The speakers for the first Lecture Series were from the Writing Center located at Texas A&M University. Thaddeus Bowerman is a Writing Consultant and assists students with their writing. Tiffany Tigus is an English Major and gives presentations to classrooms to inform them about what the Writing Center has to offer. The speakers gave a presentation about the Writing Center and how it can help students.
Jedediah Smith One of the many important people alive during the Westward Expansion was a man named Jedediah Smith. He was from a large family, two parents and 12 siblings. As a child, he lived in New York, that is, until he turned 12, when he moved to Erie County. Eventually, his family decided to pack up, once again, and head to Ohio. Though his time spent there was never documented, it is believed that Smith got a fairly good education and got a job as a clerk.
In writing, the emotion and setting of a piece can be incredibly essential to the feeling and effect. Annie Dillard, in an excerpt from “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek”, creatively focuses on establishing an eerie setting and a mysterious sensation when witnessing the unusual with deep, haunting imagery and manipulative language. Imagery is essential to establishing the settings of written work. Much can be inferred from a setting well established. Dillard carefully composes her setting with image provoking words and phrases such as, “chilly night”, “balls of dew droop”, “curved blades of grass”, and “tremble and sway”.
The Trail To Seven Pines is a book involving the revered Hopalong Cassidy in the Wild West of the late 1800’s. Hopalong is a drifter who helps out those in need. He has a very stern demeanor that he often uses to entice his opponents. It starts out with Cassidy riding along when he spot a group of riders riding along the bottom of the mammoth canyon wall. Immediately, he decides to follow them and after a while hears some shots.
Chris McCandless’s trip to Alaska was not only an escape but also a quest. It was an escape from his reality and to cut all ties with his parents especially his Dad Walt. After Chris learned that his dad lead a double life with another family he wanted to leave his traumatic childhood behind once and for all. From then on he never talked to his parents and wanted nothing to do with them. I also think that it’s was a quest because Chris wanted to find his true self.
George Rogers Clark once said: “If a country were not worth protecting, it was not worth claiming.” Nearly everyone knows how the United States gained recognition as an independent nation after the Revolutionary War. George Washington and his men fought to free the States in the East; however, few people know the story of how the country swelled in size. During the Revolutionary War, the actions of George Rogers Clark’s expedition, west of the Appalachian mountains, would later prove necessary for peace and expansion of the country’s frontiers. The future conqueror of the West grew up in Virginia, one of ten children of John Clark and Ann Rogers.
The West was a blank slate: a new land with uncharted areas with unfamiliar scenery, animals, and inhabitants, as well as different weather patterns. The West was an entire new place to view. It could be settled about in so many different avenues. It was up to the individuals in the East and South to move west and make it a place of success. Additionally, a whole new way of thinking was born into the region.
Compare and contrast the roles of Confucianism and Buddhism in both China and Korea until roughly the 7th century Introduction East Asia is the largest emerging economy of the world at present, and this phenomenon can be traced back to its cultural, demographic, political and social traditions and identities. Yang and Tamney (2011) said religion was an integral part of cultural which played an extremely great role in enriching people’s spiritual life, guiding people to do good (p.132), and strengthening the state authority and legitimating their rule by instilling people with the politics-oriented beliefs from the perspective of the ruling class. Confucianism and Buddhism played a dominant role in the feudal society in both China and Korea and they exerted far-reaching impacts on both countries until today. As religion, both Confucianism and Buddhism served similar purposes in maintaining the social orderliness and stability, despite the differences between them in the religions beliefs and their impacts. In this paper, the roles of two mainstream religions, Confucianism (including Neo-Confucianism) and Buddhism in China and Korea until roughly the 7th century are compared and contrasted in various aspects.
DIFFICULT PERSON-ASSIGNMENT II The bible said in the book of timothy chapter 3: 4- 5 this: ”4 They will be people who are disloyal, reckless, and conceited. They will love pleasure instead of loving God. 5 They will look like they are religious, but deny God’s power.
Flatland, written by Edwin A. Abbott, is about a Square whose goes on a journey to the third dimension, Spaceland. Square is from the second dimension, Flatland. In this story Abbott incorporates many Christian principals into the book. All throughout the book there are references towards events in the Bible and biblical characters. The main character A. Square is similar to the biblical characters Paul and Thomas, also known as doubting Thomas.