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  • Two Funeral Compare And Contrast

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    Compare and Contrast: Two Different Funerals When you hear the word “funeral” you imagine desolation and mourning, but also the honor and respect that is given to the deceased and his/her family. Both of these stories are effective in their ability to create a stereotypical funeral atmosphere, but they each have different perspectives that they are trying to get across. The authors use negative and positive diction to get across to the readers their perspectives on funerals by effectively

  • Hidden Intellectualism Gerald Graff Summary

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    In Hidden Intellectualism by Gerald Graff, he starts with the contention of "road smarts" versus "school-smarts". Graff clarifies that school-smarts can be covered up inside of road smarts and can be learnt through conversing with companions, as well as from the media and our surroundings, thus the "shrouded" intellectualism. He goes onto clarify that "schools and universities disregard the scholarly capability of road smarts" (198) in light of the fact that these sorts of intellectualism are really

  • Arguments Of Adolescent Literacy

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    The IRA provided a thorough and well supported position in regards to adolescent literacy in their executive summary position paper. In particular, I found it extremely relevant that they point out the amount of diversity that the adolescent will encounter in the 21st century in terms of reading. I really do believe the statement that “adolescents entering the adult world in the 21st century will read and write more than any other time in human history” (p. 4). Within the ever progressing digital

  • Book Vs English Class Analysis

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    If you had the chance to read a book you preferred in English class, would you? This is a controversial topic many teachers are arguing about. Some teachers are adamant that students read the same books in an attempt to foster a stimulating classroom conversation. Others believe that by letting students read what they prefer, they would actually pay more attention to the details in the book and write better essays or reports about it. Both sides of the argument have some valid points but they also

  • Are We Becoming More Socially Awkward?

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    or Hurtful Women who get their nails done on a regular basis know that once one nail gets ruined, it ruins the whole look. This same idea applies to academic writing; using an unreliable source to support an argument will only weaken it. Robert Harris’s EAR method, found in his book Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism, is a great way to evaluate a source’s expertise, accuracy, and reliability. Are We Becoming More Socially Awkward? An Analysis of the

  • Communication Disorders: Understanding Aphasia

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    Communication Disorders: Understanding Aphasia Angie Monterrosa Western Illinois University   Communication is the most vital tool amongst humans when trying to convey one’s feelings, thoughts, wants and needs (Dalmasso, 2015). Using a combination of both speech and language, we employ a set of shared codes to get our point across to others. Without the use of communication, there would be no possible way to know and understand what others are trying to say. Communication can sometimes be plagued

  • The Importance Of Communication In Cosmetology

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    Its important, especially for the cosmetology profession, that you reflect on your communication skills. Whether you are a professional, or not, everyone has room for improvement. A necessary part of the communication process, is being a good listener. That's one of the main things people think of when thinking about improving, but there are multiple other aspects people can work on. For me it would be talking over others and also eye contact. One of my biggest struggles when communicating with

  • Communication Norms: Nonverbal Communication In The Classroom

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    Communication norms are non-verbal expressions that convey socially acceptable meaning that carry some degree variation according to culture and race. Some forms of non-verbal communication include facial expressions, eye contact, taking turns, communicative distance and gestures. “More than 65 percent of the social meaning of a typical two-person exchange is carried by nonverbal cues” (Diaz-Rico & Weed, 2006, p. 280). Non-verbal communication can affect the learning process or create misconceptions

  • Joan Didion On Keeping A Notebook Summary

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    and bias in her writing, only she can unravel what she’s written. In her essay, Didion describes how keeping a notebook has permitted her to express her feelings. “I write entirely to find out what’s on my mind, what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I’m seeing and what it means, what I want and what I’m afraid

  • Rubric Grade For The Challanger Explosion

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    Rubric grade for "The Challanger Explosion" Organization: 3 - Introduction does not really have a a single thesis statement, but throughout the paper many of the ideas mentioned in the introduction paragraph are discussed later on. Development: 4 Clarity: 3 - For some sentences, I had to reread so I would understand them. Concepts: 3 1) Essay retells a chronological event of historical importance - No, I felt as if the essay was told in random order or told backwards. The paper should have