Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Yo

The night was sluggish, we had been trapped in a corn maze since the clock struck noon.  The only food I had eaten so far was apple pie, which wasn't sitting well because of all the zombie drool that coated it.  I had my suspicions, but I have starving because a witch cursed me with hunger.  We for sure thought we were gonna bleed out before we escaped the maze but a mirical occured.  A friendly ghost named Casper saved us from the potental gourd of punishment.  When a vampire came into the picture, Casper yelled, "I'm saving these kids! SWAG!"  That was what my dream was about last night.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I say, They say; Letter from Birmingham

1. They say why are we using direct action? For example instead of marches or protestets we should try to negotiate on a fair and even solution.  King Jr wants to build tension in the public so in a way it'll force a negotiation.

2. They ask " Why didn't you give the new city administration time to act?" King Jr says the mayor is a big fan of segregation and wants to keep things the way they already are.

3. They say that the activitys in Birminingham are to crazy and it's forever changing the normal. King Jr says that if the blacks weren't segregated to start with then they wouldn't have been forced to do it.

4. They say that outsiders are coming in, while King Jr is saying that this is the only choice they have. Unfortunatly, it is a shame because of the extreme actions that need to be taken to get change.

5. Whites say that they want everything to stay the same while King Jr won't stop until everybody, no matter what race or skin color, is treated equally.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Reading Exercises

1. The sport Lacrosse is still unknown to most people in todays society.  They see this sport as just another violent sport with no meaning.  However, most people play the sport just for that reason.  On the contrary, many of the players who arnt aware of how violent the sport actually is, end up quiting because of just that.  For the truth of the matter, I believe this sport is very exilerating because of the violence in ensues.  In this essay, the sport of lacroose will be fully analyzed so people can realize the wonders it creates.

2. In the Introduction to "They Say/ I say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein provide templates designed to ensure that the reader understands and can recreate a writing piece that is academiclly "correct".  As the authors themeselves put in, "There words of wisdom."  Although some people believe that restating the question is the key to success, Graff and Birkenstein insist that anwsering everything that is stated in the question is the most important.  I agree.  In my view, the types of templates that the authors recommend is the most important.  Some might object, of course, on the grounds that they have a strong opinion and dont want to be told otherwise.  Overall, then, I believe that the experts should be trusted, nad their information should be valid --an important point to make given.