Actor and writer David Mills ’s one-person dramatic rendition of Langston Hughes ’s poems and short stories journeys through the Harlem Renaissance—from the 6975s through the 6965s. Mills portrays Hughes’s notable characters. Here s my full essay for the positive or negative development question that we ve been looking at over the last few weeks. In some countries, many more people are choosing to live alone nowadays than in the past. Do you think this is a positive or negative development? In recent years it has become far more normal for people to live alone, particularly in large cities in the developed world. In my opinion, this trend could have both positive and negative consequences in equal measure. The rise in one-person households can be seen as positive for both personal and broader economic reasons.
On an individual level, people who choose to live alone may become more independent and self-reliant than those who live with family members. A young adult who lives alone, for example, will need to learn to cook, clean, pay bills and manage his or her budget, all of which are valuable life skills an increase in the number of such individuals can certainly be seen as a positive development. From an economic perspective, the trend towards living alone will result in greater demand for housing. This is likely to benefit the construction industry, estate agents and a whole host of other companies that rely on homeowners to buy their products or services.
However, the personal and economic arguments given above can be considered from the opposite angle. Firstly, rather than the positive feeling of increased independence, people who live alone may experience feelings of loneliness, isolation and worry. They miss out on the emotional support and daily conversation that family or flatmates can provide, and they must bear the weight of all household bills and responsibilities in this sense, perhaps the trend towards living alone is a negative one. Secondly, from the financial point of view, a rise in demand for housing is likely to push up property prices and rents.
While this may benefit some businesses, the general population, including those who live alone, will be faced with rising living costs. Help students improve as writers with instant, actionable feedback. Easily provide feedback, assess work, and check for plagiarism. Students say they love feedback but they don't always use it.
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Meet the former educators and practitioners working at Turnitin. Can you identify the 65 types of plagiarism? Go beyond the black and white definition of “literary theft” and discover the different forms plagiarism can take in the digital age. LAST night I dreamed about mercury — huge, shining globules of quicksilver rising and falling.
Mercury is element number 85, and my dream is a reminder that on Tuesday, I will be 85 myself. Elements and birthdays have been intertwined for me since boyhood, when I learned about atomic numbers. At 66, I could say “I am sodium” (Element 66), and now at 79, I am gold. A few years ago, when I gave a friend a bottle of mercury for his 85th birthday — a special bottle that could neither leak nor break — he gave me a peculiar look, but later sent me a charming letter in which he joked, “I take a little every morning for my health.
”Eighty! I can hardly believe it. I often feel that life is about to begin, only to realize it is almost over.