from a place to another depending on their need while having no other options. The association of migrants and birds suggest the natural human drive to seek out the familiar home safety and natural rhythm of life. The juxtaposition of the images of bird implying sense of freedom, and the constrained migrants express the powerlessness in being in the state of limbo, where they neither belong to their past or to their future.
Social responsibility is an ideal topic for debate; there have been mixed results for companies and individuals who have pursued social responsibility. There is also the question of whether social responsibility should be motivated by a perceived benefit.This type of essay is based on philosophical theories on the necessity of social responsibility backed up with facts about previous social responsibility efforts. For example, anessay could be about how giving support to disaster victims can significantly boost an entity's professional image.
Social responsibility is a broad field of study; there are numerous factors to analyze in determining which mix of factors will have the highest chance of a successful social responsibility effort. For example, an author can look into the different types of philanthropy that address a social injustice, including: giving monetary gifts, hosting social awareness events and starting a sub-organization which addresses the issue at hand. Each type of social effort may have varying levels of effectiveness depending on the people's acceptance and the complexity of the issue itself.
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...Centre for Language Study
Pre-Sessional Course A 2013 WRITING TASK 4: Assessed Essay
WRITING TASK 4 is your assessed essay and you will need to write an essay of 1200-1400 words. This is the same length as the essay in WRITING TASK 3. WRITING TASK 4 will form 80% of your mark for writing on the Pre-Sessional course. Please select a title from the list here: 1. Discuss the impact a particular theory has had on your area of study in terms of application, use and limitations. 2. Explain the problems caused by offshore oil spills, giving an example of a particular incident or incidents and evaluate the effectiveness of the measures taken in order to resolve the issue. 3. Discuss the extent to which female buying behaviour differs from male buying behaviour and how marketing can address these differences with reference to a particular market sector (such as clothing, food or technology products). 4. Compare and contrast the recruitment strategies used by two UK supermarkets (such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s) and assess the potential of these strategies for staff retention and career progression. 5. Examine to what extent the international marketing of luxury brands from Europe has changed to adapt to the emerging markets, and consider the implications for future marketing of new product lines. 6. To what extent can the leadership qualities of a successful entrepreneur be defined, studied and then applied in...
...Name: Andrew Gordon
Subject: Exp201, Professor Morales
Sei Shonagon: Hateful Things
Essay question: Consider Sei Shonagon’s definition of the word ‘hate’ in the Heian era. Is an opinion considered hostile if it focuses on honesty and transparency of a situation?
“Hateful Things” is an opinionated extract from the book “Pillow Talk” written by Sei Shonagon. Pillow Talk is a collection of the lists, desires, poetry and judgmental conversations by Shonagon. Sei Shonagon is a Japanese female novelist born in Heian era, who is famous for her articulation of the annoyances, she witnesses on a daily basis. Her wide range of dislikes focuses on different themes, in particular simulation of situations with comedic value with attention to a leading undertone.
The extract “Hateful Things” may be considered a personal essay. Regardless of the content of the extract being labeled as mostly hateful, the description of the scenarios leaves an intimate connection to the reader. Sei details her pet peeves in such a way that it paints an imaginary portrait in the audience’s mind. The essay has no real flow but rather a consistent list of demeaning situations by the voice of Sei. Even with this unique way of writing, the reader realizes the intimacy the persona has with the taste of hatred.
In this essay, I plan to analyze the root of the author’s hate and argue about the perception of a...
...tutorial x 13 weeks)
Lecturers: Ms Fazidah Abdul Jamil., Mdm Goh Wan Chen,
Ms Saratha Thevi Ramasamy, Ms Norzaireen Shamsul Kamar
This course is designed for students who require the necessary skills for tertiary studies. Some basic grammatical concepts are taught and students are to apply them in their writing. Writing will focus on the development of coherent paragraphs. Reading skills will cover such strategies as scanning, skimming, main ideas, contextual clues and inferences.
Upon completion of this subject, student will be able to:
1. write summaries as well as process, comparison-contrast and cause-effect essays
2. apply basic grammatical concepts in writing
3. answer questions based on academic texts
4. give oral presentations
1. Daise, D., Norloff, C., and Carne, P., (2011). Q: Skills for Success 4 : Reading and Writing Oxford University Press, UK
2. Paterson, K, and Wedge, R., (2013). Oxford Grammar for EAP. Oxford University Press, UK
Cambridge International Dictionary of English (1997), Cambridge University Press, UK
Mode of Assessment:
 Class participation 5%
 Quiz 1 15%
 Quiz 2 10%
 Oral Presentation 10%
 Mid-Term Examination 20%
 Final Examination 40%
Syllabus – FDENG001
...Mrs. Danielo she was really nice. She introduce herself and asked us our names and our major. She gave us the syllabus for the semester and explained us how we have to ride this bus together and motivate other students and help them to ride the bus.
First couple of weeks was slow as we were trying to know everyone in the class. After that here comes the big turn, homework and writing essays. I have never written an essay in my life while I was living in India. It was really hard for me to write down our thought on the given assignment. My English is not good and grammar is worse. I was really afraid of writing, I didn’t want to tell anyone. I missed my first essay due date and even second essay due date. After some days Mrs. Danielo called me in her office during office hours. She told me to drop the class I was surprised and scared I didn’t know why she is telling me to drop her class? She told that I haven’t submitted my two essays yet and it will waste of her and my time if I keep on doing this. I started crying, she asked me what’s wrong and told her that I have never write an essay before and I am scared of writing. She told me “if you don’t even try how are you going to learn.” I went home and locked myself in room keep on crying. My mom keeps on asking me what happened. I opened the door and told her about dropping class. She asked me the reason and I told her everything,...
good and evil theme
A hook is named for its ability to catch the reader’s attention and make the reader want to read on. It is essential that stories, news articles, and especially essays begin with good hooks because a writer is often judged within the first few sentences. Just as the news tries to stimulate our fears by announcing a “danger in our water supply,” a writer must try to bring the reader from his or her world into the world of theessay. This is done with a few choice words at the beginning of the essay: the infamous hook. It is not easy to think of how to make someone want to read an essay about a novel. It’s not even easy to make them want to read some novels. The key is to say something that the reader can relate to by bringing the theme of the novel you are discussing to the forefront and applying it to current “fascinating” topics of discussion.
Types of hooks:
A close friend of mine was in the Vietnam War and he admitted to me that he was terrified every time he had to go into battle. Even so, I consider him one of the most courageous men I have ever known. It is not the absence of fear that defines courage, but the ability of one to force oneself to take action in spite of fear.
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...BM 6105 Assignment
BM 6105 Managing Change
Assignment (3000 words) Essay Due on Monday 14th of January 2013
You are required to write an essay supported with reference to the academic literature that answers the following question:
• You have recently been appointed to your first management post following graduation. You are keenly aware that as part of your management role you will be responsible for managing change and anticipate drawing on your BM 6105 studies to help you achieve success in this area. Based on the theoretical perspectives covered during your module studies, what do you believe to be the critical factors that promote effective strategic change outcomes?
You need to:• Develop your answer into a paper that both discusses your chosen factors for success and justifies their selection. • Identify and research two organisations that have undergone a significant change process.
BM 6105 Assignment
Key questions you need to ask
1. Who are you in this report? 2. What ‘theoretical perspectives’ do you need to examine in the essay? 3. How can you define ‘effective strategic change’ based on what you have covered in your module? 4. What are the 4 critical factor areas which you could focus upon in your essay? How many critical factors should be in your report? 5. What 3 areas of the module do you need to review to answer your assignment? 6. How can you ‘identify two organisations that have...
..."having knowledge or competence." For example, we speak of people being computer literate or politically literate.
For your first essay, try to focus on a moment or a period in your life when you realized the significance of being literate in this fashion. Did you have trouble using a computer to register for classes? Did you fit into a subculture because you learned to speak its slang? Did a special skill or aptitude you possess have a profound impact on your life? Try to remember a moment or incident in your life when you learned something about the importance of being literate in this way. How did it change you? What was at stake? What did you gain? What did you lose? How did this new knowledge change you in some way so that, like Sherman Alexie, you couldn’t go back to how you were before.
When drafting this essay, make sure to focus on specific events and details. Don't forget to show significance on a personal and a more universal level. Why should we care about this incident? What could we learn from it? Make sure to pick your topic carefully; choosing a good subject will help you write a better paper.
After drafting the essay, we will then focus on revision and explore concepts relating to structure, development, editing, and MLA format. A final folder with all work from this unit will be turned in _______________.
Essay One Topic: In what ways are gaining an education an act of defiance...