Ayla, amazing job with your infographic. Conversion therapy is something that horrifies me and I wish it got more attention as an issue we need to fix. I love how you included a quot because it really shows how terrible and demeaning conversion therapy is in a more personal way. I commend you for shining a light on this topic which is not too…[Read more]
Evan, this is an extremely well written piece. I love how you looked at this issue from many sides, and provided many arguments to support your idea. I also like how you not only talked about the issue but also: why it is important and what we should do about it. It was really cool to see you incorporate what other countries are doing about this…[Read more]
Abinaov, I like how the images in your infographic really relate to your topic. I also like how many facts you used to support your topic as well as draw people in. I completely agree with you that climate change is a big issue and needs to be addressed. Awesome work!
I really like your info-graphic. I agree that the Syrian war is a really big issue and more needs to be done to help Syria refugees and those affected by the war. I also like how you included possible solutions. Awesome job!
I really love both this info-graphic and the topic you are highlighting. As someone who deals with a variety of mental illnesses, and experiences how school contributes significantly to these issues, I relate to this topic a lot. I think it’s really important that schools start putting the welfare of their students above grades and test scores.…[Read more]
Awesome job! Your info-graphic is very visually pleasing and over an important issue. I agree with you that sexism in the tech industry and the lack of opportunities for women is a big issue that needs to be fixed. Keep up the good work!
Hi Jordan, nice work on this paper! I agree with you that although Huck struggles with doing what society tells him is right vs what he believes is right, he ultimately chooses to follow his heart. I really liked the evidence you used to support this because it was such a small detail that makes a huge impact on the story. I didn’t even notice…[Read more]
Hi Sejal, I found this piece very well written and interesting. I personally agree with you that Twain was not racist, but rather trying to shed light on racism in the south. I really like the point you made that if Twain really was racist he wouldn’t be trying to humanize Jim or bring up the issue of racism in his writing. The fact that the…[Read more]
Raised in an extremely racist society, Huckleberry Finn from the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, struggles between following his own morals and the morals he was raised with. Twain uses this struggle to
Xochitl, I completely agree with you that climate change is an important issue. It really scares me how much the planet is changing and the effects that has on animals and us. It would also really interest me to see the legislation that could be passed to improve this issue. Amazing job with this piece!
When I first learned we were writing about a topic important to us, I knew immediately I wanted to write about civil rights and discrimination. An issue I particularly care about the deportation of undocumented
This is a really good piece that draws attention to an important issue. I can also relate to the topic since a lot of my relatives from my mother’s side are Mexican immigrants. I agree that we should draw more attention to how deportation affects people and their families. Great job!
Hi Celia! I also think that this quote is important in the novel. It shows how Huck Is conflicted about what he has grown up knowing and what he is beginning to learn about Jim. Twain does a really good job of using this conflict in order to comment on the times. Awesome job with this journal entry!
I really liked how you highlighted the amount of irony Mark Twain uses throughout the novel in order to make a point. It is interesting to see how society’s and Miss Watson’s view of what is civilized in actuality is much more uncivilized. Overall, I think you did a really good job of analyzing!
I agree that you have to do what you love. As someone who wants to have a career as an artist I really relate to this topic because art is something I love and enjoy. I would rather have an enjoyable life making art than be rich but unhappy. I also really like how you used a picture you took in New York because it really adds to your message and…[Read more]
Our class is currently reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The following is a dialectic journal entry for chapter six of the novel in which I have analyzed a passage and expressed my own
This quote really stood out to me as well because it’s hard to believe that someone close to our age would prefer such an awful environment to be in. But for Huck, the very proper way of life was awful for him. Huck could not relate to this higher socioeconomic class! I don’t think it was more of he wanted to be in that abusive environment, but rather he didn’t want to be with those type of people.
This was a great quote to pick Carmen because it says a lot about Hucks personality. I could never imagine someone choosing they would rather live with an abusive father rather than live in a nice loving home that has rules. Great quote and analysis. keep up the good work.
I think this is a very good analysis. I think you reference quotes from the book that are very important to your analysis. I think you do a very good job at analyzing Huck. I think you do a very good job analyzing Huck’s past. Overall very good analysis.
America is an extremely diverse nation with people from all different backgrounds mingling and interacting. These differences in skin color, faith, culture, beliefs, and experiences create a tapestry of interwoven
Wow Carmen! This essay is very well said. I think your dad is extremely lucky to have you as a daughter. As difficult as it may have been back then, you definitely learned valuable lessons from a young age that not everyone learns. In our generation people have a hard time embracing differences. Although, there can be language barriers, it doesn’t mean that we all don’t have feelings and emotions and similarities. Understanding someone and stepping in someone else’s shoes is a big step and you’ve definitely already done this. Nice job!
Carmen, this piece really moved me and diversity is definitely a very important issue in our world today. It’s becoming more and more important over the years. I can’t even imagine what your dad has to go through but I think that what you do for he is so cool. Thank you for taking a stand and helping this situation just let alone in your personal life. This has really inspired me. Nice job!
Carmen I really love your essay. Knowing your father I can say I experienced your translating a couple times first hand and I can see how it would help you grow. I love how you integrated your personal story into global problems, very insightful.
I agree with your point that school shooting are horrible and a problem that needs to be addressed. Your letter is very powerful and I loved how you supported your arguments with real life examples and facts. I also liked how you provided ways to change and improve the problem. While your suggested changes would help the problem I think…[Read more]
I love this poem so much. Dress codes are something that really bother me because I often see stories of girls being dress coded even when they were fully covered. It’s so annoying that young girls are told to cover every part of themselves instead of boys being told to not sexual young girls. I like how you tied this problem to rape…[Read more]
Carmen,I think your view on this topic is very well thought out and passionate and I love that! You gathered very valuable and controversy evidence. The refugee topic is very touchy and many people either feel very strongly that we should help them and others feel that we should close our doors. What you said about america and us and what we’ve stood for since the beginning is very true. We are a superpower of the world and instead of cowering in fear of isis we should stand up for what our founding fathers believed in and show generosity instead of being scared. Overall you discussed and supported this topic very well..
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