Oct 30 In Class Writing


  • Agree with Bergstrom’s idea that college is about learning to be well-rounded.
  • College is a wonderful place for us to discover our potential, explore new ideas, meet people from different countries and learn to appreciate their culture, those are necessary to prepare earlier for us to adapt well in the workforce.
  • It’s not the major you chose matter the most, every field that you chose to study, despite the profession, math and foreign language should be required courses.


  • Both of us have the same viewpoint on these essays.


Oct 25 blog-writing in class

Joanne, Karina, Edwin

Combine Biology and Business major together. Introduce each of the major independently first and then combine and collaborate two separate majors together at the end.

Interview adviser- students and adviser conversation

Edwin will be responsible for editing video and audio

Karina- research and generate the ideas about business management.

Joanne- brainstorm ideas about Biology major.

Oct 23 In Class Writing

Two points that I found significant in composing digital video essay:

  • To be explicit about the theme through out the whole video in order to keep the audience on track and to make the whole story flow.
  • Filming and editing should be creative and incorporates vibrant details. For example, what to present in the beginning of the scene and transit well into the middle scene as well as to the end.
  • Use imagination to convey visions and sounds rather than directly transfer a script into a video format.

Oct. 18 Reflections on Education

More family pressure and culturally superior place me come from getting a college education. In our country, many students are now seeking for a college degree after graduated from high school, this trend has become a necessary process and a requirement to evaluate a person. Lacking college education seems like you will find a hard time to communicate or connect with people in the society due to estrangement from someone who has earned a higher degree. The conversations will then become shallow because you are not able to think deeply. In my parents’ perspective, attending college is a necessary process to go though in order to help one to fully prepare when going out to work in any workplace, not only equip the skills, but personal fulfillment is also vital through study, one could be fully prepare to interact with people in a more proper way. In my own country, I think college education focuses more on vocational rather than critical thinking. Colleges in my country teach students to specialize in their own fields, but for me, I don’t think this is what the college should provide for students in learning. I would prefer college prepares students to have a broader intellectual concepts that could be used in their entire life, such as interpersonal interactions, because such thing can be benefited from every field you go to even if you decide to change field in the future.

Oct 2nd In Class Writing

A Dream Act by Amber Floyd’s, the main argument of her essay is that undocumented students, in another word, immigrants, having a hardship to achieve a higher education due to their illegal identity. She first gives several counter arguments by stating the disadvantages of passing the law. She then further provides several strong statements by stating the importance of passing the Dream Act, how it benefits America economy and how educating will bring the betterment to the nation as a whole. One shouldn’t be deprived of learning “simply because they carry the label ‘undocumented.'”

8/29 Immigrants facing the problems of learning with native students

The former essay mentions how fast the immigrants have grown within a short decades and how the issue of booming immigrants influenced the native learners in terms of learning quality. However, the second essay recounts more about supporting its own identity and embracing the racial difference. More importantly, focusing on how to solve racially brutal world. Being the children of immigrants, they have to undertake a lot of pressure from other people, such as getting used to being looked at or being labeled based on people’s stereotype.

Even though students of immigrants do suffer a lot in their process of learning, but i think they work extra harder than those natives, and they have compelling ambitious towards their future life, which induce them to commit into their studies.