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  1. To what Extent Does Government Know What is Best for its Subjects? (Stimulus: Antigone)

    Though it is alleged that this decree is resented amongst Thebans, Creon overrides public sentiment, believing his actions to be in the best interests of the security of the polis; that essentially, he knows what is best for Thebes. A similar strand of philosophy exists in the Social Contract arguments of Thomas Hobbes: the relinquishment of liberty to authority is a natural element of organized society; that the toleration of liberty would lead to the diminishment of social order and security.

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  2. Information Technology in a Global Society - Is integrity a difficulty when students use Wikipedia to obtain information?

    Even though Wikipedia does have some rules for their contributors, like how some pages are protected from editing but it only apply to only 0.1 % of all their wiki pages. These pages are only allowed to be edit by moderators which are just people like you and me, which are Wikipedia 'geek'. Those moderators would have to make sure that the information is accurate before being posted on that wiki page. But the pages with moderators are usually the pages that would get spam the most like celebrity pages.

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  3. An examination of applicability of IT based education within present secondary school curriculum

    The introduction of an IT based system in such schools tends to negate the very essence of the aims of a "connected" school. Consequently whilst the efforts of Droopnath Ramphul are commendable, unless there is a fundamental shift from the elitist to the holistic education, these efforts will eventually be limited to only a computerization of a traditional system of education. Is the pilot project underway at Droopnath Ramphul going to provide a real equality of access of the same level as an IB based schools?

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  4. Dutch politics. Political parties are aiming for the same goals. The people in it share the same thoughts. They usually dont aim for only one goal, but they want to change more.

    The communists also stands for equality and classless society. The liberalists stands for freedom, but not equality. They think that the government is not responsible for the poorer and ever one is for them self. The conservatives want to keep everything like it use to be. They want that there would be reigns as God wants. Partij van de Arbeid The Partij van de Arbeid is a social democratic party. So they are a left party. The most important principles are that they aim for equality, sharing powers, incomes and a better development.

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  5. Proyecto Personal - Anorexia y Bulimia

    Generalmente las personas piensan en mujeres cuando se habla de anorexia y bulimia, sin embargo, el porcentaje de hombres que padecen de estas enfermedades ha ido incrementando hasta un 10%. La anorexia es un trastorno psicol�gico, caracterizado por la p�rdida de apetito, para poder perder peso r�pidamente, impidiendo la ingesta de alimentos. Las personas que tienen anorexia nerviosa tienen una imagen distorsionada de su cuerpo, pues se ven gordos a pesar de que est�n extremadamente delgados, y tienen un miedo intenso a subir de peso.

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  6. Drugs should not be legal

    On ?September 5, 1989, President Bush called upon the United States to join in an ?all-out fight against drugs. The United States Congress reports an estimated 25 ?to 30 million addicts of illegal drugs worldwide. Not all users are addicts, but ?some of the 26 million regular users of illegal drugs in the United States are ?addicted. Reports of child abuse to New York social services tripled between ?1986 and 1988 and most of the cases involved drug abuse. Approximately 35 ?percent of the inmates of state prison were under the influence of illegal drugs ?at the time they committed the crimes for which they are incarcerated.

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  7. Oral Presentation: Swift and Larkin

    They are greedy, lazy, envious and violent. Here, Swift is attacking the Yahoo in each of us. The greed of the Yahoos, and subsequently ourselves, is presented when the Houyhnhnms explain that they "have an inordinate fondness for shiny stones". Swift's choice of language is meant to make us laugh at how they can be fascinated by something as trivial as shiny stones. Swift therefore satirises our "inordinate fondness" for gold, silver and diamonds which at the time of writing served no purpose except for incorporation into jewels.

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  8. Analyze the film Blade Runner, discuss the narrative techniques, representations, use of stereotypes and the genre used.

    Another of the femme fatales is Pris (Daryl Hannah); she uses her sexual guiles in much the same way. She plays a scared and harmless and harmless but beautifull in order to ensnare J. F. Sebastian (William Sanderson), lulling him into a false sense of security. She cuddles him and calls him her friend so she can manipulate him and again like Zhora wears dark tight clothes that cling to her body and leave little to the imagination. The last of the femme fatales is Racheal (Sean Young); she is introduced as the perfect example of the quintessential femme fatale.

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  9. Tainting the World's Greatest Spectacle

    Due to freedom of choice, the legalisation of performance-enhancing drugs should be permissible for Olympic athletes to use. In today's society, some feel the need to control the morals of others by enforcing laws that ban certain products. If an athlete believes taking drugs will improve his or her performance in their particular sport, they should be permitted to do so because it is their body. The individual in question is entitled and has the right to these types of drugs since it is their personal choice, regardless of the adverse side effects these aids can have. They cause no harm to anybody except themselves, and the athletes should be treated as adults should be treated: capable of making rational decisions with the widely-available information that is out there.

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  10. Name of the Rose Analysis Questions

    Malachi the Librarian renders chapter 33 of the Rule which forbids the private possession of anything without the leave of the abbot. He explained the process that is conveyed when distributing books from the library, "the monk asked the librarian for the work he wish to consult and the librarian then went to fetch it from the library above, if the request was justified and devout" (74). 2. Eco sets up the interest concept of "knowing is seeing" during the conversation between William, Adso and the master glazier, Nicholas of Mormimondo.

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  11. Informe TISG (ITGS)

    Uno de los principales problemas para los negocios que se encuentran sin renovar estas tecnolog�as es el poder mantenerse compitiendo contra empresas que si las tienen. Es necesaria una automatizaci�n en los procesos para aumentar el aprovechamiento que se genera del trabajo realizado. Pero cuando se tiene una empresa o negocio en ocasiones no se sabe donde adquirir la informaci�n para obtener esta automatizaci�n de procesos. El proyecto realizado fue una p�gina web para la empresa Interactum AIG, la cual fue espec�ficamente solicitada por el ingeniero Gabriel Baca Degollado.

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  12. ESS Assess lab

    - Dry wt. = 10g - 8.639g = 1.361g of moisture/10g of soil Nitrate Content = 15 ppm ?? Phosphate content = 30 ppm pH = 8.08 Conductivity = 0.001 Soil Analysis : Sr. No. Sieve Size Wt. of soil (in grams) % of soil dry wt.(40.007g) Type of soil 1 < 0.212 3.259 8.14% Clay 2 0.212 0.212 0.53% Silt 3 0.212 <0.425 6.14 15.347% Silt 4 0.425 3.773 9.431% Coarse & medium sand 5 0.6 26.813 67.02% Coarse & medium sand Total % of the different soil structures present in the given soil sample are: Clay : 8.14% Silt : 15.4% Sandy : 76.46% Taking aid of the soil structure pyramid , I deduced that the soil at the foothill is Loamy Sand .

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  13. An Example of a Poor Quality World Lit Essay

    Social isolation is a key theme in both of these books. Meursault is, on a psychological level, isolated and detached from society which is made evident from the first line of the book by his lack of emotion when discussing his mother's death. Although we are not initially informed of Gregor's life before his metamorphosis and subsequent confinement, we slowly uncover details that reveal that he fits into the system and works hard as an average salesman only to support his family and make his sister happy while he is, on a social level, isolated from the world outside his household.

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  14. English A1 HL - Detailed Plan & Commentary on Planting a Sequoia

    * In my opinion, the lack of a rhyme scheme represents how unpredictable life is. * Tone: mournful, "rain blackened the horizon"; leading into wistful, "I would have done the same, proudly laying new stock into my father's orchard" and finally hopeful towards the end, "when our family is no more"... "I want you to stand among strangers". This tone helps the reader to empathize with the speaker as they go through the same emotions as him. * Mention of the "birth cord" makes the reader realize how young the man's son was.

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  15. Exfoliation for NVQ level 2 beauty

    These chemical exfoliants work by 'unglue-ing' the dead cells on the surface of the skin, breaking down the bonds of intracellular glue (made up of keratin and calcium) that are holding them in place. Microdermabrasion is on the whole very similar to mechanical exfoliation, but involves the use of a tool to propel tiny rough grains or crystals at high speeds at the surface of the skin. The basic principal of microdermabrasion is that by removing or breaking up the stratum corneum, the body will interpret this as a minor injury and rushes to create new healthy cells.

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  16. Can the work of architect Le Corbusier be explored in the context of the Design Cycle Model and was it reflected in his modernist approach to architecture?

    These stages create the following chart which shows that the design process is not linear. Design Cycle Model This affects the essay as the examples of Le Corbusier’s work given will be taken from various points in his career and can be applied to the same or different stages in the model. These stages will be looked at individually in respect to the work of Le Corbusier to identify whether the DCM can or cannot be applied to his work and whether this was reflected in his architectural designs, structures and urban planning. Le Corbusier was born, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, in the October of 1887 in Switzerland.

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The IB Diploma Programme is a demanding and robust programme of education which students follow at the ages of 16-19. The DP has been recognised as being a strong qualification by universities across the globe, and by leading employers. The DP ensures that students: develop their intellect with due ethical consideration, acquire a breadth of knowledge by studying subjects from 6 subject groups (unlike Advanced level where students generally choose three subjects), and undertake in-depth research into an area of personal interest.

The actual subjects studied include a choice of language, anadditional language, a social science, an experimental science and mathematics. In addition to this students then choose an either arts subject or can choose a second subject form the original 5 groups. Three core elements are also required: that extended essay, completion of the Theory of Knowledge course and Creativity, Action and Service (CAS), which is a range of activities which run alongside the academic programme. Assessment is completed by both internal means and by external examination. Each course is marked and students awarded a score between 1 (the lowest), to 7 (the highest). The diploma is awarded to students who achieve a score of at least 24 points.


The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, a widely accepted pre-university qualification, was developed in the 1960s as an educational standard for a globalising world. If you want to attend university in another country, or you just want to infuse your education with an international perspective, then the IB diploma could be a good option for you.

Excellent writing skills will be indispensable here: each course is partly assessed on written work, and students are required to submit an extended essay as well. To support you in all your writing endeavours, Marked by Teachers has amassed a collection of student-submitted IB essays covering everything fromthe group 4 projects to world literature. Study the teacher-marked and peer-reviewed examples to learn how to edit your own essays, and produce highly polished work.

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