Friday, April 6, 2012

Issues Paper Reflection

Praise to the's finally over. Alright, I'm being dramatic. But really...writing that paper kinda sucked. It's not that it was a horrible assignment or anything...It's just writing 8-9 pages about something is a lot harder than you would think. Plus I'm a REALLY good procrastinator (or should I say bad procrastinator?) naturally I waited until a few days before the paper was due to really get serious about it. I liked my topic and everything but after about 500 words I got sick of talking and reading about violent video games. The peer editing was pretty helpful though. I didn't end up going to the writing center this time...I probably should have though... Well anywho...I'm just glad that's outta the way. 

Oh and here's the trailer for the new movie The Amazing Spiderman...idk why but I'm kinda excited to see it this summer.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Issues Paper Formula

  • Briefing of issue
  • Statement of side
  • What/How video games affect kids
  • Thesis statement
  • Background of video game industry
  • History of violence in video games
  • Ratings systems
Body Paragraphs-
  • Reasoning
  • Arguments/Counter Arguments
Pathetic Part-
  • School shootings
  • Examples of violence
  • Appeal to emotions 
  • Call to action 
So I watched Dear John for like the 15th time a few days ago... (I could literally watch it every day and be content) and this is one of the songs in it and is currently my music obsession :) 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Let the Goodtimes Roll

I know I'm supposed to live in the moment and whatever but I can't freaking wait for Fall term. (Well I'm more excited for summer, but you guys already know that!) I'll be living off campus (with a pool and jacuzzi!) with my 3 best friends. Speaking of my of those is in Ukraine right now until June and I miss her like crazy:( Another reason why I can't wait til Fall! And no offense to all you freshman boys but it will be nice being in a ward with R.M.'s and such who aren't gonna leave us! It's hard becoming good friends with all these people who I'm probably not gonna see again. I'm also really fricken excited to go home for summer! I love college and love it here but I miss home! I can't wait to go boating....and hiking....and golfing....and bike riding......oh and I'm gonna learn how to longboard this summer! I've said that for years but it's gonna happen. I tried it the other day and loved it so you guys just wait. I'll be pro by the end of the summer!

I hope you all got my song reference..... If not,'re missing out.

And this video is a clip from Toddlers & Tiaras, probably one of my favorite shows....

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Susan Is Mah Homegurl.

Soo unlike most of the class, I actually really enjoyed and benefited from the Writing & Research Lab. When Michelle and I went, all the T.A.'s were in a meeting so we got to meet with Susan. (80% sure that was her name) She was an older lady and I think she was in charge of the whole lab or something...but anywho....she was super helpful and gave me some really good suggestions on how to research and how to narrow down my topic. She really knew what she was talking about and was uber nice and sweet. I already had a few articles and sources going in, but came out with like 20 more options which is definitely a lot better. Basically I'm a new fan of the Writing and Research Lab.

Would ya look at that?!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Issues Paper Thesis

Although many forms of media can have positive influences and effects on children, many, if not most, children are negatively affected by violence in media, and especially in video games, and are caused to become more violent and actually mimic what they see in their everyday lives.

Here's another dumb video for y'all. Feel free to laugh...or hate it...

Monday, February 27, 2012

What Is Wrong With You, Carl? (Issues Paper)

Here are some topics I came up with!

1. Emphasis on a color-blind (not literally color-blind!) society is NOT an answer to racism

  • Is racism a non-existent, irrelevant problem of the past? 
  • Are programs such as affirmative action and multiculturalism based on racist principles? 
2. Should schools in the United States adopt bilingualism? 
  • How will school's becoming bilingual affect students, whether they be native English speakers or not? 
  • Is complete immersion in English the best way to teach non English speakers, English? 
3. Are immigrants a drain on the economy, and how should we address the immigration problem?
  • Do immigrants really take American jobs, drive down wages, and not pay taxes? 
  • How do we as a country benefit from immigrants? 

Now here's the hilarious video that goes along with my post title:) Yes, it's extremely dumb but I think it's pretty funny.