10/28: in class writing

After reading some of my class mates post on canvas I noticed some had similar opinions or points that they made after reading “Global Digital divide”. One similar point was that they like how there was background text included to what was trying to be explained in the essay because it gives the reader a better understanding of what is occurring. Another point that I noticed was similar was the structure of the essay. It made it at times difficult to understand what was trying to be said or even at times there were unnecessary comments that were irrelevant. Similarity wise it was more emotionally and uses pathos to show us his past and Chinese culture.

 

Interview questions 

  • What are the most important classes focusing on marketing
  • Where are some internships past student have interned at
  • What is some advice would you give to upcoming students
  • Does USF offer any help to graduate regarding trying to find a job after college

10/25: verb tenses

Activity 1:
For a long time, my stepson, Jonathan, was unhappy to have me as apart 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 understand that our relationship will require effort from both of us. It is not enough that I am friendly. Jonathan also has to want us to be friends, and I am not happy with the two of us being strangers, but I can 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 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 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 hang them on the wall as an artistic piece (Mangelsdorf, 2013, p. 411).

10/23: video essay outline

Begin

  • begin with an introduction of business marketing title
  • Then follow with the professor that teach these majors
  • explain major
  • jobs you can achieve with the major
  • an interview with a professor
  • outside resources about marketing
  • different kinds of programs regarding the marketing department
  • conclusion: why you should choose marketing

http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=6&sid=dcc0de83-41cd-43c6-a672-6483f322ee48%40sdc-v-sessmgr03&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPXNzbyZzaXRlPWVkcy1saXZlJnNjb3BlPXNpdGU%3d#AN=116477857&db=bth

10/21: Omar

  • Begin to use some audio/video editing tools to explore how various modes of writing are used for effective communication across academic disciplines
  • You have mixed at least two sound clips other than your voice, and the composition is free from distracting audio/visual elements.
  •  You have attempted to edit the video for the best listener/viewer effect. Voice and music/sound tracks are used in skillful ways so that the composition is richly textured, demonstrates several specific techniques to create a suitable framework for the theme or main argument
  1. Your 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.
  2. Your multimodal text should include editing (via Audacity and iMovie most preferably; if you want to use other movie making software, please let me know), relatively simple or more complex depending on your skill level. Go beyond a simple talking-head style to include music, screen capture, still images, found or produced videos or pictures, transitions, sound effects, and others. 
  3. Try to just go beyond your comfort zone; if you have never edited sounds or videos before, try out some simple edits with music (based on free music archives, such as Creative Commons sites) in addition to your narration, and if you have done basic editing of sounds and videos before, try out something more creative and complex.

10/16 Omar

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, I wanted to dance, to drink and punch 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 to be careless about
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, a dishwasher and 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, how to read and how to play tic-tac-toe
9. She will not admit it, nor will she be apologizing.
-She will not admit it, nor will she not apologize
10. The whole wheat pasta is better than enriched wheat pasta.
-The whole wheat pasts is better than whole wheat pasta
11. Literature classes teach students to analyze texts, thinking critically, and improve writing.
-literature classes teach student to analyze texts, to think critically, and to 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 Omar, Kaashvi, Ivan

A Honduran migrant protects his child after fellow migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., stormed a border checkpoint at the Guatemala – Mexico border, in Ciudad Hidalgo on October 19, 2018. (Ueslei Marcelino)

The image above is taken by Ueslei Marcelino at the Guatemala- Mexico border. The image has a very emotional appeal and it uses PATHOS as it shows the expression of the migrant being helpless and terrified using his arms to hold his daughter. Though the image is blurred, we can see that the man is right in the middle of the border and helpless about the situation. Even at this time he is performing his duties of being a father by protecting his child. The image invites us to think about the whole situation of immigrants at the border. After looking at this image, we can now relate to what Amber Floyd meant in her essay “Dream Act”. It’s unacceptable what happens on the border because the government literally takes the children away from their parents.

 

10/2: Omar and yijie

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

 _The chicken 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_C___

 _________________________________________________________________________.

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

 __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_R___

 _I remember, 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_R___

 __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___

 __Chickens should not be allowed to live freely on 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___

 __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__

 During the time students are in the lab, if the chickens make a lot of 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___

 _In conclusion, if the chickens live freely on campus because students let them live free then these students should clean the chickens mess. _______________________________________________________.

9/30:plagiarism activity Omar

A. Directions: Read the following scenarios and decide whether it is a case of plagiarism or not. (Y or N) and explain why.

no, because it is common knowledge to know____ 1. Kyoko needs to write a report on American politics. She looks up Barack Obama in Wikipedia and discovers he is the 44th president of the United States. She includes thisinformation in her report but doesn’t mention Wikipedia.

yes, because no matter if the class is reading the same book you need to site source___2. Tam is writing a paper on a novel for his English class. Since the whole class is reading the same book, he doesn’t need to use a citation.

yes, because you are not allowed to use the same source even if your own author___3. Sugi wrote a paper for his European history class last semester and got an A on the paper. This semester, his Political Science class is addressing some of the same issues that are in his History paper. He checks with his professor first who agrees with Sugi, so he uses the material from his History paper.

no, at longest he sites or gives credit if not then it is considered plagiarism ___4. Ramiro, Stephan, April, and Chris are working on a group project. Chris submits his work and the others suspect that some of it came from the Internet, but it sounds good, so they submit it.

yes, because even you paraphrase you need to cite your source___5. Maria finds a lot of good information for her paper on the Internet. She carefullychanges the wording and prepares a good paraphrase. She doesn’t copy anything verbatim.

B. Directions: Decide whether the information described in each scenario will require citation of the source (Y or N) and explain why.

no, at longest you site the author and give credit to infomation___1. You clearly identify the source at the beginning of a paragraph that summarizes theauthor’s ideas about teenage drinking. Since readers will naturally assume all of the ideas in the paragraph are from the source, no additional citation is necessary.

yes, because you are researching information____2. In your paper on the history of aviation you state the date of the Wright brothers’ first suessful flight at Kitty Hawk.

yes, because you got it from a website___3. In a paper on the civil rights movement you find some general, well-known background information in an encyclopedia. It is obviously common knowledge, so you copy the information and include it in your paper.

no, because it is coming from your parent and not an outside source ___4. You ask your mother about the steps she went through in obtaining a bank load for a new car. You include this information in your paper.

yes, because what your summarizing is information you got from the book___5. You skim a 325-page book entitled Using the Internet. A major theme throughout the book is that the Internet is an important technological achievement. You include this in your paper.

yes, because you got outside information___6. You find an article that takes the same position you have taken on the subject of gun control. To save time you summarize in your paper a portion of the argument from the article,since the author’s ideas are identical to your own.