In the novel Chronicles of a Death Foretold, how does the theme of honor relate to the foretold death of Santiago? M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus The "death foretold" that this novel refers to is that of Santiago Nasar, a young man about town who was murdered after being falsely... Continue Reading →
In To Kill a Mockingbird, in Scout's eyes, what is Atticus's chief fault? M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus As any typical child who puts her father on a pedestal, Scout is as loving as she is judgmental about her Dad. The key criticism she shares in chapter 10 is that... Continue Reading →
Meade, Durkheim and Multicultural Sociology
This thesis will show the parallel histories of sociology and multicultural studies. The contributions of Durkheim and Weber will serve as a monitor of how both sciences were born, and have survived as in a symbiotic synergism which continues to develop until today. The works of Margaret Mead will mirror the importance of social culture, and her impact on the study of sociology in terms of how ethical research and responsible analysis of diversity influences the validity of sociological work. On and all, this paper will declare the uniqueness of multiculturalism within the study of sociology, and will argue that further studies and preparation will be needed to fully comprehend the extent to which society continues to change.
A Brief Look into the History of Sociology
France, nineteenth century. The French are barely recovering from the destruction and chaos brought in by the French Revolution:…
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M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus There are several interesting incidents that shine a light into the otherwise obscure world of Emily Grierson in the story "A Rose for Emily". It is best to focus on those events that directly contribute to moving the plot forward, culminating in the highly climactic... Continue Reading →
I have to write a 5 paragraph essay on "To Kill a Mockingbird" in my literature class. The essay has to be based on on of these prompts: 1. How do racism, prejudice, bigotry, and/or violence show up as a theme in the novel? 2. How do the character traits of courage, heroism, integrity, and... Continue Reading →
Discuss the concepts of freedom vs. lack of freedom in the play Trifles by Susan Glaspell M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus The play Trifles (1916) was appropriately titled "A Jury of Her Peers" when made into a short story adaptation of the play in 1917. The reason why the... Continue Reading →
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is given to students who have not graduated from a US High School, or have attended a non-US college, and are interested in pursuing Higher Ed studies in the United States.
This is the breakdown of the test
|Listening||30 to 50||40
to 60 minutes
|adaptive||short conversationslong conversations
|Structure||20 to 25||15
to 20 minutes
|Reading||44 to 60||70
to 90 minutes
one best answer
click on text
|Writing||1||30 minutes||non-adaptive||a topic given to you|
A typical graduate program that is competitive would want to see a score of over 600 under the new scoring system, although anywhere from 400-550 is also acceptable.
Here are some awesome free practice sites for the TOEFL test that are sure to help you succeed. Click on the links and get instant access to them!
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This is a quick share of my favorite tools for tildes , accents and even symbols for currency. #1 The TYPEIT program works off and online and includes the IPA or International Phonetic Alphabet. TypeIt will select, copy/paste the letter that you need. #2 StudySpanish.com is also very helpful and simple to use. #3 Starr.Net helps a lot... Continue Reading →
How many words can you make in English or Spanish using this exact phrase? Click on the worksheets for more options! I assign a student to count from 1-?? (in silence). Then I assign a random student to ask the first student to stop. If the student stops at 15 seconds in, then that is... Continue Reading →