Likewise, bike theft is a huge problem for many metropolitan cities in the U.S.. Literature to support this claim is the 2015 Crime Prevention Program in Portland, Oregon. “Thousands of bicycles are stolen in the City of Portland each year… Places with high concentrations of parked bicycles such as college campuses are especially vulnerable to theft” (Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program, Bicycle Theft Prevention, 2015). This article also identifies many preventative techniques to make a bike harder to steal; for example, “Proactively register your bike and include its serial number and photos with the bike registration services bikeindex.org and project529.com” (2015). Moving on, it is imperative to attack any problem
The Power of Stories Many people tell stories to inform others about themselves. Throughout my life people in my family have told me many stories, and behind each story there is a purpose. The stories I was told growing up were about experiences that people in my family have had or
In this short artifact “A Tale of Two Summers for Parents” by Belinda Luscombe I was able to get an idea of the different things that parents might be going through that us kids/teens have no idea about. Luscombe shares two stories about the struggles that parents were going through especially during the summer. The summer as we know is the hottest time of the year. For some states summer might just be different but I am aware that climate can be a challenge for some families. Having to change schedules and making sure to know where your children will be spending the day or after school may be your priority and I agree with that. Now a days I see kids walking home when the day is just simply hot. You can’t even go with your car window down because the warmth of the hot air hits you and it makes you so tired and stresses you out so much. No matter how much you try to be fresh the heat just really gets you making you upset and not thinking straight.
The Tell Tale Heart essay in my opinion was one of the best ones. This essay was to to help us understand how to write from different perspectives, not just the main character's perspective. I liked creating basically a fan fiction. We had to write from a different person’s perspective. This essay also taught me how to set the tone of a story.
My ideas and thoughts about Africa had been changed after I listened to Adichie’s speech. The way she described the danger of a single story was very inspiring to me, and I could relate many of the experiences I had to her story. I was born in Pakistan and moved to the U.S. in 2007. When I came to the U.S. I lived in Virginia and went to Freedom Hill Elementary School. On the first day of school I sat next to an Indian kid named Sai and he didn’t want to sit next to me he told the teacher that are countries didn’t like each other so he wanted to sit somewhere else, but are teacher said she didn’t want to hear any of it. So during the year we had to work on many things as partners, and we got along great we had many things in common and at the end of the year we became pretty good friends. At the beginning he probably heard some things about my country and he just assumed that I was the person he heard from those stories, and after meeting me he had a different understanding of it. Soon after the year ended my dad found a better job in California so we moved here. I lived in Alameda and went to wood middle. The school I went to was very diverse and this time I wasn’t the only Muslim
Scheduling, money, and time; these seem to be the most problematic ordeals throughout the summer for parents with an elementary aged child.Belinda Luscombe, writer of “A Tale of Two Summers for Parents”, evaluated and defended parents unprepared to take on the long weeks of summer with their kid. However, as the article continues, readers suggest their might be more than the surface discloses.
Throughout the course this semester I have learned a lot about writing and my personal writing process and skills. The assignments that stand out and helped me the most were the literacy narrative and the Fine Art essay. I think that these two were the most influential to my writing
In "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid, an older person, who perhaps appears to be the young girl's mother, starts to demonstrate to a young girl how to do certain tasks and then later seems to be scolding the girl because she, the mother, believes that the child is growing up to
our best instructor Kim Trinh who helped us a lot. The three essays that I wrote for this class really challenged me to improve my writing.
The second essay we wrote in this class was a Family History Report. This was my favorite assignment of the entire semester. It allowed me to dig deep and learn more information about my family, while also learning how to do a proper report and use different sources—like databases. From this report, I developed better citation skills and learned how to integrate interviews into an essay. I feel like this assignment particularly opened my eyes to how much I actually like writing, especially about real-world
DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER Have you ever felt like you single-storied a person? A single-story is when you judge someone based upon their looks or where they are from. It is like a label. The problem about single-storying is you don’t even know the person. I have
What is the real meaning of marriage? Living in the 21st century to me marriage is when two souls that are meant to be together find each other, It is when one will do anything to be with the one they love. When getting married you are making a commitment
This included the narrative essay in crots, the investigative narrative essay, and the mini poetry manuscript. They all offered different perspectives on writing, such as the importance of research in the investigative narrative piece. I learned how difficult of a task it is to hunt for information on the internet. You cannot simply pick the first result on Google, but rather find a credible source embedded deeper within in your topic. This is how I included information in my essay that was shocking to my reader, because it was even new to me. Also, I discovered the significance of context throughout this class. For example, I could change a couple words in my mini poetry manuscript and it would change its entire meaning. In the same respect, I realized what types of things, such as clichés, to take out of my poems so they stay concise, thus enhancing meaning and promoting
After a few more tears from Cynthia, they were finally on their way. “Where’s the rest of your gear?” Remi asked as she made herself comfortable in the backseat. “It’s with Nate and Lyle, they drove ahead in the van to get situated.” “Cool.” Leaning back, Remi pulled out her journal and tried to map out her route. The festival started on Friday and lasted through Sunday. Today was Monday, and Remi had spent most of Sunday tracing her routes. Tomorrow she had an appointment to meet with Evie Crofton at ‘The Crofton Safe Haven.’ As far as Remi was concerned, she was the best bet at finding her first clues. The day dragged on longer than Remi would’ve liked. The ride hadn’t been so bad and the Festival had set them up at an amazing old
My Graduation Graduation day is something many people will never forget. One of my biggest moments in my life was the day of graduation and the weeks leading up to it. It was one of the most exciting but nerve-racking moments in my high school years. Hearing my name being called to receive my diploma made things so surreal. I realized I was walking toward a new beginning in life and at that moment I realized how fast time had past. I was no longer a child anymore.