Nov. 8 Blog Writing: Marriage and Family

In the past, the dominant role of family structure in my country used to be male; but it is not any more nowadays. As the education level, financial status, and self-concisousness of female rise in China, men and women have become much more equal in terms of social and family roles.

My family has a history of long-lasting marriage and family members usually have shared beliefs and mutual respect for each other.

Increasingly amount of people with higher education background and financial capacity choose not to get married, which is a symol of growing realization of freedom of expresssion and civilization that should be praised and respected. The freedom of women should be based on the premises that they are aware that marriage and reproduction are only choices rather than something that they must do, and the society and people around them should be aware of this fact and respect any choice women make.

 

 

Nov. 6 Response

Chi- Transgender/intergender people choose to use the combination of blue and pink (colors that indicate gender stereotypes of boy and girl) as their color of representation

Victor- e.x. Stores with only one bathroom had to make that bathroom gender-neutral>potential safety problems

Oct. 28 Reading Response+Interview Questions

 

The essay provides sufficient background information for readers to understand the context.

 

 

 

Video Essay Questions for Professors:

  • What are some common misunderstanding or biases towards this major?
  • Do you think Art History is important for students in other majors?
  • What has the department done to improve the curriculum and create more job or internship opportunities for students in this major?
  • What does it feel like to be an art historian at school and in society? Are most people proud of their jobs? How important is this job to society and humanity in general?
  • Do students in this major have any benefits (welfares) from the department and the college? For example, free museum pass.
  • What are some reasons that you think undeclared majors should choose this major?

Oct. 25 Exercise: Verb Tense (Sophia, Zoe)

Edit the following paragraph to correct unnecessary shift in verb tense: For
example: Marie finds bottles on old farmland, where she liked (likes) to explore.
Activity 1:
For a long time, my stepson, Jonathan, was unhappy to have me as part of his family, for
he resents that he didn’t have both biological parents at home. I try to get to know him
better, but he would complain that I invade his privacy. As a newcomer, I understood that
our relationship will require effort from both of us. It is not enough that I was 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.
Edited:
For a long time, my stepson, Jonathan, was unhappy to have me as part of his family, for
he resented 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 understood that
our relationship would require effort from both of us. It was not enough that I was friendly.
Jonathan also had to want us to be friends, and I was not happy with the two of us being
strangers, but I could wait for him to feel more comfortable around me.
Activity 2:
Anne Marie collects antique bottles and loved to turn them into works of art. She will buy
bottles if she liked them, but she prefers to find them in the ground. She will find bottles
everywhere, but she picked them selectively. However, she has the best luck at
construction sites on old farmland, where she spent most of her time. Often, bottles
appeared 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 did 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 hung on the wall as an artistic piece (Mangelsdorf,
2013, p. 411).
Edited:
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 on the wall as an artistic piece (Mangelsdorf,
2013, p. 411).

Oct.23 Video Essay Brainstorming

Research

  • article/book of renowned art historians
    • common misunderstanding of the major
    • what do we do
    • significance

Content

  • Significance of art history analysis
  • What do we do
    • Quickly play a bunch of (intriguing) pictures of artworks/artists to achieve a stunning sense
    • conservation lab of museums/galleries/auctions
    • internships
    • video clips from AH department website
References

Preziosi, D. (2009). The Art of Art History : A Critical Anthology (Vol. 2nd ed). Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=sso&db=nlebk&AN=335669&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Oct. 16 Exercise: Parallel Structure

PRACTICE
Please review the following sentences for errors in parallel structure. Correct the sentences by
rewriting them. Not all sentences are incorrect. Answers may vary.
1. My dog is not only friendly but also playful.
— Correct.
2. We can go to the park or dancing in the classroom. (Incorrect.)
— We can go to the park or dance in the classroom.
3. Jeremy likes to read historical, realistically and speculative fiction. (Incorrect.)
— 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. (Incorrect.)
— When I went 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. (Incorrect.)
— Buying a car is not a decision to take lightly nor to care less.
6. Tyler is for the legalization, not criminalization of marijuana. (Incorrect.)
— Tyler is for the legalization, not for the criminalization of marijuana.
7. Sally needs a new stove, dishwasher and knives for her kitchen. (Incorrect.)
— Sally needs a new stove, dishwasher, and set of knives for her kitchen.
8. My first grade teacher taught me how to write, how to read and play tic-tac-toe. (Incorrect.)
— 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. (Incorrect.)
— She will not admit it nor apologize.
10. The whole wheat pasta is better than enriched wheat pasta. (Incorrect.)
— Correct.
11. Literature classes teach students to analyze texts, thinking critically, and improve writing. (Incorrect.)
— 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. (Incorrect.)

— 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. (Incorrect.)

— 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.

Oct. 2 Exercise: Run-on/Comma Splice (Anf, Chi, Zoe)

Exercise
Identify the error type of the following sentences as run-on (R), comma splice (CS), or
correct (C). Then correct the sentences.
1) The chickens on campus play a famous role for our school, they make us unique.
Type_CS___
The chickens on campus play a famous role for our school, because they make us unique.
_________________________________________________________________.
2) What if the chickens laid eggs and hid them somewhere they would get left behind.
Type_R___
What if the chickens laid eggs and hid them somewhere, they would get left behind.
_________________________________________________________________.
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, and 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_CS___
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 the 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; otherwise, 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 a 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.

________________________________________________________________.

Sep. 27 Exercise: Coordination and Subordination (Edith, Sophia, Zoe)

  1. The reality show follows the lives of Bruce and Kris Jenner’s combined family and most of the episodes focus on the three oldest daughters, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian.
  2. Bruce Jenner was famous for breaking the world record and winning a gold medal in
    the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics; however, his sons from a previous marriage, Brandon and Brody, have also appeared on their own reality shows.
  3. The Kardashians’ father, the late attorney Robert Kardashian, was famous for
    representing O. J. Simpson; while his daughters gained recognition as American socialites.
  4. Kim came into the national spotlight in 2007 after a sex- tape scandal and resulting
    Playboy appearance; the Kardashian fame grew into a profitable reality series.
  5. The show depicts the daily routine of the Kardashians and spin- off shows feature
    Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé’s attempts to build their line of fashion boutiques.
  6. The Kardashians’ behavior at first seemed outrageous, but they are a loving family.
  7. The Kardashians squabble like typical siblings, while Kris, the mother, holds the 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 the marriage lasted only 72 days.