I can’t say that I’ve ever had a hard life, or have lived in a tough area. I’ve always enjoyed lending a hand to others, even though I haven’t exactly experienced what it’s like to be in their shoes. Through all of this, I’ve enjoyed seeing people smile. Coming to college, I’ve decided that I’m majoring in Writing and Mass Communications because I cannot see my life without writing in it. I’m not much of a Human Services major, but I figured that maybe I can help people through my writing. It’s a crazy idea, and I have received much side-eye from people when explaining this. Books have inspired me throughout my life. Books have made me laugh, smile, and cry. I figure that maybe my future novels can inspire people as well. I hope that they can help not only the person within the situation but other’s to understand each situation better. So for the reflection paper I chose two different places with situations that are always on debate. I began my interview at the African Community Education Program and then the Worcester Division of Public Health. Both experiences helped me to learn a bit more about different societal issues. Waitta Vainga is the volunteer coordinator at the African Community Education Program. ACE assists African children and families who are either considered refugees or immigrants to achieve a proper education through tutoring, mentoring, leadership programs, and community outreach. Waitta has worked at ACE for a little over a year now, and continues to
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Many people believe that we are not affected when watching television (TV), however many experts feel we are constantly affected by the media whether we think we are or not. Theorists believe that too much media exposure can lead to knowledge, attitudes or behavioural changes within a society, this is called ‘media effects’ (Kuehn, “Media Effects”). These media effects consists of several Paradigms, a Paradigm is described as “a typical pattern or model” (Kuehn, “Media Effects”). The Paradigms this essay will consist of are called the ‘New Effects Paradigm’ and the ‘Powerful Effects Paradigm’. The New Effects Paradigm is based largely upon correlations instead of causes, where as the Powerful Effects Paradigm is based on persuasion and a passive audience that the media can have an enormous effect on (26). In the 1950’s, Frederic Wertham embarked on a media effects study through comic books. He found that the pictures depicting horror and superhero genres had violent and sexual connotations that were understood to have a negative impact on younger viewers (Buettner et al. 95). Recently, there have been numerous discussions that too much TV can affect young children’s behaviour. The articles titled ‘TV is making children unhappy’ and ‘NZ’s little thugs’ are just a few of these examples.
I would have to say that I am closer to a writer than I use to be, but I’m also not where I would like to be. I was always told that I was a natural writer until I got to high school. Everyone either caught up to my level, surpassed it, or I plateaued. Trying to improve myself, I took honors and AP English literature. Unfortunately, I had only felt worse about my writing when I got to AP. My teacher, Mrs. Tomaselli, never gave anyone A’s so I did not feel too bad about myself, but gave no positive feedback. I did however compare a piece of writing I was very proud of that I did in 11th with a recent piece, both about my Polychondritis. The two pieces made me see the evolution of my writing. As far as the class English 101 goes, I have
The most difficult part about writing an essay is getting started. Writers block is definitely a writer’s biggest fear. Hours upon hours spent drawing blanks, chewing away at the top of the pencil searching for ideas is certainly common for even the best writers. Even the author of Please Don’t eat the Daisies Jean Keer admits that she feels most inspired when she reads labels.
Axel sat on Petra’s right, with Kamryn to his left. They scanned data on Valerie Parker’s credit accounts for the past five years. A pattern emerged over time; small regular payments made to a company in Dome 2 called U-Stor-It, which showed multiple owners, the current one named Gemini Storage. They exchanged knowing smiles. The current business name was a red flag. The property schematics displayed a sizable storage warehouse.
Save this document as: your last name_104_final. Add your name above where indicated. It is due by midnight, Monday, August 11. Answer the following multiple-choice questions by placing the letter corresponding to the best answer after the word Answer: at the end of the question. There are 35 questions and each is worth 2 points. There are also five short answer questions and an essay question.
Looking back at my work, my reading and writing experience in the course has shaped my expectation for college along with my future goals by realizing the challenging obstacles I have to go through in order to succeed.
“I can’t make her do that. By law, she has the right to stay here since she’s the mother of this child. That’s something you’ll have to take that up with the courts, however, until then, you’ll have to vacate the premises.”
His reply came quicker than she imagined and Hannah’s eyes scanned the words, hungrily. Was this what addiction felt like? Getting to the end of the message she was disappointed, she wanted more. She wanted more of his words. But she’d barely had time to process the message before a stirring in the office had her quickly close the browser.
Hannah hadn’t left the board, she waited there, staring at the picture of Mr Syler. She had crossed a line, she knew that. She should take it down. If her boss found it there? It would be her job. Would he recognise it? Still she didn’t click the delete button, even though her mouse hovered over it temptingly. How much was her job worth really? Was it worth stepping away from this? Closing it all down and pretending it never existed. Letting yet another man delude himself with his fantasies. Her inbox, new but for an hour or so, was suddenly filling with messages. But she wasn’t interested, not in fantasy, not in indulgence. She has no desire to be a matriarch, whispering deliriously twisted tales into the waiting minds, eager for
"The fact that we do not commonly feel the influence of writing on our thoughts shows that we have interiorized the technology of writing so deeply that without tremendous effort we cannot separate it from ourselves or even recognize its presence and influence (Ong, 317)."
The new kinds of technologies were also used for shrinking the problems of media portrayal of sex and violence. The technologies that the media have includes the Social Networking sites, such as Facebook, Instagram and other interactive websites. These Social Media websites were used to reach the sexual health audiences for mobile target audiences. The sexual health message of media technologies could make awareness for minimizing the problems of portrayal of sex and violence.
Authors of the book, Reaching Audiences, 6th Ed. (K. McAdams, J. Yopp, 2013), describe four essential qualities necessary for effective and appropriate media writing. Consequently, a four-pronged approach must include accuracy, clarity, completeness, and fairness, within the writing process. Additionally, professional writers, Katherine McAdams and Jan Yopp, further explain: “Writing that is accurate, clear, complete, and fair has a better chance of holding audiences, particularly those who might be clicking through websites or leafing through magazines (2013).”
I’ve always wanted to be able to help people in any type of way, even if it’s something so small that means the world to them. Throughout my childhood, I’ve become quite accustomed to the idea of wanting to really help people; make a change to their lives in a way. When I got older, it became a little more difficult for me to be able to carry this out, since I’ve been working while going to school for the past three year. I started to run out of time that I could be using to help people less fortunate, that time was instead used for school and work. I decided to get in contact with my childhood friend’s mother to see if she could help me out in any way. She eventually responded and she assisted me with this essay. Mrs. Whitmore has been volunteering with many projects throughout her life to help make a homeless person’s/ anyone who is less fortunate day a little bit better. I asked her what made her want to start helping people in the first place. Mr. Whitmore informed me that it wasn’t too far from what I had said; she always liked helping people just because, but then she wanted to do more than just being polite, so she took it to the next level and ended up making volunteer work a huge part of her life. The admiration that I have for this woman; she ended up being someone I have utmost respect for. In the email, she insisted that I volunteer at this place called Cafe 180. She told me how it's a place that cares for it’s community and is a great place to get the