Time is an odd thing. Every hour is something I have to fill and everyday I something I have to get through. But then I realize its been two months and the end of being a teenager are almost done. My life is
Hey Idrissa, I totally agree with you that the government should be doing more to support those without homes or ready access to food. But I think this problem is only a result of a bigger societal issue. A large portion of US citizens believes they should get out of their hole by themselves. Individualism is a priority to so many, but I believe…[Read more]
Hey Joshua, I love this. I think if more people listened this our society would be happier and more productive. But for some people it is hard to get motivated to start new habits. New habits are hard to create, and I think if we had more ways for beginners to access plans to start creating a healthy lifestyle, it would be well sought after and…[Read more]
Hey Alis, I think the problem you bring up is one of sleep and nutrition in teens as more of a broad subject. For example, I think if school even started 30-45 minutes later students would be able to eat better and get more sleep. However, I think being late does affect other people not just yourself. Teachers are trying to teach a curriculum and…[Read more]
Hey Roman, In your first paragraph you say that a uniform makes students stand out, but isn’t designed for the opposite effect. I think a uniform makes it so kids that are poor will not have to compete with students that can use a ton of money from their parents on clothes. But I do agree with you that the uniform should be enough, the extra rules…[Read more]
Our climate is changing at such a rate that plants and animals of this world are not able to keep up. They are starting to die because habitable areas they used to thrive in are becoming extremely different and
Hey Elliot, I like your points you brought up about how we shouldn’t mess with the planet because of the repercussions it could have on humanity. According to CFR the main reason Trump pulled out of the agreement was to stimulate the US economy (Despite this not being a good option)
My main problem with your article is how it is written. There are a lot of run-on sentences, as well as some things that don’t make sense. There also weren’t any links to your sources. Overall, you had the right idea, but it could have been brought out a bit better.
Great job Elliot. I like the fact that you were concise with your points and got the issue your writing about across to the reader. I believe that if you add direct quotes and additional evidence to support your claims, your writing will be more reliable. This is article at the bottom might be helpful for your writing.
Hey Sandra, I thought this article was very interesting and you summed it up well. I like the idea of having more programs for kids that focus on cooperation. I think it sets them up to do better in the future. Do you think US students would benefit from programs like that, which look to strengthen the bond between peers?
Climate change is increasing average temperatures all over the world, and these changes in temperature are having extreme consequences on our current food sources. The change is only by 1-5° Celsius but forces a
Hey Emanuel, You addressed the information well and brought good examples to support it. I think you should reread it for spelling and grammar checks to make your point more clearly. I agree with you about how Trump is trying to make immigrants look bad to complete his agenda. What do you think individual people can do to help fight Trumps agenda?
Hey Emanuel, You presented all your information well and it makes sense that they would want to move here for a better life. I just wish America was putting into place more programs for family like yours who struggle with poverty and living situations. Our country was founded by immigrants and families like yours only help the economy, so I don’t…[Read more]
Hey Eric, You did a great job sourcing your information and summarizing the main points of the article, it made it easy to understand and create an opinion. I also agree with you, if Trump broke the law something needs to be done about it. We shouldn’t allow people to sweep it under the rug and forget about it. No one is above the law. Try putting…[Read more]
Great comparative essay, you did well to present both sides of the argument. By putting the opposing arguments first you develop a strong opinion without putting your own biases in it. How much do you think minimum wage should be increased to? Maybe look at this website to show more of the downsides and advantages of raising the minimum wage.…[Read more]
The first article was called, Lax Immigration Policies Invite Terrorism, Mark Krikorian states that America has lax immigration policies that allow terrorists as well as illegal aliens to easily take up residence
I agree that the Baltimore Sun article is more reasonable than the other. I have seen how Trump is using rhetoric to get eyes off of him. I believe more immigrants need to be let in and Trump is using fake news to not get that to happen.
Hi Olivia, I think journalism is a key concept in this country. Good journalists are the difference between an educated and uneducated population. And if people are educated we can elect better people to lead us into the future of this country and the world. I am not sure about your coma conspiracy theory but I think if that really was the case…[Read more]
Well put. How you introduced new evidence flowed very well with the piece. It is very true that the US is putting too waste millions of pounds of food and healthcare supplies. But I think you need to take away the “other” part of your writing. When you say third world countries it makes it nonspecific and removed. To really create change I think…[Read more]
Tuition rates in the past statistically will increase at about twice the general inflation rate. The rate of tuition inflation rate between 1958 and 2001 ranged between 6% and 9%. Which ranged from about 1.2 to
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