10/16 Ben,kris Eric

1. My dog is not only friendly but also playful.
2. We can go to the park or dance in the classroom.
3. Jeremy likes to read historical, realistically and speculative fiction.
4. When I went to the bar, I want to dance, drinking and punch on the rowdy faces.
5. Buying a car is not a decision to take lightly nor carelessly.
6. Tyler is for the legalization, not criminalization of marijuana.
7. Sally needs a new stove, dishwasher, and a set of knife for her kitchen.
8. My first-grade teacher taught me how to write, how to read and play tic-tac-toe.
9. She will not admit it, nor will she be apologizing.
10. The whole wheat pasta is better than enriched wheat pasta.
11. Literature classes teach students to analyze texts, thinking critically and improve writing.
12. Beets are just as nutrient-rich as rutabagas even though they are not in season.
13. Drunk drivers are thoughtlessly taking the lives of other people in their own hands,
risk their
own lives, thinking only about their own pleasure and fun, and not consider the consequences of
their actions.
14. In order to convey the information correctly, the police officer spoke loudly to the crowd, tell people where they should stand repeated the information to help people remember, and gesture

run-onCommaSplice 10/2(Ben,Bolun, larry)

1) The chickens on campus play a famous role in our school, they make us unique.
2) What if the chickens laid eggs and hid them somewhere they would get left behind.
What if the chickens laid eggs, and hid them somewhere they would get left behind.
3) The chickens bring laughter to our students, without them we’d be an ordinary
school. Type__C__
4) I remember, after my first class I was leading out to the bookstore unfortunately, I
stepped on the chickens’ dump. Type____
I remember after my first class, I was leading out to the bookstore unfortunately, I
stepped on the chicken’s dump.
5) Right now there many chickens living freely on campus but many professors don’t
want chickens. Type____
Right now there many chickens living freely on campus, but many professors don’t
want chickens.
6) Chickens should not be allowed to live freely on the campus because they cause
stinky odors make noise and no one wants to clean after. Type____
Chickens should not be allowed to live freely on the campus, because they cause
stinky odors to make noise and no one wants to clean after.
7) Anytime students want to lie down on the lawn they need a place that look clean and
have a fresh air therefore they can not take a nap or study. Type____

Anytime students want to lie down on the lawn they need a place that looks clean and
has fresh air, therefore,  they can not take a nap or study.
8) But I strongly disagree with that opinion, chickens should not be allowed on campus
at all.
9) During the time students are in the lab if the chickens make a lot a noise the students
won’t focus to do their job. Type____

During the time, students are in the lab, if the chickens make a lot a noise the students
won’t focus to do their job.
10) In conclusion, if the chickens live freely on campus because students let them live
free then these students should clean the chickens mess. Type____

10/2 Google Translate!

The quote in my language Cantonese/Chinese: 幸福並非垂手可得,必須要自己爭取。

Google Trans: Happiness is not at your fingertips and you must fight for it yourself.

My Trans: Happiness is not something premade. It comes from your own actions.

I fixed Google’s translations. The problem with google translate is google only translate the literal meaning of the words it itself, and not phrase nor muti meaning of the words.

9/30 Arguments Bolun, Ben

1.  hard evidence

2. hard evidence

3.  hard evidence

4. YES https://www.factcheck.org/2017/01/the-facts-on-crowd-size/ constructed

5.  N/A http://sfhelp.org/gwc/pop/fearbased.htm


  1.  Yes, she found the information, but she didn’t mention where she got the information from.
  2.  Yes, even the whole class is using the same book, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to cite it.
  3.  Yes, he needs to talk to both professors in order to reuse the paper from a different class.
  4.  Yes, they should have double-checked the material before submitting the project to avoid plagiarism.
  5.  Yes, even with paraphrasing you still have to cite the original source.


  1.  Yes, assuming that doesn’t mean you don’t have to cite all sources.
  2.  Yes, you need to cite it even the information is about dates.
  3.  Yes,  if you copy the source, you will need to use an in-text citation.
  4.  No, because is from your mom.
  5.  No, is common knowledge.
  6.  Yes, even tho you share the same idea as the author do, you are still required to cite it.


9/25 research writing

Today in class I read a research article about strength training. The research talks about which way of training can lead to more strength gain between training to failure or don’t train to failure. The topic of the article is “Resistance Training with Repetition to Failure or Not on Muscle Strength and Perceptual Responses”. According to the article, they compare to groups of people who have been training for 8 weeks, one group trained to failure on a weekly basis and the other group doesn’t. (Joao, 2017) Surprisingly, the group who train to failure have less strength gain than the group who don’t train to failure.



9/23 slang/idioms.php

Call it a day: it means done for the day.

out of the woods: out of danger or trouble

cutting corners: being cheap or taking short cuts

long story short: summarize a long story in order to save time

Don’t Judge a book by its cover: don’t make your decision just by its appearance

9/9 DALN

I found a narrative about a guy named Ryan and he wanted to get more education on history. This is a 90-second audio narrative. Ryan is 13 years old and he is currently in middle school. He felt in love with history because he thinks history made him understand complex ideas and mistakes were made in the past. He wanted to get good grades and proceed to college and to be a history major.


I read a few of my peer’s response to today’s’ discussions regarding today’s topic ethos arguments. We understand that ethos is based on the character and credibility to construct an effective argument. We all talked about how to get reliable sources and don’t forget to site them accordingly.

Freewrtting 9/4

There are a few ideas I have for my audio essay. I wanted to talk about my high school experience in the US and how it made me grow both physically and mentally. And my other idea would be how coming to the US for college changed my view on college education and its value. I would also like to talk about the challenges I had overcome when I tried to adopt the US culture. I would also like to mention my best friends during high school, they helped me a lot when I tried to learn more about their culture.

I came to the US when I was 15 and starting as a 10th grade, the reason why I wanted to leave HK and come to the US is very simple, this would be my own will and curiosity. What’s like to be living in the US like comparing to my own country. Is safe to say, it was a scary but fun experience I had. At first, it was really hard for me to learn a new language and catch up with other local students. I make some new friends with the local student and they were very helpful. I spent 3 years in the US for my high school degree, during that time I lived with my sister for one and a half years and the other half with a host family.

In class writing acitvity: Aboye Efebo, Ben Wong and Yuhao Dai


In the article “Why “Seinfield is Superior to “Friends””, Melissa Blake uses a Rogerian argument to prove that Seinfield is better than Friends. Blake does acknowledge that Friends does have a greater amount of appeal to the show due to the pseudo-reality of the characters and their lives. She makes the argument that Seinfield was significantly more realistic and had a more complex storyline, whereas Friends gave an unrealistic view of what it’s like being in your twenties. She directs the argument towards the reader, even giving anecdotes of the impact both shows have had on her. Blake’s argument about Seinfield being the better show was successful due to her use of ethos, logos, and pathos in her argument. Even though I like Friends significantly better, I can’t help but agree Seinfield is the better show because of its relatability to the normal everyday people you come across.