Monday, February 20, 2017

Career stuffs. (Cheesy Potatoes)

1) An option that holds my interest for a career path is to be a computer programmer. I like the aspect that I don't have to work with a lot of people, and it can include creating new video games. Some of the attributes that I have that would help me in this career are being very creative, doing a lot of work by myself, and many other attributes. This is a link that will show what a good computer programmer should have as in attributes:  https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240644

2) I want to program computers and eventually create new video games, so this (http://www.wmich.edu/academics/undergraduate/cs) school would help me get certified. The training would help me because it would teach me how to program computers.

3) A computer programmer would get an annual salary of 79k. There is a great number of jobs that I could do as well.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ted Talk stuffs

1) This TedTalk links back to our argument unit by showing more advertisement, that would mess up the market that sneakerheads sell with people.

2) After listening to the talk, I realized that the two markets that Nike sells to are the Secondary Market and the Retail Market.

3) If there is a Stock Market of Things, I would buy/sell collectable video games equipment/games. I would do this because older video games are becoming really collectable and popular. Here's a helpful link with the top 20 popular games.   http://www.shortlist.com/tech/gaming/20-greatest-retro-games

Monday, February 6, 2017

1) Based on the article from last week's blog (http://time.com/4650544/supreme-court-nominees-donald-trump/?iid=sr-link1), the genre of this non-fiction is to inform the reader about President Trump's picks for the supreme court.

2) I feel that the article above uses description because I think that the article wants to make the reader visualize what the people President Trump has picked have done.

3) The most interesting thing in the typed up article was the virtual reality, because it would allow me to do the one thing that I love the most, playing video games, in real life. It could get me to go outside and do a workout, and I would think it's all part of the game.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Non-fiction (awwww)

         1) Non-Fiction is the worst type of fiction, because it is the lack thereof. In all seriousness, it is a piece of fiction that holds information about a topic, and shows the real life side of topics. It has no types of fantasy. An example would be the online Math book that I was going to provide a link to, but instead, I had to use a magazine.  Here's a link for that magazine: http://time.com/

         2) I think that the curriculum has switched from examining short stories to the examining of non-fiction because the kids who are taking the class are getting older, meaning they can take in more knowledge of the non-fiction that younger kids just aren't ready to handle yet. I can relate to this. When I was in 6th grade, I had a worse knowledge of non-fiction than I have in ninth grade.

        3) The purpose of the article that I found was to reveal information about President Trump's picks for the supreme court. The reason it got my attention was because it was the first one I found, and of course it's the only thing that anyone can talk about.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Final Blog of the Semester

1) Today, I will be answering the age old question about television. Does it have a good effect on human society, or a bad effect. I believe that television has a perfectly good effect on human society. It keeps them in the house, where they can't be starting any conflicts with others, and it keeps people off of the streets. It also shows them a good time, allowing them to be a better person.

2) I believe that Paris is the better husband for Juliet, because he has a lot of money, and he's more responsible than Romeo. Romeo's love is a very fast love, that Friar Laurence can see, shown here: Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, that So soon forsaken?

3) Narratives and Memoirs are important pieces of writing because they allow the reader to understand what the writer has gone through in their life, be it good or bad. Here's a link showing why memoirs are so important: https://eternalscheme.com/why-memoirs-are-so-important/

Monday, January 9, 2017

Potatoes of the cheesy variety

1) Frederick the Great changed the idea of the potato in Prussia by making the peasants believe that the potato was very valuable since he had had guards protect the royal potato patch. Soon enough, underground potato farms started. Ataturk made it the law for prostitutes to wear the veil in Turkey, which would discourage women from wearing it, since they would not want to be associated with that group.

2) Rory's idea falls under perceived change rather than real change because it would change how long the ride to Paris would feel, not how long it would actually be. Since the tracks wouldn't be any shorter, it wouldn't be changing anything about the ride, except about how long it would feel like.

3) Changing what people feel is more effective than trying to change reality because if you try to change reality, you will end up with a lot of resistance, meanwhile if you change how people feel, it would be a change that won't be met with a lot of resistance. This is a link that tells more about perceived versus real change, but in time.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Even more argument stuff

1) I feel that surveys that are cited in argumentative papers aren't usually reliable because they usually aren't completed by professionals, and instead are completed by people off of the street who wouldn't know what they're testing.

2) During the entire argumentative unit, I believe interpreting the data was the biggest struggle for me, because I'm not usually sure what I'm supposed to do with the data that I'm collecting, but I end up finding out what I'm supposed to do when I actually try it.

Image result for celebrity ads3) http://www.ryanmadrid.com/images/large/Wolverine%20got%20milk%20ad_large.jpg

This ad is using celebrity appeal and rhetorical questions. I believe this because the ad is asking if you 'got milk' even though you most likely wouldn't have milk.  I believe that badge value is being used because Wolverine drinks milk, and he's a famous person, so you should too, and it'll make you cool.