“Critical thinking is a lot harder than people think, because it requires knowledge,” – said Joanne Jacobs, modern columnist and writer. Indeed, critical thinking is a process of mind that involves numerous skills, including observation, analyzing, reasoning, and evaluating. Therefore, any statement may be analyzed critically and examined according to logic. As long as logic interrelates tightly to critical thinking, its techniques have significant meaning to critical thinking theory and practice. For example, examining logical fallacies is very useful to critical thinkers, as it helps understanding the most distributed wrong logical chains in human mind.
Logical fallacies vary soundly according to categories, types, and structure. There exist around fifty logical fallacies (Gula 2002), however it is possible to distinguish most popular of them. As long as people often make the similar mistakes for many times, the most distributed of them may serve as demonstrative examples to be examined. Thus, learning popular logic fallacies can bring us closer to understanding reasoning and logic, hence mastering critical thinking skills. Continue reading “Essay about Logical Fallacies”
“A Doctor’s Story” written by a prominent author William T. Close is a fascinating and compelling story where a keen reader can find both fear and courage, amusing and awesome details of a remarkable journey. It is the truly personal drama of one doctor who has shown unbelievable view on medicine in today’s high-tech world.
In the book Dr. William Close shares lots of unique and captivating stories written on the ground of his medical practical researches in New York, Wyoming, and Congo. Most readers consider his fascinating stories about his journey to Africa to be the most interesting and valuable. He depicts the results of his being in pre-independent Belgian Congo where he worked firstly as a surgeon in Kinshasa hospital, later in independent Zaire, as a personal physician of President Mobutu. His perspective as a physician gives him a hint concerning the end of colonialism in Central Africa, and the beginning of the chaos and collapse in Zaire. There is also a really touching chapter is of a security guard, elderly veteran of World War II. He tells to a doctor about his wish to see his dying wife, just because he wanted to tell his grandchildren that a doctor examined her before she died. The stories about a journey to Mobutu depict a man in a very different way comparing with how it is typically done; evidently even dictators have good side. Continue reading “A Doctor’s Story Book Review”
Nowadays people try to be successful by any means. Mothers and fathers teach their sons and daughters to be successful in their further lives, women look for successful men to marry and men are trying their best to become successful. For many centuries it was considered that achieving success is crucially important in order to become happy. People spend their lives trying to become successful and finally they succeed but have to realize the sad truth – success doesn’t make them happier and even more, having no goal to strive, no dream to fulfil they realize the emptiness of their existence. Very often we can observe financially successful people, who made perfect careers but who don’t look happy. Money and successful career cannot guarantee happiness. Continue reading “Illusion of Success Essay”
Over recent years the advice columns became a very popular place to seek the solution to different problems. The problem of family is among them. Despite the category contains many sorts of possible problems the problem of infidelity is one of the most topical.
Researching in the advice columns one is sure to find many letters that address that topic. Mainly there are of two types. The first type of letters is written by one of the partners who was deceived or suspects the other partner being unfair. Those writers often ask what to do with the partner who had some relationships outside the partnership. The question of possible ways to find out about possible infidelity is also common. The third category of questions in this field is how to affair proof the relationships. Continue reading “Essay about Advice Columns”
In his short story “The Chrysanthemums”, John Steinbeck tells us a story of a thirty-five-year-old Elisa Allen, who lives with her husband Henry on their farm in the Salinas Valley. The calm couple’s life in the valley was one day meddled with a stranger, and in the course of the day we find Elisa is not very happy with her life.
We find more about Mrs. Allen through her appearance, conversations with husband, with the tinker, and through her anxious feelings to the chrysanthemums. In fact, the chrysanthemums symbolize Elisa’s strong yet tender character. She tries to look strong but deep inside she is a real woman – passionate, beautiful, giving, eager and vulnerable sometimes. Continue reading “The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck Essay”
Traditionally fisheries were a constituent part of the life of peoples inhabiting Canada. In fact, it is a historical trend which may be traced from the experience of native tribes till the present moment but, it is worthy of note that basically, it is after the arrival of Europeans fisheries in Canada acquires the mass scale. In this respect, it is important to underline that the richest region for fisheries was and still is considered to be North Atlantic, territory which are characterized by rather severe climate, but, nonetheless, extremely rich in different species of fish.
At the same time, it should be said that fisheries in the Atlantic Canada have undergone several stages of their development. Basically they may be defined as follows: the first stage when the native tribes and first Europeans were occupied by fishing; than European influence grew and they eventually colonize the continent and organize their fisheries concessions that significant changes in traditional fisheries; after that the competition between European and colonial fisheries became so serious that it was even possible to speak about the fight for fishing grounds; and, finally, the 20th century, probably one of the most important and controversial periods in the development of fisheries in the Atlantic Canada which actually lasts till the present moment. In such a way, it is possible to estimate that fisheries in the Atlantic Canada developed evolutionary and was characterized by gradual growth from occasional rod fishing to mass fishing which is the characteristic of the today fisheries. Continue reading “Fishing Industry in Atlantic Canada Research Paper”
Even ten years ago, spas were primarily viewed as luxury reception rooms and pampering palaces for the rich, powerful and famous, who went there “to take the waters”, but today, they are viewed as an integral part of people’s health and beauty routine – at home, at work, on holidays and on the road. Day spas are growing so rapidly that there are ones to fit your needs and expectations within driving distance: fabulous day spas are located in luxurious hotels, picturesque villages around town or within the neighborhood shopping center. Whatever your taste and comfort level is, all salons have one thing in common and that is to refresh, tranquil and coddle you.
A lot of average women nowadays get manicures every week or every two weeks, massages every other week, facials once a month. But there are still some people for whom this experience is rather new, a special luxury, a rare treat. Many have their first taste of the spa only when they get a gift certificate. Either way, the day spa is the place to go for one or two treatments, it is a mini-getaway for couple of hours where you can retreat from your daily routine. Continue reading “Essay on Day SPA”
In today’s world, speed is of the essence. Information, the new commodity in the world is moving at speeds unimaginable 5 years ago. As such, the student of the 21st century must learn to adapt to these changes. Unfortunately, with the way today’s economy is, students are in a greater bind than their parents a generation ago. It is therefore, necessary for them to take online courses to ease some life pains associated with the current scholastic situation.
The baby boomer generation, as well as their parents, the generations that made our country a powerhouse, had it a bit simpler. Although, college was not for everyone, many attended, allowing the number of Americans with college degrees to rise to about 28%, a five-fold increase since 1940. (Symonds, 2005) Although many had to work through college and sustain themselves one way or another, the familial backbone was behind them to guarantee that they succeed. Today, with more and more people seeking to enter college, and very high competition it is not as simple as it once was. Continue reading “The Value of Taking an Online Course Essay”
Academic history: Although I am from another country, I have had quite diverse educational experience in the United States. I have studied here for almost 3 years. The first year I came to the United States, I joined the Foreign Exchange Student Program. The first educational establishment that I have studied in was Judson High School in Texas. After obtaining my first experience, as well as becoming acquainted with American academic culture, I went to study in the Community College. I could not speak in English fluently at first. However, after joining the Exchange Student Program, I was able to steadily improve my skills as I was required to speak English all the time with multitude of native speakers.
Although I am not among the best students in my college, my performance is quite satisfactory. I can maintain my GPA at around 3.8. I am especially good at Economic, Business and History. As I am an active person, I like to hang around with my friends and sometimes, I would like to chat with the professors in Dean community college and discuss my future academic and career plans (for example, which universities are suitable for me or what major I should choose). Continue reading “UW Madison Application Essay Sample”
The Islamic elements are important in the context of popular nationalism of the age. Their preconditions were: the ideas of the “Third World”, of Arab unity and socialism, which was predetermined by historical events of the time.
Marxism ideas influence states of Asia. There appear nationalist movements in reaction to French order. On gaining their independence, Tunisian, Algerian educated classes form parties as in other independent countries of Maghrib, such as Marocco. In the majority of Middle East countries the ruling elites did not manage to create a state, following their own interests and soon collapsed. Iraq renounced the agreement signed in 1948 with Great Britain. In 1950s in Syria there emerged two parties, also represented by educated people. Aflaq wrote that Arab nation should do its best to live in a single state.
The Bath party was spread in Lebanon, Jordan, etc. and touched questions of identity. It led to the formation of United Arab Republic in 1958. In Egypt Abd al-Nasir became a leader and formed the socially orientated ideology, speaking of Egypt as a dominant, which summoned to Arab unity. The movement resulted in growth of Egypt. Kuwait and Algeria became independent, British influence decreased. Syria and Egypt could not find a compromise. “Nasirism” showed its imperfection. Arab states conflicted with powerful Israel, it resulted in the war which positively changed America’s attitude to Israel. Palestinians turned into fugitives. Arab states refused to recognize Israeli victory though. Continue reading “Essay: History of Arab Countries”