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Taking a Position with GMOs

Dear GMOs, From all the research I have done, there are still many things that are mysterious with this topic. From the four articles I have found, they all say that there is no real proof or evidence that connects to the risk in health in consuming GMOs. In fact, there has been studies shown that GMOs could reduce need […]

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Researching GMOs

In an article called “GMO Facts”. GMO stands for genetically modified organisms, which means that they use genetic makeup using specific DNA from plants and animals They would cut out the parts that they wanted, and put it inside the organism that they want to make that gene stand out. This is how they are able to crossbreed with the […]

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Presenting my 30-Second Hook

My topic for my 30 second hook is Gentrification in the Mission District. I was trying to present the decrease in Latino living in the Mission District and how fast they have been leaving. I kept messing up when I was recording myself, I probably had to do it several times before it came out right. I think I did […]

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Choosing an Application

The application I chose to do for genetic engineering is genetically modified foods (GMOs). I chose this topic because I was always interested in how people were able to improve food into making them look pretty, have them taste the same if not better and make so many using their DNA. Three questions I hope to answer would be if […]

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Introducing Genetic Engineering

I was able to watch a video called “What is Genetic Engineering”, and the general idea I got from the video is that they would take a genetically engineered organism and fuse it with the modified DNA and having it become a better result. For example, they would take corn, and give it a specific DNA and make the corn […]

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My Body Language

The recordings are really awkward….so ya…didn’t want to re-record this again Print this page. Author Mariah

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Oral Presentation for Tone and Inflection

I feel a little embarrassed when I was suppose to record myself saying specific phrases and now having to upload them. I feel self-concise about my voice, but I think I did a good job. For the first audio recording, we had to repeat the sentence “I wish I could go there” and give different inflection for each words. I […]

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Exploring the Relationships of Oral Presentation

The first video I watched was called TED’s Secret to Great Public Speaking ( and the second video I watched was called Good and Bad examples of Oral Presentation ( For the first video, Anderson wanted the viewers to understand that public speakers are trying to have their audience see what they are speaking, and get the connections together so […]

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Recreating Act 4 of Shakespeare’s Othello

Scroll down to see all nine pages. I didn’t have many questions when it came to making the comic of Act 4; it was fun drawing and writing the small comic. I tried my best in making it look good, even though I didn’t color it. I didn’t know if I had to do only one scene in the Act […]

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Shakespeare’s Language and Analysis

Hello, my name is Mariah and I am currently reading Shakespeare’s play called Othello. I was assigned to pick a quote written from the play and give my own in-depth analysis. Here are the two I have chosen to do. Quote #1 Iago told Othello to hide so that he may speak to Cassio. He would be close enough to […]

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Shakespeare: My Voice

Hello, my name is Mariah and the play I am currently reading made by Shakespeare is Othello. I recited Iago’s speech in Act 2, Scene 3 of lines 322-334. It took me a few tries to get the voicing down, since it was more like Iago talking to himself rather than talking to someone else. I learned how to pronounce […]

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Understanding Shakespeare’s Language

Shakespeare is still shown and learned throughout schools because its language could help open up minds. When you think about Shakespeare’s words and their meanings behind them, you could connect words through his plays. They are shown to improve your speed in thinking faster and learning more vocabulary. Another reason why Shakespeare is still taught today is because of how […]

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To Next President,   I would like to address the problem of wage increase in jobs. I know it’s a topic that everyone at least talked about once, and that shows something must be done. The increase in housing and food prices has rose over the years, while wages have stayed the same. The economy is growing in rapid speeds, […]

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