10.25.2019

Activity 1:
For a long time, my stepson, Jonathan, was unhappy to have me as part of his family, for he resented that he didn’t have both biological parents at home. I tried to get to know him better, but he would complain that I invaded his privacy. As a newcomer, I understood that our relationship would require effort from both of us. It was not enough that I was friendly.
Jonathan also had to want us to be friends, and I was not happy with the two of us being strangers, but I could wait for him to feel more comfortable around me.
Activity 2:
Anne Marie collects antique bottles and loves to turn them into works of art. She will buy bottles if she likes them, but she prefers to find them in the ground. She will find bottles everywhere, but she pickes them selectively. However, she has the best luck at construction sites on old farmland, where she spends most of her time. Often, bottles appear on the surface after a good rain, but they disappear very soon. She will use special tools for excavating bottles, including a set of brushes. She does not want to break
the bottles as she removes them from the ground. After finding a new bottle, Anne Marie will add it to her display case and hung on the wall as an artistic piece (Mangelsdorf, 2013, p. 411).

10/21/2019 Eric, Marco, Larry

This argument is about Brexit. The British lawmakers debated whether to accept the Brexit deal that Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck with the European Union during their first Saturday session in 37 years. That move was intended to prevent a “hard Brexit,” or departure from the EU with no deal. Johnson has promised a hard Brexit if Parliament doesn’t pass his plan, but economists say a no-deal breakup would plunge the UK’s economy into recession.

As Parliament debated, tens of thousands of people gathered to demand a new referendum.The protesters, from around the United Kingdom, waved EU flags and carried signs calling for Brexit to be halted ahead of a planned march through the city.

James McGrory, director of the People’s Vote campaign, which organized the march, said ahead of the protest that the government should heed the anger of pro-Europeans and hold another referendum on EU membership. “This new deal bears no resemblance to what people were promised and so it is only right that the public deserve another chance to have their say,” he said.

https://nypost.com/2019/10/19/parliament-debates-brexit-deal-as-protesters-demand-new-referendum/

10/21/2019

1.The purpose of this assignment is to inform incoming freshmen students about the discipline you are interested in and convince them to take up this particular subject as their major as well. ( learn digital composition skills and use multiple modes of writing in digitized and globalized contexts. )

2.video should be between 3-4 minutes to concisely communicate the main idea: you may take multiple short video footages around the university, program, and also include short interviews with professors that teach this major, friends or seniors who have taken this major, or professionals with this major.

3.In addition to your narrative, if you’ve done basic editing of sound and video before, try something more creative and complex.

10/18/2019

1. My dog is not only friendly but also playful.
correct
2. We can go to the park or dancing in the classroom.
We can go to the park or dance in the classroom.
3. Jeremy likes to read historical, realistically and speculative fiction.
correct
4. When I went to the bar, I want to dance, drinking and punch on the rowdy faces.
When I went to the bar, wanted to dance, drank and punched on the rowdy faces.
5. Buying a car is not a decision to take lightly nor be careless about.
Buying a car is not a decision to take lightly nor carelessly.
6. Tyler is for the legalization, not criminalization of marijuana.
correct
7. Sally needs a new stove, dishwasher and knives for her kitchen.
Sally needs a new stove, dishwasher and  a set of knives  for  her kitchen.
8. My first grade teacher taught me how to write, how to read and play tic-tac-toe.
My first grade teacher taught me how to write, read and play tic-tac-toe.
9. She will not admit it, nor will she be apologizing.
She will not admit it, nor will be apologizing.
10. The whole wheat pasta is better than enriched wheat pasta.
The whole wheat pasta is better than enriched one.
11. Literature classes teach students to analyze texts, thinking critically, and improve writing.
Literature classes teach 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.
correct
13. Drunk drivers are thoughtlessly taking the lives of other people in their own hands,
risk their own lives, thinking only about their own pleasure and fun, and not consider the consequences of
their actions.
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 to the crowd ,tell people where they should stand, repeated the information to help people remember, and gesture.
In order to convey the information correctly, the police officer spoke loudly to the crowd ,told people where they should stand, repeated the information to help people remember, and gestured.

10/11/2019 in class writing

I found an interesting post on WeChat, which is posted by my roommate. He said that Samsung Note 10 is awesome and its S-Pen translation is greater than google translation. Moreover he said he still need to continue to explore more consciousness and discoveries about this phone made by Samsung team.

In my opinion, I think he lies electronic products in daily life and comparing the differences between each brand and product.

10.2 in class writing

Cindy & Eric & Sam

1. The chickens on campus play a famous role for our school, they make us unique.
Type: CS
Correct:The chickens on campus play a famous role for our school, and they make us unique.
2.What if the chickens laid eggs and hid them somewhere they would get left behind.

Type: R
Correct: 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:CS
Correct: The chickens bring laughter to our student. 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’ dum.
Type:CS
Correct: I remember, after my first class, I was leading out to the bookstore. Unfortunately, I

stepped on the chickens’ dum.
5.Right now there many chickens living freely on campus but many professors don’t

want chickens.
Type:R
Correct: Right now there many chickens living freely on campus, but many professors don’t

want chickens.
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:R
Correct: 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:R
Correct: 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: C
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:R
Correct: 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 chickens mess.
Type:R
Correct: In conclusion, if the chickens live freely on campus because students let them live

free, then these students should clean the chickens mess.

10.2 in class writing

The Chinese poem:

绿蚁新醅酒,红泥小火炉。

晚来天欲雪,能饮一杯无。

Translation:

Green ant new wine, red mud small stove.
I want to drink a cup of coffee in the evening.

 

I think the interesting part is although the poem mentioned “ant”, the real meaning of that part is just rice-wine is green without ant.