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Oct 30 – Effect Presentation (Bolun, Anthony, Sam)

“Your body language may shape who you are” is a TedTalk by Amy Cuddy. In the video Amy used expressive body language to make her speech appear more coherent to her audiences. She used hand gestures to emphasize her claims, and use movements to help with transitions. Although she had a microphone attached, her voice was loud, clear, and easy to understand. In the TedTalk, she makes sure that all the audiences are receiving some sort of eye contact by turning her head left and right. Behind her is a projector, she showed photos and texts to help strengthen her arguments by providing visual aid in addition to her speech. Her posture appeared confident throughout the presentation, and this confidence helps her build credibility among the audiences.

Link to Video

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Oct 28 – Multimodal Discussion

After reading my peers’ discussion on “After Digital Storytelling: Video Composing in the New Media Age”, many of my peers have identified the comparison between Katie and Candice. Candace transformed her script into a visual and narrative presentation with insights that otherwise would not have been able to shown through words. Katie on the other hand, transformed her alphabetical text into the video literally. She failed to utilize multimodal techniques to create a sense of layer in her story.

 

Video Essay Project – Interview Questions:

  • What is international business?
  • What makes international business unique and desirable to students?
  • Why is it important? How does it affect us?
  • What should students expect academically when choosing to take on the major?
  • How difficult is it to get a international business degree?
  • What are some benefits or perks that come with this career?
  • Is the career payoff worth the time?
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Oct 25 – Verb Tense Exercise

Edit the following paragraph to correct unnecessary shift in verb tense: For
example: Marie finds bottles on old farmland, where she liked (likes) to explore.
Activity 1:
For a long time, my stepson, Jonathan, was unhappy to have me as part of his family, for he resents that he didn’t have both biological parents at home. I tried to get to know him better, but he would complain that I am invading his privacy. As a newcomer, I understood that our relationship will require effort from both of us. Being friendly was not enough. Jonathan also wanted us to be friends. I was not happy with the two of us being strangers, but I waited for him to feel more comfortable around me.
Activity 2:
Anne Marie collects antique bottles and love turning them into works of art. She would buy bottles if she likes them, but she prefers finding them in the ground. She would find bottles everywhere, but she picked them selectively. However, she had the best luck at construction sites on old farmland, where she spent most of her time. Often, bottles appear on the surface after a good rain, but they disappear very soon. She would use special tools for excavating bottles, including a set of brushes. She did not want to break the bottles as she removed them from the ground. After finding a new bottle, Anne Marie would add it to her display case and hang on the wall as an artistic piece (Mangelsdorf, 2013, p. 411).
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Oct 23 – Video Essay Brainstorm (Chris Grant and Anthony Wang)

Accounting and International Business

Anthony

  • Video Editing
  • Research
  • Interview

Christopher

  • Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Interview

Our plan is to discuss how accounting and international business is correlated and how they will set you up for career success in life. We will go into details about each major and support out claims with interviews from professionals. Argue how choosing one or both of the major is a good career choice.

 

References

Schworm, S. K., Cadin, L., Carbone, V., Festing, M., Leon, E., & Muratbekova-Touron, M. (2017). The impact of international business education on career success—Evidence from Europe. European Management Journal, 35(4), 493–504. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2017.02.009

 

Stansbury, J., Stansbury, M., & Snyder, D. (2015). Excellence, Success, and the Protective Function of Common Grace in Accounting. Journal of Markets & Morality, 18(1), 119–138. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=sso&db=lsdar&AN=ATLAiFZK160725000540&site=eds-live&scope=site

McCarty, W., Kasoff, M., & Smith, D. (2000). The Importance of International Business at the Local Level. Business Horizons, (3). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=sso&db=edsbig&AN=edsbig.A63736750&site=eds-live&scope=site

 

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Oct 21 – Multimodal Arguments (Sophie, Scott, Anthony)

The comic was found on a website called Tech in Asia, which is a media, events, and job platform for Asia’s tech communities. The website was back by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin in 2015. Sarah Chong is the author of the post, who have a history of writing articles about social media. The target audiences of this comic are the tech communities in Asia because of the website, however it can be reposted on other platforms to reach other audiences. The context of the comic can be interested in both a negative and positive way. You may interpret that the comic is advertising for Facebook and its benefits, you may also interpret that the comic is mocking how social media makes your personal information transparent to the public. The contract of the comic is simple and easy to read. The Facebook logo takes up lot space, signifying its importance in the context.

Link

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Oct 21 – Video Essay Discussion

3 Key Features

  • To inform students about your discipline and convince them to participate in the discipline
  • 3-4 sources (one must be an interview with a professor)
  • Scholarly Research

 

3 main requirements

  • Video should be 3-4 mins long
  • Multimodal text should include editing
  • Write a transcript to help create a narrative in the video
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Oct 16 – Parallel Structure Examples

1. My dog is not only friendly but also playful.
2. We can go to the park, or dance in the classroom.
3. Jeremy likes to read historical, realistic, and speculative fiction.
4. When I went to the bar, I wanted to dance, drink, and punch on the rowdy faces.
5. Buying a car is not a decision to take lightly, or carelessly.
6. Tyler is for the legalization, not criminalization of marijuana.
7. Sally needs a new stove, dishwasher, and set of knives for her kitchen.
8. My first grade teacher taught me how to write, read, and play tic-tac-toe.
9. She will not admit it, nor will she apologize.
10. The whole wheat pasta is better than the enriched wheat pasta.
11. Literature classes teaches students to analyze texts, think critically, and improve writing.
12. Beets are just as nutrient rich as rutabagas, even though they are not in season.
13. Drunk drivers are thoughtlessly taking the lives of other people in their own hands, risking their own lives, thinking only about their own pleasure and fun, and not considering the consequences of their actions.
14. In order to convey the information correctly, the police officer spoke loudly, told people where they should stand, and repeated the information to help people remember and gestured at the people.
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Oct 11 – Social Media Rhetorical Analysis

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg writes in first person on majority of his Facebook posts to show his authority, for example, “I just announced a new way to use your hands in virtual reality that we’ve been working on for a while.” Although Mark writes in first person in many of his posts, he gives credit to the community and his employee for success, showing that he is not taking all the credit for himself. Mark also claims his authority by talking about his personal experiences in a post discussing about US immigrants, “I’ve gotten to know Dreamers as my hard-working students, friends and neighbors. They deeply want to contribute to the community and country they grew up in, and they deserve to be part of our future.”

https://www.facebook.com/zuck

 

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Run-On and Comma Splice Practice

1) The chickens on campus play a famous role for our school, they make us unique.

Type: Correct

The chickens on campus play a famous role for our school, they make us unique.

 

2) What if the chickens laid eggs and hid them somewhere they would get left behind.

Type: Run-on

What if the chickens laid eggs and hid them somewhere? They would get left behind.

 

3) The chickens bring laughter to our students, without them we’d be an ordinary school.

 Type: Correct

The chickens bring laughter to our students, without them we’d be an ordinary school. 

 

4) I remember, after my first class I was leading out to the bookstore unfortunately, I stepped on the chickens’ dump.    

Type: Comma Splice

I remember that after my first class I was leading out to the bookstore; unfortunately, I stepped on the chickens’ dump. 

 

5) Right now there many chickens living freely on campus but many professors don’t

want chickens.  Type__Run-on__

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6) Chickens should not be allowed to live freely on the campus because they cause stinky odors make noise and no one wants to clean after.      Type__Run-on__

Chickens should not be allowed to live freely on the campus, because they cause stinky odors make noise and no one wants to clean after. 

 

7) Anytime students want to lie down on the lawn they need a place that look clean and have a fresh air therefore they can not take a nap or study.  Type: Run-on

Anytime students want to lie down on the lawn, they need a place that look clean and have a fresh air. Therefore, they can not take a nap or study.  

 

8)  But I strongly disagree with that opinion, chickens should not be allowed on campus at all.

  Type: Comma Splice

 But, I strongly disagree with that opinion; chickens should not be allowed on campus at all.

 

9) During the time students are in the lab if the chickens make a lot a noise the students won’t focus to do their job.  Type: Run-on

During the time, students are in the lab if the chickens make a lot a noise the students won’t focus to do their job.

 

10) In conclusion, if the chickens live freely on campus because students let them live free then these students should clean the chicken’s mess.   Type: Comma splice

In conclusion, if the chickens live freely on campus because students let them live free then these students should clean the chicken’s mess.