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  1. Oct 2016
    1. Debt-free college

      Is this a good idea? Why/why not? DISCUSS in terms of CAUSE/EFFECT:

      • If debt free college were to become an actuality (a cause)--what might be some potential effects?
      • Consider bothpositive and negative effects.
    2. the key is to change the narrative

      DISCUSS. Is this enough? Does this have the potential to bring into effect real, tangible change? Connection to words and language as technologies? Homo Narrans?

    3. tuition prices

      If a central marker of "college" is "tuition prices," then perhaps community college does not apply to this argument re: new class divide as effect of access to "college." Thoughts?

    4. contrary to college standing as an open thoroughfare for Americans wanting to rise, it has become a gated toll road primarily available to those from middle-class and upper-class families.

      Does Williams mean university here exclusively, or does community college apply as well?

      What's the difference between COMMUNITY COLLEGE and UNIVERSITY?

    5. College and the New Class Divide

      DISCUSSION QUESTION 1: In what way(s) is this a Causal Analysis argument (i.e. a cause/effect argument)? Explain your answer.

    6. Contrary to college standing as an open thoroughfare for Americans wanting to improve their lives, it has become a gated toll road primarily available to those from middle-class and upper-class families, argues Jeffrey J. Williams.

      DISCUSSION QUESTION 2: Do you agree that college (cause) is responsible for creating a new class divide (effect)? Explain.

  2. Sep 2015
    1. to prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world, for the truth of which we pledge a faith yet unsullied by falsehood.

      The Declaration of Independence impacted the United States in more ways than one, Jefferson makes clear when he states "to prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world;" he is referring to the reign of the King of Great Britain who has brought injuries and tyranny over the states. He wants his people to realize the corruption and wrongdoings that the king has caused. Jefferson is essentially saying that people should be uncorrupt in this new world and man should strive to preserve the pureness of this country keeping it from falsehood and injustice. It sparked my attention when I came across a newspaper titled "The North Briton" written by J. Wilkes and others which contained very similar diction and ideals of society during that time period. Wilkes is criticizing King George III for his speech in favor of the Treaty of Paris ending the Seven Year’s War; he states “Articles 15 is for having corrupted the sacred fountain of truth and put falsehoods into the mouth of Majesty, in several speeches made in parliament.” Wilkes is trying to uncover the king’s corruption and bring to light that he is lying to his people which ties closely to Jefferson’s actions and morals of being uncorrupt. Most people carried similar beliefs in the United States during the 18th century, it is very possible that the Wilkes could have been from Jefferson's era carrying the same ideals and values as him due to similar style of writing, choice of diction, and beliefs.

    1. let facts be submitted to a candid world, for the truth of which we pledge a faith yet unsullied by falsehood.

      The Declaration of Independence impacted the United States in more ways than one, Jefferson makes clear that essentially people should be uncorrupt in this new world and man should strive to preserve the pureness of this country and keep from falsehood and lies. It sparked my attention when I came across a monthly chronologer titled "The Gentleman's and London magazine" that contained very similar diction and ideals of society during that time period. It is noticed that humans are habitual creatures and mimic their peers within their society creating a universal diction within that community. Most people carried similar beliefs in the United States during the 18th century since most citizens were of Christian faith it is very possible that the writers of the "Gentleman's and London Magazine" could have been from Jefferson's era having the same ideals and values as him due to similar style of writing and choice of diction.