512BF4D5-8C4F-4690-A111-C683454794CBThe play I chose was Othello and the passage I read from is 5.2.397-406. The character I played was Othello. The passaged I recited takes place quickly after Othello had
Hello Brenda, Fantastic article. You write with a passion that is clearly expressed throughout the writing and you provide many potential points of interest to draw the reader in. It is clear that there are societal norms and standards that people will discriminate against specific races, but just because it is regularly done does not…[Read more]
Hey Ethan, I really like the idea for your argumentative research paper. It is a subject that has seen a lot of controversy in recent sports news and I believe that they might as well pay athletes if they are already receiving such perks of free tuition, housing, etc. It is sad having to watch student athletes with so much potential have…[Read more]
There is widespread belief that technology hampers students abilities to their attention spans, as well as impacting how self-sufficient a student is able to be without the use of technology after having been
Pedro, I found this piece to be very passionate and get the message across in a very vivid manner. I believe that there is a lot that you are going through and I am sincerely sorry. There is struggle and strife that we all encounter and it is hard to share emotions like this publicly. Thank you for expressing your feelings through an…[Read more]
Hey Zoe, I am really fascinated by your post. I was not aware of how the brain truly affects one’s abilities to show emotion, control mood, and portray personality among people. I really that you acknowledged that it does not decrease people’s cognitive function because most people are not aware of that. I found an article that you may be…[Read more]
Advancements in technology have the capability to bring great development to the mind, but there are constant distractions that prevent us from attaining this mental growth. Technology clearly has a large impact
Hey kevin, i really admired this poem. This is very unique and it tells a story painting vivid pictures. The character development is great and i like how you structured the poem. This was a very intriguing poem that sparks interest in the reader about Don Quixote. I really liked the line “My name will be in both bard song and prayer” because it…[Read more]
Hey Billy, This is an amazing topic that has potential for a multitude of points of view. This is a somewhat scary topic to discuss because it is talking about the unpreventable demise of the human race. I personally think that it will be humankind that destroys itself. We are constantly developing things that can bring great harm to our…[Read more]
Technology is extremely prominent in today’s world. There are always new things being made and new advancements being made to cell phones, computers, even robotic technology. Technology is becoming so accepted i
What side are you on? I see it as technology is doing more good than harm, even in traditional learning, those who are rich get more opportunities in classes, supplies, teacher support etc. The disparity won’t change with or without technology. But there are people who are trying to make a change like the sprint company, at out school they were giving out free devices to lessen the technology gap. I see as technology brings more good than harm, and also the paper shortage right now in Oakland schools, technology is there so we don’t have to heavily depend on paper. In my opinion technology brings more good than harm. I’ll like to hear back from you, thank you fro sharing your voice.
Hey Jacqueline, This is a very well written piece and it is an interesting topic. Language barriers are often a nuisance to deal with, but it is amazing to see how influential language is on a person’s culture. Language is a way to get in touch with who we are as a people, and you brought this up when you said that certain languages have…[Read more]
Hey there Ed, I really think that your question on legal age is interesting and has potential to spark large debates among those who support how it is now and those who do not. It is crazy to think about the amount of things people are able to do just because they turn a certain age while not even having fully developed their intelligence. It is…[Read more]
The world around is constantly undergoing some form of strife or struggle, but why do these happenings go unnoticed in today’s world? What causes a struggle in identifying the wrong in things that people do? How i
Treyvone, I really enjoyed your post and agree with everything you said. I found it interesting that you said we are becoming desensitised to the world around us at the beginning. I think that when we are accustomed to seeing certain things everyday, that we may not see if we did not have technology, we become used to it and do not necessarily realize it may be harmful. I also found it interesting when you talked about growing up with technology and how it is less common for someone to have a face to face interaction with someone else because we are all so used to communicating through our phones. You may find this article interesting for future research: https://www.inc.com/issie-lapowsky/inside-massive-tech-land-grab-teenagers.html .
Hello Treyvon, I thought your topic was interesting. I believe the creators who are advancing our technology are only seeing the good it will do, but they are unaware of the consequences that it brings upon our society. Technology such as social media has done us all a lot of good, it has made communication easier (in a sense) and has given us information that has expanded our world. Although this can become an issue since so much information on billions of people can be invasive, and that is the downside of getting to meet new people on the internet. From this link, https://thoughtcatalog.com/tasha-soliven/2017/10/heres-how-technology-is-desensitizing-us-from-the-real-world/, technology “limits one’s power and control to be their autonomous selves. Someone can be observed at all times, but he/she may never know when, where, or even why.” When you said, “Distractions are a variable factor in life that are often hard to control and leads to a person losing focus at a task at hand.” Trying to maintain a face that may not be real can be distracting. Maybe we think it’s safer to speak behind screens because we’ve learned that it’s more comfortable that way, so how do you think society can correct itself? I am interested to see what more you do with this topic. Bye.
Hey Tyler, The amount of work you put into this is astounding. It is a pretty touching story about what is going on in your city and how prominent it is. There is always news about the top stories involving gun violence, but it is much more prominent than what is shown on the news. There is an incredible amount of ignorance to people when…[Read more]
Good Afternoon Luz, I really liked your summary of this section of the novel, “1984”. I thought that you provided insight to not only what was explained through the text, but you gave greater meaning to what the text was trying to portray. I liked how you incorporated quotes into your writing to help readers understand what you were…[Read more]
Hello Cullen, On reading your reflection to a paper that you have written, it shows you are a very talented writer. You have a lot of insight on the steady rise of obesity throughout the world and it makes the reader also intrigued into finding out what your paper has to offer. I really enjoyed reading your writing and hope you continue…[Read more]
Hey Beth, I really liked the idea behind your post and how passionate you were about the issue. I like how you included others viewpoints as well as providing insight to your own as well as how you felt about these other peoples viewpoints. I found an article about foster care in Utah that talks about how people are able to get…[Read more]
Hi Trey, I thought your article was very informing an a very important issue in America that doesn’t seem to be talked about very often. Being able to vote is the biggest impact many people can have in our government, and the voter ID laws make it very difficult for many to exercise this right.
Hey Kayden, I enjoyed reading about your post and thought you had a lot of great things to say about how limiting the government can prove useful. The government should provide more ways to protect citizens daily lives as well as their rights. I liked how you were able to talk about what you believed the government is doing now as well as…[Read more]
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