Don’t Read with Your Eyes

9th Grade Literature and Composition 7th Period
Friday August 9, 2013
According to Thomas C. Foster’s how to Read Literature like a Professor when we read with our own eyes instead of the characters it limits both our enjoyment and understanding of the text we are reading. A perfect example of us readers having limited understanding would be found in the writing piece of the The Death of the twelfth night. When we read this piece we see that their meal contains almost very ordinary food as in potato’s, celery, apples, and oranges though the fact that if we are to look through the old ladies eyes instead then we are to see why this meal is such a big deal and significant to them. Another great example of limited understanding would be in Sonny’s Blues. Sonny is mentioned many times and is talked about almost the entire story. You would think that he is the main character and everything surrounds him though when changing the perspective and standing in the characters shoes and looking through his eyes, you see the significance lies where Sonny’s brother reaches out for the drink being offered which is supposed to strengthen their brotherhood.
An example in How to Read Literature like a Professor of limited enjoyment is portrayed in both The Death and Sonny’s Blues. Just a general fact is that a person will enjoy the text if they are able to understand it and since there was limited understanding since we read through our eyes their hence was limited enjoyment of the text. I believe that when we listen to Thomas C. Foster to not only read through our eyes then not only do we gain better understanding and enjoyment from the text but also important life lessons that wouldn’t be revealed if looked through from another point of view.

Savanna biome

A savanna is a rolling grassland scattered with shrubs and isolated trees, which can be found between a tropical rainforest and desert biome. Not enough rain falls on a savanna to support forests. Savannas are also known as tropical grasslands. They are found in a wide band on either side of the equator on the edges of tropical rainforests.
Savannas have warm temperature year round. There are actually two very different seasons in a savanna; a very long dry season (winter), and a very wet season (summer). In the dry season only an average of about 4 inches of rain falls. Between December and February no rain will fall at all. Oddly enough, it is actually a little cooler during this dry season. But don’t expect sweater weather; it is still around 70° F.
In the summer there is lots of rain. In Africa the monsoon rains begin in May. An average of 15 to 25 inches of rain falls during this time. It gets hot and very humid during the rainy season. Every day the hot, humid air rises off the ground and collides with cooler air above and turns into rain. In the afternoons on the summer savanna the rains pour down for hours. African savannas have large herds of grazing and browsing hoofed animals. Each animal has a specialized eating habit that reduces compitition for food.
There are several different types of savannas around the world. The savannas we are most familiar with are the East African savannas covered with acacia trees. The Serengeti Plains of Tanzania are some of the most well known. Here animals like lions, zebras, elephants, and giraffes and many types of ungulates(animals with hooves) graze and hunt. Many large grass-eating mammals (herbivores) can survive here because they can move around and eat the plentiful grasses. There are also lots of carnivores (meat eaters) who eat them in turn.
South America also has savannas, but there are very few species that exist only on this savanna. In Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela, savannas occupy some 2.5 million…

How Hitler Influenced the World

How Hitler Influenced The World
When someone thinks of an influential person, they mostly think of positive people.
Some people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Henry Ford left a lasting impact on the world and
their legacies will continue to live on into the future even after their time in the world has ended.
But someone doesn’t have to leave a positive impact on the world just to be influential, and one
of the most influential people to ever exist was Adolf Hitler. Hitler was an influential person
because he was single handedly responsible for a mass genocide and how he was well on his way
to taking over the world. Adolf Hitler was born April twentieth, eighteen eighty-nine in Austria. No, he was not
born in Germany. Despite the fact that he was intellectually advanced, more so than his
peers, he didn’t put much time into his school work because he didn’t care much for it.
In fact he even dropped out of school at the age of only sixteen years old. It was around
the same time that Austria was a socialist party, one in which the government controls
everything. Because of this there was a lot of fighting and disagreements between the
different ethnic groups, as they all competed for jobs. This is when Hitler’s hatred for
Jews first began, stemming from problems in his home country. Hitler began using Jews
as a scapegoat, blaming them for everything going wrong simple because he could. He
believed (not at the time but in the near future) that the German culture was superior to
that of any others in the world, which was a belief called nationalism. Having a hatred for
Jewswas called Anti-Semitism, which is exactly how Hitler felt (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler moved to Germany in 1913 and wasted no time applying for the military.
But unfortunately for him he was declared unfit to serve, and his application was
immediately denied. Luckily for him he was called back to join the military in 1914 after
World War I broke out…


Ergogenic aids can be classified as; sports supplements: sports persons are often faced with the temptation of using alternative nutrition to boost their energy. The nutrition that they might opt for are protein supplements, Ribose, Glucosamine, Glutamine, Creatine and B-Vitamin. Most of these supplements are not illegal, however there are other parallel substance that sports men/women can use which are banned by almost sporting bodies. The banned substances are;
First, Ephedrine (banned but still easily acquired) helps athletes to endure and increase their energies. Ephedrine has many side effects on the users and should be avoided at all costs. Second, Anabolic Steroids; they perform in the same manner as the male testosterone; they improve the athletes performance although it has serious health implications on the user. Third, Caffeine; is a natural substance that has been in use for a very long time. Caffeine has no major health implications but most sporting organizations have prohibited the use of this substance. Fourth, Amphetamines; this substance stimulates the nervous system by improving the speed of response, concentration and gives the individuals self confidences. Amphetamines reduce appetite and are highly addictive (Laura, 2006, p.72).
Many athletes prefer using stimulus to improve their performance in the fields, steroids also known as corticosteroids or anabolic are strong substances that athletes have been using over a long time. People concur that steroids accelerates the metabolism and enables the athletes to perform much better than they can when they are not under the influence of the steroids. However, steroids have been tested and proven to be dangerous to the user’s health; consequently use of the stimulus in the fields is abolished all over the world and those who still use the do so contrary to the regulations.
Effects of Anabolic Steroid Use on Performance
Steroids have been found to improve the alertness and the skill of the…


“Will Google’s approach to decision making have positive or negative outcomes?” In my opinion, the problem of decision making process is a fundamental basis of the management. Ability to make administrative decisions develops with experience. Every day we make decisions without systematic reflection. In management, decision-making is a systematic process. The diversity of different approaches that organizations implement in the decision-making process vary from one company to another and implies varied levels of responsibility for the consequences each member takes. (Turban, E. and J.R Meredith, 1985)
Google Inc. adapts quite flexible approach towards decision-making process. Why is it so? The staff of the well-known corporation is highly professional and skilled. However, Google is a multicultural organization, where employees came from different backgrounds and speak a dozen of languages, reflecting the global audience that it serves. The main goal is to share common goals and visions for the company. In order to reach mutual solution to any challenge, the leadership style of the company should maintain the open culture in relationship between all members regardless their status and position within the organization. Google Inc. organizes different meetings over emails, video conference, weekly meeting in relax zones which encourage people to think creatively and share outstanding ideas. It spurs interaction between Googlers within and across teams and sparks conversation about work as well as their roles. (R.Burton, 2009)
In the process of decision-making, Googlers base their solutions on rational decisions which are justified by an objective analytical process without relying on the past experience. First and foremost the corporation makes thorough analysis and rigorous surveys to collect necessary information in order to answer most important questions. According to the executive chairman Eric Schmidt, Google approach to decision-making is fact-based:…

With reference to the structure and effects, how does Frost create his striking view of life in “Out, Out”

How does hardy make “I look into my glass” a vividly surprising poem? Give detailed reference to the text.There are several main ways that Hardy makes “I look into my glass” a vividly surprising poem for the reader. One way is through the theme of longing for death that is established in this poem. Another is that Hardy is trying to put across a message of his feelings on growing old. Thirdly there is the fact that the reader feels empathy for Hardy, as they understand the way he feels. Furthermore, there is the structure of the poem, and finally there is use of language.Throughout the poem there is a sense that Hardy is longing for death. He was once ‘undistrest’ but is now unhappy with his life. The tri-syllable ‘undistrest’ comes after three syllabic words, which makes the reader linger on his current unhappiness, and later on at the end of the stanza, the 5-syllable word ‘equanimity’ is stretched out, mirroring the stretching out of his unhappy and, to him, pointless life. Also, in the second stanza ‘I’ is made to be a short clause on its own. This emphasis the feeling of loneliness and being alone that Hardy has. The clause is isolated, showing that he too is isolated. This all leads the reader to believe that Hardy longs for death to rid him of his miserably described life, which is surprising as most do not feel that way.Hardy’s feelings of growing old link into the theme he created of longing for death. He feels younger than he looks, and instead of wanting his appearance to match his feelings, he wishes that his ‘heart had shrunk as thin’, meaning he wishes his heart had aged with experience as his skin has so he couldn’t be fooled or fall in love. This shows that even though your physical appearance changes, your personality stays the same and you still want to be loved. You can tell that he also feels the process of growing old takes too long, as he looks at his ‘wasting skin’. The fact that he describes it as ‘wasted’ and not wasting…

My Medication Report

My MedicationVyvanse
Drug Type: Lisdexamfetamine Drug.
Drug Category: Central Nervous System (CNS).
How Drug is Taken: Oral
Possible Side Effects:
· Nausea
· Vomiting
· Stomach Pain
· Abdominal Pain
· Loss of Appetite
· Dry Mouth
· Headache
· Nervousness
· Dizziness
· Trouble Sleeping
· Sweating
· Weight Loss
· Irritability
· Restlessness
· (MAY raise blood pressure)Side effects I feel include: Abdominal Pain, Loss of Appetite, Dry Mouth, Headahce, Nervousness, Dizziness, Trouble Sleeping, Sweating, Irritabability, Restlessness.Source on side effects effects-
Source on drug category/drug type-
Drug Type: Antihistamines
Drug Category: Cough/Cold/Allergy.
How Drug is Taken: Oral
Possible Side Effects:
· Drowsiness
· Dizziness
· Blured vision
· Constipation
· Dry Mouth
· Dry Nose
· Dry Throat
Side effects I feel include: Drowsiness, Dizziness, Dry Mouth, Dry Throat.
Side effects from taking “Antihistamines” I feel: Restlessness, Nervousness, Irritability, Insomnnia, Sleepiness, Chills, Nasal Stuffings.Overview of Drug: Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. This medication also blocks another natural substance in your body (serotonin).
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Source on antihistamines side effects-
Source on drug category/drug type-
Source on drug overview-…

Ethics Appendix a

University of Phoenix Material Appendix CPart IDefine the following terms:Term Definition
Discrimination The denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals and group because of prejudice or for other arbitrary reasons. (racial and ethnic group, pg 81) Institutional discrimination A denial of opportunities and equal rights to individuals or group resulting from the normal operations of society. (racial and ethnic group pg 81)Political correctness Conforming to belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities should be eliminated. (Merrian-Webster)
Part IIWrite a 150- to 250-word response to each of the following questions:• How is discrimination different from prejudice and stereotypingDiscrimination is different from prejudice and stereotyping because discrimination involves negative behavior toward an individual because the persons membership in a group. Stereotypes are generalization about the groups, which are often applied to individual group’s members. Prejudice involves a negative attitude and emotional response to members of a group. Discrimination is negative behavior. Stereotyping and prejudice are negative but do not act on the hate. They are linked together but play different roles .Discrimination can be an act from prejudice.
• What are the causes of discriminationThere are many reasons that can cause someone to discriminate against someone. So do it because of their upbringing or societal reasons. If someone was raised in a household that was racist against a certain group of people, that child may be racist against that group because of how their parents or adults in that family felt towards that group. When society has an issue with a group of people that they do not believe should have equal rights, we can tend to go with the norm. Even thou this can occur, people can discriminate against someone…

A rose for Emily

Reeves Reynolds
23 April 2014
The idea of continuous flowing thoughts and the organizational methods of the brain have been a mystery unsolved by all humans. To form a literary concept of such an ideal is an intricate and interesting technique in itself. William Faulkner, author of A Rose for Emily, progresses his idea of “stream of consciousness” through the story. The chronological difference that exists in the narration of the story portrays his articulate style of writing, while containing often subtle and subliminal meanings. The book begins with the funeral of Emily Grierson, an infamous resident of the town. The narrator describes how Grierson was exempt of her taxes, thanks in part to the town’s mayor. The Grierson’s past that of vast wealth, and the narrator talks about the change from a renowned family to a two person clan of her and her father. It transgresses into the loss of Grierson’s father, which is the reason for her exemption from taxes. The reason for the exemption is because the town believes Emily to be in a severe grieving process. Homer Barron is the next character introduced, becoming friendly with Emily. The two begin talks of marriage and Barron goes missing. She remains reclusive, unwilling to pay her taxes, and proceeds to save the informal deal she once made. To finish the story, Emily dies and the townspeople find the body of Barron decomposed in her bed. The characters, point of view, and plot intertwine to create a dark, but surprisingly appealing storyline.
Often, the personality and emotions of a character can give an entire book a certain perspective. In Faulkner’s short story, he takes an awkward approach at describing the life of what would, ordinarily, be a stereotypical southern girl. The premise of her character is that her father has given her a visual of who he expects her to eventually marry. Through the subtlety of the story, it is easy to see that Emily does not follow in such a format, disregarding her…

Isotopic Pennies

Isotopes and Average Atomic Mass 2013Purpose of the experiment: In this experiment you are given a film canister filled with an unknown amount of pre- 1982 pennies and post-1982 pennies. Your goal is to determine the number of pre-1982 pennies and number of post-1982 pennies without opening the canister to view the contents.Materials & Equipment:
Pre-1982 (old) U.S. pennies
Post-1982 (new) U.S. pennies
Empty Container (film canister)
Full container with “mystery” sample of 15 pennies
Balance (analytical or electronic)Procedure:
1. Acquire all the materials and equipment needed to start the lab.
2. Once all the materials are gathered, record the identification number of your container on its surface.
3. Obtain 10 pre-1982(old) pennies. Weigh them on a balance and find their total mass to the nearest 0.01g ±0.01g. Then use this information to find the average mass of the pre-1982 pennies.
4. Next, obtain 10 post-1982(new) pennies. Weigh them on a balance and find their total mass to the nearest 0.01g ±0.01g. Then use this information to find the average mass of the post-1982 pennies.
5. After you obtain the measurements above, measure the mass of an empty canister to the nearest 0.01±0.01g on a balance.
6. Then, measure the mass of your full canister to the nearest 0.01g ±0.01g on a balance.
7. When you have both the measurements of the empty canister and full canister, subtract the mass of the empty canister from the mass of the full canister to find the mass of the fifteen pennies in the full canister.
8. Use the formulas below to solve for the amount of old and new pennies in the container:
x=number of old pennies; y=number of new pennies; a=average mass of old pennies
b=average mass of old pennies, t=total mass
(use algebra to solve)
9. Report your results on a sheet of paper, remember to include units and significant figures.