HST155 Final Essay Due: Friday, November 22, 2013 Word Count: 2049 What can the royal Psalms teach us about the Judean monarchy? Rely principally on a reading of Psalms 2,18, 20, 21, 45, 72, 101, 110, 132 and 144. The Psalms are perhaps one of, if not the most famous works of literature from the Ancient Near East. They’ve been quoted by presidents, written on calendars and tattooed on the skin of thousands of people. However the Psalms aren’t just beautifully written words, to an entire nation and to multiple religions around the world, they’re the prayers and praises of a king who’s descendent was prophesied to be the savior of the world.
As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. It has had major influence on the literary community, as evidenced by direct references in Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers (1844) and Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). In Norwegian Book Club’s 2002 list, Don Quixote was cited as the "best literary work ever written". It and has been translated into more languages than any book other than the Bible. I chose this book for writing a review on because I am entertained by this book like no others.
Kyle Smith Mr. Andrews English IV 27 March 2014 The times of comitatus and chivalry played an essential part in setting the stage for the subtle evolution of western culture. Both ages are very distinct, but also are quite comparable to one another as well as present times, which can be supported by the documentation of these times in fictional stories such as Beowulf, from the Anglo-Saxon Era and The Canterbury Tales, from the Middle Ages. This may be due to the strong presence of Christianity throughout the times, especially in post-Anglo-Saxon years. The Anglo-Saxon era was more honor-based with strong belief in brotherhood and loyalty (hence why the idea of comitatus is such a symbol of their culture), surrounded by mixes of both paganism and a bit of Christianity; whereas the Middle Ages gained most of it’s culture form the feudal system, the concept of chivalry, and again, Christianity. It’s easy to lose sight on just how heavily Christianity has influenced western society since the middle ages, but it can run as deep as our traditions, moral code, and even language.
Elements of Syntax in Utilitarianism John Stuart Mill was a great master of all things that involved persuasion. This was partly because of his great passion for the philosophy of Utilitarianism. He employed most of the realms of syntax to convince the reader that his ideals, pertaining to Utilitarianism, were the correct way that mankind should act in all situations. One of the first things about Mill’s work that is evident is his use of a sort of question and answer structure. “I feel that…preference,” is answered in the next paragraph with “until, by the improvement…in our character,” and “How can the will…or awakened,” is answered by the following sentence “Only by making the person desire virtue.” Mill does this to engage his audience in Utilitarianism and to answer common questions regarding his philosophy.
Liberal Education: Combining Perspectives “Emerson observed that without action ‘thought can never ripen into truth`” (Lagemann pg.7) For this essay, I chose to compare three authors who each had a strong individual position on the meaning of education and its importance within society. Each author made relevant and valuable points in strengthening education. The main purpose of the articles reviewed is to define, through three different approaches, how becoming an educated person strengthens the individuals experience as well as the foundation of society. The context is Liberal Education, through which Baumann, Giamatti, and Lagemann, respectively express their different points of view on the importance of education and what is the most beneficial outlook of education. Baumann (1987) believes in a revised liberal arts curriculum in which the studies share an interconnectedness between them so as to create a wide range of skills development and to keep each subject connected to the next.
A quote by Anatole France makes a wonderful working example: “An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.” France’s quote about education became and remains famous for the following reasons. France’s quote gained popularity because the French author established himself as a respectable and ethical novelist in his time. The quote became and remains famous because of its educational pertinence to many societies throughout the ages. The reason France’s quote remains pertinent to many societies is its philosophical or deep thought approach to education.
It is to inculcate the high standards of conduct and behaviour and integrity of personality in the individual members. Higher education is the seat of higher learning from where the society gets its leaders of national life. The aims and purpose of higher education is to provide an integrated and coherent picture of creation. Higher education is a home of learning and it is upon the standard and efficiency of teaching and the degree and capacity of these seats of higher knowledge that the standard and efficiency of the mental and moral acquisitions of the society depends. The prosperity of the country is linked up with the higher
In order to be successful in college and in life, it is important for a student to have a few key characteristics that can be more valuable than a high IQ. Though both IQ and grit are crucial in ensuring success, grit has better predictability for success than IQ. Grit is based on an individual's passion for a particular long term goal, such as graduating from college, coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective goal. Along with grit, it takes invincible courage, toughness and resolution in order to be successful. Whether it's the difficulty of adapting to college life or self-discovery, it's grit that gets you through some difficult situations.
Considering the research that was conducted, as well as Colvin’s own observations, he has come to the conclusion that greatness is available to everyone. He states that “Scientific experts are producing remarkably consistent findings across a wide array of fields” which is what leads him to believe that the research being done is accurate, proving his philosophy to be true. He also makes examples of people who are very elite in their field of expertise, such as Warren Buffet, the world’s premier investor, and explains that the reason for his success may be better associated with the hours he spends studying financial statements of potential investment targets, rather than a natural ability to succeed as a CEO, despite the fact that Buffet strongly believes that his success is due to an ability that he was simply born with. In the article Colvin also states that a critical factor in becoming great in nearly any field would be deliberate practice. But what is deliberate practice?
When Boyer’s model was released in 1990, the first element was the “scholarship of discovery” which is simple terms refers to the academic version of “research” (Boyer, 1990). In essence, the scholarship of discovery takes into account “publications and research as the yardstick in the merit, promotion and tenure system” of higher education in the US (Hofmeyer, Newton & Scott, 2007). Also, the scholarship of discovery is understood as original research that expands or challenges current knowledge in a discipline (Hofmeyer, Newton & Scott, 2007). According to Boyer (1990), scholarship is held at the highest regard in higher education because it resembles the commitment to “knowledge for its own sake, to freedom of inquiry and to following, in a disciplined fashion, an investigation wherever it may lead” (Boyer, 1990). Scholarship is one of the three pillars of the role of faculty, and the academic leader’s role is to support