I believe in the power of discipline. Discipline to me is the mind set you must have if you want to find success at its highest level. It requires a certain mental that can be hard to achieve but is very
Privacy is one of the main American values that is deeply explored in my independent reading book Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy. The main character Christopher Wright is a member of the Idaho State Army and he
I thought that this article was very interesting and unique. I have never seen an article that discusses what death feels like and I was surprised to see this floating around on YouthVoices. I noticed that you said death causes suicide and murder but I’m pretty sure it’s the other way around. I think that it’s a deep article that needs to be…[Read more]
I thought that this was a very well thought up piece and I love your 2 paragraphs, one explaining the rights and then the strong evidence supporting your claim. I have noticed that you have a lot of grammar and spelling mistakes. I don’t know if this is due to rushing the project or not noticing but next time you should run a quick spell…[Read more]
The term American creed has many different meanings and notions for people around the world. As we start to explore what values and beliefs that Americans hold true to themselves, you start to realize what you
Hey Ej, first of all, I really like the picture you used. I strongly agree with what you said about meaning of being American. We are all unique and we try to make things better. I also believe that every American has some value to contribute to our society. The idea of working hard and achieving their dream is one of my key ideas too.
Hey, I agree that no matter how a person talks, acts, and dresses, we should respect them as Americans (assuming they address themselves as Americans). The belief that hard work always pays off is usually true as well. I believe you can extend some of the points to substantiate them to improve your paragraph. Good work overall.
I think that sexism is still very present in our society and its a terrible thing for people to be treated less based on gender. People are going to bully but you have the ability to mute mics and if it gets worst you can leave the lobby. This isn’t your fault but you do have power to limit your exposure, you can squad up on Fortnite with your…[Read more]
I thought that this was a very well written argument with good supporting details and a strong claim. I don’t agree with your point of view and I believe that it would be more detrimental to our country to make healthcare universal. Although Canada’s system works for them, they pay significantly higher taxes and I’m sure your friends…[Read more]
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We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
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