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Nov. 6 (Plagiarism) Maurica and Heather

1. Yes

  • Only put page number
  • Needs to add the Year
  • add quotes around exact words from original text

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” (Ellis, 2011, p. 23).

2. Yes

  • Needs to have Year of publication

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 2011 pg. 23).

3. No

  • Has name of Author, year of publication, and page number

4. Yes

  • needs to have year of publication

Economic competition is at the basis of many of the world’s problems (Ellis,  2011 pg.23). Only by seeing ourselves as a single family without the separation of national boundaries can world tensions begin to be eased.

5. Yes

  • Manipulated the source and made up the content which is not in the original text

6. Yes

  • paraphrasing the text but needs to include citation
  • (Hall, Frayer, Wilen, 1997)

7. No

  • Has author’s names
  • Has the year it was published
  • Has the page number

8. Yes

  • Needs to add the year of that the article was published
  • (“Tires Return as Mulch” 2000)

Nov. 6 Essay 2 Feedback

In my comments, it states that I brought up good points when comparing my essays. Another good component in my essay would be that I gave good background information on both essays so that the audience could comprehend what I am trying to say.  The things that I would need to fix would be my APA citations and including another outside source to expand and critique my ideas. To improve my draft, I would fix my citations, add more outside sources, and add my personal experiences to back up my main points.

10/30/19 (Heather, Yijie, & Miraj)

Analyzing a short video on how to make an effective presentation:

  • In our group we watched a TED talk called “Try something new for 30 days”.
  • The speaker, Matt Cutts used graphs and statistical data to interpret his main ideas more effectively towards the audience.
  • He used realistic and personal examples to make the information more intriguing to his audience.
  • He adds humorous comments to make the audience more engaged with his talk.
  • He doesn’t read off of a script and he makes a lot of eye contact with the audience.
  • He always goes back to his main point which is trying something new for 30 days.
  • All his points connect with each other, which makes a nice flow.

TED TALK: https://www.ted.com/talks/matt_cutts_try_something_new_for_30_days?language=en

10/28/19

I read: Maurica Young’s response

Similarities: 

  • The first thing that we talked about was how the essay incorporated Pengfei’s experiences in order to explain some of the main concepts that were conveyed
    • the main concept being how mothers were afraid of giving birth because of the possibility that they have to get an abortion if their child is a girl.
  • We also talked about how the images also helped the reader understand the main points of this essay
    • showed the lifestyle of Pengfei
    • showed a video about the mainland China

Differences: 

  • The main difference between our responses is how detailed we explained the essay

 

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR VIDEO ESSAY:

  • What interests you about the field?
  • Did you have an experience in your life that made you want to study biology?
  • What did you enjoy about your classes or research?

 

 

10/23/19 – Maurica and Heather

Heather Miller and Maurica Young

 Topic: Biology 

Video Essay Outline

 

What is Biology? 

  • The study of life

What we do as biology majors?

  • Lectures (learn about concepts)
  • Labs (take those concepts and apply them to real life)

What we want to do in the future

  • Heather: Biomedical engineer or a food scientist 
  • Maurica: General Surgeon 

Why you should major in Biology? 

  • Many careers that are interconnected with biology (Food Scientist, Forensics, etc.)
  • Interested in how the body works (Doctor)
  • Connect concepts learned in class and apply it to Biology Lab

10/16/19 – Heather, MJ, & Yongji (individual work)

Parallel Structure Practice

1. My dog is not only friendly but also playful.
Correct: My dog is friendly and playful
2. We can go to the park or dancing in the classroom.
Correct: We can either go to the park or dance in the classroom
3. Jeremy likes to read historical, realistically and speculative fiction.
Correct: Jeremy likes to read historical, realistic, and speculative fiction.
4. When I went to the bar, I want to dance, drinking and punch on the rowdy faces.
Correct: When I went to the bar, I danced, drank and punched on the rowdy faces.
Group: When I went to the bar, I went dancing, drinking and punching on the rowdy faces.
5. Buying a car is not a decision to take lightly nor to be careless about.
6. Tyler is for the legalization, not criminalization of marijuana.
Correct: Tyler is for the legalization, and not the criminalization of marijuana.
7. Sally needs a new stove, dishwasher and knives for her kitchen.
Correct: Sally needs a new stove, a 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.
Correct: 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 enriched wheat pasta.
Correct: The whole wheat pasta is better than the enriched wheat pasta.
11. Literature classes teach students to analyze texts, thinking critically, and improve writing.
Correct: 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.
Doesn’t need to change
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.

Correct:

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.
Correct:
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 gesture.

10/11/19 (Ning, Heather, & Yongji)

https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/javier-manzano

Two rebel soldiers in Syria guard their position in the Karmel Jabl neighborhood of Aleppo as light streams through more than a dozen holes made by bullets and shrapnel in the tin wall behind them. The dust from more than one hundred days of shelling, bombing and firefights hung in the air. Karmel Jabl is strategically important because of its proximity to the main road that separates several of the main battlegrounds in the city. (Photo taken October 18, 2012)

“Two rebel soldiers in Syria guard their position in the Karmel Jabl neighborhood of Aleppo as light streams through more than a dozen holes made by bullets and shrapnel in the tin wall behind them. The dust from more than one hundred days of shelling, bombing and firefights hung in the air. Karmel Jabl is strategically important because of its proximity to the main road that separates several of the main battlegrounds in the city. (Photo taken October 18, 2012) ”

 

Background Information:

(https://www.aljazeera.com/topics/country/syria.html)

  • The Syrian Civil War is a multi sided war in Syria fought between the Ba’athist Syrian Arab Republic lied by President Bashar al-Assad along with domestic and foreign allies, and various domestic and foreign forces opposing both the Syrian government and each other varying combinations

(https://www.history.com/news/syria-civil-war-assad-rebels)

  • War started as a nonviolent protest in 2011 then quickly escalated into full-blown warfare
  • The ongoing conflict also encouraged terrorist organizations, such as ISIS and al-Qaeda, to join in on the chaos.

 

Logos (logic into play by using evidence and facts):

  • This picture supports how the Syrian civil war turned from a nonviolent protest to a full-blown warfare
  • In the first five years of war, an estimated 400,000 Syrians were killed (https://www.cnn.com/2013/08/27/world/meast/syria-civil-war-fast-facts/index.html)

 

National Issues that the war has created: (https://sites.google.com/site/thesyriancivilwar/impacts)

    • Syria has a small population, the death toll devastated the country which lead many of the citizens to flee to neighboring countries
      • Seek refuge in other countries (ex: USA, Germany, and France)
    • Entire neighborhoods, and in some cases, some cities no longer exist
      • This leads to many Syrians to have no home and no possessions to sustain them in these difficult times
    • Negatively impacted their economy –> have very little resources to rebuild their country
      • Evidence #1: The mineral sector went from exporting $4.7 billion in 2011 to almost zero in 2015.
      • Evidence #2: The services sector, primarily tourism, was also a major part of the economy and this will take a long time to recover

Global Issues 

    • Unstable governments act as catalysts for harmful terrorist organizations like al Qaeda.
      • If Syria’s government remains in chaos then these terrorist organizations will have a strong foothold in the country

 

sept 27, 2019

  1. The reality show follows the lives of Bruce and Kris Jenner’s combined family ;the episodes focus on the three oldest (eldest) daughters, 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, while his sons from a previous marriage, Brandon and Brody, have also appeared on their own reality shows.

3. The Kardashians’ father, the late attorney Robert Kardashian, was famous for representing O. J. Simpson, therefore his daughters gained recognition as American socialites.

4. Kim came into the national spotlight in 2007 after a sex- tape scandal resulting in a Playboy appearance, so the Kardashian fame grew into a profitable reality series.

5. The show depicts the daily routine of the Kardashians. Spin- off shows feature Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé’s attempts to build their line of fashion boutiques.

6. The Kardashians’ behavior at first seemed outrageous, but they are a loving family.

7. The Kardashians squabble like typical siblings, while Kris, the mother, holds the family together.

8. Kim’s $ 10 million wedding to pro basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011 was seen by an estimated 10.5 million viewers; however, the marriage lasted only 72 days.

Sept. 25th, 2019 – APA

Library Research Practice:

Go to Fusion, University Library home page and find an academic journal article, book chapter, newspaper article (see which is a more reliable source) on related topics for this week’s reading such as language and power, cultural and language identities, and cross- cultural literacies. Then read about one page intro section from the article and use any idea you like from there as a quotation or paraphrase in your own writing (may be a short paragraph where you introduce the topic, use the sources and explain the relevance of that idea in your writing): Introduce, quote/paraphrase, and analyze. 

 

In the book titled, Social and Cultural Aspects of Language Learning in Study Abroad, written by Celeste Kinginger, the main ideas focus on the obstacles and the experiences that people have faced while learning a new language in a different country. Within the introduction, Kinginger included another book titled, Second Language Acquisition in a Study Abroad Context, which was written by Barbara Freed to give a little bit of background information and and insight towards what will discussed within her book. In Barbara’s volume it,  “illustrates the diversity of expertise that may apply to scrutiny of this complex learning environment”1.

References:

1 Kinginger, C. (2013). Social and cultural aspects of language learning in study abroad. Amsterdam: John BenjaminsPublishing Company. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?                       direct=true&AuthType=sso&db=nlebk&AN=613732&site=eds-live&scope=sites

 

Sept. 16, 2019

Prompt: What is your language learning story like? Based on your reading of Amy Tan’s essay, write in two paragraphs the most memorable event or experience. When you finish this blog, get to your partners in group and share with each other the stories you just wrote. Then one of you should get ready to sum up your discussion to the class.

 

Response: 

During high school I had to choice to learn either French, Filipino, Mandarin, or Spanish and the language that I chose to learn was French. The reason why I wanted to learn how to speak french was because I thought it was a very romantic language and it sounded very sophisticated. I first started learning how to speak French in 8th grade but at this time, all of my classmates already knew the basics because they’ve been taking French since 6th grade. They already knew how to say things like, “Hi my name is…” or “I live in….”. I struggled for the first semester because I was behind everybody else and I was failing my tests and my quizzes and I just wanted to drop. However, my teacher encouraged me to take lessons from the high school french teacher so that I would be able to catch up with everybody else. So, for the rest of the year I was taking 2 private lessons a week, 2 hours each lesson. All of my effort was worth it because I soon became in par with everyone else. Within these private lessons, I was learning verbs, vocabulary, grammar structure, and conjugations. It was not easy. For me, I preferred to write in French rather than speak in french because it was hard for me to pronounce the words as well as to incorporate the correct grammar structure. This relates to Amy Tan’s essay, “Mother Tongue” because I was speaking in broken french and I thought that it was normal. Throughout high school was when we practiced how to speak French. We had to create dialogues every week, memorize them, then present them in front of the whole class. Sometimes I was successful, but sometimes I was not. There were times where I just wanted to drop and switch to the Filipino class because I knew how to speak Filipino. However, I was thought never to give up.

When I grew up, English was my first language. However, being surrounded by my family I slowly started learning how to speak Tagalog or Filipino. I would say I’m fluent in Filipino, but I still have to work on my grammar because sometimes I speak in Taglish which is a mix of English and Tagalog. I can still understand people speaking in tagalog, but when I speak it I sound weird to the natives.

 

In conclusion, this just shows that learning a new language requires a lot of commitment and determination.

 

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