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  1. Oct 2017
    1. The video creates polarization from creating two standpoints, you either agree with Donald Trump or you disagree with his opinion.

      This looks promising but seems brief, and the analysis only starts to get traction. Is the rest somewhere else?

  2. hillarysarabiarws411.wordpress.com hillarysarabiarws411.wordpress.com
    1. Miller and Shieh argue smoking should be allowed on campus. Miller’s argument is based on comparative health benefit such as poor diet and exercise. Shieh’s argument emphasizes on students handling stress at school.  I think Shei creates a stronger argument with pathos and pulling on the readers emotions to sympathize different ways to relieve stress. The weaknesses in Miller’s argument is comparing health risk with poor eating. The argument that smoking is healthier than too little exercise and poor eating choices is a weak argument. Miller does not really explain these different health issues and how they impact your body now and to the future. Miller also has a weakness in sources, which are not so reliable and outdated.

      This is a little brief and the analysis thin, But I see you have also done good work on Palzewski and Landrieu. That is not yet due but looks promising.

    1. the internet is very useful. In today’s extensive use of social media being one of the main outlets where we receive news, being able to analyze the biases and credibility of the information is important. This is especially crucial with the uprising of fake news. People need to analyse the outlet they receive news. I think Boyd could have created a stronger argument by mentioning fake news and see why critical re

      Good points. You are right that fake news really adds an urgency to the issues B describes. When her text was written fake news was not really on anyone's radar.

    2. nalyzing the assumptions that digital natives is a label for all youth. She goes on in the chapter that assuming all youth is part of this digital culture is wrong though the support of digital inequalities. She dedicates a section about digital inequalities and that not all you have the same access to technology, but also do not have the same opportunity to become fluent in the digital age. The label digital natives also takes away the idea that adults and the older generation cannot be efficient with today’s technological advances. The solution she offers to this problem is that

      Promising, but needs a clearer, more precise account of the claims you describe.

    3. Boyd has several claims in this chapter. I think her main argument is that it is dangerous to assume all youth are automatically informed in digital literacy and that older generations cannot interact or offer anything to the new digital age. She claims the both generations, young and old, have to become more digitally literate and have to consume knowledge from social media and internet information with a critical lense. She argues that everyone should analyse the content they are consuming.

      Great overview of key claims

    4. people have a critical eye when reading information. Another interesting point Boyd makes in the chapter are the inequalities in accessibility with technology, but also acquiring skills in using the internet and social media. I think the chapter is interesting how Boyd brings up provocative claims made by others that all youth are digital natives and create a divide between generations.

      Nice intro, overview and discussion of connections to your own experience.

  3. Sep 2017
  4. hillarysarabiarws411.wordpress.com hillarysarabiarws411.wordpress.com
    1. The use of expressive language is also greatly used in the oral community, which Ong expanded on in his chapter. Being expressive can create more imagery in a listeners head, which is why this language is used more in oral communities. Description also helped the listener with memorization. The Sundiata tale was made in two versions. The first version is my D.T. Niane, who created a translation for Western readers. The difference in Niane was less expressive, but stating what happen with no deep description. The the language used in oral communities, described by Ong, does have certain devices which is seen in Johnson’s translation.

      I enjoyed reading this. You show a good understanding of Ong and the Sundiata text. You should include more detailed textual analysis in homework assignments, and make these a bit more "polished" (more precise language, slightly deeper analysis). Look forward to reading more.

    2. repetition in name and action, creating a build up in the story.

      I think I see where you are going with this but it would be more precisely formulated.

    3. resonates deeper in listers minds.

      Watch spelling and precision of analysis in homework assignments (not so important in reading responses).

    4. Ong points out these devices because they are used to make stories more memorable because knowledge is only passed down through memory and speech, not though written research and description

      Well put .

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    1. I would want to further discuss the use of these outlets and how they affect our communication today. I would be interesting in understanding how powerful the use of social media is and analyze the language that is being used. Further research would be the topic of fake news and how this affects our students today with getting informed mainly through social media.

      All great topic areas. Come chat with me about ways of turning these into papers - I'd love to hear your ideas.

    2. Thompson needed improvement on was writing improves cognitive memory. I felt this claim and support did not fit in cohesively in his conversation of public thinking. There could have been more improvement in the evidence

      I agree it is not the best supported claim.

    3. He showed explained how Coats manages their comments so negative and non relatable thoughts are taken out of the public view so these issues can’t affect the community who wants to analyze and create ideas and conversion.

      Again - follow what you are trying to say but aim for a little more precision.

    4. The claim that failed network in communication kill ideas, but successful ideas create a catalyst was relevant and persuasive to today’s audience.

      I see what you are trying to say here but it's a little awkwardly expressed. Try for a little more precision in your analysis of claims.

    5. most persuasive claim from the chapter was how having an audience can affect people to think more analytical and create deeper connections from the support and evidence given in the chapter.

      Yes I agree this is the claim that seems most plausible and has some of the strongest support.

    6. The main claims that were discussed in the chapter were writing today is directed toward some type of audience, writing improves analytical thinking and cognitive skills, and communication through the online community can kill or build ideas

      Nice overview of his main arguments.

    7. ideas throughout the ages.

      Not quite all ages (make your analysis as precise as possible).

  6. Mar 2017
  7. Jul 2016
    1. Effective Copyright Policy: Copyrights encourage creativity and incentivize innovators to invest knowledge, time, and money into the generation of myriad forms of content. However, the copyright system has languished for many decades, and is in need of administrative reform to maximize its benefits in the digital age. Hillary believes the federal government should modernize the copyright system by unlocking—and facilitating access to—orphan works that languished unutilized, benefiting neither their creators nor the public. She will also promote open-licensing arrangements for copyrighted material and data supported by federal grant funding, including in education, science, and other fields. She will seek to develop technological infrastructure to support digitization, search, and repositories of such content, to facilitate its discoverability and use.   And she will encourage stakeholders to work together on creative solutions that remove barriers to the seamless and efficient licensing of content in the U.S. and abroad.

      "Effective Copyright Policy" section of "Hillary Clinton’s Initiative on Technology & Innovation". Note, especially, the position on orphan works.

    1. Several news stories have likened Clinton’s actions to those of retired Gen. David Petraeus, but the situations are very different. Petraeus showed a notebook containing highly classified information—names of agents, code words, and ongoing tactical operations in the U.S. war in Afghanistan—to Paula Broadwell, who was writing a book about him.

      Is "highly classified" a technical term? Since I think there are only three levels of classified info: "top secret", "secret", and "confidential" (corroborated by Classified information in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), Fred Kaplan (the author) must mean that the "highly classified" information disclosed by Petraeus is really sensitive stuff (regardless of how it was slotted officially classified).

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    1. Many politicians use private addresses, but private servers like the one Clinton used are rarely seen, said John Wonderlich, a policy director at the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan group focused on government transparency, for a prior PolitiFact story.

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  9. Jun 2016
  10. Mar 2016
    1. She behaves like a person who often doesn't know what the truth is, but instead merely reaches for what is the best answer in that moment, not realizing the difference.

      Pretty sentence, but I don't see her quite so cynically.

  11. Feb 2016
    1. According to the entrance poll in Nevada, Clinton won black voters 76 percent to 22 percent. To put that in context, Clinton’s margin is only slightly smaller than Barack Obama’s 83 percent to 14 percent win with black voters in the 2008 Nevada caucuses.
  12. Aug 2015