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Revised Midterm Fall 2012 posted on 25 May 2013 03:35

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Revised Midterm Fall 2012

by Christopher AebigChristopher Aebig 25 May 2013 03:35

Dear Diary,

Unit 3 Project Fall 2012

by Christopher AebigChristopher Aebig 25 May 2013 03:26

Imagine for a moment that you are young Michael Wind, a six-year-old child, one of six siblings, living in Brooklyn in October of 1918. As you look out your window, you notice how deserted the streets of New York are. After all, for the time being, all public gatherings have been banned. Schools, churches, and theaters have all been shut down. You hear a knock on the door to your apartment, but you refuse to leave your room. Although you try to drown out the sounds, you hear your mother’s closest friend yelling at your father. “How could you not have told me that she was sick?” you hear her scream. Your father solemnly answers that she was fine only yesterday. Your mother’s corpse lies in the other room, yet another life claimed by the influenza pandemic. The rest of your family is now at risk for infection, and even if you survive, you realize that the only destination left for you is the orphanage.

Chris's Midterm Revision Reflection

by Christopher AebigChristopher Aebig 25 May 2013 03:14

My original midterm piece analyzed our class as a discourse community. My goal in the original piece was to see if our class could fit Swales’s six categories that constitute a discourse community. My findings ultimately showed me that our class did indeed fit all of Swales’s categories and could thus be considered a discourse community by that definition. In writing the midterm I was really able to reflect upon the different components of the class and I noticed that I was seeing a common theme appear as I was writing. I noticed that all of the aspects of the class that I was writing about were group-centric in nature, or rather that they incorporated the class as a whole rather than being restricted to individual efforts. For example, just the fact that the wiki turns all writing posted there into public knowledge shows that everything we write will be shared with the rest of the class. The reflective annotated bibliography is a really good example of this in that it is written to be used by the rest of the class. The authors of the bibliography entries gain insights about the works they read through thinking about and writing the document, and then the class as a whole is able to reference it and learn from it themselves.

Chris's Midterm Revision

by Christopher AebigChristopher Aebig 25 May 2013 03:09

Team-centric projects often constitute the majority of projects that one will encounter in the workplace. Having multiple people collaboratively work on the same project is often beneficial because team members can learn from each other’s work as well as split up larger projects into more manageable sections. Any major company will hold its own share of team building exercises to ensure that co-workers can effectively work and communicate together, as well as learn from each other.

Chris's Midterm Revision Proposal

by Christopher AebigChristopher Aebig 25 May 2013 02:57

For my midterm proposal, I would like to write a newspaper or magazine article that discusses the value of incorporating group-focused learning into English courses using our class’s wikidot page as a model. The audience would be the board of education of a particular school district. Through my article I would demonstrate how the use of something similar to the wikidot page changes the classroom dynamic from an environment focused on individual, solitary efforts to an environment focused on group learning and collaboration, something closer resembling that of the working world.

Lego Challenge Research Report

by BrianWangBrianWang 25 May 2013 02:02

 
Engl 210.07 (Writing for Engineers)
Section L
Instructor: Andrew Lucchesi
 
Liudi Yang
Brian Wang
Medwin Chiu
Kari Andresen
 

Christian's 2nd Portfolio Piece (Time Travel)

by Christian SalvatChristian Salvat 25 May 2013 01:58

I wonder how many of you guys know about Mitchio Kaku and his theorems. Or know Albert Einstein’s unfinished works. I also wonder how many of you see the significance of mathematics applied in everyday innovative idea. Years ago, the idea of time travel was only part of science fiction novels. Today, the topic of time travel has been declared to be very important, and it cannot be left in the hands of science fiction writers. Many people have said that this idea of time travel is impossible, like Saint Augustine who once said: “how can the past and future be, when the past no longer is, and the future is not yet?” Yes, time is definitely one of the greatest mysteries scientists face today, and a time machine is far beyond our technological approach, for this reason time travel only existed among the books of science fiction. Today I will discuss projected ideas from physicists like Michio Kaku, cosmologists like Stephen Hawking. Mathematicians like Albert Einstein, and science fiction writers like H. G Wells and G. Spruill whom also support and believe in time travel. These scientists and writers think that a time machine could be invented. A time machine could be the greatest invention of all time, but it could also a threat to mankind.

Research on Problem Solving Skills: (How) Do People Really "Think Outside the Box"?

by Minchang KangMinchang Kang 25 May 2013 01:57

Research conducted and written by : Sunny Aggarwal , Eli Hoch , Minchang Kang , Michael Safdieh , Alexander Swyst
May 24, 2013

Initial Midterm Draft

by Christian SalvatChristian Salvat 25 May 2013 00:47

Throughout sport’s history, we have witnessed the new forms of interaction and built of boundaries that sports have emerged. Soccer is a major sport played in today’s society; therefore, it has approach communication and cooperation very differently as oppose to literacy. For instance, the South Bronx United (SBU) community of Soccer does not only bring kids and teenagers together with the idea of playing soccer but also to guide to become better individuals. Their main shared goal within the SBU community is “building leaders and scholars through soccer.” Indeed, this is one of John Swales’, a professor of linguistics, proposals of a discourse community. As described by Swales, “A discourse community has a broadly agreed set of common public goals.” (Swales 1990). This assignment explores the functions of the South Bronx United community, specially the SBU 93- Sonics soccer team, and proves its points to satisfy the Swales’ definition of a discourse community. The content provided in this assignment is information shared by Coach George, Coach of the SBU 93-Sonics, and South Bronx United website. Besides being a soccer community, the SBU community encourages its members in education for them to flourish as individuals and “promote educational achievement.”

A Nice Chianti

by Esme CribbEsme Cribb 25 May 2013 00:09

(Originally written for MCA 10100, or Intro to Media Studies.)

Christian's Portfolio Piece

by Christian SalvatChristian Salvat 25 May 2013 00:07

Abstract
This paper explores one book and three published articles that report the Japanese Americans treatment under American orders during World War II. The primary sources, however, define the issue from various perspectives in the American society. James A. Michiner, a Navy cooperative, and Michi Weglyn, a Japanese internee, (1976 & 1996) suggested that America’s misguided intuition affected its people by experiencing conflict, caused Japanese-Americans and other Americans conflict. Moreover, the American public influenced national leaders such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, president, and Colonel Frank Knox, Secretary of Navy, for the imprisonment of Japanese Americans in the mainland, United States. In addition, America’s benefit under catastrophically circumstances, the extermination of Pearl Harbor, helped the increase of industrial production.
Keywords: American nation, American Government, mistreatment, Japanese, interment

Take The Streets If You Want To

by Esme CribbEsme Cribb 24 May 2013 23:58

(Originally written for ENGL 31147, or Studies in Magical Realism.)

Revision self-assessment

by Esme CribbEsme Cribb 24 May 2013 23:38

This piece started out as a personal project - one of the easiest ways to gain professional experience in journalism (or perhaps writing in general) is to work freelance, via the Internet, but such writing never felt as polished or serious to me as writing for an actual publication. As I write fairly informally myself, and have never been shy about enjoying pieces that subvert the guidelines of their genre and push the envelope with regard to stylistic elements, subject matter, tone, and so on and so forth, I wanted to take some time to examine this assumption. The planning process for this project was fairly easy; I already had contacts working professionally and otherwise (assuming here that the definition of a professional is someone who gets paid), and was fairly certain they'd be able to offer me some insight into the writing process and editorial process behind both traditional and Internet journalism.

#midtermproject 2.0

by Esme CribbEsme Cribb 24 May 2013 22:35

Esme Cribb
24 May 2013

Final Group Project

by Yipeng LuanYipeng Luan 24 May 2013 22:17

Abstract

Revision proposal

by Esme CribbEsme Cribb 24 May 2013 21:57

1. Audience

Midterm Revision Project

by Yipeng LuanYipeng Luan 24 May 2013 21:54

Discourse Conventions Boost Ability to Win a Canoe Competition

Lucy Paper

by Minchang KangMinchang Kang 24 May 2013 18:54

Johanson and Lucy’s Journey to the Past

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