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  • ON THE NATURE OF
    up to a lot Payne Good citizenship begins at home The greatest contribution any parent can make to society is to raise children who are spiritually physically emotionally and mentally healthy not perfect but healthy Payne In other words lead by example do it yourself and teach it to your children Pray for your elected officials While one of the cornerstones of American politics is the separation of church and state and rightfully so that does not require the separation of religious faith and politics and persons of religious faith definitely should pray for our country and its leaders In addition to the above I would add the following The good citizen always has easy access to a copy of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence This means having them in his home or office But easy access is not enough These documents should be read studied learned understood and appreciated T he same can be said for The Federalist Papers by Madison Hamilton and Jay and Madison s Notes on the Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 The good citizen complies with the law voluntarily While bad laws are not an impossibility it should be obvious that law is essential for the functioning and survival of society Either we obey the law voluntarily or we have anarchy on the one hand or a police state on the other The solution to crime is not more police officers but greater compliance with the law The good citizen for example does not cheat on his taxes or try to avoid jury duty The good citizen knows and values his country s past its history its traditions its heroes its monuments and its sacred places The good citizen knows that many people going all the way back to the founding of the first permanent English colony at Jamestown in 1607 have made many sacrifices to found build preserve and protect our country and he teaches these things to his children The good citizen also knows that his her country has made some mistakes as has every individual along the way The good citizen does not deny these mistakes but neither does he permit them to define his society to the exclusion of its virtues and accomplishments He or she does however try not to repeat them The good citizen is conscious of the environment The good citizen does not waste natural resources The good citizen recycles empty cans and cartons as much as possible and never places trash anywhere except in appropriate receptacles The good citizen also keeps his automobile in good running order so that it pollutes the atmosphere as little as possible The good citizen recognizes that other people can be just as sincere in their views as he is in his He therefore respects them and their views He is tolerant and polite at all times and knows how to disagree without being disagreeable The good citizen bases his judgments on relevant rather than irrelevant

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  • success
    one ask about it This syllabus is in effect a contract betrween you and the instructor and it should contain all the information you need to succeed in the class This syllabus will not do you any good if you do not read it and surprisingly some students do not bother to read it That is a big mistake Consider the Bachelor of Arts degree Yes it requires study of a foreign language but today s world is very competitive and very interrelated We often hear such terms as international marketplace and global village A European I once met apologetically stated that he was fluent in only three languages yet many Americans are not really fluent even in their own If nothing else studying a foreign language is an excellent way to learn English Don t avoid the more rigorous courses and teachers The grapevine may tell you that Dr So and so is really hard and that he requires of all things a twenty page paper In twenty years you will look back and remember you learned something in this class whereas the pushovers will have faded into oblivion Don t forget your minor In addition to a major you will need a minor You don t have to make these choices the first day of school but you will have to make them eventually Go to the library and learn your way around in it It is a nice place and contains lots of good books the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of the ages Consider checking one out and reading it The library also is a good place to meet studious friends Another thing you need is to become computer literate if you are not already It is the wave of the future and cannot be avoided One of the most essential ingredients to success anywhere anytime is learning to manage your time Don t get behind in your work Buy a campus planner and use it faithfully If you want to get a job after graduation or to attend graduate or professional school you will probably need letters of recommendation from professors and perhaps others If you want them to say something good about you remember you will need to have done something good If your MSU career has been decidedly mediocre what is there to say to cause an admissions committee or an employer to select you over someone else Life is competitive The Law School Admission Council recommendation form contains the following guidance for the recommender Law schools value your candid appraisal of the applicant s ability academic and otherwise to study law including qualities of mind and character dedication responsibility and readiness for the rigors of advanced academic study Evidence of overcoming adversity rising to challenges and achieving beyond expectations are helpful in assessing candidates for admission ABOVE ALL ELSE remember what you are here for You are here to obtain a college education first and foremost not to play sports not to join

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  • plagiar
    or four words remember the following You must copy the material you are quoting exactly as it appears in the original down to the smallest detail of punctuation You must set off all quoted material regardless of length with quotation marks The exception is indented quotations In this case the indentation itself takes the place of quotation marks You must identify the source of every direct quotation regardless of length in a footnote 2 Paraphrases If you wish to use the facts opinions or ideas from a source but to express them in your own words remember the following You must be absolutely faithful to the sense of the source That is you must not distort the meaning of the original You must restate the author s ideas in your own words A few isolated key words of an author will necessarily appear in a summary but merely verbal changes constitute plagiarism That is a few omissions a few substitutions of synonyms a few verb changes a few rearrangements of word groups found in a source do not constitute your own words You must identify the source of every paraphrase in a footnote even though the paraphrase is in your own words An author s discovery of fact or his original interpretation of fact is as much his property as his exact words You must give credit in footnote form for any statistics facts theories interpretations ideas arguments or opinions which you take from any sources even though you present the material entirely in your own words NOTE Material which can be considered general or common knowledge need not be footnoted In most cases for example a reference to the fact that Franklin D Roosevelt was President of the United States during World War II or that the United States entered the war after Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7 1941 would be considered general knowledge In some cases what is and what is not general knowledge is determined by the audience for whom you are writing If you have any questions about what should or should not be footnoted in your particular case you should ask your instructor The development of intellectual honesty and integrity is a primary goal of a university education Plagiarism besides being dishonest in itself defeats this purpose Plagiarism and Documentation Examples Below are illustrations of both correct and incorrect handling of source material Original Source The emergence in widespread practice of the Baconian creed that scientific knowledge means technological power over nature can scarcely be dated before about 1850 save in the chemical industries where it is anticipated in the eighteenth century Its acceptance as a normal pattern of action may mark the greatest event in human history since the invention of agriculture and perhaps in nonhuman terrestrial history as well 5 5 Lynn White Jr The Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis Science March 10 1967 p 1203 Paraphrase Plagiarized The widespread use of the Baconian creed that scientific understanding means technological

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  • howto
    Adds a phrase to show relevance of the point to the question Cortez conquered the Aztecs A united country could best succeed in this form of competition Adds an afterthought added to make sure the relation of the point to the question is clear These resources brought about by the new discoveries increased the power of mercantilism With the opening of new trade routes the Northern and Western European states were able to break the Venetian Arab trade monopoly with the Indies The colonization led to a system involving a state controlled market between the colony and the mother country This permitted the nations of Europe to become economically separate units with no common market existing Amplifies with an example This condition fostered nationalism It is interesting to note that Italy which did very little exploration took longer to become a united nation than did the other countries of Europe Transition to a new point which came to mind during the writing of the answer Another feature in producing national states was the national pride these voyages tended to produce The voyages were financed by a national government Any new discovery was associated with the sponsoring government and added to the spirit of nationalism PRINCIPLES OF WRITING ESSAY EXAMINATIONS Outline your answer to the question In the opening paragraph write a direct answer to the question This will help you organize the rest of your answer Begin a new paragraph for each point Support your points by citing specific names dates and examples noting exceptions showing relationships suggesting implications and ending with a summarizing sentence or paragraph Make your answer clear Lead the reader neatly through the paper by well chosen TRANSITIONAL AND DIRECTIONAL WORDS Proofread your answers Start on the easiest questions first Answer in outline form if time

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  • Tips to Good Writing
    you really mean is somewhat unusual If something is unique it is unique it cannot be partially or somewhat unique Abbreviations Abbreviations in the text of a scholarly paper such as etc i e e g and so forth are the mark of an abbreviated education You also should avoid the U S Postal Service abbreviations for states KY TN VA If you do not know how to spell Tennessee it is time you learned Even worse are the now obsolete abbreviations Ky Tenn Calif and so forth Footnotes are another matter Abbreviations in footnotes are not only acceptable they are encouraged Writing Ibid p 128 makes much more sense than repeating the entire previous footnote while changing only the page number Using it s for its If you need to use the possessive pronoun use its It s is the contraction for it is which you should avoid anyway The wrong tense Students sometimes say something like Barnard states that organizations are cooperative social systems Barnard made that argument in 1937 and he now is dead That puts him in the past tense Beginning a sentence with a conjunction Ending a sentence with a preposition is opposed by purists but due to the awkwardness created by avoiding it it is something up with which I will put Beginning a sentence with a conjunction however However beginning a sentence with a conjunction is something I will not put up with Students are you paying attention Dividing topic headings or sections of your paper into one part as follows II A If II does not have more than one part you probably should use A for II On the other hand if you have an A you should also have a B You also should avoid Though Don t ever use this word in a scholarly paper However is a good substitute but see above Using the word feel for think believe have concluded and so forth Hopefully Refer back Thing and things Misspelled words A propensity for polysyllabic pseudoprofundities All other errors Excuses II You should Be careful with the findings and assertions of advocacy groups Many interest groups have their own websites in addition to books pamphlets and flyers with all sorts of graphics and links These are designed to win support for their positions The information may be perfectly accurate and correct but on the other hand it is likely to be one sided Do not accept their findings uncritically but obtain independent confirmation in other places from other sources Remember good organization is one of the most essential ingredients of a good paper Group similar topics and sub topics together this will form your outline Then write from your outline Purchase and use a good style manual They are available in any good bookstore You may also consult Bibliography Styles Handbook and or Citation Guide for Internet Sources Read and digest Strictly Speaking by Edwin Newman Learn how to prepare footnotes and bibliographies Journal articles and scholarly

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  • Comprehensive Exam
    except Greek or Latin Biology Create life Estimate the differences in subsequent human culture if this form of life had developed 500 million years earlier with special attention to its probable effect on the English Parliamentary system Prove your thesis with probable examples Music Write a piano concerto Orchestrate and perform it with flute and drum You will find a piano under your seat Psychology Based on your knowledge of their works evaluate the emotional stability degree of adjustment and repressed frustrations of the following Alexander of Aphrodisias Rameses II Gregory of Nicea Hammurabi and Einstein Support your evaluation with quotations from each man s work making appropriate references Do not worry about translating any passage you may use Sociology Estimate the sociological problems which might accompany the end of the world Construct an experiment to support your theory Geography Define Geography On what do you base your explanation Why Physics Explain the nature of matter Include in your answer an evaluation of the impact of the development of mathematics on science Political Science There is a red telephone on the desk beside yours Start World War III Report at length on its sociological political economic and miscellaneous effects if any Engineering The disassembled parts of a high powered rifle have been placed in a box by your desk You will also find an instructional manual printed in Swahili In ten minutes a hungry Bengal tiger will be admitted to the room Take whatever action you feel appropriate Be prepared to justify your decision Economics Develop a realistic plan for refinancing the national debt Trace the possible effects of your plan in the following areas Cubism the Donatist Controversy and the wave theory of light Outline the method that would be used to prevent these effects Criticize this method from

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  • The Worst, The Most Unusual, and The Best
    the few tribes in New Guinea still practicing ritual cannibalism of their own dead WORST SUICIDE A 40 year old man in Biella Italy set himself on fire and then experiencing a sudden change of heart threw himself to the ground and rolled around on the grass in an attempt to extinguish the flames Onlookers gasped as he rolled off a cliff and fell to his death MOST UNUSUAL AUTOPSY Andre Bazile a French convict from Nates serving as a galley slave died September 10 1774 after complaining of severe stomach cramps When an autopsy was performed with 50 medical students present the coroner discovered in the stomach of the deceased a knife pewter spoons buttons pieces of glass iron and wood In his report the coroner concluded about the cause of death It must have been something he ate BEST DRINKING WATER IN THE WORLD Residents of Bydgoszcz Poland turned on their water taps one day in 1973 and got beer instead of water A damaged valve in a brewery there had diverted several thousand gallons of the foaming brew into the city s water supply MOST UNUSUAL MILLIONAIRE At the time of her death Betty Green 1834 1916 Known as the Witch of Wall Street was the richest woman in the world with a fortune totaling nearly 100 million Although vastly wealthy she was mad For years she wore the same dress which was originally black but turned green and then brown with age For undergarments she used old newspapers collected from trash baskets in Central Park Her home was an unheated tenement in the Chelsea section of Manhattan and her diet consisted almost entirely of onions eggs and dry oatmeal preparing hot food would have added precious pennies to her fuel bill Perhaps the saddest instant of Betty Green s stinginess involved her son Edward who at the age of 9 was run over by a wagon Although his leg was seriously injured his mother refused to call a doctor taking him instead to a number of free clinics Eventually Edward s leg had to be amputated an operation that might not have been necessary if he had received the medical attention that his mother could have afforded MOST UNUSUAL LOCK At the French Crystal Palace in the 18th century a combination lock was exhibited which required 674 385 turns of the dial to open and close it It reportedly took one man 120 nights to lock it and another man 120 nights to unlock it WORST MEAL In 1971 Hans and Erna W a Swiss couple vacationing in Hong Kong stopped to eat at a Chinese restaurant there and asked the headwaiter to take their pet poodle Rosa into the kitchen and find it something to eat The waiter misunderstood their request The couple was aghast when Rosa was brought to their table done to a turn in a round bottomed frying pan marinated in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with Chinese vegetables The meal

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  • const
    Minutes from regular or executive meetings 2 Fiscal Records 3 Publications which represent the organization D No member shall be removed or classified inactive without written notification Members who are subject to removal or classification as inactive shall be given one month to appeal to the membership E Any member may request that statements be entered verbatim into the official minutes F Any member may request a ballot vote for any organizational function requiring the consent of the members G A member who is absent from a vote may notify the academic advisor in writing of his her intentions The academic advisor with the consent of the member shall enter the signed letter of intent in lieu of a ballot Verification of voters intentions may occur upon request Article VIII Organizational Authority A No member shall claim to represent the College Republicans in publications speeches or solicitations without the consent of the voting membership This should not be construed as to prohibit a member from voicing his her opinion or stating a policy of the College Republicans as established in a by law or platform B To provide for public accountability and recruitment meetings of the College Republicans of Murray State University shall be open to all interested persons with the exception of strategy sessions executive sessions impeachment or removal proceedings and elections Article IX Ratification and Initial Exemptions A This constitution shall become effective upon a vote of 4 5 of all membership in favor of ratification B Article II Section C and Section D line 2 shall be waived upon majority consent of the membership for the first election of officers Recommended Changes to the Constitution February 21 1996 Article III A Change grade point average to 2 3 B Allow graduate students to hold office Officers D The President 4 The President should act as an ambassador when needed 5 The President shall delegate tasks to any member or officer within reason E The Vice President 3 Shall assist the President in functions 4 Shall delegate responsibility for campaign literature and set up dates for its distribution F The Secretary 3 Will gather information for any club literature and mailings E Constitutional Committee Chairperson 1 The chairperson is accountable for keeping members informed about the constitution 2 The chairperson shall preside over meetings involving the removal of any officers or members H Treasurer 4 Shall on request inform any member of the accounts of the club 5 Shall provide on the third week of November and April a balance of the accounts to the other officers for evaluation Adopted April 28 1996 Amendments proposed to the Murray State University College Republicans constitution at the regular meeting held on March 7 2013 Article II presently reads Article II The Conduct of Elections A The election of officers shall be conducted yearly during the month of April for a term not to exceed one calendar year B No member shall occupy more than one office concurrently nor serve in

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