• AmarylisT
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  • Dear Emily,
    I loved your response to the power of language. I agree that it is heavily needed in the workforce. I like how you said “Poor communication creates lower productivity and an overall lack of motivation …” If someone is not trained properly, then it leads to an array of issue that could have simply been solved with communication. I t…Read More

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    The Power and Impact Language has on Identity

    The way people communicate with each other holds great significance. Without communication, there would be no relationship or connections within society. Language gives people the ability to connect to others on a deeper level and it gives them an...

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    • Amarylis,

      I really like how you started your post because I agree that communication is a big part of our lives and holds great significance. I also liked how each piece of evidence and every sentence flowed very well with each other. Your evidence is strong and you also included your works cited which is super helpful if I wanted to go and check your sources. You did a great job!

    • Amarylis,
      I really enjoyed reading your blog post! I definitely agree with the idea that language is essentially our culture and identity in that without a way to communicate, all our traditions, customs, and the spread of ideas would not be possible. I also think that it is important to note the different languages of each culture are unique and offer a sense of belonging to those who speak the language of their culture. These ideas also help to further develop identity. I also like your idea that without language society would have no way to progress and we would not be nearly as advanced as we are today. Your blog post definitely helped me to further understand the power of language and its effect on culture and identity.

    • Amarylis,

      I really liked this post! I specifically enjoyed the way you connected a person’s experience with communication and language at a young age to their values as an adult and how that pattern continues through generations. Incredibly, this process has also led to the development of different languages and new ways to communicate, which in turn communicates one’s ideals and identity. This reminded me how much I identify with people who share my beliefs and share my language which implies a sense of community fostered by language. Again, I really enjoyed contemplating your take on the power of language and I’m excited to hear more from you! Well Done!

  • Dear Emily,
    I love your response and your ideas regarding the idea of a single story with students. You make your points very clear and understanding. I agree that it is difficult to see both sides to one person. We are very accustomed to keep a surface-level relationship with those we are not close to. I think more need to keep empathy in mind…Read More

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    The Impact of Single Stories with Empathy as a Factor

    The values that are seen in society can be prioritized differently depending on each individual. Some people are heavily influenced by these values. An example of one is empathy. Empathy can play a huge role in other aspects of...

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    • I think you did a good job on using stereotypes against women to demonstrate how the effect of a single story can “ alter the lack or sufficiency of empathy,” and lead to a change of behavior in society. Through this example, I can fully understand how the connection between empathy and a single story can change the behavior of society. Not only did women question their abilities and the way they viewed themselves through stereotypes and lack of empathy, but found encouragement to change the way society labeled them and show that they are just as capable enough as men.

  • Amarylis commented on the post, Crimes/Gun Violence

    Hello! Your article contains very important information and you did a really well job of explaining the dangers of gun violence. The examples and evidence you used supported your ideas perfectly.



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