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Ethics And Legality In Essay

If there’s a specific problem sometimes people debate how to resolve that problem or how to combat that problem so what should be done about illegal immigration what should be done about binge drinking what should be done about assault on college campuses what should be done about you know insert prom social problem is blank ethical so a lot of times there are questions of not whether something should be legal or not although that might be the question and then we could discuss whether it’s ethical within that so sometimes the question you know should euthanasia be legal within that we would talk about the ethical ramifications of it or should animal testing be legal. Learn more about legal and ethical issues of your paper at Robotdon.

Well we’re gonna talk about the legality but we’ll also talk about the ethics so sometimes whether or not something should be legal is a better question than whether it should be ethical but sometimes this is narrow enough to give you room to argue and the students often like to go more broad instead of more narrow thinking that will help them find sources and meet the page count and I think it does help them find sources but I don’t necessarily think it helps them find the Peet meet the page count because then they’re confused when it comes time to write and they feel like they don’t know what direction to go in because they have so much information that it becomes difficult to narrow their thesis and make a specific argument is something really a problem so sometimes there are arguments about whether or not something is an issue or whether or not should be changed what’s the best way to deal with something their arguments about whether something is effective and whether or not something causes something else so you know does I keep defaulting to a little legal immigration but I do know a lot about that topic and it seems like most people do.

So it’s easy to talk about you know does illegal immigration cause terrorism or does illegal immigration cause you know US debt or something like that might be a question to ask there are also questions about definitions you know what does something mean so the one I always I’m interested in is you know what does it mean to be a feminist there are people who who don’t like the word women who don’t like the word they think it means man-hating and angry and ugly shoe wearing and then there are other people who embrace it who think everybody should be a feminist in fact I have a t-shirt that says we should all be feminists because I believe it means equality which is something I think everybody should want but things can get sticky too there and there’s been arguments about a many a pop culture person like Beyonce or even Miley Cyrus where people argue you know is this person a feminist are they fighting for women’s rights or are they undercutting women’s rights with the way they dress.

Supporting Details In Your Essay

Introduction is a major change that has occurred that has occurred in the Western family is an increased incidence in divorce whereas in the past divorce was a relatively rare occurrence in recent times it has become quite commonplace this change is borne out clearly in census figures for example 30 years ago in Australia only one marriage in turn ended in divorce nowadays the figure is more than one three in this essay I will seek to critically examine so look at what the writer is doing is establishing the context here therefore the subheading you should not be writing this way please avoid giving such kinds of subheadings in academic essays so the context in this essay what is that a writer trying to do he states that he will seek to critically examine a number of sociological explanations for the divorce phenomenon.

And also consider the social policy implications that each EX explanation carries with it it will be argued that I have left it here it will be argued that so this is how you construct a paragraph or introductory paragraph introduce the main idea the thesis what is the problem he has given some examples how the rate of divorce is increasing particularly in the Western world and then establishing the context what am I going to do here what is his intention to do here let me take you to another example please look at the slide this is a sample text for the body of the sentence look at the topic sentence and then look at the supporting details I’ll read it out for you academic performance is another key factor that was consistently cited as a factor that influences a student staying in school and graduating now see this is a part of an essay where the writer is trying to understand various reasons for high school dropouts you know when children don’t complete their higher studies higher academics so what what are the reasons so this is from the body these are not the introduction the introduction is for that you will have to read the entire essay I have given the source if you may wish you can look at the complete essay Here I am just trying to explain how one argument is constructed so then you look at the supporting detail.

This is not the way you have to write again please pay attention to these facts you don’t have to write topic sentence and supporting detail in your formal essay I am doing here or – just to make you understand things better so several research articles cited that the road to academic success starts early in the education system both school readiness and 3rd grade reading proficiency have been cited as indicators of future academic success after the 3rd grade children are no longer learning to read but are now reading to learn helping struggling students in the 3rd grade to read at or above reading proficiency will help be more prepared for success in the future research has also indicated that success in middle school is a key indicator of whether a student will drop out of high school in middle school.

Your Research And Opinion

Your research what reflects what you learn in class did something that you learn change your opinion if so why so ultimately what have I learned what spoke especially to me these the kinds of things that you want to ask yourself and then write about entertainment section don’t make a really solid development section a couple of other things on development it’s really important to write in your own words here a lot of writers will fall down by starting their development sections off with a sense of their own and then using huge chunks of direct quotes from their source material then i’m going to give another sense of their own then another huge chunk this is not the way you want to write your paper paper’s like that are praying it down why because we’re not seeing your work here it’s easy just to pick out a couple of sentences from a book and reprint them that’s not the point of a term paper we want to see your work what you think what you learn so you can use a few quotes but use them very judiciously the point is we want to see your writing what do you think what we do is if you like what somebody else has said you can paraphrase the writing put it in your own words. Find out more at Edusson.

But your own words on the point another thing is please do not use footnotes in the development section paper and something is important enough to include just write about in the body of your paper footnotes in this case are really extraneous and we have a lot of papers to read so we don’t want to have to go back and forth the footnotes so if you are not using we really appreciate that the point is whatever’s in your development section should be important it’s not secondary information you’ve only got X amount of words in the development section so you want to pick the things that are the most important that have the highest quality quality level usually footed footnoted material and no material is not of that level it’s an aside it’s an addition so that’s my that’s my suggestion dinner now let’s look at the summary conclusion for me this is the make-it-or-break-it part of the network writers with weak conclusions just regurgitate the development section.

They’ll just say exactly what they said the development in the conclusion that’s not what we want to see you want to draw a conclusion above your research you’ve done all this research you’ve gotta pendants we want to know what they are what successful writers do the trick is to create conclusions that reflect their research while giving their opinions on the subject and assessing its first since future status you want to summarize your main points that ask yourself what have I learned from my research what kinds of things are my subjects doing correctly for example if you’re writing about a successful company what have they done that’s right to make them successful conversely what are they not doing or what have they done one that’s allowed them to a downward spiral what could they in your opinion differently.

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

LIAR by Justine Larbalestier: Larba Larba Larbalestier~ I love the sound of the author’s last name.

LIAR was a very confusing book. It’s about Micah, a girl, a boy, a werewolf, a liar. We’re never sure whether or not anything she says is true. If everything she says is a lie, then wouldn’t her calling herself a liar be a lie? Thus everything she said would be true? My head is spinning.

LIAR was written to confuse, I think. It’s never confirmed whether or not the protagonist is telling the truth about her life (or if she’s even talking about her life at all). I kind of like it that way. I’d like to imagine this crazy girl telling her story to the police and then being sent to an asylum. I digress.

I was a fan of Justine Larbalestier’s Magic or Madness, so when I heard she had this new book out, I decided to read it and write my essay about it. I wasn’t disappointed. The narrative is well-written; it sounds exactly as if Micah is telling the story. The story is broken up into little bits of Before, After and little bits of Family History, among other less-used headers.

The book starts out with a seemingly-normal scenario, until the narrator admits she hasn’t been telling the complete truth. And then, about 150 pages later, she admits that again, she’s been lying. So it’s really hard to keep the story straight, if it’s a story at all. But I think that’s the point.

Johannes Cabal: The Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard:

Johannes Cabal was fantastic! It was so full of humor (which in turn contradicted the dark topic) that I was smirking almost the whole time I was reading.

I’m not sure why this book ticked me so much. Perhaps it’s because the writing was lovely and the characters (especially Johannes) were quite amusing. Undoubtedly my favorite part of reading it was the humor.

I definitely, definitely recommend this. But only to those who have a taste for British humor. If not, it won’t quite hit the spot, because I believe the comedy was a big part of my enjoyment.

I’m definitely on the lookout for the sequel! I look forward to reading more of Johannes’ quirky adventures.

Have you read one of these books? Did you like it? Feel free to share your opinion!

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

Released: February 1, 2011

Pages: 320

Summary: Grace is only fifteen, but already her life is in shambles. She’s been raped, her subsequent baby perished, and she must look after an older sister who isn’t quite right in the head. To make things worse, Grace and her sister have just been forced out of their home, and being orphans, they have nowhere to go. They find themselves working at a morgue to make ends meet, and quickly wind up in the midst of a con bigger than they could ever imagine.

My thoughts: Fallen Grace is a beautifully written historical novel. It is rich, well developed, and completely immersing. I haven’t read any of Mary Hooper’s other books, but if they are as well-researched and gorgeous as Fallen Grace, I’ll have to give them a read.

Mary Hooper expertly captures the late 1800’s woman in both Grace and Lily, her sister. They have delicate sensibilities, but are firm in their beliefs and strong for their time. I enjoyed how Grace was so responsible for a fifteen year old—I never would have been able to survive in her shoes. Lily, despite being “simple”, is not too easily taken advantage of, and holds her own as an interesting sub-character.

Fallen Grace’s story reminded me a bit of Oliver Twist, what with Grace and Lily being poor orphans who end up working at a morgue and are eventually taken advantage of without their knowledge. However, I felt that Fallen Grace focused more on a girl’s perspective and journey, so it was unique enough to hold my interest. The sad situation Grace and Lily came from was quite shocking, and I couldn’t help rooting for them to overcome their obstacles.

I’d recommend Fallen Grace to any fan of historical fiction; it takes a good look at the gritty side of the late 1800’s, and really puts things in perspective. I definitely enjoyed reading about the trials and triumphs of Grace and her sister.
At the moment I am thinking about what to read next, do you have any ideas, guys? If yes, let me know in the comments below where you’re welcome to leave your opinion as well.
Don’t hesitate to share your opinion in the comments below! I’d gladly discuss this book with you personally.  See you soon!

 

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Publisher: HarperCollins

Release date: January 17, 2012

Pages: 416

Summary: After the giant fire, Clara’s life returns to normal. She goes to school, spends time cuddling with her boyfriend Tucker, and continues to practice her angelic abilities. But Samjeeza is lurking at the edges of that normalcy: he’s back for revenge. Plus, Clara starts having visions again; this time of a place on a hill where she’s filled with overwhelming sadness—and Christian is the only one there to comfort her.

My thoughts: Unearthly was one of my favorite reads of 2011, so I was expecting big things from Hallowed. Unfortunately, it fell right into that rut that so many YA sequels do: the heroine gets a little more emo, the love interest gets a little less sexy, and the story gets a little less exciting. Clara spends the majority of the novel kind of bummed out, both because of the price she may have to pay for angering Samjeeza, but also because of her uncertainty in terms of love. I really wasn’t expecting Cynthia Hand to bring the love triangle back (considering it wasn’t much of one in Unearthly), but she does, and it’s frustrating. Tucker is such a sweet guy that you just can’t help feeling a little disappointed with Clara’s indecision.

Hallowed isn’t all disappointment, though: Clara’s humor is still there, and so is Cynthia Hand’s lovely writing. The story is slower and less action-packed than Unearthly, but it still keeps you turning pages with big reveals. Hallowed is full of surprises, especially in regards to angel mythology. Clara knew that her mother was keeping secrets from her, but it’s incredible how much Hallowed shows us she was hiding. Cynthia hand does a great job of building on the mythology she introduced in Unearthly, and its complexity is great.

If you loved Unearthly as much as I did, you’ll still enjoy Hallowed. It’s a little disappointing as a sequel, but it’s still worth the read, especially considering how much the overarching story progresses. I’m definitely eager for book three! Things can only get better from here.
At the moment I am thinking about what to read next, do you have any ideas, guys? If yes, let me know in the comments below where you’re welcome to leave your opinion as well. See you soon! Good luck!

3.5/5 stars

If you will like this book, don’t forget to look my review of Hunger by Jackie Morse 

 

 

Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Publisher: Egmont USA

Release date: June 14, 2011

Pages: 397

 

Summary: Emerson has grown up thinking she’s certifiably insane. But when her older brother brings in someone to help her with her hallucinations, Emerson discovers that she might not be as crazy as she thinks. What she sees are “rips”—bits of the past seeping into the present. Emerson must learn to harness her ability quickly, because it seems like the rips in time are expanding—and that’s not a good thing.

 

My thoughts: Hourglass has everything you’d ever want in a YA novel—humor, action, suspense, and romance. Even better is the fact that all these elements are put together and executed very, very well. Hourglass is an expertly crafted, thoroughly enjoyable read that is literally impossible to put down (I read it in one sitting!).

 

Readers will easily fall in love with and look up to Emerson, Hourglass’s protagonist and narrator. Her sass, sarcasm, and confidence make her incredibly fun to read about. Emerson is awesome, and she knows it. She’s not without insecurities, though—Emerson frequently refers to herself as “crazy”, a reminder of her rocky childhood in a mental institution. She also notes her lack of an “edit button”, or a lack of thinking before she speaks, which often makes her dialogue very entertaining (not to mention honest).

 

Myra McEntire nails the time slip concept—paradoxes and all—in Hourglass. It’s interesting, exciting, and quite well developed. However, the supernatural element is second string in comparison to the fantastic romance Hourglass brings to the table. The tension between Emerson and her love interest is almost palpable—steam rises off the pages of the novel. A second love interest is introduced later in the story, and he is just as lovable—if not more—than his rival.

 

Hourglass will win your heart from the very beginning—it sure won mine. Myra McEntire has crafted a hilarious, hot, supernatural story that will make you wish you had a sequel, like, yesterday. Highly recommended for fans of strong, snarky female characters, steamy romance, and original concepts.
If you’re looking for a book to put you right on the edge of your seat, it is a perfect choice.

It will win over the hearts of all readers with its creative concept, lovable characters, and thrilling storyline.
Don’t hesitate to share your opinion in the comments below! Good luck!

5/5 stars

 

Flesh and Fire by Laura A. Gilman

Flesh and Fire by Laura A. Gilman: I got this book $2 used. Awesome. It turned out to be a pretty amazing book, too.

Liked:

+ Educational! (I learned a bit about grape-growing and winemaking. Yaaaaay)

+ Magical wine! (Wine with magical properties. And it didn’t seem cheesy or lame at all. It was well-implemented)

+ Characters (Jerzy and Malech were such wonderfully complex characters. Loved them, as well as the other characters)

+ Pronounceable names! (Normally books like this have incredibly fanciful names that no one can even fathom pronouncing. Not this one!)

Disliked:

– Cliffhanger! (Nnnnooooo…now I have to wait for book 2 to be published…)

– Slavery (I’m okay with slavery in books. But the fact that all Vine Arts are former slaves…it didn’t make sense that they’d turn into such awful slavers themselves. They could at least be nice; they should remember their terrible childhood!)

Conclusions:

I really enjoyed Flesh and Fire. I can’t wait for the next book. The novel was well-written and developed thoroughly. Plus, wine magic. Win!

 

Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

Publisher: Harcourt Graphia

Released: October 2010

Pages: 180

Hunger is an incredibly unique novel that combines an “issue” theme (eating disorders) with fantasy. Jackie Morse Kessler’s inventive idea originally seemed a bit forced, but towards the end of the novel I began to fully appreciate her creativity.

Hunger’s protagonist, Lisa, wasn’t exactly a character I felt too connected with; she just didn’t seem fully fleshed out to me. Likewise, Death and the other Horsemen were lacking in character, too. Lisa frequently makes commentary that makes it seem like she knows Death quite well, but their relationship seemed almost nonexistent.

Though the characters in Hunger were nothing to get too excited about, Jackie Morse Kessler’s portrayal of eating disorders was. The scenes where Lisa’s Thin voice speaks to her and the scenes involving Lisa’s bulimic friend were so raw and horrifying. Kessler does not baby the reader at all, which I found very impressive.

Also impressive was the author’s connection between anorexia and Famine, a Horseman of the Apocalypse. Lisa learns how to suck the life out of things (and occasionally people) and in turn give that life back to something else that needed it more. I loved the positive spin on Famine’s legend; it give the book a hopeful undertone.

Overall, Hunger was a quick read that tackled a whole lot in its 180 pages. Though I found the characters lacking, the creativity of the concept outshined any grievances I had with the book. I’m definitely looking forward to Rage, the next story in the Horsemen of the Apocalypse series.

 

3.5/5 stars

Dark Song by Gail Giles

 

Publisher: Little, Brown books for young readers

Released: September 2010

Pages: 304

MARC: Hey baby, wanna feel my guns? No, like, my actual guns. The ones that shoot and stuff.

AMES: I know I should find this enormously creepy, but I am somehow turned on by the power you hold.

MARC: Also, I’m 7 years older than you. Wanna hook up?

AMES: Hellz yeah!

 

Gail Giles is the queen of psychological/dramatic YA. Ever since I read What Happened to Cass McBride (which, by the way, completely creeped me out), I was dying to get my hands on her next book.

Dark Song offers an incredibly suspenseful build-up to a haunting conflict. As soon as things began going downhill for Ames, I became completely lost in the story. I knew things were just going to get worse and worse until Ames hit her limit. And boy, did things get bad. Gail Giles’ portrayal of seriously flawed parents was fantastic. I grew to completely hate Ames’ mother and father, and I understood her desire to be free from her situation. I could not believe how absurd the parents became—but Gail Giles did a great job having them represent two different ways of coping with life-changing problems: denial and anger.

Ames’ method of coping was to seek out ways to feel powerful—and though her method is really not the best, in context of the story, it made a lot of sense. Her character was so frightened and full of rage that you just couldn’t help pitying her, even when she acted like a spoiled brat. She had such a strong desire to protect her sister, too, which gave her bonus points in my book. Yay for sister love!

 

Overall, Dark Song is a somewhat frightening story about one girl’s world falling completely apart. It’s not a particularly happy book, but it is a very good portrayal of the way people cope with hardships and the anger that builds up inside.

I fell in love with the characters, the setting, and the story immediately.

If you’re looking for a book to put you right on the edge of your seat, it is a perfect choice.

It will win over the hearts of all readers with its creative concept, lovable characters, and thrilling storyline. Don’t hesitate to share your opinion in the comments below! I’d gladly discuss this book with you personally.  

4/5 Stars