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Matthew Garza Mrs

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Matthew Garza
Mrs. Alicia Bell
AP Language & Composition
12 December 2017

Scientific research, the proving of a hypothesis in which the result is a constantly changing outcome of an idea. The author, John M. Barry reinforces that the scientists work hard to provide an accurate report of the flu epidemic. In The Great Influenza, John M. Barry uses diction and allusion to characterize his scientific research as an endless cycle courage.
Barry uses diction to describe scientists and their research. Barry emphasizes “to be a scientist requires not only intelligence and curiosity, but passion, patience, creativity, self-sufficiency, and courage.” Barry’s word choice creates a positive outlook on the scientist in order to describe how scientists are ____ despite the ongoing and continuous research that they endure. Another use of diction would be when Barry states that “moving forcefully and aggressively even while uncertain requires a confidence and strength deeper than physical courage.” This specific job isn’t just for anyone. You’re really going to have to have leadership traits in order to get the jobs done that you have to get done.
Barry used that extended metaphor to show how challenging and questioning scientific research can be. He says “a shovel can dig up dirt, but cannot penetrate a rock.” As a scientist, if one solution does not work, then you’re going to have to figure another solution out fast. Barry is revealing significance of the world of science.
No matter how hard the research, no matter how hard the job in the science community, the job will always get done. Barry says “Science teaches us to doubt.” Barry uses this specific quote to emphasize his theory of scientific curiosity. Science is built on uncertainty. Confidence, strength, and courage plays a prominent part in being a scientist.

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Data is fundamental for the substance to carry out inside control obligations to back the accomplishment of its targets

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Data is fundamental for the substance to carry out inside control obligations to back the accomplishment of its targets. Administration gets or produces and employments important and quality data from both inner and outside sources to bolster the working of other components of inside control. Communication is the nonstop, iterative prepare of giving, sharing, and getting fundamental data. Inside communication is the implies by which data is dispersed all through the orga­nization, streaming up, down, and over the substance. It empowers work force to get a clear message from senior administration that control obligations must be taken truly. Outside communication is twofold: it empowers inbound communication of important exter­nal data, and it gives data to outside parties in reaction to require­ments and desires.
Monitoring Activities

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Your Name Teacher’s Name Class Name May 13

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Your Name
Teacher’s Name
Class Name
May 13, 2018
Renewable Energy Sources
Is it a good idea to replace fossil fuel now or science fiction due to high cost and technological difficulties? Due to environmental problems and high cost of oil, many nations had taken actions and turned their attention to renewable energy. Some of them took a step further and set future goals on how much percentage of renewable energy they should depend in future years. Of course not all oil companies want these implementations to happened, but there are some as Siemens who has taken a revolutionary step. Inside the United States there is also controversy in whether renewable energy is good or not. This questions rise base on the economy and the government opinion. Until now, there is not a Renewable Energy Policy in the United States. However, states have the liberty to choose to implement and use renewable energy rather than the common fossil fuel.

Renewable energy is any source of energy that does not consume the finite resources of the Earth and can be easily and quickly replenished. Wind, sunshine, geothermal heat, and wave power are typical renewables. In this essay, I will focus on solar energy only.

The solar energy work in something called solar panels. Solar panels are devices that convert light into electricity. A solar panel is a collection of solar cells. How it works is that the sun transmits energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation. When this radiation is absorbed by the solar cells, it causes rapid electron movement. In the movement, electrons are forced to move in one direction, creating direct current (DC). Then it flows into an inverter which converts the DC into alternating current (AC) producing electricity. The more light that hits a solar cell, the more electricity it is produced. The economic benefits are that sunlight is free, abundant, and dependable. No CO 2 emissions are produced. (Northwestern University, 2013) Solar panels can be set in any placeCITATION NOR13 l 1033 (Northwestern sustainability fund annual report). Some people set them on the roof of their houses, others on free landscapes and others in parking lots. Yes, parking lots can be used as solar energy power plants. The creator of this magnificent idea is Erin Geegan. She owns the Zam Energy Company, in Colorado, which aims building owners to turn their parking lots into renewable energy power plants. The parking lots are covering with solar panels that are on 9-foot columns. These solar panels can swivel and twist to collect the sun’s energy. They are call “solar trees”. In return, the solar trees supply electricity for the buildings and provide charging stations for electric vehicles CITATION Whi12 l 1033 (Keefe).

The number one country to produce solar energy is Germany, like it was five years ago. In 2015, it had 35.7 GW solar power capacity installed, while in 2010, it had almost 10 times less (3.7GW). While Germany is the leader in capacities installed, Italy tops the list with the greatest percentage of solar energy produced, 17.6 GW. In 2015, 7.8% of the total amount of electricity was generated with the help of solar stations. China, the top carbon polluter, has taken the second place in solar energy production with 18.3 GW in 2015. By 2017, the country plans on increasing the amount of renewable energy up to 70 GW. The fact that China is the biggest solar panel producer helps it reach its targets significantly. The remaining countries in the top 10 list are Japan, the USA, Spain, France, Australia, Belgium, and the UK, in the respective order CITATION BP15 l 1033 (BP).

If one compares the amounts of gigawatts of solar energy produced in 2010 and in 2015, one will see an increase in the capacity which is thousands of percent in some countries. It is a positive trend that might lead to major economies switching to renewable energy sources in the future completely. This will lead to more rational consumption of natural resources and help decrease the level of atmosphere pollution with carbon dioxide and other substances.

Renewable energy is already a plan in the future. Most countries have notice that they cannot depend on fossil fuel energy forever. Its high cost and damage to the environment has given opportunity to renewable energy sources. Renewable energy is clean, cheaper, and quickly to replenish. However, there is a down side in renewable energy. It is not a well reliable source of energy. Renewable energy depends strongly on the day/night cycle and momentary weather conditions, such as sunshine and wind force. For this reason, Siemens has come up with the idea to join both energy sources. Siemens has created a combined cycle power plant that will provide electricity at all times. These combined cycle power plants will make power plants more efficient and more eco-friendly. The old generators consume large quantities of fossil fuel and have to be turn-on all the time. Base the research, the old generators waste about 60% of electricity generated because they have to be turn-on all the time. If the old generators are shut-down, it will take time to be turn-on and it will consume a lot of fossil fuel in the process. Even though saving electricity at home helps the environment, electricity is still been wasted because the old generators cannot be shut down CITATION Muk05 l 1033 (Patel).

In conclusion, there are new renewable resources that can be used instead of fossil fuels. The major renewable resources that generate almost not CO2 are wind and solar energy. With respect to renewable energy power plants, the United States is far behind from what Europe nations are; however, this does not mean that we are making progress. Although there is not a nationwide Renewable Energy Policy in the United States, about half of the states are making remarkable changes within their jurisdictions. Moreover, the states have adopted renewable portfolio standards (RPS). Also, the states are setting future goals about how much percentage of renewable energy they should use in the future. The top leader is California with a goal to obtain 33% of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

In my opinion, the future of energy sources is not only renewable energy, but a combined cycle power plants. This will be power plants that work primary with renewable energy and secondary with fossil fuels. This is a Siemens project for the future. And I believe that it is the best solution for the moment because most of the nations around the world cannot relay 100% on renewable energy. Siemens’ power plants emit less CO2 than the old power plants.

BIBLIOGRAPHY BP. BP Statistical Review of World Energy June 2015, Electricity section. , June 2015.

Keefe, White House Honors Solar Parking Lot Innovator. image of Bob. by Bob Keefe. April 19, 2012.

Northwestern sustainability fund annual report. 2013.

Patel, Mukund R. Wind and Solar Power Systems: Design, Analysis, and Operation, Second Edition. CRC Press, 2005.

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Geopolitical community is define by Maurer and Smith

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Geopolitical community is define by Maurer and Smith (2013) as “a spatial designation—a geographic or geopolitical area or place.” (p. 395) This can be illustrated by looking at the natural or man-made boundaries in which people live in. Man-made boundaries could be the towns where we live, work, or go to school. Natural boundaries could be the land formations that separate and isolate groups of people (Maurer & Smith 2013). In the community where I live, natural boundaries are not well defined. The boundaries between the coastal California and the central valley is divided by mountains in between, but each county from southern all the way to northern CA is mostly divided by man-made boundaries.
Maurer and Smith (2013) define a phenomenological community as “a relational rather than a spatial designation.” (p. 395) Thus, a community in which a common interest is present and therefore would facilitate a sense of membership and belongingness. I am an active volunteer of American Red Cross since 2005. Community volunteers come together with the same common interest, and that is to help other people need. This is an example of phenomenological community.
Cultural diversity is a huge challenge for public health nurses and can present many difficulties in providing quality nursing care and in achieving optimal health outcomes to our pts. Pt’s different cultural beliefs in terms of how they view illness might interfere with the treatment plan for the pt. Pt’s with linguistic barrier may not fully understand instructions and not follow medical regimen appropriately. This is a common challenge whether you are providing care in your own community or elsewhere. Nurses should continue to develop their skills in practicing cultural self-awareness so they can better recognize their own cultural and linguistic assumptions and biases. The benefit of a PHN is being able to make a difference in the community, being able to connect people to the services and resources they need – that could either be medical care, food, shelter, or mental health.

Maurer, Frances, Smith (2013). Community/Public Health Nursing Practice, 5th Edition. Vital Source Bookshelf Online. Retrieved April 24, 2016 from

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Many people think that becoming a doctor is difficult

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Many people think that becoming a doctor is difficult. Others have some sense that becoming a physician takes many years and is expensive. Most people realize that being a physician is difficult yet rewarding. All these people are correct. Becoming a physician is a long, arduous, expensive process that can only be accomplished with great dedication. A doctor has dependably been given a unique status in each general public and is set on the most elevated platform of moral and good brightness. This calling requires a ton of unselfish characteristics and the assurance to always enjoy a mission for open administration. Notwithstanding, with such regard come extraordinary desires and obligations, where a doctor must be somebody who sets a good example for the overall population to pursue. In spite of the fact that the doctor must have awesome information about prescription and must have the excellencies of empathy, he/she should likewise pursue what he/she lectures. Doctors are relied upon to lead a sound and dynamic way of life themselves before teaching their patients to do as such. Subsequently, the notoriety and aptitude of a doctor isn’t just accomplished by his title just, however through long stretches of training, constant development and an expert character. A man may not be destined to end up like a doctor, but rather with the correct preparing and instruction can fix millions.

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Oluwatomisin Bami-Ogunbiyi Professor Perkins English 1301- 2nd Period 16 October 2017 An American Dream It is difficult to accomplish a dream

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Oluwatomisin Bami-Ogunbiyi
Professor Perkins
English 1301- 2nd Period
16 October 2017
An American Dream
It is difficult to accomplish a dream. Martin Luther King in his 1963 speech, “I Have a Dream” uses anaphora, allusions, and metaphors to project his vision to his audience. Examining King’s use of rhetoric devices can enable one to copy them.
King’s anaphora’s include dream, hundred years, never be satisfied, faith and time. An anaphora is “a repetition” of a word or phrase in a sequence of three or more sentences (Figures). King repeats “dream” eleven times in his speech, to stress the idea of a bigger picture where Negros and the Whites are equal (King 4). King says “one hundred years later” to emphasize what little change has happened since the Emancipation Proclamation (King 1). King says “we can never be satisfied” to reiterate that until civil rights movement is done, they must be relentless (King 3). King believes that through “faith” they can accomplish anything (King 5). “Now is the time” is a call to action, a time for a change (King 2).
King’s allusions include unalienable rights, end long night, my country, five score years and every valley. An allusion is an indirect “brief reference” to someone else’s work (Figures). King refers to the Declaration of Independence which guaranteed “unalienable rights” to all men (King 1). King alludes to Psalm 30:5 to show that God was going to “end the long night of captivity” (King 1). King refers to the 1831 song “My country, ’tis of thee” to strengthen his point about liberty and equality (King 5). King uses “five score years ago” to flashback to when the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln, which assured freedom for the Negroes (King 1). “Every valley shall be exalted” King uses Isiah 40:4-5 as a reference to show that everyone will be equal (King 5).
King’s metaphors include manacles, oasis of freedom, bad check, light of hope and invigorating autumn. Metaphors are comparison of two nouns without using like or as. King compares segregation to being bound with “manacles”, because the Negroes actions were restricted (King 1). Equality is an “Oasis of Freedom”, because everything is calm and peaceful (King 5). King compares justice to a “bad check” because the African-Americans were denied fair treatment and opportunities (King 2). King likens the Emancipation Proclamation to a “light of hope” because it was the first major step towards equality (King 1). King compares freedom to an “invigorating autumn” because it marked the end of a sweltering summer (King 2).
King uses rhetorical devices to persuade his audience. Examining King’s use of rhetoric devices can enable one to emulate them. Some of his devices included “One hundred years later” because it showed how much time had gone by and how things were still the same, “unalienable rights” because it guaranteed equality for everyone and “bad check” because it showed that the Negroes were being denied opportunities. The examination of King’s rhetoric devices can enable the reader to copy his persuasion techniques.

Works Consulted
King, Martin L. Jr. “I Have a Dream.” Strategies for Successful Writing. 10th ed. Ed James A. Reinking and Robert von der Osten. Boston: Pearson, 2014. 588-591. Print.
“Figures of Speech.” . Web. 6 July 2015.

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Aborigines from more than 40

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Aborigines from more than 40,000 years ago have lived in Australia. However the lives of Indigenous Australians changed in 1770 when European white men took possession of the land. They declared the country “terra nullius”, land owned by no one. It refers not only to uninhabited territory, but also to territory that has no recognisable system of law, or social or political organisation. The concept of terra nullius has had an impact on the indigenous population due to their invasion. Their treatment by the colonists, which involved loss of land, loss of culture and has led to social problems. The terra nullius has had a vast impact on native title claims. Any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community that tried to claim native title needs to prove they are the traditional owners of the land and have connection to it. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were ‘savages’, with no concept of land ownership. There were no landlords, tenants and no signs to indicate ownership. The British decreed that lands where inhabitants had not created an organised system of government with European laws was to be declared terra nullius. Therefore the British could take the possession of the land and impose their own legal system.

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Student’s perception on school’s curriculum Background of the study There are many educational systems that are being used in many countries

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Student’s perception on school’s curriculum
Background of the study
There are many educational systems that are being used in many countries. The commonly used curriculum, or education system is K-12 curriculum. The k-12 curriculum is said to be the most effective way and high quality curriculum. However, the curriculum that is traditionally used by the Filipinos is the basic education curriculum. The government has planned to change the traditional way of learning, from basic curriculum to k-12 curriculum.
Statement of the problem
This study is an attempt to identify the most efficient way of learning and most effective curriculum for students.
What is the profile of the respondents in terms of:
year level
what are the lesson techniques of their present teachers?
manila paper
concept maps
what lesson techniques do you think you are comfortable of?
Significance of the study
It can benefit the teachers, parents, students as well as companies having high quality of requirements. So that graduated students may achieve the high quality degree that most of the companies need.
Teachers or educators may benefit in this study through knowing the best and most efficient techniques if teaching students.
Parents will also benefit from this study through knowing the best for their child. And for them to understand the right way of learning and the best techniques that their child may use upon applying for a job.

Scope and limitation of the study
This study will focus on elementary, high school students, and alumni of different schools.

Review and Related Literature
Using k-12 program’s grading system as a standard, the teacher’s dignity coalition (TDC) gives a government a “B” for its performance showed during the first week of the school year, which is also contained DepEd order no. 31, s. 2012, “B” stands for “Beginning” which has numeric equivalent of 74% and below. Other marks are D for Developing; AP for Approaching Proficiency; P for Proficient; and A for Advanced. The TDC based its rating on the problems surfaced during the first week of classes which includes the shortage in teachers, seats, classrooms, toilets and other facilities. The group also pointed out that instructional materials for K-12 curriculum which will be taught in grade 1 and grade 7 (first year junior high school) are not readily available. And the worst, according to TDC is the government’s disregard to the welfare of teachers when the hired the kinder teachers in contractual terms and will be paid P3000 monthly for the special job. The group again asked malacanang to consider postponement of the program and call for a wider dialogue, information dissemination or even national debate. The group instead, challenged President Aquino to put necessary funds to resolve the shortages in school inputs, most of them are actually backlogs of the past administrations.
This study utilized the descriptive method of research. A survey questionnaire which was pre- tested and validated by experts was used to obtain data. The questionnaire was written in American English for easier comprehension of questions being asked. Interviews were also used. The respondents were 20 Grade school/High school students of different schools chosen through purposive sampling. Prior to the identification of respondents, a list of students who were reported by concerned authorities as having been in a situation where their curriculum is either k to 12 or basic education.

Presentation, analysis and interpretation of data
This section summarizes the collected data and presents results of the data analysis. This also includes explanations and applications of findings.
Table 1 N=20
Age of the respondents
Age # of Respondents Percent
7 1 .05
8 1 .05
9 2 .1
10 3 .15
11 3 .15
12 3 .15
13 2 .1
14 3 .15
15 1 .05
16 1 .05
Table 1 presents the number of respondents with their age. It shows that majority or 3 of the respondents each aged 10 years old, 11 years old, 12 years old, and 14 years old, followed by 9 years old and 13 years old with 2 respondents each. And 1 respondent each aged 7 years old, 8 years old, 15 years old and 16 years old.

Table 2
Distribution of respondents by year level
Year level # of Respondents Percent
Grade 2 1 .05
Grade 4 4 .2
Grade 5 2 .1
Grade 6 4 .2
Grade 7 2 .1
Grade 8 3 .15
Grade 9 1 .05
2nd year HS 1 .05
4th Year HS 2 .1
Table 2 presents the distribution of respondents by year level. Most of the respondents were Grade 4 and Grade 6 students with 4 respondents each, followed by Grade 8 with 3 respondents. Grade 5, Grade 7 and 4th year HS with 2 respondents each, and lastly Grade 2, Grade 9 and 2nd Year HS with 1 respondent each.

Table 3
Gender Number of Respondents Percent
Male 12 .6
female 8 .4
Table 3 presents the gender of the respondents. Majority of the respondents were males with 12 respondents. 8 were female respondents.
Table 4
Current used teaching techniques of teachers
Teaching techniques Number of respondents Rank
Projector 8 2.5
Manila paper 15 1
Concept Maps 1 .5
Table 8 presents the teaching techniques that are being currently used by their teachers. Majority of the student’s teachers use manila papers. Then projector then concept maps. During the research, manila papers we’re still used by many teachers because it is believed that by the traditional way the students will learn faster.
Table 5
Preferred teaching techniques of teachers
Teaching Techniques Number of respondents Rank
Projector 13 1
Manila paper 7 2
Concept Maps 0 3
Table 9 presents the preferred teaching techniques by students. Majority of the students chose projector. During the research it is believed that our generation is more of a technology. And because of that many students believed that if technology is used by teachers then they will learn faster.
Table 6
Preferred curriculum
Curriculum Number of respondents Rank
Basic Curriculum 6 2
K-12 Curriculum 14 1
Table 6 presents the preferred curriculum of students. Majority of the students chose K-12 curriculum while 6 respondents chose Basic curriculum. During our study of both of these curriculum, it is said that the K-12 curriculum is more efficient and that the longer you study the more you gain knowledge and the more knowledge you have the higher your degree is. Therefore, many respondents tend to choose the k-12 curriculum because they believe that they can attain higher degree by the use of k-12 curriculum.
Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation
This study intends to find out the profile of the students, who are more likely to learn in a better way, the most efficient way for them to understand their lessons, and the most effective curriculum that could give a higher quality of education.

Based on the findings of the study, manila papers were the most used learning techniques of the teachers. And according to the students, projectors are the most efficient way or a faster learning way the teachers should use. And students also think that k-12 curriculum is the best curriculum for them to attain higher degree and by that should be implemented throughout the country.

Studying is the key to success. Therefore it is important for us to know which is better for us to attain higher education. K-12 curriculum, for the students, is better way of learning and can gain more knowledge.
After assessing the efficient ways of learning and finding the most effective curriculum the researchers came up with the following recommendations:
Teachers should plan a better and more lesson techniques that they think are more efficient and that their students may learn faster.
Teachers should also let their students speak out their opinions in teaching for them to know what is better in teaching.
Every school should accept the new curriculum for their students to have more experiences in studying not also that but can give their school a higher standard of education.

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During the 1800’s

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During the 1800’s, colonization reached one of its peaks, almost every European country was searching for any land that was not colonized. The one country that no one had laid claim to was Africa. Africa had an abundance of natural resources which made it priority to European countries to acquire and with these natural resources it could boost the wealth and industrial power of the country that laid claim to it. The after effects of European occupation has affected tribal relations in Africa to this very day. It was known as the “Scramble of Africa”. The “Scramble for Africa” was the occupation, division, and colonisation of African territory by European powers during the period of New Imperialism, between 1881 and 1914. It is also called the Partition of Africa and by some, the Conquest of Africa. This would later form part of the reason for genocides and wars within Africa.

Industrial powers within the “Scramble of Africa” were the major players in Europe that wanted to expand their wealth by utilising raw materials within countries that were not colonized. These powers included players from Britain, Portugal, France and the Dutch. Britain had laid claim to India and utilized the raw materials for major wealth gain within Europe, example spices and material. They had sent missionaries to Africa to convert the natives to Christianity, as well as explorers to get more information on the land and find more ways to obtain greater wealth. Two notable explorers that were sent to Africa were Richard Burton and John Speke. They travelled to the east of Africa to discover the source of the Nile.

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Improve self-awareness and understand the attitude and behavior of all team members.

Learn about collective incentive needs and the unique needs of everyone.

Build trust and encourage a safe and open environment to share ideas.

Listen and encourage the team to listen to everyone’s contribution.

It is healthy to appreciate the debate, but it needs to manage conflicts.

Provide appropriate feedback.

Help everyone learn from mistakes and success.

Evaluate the validity of the objection.

Team rules
Allocate their tasks
Encourage to innovation
Problem solving
Encourage systems thinking.

Identify and eliminate problems in team work, create a creative atmosphere, let employees understand their value and valuable value, and provide them with learning opportunities.

Question4. Ask Your Employees How Well They’re Going.

Listening to feedback (Internal/External)