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A Definition and Functions of a Discourse Community
Discourse Community Introduction A discourse community refers to a group of persons who comprise a public goal. This may be in terms of social, economic, or political enhancement. Depending on the goals set forth by the discourse community, their organization and inner workings also differ. The discourse community in ques...
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The Three Types of Services: Military Service, Volunteer Work, and Being Kind to Others
The Definition of Service Service means giving of oneself, selflessly, for the betterment of another person or of a situation. There are many different kinds of service. For example, there is military service, in which one is willing to risk their life to defend the freedoms of their country. This is a career choice, and...
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The Exemptions of Nonprofit Organizations Such as Churches from Paying Taxes and Its Benefits to Such Organizations
In Matthew 22: 21, Jesus said, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s” (NIV). Jesus was talking about taxes, something that applies to us today. Our modern-day Caesar, the government, requires taxes of us which we may not like to pay, but certainly like to reap the benefits of. Some organizations, cal...
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A Discussion on the View That Working-Class Children Under-Achieve Because They Are Culturally Deprived
Using material from Item A and elsewhere, assess the view that working-class children under-achieve because they are culturally deprived Generally, children from middle class families perform better on average than working class children. For example, 77% of children whose parents have higher professional jobs achieve 5...
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The Citizens Should Be Aware to Protect the Commons
Sometimes, when it’s cold outside, I want to get to my car a little but quicker, so I cut through the grass to stay out of the cold more than I have to. When one person cuts through the grass, it really is not a big deal, but when everyone cuts through the grass, eventually the grass will die and not be there for us to use...
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The Use of Ethos and Logos in Illustrating a Point of View on Pragmatism In "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" by Anne-Marie Slaughter
Pragmatism in the Ranks of Women In Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” she addresses having a high class job and being a mother in this modern day. She uses her own personal experiences along with other high ranked female officials to convey why women cannot really have it all in regards t...
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An Overview of the Color Line and Its Effects on Community
Final Essay Draft: Is the color line still a problem? The term “color line” was used in reference to the racial segregation that transpired in the United States after the abolition of slavery. In the life we live today, the color line is still a major problem. DuBois writes about the idea of double-consciousness resting...
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An Examination of the Effects of the Presence or Absence of an Individual Waiting in Line on the Speed of Transactions at ATMs
This paper explores how the presence or absence of someone waiting in line affects the speed at which a transaction occurs at ATMs. Previous research has indicated that people will take longer to leave parking spaces and public phones when someone is waiting, and the basic theories behind this research can apply to this stu...
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An Overview of Neighborhood Organizing According to Robert Fisher
Neighborhood Organizing: The Importance of Historical Context "Neighborhood organizing has a history as old as the neighborhood
concept itself. It is certainly not simply a product of sixties dissent.
New Social Movement theory argues that community-based resistances --
around geographic communities such as a neighbo...
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The Positives and Negatives of Multicultural Community Organizing
Multicultural Organizing I don't believe there are any downfalls to multicultural organizing, but
there are many positive things that come from it. Some strengths of
multicultural community organizing that come to mind are that it helps the
organizer understand the community and culture, which strengthens the
relationship...
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Discrimination of the African American Soldiers
Discrimination and stereotyping occurred in several different ways. The Army War College, African Americans were "careless, shiftless, irresponsible and secretive" and "unmoral and untruthful." This was documented and presented as facts and reinforced the treatment of African American Soldiers. Consequently commanding offic...
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The Use of Memory in Preliterate Societies
Memory in Modernity Sequences of instructions and program state data in computers are stored in electronic structures figuratively known as “memory,” which are crucial for a proces...
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Fighting Hunger and Poverty as a Volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank
For the Community Service Learning Project I volunteered at the Harvest food bank for a total of 4 days and 11 hours and 35 minutes. The days that I volunteered on are 11/6/2015, 11/11/2015, 11/13/2015 and 11/20/2015. The Second Harvest food bank is dedicated to ending world hunger and is one of the largest food banks in th...
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Examples of Gwen Ifill's Reports
Gwen Ifill reports the Virginia killing of two reporters from the WDBJ news station. The criminal, Bryce Williams, was a previous news reporter at the same station, and he said that his motive was because of racism and harassment during work. However, the WDBJ president said that Bryce was an angry person who put the blame...
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The Negative Effects of Police Militarization in America
The events of Ferguson are fresh in all of our minds. The complete and total oppression of protestors by an unflinching police force seems unjust to all of us- because it is.The question on many minds was “Why do local police have that kind of military gear?” If you ask them, they’re likely to say that it’s because they do...
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A Feasibility Study on the North Star Childcare Center in South Carolina
North Star Feasibility Study: Part I “Research has shown time and time again that infants who receive the high-quality child care and early education programs do better in school, have more developed social skills, and display fewer behavior problems.” Judy Biggert Product Description Daycare and other chi...
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Living the American Dream in Gated Communities in the United States
Buying a home and living in a privatized high-class residential community is a popular dream among many people in the United States. These communities are also called gated communities when surrounded by a privacy gate or fence separating it from the rest of the communities. Gated communities have been defined by many pers...
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An Analysis of the Nature of Individuals to Choose to Be in Society
The Struggle Between Stressing the Individual and/or the Community While human beings are individualistic and self-preserving animals, all humans belong to societies that have communal aspects to which they could not live without. Many thinkers believe at their root, humans are selfish creatures, but others counter that wh...
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The Role and Importance of Motivation in the Life of a Soldier
Picture this, a bleak, slow, rainy, day at work…People are counting the minutes until they are able to “punch out” and leave. What makes someone want to stay at work? Motivation does. Motivation inspires people to do many things include finishing their job for the day, even if they do not like it. Motivation is a cure for t...
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The Benefits of Civic Engagement for the Community
Many people believe that they should only help themselves, so that they can succeed, and leave those who need help in the dust. If we were to live by this disgraceful ideology, we would be the worst generation in our history. It would leave many people that have serious problems to die and starve; those not strong enough to...
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The Benefits of Doing Community Service to Students and Young People
You could be doing anything right now. You could be cramming for tomorrow morning’s Biology exam. You could be tweaking the conclusion of your English paper. You could be reviewing your manager’s quarterly report. Or, you could be comfortably propped up on the living room couch, catching up on Andrew Lincoln’s wasting of zo...
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The Idea of Normalcy in Society
The actions and thoughts we take every day are directly taken because we live in a world where it seems achieving normal status is a necessity. When and if someone isn’t normal, the consequences and public ridicule they will receive are extremely overrated and absurd. There's different types of normals, but sometimes people...
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A Discussion on the Positive Significance Small Actions Can Have in the Speech Of Snakes, Butterflies, and Small Acts of Kindness by Mawi Asgedom
Mawi Asgedom, in his speech “Of Snakes, Butterflies, and Small Acts of Kindness,” claims that individual people can impact large events or things in a significantly positive way with small actions. His speech is meant to inspire the audience to believe that they can change the world for the better, if they try, even if they...
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The Need to Take Responsibility for Solving the Issues of Drug Addiction, Pollution and Bankruptcy
Rather than the government, people themselves should take more responsibility for solving problems that effect communities or the nation. One issue people should take more responsibility for solving is drug addiction. An additional problem people should feel more obligated to resolve is pollution. Finally, people should al...
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Community Monitoring and Healthy Accessible Food Can Help Combat Child Obesity
Child obesity is becoming a commonplace thing in America, with this
epidemic affecting millions of children. With obesity being seen in younger
and younger children, we may be raising children with shorter life spans.
Physically, obesity causes many health risks, such as type 2 diabetes, high
blood pressure and cholesterol...
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