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Sam Shepard - Rebel Maverick With The Write Stuff

A 7-page essay that examines the characteristics of the works of playwright Sam Shepard. Included is a brief history of Shepard's early life, the writers that influenced his work early in his career, and the life experiences that led him to develop his own unique, innovative writing style. Also included are brief abstracts of two of Shepard's works, "True West" and "Fool for Love", used as examples of how he applies his writing and staging techniques. Bibliography lists 6 sources.


This 5 page paper deals with the intricate problems involved in the steady decline of America’s middle school student performance in mathematics. Quotes and examples from leading experts and researchers in the field. One page abstract included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.


This 8 page paper discusses the philosophies evident in Jack Turner's book, The Abstract Wild. Examples, arguements and quotes included and cited. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Montessori, Piaget And Logico-Mathematical Knowledge

A 7 page paper that begins by reporting Piaget's definitions of three types of knowledge and explaining logico-mathematical knowledge. Some of Piaget's other ideas, like adaptation, are discussed. The essay then turns to a discussion of Montessori and subsequently compares the two theorists. Examples of Montessori exercises are provided with discussions about going from concrete to abstract in learning experiences. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Rationale for Stock Buybacks

This 12 page paper examines the topic. Terms are explained. Microsoft is used as an example and historic trends are revealed. A one page abstract is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Benefits Of Informatics In Nursing

A 5 page paper that explains what informatics are, the importance of this field, and how it applies to doctors of nurses practices. Examples are included. One example is how informatics can be used to predict CHF. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Would You Bend Ethical Rules

A 3 page paper separated into two distinct questions/topics. The first refers to Ariely's example of Jennifer, the accountant. The writer provides a personal example of a friend who covered up misdeeds of the boss and why. The second discusses China's cycle of corruption, what the new president has done, and comments on how to fix it. Examples provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Small Business And Ada Employer Regulations

A 26 page paper. The writer begins by reporting the value of small businesses in terms of dollars and employment, how the SBA defines a small business with examples, and how size standards are revised. The essay then reports the highlights of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, its intention, how the ADA defines 'disability' and some of the different categories of 'disability.' The essay next discusses the issues of 'reasonable accommodation' and 'undue hardship' with examples to demonstrate some of the decisions regarding these constraints. While the paper focuses on employees, the writer does provide brief insight into what the ADA means to small businesses in terms of access. The essay then discusses the many benefits of hiring employees with disabilities, including tax credits, new tax credits and public relations, the actual average costs of accommodations and provides examples. The writer also comments on the disadvantages. Statistical data are included. More issues are discussed than are identified in this abstract. Bibliography lists 19 sources.


This 3-page paper is an example of a grant proposal for purposes of studying and researching a particular family.


This 4-page paper provides examples of memos to staff regarding various employee situations including resignations, terminations, transfers and promotions.


This 3-page paper provides an example of the beginning of an employee handbook.

How Can the Recycling of Concrete Waste be increased in the UK?

This 70 page paper is an examination of the potential to increase the level of concrete recycling in the UK. The full length dissertation includes an introduction, aims and rationale. An in-depth literature review is undertaken to assess the need for more recycling, how it may take place and the uses for recycled concrete. The case study of Japan is used as an example of high achievement in recycling of concrete, the approach is assessed for viability in the UK. The paper focuses on the issues from the perspective of the construction industry. The bibliography cites 46 sources.


This 3-page paper provides an example of an introductory letter to a professor or classmates.

Reflection on Modules in a HR Course

This 10 page paper reflects of five different models that formed part of a HRM course. Modules covered issues international HRM, strategic HRM motivation, leadership and management, team working, and a dissertation.

Mining Dissertation Literature Reviews

A 3 page paper. Mining is the act of reviewing a literature review and noting authors and topics they write about. This has been accomplished with the following two dissertations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Dissertation Defense - Alignment of Learning Organization Characteristics and Readiness for Change in Kuwaiti Distribution Firms

This 9 page paper is a 24 slide PowerPoint presentation regarding a dissertation undertaken to assess the alignment of learning organization characteristics with readiness for change characteristics in distribution firms located in Kuwait. The aim of the study, research questions, important literature, methodology and results are all presented.

Community College Prospectus

A 12 page paper, which is a dissertation prospectus. The topic is sustainability. The paper includes an introduction, problem statement significance of the study, problem statement, research questions, literature review, and method. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Green Logistics - Freight

This 25 page paper looks at the subject of green logistics, considering how and why firms adopt strategies which reduce polluting emissions, what motivates the change and the barriers to adopting green transport polices. The paper is written in the style of a dissertation, with an introduction to the problem, hypothesis statement, in depth literature review and simulated primary research. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

The Influence Of Performance Appraisal On Organizational Commitment

This 66 page paper is a full length dissertation style paper with the aim of assessing whether or not there is a relationship between employees organizational commitment and performance appraisals. The paper includes an introduction, literature review, research methodology, simulated results and a discussion on the findings. The bibliography cites 34 sources.

The Influence of Performance Appraisal on Organizational Commitment - Introduction, Literature Review and Methodology

This 31 page paper is the introduction, literature review and methodology section of a dissertation to examine the impact of performance appraisals on an employee's commitment to their organization. The literature review includes an examination of the concept of organizational commitment, how commitment may be gained and measured as well as different types of appraisals and how they impact on employees. The methodology proposed a mixed methodology approach, using quantitative and qualitative research. The bibliography cites 33 sources.

Introduction a Methodology for a Research Project Examining the Implementation of TQM in Nigerian Firms

This 16 page paper is the first part of a dissertation to examine the barriers and challenges for implementing TQM in Nigerian firms. The introduction provide information about TQM and the project aims and objectives, along with justification for the research. The second section is the methodology, proposes the use of qualitative research with a case study approach. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

If God Exists Why Is There So Much Evil

An 8 page paper that provides a brief model/proposal of a dissertation that will ask this question: If God exists, why is there so much evil in the world? This essay includes the background to the study, statement of the problem, purpose of the study, why we should discuss the issue of evil, and the proposed methodology. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

How Can Employers Reduce Unnecessary Absenteeism in their Employee Base?

This 75 page paper is a dissertation style paper investigating the ways in which employers may be able to reduce unnecessary absenteeism in the employees. The paper starts by giving a comprehensive introduction and justifying the reason for the research. A comprehensive literature review is then presented, looking at influences on absenteeism including motivational theories and the concept of employee equity. Primary research using self completed questionnaires is emulated and results along with recommendations are presented. The bibliography cites 39 sources.

Motivating Employees in Organizations That Have Downsized

This 28 page is written in the style of a dissertation. The paper investigates the way in which downsizing will impact on employees that survive in order to assess strategies which may be used to maintain or increase employee motivation levels. The paper presents an introduction, justification for the study, methodology, literature review and simulated primary research results. The primary research in the paper focuses on downsizing in the UK. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

Re-Hospitalization/African American Women with Hypertension

A 15 page research paper that outlines the first chapter on a study dissertation that addresses the influence of affordability on medication adherence among hypertensive African American women. The paper describe the nature of the problem, purpose of the study, the conceptual framework, operational definitions, assumptions, limitations, scope and delimitations. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

The hypothesis section of any thesis or dissertation generally sets up the "problem" to ...
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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

Chapter 2, known as the Literature Review, is where most of a dissertation's sources ...
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Chapter Three:  Methodology

The layout of a dissertation's methodology section varies greatly depending upon the type of ...
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Chapter Four:  Discussion

In Chapter 4, the "Discussion" section, students must perform a critical analysis of their study's ...
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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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