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  1. My English Class Experience. English is one subject I dreaded. This semester being my second semester in university; I was told by advisor that I had to do English Composition

    My first week into the semester I was place into a classroom with and average of forty students. The class times were from 7:20pm to 8:35pm every Monday and Wednesday. Normally at nights most or if not all the students would be drained from prior classes during the day and the working students drained from their place of employment. The atmosphere at the school is very cohesive for learning especially when you are surrounded by lush nature.

    • Word count: 365
  2. Creative writing inspired by "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy.

    Papa?... Papa? What? Did you see that? See what? That dog Where? Over there it looks hurt papa? Yes it does Can we save it papa? No I knew you were going to say that please papa it looks like it needs some food that's all We need food too Okay Okay He carried on in a slow pace along the road, in search of a place to stay for the night. It was getting dark. As he pulled along the last of their belonging on the cart the boy stopped and looked back and didn't move for a few seconds.

    • Word count: 795
  3. Red Rings. Crucifixes hung on the door of every house and bound to the necks of every poor soul that knew what was best for them. Prayers of protection .offerings of bread, meat placed on doorsteps of a crescent night.

    She stopped, standing; hoping this was it. No turning back. Knock Knock The enormous door of this well groomed mansion slowly creaked opened. A lady; gleaming of beauty, eyes glistening and glowing of hypnotism left the girl breathless, forgetting what she came for .Such an angelic sight. A sinister grin grew on the lady's face. She found what she had been looking for; a rat crawled into a serpent's nest. The girl felt her body going numb the moment their eyes locked; mesmerized in a hypnotic trance unable to gaze away she was unable to move her body.

    • Word count: 1818
  4. Technological advancement has worsened the problem of poverty. Do you agree?

    Instead, technology could have make matters worse, causing even more people to trap in the quagmire of poverty. Technology has advanced at the expense of our wealth. Needless to say, though, it is wrong to state that technological advancement has not improved the plight of the poor. With the invention of machinery such as tractors and harvesters, the labour per unit area in the agricultural sectors reduces and hence, leading to a higher productivity. The increase in productivity could also be seen in commercial fishing whereby expensive equipment such as acoustic sonar is used to detect schools of fish. When the fishermen are able to tell where the fish are, fishing becomes more productive. Thus, the catch increases.

    • Word count: 1260
  5. Real life Writing Inpired by Meinke's poem "Advice To My Son". Advice To My Son

    After the first three days of therapy, I recognized a little girl that I went to school with. She was on the freshman cheer team but strangely was always absent from class. She always wore the biggest smile on her face and greeted everyone who stepped foot into Evergreen Therapy. One day while I was finishing up my workout she ran up to me. " I know you," she said with this huge grin on her face. " You go to my school.

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  6. Freshman Year: High School and College, Similar or a drastic difference?

    The first of the sequence of experiences is the arrival and first impression. In high school, freshman students arrive with a low maturity level. Although high school students typically don't have the anxiety, comparable to that of a college freshman, it's still present. Both types of freshman are unsure of what to expect, not to mention the new surroundings. High school freshman do, however, have one thing that college freshman do not have the luxury of having with them for a sense of comfort, friends. Typically college students move away for school, meaning they leave behind old friends.

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  7. Descriptive Essay - At the Beach

    I let myself absorb the intense rays of the sun on a scorching summer day. I am calmed by the sounds of the ocean; the regular pounding of the waves restrain all of my worries. As I sit in my chair I can see all the sights of summer; children building sand castles along the ocean's edge, to my right I observe an elderly couple enjoying a good book. I am soon at the point where my skin can no longer take the harsh rays of the blistering summer sun.

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  8. 1000 words. What is it little girl? He asked with a soft, kind voice. Mister, can you teach me how to draw?

    Scattered rays of sunlight shone through the wispy white clouds, tinting them with glowing amber and streaking the sky with brilliant patches of gold and violet. Swaying gently back and forth with a little push of her feet her sight followed to the piece of art that was held in his hands. He said nothing but she couldn't help but look at him. His eyes were blue like a cloudless sky on a summer's day, his skin flawless, and light blonde hair was pulled back by the aid of a ribbon, with the exception of the few strands that were loosely splayed effortlessly around his forehead.

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  9. Gothic Writing. My name is Rachel Tyler. I am twenty three years old. Today is the day I will die

    In the dense blackness I can not see where they have fallen; I crouch down to pick them up. All I need is a small glimmer of light but there is none. No doors are open, no lights in windows open, nobody with a torch - it is far too early. Out of the corner of my straining eyes I see a shadow pass over the house, then another, then another. Turning around to see what is producing them; I see nothing. Just continuous darkness. What was there is either gone, or was never there in the first place.

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  10. God Save the Queen. Excitement is in the air because come Friday, April 29, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, second in line to the British throne, and his fiance, Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, will be married in Westminster Abbey with all th

    From coast to coast, people are waking up long before dawn on Friday to have tea and scones and maybe even some English muffins in their best pjs to watch the Royal affair. Restaurants and bars all over the nation are decorated with Union Jack themed streamers and serving royally inspired cocktails in honour of the royal event. There are also larger scale events taking place in New York's Times Square and Walt Disney World in Orlando. Guests in Disney were even invited to dress in Prince and Princess attire to watch the wedding live in the park's Wedding Pavilion.

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  11. I was worried about accepting a lift in a vehicle with South African license plates. This was, after all, still the apartheid years, and Zambia had been bombed by the South African air force less than six months before our trip.

    My job was fulfilling despite the overcrowded classrooms and 1920s British textbooks and by the end of the first year I was beginning to realize that job satisfaction was dependant on a lot more than my student s academic successes. Besides the new experiences in my community, the opportunities to travel were fantastic. It was near the end of one particular trip that I learned how important one teacher s influence can be. On this occasion Janet and I had been visiting the fabled Victoria Falls that Livingstone had so loved.

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  12. Going Home - School was over, time to go back home.

    The bus soon started to move slowly along the street. It was getting dark and the driver was not in the mood of speeding down the streets that led to my destination. The pace was slow and the sound of the dull panting of the motor was not new to my ears as I could hear it every time we would be halted by the three coloured lights or rush hour traffic. We got out of the traffic and passed through a quieter road that wasn't in the normal route we normally pass from, but I did not worry.

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  13. Has society outgrown religion? // A hindrance to society or a useful delusion?

    Nor can it provide feasible answers to questions such as "what is the meaning to life?" or "what is truly good?" So why is it that we no longer believe the answers and explanations provided by religion to be true (or even feasible)? Most of all, it's the scientific processes allowed by vast technological advancement. Since the theories of Darwin, Galileo, Einstein, etc, which provide proof along with their explanations, the power of these old-age tales has been massively decreased whilst the urge to search for more and more scientific truths has rocketed.

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  14. Caged - I pressed my fingers together, questioning whether they would touch, or simply pass through each other. This act taught me that I was a not a ghost; for my gleaming fingers met, casting a shiver through my limbs as they did so.

    I cast my eyes over my limbs, which by then were glowing an azure shade of blue. I pressed my fingers together, questioning whether they would touch, or simply pass through each other. This act taught me that I was a not a ghost; for my gleaming fingers met, casting a shiver through my limbs as they did so. There was a stirring beyond the door, a scuffling of feet. It was no doubt the nurses flurrying to another patient, however I did doubt; and I scrambled and scurried quickly away from my barren body like it were the most perilous of contagious diseases.

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  15. Can you imagine being trapped underground for 69 days with a scarce amount of food? Me either but miraculously 33 Chilean miners were able to survive this tragedy and gave the world at least one happy ending.

    The mine is owed by San Esteban Mining Company. The San Jose Mine is in north Chile and the miners were trapped 2,300 ft underground and 5 miles from the mine's entrance. The mine was instable and had once collapsed and caused the death of one miner. It was a miracle and an accomplished mission for Chile. When the miners realized they were trapped they intended to escape from a ventilation shaft but it was too high to reach without a ladder.

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  16. Composition in the style of a Mills and Boon novel with analysis

    She didn't care. She loved teaching those kids; it made her world a better place when she saw their smiling faces at the start of the day. Right. Time to gen up. Darting past a taxi that was dangerously close and ignoring the yells of "Hey, lady! Are you out of your mind?!", Stella sprinted up the street while attempting to refresh the main points of the passages she had read on the subject. It cannot be denied that ever since the rise in popularity of the "Whole Language" approach in the 1980s, teaching phonetics as the primary method of introducing literacy has not been without controversy- Stella shrieked as she collided with something very large and very solid.

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  17. Encountering conflict can bring out the best and the worst in people. Discuss

    These are the profound sentiments Barack Obama. "Firefighters, police and first responders rushed into danger to save others...Volunteers lined up to give blood....Schoolchildren donated their savings...We were united, as Americans". There is truth in these sentiments. In the days that followed September 11, America came together as a nation with a firm, steely revolve to rise above this disaster. There was a new found patriotism, born from the dust that engulfed the city as the Twin Towers crashed to the ground.

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  18. Without conflict there is no progress or change. Discuss

    It is for this reason that Time magazine once wrote that "American democracy is being altered by Alinsky's ideas" and conservative author William Buckley remarked he was "very close to being an organizational genius". Yet, his desire for change to the status quo, for better social cohesion, meant "friction" was inevitably produced. A conservative church journal once wrote, "it is impossible to follow both Jesus Christ and Saul Alinsky", just as a government official, Hyman Bookbinder, labeled him "outrageously false [and] intemperate headline seeking".

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  19. Conflict can never be fully resolved. Discuss

    be so simplistic that it is possible o Feud over front seat of car or between students o In the Crucible John Proctor and Giles move past their dispute Intro: London riots, not possible to resolve, too complex England can breathe a sigh of relief at the moment, and rightly so - the worst riots they have witnessed for decades have been subdued. In light of this, a distant observer could understandably assume the conflict had been resolved. Yet, the increased number of police and vigilance on the streets is a sure indication otherwise.

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  20. The Worst Possible Place to Be. The scene is in a school with a lot of children walking around. A boy named JOHN is looking down at his timetable walking through the corridor. He is a short boy with short blond hair

    HARRY Yeah, Ill do that but I charge by the day. My rate is fifteen quid. You sound with that? JOHN FIFTEEN POUNDS A DAY! That's a lot of money HARRY It's either that or you get your ass whooped every time you walk through those front doors. Anyway, for that price, I'll throw in a few of my exes if you know what I mean. JOHN Mm, okay? HARRY My exes? Ex-girlfriends you lousy sod. I'll hook you up with them, you know? JOHN Em, ok, that sounds good? HARRY Yeah, you're right it sounds good.

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  21. English Self-Evaluation Essay. I have argued against my mistakes that have presented themselves with my essay writing, and yet I have no way to guarantee that these arguments will gain me the B- I would hope to achieve. I have experienced a slow death by

    A C+ however, is likely the only grade I will receive, and thus that is the mark I will strive to accomplish through this essay. If Hansel and Gretel were to survive through the long perils of secondary school and then enroll in a university such as I did, they would probably experience some major d�j� vu. If an individual were to read this Grims Fairy Tale, the bread crumbs could be seen as a symbol that represents the method in which high schools teach.

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  22. Can you paint with all the colours of the wind? Every day we consume energy and fail to recognize how we should do it in a more environmentally friendly way. Little do people know the story behind energy and how it is connected to the quality of our liv

    Every time we burn fossil fuels such as natural gas or oil, carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. In a natural carbon cycle, carbon dioxide is re-absorbed by plants and trees. However, the rate we are producing carbon dioxide is so quick that plants and trees have no chance of absorbing it. These extra carbon emissions are affecting our earth's atmosphere. Therefore, to maintain a better future, we ought to reduce our carbon emission. In addition, all this extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere changes the overall temperature of the planet. It is rising, causing what is known as global warming.

    • Word count: 1024
  23. Is it necessary to launch a compulsory school-based drug-testing scheme?

    Making the test become compulsory will have agreater effect of stopping drug abuse. The current scheme is voluntary andstudents can decide whether they join the test. IN essence, students who takedrugs will absolutely not join the test. As a result, these students may stilltake drugs even the scheme in effect. On the contrary, switching the voluntaryscheme into compulsory one is more effective. Every student gave to be testedand there is a psychology effect that they indeed have to face penalty if theytake drugs before. This not only make the scheme become effective but also manystudents are stopped from drugs abuse.

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  24. Plugged In or Plugged Out? Schools have slowly started to implement new technologies into the classroom the latest computers, tablets, projectors, smart boards however schools must be weary of introducing too much new technology, because as instr

    When the right balance is found, the public school system - and the students - will surely prosper. The Internet, bursting into the homes of Americans in the 1990s, revolutionized American life. Entire businesses can be created and destroyed with the click of a mouse; doctors and nurses rely on it to store medical records and ensure the health of their patients. Newspapers, once so imperative to American life, and in shaping the history of our nation, have been completely replaced with online news websites, and businesses have learned to adapt to advertise and sell in the online world, when they had previously been limited only to print, television and radio.

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  25. Monlogue - Old Woman Investigates Closure of Convenience Store

    Which is why it was rather peculiar when they decided not to pop over that particular morning. So I had made my mind up. I was going to hop on the 19 and ride down to Harry's myself. The bus was crowded as always with the morning rush. I had to wait ten minutes before someone offered me their seat. Kids these days, no manners. I blame the parents. No discipline. They let their children do whatever they want without any consequence, then they wonder why they are misbehaving at school or drinking in the street.

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