In Class Writing – Oct 30th

I have chosen Shady Raba´s response.


  • College should educate well-rounded students

He explains how every course can help develop as a person which I agreed on.

  • Students should not deal with having student debt when graduating and starting to work.

He puts it into perspective by mentioning how students do not have to pay for their education in a country like Germany. In my response, I mentioned how I felt it sad that a high amount of graduates have student debt.


In Class Writing Oct25

Raha, Romeo & Shirley

It has a clear message of taking a management major at USF will benefit you.

The sounds match the images (there is no interrupting sound).

It uses multiple modes (interview, alphabetical text).

In the interviews, they invite people with enough information and credibility.


In Class Writing Oct 23 – Essay 3

Raha, Romeo & Shirley

  • Audio and video editing skills
  • More than one mode
  • Group project


  • Analyze and use three sources
  • Video length of 3-4 minutes
  • Use of editing (sounds, videos etc.)


We liked how they used a lot of interviews. They use graduate students as they have credibility as they have completed the major. Therefore, what they are saying must be true. We also liked how the video includes multiple modes as alphabetical text, images, and voiceover. If we have at negative aspects, the video could have been more interesting by showing the campus or some scenes of the teaching in class.





In Class Writing Oct 23

  • Katie felt limited pictorial options as a result of her script which made her use a lot of alphabetical text in her video.
  • Candice decided to focus more on images during her process with her video as she found it hard to synthesis her script in her film shooting.
  • I will need to use the script as guidance to where i want end and not where I have to end, it has to help me be more creative instead of being a limitation.

18/10 In Class Writing

Mindy, Raha & Romeo

  • The education system is designed in a way that mainly makes students focus more on grades rather than the learning process. The focus is on getting higher grades and learning certain skills rather than expanding your perspective and learning to think critically.
  • It is important to learn a combination of marketable skills and critical thinking.
  • At some point into a student´s overall time in school, it is necessary to narrow down your topics of study as you want to specialize in a certain field.

In Class Writing – Oct 2

Reading: Floyd, Amber. “A “Dream” Deferred: An Exploration of the Scarlet Title “Undocumented

The essay discusses different opinions on the proposed “Dream Act”. The ideas of the essay are both reasons why people are proposing and why people are against it. The main idea from the proposing side is that studying children of immigrant families should get a change of pursuing a higher education. This was also the main idea behind the creation of “Dream Act”:”The Dream Act was created in hopes that students who were brought to America by their parents illegally would be safe from deportation, given the opportunity to receive an education and eventually be on the path to obtaining legal citizenship”, (Floyd. p. 183). The main idea from the opposing side is that it will cost the society a lot of money resulting in increasing taxes which will lead to even more difficulties for poor American families to pay for college. Floyd implies this by using a quote from a former Senator of Buffalo, New York, Mark Grisanti:”simply cannot justify spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars annually to pay for tuition for illegal immigrants when so many law-abiding families are struggling to meet the ever-increasing costs of higher education for their own children”, (Floyd. p.185). This quote clearly illustrates the opposing opinion that has be taken into consideration when discussion whether to legislate the “Dream Act” or.