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Analysis of Angela Y. Davis' Article, "Surrogates and Outcast Mothers"

A 5 page paper which analyzes and provides a synopsis of Angela Y. Davis' article, "Surrogates and Outcast Mothers: Racism and Reproductive Politics in the Nineties" to determine its specific topics, the geographical and chronological setting, the article's organization, its major point and how the author supports it, evaluates whether or not it reflects an identifiable bias, and how the article compares with others on similar topics.

Research on Handgun Control

An 8 page research paper that focuses on the issue of hand gun control. The writer explores this topic and then offers a sample of how public opinion on this topic could be addressed through a sample research study. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Feng Shui/ Less is Better

An 18 page research paper that examines the Chinese art of feng shui, which concerns aspects of buildings design and placement that create a harmonious arrangement with nature. After examining this topic via a literature review, the writer offers an example of how a study on this topic might be composed. The questionnaire is included in the appendix. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

Leadership: Asia Cultural Collectivity

10 pages. This paper addresses the topic of true leadership amidst organizational culture and its management in the Asian culture. Topics include such things as how an effective leader is chosen, and what the criteria might be for choosing such. There is discussion as to whether leadership truly influences organizational performance and whether good leadership is essential in relation to the performance of the group as a whole. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Feminist Theology

A 5 page paper. More than 30 years ago, a feminist interpretation of theology was argued by early writers such as Mary Daly. Since then, there have been numerous writers addressing this topic. This essay defines feminist theology and discusses the basis for feminist theology's emergence. How some of the writers have approached the topic is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.


This 6 page paper deals with the topic of racism as it has been perpetuated in movies of the past. Contrasted with the movies from the present, the topic is shown to have a more humane and accurate depiction of racial events. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Economics Questions

25 pages answering a variety of mid-level economics study questions. Topics focus on Porter's five forces, sustainability, competition, pricing, revenue destruction, Cournot equilibrium and other similar topics. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Family Topics

A 7 page research paper that addresses several different topics that pertain to family life in America. Topics include family adaptation after divorce, domestic violence, the gay movement, and the federal program Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Questions on Supreme Court

A 5 page research paper that addresses five topics pertaining to the Supreme Court. Topics covered include judicial restraint, use of precedent, search and seizure and the right to privacy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Realistic & Historical Fiction

A 4 page research paper that examines the topic of realistic and historical fiction. First of all, the writer defines the characteristics of each and then discusses their similarities and differences before presenting a brief appendix of both types of books that can broaden content area in social studies, particularly with emphasis on the topic of family. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Adult ADD/ADHD & Impact on Education

A 20 page research paper that provides a literature review on the topic of adult ADD, with particular focus on how ADD affects the processes involved in adult education and degree completion. Topics include diagnosis, treatment, medication, and learning, as well as the impact of ADD on adult education and degree completion. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Questions/Plato's Republic

A 5 page research paper that takes the form of 5 short essays on various topics addressing Plato's Republic. Topics addressed are the nature of the "simple city," and also discussions comparing the fate of the simple city to the dissolution of the native culture on Easter Island. Both instances are related to Plato's ideas on virtue and moderation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Literature Review: Cotton Harvest Aids

16 pages. This is an extensive literature review on the topic of harvest aid chemicals and timings on cottonseed that are to be re-used for planting purposes. Some topics included are the cool/warm vigor index, seed index, and chemicals used. Bibliography includes 30 sources.

Responsibility for Polypharmacy in the Acute Care Facility

This 5 page paper looks at the topic of polypharmacy and why the medical officer should be in control of such issues at an acute care facility. The topic of polypharmacy is explored in depth. Problems are duly noted and some suggestions are provided. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Nursing/Client Relations and Issues

This 8 page research paper offers brief answers to a variety of issues encompassed by 12 topics, which range from concerns over a mammogram to the nature of an ERS test. Additional topics addressed include deep venous thrombosis, antiphospholipid syndrome, and tissue ischemia, among others. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Constructivism And Social Learning

This 4 page paper synopses a longer paper provided by the student. The topics include Piagetís constructivist learning theory, key points from Vygotsky, Bandura, and Bruner. Topics include the zone of proximal development, scaffolding, working in small groups and student motivation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Family Nurse Practitioner

A 5 page paper that discusses different issues. The first topic is the Casuistry ethics approach, which is explained and discussed. Other topics focus on setting up a family nurse practitioner clinic in Louisiana, including the laws governing such enterprises. Components of the business plan are identified and the write comments on the characteristics the nurse practitioner needs to have to succeed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Dissertation Proposal - Sustainability Programs in Community Colleges

This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of sustainability programs in community colleges. A research design is proposed to measure what types of programs are most successful. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

McDonald's - Analysis

This 9 page paper responds to three specific questions: McDonald's global performance, which includes a brief overview of the history of McDonald's and the fast food industry and also identifies challenges the company has been facing in recent years. This section also provides data regarding the company. The second topic is an evaluation of some of the causes for McDonald's problems right now and includes an analysis according to Porter's model. Other forces and threats that are not necessarily categorized in the five forces are discussed. The last topic includes recommendations for the company. Data are included. 1 Appendix reports fiscal data regarding profit margin. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Returning Injured Workers to Work: A View of Workerís Compensation Cases, Workplace and Safety Protocols, and Long-term Planning for Re-entry

This 250 page dissertation provides an overview of the problem of workplace injury and workerís compensation and then the necessity to determine workplace and safety protocols for the return of injured workers to the workplace. This study not only considers the successes of these programs, but also presents a study of the psychological and sociological determinants of compliance and participation with return-to-work programs and the organizational issues that determine the failure of some of these programs. In particular, this paper creates a dual methodology, that studies the reflections of individual participants and then assessments of some standard personality characteristics as well as motivation, truthfulness and self-esteem. Bibliography lists 140 sources.

The First Union-Wachovia Bank Merger

10 pages. The merger of First Union and Wachovia Banks is the topic of this paper. In any major merger such as this, there are many economic factors to consider. Some of the topics include the corporate culture and personnel integration that are involved in any merger, the market concentration, and employee morale when a merger takes place. There are economic market concentrations to consider as well as product expansion and scale economies. Funding costs and production costs are further considerations. This is a well-researched paper that includes many topics that are related to this and any other merger. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

School Leadership

A 3 page research paper that discusses the topic of school leadership and what research tells stakeholders about this topic. Leadership research and literature pertaining to school environments shows that educational leadership is a factor that is significant to the role of all stakeholders, not simply that of formal administrators, such as principals (Wallin, 2003). Successful school leaders require a complex blend of "knowledge, skill, theory, disposition and values" in order to achieve and sustain students learning goals (Halverson, 2004, p. 90). Literature on this topic shows that administrators, teachers, parents and even students must all contribute to the leadership equation for a school to enjoy success (Wallin, 2003). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Four Varied Psychological Topics

This 14 page paper addresses four diverse topics. The first is perceptual systems and how we might avoid misinterpretation. An example is provided. The second is a brief discussion of Freud's and Hobson's dream interpretation theories. A 'dream' is recounted with the writer discussing how each theorist might interpret it. The third topic is creativity and intelligence. Each is first briefly defined. The discussion then centers on how creative thinking and brainstorming might be used to solve a problem. The fourth topic is Maslow's Peak Experience. His hierarchy is identified with a longer description of the self-actualized person. An example of a peak experience is reported. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Pharmaceutical Industry/Business Law

This 15 page research paper begins by briefly summarizing a New York Times article that reports a massive layoff of pharmaceutical workers in New Jersey due to a merger. The information in this article relates to the information discussed in chapter 17 of Beatty and Samuelson's text on business law, Introduction to Business Law, in that it applies to the topic of employment security directly, and to other topics indirectly, such as at-will employment. The writer/tutor, first of all, summarizes information that is relevant to these topics and then offers conclusions regarding the political, social and ethical ramifications of employment security and at-will employment, with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical industry. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A Relevant Curriculum - Survey Results

This 6 page paper reports the results of a hypothetical survey of middle school students, their parents and their teachers. The survey was to discover which topics in the curriculum each group considered relevant and which relevant topics had been left out of the curriculum. Topics are mostly broad categories. The results are presented first in narrative form and then with three bar graphs. Note that two of the graphs are presented alone on a page due to spacing. No Bibliography.

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