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Feb 27; In class assignment

Combine each of the following pairs of sentences using either a comma and a coordinating conjunction or a semicolon, a conjunctive adverb, and a comma. Add or delete words as necessary.

1. The reality show follows the lives of Bruce and Kris Jenner’s combined family. Most of the episodes focus on the three oldest daughters, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian.

2. Bruce Jenner, who was famous for breaking the world record and winning a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics has sons from a previous marriage, Brandon and Brody,who have also appeared on their own reality shows.

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

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

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

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

7. The Kardashians squabble like typical siblings, Kris, the mother, holds their 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 but sadly, the marriage lasted only 72 days.

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Feb 25; In class assignment

https://www.coca-colacompany.com/coca-cola-slogans-through-the-years#

In this photo that I got from google when looking up “coca cola slogans” coke is arguing that their drink brings happiness to someone’s life and at the bottom it says “Coke adds life.” I perceive the last sentence as coke is a drink that brings life to someone, for example, if they’re having a bad day, they can drink a coke and their day will be 10x better. Also, the image is a photo of someone handing you a coke bottle and it says, “have a Coke and smile.” This technique is over all very effective because the add is in bright red, it’s a very catchy slogan and it just makes you happy.

I guess you can say that this add uses both pathos and logos. The reasons being is that this add / argument makes you feel a certain way (happy) therefore, it would be pathos. Also, for logos, they are trying to argue that if you drink a coke, it’ll make you happy and it will add life to your already existent life. They are trying to prove that happiness is a logical thing when you drink Coke.

 

American Idioms:

1) horse around – I found this one interesting because as a kid our teacher used to say “no horse playing” or in other words, do not irradically play around. I never reall got the concept of why they used to say “no horsing around” or even “no horse playing” until I got older and I just think it’s so funny.

2) let the cat out the bag- this is an idiom that I didn’t know about until recently. I heard someome say this and from what I got, it means to to tell everyone a secret that you’ve been waiting to say. I chose a lot of the idioms with animals in it because I always thought it was weird how people would incorporate animals.

3) fishy – I always loved this idiom becase I would hear everyone say it. I find it most interesting because fish are known to be stink.

4) spill the beans – this one I think is the grossest one because you tend to fart when you eat beans so it’s kinda indicating for someone to “let it all out” whether it has to do with secrets or anything of that sort.

5) break the ice – this idiom is quite popular. I feel like everyone knows that break the ice means to quit with the awkwardness and go out into the world and make friends. There are many ice breaker games that people play when they enter a new group setting.

 

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Feb 20; In class Activity

Passage 1:

A man from the city came to visit a small farm. He saw a farmer feeding pigs in a very strange way. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree and the pig would eat the apples directly off the tree. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was full and then he would start again with another pig.

The man from the city was pretty puzzled, he watched for quiet a while and finally said, “What a strange way to feed pigs! It’s a waist of time! You could save a hole lot of time if you just shook the apples off the tree and let the pigs eat them from the ground!”

The farmer looked puzzled and replied, “What’s time to a pig?”

 

Passage 2:

A young man waiting in line at the bank developed a loud case of hiccups. His hiccups got worse and worse and by the time he got to the teller’s window, he could hardly talk.

Handing the teller his check to cash, the teller was tapping numbers into the computer and said, “I can’t cash your check.” The man was shocked.

“Why not?” He asked.

“The computer indicates you do not have sufficient funds to cover this amount,” she said. “In fact our records show that your account is overdrawn by more than $5000.00.”

“It can’t be!” cried the man, “You’ve got to be kidding!”

“Your’e right, I am,” she smiled and she started counting out his cash, “You will notice that your hiccups are gone though!”

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Feb 11; In Class Writing

The literacy that I watched was called Literacy and Culture. Terry Voorhees was the subject of this video and he explained why he went into literacy and his struggles through it. English was his third language behind Dutch and French and then Israeli is his fourth language. He loved to write but was told that it was wrong. He tried to compare his English writing to how he spoke and wrote in Dutch and French. He became a teacher because he wanted to encourage kids that they’re writing was good and he loves to write so he wanted to share his passion. This narrative was pretty much about his personal life and how culture affected his schooling and what not. It was really interesting to see a foreigns perspective on this topic.

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Feb 8; Free Writing

For our audio essay, it is kind of hard for me to think of a certain example. But I have two that I can think of is when my parents would read to me as kids and when I volunteered at the boys and girls club and helped the kids over there do their homework. As a kid my dad would read to me every night before I went to bed. He would read to me a variety of books and I would love it. I loved to read as a kid and my reading levels were way above my age. I know there are studies that prove that kids who are exposed to educational tools such as books, educational toys, and other things have a better chance of their brain developing to its fullest potential so that is why my parents always read to me and did a lot of educational things with me, from when I was a baby to my toddler years. The same goes for sports. My parents always threw a ball to me and made me play with sports toys and that is why I was naturally better at sports as a kid then a majority of the other kids. I was really athletic as a child and still am now.

My senior year of high school I volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii. I was a teachers aid and helped the kids with their homework and sports activity. A lot of these kids were kindergarten to 6th grade and a majority of them were illiterate so doing homework was a challenge for them. So while I was there I helped a lot of the kids on reading and writing because some of them could not even spell their own name and it is not their fault, I mainly blame the schools they attended and part of it is their parents faults. It was a challenge to teach these kids how to read and write and teaching them math was even worse. A lot of these kids would get assigned homework and about 75% did not have a clue on how to do their homework. Even though it was quite stressful to teach these kids how to read and write, it was truly a good experience to meet these kids and know a lot about what goes on in their lives. A lot of the kids are neglected and do not have attentive parents so a lot of them just do whatever they want and they are kind of on their own. So I learned the importance of early education and how much it can affect a child. I hope that those kids from the Boys and Girls Club learned a lot from my teaching and hopefully it stuck with them so they do not fall far behind in middle school and high school.

 

Phrases, words, and ideas that I can use in the audio literacy narrative: My senior year of high school I volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii. I was a teachers aid and helped the kids with their homework and sports activity. A lot of these kids were kindergarten to 6th grade and a majority of them were illiterate so doing homework was a challenge for them. So while I was there I helped a lot of the kids on reading and writing because some of them could not even spell their own name and it is not their fault, I mainly blame the schools they attended and part of it is their parents faults. It was a challenge to teach these kids how to read and write and teaching them math was even worse.A lot of these kids would get assigned homework and about 75% did not have a clue on how to do their homework. Even though it was quite stressful to teach these kids how to read and write, it was truly a good experience to meet these kids and know a lot about what goes on in their lives.

My story is about: Teaching the kids at the Boys and Girls Club how to read, write, and do math

My story is really about: even though I was teaching them, I felt like I was the one learning. I learned a lot about how early education can really affect a child’s development, I also learned how to be grateful and realize how lucky I am, and I never took anything for granted.

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Feb 6; In Class Writing

The audio essay looks to be fun and challenging. In this assignment we have to dig deep into our selves, and the main purpose is to be able to describe our story and life in a way which people can easily understand. We not only have to describe it, but we have to show it through photos, music, etc. Some challenges with this assignment would be the narrative part. We all have to be able to describe our lives, but not give too little or too much information. We also have to be convincing when telling the story so expressions and little things like that will play a big role. I plan to address this problem by doing my best when speaking and telling my essay, I want to be entertaining and I want everyone to be engaged.

This assignment is the first of its kind. I have never done an essay like this and I think it will be interesting.

https://spark.adobe.com/video/oKi9i7xdxXbRh

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Feb. 4; In Class Writing

For beach volleyball, we practice down at Ocean Beach. The weather conditions this week have been horrible, we have had winds of 20 miles per house, rain, and the cold. So on Saturday, we we’re scrimmaging one another, and the wind was so bad that if you throw a ball in the air, the ball would pretty much blow in another direction. My teammate Erin and I were on a break and were watching the games, and all of a sudden we see one of our teammates try to pass a ball but and then she flung her hands in the air to try and get it and she completely missed the ball and fell down because the wind blew the ball away from her. She was pretty mad about it but everyone else thought it was the funniest thing ever. After she did that, Erin was like “striiiiikkke one” because she missed the entire ball. For those who do not play beach volleyball or for those who were not there, it might not be as funny, but for me and my other teammates, we were laughing hysterically on the side. Now that I think about it, I still get a good laugh at it. My friend Erin and I still talk about it because it was so funny.

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February 1; Group Work

Monica Shen, Marin Xian, Moana To’oto’o

For our emotional appeal speech, we chose the “I Have a Dream” speech done by Martin Luther King Jr. This is probably the most known and important speech to ever come in America. During that time, colored people were fighting against segregation, discrimination, and racism and Martin Luther King made a statement/speech that day that would change America for the better.

The strongest emotional appeal to come out of this speech would be pathos. There’s a lot of emotion and passion going into this speech. They have personally experienced this hatred towards their own race so for Martin Luther and all colored people back then, this was personal. This coincides with ethos; because he has experienced such horrible accusations, and actions, he is very  much credible when giving this speech. Like we stated before, this is all personal. Logos on the other hand is based on facts. When MLK gave this speech, it was based more on future references, it was meant to give hope to those who had none. In his speech he mentions he has a dream of his children who are of color playing on the playground with white children. Even though it was just a hypothetical situation at the time, not long after, it became true. Segregation in America was terminated.

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February 1; In Class Writing

When reading my Tsz’s post, I noticed that there weren’t too many similarities. For example, I wrote about emotions and arguments as a whole, but she specifically focused on books and television. For example, she wrote about which is a better argument. She made a good point by stating facts from within the book saying that in books, you only have picture and words, but in television, pictures, words, and sounds. So her conclusion was that television is more effective way of argument. I thought that was a really good analysis. For me, I focused more on protests, articles, news casts and magazine and came up with the conclusion that they all have an equal share of making an argument but when I read Tsz’s posts, my perspective changed. The one thing that we both agreed on is the fact that arguments are made better by strong used words or just words in general.