Research Paper

Research Paper

“Research paper” What image comes into mind as you hear those words: working with stacks of articles and books, hunting the “treasure” of others’ thoughts? Whatever image you create, it’s a sure bet that you’re envisioning sources of information about articles, books, people, art works. Yet a research paper is more than the sum of your sources, more than a collection of different pieces of information about a topic, and more than a review of the literature in a field. A research paper analyzes a perspective or argues a point. Regardless of the type of research paper you are writing, your finished research paper should present your own thinking backed up by other’s ideas and information. (more…)

Research Paper

Theme of Chinese Social Value in a Short Story: Essay

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China possesses one of the world’s chief literary traditions. Its texts have been preserved for over 3,000 years. Admiration for the past has influenced the preservation of these cultural sources, and may have partial the invention of wood block printing in the ninth century and moveable type printing in the twelfth century. The practice of collecting and reproducing libraries has also played a chief role in the spread of the tradition. Most prominently, China can boast an unbroken cultural tradition based on the Chinese script as a language medium independent of vernacular differences. As the literary language develops into increasingly removed from, the spoken, and thus less vital, literature took a natural turn toward imitation. Certainly, after the formative classical period beginning with Confucius, the literary history of China becomes one of imitation with variations of diverse models. Literature also thus becomes more exclusive, for an acceptance or admiration of a text may require awareness with the models being referred. (more…)

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Satire in Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal and Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock

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A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift and The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope are works of literature from the 17th century. These works are a prime example of the use of satire to put their distinct points across to the reader. Swift’s essay is political in nature and ridicules the lives of poor to show the callousness of the ruling class. Pope’s poem, on the other hand, is a comment on the society being based on actual events that took place. This paper analyzes the use of satire in both the works. (more…)

Writing Dissertations

Writing Dissertations

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Often students are shy about approaching their faculty, fearing that to do so would expose their own ignorance on the subject and thus undermine the faculty member’s confidence in the ability of the student to perform the required research and writing. However, the student should remember that most faculty members will be fact be happy to share their expertise: One of the great advantages of being a student, after all, is that one is still an apprentice and it is a part of one’s role to seek the advice and help of others. (more…)

The Pilgrim’s Progress: Essay

The Pilgrim’s Progress: Essay

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This paper discusses the works of two Christian philosophers and activists who gave Christianity a new dimension. Bunyan and Boethius lived in different times and had a different approach to religion. Boethius was greatly influenced by the teachings of Plato and Aristotle, whereas Bunyan, on the other hand, was fired with the zeal of the Puritans and the Cromwellian revolution affected him greatly. (more…)