The results of your survey are very intriguing! As a high school student, I too feel the stress of getting good grades and doing extracurriculars and being an active member in clubs. There is a lot asked for a high school student to be successful and students are sacrificing learning for grades. It is interesting to see that in your results…[Read more]
When writing this research paper, I learned a lot about the process of writing and constructing a paper. I wrote my research paper on how the government of Venezuela led the country to be in a bad situation. To
In my expository writing class, we are currently working on research papers. My research paper is on the downfall of Venezuela. I always thought that I had a good understanding of what has been going on in
In my Expository Writing class right now, we are starting research papers. The question that I intend to address is in my research paper is: What factors led to the downfall of Venezuela? This is an issue that I
I think this is such a good topic to research. Language is something that I love as well and I would love to learn more. At home, I speak Spanish with my parents because both of them were born and raised in Venezuela, so Spanish is their first language. When I was younger, I also spoke French but due to a lack of practice, I forgot most of…[Read more]
Your article was very interesting to read because it is a serious problem in America. American drinking culture is becoming more and more dangerous, especially in college students, and it is a problem that has to be addressed. The statistics were great on supporting your point and strengthened your argument.
I really enjoyed reading this piece! Recently in our expository writing class, we have been talking a lot about technology and the effects that it has on us. It was interesting to hear your perspective on technology and I love how you used a personal story to show how technology can help us. I agree with you on the fact that technology…[Read more]
I really enjoyed reading this piece! You used a lot of evidence that helped to back up your argument and by reading this piece, I learned things about abortion/religion that I did not know before. I am a christian and I am not opposed to abortion. I agree with you on the fact that it should not be a woman’s first choice but that it…[Read more]
Gun violence is an unsolved issue that is a problem in America. Although there are some restrictions on guns, there are innocent people being murdered and injured due to a lack of gun control. There should be more
I like that you specified that the point of stronger gun control laws isn’t to rid the whole country of gun, but it’s to make this country safer for us. I also like that at the end you talked about how Americans shouldn’t have to live and walk in fear. I thought that that was a really effective way of getting your point acrsoss-outside of the facts.
I enjoyed reading your piece because it was very informative. I do not know much about drugs/drug abuse in general but you were able to explain and summarize it in a way that was easy to understand. Although there are programs to help with drug abuse, I think that they are not promoted or emphasized enough in the Unites States. Do you…[Read more]
I loved reading this piece! From a young age, I always begged my parents to get a dog and they day that they finally said yes was one of the best days ever. I have noticed that as my dog has grown, he is able to read emotions more easily and can tell when a member of my family is upset or happy. This past year, my mom has had a lot of stress…[Read more]
HI! I enjoyed reading this post because this is a topic that I feel strongly about as well. For the past two summers, I have gone to Haiti on mission trips and seen the poverty there. It is similar to the kind that you describe that you saw in Thailand. After seeing the poverty in Haiti, coming back to America redefined the meaning of poverty to…[Read more]
One of the most important things in my life is happiness. Happiness is defined as: “a state of well-being and contentment.” My mom always tells me “it’s easier to be happy than to waste the energy being mad.”H
I am very satisfied with your post because I see all the key elements to being happy. One thing you said that stood out to me is ” People can find different ways to find happiness that are unique to them. Whether it be a hobby, relationships, or a sport; each of us having something that makes us smile.” I like this quote because I can totally agree with it. Everybody has something in their life that makes them smile. To keep me happy I play basketball.
I am satisfied with your post because it is nothing but positivity. You only talk about the good and not the bad. One thing you said that stands out to me is, “The only place I have seen my favorite kind of happiness is Haiti.” I love this because you made your own connection to the type pf happiness that makes you feel good with the kids running around without shoes. Shows that the kids there are taught to make their happiness regardless of what they have. Really stood out to me.
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