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  • Hard For Charlie
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    The book Flowers for Algernon is a great book. It gave me many mixed opinions about the writing style that Daniel Keyes used to write the book. I liked the way he wrote everything in journals. It was a great idea. I didn't like the way he wrote some words that were to hard for Charlie to spell write the right way. They make reading the story harder. On the other hand they were a great way to show Charlie's progressions later on in the story. The journal format was a great idea. It really helps t...
  • Reading In Illiteracy In America
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    Sources R.C. Anderson, E.H. He ibert, J.A. Scott, and I.A.G. Wilkinson, "Becoming A Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading", 1985. Jeanne Allen, "Illiteracy In America: What To Do About It", The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, Feb., 1989. Robert R. Ar nove and Harvey J. Graff, "National Literacy Campaigns: Historical and Comparative Lessons", Phi Delta Kappan, Nov., 1987. Samuel Blumenfeld, "The New Illiterates: And How to Keep Your Child From Becoming One", The Paradigm...
  • Don Quixote's Treasured Books Of Chivalry
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    Humans are set apart from all other animals for one reason. We have the power of imagination and thus power to interpret what we read. Therefore, we can argue that the written word is the most meaningful of all types of communication. It is valid to say that if ten people read a book and were asked to retell the book in their own words that we'd hear ten different versions of the same book. In today's society, our interpretations are feared. We might interpret anything contrary to the author's i...
  • Assigned Readings
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    WEEK-BY-WEEK ITINERARY This is a tentative week-by-week itinerary for the ONLINE American Literature I course. I have divided the Readings into two parts: 'Assigned Readings' is the specific reading list for that particular week; 'Helpful Hints' is designed to get you to think about specific ideas or themes that you should attempt to find within the text (s). (Remember, you must submit a 2-3 page discussion each week in response to the Assigned Readings). READINGS ONE ASSIGNED READINGS: The text...
  • Color Incongruent To The Color Word
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    Attentional interference in relation to the Stroop effect 3 Interference and facilitation are two important aspects of automatic processes. Interference refers to the range to which one process encumbers performance of another, whereas facilitation indicates the extent to which one process assists performance of another. Through practice and maturation, reading progresses from a controlled process to one that is automatic, lessening the demands on attentional resources. Stroop reported one of th...
  • Sixteen Percent Of People In The World
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    Read Me... If You Can... Throughout my life there has been one thing that I have taken for granted everyday. Even now I am taking it for granted. We all are. This thing is not something you can touch or see. It is an ability that sixteen percent of people in the world live without. That is an estimated 1 040 883 228 people as of March 14, 2005. Can you guess what this ability that the other eighty four percent of the people take for granted? Literacy. It has been a problem for society since the ...
  • Texts Written In Readers
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    Reading involves translating symbols and letters into words or sentences. Anderson defines reading as a process of constructing meaning from a written text. We indulge in reading for many different purposes, be it survival, leisure or occupational. In a way, reading serves as a kind communication between the writer and the reader. The writer encodes what he or she wishes to convey while the reader decodes according to his or her own perception. Johnson quotes "A young man should read five hours ...
  • Theories Behind The Reading Act
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    The reading process as a whole is a very complex area, and is constantly changing, but as an elementary school teacher responsible for teaching young children to read, it is vital for me to understand the theories behind the reading act itself. The three theories which I feel are the most important, and which I feel are intertwined to account for the reading process are subs kill theories, interactive theories and trans active theories. I believe that all three of these theories have components ...
  • Facts About Egyptian Festivals
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    "History exists only when it is "made" by the historian". (Vince, 65). According to R.W. Vince, it is very easy for researchers to get lost between "fact" and "interpretation" when documenting theatre history. Even when scholars uncover identical pieces of information, they may each have their own personal explanations as to why these facts exist. In turn, readers must exercise critical analysis when studying scholar's research and not fall into the trap of viewing history from the author's pers...
  • Disney's Cinderella To My Three Year
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    Reading to young children has become difficult because the selection has become so limited. For example, I have read three versions of Cinderella, Ashputtle by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, When the Clock Strikes by Tanith Lee, and Walt Disney's Cinderella by Campbell Grant. I would read Walt Disney's Cinderella to my three-year-old child because it is not as violent, it is short, and it has good morals. When it comes to picking a story for a child as young as three, the lack of violence should be a ...
  • Difference Between Rectal And Tympanic Readings
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    Accuracy of tympanic temperature readings in children under 6 years of age. Pediatric Nursing, 25 (1), 39-42. When treating the pediatric population, obtaining an accurate core body temperature is essential for effective care. Numerous studies have shown that core readings are the most accurate for determining true body temperature. Recently, however, the use of tympanic devices for obtaining accurate core temperatures in children under the age of 6 has come under scrutiny. The purpose of this s...
  • Self Responsibility Of The Querent
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    I'd never really thought of placing my own ethics in this site but as several people have asked to this list, I thought 'Well, why not?' I began like most people, with a basic concept of being honest, and over the years added to this 'code of ethics' and refined it to what it is right now. Often I have found myself doing things just because I 'have always done it this way', not thinking to mention it as part of my ethics when speaking on the subject. And then their are times when I look this ove...
  • Future Of Printed Books
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    Books and Technology: Is the Future of Printed Books in Jeopardy Technology has impacted our lives in innumerable ways. It is so implemented into our daily lives, that not a thought crosses our minds about how easily we are living. Technology has changed our world significantly. But has the computer made life's activities too easy for us Are we becoming a lazy nation, by sitting at home letting the computer think for us I feel that this is the case in some situations. Although one can see the ad...
  • Different Kinds Of Photographic Meanings
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    Different people interpret photographs in many different ways. The way the photo is interpreted by a person can depend on what kind of job they have, how old they are, and how or where they grew up. Photos can also have an emotional effect on a person and bring back memories. How do you interpret the photograph on page one Does it bring back any memories How does the photograph make you feel Jean Mohr says what is happening is "Great Britain, in the country. A small girl was playing with her dol...
  • Concentration Current Voltage Resistance 2
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    This experiment aims to investigate the resistance of brine soaked paper when an electrical current is passed through it. Planning: Previous experiments have taught me that the electrical resistance will rely on several key variables. These include the length of paper, its thickness but most importantly the number of sodium and chlorine ions carrying the charge. Knowing this, I have decided to investigate the concentration of brine in this experiment. To provide an accurate prediction, I must re...
  • My Study At Reading College
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    Computer has always been the first choice for my career. I am interested in the systems analysis and design. I want to learn the prevailing concepts as well as enhance them to cop with the changing programming paradigm. I am very much interested in CASE tools, its construction and deployment to provide the software solution to end user as well the intermediate developers in easier and cost effective way. I believe project management matters more then simply designing and coding. I want to learn ...
  • Photographs With Text Accompaniment
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    "The text of the photo-essay typically discloses a certain reserve or modesty in its claim to "speak for" or interpret the images; like the photograph, it admits its inability to appropriate everything that was there to be taken and tries to let the photographs speak for themselves or "look back" at the viewer" (516). In being told to take a position on this very controversial issue, I didn't know whether I agreed, disagreed, or both with W.J. T Mitchell's claim that photographs not accompanied ...
  • Things The Way
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    After reading and researching the different ways of criticizing literature, I realized that I do not follow with any one way of processing information; I am a mixture of many of them. This is a better way to view literature and life in general because it gives more than one point of view. When I first read about the psychological way to criticize literature, I thought that explained how I thought. I love novels that have other meanings other than what is blatantly obvious. In high school, I read...
  • Book About American Ways
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    Why do we have to 'prepare' foreigners to visit our country? By providing a book about American ways, alone, we are setting ourselves up for destruction. It is admitting to the fact that our way of living and our take on things are very different from any other country and that to survive or be accepted, one had better learn about and / or change to accommodate for 'our ways. ' Of course we are different; no country is alike. Is a book detailing the differences really necessary though? I remembe...
  • Their Words
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    Mr. Being Literate Phillip Lucas Mr. Tar low English 120 Being Literate Being literate means the ability to read and write. To strictly speak, the ability to read and write which if I wasn't able to do that I would make it in this world. To me literacy is every thing because if you weren't able to read and write you would be able to fill out job applications, type resumes, and terms papers. The fact that I can read and write means more to me than any thing because I can move and when it comes ti...

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