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student - Strategies For College Writing: Sentences, Paragraphs, Essays Second Edition Jeanette Harris, Texas Christian University Ann Moseley, Texas A&M-Commerce Appropriate Courses Designed for courses in Developmental Writing and Basic Writing. Summary Strategies for College Writing offers full coverage of the basics of writing essays, paragraphs, and sentences with a focus on preparing students for academic writing and reading assignments. The book starts with detailed attention to the writing process at a pace that is comfortable for the developmental student....   [tags: essays research papers] 1006 words
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Classification of Water Coolers - There are ten types of water coolers. Though these water coolers would look very similar if they were sitting next to each other, they would also be very different. The Energy Star Cooler While shopping for water coolers for the workplace, I was surprised to learn that a typical unit uses a lot more energy than a full size refrigerator. That is why I specified that the cooler model must have an Energy Star label so it would use much less energy. The Environmental Protection Agency requires that a product meet strict guidelines to achieve an Energy Star label, and the consumer can be assured the unit will offer substantial savings on energy bills while delivering top performance....   [tags: Classification Essays] 1008 words
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Classification Essay: The Types of Drinkers - “I drink to make other people more interesting.” ― Ernest Hemingway In the great world of tending bar there is a myriad selection of customers one would encounter; The Social Drinker, The Self Defined Outcast, The Fish Out of Water, and last but never the least, The Freshman. Each level of drinker has its advantages in social circles and also has equal negative repercussions. Most of these classes aren't built from years of drinking, rather are formed through the personality traits they already have developed through their childhood and young adulthood....   [tags: Classification Essay] 1017 words
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Report on Classification Of Business - Report on Classification Of Business Classification of Businesses according to their types of activity: Primary Sector Businesses: The gathering of raw materials, such as fish, oil, or coal from the land or sea or growing using the earth to grow things such as crops or trees Examples: Rio Tinto (Mining), JCI Gold (Mining), Anglo Amer (Mining), BP (Oil and Gas), and Soco International (Oil and Gas). Secondary Sector Businesses: The processing of raw materials into finished goods. Examples of this are food production, computer component manufacture, and car manufacture....   [tags: Business and Management Studies]
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Argument Classification - An inference is a way to yield a conclusion from statements that are presumed to be true—called premises. The conclusion includes new knowledge that the premises did not make explicit. For example, we could have two statements which are presumed to be true. 1.) “Steve is in choir.” 2.) “Everyone in choir sings.” From these two statements, we can infer a conclusion of 3.) “Steve sings.” We were able to reasonably put forth a new piece of information from two previously established pieces of information....   [tags: Logic] 1046 words
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Types Of Computers - Types of Computers Mainframes Mainframes Was the dominant form of computing before microcomputers. They are usually very expensive, powerful and operate specialist software Mainframes are typically used by large companies, public authorities and universities for their data handling tasks. These tasks are typically: File maintenance: This is perhaps the most common use of mainframes. Maintaining records is a huge task for institutions. Records can contain information on sales, credit card status, payroll details, social security details, health records, stock inventory, etc....   [tags: Technology Descriptive Classification] 1046 words
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Test Guide - This guide is designed to walk you step by step through the process of calculating the organizational need component of the retention score. The form you will use will provide the other sub-scores and total the final retention score so you can determine who will be retained and who will be designated for layoff. Human Resources is available to help you, so don’t hesitate to contact Jack Loring at 44726, Jim Valliere at 45476, Joni Valliere at 43228, Chester Johnson at 45070, Laura Berkowitz at 44835, or Gene Pressoir at 44755 if you have any questions....   [tags: Business Administration] 1047 words
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Text Classification Systems - Currently, there are many classification systems. Broadly speaking, these systems fall into two main categories. These are binary and multiclass systems. Binary classification systems are only concerned with classifying documents into two main categories or groups. Classification systems of this kind are used to distinguish between just two classes of objects. As Maranis and Bebenko (2009) explain, these systems provide Yes/No answer to the question: Does this document belong to class X. In this, such systems can be useful in classifying emails where they are classified whether spam or not, or commercial transactions where they are determined to be fraudulent or not....   [tags: Text Analysis] 1054 words
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Face Recognition System - A face recognition system aims to determine the identity of a face image with the assistance of a stored database of faces labeled with people’s identities. It is widely considered as one of the most promising biometric techniques, and has attracted much attention in the area of pattern recognition and machine learning. Numerous methods have been proposed in the last decades and they are briefly summarized in surveys of this area [1-3]. These face recognition algorithms generally consist of two steps [4]: 1) feature extraction; and 2) classification....   [tags: Technology ]
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Gender Equality and the Law - Gender Equality and the Law One of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s primary goals of the Women’s Rights Project’s litigation was to prove that stereotypical treatment of gender under the law was unconstitutional. It was Ginsburg’s goal to make the Court realize that “the law’s differential treatment of men and women, rationalized as reflecting “natural” differences between the sexes, historically had tended to contribute to women’s subordination” (Ginsburg 11). Ginsburg carefully selected cases which she felt would produce the greatest results....   [tags: Feminism Equality Social Issues Essays] 1057 words
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Affirmative Action In Seattle - Affirmative Action in Seattle Present efforts to repeal affirmative action are based on several general misconceptions. One is that our society, having reached a point of true equality, no longer needs programs that help government recruit and hire qualified women, people of color, and persons with disabilities. Unfortunately, there is abundant evidence -- from Census Bureau data and academic studies, to news accounts and everyday experiences -- that we still have a long way to go to achieve equality of opportunity for all social groups....   [tags: essays research papers] 1058 words
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Cultural Materialism - The notion that environment can and does determine the way in which people navigate through the ecosystem in which they pursuing optimization of survival by adapting to the specifics of the environment in which they live is the principle thought of cultural materialism. Leading anthropologist Marvin Harris believing that theses actions are then turned into cultural thought, the thought is then solidified by attaching a religious ideology. Culture is the way in which humans adapt to an environment....   [tags: Marvin Harris] 1063 words
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Classification of Psychic Experiences - Classification of Psychic Experiences Generally speaking, psychic experiences which deal with receiving information from an outside source, either living or passed on can be classified into the following categories: psychometry, telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, automatic writing and channeling. Two more psychic techniques, assumption and projection, deal with transferring the personality to a remote location. Psychometry is the art of receiving information about someone by touching an object commonly carried by that person such as a key chain or jewelry....   [tags: Classification Essays] 1105 words
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Child Personality Types - Child Personality Types Anyone who has spent time with or around children will notice that each one has a special personality all of their own. Children, like adults, have different traits that make up their personalities. Experts have researched this phenomenon in detail and classified children into different categories. Some experts have named more than three categories, but Peter L. Manigone has chosen three that most experts agree with. These categories have been named "flexible," "fearful," and "feisty." Children generally may have similar interests, but the way they interact and deal with these interests displays their personality type....   [tags: Classification Essays Psychology Personalities]
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Scientific Classification in Biology - Scientific Classification in Biology Classification in biology, is the identification, naming, and grouping of organisms into a formal system. The vast numbers of living forms are named and arranged in an orderly manner so that biologists all over the world can be sure they know the exact organism that is being examined and discussed. Groups of organisms must be defined by the selection of important characteristics, or shared traits, that make the members of each group similar to one another and unlike members of other groups....   [tags: Papers Biological Classifying Organisms Essays]
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The Anatomical Classification of Organisms to Show Evolutionary Relationships - Classification is the ordering of organisms into categories to show evolutionary relationships. There is much thought and consideration that goes into animal classification, and specifically primate classification. Different primates are observed and are looked at genetically. It is seen as a controversial topic because many believe that chimps and humans belong in the same category because they are very similar. Currently, there are two major classification systems, anatomical classification and hominoid genetic classification....   [tags: Bonobos, Genetic Similarities]
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Classification Essay - The Types of Kids that Make Up My Generation - Classification Essay –The Types of Kids that Make Up My Generation One of the things that has troubled me as of late is my generation. The generation that is referred to is the group of people currently aged 15-21 - whether or not this is a "generation," so to speak, is irrelevant. These people, for the most part, disturb me. It frightens me to know that the people that I've grown up with are going to be leading the country and the world in the decades to come. The overwhelming majority of the kids that I've come in contact with over the past few years are apathetic monsters....   [tags: Classification Essays Teen Teenager] 1157 words
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Advertisements - To discover how advertisements are constructed, we first must discover what they mean. According to Dyer (1982) and Leiss (2005) there are many different elements of ads, and many ways to classify ads. These include the approaches to study of texts, classifications of ads into categories, and according to the themes that they possess the use of Panofsky’s three levels of meaning, approaches to form and content, forms of verbal and non verbal communication. There is also the use of Millum’s four categories of relationships in ads, and the use of props and settings....   [tags: Non-Verbal Communication, Visual Perception] 1157 words
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Astro - Star's Life - Introduction Stars make up the majority of what we see in the night sky. For all practical purposes the universe contains almost an infinite number of stars (billions upon billions….). Stars have been studied for as long as humans looked up at them. They are classified, categorized, and we have seen images of both the beginning and ends of stars. This paper will discuss the nature of the birth to the end-of-life cycles of stars. Electromagnetic Waves The universe is an expanding amalgam of gases, particles, dust, heat, cold and everything that is around us....   [tags: Science Space Star Formation Research] 1165 words
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Types of Friends - There are a lot of important things in life. However, one of the most important things for people to survive in this world is friendship. Without friendship, people can die of loneliness. What do you think about your friends. Do you like your friends. There are a lot of different types of friends. There are friends that I like and some friends with whom I do not get along. Friends with positive characteristics such as reliable, trustworthy and faithful whom I usually get along with are the one that tend to have more friends and the negative one whom I usually not get along with tend to be alone....   [tags: Friendship Essay, Classification Essay] 1167 words
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Classification of Organisms - Taxonomy is the study of the classification of organisms, it is the organization (separation) of all the known organisms into groups based on their shared features, these groups are then organized into further, larger groups. These groups are all referred to as Taxa (Taxon - singular). The taxa used in taxonomy are: Species, Genus, Family, Order, Class, Phylum and kingdom, each group getting larger going form species to kingdom. Taxa Used in Taxonomy ===================== Species ------- Organisms That are able to interbreed, producing fertile offspring are considered to be of the same species, this taxon can also be divided into subspecies and then...   [tags: Taxonomy Essays] 1170 words
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Top 10 Caribbean Beaches - Top 10 Caribbean Beaches A vacation to the Caribbean gives you the opportunity to experience some of the world's most exquisite beaches. Just about every island of the Caribbean Sea will offer beaches that astound the senses; with a crystalline blue surf, snow-white sand and gently swaying palms. To help you decide where to travel and more importantly what beach to select, here is a list of the top ten beaches in the Caribbean: 1. Palm Beach (Aruba) -- The utopian beach scene with brilliant white sand awaits you in Aruba's Palm Beach....   [tags: classification] 1170 words
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Classification Essay - PTA Personalities - PTA Personalities Many public institutions rely on the generosity and help of volunteers in order to run smoothly. One of the more important institutions is the school, and one of the most visible volunteers in the school is the PTA volunteer. These volunteers fulfill a necessary role, especially for the elementary schools, by augmenting the work of the principal and teachers with extras that the school ordinarily would not have. The people who do the volunteer work are varied, but the PTA seems to act as a magnet for three types of personalities: the power seeker, the eager beaver, and the dependable worker....   [tags: Classification Essays] 1172 words
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Oncologist paper - Classification of cancer determines appropriate treatment and helps determine the prognosis. Cancer develops progressively from an alteration in a cell’s genetic structure due to mutations, to cells with uncontrolled growth patterns. Classification is m e according to the site of origin, histology (or cell analysis; called grading), and the extent of the disease (called staging). Site of Origin This classification describes the type of tissue in which the cancer cells begin to develop. Here are some common examples of site of origin classification: Adenocarcinoma – originates in glandular tissue Blastoma – originates in embryonic tissue of organs Carcinoma – originates in epithelial t...   [tags: treating cancer] 1172 words
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Korean Dog Eating Tradition - Korean Dog Eating Tradition The Korean practice of eating dog meat has always been considered a peculiar tradition by foreigners. In recent years, this tradition has come under increasing pressure from animal rights activists, including Bridget Bardot, who wish to see the practice outlawed altogether by the South Korean government. This controversy came to a head in 2002, when activists convinced FIFA to put pressure on South Korea, the co-host of the World Cup, to ban dog meat. William Saletan discusses this controversy in his article ?Wok the Dog,....   [tags: Wok Dog Saletan Essays] 1186 words
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Discrimination Against The Elderly - Discrimination against the Elderly American society has been described as maintaining a stereotypic and often negative perception of older adults. This negative and/or stereotypic perception of aging and aged individuals is apparent in such areas as language, media, and humor. For example, such commonly used phrases as over the hill and an old fart denote old age as a period of impotency and incompetence. The term used to describe this stereotypic and often negative bias against older adults is ageism....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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SDP: No Divorce for Men - The first issue is whether this potential piece of legislation would violate SDP and if divorce is a fundamental right. SDP is based on the due process clause in the 5th and 14th amendments. SDP is a constitutional safeguard limiting the power of the state, irrespective of how fair the safeguards procedures may substantive limit the power of the state. (Griswold) For someone to bring a SDP issue there has to be a state action that prohibits or burdens a person’s liberty. If the issue is something that is based on traditional notions or the text of the Constitution the issue will be analyzed with strict scrutiny because it is a fundamental right and issues that are more modern are analyzed by...   [tags: Law ] 1190 words
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Separation of Church and State - Town of Greece v. Galloway - The paper discusses the correctness of the holding by the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit in Galloway v. Town of Greece, 681 F.3d 20 (2d Cir. 2012) and reversing the decision of the District Court that a Town Board's practice of beginning its meetings by an opening prayer violated the Establishment Clause and postulates that the decision is correct on the facts of the case. The Establishment Clause is contained in the First Amendment to the constitution providing for religious freedom and prohibiting Congress from making any law for the establishment of any....   [tags: Establishment Clause, religion, Christian beliefs]
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Analyzing the Writings of Thomas Hardy - The overall aim of this research study was to establish an objective clustering of Thomas Hardy’s prose fiction texts as a basis for better understanding the associations between the texts, and the development of an objective thematic analysis of Hardy’s corpus that can address the problems of replicability and objectivity in non-computational thematic classification of literary studies. To achieve this, this thesis used vector space clustering based on hierarchical cluster analysis methods. The novels and short stories of Thomas Hardy formed the context of the study....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1214 words
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Classification Essay - Four Types of Children - I have had the luck of being the oldest of my mothers’ seven children, and the pleasure of having three of my own, and one step-son. I’ve spent a lot of time changing diapers, wiping noses, and kissing ouchies. I’ve carried babies on my hip that I’ve seen off to kindergarten, helped dressed for the first school dance, attended their graduation, and even been there when they have had their first baby. I have spent a lot of time analyzing their behavior, moods, or lack thereof. I’ve concluded that there are 4 types of children, I have been blessed with one of each....   [tags: child observation, child development] 1218 words
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Agency Structure - Agency Structure The purpose of this paper is to provide the functional federal budget classifications for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Secret Service and identify each agency as an executive department or independent agency. Furthermore, provide the appropriate subcommittee for budget requests and give a brief agency history. Additionally, provide the U.S. Secret Services proposed and actual budget authority and outlays for a recent year....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Cynical Classification of Sexual Partners - Cynical Classification of Sexual Partners When any thought of cynicism arises, it conjures an image of bitter thirty something divorcees, single alcoholic fathers, or disillusioned old maids. However, this disease is rampant now among "Gen X'ers", and it is certainly no surprise with the miasma of food, cars, money, drugs, and of course sex that assaults early twenties men and women with the frenetic pace of a moving el-train. Yet there is no better example of the reason for American youths cynicism than the meager choice of sex partners in the nineties....   [tags: Expository Classification Essays] 1226 words
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Postmodern Approach to Organizing Information - Postmodern Approach to Organizing Information: IMDb.com Database Library and information science literature has recently broached the idea of a postmodern approach to the profession. Although a unified theory has not developed, some common themes have arisen. A review of the recent literature presents the salient theoretical concepts of postmodernism in information environments. Next I examine how the Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com) embodies many postmodern attributes and attitudes towards the organization of information....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Zoology - Zoology The study of zoology can be viewed as a series of efforts to analyse and classify animals. Attempts at classification as early as 400 BC are known from documents in the Hippocratic Collection. Aristotle, however, was the first to devise a system of classifying animals that recognized a basic unity of plan among diverse organisms; he arranged groups of animals according to mode of reproduction and habitat. Observing the development of such animals as the dogfish, chick, and octopus, he noted that general structures appear before specialized ones, and he also distinguished between asexual and sexual reproduction....   [tags: Papers] 1274 words
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Lens Types: Single Vision, Bifocal, Trifocal, and Progressive - Lens Types It is essential that all people have a basic understanding of lenses. Eventually, all people will need reading glasses if they do not need glasses from the very beginning of their life. The user needs to have a general knowledge of what is available and the different characteristics of some basic lens types. Also, the understanding of one’s own needs is necessary to avoid being steered into a more lucrative sale for the commission paid optician. Eyeglass lenses are one of the many different types of lenses....   [tags: Classification of Eyeglass Lenses]
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Classification of Beer - Classification of Beer What's more refreshing on a hot summer day than a nice cold beer. Or how about drinking a nice cold one with some buddies after work at a local bar, sound nice doesn?t it. Beer has been around for many years and will probably be around for many more. A beer is any variety of alcoholic beverages produced by the fermentation of starchy material derived from grains or other plant sources. The production of beer and some other alcoholic beverages is often called brewing. Most every culture has there own tradition and the own take on beer, thus producing many different styles and variations....   [tags: Classification Essays Beer Alcohol Essays] 1307 words
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The Internet and Ratings of Entertainment Products - Today, there are hundreds of thousands of movies and books and games and music albums available in the market that needs rating. And even though the ratings are always a source that is available for the public to use, it is very easy to get these ratings now verses the 20th century, through the Internet. The Internet allows people to easily get access to these ratings done by websites that use specific procedures that they use every time they rate a movie or a game or music for consistency. By allowing easy access to these specific ratings, people are able to see which content is appropriate for their children as well as the accurate reasons why....   [tags: market, classification]
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An Analysis of the Ethnographic Conceptual Framework - The ethnographic conceptual framework examines group classifications and relationships and their effects on individuals. These classifications can represent a variety of groups from people with different ethnic backgrounds to nurses on different units. There are benefits and disadvantages to grouping people and classifying their actions; there is a risk of stereotyping people but there is also the possibility of gaining a better understanding of an individual. In this paper, I will explore the strengths and weaknesses of using the ethnographic conceptual framework by investigating applications of the framework....   [tags: Sociology]
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A Profile of Various Drug Classifications - For many years, medicines and drugs have been developed to treat many different illnesses. Vaccinations have been made to treat wide epidemics, like small pox, and most recently the H1N1 virus. Over-the-counter drugs have been produced to help reduce acid reflux and swelling. Even with these discoveries, there is still more drugs that have yet to be made to treat diseases like cancer and AID’s. When pharmacists study medicine and drugs, it’s important for the scientists to understand how drugs are used to help with the functioning of the body....   [tags: Medicine]
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Classification of Various Power Sources for a Car: Petrol, Diesel, and Electricity - Classification of Various Power Sources for a Car: Petrol, Diesel, and Electricity Most people today fill up their car with different qualities of petrol, because that's what the average car takes. They don't usually consider an alternative for the petrol that they load into their cars. Although petrol is widely used, it is not the only source for a car to get its power from; diesel and electricity are alternatives to the general petrol used by most cars. Although different from each other, diesel and electricity are alternatives to the average gasoline received at a gas station....   [tags: Car Auto Power Gas Diesel] 1319 words
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The Sinking of M/T ERIKA: Erika Casulaty - Based on the review of the CEPM Report released, regarding the sinking of M/T ERIKA. Some miles south of the coast of Brittany, it has been noted that the ship-owner and the ship-manager of the vessel having the responsibility for the maintenance of the ship, relied on the inspection procedure of vessel’s classification society. Moreover, it is evident that vessel’s classification society was not able to effectively monitor the deteriorating structural condition of the vessel. Even though some areas of concern have been identified and inadequate mitigating measures have been taken....   [tags: CEPM report, sinking ship, ship owners]
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Impacts of Transportation Arteries on Land Use Patterns in Urban Rural - Impacts of Transportation Arteries on Land Use Patterns in Urban Rural Fringe: A Comparative Gradient Analysis of Qixia District, Nanjing City, China Introduction The focus of this study was to understand how the impacts of different transportation arteries in the Qixia District of Nanjing City, China affected land change over time. This areas has had some of the most rapid urbanization and industrialization along with massive tendencies towards urban sprawl. Since the outer regions of urban areas are more susceptible to land change from country to urban, this area was suitable to use as a study area....   [tags: china, nanjing city, infrastructure]
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Classifications of Beer - Classifications of Beer What's more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice cold beer. How about drinking a cold one with some friends at a local bar after a hard day's work, sounds satisfying doesn't it. Beer has been around for hundreds years and will be around for hundreds more. A beer is any variety of alcoholic beverages produced by the fermentation of starchy material derived from grains or other plant sources....   [tags: Classification Essay] 1332 words
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The ID3 Algorithm - The ID3 Algorithm Abstract This paper details the ID3 classification algorithm. Very simply, ID3 builds a decision tree from a fixed set of examples. The resulting tree is used to classify future samples. The example has several attributes and belongs to a class (like yes or no). The leaf nodes of the decision tree contain the class name whereas a non-leaf node is a decision node. The decision node is an attribute test with each branch (to another decision tree) being a possible value of the attribute....   [tags: Classification Algorithms] 1344 words
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History of the Dewey Decimal Classification System - A History of the Dewey Decimal System The history of the Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC) hearkens back to the very beginning of the modern library movement in the nineteenth century. The classification scheme’s progenitor was a man named Melvil Dewey who was born to a poor family in upstate New York in 1851. 1 His full name was Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey, but he was a man who supported language/spelling reform and had his named shortened to just Melvil Dewey. He even tried to have his family name further shortened to Dui....   [tags: Library Librarian DDC Organization]
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Organization and Administration of Higher Education - Organization and Administration of Higher Education General Objectives: The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the administration of institutions of higher education. The course is concerned with providing basic information about major administrative units in institutions of higher education, philosophical and theoretical foundations of administration, and current issues faced by administrators. An important feature of this course is to explore issues of leadership and accountability in post secondary education....   [tags: Education Essays] 1361 words
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the comprehensive guide to diagnosing psychological disorders. This manual is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and is currently in its fifth revision. Moreover, the manual is utilized by a multitude of mental health care professionals around the world in the process of identifying individuals with disorders and provides a comprehensive list of the various disorders that have been identified. The DSM serves as the essential resource for diagnosis of mental disorders based off of the various signs and symptoms displayed by individuals while also providing a basic reference point for the treatment of the d...   [tags: Cultural Issues, System of Classification]
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Database Environment Classification - Introduction: Database environment can be classified into three simple categories: a. Human: Database Administrator - They are responsible to monitor and maintain the databases in an organization. Systems Developers - They are responsible for the development of the computer applications which will talk to the database in do the necessary operations and display the results to the end users. b. Machine: User Interface - This is how the computer application looks and what the end user will use to interact....   [tags: human, machine, database]
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Comparative Politics - “Those who only know one country know no country.” – Seymour Martin Lipset. The scholar Guy Swanson once said, “Thinking without comparison is unthinkable. And, in the absence of comparison, so is all scientific thought and scientific research.” (cited in Ragin, 1992). As such, comparison is necessary for the development of political science. The ‘art of comparing’ can be seen as what experimentation is to most sciences – the principal and most effective way to test theory. (Peters, 1998) This essay seeks to describe the different aspects of the ‘art of comparing’ and also to detail the reasons why the comparative method is a necessary tool in the belt of any political scientist....   [tags: democracy, government]
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Teaching The Slow Learner In Elementary School - Abstract An underachiever in school can find themselves grouped under a generalized classification much too easily. A child should not be grouped with a group of underachievers and be placed under one certain classification and this happens much too often in our schools. A teacher must be aware of very specific and very personal problems that can cause a child to be considered an underachiever or a slow learner. Confusion regarding this topic needs to be reduced in our schools. Some teachers are just too quick to identify and also to attempt to correct learning disabilities without the proper training or knowledge on the subject....   [tags: Special education, Learning Disability] 1402 words
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The Pursue of Knowledge - The pursuit of knowledge improves our understanding of the events and environment around us as we refine our knowledge by interpreting the observations we made through our senses and emotions and making sense of these interpretations using our logic and reasoning. Humans observe or interpret things differently which result in new ideas formed or evolved from preceding theories; these ideas are knowledge gained. Such knowledge can be replaced due to changing human behavior as well as shifting societal values and perceptions....   [tags: science, human curiosity]
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Overview of Cerebral palsy - Cerebral Palsy is most commonly explained as “brain paralysis” according to Abdel-Hamid, Zeldin, Bazzano, Ratanawongsa (2013), which translates into the inability to control the movement of the brain. Therefore, causing the inability to control the movements of body parts such as arms, legs, hand, feet, tongue, head, etc. Although Cerebral Palsy carries a common description, it does not have an exact definition. Cerebral Palsy is described in medical terms by Bax M, Goldstein M, Rosenbaum P, Leviton A, Paneth N, Dan B, et al (2005)....   [tags: health, disease, brain]
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The Classification and Main Types of Meteorites - The Classification and Main Types of Meteorites Many meteorites have been discovered over the years which, in many cases, can give an insight into the creation of the universe. All these meteorites can be grouped together by looking at the various characteristics they have in common, such as the structures of the different meteorites and the isotopic properties of the meteorites. When trying to classify meteorites, they are generally identified as one of the three main groups of meteorites: Iron, Stony and Stony-iron....   [tags: stoney, chondrites and achondrites]
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Classification Essay - Three Types of Cheaters - Plagiarism - Three Types of Cheaters "Fools make researches and wise men exploit them." Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines the word plagiarize as to pass off as one's own the ideas or words of another. Every student knows that plagiarism is dishonest and wrong. Why do so many students do it. Students themselves may not believe that they are plagiarizing. Many students plagiarize because of the diverse types of plagiarism which are often unknown to students. The three major types of plagiarism are shameless, haphazard and self-plagiarism....   [tags: Classification Essays Cheating ]
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Offender Classification and Therapy - Over the last few decades classification systems for offenders have been used for a variety of organizational purposes. Over time these classification systems have evolved, not only as a whole in the criminal justice system, but also varying between different organizations. Classification systems that create models based on the risks and needs of offenders are most popular. Throughout the years these models and the purposes for their use have been in a state of change, as well as the way their effectiveness is gaged....   [tags: Social Studies]
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The Pros and Cons of Classification Systems in Psychiatry - Classification refers to the procedure in which ideas or objects are recognized, distinguished and understood. Currently, two leading systems are used for grouping of mental disorder namely International Classification of Disease (ICD) by World Health Organization (WHO) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders (DSM) by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Other classifications include Chinese classification of mental disorder, psycho-dynamic diagnostic manual, Latin American guide for psychiatric diagnosis etc....   [tags: mental health, mental disorders, icd, dsm]
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Classification Of Cultures - Culture is a hot topic. Scholars (Fukoyama, Huntington, to mention but two) disagree about whether this is the end of history or the beginning of a particularly nasty chapter of it. What makes cultures tick and why some of them tick discernibly better than others – is the main bone of contention. We can view cultures through the prism of their attitude towards their constituents : the individuals they are comprised of. More so, we can classify them in accordance with their approach towards "humanness", the experience of being human....   [tags: Sociology Culture Cultures Essays] 1623 words
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The Science Community and Cryptozoology - Cryptids A Cryptid is a creature or even a plant that’s existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community (Wikipedia.com). Cryptids are known to be part of legends, old wise tales, and mythology. Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience that involves the search for animals whose existence has not yet been proven. This kind of search includes searching for animals that are said to already be extinct. Cryptids was term made by John Wall in 1983 who sent a letter to the International Society of Cryptozoology....   [tags: bigfoot, mysterious creature, anomalies]
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Values Clarification: A True Understanding - ... They not only wanted me to live morally correct, however, they were example of the way I should act in the future. Another reason I think I chose my parents as my heroes is because they have given me so much love. The same virtues and values that they have given me, I have seen being lived thorough themselves. I think this is important not just to talk about morals, however, to live them as well. D: A societal value that has much significance to me is “Treat others how you would like to be treated”....   [tags: morals, religion, family] 1751 words
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Historical Periods of Canadian History - Organizing a topic as diverse as Canadian history into periods is challenging. Canadian history spans hundreds of years, covers events from varying points of views, and contains dimensions of culture, theme, and politics. To understand how to organize history logically into periods, it is helpful to refer to Canadian history sources. Two history texts by Bumstead and Silver will be considered. The manner in which they organize Canadian history into logical and comprehensive periods will be taken into account....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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