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Practicum Evaluation Summary

An 8 page paper reviewing and evaluating an MSN program. The paper uses the nurse’s practicum exercise to discuss four terminal objectives of the Master’s program. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Masturbatory Orgasmic Inadequacy

A 5 page essay that discusses Masters and Johnson's claim that this is an affliction that must be cured. The writer takes issue with the statement and points out that it is diametrically opposed to the opinions of Freud and is outside the range of most other sex therapists and 'educators'' opinion regarding female orgasm. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Psychotherapy and Sex Therapy / Contributions

A 5 page paper discussing the contributions of specific theorists and practitioners in the field of sex therapy. Freud, Helen Singer Kaplan, Masters and Johnson plus the SAR process are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Painting With Monet: Art is very much a journey, comparable to a long awaited vacation. It allows an individual to step outside the cares of everyday life, relax and be immersed in the colors and motion of living. It puts experience into the moment and on

Impressionism. Monet was a master of setting to canvas the images he saw in a manner the evokes an emotional response. Most of his more famous works are landscapes done on site, known as plein air painting. This 8 page paper provides an overview of Monet, Impressionism and then guides a beginning painter through the journey of reproducing the painting, The Beach at Trouville, by Monet. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Geometric Vases / Male and Female Representation

An 8 page research paper on the Geometric vase era and how male and female figures were treated by the Greek artists. The writer traces a progression in treatment between the early, middle and late Geometric periods. Some of the art pieces considered include the amphoras and red-figure vases of the Dyplon Master, the Francois Vase, Meneleas and Helen, and the Great Calyx Krater. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Zen Meditation

A 6 page research paper on the history and practice Zen Meditation. Zen essentially teaches that inner transformative power is found within our own selves and not through pious acts or learning from established masters. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Culture in 17th Century Japan

A 9 page research paper that examines the Genroku period of Japanese culture, which is generally considered to represent the most brilliant flowering of the Japanese culture during the Tokugawa period. It is a period that boasts of Ihara Saikaku (1642-1693), the first great Japanese novelist since the eleventh century; Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), the master of haiku poetry; and Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725), who has generally been considered to be Japan's greatest dramatist. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Symbolism in Fugard’s “Master Harold… and the Boys”

This is an 11 page paper that provides an overview of symbolism in Fugard's "Master Harold... and the Boys". The symbols of the dance floor, the kite, and the telephone are discussed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Fugard's "Master Harold" and Macbeth's Adage

A 4 page essay that describes Athol Fugard's play "'Master Harold'...and the boys" in terms of the paradox expressed in "Macbeth," as "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" (I.i.11). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A Continuation of “Master Harold and the Boys”

This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of "Master Harold and the Boys". A new epilogue for the play is written, and analyzed for thematic content. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

Diplomacy and International Affairs Admissions Essay

This 3 page paper provides an overview of an admission essay created for a master's program in diplomacy and international affairs. This paper relates the goals and objectives of one example student, without any references.

Admissions Essay for Masters Program

This 3 page paper provides an overview of an admission essay for a master's program in type design. This paper provides an example of how one of these essays should be constructed.

Impressing the Impressionists - Japonisme & French Art in the Nineteenth Century

An 8-page paper that examines the influence of Japonisme, a trend stemming from the work of Japanese ukiyo-e artists, on the works of French artists during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Discussed are Japanese master painters Hokusai Katsushika and Hiroshige Ando and the manner in which they influenced the works of French Impressionist artists Edgar Degas and Claude Monet. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Art / 1300-1700

An 8 page research paper on the development of artistic techniques between 1300 and 1700 in The Netherlands, Flanders, Rome, Spain, Italy and France. Various artists' works are discussed in terms of evolving techniques, including Da Vinci, Van Eyck, Michelangelo, La Tour, Velazquez, and the Boucicaut Master. Other influences are also presented. Bibliography lists 6 sources.


This 12 page paper discusses the freed slaves in the Roman Empire, called Freedmen. Paper shows how the freedmen were not actually free, though they were released from their master's service. Examples of Roman laws regarding the freedman, manumission of slaves, and the fate of the released slave are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Master’s in secondary education

A paper which considers the value of opting for a Master's degree in Secondary Education after studying political science, criminal justice and history as one's undergraduate subjects. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Strategies To Teach Writing Skills

A 5 page paper that discusses the teaching of writing. Following an introduction that discusses the fact that writing is not a generic skill but one that must be mastered for specific types of communication, the writer discusses recent research into the pedagogy of writing, including the use of reflection and peer editing and comments from Roberta Camp and Donald Graves. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Encouraging Internal Employee Motivation

A 5 page paper discussing ways in which managers and businesses can provide the climate and circumstances through which employees can motivate themselves to do the best job they can for their company. Money certainly is an issue, but when pay meets minimum acceptable levels motivation depends on the employee's conviction that his company views him as a valuable contributor to the overall health of the business. Federal Express is a master of such motivation and is used as an example throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Thomas Bernhard: Old Masters.

(5 pp) As an Austrian author, Bernhard was harassed and denounced at home while being honored abroad, largely because he dared to challenge Austrians to acknowledge who they had been. He complained about their vacillation with their own national identity. And ironically his own style of writing follows that unique ebb and flow of complexity. His work Old Masters is discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Caravaggio's Conversion Of Saint Paul

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, the artist, Michelangelo Merisi (called Caravaggio), began to paint in a manner that was at once new and exciting as well as echoing the best of the Renaissance Masters who had come before. This 20 page paper argues that the use of light and shadow, specifically in the painting, The Conversion Of Saint Paul, is both a dramatic iconographic technique and a reflection of the baroque period characteristic that was such an integral component to Caravaggio's personal style. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Morality in Humour; A Study of Three Works

This 4 page paper looks at 'The Veteran' by Ruzante, 'Mandragola' by Machiavelli and 'Servant of Two Masters' by Goldoni, arguing that there is a morality within the humour of these three works, however, this morality must be seen as subjective. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Analysis of Henrik Ibsen's "The Master Builder"

A 5 page paper provides a character, structural and point of view analysis of Henrik Ibsen's 1892 play, "The Master Builder." No additional sources are used.

Robert Southwell/'St. Peter's Complaint"

A 5 page research paper and analysis of sixteenth century religious poet Robert Southwell's St. Peter's Complaint. In this work, Southwell describes the last days of the life of Christ, as seen from the perspective of he remorseful Saint Peter, who is tortured by the knowledge t hat he has denied his Master. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


A 6 page essay that consists of three short book reports that contrast and compare: William Brustein's The Logic of Evil; Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita; Slavenka Drakulic's Café Europa; Robert D. Kaplan's The Coming Anarchy; and John Lukacs' Five days in London, May 1940. No additional sources cited.

Poe/Usher & Ligeia

A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares two Poe short stories. The writer argues that there is a distinctive style to the work of Edgar Allen Poe, the master of gothic romance and spine-tingling narratives that still have the power to give even a jaded modern reader gooseflesh. This fact is evident in two of Poe's short stories, "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "Ligeia," which are thematically and stylistically very similar. No additional sources cited.

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