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Review of Edgar Puryears, "American Generalship":

This 7 page paper examines and reviews this book in relationship to Mark Blumenson's, "Master of the Art of Command". This paper analyzes the similarities and differences between these two works and their views on military leadership. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Rounding Numbers/Nearest Tenth

A 4 page research paper that discusses how to teach fifth graders how to round numbers to the nearest tenth. The writer also discusses what prerequisite concepts and skills should be mastered by fifth graders before presenting this lesson. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Management and Leadership

A 5 page paper discussing the growing importance of true leadership in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Autocracy had a place in the past; Henry Ford was the master. Today and in the future, Herb Kelleher and Jack Welch provide better models. Their companies, Southwest Airlines and GE, have risen to leadership positions in their industries despite great opposition, and the rise was fueled by the superior leadership present in each. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS AND ALLUSIONS IN THE WORKS OF MEDIEVAL AUTHORS

This 3 page paper discusses the religious and bibilical allusions represented in the works of such medieval authors as Chaucer, Wakefield Master, and Marlowe. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

MBA Admission Essay 3

A 3 page model essay for inclusion with application to a Master of Science (MS) in Quantitative Methods and Modeling program. The student has experience in accounting and programming. No sources listed.

Strategic Planning at Riordan Manufacturing

A 6 page paper answering 5 questions about strategic planning, economic forecasting and creating a master budget using the fictional Riordan Manufacturing as the subject. No forecast can be expected to be absolutely accurate simply because all of the events and expectations are set in the future that no one can foretell. An accurate economic forecast should be more than a best guess and have real meaning for planning for the short-term future. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Cakewalk Dance

This 6 page paper discusses the cakewalk dance, how it was created and the popularity it enjoyed in the United States and Paris. Slaves created the dance as a parody, to mock their masters. The dance found itself in the mainstream first through slave owners holding contests and then, through minstrels. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

How Alfred Hitchcock Has Affected the Horror Movie Industry

A 6 page paper which examines the contributions of the "master of suspense," Alfred Hitchcock, and how they have influenced the horror film industry. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Analysis of Emily Dickinson’s Poem, “My Life Had Stood -- A Loaded Gun” (1863)

A 5 page paper which analyzes the Emily Dickinson poem, “My Life Had Stood -- A Loaded Gun” (1863) in terms of its symbolism of master (man) vs. slave (woman) in a destructive marital relationship.

How to Run a Successful Restaurant

This 6 page report discusses the most important aspects of running a successful restaurant. The restaurant business climate today is in a constant state of flux. Problems are more unusual, arise more quickly and the answers are more elusive than ever. Aside from unique and demonstrable culinary skills, a restauranteur must also be a supply and demand expert, human resource manager, marketing specialist and master scheduler. Bibliography lists 3 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.

Slavery

In 6 pages, the author examines how the institution of slavery and a condoning society conspire to destroy the souls of the enslaved African Americans, according to Douglass' 'Narrative in the Life of Frederick Douglass.' References to Douglass' observations and personal experiences related to the education of slaves, the 'management' of the slaves by plantation masters, and Douglass' experience with abolitionists once he escaped from the South are included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Motivational Leader

A 5 page research paper that examines FDR as a motivational, visionary leader. The writer argues that FDR employed motivational leadership techniques and was a master of classical rhetorical style. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

SLAVERY BRUTALIZES BOTH MASTER AND SLAVE

This 9 page paper discusses the brutality of slavery as it affects both slave and master. Examples are given from the slave narratives of Mary Rowlandson and Olauda Equiano. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

How Marriage Life Changed For The Better Through The Years

8 pages in length. The institution of marriage has witnessed myriad modifications throughout the years, not the least of which includes an almost mandatory tradition to an outright rebellion against what some believed was nothing more than a master/slave contract. Now that the twenty-first century is upon us, it is safe to say that marriage once again reflects a positive connotation of cohabitation, credited for the most part with religious and cultural specifications. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Gender In Henry James 'Turn Of The Screw' vs. Fumiko Enchi's 'The Mask'

In this 4 page essay, comparisons are made concerning depictions of culture and power (as they relate to gender and feminity) in 'Turn Of The Screw' and 'The Mask.' The first of these suggests that a man can also be the object of a mastering look and that the association of that position with the woman is conventional. The latter work illustrates harsh conditions under which Japanese women had to live in their own society and relevant comparisons are made. No other sources are cited.

Advertising The American Dream

This 5 page paper reviews three advertisements found in the October, 2001 issue of SELF magazine in light of Jack Solomon's ideas from his essay "Masters of Desire." The American Dream is discussed in light of the essay and the ads. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Harriet Jacob's 'Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl' / The Attic

A 5 page paper looking at the antebellum slave narrative Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs. The paper shows how, despite the fact that Jacobs hid in a crawl space for seven years to escape an abusive master, she preferred this to actually living with the constant threat of abuse. Bibliography lists one source.

"Moby Dick" - Analysis of Chapter 88:

This 4 page paper is a detailed analysis of "Moby Dick's" Chapter 88 - "Schools and School Masters". This paper highlights 4 specific passages and uses these passages to give perspective to the entire story as well as presenting an analytical discussion of the layers of meaning in these specific passages. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Boulez & Stockhausen/12-tone Music

A 7 page research paper that analyzes two works: one by Karlheinz Stockhausen and one by Pierre Boulez. These two twentieth century composers are acknowledged masters of the 12-tone school. The writer offers analysis of how each work is constructed, the principles involved and the underlying techniques. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Two Views /The Architects of the Pyramids

A 6 page book review that compares and contrasts two books on Egyptian art and architecture -- Temples of the Last Pharaohs by Dieter Arnold of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Pharaohs' Master-Builders by Henri and Anne Stierlin. The writer argues that the Arnold book is the superior volume from a scholarly point of view. No additional sources cited.

Overview and Review of the Movie “Eat Drink Man Women”

This 4 page report discusses the 1994 movie by writer-director Ang Lee. The movie tells the story of the story of a master chef who is nearing retirement, named Chu (Sihung Lung), who lives in Taipei with his three unmarried daughters. On Sundays, the sisters and their father catch up on the most intimate, literally, aspects of their lives. Their problems and frictions are somehow resolved, or at least minimized as they share the feast that their father puts before them. No additional sources listed.

Shunryu Suzuki’s “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind”

This 3 page report discusses Shunryu Suzuki (1905-1971) who was a direct spiritual descendant of the great thirteenth-century Zen Master, Dogen. Excerpts from his lectures form the basis form the basis of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. Bibliography lists only the primary source.

Master-Slave Relationships In Shakespeare's 'Tempest'

This 3 page report discusses several of the master-slave relationships of 'The Tempest.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Evaluation Matrix

A 3 page paper providing an 8-section evaluation matrix to be used in assessing the technology and change management projects of a group of Master's students. Possible points total 100, and the matrix includes description of "acceptable" and "excellent" efforts. No sources listed.

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