What would you tell an incoming freshman about ENC 1101 and/or ENC 1102? What would you suggest that they do to prepare for and succeed in these classes? What do you wish you had known?
I would tell them that ENC will be a lot of work, but reading what they are supposed to on time so they are able to discuss in class about the issue (which will make them have more ideas to write about on their papers). Also, if they have problems in the process of writing the paper, go ask for help in the office hours. I have had multiple appointments this semester, and they were all very helpful. I was able to improve my papers and therefore my grades compared to last semester. I wish I had known before what are the best teachers to take this class. Some teachers are too hard on the students, many times not giving the grade that they deserve and they don’t show them a clear way to improve their writing skills. Therefore, another advice I give is to try to choose the teacher wisely.
1) I believe the most important skill I learned was how to set up an argument. It is not easy to organize your thoughts into a paper, using one source that is mandatory and relate that to one you have chosen. I think I developed my logical thinking A LOT. Also, during class I was also able to discuss an issue with my classmates and their opinion made me widen my views on some of the issues presented.
2) As a neuroscience major with pre-med track I surely will be asked to write research papers where I need to mention studies and use technical terms. I believe multiple times I will be asked to write a paper where I share my opinions and make up an argument to defend my beliefs.
3) One thing I did not like about this class was some of the topics discussed. In my opinion, since we are college students we obtain a high maturity to discuss problems that are happening in the world that are ACTUALLY making an impact. I wish the readings were more interesting and used current events.
So fascinating to see how better he feels after listening to music. As a neuroscience major, it is so interesting to see what a simple technology can do to someone with mental disorders. That also reminded me of the effects that dogs have on children in the hospital. Simple things with amazing effects.
I didn’t think it was a good argument because she used mostly emotional appeals with even a little drama. She should have used facts from news,and then tell her opinion on the issue. In addition, she mentioned “you are wrong”. People should not judge others on their paper! Prove how you think they are wrong. Use facts. Also, “bullshit” can be substituted by more polite and strong words ;)
Young People with Strong Arguments #2 - Youtuber “13emcha” argues that white activists should not say “I am Trayvon Martin” and should instead admit that they are more like George Zimmerman in order to directly confront racism rather than pretend it does not exist.
She has really thought-provoking points. Although we hear on the news, youtube and other types of media about what is going on in Uganda, in my opinion personal experience is also extremely valuable. The government does have its interests, and it is very easy for them to build a super edited video to make us “feel bad” and believe in all the statistics. On the other hand, she went there for summer only, and i am not sure if that is enough time to find more information about Kony from the people that LIVE there. Her argument did make me confused, i though it had many reasonable points and she was effective in telling what her point of view was, but I think she needed more actual information to make it perfect.
Young People with Strong Arguments #1 - A response to Kony 2012 Video from Ugandan-American Youtuber “slubogo.” She argues that the Kony 2012 video is more about money and sensationalism than it is about the reality of Ugandan experience.
Amazing! Zach has an incredible ability of transmitting his ideas in a rational, logical and effective way. His argument was strong because of many factors. He made positive generalizations of what a typical American couple is, making the audience relate the situation to their real lives. He used words of encouragement, saying that Iowans are able to make the change in this law. He also used an emotional appeal, probably because this topic is related to his feelings. Then, he backed up the emotions with the rational part— he mentioned how his life has never been affected because of his gay parents, in fact he is an extremely successful student and person. He ends his message with a thought provoking question, which automatically makes the audience rethink about what he had just said. Very interesting video!
Young People with Strong Arguments #4 - Zach Wahls (19 at the time of this speech last year) speaks at a public forum about his experiences with his family to “oppose Iowa’s House Joint Resolution 6 which would end civil unions in Iowa.”
This is an excellent example of using personal experience to make a larger point.
Based on your answers, your personality type is most likely: INFP
Your first preference is toward introversion, which means that you get your energy from interacting with your rich inner world. You tend to be reflective and contemplative. You likely prefer to have a few close friends instead of many acquaintances.
Your second preference is for intuition. Intuitives are interested in the more abstract side of life, concentrating less on specific details and more about meaning and patterns. Intuitives are naturally oriented toward concepts and can often make connections between complex sets of facts.
Your third preference is for feeling. Feeling, in this sense, has little to do with emotion. Feelers look for the subjective qualities in a situation that give it meaning and importance. Feelers are often less concerned with precise facts and more about what’s right and wrong.
Your fourth preference is for perceiving. Perceivers are flexible and spontaneous, working in spurts of energy instead of pursuing strict deadlines. You often wait to make decisions in order to take in new information.