Author Archive: Duane Mccoy

Personal Statements In Health Industry

A big issue you’re gonna want to talk about your medical dental any kind of health community studying experiences and you’re going to talk about them in a rich manner that convinces the admissions committee that you really do have an understanding of both the breadth and the depth of what a career in that area means you may put in extra curricular activities usually you’re not going to have room and usually you can leave this to the activity statement but if you did just something that was golly gee Wow you may put in something in an extracurricular activity but not all of them and a great concluding paragraph you again want to wow them take a longer view. Find useful advices on your personal statement at Edusson.

Where do you want to see yourself in five years students say sometimes well my goal in life is to get in no it’s not your goal in life is to be through okay so you may you’re not gonna recite your entire CV but you are gonna pick out the great things that are going to make the admissions committee go WOW and because they see them there they’re gonna look for other evidence in the application so I’ve been helping students write for over thirty years here and I just want to tell you a little bit about what I’ve learned about student writing because it gives kind of a rationale to logic about the rest of what I’m going to tell you and maybe makes you under has you understand why you have to go through a little bit of a paradigm shift to think differently about this so all over the United States as well as at my institution I see that most students are stuck on their middle school training this is I’m sure not the way you necessarily perceive it but when somebody says to write an essay many of you thinking well I should tell a story a story has a theme story has three parts a beginning a middle and an end and it has a theme that runs through the entire thing.

So I see personal statements about going into the Health Professions where the theme is sports golf baseball and it’s reiterated in every paragraph this is maybe the first paragraph is a story about what motivated you and what you got you in but think of the rest of it more as like a report rather than a story so lots of students have been told just tell a story just pick one theme and thread it through the entire thing and then when you get done all you need is an English teacher and a med student or a den student to prove it and I can tell you based on my 33 years that’s not going to work so what this comes down to is this is a different type of writing and the reason you don’t know how to do this is because we have not taught you.

The List Of Contributions

The list of contributions in research paper says it’s like the claims that you make you say in this paper I’m going to substantiate the following claims one two three four right and every claim for word references to some evidence and the idea is that your reader reads these claims and thinks crumbs if he could really do that he’ll be quite cool so they have to be crisp enough to to be understood by a reader and think and have that thought now here’s an example I usually write claims like this using bullets because as you’re reading that first page remember your readers at the moment are not committed to your paper. Find more information on paper contributions at Edusson.

They’re just thinking about it people’s eyes are drawn to bullets they just read the first bit of each bullet right so for every contribution I have one bullet right is all gonna fit on the first page so after some introduction about the problem I’ll then say you know in this paper we put the choice on a firmer basis or in this paper we make the following new contributions that’s typical that and then lay them out 1 2 3 4 bullets and for each bullet look what I’ve done here right explain precisely bluffer bar section 4 we do this discuss these effects section 5 and 16 could trust them in section 7 so for every claim I’ve made I’ve given a forward reference to evidence in the paper that supports the claim so page 1 is like the specification and the rest of the papers like the implementation so for every bit in the spec you give a forward reference to the implementation that substantiates that specification.

You would think this is great because now if a reader thinks ah I wonder if that claim is true he could knows exactly where to go to look and if you’re over viewer the end is looking back at your claims having read the paper you can say yep tick yep tick right that’s much better than asking them to do detective work to say I wonder where this third plane is substantial oh when when I say evidence I do not necessarily mean theorems it might be measurements it might just be argument it might be sort of just sort of more detail somehow so evidence I don’t mean I mean a sort of slightly woolly kind of thing but something to make the reader believe that you’re right whatever form that takes in your field are you with me here idea contributions oh it’s got a problem contributions you may not have enough space in the introduction to say very much about your idea you’re almost asking them to say well here’s the problem here’s here’s the properties of my solution now you’re really motivated to learn my idea so don’t try to present the idea on page 1 because you won’t fit it is pretty much what it comes to.

Using the ‘funnel’ essay structure: Essay writing at UWA

Have you ever wondered how to go about turning your ideas into a polished essay? Today we will show you an easy way to do this using the funnel structure. When you first start researching a topic, your ideas are a bit like this bowl of candy.

They might be vibrant, but they’re probably a bit mixed up and jumbled together. You can think of your final essay as looking something like this- it’s clear, polished, and has a defined structure. Your ideas need to fit neatly into it. But if you try to pour them all in at once, they’ll spill everywhere, and you could lose some of your valuable thoughts in the process.

On the other hand, if you slowly put them in one by one, you’ll be working for hours! So how can you easily get all your jumbled, mixed up ideas to fit neatly into this clear, polished structure?

You can use a funnel! If you keep the shape of a funnel in mind while you are writing each paragraph, you’ll find it easier to structure your ideas. A funnel is wider up the top, and narrower down the bottom. You can think of the start of your paragraph as being like the wide top of the funnel. Your first sentence should be a broad, general introduction to the topic. But as you keep writing, your focus will start to narrow, and each sentence will become more direct and specific as you go along.

You can use the funnel structure for all the different elements of your essay: your introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion. Notice how each funnel leads into the next one? If you think of this when you write, you will remember that each of your paragraphs should lead into the next in order to make your essay flow. In your introduction, you should start out broad by giving some background and context to the topic. Then you can become specific by stating your thesis statement, or the main aim of your essay.

In your body paragraphs, you should address one point per paragraph and introduce each with a broad topic sentence. You can then introduce more specific evidence and examples to support your point.

Your conclusion looks a little bit different- it’s an inverted funnel! That’s because you start your conclusion by directly restating your thesis, and then move back out to a general context to round out your essay. If you remember the funnel structure when you write essays, your ideas will be clear and well-structured, your writing polished, and you will get better marks.

Essay about: Is Machiavelli an Immoral Teacher of Evil?

Is Machiavelli an Immoral Teacher of Evil?

This essay will consider whether or not Machiavelli was a teacher of evil, with specific reference to his text The Prince. It shall first be shown what it was that Machiavelli taught and how this can only be justified by consequentialism. It shall then be discussed whether consequentialism is a viable ethical theory, in order that it can justify Machiavelli’s teaching. Arguing that this is not the case, it will be concluded that Machiavelli is a teacher of evil.

To begin, it shall be shown what Machiavelli taught or suggested be adopted in order for a ruler to maintain power. To understand this, it is necessary to understand the political landscape of the period.

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The Prince was published posthumously in 1532, and was intended as a guidebook to rulers of principalities. Machiavelli was born in Italy and, during that period, there were many wars between the various states which constituted Italy. These states were either republics (governed by an elected body) or principalities (governed by a monarch or single ruler). The Prince was written and dedicated to Lorenzo de Medici who was in charge of Florence which, though a republic, was autocratic, like a principality. Machiavelli’s work aimed to give Lorenzo de Medici advice to rule as an autocratic prince. (Nederman, 2014)

The ultimate objective to which Machiavelli aims in The Prince is for a prince to remain in power over his subjects. Critics who claim that Machiavelli is evil do not hold this view, necessarily, because of this ultimate aim, but by the way in which Machiavelli advises achieving it. This is because, to this ultimate end, Machiavelli holds that no moral or ethical expense need be spared. This is the theme which runs constant through the work. For example, in securing rule over the subjects of a newly acquired principality, which was previously ruled by another prince, Machiavelli writes:

“… to hold them securely enough is to have destroyed the family of the prince who was ruling them.” (Machiavelli, 1532: 7).

That is, in order to govern a new principality, it is necessary that the family of the previous prince be “destroyed”. Further, the expense of morality is not limited to physical acts, such as the murder advised, but deception and manipulation. An example of this is seen in that Machiavelli claims:

“Therefore it is unnecessary for a prince to have all the good qualities I have enumerated, but it is very necessary to appear to have them. And I shall dare to say this also, that to have them and always to observe them is injurious, and that to appear to have them is useful.” (Machiavelli, 1532: 81).

Here, Machiavelli is claiming that virtues are necessary to a ruler only insomuch as the ruler appears to have them. However, to act only by the virtues will be, ultimately, detrimental to the maintenance of the ruler, as they may often have to act against the virtues to quell a rebellion, for example. A prince must be able to appear just, so that he is trusted, but actually not be so, in order that he may maintain his dominance.

In all pieces of advice, Machiavelli claims that it is better to act in the way he advises, for to do otherwise would lead to worse consequences: the end of the rule. The defence which is to be made for Machiavelli, then, must come from a consequentialist viewpoint.

Consequentialist theory argues that the morality of an action is dependent upon its consequences. If the act or actions create consequences that, ultimately, are better (however that may be measured) than otherwise, the action is good. However, if a different act could, in that situation, have produced better consequences, then the action taken would be immoral.

The classic position of consequentialism is utilitarianism. First argued for by Bentham, he claimed that two principles govern mankind  pleasure and pain  and it is to achieve the former and avoid the latter that determines how we act (Bentham, 1789: 14). This is done either on an individual basis, or a collective basis, depending on the situation. In the first of these cases, the good action is the one which gives the individual the most pleasure or the least pain. In the second of these cases, the good action is the one which gives the collective group the most pleasure or the least pain. The collective group consists of individuals, and therefore the good action will produce most pleasure if it does so for the most amount of people (Bentham, 1789: 15). Therefore, utilitarianism claims that an act is good iff its consequences produce the greatest amount of happiness (or pleasure) for the greatest amount of people, or avoid the greatest amount of unhappiness (or pain) for the greatest amount of people.

This, now outlined, can be used to defend Machiavelli’s advice. If the ultimate goal is achieved, the consequence of the prince remaining in power must cause more happiness for more of his subjects than would otherwise be the case if he lost power. Secondly, the pain and suffering caused by the prince on the subjects whom he must murder/deceive/steal from must be less than the suffering which would be caused should he lose power. If these two criteria can be satisfied, then consequentialism may justify Machiavelli.

World​ ​Travel​ ​Guide​ ​for​ ​Gamblers​ ​Released

Smart players start with books

October, 5th – Gambling addiction is the most popular topic nowadays. People spend a lot of money in order to be rich without any efforts. It’s not a secret that gambling is prohibited in many countries so people try to find online games or play while traveling.

In October, 1st, one of the most popular gaming website – Casinoslots.co.nz announces an extended guide for gambling addicted people and releases it on Amazon. It provides a full range of travel destinations where they can satisfy their dreams: Europe, Australia, Asia, South Africa and North America.

“The collaborative efforts of all the six authors of the book gives us the best destination for gambling from all over the globe. They all are experts at the art of gambling hence you will get an in-depth knowledge of all the tricks, etiquette, tipping etc. that is involved in the game. The writers of the book have also received critical acclamation. A very good and interesting bit of gambling life has been shared by them.”

About Authors

This book is a collaborative project that included the work of six different writers: Aisyah Llewellyn, Aurelija Brazenaite, Charmaine Kedmenec, Dara Denney, Jessica Walrack and Marea Harris. All of whom used their own personal travel experiences coupled with extensive research to find the absolute best gambling destinations in the world.

A Short Review

What can you find in this book (https://www.amazon.com/World-Travel-Guide-Gamblers-countries-ebook/dp/B01GQL0DVC/):

  • 30 countries and 150 casino reviews;
  • pros and cons of different countries around the world that are also solid picks if you want to get in some gambling as part of your travels;
  • comparison of each geographical area;
  • breakdown of the gambling laws and history of each place.

Each of these steps will help you to build a bigger picture of the places they have covered and will make the process of choosing the perfect holiday for you easier. If you read the section for each country, you should have a clear idea of which gambling destination is the one for you.

What’s next?

In January, 3rd, Casinoslots plans to release a 3D Map of all Gambling Spots inside covered in the book above

Don’t miss the opportunity to download it until the price increases!

Eleventy Traveller Blog is the first online magazine about gambling around the world. It provides information about different travel destinations, gaming spot reviews, and news in this industry.

Incarnation by essay editer

Publisher: Katherine Tegen essays

Release date: January 31, 2012

Pages: 384

Summary: Everyone in Range is shocked when Ana is born. Unlike everyone else, Ana is a new soul: she hasn’t been reincarnated over and over for the past five thousand years. To make matters worse, she seems to have replaced one of the old souls. Because of this, she’s labeled a nosoul and is sent to live away from the city of Heart. After eighteen years of being mistreated by her bitter mother, Li, Ana is ready to venture into Heart and discover why she was born. On the way there, she encounters Sam, someone who opens her eyes to possibilities Ana couldn’t even imagine: perhaps she isn’t soulless after all.

My thoughts: Incarnate is absolutely stunning. Jodi Meadows’ essay writing is delicate and beautiful: it tells the story in a very methodical, almost tender manner. The story itself is what makes Incarnate stand out among recent YA releases; it’s fantasy to the core, and a very creative fantasy at that. Meadows takes an old concept—reincarnation—and reboots it with a very interesting twist. The people of Range may look young, but their souls are actually thousands of years old, making for an extremely tight-knit community. The way this community functions is very interesting, and the history of both the city and its people is fascinating. Meadows’ world building is superb, and by the end of the novel, you feel as if you’ve actually lived in Range. Range isn’t just a pretty place, though: it’s full of secrets, and Meadows keeps readers guessing until the very last pages. Questions were popping into my head all through the first half of the essay, and though it was gradual, all of them were answered by the end.

Ana is a character that kind of creeps up on you. At first she’s very timid because of the way she was raised. Her history makes this believable, though, so there is never a moment when she becomes annoying because of her timidness. In fact, as the story progresses, we see her blossom with confidence. This development is in part due to Sam, an old soul with a kind heart. It’s interesting that Meadows chooses to keep Sam as a friendly, almost brotherly character for a majority of the story. I actually liked seeing romance take a backseat to the highly engrossing plot. When romance does occur, it’s very sweet and natural; it’s like a nice treat, but it never becomes the focus point of the novel. (I’d really like to see more of this in YA that deals with fantasy!) The growth that Ana and Sam experience with the help of each other is just so right that you can’t help but smile.

If you’re looking to be completely swept away by an essay, Incarnate has you covered. It’s creative, well developed, and utterly gorgeous. This is definitely a January release that you won’t want to miss! I completely fell in love with Incarnate right from the start, and I’m certain you’ll do the same.

5/5 stars

For those who like: reincarnation, fantasy, pretty prose, coming of age stories.

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Release date: May 8, 2012

Pages: 400

Summary: Mac’s best friend Amy was murdered by a werewolf. Mac and her other friends, Kyle and Jason, all feel a sense of responsibility for Amy’s death. After all, Amy wouldn’t have died if one of them had just been there for her. The local police have brought in the Trackers, a group of werewolf hunters, in to find the wolf that killed Amy. But something’s fishy about Amy’s death, and Mac is determined to find out what.

My thoughts: Hemlock might come as a bit of a surprise to you (it certainly did to me!). It’s pitched as a paranormal romance, but it’s actually more of a mystery. Better yet, the focus is actually on human rights (or lack thereof)! I love when YA digs into current socio political happenings. Kathleen Peacock’s world-building is absolutely fantastic: if lupine syndrome were ever to exist in today’s world, it would definitely spark the same controversy that Peacock addresses in Hemlock. The people against werewolf rights, the Trackers, are horrifying. But you can totally see how certain members of society would rationalize their existence. Shudder!

Back to the mystery I mentioned earlier. Hemlock is a darn good murder mystery. Yes, there is a supernatural element involved in the world of Hemlock, but the mystery-solving mostly just involves research and good ol’ fashioned deduction. It’s believable that Mac—and ordinary girl—would be able to solve this case. The twists that Kathleen Peacock throws into her story are fantastic and completely surprising. I was unable to predict the killer until the big reveal (and that’s saying something; you know how many books I read)!

My only issue with Hemlock lay with the two main male characters. Yes, there is a love triangle, but neither of the dudes really struck my fancy. And if they can’t do that, I can’t enjoy the love triangle. Let’s start with Kyle, the better of the two. Kyle starts off as a relatively sweet guy, but he starts to smother Mac once we find out his big secret. Jason is all sorts of messed up, with a drinking problem and a tendency for self-loathing. Making both guys flawed does make them seem more realistic, but their overprotectiveness clashes with Mac’s girl-power vibe, and neither of them are, in my opinion, worthy of her.

Speaking of Mac’s awesomeness, I cannot neglect to mention that yes, she is a fantastic protagonist. You will love her.

If you’re a fan of murder mysteries with a dash of paranormal, check out Hemlock! Kathleen Peacock’s debut novel is excellent.

4.5/5 stars

For those who like: werewolves, social commentary, mysteries

Fury by Elizabeth Miles

Fury by Elizabeth Miles

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Release date: August 30, 2011

Pages: 352

Summary: Em has just hooked up with her best friend’s boyfriend. Chase has done something unspeakable. Both teens will now face the wrath of the Furies, ancient goddesses who deliver punishments to those who have done something wrong. They’re the ultimate form of karma, if you will. Both Em and Chase must figure out how to right their wrongs before it’s too late…

My thoughts: Fury is a fascinating, compulsively readable novel, but it doesn’t quite live up to its premise. Rather than focusing on the Furies and the vengeance they seek, Fury instead dedicates most of the book to developing Em and Chase as characters. While this is certainly not a bad thing—getting to know the characters of a book is an important thing—it left me with a slight sense of dissatisfaction. I anticipated Fury to be action-packed and rife with mythology, but instead ended up reading about two doomed romances. Still, if you go into Fury with this in mind, it may end up being a more satisfying experience.

Em isn’t a likable character at first, and neither is Chase. It’s always interesting when “bad” characters are protagonists. Fury gives us the opportunity to get into the heads of wrongdoers. Em is ultimately a more compelling character than Chase; she ends up being somewhat likable in the end. Chase, on the other hand, seems distant for nearly the whole novel, and he’s difficult to connect to. Still, both characters are well developed; by the end of the book, you feel as if you really know them.

Elizabeth Miles’s interpretation of the Furies is actually quite fascinating. She pairs their striking beauty with thoroughly terrifying motives, making them both enchanting and disgusting at the same time. Every time one of the Furies makes an appearance, Miles succeeds in creeping the reader out. They seem to hover in the reader’s mind, giving the novel a foreboding atmosphere. The Furies also provide an excellent opportunity for the reader to think—is the “eye for an eye” way of thinking really right? I found myself questioning whether or not the things Em and Chase did were really deserving of the punishments the Furies doled out.

Fury is an excellent novel for those looking for some stellar drama. Elizabeth Miles puts her characters into quite a few nail-biting situations. While some readers may not find the two protagonists likable, they do provide an interesting perspective. Miles’s take on the Furies will delight fans of Greek mythology, though their lack of face time may disappoint.

The Gunslinger by Stephen King (King’s Revised Edition)

The Gunslinger by Stephen King is the first book in his Dark Tower series. It was originally published in 1983, but the version I read was King’s revised print, published in 2003. The new publication comes with a very thorough introduction from King. In it, he describes the reasoning for the changes, mainly relating back to bringing it in line with series continuity.

He also discusses his feelings behind writing this particular type of fantasy novel, namely that, “Thanks to Mr. Tolkien, the twentieth century had all the elves and wizards it needed.” He speaks further on the topic saying, “…I had no interest in either Tolkien’s sturdy peasant characters (that’s not to say I didn’t like them, because I did) or his bosky Scandinavian settings.”  He also notes the first time he saw The Good the Bad and the Ugly. Both certainly explain setting the story in an old western atmosphere surrounded by vast desert with a gunslinger at its center.

Mostly though his introduction is an essay on youth, specifically the age of nineteen. The age, “…where a lot of us somehow get stuck.” He goes on to describe the process of time and how it slowly degrades and humbles you. He writes about his alcoholism and the effects it had on his life and body. Also his ambitions when he started the Dark Tower Series.  It’s a touching, thoughtful read. And if you’re a fan of the series who hasn’t picked up the revised version, I’d recommend it if only for King’s introduction. I don’t typically read introductions first, as they generally pertain to details or opinions of book I haven’t read yet, but this one grabbed me.

The book was originally published as a series of shorts over three years before being combined into the novel.  However, unlike other science fiction or fantasy books published in the manner, it doesn’t feel compartmentalized. It’s a solid straightforward well-constructed singular story. I must concede though that the last section of the book is the best written, elevating the work to a different level. Perhaps three years of simmering was worth it to end the book with such definitive power.

That isn’t to say there aren’t flashes of brilliance in the earlier sections with lines like, “A gunslinger knows pride, that invisible bone that keeps the neck stiff.”

The book follows a gunslinger, the last of his kind, as he travels across an ungodly desert in search of a man in black. I don’t capitalize those names, because King doesn’t, even though it’s the way he refers to them. Eventually the gunslinger is given a name, Roland Deschain. Through flashbacks and conversations we learned both the gunslinger and the man in black are essentially immortal, and tied together by the past and their connection to the titular Tower. Mostly it reads like a great western pulp novel, pulling you from page to page, until the end when King unleashes his full abilities as a writer and cements the book as a classic.

In his introduction he mentions waiting to write the book, which I think is ultimately a shame with regard to The Gunslinger making it to the silver screen. Having published it in the early eighties, the quiet western was already pretty much dead as far as Hollywood was concerned. Since then, the only man who’s ever brought it back in a big way was Eastwood with 1992′s Unforgiven. And it’s a shame, because this would make an amazing movie. But a stoic western, set in a mythical world where the action sequences are almost all fought on morally shaky grounds, is a tough sell. The fact that the book pulsates with sexuality, and even involves a demon having it’s way with the main character, might not help it in the film pitch department. Though, Sam Raimi…he could pull it off…

Now I’ll admit something with a bit of shame; this is the only Stephen King novel I’ve read. Though certainly not the last, as I feel I’m helpless against the desire to read the rest of the series. I’m not sure why I waited so long to read something of his. When I was younger, they actually filmed The Stand next to my house. There’s a scene in that movie where Stephen King, in a small role, collects bodies from a church. That church is directly across the street from where I grew up. Had I any sense, I’d have read the book and gone to get his autograph.

There are a lot of books you should read, and while this book is one of them, it’s also one you’ll just want to read. Give it two pages and you won’t put down.