Oct.30 in Class Writing

After I read QiYu’s response in Canvas, I agree with her point of view because I also agree to the author,  Desiree Bergstrom. The author states that learning should not only be specified on a particular major because the universities want us to be knowledgeable instead of only succeed in a specific place. Nowadays, the business pursues the people who are able to be comprehensive, therefore this will help us to become more suitable and comfortable in work areas and that is why I agree with the statement- “it’s about learning to be a well-rounded student ready for anything in the workforce.”.

Oct.23 in Class Writing Penny, Hua-Ting, Shady

3 key features of the video essay assignment:

  • use visual support and images
  • To better understand the use of editing programmes like Audacity and iMovie
  • Use of transcripts to better make a narrative text

 

3 requirements:

  • use images and visual supplement to express my idea and theme instead of words
  • combine all factors together which include alphabetic texts, sounds, scenes, shots, images, and juxtaposition
  • also well-matched the whole factors

A Sample Essay

Like: How the narrator used the video in the background to support his discussion. The short clips were used as quotations about the topic “invisible exposition”.

Dislike: The narrator may have connected his ideas more through different texts and not only through using one.

The 3 Features of this video:

  • the sound is well-matched with the context
  • the scenes that are chosen for the video essay support the narrator’s ideas
  • the essay is structured well

 

Oct.23 in Class Writing

The difficulties of creating the video essay assignment:

  • use images and visual supplement to express my idea and theme instead of words
  • combine all factors together which include alphabetic texts, sounds, scenes, shots, images, and juxtaposition
  • also well-matched the whole factors above

Oct.18 Reflection on Education

Taiwan’s Education

  • the education system has the responsibility of the Ministry of Education
  • “spoon-feeding” education
  • The school year consists of two semesters

Education problem

  • Learn only “useful” knowledge
  • used to seek help from teachers instead of by their own
  • competition makes students become selfish
  • Education should not serve purposes other than education such as job searching

Oct.2 in Class Writing

The main argument in Amber Floyd’s essay- “Dream Deferred” is that whether the Dream Act will be established or not and the author agree with the Dream Act. The Dream Act is raised by America government and the purpose of this act is hope those children who brought by their parents illegally to the U.S. can have the same education and learning environment as the American citizens. The author points out both side of the arguments, there are a lot of positive and negative views about the Dream Act.

At the end of the essay, the author points out her personal point of view, she believes that “college eligibility should be determined based upon ability and willingness to work hard” and “the issue of citizenship should not be taken into account when it comes to the right to an education” (Floyd, 2014-2015, pp. ). Therefore, the author agrees with those people who agree to let the Dream Act to pass.

I would like to choose this essay for Essay 2 because this is an interesting topic and there are a lot of aspects can be discussed. There is no right or wrong of different ideas because that is very subjective. And I have the different personal opinion with the author. I think the opposite sides which against the Dream Act are more persuasive for me. Those reasons to agree with the act is kind of weak because that is all about the humanism, those children are innocent indeed but that is a fact that they are illegal immigrants and undocumented in the U.S. If the Dream Act passes, there are more drawbacks than benefits for American citizens. Therefore, I against with this act and also disagree with the author’s perspective.  People should not let perceptual over strides Rationality in this issue.