What happens when the souce you got off the internet doesn't have an author? How do you cite it?
Okay--I wrote this a little in a comment, but just reiterating what you're doing. First, read the assignment sheet. It should have a lot of useful information on it. :) Hey, I wrote it after-all. Start by writing just the history section for the side of the controversy you will be supporting. This means if you're pro-gun control, I want to know the "who, what, when, where, and why" of that side. Tell me who was involved, what happened in the past (maybe major court decisions or bills passed), when everything happened, and why they made the decisions they made. You might highlight the arguments that were made, but you're just relating them, not supporting them at this point. Think about how a history book sounds when you read it. Organize it as I mentioned on the board (see your notes). Remember the "sandwich method?" Intro, body, conclusion, then within your paragraphs, Introduction to the paragraph/summary, point, support for your point, interpreting your source, transition to the next paragraph. Is that clear? Try to avoid using forms of "to be," since I will highlight them or circle in red. Use active verbs. We'll do some exercises to combat this after your first paper.
You should have a thesis statement for this paper. It may seem weird, since you're not yet arguing for that thesis within your paper (only giving the history), but it will help us know the context for that history and what you plan to do. Besides, getting the thesis out right away is helpful, so we can keep working on it throughout the semester. You will find that it will change from this paper to your last one.
Any other questions?
ahh i kind of need help deciding which side that i want to take on my topic. im doing the topic of file sharing and downloading music illegally. at first i had planned on being against it because its stealing and all that stuff, so it seemed like the easy side....but then i was thinking about how it helps out bands who are just starting out and gives people the possibility to listen to other music so that the radio stations and media aren't influencing us completley with what music we listen to. i kind of want to argue that file sharing is ok....but do you guys think that it would be too hard?? i feel like if i took this side, my paper would maybe just sound like a bunch of bs because i would be arguing for something that is illegal, but i dunno ahh yea, help me if you can, just give me your opinion on the topic if you have one.
So I finally finished Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination. It was a really, good, fun book, but now I have to good book to read. Does anyone know which library is the best to get good fiction like this? I tried the one on the West Bank and I got a little lost so I was wondering if anyone knew where the fiction was. Thanks :-)
Maybe you should have started a little earlier!! Just Kiddin. Isn't just our first page and half suppose to be informative? Thats how I understood it as.
I think we are supposed to do the history of our topic for whatever side we chose but are we supposed to start aruging for it or is this stricktly informative? I don't know where to start.
Are we writing the history of for and against our issue, or are we doing the history of the aginst later?
I am having trouble starting my paper and was wondering if anyone had any tips to starting. I always have trouble the intros and putting the thesis in. Any suggestions let me know!!
Are we allowed to put our P1 and P2 in our papers that Ms. Tschider corrected or are we suppose to put the comments in different words?
For my paper I am researching mandatory vaccinations. Have any of you had a vaccination through the university? Thanks:-)
In the November 23rd issue of the Star Tribune I read an article about abortion. I believe abortion is an issue with women but I have never really researched enough of the issue, so I read the article. The article that I read was about a specific women who has had an abortion and what effects it had on her.
One paragraph mentions that Jefferies talked about abortion to many weeping women that have kept their silence. A transition sentence that would connect to the next paragraph could be, after Jefferies wept over her issue she broke her silence by talking to others about abortion. The following paragraph says she had gotten pregnant, dropped out of college and started a career in the radio business.
The beginning paragraph is, her dedication to her ministry is growing and she hopes to participate in more conferences and reach wider audiences through speaking engagements and videos. The next paragraph begins with her saying she is not worried about how the decision to speak openly about abortion might affect her career. A transition sentence that would be helpful would be, Jefferies speaks to wide audiences such as teenagers to women and sometimes men to coop with their wives or partners.
Transitions are important in a paper because it allows you to understand the text better, rather than jumping all over the place. Transitions are one thing I have to work on to allow my informative paper to be smoother than what I have written in the past.
An example off the internet of a transitional paragraph is; Also Thursday, two other polls showed Bush opening up a significant lead in another swing state, Wisconsin, which went Democratic four years ago.
Passive Voice/ Construction
There are two types of voice construction, active and passive. Active voice construction is when we have a subject (agent or actor) performing an action. In passive voice the subject is being acted upon. Use of passive voice is known to cause sentences to be loose, indirect and wordy.
Active: Jan curled her hair.
Passive: The hair was curled by Jan.
Passive voice construction usually includes a “to be” verb such as (am, is, are, was, were…etc) followed by a past participle such as “by”. Passive voice is only useful when the writer wants to draw attention to the action and not the performer. Active voice is usually preferred over passive.
I read an article reporting on the new glow in the dark fish that have been engineered and are for sale. They did a good job explaining what type of fish it was and other information such as health risks. Except at one point in the article they start giving some background on a man who defends any allegations that the new fish pose health risks. This is the paragraph:
Mr. Blake, 26, started Yorktown with a partner about two and a half years ago. Before that he started an Internet business that failed.
The paragraph leads you to believe that his background will have relevance to a certain point, but then the article jumps into a paragraph about a different gene altered fish being sold in Taiwan. I think I would have just cut the whole paragraph out and put in a paragraph saying something like this.
While the issues are just starting to appear for the glo-fish here in the United States, other parts of the world have current issues with gene altered fish only adding to the question of environmental risks.
I also read an article about the importance of military intelligence and how it has changed. They started talking about current terrorism efforts against Al Qaeda and how hard they are to track down. Then they jump into how intelligence officers need to be poets because most can't ask for a cup of coffee. I feel that the paragaph needed more information of how this relates to how hard they are to track down. It's obvious they are talking about the language, but I want to know specific examples to set up the reasons for the failing intelligence. Just how exactly isn't the intelligence working. something that leads you up to the conclusion of failed intelligence.
Transitions are important because they help to connect separate arguments. Transitions help to make points feel justified as well by following up statements with reason.
The first article that I found is titled "Old songs revisited by voices of Today." This article talks about all the old classic songs that are being revisited and becoming a big hit in the new young pop culture. This is largly to do with new artists recovering the songs and in turn creating them again into a huge hit. These two worlds which seem to have no relation to eachother are now finding themselves much closer then thought. The introductory paragraph talks about the differences between the pop of grown-ups and that of a younger world. The ending of the first paragraph is as follows: "One, the world of pop for grown-ups, is a land of song where sunsets are dramitic and the pace is leisurely. The other, younger world is a defoant nation under groove, a fast-food franchise in which tornado watched are announced daily." My transition statement would follow as, Who would of thought that these worlds would of ever become connected by the industry that united them both- music.
My second newspaper article is titled "Camel Crossing Ahead: A New Sahara Highway." The end of the introductory paragraph is as follows; "Forget compass readings, camel caravans and disorientinf, potentially deadly Jeep journeys through the worlds's most fabled and forbidding desert. Soon it will be possible to take a leisurely drive along a paved two-lane highway from the spot where Europe kisses the tip of this continent inot the heart of sub-Saharan Africa." My transitional statement would be something like envornmental travels will soon be able to experience a scenic drive throught this emaculate desert with the addition of cutting some of their traveling time off. The second paragraph continues as follows, "That's the idea, anyway. In theory, travelers along this would be trans-Saharan highway will soon be able to take a ferry from Spain across the Strait of Gibralter, drive through Morrocco and Western Sahara and cut 300 miles of Mauritanian dessert.
Transitional statements in a paper allow for flow and a continuational ubderstanding to occur. One is albe to follow the structure of a paper better when transitionals aid in telling the reader what point is soon to be followed. However, in a newspaper article ther is a lack of transitionals because the point of the article is to convey information and facts. Therefore, transitions are unnessary because the reader doesn't need to know where the article is going because all the facts are condensed down into shorts paragraphs of information.
The first para. talked about Starbucks haveing Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, patrons can listen to music. Then the next para. talked about how much they cost to the store to have this for their customers. The sentence I would used to lead into the next para. would be: Even though these free internet access compters are freee to use they're not free for Starucks; each patron but me a member of T-Mobile Hotspot service, which costs $30-40 a month.
The second para., which is after that one talks about Starbuck offering this like a toy that a fast food place may offer. The trans. I would use would be: Liek the ways a Happy Meal works to get kids to go to McDonalds, the Wi-Fi will hopefully get more customers to go to Starbucks.
Transitions are used to make a paper flow; from one subject to another, like butter. It is used to go from on subect to another with out any confussion where that next subect come from, it relates the up comming subect to the previous one.
The Texas Joint Stock Company scam is an form of asset protection scam that these days seems to be run mostly from the Dallas area by a bunch of con artists who got into trouble a few years ago selling bogus Pure Trusts. Having been whacked by the IRS, yet desiring something to sell to suckers, these con artists have come up with yet another mythical asset protection device in the form of the Texas Joint Stock Company.
So what is a Texas Joint Stock Company? It is an unincorporated entity, much like a general partnership. Section 31.10 of the Texas Business and Commerce Code requires that any person conducting business as a Texas Joint Stock Company must file in each county in which the entity is doing business a statement setting forth that a fictitious business name will be used (not to exceed 10 years).....
This was a good trans. since they ended with the first para. with Tecas Joint Stock Company, then stated with that in the following para.
Both variable life insurance and variable universal life insurance are securities. Those who offer these products must follow SEC, NASD, and state securities regulations, in addition to state insurance law. This means that a broker must tell you the important facts about the pros and cons of the exchange. Your broker or insurance agent should recommend such an exchange only if it is in your best interest and only after evaluating your personal and financial situation and needs, tolerance for risk, and the financial ability to pay for the proposed insurance policy.
Your broker or insurance agent may recommend that you use insurance policy values, such as loans or withdrawals, to pay premiums for a new life insurance policy. This activity is generally called "financing" premiums....
The first para. talked about insurance policy, then started with that in the next para.
The article that I read was from The New York Times, and was about a study on the links of higher speed limits to deaths. The article was well written and very interesting. The base of the article is about the report form the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It gives many testimonials and states facts and even has chart for you to look at and know how fast people are driving in different states. Although this article has a lot of information it is missing or could use a little work on some transition sentences.
The first transition sentence that I would like to change is in the ninth paragraph. It talks about how they have a study that says that they raised the speed limits to 70mph and people would go 75mph or higher and cause many more deaths. It then goes into how most of the stats that went to a higher speed were in the West. Then the next paragraph goes into how the people that lived in states with a higher speed limit tend to drive faster. I would change the way they put those paragraphs together. I would have went and stated that many people in the west are allowing the speed limit to be raised and this is causing more deaths and this is because of higher speed limits. I then would have stated that when they raise the speed limit it just causes people to go faster to drive about that speed limit.
The second transition that I would change comes at the end of the article. It is talking about how it is harmful to drive faster. They say that raising speed limits is harmful and then the next paragraph into how many deaths there are in speed accidents. I would have just slightly changed this transition by saying that raising speed limits are harmful because people are less safe when they drive fast and cause many accidents. Then go into how many deaths were caused by high-speed accidents. These are my thoughts on what I would change these transitions sentences to.
Transitions sentences are important to writing because it is how you keep your reader interested. It also, helps you keep things that you are writing about in order and make since. Finally, transitions are important so that the reading is smooth and connecting.
Just reiterating my announcements for class:
This weekend, do the grammar assignment, but don't worry about putting tons of time in. You will (with your matching number) be discussing your findings and telling the class what you found. You don't have to write anything out, just copy down what you find or print it out.
This weekend I'd start finding your sources. You should already have a couple sources from your Interaction assignment (which you will receive back on Monday). You should have six sources of any kind for your paper.
You'll have your assignment sheet for Monday class, so we'll discuss further then. A 1.5 page (double-spaced, not much longer than a thought paper) draft will be due on Wednesday. I will not be looking at this until you turn it in with your final paper (it is for other students to review).
Your paper is due ANYTIME on Friday by e-mail. This is a first stab, but watch your grammar and support your paragraphs well.
Post here if you have any comments/questions.
1. "Mr Jackson has spoken openly about sharing his bed with young children, saying it is "beautiful," nonsexual and nothing to be ashamed of." He obviously was not assamed of sharing his bed with young boys, because he procalaimed to the world 2. "in a documentary tha first aired on BBC television in England in February and later on ABC in this country, Mr. Jackson and a young boy talk about sharing Mr. Jackson's bedroom in Neverland.
A transition is needed to tie the two paragraphs together. It is important for the reader to understand that Mr. Jackson made the quote regarding seeing no poblem sharing his bed with young boys, and then he did a documentary. the two are very closely linked in topic and reason.
Transitions help to smooth a paper it allows the reader to follow the topic with the ease and flow of the changing topics.
Bonus transitionary paragraphs:
"Kerry said that the number of terrorist attacts around the world had increased last year." "The president's misjudgement, miscalculation, and mismanagement on the war in Iraq all make the war on terrorism harder to win."
This is a example of two parpagraphs back to back that could use a better transition.
"Because of a legal technicality Briany Spears and Kevin Federline won't officially be married until the minister who officiated their ceremony last Saturday signs thier marriage liscense, which should happen any day now." "Neverless a suprise wedding with all the time honored traditions........
Neverless was a good transitionary word to begin the next paragraph with.
My article is about the United States loosening price controls on prescription drugs. The U.S. has already beaten back controls in the U.S. and now the American pharmaceutical industry is working on controls oversees. The first paragraph is about the U.S. talking about a free trade agreement with Australia. American officials are working on loosening price controls on prescription drugs in Australia. It also talks about how the negotiators have included this in a range of issues, and it is not seen as a core issue.
The second paragraph talks about how the U.S. plans to work to loosen price controls in other countries as well. The drug industry reports that drug prices in the U.S. could be lower if we loosen controls in other countries.
The transition would be something like:
But is price controls a core issue? It should be included ahead of all the other issues. If this agreement is worked out with Australia , not only will we be helping out Australia, but also ourselves. We will be able to use this agreement to convince other governments to loosen their price controls as well.
Transitions are very important in writing. In my paper I will be sure to use smooth transitions from on paragraph to the next. Without transitions, the paper will seem to jump from one place to another. The reader may get confused and give up reading it and all similar literature, and as a result of poor transition usage your reader will come to support the opposing side of your argument.
The article that I read is from the New York Times and was about the problems of crime in China. There are a few different paragraphs that could use transitional sentences.
The first example is when the article uses a quote from the local police. The policeman was quoted to saying “They were playing games with the kids’ lives. We want an explanation.” The next paragraph just goes on to talk about a low crime rate. I think that a transition is needed here, and maybe something could be said using the police or law officials. For example, “Law officials agree that China has a low crime rate.” With this transition, it would take the policeman who was quoted earlier, and link him to law officials that talk about low crime rates.
The second example is another time when the article used a quote. The quote is from a father who felt as though families cannot speak out against the police, who he feels is not doing an accurate job. Next, the author talks about how much the government paid the family. I think that a transitional sentence could be used between these paragraphs. A transitional sentence could go something like “In place of helping the families with support, the police are offering money.” With this transition, it shows how the police are trying to deal with the frustrations that the families have and the paragraph can lead into the money that the government gives.
In general, transitional statements are need in all types of writing. I know that I am going to need to use transitions in my own writing and for my paper. Transitions help bring all the ideas together and show how they all relate to one another. They show how my first idea in my paragraph is linked to the next, which is linked to the next, and so on. Sometimes, when I read something that does not have transitions, it makes me wonder where the writer is coming from and sometimes it feels like ideas are coming from no where. If a paragraph can’t be transitioned or related with other information in the writing, then maybe that information isn’t needed at all.
In an article called “The Search for the Perfect Gift Grows at Small Online Stores”, there were many descriptions of different examples of gifts, but the article didn’t really flow. For example, one sentence ends “And much of the growth is being driven by search engines like Google and other sites like Amazon and the online marketplace eBay, which are sending shoppers to tens of thousands of online stores, many of the small independent operations.” The next paragraph begins, “Shoppers cannot feel the softness of a cashmere sweater on a Web site, but the internet offers speed, low prices, detailed product information and a way to avoid the holiday crush at the malls.” A transition that I would put in between these two paragraphs is: Although shoppers may be buying from small, independent operations, they do not get the same experience shopping online, that they would if they actually went to these small stores.
I think that the main reason to have transitions is so that readers can see the connection between all of the different paragraphs and ideas. For example, if you are trying to persuade someone into believing you point of view, you need to make sure that your argument is clear and thought out so that it makes sense to the reader. The more an argument makes sense, the more likely it is that the reader is going to agree with you point of view. It’s also a lot easier to read a paper when everything flows nicely, instead of choppy writing that is used to get news across in newspapers.
An example of a good transition is in this short story online about someone who always sleeps during the day (the white) Sometimes it was only a flash, like someone switching off the light, and switching it on again at once, and so whenever it was white, he dozed off. (next paragraph) One day, when it was white, he put out a hand and he touched something.
Another example is in the story about a funny man in town: “He told it all round town, how he had outfoxed his Missus. He certainly was a caution!
But he wasn't satisfied with just outwittin' her.
2.Commas (where used & why)
3.Capitalization (when used)
4.Preposition (def. and uses)
5.Adverb (where/when used)
6.Gerunds (def. and uses)
7.Quotation Marks (when appropriate)
8.Passive voice/construction (def.)
9.Conditionals (def. and how to identify)
The article that I read is “Colorful Clothes, Plasma TV’s, and Toy Top Shopping Lists”. Most of the paragraphs jump from one item to the next. The article goes over what items are big sellers right now in anticipation of what will sell big for Christmas.
One paragraph goes from talking about how Victoria’s Secret’s new bra is doing well to a handbag from Christian Dior Couture. A transition that could be used is: Another women’s luxury product that is doing well this year is a handbag from the Latest Blond line by Christian Dior. I thought those paragraphs needed a transition because it went from one thing to another with no relation, except that they were both appropriate for the article.
Another paragraph goes from talking about Plasma TV’s to the new Hokey Pokey Elmo. A transition could be: Toys for adults, such as the plasma TV, and toys for children, like the new Hokey Pokey Elmo, are both bigger and better then last year and selling out. These two paragraphs needed a transition because the first one talked about TV’s and the second one talked about children’s toys. They had almost no relation whatsoever.
Transitions will play a huge roll in my writing because we are taking a big paper and writing it in 4 different sections. I am going to need a lot of transitions to make the whole final paper flow, and make sense. I will also need to use transitions between the arguments within my pro and con paper. I will also need to use them in the history part to go from one piece of information to the next. Transition can also be used in going from intro to body and from body to conclusion. Learning how to write transitions will help me with the rest of my writing throughout college.
I recently read an article from the New York Times called “Gays Respond; ‘I Do’ ‘I Might’ and ‘I Won’t’” This article was discussing the issues behind same sex marriages. While some gay couples are more than ready to have a legal marriage others are more reluctant. While this article was very informative and on the whole, well written, there were sections that did lack a smooth flow.
For instance in the beginning of the article was a story of a gay couple that has lived together for twenty-three years, own a house jointly, and wear rings of their commitment. The author mentions the fact that this couple is unsure of getting married based on the fact it would complicate their finances, but then the flow abruptly changes and begins talking about recently passed same sex marriage laws and the controversy behind them.
These paragraphs would have sounded much better if a transition had been added. For instance when the author was done discussing why the couple does not want to get married there should have been transition to the effect that after twenty three years Mr. Barton and Mr. Sullivan are posed with this question because of recently passed laws related to same sex marriages. This transition would help the reader to understand why this couple is thinking about marriage and lead the reader to find out more about the laws.
Later on in this article I ran across another another area that could use a clearer transition. In the deeper sections of this story several gay or lesbian couples were offering their point of view on marriage. There were several couples that did not want to get married even if it was legal to do so. One couple felt that it was too much for the one partners extremely conservative family to handle. Now it is understandable that the author offer other reasons as he did but I believe a transition would have helped the paper flow. After mentioning the fact that a family was conservative a transition such as, conservative views are not the only reason some couples are choosing not to marry. In the case of Mr. Barton and Mr. Sullivan they believe that marriage would simply complicate their finances. This transition would have helped tie together different opinions and ideas that the reader is presented with.
Transitions are extremely important in every type of writing, whether it be for a newspaper or for an informative paper. Transitions help the reader to follow the author’s opinion and ideas. Without transitions it is difficult to see the theme or what the paper is leading up to. In my paper I realize that I need good transitions. I am writing on Chronic Wasting Disease, a topic unfamiliar to many people. It would not be practical or effective to simply present point after point. I need to introduce my information to my reader and then slowly and smoothly shift into my opinion side. By having smooth transitions I can hopefully present my paper and convince my reader to believe my side based on the fact they see my writing as logical and smooth.
Within the Editorial section of The Star Tribune, a letter from a reader was published. The author of the short article jumps from point to point without making smooth transitions. The author of the article has written her opinions on educational programs within her community. A possible transition between two of the points may read: “In the future, both the head commissioner and school board members may use their power in favor of the students, parents, and teachers.” By using the transition after the opening paragraph, the readers may have a preview of what will follow.
Transitions play an active role in my writing by providing easy reading, a preview to proceeding topics, and to back my credibility as the author. Transitions provide my writing to be more effective to the reader(s). Separate points or ideas are easier to understand and listen to with smooth transitions. Whatever my topic or writing purpose may be, effective transitions allow my points to be stated more clearly.
On the web, transition statement examples are given using common transition words such as: moreover, also, however, and, while. Some examples include: “Jillian is dedicated mother to her children; in addition, she is a talented professor.” Another form of the same points include: “Jillian is a dedicated mother to her children, and she is a dedicated mother.” Both of these transition statements can be used to link two separate paragraphs and two separate points.
One witness to the killing refused to come to court at all. Another ran from the Brooklyn courthouse on Wednesday only to be forced to take the stand yesterday. A third testified at first that a man in the audience was the one she was menacing the victim, but then after a tearful admission that she had been threatened, she said it was the defendant.
This was the scene at the courthouse yesterday. Cops were everywhere, all of the people on high alert for anything bad that might happen. Witnesses arriving with armed escorts their faces hidden to protect them. A town shaken by another murder so close to home.
It has been a tumultuous six days in the murder trial of Drpree Harris, a hulking man with dangerous reputation in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Last year in the same courthouse, a judge said he thought Mr. Harris was responsible for killing a 20-year-old witness to a different murder in a neighborhood school-yard. Publicity about the killing of that witness, bobby Gibson, led to calls for better protection of witnesses nationally.
Transitions play a role in my writing by giving me a way to link my ideas and thoughts together. They make it smooth and easy to follow. They offer an end to one paragraph and an intro to what can be expected in the next. With good transitions people want to read what you have to say next and it can make or break your paper in some respects.
"Arizona's slot canyons are slice of grandeur"
1. "...The fissure in the sun-baked Colorado Plateau, like the other slot canyons there, was carved by water, and water is at work today.
Slot canyons are the Grand Canyon's skinny kid brothers:...."
Transition: Water, over-time, makes slot canyons known for being the Grand Canyon's skinny kid brothers because of their deep narrow cuts.
2. "...:As many as 500 peole a day visit in summer.
Its sandstone sides widen at ground level, forming a chain of dimly lighted..."
Transition: One of the reasons this canyon is such a popular place to visit in the summer is it's breathtaking sandstone sides that widen at ground level forming a chain of dimly lighted rooms.
Transition statements are a very important part of writing. The ending of one paragraph should flow into the next paragraph. I think the goal of transition statements is to keep the readers eyes on the peice of writing, not breaking the flow. Transition statements help to keep the reader from having the question "how did we get to talking about this subject". Every peice of writing should include transition statements.
What is needed, Ms. Shelton and other dance producers and company directors say, is a midsize-to-large dance theater (1,000 to 2,200 seats) with stages big enough to accommodate large companies with productions – classics like “swan lake,” for example – that require more scenery than a backdrop and a few props.
There are many facilities available thorough the city for companies to use. Many of these places are full of history. However with today’s declining economy, many companies find these facilities expensive.
City center, a 2,750-seat theater with a rich dance history, is no longer affordable for many companies, though there are troupes that do well or well enough at its box office every year. Even if one or more sections of the center were closed to create a smaller house with a more realistic number of seats, the entire theater would still have to be rented and a full staff and services paid for.
Transitions play a key role in our daily reading. Transitions are what make the paper, good or bad. Without transitions, the sentences do not flow as good and are harder to read. They link thoughts and ideas together. They make reading go easily and faster then if you didn’t have transitions and you have to figure out where the author has this information and why it is relative to what your reading.
In addition to the costs of site remediation, there are other site-specific costs that add to the overall burden of protecting the public and ecological systems against the legacy of uncontrolled releases of hazardous substances. In particular, operations and maintenance (O&M) activities will be necessary at many sites /15/.
Relatively speaking, immunotoxicity data is the endpoint lacking for the greatest number of CEPPS. This is a serious deficiency in knowledge needed by health and risk assessors because of the essential role of the immune system for protecting one's health.
(both taken from http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxhazsf.html)
Lindbergh, who also had six children with his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, in the United States, became famous for his daring 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic from New York to Paris in 33 hours.
As a restless world traveler, Lindbergh’s family was use to him being away most of the time. He would spend various amounts of times in each of the countries that he visited. This amount of time he allotted left him lonely and wanting another relationship.
Lindbergh started a romance with a Munich hat maker, Brigitte Hesshaimer, in 1957 when he was 55 and she was 32. They had three children: Dyrk, now 45, Astrid, 43, and David, 36.
Transitions are important because they provide a link to the next paragraph. It helps so the paper isn’t choppy. When transitions are present, the paper sounds fluent, as everyday speech would be. This appeals more to the reader. The reader can also establish a connection with the writer, as if they are having an actual conversation.
The paragraphs I found that I felt needed transitions were in an article written about Russian oil production. The manner in which the paragraphs were structured were very to the point and seemed to make the article seem very mechanical. The first paragraph discussed an announcement to halt oil production, and the paragraph after that states that it is still unclear about the certainty of the announcement. There was no transition in the article, just a blunt jump from one fact to the other.
If I were to rewrite the article that contains a transition there, I would have written something like this: ‘The announcement came just minutes before directors of the two companies were to meet in Moscow to complete the merger, which was announced in April.
Although the announcement was clearly stated, it is still unclear whether Sibneft’s announcement means that the deal is in danger of being defiantly off”.
I think that transitions are an important part of writing, so they will be very useful in writing my papers for this class. They seem to add a smoothness, or flow, to the information that you are trying to convey to someone. Having a paper with transitions may make reading your paper more enjoyable and easier. In my writing I have found transitions can be very helpful in bridging gaps of information that may make my writing seem ‘choppy’ otherwise.
Article title: "After bloddy week, Turkey mourns and marches"
Source: Star Tribune (Sunday, November 23, 2003)
1. ....Then he attended the funeral of a well-known actor killed as he sat in his car at a stoplight outside the HSBC bank blown up on Thursday.
At least three groups purportedly linked to Al-Qaida's terrorism network have claimed responsibility for two simultaneous attacks on two Istanbul synagogues....
.....police maintained high-alert guard at places of worship, malls and other potential targets.
Several thousand Turks waving national flags gathered Saturday morning in an Istanbul plaza near the crippled consulate.....
2. Terrorism by suicide bombers has occured in other places as well.
Despite all the bombings and loss of life, Turkish people banned together in a sign of patriotism.
3. The first transition I thought was needed because the author went from one bombing to another group of bombings without making the transition from one to the other. It was an instantanious change.
The second transition was needed because again there was a dramatic change in subjects with nothing to relate the high-alert status to the people waving flags in a plaza.
I just wanted to state something, and it really has nothing to do with our class. I was thinking that I wish that the U or the colleges within it offered a more direct course towards our degrees. While I completely understand we need a wide base with different types of courses, I wish that those who knew what they want to do for a career could take a more direct path. For example, if people are interested in the environment offer a chemistry class that deals with environmental chemistry (or something else like that) Well thats just my opinion, but definetly let me know what you think guys :)
I just read the note posted about the smoking ban. Personally, I am not a smoker and I don't believe smoking should be allowed in restuarants. However, in cities where I am from there is a smoking ban, but if a business (such as a bar) gets more than half their business from liquor sales they can allow smoking. I thought it was an interesting concept.....
I'm really happy with the way people are participating in this space! I'm curious what you guys are thinking about your controversies. At this point are you already starting to think about arguments? I saw a couple good examples of people asking about a particular controversy, and this is a way not only to participate and talk about subjects but also to get ideas for your paper, if you're interested in doing so.
Thanks to you all for expressing yourselves. I did receive your comments just recently, and we'll make the most of our time now-on. My first commitment is to ALL of my students, and I encourage you to express your concerns or questions. I think our first step from now on will be to ask questions first within the group then give them to the class if questions don't get answers. Naturally within my class there will always be questions, just as a result of the subject manner. I will educate all of you in ways that I think will help your writing, but the nature of writing is relative, and until you begin writing, you're unable to produce writing (if that makes sense). As a result, there won't be specific answers to questions in class always. In the humanities, we shy away from prescriptive methodologies of teaching--meaning, I can't tell you exactly what to do to write "a good paper." I can, however, give you tools and parameters to begin exploring this idea on your own and give you useful feedback with the writing you do.
Further, I ask you as students to trust my lecture and explanations, and assume that I have timed this class appropriately to give you time to write your papers and have arranged class appropriately to address future questions within lectures about the subject matter.
Feel free to come into my office hours, call me, speak to me privately, or e-mail me if you have any concerns or questions. I lecture as a service--my focus is on the students, but I would like to be fair to all students by spending equal time with each. If you feel that you need extra help beyond what I can offer in office hours, e-mail responses, or lecture, I have other tools offered by either the Online Writing Center or SMART where you can get additional help.
Again, I sincerely appreciate all of you letting me know how you're feeling in class, and I will make every effort to make some positive changes in the way we're "doing business." I do value what all of you have to say, and I'm excited to begin having more fun exercises.
I also agree that office times are made for a reason, or at least stay after class. Everyone has questions, but you need to understand when is a good time to ask them. I also believe when the instructor is talking, you respect her and you don't interupt her.
I feel that our class is not a discussion. It is supposed to be. One student is having a conversation with the teacher over subjects that the rest of the class understands. I don't attend class to go over the same thing that I understood before class started three times. Office hours are for a reason, please utilize them if you are lost or confused on a topic or reasoning of what we are doing. Like wise I do not want to waste class time with things that I don't personally understand. I'm not saying that things shouldn't be questioned but think about the other students next time.
Oh I hear you guys! I also feel that most of class is geared towards the constant questioning and almost "agruements" that have been happening in class. I think it is preventing us as a class from learning what needs to get learned so we can further better our writing and papers. I believe that most of the questions if they are going to go on for the most of the class period should be asked after or during Ms. Tschider's office hours..OR at least TRY and listen to the whole entire lecture instead of jumping ahead to conclusions before they can be answered first! On a lighter note, How has everyone's day been going?
I beleive and know of many others that agree with me, that if someone has a question that is going to take ALOT of class time and everyone elses time, it should be asnwered after class with the teacher. Does anyone else agree with me?
No offense meant to anyone, but I feel like a majority of the class time is spent answering a certain person's questions. I think I speak for the rest of the class when i say we are trying to be respectful of that person but it is driving us crazy. I think Ms. Tschider is really fun to listen to, and we could learn a lot, but we as a class are not paying to listen to a fellow student the entire classtime. Individual problems should be dealt with on a one-to-one basis so we don't have to disturb the class this way. PLEASE, share your time and stay after or visit office hours if you have a ton of problems or questions because we all HAVE to be there and we all want to learn and participate together unfortunately our time is being hogged. Responses requested, thanks guys
So for my thought paper I decided to pick a more local controversy which has most recently been in the news. I have decided to do the debate over the smoking ban in bars and restaurants in Minneapolis/St.Paul. I am really having a hard time choosing which side of the controvesy I am on. Those who are For the ban strongly believe in a better public health, especially over the concerns of secondhand smoke. Those who are against the ban fear that a loss of business and entertianment will decrease the economy of the city and will lead to a great loss of jobs. I was just wondering if anyone had a strong opinion whether or not to pass this ban. Right now the vote stands at 4:3 a fifth vote would pass the ban. Does anyone out there have an opinion I would sure like to hear about it. Right now I am really unsure of which way to go.
One controversy I have thought about choosing for my paper is same sex marriages. Another topic I could choose for my paper is the war in Iraq. The last topic that I have been considering for my paper is cloning.
If I wrote about the war in Iraq, I would use purpose, context, audience and ethos, pathos, logos to improve my paper. Context would be that the war is causing gas prices to rise here in America, and that will make people not support the war. Most people in the U.S. have already chosen whether they support the war or not. The purpose would then be to motivate to action the people supporting the side I chose to write about. If I argued for the war, I could use ethos by quoting members of the government saying that we need to go to war. If I argued against the war, I could use pathos write about our soldiers being killed in Iraq and make people sad.
Hey, I missed classed on Monday September 20...could someone fill me in if I missed anything important?!Thanks:-}
I'm doing my paper on the mistreatment of animals in the circus. So far I have a lot of information against Barnum and Bailey. Does anyone else know of any other cases? Some of this information is just heartbreaking. Elephants are left in chains twenty hours of the day. I can't wait to tell you all more about it. :-)
Today in class I heard someone bring up the issue or topic of abortion. My best friend and I use to talk about it all the time and had very different views on the subject. What are your thoughts. Do you think abortion is right or what are your feelings on this subject????
I have thought of many different controversy topics that I would possibly like to write about for my paper. My first possibly controversy is whether gay marriage should be legal. My other two topics are both about music. File sharing and downloading music are a big part of today’s teens it is a controversial subject among the music industry. Also, many people have different viewpoints on how music is classified and when music is considered to have “explicit lyrics.”
If I were to choose the topic of downloading music, I would have to consider my audience. My approach to my paper would be different depending on whether I am writing to someone in the music industry or if I am writing to a teenager who uses file sharing daily. I am unsure how I stand on this topic, so there are two different purposes that I may take. If I supported file sharing, my purpose would be to show that file sharing is a way to make music accessable to everyone and a way for small bands to get their music heard by
more people. The opposite side would have a purpose to show that file sharing is a threat to the music industry and when people download music, money is
being lost and more and more people are losing money every day. To achieve the ethos, I would have to do lots of research and get lots of information from
credible sources. I would have to use lots of factual evidence to support my argument
I don't believe in same sex marriage. I feel that it is wrong. Although I think it is wrong I dont believe anyone that is married to someone of the same sex should be punished or thought of less. This is mainly because I grew up going to church every Sunday and I think that everyone makes their mistakes and that god will forgive them in the end. I dont think that it is right but I also dont think less of anyone that is that way and I would still be their friends. What do you think?
Anybody out there read Kurt Vonnegut?
What are your favorite stories?
Any Mr. Rosewater fans?
God Bless : )
Of all the Ray Bradbury works I have read my fave is "Something Wicked This Way Comes". Written in a simple, direct style, I found it engaging and endearing.Although Mr. Bradbury did not spend many lines in character development, I felt as though I knew the people even as I read about them. I highly recommend his work. Personally, I consider him one of the greatest 20th century american authors in any genre.
I remember, long ago, in the lost daze of my youth, hearing a friend describe to me the phenomenom of piezoelectricity. Curious about this purported energy transformation, I looked into the matter at a local library. After consulting several texts, I found reference to this electrical discharge. Having since made considerable informal study of crystalography and other relevent fields, and having the ability to explain the details of the energy transformation, it still amazes me that one can strike a quartz crystal and cause a blue spark to be emitted from it's opposite end!
What are everyone's views on same-sex marriages???
Since I am an animal science major, I would like to write about a controversy dealing with animals. I would also want the paper to involve information about helping animals. This is why I chose the topics that I did. I was thinking about what I could do and came up with testing products on animals, the beliefs of vegetarians or vegans, or maybe factory farms versus family farms. These topics involve preventing the death or cruelty of innocent animals. All of these topics would help animals live a better life if they were to be considered.
To persuade people to consider my views, I would have to use the old Greek format of pathos, logos and ethos. I could convince many of the audience using pathos with pictures of animals. Since most people find animals ‘cute,’ I could use this to my advantage. I could also use the concept of logos to inform my audience on the cruelty of animals using pie charts and graphs. To obtain my credibility of ethos, I would have to use resources that were previously credible.
I found an example online of animal cruelty. It was from the site www.animalcruelty.com. It informed the viewers by having a flash presentation. This presentation included pictures of animals that have been tested on. In all of the pictures, the animals seemed as if they were depressed. The pictures depicted monkeys and cats that were being tested on. The animals had wires all over their faces and the monkeys appeared to be screaming. The website also included quotes from famous people on how wrong it is to be cruel to animals. They also provided solutions as to what we can do if we want to help with this problem. It provided an overall feeling that treatment towards animals is horrible.
Here is the mindMap example we used in class, for your reference.
1)What are some possible controversies you could choose for your paper?
2)How could you use audience, purpose, context and ethos, pathos, logos to wirite on one of these controvesies?
3)Find an example of one of these(ethos, pathos, logos, audience, purpose, context)online and summarize.
Some possible controversies I could choose for my paper could be the illegal downloading of music, movies, games, and other file applications. It’s already become a large issue since the day the downloading service Napster was invented. I think I would be able to apply an interest in a large audience concerning both the current youth population and how they feel about spending large amounts of money for entertainment, and I could also bring in the older generation audience on how they consider it stealing and worry about future implications. There is a broad audience that can be reached I believe just given the way some things have gone so far. 80-year-old grandparents have been sued because of files that were downloaded on their computer without their knowledge by a teen. I could use ethos by doing research on articles and possibly learning the laws that are in place, writing letters or emails to record companies or artists. I could find support from both sides by asking different generations about their opinions.
Some other controversy possibilities would be rising tuition and its impacts, job outsourcing overseas and what companies have the biggest effect such as Wal-Mart choking the mom and pop stores out of business because of how they lower prices because things are cheaper overseas.
The top three controversial issues that I would like to choose are same-sex marriages, stem-cell research, and abortion. I choose these three because I believe I have more interests and a little knowledge in these three.
To write on the three controversies I would recognize my audience by making an argument and allowing my text to be interesting for everyone who is for and against my article. The article would also be easy to read. The purpose of my paper would be to express my feelings about an issue and allow people to understand my feelings toward that specific issue. One issue I am more leaning towards is same-sex marriages and a context relating with that would be the rights of the people or freedom of value and on the other hand it would be against religion and economic rights. The credibility of writer would be people who are interested in same-sex marriages or people who have feelings they want to express about same-sex marriages. I want to try to persuade the audience to one side of the issue, but allowing them to think about the issue.
Some possible controversies I could choose for my paper would be animal testing, cloning, animal in the circus and children in sweat shops. These are all issues that I have wondered about at some point in time or have wanted to know more about. I have feelings for all of these issues and am interested in going more in depth about them.
To write on one of these topics I would have to take into account the audience that will be reading it. The next step will be figuring out the context my audience is coming from and what their views might be. As well as finding out what they may be looking for and what they may or may not already know. For the purpose I will have to inform my audience and convince them that what I have to say is something that they should be reading. To do this I will use some pathos and logos. I will use pathos to appeal to my audience and draw them into what I am saying. I will then use logos to convey my message in a way that makes sense and that is easy to follow and understand. To support all of my information I will use ethos. I will offer facts, quotes, and information from credible people.
I looked at an article about animal testing controversies. In this article they talked as if their audience was well educated and somewhat spiritual. They talk like their readers already have a strong feeling about animal testing and know something about it already. For example they use words such as sophistication, and they are somewhat spiritual when the say death-for-life runs deep throughout all cultural systems.
Some of the controversies that I may use for my paper are: why the dairy industry is important, why everyone should make sure they get 3-a-day, or are small farms better then large farms. I chose all of these because they all have to do with the dairy industry and that is something that is very important to me.
I think that when I write these papers I will write them to people that do not know as much about the dairy industry or to people that do not know what 3-a-day is. I will be writing these papers to inform them on what I know and why it is so important. Overall, my message will be to get other people to realize that everyone needs the dairy industry is some form of way. I think that as a writer I will do a lot of research and use personal accounts to make myself credible or trustworthy. I will try to get the audience to feel engaged or give them a better understanding about the dairy industry and maybe at the end they will appreciate it more. Again, my over all messages in all three of the topics will have to do with the dairy industry and how important it is and to give the audience better understanding.
On the internet I found a great site about 3-A-Day. It is very informative and it has a lot of scientific information including studies that have been done that prove that drinking milk and eating other dairy products will help you lose weight. This website will be very helpful and could be used as part of the ethos and make it more credible.
Some possible controversies I could choose from for my paper are child spanking, surrogate motherhood and if children should be able to stay home alone if they are under the age of 12. I am interested in all of these topics and know that there are underlying controversies in each of them. I have not been able to narrow the topics down to a single question yet.
Consider I was using the topic surrogate motherhood, I could use many different forms of pathos, logos and ethos. To gain credibility I could use many different resources to gather my information on, I could interview people who have surrogate babies and also use different quotes from my sources. An example or a story of someone who has a surrogate baby could apply to someones pathos or their emotional appeal. Surrogate mothers are becoming more and more common in our society and this could be one of the reasons that the topic is reasonable or appealing to a persons logics. For logos, I need to make sure my paper is consistant and the message is clear to the reader. The purpose of my paper would be to persuade people to accept the idea of surrogate mothers. The audience or people that are reading my paper are the people in my classroom and my instructor. I need to make sure that I can make the topic relevant to them so that they stay interested in the topic. In my context I could use statistics, different stories or examples and actually what surrogate mothers are.
Possible Topics for Rhetoric 1101 Paper., etc.
There is an impressive array of possible controversies to choose from within my chosen area of genetic technology. These include the proliferation of gentech foods, the range of medical knowledge and technology that has arisen in recent decades, and the religiously based fear of the propriety of exploiting certain technologies.
The use of the Greek formal conceptual methodology to think about my work is both distracting and obstructive to my thought processes.
The exercise of Q3 is by logical extension more than a mere inconvenience.
Is this a graded assignment? Am I losing points if I leave it as stands? How much time do I have to amend this?
Some possible controversies that I could write about that actually interest me would be same-sex marriage, cloning, or abortion. When it comes to same-sex marriage, I have no problem if two men or two women want to be legally married. Marriage today is such a pathetic thing anyway due to the divorce rate being near 50%. Since when did “Til’ death do you part” mean so little? If two people of the same sex feel they want to be together forever, then let them and let them have their tax benefits as well. Cloning I feel is one of the more scary things out there. We as humans have enough of an evolutionary advantage on other species already. Survival of the fittest means nothing on Homo sapiens. To make a perfect person would only increase the chances of us taking the world over and eventually killing every living thing on the planet because of our greed to make money and the fact that the only thing that can destroy us is ourselves. Abortion is always a touchy subject but as far as I care, I think the decision should come down to the mother. She is the one that has to make this life-changing decision and has enough emotional trauma at the time. To force a woman to have the child takes away her right to choose what to do with her life and her body.
If I was going to focus on same-sex marriage, I feel that the audience should be informed of the religious and cultural aspects of the subject. I know that the reader could be for it or against it so I need to be considerate of both sides yet still make my opinion heard. I want to try to convince the reader that same-sex marriage is perfectly fine in today’s society since the sanctity of marriage is a bunch of crap and people are much more sexually open today. I feel that when looking at ethos, I want to use the fact that I am young and in the current generation to my advantage. I am in the age group of people that are actually getting married so I would know first-hand what it’s like to grow up in today’s society.
The possible controversies that I might choose of my paper, all have to do with animals. I might do the paper on wild mustangs and how they are over populating and becoming a problem to local residents in western United States. I might do animals testing, the large controversy of that issue. Another might be cloning, some pet owners what their pets cloned. These are some of the issues I’m considering for my controversy paper.
My audience would consist of animal people like myself or medical interested people. My purpose would to inform my audience of the issue. The context and logos would be flowing, constant, and well organized. I would obtain credible ethos for sources well known for there knowledge. The pathos would be geared towards the emotion that comes out of the issue of the animals.
Some possible controversies I was thinking about writing my paper about are animal testing, pollution of the environment specifically possibly global warming or different ways that the environment is polluted, something to do with why people act the way they do or the controversy of the growth hormones in the meat we eat are making us as a society essentially “grow up” faster. These issues have always intrigued me as a person and have had curiosity towards.
I would first pick the side of the controversy that appeals the most to me. I would then inform my audience and persuade them that my paper is indeed something that they should be compelled to read all the way through. I would use lots of facts and credible sources so my audience would know that I’m just not making up this controversy and supporting it with limited or useless facts. My message should be loud and clear about what I feel so my persuasion is heard and gotten through to even the reader who is usually doesn’t agree to the side I am presenting but then becomes open to the information I’m presenting and sees it as a logical side as well.
I searched for an article that was about the growth hormones in the food we eat. They talked about how the growth hormones are beneficial to people today. For example, they talked about a woman going thru menopause can eat soy and not have to take hormone supplements. They were stating all of the good effects of having hormones in the food we eat.
Thought Paper: controversy
Possible controversies that I could use for my paper include: chemical/wastes within the Great Lakes and possible health effects, the paying of college athletes, or education standards. All of these topics I am concerned and interested in learning about. I find all of these subjects to have somewhat of a relation to me as the writer. Different approaches would be taken for each individual topic. Pathos will play a major role in my writing tactics in all three of my potential topics. All of my issues relate to an audience that may be reasoned to with a certain emotional approach. The paying of student athletes however, would take a more logical approach using more facts and figures to gain credibility.
I have three ideas for my controversy paper. They are euthanasia in animals, confinement of circus animals, or crossbreeding of animals to create new species. I would like to do crossbreeding of animals to create new species but I’m not so sure how controversial it is. I’m not sure if there would be enough sources on both sides of the issue to write a good paper.
My main audience is you, the teacher. I don’t know how much you know about the topic, so I would probably be more informative than say if I was writing to a group of Veterinarians. Others in the audience would be pet owners, PETA, interest groups for pet safety, Zoos, Veterinarians, research scientists, and the animal medicine companies. My argument would be in favor of crossbreeding because it is evolution, just at a faster pace. New species are created everyday in nature. I would get research support and reasons from credited scientists, popular interest groups, and Zoos. Some of the ethos for my paper would be from the scientist and their research. The pathos would evolve from both interest groups and the need to create new species.
I have several ideas for my controversy paper. The first idea I have is determining the value of herbal medicine. There are many nations throughout the world that rely on herbal medicine for the majority of their cures. These nations include places such as Chine, Japan, and many African nations. There is another side to this argument, which is the medical world’s perception of herbal medicine as something used my quacks and cons. My second idea is something that is a little closer to home for me. I am considering writing about Chronic Wasting Disease, CWD. In Michigan, where I am from, the majority of people are hunters. The possibility of the disease transfer and the hysteria associated with it is causing a great deal of trouble for many hunters and businesses alike. I would like to look at either side and decide whether or not there is a legitimate concern. The last idea I have in related to global warming. I am thinking of researching the controversy related to the rising water levels due to the melting of glaciers.
In order to write a credible that will be interesting I plan on using the logos, ethos, and pathos concept. If I am writing a paper on CWD, for instance, I am not credible alone but by using testimony from experts in the wildlife arena I can have a good ethos, The message or logos I hope to bring out is that there is either reason to be concerned with CWD or it is something that has been over publicized. Once I research I can decide my logos. Finally, pathos can be used in the writing. I will keep in mind that my audience may not know about CWD or understand why it is such a huge controversy in some areas. Therefore I will have to give good background on the disease itself and appeal to the emotions of a reader to make them care about this issue.
I found an article on the Wisconsin DNR website that talked about CWD being found in Wisconsin deer. The article was written to inform the general public that CWD had been found. There was good credibility since it was from the official Department of Natural Resources website. The article informed people about what the state planned on doing to limit the spread and actually helped to ease fears.
For my paper, I was thinking about doing the ethics of keeping animals in zoos purely for the entertainment of people. Another idea I had was whether or not animals should be kept in places like Disney World or Sea World to entertain people. While many of these animals actually enjoy performing, I can’t help but think of Free Willey. Animals are meant to be in the wild. The last controversy I was thinking about was the mistreatment of racehorses. I think that it would be easy to create pathos in these arguments because everyone feels for animals. Some of the stories involved in these controversies are just heartbreaking. To create logos, I would have to find specific examples such as first-hand accounts of mistreatment and scientific articles proving that animals should be left in the wild, because it isn’t healthy to keep them caged or make horses run excessive amounts. The reason or ethos of my paper would be to create a better life for animals who cannot speak for themselves.
An example of logos for the argument in keeping animals out of zoos would be an article I found on a national geographic website about how living in zoos shortens the live of elephants. This would be a logical reason why animals should not be kept in zoos. This article also brings in pathos because people might feel for the elephants. While everyone loves seeing elephants at the zoo, they would certainly not want to risk the animal’s life just to see it. I believe that enough articles like this would successfully persuade the reader to be against zoos. I also know every time I go to the zoo, the polar bears always look really sad wandering around their tiny cage in circles. I think that my paper would have a lot of pathos in it, but I would definitely support it with logos and ethos. If I did horseracing, I would write about articles such as how many racehorses are slaughtered each year, simply because they’re useless or have been run to death. This should be very interesting.
Three main topics I am considering for my assignment are treatment of the elderly in nursing homes and if their care is sufficient for good mental health, how ethical it is to keep animals in zoos and the eating habits of Americans.
For the nursing home topic, I could first interview residents and employees of nursing homes from varying location and cost (how high quality they seem to be). The stories and quotes I get from these could help appeal to the reader weather it is a positive story or a negative one (I haven’t gotten enough information to decide weather I will be supporting or opposing placing a family member in a nursing home). To build my credibility (ethos) I would have to rely on the statistics found by other reputable sources. I would find out things like how often the residents are checked on, involved with activities, and if they have mental health check ups. I would use audience by trying to have the paper relate to the reader, almost everyone has or has had someone elderly in their life they care/d for and the facts and opinions in the paper should hold their interest and make them think about their ideals.
Of all the Carl Sagan books I've resd, my favorite would have to be "Broca's Brain". In his most exspansive style, he provides lucid narrative on an ampressive array of topics. The title of this work derives from Paul Broca, who after curating a collection of brains of notable people for many years, had his own brain added to the collection.
I really liked the entry about how a topic will become clear once you start looking into it. I have three topics in mind but I'm not sure what one would really be interesting. I am in Fisheries and Wildlife so I definetly want to write about the environment. I was thinking something along the lines of Global Warming and how it is affecting our plants and animals...OR I was thinking about the Cronic Wasting Disease in the whitetail deer. If anyone has any opinions or ideas about this let me know! Thanks :)
My first idea for a topic would be theraputic cloning. At this point and time I have only been exposed to this topic through a fellow student’s presentation in a animal biotechnology class. Another topic I was thinking about would be transgenic animals. Using transgenic animals as a topic might be too broad with all the information available so that could be specified into transgenic pigs and even more specifically, organ farming. A third topic to be considered would be genetically altered livestock. This topic would look at the food controversies of biotechnology by focusing on our meat and dairy products.
With theraputic cloning I would use pathos by using examples of people who have died of diseases or conditions that could have been easily cured with the help of theraputic cloning. Most of the audience will be emotionally effected because they know someone with a disease that could apply. Ethos in this topic would be studies that have been done in different areas of theraputic cloning. I would express logos by organizing all my arguments and information in a flowing manner. In this type of paper I think logos is going to be the hardest area to achieve success in because of all the information I will attain.
Whoever wanted to do a paper on the dairy industry I think it is a really good idea. I am also from a small town and I wanted to write my paper on something that is relevant to what I'm interested in. Maybe you could do something about corporate farms taking all the business away from small dairy farmers. Then talk about how the big corporations are undermining what America was built on, you know the "common man" theme. Just an idea for you :-)
A few topics I have been interested in are child spanking and also something to do on the lines of surrogate mothers. I actually have a 1 year old brother who was carried by a surrogate mom. It was the best experience ever for our family. Considering I know a lot on the topic and have a lot of personal experience with it I thought it would be a good idea. The only thing is is that I can't figure out what a specific conterversy would be. Any ideas?
As an adolescent, I read many of Mark Twain's works, beginning with Tom and then Huck. After that I read other of his novels, as well as some essays. I've been reflecting on how many things I learned from Samuel. He gave me a different perspective on the culutural milieu of my youth, as well as a very personal look at his own.
I am also having trouble picking controversies. I am an animal science major and thinking about animal euthinasia. I really don't have any other ideas. I'm not very political and really don't want to do anything that route. For the person who wanted to do something on the animals in the zoos you could get a lot of information from animal rights groups for one side and from the zoos and research going on at the zoos for the other side. I think it would work. I hope i can come up with some more before class tomorrow. Any ideas?
I am also trying to think of a topic to do for research. I am an animal science major so I was thinking along the lines of abuse of animals in zoos or performance animals in Walt Disney World or something. Has anyone heard of any recent news involving animal abuse or animal mistreatment that is a new controversy? I just always think of those polar bears that just walk around in circles all day at the zoo. Those animals are just too big to be confined in that area. If anyone has any ideas or has had any personal experiences that you think would help- let me know!! Thanks! :-)
Hi, I am trying to figure out what I want to do for my topic for my research paper. I am having a really hard time with this. The thing is I grew up on a dairy farm and am in the Ag Ed program to be an Agriculture Education teacher some day. I am also a Dairy Princess in my county. I would like to have my paper be something with the Dairy Industry that will also help me when I try to run for Dairy Princess next year again. So from that information about me does anyone have any ideas on what I should do for my topic for my paper??? PLEASE HELP ME! THANK YOU
I am trying to read a book for another class, but I just can't because this little voice in my head keeps telling me that I need to get my blog done. I NEED TO GET MY BLOG DONE. I really don't know what to write but it is hard to consentrate with ADD. I can not get into the book because it is not intersting at ALL. On a different subject does everyone have their three controversial topics?????
I am trying to read a book for another class, but I just can't because this little voice in my head keeps telling me that I need to get my blog done. I NEED TO GET MY BLOG DONE. I really don't know what to write but it is hard to consentrate with ADD. I can not get into the book because it is not intersting at ALL. On a different subject does everyone have their three controversial topics?????
I read a compllation of research reports published by Cold Spring Harbor labs.
The papers were all about recent research into the genetic and proteinaceous basis of cellular translational control. I had a very strong feeling that this body
of work was soon to have serious clinical relevence. I was delighted upon recently attending a seminar where I that the U way soon be doing clinical trials of a new therapy for solid tumor cancers and fibrotic diseases based on this knowledge.
In my collection of magazines there are many sports articles that I ran across. In one of my Sports Illustrated magazines, there was an opinion article at the end dealing with Tiger, or should I say Eldrick Woods. What caught my interest was that this author actually finally made some sense when it came to the Tiger craze and how he is slumping this year. Most media people will chalk it up to something of the course like his recent engagement to a Swedish supermodel but this author I fell looked past all the B.S. and focused on the facts at hand. Tiger, or Eldrick, is human. He can't win ever tournament he enters. There are also many other superstars out there that don't get the respect they deserve. Players like Phil Mickelson, Vijay, or Ernie Els all have the ability to compete with Tiger. The reason they don't get all the attention is because they don't pump their fists all the time and act like a child on the course. They don't blame cameras for every bad shot they hit. They don't order their caddies to take a camera from a photographer and throw it in the water like Tiger does. In a game that requires so much precision, even Tiger can get off at times. I also liked how he pointed out that Tiger decided to ditch his long-time instructor, Butch Harmon because he thought he could do it all on his own. I've been playing golf a long time myself and I know this is not true. I know that there are some things that no golfer can see on their own. I know I need another pair of skilled eyes in order to perfect or fix my swing. I enjoyed this article a lot because for once, a person in the media realized that Tiger is not the best person in the world. He's not God and does make mistakes. The article was basically in a style of a list of things, all numbered, as to why Tiger is not the Tiger we are used to. It was very successful in looking at the obvious, but overlooked side of Tiger. I have a feeling that in the next year or so, Phil Mickelson will become the fan favorite in all events and steal a lot of Tiger's fan base. He already has, including myself. Phil loves to smile, he's a great gentleman, and he has the game to be number one in the world. Anyone in their right mind can't help but root for Phil. Phil is the man and Tiger is on his way out.
I recently read an article in the City Pages newspaper. The article was in a pullout section titled, "College Survival Guide". I read the article commenting on how to live with your roommate. It brought up a lot of the issues that rommates will most likely encounter. They emphasized that the chances were small of your rommate becoming your best friend. The article also provided different scenarios of possible conflict with a roommate. One example was having a third party stay in the room for a variety of different reasons from the person being your social partner, or needing a place to crash after a party. Be respectful was the attitude the article recommended when trying to have a good roommate experience. I enjoyed the article because I thought it gave good information on potential situations with a roommate and also had a good injection of humor here and there. It wasn't the most thorough article, but I think the writer accomplished what they were after when describing how to get a long with your roommate.
I am currently reading a book titled The Devel Wears Prada. The story is about a girl who is hired as a personal assisstent for the editor at the top fashion magazine in New York. The book is well written through humor and good grammar. I am interested in the book, because I am a retail merchandise major. I would recomend this book for someone who enjoys humor, a story of success, and fashion.
I have recently re-read the book Fast Food Nation. It is a book that travels through the realities of the fast food industry. What I really liked about this book is the very informative documentation of the laborers, workers and all the other individuals that are behind this world wide industry. What I liked the most about this book was the presentation of realities the occur behind the scenes; the struggles in farming, the labor of slaughter homes, and the list goes on. The main writing feature that I liked the most was the geographical documentation on the globalization of fast food among the world.
I recently just read the new weekly of my local hometown's newspaper, i really liked reading it in particular because most of the articles in the magazine I can relate to both through my life and through others lives...ie: friends, family members, etc. The transitions flowed really well and was very informative on what was going on throughout the town. The vocabulary chosen to get the topics across and to address the issues was really easy to follow.
I'm reading A Room with a View by E M Forester. It is classical British literature. I like it because it is something different. I like Forester because of his vocabulary and his structure. The vocab he uses is very 18th centry and interesting to see it used in proper context. The structure is very strict and formal. It is a little hard to read because it is based in Itay and sometime the dialog is in italian and i don't speak any italian. I also enjoy the topic. It is about a young girl and she know the sturcuture of her socitety but is not sure how to apply it to her life and she sometimes doesn't want to follow it.
I haven't done much reading lately. The last book I read was the latest Harry Potter book. I like the Harry Potter series. Wizards are cool, just like me. The Harry Potter books are all good and I would recommend them to anyne. I liked the latest one a lot, but I'm not sure if it is the best one. The last two have both been very good and I can't make a decision. Read this book. It was sweet. I am Awesome. The End.
The Divinci Code is a very long book I am in the middle of right now. So far I think the book is very intense and crams a lot of history of art and religon into a murder mystery. In some ways I like all the information this book has, and in other ways all the meat of the book makes it slightly hard to follow different characters and their actions. This book is contraversial with the history of christianity, and it is neat to read something other than the traditional viewpoints.
Recently I read about the history of the horse. I liked it because it was very informative and I learned things that I hadn't known before. I really like horses and I got to learn where they came from and how they have changed over the years. It also gave me more information about the origin of the draft horse. The writing features that I liked were the flow of the information. The transitions from idea to idea were very smooth and the information was very easy to follow.
I recently read Steal This Book. Many people consider this book to be a 'hippie book.' I liked it because it is all about mooching off life and using others to your benefit. It shows how one can basically live their life free of costs, or atleast discounted, from food, laundry, etc. One feature about this book that I liked would be the extreme casualness of everything that is brought up. When stealing is brought up, the author acts as if it is no big deal and there is a way out of everything that you can get yourself into.
I recently read an article on a news website that featured surivial stories. The article had short excerpts of several of the most harrowing real life survival stories. For instance, one section was about a man who was hiking and his leg became trapped under a something and to surivive he had to cut his own leg off! There was another story about a dog who had gotten washed overboard when a boat was caught in a storm off the coast of Alaska. Two months later someone found the pet wandering along a beach virtually unharmed. I really liked this article based on the fact it showed the inner strength people (or animals) tend to find when they are in terrible situations. The feature I liked most was the concise way the information was presented, the stories were short but good.
Last night I had a reading for another class. It was a short article written about landscapes. The casual writing style had kept me interested throughout, along with a very psychological approach that kept me interested in such a new topic. Usually I don't remember anything I read beyond that day, and today I can actally appreciate the landscape article.
While waiting for class to start I decided to check out my friends public journal site, and he had entered a short story he had written. The story was simple dialouge between a man who thought he was dreaming and a talking fish that was 'in his head'. I thought the entry was comedic and creative, however i found the use of profanity a little excessive. Who cares about an f-bomb here and there, but really I dont think its necessary to be in every other sentence. It was really funny though (especially the end), so with his permission maybe I'll post a link to the site where it is entered.
the last thing that i read was for my sociology class. i didn't really like it that much, but it wasn't because of the content, some of it was just hard ot understand. the vocabulary wasn't very hard, i think that it was just difficult because the article was written a long time ago and i wasn't used to the style of writing the author used.
I really liked this book, White Oleander. I guess I liked it because of the vivid imagery and language she used. She was really open about what she was experiencing and discovering, and I liked that I could relate to the whole experience that way. Even though I didn't go through the same things the main character did, I felt like I did experience it because she used comparisons and metonomy to describe things by things I had experienced. She also had good grammar and wasn't confusing to me by mispelling things. :)
I like reading comical books and one of the books that I am reading, Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination, is really funny. I love light reads and books that make me laugh. A lot of the book was every day speech, which I enjoy because it is just easy to read. It was also clever, so it always kept me on edge. So basically, my favorite type of reading is just complex enough so that it makes me think, but also involves every day speech.
I haven't really read to many books lately because I have been really busy, but one text that I have read was for my class called Bio of Plant Systems. I really didn't like read it at all. I read the whole chapter and at the end I felt more lost then when I began. I tried really hard to read it and try to understand it but there was no hope. It had many vocabulaty words that I didn't know what they ment and it kept going on about things I didnt understand. I have that class next so I hope that i understand it well enough or that at class I understand it more. We will have to see.
This week I read my Seventeen magazine, Oct. issue. I liked learning about this fall's fashions. It was a easy read. I could just look at the photos of clothing and learn what brand it is and what about it makes it this fall's fashion.
I have read a pamplet from the U of M Human Ecology department. I found it interesting becaue I am interested in the fashion design program. I enjoyed it also because it informed about the classes that are required for the major in fashion designing. I like it because it was easy for me to read and I can relate to some of the articles.
I recently read was a book called Unfinished Business. I liked reading this book because it had an ineresting story and i love the author that wrote it! Nora Roberts!! The writing features i enjoyed- the flow of the book. I liked how the book was written from different characters view points.
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