Comparative analysis of Hindu and Christian- related education in American public schools- Final Analysis

All three states had at least some instance of bias, but the amount and type varied greatly. Overall, California had the most accurate and fair representation of Hinduism. It was the only one out of the three states to have students read parts of Hindu sacred texts. California also had the most complete standards in regard to Christian violence. Whenever Christianity made an impact historically, California made sure to include both positive and negative impacts it had on society and did the same with Hinduism. There was more time dedicated to parts of history Christianity affected, but that appeared to be a symptom of what periods of history and what regions were studied, not because of pro-Christian bias. A student whose religious knowledge came solely from this curriculum would have a fairly even view of the two religions.

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Summary

My time was well spent this summer in lab. I gained greater confidence and knowledge of procedures and protocol in lab, but I also learned a great deal about the underlying chemistry behind my project and topic in general. The main objective of my project was to learn more about the underlying kinetics of Rhodamine 560 (R560) compared to Rhodamine B (RB), which was previously studied on the 532nm laser. R560 studies were done by a previous student, but on a 470nm laser, so my job was to obtain data for R560 back on the 532nm laser to compare the Rhodamine derivative to RB, and see whether differences between R560 and RB were due to laser wavelength or because of difference in structure and underlying kinetic behaviors. Data for R560 specifically entails blinking traces of single molecule scans, which graph intensity vs. time, in order to track fluorescence and electron transfer kinetics.

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Raillery & Revolution: Final Summary

Raillery & Revolution: Final Summary

     It is hard to believe that three whole months have passed since I embarked upon this research project, and that I have finally finished the process of transcribing, translating, analyzing, and writing on The Bibliothèque de Campagne. Last week my faculty advisor and I had our last conversation, during which we discussed the final product of my research project: a journal-length article of twenty-four pages. The discussion was extremely helpful to me, as my faculty advisor and I addressed the lingering questions I had about my essay. We spoke about my questions concerning the style and organization of my essay, specifically how I could conclude paragraphs without sounding repetitive. We also spoke about my questions concerning bibliography, and how to properly cite translated quotations from the Bibliothèque de Campagne in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style. Additionally, we spoke about a concern I had with my argument, that I was making the overly simplistic claim that joke books directly caused the French Revolution. After examining the issue with my professor, I came to the conclusion that joke books couldn’t be wholly responsible for the French Revolution, but that they could reinforce the prevalent progressive ideas at the time and subsequently motivate citizens to seek change. Finally, I also discussed my claims in the section of my essay contextualizing my argument, referring to scholars Robert Darnton and Roger Chartier as opponents of my thesis. Overall, the conversation with my faculty advisor enabled me to polish my arguments and moreover, my essay, allowing me to conclude the final product of my research project.

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Comparative analysis of Hindu and Christian- related education in American public schools- Update

As I put the finishing touches on my project, I wonder what I can do with this information going forward. They way religion is taught in some public schools could cause bigotry. Having public schools like Texas teach religion in America in such a politicized, pro-Christian way is unacceptable. Setting education standards is an immense responsibility as it helps shape the nation moving forward. After seeing how some states handle educating students about different religions and cultures, the amount of bigotry still in America makes a little more sense.

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