400-Word Essay Examples

Religion

Minoritization and Pluralization Issues

The connection of religion and politics is a complex yet critical theme to be studied in the contemporary sociopolitical and economic context. While Latin America has been known as overwhelmingly Catholic for an extended period, the recent religious trends and increased share of Pentecostals/Evangelists in the region’s population imply the...

Literature

Review of Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use”

In her short story Everyday Use, Alice Walker characterizes the daily life of a rural African-American family to show the clashing dynamics between different understandings of African-American culture. The story revolves around Mrs. Johnson’s, that is narrator’s, experience with the visit of her daughter and her male companion. The most...

Sociology

How Does Child Neglect Affect a Child’s Self-Esteem in Adulthood?

Introduction Child neglect and maltreatment are unfortunately common social problems in the global world of today. The repercussions of the ill-treatment in childhood can take many forms, from drug use (Oshri, Carlson, Kwon, Zeichner & Wickrama, 2017) to mental health issues such as depression (Xiang, Wang & Guan, 2018). As...

Sociology

Helping Hand For Veterans: Developing Human Resources

Human resource development is comparatively a young intellectual discipline. An old deeply rooted field of practice within an organization. In Helping Hand for Veterans, the approaches to human resource development hypothesis and performance are highly rooted in the organizations improvement and progressing methods (Gilbert, 1978). However, retraining of the Helping...

Literature

Personal Development in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

Modern people agree that a person can be satisfied or happy when their needs are met. Notably, this simple truth was widely accepted in earlier times as well. However, the way society saw the needs of an individual varied considerably throughout centuries and across the globe. For instance, development has...

Politics & Government

China-United States Trade Problems and Causes

Abstract There has been a dramatic change in trade modalities between the US and China for the last 15 years. Before the advent of 1992 quantity trade volume between the two nations was estimated at $10 billion per year, but it grew by about 600% in 1999. This has in...

Sociology

Sociological Issues: Violent Crime in the Society and Same-Sex Marriages

One topic that is of great interest to me is the topic of reducing violent crime in the society. My personal interest in this topic is because there are so many cases of violent crime occurring in the society that go unreported. For instance, in many black and Latino neighborhoods,...

Sciences

Wolverine Frog: Phylogeny, Environment, Adaptation, and Selection Pressures

The hairy frog is a species of frogs associated with the Central African region. It belongs to the Arthroleptidae family, the genus Trichobatrachus, and is scientifically referred to as Trichobatrachus robustus (Wells 53). Its name originated from the presence of hair-like structures that appear on the body and thighs of...

Tech & Engineering

Elements of Project Management

Project management is a broad study area within the academic and educational aspects of conducting practical projects. It contains components that are resourceful to frontrunners in the field of project management. Therefore, this assignment addresses the role of project management elements and incorporates the use of a case study in...

Tech & Engineering

Properties of Cloud Computing Services

Questions Asked This paper is aimed at cutting through the hype of cloud computing to evaluate if CU-IT services should adopt it. Emphasis will be given to the explanation of how cloud computing integrates with CU-IT’s basic business competencies. Also, this paper will be aimed at assessing how cloud computing...

Law

War on Drugs: Reducing and Defining the Trade of Illegal Drugs

‘The War on Drugs’ is an expression mostly used for the prohibition campaign and military intervention carried out by the American government, with support from the foreign military and involved countries, and the main objective is to reduce and define the trade of illegal drugs. This proposal engages a range...

Tech & Engineering

Project Management: Theory and Practice

Working with a team has enabled me to achieve the objectives of the project and taught me the importance of communication in teamwork. By being a part of the team, I am now better equipped with the tools and knowledge required to work in a team through cooperation and coordination....

Sciences

Qualitative Research Study of Smoking among Australian Youths

The article by Rachael Green and David Moore reports a qualitative research study conducted to examine smoking among Australian youths in a particular social network (Green & Moore 2013). The researchers collected ethnographical data among 60 young adults between 2005 and 2007. The study also involved semi-structured interviews using 25...

Law

Risk Assessment and Management in Criminology

Introduction Risk can be defined as threat or likelihood of a damage, loss or injury. The negative happening can be caused by internal or external factors, actions or inactions. Every company or organization has its level of risk. The acceptable level of risk is defined by legal and regulatory department...

Education

The Benefit of Studying Abroad Compared to Studying in the Home Country

As the process of globalization continues to impact the modern world, the problem of choosing the appropriate institution for higher education continues to occupy student’s minds. Studying abroad may become an exciting experience beneficial for one’s future career while studying in the home country has its advantages as well. The...

Philosophy

What Is Philosophy?

The Oxford Dictionary defines Philosophy as the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. However, philosophy means much more than this basic definition encompassing a vast body of work and this essay examines the various aspects of what is philosophy. Philosophy deals with the fundamental questions about...

Literature

“Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel

Introduction Like Water for Chocolate written by Laura Esquivel is considered to be a marvelous novel published in 1989. The story overview gives an opportunity to realize the basic themes highlighted by the author who strived to underline such issues as “familial insubordination, passion and dictatorial governance”. The author strived...

Psychology

Dark Matter: The Issue of True Identity

Introduction What constitutes one’s self? When one’s personality begins and ends? What are the origins of a person’s identity? These questions have been discussed in the fields of philosophy and psychology for centuries, and yet there is still no consensus on the topic of personal identity. Body theory and memory...

Tech & Engineering

Enterprise Resource Planning Assignment

Discussion Part The implementation of the ERP is challenging for any organization disregarding whether the ‘big bang’ or phased approach is used. The ‘big bang’ approach suggests that the company will shift from the old ERP to the new one at a single point in time. The advantage of such...

Environment

Water Pollution and Associated Health Risks

The deterioration of the environmental situation all over the globe is inseparably linked with the pollution of the atmosphere, soil, and water with agricultural, industrial, and domestic human activities. Since the abstraction of water for drinking purposes is made from underground and open water sources, it becomes evident that all...

History

Chinese Colonial Administration in Inner Asia

China and Other Colonial Empires China has always been one of the most discussed and investigated countries. Today, the outstanding development of this state gives rise to a new wave of discussions about its imperialistic past and how it impacts its todays growth. In the paper “China and Other Colonial...

Tech & Engineering

Is Online Learning as Good as Face-to-Face Learning?

Online learning becomes a widespread option for education. Some people believe that face-to-face learning ensures effectiveness. Many students prefer it because of its convenience and time-saving. Others consider that online learning can also be useful. They say that it helps them to improve discipline while simultaneously saving money on various...

Literature

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou

The excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings tells about the memories of a little girl. Marguerite Johnson and her brother Bailey, abandoned by their parents, go to their father’s mother to Stamps, Arkansas. That is how children start living with their grandmother whom they soon begin to...

History

Africans in America – the Growth of Slavery in the 1600s and 1700s

Introduction American slavery involved the ownership of persons who were subjected to work without consent and contracts. The southern side focused on cash crop cultivation as the main economic activity while the northern side agricultural activities were less. In the north, slaves were used in domestic work and skilled crafts...