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Krasne’s "Say It With Confidence" : A 5 page review of Margo T. Krasne’s book, Say It with Confidence: Overcome the Mental Blocks that Keep You from Making Great Presentations & Speeches. The writer discussed how Krasne debunks popular misconceptions in regards to public speaking and then provides the reader with concrete, practical suggestions that help make for better presentations and more confidence in facing an audience. No additional sources cited. Krasne.wps

The Art Of Persuasion & Influence : A 5 page paper that demonstrates the application of techniques of persuasion, and provides an example of how these techniques can be applied within an interactive situation. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Persinf.wps

Cross-Cultural Communications : 11 pages in length. As the world grows increasingly smaller and communications have become significantly simplified, dealing with people has actually become less easy. This report looks at various issues in cross-cultural communications using a number of countries as examples (Indonesia, Ghana, Peru, etc;). Many scholarly studies are documented. Excellent for those studying international business and/or communications. Bibliography lists approximately 15 sources. Crosscul.wps

Cross-Cultural Communications # 2 : A 12 page business-orientated discussion of non-verbal communications and what companies need to know when dealing with people overseas. Specifically examined are the cases of China, Indonesia, and Ghana. Bibliography lists approximately 15 sources. Communcu.wps

Non-Verbal Communications / A Definitive Overview : An 8 page research paper in which the writer explains the concept of non-verbal communications as it exists with respect to class and culture. Hand gestures, body English," facial expressions, and more -- are among the many forms of non-verbal communication explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Nonverb2.wps nonverbal

Communication / Nonverbal Messages : A 6 page research paper investigating the power of nonverbal messages in the communication process. The investigator hypothesized that facial expressions were more important in terms of other people's perception. A brief literature review revealed significant information concerning the impact of nonverbal communication messages. The literature is discussed along with implications in the process of communicating with others. Bibliography included. Nverb.wps

Are Non-Verbal Communications In-Born or are They Learned ? : An 8 page look at non-verbal communications (i.e., gestures, motions, batting eyelashes, etc;) and the importance of realizing that different groups of people may interpret them in different ways. The primary focus of this particular report, however, is to analyze the controversy over whether most non-verbal communication activities are in-born traits or learned activities. Various issues and studies are explored to help answer this very question and arguments seem to lean strongly in favor of the 'in-born side' for certain non-verbal communications while some lean strongly in favor of the "learned" side for other examples of non-verbal communication. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Nonverbl.wps nonverbal

Cultural Comparison of Non-Verbal Communications / Ghana vs. U.S.A. : A 5 page paper on non-verbal communications in Ghana (Africa) as compared with those in the United States. Ways to convey interest, arouse attention with facial expressions, make motions & gestures, communicate mood or attitude with clothing, etc; are examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Nonvergh.wps nonverbal

Non-Verbal Environments & Business-Related Productivity : An in-depth, 20 page look at non-verbal environments and their impact upon us. The writer specifically examines how background & foregrounds, windowless environments, weather, odors, etc; can either positively or negatively impact productivity in the business world. Bibliography lists approximately 20 scholarly sources. Nonverb3.wps nonverbal

Book Review / Culture & Non-Verbal Communication : 5 page review of Edward T. Hall's "The Silent Language" in which the writer discusses how various non-verbal factors play a major contributive role in communication and its subsequent understanding. With emphasis on the social and cultural factors that influence each of us, Hall's book essentially outlines various concepts that comprise our understanding of self and others. The role of culture in nonverbal communication is of primary importance to this discussion. No Bibliography. Silenlan.wps nonverbal

Communications / Gender Similarities : A 10 page research example on gender differences in communication. The writer develops a thesis based on studies in nonverbal communications, gender differences, demand-withdrawal, and other studies and commentaries that support the idea that the reported differences are in fact false. Even research geared toward gender differences has been inconclusive, and it is apparent in social interactions that there are more similarities than differences. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Gendsim.wps

Nonverbal Communication and Gender Differences : A 12 page paper that provides an overview of nonverbal communication and considers it in terms of the way both men and women encode and decode these messages. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Verbgend.wps

Deborah Tannen & The Male - Female Communication Model : The sociolinguist’s book You Just don’t Understand is utilized to explore communication in this 5 page paper. The paper notes the controversial nature of the work and argues that it is not credible. Many examples are provided. Other works in the field are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Tannen.wps

The Different Voices Of Gender : This 6 page paper analyzes the research reported in the article of this title by Wolfinger and Rabow. Specifically, this paper addresses the basis for the research, methodology, results and implications of results which add to the understanding of the differences in how men and women communicate. Voicegen.wps

Men, Women, & Differences in Non-Verbal Communication : In this 2 page essay, the writer observes differences between men and women in non-verbal communication patterns & habits.. Among other things, it is concluded that men are generally more expressive with their hands than their female counterparts ! No Bibliography. Menwomen.wps

Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication : 6 pages on basic human behavior as it relates to verbal and non-verbal communication patterns based upon interviews that occurred between the writer and various people in their own everyday live. Essay is essentially broken down into a series of hypotheses and summaries. No Bibliography. Hmnbhvr.wps

Smiling & Contemporary Society / Issues In Non-Verbal Communication : In this thoughtful 7 page essay, the writer discusses the meaning of smiling in modern American society and it how it functions differently for different people as an example of non-verbal communication. Of particular interest, is the difference between genders : men are often ridiculed if they smile "too much" whereas women are expected to smile constantly. Some cross-cultural comparisons are also made between perceptions of situational smiling in the United States and Europe. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Smiling.wps

Communications / Marital, Gender Differences : A 10 page research example on gender differences in communication in martial relationships. The writer develops a thesis based on dual-gender differences, demand-withdrawal, and the differences in these theories between normal and abusive relationships, and presents in study method form. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Womeng.wps

Emotional Intelligence and Nonverbal Communication : A 6 page paper that provides an evaluative overview of the elements of emotional intelligence and their correlates to nonverbal communication. This paper argues the elements of Dan Goleman’s premises on emotional intelligence and their developmental impact and considers the nature of emotional expression as it impacts nonverbal actions. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Emiq.wps

Animal Communication / Human Behavior : A 10+ page discussion of animal communication and its relevance to human communication & behavior. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Animaltk.wps

Clothing As Communication : Communication as expressed by clothing is explored in this 6 page paper. The fact that clothing is a nonverbal communicator is discussed in terms of its use in business practice as well as in daily life. Different styles of dress by generation and subculture is also pertinent to the paper as well as clothing as an expression of gender and sexuality. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Clothing.wps

Pharmacy Communications / Bridging The Gap : An 8 page report the discusses the problems of pharmacist image and how that contributes to the lack of communication with consumers. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Pharmc.wps

Pharmacy Communications : A 6 page paper discussing barriers to pharmacy communications that existed in the past; however, today those barriers are quickly disappearing thanks to such technologies as open hub, the Internet, and the availability of on-line benefits. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Pharmcom.wps

Booker T. Washington's Address / Analyzed : 8 pages in length. Discussion of Booker T. Washington's infamous address at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia (1895). Analyzes speech's effectiveness, organization, motives, and audience from a persuasive communication perspective. Includes relevant terminology and theories cited from 1 communications textbook listed in bibliography. Booker.wps

Analysis of a Speech : 3 page discussion of a May 1994 speech delivered by Lee Brown (director of the National Drug Control Policy) about the state of the "drug war." Written from a persuasive communications perspective; contains relevant jargon and technical terms. Bibliography lists 1 textbook source and reference to the speech itself. Brown13.wps

Analysis of a Speech : An elaboration of Brown13.wps; this 3 page work incorporates analyses from such communications perspectives/models as the AIDA model and the Toulmin format. Bibliography lists 1 textbook source and reference to the speech itself. Brown14.wps

Analysis of a Speech : A thorough 7 page analysis of the speech discussed in Brown13.wps and Brown14.wps. Explores many aspects of persuasive communications including audience, values, motives, semantics, thematic dimension and those previously listed. Bibliography lists 1 textbook source and reference to the speech itself. Brown15.wps

Analysis of a Speech : Another 3 page (persuasive communications perspective) analysis of Lee P. Brown's May 1994 speech about the War on Drugs...Bibliography lists 1 textbook source and reference to the speech itself. Brwnspch.wps

Speech Analysis / King's "I Have a Dream" : 4 pages in length. A detailed analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King's infamous "I Have a Dream" speech -- written from a communications perspective. Among other things, the report looks at King's use of language, conviction, credibility, and semantics. Numerous examples (quotations) are used to demonstrate how King's got his message across effectively. No Bibliography. Mlk&.wps

Speech Analysis / King's "I Have a Dream" # 2 : A 5 page look at organization in M.L.K.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. The writer is predominately concerned with such keywords in communications study as : motivational sequence, attention, visualization, & action steps, qualifiers and more. Bibliography lists 2 sources (one of them is a published version of the speech itself). Mlk14.wps

Speech Analysis / King's "I Have a Dream" # 3 : A 9 page paper on King's "I Have a Dream" speech in which the writer discusses the speaker, audience, time, setting, place, etc; From a communications perspective, this report is concerned with Martin Luther King's effectiveness in terms of ethos, stock issues, appeal to his audience's needs, and much more. Bibliography lists 3 sources. (one of them is a published version of the speech itself). Mlk15.wps

Speech Analysis / Martin Luther King's "Letter from A Birmingham Jail" : A 5 page essay on the sufficiency, value and effectiveness of Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter to the clergy written while incarcerated. The writer argues that through poetics, rather than potentially misunderstood detail, King made a factual, ethical, and inductive argument which succeeds by virtue of a variety of equitable treatments. Bibliography lists 1 source. Birjail.wps

Media And The Message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. : A 5 page paper on media's role in creating an ongoing image of leadership in the civil rights movement via Martin Luther King, Jr. The paper discusses the roles of timing, sensationalism, media restraint, and how the genre of eulogy was used to retain a desired media image--that benefitted all citizens in the fight for freedom. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Civrig.wps

Speech Analysis / John F. Kennedy : 5 pages analyzing J.F.K.'s 'remarks on church and state'-- The writer examines from a communications perspective how Kennedy used persuasive techniques to make his words and presentation more effective. Sociocultural roles, empathy, and even Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs are among the many keywords mentioned in the body of this well-written analysis. No Bibliography. Jfkspeec.wps

Critique of Maj. Owens' Speech On The Arts / NEA : A 5 page critique of the Major's speech and how it uses analogy, parallelism, metaphor, and other artistic techniques to express his ideas. The paper shows how he makes his points in regard to funding for the NEA, which include admonishment for lack of vision, description of potential loss of a tactile communications tool, and a warning about the dangers of giving up creativity and individuality to a self-idolizing group. No bibliography. Neaowen.wps

Nelson Mandela’s Speech As Song : A 6 page paper comparing the inaugural speech of Nelson Mandela with the performance of Verdi’s Radames in the opera Aida, and exploring the ways in which a knowledge of the structure of music can lead to a deeper understanding of public addresses. Mandela’s use of technique quietly and politely leads his audience to the point that they want more, even though a significant percentage of his audience was white. Both the black and the white could easily supply the unstated meaning of the progression through which Mandela led them. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Nelman.wps

Communications / Creative Writing : Approximately 7 pages in length. A creatively-written communications paper using various quotes from literature. Very unique in structure and form. Please e-mail us for more information. Communic.wps

Distributive Negotiations and Automobile Sales : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the processes involved in distributive negotiations and applies them to automobile sales. This paper also demonstrates the most effective avenue for success in car sales negotiations. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Carsales.wps

Education in Business Communication : 6 page discussion of education in business communication; its importance and various pertinent issues. (curriculum, issues management etc;). All topics explored from modern corporate perspectives. Buscomm.wps

The Importance of Communication Skills in Business : An 8 page overview of the importance of effective communication skills in the business environment. Stresses that communication is important for the success of a business and that this communication is both internal, within the business itself, and between the business and those on the outside. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. Buscomm2.wps

Frederick Douglass and the Contextual Use of the Word "Slave" : 2 pages on the word slave and the historic context in which it was used in Frederick Douglass' narrative. Dougslav.wps

Group Communications : A 7 page applied learning paper on group dynamics, norms, conflict etc; as they relate to interpersonal & group communications. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Commgrou.wps

The Formation Of A Group : An 8 page paper that considers the stages of group development and the differences between an aggregate and a group. This paper suggests that factors of group development have impacted political decision-making. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Group.wps

Group Dynamics : A 5 page paper that explores the components and the development of groups. A discussion of traditional social psychology theory that is the underpinning for group dynamics theory is presented. Also discussed are the role functions members typically take in the group. Bibliography lists 5 sources. GrpDyn.wps

Group Dynamics / As Related To The Film "Apollo 13" : A 6 page overview of group behavior as related to the movie "Apollo 13". Bibliography lists 3 sources. Groupdyn.wps

Understanding Other Cultures : A 5 page research paper on how we understand other cultures. The writer describes the concept of culture, the fact that experience is the only way to understand one another, and the use of nonverbal cues and situational frameworks help us to understand one another. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Cultund.wps

Workplace Literacy : An 8 page research paper on the importance of workplace literacy. Skills for success include writing, speaking, listening, interpersonal, cross-cultural, basic computer, and organizational. The writer examines the extent of workplace illiteracy and employer training programs designed to resolve this problem. A number of relevant studies are discussed and appropriate conclusions are made. Bibliography lists approximately 15 sources. Workplit.wps

Power Words -- Vocabulary For Success ! : Although not intended as a formal model report per se, this 5 page file contains a number of useful words for anyone wishing to build their vocabulary. Not only is each word defined, but specific examples of its use are presented as well. Vocabook.wps

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Comparison of Two Communication Theorists : 9 pages comparing the theoretical works of Kenneth Burke to those of Walt Fisher. Among other things, Burke developed the theory of "dramatism" which suggests that language itself makes people capable of moral and ethical action. Each theorist assessed the role of culture in communications. Bibliography lists 15+ sources. Burkefis.wps

Intervention Methods for More Effective Organizational Communication : A 5 page discussion of the usefulness of intervention methods in preventing organizational communication from being obstructed. The survey feedback method, the use of change agents, and more are discussed. Several relevant managerial techniques for ensuring a positive communications environment are examined in great detail. No Bibliography. Interven.wps

Organizational Vs. Media Communications Theory : A comprehensive 9 page discussion in communications theory, analyzing the relevance of the above to business settings. Bibliography lists approximately 20 sources. Commthe2.wps

Rectifying Communications Impasses : A 5 page paper analyzing the organizational communication "disconnect" of a rapidly growing business, Lawson Software, that inadvertently allows their attitudes to lapse into a we vs. they mentality. The company urged their reluctant managers to use peer-to-peer training to become facilitators of groups whose surface purposes were to discuss the internal problems of the company. The managers, however, realized that all their internal problems were only facets of one underlying trouble: an early breakdown of communication both intragroup and intergroup. One manager said that while Deming had provided the philosophy, the facilitator approach at Lawson had provided the means for implementation. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Impass.wps

Cognitive Communication Theory / Applied To The Individual : A 4 page essay discussing how cognitive communication theory can be observed in everyday life of an individual. Cognitive communication, also referred to as constructivist theory, has recently been emphasized in mass media, especially in films but these same precepts are also true in everyday life. Communication requires cognitive processing just as it requires the perceiver to construct meaning. No additional sources cited. Cogtheo.wps

Perceived Understanding : A well-written one page essay on perceived understanding. Relevant to the study of communication theory. Commtheo.wps

Uses & Gratifications Approach : Approximately 3 pages of information on this communications theory which basically examines the social roles that constrain audience needs, opportunities, and choices. Part of this file is a "working" (annotated) bibliography. Commprac.wps

The Spiral Theory Of Silence & Smoking Policies In The Workplace : A 6 page overview of the Theory of the Spiral of Silence, a theory which holds that individual’s modify the verbal expression of their opinions according to what they perceive as being majority opinion. Gives an example of how the Theory of the Spiral of Silence has an impact over time and how workplace policies can change as a result. Uses an example of the smoking policy in State of Florida facilities. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Spiralt.wps

The Use Of Communication Skills To Fight Delinquency : The importance of effective communication in combating delinquency is discussed in this 25 page paper. The problem of delinquency is explained along with the reasons for its existence. Various cultures around the world are looked at for insight on how to solve this pervasive problem in American society. The continuum concept is included as well. Detailed solutions are noted, inclusive of verbal and nonverbal techniques of communication which may be utilized by parents for various age groups. Bibliography lists 22 sources. Figthdel.wps

Political Communication Theories : This 8 page political science paper provides an overview for the development of political communication theory. Several communications theories are discussed inclusive of their development within the context of the political realm. Contemporary examples of American politics are provided as well as other illustrations to demonstrate the application of the concepts. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Polcomm.wps

Tailored Communication in Health Care : A 15 page overview of the importance of effective communication in health care emphasizing that misunderstandings can not only be costly but also potentially deadly. Stresses that in many cases information must be tailored to meet a patient’s cultural or educational background. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Hlthcomm.wps

Communication / Construction Work : A 8 page research paper discussing two issues of communication: opening communication channels on the work site and improving one's own communication processes. The writer contends that open communication channels enhance job performance and offers three specific suggestions for how to accomplish this. The second part of the paper deals with how supervisors can improve two aspects of their own communication processes to also enhance moral and job performance and to avoid misunderstandings. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Const.wps

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Aspects of the Mass Media : 8 pages worth of short essays on the mass media; its history and development. Specifically covered are : books, magazines, journalism, TV, radio, syndication, and more. All information from notes and films. No bibliography. Mdiajrnl.wps

Two Revolutions In Sharing Information—The Printing Press & The Internet :
A five page paper discussing and comparing the invention of the printing press with the "invention" of the Internet. Both creations have had enormous impact on human communication. Quite literally, humanity had and has never seen something like it before. Bibliography lists six sources. Press.wps

The Media & Foreign Policy : A 15 page paper discussing the role the media plays in the development and implementation of foreign policy throughout the world. Examples of where it obviously has had an influence, as well as where it has overstepped the boundaries of authority are noted. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Medfor.wps

Book Analysis / Understanding Media : An 8 page paper giving a critical review of Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media. The writer describes McLuhan's theories and argues critical points. McLuhan.wps

Can Broadcast Media Reject Ads ? : A 6 page essay detailing arguments concerning whether or not broadcast media (Tv, radio, etc;) should be allowed to reject advertisements based upon their content. (Comm/Media, Law, and Advertising). Bibliography lists 12 sources. Broamark.wps

Discrimination Against Women in Broadcasting : A 10 page literature review on the instant subject, exploring issues of workforce statistics, discrimination against women broadcasters, and discrimination against storylines of women in broadcasting--including appearance and subject matter. The paper also discusses the "hidden" women in broadcasting--technicians. Bibliography lists 18 sources. Broadwom.wps

Media Bias : The subject is covered by focusing on a New York Times article published shortly after the Abner Louima incident in Brooklyn. This 6 page analysis suggests that, although this Haitian immigrant was brutalized, it was unfair for media to blame the police without adequately exploring the case. Other cases are mentioned in the discussion. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Mediabia.wps

Media Bias # 2 : This 5 page paper provides a discussion on the premise that media is biased. It concludes that although there is less objectivity in reporting today, there is not a particular slant as often charged. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Medbias.wps

Media Racial Bias : 9 pages in length. Given the power of the press, one would think that reporting the facts would be of utmost importance. However, the truth is often intermixed with fiction, opinion and downright bias when it comes to the media's interpretation of racial issues. The writer addresses racial bias within the media, as well as cites substantiated reasons for its existence. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Mrbias.wps

Mass Media In Popular Culture : An 8 page paper on the effects of mass media in society. The paper’s main topic is how mass media can and does influence popular belief about politics, people, and products. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Massm.wps

Media & Politics / Politicians & Public Polls : An 8 page paper that explores the issue of "polls as oracles," and posits that the media should take steps to improve their poll taking abilities because of misleading results. The writer takes the viewpoint of polls and how they affect political processes, especially as they relate to politicians and smear campaigns and how this relates to the public acceptance of those tactics and poll results. The paper presents various examples of how polling and smear campaigns have fared around the world, but emphasis is on American politics and media. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Campolis.wps

Generation X, The Media, & Voting : 10 pages in length plus FREE outline. In this argumentative essay, the writer posits that "Generation X" is a generation motivated only by media messages and romanced by marketing savvy. Using the specific example of young people's inattention to politics, the case is excellently argued that we vote only because of what we learn through commercial sources. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Generxvo.wps

Televised Politics / Content Validity : A 10 page argumentative essay which posits that although the format and content of televised politics cannot be validated on the point of quality, the issues raised promote discourse, which is always a valid point. The paper explores the pros and cons of televised political debates and advertisements and their statistical influence on the audience, within the further delineation that the medium is a rapid-information system working on a passive audience. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Candatv.doc

To What Extent Should Media Manipulate Presidential Politics ? : In 3 pages, the author discusses the role of the media in presidential politics. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Towhat.wps

Reagan / Media & The Polls : A 12 page research paper that discusses Reagan’s influence on the press corps and its effects in the elections and the polls despite the unpopularity of his fiscal policies among many citizens. The paper posits that both the public and the media suffered from Reagan’s administration, and that his media legacy has also contributed to other unfavorable results for the current presidency and the media as well. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Reagmed.wps

1992 Presidential Campaign Rhetoric : A 10 page paper exploring the 1992 presidential campaign, its rhetoric and its strategies regarding communication with the public through interaction with the press. Emphasizes that it is effective communication, most of which reaches the public through the press, that determines our political leaders and gives numerous examples of the communications strategies used by Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Ross Perot. Bibliography lists 6 sources. 1992prec.wps

Executive Press Censorship & War / Adding Salt To The Wound? : 7 pages in length. There were three primary concerns for instituting executive press censorship during Operation Desert Storm: the questionable tactics the media use to purportedly report the truth; the very real chance of classified information reaching enemy hands; and the ever present possibility of reporters getting harmed or even killed while covering the front lines. These issues are significant to the field of communications law, because they represent the sanctity of privacy that is so instrumental in the overall safety of wartime activities. The writer addresses these three issues as they pertain the censorship implementation. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Warpress.wps

Martin Luther King Jr. / The Impact of the Electronic Media : An 8 page overview of the importance of the electronic media in the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Asserts that Dr. King utilized both the media and timing to his advantage. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Elecmed.wps

Evolution Of Digital Communication : A 5 page paper that consider the progression of developments in digital communications for the invention of Morse code to the current processes of data communication transmissions. This paper explores the invention of morse code and facsimile transmission systems as the starting points for the more complex teletype and digital voice systems. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Morsecod.wps

Developments in Digital Radio : A 6 page research paper exploring the development of Digital Radio. Includes discussion of digital equipment currently available and tools and gadgets currently under development. Satellites, interactive networks, telephones, computers are mentioned. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Digitalr.wps

Analog and Digital Communications Systems : A 7 page paper discussing the two separate forms of signals. Each one of the signals function differently and serve separate purposes. The technological world of today is quickly moving towards a digital communications system and eliminating much of the analog products. Although analog signal systems will undoubtedly still be employed in some uses most of technology will become digital. Television is perhaps the most obvious form of digital communications signals. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Analog.wps

The History of Radio : A 5 page research paper which gives a brief overview of radio development beginning with Marconi and going through present day. Topics covered include the "Golden Age" of radio programming and the inventions which contributed to radio technology. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Radohist.wps

Radio In The U.S. Armed Forces During World War II / A Touch Of Home :
A 5 page research paper that relates how the Armed Forces Radio Service brought a "touch of home" to combat troops during World War II. The writer relates how the top stars of Hollywood and the Broadway stage created some of the best radio programs ever produced for the entertainment of the troops during WWII. Bibliography lists several sources. Radioww2.wps

Martin Block & Music Radio : A 10 page paper discussing the influence that Martin Block had on the evolution of music radio in the US and the ways in which the role of the disc jockey have changed. Martin Block coined the term disc jockey after he suggested in 1935 that his radio station play recorded music as they waited for news of the Lindberg kidnapping trial, creating an industry. Today’s disc jockeys tend to meet the stars as the fans do, but music hopefuls in Block’s time auditioned for him and his colleagues. Today’s disc jockeys are only slightly more privileged than the fans and their listeners, and no longer possess any of the powers of the past. Bibliography lists 8 sources. MBlock.doc

Radio’s Format Changes : A 5 page paper discussing the format and content changes radio has undergone since its earliest days. Before the advent of the program manager, disc jockeys were in total control of what they did on the air as long as it was within FCC and the station owner’s guidelines. Talk was live; music was recorded in the middle age, but radio shows have been increasingly recorded over the years. There is a trend of some to return to more of the live programming common only a few years ago, but some even offer fully prerecorded shows, breaking into the recording only for the hourly news. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Radiofor.wps

Programming & Format On Four Major NY-Area Radio Stations : This 14 page paper comparatively examines the music, theme, programming, format, and demographics of four radio stations broadcasting in the greater New York City area. Specifically discussed are : WBGO, WQHT, WWRL, and WLTW. The writer is primarily concerned with listener statistics and the relevance of budgeting efforts to what is actually played on the air. The 4 stations analyzed each appeal to a different market. All information was found in brochures & pamphlets requested from the individual radio stations. (Not Available). Radiosta.wps

Deregulation’s Effect On Small Market Radio : A 5 page paper on the effects of deregulation’s potential in a rural Pennsylvania market that includes 3 FM stations owned by the same group. Radio is one of the few things that is still a growth market after having been in existence for so many years. Rather than declining, its increase is assumed to be because of its ability to blend with other activities that are competitive with other media forms, such as television and the Internet. Radio is still the choice of commuters and is one of the few things that can be simultaneous with other, competing, activities. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Radio.wps

Classic Rhetoric’s Role in the Modern World : This 4 page research paper discusses the compatibility between Aristotle's Classic Rhetoric and the mass media and technology in today's world. Classic Rhetoric is explained from a philosophical perspective. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Arisrhet.wps

Comparison of Media in Two Foreign Countries : 14 pages in length. A detailed comparison between contemporary media as it exists in both Sweden and Austria. Issues concerning culture and modern law are discussed so as to explain each country's affection (or lack thereof) for journalism, television, radio, etc; Bibliography lists 8 sources. Foreimed.wps

The Media's Negative Impact On Homelessness : 7 pages in length. The plight of the homeless is one that can be witnessed every day of every year in just about every city in the world. They have already been dealt a challenging hand that has landed them without homes, income or a way to meet the very basic necessities of life. Making a bad situation even worse is the negative impact the media's coverage has upon the already struggling community. The writer discusses the various ways the media negatively impact homelessness, as well as analyzes the change of sympathetic views from the 1980's to the 1990's. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Homelss2.wps

Effects Of The Mass Media On Our Perception Of Christmas : A 25 page research paper examining the question: "Does mass media affect the image of Christmas?" The writer traces the history of Santa Claus, examines the importance of Christmas shopping for retailers, reviews the types of media that affect the meaning and image of Christmas providing quotes from a number of sources, and reaches a relevant conclusion based upon the research. Extensive bibliography is included. Christma.wps

The Media & Its Ability To Effect The Public Perception Of Police Departments :
In 8 pages, the writer discusses the media and its ability to effect the public perception of police departments. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Mediae.wps

The Importance of Layout & Design in Written Communication : This 6 page research paper examines the role of page layout and design in conveying a message via the print media. Specifically considered are the elements of traditional magazine layout and how such successful publications as Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal and LIFE Magazine strive to convey their messages, and the importance of computer software in the continuing evolution of design. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Layout.wps

Television Technology -- Its Past, Present, & Future : A 10 page examination of the advancements in technology which resulted in television as we know it today. Includes both a history of television technology, a synopsis of its current status, and predictions of future advancements. Bibliography lists 7 sources. TVhist.wps

How Television Has Changed The Game Of Baseball : 6 pages in length. Baseball and television have had a rocky but financially rewarding union. The writer addresses various pros and cons of televised baseball, particularly with respect to the ever-increasing status of player salaries, and discusses aspects of the game that have come into existence specifically through the inclusion of television. Baseb.wps

Television Commercials / 1950s vs. 1990s : This 7 Page Research Paper investigates the content and format of the commercials aired on television during the 1950s and the commercials in the 1990s. The kinds of products advertised as well as the content and the form of the commercials is different in some ways and much the same in other ways. Specific examples are provided. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Tvad5090.wps

The Simpsons – A Cartoon Portrait Of The American Family : A 5 page paper discussing the FOX television network’s long running half-hour show "The Simpsons." The program’s characters are representative of American family life, American dreams and goals, and American humor. Bibliography lists four sources. Simp.wps

Popular Culture / Sexuality In Prime Time Television : 5 pages in length. Sex sells big, and television executives are the first to cash in on the potential draw of prime time television sexual content. However, there exist underlying considerations of this popular culture with regard to the negative side that such entertainment produces, from degenerating morals to low self-image. The writer identifies how prime time sexuality has negatively affected society, demonstrates how other journalists have reported on the issue, proposes a study and discusses its outcome. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Popsex.wps

(The) Evening News / Content Analysis : 4 page (includes chart) discussion and analysis of evening news content (amount of sex, violence etc;) from study conducted over a one-week period during the summer of 1995. Evennews.wps

A Look at "Grace Under Fire" : A detailed 3 page essay that takes a brief glance at a popular situation comedy in relation to the cognitive, superiority and aggressive theories of humor. One cited reference. Grace.wps

Are High School Students Being Desensitized To Violence ? : In this two page essay, the writer argues that students are so heavily exposed to violence the media that they are not nearly as sensitive towards it as they should be. Specific examples of movies and other dangerous media are provided. No Bibliography. Teenviol.wps

"Natural Born Killers" In The Theme of "Bonnie & Clyde" : A detailed, 4 page reaction to the film "Natural Born Killers" -- The writer discusses the movie's positive qualities as well as its frequently-cited problems re : negativity and violence. Natural Born Killers is discussed in a societal context and also with relevance to some of Oliver Stone's other films. Bibliography lists 3 supporting sources. Mediacr2.wps

News Media Depictions of Police Abuse of Power : In this 2 page essay, the writer compares three articles describing illegal stops in Delaware and discusses specifically how each article reports on the issue-- with reference to different reporting habits & behaviors of different media-types. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Polccorr.wps

Media Stereotypes : A 5 page essay that looks at the current state of media and its obsession with stereotypical images. The paper reviews social theory relating to image, racial portrayals in the media, and the portrayal of women in the media—and posits that in the United States, legitimate media is currently underground. Bibliography cites 7 sources. Steromed.wps

"The Camera Never Blinks" / Analyzed : This 6 page research paper examines Dan Rather's 1977 autobiographical memoir, The Camera Never Blinks: The Adventures of a Television Journalist. Specifically discussed are Rather's most memorable stories for CBS News, including the civil rights unrest in the early 1960's south, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and his stint as southeast Asia correspondent covering the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists one source. Camblink.wps

Variations In Media Coverage : Variations in coverage of news stories are noted in this 6 page essay. By reviewing two weekly publications, The Economist and The New Republic, the coverage of abortion rights during the 1996 Presidential Election campaign is discussed. Two particular articles are compared for which similarities and differences are noted. Political ideology is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Mediacov.wps

Variations In Media Coverage # 2 : Variations in coverage of news stories are noted in this 4 page essay. By reviewing two weekly publications, The Economist and Time Magazine, the coverage of recent events surrounding the Clinton White House regarding fund raising improprieties is discussed. Two particular articles are compared for which similarities and differences are noted. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Clincoff.wps

Problems of the Mass Media : A 5 page analytical look at the writer's perceived "down" fall of the "mass audience" and, ultimately, of the mass media. Stereotypes, prejudices, and the public's lack of faith in institutions are cited as being responsible. Media responsibility is examined as are a number of other key topics from this genre. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Massmedi.wps

Unblind Justice / Cameras In The Courtroom : A 5 page argumentative essay on why cameras should not be allowed in the courtroom. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Camcour.wps

Cameras In The Courtroom / Right Or Privilege? : A 5 page paper discussing the role of cameras in the courtroom and proclaiming the need to keep them there. Bibliography lists five sources. Cameras.wps

Cameras In The Courtroom : 14 pages in length. The writer addresses how the presence of television cameras in today's courtrooms presents quite a dichotomy with regard to the legal and ethical ramifications surrounding the hotly debated issue. Opponents of such allowances claim there exists a multitude of problems stemming from the media having access inside the courtroom, while proponents say it is every citizen's right to see what is going on in the present judicial system. No matter which way one's opinion may stand, the fact remains that cameras in the courtroom have created an unprecedented obstacle that has both sides debating whether the final outcome of any given trial will been influenced one way or another. Bibliography lists 9 sources. CourtCam.wps

Princess Diana’s Divorce & Death / Role Of The Media : This 14 page report examines the role the media has played in the life and death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Posed is the question : ‘where does responsible journalism end and dangerous exploitation begin ?’ Bibliography included. Princess.doc

Mass Media and the Self / Negative Influences : A 9 page paper that presents the impact of the mass media on the individual through the perspectives of a number of significant theorists, including Lasch and Freud. This paper demonstrates the negative impacts of the mass media on individual self-identification, while also demonstrating the societal impacts as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Mass.wps

Religion And The Media : A 5 page research essay that explores the relationship between the many forms of the media and religion. How do journalists report about religious events or do they? Are journalists knowledgeable about religion? Where does the public gain its opinions about religion, faith and spirituality? These are the questions explored in this essay. The historical mistrust between religious leaders and the press is based on a number of issues which were revealed in a 1993 study. This writer argues that the media do, in fact, influence what people believe. Bibliography lists 4 sources. RelMed.wps

The Media's Responsibility In Covering Sports : The writer of this 8 page research paper attempts to answer the question of whether the media can effectively serve any function in sports other than commercializing our favorite ones. It is argued that while the media does help promote our sense of spirit, motivate fans, etc.; it also helps create unfair stereotypes for athletes, undue pressure for college players, and promotes dishonesty in those whose jobs depend on winning..in front of the camera. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Sportmda.wps

The Media's Responsibility In Covering Sports # 2 : In this well-reasoned 6 page essay, the writer discusses what the media's ethical responsibilities should be in covering sports-related issues & events and how these measure up with reality. It is argued that the media spends too much time influencing the opinions of fans while it should really be providing objective news. Ultimately, the media's poor coverage of sports helps ruin the private lives of athletes, creates dishonesty among players & coaches, and in the specific case of college sports,-- helps draw the spotlight away from education itself. Recommended ideas about what the media should be doing are presented. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Sportmd2.wps

Mad Cow Disease / Media & Economic Impact On The Cattle Industry : A 30 page paper that considers the problem of mad cow disease and the impact on the cattle industry, the problems with the media, and the market fluctuations and their overall impacts. Bibliography lists 30 sources. Moo.wps

The Nielsen Ratings & Advertising Cost : A 2 page overview of the Nielsen Ratings, "people meters," and their relevance to determining the cost that sponsors must pay to advertise during more popular TV segments. No Bibliography. Nielsenr.wps

Broadcast Cable : Approximately 3 pages describing the technology of broadcast cable; provides an excellent technical overview of how the system works. No Bibliography. Brodcabl.wps

History of Cable Television : Brief 3 page history of cable television. Covers litigation and arising issues. Includes short outline (No additional charge). Bibliography contains 3 sources. Cabletv.wps

Trends In The Cable TV Industry : A 6 page research paper on current trends in the Cable TV industry, focusing on the growth of interest and implementation of cable modem technology to allow interactive Internet access over existing cable lines. The paper includes 2 charts of historical growth of selected segments of the cable industry, and a bibliography listing 6 sources. Cabletv2.wps

Cable v. Satellite TV : A 5 page paper discussing the pros and cons of installing satellite TV or cable TV in a 36-unit apartment complex. Discusses the initial expenditures for both, monthly fees, maintenance, etc. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Cabvsat.wps

Cable Modems : A 10 page overview of cable modems, including history, speed, cost, price to consumers, technological advancements, and competitor information. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Cblmodem.wps

"Video On Demand" : 7 pages in length. Video on demand was posited to give customers access to a wealth of video services, and allow them to watch a wide variety of programs of their choosing. Concentration is placed on the emerging technologies into online systems. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Videodem.wps

Saving "Free" Broadcast Television : An 11 page report proposing some fixes for the "fix" network television finds itself now facing. For years, broadcast TV has paid little attention to the desires of the viewers, even as they leave in droves for cable channels and satellite TV. Now there is talk of the major sports organizations’ governing bodies to abandon network TV in favor of a pay-per-view approach to raking in the money. The ultimate effect of such a move, however, would be to limit fan accessibility to the organized games. Baseball attendance still has not regained the ground lost during the baseball strike, and further exhibits of lack of loyalty to the fans could do irreparable damage to the fortunes of big-business sports, a fact that network executives need to point out to the powers that be. FREE appendix included ! Bibliography lists 6 sources. Freetv.wps

Television Documentaries / Information Or Propaganda ? : A 5 page essay that looks at the question of whether or not it is appropriate for TV networks to take a partisan position that has a predetermined editorial point of view. Docu.wps

Television Talk Shows : A 5 page research paper on the good promoted by television talk shows. Describes how talk shows have increased public awareness of domestic violence, pitfalls of managed care, promoted racial equality, and help direct minority youth to programs and opportunities for careers and higher education. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Talkshow.wps

Talk Radio / The Conservative Onslaught : A 5 page evaluation of the political bend of talk radio. Bibliography lists four sources. Talkradi.wps

Satellite Communications : A 12 page paper that provides an overview of the development of satellite communications since Sputnik. The writer also outlines the issues and international impacts of this type of technology. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Commsati.wps

Shopping From Home : 25 pages in length. A thorough discussion of the home shopping network, QVC and others. The writer looks at their history, growing popularity and the future of at-home & on-line shopping. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Homeshop.wps

Sex & The Mass Media: The Sixties Vs. The Nineties : A 10 page paper on the change in attitudes and policy regarding sex in TV and movies from the beginning of the sixties to the middle of the nineties. It concludes that since television followed movies in becoming more "sexually free," perhaps the "kinder, gentler" love story the movies have focused on of late presages a change for television as well. Bibliography lists six sources. Sexmedia.wps

Beauty & Its Superficial Importance In TV Sitcoms : A 5 page research paper which analyzes how TV sitcoms portray beautiful women. The writer shows that these images are unrealistic and stereotyped relating TV’s portrayal of women with some of the latest research on the human perception of beauty. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Beautytv.wps

The Evolution Of "TV Moms" : A 9 page paper on television mothers and their evolution from domestic housekeeper/child-raisers to professional women. Beginning with the '50s, TV moms are examined and compared to the real-life counterparts. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Tvmoms.wps

Dysfunctional Family On TV / "Married With Children" : A 5 page essay on this popular TV sitcom in which the writer analyzes the show from a sociological point of view. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Marriedw.wps

Sitcoms Of The 50's & 60's -- Media Portrayal Of The American Family : A 14 page research paper on the history of situational comedies ("sitcoms") and their presentation of the American family during the 1950's and 60's. The writer discusses specific shows, their characters, and the degree of reality presented by them and their on-screen families. Comparisons are made between yesterday and today regarding TV's portrayal of divorce, social problems, etc; Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources. Sitcom60.wps

Situation Comedy Through the Ages : Sitcoms are explored from the fifties through the nineties in this 10 page overview. The programs are exposed as being unrealistic and the question of why some comedies endure while others fade is the main theme of the paper. Highlighted shows include "I Love Lucy", "The Honeymooners", "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Seinfeld". Bibliography lists 8 sources. Sitcomed.wps

The Development of Love Relationships Within The TV Sitcom : A 3 page essay on the development of love relationships within the American family as shown on TV sitcoms. Bibliography included. TVfam.wps

The Role & Effectiveness of Print Advertising : A 6 page paper on the role and effectiveness of print media in influencing public opinion. Specific magazine ads are analyzed and the usefulness of this media is compared with that of television, radio, etc; Bibliography lists 4 sources. Printadv.wps

Television and Cinema / Two Forms of Mass Communication : 4 pages in length. These important two types of communication tools are explored by the writer and compared in terms of modes of reception and language used to reach their specific intended audiences. No Bibliography. Cinetele.wps

Technology & The Mass Media vs. O.J. Simpson : 4 pages in length. A fresh look at a worn topic in which the writer argues that O.J. Simpson was "robbed" of his right to a fair trial because media overage of surrounding events contributed to prejudicial opinions all over the world. As the media has made it virtually impossible for a truly "impartial" jury to exist, we cannot have expected Simpson to be judged as anyone else would. The role of technology in helping to solve the case is also discussed. Included FREE outline ! Bibliography lists 1 source. Oj.wps

The Ethics of "Selling Science" In The Popular Press : A 4 page essay on ethics in reporting science and technology issues in the popular press. The writer details the relationship between the press and the scientific community, the problems associated with P.R., and the importance of knowledgeable reporters. No bibliography. Sellscie.wps

Commercials & Television Programming / An Observational Analysis : In this 5 page essay, the writer reports their observations of television commercials as they occurred during a certain one hour television program. Recorded were the times that commercials occurred, their length, and content. These variables are analyzed with respect to advertising market and other relevant data. An illustrative chart is included .No Bibliography. Tvcomml.wps

Gender Studies In Saturday Morning Marketing : A 10 page paper looking at the content of both children's TV shows and the commercials within them from a gender view. Shows discussed are Looney Tunes (Porky Pig), Captain Planet and Muppet Babies. Commercials discussed are those for Oreo Cookies, a motorcycle that comes with a wrench for making bike parts move, triplet babies, and ever-present Barbie. The paper concludes that though there are some instances of gender-specific focus, children's programming seems to be much less gender-biased than in years past. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Cartoons.doc

The "Smurfette Principle" & Today’s Gender-Biased Media : Nearly three decades after the "Feminist Movement" and the initiation of the Equal Rights Amendment, much of the entertainment media is still reflecting lower-level roles, even subordinate roles for women. This 4 page essay explores "The Smurfette Principle" in terms of various preschool television shows. The similarity of today's storylines to those of 25 and more years ago is astounding. . . a rather incredible fact in light of the feminist movement. Gender bias is alive and well in entertainment media. No bibliography. Smurfett.wps

"Touched by an Angel" : A 6-page essay in which the television series is reviewed in terms of characters, plot, theme, settings in Part I. Part II explains what melodrama and genre are in terms of television and gives examples of melodramatic incidents in the show. Part III discusses the social and cultural effects of the show. Angel.wps

Television & People's Viewing Habits -- Research In Communications Theory : A 12 page research paper examining reasons why people watch television. The writer believes that those of us who watch more television do so with less reason. Similarly, those who watch less television do so with more reason. Primary research and the results of the writer's own small-scale survey (FREE copy of survey included) are incorporated into the discussion and the original hypothesis is validated. Communication theories such as the uses & gratifications approach are utilized to explain this phenomenon. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Televisn.wps

Proposal To Create A Latin American Film Series For Americans : An 11 page paper that provides an overview of a film series proposal on Latin American culture and history. This overview provides a reasoning behind the development of the series, which includes the hope of dispelling American stereotypes, while also designing divisions and episodes necessary to consider the almost 3 dozen countries, republics, provinces and political units in Latin America. This paper attempts to incorporate as many as possible into the episodes, each focusing on one cultural, political or environmental event that significantly impacted the cultural development of the group countries or political units. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Latinfil.wps

Uses & Gratifications Approach / Why We Use the Media : A 15 page research paper in which the writer discusses today's popular mass media (television, radio, & print) and assesses reasons why people tend to use each of them more than others. In doing so, this report inherently focuses its background attention upon the uses and gratifications approach -- offering proof that the theory is a valid one. Demographic data concerning media audiences is analyzed and the results of a small-scale survey conducted by the writer are discussed (copy of the survey questionnaire is provided). Several illustrative charts and graphs are included (if receiving by e-mail, you MUST be able to download file attachments in order to view these !) Bibliography lists 12 sources. Mediawhy.wps

Television Violence : This 5 page essay argues the thesis that violence should not be shown on television. Several studies that support the position are cited, including research conducted by the American Psychological Association. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Tvviol.wps

Television Violence #2 : 5 pages in length. The author discusses both sides of the issue of TV violence. Studies are mentioned that give validity to both sides of the issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Tvio.wps

Television & Media Violence : In this insightful 9 page essay, the writer argues that Television violence and its influence have grown to epidemic proportions and that it is our responsibility to effect change so that future generations can lead more socially healthy lives. Research from a number of excellent authorities is provided to support these ideas and the apparent attraction between children and violence is analyzed. Recommendations are included. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Mediavio.wps

Violence On Television : A 7 page paper discussing the problem of television violence and its effects on children. The paper analyzes violence in cartoons and violence in movies and contrasts these with violence within the sports industry, specifically the WWF. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Vioontv.wps

Media Violence : Violence as portrayed by the television, film, and music industries is discussed in this 25 page paper. Actual cases of copycat crimes are noted in addition to a section devoted to the effects of music videos. A discussion on video games is also included. Solutions to the problem are provided, including a discussion on the new V-chip technology and the new television rating system. The paper is replete with references to the latest studies on media violence. Bibliography lists 23 sources. Violmed.wps

NOT The Media’s Fault -- The Truth About Violence : A 9 page paper on how the roots of violence are not from the media but hit very close to home: within the group dynamic. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Tviole.wps

TV and Children : A 4 page essay addressing the negative effects of TV viewing on children. The writer discusses alternatives to TV for children. No Bibliography. Vkids.wps

TV Violence / Sociological & Psychological Impact On Children : An 8 page research proposal for studying the topic question: does violence on television have an impact on children. Controversy and debate have raged for at least three decades on this question. Meanwhile, the level of violent acts committed on television shows during prime-time, including the family hour, has increased steadily. A brief search of the literature suggests that TV violence does have an impact on children's behaviors and level of sensitivity. Tv.wps

Television’s Effects Upon Sexual Behavior : A 7 page research paper exploring the effects of television on sexual behavior. The writer focuses upon the changes in adolescent sexual activity. Specific documented examples of youngsters mimicking acts they had seen on television or in the movies are given. The thesis of the paper is essentially that, "Yes, television does, in fact, impact the degree of sexual activity among adolescents." Bibliography is included. Tvsex.wps

Influence of Film on Adolescent Sex : This 7 page paper discusses the impact of contemporary movies on sexual activity in adolescents. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Teensex.wps

Violence, Society, and The Media : In this thought-provoking 8 page essay, the writer tells us that as violent as some contemporary presentations have become, we cannot point an accusing finger nor blame today's society for it is far from unique -- Even two thousand years ago, Greeks & Romans sat in Coliseums and cheered as one opponent brutally slayed another. All that has changed today is the media through which we view such violence. Art is but an imitation of life and we must therefore acknowledge that as frightful as it may seem, television and movies are definitive art-- and the violence they are depicting is but an imitation of life. No Bibliography. Mediavi2.wps

Movie Ratings / How Effective Are They ? : A 5 page paper exploring the need for movie ratings and explaining the various problems and attributes of existing and proposed systems. Emphasizes the important role of the parents controlling the viewing patterns of their child. Bibliography lists four sources. Movierat.wps NC 17

Video Games / Labeling & Ethics : A 12 page paper describing video games and the fact they contain graphics, language and ideas that may be objectionable and damaging if not handled properly. At present the method of censuring is labeling the games. Descriptions of games and of advertising is described. The main point in focus is the fact that it is the parents’ responsibility to filter the information of video games just as it is their responsibility to control the child’s access to television, music, and movies. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Videogms.wps

International Terrorism And The Media : 8 pages in length. In what manner are the various forms of media coverage a welcome mat for international terrorism? By granting them celebrity status, experts say intense and infiltrating news reports only benefit the terrorist, for it is that exact public access he is after to present his political platform. The writer defends opponents of such media coverage by stating facts and historical examples of its harm. Terrintl.wps

Media Deception During The Great Depression : An 8 page essay on the deceptively optimistic attitude adopted by the press and movie industry before and during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Grdepr.wps

Vietnam War And The Media : A 15 page paper explaining the media's role in the way the Vietnam war was perceived. The writer explains how different types of media influenced public opinion in both the USA and Canada. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Vietnamm.wps

Why America Listens To Howard Stern : A 9 page essay analyzing why society listens so closely to the words of obnoxious radio personality : Howard Stern, a man famous for his willingness to always say the "wrong thing." Stern's attitudes on politics, homosexuality, gender, and more, --are analyzed. The writer also looks at some of the psycho-social implications of common performances by Stern and his sidekick, Robin and what it is that makes them seem so believable. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Stern.wps

Video Script For A Slide Show : Sold as 5 pages. This document contains a standard video script for a business presentation / slide show -- advertising a fictitious car with a special V-14 engine. Graphics, sound effects, etc.-- are all taken into account and written into the script. Vdscript.wps

Cellular Phone Fraud : A 12 page paper discussing cellular phone fraud. Examines the victims and perpetrators, the laws affecting relevant cases, and the costs. Bibliography includes 12 sources. Fraud.wps

Telecommunications Fraud : This 5 page paper argues that telecommunications fraud will never be eradicated, only perhaps slowed down. Specific types of scams and schemes including cellular phone cloning are examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Telfr.wps

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JOURNALISM

History & The Media : A 7 page paper giving a brief history of journalism which discusses the media’s role in shaping history (a recounting it). Also discusses the differences between naturalism and realism in journalistic reporting. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Media.wps

History of Writing : A 10 page paper which gives an historical overview of the history of writing, beginning with the hieroglyphics and progressing to present day. Discusses such achievements as Gutenberg's printing press and the creation of punctuation. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Writing.wps

Elizabeth Mallet & The Daily Courant : An 8 page proposal for a research study that considers the role of Elizabeth Mallet in the founding of the Daily Courant, England’s first daily newspaper, and evaluates the gender-based biases that have resulted in her subjugation in history to later publisher Samuel Buckley and the use of the pseudonym Edward Mallet in reviews of the history of her era. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Courant.wps

Williams and Sowell / American Journalism : A 12 page paper that provides an overview of the influence of journalists like Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell on American journalism. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Sewellw.wps

Protest As A Way To Change : An 8 page paper examining the civil rights movement of the 50's, 60's, and 70's and how protest has brought about change in our nation. Also examines the Women's Movement as a second pier protest and looks at the meaning and overall impact turbulent and peaceful protest has had on our society. Bibliography lists 1 source. Protestc.wps

Dick Schaap, Journalist : A 4 page essay examining whether sports writer and broadcast sports and news journalist Dick Schaap qualifies more as a journalist or as a literary writer. The paper includes excerpts from one of his 32 books and from an ABC news broadcast for examination. Schaap has won journalistic awards over the last 30 years for a variety of topics, including an Emmy for the "20/20" study he both wrote and reported on the drug addiction nightmare of comedian Sid Cesar. The paper concludes that Schaap is indeed a journalist. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Schaap.wps

Ernie Pyle, World War II Journalist : A 10 page paper that considers the elements of the work of Ernie Pyle that made him one of the most copied journalists of the century. This paper provides an overview of the work of Pyle within the scope of World War II. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Erniepyl.wps

Participatory Journalism : The debate on the ethics of this style of journalism is explored in this 7 page paper. John Reed and George Plimpton are cited as possessing such a style. Opinions from others such as Tom Brokaw and Mary Matalin are expressed. Examples of journalistic techniques are provided. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Jurnlsm.wps

Yellow Journalism : 10 pages in length. Just prior to 1900, there was an explosion of such literary significance that it still taints news reporting over one hundred years later. Yellow journalism, the sensationalistic tactics that opened up an entirely new venue of newspaper reporting, utilized some of the most unscrupulous tactics in order to sell a story. The primary participants in this era of underhanded journalism were William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, both highly talented and shrewd publishers. The writer discusses the effects of yellow journalism at the turn of the century, as well as addresses its aftermath on contemporary media. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Yeljourn.wps

"History Of Women In Journalism" by Beasely and Gibbons : A 5 page paper discussing the book "Taking Their Place" which details the history of women in journalism. Various notable female journalists are briefly discussed, as are the challenges they faced. Bibliography lists three sources. Journalw.doc

Toronto’s Newspaper Industry : A 10 page paper on the industry that discusses the number of changes the city’s newspaper industry experienced during the 1990s. The writer reviews some of the newspapers under the new banner of the CNA and the OCNA--a lobbying organization formed to protect the autonomy of the Canadian industry. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Toronto.wps

Media Bias & Editorials : The subject of media bias is explored by looking at political editorials from various newspapers. The myth of the liberal press is the focus of this 9 page essay. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Mediabia.wps

19th Century Media Reaction to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address : 13 pages discussing journalistic accounts of Lincoln's infamous Gettysburg address just after it was delivered. No Bibliography available. Gettysbg.wps

Martin Luther King Jr. / News Magazine Views of a Black Leader : An 8 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the period surrounding the "Freedom March" of August 1963 and the portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the news media. This paper evaluates actual primary sources from 1963, including Time, Newsweek and US News and World Report as they presented conflicting views of MLK as a leader. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Kingmen.wps

Vietnam War / Mainstream Press Coverage Of The Tet Offensive : A 7 page research paper which examines how the New York Times covered the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War using only primary sources. The writer looks at the original articles published between Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, 1968, and concludes that, despite the tendency of the conservative right to blame the American withdrawal from Vietnam on the media, the coverage was accurate, factual, and unbiased. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Presstet.wps

Howard Kurtz’s "Media Circus" : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the major points in Kurtz book which critically analyzes public journalism and the newspaper industry. No additional sources cited. Mediacir.wps

Journalism / Model News Articles : 6 pages in total length. This file contains two fictitious newspaper articles written for study by those pursuing degrees and/or careers in journalism. These writings follow all rules of this genre ; One is on students protesting tuition hikes at a specific college and the other is on a controversial speaker's guest appearance at that same college. Journas2.wps

Journalism / Model News Articles # 2 : 9 pages in length. This file contains three fictitious newspaper articles written for study by those pursuing degrees and/or careers in journalism. These writings follow all rules of this genre-- and are about different subjects concerning school & local politics. Please send us e-mail for more details. Journasm.wps

Model Press Releases : A total of 3 pages containing the text of 7 fictitious press releases to be used as models for those studying journalism. Topics include community programs, accomplishments of local individuals, and public education. No Bibliography. Pressrel.wps

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Why We Speak Different Languages : 6 pages in length. Spoken language is the most fundamental form of communication between human beings, yet its origin is quite elusive. From grunts and snorts back in the Neanderthal age to the most sophisticated of speech patterns of present day, the evolution of language has incorporated myriad changes and still continues to be a work in progress. The writer chronicles the origin of language as best we know it, as well as distinguishes the difference among the many varieties. Bibliography included. Lanspeak.wps

Old English vs. Contemporary English / The Same Language? : A 5 page paper that addresses the similarities and differences between Old English and contemporary English and debates whether they can be considered elements of the same fundamental language. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Oldeng.wps

Social & Cultural Factors In Spoken English : An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the impact of social and cultural elements on the progression of language development and focuses specifically on the impacts for Aboriginal, Australian and Asian English. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Scengli.wps

Deixis & Deictic Expression : A 5 page paper on the use of deictic expressions and their semantic role in both English and other languages. The paper includes a number of uses of deixis at work. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Deixis.wps

Language Theory / Frege vs. Kripke : A 6 page discussion of language theory as presented by Frege and also by Kipke. Each of these theorists held disparate views concerning the structure of language in relation to its ability to connect to the outside world. Many interesting points concerning linguistics are examined. No Bibliography. Langphi.wps

"Rethinking Language Arts" by Nina Zaragoza : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Zaragoza's book. This paper supports the premises created by Zaragoza in applying her educational philosophy to classroom constructs. Bibliography lists no additional sources. NinaZ.doc

Lexical Cohesion : An 11 page paper that presents the concept of lexical cohesion as designed by Halliday and Hasan, and demonstrates that there are a number of reason this concept is problematic. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Lexicalc.wps

Language Development in Children with Cochlear Implants : An 8 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the different elements of language development in children with cochlear implants. This paper focuses primarily on the early developmental processes and demonstrates the progression of speech production. The research in this paper is primarily based on journal articles and as a result, gives a substantive overview of the subject. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Cochlear.wps

American English As A Globalization Tool : A 15 page research paper that describes how American English has affected globalization. In an argument that American English is accidental, and perhaps an interim communications tool, the writer reviews examples of how other languages contributed to the creation of American English, and explores how American English has increased worldwide to become the second-largest language in the world and the secondary language of most of the world population. Much of this growth has spurred alarm and criticism of the spread of American English. The writer explores two views on the issue in relationship, particularly in regard to the influence of the Internet and the communications industry, generally. Bibliography lists 16 sources. Amglobal.wps

Onomatopoeia / An Important Linguistic Element : 3 pages in length. A very basic look at Onomatopoeia-- words that imitate or suggest the sound made by something. Favorite examples include the words "cuckoo," "whoosh," "plop," and "sizzle." In this 4 page essay, the writer mentions the significance of Onomatopoeia to certain forms of music .. to the development of the Japanese language .. and more..Bibliography lists 6 sources. Onamatop.wps

Cyberspace & Its Negative Impact On Language : A 3 page essay expressing the opinion that cyberspace will destroy languages as they are written today, as evidenced by grammatical errors, revisions in typography, and an obsession with visual images over textual images. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Cybrlang.wps

Neil Postman’s "Technopoly"/ Technology Damaging Communication : A 5 page paper examining Postman’s book. Author Neil Postman is certain that the age of technology will be the end of any ability of communicating with one another that we now currently retain. He laments the passing of the tool-using age without acknowledging that rather than abandoning the use of tools, we are further embracing them, though in modified form. Though he raises valid concerns, he never quite finishes a thought or arrives at a logical, well-considered conclusion. Bibliography lists 1 source. Technopy.doc

Techniques for Increasing Literacy : A short 4 page review of literature discussing ways for teachers to increase early childhood literacy. Included in the discussion are such techniques as : read-alouds, teaching Braille and sign language to all students, and more. Adult literacy and relevant techniques are mentioned as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Literart.wps

Increasing Reading Comprehension Skills in Elementary School Students :
A 5 page research paper exploring processes for increasing reading comprehension skills among elementary school students. One specific strategy is explored in depth: POSSE which can be used on top of the existing curriculum, including whole language. Bibliography includes 5 references. Readingc.wps

Improving Reading Comprehension Skills for 4th Grade Students : A 15 research study paper that provides an overview of the current literature regarding reading comprehension, teaching techniques and outcomes, and proposes a study of 4th grade students to support the findings. Bibliography lists 15 sources. 4thgrade.wps

Reading Comprehension / Phonics vs. Sight-Based Reading Programs :
A 17 page research study that considers the differences between phonics and sight based reading programs and focuses on the benefits of phonics programming. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Readcomp.wps

See Jane Run ? Can Phonics Be An Exclusive Method ? NO ! : A 5 page paper discussing the current methods of reading instruction being used in our country. The focus of the paper is on phonics and how it is, and always will be, an essential part of reading and the methods of learning associated with it. Different methods are examined in order to illustrate just how widely used phonics is in the classroom. While phonics is an important part of learning to read it can not be used exclusively as there are far too many aspects involved in this particular area of education. Phonics are essential but any teacher must keep an open mind and be willing to use other methods in combination in order to teach our citizens to read. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Dickjane.wps

Literature and Student Literacy : 8 pages in length. A comprehensive look at the importance of well-constructed literature curricula in improving student literacy. Examples of goals for teachers to pursue are provided as are techniques, and recommended readings. Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Literedu.wps

Literacy in the Science Classroom : An 8 page research paper on the integration of language and literacy in the science classroom. The writer gives background into the educational approach, as well as providing a wide range of activities currently being used by teachers. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Literacy.wps

Techniques to Improve the Effectiveness of Language Arts Teachers : A 5 page analytical discussion focusing on teachers of language arts and how to "refresh" their teaching methods after years of being "set in their ways." The writer argues that teachers often become "used" to being ineffective with regard to a set percentage of their students and that they ultimately fail to influence any positive change. The implementation of learning centers, freedom to experiment, sentence collecting, and reading workshops are among the many techniques presented for transforming language arts teachers into highly effective instructors. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Langarts.wps

Becoming Literate / Dr. Marie M. Clay and Her Contributions to Literacy Education :
A 12 page paper that provides an overview of the life and writings of Clay as they relate to literacy education since the 1960s. Bibliography lists 16 sources. Marclay.wps

The Effects of Reading Aloud to Children : An 8 page paper discussing the effect of reading aloud to children. The writer is particularly concerned with studies reflecting the positive aspects of the practice. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. Readloud.wps

Learning ESL -- English as a Second Language : 5 pages worth of text, notes, and charts pertaining to the "natural approach" to learning English as a second language (describes methodology and details effectiveness). No Bibliography. Esl.wps

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) & Bilingual Reading Techniques :
This 5 page essay briefly addresses issues and concerns, as well as practical solutions for both students and teachers working in the realm of ESL. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Teaesl.wps

Literature-Based English as a Second Language / Improvements in Instruction :
A 10 page paper that provides and overview of the subject of English as a Second Language and considers a literature-based approach to instruction compared to standard ESL techniques. Bibliography lists 8 sources. ESL.wps

ESL & Haitian Students In A Multicultural Classroom : A 10 page paper that discusses teaching English as a second language to Haitian students in a multicultural classroom. Explores the pros and cons of teaching English as a second language, cultural awareness, practicing cultural sensitivity in order to help the students learn, and various techniques for teaching ESL. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Eslfor.wps

Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Canada : A 15 page paper discussing some of the problems of teaching English writing to foreign-born students. Much of the EFL teaching of the past in both Canada and the US has been that of adapting everything but the native language to the conventions of the West, without regard for the vast cultural differences either in methods of learning or in idiomatic usage of the language. Students of the past have started at a far greater disadvantage than of just language, but the focus of Canada’s EFL studies as they apply to learning English writing give the international student a much greater chance of success. The globalization of both economy and communications through the Internet aids in that focus on the individual, and the result is that all involved benefit from the changes at work even today. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Efl.wps

TESOL, Linguistic Development & The Use of Technology : A 100 [one hundred] page paper that provides a complex overview of the different aspects of second language instruction, with a focus on TESOL and linguistic development. This paper focuses on the use of technology as a technique. Bibliography lists 99 sources. Tesolfin.wps

A Case For Bilingual Education : A 6 page essay that supports bilingual education programs in the public school system. Much as been written recently against the concept; little has been written in favor of the programs. The discussion includes examples of the results of successful programs. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Bilinged.wps

Bilingualism & Bilingual Education in the U.S. : An 8 page research paper on bilingual education, its historic controversy, methods, and outlook. Includes FREE outline; Bibliography lists 7 sources. Bilingua.wps

The Importance Of Bilingual Education : A 6 page outline of the importance of bilingual education and how the availability of such bilingual programs affects a student’s ability to perform adequately in the academic world. Annotated bibliography lists 5 sources. Bilin.wps

(The) "English Only" Controversy : A 10 page comprehensive discussion of the "English Only" controversy. Papers argues against English as our "official" language and offers historical, socio-cultural, political, and linguistic rationale for this. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Englisho.wps

Should English Be Our Official Language? : A 5 page paper that examines the question of whether English should be designated as the U.S.'s official language. However, the one area that will suffer most is in education and it is necessity to retain bilingualism in schools to meet the needs not only of the students attending, but the needs of the nation to educate its citizens. Opposing views are presented, but the paper argues that multilingual education is necessary and that English should not become official language. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Secondl.wps

Cooperative Learning / Bilingual & Multiculture Programs : An 8 page paper that explores the use of cooperative learning in bilingual and multicultural program classrooms. The writer offers a brief background of cooperative learning, then cites research revealing the benefit of the process in enhancing self-esteem and increasing academic achievement. Interspersed is how cooperative learning becomes a natural conduit for success in the bilingual and multicultural program. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Coopl.doc

Computer Technology and Bilingual Education : An 8 page paper that addresses the challenges related to implementing computer technologies in bilingual education programs, and provides recommendations for educators. This paper promotes the notion that computer technology can assist in bridging language barriers and enhancing educational programming. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Compbili.wps

The Stroop Effect Phenomenon As A Measure Of Cognitive Functioning Of Bilingual Subjects : This 5 page research paper investigates the Stroop Effect Phenomenon, what it is, its effects and some of the many research studies conducted examining the effect under different conditions. Attention is paid to bilingual speakers and the Stroop effect. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Stroop.wps

Career Opportunities in Foreign Languages : A 2 page essay outlining some of the many advantages to bilingualism in the modern workplace. The role of education is stressed. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Foreigne.wps

French & Spanish / A Comparison & Contrast : Excellent 2 page essay comparing the French and Spanish languages. Excellent model for those in basic writing classes and good reference for anyone interested in the study of either language. No Bibliography. Frenspa2.wps

French & Spanish / A Comparison & Contrast # 2 : A more detailed, 4 page version of Frenspa2.wps containing such additions as a brief historical background for each of the two languages. No Bibliography. Frenspa.wps

Black English : 6 pages in length. A linguistics overview of Black English (BEV-Black English Vernacular). Gives history, examples, patterns, etc; Cites 5 sources in Bibliography and includes on Appendix/Chart. Blackeng.wps

The History & Development Of Ebonics : A 10 page paper in which the author discusses that one of the hottest controversies in the educational world today is the issue of Ebonics, also known as black English. Critics contend it is merely English slang that has become too far out of control, while proponents say it is truly a language unto itself that was brought over long ago from Africa. Much to the chagrin of many, some school districts have now implemented Ebonics as a language course. The writer discusses the basis of Ebonics and the controversial issues that surround it. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Ebonics.wps

Evolution of Intelligence & Visual / Auditory Development : A 15 page research paper on language development in humans, auditory speech integration, visual audition, etc; A number of research studies and pertinent issues are analyzed in great detail. Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Visulaud.wps

Gorillas Learning Sign Language / Is it Feasible? : A 6 page paper on the possibility that gorillas can learn sign language for communicating. Koko the gorilla is the main subject behind the theory that gorillas can learn to sign. While other primates have been studied the main subject of concern is the gorilla. It is maintained that gorillas do learn and comprehend sign language. A bibliography including 10 references follows. Gsigning.wps

Pedagogic Grammar : A 12 page paper that considers two different perspectives on pedagogic grammar, and determines the importance of each for the development of language skills. Bibliography with 7 sources cited. Pedagogi.wps

Issues in Language Acquisition : This 7 page paper explores the concepts surrounding the acquisition of language including the debate surrounding learning English as a second language. Additionally, perspectives of notable theorists such as Austin and Hymes are included. A discussion on how language impacts social action and communication as well as the necessity to have a dominant language is the focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Isslang.wps

Language / Innate Or Acquired ? : An 8 page evaluation of human language skills. Addresses the question of whether language is innate or acquired. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Language.wps

Language Acquisition in Young Children : 5 page research essay discussing language acquisition in young children. Three specific models of intervention for early childhood are explained, two of which can be accomplished in the child's home. Bibliography lists 8 references. Lang.wps

The Importance of Dialogue in the Language Acquisition Process : A comprehensive study of the language acquisition process during early childhood years. Using exhaustive research, literature review, analysis, and more,-- the writer presents a thoughtful 19 page research paper arguing the thesis that dialogue is of extreme importance to us in the language acquisition process. Bibliography lists 19 sources. Langacqu.wps

Language Acquisition & Bilingualism : A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the literature on language acquisition and blingualism and supports the belief that children can attain two languages as quickly as they can attain one. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Langacq2.wps

Second Language Acquisition Processes & Error Correction : A 12 page paper that considers the linguistic process of second language acquisition and considers the way that error and error correction are utilized within the instructional process. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Errorc.wps

The Importance Of Reading : A 5 page overview of the importance of reading comprehension and the factors which affect it on both mainstream and multicultural levels. Written as though the audience were parents and teachers attending Back-To-School night. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Impread.wps

Classroom Education / Whole Language -- Journal Article Review : A 4 page article synopsing and critiquing a lengthy article from an educational journal. Specifically, the writer reviews an article about Whole Language written seven years ago and compared it fto what has happened in the field. No additional sources cited. Wholel.wps

A Review of an Assessment of Whole Language Curriculum : A 5 page review of a 1996 study published in the Journal of Educational Research assessing the successes and failures of whole language programs in several targeted school districts. A critique of the study and its conclusion is provided. The published study is attached to the critique. No other sources are cited. Wholear2.wps

Oral Reading & The Elementary Classroom : This 5 page essay looks at the necessity for school-age children to experience reading "out loud." Reading out loud improves language fluency, word recognition, and comprehension. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Oralre.wps

Oral Reading & The Elementary School Classroom : A 5 page essay on the demise of grammar instruction in the schools. Why has learning good grammar gone "out of fashion" and what problems has it caused? Bibliography lists 5 sources. Edioral.wps

The Effects of Reading Aloud to Children : An 8 page paper discussing the effect of reading aloud to children. The writer is particularly concerned with studies reflecting the positive aspects of the practice. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. Readloud.wps

Whole Language vs Phonics in Learning to Read : A 9 page research paper comparing the advantages and disadvantages of the whole language and phonics approaches to teaching children how to read. Whole language is the approach whereby children experience the joy of entering the "grown up" world of writing words that convey a meaning or tell a story; phonics is the old-school rules list complete with spelling rules, punctuation rules and spelling lists. It is also the method which produces the highest levels of achievement. Each method has its proponents, but nearly all will consider only pure programs without the benefit of a combined approach. One such combination approach is that of the Montessori method of early childhood education. Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Phonics.wps

See Jane Run ? Can Phonics Be An Exclusive Method ? NO ! : A 5 page paper discussing the current methods of reading instruction being used in our country. The focus of the paper is on phonics and how it is, and always will be, an essential part of reading and the methods of learning associated with it. Different methods are examined in order to illustrate just how widely used phonics is in the classroom. While phonics is an important part of learning to read it can not be used exclusively as there are far too many aspects involved in this particular area of education. Phonics are essential but any teacher must keep an open mind and be willing to use other methods in combination in order to teach our citizens to read. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Dickjane.wps

Children Who Stutter / Assessing & Controlling The Problem : A 15 page, comprehensive research paper on the psychological and physical implications for children who stutter. Speech patterns, behavior patterns, avoidance of speaking situations, etc.;-- are all discussed. The writer also analyzes their own observations from a one-on-one interview session with a young girl who stutters. Presenting an extensive literature review, the argument is made that stuttering is not something that can be "cured" per se.. Rather, it is a learned behavior that can be controlled through such promising techniques as Dr. Schwartz's "Airflow." Bibliography lists 10+ sources. Stutchil.wps

The Prevalence Of Stuttering : A 20 page paper on stuttering research over the years and the ever-changing views that pathologists have held on the subject. The causes, effects, and most importantly, the prevalence of stuttering are examined in considerable detail. The studies of many widely-acclaimed researchers are discussed. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Stutteri.wps

Speech Aphasia & Language Impairment : Speech aphasia is a loss of a language ability due to focal brain damage. In this 9 page research paper, the writer examines various forms of speech aphasia, symptoms, and effects. Patterns of language impairment in children with speech aphasia are explained in detail and specific examples of dysfluency are provided. Treatment services in schools and elsewhere are described as well. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Spchapha.wps

Speech Aphasia & The Use Of Traditional & Naturalistic Diagnostic Testing :
A 20 page paper that considers the issue of diagnostic testing for speech aphasia and reflects upon the most effective options that can be utilized by speech pathologists. Bibliography lists 18 sources. Saphasia.rtf

Grade 1 / Word Recognition Lesson Plan : 5 pages in length. Study includes a research background relating to phonics/direct skills instruction vs. whole language. Offers a lesson plan using the long and short "o" sounds as an example of integrating the two approaches to reading instruction. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Wordrec.wps

Philology & The Imaginary Worlds Of J.R.R. Tolkein : In this 5 page essay, the writer essentially discusses the life and works of Tolkein,-- focusing specifically upon the imaginary worlds he managed to create in "The Hobbit" and "Lord Of The Rings" and his love for language (philology). Throughout the essay, examples of words and names created by Tolkein are provided as are their meanings & usefulness in his stories. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Tolkien.wps

George Orwell & His Views On The Decadence Of The English Language :
A 15 page overview of George Orwell's concerns regarding the degradation of the English language as evidenced by three of his works: Animal Farm, 1984, and the essay Politics & The English Language. Bibliography lists two additional resources. Decadenc.wps

Uniquely Human / Content, Impact and Reception : A 7 page book analysis of Philip Lieberman's "Uniquely Human" and a discussion of its literary reception. The text asserts among other things that human language evolved relatively recently, approximately within the last 100,000 years, and that in doing so it added speech and syntax to older communication systems. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Uniquely.wps

Silence Is Golden .. Sometimes : A 5 page comparison of deaf and hearing communities where difficulties between the two cultures are explored.. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Silence.wps



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