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Rhetorical Analysis of Speech by Nelson Mandela

A 5 page essay that offers analysis of Mandela's rhetoric in the "I am Prepared to Die" speech. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Preparing And Writing Research Report

A 3 page paper. Preparing for and writing a good research report differs by discipline, by intent and purpose, and by intended audience but there are some similar components in any report. This essay discusses some of the differences in preparing for and writing a research report, including components, Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Aging Stereotypes Death And Dying

A 6 page paper that discusses several issues concerning death and dying. The paper begins with a discussion of age ranges for senior and elderly. The paper discusses ageism and stereotypes of late adulthood. It also considers developmental views of death and dying and how people can promote health and wellness. Finally, the paper comments on different cultural rituals related to death and dying. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Dying on Death Row and Dying in the Hospice Setting : A Comparison

This 6 page paper looks at death and dying by comparing the situation where a person is scheduled to die and waiting on death row to someone dying of cancer in a hospice. Social meanings are discussed. Some history on the death penalty is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Right To Die / Legal Issues & The Quinlan Case

The sociolegal controversy over an individual's right to die is one that has attempted to re-define death and to question when it actually occurs (i.e., brain death or heart death ?). This 2 page essay looks at the infamous Karen Quinlan case in which the Supreme Court granted Ms. Quinlan's family the right to let her die (ruling that "No compelling interest of the state could compel her to endure the unendurable") -- but she continued to live on anyway after being removed from life-sustaining medical equipment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Kingship And Downfall In Beowulf And Lear

A 5 page paper comparing Beowulf and Shakespeare's King Lear in terms of the protagonists' deaths at the end of their respective works of literature. The paper observes that Beowulf's overconfidence caused him to die precisely as he wanted -- a hero -- while Lear's vanity caused him to die a tragic and humbled death. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

School Nightmare: Oral Reports

This 3 page paper describes how a student might prepare to face everyone’s worst nightmare, giving an oral report.


This 3-page paper provides a brief overview of some aspects to consider when preparing for the Baldridge Award for Quality.

The Ethics of Euthanasia: Baby Rena

A 3 page paper discussing the case of Baby Rena, whose foster parents insisted on extreme measures to prevent her death even though it was well past time to let her go. Author and theologian Vigen Guroian is highly opposed to euthanasia, though he is not opposed to allowing a person – any person – to die with dignity. For Guroian, dying with dignity does not include pursuing every heroic attempt to apply every known technological tool in seeking to prolong life. Rather, dying with dignity can and often does include being allowed to die from the patient perspective. Though Guroian is vehemently opposed to active euthanasia, he believes that Baby Rena would have been better served had she been allowed to die in peace and with dignity. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Death & Dying

6 pages in length. Discusses death & dying in considerable detail. Covered are life expectancy, the process of dying, stages of approaching death and coping. Bibliography not available. Death&dy.wps

Sherwin B. Nuland's "How We Die : Reflections On Life's Final Chapter" / Critical Review

7 pages in length. Coming to terms with death is not an easy task. In Sherwin B. Nuland's "How We Die : Reflections on Life's Final Chapter," readers are given the opportunity to delve into the various characteristics and experiences relating to the issues of dying. The author offers accounts from a number of perspectives, including patient, family, doctor, nurse and administrator, which allows the reader to gain significant insight to the coping methods employed by each group. The writer recognizes that although unquestionably intense and contemplative in its approach, "How We Die : Reflections on Life's Final Chapter" reviews in a quite humane and thought provoking manner the steps each person takes in addressing the inherent difficulties of life's end. No additional sources cited.

Dying Declarations and the Hearsay Rule

A 20 page discussion of the exception to the hearsay rule offered for dying exceptions. Defines hearsay and the conditions under which dying declarations are admittable into a court of law under Federal law. Outlines the Western view that these declarations are inherently truthful due to an underlying fear of divine punishment. Discusses the variables which enter into the validity of these dying declarations including a person physical and mental status at the time they are issued. Questions the validity of dying declarations and the appropriateness of their use. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Terrorism in the United States

This 20 page paper supports the premise that the United States must be prepared for unconventional terrorist attacks. A thesis is presented and support is provided to demonstrate the need for the government to step up the existent system so that the nation is prepared in case of a true emergency. The dangers of biological weapons are emphasized but chemical and nuclear threats are discussed as well. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

Accounting Questions

This 5 page paper answers several question supplied by the student. Fictitious company Majestic Limo need a balance sheet preparing and a second company has balance sheet figures provided with the need to calculate the level of retained earnings. The next part prepares an income statement, retained earnings statement and a balance sheet and then assesses the company's liquidity and probable past profitability.

Study Guide for Students Entering Tertiary Education

This 5 page paper looks at the skills needed by a new student entering tertiary education, considering the difference between secondary and tertiary education and some of the strategies that may be used in preparing lectures, preparing for tutorials, note taking skills and time management. The bibliography cites 3 sources.


This 4 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper looks at the use of US GAAP and IRFS, considering what they are as well as the similarities and differences. The second part of the paper looks at the differences seen in accounts of two firms; Unilever which prepare their accounts under IFRS and Kraft which prepares the accounts under US GAAP. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Historical Method of Research

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the historical method of research. This paper integrates the view of the historical method of research for the question: How were new teachers prepared for the classroom twenty years ago in comparison with the way new teachers are prepared today? This paper focuses on the methodology for this kind of research method for this topic. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Strengths and Weaknesses in Oral Presentations

5 pages. It has been said that the two things people fear most are death and public speaking. And public speaking is considered the more fearful of the two. Giving oral presentations can be much less painful when one is prepared and follows the guidelines as show in this essay. Topics include strength and weaknesses in giving oral presentations, preparing for the oral presentation and various other factors that one should be aware of when making a presentation in front of a group of people.

Robert Nozick/on Dying

A 5 page essay on Robert Nozick's meditation on dying, in which he examines various psychological aspects of dying and how people relate to this particular aspect of life. The writer summarizes his thoughts on this topic and then examines one aspect of the meditation in detail, offering analysis and conclusions. No additional sources cited.

Learning to Die is Learning to Live: "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "Sacred Art of Dying"

A 5 page paper which discusses how the term "learning to live is learning to die," as presented in Mitch Albom's book "Tuesdays with Morrie," is a theme also found in Kenneth Kramer's "The Sacred Art of Dying." Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.

Jean Paul Sartre's 'The Wall'

A 1 page summary of Sartre's short story. It reflects Sartre's interest in the ultimate lack of causality in life through the depiction of the 'last night' of a group of prisoners condemned to die in the morning. The narrator in fact does not die, but he might as well have, because he has psychologically been absorbed into the wall separating life from death, and there is no going back. No sources.

Palliative/End Of Life Care: Communication Skills

7 pages in length. The nurse's role in palliative/end of life care is very important in the treatment of a dying patient and his/her family. One of the most important subjects pertaining to this care is the extent to which communication skills help to assist the patient through the dying process. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Coping with Death

A 6 page paper that addresses the role nurses play in the dying process of patients. This includes patients that are dying as well as their family members. Two different case scenarios are provided, which illustrate the varied circumstances that a nurse may encounter. Each situation is unique, yet each circumstance always requires a great degree of caring, one of the most important aspects of nursing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Comparing Characters

This 5 page paper argues that, in It's Just Too Late by Calvin Trillin, FaNee Cooper dies in a car accident that is, basically, a result of her lifestyle. In Catfish And Mandala, by Andrew Pham, the author's sister, Chi, dies as a result of suicide. She was a post operative transexual. Choice was the primary ingredient in both deaths. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Death Of Alexander Litvinenko

A 4 page paper. Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died from radioactive poisoning on November 23, 2006. Specially, he died from polonium-210. This essay outlines the event leading up to his death, what British officials found, and what they did. The essay also provides an explanation of what polonium-210 is. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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