Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Essay on Oscar Awards

The Oscars (earlier known as The Academy Award) is the main movie award in the United States and one of the most prestigious awards in the world. It is the oldest award in the world in the media, but it still remains one of the most significant awards in the world of cinema. It is awarded annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) at the ceremony, which traditionally takes place in late February or early March at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles (United States).

The feature of this award is that unlike most film festivals, The Oscars are awarded based on the results of the popular vote of the Academy members, and are not chosen by the jury. The candidates for the award are nominated by the workers of the film industry, and the winners of the award are determined by secret ballot among the Academy members, whom there were around 6000 people as of March, 2007, divided into 17 branches. Each branch (by the way, the largest is Actors) votes for its category (actors choose the best actress and actor, scriptwriters chose the best screenwriter, etc.). 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Essay on Consequences of Western Influence

The western cultural expansion to the East (Westernization) is an intensive penetration of Western European and American way of life, as well as related values, customs, characters and cultural artifacts (language, films, computer software, video games, books, etc.) to the Eastern European, Latin American, Islamic, African and Asian countries. There is no doubt that today English language, particularly its American variant, occupies a leading place in the world, pretending to be a global language. You also cannot deny that cultural expansion today is, above all, going through modern audio-visual media-television, radio, and cinema. The products made in the United States displaces local cultural products for massive consumption and artistic preferences. National film and television economies exposed to westernization, do not withstand competition, particularly, with American production. Especially apparent consequences of western influence are visible in the field of advertising.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Essay on Consequences of Scientific Discoveries

Science opens up opportunities for new developments, for example, in the areas of genetics, space, energy, information technology, etc. Each of us, in his daily life, can witness the progress in the habitat, urban planning, cultural and artistic environment.

Actually scientific discoveries and technical advances arising therefrom exceed and often transcend their initial objectives. The opportunities are huge, they offer hope of a better life: remote diagnosis in medicine, appearance of new materials (technical clothing, non-stick coating...), waste disposal, food for some patients specifically designed for astronauts... However, they can also generate hazards: harmful use of science, search for progress without necessary cautions, economic crisis, social, negation of the individual. Facing certain derivatives, some precautions are to be taken, limits are to be set, an ethic is to build or evolve to avoid that science and technology develop without taking the man into account.

Faced with these advances, we make individual choices and participate in societal choices, which are to be made knowingly. Searching the answers: how to support scientific and technical progress avoiding elementary catastrophism.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Essay on Poor Child Education

The number of poor children in the U.S. public schools is constantly growing during the last years, while secondary educational institutions in the southern and western parts of the United States estimate the majority of students to belong to this category. According to the published results of research by the South Education Foundation, 48 per cent of all students are from low-income families.

The data is based on statistics by the national school program on providing free breakfasts or partially subsidized lunches for students from families whose annual income does not exceed 40 800 United States dollars (for a household of four people), defined as poor families.

The study found that in 2011, there were 13 States in the southern and western parts of the United States, where the number of poor children was greater than their wealthy classmates and, for example, the poverty rate among Mississippi high school students reached up to 71 per cent. Ten years ago, there were only four such states. In 2011, the most rapid growth in the rate of poor students was in California, Nevada, Oregon, and New Mexico. Of a total 50 million students, 24 million claimed on reduced price meals.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Essay on Quality Required for Success

Today success depends on many factors. To be a successful person is to have the opportunity to realize your dreams and aspirations in each of the four areas of your life: work, family and personal relationships, health and hobbies.

Many who aspire to success are concerned if there are any special qualities required for success. Of course, successful people have certain "successful habits," which can be difficult to work out, but that is very easy to live with.

So, let us get to the qualities required for success:

Friday, January 23, 2015

Essay on Importance of Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is a set of knowledge about financial markets, their functioning and management, its professional participants and their financial instruments, products and services, the ability to use them in full awareness of the consequences of their actions and the readiness to accept responsibility for decisions taken. 

According to a definition of the Council of June 2005 OECD, financial education is the process by which consumers or investors:
  1. improve their knowledge of products, concepts and financial risks;
  2. acquire through information, education or a lens Board, the skills and confidence necessary for:
  • become more sensitive to the risks and opportunities in financial matters;
  • make reasoned choices, knowingly;
  • know where to find financial assistance;
  • take other effective initiatives to improve your financial well-being.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Essay on Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad

Everywhere we hear what excellent opportunities are given to those who chose to be educated abroad. However, the question always has a dark side to the coin. Will weigh all the pros and cons.

Let us first consider the pros of studying abroad.

Of course, a diploma in a prestigious college in Europe or America is what make your parents proud, gives you an advantage in finding a good job, not to mention the unique and unforgettable adventure, new acquaintances with representatives of different countries and cultures.

Education at a renowned University gives you such set of skills, which is much more practical than at any of your local institution. This means research, grants, and the opportunity to demonstrate and test yourself. But, besides all this, it is an opportunity to learn a new language.