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Learning Outcomes of Course Reflection - ... The goal for it was to learn new vocabularies, looking for interesting passages, secrets in the book and came up with questions about the chapter. Because I had set the goal, so during the reading, I focused on finding unknown vocabulary words and wrote it down. I was also looking for passages that I felt interesting to me and secrets in the book. I came up with questions about the unclear information in the book. The last activity I did that connects to goal number 2 was the project. I had to choose a topic, learn about it and how that topic connected to Rocky Flats....   [tags: process, reading, engage, students, goal]
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Outsiders Reflection of Judgemental Society - ... I mean, they just don’t dig. Just you and Sodapop. And maybe cherry valance. Johnny shrugged. “ Yeah,” he said with a sigh. “ I guess we’re different.” “Shoot,” Pony said, blowing a perfect smoke ring, “maybe they are.” Through these words we could make the inference that Johnny, Sodapop, and Cherry played an extremely important part in Pony’s life. Another similarity that I thought was very symbolic was, when Johnny let Pony look at his new hair cut through a broken mirror. This scene was mentioned both in the book and movie....   [tags: sterotypes, cut, hair, mirror] 525 words
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Reflection of Handicap Access Experience - The access experience was physically exhausting, yet enlightening, while being extremely frustrating all at the same time. It was physically exhausting due to the lack of upper body strength that I had, enlightening because the majority of people offered to help me get where I needed to be, and frustrating because of the amount of ice on the ramps, as well as how many doorways were barely wide enough for the wheelchair. Along with the physical and emotional aspects of this project, I encountered numerous barriers, making the experience that much more challenging....   [tags: enterance, wheelchair, strength] 1095 words
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Reflection of John Brahms Cancert - Johannes Brahms himself directed the debut of his Variations on a Theme by Haydn with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Bavaria in 1873, making our experience of attending a performance by the same ensemble in Carnegie Hall more than 140 years later all the more special. The program directed by Latvian Andris Nelsons also included, besides the aforesaid work, Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No.90 in C Minor, Johannes Brahm’s Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op.90 and Johann Strauss’s waltz Seid Umschlungen, Millionen (“Be Embraced, You Millions”) –which was actually dedicated to Brahms- as a surprise encore....   [tags: director, symphony, music]
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Reflection of a Jazz Concert - Attending for the first time at a jazz concert was a great experience; it was performed at the Wolfson Campus. The instruments that took part of it were the drums, piano, saxophone and bass. The piano was the one that mostly called my attention, the pianist was Lynne Arriale, even though at first she had troubles adjusting the amplifier, the melody and rhythm of it was perfect, it made me want to follow the rhythm during the whole concert. The swing and syncopation, improvisation, bent notes and modes helped to keep a great rhythm during the whole performance....   [tags: music, rhythm, instrument ] 574 words
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Reflection on Group Project Perfomance - ... In an effective group leadership is clear, but changing as the group evolves, not one person knows everything. In an ineffective group a leader is closed off and treats the group as a dictatorship, their word is law and will hear nothing else. In an effective group decision making is by consensus, with real important matters openly discussed within the group. In an ineffective group a decision is forced upon others in a group. Criticism in an effective group is constructive and frequent. In an ineffective group give only negative feedback....   [tags: communication, effectivness, environment] 533 words
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Personal Reflection of Media Use - ... When I first started my media consumption list I wasn’t sure if I wanted to include radio then I realized how much I take in from this wonderful talk show. They provide news updates, celebrity gossip (which is a guilty pleasure), treading items off of the Internet – which occasional spark my interest. The crew talks about Belvita Breakfast Biscuits every morning and in turn got me craving them and ultimately purchasing a box or two. I can have my #morningwin with the voices that make me laugh each morning....   [tags: radio, television, pinterest] 571 words
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Reflection of My Clinical Experienc - ... The nurse finished my word and gave me a smile that seemed to be encouraging. I soon recovered from the mental block and further reported about the size of the hemorrhoid and the pain level the patient was experiencing. After the report, I started working on my own charting on maternal assessment. For the mother’s basic information such as Rubella immunity, I only completed partially. I wrote about hemorrhoid for my care plan, in which I wrote “a small hemorrhoid” as my diagnosis and interventions based on assessment data, therapeutics, teaching and referrals....   [tags: documentation, nursing, charts] 835 words
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Sleep Pattern Log and Reflection - ... As the night progressed, around 8pm, I began to give myself higher ratings. I had recently finished practice and was working on school work which tends to make me more tired. After a good night’s rest, I believe I am able to be very productive. I credit my adequate sleep for my productivity and willingness to get ahead in school work. On weekends I tend to go to sleep later. I am not one who goes out to the club or to a party so I am not out late. It does tend to be a lot louder in the dorms, making it more difficult to fall asleep before midnight....   [tags: personal sleep journal, evaluation] 626 words
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Reflection of Cannibalistic Societies through Diary of a Madman And the Correlation to Today's Society - The meager image depicted by Lu Xun's 'Diary of a Madman' projects an illustration of society that stresses submission to authority, and the ultimate compliance to tradition. Lu Xun battles the idea that society is constantly being manipulated and controlled by the masses of people who know no better than to follow tradition. His story 'Diary of a Madman' gives the representation of a culture that has not only failed, but failed by the cannibalistic nature of humans corrupting them-selves over and over again therefore feeding upon themselves....   [tags: Diary of a Madman Essays]
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Sympathy, by Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Reflection of the African American's Struggle for Freedom - Sympathy, by Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Reflection of the African American's Struggle for Freedom I know what the caged bird feels, alas. When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass, And the river flows like a stream of glass; When the first bud sings and the first bud opes, And the faint perfume from its chalice steals-- I know what the caged bird feels. "Sympathy" was written by Paul Laurence Dunbar in 1899, right at the end of the Nineteenth Century....   [tags: Dunbar Sympathy Essays] 905 words
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Profound Duplicity Exhibited by Jekyll as a Reflection of the Victorian Way of Life - Profound Duplicity Exhibited by Jekyll as a Reflection of the Victorian Way of Life Robert Louis Stevenson was a famous author during the Victorian era. He was born in 1850 and as a young child had many nightmares which he brought to life in his books. His nanny also influenced his stories with her strong Calvinist beliefs . He wrote many well known stories including a horror novella called 'The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.' Simplistically, this fictional story shows how two worlds co exist; the rich and the poor and there are many detailed descriptions which portray the stark contrast....   [tags: Papers] 663 words
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The Reflection of J. B. Priestley's Political and Philosophical Beliefs in An Inspector Calls - The Reflection of J. B. Priestley's Political and Philosophical Beliefs in An Inspector Calls In 1945 J. B. Priestley wrote the play "An Inspector Calls". It is a very tense play; the audience are always on the edge of their seats. It is didactic as it conveys a social and moral meaning to the play. The play has naturalistic conversation all the way through, to make it seem real, like you could be there. But it also has surreal elements; for example; the inspectors name is Inspector Goole....   [tags: Papers] 1339 words
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Profound Duplicity Exhibited by Jekyll as a Reflection of the Victorian Way of Life - Profound Duplicity Exhibited by Jekyll as a Reflection of the Victorian Way of Life The Victorian society was filled with many divisions. It consisted of two extremes, the very wealthy and intense poverty. It was these divisions that contributed to the causes behind the life of Henry Jekyll to be split between the two. However, there are many other reasons as to why Jekyll wanted the best of both worlds. Within the Victorian period, there were many successes, including inventions such as the first public railway link between the coal mines of Darlington and the port of Stockton; this was built by an engineer named George Stevenson....   [tags: Papers] 1518 words
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Modern Society As A Reflection Of The Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde - Traditional gothic fiction was at the height of its popularity during the Victorian era, it exploded in the 1790’s and continued its reign well into the 1800’s. This confrontational style of fiction often blurs the lines of realistic and artificial, forcing readers to challenge their beliefs and surpass the norm. However, the aspect of gothic fiction that was most attractive to the Victorian audience was the way human fears and societal tensions were reflected in the deliberately fictionalised literary works....   [tags: Oscar Wilde] 1423 words
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Reflection on Mask Unit - The second unit in the drama course at Jarvis is all about masks, how to make them and how to act in them. This unit is probably one of the most enjoyable units of drama because it combines hands on activities with drama. Masks are a very important piece of art in many plays and live shows. Using masks during a show enables the actor to become more than one character, and enhances their ability to act by letting them experience different personalities. Masks in the theatre are also used to express and reinforce the character and the story, create a distance between the actor on stage and the character of the story....   [tags: Drama] 1090 words
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Reflection on Alderian Psychology - he first day of class was an introduction to Adlerian psychology where professor asked the students questions about their interests, why we chose our specific program, and our familiarity with Alfred Adler. An emphasis was placed on what was required from the syllabi, and expectations relative to students finishing the class. A video of Dr. Rudolph Dreikurs was also shown in class having giving a discussion some of Alfred Adler’s concepts. In the video conversation Dr. Dreikurs spoke about the following: • Adler’s approach on learning personalities • Social interest (basis of expanding to the need of the situation) • Democratic and Autocratic Leadership styles •...   [tags: Psychology] 731 words
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Community Service Project Reflection - The thought of community service was a bore to me before I began my volunteer work. I dreaded starting my community service although I knew I had to do it. Where I earned my hours did not even matter to me. I just wanted to get it over with. To my surprise it was not what I expected. Community service was not a painful experience; it was a very enjoyable and beneficial experience. I performed my community service with Habitat for Humanity. The non‐profit organization chooses the applicant that purchases the house and Habitat only charges them the cost of the materials....   [tags: Volunteer Work, Service Learning] 517 words
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The 904: Reflection Paper - In 2005 Jacksonville gained the title of “Florida's murder capital” (Florida Times-Union, 2005; Murphy, 2005). According to the results of “The 904 Project” in 2011 Jacksonville still holds the title. According to Sherriff Rutherford during the time the study came out Jacksonville has shed that title (Patterson, 2011). Does Jacksonville hold the title or not. It depends on who you ask. In reflecting on what the 904 Project has brought us it is important to not only look at the results of the study, but also what we already know about media and the criminal justice system and what the study might have inadvertently illustrated about Jacksonville’s media, it’s leaders, and the crime problem it...   [tags: Crime]
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Leadership and Management Reflection - Introduction In this essay we will be introduced to a leader who holds a high place of authority in the military and gain some personal insight on leadership and management. Then will look at this writer’s own personality traits and what leadership model the personality traits best match. Then look at the tenets of motivation and how this writer’s personality suites these tenets. Also look at the relationship between effective communication and motivation. Then finally we will look at some thoughts of what it takes to be an effective employee, successful manager, and an exemplary citizen....   [tags: Leadership Model, Personality Traits]
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Andragogy Reflection: Malcom Knowles - Andragogy is the theory and practice of adult learning; the term “andragogy,” was coined by Malcolm Knowles in 1968 and is defined in its contrast to pedagogy, or the theory and practice of childhood learning. (Merriam, Cafarella, Baumgartner, 2007 p. 83-85) The principles of andragogy are founded on six basic assumptions; first, maturation leads to autonomy and self-direction; second, adulthood is characterized by previous experience and background knowledge; third, the capacity for adult learning is directly linked to the relevance of the learning in a social context; and fourth, adult learning takes place in relation to the problems solving application of the learning....   [tags: maturation, autonomy, self-direction]
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Video Reflection: Nurse Jackie - Nurse Jackie is a television series that is set in a hospital environment. Within the hospital there is an interdisciplinary approach which focuses more on the work the nurses perform. Jackie is the main character who we follow and is an emergency department (ED) nurse. Jackie is a hard working nurse who is experiencing severe back pack pain thus causing her to use narcotics to control the pain. That said, this paper will explore how nursing and Jackie’s character is portrayed in the show as well as how Jackie can be seen as a leader (Austin, 2009)....   [tags: television series, hospital environment]
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Personal Reflection Paper: Almeida - Summary of Readings Almeida et al. In their book, Almeida, Dolan-Del, & Parker (2008) describe the idea of critical consciousness and how it brings “sociopolitical context” to daily life. “A client who develops critical consciousness may learn that her depression is not exclusively a medical illness driven by organic factors she cannot change” (Almeida et al., 2008, p. 22). This was in the beginning of the chapter and began to explain the difference between a therapy model versus the strictly medical model....   [tags: critical consciousness]
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Behavior Change Reflection Paper - ... This goal was a little harder to meet and required me to budget my time and complete certain assignments way in advanced. My final goal of getting 8 hours of sleep a night was of course the hardest. While there are occasionally still some nights when I am unable to get 8 hours of sleep, more times than not, I meet my goal. In order to get 8 hours of sleep a night, I always plan out my schedule so that I can see any time I have in my day to work on future assignments. Even if it is only fifteen minutes, I use every minute of any extra time I have to complete assignments and other obligations so that I can get 8 hours of sleep....   [tags: a change in sleeping habits] 555 words
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Career Exploration Reflection Paper - All college students should partake in career exploration project because it gives structure and direction. The result from an assessment identifies and prioritizes which careers will best suit an individual person or student. It does not necessarily mean they have to pick that particular job or career; it gives them more chooses to choose from. Career exploration is a life long journey that is emotionally, physically and mentally stress full. I say lifelong because as time goes on so does an individual’s views, abilities and skills....   [tags: professional choices, higher education] 545 words
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Hate List Reading Reflection - In the novel Hate List Valerie Leftman starts dating a guy named Nick, she feels that he makes her whole life better and she loves how he helps her by distracting her from her parents struggling marriage. One day after being called mean names repeatedly she decides she is going to start a hate list, this list consists of people and things she absolutely hate. When Nick sees it he starts helping her put names on it, soon all Nick and Valerie are talking about is the list and how they want those people dead....   [tags: Jennifer Brown novel, character analysis]
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Reflection in Day Surgery - Introduction The aim of this essay is to reflect on the person-centred care I provided to a client in my Practice Learning Environment (PLE). I will demonstrate the practical application of Module 3 (Involving People) of the 10 Essential Share Capabilities and how they influenced my delivery of person-centred care. The Ten Essential Shared Capabilities were established to support the growing importance of person-centred care and values based practice (NHS Education for Scotland (NES), 2012a). The essential shared capabilities, which I will focus on, are working in partnership and person-centred care....   [tags: partnership, centred care, client] 1471 words
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Portfolio Reflection on Internship - I would like to begin by saying I have been a Laboratory technician for over ten years now and have worked at my current job for over three years. I began my internship with the feeling that I would not have anything to write or say about the experience but I was wrong. I started out with the blood bank department. I work my weekends in that department, we are assigned a department for weekend rotations. My supervisor is also the blood bank department supervisor. I came to the Houston Medical Center with little blood bank experience and will leave there with a very good understanding of blood bank....   [tags: department, gel, supervisor, mircrobiology] 1608 words
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Portfolio Reflection on Hematology - The first department that I completed my check offs in was Hematology. I work in Hematology on a regular basis, but there were still things I learned by going through my check off sheet with the hematology supervisor. One of the first things I learned was the proper way to count a fluid on a hemacytometer. Recently our lab purchased two new Beckman DXH Hematology analyzers that believe it or not will do the cell count on a fluid for you. You can check the count on a hemacytometer if you want, but no one does that anymore....   [tags: liquid, platelets, urinalysis] 2140 words
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Outsiders Reflection on Difference - ... Dally screams for the cashier to give him the money the cashier had collected that day and after receiving it, runs. He is shot in the back by the cashier who pulls out a gun. In the movie, this expresses that Dally broke, his mind tore in half just as he tore the magazine. Similarly, the book includes the grocery store robbery idea just like the movie, but in the book the only information on this topic is on page one hundred fifty-three: “The phone rang, and after a moment’s hesitation, Darry turned from me to it....   [tags: comparsion, scene, robbing, audience] 799 words
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Outsiders Reflection on Ponyboy - ... I was captured by the messages that it revealed as I read further and further. In the beginning of the story the novel started out saying , "When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home." This was an important part in the book even though when I had first read it I didn’t know this. Obviously by the end of the book it was revealed that Ponyboy had been writing the book all along. I liked this about the book because it was so surprising....   [tags: violence, brothers, fights, gang, green, eyes] 737 words
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Outsiders Reflection on Sterotypes - ... This also shows that Dally was weak and died weak, not gallant like how Johnny said. Another change in the movie also includes Dally. This scene is about how Dally, Pony, and Johnny scare anyway some little kids while they are playing cards. This shows that Dally does not care for anyone, not even kids. He only cares about himself. So this makes the relationship between Johnny and Dally even stronger when Johnny dies. Finally, it doesn't mention about how Pony doesn't like green eyes. The green eyes add meaning to the “Nothing gold can stay” poem....   [tags: nice, think, scene, friendship, police] 515 words
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Reflection of Group Project - In our group, there is no obvious leader, each one of us at some point, discovered our own capacity for leadership. However, this was never giving direct orders to one another, rather it worked based on democracy. We are all very good listeners for what is needed in the moment, and expressed ideas such that they occur as opportunity for others. In my past group work experience, there will always be one person who acted as the leader for most part of the project, what separate us from that is that each one of us are leaders individually....   [tags: leaders, roles, team] 597 words
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Reflection of Community Service - In order to fulfill the 12 hours of community service requirement for Nutrition course 139 I applied with five organizations on the approved list. The organization that replied me the fastest was Open Heart Kitchen, they mostly operate in Pleasanton and Livermore areas. Their application and signing up for shift process gives a feeling that this organization is massive, and many individuals really care about the less fortunate. From observation and conversations with the site supervisor, I believe this organization relies on individual donations, small business donations and large corporate donations such as Safeway and Walmart....   [tags: volunteer, soup kitchen, health] 1165 words
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Reflection of English 20 - The discourse community to which the text belongs to is the Engl 20, section 47 class. The professor, Daniel Hammond, is the expert in this community who helps teach the novices, the students of that class. The text acts as a guide from the expert for the novices to follow. Without such a piece of writing, the students would not not know what is expected of them in the class and basically what to expect, in general, from the course they are attempting to take. In a way, the text also serves as an unspoken contract between the novice and experts so there is an understanding of what is required between both parties....   [tags: discourse, syllabus, rhetoric] 608 words
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Reflection of Portfolio Project - • How do you feel you performed on the Portfolio Project in leveraging your knowledge and skills gained throughout this course. I feel that I showed more about my knowledge and skills gained when I took to the recommendation of my classmates on my introduction paragraph. During the Peer review, I was able to revise and submit my response. I felt more confident about what I was writing to express my points and why it was important to also refer to the “looking-glass” theory. It was important to me how my peers understood and review the Portfolio Project because my peers that were also going through the same process in trying to succeed in the course with the goal of reaching their career goal...   [tags: employees, skills, research] 554 words
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Book of Mormon Reflection - ... In Second Nephi 24:12-13 it says, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning. Art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations. For thou hast said in thy heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north” Lucifer, once known as the son of the morning fall on the cycle of pride. The cycle of pride is mention many times in the Book of Mormon. And we have seen its effects over the people....   [tags: salvation, gospel, God]
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Portfolio of Evidence - Portfolio of Evidence Failing my Portfolio of Evidence has given me the opportunity to reflect on my strengths and weaknesses, recognising the mistakes I made. Such as being to descriptive instead of reflecting on what I have learnt in my essays. With this understanding I am able to redress my approaches such reflecting on my learning outcomes and formatting my arguments into a critical analysis. Through my feedback from my tutor it was noted that this was one of the reasons why I failed the model....   [tags: Reflection ]
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Personal Learning Plan - Personal Learning Plan The author has designed the personal learning plan around the diagnosis of his learning needs, statement of specific learning objectives, learning resources and strategies, evidence of accomplishment, how the evidence will be validated, and how the learning will be evaluated. I will concentrate on the five disciplines: Systems Thinking, Personal Mastery, Mental Models, Shared Visions, and Team Learning introduced by Peter M. Senge. This will allow me to expand my leadership abilities at my current job as well as jobs that I may hold in the future....   [tags: Reflection ]
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Teaching Reflection - The TV monitor can be an opening to adventures that students may never have the chance to explore. When I use cable television and video clips in my classroom my students get excited about what we are going to study. If a student is a visual-spatial learner the television or videos could be an excellent tool to use in order to meet their learning style. Alexander Golon explains “Visual-spatial learners are students who show advanced abilities with computers, maps, construction toys, and puzzles” (Golon)....   [tags: Education Essay] 1781 words
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Team Reflection - I always considered team work among our teams as our strength within the Information technology (IT) department in our organization. This attribute in addition to my teams system and business expertise, and dedication in developing custom software applications have resulted in several successful product launches. In our organization the drastic change in the landscape of retail business triggered the need for a new software system to handle the critical business functions and to tightly integrate with other existing software systems....   [tags: Business Management ] 939 words
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Criminology Reflection - Over the years I have been a faithful fan of anything crime related; the anatomy of a crime, from the crime itself, to the investigation, and finally the court for trial and sentencing. I enjoyed the process. The internet became an interesting tool for me to learn all the different things I wanted to know about the subject of crime. I would see something in the media or on television but kept a neutral point of view about technology that was used on a program. Logically speaking, if a crime could be solved in 47 minutes and DNA results took weeks or months, not minutes to process than would it not make sense that real life crimes would be solved far quicker in the name of swift justice....   [tags: Criminology ]
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Communication Reflection - Expectations and Personal Anxiety As I reflected on my experience with the team project, I found that at the conclusion of the project my attitude and opinion of group projects was more positive. Initially, the idea of a working on a group project in graduate school created anxiety, doubt, and skepticism. My uneasiness stemmed from my experience during my undergraduate studies as an adult learner; three out of five group projects resulted in poor quality research, content, and conflict between the high output team members and the low engaged team members....   [tags: Communication ]
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Communication Reflection - Introduction On Monday, November 14, 2011, Terry Burnham, Shawn Carlson, Roger Chikamura, Heidi Davidson and Natasha DeJesus were assigned membership of Team 1 for a virtual team project. The purpose of the project was to conduct a leadership analysis of a world-renowned leader, to be presented in the form of a narrated PowerPoint presentation. Areas of organizational behavior to be analyzed include: leadership of diversity practices; leadership values, personality and decision-making; leadership of organizational culture; leadership of follower motivation; and overall success as a leader....   [tags: Business]
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Ethnography Reflection - 1. Raybeck used most of the techniques on page 71 in Thinking Like an Anthropologist. He established key informants including Yusof and Mat, administered oral surveys to prostitutes, collected kin relations, and mapped the community. He also participated in the night guard (jaga) to learn the layout of the community, get to know his fellow villagers, and perform his civic duty. (26, 54-55, 62, 112) 2. Raybeck incorporated life histories and case studies as well as the semantic differential, a psycholinguistic instrument to quantitative analyze the connotations of concepts....   [tags: Anthropology]
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Junior Reflection - During the past year, we have learned quite a bit about ourselves in our Turk Tracks Advisory groups. This includes our personality strengths and weaknesses, our academic life, community service, and what our future will possibly hold for us. According to the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, I am an ENFP, or what is called a “Champion”. Champions have a wide range and variety of emotions, and a great passion for novelty. They see life as an exciting drama, pregnant with possibilities for both good and evil, and they want to experience all the meaningful events and fascinating people in the world....   [tags: achievements, academics, college] 653 words
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Negative Mission Experience - Mission San Buenaventura, located in the picturesque downtown Buenaventura is the epitome of hokey small town tourism. Located on the Main street, Mission San Buenaventura is surrounded by thrift stores, beach wear outlets, and old time-y restaurants, not the typical surroundings you would expect to find a structure with such great history and controversial past. Parking on the street in front of the mission, I was a little shocked to hear a jazz band playing in the background and to find a bustling street fair being held on the street parallel to the mission....   [tags: Reflection Reflective] 1326 words
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Interactive Artwork Reflection - As this was the first piece of Interactive Artwork I have ever created, I leapt into it with some serious concerns about how we could present a piece with engaging capabilities in a short timeframe. I also knew that whatever we came up with, had to be durable enough to withstand repeated usage. The programming behind the whole project needed to be rock-solid, with code handling any type of scenario that users could subject it to. It means you need take extra care with lots of advanced planning so as to avoid any show-stopping traps, and in our case, it meant looking deeply in the servo movement code to account for all possible positions, since that was the backbone of our whole concept....   [tags: Art] 2369 words
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Finance Course Reflection - The three most important things that I learned in this course are as follows: 1) Causes of Financial Crisis Financial crises have influenced the os of financial markets in past. The most important the Great Depression in 1929-30, the 1970s inflation failures and the banking difficulties in the 1990s led to problems in the financial markets causing serious disturbance. The recent financial crisis which became known in 2007, though the roots were implanted much earlier, has been the worst situation financial markets have ever faced....   [tags: Finance]
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Literary Course Reflection - During the course of this class, I have had the opportunity to read literature from authors who come from different backgrounds and places in the world. Some of the stories and poetry we read were straight forward while others were confusing and sometimes required a second look. But one thing is clear, it changed the way I think about literature in a few ways that I wasn’t expecting. Three works in particular stand out in my mind. “ I Wont Let You Go” by Rabindranath Tagore, “To New York” by Leopold Senghor, and Pedro Peramo by Juan Rulfo all had an impact on my thinking for similar yet different reasons....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1446 words
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Teacher Education Reflection - The quotation above inspired me to embark on this project as I have just been the protagonist of a highly profitable and unforgettable experience in the US over the months of January and February, 2009. At the American Language Institute (ALI), division of the College of Extended Studies of San Diego State University (SDSU), I had the privilege of doing the TEFL/TESL course of its Teacher Training & Certificate Program. During the training, I attended, observed and taught classes at the ALI, and I also joined some SDSU undergraduate program classes at the SDSU College of Arts and Letters....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education] 1021 words
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Seminary Course Reflection - Now that I have completed this course, I can see the course applying to my ministry in the following ways so that I may understand the text and the different ways of preaching each subject. As a preacher, it is necessary to understand how to explain God’s promise in which he will pour His Spirit upon people in every special way so that every man receives a different gift that he who has ears and hearts will listen to God’s words and come to Him. The most significant things to my ministry are that each theme has four main different parts of teaching such as introduction, Law, Gospel, and application....   [tags: Course Review] 1114 words
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Critical Thinking Reflection - Critical thinking is a significant and essential topic in recent education. The strategy of critical thinking skills helps identify areas in one's courses as the suitable place to highlight, expand and use some problems in exams that test students' critical thinking skills. Critical thinking means accurate thinking in the search of appropriate and dependable knowledge about the world. Another way to describe it is sensible, insightful, responsible, and skillful thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe or do....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays] 587 words
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Psychology Class Reflection - Over the course of this class I have pieced together many things about my own life that before went unnoticed. I am now able to see things in a bit of a different light. Now that I have been introduced to the realm of psychology I understand some of the reasons for behavior around me. I have learned that there is a reason for most everything and a lot of our behaviors and mental processes can be explained through psychology. Studies have been conducted for many years to try and pinpoint the source of our behavior and it is not something that most people think about every day....   [tags: Psychology] 2302 words
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Teaching Methods Reflection - In this course I experienced an important change in my beliefs about teaching; I came to understand that there are many different theories and methods that can be tailored to suit the teacher and the needs of the student. The readings, especially those from Lyons, G., Ford, M., & Arthur-Kelly, M. (2011), Groundwater-Smith, S., Ewing, R., & Le Cornu, R. (2007), and Whitton, D., Barker, K., Nosworthy, M., Sinclair, C., Nanlohy, P. (2010), have helped me to understand this in particular. In composing my essay about teaching methods and other themes, my learning was solidified, my knowledge deepened by my research and my writing skills honed....   [tags: Education ]
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IB Student Reflection - As an IB student, it is very important to recognize that the study program is indeed an international program that involves schools all around the world. Therefore, IB is present in a variety of different cultures and countries. As a student in the IB program, I’ve noticed that a lot of study is focused centrally on literature. Whether it’s in an English class setting or in a history class, there are multiple occasions where books, popular novels, and poetry are studied. Also, many of these can be world literature pieces or examples of literature popular in the American society....   [tags: psychology and world literature]
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Digital Reference Reflection - The future is bright and confusing all at the same time. Libraries are scrambling to deal with economic limitations and an ever-accelerating technologically driven world. Every decision made needs to be evaluated and weighted against the mission of the library. That mission will in some way focus on service to the community and providing access to information. As libraries advance, they will be required to do so in line with those ideals. In addition to maintaining these standards, libraries do not want to become irrelevant because they waited to see, how technology would change, instead of acting (Law 15)....   [tags: Library Science ]
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Self-Reflection: Writing Composition - I have always enjoyed writing, and I believed writing was a subject I was naturally good at. I turned in papers that were still rough drafts, I did not evaluate my sources, nor did I ever take the time to fully understand the prompt. It was not until my first semester of college, in my writing composition course, I realized that I had a lot of work ahead of me to be as good a writer as I thought I was. In the writing course, the students were required to compose several essays using different methods to help progress on the course objectives....   [tags: informative, writing, engeneering]
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Therapy Session Reflection - Therapy Analysis The purpose of this paper is to examine the efficacy of my work as a co-therapist during the fifth conjoint session with the simulated couple; Katy and Michelle. I will discuss our therapy agenda and the goals we hoped to attain during the session. It is prudent to begin by giving a brief outline of the couple’s presenting problem and the patterns of dysfunction that I have identified within their relationship. In my opinion, it is the therapist’s job to recognize patterns and behaviors that disrupt the intimate bond between the partners....   [tags: Therapy Session Analysis]
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Multicultural Literature Reflection - As a young teacher, I aimed to have my students read multicultural literature because I wanted to open my students’ eyes to the differences between people on this planet we share. I wanted them to see the differences as a beautiful, natural thing. However, looking back at those early years, I did little to enhance what my students were reading other than handing them a book and helping them read through it with some discussions that were not about controversial topics, only about character actions....   [tags: knowledge is power, teaching perspective] 1996 words
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Reflection Black Thursday - ... Another helping hand lent by people was that the government asked out of work artists (which was basically all of them at this point) to make art such as murals paintings and posters. The artists included were not just some random people found on the streets, rather, they were some of the most well known artists as of today such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning and many lesser known artists. The jobs created by the government for these artists could have sparked their career or kept them going when they were losing money as many artists did, seeings as art is a luxury and one of the first professions to go as soon as there is a economic pitfall....   [tags: stock market, economy, finances]
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Outsiders Movie Reflection - ... During this scene Dally is running from the cops after he robbed a grocery store. He calls Darry and tells him to meet him in the lot, which the whole gang does. Only, they are too late. Dally had been carrying a “heater” or a gun, and even though it wasn’t loaded, when he pulled it out the cops shot him and he died. The book and the movie both include some of the key parts of the scene. One example was when Dally called Darry, needing him to meet him in the park, but Steve picked up the phone....   [tags: streets, abuse, sterotypes, rival, group] 564 words
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Social Work Reflection - Working with others and improving own learning and performance are highly essential skills in social work. In this essay I will reflect on how well I have developed these two skills and what I need to do to improve them. Before starting the degree course in university, I already had the skill working with others. As I have worked with others who were on the same course as me in the sixth form and also I did voluntary work placement which required people working together. Before starting the university my working with others was sometimes effective and sometimes not very effective depending on the people I worked with, on the topic or area we had to work on....   [tags: learning, performance, development] 1241 words
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Group Project Reflection - In a team-oriented setting, everyone contributes to how well the group succeeds overall. You work with fellow members of the group to complete the work that needs to be done. Having the right people in the correct roles is an important factor in measuring the success of a team, where you are united with the other members to complete the main goals. Every group is made up of definite strengths and weaknesses. Our team's 3-5 major strengths necessary to work accordingly consist of Informer, Summarizer, Orienter, Piggy-Backer, and Encourager....   [tags: team, leadership, communication] 1083 words
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Guest Lecture Reflection - The guest lecture by Peter Johnson, last Thursday, was highly informative for many reasons. Peter Johnson brought in a vast amount of Maine political knowledge. Mills spent time in both the Maine Senate and Maine House of Representatives and recently ran for Governor of Maine. Today Mills is the executive director of the Maine Turnpike Authority and was chosen for this position by Governor Paul. The most important insight that Peter Johnson left us was his opinion and rationale for paying teachers more....   [tags: political, legeslature, taxes] 737 words
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Rewinding Time - Life moves rapidly, often leaving a minimal amount of time to look back and ponder. Taking time to reflect is a choice one must make and can leave one refreshed, energized, and motivated. However, if done in the wrong way, reflection can lead to regret, depression, and discouragement. Reflection means to carefully consider or contemplate past events. Contemplation of previous occasions - specifically those occurring in one’s own life – is beneficial to one’s soul. Through reflection, beauty, joy, pain, and healing can emerge....   [tags: reflection, Saint Augustine, The Confessions]
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Tracing the Problems with Human Self-Understanding through Hannah Arendt's Reflection on Vita Activa - Coping with Uncertainty in Science and Morality: Tracing the Problems with Human Self-Understanding through Hannah Arendt's Reflection on Vita Activa ABSTRACT: Today we live in a society in which hazards can no longer be regarded as mere side-effects of progress. How much more serious the problems we face today are is understood not only by seeing the magnitude of material or biological crises (such as environmental disruption), but also by discerning what we may call our 'epistemic and moral inability' — a crisis in our ability to cope with uncertainty both in science and morality....   [tags: Philosophy]
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A Reflection on Mark My Words: Letters of a Businessman to his Son by G Kingsley Ward - A Reflection on Mark My Words: Letters of a Businessman to his Son by G Kingsley Ward Common sense is a disappearing art form not only from business but also from society. It used to be that students seeking a higher education would go to school to build around their common sense. Today students go to school in the hopes of attaining common sense. I'm afraid our society has become so emotionally driven that decisions are made on emotion rather than common sense....   [tags: Ward Kingsley Mark Words] 916 words
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Charles Dickens' Reflection on Society in Hard Times, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, and David Copperfield - Charles Dickens' Reflection on Society in Hard Times, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, and David Copperfield In this essay I will be examining how and why Dickens chose to comment on the society in which he lived through his novels. I will be examining ‘Hard Times’, ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘Nicholas Nickelby’ and ‘David Copperfield‘. Charles Dickens was considered to be one of the greatest English novelists during the Victorian period, and during this period, novelists had a tradition of commenting on issues affecting society through their work....   [tags: Charles Dickens Twist copperfield Nickleby Essays] 2003 words
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SWOT Analysis - The SWOT analysis is a useful tool for identifying our personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to our plans and goals. According to a “Fuel My Motivation” article (2010), this analysis considers internal influences that can positively or negatively affect our ability to achieve our goals. The internal factors are our strengths and weaknesses. Also considered are opportunities and threats, which are external influences that can have a positive or negative impact on the ability to achieve our goals....   [tags: Reflection ]
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Self-Reflective Essay - During the course of the quarter, I feel that I have progressed somewhat. I've gained a lot of knowledge on rhetorical strategies and how to present arguments effectively. In the writings I have written, I feel that each writing works towards meeting the course goals. Logos, ethos, and pathos were strategies and ideas we were introduced to (if not already in the past) and were built upon throughout the quarter. The knowledge gained over the course of the quarter weren't only those three types of appeals....   [tags: Reflection ]
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Evidence-Based Practice - Part A Think about your specific practice setting. Based on your new knowledge of evidence-based practice, pick one unit procedure in your work place and explore whether it is based on research evidence or not. Discuss what you think would be needed to make the procedure more in line with best practice in the area or what was done to ensure that it was based on best practice. At Fremont-Rideout the big issue was pressure ulcers, every month all the patients in the hospital had to be assessed for them....   [tags: Reflection ]
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Learning Journal - A couple of things stood out for me last class, those two things are the documentary Remember Africville (1991) presented by the National Film Board of Canada and the article The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house (1984) presented by Audre Lorde. As I sat in class I found myself to be bewildered for I had never heard of Africville in my short life – upon hearing it I had to think it must have happened over in Europe or perhaps Australia or was incorporated into a history that I felt I wouldn’t be knowledgeable about....   [tags: Reflection ]
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Art as Reflection of Anciant Civilization - Ancient Egytian and Greek sociaties both made significant contributions to western civilization, specificaly in the areas of politics and social structure. The political system of antient Egypt was primarily based on the religios belife that the Pharoah was a divine entity, while Greek politics were based in a democratic system that valued individuals in a unique way. The poitical and social advancments of both Greek and Egyption civilizations are best reflected in the advancement of each cultures artwork....   [tags: essays papers]
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Reflection on Studies at the University - Past Present and Future Paper This is a three-part paper in which I will reflect on my personal and professional growth during my program of study at the University. Part one will reflect upon were I was in my personal and professional life when I started the University program. Part two will evaluate the growth my experienced during my University program of study. Part three will analyze the impact of completing the University bachelor's program on my current and future professional goals. Part One After high school I attempted to pursue more of an education at Miller Hawkins Business College....   [tags: Personal Essays] 1619 words
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Reflection On The Merchant Of Venice - I was chosen to be ‘Portia’ for the staging of our class’s play. Obviously, it stole the colour of my cheek as Mr. Mior honoured me to be the main character in the ‘Merchant of Venice’ play. I had mixed feelings since I was scared that I would not be able to play the character well. Nevertheless, with the lecturers’ trust and my friends’ support, I confronted the challenge. It is undeniable that most of us encountered difficulties in reading the ‘Merchant of Venice’. The different values and culture as well as the old English that is used in Elizabethan era baffled us as we read it....   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays] 1440 words
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A Reflection On College Drinking - In the past few months I have learned a lot about myself. When the incident first occurred I was very angry. I know plenty of people that drink that are under age and they don’t get caught. I kept asking myself why me. At first I was hesitant to change, but the last few months have been eye opening. I have definitely used this situation to my advantage. There are so many things that I have learned about myself. I have used these last few months to really evaluate my life and set new goals for myself....   [tags: essays research papers] 1795 words
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Ethics Reflection - There is a firefighter who is obligated to make a crucial decision. Upon arrival to a five-alarm blaze, the firefighter must make a life or death decision. There are two individuals unconscious in the burning building, and only one can be saved. One person is Dr. Rutland, a world-renowned pioneer in treating suicidal-depressives. The medication he has developed has helped thousands of patients already, and when perfected, will save many more. The other individual is Dr. Rutland’s secretary. Being that only one person is to survive, who should be saved....   [tags: essays research papers] 2189 words
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9/11 Reflection - On September 11, 2001 terrorists apprehended 4 airplanes and committed the most heinous act in American history. They flew two planes into the world trade center, one into the Pentagon, and one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania crash killing more than three thousand American citizens. Since 9 /11many things have changed in America in relation to our national security. One of the major changes that have effected most people is in the airports. There are several new procedures one must go through to take a flight these days....   [tags: September 11th Terrorist Attacks] 1115 words
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Patch Adams Reflection - In Patch Adams, Robin Williams portrays a doctor who strives to “improve the quality of life.” The movie is a perfect example of many cases of sacramental awareness and the sacrament of Annointing of the Sick. Patch encounters a “once-brilliant” man in a psychiatric clinic. Arthur Mendelson helps hunterThe first character Patch meets is Arthur Mendelson. Arthur influences Patch’s ability to see through problems. In a Christ-like manner, we must see through and past the problems and look ahead toward the solution....   [tags: essays research papers] 451 words
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