Topic Essay (History) 1

Topic: What was the disagreement Socrates had with the Sophists?

Socrates and the Sophists had many conflicting beliefs. For one, Socrates believed in absolute truth for every person, while the Sophists believed that there was no such thing. Another disagreement was regarding morality. The Sophists believed that there are different morals for everyone, where as Socrates believed that there was only one truth, and one set of morals to follow.


Topic Essay 14

Topic: “Why Posting My Essays on My Own Blog Site Every Week Will Benefit Me in the Long Run”

Now, I think it can help a lot when it comes to posting your essays. Here’s some ways I think it can help.

First off, your writing will get better over time. If you write consistently, you will get better at creating more polished articles and essays, with noticeably fewer grammar mistakes. And with that, your essays will get more pleasant to read to viewers. As with anything, writing requires practice. And posting writing assignments with a consistent schedule will help with making your words clearer.

Next, regarding posting it on a website, you can use your blog as a portfolio when it comes to potential jobs. After practicing, you’ll be able to write more persuasive essays, and you’ll be able to use those for jobs in journalism.

And finally, posting essays can help you remember the things that are being discussed in it. After all, many people say writing something down will help you remember it. So, in the chance you need to write a huge writing assignment, you can start by writing down smaller bits of it, regarding one topic or another. It might help you remember it for when that due date is near.

Topic Essay 13

Topic: “What should Virginia have done before giving editor Norman $500,000?”

I talked about this topic a bit in my previous essay, but I’ll just do a review and add a couple more other things that I think should’ve been done. As I have started, giving someone 500,000$ on the whim is a bad idea. So, here’s what I think Virginia should’ve done before giving the newspaper that much money.

First, I believe she should’ve looked into the newspaper a bit more. Seen the statistics of sales, and the overall background behind the people making the newspaper. My statement does not intend to say that in order to make a big donation, you need every little detail regarding the company. But, I believe that at least learning more about the company would and should be a must before donating that amount of money.

I understand that by the time this book was published, it wasn’t as easy to learn about something as it is now. But, Virginia could’ve asked Norman about the newspaper.

She could’ve asked more about the topics the newspaper covers. The design of it. How many pages are there in an issue? Are there any primary topics? What topics are deemed ‘important’ to them? She should have asked a little more before giving that much.

Topic Essay 12

This topic essay is regarding the story In His Steps by Charles Sheldon, which is why it may not make sense for those who haven’t read the book. I will be posting a summary of this book soon, but until then, you can review the plot of this book here and read it here.

Topic: “Which aspect of the plot so far sounds most implausible? Explain.”

So far, the most implausiable part of the plot is the whole newspaper plot line.

The newspaper is a daily newspaper run by the editor Edward Norman. Now, our friend Edward makes a bunch of wrong decisions regarding it, such as not working on Sundays. Not working on Sundays not only means Mondays get have no newspaper, which means decline in sales.

Keep in mind, sales and subscriptions have already been declining, and this wouldn’t help it in anyway. In fact, the newspaper almost went bankrupt. However, Virginia Page, a young woman who is very rich, saves this newspaper, by blindly donating 500,000$ to the newspaper.

And by ‘saves this newspaper’, I mean saves it. Apparently, the newspaper gets popular again after this donation, but that’s it. Now, for the explanations.

First, with Edward. He knew newspaper sales were declining. I’m not positive how it was back in 1896, but it made absolutely no sense to release no Sunday editions, business wise. The newspaper was already declining, and I’m sure anyone with half a brain would know that having a day without a newspaper for a daily newspaper would make thing worse.

Next, with Virginia. Even if you’re rich, blindly giving 500,000$ is a really bad decision. By blindly, I mean Virginia had no background provided to her about the newspaper. No statistics, nothing. She just gave them 500,000$. Now, personally, I’d be sure to do a through inspection of the company before giving that much money to something.

Finally, with the rapid succession of the newspaper. That part doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s more of the author’s fault for this, for he barely provided anything other than ‘it was successful again’. It wasn’t ever explained how after Virginia’s donation the newspaper had more sales, or what they did with that money. I would suggest that with that money they got more advertising which then boosted sales, but the author didn’t explain it, so anything’s possible.

In the end, the whole newspaper plotline was a big flop to me. The rest of the book isn’t bad, but this was the part that didn’t make sense to me.

Looking Backwards

Looking Backwards is a book, focusing on main character Julian West’s blast to the future… and past too, I guess.

Julian West is a guy who was born into an aristocratic family in the 19th Century. The gap between the rich and the poor was far too big to ever hope of closing. And with Julian being born into a high class family, along with many others of his class, he was arrogant and narcissistic, believing himself to be above many others.

Our protagonist gets engaged to a woman named Edith, being considered very beautiful. They swear to becoming married once their new house is built, however this is delay by a year or so, due to strikes by the building trades. Meanwhile, our protagonist is revealed to have insomnia, and has secretly built a sleep chamber underground to flood out noise.

Doctor Pillsbury is a man hired by Julian uses hypnosis to help him fall into a deep sleep. Pillsbury also trained a servant of Julian’s to wake him up when morning was nigh. However, on one night, Julian hired Pillsbury to help him sleep once more. That same night, after Pillsbury’s leave, Julian’s house was burned down, leaving him unable to wake up. But, then he does.

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George W. Bush

George W. Bush was born on July 6, 1946 in Connecticut, to his parents George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush. He was the oldest child of six siblings, and he spent most of his early life growing up beside them in Texas.

He attended various public schools before moving to Houston, in which then he attended a prep school for two years. After graduating, he went to a boarding school all the way in Massachusetts, where he finished high school and play baseball for a time. After finishing that, he went to Yale, and got a B.A. in history. He then attended Harvard and got a M.B.A. Continue reading

Culture of the 1970’s

The 1970’s was a time where famous tech companies were founded, and many inventors rised in popularity. Bill Gates launched Microsoft in 1975, and Steve Jobs had co-founded Apple in 1976.

The 1970’s was labeled the ‘Me’ decade by novelist Tom Wolfe, describing it as Americans in particular developing an attitude that made them only look out for themselves. People started leaving behind communitarianism and focused on what was best for themselves. Continue reading