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The idea of truth in Swift and St Augustine

A paper which considers the differences and similarities between the ideas of truth as expressed in Swift's Gulliver's Travels and St Augustine's Confessions.

Darwin's Theory and the Idea of the Human

This 3 page paper discusses the relationship between Darwin's theory and the idea of the human being. Bibliography lists 2 sources

Patricia Limerick: "Haunted America"

This 5 page paper examines Patricia Limerick's view of the traditional methods of studying history and whether or not her ideas make sense.

Plato, Aristotle and the Idea of Beauty

This 3 page paper examines Plato's and Aristotle's ideas of beauty. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

“The Six Great Ideas” By Mortimer J. Adler

A 2.5 page book report which provides a detailed summary and critique of philosopher Mortimer J. Adler’s book, "The Six Great Ideas."


This 3-page argumentative essay supports the idea that flexible scheduling ("flex time") is a definite necessity in today's office place.

A Conceptual Metaphor for Life

This 6 page paper is an essay on the idea that the most useful metaphor for life is that of a journey

The Significance of Antonio Gramsci’s Ideas

A 5 page paper which examines the significance and relevance of the ideas of Antonio Gramsci. Bibliography lists 4 sources


This 6-pager paper analyzes educational activist Anita Garland and her ideas for school reform.


This 3-page paper is an analysis of various business intelligence tools, offering the idea that the tools are good for numbers-crunching.

W.D. Ross and the Philosophy of Pleasure and Pain

This 3 page paper explores some of the ideas of philosopher W.D. Ross with regard to intrinsic good, pleasure and pain.

Marx's Ideas About Human Consciousnesses

This 3 page paper examines Marx's ideas about human consciousness. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Ibsen's "A Doll's House" and Personal Growth

A 3 page essay that discusses the thesis that the play continues to have contemporary significance because it illustrates the human need for personal growth and the obtainment of full adult autonomy and self-determination. No additional sources are cited.

Addiction Assessment

This 3 page paper describes chapters 1, 2 and 5 of a thesis that pertains to addiction assessment, Olmeztoprak, E. (2010), "Therapist-initiated addiction assessment procedures of marriage and family therapists in the southwest United States." No additional sources are cited.

Friedson, Preface to Musical Experience in Tumbuka Healing

This 6 page essay offers summation and reflection that focuses on the Preface from Friedson's text. The writer explains Friedson's thesis in the text and relates this to modern practices. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Democracy And Terrorism

An 8 page paper that begins with a thesis which suggests that a lack of democracy is not the only cause of terrorism. The paper explores the general consensus that terrorism is caused by having no means of expressing dissatisfaction. Other motivations are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Personality, Interests, Attitudes Measures

A 4 page paper that includes an outline in the page count. The paper begins with the thesis statement: Personality, interest, and attitude measures can be helpful in different settings. The essay goes on to explain the history of personality measures through the Big 5. It describes the Strong Interest Inventory and measures of attitudes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Foster Youth Success In School And Life

A 5 page paper that provides a draft review of the literature for a theses. The literature discuses challenges, obstacles, feelings, data for high school graduation, kinship care, and emancipation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Argumentative Analysis of Roderick Chisholm’s “Human Freedom and the Self”

In six pages this paper analyzes the argument presented by the philosopher and a counterargument with support for the philosopher's thesis presented. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

An Analysis of the US Decision to Enter World War II

This 14 page paper considers the essential question of what really prompted the US to enter World War II. Roosevelt's actions and desires are focused on alongside Japanese reasoning. The three part thesis is broken down into claim, grounds, and warrant. Includes a one-page Roman numeral outline. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Women In Politics

A 3 page paper. Women have long been underrepresented in the U.S. Congress. Today, there are more women in the Congress than ever before but they are still underrepresented. This essay justifies that thesis, discusses the history of women in both Houses, identifies the number in both houses today, and addresses the fact of underrepresentation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Lord of the Flies, Hero Cycle

This 3 page essay argues that while the character is Simon in William Golding's Lord of the Flies adheres to the parameters of Joseph Campbell's hero's cycle in some ways, the novel departs from this paradigm in order to support its main thesis, which is that savagery exists just below the veneer of civilized behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Nelson, "Time and J.R.R. Tolkien"

This 3 page essay pertains to "Time and J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Riddles in the Dark.'" By Marie Nelson and discusses two sections of Tolkien's The Hobbit. The writer summarizes Nelson's thesis and how she presents her arguments. Bibliography refers only to this source.

Scott Martelle, Blood Passion

This 3 page book review pertains to a text that focuses on the 1913-14 coal strike that in Colorado and involved an incident known as the Ludlow Massacre. The writer explores the author's thesis, which paints this conflict as a class war. Bibliography lists only the primary source.

Finding Happiness: Women's Search for Independence in 3 Works

This 7 page essay profiles 3 works, which are: a poem by Gwendolyn Brook, "The Beam Eaters"; a short story by Kate Chopin, "The Story of an Hour"; and a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis. The writer discusses the thesis that women's search happiness has been intrinsically associated with their search for acknowledgement of their dignity and worth as individuals and not solely for their roles as wife and mother. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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