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The Passage of the Homestead Act
Category : Culture & Society
The best way to settle land in the West had been a controversial issue since the establishment of the U.S. Although laws had been passed to address homesteading, no legislation did much to encourage settlement until the Homestead Act of 1862. PreemptionThe right to settle land and pay for it afterward was called preemption. Settlers in the West had been demanding preemption since before the Mex

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How to Quote From a Passage
Category : Education
To quote Voltaire, "Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another." However, if you choose to use a quotation in an essay or speech, you should always inform your audience of the source of this passage. Thus, quoting from others requires you to carefully conduct research before deciding how much of a passage should be referred to in your own ma

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How to Find a Bible Passage
Category : Culture & Society
Finding a Bible passage can be as simple as thumbing through a family Bible or entering some search terms into an online Bible. The difficulty arises when you only have incomplete information to begin with: a partial or garbled quotation or a single book of the Bible without a chapter and verse. Many finding aids can help you with your search.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Identify the

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How to Write a Passage From a Story
Category : Education
Writing a passage of a story is different than writing an entire story. A passage is a smaller excerpt of the story as a whole, taken from any part of the story. You might want to write a passage of a story to kick-start your imagination. Writing a passage can give you insight into where to go next with a story. You may also want to write a passage to send as an advertisement for your story or man

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The History of the Northwest Passage
Category : Education
The route by way of water through the Arctic Ocean north of Canada that connects the Atlantic to the Pacific is called the Northwest Passage. The Northwest Passage was sought for centuries after America was discovered, in the hopes that it would allow ships to make the journey from one ocean to the other without having to go around the southern tip of South America. It was not until the early part

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Interpreting a passage from the manual
Category : Programming Languages

I'm trying to get some bioinformatics software to run (TE Displayer) but it's simply not working. I think the problem might be in how the software is recognizing the FASTA headers. From the documentation this is said.


The sequence identifiers in the header lines take a pattern of "w(1,10)d(2,9)" meaning "word characters (1-10) followed by numbers (2-9)", so try to avoid a non-iden


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How to Annotate a Reading Passage
Category : Education
To gain a better understanding when reading a text, it is important to annotate. This requires the reader to take notes in the text, not on a separate sheet of paper. According to Nick Otten in his article "How and Why to Annotate a Book," he describes the benefit of annotation: "All the information is together and inseparable, with notes very close to the text for easier understanding." While ann

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How to Make an Outline of a Passage
Category : Education
Outline a reading passage to improve your understanding of it. This helps you think more clearly, and you will be able to summarize the passage because as you write you have thought about what it means and why it is important. At first glance, a passage may seem like a jumble of words and thoughts, but if you have some guidelines for how to outline, you can readily see how the passage is organized

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Quoting a Passage in MLA Format
Category : Education
MLA stands for the Modern Language Association. This association has a standardized documentation style that helps readers of scholarly works easily identify the source of quotes placed in an essay. The reader can usually find the source at the end of the essay on a “Works Cited” page, which contains further information on the sources, such as the author, title of the work, year the wo

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How to Cite a Short Passage
Category : Education
Citing short passages allows readers of your work to know that you're attributing a portion of the text in your paper to other authors. Citing passages is required whenever you are using someone's written or spoken word. Not only does it remove the liability of being accused of plagiarism, but it is also used to support facts which you present within the context of your paper. Many schools and ins

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