Thank you for sharing this interesting read. I think that this article was very well organized. I think that since you are writing to people who stereotype mental health disorders, you should be more passive in your approach to telling them to stop. I think that it is so cool that you guys care so much about this…[Read more]
Thank you for sharing this article, it was very interesting to read. I think you are right that teen moms should not be ostracized the way they are sometimes. As a teen myself I could never even imagine being a mother right now so I felt for the girls you talked about in your article. I think it could be interesting if you talked about…[Read more]
I thought your article was very good. It was interesting how you used so many specific examples of stories of people who have experienced brutal bullying in their lifetime. However, adding on to this support, I think it could be effective if you brought in information about ways to tell if someone is being bullied or what do do…[Read more]
Destiny, this was a great article. I think that schools should implement more nutrition education too since the child obesity rates in America continue to rise. I think you made many good points and I especially like how you also offered solutions. One question I have would be how would this apply to lower economic classes since healthy food is a…[Read more]
I think that your article was a very thought provoking read. I also believe in abortion rights. I think your guys’ idea to spread awareness with Planned Parenthood is very creative. One suggestion I have for you two is that I think it could be more effective if you used more scientific terms in your argument. For example, I…[Read more]
This poem was very creative and it had a lot of emotion in it. I also thought that it had a good rhythm to it. One suggestion I have would be that I think it would be really cool if you included imagery of the environment in your poem. I think it could help your audience visualize the issue that you are writing about. Overall I think your…[Read more]
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article. Ocean conservation is something that is important to me too. I think you guys supported your argument well and I like how you even used worldwide examples. One suggestion is it would be beneficial if you guys included information about alternatives or solutions for the single…[Read more]
Epigenetics is the study of why certain genes are expressed in people due to certain factors. In the case of this topic, epigenetics is relevant because what genes are expressed within someone’s body is l
Kevin, I have just recently read this book too. I thought it was cool and it made me question how free we really are. I know some people argue that our society today is like the one in 1984. Here is a link to an article if you’re interested in reading more. Great…[Read more]
Terrence, I enjoyed reading about your life story. I think that its cool that you use basketball as an outlet when things get tough. I think you might find it interesting that playing sports has a lot of mental benefits. Here’s an article if you want to learn more about it. https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-benefits-sports Thank you for…[Read more]
There was a great famine in the Netherlands during 1945 to early 1955. The winter of 1945 was unusually severe in the Netherlands and a war blockade obstructed food from being shipped to the Dutch people. This
Hatou, I think that it’s so cool that you have a lot of culture in your background. I think it’s good to look at things from different perspectives. Most teens aren’t emotionally ready to be mothers yet and financially it can be hard for them especially if they are still in school. Preventing teen pregnancy can be good for communities. Here is a…[Read more]
A war blockade on the Netherlands in 1945 greatly affected the Dutch people for generations to come. The famine reduced people to eating rations of about only 500 calories a day. This took a toll on the Dutch
Jenifer, thank you for sharing this. It was very interesting to read. I love how in this article you talk about the love between the characters in the story and you also talk about the love between the father telling this story to his child.
Mariah, I think that this is a really fun topic to look into. We have all heard about “witches” in history but I have never thought about where the idea of a witch came from. I think it will be interesting to see how the historical definition of a witch morphed into the Halloween character with pointy hats and broomsticks.
For this exercise, I chose the play, Othello. I chose to read a passage of Iago’s dialogue (Act 1.3.426-445). I learned about the importance of emphasizing certain words and also about how you can express emotion
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