The "Whig interpretation," as Butterfield calls it, sees history as a struggle between a progression of good libertarian parties and evil reactionary forces, failing to do justice to history's true complexity. The word Whig has its origins in the seventeenth century as a term of abuse against political opponents, and has become a convenient label for one historian to attach to another as a mark of scorn. In Butterfields work, he criticized historians who wrote present-minded history and, in so doing, fell with an echoing thud into traps, which superior historians must avoid. Through Butterfields five sweeping chapters, he makes three remarks that answer the question, why, despite the scolding of an entire discipline do modern historians seem to be drawn to anachronism, or as
Running on Empty In his book, Running on Empty, Peterson recognizes that the hope for modifying the political incentives normally hinges on the changing and the selfish attitudes of voters who have self-interest on political process, hence engendering in vitriolic partnership (Peterson pg. 218). His proposal for the reformation of the budget processes, on the other hand, seems to be myopic, since the pork-barrel politics are disgraceful despite the fact that the reform for the budget processes was proved to be impossible. Peterson has placed a great weight concerning the present generation that is supposed by various obligations to posterity; he says that he is worried whether the social promises of today are binding on the future generation, and if it would be possible to
I found from this article that Miner was hoping to have us see that Americans have many cultural beliefs or practices that really are ridiculous when viewed from somebody else. Horace Miner presents in his article, Body Ritual among the Nacirema, that society is so stuck in their ways of living and forget about the way they used to live without the ‘materialistic’ ways of life. He is trying to portray that society has changed so much over the years and has made such a negative effect on this world, and that we need to learn what really matters and what a positive culture is. “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” (Gandhi, M. (n.d.)). People in our world come from all different cultures that we may not always be familiar with.
Graff and Birkenstein are saying that metacommentary is a way to explain your writing to keep the reader from getting lost, or interpreting something the way you did not intend it to be. Zinsser would consider this clutter. He states, “Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills, and meaningless jargon” (Zinsser, 7). To Zinsser, almost anything that is not clear and to the point would be considered clutter.
Chris ENG 101 13 September 2009 Assignment 2: Final Draft Orwell and Lederer Arguments George Orwell in “Politics and the English Language” and Richard Lederer in “The Case for Short Words” share a similar concern with bad habits forming in the English Language and its impact on a writer’s perspective in writing a good paper. Orwell’s central point in his essay is that the English Language is becoming untidy. Supporting his case, Orwell argues that bad habits are forming do to our foolish thoughts, caused by the slovenliness of our language. Of equal importance is Orwell’s insistence that all these bad habits are reversible. As Orwell states, “The habits can be avoided if one is willing to go through the trouble.
Research has shown that depression and anxiety is very prevalent among retirees, and it affects their quality of life (Drentea, 2002). These psychological distresses are influenced by deprivation that is experienced in retirement (Drentea, 2002). Retirement is associated with an individual having a low sense of control (Drentea, 2002). This may be so because the income of an individual in retirement is dependent on others (Drentea, 2002). They are not actively working for the income, instead they must wait until it comes in the mail or deposited into their accounts by others (Drentea, 2002).
Traumatized In J.D. Salinger novel The Catcher in the Rye the protagonist Holden has induced trauma and has trouble overcoming it. A trauma is a psychologically distressing event that is outside the range of usual human experience, that can’t be overcome for an extended time or for life. As Lance Viceroy tells in her book trauma and survival,” traumatic experience can produce a sometimes indelible effect on the human psyche that can change the nature of an individual’s memory, self-recognition, and relational life.” Holden’s obsession with past reviles his trauma the fact that he cannot deal with that things change overtime. He hates the idea that Jane would've taken her kings out of the back row.
The stress and lack of time to complete each assignments has definitely affected the quality of my work. The lack of quality has shown in my Narration essay. Knowing the quality of work has suffered due to my procrastination has added additional unnecessary stress. Most of the stress of attending college can be avoided by simply not procrastinating. The second effect my procrastination is having disappointed instructors.
They also do not show any negative feeling directly but they convey these feelings indirectly by procrastination. Also, they hate those who are in the authority and use procrastination as a way to challenge them. Defier procrastinator are slowly with work they don't like or task they don't interested in. 5.Crisis-Maker Procrastinators: people who belong to this type turn every situation into a drama. They ignore their task until the last minute and then they feel the risk and start working on them.
Ways of doing this include: select people with the required skills and knowledge; provide the required training and clarify job requirements; provide sufficient time and resources; assign progressively more difficult tasks based on training; follow employees’ suggestions about ways to change their jobs; intervene and attempt to alleviate problems that may hinder effective performance; provide examples of employees who have mastered the task; and provide coaching to employees who lack self-confidence. In essence, leaders need to make the desired performance attainable. Good leaders not only make it clear to employees what is expected of them but also help them attain that level of performance. (Lunenburg, 2011) Reward Expectancy Leaders should try to increase the belief that good performance will result in valued rewards. Ways of doing so include: measure job performance accurately; describe clearly the rewards that will result from successful performance; describe how the employee’s rewards were based on past performance; provide examples of other employees whose good performance has resulted in higher rewards.