• For the past few weeks, I have been gradually compiling research on adoption into an annotated bibliography for a school assignment. I began by trying to find every article on a school-supplied database, but I

  • I am beginning to write a paper on the flaws of the adoption system in the U.S., and I would love some fresh ideas or contributions of sources.

    I have several ideas regarding the specific topics I’ll be r

    • I agree with your article about adoption and that every child should have a caring home. I feel like parents never want to really put their child up for adoption , I think that the parents who put their child up for adoption had a turning point in their life and maybe they couldn’t take care of a kid they wasn’t ready. This is a problem for the kid just as much as it is for they parent because there parents are leaving them. Feel free to check out this link.

      https://www.thenation.com/article/shotgun-adoption/

  • Adelle commented on the post, Wen 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Thank you for this moving piece, Trip. I thought it was very thoughtful. I really enjoyed the rhyming and repeating question pattern that you use throughout the poem. I think your stylistic spelling of ‘wen’ really adds something original to your writing. I would love to hear more from you as an author. Good luck on your future writing.

  • I like that Chief Brown is invested in this cause, but I’m a little concerned that his main way to “end homelessness” is to place narcotics officers and patrols in the area. You say they are there to “provide assistance” to the homeless people, but I’m interested to know if they do more than simply make drug busts.
    Way to be interested in this…[Read more]

  • Adelle commented on the post, Arts and Education 1 month ago

    The arts definitely are exceptional, as was that artfully constructed pun 🙂
    Thank you for your personal connection to my piece- I also play an instrument and feel the positive effects.

  • Adelle commented on the post, Arts and Education 1 month ago

    Katie, thank you for your comment and compliments! I would also prefer that Common Core be disbanded, however, it’s not something likely to happen. With no standards to adhere to, school systems could independently choose what they’d like to teach, and that could cause a whole new load of problems. I agree with the disappointment in Common Core,…[Read more]

  • Hi Heather!
    This piece was very good. I have never seen or read Hidden Figures, but I am more interested than ever now. You did a very nice job of integrating the value of equality into your writing, and I agree with your assessment of segregation in the workplace.
    I never knew that NASA was more accepting of black and female employees, and I was…[Read more]

  • Hi Srihita,
    I love your piece! It is a very well developed argument, and I definitely agree with your position. The dual responsibilities and grading system is as flawed as you say. In my own argument, I explored fixing the education system by promoting fine arts, and I loved seeing a different view.
    My only comments would be to make sure your…[Read more]

  • In the twenty-first century, school pushes students to succeed more than ever before. Adolescents are constantly under tremendous stress, and rarely do they receive enough time or resources to express themselves

    • Katie replied 1 month ago

      Adelle,

      Your piece makes some very strong points and I can very much appreciate where you’re coming from. The diction and persuasive elements are absolutely brilliant and I look forward to seeing how other people respond to this. I personally think that Common Core should be disintegrated all together, but I acknowledge that your argument is the next best thing to do.

      • Katie, thank you for your comment and compliments! I would also prefer that Common Core be disbanded, however, it’s not something likely to happen. With no standards to adhere to, school systems could independently choose what they’d like to teach, and that could cause a whole new load of problems. I agree with the disappointment in Common Core, but it’s better than chaos.

    • Luke replied 1 month ago

      Hello Adelle!
      I have to say I loved your piece, it was a very well written out and supported argument. I can agree that the visual arts relieve stress during the school day. With increased funding on the arts students can learn and grow smarter, and acknowledge how exceptional the arts are. I play the Cello on a daily basis, for it is an escape into another reality for me. I love how you orchestrated everything in this piece, keep up the good work!

      • The arts definitely are exceptional, as was that artfully constructed pun 🙂
        Thank you for your personal connection to my piece- I also play an instrument and feel the positive effects.

    • Adelle,

      This is so true. Students are too stressed with academic classes, I feel that arts classes can give students chance to relieve stress throughout the day. I do not think that common core should be disbanded completely but that students should be required to take a least one arts class. This will give all students an opportunity to be creative throughout the day.

  • Sam and Profile picture of AdelleAdelle are now friends 1 month, 1 week ago

  • Wow, what an interesting theory! I love your specific examples- they really helped guide your point along. This post is filled with so much feminism without directly calling it out, and I just love your question. Good job!

    -Adelle

  • Katie and Profile picture of AdelleAdelle are now friends 2 months, 3 weeks ago

  • Simplicity.

    Now that is a crisp word. It sounds nice. It has a pleasant ring to it. The double ‘s’ sound gives an almost internal alliteration, despite it being only a single word. The flick of the ‘p’ is subtle,

    • Adelle,
      I found this post very interesting. I too enjoy the simple things. I think you would enjoy this article (link below) about how to live a more content life. I thought the way you ended the essay with “I want all of these things. They remind me of when I was younger, and they emanate a feeling of comfort. Simplicity is calming and neutral and pure and joyful. And happiness, the thing I strive for most, can only result from simplicity” was very compelling and accurate of living a simple life. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

      Peaceful Simplicity: How to Live a Life of Contentment

    • Dear Adelle,

      I’m sure I don’t have to tell you this, but simplicity and care for the little things is an absolute necessity in life. I am a lot like you actually, I am student who procrastinates and has many responsibilities. And like you, if I don’t appreciate the little things in life, I’d go crazy. I think you summed it up well, ” those tiny simple moments that make you feel warm and fuzzy despite the unnatural chaos of our world.” Thank you for sharing your thoughts, I’m glad to hear someone shares my view.

  • Adelle commented on the post, Hear Me Out 3 months ago

    Hi Julia!

    I like your thoughts on America’s foreign involvement and the importance of using your voice. I’ve read a few of these posts, and I thought you were nice and clear about the specific change you want to see in the government, and it was good to see that you provided an actual solution to the problems you addressed. Be sure to proofread…[Read more]

  • Hi Javier!

    I love your opinions on the current situation of America, but I also have some suggestions to improve your writing and argument structure. Just from a grammar standpoint, make sure to proofread your writing for typos. Many of your sentences do not have a space at all after the period.

    Also, when you quote someone, only use quotation…[Read more]

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