Nov.15th in Class Writing

After I read Romeo’s response, I recognize I have similar ideas with him.

  • those three essays are promoted to lower the income inequality
  • they all approach the “American Dream”


The feedback of Essay #2

Things I need to improve:

  • I need to read the APA file deeply and fix the citation
  • express my ideas and opinions deeply and clearly
  • the title should not be italicized


Nov.8th Combine Sentences Penny Natalie

  1. The reality show follows the lives of Bruce, Kris, Jenner’s combined family and most of the episodes focus on the three oldest daughters who are Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian.
  2. Bruce Jenner was famous for breaking the world record and winning a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics. Therefore, his sons from a previous marriage, Brandon and Brody, have also appeared on their own reality shows.
  3. The Kardashians’ father, Robert Kardashian was famous for representing O. J. Simpson so his daughters gained recognition as American socialites.
  4. Kim came into the national spotlight in 2007 after a sex- tape scandal and resulting Playboy appearance, therefore the Kardashian fame grew into a profitable reality series.
  5. The show depicts the daily routine of the Kardashians and Spin-off shows feature Kourtney, Kim, and also Khloé’s attempts to build their line of fashion boutiques.
  6. The Kardashians’ first behavior seemed outrageous, however, they are a loving family.
  7. The Kardashians squabble like the typical siblings, but Kris and mother hold the family together.
  8. Kim’s $ 10 million wedding to pro basketball player and Kris Humphries in 2011 was seen by an estimated 10.5 million viewers, however, the marriage lasted only 72 days.

Nov.6 Penny, Hua-Ting, Freda

In our video essay, there are three members in our group who are Freda, Hia-Ting and me. We distributed the work for each one equally. Freda is in the math major and Hua-Ting and I is in the business major.  Therefore, we went to interview with professors first and then Freda to be responsible for editing the video. Afterward, we will record our voice and put into the video. The purpose of our video essay is to convince and persuade others to join our majors so we need to make our major interesting. Therefore, we went to the business and math club or some activities to take pictures.

This is our plan:

Business script: Penny, Hua-Ting

Interview: 3 members

Edit: Freda

Recording: Hua-Ting

Math: The structure of the math department, activity: why should we choose it, interview, the benefit, the  introduction

Business: the future job, allow individuals not only develop personal skills but also the presentation and communication skills

Script: until Nov. 8th

Interview: before the end of Oct.

Shoot: until Nov. 5th

Nov.1 in Class Writing

After I read Romeo’s response on Canvas, I believe we have similar ideas and feedbacks about this essay. First of all, we all think the Pengfei and his families are pitiful and sad about them because they were in an era which is very difficult to survive and live. The one-child rule made them lose lots of things such as the job and the learning opportunity as well. Secondly, we all believe we are all lucky that we have a good learning environment and can go to school to receive the education and also live in a very developed country which has high technology.

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.