The definition of technology is “the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes.” When cellphones were invented, they were used just to call someone in case of an emergency when they were not home. But now, there are smartphones that are used to play Candy Crush and to check up on Instagram. This has made people too dependent on technology. 52% of people who were surveyed claimed that the majority of their time spent on their phone was because they were bored, which was not the original use for cellphones. Almost everything we do in life has some sort of technology influence and because of this, some people in society cannot live without their technological devices. Cellphones have become our generation’s security blankets. There was a study done at the University of Maryland to see how students would react without any technology for 24 hours. They studied kids from ten different countries and had the participants record how they felt during that period and the results were worse than they predicted. The students said that they felt anxious, insecure, restless, nervous, and depressed without their electronic devices. One even went far enough to associate the withdrawal from his cellphone to being like a “phantom limb.” No object should be that vital in a person’s life that makes them feel this way. Not only are we so dependent on our electronics, but this dependency has made interacting with people in person much more difficult. Years ago, back when my parents were kids, cellphones didn’t exist. If they wanted to talk to someone, they had to walk to their door and speak face to face. Speaking to people was an easy and common thing to do back then but not anymore. The texting world has allowed people to contact each other faster and easier than ever, but is that really a great thing? In reality, it has more cons than pros.
EN1305 Rhetoric and Composition
2 Feb. 2015
Women and Style
What a woman wears often expresses or reveals key personality traits that they possess.
Women typically have no problem expressing themselves, whether it be the way they talk or act,
or in this case, they way they dress. Most of the time what they wear does not actually say
anything about their personalities, but the way they wear it says it all.
Women have a way of making what they wear look unique…
June 18, 2014
Attending a private school has many benefits as well as drawbacks. There are several things I would change about the rules and regulations if I were given the opportunity. I would like to address three major areas where I believe change could be made to relax some of the rules. Education should always be the top priority for any school, however worrying with what we wear, how much food we take in, and the use of our…
Dr. Kenneth Elliot
June 15, 2015
Viewing Life’s Free Things: My Interpretation
I see the better things in life as being free. A lot of us in our general public today endeavor toward money as an objective. Many people are easily persuaded money will give them all that they wish. From my particular experience, I can’t help contradicting money being the main thing that brings satisfaction. In my opinion, the best things that can’t be purchased at any cost are achievements…
Unlike a military CDL, or MCDL, civilian CDL seekers must undergo extensive Department of Transportation (DOT) examinations. In contrast, MCDL seekers are only required to show proficiency for a certain type of vehicle, and only then, must they complete a Department of Defense certification process. From the standpoint of a trainer, both MCDL and CDL students’ are the bane of both industries, largely due to the transition from no experience to acceptable knowledge, skill development…
Whether it be a fictional hero or an everyday savior, many people have once looked up to someone as their hero. For some people a hero could be someone who wears a cape or saves lives. In order to be a hero, one must always be kind, humble, and selfless. These qualities fit well with a few Greek heroes such as Hercules and Perseus. Although Hercules had a bad temper, his kind heart was the reason he is considered a hero. Perseus as well had a kind heart, and he also had the trait of being humble…
about the class:
ENGL 030 or ENGL 040 or ENGL 098 or READ 040 or placement at the ENGL 099 level as defined by the College. An introduction to fundamental techniques of reading and writing including sentence skills, paragraph and essay development, and use of literal and inferential comprehension for critical and analytical thinking, reading and writing at the college level. 90 lecture hours.
Course Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able…
For other uses, see Essay (disambiguation).
Essays of Michel de Montaigne
An essay is generally a short piece of writing written from an author's personal point of view, but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article and a short story.
Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. Almost all modern essays are written in prose…
Sept. 29 2014
The formula for achieving success in college, depending on the individual this could vary dramatically. However, I intend on giving you an insight of my formula for achieving success at the college level. Achieving success in college ranges from scheduling times, your energy level, and learning how to relax. All these significant viewpoints are apart of what makes up the formula to obtain success at a higher level. Throughout, the essay I will touch not…
The Sacrifice of One for the Happiness of All
A utopia is a society that is in harmony and balance. The people in a utopia are happy. In “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” a story by Ursula K. LeGuin, there is a moral question. In this exemplification essay I will describe the sacrifice of a boy, a man and a people. The answer to the moral question is as such. The sacrifice of one human being is worth the happiness, and solidity of an entire utopia, whether forced or by free will, in any circumstance…
24 August 2012
Sports and Development
Sports are a major part of many young children’s lives. No matter what time of year, it is toddlers and teenagers can be found playing some kind of sport. This sport can be just among friends, or it can be in a competitive league. Either way, being involved in a sports program can be extremely beneficial to one’s development and growth. Many positive things come into one’s life through playing…