I thought the way you introduced the topic of online speech was very relatable because it is something we all had, as well as stating the purpose and importance of how school shouldn’t limit of us from our freedom of speech which is also our first amendment. Using social media acts as a form of expression where posts may cause conflict such as…[Read more]
Through reading one of George Orwell’s classic and most well known pieces of literature, Orwell’s prediction relating to technology plays a similar and as important role not only in the book itself, but to our
I was very intrigued by your post, “How Does Technology Affect Our Day To Day Life?”, because you thoroughly explain your opinion. You also show evidence to support your claims. I was easily persuaded into believing what your opinion was and support it as well.
One sentence you wrote that stood out to me “Orwell’s characters struggle with finding and settling to a place where there is not a way to be traced or tracked down.” I think this is cool because Orwell was actually trying to shy away from protection instead of accepting the fact of being watched 24/7.
Thanks for your writing! I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your way of speaking was very mature and I never stopped reading once. Also, if you were to write on a different subject, I would probably be just as intrigued with it as well! Please continue to write more posts about different subjects, I look forward to it.
I am emotion with your post “How does Technology affect our days ,” because people really like to use technology and the government is watching at everything we the people like doing on our phones.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ It has acted almost as an addiction where it is incurable for it surrounds us in every aspect and in most cases is run by or even controlled by technology.I think this is adjective because people like using their phones and they are always being watched.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because today you wrote about technology and maybe next you will maybe write about how technology can change the world.
I personally don’t have any experience with sports but I understand that in order to play it takes so much time and skill to develop. I know several people who play soccer and are constantly practicing in order to perfect their craft. This is something we can all relate to, similar to school because we are constantly reading and studying to be…[Read more]
The effects of tsunamis as well as earthquakes are truly devastating and tragic. I as well hope they never occur in any other parts of the world. It is very sad seeing how many lives are ended as well as whole cities that are torn apart. Here are some articles regarding earthquakes I think would be interesting to learn further information about…[Read more]
I liked how you started it off with “before saying something bad to say about me just come ask me”, it says a lot about you, and seems that you are an honest and understanding individual. This is something I can respect. I truly enjoyed learning about your life and where you come from. I am glad that you have been focused and motivated in your…[Read more]
These are very good questions to ask about such a serious topic, a topic which is dependent on not only our future success, but the success of our country. Though schooling should be a right for everyone and should be accessible to everyone, in some cases its not. Everyone goes through personal experiences whatever it may be, which limits their…[Read more]
I love your story and hope you continue to pursue your dreams in playing soccer. I think it is important to have such a mentality at your age because it will guide you through the rest of your life and keep you on a positive and successful track. You have already accomplished so much, it is very impressive to be able to speak two languages. It…[Read more]
I truly enjoyed this poem because it was such a special and unique perspective to poetry I have never heard before. I thought the line ” a poem is a mouthful of dreams, masked by words unable to know their true emotions” was very true because as the reader we never truly understand the meaning behind the poem is or its inspiration behind it, its…[Read more]
I enjoyed what you took from the book because it is a lesson for all of us to learn, in order to make a change you must be part of the change. Though it can be sometimes scary or even intimidating it is necessary to occur in order to see progress and change. Here is another link to further information regarding the me too movement and what had…[Read more]
I really enjoyed reading your piece of poetry for the simple fact that it allowed me to imagine who and what you look like as a person. I appreciated how personable it was and how you included details such as someone who comes from taking risks and making sacrifices. This is something we can all relate to and the harsh reality of life. This poem…[Read more]
I found your discussion post to be very interesting. I enjoyed many of the examples of fear you introduced through different pieces of literature. Fear and horror is something we, including myself, are all able to relate to and experience. It is part of being human. I really liked how you exposed in a way how America needs to detox itself from…[Read more]
This article was very well written. I enjoyed how you addressed such an on occurring and controversial issue happening still today as well as something in the eye of the public leaving many conflicted. I think adding statistics and/or studies to this would help further provide information for each apposing side and give a further understanding as…[Read more]
I really like how you told your personal relationship to anxiety. It truly helped further understand how anxiety feels, and made me more engaged and connected with you. Thank you for sharing your personal story 🙂
I like how you have both sides of the argument as well as providing links to your direct sources. Though you explained some of its effects on the animals maybe add specific examples of what products test on which animals.
Emmanuela, I enjoyed reading your take on the legalization of prostitution. You have what can be an excellent argument. However, I think you need to do a little more research, cite your sources, and better use your evidence. For example, this is a great fact that supports your argument, “studies show that over 99 percent of females who are in the sex industry get an STD” however, I have no idea where this fact came from. Additionally, it is my understanding that depending on where one lives in the United States, prostitution is already legal to some degree.
I agree with you that mandatory health checks, or even licensing workers in the prostitution industry would be a great way to stop the spread of STD’s. I would expand upon this in my argument, and well define the current laws regarding prostitution in the United States. So far you have an interesting take, and you just need to spend a little more time researching and defining your argument.
This topic, along with many other topics outlawed, fall into the same category; if it were legalized, there’d be a lot less of it and the restrictions would allow breathing room for improvements and reform. A great topic. I applaud you!
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