I often wonder how I want to spend the rest of my life. My dream has always been and still is to explore the vast oceans of the world and uncover the many mysteries that still lay hidden beneath the waters’ surface. I am at the time of my life where my decisions will pave the way for my future either “Good” or “Bad”, and to have what most people in the Marine Biology field want, a satisfying life that revolves around aquatic life. Unlike other comrade marine biologists, I didn’t quite spend much time as a child fiddling through tide pools or take many field trips upon a vessel. I grew up quite removed from the ocean even though I did grow up in Corpus Christi which is known as a Coastal City but I still knew little of it. However, I did have an opening into the ocean and it was looking through a very thick pane of glass, at the Texas State Aquarium to be precise over in my home town of Corpus Christi, TX. Dolphins, Otters, moon jellies and cow-nose stingrays were all members of a microcosm of the ocean that unfolded right before my eyes in our aquarium. I remember staying behind from the rest of the class and would spend hours walking around the exhibits of these fascinating animals as they went about their daily lives. Maybe some of this enthusiasm sparked my passion to earn a degree and become a Marine Biologist? Perhaps, it wasn’t until my sophomore year of High School, after finishing and excelling an Aquatic Science class, that I had found that spark that led me in my senior year to apply to Texas A&M at Galveston on continuing my path to become a Marine Biologist. TAMUG has a specific core curriculum for each individual degree plan that are used to satisfy the requirements needed. It is best that each student check with their program advisors to ensure specific details In this regard. The core curriculum utilizes six skills shown to be effective and helps students focus in the preparation for the real world when seeking job placement, real world experience and integration into main stream society. The following six skills will be utilized during the academic experience: Critical thinking, communication, empirical and quantitative skills, teamwork, personal and social responsibilities. In addition these skills will be practiced and developed over time within the context of 42 semester credit hours which will be assigned to eight Foundational Component Areas. These Foundational Component Areas which will in turn be made up of a selection of courses that are designed to the Texas Core Curriculum. In reading the Foundational Component Areas that will be assigned I was thinking to myself what would be the most and least challenging? I would have to say that Most challenging to me would be-Communication (Writing) and Least- I would say is Natural Science. My reasoning for selecting Communication (Writing) as being the most challenging I would have to say is that throughout my school academics, I’ve been asked to write a variety of writing assignments. I have always had a disliking in writing as I have always had great difficulty in getting started. Each assignment either had to meet a certain page requirement or had a topic I found difficult to relate to. That wasn’t even the main reason, the main reason was Myself, I couldn’t figure out how to lead off, start a new paragraph or follow the topic. Every time I’d hear we were given an essay I would get so nervous that I would psyche myself out and have a major meltdown. Obviously you can see I did the assignments, but that’s only because I would do the minimum to get by only because I didn’t see myself as being able to write that A or B type of paper. The least challenging there is not much to say about it however I would have to say that it’s Natural Science. From what I’ve researched about Natural science I would see it as being the least challenging Why? It’s…
Knowing Your Assignment
As Christians God gives us assignments that only we can accomplish with His help. It is our job to discover that assignment. Our assignment or purpose can be found in studying the Word of God. In order to make a lasting difference we must become knowledgeable in a particular field and wrap our lives around our assignment. It is important that we direct ourselves with definiteness of purpose toward our assignment.
We must have a burning desire or passion for our assignment…
Due to the increased awareness of the environmental issues, nowadays sustainability information has been seen as a major driver of companies’ value creation in the long term, leading to an increasing demand for the disclosure of their sustainability performance from stakeholders and the public society (Deloitte 2013). As a result, besides traditional financial reporting, companies have been encouraged to disclose sustainability information as well. This report will discuss the international…
English 123: Writing Assignment- Major Paper #1
Burdens of War
The burdens of war go beyond disrupting a person’s life, beyond missing out on years at home with family and friends. Holding the tittle of a soldier delivers immense weight to put on their shoulders. Being a soldier means not only determining their own fate but the outcome of hundreds of lives. Along with this new title comes the beginning of a new life, because when they finish their service, life will…
What Are Your Illusions?
Are you letting other people or events control you and your emotions? Something to keep in mind is that you are the only person in control of you. You cannot control an event, a friend or a spouse. The response to an event could trigger an emotion that is directly linked to the illusions or beliefs in your world. I am going to further expand on the concept of illusions, the way an illusion governs decision making and the ability people have to change their behavior by adjusting…
What is Anthropology and what are the Major Subfields?
When the question of what is Anthropology is raised amongst most individuals, the answer can sometimes be one that is unquestionably vague as Anthropology varies in different subfields. Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present to understand the complexity of various cultures. In addition, Anthropology builds upon knowledge from social and biological sciences as well as the humanities and physical sciences. Anthropology consists…
What's in a Kiss?
The Effect of Romantic Kissing on Mate Desirability
Rafael Wlodarski, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK. Robin I. M. Dunbar, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of
Oxford, Oxford, UK.
www.epjournal.net – 2014. 12(1): 178-199
Past research suggests that various courtship rituals, such as romantic kissing, may convey useful
mate quality information.…
Auditing and Assurance Services
Team assignment details
The assignment is to be based on JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX code JBH) and is to be
handed to your lecturer at the commencement of seminar 10.
The assignment must be prepared in accordance with the requirements as specified
below and as indicated in the Course Outline.
This assignment is to be completed in teams of five students. All students in a team
must be from the same seminar.
The aim of the group assignment is to test students’ ability to integrate…
almost 15 years of experience and spent 7 years as a manager to manage and lead out his team. The experience that he had allowed him to notify that his team is well communicated with what is expected from them. When a company has a clear vision of command and cohesive commanding right, the communication amongst them on what is expected from them can be achieved efficiently. The understanding he had on his team is clear as they are motivated by rewards and acknowledgement. The basis of Mr. Ooi Chin Keat’s…
Unit 1 Assignment 1 Business: What’s It All About?
March 19, 2014
1. The purpose of a business is to provide goods and services to customers to make a profit for the owners.
2. No. Some business organizations, known a not-for-profits, provide goods and services for the sole purpose of helping people. If those organizations do want a profit, they want to use it to provide more goods and services to their clients.
3. The three types are operating, investing…