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March 6; In class writing

Quote: Samoa, tula’i ma sisi ia lau fu’a, lou pale lea;

Vaai i na fetu o lo’o ua agiagia ai;

Le faailoga lea o Iesu na maliu ai mo Samoa Oi

Samoa e, uu mau lau pule ia faavavau.

Meaning: Samoa, arise and raise your banner, your crown;
Look at those stars that are appealing;
This is the sign that Jesus died for Samoa.
Samoa, hold your authority forever.

Google translation:  Samoa, arise and raise your banner, your crown; Look at those stars that are appealing; This is the sign that Jesus died for Samoa. Samoa, hold your authority forever.

It is spot on.

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March 4; In class writing. Moana, Sanskriti and elsa

  1. constructed argument: 31% of drunk drivers are involved in traffic deaths — US department of Transportation
  2. hard evidence
  3. constructed argument: American Psychological Association suggest that there is a link between violence among kids and video games
  4. constructed argument: President Trump did not have the largest crowd size at his inauguration — factcheck.org
  5. constructed argument: FDR gave a speech and stated “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. It is solely based upon opinion.
  6. Constructed argument: According to NBCnews.com, about 15,000 lives have been saved by airbags in the last twenty years.

 

A:

  1. Yes: because she does not give credit to wikipedia
  2. Yes: tam doesn’t use citation
  3. no: He checked with his professor to see if it is okay to use information from his last paper
  4. Yes: They use information straight from the internet without citing
  5. no: She paraphrases and does not copy

B:

  1. no: Clearly identified the source at the beginning
  2. yes: it is a fact from the internet so therefore you have to cite
  3. yes: Have to give credit to the encyclopedia
  4. no: this person is gathering information on their own, and it did not come from the internet
  5. yes: give credit to the book
  6. yes: Because they paraphrased the article, they still have to give credit.
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Feb 22; Missing class work

https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/daniel-berehulak-freelance-photographer

This photo was taken in 2015 when the Ebola outbreak hit Africa. In this photo, there is a five year old girl who is being man handled by paramedics dressed in hazmats suits and they are taking her in the ambulance because she has the disease. In the surrounding area, you can notice that there are many people just watching, their faces seem to be lifeless. It seems as if they are used to this type of situation that is happening. Then, I noticed the people in the hazmat suits. One is aggressively taking the little girl and another looks like he is “sanitizing” the area.

This photo is an argument and an awareness post. This photographer is trying to argue that there was a big crisis going on in Africa and they are spreading awareness about what is happening. I thought the photographer did a good job because it captures that perfectly. The photo is taken in a low income area, and its just a perfect setting. This argument uses ethos because it is reliable. The photographer is at the site taking shots of real life action. It also uses pathos because we feel a type of sadness when we see this photo — the photographer wants us to feel sorry for the people in Africa and that goal is accomplished. As for logos, they are persuading us with real life figures, proving to us that there is an ongoing issue with widespread sicknesses.

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Feb 27; In class assignment

Combine each of the following pairs of sentences using either a comma and a coordinating conjunction or a semicolon, a conjunctive adverb, and a comma. Add or delete words as necessary.

1. The reality show follows the lives of Bruce and Kris Jenner’s combined family. Most of the episodes focus on the three oldest daughters, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian.

2. Bruce Jenner, who was famous for breaking the world record and winning a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics has sons from a previous marriage, Brandon and Brody,who have also appeared on their own reality shows.

3. The Kardashians’ father, the late attorney Robert Kardashian, was famous for representing O. J. Simpson and because of this, his daughters gained recognition as American socialites.

4. Kim came into the national spotlight in 2007 after a sex- tape scandal and a Playboy appearance, then, the Kardashian fame grew into a profitable reality series.

5. The show depicts the daily routine of the Kardashians, and their show features Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé’s attempts to build their line of fashion boutiques.

6. The Kardashians’ behavior at first seemed outrageous, but to our surprise, they are a loving family.

7. The Kardashians squabble like typical siblings, Kris, the mother, holds their family together.

8. Kim’s $10 million wedding to pro basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011 was seen by an estimated 10.5 million viewers but sadly, the marriage lasted only 72 days.

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Feb 25; In class assignment

https://www.coca-colacompany.com/coca-cola-slogans-through-the-years#

In this photo that I got from google when looking up “coca cola slogans” coke is arguing that their drink brings happiness to someone’s life and at the bottom it says “Coke adds life.” I perceive the last sentence as coke is a drink that brings life to someone, for example, if they’re having a bad day, they can drink a coke and their day will be 10x better. Also, the image is a photo of someone handing you a coke bottle and it says, “have a Coke and smile.” This technique is over all very effective because the add is in bright red, it’s a very catchy slogan and it just makes you happy.

I guess you can say that this add uses both pathos and logos. The reasons being is that this add / argument makes you feel a certain way (happy) therefore, it would be pathos. Also, for logos, they are trying to argue that if you drink a coke, it’ll make you happy and it will add life to your already existent life. They are trying to prove that happiness is a logical thing when you drink Coke.

 

American Idioms:

1) horse around – I found this one interesting because as a kid our teacher used to say “no horse playing” or in other words, do not irradically play around. I never reall got the concept of why they used to say “no horsing around” or even “no horse playing” until I got older and I just think it’s so funny.

2) let the cat out the bag- this is an idiom that I didn’t know about until recently. I heard someome say this and from what I got, it means to to tell everyone a secret that you’ve been waiting to say. I chose a lot of the idioms with animals in it because I always thought it was weird how people would incorporate animals.

3) fishy – I always loved this idiom becase I would hear everyone say it. I find it most interesting because fish are known to be stink.

4) spill the beans – this one I think is the grossest one because you tend to fart when you eat beans so it’s kinda indicating for someone to “let it all out” whether it has to do with secrets or anything of that sort.

5) break the ice – this idiom is quite popular. I feel like everyone knows that break the ice means to quit with the awkwardness and go out into the world and make friends. There are many ice breaker games that people play when they enter a new group setting.

 

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Feb 20; In class Activity

Passage 1:

A man from the city came to visit a small farm. He saw a farmer feeding pigs in a very strange way. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree and the pig would eat the apples directly off the tree. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was full and then he would start again with another pig.

The man from the city was pretty puzzled, he watched for quiet a while and finally said, “What a strange way to feed pigs! It’s a waist of time! You could save a hole lot of time if you just shook the apples off the tree and let the pigs eat them from the ground!”

The farmer looked puzzled and replied, “What’s time to a pig?”

 

Passage 2:

A young man waiting in line at the bank developed a loud case of hiccups. His hiccups got worse and worse and by the time he got to the teller’s window, he could hardly talk.

Handing the teller his check to cash, the teller was tapping numbers into the computer and said, “I can’t cash your check.” The man was shocked.

“Why not?” He asked.

“The computer indicates you do not have sufficient funds to cover this amount,” she said. “In fact our records show that your account is overdrawn by more than $5000.00.”

“It can’t be!” cried the man, “You’ve got to be kidding!”

“Your’e right, I am,” she smiled and she started counting out his cash, “You will notice that your hiccups are gone though!”

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Feb 11; In Class Writing

The literacy that I watched was called Literacy and Culture. Terry Voorhees was the subject of this video and he explained why he went into literacy and his struggles through it. English was his third language behind Dutch and French and then Israeli is his fourth language. He loved to write but was told that it was wrong. He tried to compare his English writing to how he spoke and wrote in Dutch and French. He became a teacher because he wanted to encourage kids that they’re writing was good and he loves to write so he wanted to share his passion. This narrative was pretty much about his personal life and how culture affected his schooling and what not. It was really interesting to see a foreigns perspective on this topic.

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Feb 8; Free Writing

For our audio essay, it is kind of hard for me to think of a certain example. But I have two that I can think of is when my parents would read to me as kids and when I volunteered at the boys and girls club and helped the kids over there do their homework. As a kid my dad would read to me every night before I went to bed. He would read to me a variety of books and I would love it. I loved to read as a kid and my reading levels were way above my age. I know there are studies that prove that kids who are exposed to educational tools such as books, educational toys, and other things have a better chance of their brain developing to its fullest potential so that is why my parents always read to me and did a lot of educational things with me, from when I was a baby to my toddler years. The same goes for sports. My parents always threw a ball to me and made me play with sports toys and that is why I was naturally better at sports as a kid then a majority of the other kids. I was really athletic as a child and still am now.

My senior year of high school I volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii. I was a teachers aid and helped the kids with their homework and sports activity. A lot of these kids were kindergarten to 6th grade and a majority of them were illiterate so doing homework was a challenge for them. So while I was there I helped a lot of the kids on reading and writing because some of them could not even spell their own name and it is not their fault, I mainly blame the schools they attended and part of it is their parents faults. It was a challenge to teach these kids how to read and write and teaching them math was even worse. A lot of these kids would get assigned homework and about 75% did not have a clue on how to do their homework. Even though it was quite stressful to teach these kids how to read and write, it was truly a good experience to meet these kids and know a lot about what goes on in their lives. A lot of the kids are neglected and do not have attentive parents so a lot of them just do whatever they want and they are kind of on their own. So I learned the importance of early education and how much it can affect a child. I hope that those kids from the Boys and Girls Club learned a lot from my teaching and hopefully it stuck with them so they do not fall far behind in middle school and high school.

 

Phrases, words, and ideas that I can use in the audio literacy narrative: My senior year of high school I volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii. I was a teachers aid and helped the kids with their homework and sports activity. A lot of these kids were kindergarten to 6th grade and a majority of them were illiterate so doing homework was a challenge for them. So while I was there I helped a lot of the kids on reading and writing because some of them could not even spell their own name and it is not their fault, I mainly blame the schools they attended and part of it is their parents faults. It was a challenge to teach these kids how to read and write and teaching them math was even worse.A lot of these kids would get assigned homework and about 75% did not have a clue on how to do their homework. Even though it was quite stressful to teach these kids how to read and write, it was truly a good experience to meet these kids and know a lot about what goes on in their lives.

My story is about: Teaching the kids at the Boys and Girls Club how to read, write, and do math

My story is really about: even though I was teaching them, I felt like I was the one learning. I learned a lot about how early education can really affect a child’s development, I also learned how to be grateful and realize how lucky I am, and I never took anything for granted.

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Feb 6; In Class Writing

The audio essay looks to be fun and challenging. In this assignment we have to dig deep into our selves, and the main purpose is to be able to describe our story and life in a way which people can easily understand. We not only have to describe it, but we have to show it through photos, music, etc. Some challenges with this assignment would be the narrative part. We all have to be able to describe our lives, but not give too little or too much information. We also have to be convincing when telling the story so expressions and little things like that will play a big role. I plan to address this problem by doing my best when speaking and telling my essay, I want to be entertaining and I want everyone to be engaged.

This assignment is the first of its kind. I have never done an essay like this and I think it will be interesting.

https://spark.adobe.com/video/oKi9i7xdxXbRh

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Feb. 4; In Class Writing

For beach volleyball, we practice down at Ocean Beach. The weather conditions this week have been horrible, we have had winds of 20 miles per house, rain, and the cold. So on Saturday, we we’re scrimmaging one another, and the wind was so bad that if you throw a ball in the air, the ball would pretty much blow in another direction. My teammate Erin and I were on a break and were watching the games, and all of a sudden we see one of our teammates try to pass a ball but and then she flung her hands in the air to try and get it and she completely missed the ball and fell down because the wind blew the ball away from her. She was pretty mad about it but everyone else thought it was the funniest thing ever. After she did that, Erin was like “striiiiikkke one” because she missed the entire ball. For those who do not play beach volleyball or for those who were not there, it might not be as funny, but for me and my other teammates, we were laughing hysterically on the side. Now that I think about it, I still get a good laugh at it. My friend Erin and I still talk about it because it was so funny.