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5/3 outline

“In what ways can foreign language courses be improved in our university?”

First  why we need to learn foreign language ( the importance of learning foreign language)

the phenomenon and environment of our university learning foreign language.for example, mainly talks about the problem about Chinese literature class,Why is learning Chinese so difficult.

1.Because Chinese is so different from English, in the early stages there is absolutely no substitute for hard, active learning and a structured curriculum that introduces Chinese in a way that Westerners can relate to.

2.There is no good learning atmosphere.

do some research before do this presentation.

mainly focus on the method of how to improve the foreign language courses.

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5/1 group brainstorming

Yucheng Wang

“In what ways can foreign language courses be improved in our university?”

First  why we need to learn foreign language ( the importance of learning foreign language)

the phenomenon and environment of our university learning foreign language.for example, mainly talks about the problem about Chinese literature class,Why is learning Chinese so difficult.

1.Because Chinese is so different from English, in the early stages there is absolutely no substitute for hard, active learning and a structured curriculum that introduces Chinese in a way that Westerners can relate to.

2.There is no good learning atmosphere.

do some research before do this presentation.

mainly focus on the method of how to improve the foreign language courses.

 

Rex Xi

how the condition is San Francisco about E-waste.

What other people think they should do about E-waste.

How they do about the past TV, cell phones and other waste electronic devices.

How do the normal people know the harm of waste electronic devices.

What kind of ways help recycle e-waste.

What organization can help people with that.

Why should we recycle E-waste.

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4.29 free writing

I choose

“ A proposal to change the requirements of your major or the requirements of a specific”

In what ways can foreign language courses be improved?

First  why we need to learn foreign language

The reason I say yes is because if they do take time to learn the language(s) maybe they will take the time to really learn. But I also think that it should be a choice not to be laid down om thwm when they probably already have enough to do. In my opinion, it should be mandatory for students to learn a second language. Sure some people think it’s a waste of time or that it’s boring and complex, but it may come in handy in the future. Yes maybe the student will stay in the same country but what if they decide to go on a vacation or look for jobs? Learning a new language will allow a person to communicate and also to understand diversity. This is getting too long, but learning a foreign language does have its pros and cons. Although I still believe it should be a required subject in schools.

the phenomenon

In our school, University of San Francisco, we do have Chinese or other language class, but we just can see there are only Chinese student learning the Chinese Literature in that classroom, if there are some other students in the classroom in the beginning of the semester, they will drop the class, cause they can’t adapt the eniveronment

In the United States, twenty percent of high school graduates are able to speak at least two languages with comprehendible accuracy, while in China ninety percent of high school graduates are able to speak at least two languages with accuracy. This difference in acquired language skills seems to repeat itself across the board whenever the United States is compared to another country. The difference is clear, but the question now becomes why does this difference exist and why should we care? In the United States, foreign languages are typically not taught until students reach high school.

 

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4/22/2019 In Class Writing

I read Hao Wang‘s response of the paula Mirando’s article. We both agree that people should show respect to any other culture, and if you are in a multiethnic family, you need to try to learn about other culture and adopt them. We both no live in a multiethnic family. The article uses a lot of life story of author as the example to support his argument. I am live in a multiethnic family, I might have no chance to face this kind of culture problem after I go to University of San Francisco. I do think the different culture will make  big divergence. Once I played league of legend, There is one player after he knew that I was a Chinese player, he kept abusing me. He thought I let him lose the game, which was not important to him. It is just a normal game, not rank. Then he friended me and talked with me for an hour about his views on China. He thinks Chinese people are thieves and everything is stolen from americans. Too high tax, he thought Chinese government steal money from Chinese money. In fact, he has never been to China and he doesn’t understand it. Then he said I was brainwashed by the Chinese government. I realize that the problem caused by culture different. In my opinion,Different national conditions have different policies, if it makes a country progress, you can’t say it is bad. In the same way, you cannot negate a whole culture just because of its bad habits.

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4/15/2019 group work yucheng wang, zhenfeng Xi

The sentences below appeared in papers written by students. Act as
their editor, marking a C if the sentences in the group are all complete
and an F if any of the sentences in the group is a fragment. Then
correct the incomplete sentences on your own to complete them.
__f__ 1. Then I attended Morris Junior High. A junior high that was a
bad experience.
Then I attended Morris Junior High which was a bad experience.
__f__ 2. The scene was filled with beauty. Such as the sun sending its
brilliant rays to the earth and the leaves of various shades of red,
yellow, and brown moving slowly in the wind.
The scene was filled with beauty. The sun sent its
brilliant rays to the earth; The leaves of various shades of red,
yellow, and brown moved slowly in the wind.
__c__ 3. He talked for fifty minutes without taking his eyes off his
notes. Like other teachers in that department, he did not encourage
students’ questions.
__c__ 4. Within each group, a wide range of features to choose from. It
was difficult to distinguish between them.
__c__ 5. A few of the less serious fellows would go into a bar for a
steak dinner and a few glasses of beer. After this meal, they were
ready for anything.
__c__ 6. It can be really embarrassing to be so emotional. Especially
when you are on your first date, you feel that you should be in control.
__f__ 7. The magazine has a reputation for a sophisticated,
prestigious, and elite group of readers. Although that is a value
judgment and in circumstances not a true premise.
Although that is a value
judgment and in circumstances not a true premise,

The magazine has a reputation for a sophisticated,
prestigious, and elite group of readers.
__f__ 8. In the seventh grade every young boy goes out for football.
To prove to himself and his parents that he is a man.
In the seventh grade every young boy goes out for football,
to prove to himself and his parents that he is a man.
__f__ 9. She opened the door and let us into her home. Not realizing at
the time that we would never enter that door in her home again.
Not realizing at the time that we would never enter that door in her home again, she opened the door and let us into her home. 
__f__10. As Christmas grows near, I find myself looking back into my
childhood days at fun-filled times of snowball fights. To think about
this makes me happy.
As Christmas grows near, I find myself looking back into my
childhood days at fun-filled times of snowball fights which makes me happy.
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4/15/2019 In Class Writing

After watch Juliana Chang’s presentation ” lost in Second Generation East Asian American”,I have a deep feeling about losing culture and the no proficiency in heritage language. The main argument of her presentation is about many generation east asian americans have no proficiency in heritage language. She use many details, jokes and her own life stories to catch audience’s attention with pathos’s way. For logos, she also use the accurate  data to show how this kind of condition what she said is the fact. She dose respond to some potential counterargument. her argument is convincing.  I do like about her overall presentation, She did great job , I gave the full marks based on eye contact, delivery, use of visual rhetoric, bodily movement, and effective argument.

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4/12/2019

Destroying nature is destroying life on Behance

I agree with the first one, but the other two are questionable. Studies show that clear-cutting fire-breaks in the forest create more grassland for grazing animals like deer and elk, which keep the predators further away from human habitations. Also, studies show that the seasonal growth of the polar icecaps is actually outpacing the seasonal melt.

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4/10/2019 Group work

Marin, Yucheng wang

 

Student versions:
Is this plagiarism or not? Y or N

___y__William Ellis asserts that world problems such as poverty, pollution, war, and hunger are inherent in the current system of world order based on nation-states and economic competition (p. 23).

the citing style is wrong, and he copies the original text without quotation mark.

___y__Ellis (2011) argues that global problems are often a result of exploitation inherent in economic competition. He contends that “grass roots….people-to people linkages irrespective of national borders” can do much to ease global tensions (p. 23).

wrong citing style

___y__Economic competition is at the basis of many of the world’s problems (Ellis 23). Only by seeing ourselves as a single family without the separation of national boundaries can world tensions begin to be eased

wrong citing style

___y__Global tensions and inequities can be solved if people begin to help one another on a grass-roots basis, moving beyond the current world order of economic competition (Ellis 23).

wrong citing style

___y__Ellis (2011) argues that world problems are caused by overpopulation and that the only possible solution is an enforced tax on families who have more than one child (p. 23).

wrong citing style

Original Text:
Alaska’s wetlands provide many benefits including: food and habitat for wildlife, fish and shellfish species, natural products for human use and subsistence, shoreline erosion and sediment control, flood protection, and opportunities for recreation and esthetic appreciation.

Hall, Jonathan V., W. E. Frayer, and Bill O. Wilen. Status of Alaska Wetlands. 4 Nov. 1997. Web. 12 Mar. 2011.

Student Version:
Alaskan wetlands offer advantages such as erosion and flood control, homes and food for wildlife, and natural beauty and products for humans’ benefit.

Yes, it is plagiarism.

  1. Original Text:
    Assertive individuals tend to feel more in control of their lives, derive more satisfactions from their relationships and achieve their goals more often. They also will obtain more respect from, and inspire confidence in, those with whom they interact since they tend to be viewed as strong characters who will not be easily swayed.

    Hargie, O., Saunders, C., & Dickson, D. (2000). Social Skills in Interpersonal Communication. London: Routledge, p. 271.

    Student Version:
    Because they are not readily influenced, assertive people gain respect from others, and they experience success in guiding their own lives, nurturing good relationships, and achieving their goals (Hargie, Saunders, and Dickson, 2000, p. 271).

    No, it is not plagiarism.

  2. Original Text:
    A new to recycle bald tires has been developed by researchers at the University of Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station. Instead of hanging them on trees as swings, they’re using them as mulch around the base.

    “Tires Return as Mulch.” Popular Mechanics 94.2 (2000): 22. LEXIX-NEXIS. Web. 31 July 2011.

    Student Version:
    A Popular Mechanics article notes that University of Georgia researchers have found a new use for worn tires: instead of having them on trees as swings, they’re using them as mulch (“Tires Return”).

Yes, it is plagiarism. The student doesn’t have author, time in text citation.

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4/1 2019 In Class Writing

After read pages 44-49 from the essay titled “After Digital Storytelling: Video Composing in the New Media Age” by Fulfiller & Middleton in Canvas. And compare to Wang Hao’s Argument, the processes of video composing that Candice and Katie use to complete their digital video projects is that first we need narrow scope and goals, so that we can choose the theme for whole video. We have the me that we focus on choose the theme and topic. And we have no difference in the argument.

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3/25 In Class Writing

The three key features of the assignment that seem to be specific to a video essay I thought are listing at the following sentence. The first key features is that to persuade your audience that incoming freshman student  to take up the particular subject that you are interested in as their major as well. The second one should be that you will help your audiences understand how multimodal writing is used to create and communicate knowledge in this field, and familiarize them with online resources.

The three requirements that this essay ask for is that we should use adobe spark, the video should be between 3-4 minutes and to concisely communicate the main idea: you may take multiple short video footages around the university and the program.