Wow this was a very interesting and well done piece. I like that you provided so many details and facts which give a lot of information about the topic. Keep up the good work because it needs more attention.
This is a great infographic. I like how it presents a lot of detail and examples. My group and I made an infographic about planned parenthood, which although isn’t the same topic, can relate. Keep up the good work.
I totally agree with your perspective. Twain is just accurately representing the racist, oppressive society of the south in pre-Civil War America. Some critics can argue Twain is racist, with his numerous use of the “N” word and references to slavery, but I just believe he was using the aspect of realism in his novel. But I also ask this question. What was Twain’s own intent when he wrote this book? We can see many references in this book to slavery, numerous satire about subjects such as religion, government, and gullibility. What do you think was Twain’s main topic in this book? Or maybe he didn’t and just wanted to include everything in his book. We will never know, but it is a good critical question to think about. Although this book has been banned and censored, it still sends an important message about society that we all need to address, and I appreciate our class for reading it.
This is a great piece Xochitl and I completely agree with you. Climate change is a huge problem that needs to be addressed and I think that digging deeper will be very interesting. Good luck in your research!
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.
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.
Wow Xochitl this is such a great piece. I especially love that you included the story about your grandma. repeating kindergarten three times and having to learn a completely new language on her own, it shows an incredible amount of perseverance.
Growing up I never knew that being surrounded by sickness was unusual. I never knew that even though I seemed like the lucky, healthy one all my families sicknesses would cause so much pain. Although all the
I am sorry that your family has had to deal with so many illnesses and that they continue to have to live with these medical issues. I hope that their health improves in the future. I can really relate to how you appreciate the time you have spent with family and how experiences from the past, even thought they clearly had a negative impact on your life, only allowed you to further appreciate the time you get to spend with them. I feel the same way with my family.
Although your opinion is completely valid, I disagree. I don’t think that toy guns are the problem, I think the people with real guns are the problem and weather they have had a fake gun or not they can still use real ones. I don’t even think that guns are necessarily the problem, I believe its the people with the guns.
First of all I loved your essay, I actually did one very similar to it myself. Mine was over school shootings specifically though. Anyways, great work, I love the fact that you said that it’s not going to stop unless the president does something about it because I completely agree.
Dear Future President:
One hundred and ninety-nine. That’s the number of school shootings there has been since 2013 in the United States, averaging out to one a week. That’s one hundred and eig
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 that its not enough to just practice what to do in that situation. We should focus on gun control as well and prevent these school shooting in the first place by making it harder to get a gun. I really like your letter and I think it’s a really important problem in the United States.
I totally agree with you, school shootings are the worst. All the children in the schools are hoping for a better education and future, but whenever a school shooting occurs so many children die and they can’t have a better future…..it’s over for them, their life has ended and there is nothing people can do about it😭😭😭😢😢😢
t’s no secret that college tuition is expensive but, did you know that it rose three percent this year making tuition around $9,000 a year on average (public universities). Going up way faster than inflation. O
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