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Writing Analysis and Mini Lesson

02 Oct 2017

The writing sample comes from a six year old first grade student. This student has not been identified as ESL or SPED and does not receive these types of services. The student participates in regular classroom literacy instruction. The writing sample chosen for this student looks like this: "this is my moder. she is my favrt prsn. she is nis to me. I laik hr vere mush. she cuks gud. she taks me to skul." This writing sample provides important evidence that this student is grasping phonetic concepts when attempting to spell and write. The words included in this sample appear to be sounded out letter by letter. Despite the fact that many vowels are omitted from the spelling, it remains clear that the words follow traditional English rules with regards to letter sounds. The most apparent strength this student displays is the ability to correctly spell sight words on a consistent basis. The ability to consistently spell high frequency words is an important step in enhancing overall spelling ability. Further this student displays strength in punctuation as all the telling sentences included in the sample end with a period. However, there are two weaknesses present in this writing sample as well. The first is with spelling. This student appears to have a difficult time spelling words with multiple syllables such as "mother" and "favorite." The sample also shows weakness with capitalization rules as none of the sentences begin with a capital letter.

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Does Geography Really Matter?

02 Oct 2017


Geography is a subject matter treated separately from the field of science. However, this field is treated with less importance than science and mathematics. I've been studying geography since grade school as part of the curriculum. It is important to learn geography for it encompasses a wide collection of knowledge pertinent in a students' learning. In geography, we learn the past and present, as well as biodiversity. Some students consider geography as a boring subject for it includes history, this is the reason why we tend to be behind in geographic knowledge. Mentors can employ entertaining teaching strategies to motivate the students in learning geography.

Some countries are overpopulated and there is a tremendous labor surplus. A large part of the population is unemployed and seeking for jobs to provide the needs of their family. Due to the desperate situation and the growing poverty, some foreign and international companies tend to put up their businesses in countries which offer cheap labor. There are also some countries wherein laborers are exploited. Acts of slavery and unfair treatment are pertinent characteristics of exploited labor. In these situations, injustice is observable in relation to how people are treated and compensated based on their working loads for the company they work for. Thus, these practices should not be tolerated and must be resolved by the government.

Somali pirates continue to cause harm and terror on ships that navigate the seas near the country. The pirates are the fighters of many warlords factions who attempt to rule over the country since the end of Siad Barre government in 1991 (Baldauf). The root cause of piracy is the headless state of Somalia which is unable to protect the rich waters of the country. Foreign vessels fish in these waters, making the local fishermen lose their jobs. They became pirates by preventing any ship or vessel in fishing in the waters of Somalia and to earn a whole lot of money through ransoms. In attempt to address this problem, Somalia must have a government that is capable of protecting and uplifting the thriving economy of the country. Fishery protection for the waters of Somalia will cease piracy and enable the local fishermen to get back to their old livelihood. This will give the much awaited hope of the Somalis.

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The Linguistic Relativity Argument

27 Sep 2017

The linguistic relativity argument states that "language-induced differences in thought generate different realities" (Collin, 2002, p.81). Finn Collin (2002) identified two premises for the linguistic relativity argument: (1) "Language shapes thought; more specifically, that differences in language translate into differences in thought" and (2) "Through our thoughts, language reality determines the way reality is divided up" (Collin, 2002, p.81-82). In line with this, Collin quotes Edward Sapir who states, "The fact of the matter is that the 'real world' is to a large extent unconsciously built up on the language habits of the group" (2002, p.84). The logical implication of such a view is that there is no single, determinate reality. There are realities. In a sense, these different realities are made possible by differences in language and thought.

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Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University: My Roadmap to Success

20 Sep 2017

I often hear people say that a school is considered to be the second home of their children. Needless to say, I also believe and agree with the same principle that home and school have so much in common. Home and school are comparable in establishing rules and regulations to ensure safety of the students. Educationalists are like responsible parents in molding students by providing relevant knowledge to gear them up. Such accepted wisdom motivates and inspires me to take my chance to continue my studies in Texas A&M University.

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Stem Cell Research

17 Jan 2017

From scientific obscurity to moral and ethical pre-eminence, stem cell research; or more specifically embryonic stem cell research, has risen to become one of the major ethical and moral hazards in the 21st century. The controversies are linked to the potentialities carried by this highly advanced technology. At the basic, the controversies are driven by the fear that stem cell research may be used to clone human beings as a way of providing designer stem cells whose uses are as wide as the potential of the technology (Lind & Tamas 50).

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Stem Cell Research is Bad

17 Jan 2017

Stem cell research is conducted in order to obtain advanced knowledge on how an organism will develop from one cell and how healthy cells can be used to replace damaged cells in an adult. Stem cell research has paved the way for scientists to conduct investigations on the likelihood of cell-based therapies in the treatment of diseases, which is often called regenerative or reparative medicine (National Institutes of Health [NIH] 2).

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The Endocrine Regulation of Calcium Balance

17 Jan 2017

Definition of terms in this essay

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Impact of Marketing on Internet

11 Jan 2017

“The Internet has had an overwhelming positive effect on the field of marketing”

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Seafloor Magnetic Anomalies

06 Jan 2017

Seafloor magnetic anomalies are “stripes of alternating high and low magnetic intensity running parallel to ocean ridges” (“Sea-Floor Spreading”). These linear anomalies end at fracture zones and have distinctive shapes that occur in predictable patterns across fracture zones as trends. Two scientists from Great Britain, Frederick J. Vine and Drummond H. Matthews, and one Canadian scientist by the name of Lawrence W. Morley were the first to propose an explanation for these anomalies.

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Second Language Acquisition

06 Jan 2017

Introduction

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