The time between the end of nursery and that first day of primary school, flew by faster than the speed of light. However it was only until the end of the summer that it dawned upon me that school was fast approaching. I dreaded leaving the comfort of nursery and entering the new world of primary school. It seems silly now but it was the most frightening day of my childhood. However no matter how much I dreaded that day I never used any excuses to get out of it. Maybe because I was also a bit excited. All I could think about was what my class was going to be like and who my teacher was. Trying on school cloths in the shop made me more nervous. I thought, of course I was going to get picked on looking like this, but never thought that everyone else would look the same and was properly thinking the same. I got the school blazer and new shoes from Clarks, also a pencil case and everything to go in it. I was fully prepared in one sense. However I was not prepared emotionally.
The morning of the first day of school, the butterflies were bouncing of my stomach like children on a sugar rush. As my mum put on my blazer on tied my school shoes nice and tight she could tell I was nervous and tried to reassure me every thing would be fine and every other child would be felling the same way. I should have listened to her she spoke the truth. However I thought what dose she know, I had heard the stories of wicked teachers and class bullies. The car ride there was like a rollercoaster ride, when your go right to the top and do not know what is on the other side of the peak. My mum still tried to reassure me every thing was going to be ok. However the television had filled my mind with horrors stories I could not forget. At that age I believed every thing I saw on television. Meanwhile I was trying to put a brave face on. It was always the children who cried on T.V that got bullied. I believed the class room would be like the desert and children like...
...Dictation by Fear
As the Twin Towers fell to the ground, mass chaos spread throughout the United States. Among many other overwhelming feelings, many Americans were left in question and accusations. The motives of the terrorists were unknown and many Americans’ fear overtook a sense of logic. With fear fueling the minds of many Americans, many began to take illogical and unjustified actions. A stereotype developed amongst the Muslim society, which has still shrugged them from American society to this day. 9/11 instilled a fear in Americans that strung a chord in each person that disregarded a sense of logic or morals. Arthur Miller sets a scene of mass chaos and paranoia in the 1600’s in an area much like Salem, Mass.. A fear of witchcraft, that could quite possibly overtake the holy lifestyle in the Puritan society, created a spiraling downfall. In Arthur Millers multithematic play “The Crucible”, fear directs the decisions and course of life.
The deep rooted fear Reverend Parris feels stems from the reputation he must uphold as reverend of the holy community. In desperation, Parris allows his fear to contradict himself as he defends his niece, Abigail. Although Parris knows that Abigail is lying when she says she is not involved in witchcraft, Parris defends her in hopes it will secure his reputation and position in the community. As reverend, it is not...
As the instructor put me in that choke hold on my second to last day of swim instruction I knew I broke the one rule I tried so hard not to. “Get the hell out of my pool” he yelled. I dangled there in the middle of the pool wondering how this man could hold me in a chokehold while keeping both of us afloat. “You weak bitch, get the fuck out of my pool”. As those words echoed through the empty olympic sized pool room I was let go, left to reach the side of the deep end under my own power.
Already a month and a half in Marine Corps boot camp I was use to the abuse. This was different, I could handle all the physical punishment on the land. The countless push ups, and being forced to roll around in sand pits at 5 am before breakfast. Being in the best shape of my life at the time there was only one thing that could bring this fear over me. Up until boot camp I could count my exposure to bodies of water on one hand. Growing up in the middle of Queens, NY I rarely encountered a pool. Although my family moved to upstate New York, to a high school that did have its own pool, I wasn't forced to use it.
At the end of my senior year of high school while most of my friends were visiting and picking colleges I was preparing for boot camp. Everyday I ran countless miles and did numerous pushups getting my body ready for the three months of pain I was about to endure. Not being the biggest or strongest kid in high school most of...
...1970. Choose a character from a novel or play of recognized literary merit and write an essay in which you (a) briefly describe the standards of the fictional society in which the character exists and (b) show how the character is affected by and responds to those standards. In your essay do not merely summarize the plot.
1974. Choose a work of literature written before 1900. Write an essay in which you present arguments for and against the work’s relevance for a person in 1974. Your own position should emerge in the course of your essay. You may refer to works of literature written after 1900 for the purpose of contrast or comparison.
1976. The conflict created when the will of an individual opposes the will of the majority is the recurring theme of many novels, plays, and essays. Select the work of an essayist who is in opposition to his or her society; or from a work of recognized literary merit, select a fictional character who is in opposition to his or her society. In a critical essay, analyze the conflict and discuss the moral and ethical implications for both the individual and the society. Do not summarize the plot or action of the work you choose.
1987. Some novels and plays seem to advocate changes in social or political attitudes or in traditions. Choose such a novel or play and note briefly the particular attitudes or traditions that the author apparently wishes to modify. Then analyze the techniques the author uses to influence the reader’s or audience’s...
Week 1 Homework
1. The Retread Tire Company recaps tires. The fixed annual cost of the recapping operation is $55,000.The variable cost of recapping a tire is $8.The company charges $21 to recap a tire.
a. For an annual volume of 10,000 tires, determine the total cost, total revenue, and profit.
TC=Cf+VCv = 55000 + 10000*8=55000+80000=$135000
Vp=V*P=10 000*21=$210 000
Z=VP-TC=210 000 – 135 000=$75 000
b. Determine the annual break-even volume for the Retread Tire Company operation.
2. Evergreen Fertilizer Company produces fertilizer. The company’s fixed monthly cost is $30,000, and its variable cost per pound of fertilizer is $0.16. Evergreen sells the fertilizer for $0.40 per pound. Determine the monthly break-even volume for the company.
Cf $30 000
V=30 000/(0.40-0.16)=125 000
3. If Evergreen Fertilizer Company in Problem 2 changes the price of its fertilizer from $0.40 per pound to $0.60 per pound, what effect will the change have on the break-even volume?
V=30 000/(0.60-0.16)=68181.82 change with 56818.18
4. If Evergreen Fertilizer Company increases its advertising expenditures by $14,000 per year, what effect will the increase have on the break-even volume computed in Problem 2?
48 000/0.24=200 000, which is 75 000 increase
5. Annie McCoy, a student at Tech, plans to open a hot dog stand inside Tech’s football stadium during home games. There are seven home games scheduled for the upcoming...
...in a Grand Final.
"We had a good philosophical discussion in the box as to well, what if it was a Grand Final and we're down to 17 guys and he wants to go on, what do we do?" Harper said.
"It's an interesting one and I don't know what the answer is. Do you get fined if you do that or does the club become liable if he gets injured again or something? I'm not sure. We'll ask that question this week.
"The player's health comes first but I think all of us older guys who've been around awhile know that we have gone on and even if it's standing in a forward pocket for five minutes so we can get [Sam] Jacobs to have a bit of a rest you might do it."
Harper said he had spoken to the Crows doctor after the Showdown, who had suggested a simple criterion for deciding whether to allow a player with suspected concussion back on the field: 'If it was your son would you let him back on?'
"My answer was probably 'Yeah, I would if he felt all right and things were going all right'. But is that the right thing to do or not?" Harper said.
"And it's more a discussion that we'll have with the doctors and the answer to [the question of putting a player back on in a Grand Final] from our coach was 'Yeah, good question, I'm not sure what I'd do in that situation'."
In March 2011, the AFL introduced new guidelines that dictated the management of concussion should be more conservative, with players diagnosed with obvious signs of concussion not allowed to return...
...Popular Persuasive Speech/Essay Topics
• Do schools have the right to search students’ lockers?
• Should children be given sex education in schools, or should this be the responsibility of the parents?
• Reality T.V. shows are damaging to their views.
• Sexually suggestive ads should be banned/broadcast only after 10:00 P.M.
• Students should be allowed to use cell phones during school.
• Students should be allowed to listen to music during the school day.
• Cosmetic plastic surgery should be illegal for anyone under the age of 21.
• Americans’ idea of beauty is sameness which is not beauty at all.
• The drinking age should be lowered to 18.
• Marijuana should be legalized.
• Juveniles should not be imprisoned with adults.
• Juveniles who commit murder regardless of the age should be tried as adults.
• Juveniles who commit murder should not be incarcerated but should be rehabilitated.
• Teenagers should not be able to get an abortion without parental
Teenagers should have access to birth control without their parents’ consent.
• Should the state fund schools run by particular faiths?
• Should schools require their students to wear a school uniform?
• Are beauty contests harmful?
• Should Physical Education in schools be compulsory?
• Should parents be held morally and legally responsible for the actions/needs of their children?
• Should young people be subjected to curfews as a way to reduce crime?
• Should doctors be allowed to prescribe...
...The SimpleWord of God The SimpleWord of God 1. Introduction The Word of God is very simple to understand, but when something is too simple the majority of people turns to complicate it. God never intended his children to be unclear about the Word at any point in their lives. The children of God are supposed to have the light of life because they follow Christ (John 8:12). But it is sad that too many Christians around the world don‟t really understand the Word of God and they err (James 1:16, James 5:19 and Matthew 22:29). And because they do not understand the Word of God, the enemy takes advantage of them, and they are taken captive at the devil‟s will (2Tim 2:26). Too many people including Christians believe all kinds of things about God. For the most part, they believe such things because they do not understand the Word of God, which is his will. Because if you know the Word of God by revelation and not just some puffed up knowledge, you automatically know his will, the opposite also is true; if you do not know (understand) his Word you are more likely not to know his will, so you may believe the wrong and sad things about God. This is very sad because the bible says, it is unwise (foolish) to lack the knowledge of the will of God, Ephesians 5:17 “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but...
...portrayed in movies and books the way we are. Gen. William Thornson, said it best, no one but us and the enemy understand who we are and what makes us “tic.”
Its corny, but “Semper Fidelis,” we all conduct ourselves with this motto in our hearts and minds. We all strive to uphold the honor of our nation and fight to protect our country from enemies, as well as, shame. Deep down, none of us ever want to disappoint our country and its people. Yes, we seem bloodthirsty and as if we love to cause death and destruction; It’s the notion that if you life to yourself enough, you’ll start to believe it. We act hard, we show no fear and we portray this convoluted spirit of wanting to kill. We do this to strike fear into our enemy, to prevent people from worrying and to live up to our world renown reputation of being the “worlds finest fighting force.” A simple glance into Chris Kyle’s book or google search can show you that our arrogance and bravado is backed my being spoken highly of by the leadership of other branches and other nations militaries.
In the Marine Corps, there are many common practices; One that is constantly effective, treat your Marines like kids, make them do everything by the numbers, punish them to the maximum, tell them nothing and give them the minimum. Whats this do? It makes us very angry and brings out the “Kill, everything” mentality you see in these videos and books. We are a group of young men,...