Sociological Perspectives and Katrina


I just finished both of my papers on perspectives and hurricane Katrina. I’ve uploaded both of them to the blog for public download. They are both in .pdf format, and you will need Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to view them. Acrobat Reader is a free download, and you can obtain it here:

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Each of the essays can be used as a reference for a collegiate paper, journal entry, et cetera without my permission. However, duplication in part or in whole in a non-public sense is prohibited without my WRITTEN permission. Basically, follow the GNU Linux licensing guidelines.

Here are the links (please right-click and hit “save-as”:


The Sociological Imagination


The Boogeyman

Horrible. Just plain bad. I knew it was going to be awful, but I just had to witness it for myself. It was a sad attempt at a scary movie. It was incredibly boring, had redundant shot sequences, and had an stunningly predictable ending.

The only thing that made it even watchable was the hopes that it would get better. Unfortunately, it didn’t. I’m thinking about writing Sam Raime and asking for those 90 minutes of my life back.

I have to give it a noble:

1 / 10


I finally figured it out: how to read out of a textbook without falling asleep. This may not work for everyone, but for me, it really helps to read the text outloud to myself. Reading a textbook isn’t like reading a novel; it can be quite dull or boring, even if the content is somewhat interesting. Try it. Read a textbook chapter for homework and read it outloud to yourself.

It helped me just get through 70 pages of my history book in one sitting. Usually that type of reading would take me at least 7 sittings all interrupted with 10-15 minute breaks. At that rate, it would have taken me HOURS to get through all of it. Instead of taking about 7-8 hours (including all the breaks), it only took about 1.5 hours!

Because of this new reading technique, I have thoroughly increased my efficiency and comprehension. Increasing efficiency AND comprehension greatly decreases the time necessary for review before a test. The more the brain can comprehend with the first read-through, the less that material has to be reviewed.