Research Database

"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.

The Role of the Master’s Prepared Nurse in Health Care

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of nursing competencies. The proper role of the master's prepared nurse is explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Social Work Issues

A 6 page research paper that addresses various issues in social work, such as the competencies encompassed by a Master of Social Work degree program; a description of participatory action research; difference between quantitative and qualitative research and information from archival data. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Graduate School Admissions Statement/Environmental Health

A 3 page essay that offers a student guidance in applying to graduate school in order to obtain a master's in public health, with a focus in environmental health. No bibliography is included.

Responses to Nursing Posts

This 3 page essay describes how a student might possibly respond to two nursing posts. The first of which refers to creating a safer nursing system and the second to the role of the master's prepared nurse. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Examples of Dramatic Irony

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of dramatic irony. Examples from "Oedipus the King" and "Master Harold and the Boys" are given. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Higher Education In California

This 5 page paper begins with an explanation of the Higher Education Reauthorization Act. The paper comments on the California Master Plan for higher education, which was written in 1960. The writer identifies the components in the reauthorization that will help students attending higher education institutions in California. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Nursing Practicum and Professional Development

This 3 page paper provides an overview of how a practicum experience in master's programming in nursing is beneficial to professional development. This paper also assesses other elements of professional development, including what a CV is and how it is used. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Lawrence Weschler’s “The Looking Glass” --The New Yorker, 1/30/00

This 5 page report summarizes an article in the January 31, 2000, issue of The New Yorker Magazine, by Lawrence Weschler talks with American artist David Hockney about his theory of how the old masters of the art world were so “masterful.” No secondary sources.

Winslow Homer:

This 5 page paper examines the most famous American artist of his day, whose work spanned the 19th and 20th centuries. Although largely self-taught, Homer became a master of etchings, oils, and watercolors. Guide and Dog - 1889 is discussed as an examplative Adirondack work. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Shakespeare/Sonnets 73 and 130

A 3 page essay that analyzes these two sonnets. William Shakespeare is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest masters of the English language who ever lived. Examination of two of his sonnets, Sonnets 73 and 130, demonstrates this expertise in regards to Shakespeare's use of metaphor, alliteration, enjambment and imagery. No additional sources cited.

Shakespeare's Tempest/Act III Scene 1

A 4 page research paper/essay that analyzes this work. Shakespeare is a master craftsman at language, as he expertly selects words and phrases that are not only lyrically poetic, but also advance his dramatic aims in terms of characterization and construction of related themes. To illustrate this point, this analysis focuses specifically on the first several acts of "The Tempest," particularly Act III, Scene 1 and addresses Shakespeare's use of irony, figurative speech and diction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Piaget's Stages And Educational Implications

A 3 page chart that identifies the stage, what the child learns at that stage and what kinds of educational activities will help the child master the cognitive abilities at that stage. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Nature Photographer Charles Glatzer

In six pages master photographer Charles Glatzer is examined in an overview that includes his biography, photographic contributions, and an evaluation of his impact upon nature photography. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

Medieval Guilds

A 3 page essay/research paper that argues that medieval guilds were beneficial to society. The writer discusses merchant and craft guilds and the apprentice/journeyman/master system of education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Personal Statement/Admission to Graduate School

A 3 page paper in which the writer offers a student advice on how to write a personal statement for admission to graduate school for a master's in real estate development. The writer dwells heavily on a vision of wanting to develop green communities. No bibliography.

Personal Statement to Support an Application for a Masters Degree Course in Applied Linguistics

This 3 page paper is an example of a personal statement that could be used to support an application to attend a master's degree course in applied linguistics.

Admission Essay

This 3 page admission essay relates a general essay for admission into a Masters of Social Work program (MSW) at Hunter College in New York. No sources cited.

Sample Application Letter - Graduate Education Program

A 4 page letter of application for a Master's Degree Program in Education. The writer comments on why she/he is changing careers (from marketing to teaching), on certain personal characteristics, such as being a life-long learner and discusses their interest in and the importance of learning styles and using approaches that encourage participation, such as cooperative learning. The writer reflect on how ten years in marketing experience is beneficial to teaching. No Bibliography.

Teacher Reflections Based On Scenario

This 3 page paper is based on a scenario provided by the student. The scenario describes a teacher's approach before and after attending a Master's program that focused on constructivism. The writer suggests that while a cooperative or constructivist approach should be emphasized, there is still a time to use the traditional approach to teaching. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Public Administration

This 3 page paper discusses the reasons pursuing a master's degree in public administration. The writer comments on the changes in public administration, the new demands of the public and some of the many skills the public administrator must have. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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