Nov 8 In-Class Writing

I don’t know much about how my family relationship in history looks like, but in my family, my parents, they have a very fair relationship from what I have seen, and I also have my freedom and right to do and say things.

Unlike what the essay talked about in India, the people follow more traditional power, China is more of a modern society in power, which does not mean that there is no tradition power, just in comparison. Most of the time, men have more power than women, and also, most of the parents want a boy as a child. However, it is very obvious that the men don’t have supreme power over women, it is more about social power. For example, a man has more power in the family if his social power is strong, and the same thing for women. If a woman has stronger social power in the family, she will have the most power in the family.

Oct 28 In Class Writing

In Cassie Kai’s response to today’s topic, she mainly talked about how the essay express and how the real situation of education was back in time in China, and the two were very similar. I did not mention much about education in my response, but I have noticed that education played a big role in the online essay. However, it is similar that we all expressed that what we liked about the essay was the historical events and situations, but her response talked about specifically education.

In Maurica Young’s response, I found it very similar to my response; we both liked how Pengfei talked about his personal experience through the entire essay.

Oct 25 Verb Tense

Activity 1:

For a long time, my stepson, Jonathan, was unhappy to have me as a part of his family for resenting that he didn’t have both biological parents at home. I tried to get to know him better, but he would complain that I invade 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 was 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 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 spent most of her time. Often, bottles appear on the surface after a good rain, but they disappear very soon. She would use special tools for excavating bottles, such as 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 would add it to her display case and hung on the wall as an artistic piece (Mangelsdorf, 2013, p. 411).

Oct 23 Essay 3 Outline

  • What is Economic? What does it study? (Different from what most people thought)
  • What other subjects does it relate to? (Math….)
  • Why is it so important to the world? (Talk about its history and what it does to a country)(Outside sources) (and what would happen if there is no economics in the world)
  • What is interesting about it? (Personally)  (Simple math makes a big difference(calculates many things))
  • Interview
    • What does economic mainly learn about? Why are those things important? (to individuals or to larger scales)
    • Why should students take an economics major(or classes)?
    • What do you think is interesting about economics?
    • What are the students you know who took economic major doing right now? Do they like their job now?
    • What would you tell a student who is thinking about taking an economics major but not sure?
    • What are the bright futures of an economics major?
  • Why should people choose this major, or at least learn or know about it? (Summary,  daily uses, and outside sources?)
  • Enjoy it!

Simple math makes a big difference(calculates many things)

References:

Hillman, T. (2014). Economics. Alpha. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=sso&db=cat00548a&AN=iusf.b3876116&site=eds-live&scope=site

Professor Samual Riewe

The University of San Francisco Webpage

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Oct 16, In Class Writing

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.
Jeremy likes to read historical, realistic, and speculative fiction.
4. When I went to the bar, I want to dance, drinking and punch on the rowdy faces.
When I go to the bar, I want to dance, 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 carelessly 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, dishwasher and knife 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, read, and play tic-tac-toe.
9. She will not admit it, nor will she be apologizing.
She will not admit it, nor apologize.
10. The whole wheat pasta is better than enriched wheat pasta.
Correct
11. Literature classes teach students to analyze texts, thinking critically, and improve writing.
Literature classes teach students to analyze texts, think critically, and 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.

Sep 25, Library Research

In modern society, as transportation develops the internationalization became easier for many countries around the world. The fact of internationalization brought up a great question that, is it important to have a rich cultural diversity in the work or a company? There are many ideas and answers to this question with different evidence. However, having rich cultural diversity can largely benefit the company in some ways. According to Hofhuis(2015), “Firstly, it is recognized that an organization’s markets and stakeholders are inherently culturally diverse. Hence, having a diverse workforce is a valuable tool for gaining knowledge about, and access to minority groups within society (Ely and Thomas, cited in, Hofhuis, Joep and et al., 2015, para.15).” many of the companies are beginning to expand their market internationally, therefore, they are going to deal with people with many different background cultures, and this is exactly why it is very important to have a rich cultural diversity in the company, which leads to a better coping style to those customers with different cultural backgrounds.

Reference

  1. Hofhuis, P., van der Zee, K., & Otten, S. (2015). Measuring employee perception on the effects of cultural diversity at work: development of the Benefits and Threats of Diversity Scale. International Journal of Methodology. 49. 177-201.

Sep 23, American Idioms

Fishy
When the security guard saw a light in the store after closing hours, it seemed to him that there was something fishy going on. He called the central office and explained to his superior that he thought something strange and suspicious was occurring.
Spill the Beans
Did you know that Harry was going to take Kathy on a Caribbean cruise?

Yes, I did. He was planning on surprising her with the tickets for their anniversary, but someone spilled the beans.

What a shame! That was supposed to have been a surprise.

Yes, it’s too bad that someone told her about the trip beforehand and ruined Harry’s surprise.

That’s OK. Her enthusiasm was not dampened in the least!

Bend Over Backwards
When Joan first started teaching she was afraid that she would have a lot of trouble getting used to the kids and to the faculty. Her fears turned out to be unfounded since everybody bent over backwards to help her. Everyone tried very hard to help her feel comfortable and adjust to school.
Kick the Bucket
It’s been said that the old man knew of a buried treasure, but he kicked the bucket before telling anyone where it was. If the treasure exists, the old man, unfortunately, took the secret of its location with him when he died.
Eating Someone
Hey, Alice. What’s been eating you lately? Don’t you realize how rude and irritable you’ve become?

I know. I’m really sorry for the way I’ve been acting.

Well, why don’t you tell me what has been bothering and upsetting you and maybe we can work your problem out together.

I’ll admit that it would help to talk to someone about it.

Sep 23 In Class Writing

IVAN OSIPOV

I believe that Ivan’s mean point in his response is that he feels the same way that the essay tells us about. He explained how he has many different cultures in his blood and he tried the same thing that the author talked about in the essay, try to learn and fit in every culture in his blood, and he ended up the same thing that author also talked about, feeling belonging nowhere. I personally do not feel I am related to him because I am 100% Chinese, and even though I learn about other cultures, I did not try so-so hard to fit in every single culture that I learned about. (Yijie Wang)

Cassie Lai

Her reflection focuses mainly on Bich Nguyen’s experiences as a refugee in the United States, on the other Miraj’s reflection has a broader focus, it focuses on all the youth in general who belongs to multi-ethnic families, and the troubles they face in trying to incorporate all of the cultures their family belongs to. One thing Cassie has spoken about that I found really intriguing is the relationship between Ethnic identity and the issue of equality and recognition. (Miraj)

Yongji Zhang

The main idea of the respond is about entering the rigorous tradition. As the people born in a different culture family, the main point to be an insider of the community is embracing both communities. Embracing aspects of each of their home culture rather than denying one in favor of another. (MJ)