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Entering Critical Courageous Conversations

Lack of female aspirations affects womens future because it is crucial to a woman’s mentality- if she is aware of the effects of sexism in employment, she may either do something about it, or accept it. Female representation in the workforce is under represented which may further affect young girls who may want to have jobs that women aren’t seen […]

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Summarize with Images: Create an Infographic highlighting key ideas

Here is my infographic based on sexism in employment. Print this page. Author Ilda

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Research, Read, and Annotate

https://via.hypothes.is/https://hbr.org/2013/09/women-in-the-workplace-a-research-roundup According to this article, women are victims of sexism in employment for many reasons. They are payed less than men for the same positions, women are less likely to be promoted, and are given less recognition as partnering with their coworkers. I feel like this article was a very useful article to look at because it informs people and […]

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What do you stand for? Determining a topic to raise your voice

I stand for sexism in employment because I feel like I can connect to this social inequity, and people around me are affected too. Sexism in employment is a huge social problem because women get oppressed- which causes inequality in employment. Not having the same opportunities as men isolates women from society which creates a male dominant environment for everyone. […]

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Genetic Engineering: Taking a position

Genetic Engineering in agriculture is the process of manipulating an organism’s genetic material—including genes from other species—in an effort to produce desired traits. I stand for genetic engineering in agriculture because there are many pros people should consider positive such as having plants improve resistance against plant disease or drought, crops with increased nutrient levels, and rapidly improve crop production. […]

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Effective Eye Contact and Body Language for an Oral Presentation

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Practicing Tone and Inflection to Make My Voice Engaging

The three videos I watched from NowComment are Anthony Hopkins reads “The Love Song” , Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi Reading from her Memoir , James Baldwin reads from “Anthony Country”. These 3 audio recordings made me feel very confident about what I was saying. This is because I had an idea and was aware about what I was saying, and I think […]

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Genetic Engineering: Researching an Application

http://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/food-agriculture/our-failing-food-system/genetic-engineering-agriculture “Genetic Engineering in Agriculture.” Genetic Engineering in Agriculture. Union of Concerned Scientists, 2015. Web. 19 May 2017. According to the Union of Concerned Scientist, they stated that those who support genetic engineering in agriculture look at many aspects of how it benefits crops. For instance, some examples are having crops tolerate droughts, produce more useful chemicals and reducing the […]

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Genetic Engineering: Choosing an Application

I chose to focus on the application of Engineering in Agriculture because I think that food crops are very important in today’s society because they are what make the world go around since food is a necessity for human life. I chose to focus on this application because I think it is imperative to understand and have basic knowledge about […]

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Genetic Engineering: An introduction

Genetic engineering is the modification of organisms’ characteristics/ traits by editing or alternating its DNA. Genetic engineering techniques have been applied in numerous fields including research, agriculture, and medicine. My gut reaction to genetic engineering was the feeling of astonishment. I felt this way because it is very interesting and shocking being able to know that people can change an organism’s […]

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Exploring my relationship with oral presentations

The first video that I watched is called TED’s Secret to Great Public Speaking (“TED’s secret to great public speaking”) and the second video I watched is called Good and Bad examples of Oral Presentation (Good and Bad Examples of Presentation). What Anderson wants the viewers to understand about great public skills is that the key to make people think […]

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Making your own Shakespeare Adaptation

Through my creative adaptations, I answered many questions I had about the play and the little details Shakespeare created when he made the play of Othello. I learned that I am able to recreate an act made by Shakespeare himself. I also learned that detail is very important because it provides the audience with hints, which can further on help […]

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Making my own Shakespeare adaptation

Through my creative adaptations, I answered many questions I had about the play and the little details Shakespeare created when he made the play of Othello. I learned that I am able to recreate an act made by Shakespeare himself. I also learned that detail is very important because it provides the audience with hints, which can further on help […]

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Close Readings Analysis for Othello

Act III.iii Quote: [Desdemona] “If I do vow a friendship, I’ll perform it to the last article. My lord shall never rest; I’ll watch him tame and talk him out of patience; His bed shall seem a school, his board a shrift; I’ll intermingle everything he does with Cassio’s suit. Therefore be merry, Cassio, for thy solicitor shall rather die […]

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Othello trapped by Iago

Hello, my name is Ilda Ortega, and I chose to mirror Othello’s speech from Act III, scene iii, lines 297-307.  From my voice rehearsal, I learned that to sound like Othello, I had to have a sad tone, and stutter because, in this Act, Othello started to behave differently, in a negative way.  I chose to sound as if I were […]

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Why do we study Shakespeare today?

A reason why Shakespeare is still studied in schools today is because he is realistic about the things, problems, experiences he has incorporated in his plays.  In a video named “David Tennant explains why Shakespeare still matters” explains how Shakespeare had a way of saying things, and said things that weren’t complex, but straight to the core meaning. Another reason […]

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An unwanted letter

To the YV community, this is my response to the Warm-Up for English class today. We are studying Shakespeare’s Othello and exploring the theme of appearance versus reality.   ***************************   Dear Leslie, I just found out that you failed your final exam for math. I understand that math can be  very difficult at times, but you can’t let that […]

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Help the poor

Dear next President, Hello, my name is Ilda Ortega. I am a senior at Fremont High School in Oakland, California. I am writing to you because I am concerned about the issues in my community I live in and what actions you’ll take to solve them. The main issue in my community is division of social classes. Most of the […]

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