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Sir Phillip Sidney's Sonnet #31

The sonnet is a type of poetic form that was extremely popular in Elizabethan and Victorian England. Sir Phillip Sidney was a courtier just prior to Shakespeare who was one of the first to popularize the sonnet. He was an instigator in form and a master of metaphor. This 5 page paper explores number 31 in the sonnet cycle of Astrophil and Stella. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Ideologies of Modernism and Postmodernism Represented in Works of Pablo Picasso and Banksy

In eight pages this paper discusses how the ideologies of modernism and postmodernism are represented by the masters of cubism and graffiti art forms, with “Family of Saltimbanques,” “Les Desmoiselles d’Avignon,” and “Guernica” among the works examined. Twelve sources are listed in the bibliography.

Masters in Geography/GIS

A 3 page research paper that discusses the the role that a master's degree in Geography/GIS plays for a government employee or an educator in GIS. The topic of GIS is defined and the particular are described. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

AACN Essentials, FNP/Speaker Notes

This 5 page paper provides the speak notes for power point presentation, khaacn.ppt, which has 15 slides and is on family nurse practitioners (FNPs) and The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)'s Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Master of Science in Nursing

This 6 page research paper discusses a variety of issues associated with earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and nursing leadership. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

AACN Essentials, Master's Prepared FNPs

This 5 page paper provides the speaker notes for a 15 slide PowerPoint presentation, khaacnessfnp.ppt, which discusses the applicability of The Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing, which is a publication of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Pursuing a Masters in Nursing Education

In a paper of four pages, the author writes about studying to get a masters degree in nursing education. The author explains how a nurse may use their experience and knowledge to help benefit potential nursing students. There are four sources cited in this paper.

FNP Advanced Nursing Role

This 3 page research paper examines 2 research articles and 1 opinion piece that pertain to the roles of master's degree prepared family nurse practitioners (FNPs). Bibliography lists 3 sources.


This 3-page paper explains how a master's degree in geographic engineering systems might impact an employee working in business development for a major automobile chain. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Admissions Essay, Andrews University

This 3 page essay provides a student applying for admission to the Master's degree program in School Counseling at Andrews University with an example of how to craft his admissions essay. There is no bibliography.

Casablanca: The Movie (1942)

(5 pp). How do you write a thesis statement in terms of a classic? Casablanca is a movie's movie. It may have been a movie we grew up with. One that someone sat us down and said, "you have to watch this;" or one we never thought we would watch, and yet "catches us" any time we are within five feet of viewing it. Thesis statement: Casablanca has all the elements that make a good drama, and may turn it into a "lifelong friend."

More Romantic: Male or Female Vampire?

A 5 page paper which compares male and female vampires from various works, and then argues which is more romantic. The works utilized in the comparison are "Dracula's Guest", "Cabin 33", "Unicorn Tapestry", "The Master of Rampling Gate" and female vampire "Carmilla", "Luella Miller", "Shambleau", "The Girl with the Hungry Eyes." Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

Francis Fukuyama - The End Of History

A 17 page paper that presents an outline and explanation of Fukuyama's thesis about the end of history and the last man. The essay "The End of History?" published in 1989 and the book, The End of History and the Last Man, published in 1992 are still being discussed and analyzed in today's literature. Fukuyama's works created a great deal of furor and criticism in some circles and were applauded in other circles. This paper reports the interpretations of these two works by numerous scholars and also presents the criticisms levied against the thesis by other scholars. The thesis is that liberal democracy has won as the preferred system; this was evidenced by the end of the Cold War and this constitutes the end of history. One question asked by a number of authors is whether Fukuyama means this is the end of history or the end of historical thinking? The thesis is much more complex than this statement would imply and the complexities are discussed and reflected upon. The writer includes their own reflections. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

Paul Kennedy's "The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers: Economic Change And Military Conflict From 1500 To 2000"

6 pages in length. From Paul Kennedy's assertions in "The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500 to 2000," one can readily gather that the author's primary thesis revolves around the issue of imperialism. The writer discusses the persuasiveness of the author's thesis; the types of arguments and evidence used to support the thesis; the factors used to help shape his historical interpretation and that of world history; and how the author's interpretation of history might have been different had he emphasized other factors. No additional sources cited.

Frederick Douglass/His Narrative & violence

A 6 page essay that examines Douglass' autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, in regards to how violence against slaves affected both the lives of the slaves and their white masters. The writer also explores how violence was gendered in slavery and sexually related. No additional sources cited.

Emily Dickinson's "Master Letters": Lesbian Theory

5 pages in length. The writer speculates as to who the individual was in Emily Dickinson's "Master Letters," paying particular attention to the lesbian theory. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

The Taming of the Shrew

5 pages in length: An analysis of the comedic, situation and intrigue, in this, one of Shakespeare's most entertaining plays. The situations the characters get themselves into are beyond compare to other works by the great master. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

“Hitler, Eugenics and the Final Solution”

A paper which looks at the relationship between the social and economic condition of Germany after the First World War, the theories of Social Darwinism and eugenics, and the ways in which these theories correlated with Hitler’s view of Germany’s future as the home of the Aryan master-race. Bibliography lists 3 sources

Marketing and Strategy Discussion Questions

A 6 page paper answering 4 discussion questions, 2 in marketing and 2 in strategy, each at the Master's level. The questions address mass marketing, individual purchase decisions and environmental effects on long-range planning in home health care. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Adolf Hitler

A 6 page paper which examines to what extent the German dictator was a political genius, master orator, psychopath, political and/or mass murderer. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Nazi History -- The Lebensborn & Eugenics

A 20 page research paper providing an overview of the laws pertaining to eugenics and the Lebensborn program of Nazi Germany. The writer centers on the program and the support mechanisms put into place to underscore the development of the Nazi master race in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Nietzsche's 'The Genealogy Of Morals' / Democratic Prejudice of the Modern Age

This 5 page research paper examines the term 'democratic prejudice' which is used by Friedrich Nietzsche in his 1887 treatise, The Genealogy of Morals. Specifically discussed are the concepts of master and slave; good and evil; and how language has been used to perpetuate prejudice throughout history. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Roumain and Zobel

A 2 1/2 page paper which compares and contrasts “Masters of the Dew” by Jacques Roumain and “Black Shack Alley” by Joseph Zobel. No additional sources cited.

Henrik Ibsen and Themes of Truth and Illusion

A 5 page paper which examines Henrik Ibsen’s themes of truth and illusion in “A Doll’s House,” “Hedda Gabler,” “The Wild Duck,” and “Master Builder.” Bibliography lists 3 additional sources.

Study for Master's in Leadership

An 8 page paper reviewing topics appropriate for study in pursuit of a Master's of Liberal Arts in Leadership. The paper discusses emerging trends in business including sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and provides an extensive bibliography including a "recommended reading" section. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

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