Tip for SC

Examples of Non-countable nouns:
? music, art, love, happiness, advice, information, news
? furniture, luggage, rice, sugar, butter, water
? electricity, gas, power, money, currency List of somecommonCollective nouns
Troupe Singular & Plural Pronouns
There are several pronouns which seem to be plural but act as singular, taking singular verbs. The most common of these pronouns is anybody, anything, any, each, either, everyone, everybody, nobody, not one, etc. These pronouns must be followed by a singular verb.
i) Not one of the bananas was (not ‘were’) ripe.
ii) Everyone has (not ‘have’) completed the test.? Pronoun – replaces a noun or another pronoun
? All these are Singular – everyone, each, not one, anybody, etc.
? Relative Pronouns – who, whom, whose, that & which ? Adjectives – tell us something about the noun
? They can be modified by adverbs
? Comparative – bigger
? Superlative – biggest ? Verbs – action or state of being. They can be modified by adverbs
? Helping Verbs – Not enough on their own. Need the support of main verbs, eg. must, will, can, etc.
? Main Verbs – have meaning on their own
? Transitive Verbs – require an Object
? Intransitive Verbs – do not require an Object
? Active Voice – Who does What
? Passive Voice – What was done by Whom ? Adverbs – primarily modify verbs
? Can also modify adjectives, other adverbs, phrases & clauses
? Usually end with ‘-ly’. Eg. slowly, quickly, etc. ? Prepositions – expresses a relation between parts of sentences
? Must always be followed by a noun
? Eg.: about, above, below, beneath, between, beyond, but, by, despite, down, during, etc.? Conjunctions –…

john hawks

The story is told by a 1st-person narrator. Fifty-nine-year-old naval lieutenant whose name is Edward is usually referred by other characters as Skipper or Papa Cue Ball (since his head was bald). Even though the tone of the novel strives to be comic and optimistic, the narrator’s life is beset by a series of tragic events: his father (a mortician), his wife, and his daughter Cassandra commit suicide; his son-in-law Fernandez is killed after he has left Cassandra to live with his gay lover; Skipper is beaten up and perhaps raped during a mutiny on board of U.S.S. Starfish, the ship he commands in W.W.II; he is harassed by a small clan of shady fishermen on the “black island” in north-Atlantic where he settles after leaving the US Navy. The narrator eventually finds shelter in a tropical island with his black mess boy, Sonny, and his lover Catalina Kate, though it is not clear if the scenes on the island, where Skipper works as an artificial inseminator, are real or simply imagined. It’s a beautiful story where hero Skipper survives never-ending bad and sad luck to find peace in the jungle as an artificial inseminator of cows.
The novel is told in a non-linear fashion through a series of flashbacks. It is then at first difficult for the reader to understand the reasons of some weird episodes, such as the one which takes place in the second chapter, when Skipper, goaded by Cassandra, has the name of his son-in-law Fernandez tattoed on his chest in green ink. We subsequently discover that Fernandez has left Cassandra because their marriage was no more than a masquerade, devised to hide Skipper’s incestuous relation to his daughter (which may also explain his wife Gertrude’s suicide).

Postmodernity and feminist essay

Feminists describe religion as patriarchal and a way of legitimising female subordination.
Feminists believe that religion oppresses women and that religion is also a way of justifying female subordination by giving better promises of greater rewards later in a sexless life . However, functionalists argue that its function is not to oppress women but to keep society stable.and Marxists believe that religion oppresses the working class and serves capitalism not womenFeminists argue that women’s oppression is shown in almost every religion and criticise the religious organisations,places of worship,sacred texts and religious laws and customs of all religions. They argue that women put most efforts into religious organisations yet it is quite male dominated .Armstrong uses Judaism and Catholicism as good examples of where women are forbidden from priesthood . Places of worship today still remain segregated between both men and women and e.g. in Islam , women tend to pray behind men in prayers while women cannot preach or lead prayers while men are present,in Islam menstruation is considered as “unclean” and are not allowed to touch the Quaran during menstruation. sacred texts are also quite male dominated as they mostly feature male gods and are usually red and interpreted by men most of the time. In most religion laws and customs women did not have as many male rights e.g. in divorce and the way to dress.
All these teachings of religions make it clear that women are inferior to men in society today and it seems that religion justifies patriarchy and stops them from rebelling.However, Woodhead criticises feminist explanations of patriarchy and oppression of women and believes not all traditional religions are patriarchal. She argues that women cam use religion for more freedom and respect. She uses the hijab and the veil worn by Muslim women while western feminist see it is oppression. Woodhead believes that Muslim women choose to wear the…

Is Television good or bad for American Society

Millions of people in America watch television on a daily basis. A highly debated question in America today is whether television is good or bad for American society. In this essay I will argue that television is good for American society. Some people could argue that television is bad and that television is full of mindless programs that fill idle time. However, I believe that television is good for American society because television is an Educational tool; television is an information source which can keep Americans well informed, and television is a way for Americans to relax while spending time together.
Television is good for American society because it can be utilized as an educational tool. Television today provides our society with many programs that are structured around learning. One example of a learning-based television show is Sesame Street. Sesame Street first aired on television in 1966. Sesame Street can be seen on PBS, which stands for Public Broadcast Service. The Public Broadcasting Service is a non-profit American public broadcasting television network. Sesame Street engages children with fun educational activities. The content within the show is well-rounded and promotes learning in a fun way. Educational programs help improve learning and development. According to Dr. Aletha C. Hoston of the University of Texas in Austin, “Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin found that preschool children who watched a few hours a week of educational programming perform better on achievement tests over time than their peers who watch more general entertainment shows. This study demonstrates that learning-based television used in moderation can be an acceptable educational tool. Further into her article she states, “Viewing of educational programming was associated with better school readiness and better academic skills”. Again reinforcing that educational programs, which feature learning-based material, can promote learning and development….

Introducing Bowen Family Systems

Presented to Dr. Oliver McMahan in partial fulfillment of the requirements for CO702 Counseling Theories and Techniques
Introduction 3
The Basic Tenants of the Theory 3-12
The Model in Clinical Practice 12-19
Current Developments 20-22
Critique of Bowen’s Model 22-24
Case Study 24-29
Conclusion 29-30
References 31-34Introduction
Murray Bowen’s family systems theory (shortened to ‘Bowen theory’ from 1974) was one of the very first comprehensive theories of family systems functioning (Bowen, 1966, 1978, Kerr and Bowen, 1988). While it has received limited attention in Australia and New Zealand, it has continued to be a central influence in the practice of family therapy in North America. It is possible that the majority of family therapists have been influenced by many of Bowen’s ideas without even recognizing the connection.
There is a pervasive view amongst many proponents of Bowen’s work that his theory is meant to be experienced rather than taught (Kerr, 1991). While this may be possible if one can be immersed in the atmosphere of a Bowenian training institute, this may not be a realistic option for every therapist. Bowen’s own writings have also been charged with being tedious and difficult to read (Carter, 1991). This makes it extremely pertinent to present this influential theory in an accessible format.
The Basic Tenants of the Theory
Bowen focused on patterns that develop in families in order to defuse anxiety. A key generator of anxiety in families is the when family members develop a perception of either too much closeness or too great a distance in a relationship. This degree of familial anxiety will be determined by the current levels of external stress and the sensitivities to particular themes that have been transmitted down the generations. If family members lack the capacity to think through their responses to relationship dilemmas, but rather react anxiously to perceived emotional…


•Milky Way
•Mercedes Benz
•Jay Z
Dark, solitude, sadness, hope, anger, waste, race, fear, dirt, respect, and death are some of the definitions for the word black. Black is the association with demons, witches, the devil, and it symbolizes evil characters and criminal activities. Black is a person whose skin is of a black color, or shaded with black. The expansion of the word and its meaning is sometimes in fictional stories. Demons are going to be dark, and/or black. For example, in the movie Ghost the evil demons emerged from the shadows; this effect takes place in a dark, gloomy warehouse. Black is often used in self-explaining words;as black-eyed, or black-skinned. That is why the term black is used as a slang word. To use the term without offending anyone is based in the context of the conversation. Black can be a mellow place. One can relax without being disturbed. Chukka locations arrange an atmosphere of dark colors and mellow music. In my opinion, black is hostile, and an attitude. Also, a psychological relief, where the personality can open up, and let others into a world that was never known before. Someone that had been afraid to show a true side to others, and I believe it is something good or bad, funny or depressing. But in what form can one say how black is or what black mean.Black is fancy and elegant. It is sometimes known to have class and style. Women own little black dresses that can emphasize their body for attention, and to let other people know that they have style; one feels elegant, beautiful, and slim in black clothing. Black is shiny. It may allure consumers to have potential in their style of living; to have that dark style is a neutral one. Black diamonds are a new girls best friend; it is rare to wear black diamonds if its not a special occasion. Black is tasteful and effort less beauty. BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Lincoln cars advertise in black to aware the…


INT Task 3
Project design plan – Popcorn Experiment
Problem statement:
When buying microwavable popcorn consumers base their decision on which brand pops the most kernels. Some brands when microwaved have a good amount of un-popped kernels at the bottom of the bag, or burn easily before the popcorn has finished popping. The purpose of my experiment is to compare three different types of microwave; ACT II Butter Lovers, Jolly Time Butter popcorn, and generic store brand Everyday Sweet and Salty popcorn, and determine which brand has the highest percentage of popped kernels.
Literature Review:
I retrieved two prior studies on popcorn experiments that tested multiple brands of microwave popcorn to determine which brand produced the most popped kernels vs. the fewest un-popped kernels. The first study conducted by Sean Boyd retrieved at http://home.ptd.net/~sequoia1/Science/popcorn.htm mentions that when a kernel is heated to the boiling point the water inside starts to turn into steam causing the pressure inside the kernel to expand about 9 times the pressure of air until it ruptures in a small explosion and becomes white fluffy popcorn. It also states that some kernels do not pop because the kernel does not have enough moisture to turn to steam. They mentioned that ACT II popped the most kernels. (Boyd, 2006).
The second study was conducted by a group of college students. This study was retrieved at http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/nsfall0 … dents.html. Multiple brands and types of popcorn were tested to determine which one popped the most kernels. They tested light, regular, and butter varieties of different brands such as Pop Secret, Orville Redenbacher. They analyzed the amount of popped kernels vs. un-popped kernels by hand and found Orville Redenbacher Light popcorn to have the highest popped kernels. (DeLap, Galli, Saum, and Skinner, 2001)
Experimental design:
• Purchase 3 bags (each of different brands, and different flavors of…


™®™®™ WORKOUT PROGRAMCardio acceleration is critical to Shortcut to Shred. It will fire up
your fat-burning furnace like nothing else. Cardio acceleration
is a technique that combines high-intensity cardio and
resistance training into one fast-paced workout. Instead
of resting between your lifts, you will do cardio between
every single set. Simply put, you’ll lift one set of a prescribed
exercise, such as bench press, and then immediately follow it
with one minute of cardio.
Cardio effectively replaces your rest periods. Now, I don’t
mean you have to rack the barbell, run across the gym, and
jump on a treadmill or stationary bike. Your cardio acceleration
exercises can be as simple as running in place next to the
bench. You can also jump rope, perform dumbbell cleans,
step-ups, or any combination of full-body exercises. Whatever
you do, the point is to move for an entire minute.
Between each set, you’ll do one minute of a cardio acceleration
exercise. If you’re new to fitness and find that one minute is
too long, you can reduce the time to 30 seconds, or go at a
slower pace. The goal is to gradually increase the time you
spend doing high-intensity cardio. You want to keep each
cardio acceleration minute as intense and demanding as
KB Swing
Goblet Squat
Squat Jump
Box Jump
DB Step-up
BB Step-up
Running in Place
Medicine Ball Slam
Dumbbell Lunge
Lunge Jumps
Side-to-Side Box Shuffle
Sledgehammer Swing
Battling Ropes
Rocket Jump
Lateral Bound
Lateral Box Jump
Side Standing Long Jump
Mountain Climber
Jump RopeKnee Tuck Jump
Diagonal Bound
Tire Flip
Skipping (in place)
DB Clean
Smith Machine Clean
Step-up with Knee RaiseStraight-Arm Pulldown
Smith Machine
Behind-the-Back Shrug
Incline Dumbbell Curl
High Cable Curl
Rope Cable Curl


The functionalist approach to analysing deviance and the causes of crime looks at society as a whole. It explains crime that the source of criminal behaviour lies in the nature of society itself rather than in psychology or biology. Functionalists such as Durkheim see deviance as an inevitable and necessary part of society and too little is unhealthy. Some also consider crime to have positive aspects for society. In this essay we will assess the usefulness of these functionalist theories, and look at how it helps us explain crime.
One functionalist who tried to explain crime is Merton and his strain theory, the strain theory argues that people engage in the deviant behaviour when they are unable to achieve socially approved goals by legitimate means. Merton explanation combines 2 elements; structural factors- society’s unequal opportunity structure, cultural factors- strong emphasis to achieve goals and weak emphasis on using legit means. Merton uses the strain theory to explain some patterns of crime in society, he argues a person’s positioning in society affects the way they adapt or respond to the strain to anomie. Merton gives 5 different types of adaption; Conformity- the individual accepts socially acceptable goal and achieves it through legitimate means, Innovation- Individual accepts the role of success and wealth but uses illegitimate means to achieve them, Ritualism- Individual give up on legitimate goals but still follow strictly to the rules, Retreatism- Individuals reject legitimate goals and means of achieving them e.g drug addicts, the final type is Rebellion- Individuals reject existing goals and means but replace them with new one in desire to bring about revolutionary change. The functionalist approach to analysing deviance and the causes of crime looks at society as a whole. It explains crime that the source of criminal behaviour lies in the nature of society itself rather than in psychology or biology. Functionalists such as Durkheim see…

HBS Cash Flows Case Study

Alpha Corporation
Major sources of cash
Disposal of depreciable and other assets, decrease in accounts receivable
Disposal of depreciable and other assets, sale of discontinued operations, decrease in inventory
ST debt and LT debt
Major uses of cash
Increase in accounts payable, capex, payment of LT debt
Capex, decrease in ST debt, payment of LT debt
Capex, payment of LT debt
Major reasons for difference between CFO and NI
Operating loss, depreciation, decrease in accounts receivable
Restructuring and unusual items, gain from sale of assets, depreciation
Depreciation, restructuring and other unusual items
Is CFO > CapexNo
Is CFO > Capex + DividendsNo
If CFO < Capex + Dividends, how did the company finance Capex + DividendsProceeds from LT debt and sale of assets/discontinued operations
Proceeds from LT debt and sale of assets/discontinued operations
Proceeds of LT debt
Trend in Net Income
Declining until 1990, then a positive change from 1990 to 1989
Trend in CFO
Trend in Capex
Trend in major working capital accounts
Accounts receivable decreasing, accounts payable increasing, working capital overall increasing
Overall assessment of the financial strength of the company
Company is in a mature/bankruptcy phase
They are in the process of disposing of assets and discontinuing operations in order to fund their debt payments and investments in capex – their cash from operations is insufficient to fund these cash outflows
Based on the change in foreign exchange rates, maybe they spun off an unprofitable foreign subsidiary?
Trend in capex also indicates they are investing less in the company, not a good sign
In addition, accounts payable and other current liabilities increases year over year, indicating that they are purchasing more on credit and trying to delay payments
Only good sign is that their loss from continuing operations recovered…