During the 20th and 21st century, there were a lot of Chinese teenagers immigrating to Canada. Canada is an excellent place to develop teenagers¡¯ live ability. Canada has a huge and complete education system for students to finish their high school and to get higher education. In Canada, students need to finish 12 years education. Then it depends on the students. They may get into college, university, or take more advanced courses of study or training for their entire life. The Canadian education system encompasses both publicly funded and private schools, from kindergarten through to university. Education is a provincial responsibility under the Canadian constitution. However, standards across the country are uniformly high. Canada spends more per capita on its education system than any other country in the G-7 (the seven big industrial countries). Therefore, teenagers immigrating to Canada will greatly improve their English skills, and develop their performing and creative ability and get a lot of choices after graduating from high school. In the 21st century, English is the most common language in the world. And immigrating to Canada is a very efficient way to improve your English skills. Even you are just an English beginners, you still don¡¯t need to worry. Because of the many excellent ESL schools across the country and the neutral Canadian accent. Canada has two official languages, French and English. Which means students who immigrate to Canada can either choose to have ESL (English as the second language) or FSL (French as the second language). Over the years, Canada has developed considerable expertise in the teaching of ESL for the immigrants. Roughly 95% of the elementary schools and junior high schools have ESL and FSL courses. This provides a great condition for the international students. For Chinese students, we can¡¯t get an English class in...
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Nationalism Nationalism means devotion to one's nation. To some or most nationalistic people, this means that national interests, security, etc. are more important than international considerations. It involves the process of making a nation or nation-state into a definable country. But the concept of nationalism differs in different cultures. I will mention some of the controversial concepts of nationalism of different people. 1. Arab Nationalism or Islamic Nationalism – their concept of nationalism is very much rooted to their religion which is Islam. They say that "it is the nature of Islam to rule and not to be ruled." With today's Globalization, for them it is actually Americanization, they Arabs harbor bitter contempt for the Western countries, especially U.S.A. This is because the modernization of these countries goes against all of the ethics and cultures of Islam. To them the West is corrupt, and immoral. 2. Japanese Nationalism - The Japanese people believed they were the supreme race, not only in East Asia, but throughout the entire world. This feeling of superiority and prejudice over the rest of the world helped push their belief of domination over East Asia. The Japanese people did not declare themselves to be physically nor intellectually superior to others. Rather they declared themselves to be, "inherently more virtuous". The Japanese considered themselves to be pure. They believed that they were purer than other cultures they were exposed to. The Japanese were concerned with and how the 'Yamato race' was unique amongst races and cultures of the world". The Japanese believed that this uniqueness was what made them superior to other cultures around the world. The Japanese had a strong sense that led them to believe that their superiority was derived from heredity. The Japanese believed that the only pure people of the world were the ones that belonged to the...
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My Writing profile @@@@@@I have been writing since I was a little girl in Japanese mostly. I just started writing in English@about two years ago. Now, writing is an important part of my life because writing can express my feelings.. I analyzed myself as a writer and discovered what I do when I write. Since I am a college student, I often write papers which are related academic subjects and media commentaries. In fact, I donft like to write these kinds of papers because they require very formal style. I have to be careful all the time while Ifm writing the papers. I like to write more freely. I write@stories least often because it takes a long time to finish. Since I em a kind of critical reader, if I wrote a story, I would rewrite many times to satisfy myself. When I list all the kinds of writing I do, I write about my feelings, experiences, happiness, the world, favorite songs, books, movies, friends and other people, and weird things I try to understand. Above all, I enjoy writing about my personal experiences and places I have been and people I have met. When writing for class, I would rather have find the subject by myself. When I find one myself, itfs much easier to write because I know a lot of information about the subject. I feel about my English writing still childish and awkward, but I love it. I keep all the papers I wrote. I have a experience which has affected my learning how to write. In Japan, I had learned writing intensively by native English speaker for one year. The teachers told various things about writing in detail. I was told how to prepare a piece of writing(such as brain storming, clustering and free writing), how to organize...
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Develop a list of qualities that are representative of good writing and explain why you chose each. Writers purpose: I chose the writers primary goal is to accommodate the audience based on the audiences experience, motivation, assumptions, education, reading habits, and preferences. Some common purposes for reading on the job include: 1. To gain information necessary for the readers job performance. 2. To evaluate the progress on a project. 3. To understand a problem and its potential solution. 4. To see how ideas fit together. Audience: I chose understanding the audience and their needs. You need to write to accommodate the audience in question. Different audiences have different needs. Audiences have different needs based on the level of education, audience motivations, and audience preferences. Content / Context of document: I chose content / context because the writing should have main points that are to be followed that include primary data, main points, supporting evidence, and level of detail. Introductions: I chose introduction because it is important to writing because it is the view through which the reader sees your paper. An introduction may be one paragraph or several paragraphs. The introduction should always provide several key pieces of information. 1. Gain the reader's interest. 2. Communicate the topic of the writing. 3. Communicate the point the writer is trying to get across. 4. Give the reader a sense of the structure of the writing. Paragraphs: I chose paragraphs because it serves more than one purpose. They break down ideas into manageable pieces of information, which allows the reader to follow easily. They allow readers to see connections and reflect the writer's style. Supporting your writing with evidence: I chose supporting your documents with evidence because in order to be persuasive, an essay must support every claim or opinion with reliable evidence in the form of facts, interpretations of facts, experience, and examples. Different kinds...
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First Written Assignment Walt Whitman was a poet who existed in a very conservative period of time. In his poems we can see the transition from Romanticism to Realism. His views, thoughts, and beliefs were so ahead of his time that he's almost considered revolutionary for writing such poem as, "Song of Myself". In this particular poem we can see Whitman talk about social attitudes and convictions involving sex, religion, and slavery/racism. He touched subjects that people from his time period wouldn't dare touch, and more importantly, he took these subjects and broke all rules and taboos imposed by society. The 1800 hundreds' was a period in which the word sex was not openly said or talked about, but Whitman was the exception. We can see that, in paragraph three line forty six as he says, "Out of the dimness opposite equals advance, always substance and increase, always sex…" This particular line can be considered a homosexual reference, but it also implies that he accepts all forms of love. In paragraph five line ninety five, Whitman argues that sex is expressing love, and that we are all bound together by love regardless of sexual preference because " all the men ever born are [his brothers], and the women [his] sisters and lovers". Whitman not only released individuals from taboos by talking about sex, but he also celebrated the human body. For example, in paragraph eleven starting in line two hundred and ten he says, "The beards of the young men glisten'd with wet…, Little streams pass'd all over their bodies. An unseen hand also pass'd…It descended tremblingly from their temples and ribs." Clearly, Whitman was not scared of presenting reality, nor of praising the present (the here and now) because he thought life was beautiful, despite the fact, there was as much...
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In ancient times, laws were usually passed along by words, it was never written down. But around 1760 B.C., a man named Hammurabi, King of Babylon, produced what is believed to be the first set of codified laws in Western civilization. They were chiseled on a stone tablet and hung in the center of the city where everyone could see them. In 1750 there was not very much respect for authority and I believe it has improved since then. I believe over the centuries the respect for authority has drastically changed. I think the reason it has improved since 1750 is because back then they had laws but the laws were for everyone and everything. What I'm trying to say is today we have laws but we have different kinds of laws and authorities, they only had one. We have the provincial government and the municipal government, they have different kinds of responsibilities and we respect them for what each type of government does for us. Also we have different sections of government for us, like substantive law, and procedural law. These are different types of the law which deal with different things. Today we have private and civil law which deals with us, the people of the country, and on the other side we have public law which deals with the relationship of the government and society. What I'm really trying to express is that back in 1750 they did not have different sections of the laws for certain things and people, they had one big law and sometimes the punishments were blown out of context. A good example of this is in one of the excerpts where a witness lies on the stand during a capital trial, and because he lied and it was a capital trial the man...
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Music is known all over the world. People from all over the world know music, feel music, and accept music. There are different types of music, some are pleasing to the ears, some are very soothing, too soothing that you could sleep through it, others have nice tunes, and some are just too weird and noisy that you can't even understand it! Well many kinds of music have evolved through the years and still are.All kinds of music are enjoyable to different kinds of people. Like the nuns in churches like to sing hymns, thugs or the black Americans like rap, weird guys who peirce their ears about a dozen times and also other parts of their bodies and places tatoos all over their bodies like freakazoids likes rock or heavy metal. By just looking at a person you could identify the person's type of music. But that doesn't mean one's you look at a dork he already likes intrumental songs; of course, you should get to know that person first before assuming. Like me, for example, I study hard, get good grades, and always completes my assignment on time; but I like all kinds of music. For me, a person who doesn't consider music as pleasing to one's ears is not human at all. Weird theory? Think again. Everybody hears music everyday From TV shows, CDs, radios, or by just tapping at a table you could already make a beat and sing! If there is such a person who hates music and hasn't heared of it yet, then maybe he's weird or isolated at a deserted island or sumthing like that....
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Jazz vs. Classical Music Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to a lifelong study of Jazz or Classical music, and a few exceptional musicians have actually mastered both. A comparison of classical and Jazz music will yield some interesting results and could also lead to an appreciation of the abilities needed to perform or compose these kinds of music. Let's begin with a look at the histories of the two. The music called classical, found in stores and performed regularly by symphonies around the world, spans a length of time from 1600 up to the present. This time frame includes the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. The classical period of music actually spans a time from of 1750 to 1800; thus, the term Classical is a misnomer and could more correctly be changed to Western Art Music or European Art Music. European because most of the major composers up till the 20th century were European. Vivaldi was Italian, Bach was German, Mozart and Beethoven were Austrian; they are some of the more prominent composers. Not until the twentieth century with Gershwin and a few others do we find American composers writing this kind of art music. For the sake of convention, we can refer to Western Art Music as Classical music. Jazz is a distinctively American form of music, and it's history occupies a much smaller span of time....
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There are some theories that suggest motivation is thoughtful and rational decision-like process. One of the major theories from this type of approach is expectancy theory (e.g., Vroom, 1964). Expectancy theory basically says that people choose their behaviors based on the subjective estimation that such behaviors lead to the valued outcomes. Vroom’s valence-instrumentality-expectancy theory (VIE theory) states that there are three main components that affect human motivation. Valence is the degree in which the outcome the person will have is valuable for him/her. Instrumentality represents the degree in which the first outcome (e.g., performance) leads to the final valued outcome. Expectancy refers to the subjective probability that a certain effort or behavior leads to the first outcome or performance. VIE theory suggests that the multipricative function of valence, instrumentality and expectancy represents motivational force, which predicts a person’s choice (e.g., goal choice). As described above, expectancy theory is a very rational approach to motivation. The strength of this approach is that it predicts a person’s choice (e.g., such as occupational choice) well and is predictive if the task is fairly simple and easy for the estimation of VIE. However, the weakness of this theory is that its predictive power might be low for complex tasks, uncertain environment, and so on. Meta-analysis shows that the multiplied VIE factors doesn’t explain human motivation better than each independent component alone (VanElde & Thealy, 1996). Goal setting theory (Locke & Latham, 1990) also includes some thoughtful, rational process of motivation. The major finding of goal setting research is that difficult, specific goals lead to high performance. Mitchell et al. (2000) suggest that there are direct and indirect effects of goal setting. Direct effect of goal setting is that goals stimulate arousal, attention and direction, and intensity and persistence. This might rather automatic process than thoughtful process....
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Question one is about the different ways of listening to music. This is a reading debate essay of the three. Whilst you should make arguments, it is necessary that you quote from readings and back them up because you can’t get enough simply from looking at particular uses of music in the contemporary scene. They should be there to reinforce and illustrate your marshalling of other peoples’ arguments. It doesn’t mean that you’ve got no voice. Your voice in this type of essay first of all is from the way that you use the arguments, certainly which bits you tend to cite or lean on from the texts and also what points you are trying to make by using them. We are looking for a reasonable depth of reading on it and looking for an academic quality of balanced argument. I don’t think when you have done the reading that it is actually viable or valid to come up with a very strong argument down one side of this. There are strong cases, as one would expect really for a mix of these three factors. I would tend to adopt a set approach to each of the three propositions. In what way can you demonstrate that the music itself affects how listeners listen to it without any knowledge of the artists or anything? I think it is certainly possible to argue that that is only a hypothetical premise anyway because if for example anyone puts on Method Man, people laugh and are clearly going to respond in the contextual way – it is not just music with different musical values, it carries cultural coding and values. Now whether you call that the music itself or whether you call that part of its cultural trappings is down to your line of argument....
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