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...