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  • Dear Mrs Reed, I found the post a very good read. Your use of jargon was effective because you explained their context and meaning to the reader effectively. I also enjoyed your observation that what it means to be American is an ever changing things and that certain large events alter its definition. This was a great post keep it up!

  • Hey Paul, I liked your idea that even though we aren’t different we are still together as American people. This reminds me of how we are so divided as a nation now and we need to understand that it is a team effort and we are all In this together. Very good writing!

  • I liked your use of your personal experience and expertise in order to make a concise and solid point. Good work!

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    I believe that in reality to be “American” is about being someone who upholds the enlightened ideals set forth and a participates in the diversity of great nation, but we must not ignore the horrible things that

    What America Means to Me

    I believe that in reality to be "American" is about being someone who upholds the enlightened ideals set forth and a participates in the diversity of great nation, but we must not ignore the horrible things that we have...

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    • Dashiell, this is a beautiful piece of writing. It really spoke to me. I loved every point you made in your post. I loved how you said ““Why America isn’t the greatest country anymore” examines the issues that we have in our nation as well as the great things we have done and the great things that we can continue to do.” because it’s true! I don’t believe that our country has reached its full potential yet. There are great things to come in the future. I’d love to hear more! Fantastic piece of writing.

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    I have chosen to study how we best inform people about the relationship between violent video games and real life violence. It’s important to me because I feel we need to change how some people view video games.

    Do Violent Video Games Make Kids More Violent

    I have chosen to study how we best inform people about the relationship between violent video games and real life violence. It's important to me because I feel we need to change how some people view video games. As...

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    • I agree that video games do not cause violence. If we look throughout history, Rock and Roll was blamed on causing violence, and that Elvis was evil. We know that is not true. While it is true that Dylan Klebold played Doom, this is not what drove him to do what he did. Blaming video games on violence is like blaming cars on getting into crashes. The car doesn’t get into a crash itself, the person who drives it does. I believe this is true with video games. It doesn’t matter if they play video games or not, it depends on their mental state.

    • Dear Dashiell,

      I very much agree with your post, “Do Violent Games Make Kids More Violent” because I also enjoy playing video games. I enjoy playing violent, horror, or mystery games. It’s just a hobby of mine that I like to do in my free time.

      One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is, “It causes a stigma around video games that is undeserved, and it brings unnecessary hate to kids who just want to enjoy video games.” I think this is informative because it shows how games are seen as this horrible hobby when in reality it usually is just a form of entertainment. I find myself having fun when playing games because they help me forget about the other stressful things in my life. I also like how I’m able to achieve so much such as winning medals or passing levels in a game. So the fact that video games are seen as something that can affect kids negatively upsets me.

      Thanks for your post! I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I would like to see what other thoughts and ideas we have in common. As well as, your opinions on other certain topics besides video games.

      Sincerely,
      Yaritzi Torres

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