Writing an Essay

Writing an Essay
Here, I will reveal the methods and tactics to writing an effective analytical essay or evaluative article. Even if you already know how to write a well-structured essay, you may wish to refresh your knowledge and reaffirm what you already know.

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Advice on the Personal Statement

Advice on the Personal Statement
In the application process, the personal statement marks an opportunity to lend a face to the

facts, through what can be a very flat colorless medium: paper and ink. Do not, however, think

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Supernatural in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Witches as Heroines

Supernatural in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Witches as Heroines
Traditionally, the witches of Shakespeare's Macbeth have been treated as symbolic manifestations of the potential for evil. Many students and critics of Macbeth enjoy blaming the witches, along with Lady Macbeth, for Macbeth's downfall. Regardless, it may be argued that the witches are the heroines of the play.

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Is it Time to Change the Humanities Requirement?

Is it Time to Change the Humanities Requirement?
The University?s Humanities Core represents a vital though enigmatic aspect of the curricular philosophy. Considering that the Core seems so anomalous compared to the curricula of similar universities, it is interesting to note that the Humanities Core seems to have an especially distinguished significance. For example, humanities is the only sequence which is taken almost uniformly by first year students; it is also one of two or three Core sequences that cannot be replaced by AP credits or placement tests. Perhaps most importantly, the humanities requirement may be the only part of the Core that seems to be almost universally perceived as having no application outside of the Ivory Tower.

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The Use of Simulations in Education

The Use of Simulations in Education
The purpose of my paper is to define simulations, discuss their value for educational purposes, and review some possible concerns regarding their use.

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Words and Meaning

Words and Meaning
How do words bear meaning? The notion that a word means what it stands for ? its denotation - will be examined and found wanting because logical analysis is only able to illuminate limited areas of language. It will be then suggested that metaphysical speculations about the sort of entities named by words are at best unhelpful. The idea that words get their meaning from the way they are used in public discourse will then be introduced as potentially more useful, although some problems with this approach will also be noted. Finally it will be suggested, very briefly, that an answer to this question may best be found in the common human condition ? how we operate in the world using language.

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Our Dysfunctional Haverworld

Our Dysfunctional Haverworld
As we seniors graduate and head out into the world, one of the things I bet most of us will seek is community. This seems to be one of the requirements for a sustainable society: one that is adaptive according to small, diverse regions, so that local conditions are met with appropriate technologies, and one that functions with a strong ethic based on social ties. In my future I want to feel I am included in and contributing to a supportive, caring and ethical community, whose values of sustainability determine our relationship to nature. I have not found this at Haverford College, as a collective society and an institution. (I hope you all can relate to this from Swarthmore as well. I doubt the two are really very different.)

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Order, Memory, and Anxiety in Borges' Fiction

Order, Memory, and Anxiety in Borges' Fiction
The fundamental questions of how and why we read have an infinitude of answers, none of which entirely 'do the job', simply because they bear too closely upon the automatic, (and therefore, to us, secret) processes of the mind; the act of reading is too closely related to the act of living in the world for us to comprehend definitively. There are few writers who understand and exploit this primal link more persistently than Jorge Luis Borges. One of the ways in which he forces us to examine the parallels between reading and existing (I use the word 'force' because it is not always a pleasant confrontation) is through the thematic use of memory.

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The History of Computing

The History of Computing
In 1842 Babbage?s Difference Engine and the Analytical Engine Convinced his machine would benefit England, Babbage applied for and received one of the first government grants to build the difference engine. Hampered by nineteenth century machine technology, cost over runs, and the possibility his chief engineer was padding the bills, Babbage completed only a portion of the difference Engine before the government with drew its support in 1842, deeming the project ?worthless to science?. Meanwhile Babbage had conceived of the idea of a more advanced ?analytical engine?. In essence, this was a general-purpose computer that could add, subtract, multiply, and divide in automatic sequence at a rate of 60 additions per second.

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To achieve excellence in working as a software professional offering

To achieve excellence in working as a software professional offering
To achieve excellence in working as a software professional offering
solutions to business using the best available technology where my
analytical abilities.

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