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FINAL

Reflection

What would you tell an incoming freshman about ENC 1101 and/or ENC 1102? What would you suggest that they do to prepare for and succeed in these classes? What do you wish you had known?

I learned a lot this semester and I discovered numerous ways on how to improve my writing drastically. I learned how to turn a single sentence into a well elaborated on paragraph. I would tell an incoming freshman that ENC 1101/1102 is actually a fun class. If they do their work accurately and precisely on time then there should be no reason as to why they do not receive an A on their papers. To prepare for success in these classes I would suggest that they do as much research on the topic of the paper as possible. The more they know about what they are writing the better their paper will be. Not to mention the writing lab. I would tell them to make use of that. I wish I had spend more time on the papers that I have written.

1. What skills did you learn in ENC 1102 that will help you in your future courses? 

          I learned plenty of things this passed semester. Some being how to write a paper with academic source. Also how to cite better. I now know how to better see between lines. How to elaborate more efficiently and how to make my words flow.

2. What kind of writing do you expect you will be required to do in your major?

          My major is biological science, I am doing this major for pediatrics. I don’t think that there will be too much writing. However if there is writing, I think it will probably be expository. I think it will be this form of writing for the simple fact that the professors probably want me to explain about the different methods treatment and so on.

3. What changes would you make to ENC 1102 as a class? Keep in mind that reading and heavy writing are a requirement for this course no matter what.

          I really wouldn’t change anything about this class. I understood that everything we were told to do was part of the curriculum guide. However if I had to chose I would most likely change the academic research part. I don’t mind writing but I don’t like doing research papers. Research papers are not fun but I still do them. 

enc-harrington:

Young People with Strong Arguments #2 - Youtuber “13emcha” argues that white activists should not say “I am Trayvon Martin” and should instead admit that they are more like George Zimmerman in order to directly confront racism rather than pretend it does not exist.

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ep1102:

Florida Atlantic University is hurriedly planning one of its biggest events ever: a visit Tuesday from President Barack Obama.
The president is scheduled to speak at 2:55 p.m. in FAU Arena. He’ll make the case for the “Buffett Rule” a tax proposal the White House says would bring fairness between what millionaires and the middle class pay in taxes. 
Students, faculty and staff at FAU will be able to enter into an online lottery to get tickets for his appearance, but it will be closed to the general public. 
 
“The university e-mailed some of us about being volunteer leaders, which would be helping to coordinate and hopefully work behind the scenes and possibly meet him,” Rosendorf said.
It’s the president’s first visit to campus, and it promises to be FAU’s most anticipated event since 2008, when the university hosted a Republican presidential debate. That event brought Sen. John McCain, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other Republican candidates at the time, as well as hundreds of media.
But the university had months to plan the debate. FAU received final word about Obama’s visit on Thursday.
“It came completely out of nowhere,” Rosendorf said. “But it’s exciting. Our main goal has been to get Barack Obama to come to FAU.”
FAU is working with the White House and Secret Service to plan logistics. Classes will go on as scheduled, and the ones normally held in the arena will be moved to another location, FAU spokeswoman Lisa Metcalf said.
FAU was picked to host a Democratic primary debate in 2008 which would have brought Obama on campus while he was still a candidate. But the Democrats signed a pledge not to campaign in Florida that year to penalize the state for its decision to hold early primaries.
Many FAU students at the time were disappointed since they and students at many other college campuses voted overwhelmingly Democrat in the 2008 presidential election.
Obama is scheduled to appear at another Boca Raton college on Oct. 22. That’s when Lynn University hosts the final presidential debate between Obama and the Republican nominee for president.
Experts say Florida is once again expected to have a major influence on who wins the presidential election this year. It’s the fourth largest state and will award 29 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
While Texas is certain to go Republican and California and New York are seen as safe for the Democrats, Florida could go either way, said Charles Zelden, a professor of history and legal studies at Nova Southeastern University.
Even though the speech centers on tax issues that might not be the hottest topic for college students, Rosendorf said it still makes sense that Obama is giving the speech on a college campus.
“I think he knows how important the vote is from college students, especially in a swing state,” she said.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-fau-obama-plans-20120407,0,963496.story

ep1102:

Florida Atlantic University is hurriedly planning one of its biggest events ever: a visit Tuesday from President Barack Obama.

The president is scheduled to speak at 2:55 p.m. in FAU Arena. He’ll make the case for the “Buffett Rule” a tax proposal the White House says would bring fairness between what millionaires and the middle class pay in taxes.

Students, faculty and staff at FAU will be able to enter into an online lottery to get tickets for his appearance, but it will be closed to the general public.

 

“The university e-mailed some of us about being volunteer leaders, which would be helping to coordinate and hopefully work behind the scenes and possibly meet him,” Rosendorf said.

It’s the president’s first visit to campus, and it promises to be FAU’s most anticipated event since 2008, when the university hosted a Republican presidential debate. That event brought Sen. John McCain, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other Republican candidates at the time, as well as hundreds of media.

But the university had months to plan the debate. FAU received final word about Obama’s visit on Thursday.

“It came completely out of nowhere,” Rosendorf said. “But it’s exciting. Our main goal has been to get Barack Obama to come to FAU.”

FAU is working with the White House and Secret Service to plan logistics. Classes will go on as scheduled, and the ones normally held in the arena will be moved to another location, FAU spokeswoman Lisa Metcalf said.

FAU was picked to host a Democratic primary debate in 2008 which would have brought Obama on campus while he was still a candidate. But the Democrats signed a pledge not to campaign in Florida that year to penalize the state for its decision to hold early primaries.

Many FAU students at the time were disappointed since they and students at many other college campuses voted overwhelmingly Democrat in the 2008 presidential election.

Obama is scheduled to appear at another Boca Raton college on Oct. 22. That’s when Lynn University hosts the final presidential debate between Obama and the Republican nominee for president.

Experts say Florida is once again expected to have a major influence on who wins the presidential election this year. It’s the fourth largest state and will award 29 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

While Texas is certain to go Republican and California and New York are seen as safe for the Democrats, Florida could go either way, said Charles Zelden, a professor of history and legal studies at Nova Southeastern University.

Even though the speech centers on tax issues that might not be the hottest topic for college students, Rosendorf said it still makes sense that Obama is giving the speech on a college campus.

“I think he knows how important the vote is from college students, especially in a swing state,” she said.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-fau-obama-plans-20120407,0,963496.story

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“In short—to overstate the point only slightly—because people don’t really know why they do what they do, they give explanations of their own behavior that are about as reliable as anyone else’s, and in many circumstances actually less so.”
Kwame Anthony Appiah

RIP: The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained

ddelpino:

enc-harrington:

This was a terrible incident. This kid was a popular kid and was just getting ice tea and skittles from the store and the volunteer security felt threatened by this kid and killed. I believe this guy should be in jail no matter what. It it not right and justice needs to be served.

Such a harmless kid. The actions that someone with just a notch higher of power can take is almost as frightening as the verdict the aggressor stands on. I personally do not believe in security guards, its apparent most of them lack knowledge of the law in many different aspects. R.I.P Trayvon Martin

(via ep1102-deactivated20121227)

Army Reserve Sgt. Mitzie L. Porter of the 993rd Medical Detachment (veterinary services) of Aurora, Colorado, administers de-worming medication to a puppy.

Army Reserve Sgt. Mitzie L. Porter of the 993rd Medical Detachment (veterinary services) of Aurora, Colorado, administers de-worming medication to a puppy.

FINAL

Reflection

What would you tell an incoming freshman about ENC 1101 and/or ENC 1102? What would you suggest that they do to prepare for and succeed in these classes? What do you wish you had known?

I learned a lot this semester and I discovered numerous ways on how to improve my writing drastically. I learned how to turn a single sentence into a well elaborated on paragraph. I would tell an incoming freshman that ENC 1101/1102 is actually a fun class. If they do their work accurately and precisely on time then there should be no reason as to why they do not receive an A on their papers. To prepare for success in these classes I would suggest that they do as much research on the topic of the paper as possible. The more they know about what they are writing the better their paper will be. Not to mention the writing lab. I would tell them to make use of that. I wish I had spend more time on the papers that I have written.

1. What skills did you learn in ENC 1102 that will help you in your future courses? 

          I learned plenty of things this passed semester. Some being how to write a paper with academic source. Also how to cite better. I now know how to better see between lines. How to elaborate more efficiently and how to make my words flow.

2. What kind of writing do you expect you will be required to do in your major?

          My major is biological science, I am doing this major for pediatrics. I don’t think that there will be too much writing. However if there is writing, I think it will probably be expository. I think it will be this form of writing for the simple fact that the professors probably want me to explain about the different methods treatment and so on.

3. What changes would you make to ENC 1102 as a class? Keep in mind that reading and heavy writing are a requirement for this course no matter what.

          I really wouldn’t change anything about this class. I understood that everything we were told to do was part of the curriculum guide. However if I had to chose I would most likely change the academic research part. I don’t mind writing but I don’t like doing research papers. Research papers are not fun but I still do them. 

enc-harrington:

Young People with Strong Arguments #2 - Youtuber “13emcha” argues that white activists should not say “I am Trayvon Martin” and should instead admit that they are more like George Zimmerman in order to directly confront racism rather than pretend it does not exist.

(via enc-harrington-deactivated20120)

ep1102:

Florida Atlantic University is hurriedly planning one of its biggest events ever: a visit Tuesday from President Barack Obama.
The president is scheduled to speak at 2:55 p.m. in FAU Arena. He’ll make the case for the “Buffett Rule” a tax proposal the White House says would bring fairness between what millionaires and the middle class pay in taxes. 
Students, faculty and staff at FAU will be able to enter into an online lottery to get tickets for his appearance, but it will be closed to the general public. 
 
“The university e-mailed some of us about being volunteer leaders, which would be helping to coordinate and hopefully work behind the scenes and possibly meet him,” Rosendorf said.
It’s the president’s first visit to campus, and it promises to be FAU’s most anticipated event since 2008, when the university hosted a Republican presidential debate. That event brought Sen. John McCain, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other Republican candidates at the time, as well as hundreds of media.
But the university had months to plan the debate. FAU received final word about Obama’s visit on Thursday.
“It came completely out of nowhere,” Rosendorf said. “But it’s exciting. Our main goal has been to get Barack Obama to come to FAU.”
FAU is working with the White House and Secret Service to plan logistics. Classes will go on as scheduled, and the ones normally held in the arena will be moved to another location, FAU spokeswoman Lisa Metcalf said.
FAU was picked to host a Democratic primary debate in 2008 which would have brought Obama on campus while he was still a candidate. But the Democrats signed a pledge not to campaign in Florida that year to penalize the state for its decision to hold early primaries.
Many FAU students at the time were disappointed since they and students at many other college campuses voted overwhelmingly Democrat in the 2008 presidential election.
Obama is scheduled to appear at another Boca Raton college on Oct. 22. That’s when Lynn University hosts the final presidential debate between Obama and the Republican nominee for president.
Experts say Florida is once again expected to have a major influence on who wins the presidential election this year. It’s the fourth largest state and will award 29 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
While Texas is certain to go Republican and California and New York are seen as safe for the Democrats, Florida could go either way, said Charles Zelden, a professor of history and legal studies at Nova Southeastern University.
Even though the speech centers on tax issues that might not be the hottest topic for college students, Rosendorf said it still makes sense that Obama is giving the speech on a college campus.
“I think he knows how important the vote is from college students, especially in a swing state,” she said.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-fau-obama-plans-20120407,0,963496.story

ep1102:

Florida Atlantic University is hurriedly planning one of its biggest events ever: a visit Tuesday from President Barack Obama.

The president is scheduled to speak at 2:55 p.m. in FAU Arena. He’ll make the case for the “Buffett Rule” a tax proposal the White House says would bring fairness between what millionaires and the middle class pay in taxes.

Students, faculty and staff at FAU will be able to enter into an online lottery to get tickets for his appearance, but it will be closed to the general public.

 

“The university e-mailed some of us about being volunteer leaders, which would be helping to coordinate and hopefully work behind the scenes and possibly meet him,” Rosendorf said.

It’s the president’s first visit to campus, and it promises to be FAU’s most anticipated event since 2008, when the university hosted a Republican presidential debate. That event brought Sen. John McCain, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other Republican candidates at the time, as well as hundreds of media.

But the university had months to plan the debate. FAU received final word about Obama’s visit on Thursday.

“It came completely out of nowhere,” Rosendorf said. “But it’s exciting. Our main goal has been to get Barack Obama to come to FAU.”

FAU is working with the White House and Secret Service to plan logistics. Classes will go on as scheduled, and the ones normally held in the arena will be moved to another location, FAU spokeswoman Lisa Metcalf said.

FAU was picked to host a Democratic primary debate in 2008 which would have brought Obama on campus while he was still a candidate. But the Democrats signed a pledge not to campaign in Florida that year to penalize the state for its decision to hold early primaries.

Many FAU students at the time were disappointed since they and students at many other college campuses voted overwhelmingly Democrat in the 2008 presidential election.

Obama is scheduled to appear at another Boca Raton college on Oct. 22. That’s when Lynn University hosts the final presidential debate between Obama and the Republican nominee for president.

Experts say Florida is once again expected to have a major influence on who wins the presidential election this year. It’s the fourth largest state and will award 29 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

While Texas is certain to go Republican and California and New York are seen as safe for the Democrats, Florida could go either way, said Charles Zelden, a professor of history and legal studies at Nova Southeastern University.

Even though the speech centers on tax issues that might not be the hottest topic for college students, Rosendorf said it still makes sense that Obama is giving the speech on a college campus.

“I think he knows how important the vote is from college students, especially in a swing state,” she said.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-fau-obama-plans-20120407,0,963496.story

(via ep1102-deactivated20121227)

“In short—to overstate the point only slightly—because people don’t really know why they do what they do, they give explanations of their own behavior that are about as reliable as anyone else’s, and in many circumstances actually less so.”
Kwame Anthony Appiah

RIP: The Trayvon Martin Killing, Explained

ddelpino:

enc-harrington:

This was a terrible incident. This kid was a popular kid and was just getting ice tea and skittles from the store and the volunteer security felt threatened by this kid and killed. I believe this guy should be in jail no matter what. It it not right and justice needs to be served.

Such a harmless kid. The actions that someone with just a notch higher of power can take is almost as frightening as the verdict the aggressor stands on. I personally do not believe in security guards, its apparent most of them lack knowledge of the law in many different aspects. R.I.P Trayvon Martin

(via ep1102-deactivated20121227)

kgthunder:

Artist: Becky Cloonan

kgthunder:

Artist: Becky Cloonan

Army Reserve Sgt. Mitzie L. Porter of the 993rd Medical Detachment (veterinary services) of Aurora, Colorado, administers de-worming medication to a puppy.

Army Reserve Sgt. Mitzie L. Porter of the 993rd Medical Detachment (veterinary services) of Aurora, Colorado, administers de-worming medication to a puppy.

FINAL

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