• In my research of Nuclear Power I have come to the conclusion that many are ill informed of the current situation and debate of Nuclear Power. It is very important for the public to be informed on certain pressing

    • Hello Grant,

      I'm intrigued by your post because it is a problem that we don't forward on due to fear from the general public. We have seen past melt downs in nuclear power plants. Whether we think of Chernobyl or Fukushima it's based off of old technology. Nuclear power hasn't been really changed to something innovative because there are of course the underlying military ties. That's quite a bit of a reason why we still don't have a Thorium nuclear power plant. The military can't use Thorium in their weapons.

      Thank you for sharing your post on an issue that should be of utmost concern in our country. Getting cleaner energy to the country should be important to everyone.

      James Hawkins

  • Wow great work! I had no idea that this was such a big issue! I think you could be a little more informative though, you have good content but I would suggest adding in some evidence with its source. Also instead of asking how we can solve this is issue maybe suggest a solution as well.

  • Grant Wakeland

    Dawn Reed

    American Literature

    31 May 2017


    Where Did Nuclear Power Go?

    In recent years the issue of Climate Change has been brought into the light as a major issue of the world, many

    • Great critical conversation Grant! I really liked your point about decreases in natural disasters caused by the use of nuclear power, it sounds very familiar. I was wondering how much the amount of natural disasters have increased in recent years.

  • Great work Joseph, your piece is chalk full of information! I understand that your topic includes many regions throughout the world but my suggestion for you is to only focus in one specific region in the world that faces this problem.

  • Great work sid! your info-graphic was very neat and organized. My question for you is what can the public do to overturn the case? and what is the significance of this case based on the history of the american justice system?

  • For the past week  I have been researching the use of Nuclear Power throughout the world and have come across a huge debate, I have created an info graphic to outline each sides argument as to why we should or

    • Grant,
      Thank you so much for your work! It’s really important to think about both sides of an issue before forming an opinion, and you did a really nice job showcasing both thoughts on the issue. I also really appreciate the fact that you included a picture on how we actually get nuclear power because most people have no idea and if you’re going to talk about an issue you should know your stuff.

    • What is your view on the use of nuclear power? Should we or should we not use nuclear power?

    • Grant, I think you did a nice job on your infographic on nuclear power. I like how you explained the good and the bad of having nuclear power. Overall, nice job and keep up the good work!

    • Grant,

      This is a very well done piece that you put together. You added lots of information about nuclear power rather than your opinion. Very well done.


    • Grant, I think you did a really great job clearly listing out the pros and cons of nuclear power. What is your personal opinion on the matter? Do the cons outweigh the pros? I think that nuclear power is still a bit risky to use as a widespread source with the technology we have now, but as advancements are made, there will definitely be more potential for it in the energy world.

    • Based on the information that you have provided do you think that we should use nuclear power? do you believe that it has the potential to become the earths primary source of energy?

    • I think this is a very good piece. You do a very good job of showing both sides of the debate and present a compelling issue for the reader to contemplate. Overall I think this is a very well put together piece with an excellent info graphic to present the information.

  • Good job pulling out the key evidence and details from the text. I also appreciated the topic that you chose, since many people do not realize the main issue or that there even was an issue to begin with. Another thing that I thought you did well was hoe you wrote an actual annotation for each piece highlighted to show your thinking instead of…[Read more]

  • Great Work Joseph and Tuan! I really enjoyed reading your annotations, I appreciate how you are spreading light onto this subject even though many people are not aware of it. I also appreciated how you were able to pull out the key information from the articles even when there may not have been extremely lengthy. Keep up the good work!

  • Recently I have been researching the use of Nuclear Power throughout the world and have discovered a humongous debate over the use of the Power. Here are some annotations to the Articles I used for research. 

  • Hi Tuan! Great analysis of the use of dialect within the text. I really enjoyed how deciphered the excerpt from the text ad incorporated it into your writing, although I would urge you to expand your analysis of the quote itself. Mark Twain’s use of dialect is a great example of local color in the novel since it helps depict the time period and…[Read more]

  • Great work Dinakar! I really enjoyed reading your analysis and I thought the quote that you analyzed was particularly strong and helped to strengthen your argument. Personally I agree that Huck grew over the course off the novel, based on his social upbringings by his father and the fact that he was always an outsider to society shows us that he…[Read more]

  • Great job! I really enjoyed reading your essay and I thought you made some great points and raised important questions. I also liked how you compared the themes from the text to real world problems like bullying. Overall I think your essay is good although I would urge you to work on your organization and develop a conclusion.

  • Wow, great work! I really liked your use of voice in this piece and I think it helps convey your unique writing style. I also wrote about freedom within the story and I completely agree with your piece. I really liked how you opened up the topic for discussion at the end of your piece, I think that it is important to have conversations in…[Read more]


    While reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, it is clear to see that Jim and Huck are both running away from something. Many believe that they are running from slave catchers who are after

    • I think this is a very good analysis. It is a very compelling comparison you made between Huck and Jim as it relates to their past. It is very interesting when you analyzed all the topics that the book is covering.You wrote very good explanations of the characters. Overall this is a very good analysis.

    • Hi Grant. I really liked your essay. The essay was well crafted, defining specific and critical points about each character. It was amazing that you examined all of the themes in the book and the things we covered in class. Character descriptions were well done. I agree with your points about Jim and Huck, along with what motivates them and causes them to do a specific action. Nice job!

    • Hi Grant,
      I think you hit on a lot of great points in the first three paragraphs regarding the similarities between Huck and Jim. They come from different social standings, but when you look at their motivations and backgrounds, you can definitely see that there are many similarities between them, as you mention in your analysis.
      I was wondering what you meant when you mentioned that Huck running away was representative of the naivety of individuals. Do you think that Huck set out with unrealistic expectations, thinking that he could just go and live a new life? I do think that Huck is a little naive, but that does also come with his young age. He grows a lot as the story progresses, maturing as he begins to act more on his own ideas as opposed to what society has conditioned him to believe. Great analysis!

    • Grant this piece was very informational packed i really like how you used examples from the book to prove your points. his is evident when Huck describes Miss Watson, “Her sister, Miss Watson, a tolerable slim old maid, goggles on, had just come to live with her and took a set at me now with a spelling-book. She worked me middling hard for about an hour, and then for an hour it was deadly dull, and I was fidgety. Miss Watson would say, “Don’t put your feet up there Huckleberry”; and “Don’t scrunch up like that, Huckleberry- set up straight” (Twain 2). this is amazing example of explaining your point. although your piece was nearly perfect i would change how you begin every paragraph Although gets kinda of boring. good job tho.

  • Grant commented on the post, Pollution 3 years, 2 months ago

    Good Work! I also agree that pollution is a huge issue today, I am really happy that you are writing about this and bringing it into the light. Not many people are not aware of this issue and I think that it is up to us to keep reminding others of the repercussions to some of their actions. Good Job!

  • What do I stand for? It’s simple really, I stand for the Bee’s. I guess in a sense you could call me the Bee Lorax, like the Lorax in Dr.Seuss spoke for the tree’s I help give a voice to the bee’s. The Bee populat

    • Yes. The bees matter a lot, but what can we do about it? I would love to hear what you think is a solution to this. Also, what could the root cause of this be? Could it be increased pollutants in the atmosphere? Global warming? How do we fix this problem?

      • I understand that diminishing bee populations have major implications, but what can we do to remedy this situation. It is a global phenomenon solved from action. It is not that raising your voice is inconsequential rather what you do with your voice that is consequential. How can we tackle a global issue?

  • Good analysis! I like how you recognized why Huck’s dad was mad at him for going to school, although I would urge you to push it one step further. On top of your already good analysis you can bring in outside information like what the society was like during that time period and historical events of that same period to strengthen your analysis. Good Work!

  • Great essay! I also agree that if you love what you do you will do good work, it’s almost common sense. It is just like that saying, “if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life”. I really like this philosophy and think that more people should carry the same mindset.

  • Wow, Great analysis! I really enjoyed how you used Irony to deconstruct the text, although I would push you to also analyze the society of the time period and not just what Ms.Hopkins has taught Huck. Doing this would bring your analysis to another level.

  • I completely agree! I think that many people, myself included, take opportunities like living in America for granted. I really like this piece and how it sparks discussion of our chances and advantages in our day to day lives.

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