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Achieving Language Arts Standards

A 4 page research paper that, first, offers a brief summation of these standards and then offers specific strategies that can help fifth grade students in mastering these standards. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Slavery In Sudan Is Unfortunately Alive and Too Well

This 12-page-paper presents an in-depth discussion on the slavery issue in Sudan. It opens with an outlined discussion about the slavery that is currently occurring. It moves into the detailed description of the international slave redemption programs in which the slaves are being purchased from their masters by various international interest groups and then set free. It also discusses the future and the fact that the government refuses to acknowledge slavery is occurring within its boundaries. Bibliography lists nine sources.

Mexican Painter Maria Izquierdo

A 6 page paper which examines how this maverick 20th century painter maintained her integrity as a master female Mexican easel painter despite the male Mexican modernists influences and sexist attitudes which excluded her from mural making and from uniform ideology. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Bikram Choudhury for the Jack Welch Award

A 5 page paper discussing why yoga master Bikram Choudhury should be honored with Harvard's Jack Welch Award. The award is for outstanding leadership as exemplified by GE's Jack Welch during his years as that company's CEO. The paper defines leadership and discusses it in terms of situational, contingency and path-goal theories. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Tragedy as Viewed by Philosophers

This 5 page paper presents a look at tragedy as a concept, but mostly for how it is viewed by a variety of philosophers. The old Greek tragedy concept is touched on as well as the master/salve paradigm. Many of Nietzsche's ideas are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Howard Hawks and Literary Adaptation

This 8 page report discusses Howard Hawks (1896-1977), a master of the art form in which literature and film were combined to create a literary adaptation where something was gained and lost but something new evolved. His films presented stories that had both visual clarity and unpretentious dialogue. The result was one in which the audience experienced great stories without a sense of them having been overly complicated. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

California Master Plan For Higher Education

A 5 page paper. The California Master Plan for Higher Education, passed in 1960, outlined the population pool for each higher education system in California, the University of California, the California State University and the Community College system. The Cal Grant program was also put into place to help low-income students pay for their education. This essay explains the criteria for admission, discusses the effects of Proposition 209 and increasing tuition fees. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Jane Eyre's Relationship with Rochester: Freud's Unconscious

14 pages in length. Bronte's Jane Eyre is replete with Freudian undertones where Jane and Rochester's relationship is concerned, most notably where the imbalance of rank is concerned. The master/slave, father/daughter composition of their union is both grand and far-reaching; that Rochester assumes the decidedly superior and patriarchal role over the subservient status Jane feels compelled to adopt speaks clearly to Freud's psychoanalytic composition of unconscious, repression and the Oedipal complex. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Efficacy of Tutoring Programs & Math

A 10 page research paper that offers a template to a student researcher on how to go about conducting a proposed research study that examines the effect of 2 types of tutoring programs, peer-tutoring and a math content master lab, on academic achievement using a sample group of African American special education students within inclusive classrooms. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Master Harold…and the Boys

A 4 page paper which examines how the character of Harold responds to a common reality as seen in Master Harold…and the Boys by Athol Fugard. No additional sources cited.

Nursing Career Plans & Goals

A 4 page sample entrance essay for a student applying to a master’s degree program in nursing. No bibliography is provided.

Problems in Case Management and Scheduling

A 3 page paper discussing the advantages and disadvantages of individual and master calendar case scheduling in the court system. The case states that the scheduling system is a hybrid that has evolved over time. Though technically it may be regarded as an individual calendar system, the effect is that cases are assigned to specific courtrooms rather than to specific judges. The judges themselves rotate throughout the system and into defined categories and functions. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Analysis: “The Master Builder”

This 5 page paper discusses the theme of the conflict of youth and age in Ibsen’s play “The Master Builder.” Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Justifications for Pursuing a Masters Degree

A 4 page discussion of the relative value of a Masters degree. The contention is made that higher degrees are becoming the norm in many fields of employment. A student might get by with a Bachelors or even with an Associates. More than likely, however, an advanced degree would translate into more rapid career advance and the ability to enter into specialized fields within a chosen occupation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Defending Robespierre

This 3 page paper discusses a possible defense for Robespierre, the man known as "Master of the Terror" during the French Revolution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Contributing to Student Affairs Administration

A 3 page essay that offers a student suggests and prompts on how to write an admissions essay to graduate school for a masters in student affairs administration. No bibliography is offered.

Master of the Rohan Hours

A 5 page research paper that discuses this medieval artist. One of the most beautiful surviving book of hours was created by an unknown French artist, known simply as the Master of the Rohan Hours. This artist's masterpiece is the illumination for the Rohan Book of Hours. The writer describes 2 illuminations, the Fall of Adam and Eve and the Office of the Dead. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


This 4-page paper focuses on the use of educational courses to help develop critical thinking skills and decision making abilities. Also discussed are the benefits of obtaining a master's degree. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


This 4 page paper discusses a quote by Sam in Fugard's play, Master Harold and the Boys and compares Sam's theory to No Exit by Sartre, and The Shawl by Ozick. Quotes cited from text. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Reflections: Exercise in Conscious Living

In five pages this paper sample features a conscious living exercise in which the writer takes the time to reflect on all aspects of one’s life in order to acquire a deeper meaning with the assistance of Duane Elgin and Arnold Mitchell’s two part article on ‘Voluntary Simplicity’ and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s lecture on the discovery of one’s own refuge. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

“The War Against the Terror Masters” by Michael A. Ledeen

A 4 page review of Michael A. Ledeen’s work “The War Against the Terror Masters.” Bibliography lists one additional source.

Rhetoric Of Aristotle

When reading the works of Plato and Aristotle it becomes clear that they were masters of the spoken word. The art of argument is elevated to a science by Plato and then diagnosed and explained in The Rhetoric of Aristotle. This 5 page paper focuses on a formulation of a Problem within the realm of Deliberative argument on the subject of oppression. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Jack London’s Short Stories

An eight page paper looking at five of London’s shorter works in terms of their expression of the doctrines of naturalism and social Darwinism. Stories discussed are “The Law of Life,” “The League of the Old Men,” “The Master of Mystery,” “The One Thousand Dozen,” and “The Whale Tooth.” Bibliography lists seven sources.

Le Corbusier’s Towards A New Architecture

The book, Towards A New Architecture by Le Corbusier is not at all what one would expect. Thinking that the great master architect would limit himself to the confines of architectural theory would prove wrong, as would the assumption that the book would be dry and technical. This 5 page paper asserts that the book is the most important piece of architectural theory to come out of the inter-war years and a surprising piece of rhetoric. No additional sources are listed.

The Master and Margarita: Triumph Over Evil and Despair

A 5 page paper which discusses the book "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov, and illustrates how the characters Ivan and Margarita succeed in triumphing over evil and despair. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.

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