in class writing: September 25th

Indira Cockerill, Romeo Jivraj


1.) No (Common knowledge)

2.) Yes (Since that is where he is getting his main source)

3.) No (Since it’s his own paper and words)

4.) Yes (Since did not say if he sited where he got the information)

5.) Yes (Still needs to site where the source even if it’s paraphrased)

1.) No (Since it’s already cited in the beginning)

2.) No (Common knowledge)

3.) No (Common knowledge)

4.) No (Not from online source, own source. As long as your introduce scenario will be fine)

5,) No (common knowledge)

6.) Yes (would need to cite or mention article and then paraphrase)


In class writing: September 20

Language is an everyday tool that we use to communicate with one another, a very useful tool, it can also be a potential way to offend someone When engaging in conversation both parties have the potential of offending someone, though it’s imperative that we engage in conversation. When reading Impoliteness in Language: Studies on Its Interplay with Power in Theory and Practice, the authors Bousfield and Locher states that, “Impoliteness has a means to negotiate relationships”(P.4). In context of relative power play this can immediately change the way someone is perceived by another. The author use the example of what can be perceived an impolite can be shared with a larger group, however it depends who is making the rules. This is true, how a group identifies impoliteness which can potentially offend a certain group or individual is totally dependent on the norms of the group. It’s important to establish the definitions in the beginning to prevent an individual from being offended or discriminated against in an for example work environment. This will prevent miscommunication and make sure that things are in order and benefit the entire group as a whole.

Bousfield & Locher. (2008). Impolitness in Language: Studies on Its Interplay with Power in Theory and Practice. Berlin. GmbH and Co. Fusion.


September 4: in class writing

The assignment is clean cut and to the point we are asked to create a compelling story about ourselves through our own narrative by incorporating music and different sounds to push the story. Throughout the process we will be given feedback by our fellow peers and will adapt and or continue with our story and process.

Some challenges I may face while doing this assignment is finding time to do the actual assignment in the confines of a busy schedule with practice and other hw. Though since this assignment is not long it should not be too daunting to find time, though finding a quiet place might be challenging.

Some questions that I have is what is the exact format, and what platform will we be using the create this? Hopefully it will be easy to adapt too.


August 30: in class writing

I have still not received the book yet but from reading what other have to say, I do confirm the idea that immigrants should not be treated unequal in terms of grace and statues. Though I believe immigrants should be held to a high standard and be treated differently so. To stive for what they can be and remember what they could be. I would hope that immigrants take pride of the opportunity that surrounds them and in a way, hit the ground running.

As Shirley stated in her blog post, a country needs it’s own culture and heritage. Which of course has been built on the backs on immigrants dating back from when then Eurpeon colonists came to what would be the United States. Different cultures but the same pride and beliefs of this country is what make diversity very important.

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