Article Essays

template for Review of Journal Article

Introduction Give an overview of the article. Development What are the key points in this article? What did I find striking or interesting about these key points? How relevant are the key points to my role as a teacher? What do I agree or disagree with in this article? How has this article influenced me in thinking deeply about my values, beliefs and assumptions? How specifically will I be able to use the information and knowledge to improve or enhance…

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Amy Tan’s Mother Tongue

There are thousands of languages in the world, such as Spanish, French, Chinese, English…However, No one can do better job in the second language than their mother language. In the article Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”, Amy Tan emphasized her idea that we speak different languages unconsciously and we are categorized by the way we talk. The author talked about her mother who is a Chinese emigrant wanted to provide her daughter a better environment to grow up and spoke “broken”…

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Article with Logical Fallacies

Christians believe God created the whole world because he had the powers, this make them argue out the theory of evolution which states that each and every creature that exist has undergone the process of evolution. Due to the believe in the theory of creation, religion has given trust to their creator who is god, from the ancestral time to modern time. Many societies have followed this because their ancestors had practiced this for a very long time. Christians believe…

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Amanda Knox

The muder of Meredith Kercher was covered very differently from beginning to end. Media bias was present on both sides of guilty and not guilty. The story was hard to keep straight as information was either left out or presented falsely. News articles presented soon after a story, is useful for awareness of the issue; however, exact details are generally not presented fairly or true fully. An article written in 2007 was one of the first published after the murder…

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Article _cradle to Cradle_ the Next Packaging Paradigm__

In his article “Cradle-to-cradle: the next packaging paradigm? ” David Newcorn suggests three entirely new strategies for packaging items—strategies which may at first instigate eyebrows to rise. On closer look, however, Newcorn’s suggestions may indeed live up to one of its goals: to arrive at a packaging strategy conducive for the environment. Newcorn has three objectives in mind in order to achieve such an end: use more packaging materials, not less; design the best package possible instead of designing with…

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United Kingdom and Commonwealth Peter Osborne

Peter Osborne is the author of the text which is written in 2011. The duke and duchess of Cambridge were visiting Canada, and Peter Osborne wrote the article “A royal salute to the Commonwealth”. In the article he expresses his opinion about the Commonwealth. Today there are about 54 member countries, and the article is a debate about the Commonwealth, and whether it should abolish or not. In addition Peter Osborne is questioning what is going too happened when the…

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Artistic Behavior in the Human Female

The passage above comes from the article, “Artistic Behavior in the Human Female,” by Jean Robertson (2003, p. 24). Robertson (2003) argued that female artists define and interpret female sexuality in diverse and conflicting ways, and by using different artistic strategies. Robertson makes assumptions about the woman’s body as a contested terrain, wherein being a woman continues to be a subject of heated debate. For him, how female artists view themselves as women, and as artists, shape their depiction of…

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Annotated Bibliography – Gun Control

1. Newspaper article McNeil, Harold. “Local governments group votes for repeal of state’s gun safety law.” Buffalo  News, The (NY) 02 Mar. 2013: Points of View Reference Center. Web. 18 Apr. 2013. This article demonstrates how an act known as the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act amended by the State Senate and Assembly of New York violate the constitutional Second Amendment of all people. The act was rushed to be signed into law on the same day, but shortly…

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personal Discovery Essay Overview

This essay is intended to guide the student from identifying a problem or situation, taking some action in regard to the situation, and writing about the experience while supporting/developing their evaluation/analysis with two primary sources. A General Overview: First, you will be given a professionally-generated article that addresses a particular topic. This semester, the topic will involve health risks. Second, you must decide upon an activity after reading the article. For instance, since the article you will be given is…

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Summary and Response to John Gatto’s Article

New York teacher John Taylor Gatto began admitting to himself that he want to quit teaching anymore in a public school after his 26 years of service, and his reason for this is the old system of educational curriculum that he said hurt children in any way it could while letting them learn. He even compared the school system to the training ground for animals. It was as if he condemned the lack of participation of parents in the formal…

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Jean Kilbourne’s Article _jesus Is a Brand of Jeans_

The thesis of Jean Kilbourne’s article “Jesus is a brand of jeans” is that everything in the world is just a stuff to be consumed or to be used to sell people something, and changes peoples’ outlook. Relationships, for example, are used to sell people jewelries for their loved ones. Other advertisements take advantage of emotions to sell their products. Ads create a climate of cynicism. “Ad after ad portays our real lives as dull and ordinary, commitment to human…

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A Review of Bathing Beauties

Anna Schnur-Fishman presents a compelling argument for teaching healthy body image and self esteem in her article “Bathing Beauties”. Set in the communal shower of a summer camp, Schnur-Fishman described how she and her friends developed their positive body image. Through group support and open conversations, the girls who showered in the communal shower and learned that beauty was not what they saw on TV or on a billboard. In fact, they learned that no one really looked like those…

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Critique of Kochavi’s Article

Many of us used to read historical facts and data whether as a form of requirement of just a source of knowledge. As we read these texts, we are mould to understand certain parts of history that gives us greater perspective and learning of the past. According to Howell and Pervenier in their book “From Reliable Source: An Introduction to Historical Methods,” there is a process in obtaining historical data and evidences. This book serves as the basic steps in…

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Article and Game

Jenna Winckler had eight kills to pace Andes Central in its 3-1 victory over Bridgewater-Emery Monday night. The Eagles won by scores of 15-25, 25-7, 25-20, and 25-15. Amy Chykta had four service aces and 10 set assists, and Danielle Walder had 13 digs for Andes Central. Jessie VanLeur led the Huskies with five service aces, seven kills, and three blocks. Robbie Letcher had nine kills, and Kayla Olinger paced the defense with 16 digs. The Eagles are now 4-7…

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Planning for Hypertexts in the Writing Center…or No

Michael Pemberton asserts in his article “Planning for Hypertexts in the Writing Center…Or Not”, that this new age of technology brings with it a dilemma facing writing centers that stems from the perceived need for writing centers to assimilate hypertexts into their topics mentored, the willingness of the writing centers to accommodate hypertexts and if there is a need, how would writing centers meet such needs. There is no dilemma here because writing centers need not treat hypertexts any differently…

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