Declaring English as the official language: Essay

Declaring English as the official language: Essay

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Length: 1283 words

If English was declared as the official language, nobody’s private or business lives would be ruined. No day to day activity would be hampered if English was the official language. The use of English as the official language would only be used in order to conduct business in the government (S.I. Hayakawa). (more…)

Declaring English as the official language: Essay

My Papa’s Waltz: Essay

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Words 1,339

Theodore Roethke was an American poet born in 1908 in Michigan. He was the son of German immigrants who settled there. His father owned a greenhouse along with Theodore’s uncle.  During adolescence, he had to deal with his uncle’s suicide and his father’s death from cancer. Roethke studied at Michigan University and subsequently at Harvard University; however, because of financial reasons he couldn’t complete his studies and started teaching English at different universities. During his stay at the University of Michigan, he started suffering from manic depression and translated that into his poetry. (more…)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

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Words 676

For some individuals degrees are a means to acquire education, or to improve their job and career prospects. For others degrees are not just means to jump ahead they offer a person to add to his or her own education and experience. My career and educational paths are symbols of a systematic and gradual progression through several organizations in different capacities and with each subsequent change, there has been a widening of experience and knowledge base. (more…)

Thomas Paine: Essay

Thomas Paine: Essay

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Words 925

Thomas Paine (1737-1809), writer and revolutionary, wrote the popular pamphlet, Common Sense, a call for American independence and democracy. Driven by a desire for freedom and justice, Paine’s thinking reflected French and English writers from age of reasoning. Paine published Common Sense in January 1776, six months before the Continental Congress declared independence from Britain. Of 2.5 million individuals living in the 13 colonies, nearly 500,000 obtained text of the pamphlet, suggesting the mood of the times. The essay reportedly persuaded even George Washington that the best answer to the crisis with England was to withdraw support to the crown. Jefferson apparently was motivated by Common Sense when writing the Declaration of Independence. (more…)

Thomas Paine: Essay

Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire: Essay

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Words 2,915

Francois Marie Arouet (pen name Voltaire) was born on November 21, 1694, in Paris. Voltaire’s intelligence, wit, and style made him one of France’s greatest writers and philosophers. Young Francois Marie received his education at “Louis-le-Grand,” a Jesuit college in Paris. He left school at 16 and soon made friends among the Parisian aristocrats. His humorous verses made him a favorite in society circles. In 1717, his sharp wit got him into trouble with the authorities. He was imprisoned in the Bastille for eleven months for writing a scathing satire of the French government. During his time in prison, Francois Marie wrote “Oedipe” which was to become his first theatrical success and adopted his pen name “Voltaire.” (more…)