20th November- Essay 4 Brainstorming.

For this essay, I would like to focus more on the cultural factors such as Religious and familial. I have a lot of questions in my mind against and for Gender roles and I would love to explore it more through this essay. I would like to highlight some stereotypes and talk about them in my essay. I would like to bring in all the Disney movies as I feel they include a lot of gender roles and conveys a message to its audience. So many Bollywood movies use Gender stereotype and people don’t even realize that they are getting trapped.
Overall, Gender role still exists and is still transparent all over the world. It is the mentality of the people which doesn’t change.

 

 

18th november- In class writing

It was January 17, 2005 and three cadets were training to become police detectives. The sergeant decided to test their skills at recognizing a suspect. He showed the first cadet a picture for five seconds and then hid it. Then he said, “That was your suspect, how would you recognize him?”
“That’s easy,” answered the cadet. “We would find him fast because he only has one eye”. The sergeant thought for a minute and then answered, “Well that’s because the picture I showed you was a profile. It showed only a side view.” He couldn’t believe the cadet gave him such a ridiculous answer, but he goes on to the second cadet. Flashing the picture for five seconds to him. Again, he asked “That was your suspect, how would you recognize him?” The second cadet smiled and said “It would be easy to catch the suspect, because he has only one ear!”
The police sergeant shook his head in disbelief then angrily responded, “What’s the matter with you two? Of course, only one eye and one ear are showing, it’s a picture of his profile! Was that the best answer you can come up with?” Extremely frustrated at this point, he showed the picture to the third cadet and in a very testy voice asked, “This is your suspect. How would you recognize him?” He quickly adds, “Think hard before giving me a stupid answer.” The cadet looks at the picture intently for a moment. Then she said, “The suspect wears contact lenses.” The sergeant was speechless. He went to his office, checked the suspect‘s file in his computer and came back. He was beaming“Its true! The suspect does indeed wear contact lenses. Tell us how you were able to make such an astute observation! “It was easy,” said the cadet. “He can’t wear glasses because he only has one eye and one ear.”

I read Cassie’s response and she has pointed the aspects of climate change really well. I agree with her saying “the challenges that developing countries must face in dealing with climate change are much more severe than those faced by developed countries”. India is a developing country and we face a lot of consequences. Though it is true that educated people do work more on this situation but it isn’t true that the developed countries are the only one facing the challenge. “Is global warming” a bad thing? Americans have been enjoying a long spell of improved weather. Actually, global warming does increase the average temperature and rainfall in some areas, which in turn increases crop yields in these areas. Similar to what Cassie mentioned, I have seen a forest fire in my country on a really large scale and now I know whom to blame- HUMANS.

 

 

In class writing – 15th novemeber (history)

India has a great history since ages, though I am not that good at history there are a number of Indian historical events that draws my attention. India has a number of Significant historical events that have either changed the future of the country in a positive or a negative way.
Whenever I hear the word “Partition” it gives me chills. This word is stuck with a lot of Indians since 1947. The British left India into two separate states India and Pakistan. India also has a long history of politics and is one of the strongest country with politics.
Because of Partition a lot of riots were triggered, People started migrating, a lot of hindus went back to India and a lot of Muslims started heading towards Pakistan. It was not a very good sight, millions of people died in partition, hundreds lost their Family, Hundreds were killed and hundreds were never found. Even Today, the two countries have a rivalry but also a healthy relationship.
The State Kashmir, still remains a flashpoint as it is nuclear-armed for both the countries. The best part is that my family and each and every Punjabi family- Pakistan and India can tell a tale about a what had happened. “The tragedy of partition is that the stories of extreme violence in 1947 have provided fodder to opposing perspectives ever since, and myths have crystallised around the origins of India and Pakistan” This is the story about India and Pakistan, Never united.

Links:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/05/partition-70-years-on-india-pakistan-denial

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/06/29/the-great-divide-books-dalrymple

 

8th November

Mira Nair said, “There’s nothing universal about Indian Families except that the family itself is deeply important across the country. It’s sort of the fabric and anchor of our country”.
Family plays an important role in each and every Indians Life. In India, A lot of people live in a joint family which means parents, children, grandparents, uncle, aunts share the same neighborhood. Often Men play a leading role in the family but in India, the age factor is also considered. We are taught to obey our elders in all ways.
I live in a joint family and I would say that after my grandfather passed away my grandmother holds the power in the house.
Arranged marriages are really common in India and even my family history is a part of it. But, throughout the years I have seen both love and arranged marriages.
Women now enjoy an equal right as men and are free to work and leave the household.

November 6th- Kaashvi, ning & Omar.

Yes_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) –>There is no quotation used.

Yes_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). —> It doesn’t have the date. 

No___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).–proper citation has been done.

Yes___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.–> No date

Yes_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).—> The writer has just made up these sentences.

  1. Alaskan wetlands offer advantages such as erosion and flood control, homes and food for wildlife, and natural beauty and products for humans’ benefit. – YES.
  2. 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 –> Proper citation is given at the end of the text.
  3. 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

November 6th- Essay 2 feedback

For my RHET essay2, I wasn’t that satisfied with my grades but it is my fault as i didn’t do the APA citation. I got a good feedback from professor and now I will reflect upon it. Firstly, I need to address both my essays to formulate a better thesis statement. I am supposed to respond to the ideas from both the essays as well as an outside research. I have used good examples and also written a good summary for the 2nd text that i have used. I haven’t used reference and that leaves me with a lower grade.

30th october- Effective presentation by Kaashvi, Yongji & Ivan.

start at 1:05, 4:05

We found a video by Chris Anderson on “TED’s secret to great public speaking”.

The audience likes to listen to something of their interest. But, the way the speech is being directed matters a lot. The speaker should always keep their audience engaged. So let’s prepare ourselves for a good presentation by: cutting on the ideas and focusing on what is important, making the audience curious, keeping them engaged. Use your own ideas and that will benefit the audience.

 

 

 

28th october

After reading Heather’s response, I think, both of us got the message that this essay talks about the “one child per family” policy in the republic of china. There is always a purpose to write the essay and this article keeps the reader engaged by adding pictures, videos and facts. Traditionally it has been taught that the essay has an introduction, body and conclusion. But, an online essay includes pictures, videos and so many examples too.

Q) What is it to study Marketing at USF?
Q) In the past, what have the students done with this major?
Q) Are there any examples of Job placements after this major?
Q) What minor should go well with this business major?
Q) What makes it unique from all the other business majors?
Q) What research opportunities are available for undergrads through Marketing?

25th October- Kaashvi

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 a 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 invaded his privacy. As a newcomer, I understood that our relationship would require efforts from both of us. It is not enough that I was friendly. Jonathan also should have wanted us to be friends, and I was not happy with the two of us being strangers, but I couldn’t wait for him to feel more comfortable around me.

Activity 2:
Anne Marie collects antique bottles and love to turn them into works of art. She would buy bottles if she likes them, but she prefers to find them on the ground. She finds bottles everywhere, but she picks 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 uses special tools for excavating bottles, including a set of brush. She does not want to break the bottles as she removes them from the ground. After finding a new bottle, Anne Marie adds it to her display case and hung it on the wall as an artistic piece (Mangelsdorf, 2013, p. 411).