invincible – tameless
invincible – tameless
|Noun||1.||perspicacity– intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business – the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; “computers are now widely used in business”
intelligence – the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness, craft – shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
knowingness – shrewdness demonstrated by knowledge
street smarts – a shrewd ability to survive in a dangerous urban environment
|2.||perspicacity– the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
trait – a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
objectiveness, objectivity – judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices
wisdom – acumen – shrewdness – perspicacity – cleverness
Sample Essay Questions
Common strategy terms for Essay writing are as follows:
Analyze: Divide an event, idea, or theory into its component elements, and examine each one in turn: Analyze Milton Friedman’s theory of permanent income.
Compare and/or Contrast: Demonstrate similarities or dissimilarities between two or more events or topics: Compare the portrayal of women in Beloved with that in Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Define: Identify and state the essential traits or characteristics of something, differentiating it clearly from other things: Define Hegelian dialectic.
Describe: Tell about an event, person, or process in detail, creating a clear and vivid image of it: Describe the dress of a knight.
Evaluate: Assess the value or significance of the topic: Evaluate the contribution of black musicians to the development of an American musical tradition.
Explain: Make a topic as clear and understandable as possible by offering reasons, examples, and so on: Explain the functioning of the circulatory system.
Summarize: State the major points concisely and comprehensively: Summarize the major arguments against using animals in laboratory research.
Following are some sample essay questions:
Education comes not from books but from practical experience.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which books might educate students better than practical experience. Discuss what you think determines when practical experience provides a better education than books do.
Scientific inquiry is rooted in the desire to discover, but there is no discovery so important that in its pursuit a threat to human life can be tolerated.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statements means. Describe a specific situation in which a threat to human life might be tolerated in the pursuit of scientific discovery. Discuss what you think determines when the pursuit of scientific discovery is more important than the protection of human life.
Politicians too often base their decisions on what will please the voters, not on what is best for the country.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a politician might make an unpopular decision for the good of the country. Discuss the principles you think should determine whether political decisions should be made to please the voters or to serve the nation
An understanding of the past is necessary for solving the problems of the present.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which solving a current problem might not require an understanding of the past. Discuss what you think determines whether or not the past should be considered in solving the problems of the present.
Wealthy politicians cannot offer fair representation to all the people.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a wealthy politician might offer fair representation to all people. Discuss what you think determines whether a wealthy politician can or cannot offer fair representation to all the people.
In a free society, laws must be subject to change.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a law should not be subject to change in a free society. Discuss what you think determines whether or not a law in a free society should be subject to change.
Tips for essay writing
Before you begin writing your essay, look through the marking criteria
in your unit information. Also check your study guide for information
relevant to your topic.
Now, develop your own interpretation of the question. You can make
sure you’re on the right track by running it by a friend or other
Pre-writing and further research
• Brainstorm ideas about your topic
• Write down the who, what, when, where, why and how
• Draw diagrams or a checklist of the ideas raised by your essay
• Research – focus on information that will improve your
understanding of the key points
• Organise your notes into the main points of your essay
• Plan your response by ordering your arguments, developing your
explanations and identifying the strongest supporting evidence
• Clarify your point of view
• Outline essay structure
• Explain importance of topic
• Define key terms
• Explain main points
• Stick to one idea per paragraph
• Include supporting evidence and examples
• Order your points according to importance
• Summarise your main points
• State your argument
• Never introduce new ideas in the conclusion – however you can,
include further questions raised by your essay
Final revision and editing
You need to show you understand the topic. Ensure that your arguments
are well developed, your points are clearly expressed and your
evidence ‘stacks up’.
• Have you referenced accurately and provided a bibliography?
• Is your writing tight and persuasive?
• Is your essay thorough and complete?
Proof your final copy
Before submitting your essay, check your spelling and grammar and make
sure you have answered the question.
The word palindrome is from the Greek palíndromos, meaning running back again (palín = AGAIN + drom-, drameîn = RUN). A palindrome is a word or phrase which reads the same in both directions. Some simple examples are:
RACECAR DEED LEVEL PIP ROTOR CIVIC POP MADAM EYE NUN RADAR TOOT
The longest single English word in common usage which is a palindrome is REDIVIDER, although the contrived chemical term DETARTRATED is two letters longer.
A heteronym that is spelt the same as another word both forward and backwards.