The article “The Case for Fitting In” compares to my idea of conformity because I think that it means how you change your opinion due to social pressure. My idea of conformity relates to the article because it was talking about how when people were in a group and someone said the wrong answer they usually went with it. “Each subject saw 18 sets of lines, and the group answer was wrong for 12 of them” this proves that most of the time people went with the group rather than going with their personal opinion. I think that the article really compares with my definition of conformity because I think that it causes you to change your opinion and sometimes causes you to choose wrong answers. I also strongly think that the article agrees with me because
I believe that both Moore and Bartlett contributed to the understanding of Medieval Europe, and that their viewpoints were exclusive of each other, but in a way complemented each other. Bartlett's text acts as more of textbook for medieval society and how it helped the Europe we know today, while Moore's text looks exclusively at the act of persecution to define the outliers of society. Together, both text help to complete the portrait of Europe in the Middle Ages.
Reporter stated the following: Cortez has been living with Felicia since September 4th, 2015 when his mom dropped him off. Felicia and Cortez had seen the mom for the first time on last Tuesday. The mom came and got him on last Tuesday and dropped him off on Thanksgiving Day. The mom has custody. The mom does not want Cortez and it is unknown why. Felicia said the mom is refusing to sign over guardianship because she does not want to lose her benefits. The mom does not want to lose her place to live but she does not want Cortez. Roosevelt (dad) signed over guardianship to Felicia but the mom did not. However, the mom signed over guardianship to her other child’s (unknown) father. If the mom gives up Cortez she will not receive benefits. The
This section contains the analysis of the journal article. This journal article contains good language. The tone of the writing is formal and is able to be understood by the reader because of the simple word choice. The language used is good because there were several good vocabularies used such as phonological awareness and rapid naming. The authors also came into a clear conclusion where they are able to make a stand that text messages have positive effects on children’s literacy. However, if it was for adults, it is hard to make a stand. The journal article also showed rhetorical devices that focused more on ethos and logos that can maintain clarity and interest among readers. The authors showed good visualization of the topic such as text
The captions “Cormac McCarthy’s Ex-Wife Pulls Gun From Her Vagina, Threatens to Shoot Boyfriend”, and “Novelist's Ex In Bizarre Handgun Threat Arrest” are used to incite interest among readers regardless of the factuality of the above statements. To distinguish truth past what is provided requires an individual to delve deeper into the topic of conversation rather than absorb such at face value.
On July 28, 2015, Thom Dunn wrote about an issue that is often ignored by society today on upworthy.com. In his article, “What is 'Vocal Fry,' And Why Doesn't Anyone Care When Men Talk Like That?” Dunn analyzes the unnecessary criticism women receive due to their use of the lower register. His point is mainly addressed towards societies trying to define gender roles through this trend. Moreover, he recognizes how males aren’t panned for using the vocal fry while females continue to be punished for it. He suggests that we should worry less about the tone of a person and actually listen to the words they’re saying. While he uses strong logic and effective style in his writing, Dunn lacks credibility and fails to make an emotional appeal to his audience, causing his persuasive argument to be ineffective.
How can an actor improve? Well while referring to Geoff Colvin’s article our focus is on the main importance of how to be great. One way you can become great through acting, is by practicing every day, but not any ordinary practice, but deliberate mind stressing hard work. For example by practicing in front of groups of people the actor will have better confidence on the stage. The actor will also need to recite their lines so that they know them. Another example for reciting your lines could be, having someone read the lines before yours, and then you could recite the lines after listening to that person, and every time you mess up you can have them reread your lines until you can recite them without looking at your lines, and without making
Both Levinson and Schultz focused on the importance that experience based civic action projects can have on students. There are some experiences that will not have the same impact being covered in a classroom compared to be seen in action. The Mock Trial in Levinson is a perfect example of this, seeing the mechanics of a legal trial even if it’s only a mock one provides so much more colorful learning experience than what could be covered in a classroom. Experience based civic action projects also offers a critical opportunity to reach students who may often not be active in class. This project may draw out their interest and you may see a side of that student you have never seen before.
Brooks’ article is putting forth what Terry L. Cooper alleges “The World as It is” (Cooper, 2012, p. 27). The difficulty in attempting to delineate his argument of “If it Feels Right” from a moral barometer perspective lies in the fact there are not any explicit unequivocal specifications to morality and value. While it can be argued there is a universal basis for ethics, depending on the society we are looking at, the interviews completed by Smith and Company addresses the contemporary issue of moral relativism, which is according to Lewis Vaughn, the view that a moral truth is completely and absolutely a function of the individual, with only specific cultures or persons legitimatizing morals values assigned to it (Vaughn, 2015). This issue
Speaking about, the article, "Everything Now", McKevitt informs and explains to the reader how in today's society we live in a more competently environment. That is to say, we individuals should be happier, but we are less happy. Also, how we individuals are persuaded into buying one product towards the other one, when it is the same identical product. However, it might be just be a different brand and advertise differently. "Visit your local supermarket and you'll find around 120 different brands of toothpaste to choose from. Some promise fresher breath,others whiter teeth, for people with fillings or cavities,there will be gels,pastes and powders, but despite this welter of options,each and everyone will be virtually identical chemically;essentially
Beatty, Blow, and Crossley (2013) use detailed data from older households in the UK to test the trade-off between keeping warm during unseasonably cold weather and food expenditures. Their result shows that the poorest of older households experience a reduction in grocery and food expenditures to pay the extra cost of heating during the worst temperature
In the assigned writing, Stan Coppinger attempts to enlighten the reader about God’s character, based on his own personal experiences. I found it intriguing that Coppinger, who has been diagnosed with incurable cancer, claims his faith in God has grown following his diagnosis; in general, people tend to lose their faith when confronted with life altering obstacles. Although Coppinger’s story is inspiring, I am skeptical about the validity of his claim when it is expanded to incorporate the general population because much of his supporting evidence relies on his faith, which is entirely objective.
In an ever changing world we have seen the number and complexity of languages become reduced. In a Wall Street Journal article entitled What the World Will Speak in 2115, John H. McWhorter advocates for the world to see these changes as necessary and a way for communication worldwide to become more efficient and simplified. McWhorter shows how language has been streamlined for centuries as a way for citizens to adapt rather than viewed as an extinction of culture. Modern English is likely to become the dominant language worldwide but more so for the fact that it can be easily learned and is open to transformation with the times. Despite the fears of a world where lingual diversity is reduced, McWhorter suggests that there will still be variation to promote culture and communication with people from all backgrounds will be easier. The following is a summary and analysis of McWhorter’s main points describing the simplification of language. Following the summary of main points will be a hypothetical situation in what the world language could consist of 100 years from now.
Authors Madera, King, and Hebl look into the long term results with diversity training as well as the results after as shorter follow-up time frame. The findings show that the key to success was a longer time to allow goals to take place and for people to align their outcome with their goals and training. This includes the selection of one group to include a goal system that would show that with small important goals that are achievable for long-term success (79). Rather than having individuals in a short period of time alter their entire value system, which was unachievable. The author pointed out a great example of simple, achievable goal that would be “refraining from using derogatory words when talking about or to gay men and lesbians,
In this article—a transcript of the show—Robin McDowell and Martha Mendoza are talking about the slave labor and their experience fighting against it. McDowell and Mendoza started an investigation after hearing for years the stories about the use of the force labor in Southeast Asia. During their investigation McDowell and Mendoza found out that a lot of restaurants like Red Lobster and Olive Garden and grocery stores such as Albertsons and Wal-Mart are using or selling slave-labored seafood. Also, with help of the investigation, according to the AP, “2,000 trapped fishermen have been freed, more than a dozen alleged traffickers arrested, and millions of dollars’ worth of seafood and vessels seized. ”