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  1. Jun 2021
  2. Jan 2021
    1. They may skim books for what they’ll “need to know.” They’re less likely to wonder, say, “How can we be sure that’s true?” than to ask “Is this going to be on the test?”

      This is completely true! As a student we honestly do not care about anything, as long as our grade is an A. I hate that it is true, because sometimes as a student, I just want to really learn for a second. Although it is nearly impossible when pressured is applied based on a letter grade that may or may not affect one's life. This class is really helping realize that it is not me, is that pressure kills the beauty of learning.

  3. Aug 2020
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  6. Apr 2020
    1. God gave the world to men in common; but since He gave itthem for their benefit,

      Drawing from the primary source questions, I think this source was typical of the time period in its essence. Though it contradicts the government by giving credit to members of the Enlightenment, I think the use of God as a way to justify his philosophy of the world was a commonality to the time period.

  7. Jan 2019
    1. D!saster and hazard researchers have recognized the social time aspect of disasters. Dynes_ (1970) alludes to social time regarding the social consequences of a disaster. Dynes observes that social time: is important because the activities of every community vary over a period of time duri�� �e day, the week, the month, and the year. S�c� patterned acuv1nes have implications for potential damage within thecommurnty, for preventative activity within the commu­�ty, for the inventory of the meaning of the disaster, for the rmm�?1ate tasks necessary within the community, and for the mobilizanon of community effort. (Dynes 1970, p. 63)

      As early as 1970 (pre-Zerubavel, Adam, Nowotny, and Giddens), Dynes suggested that social time be taken into account for disaster response.

      ** Get this paper. What social time work did he cite?

  8. Sep 2018
    1. If the presence of people with whom we disagree helps us to maintain common sense, then perhaps the first step to easing the polarization that grips this country is to seek those people out.

      The best thing you can do when attempting to have a dialogue is not to ask how can they believe in something - but why do they believe in something.

  9. May 2017
    1. We want to end gender inequality, and to do this, we need everyone involved

      This is also ethos because she uses the word 'we' again to show us that there is more than one person working on this problem.

    2. We want to try and make sure that it’s tangible.

      Emma wants you to trust her with this issue, so she is using words such as 'we' and 'make sure' to gain her audience's trust that she'll help this issue.

  10. May 2016
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    1. overworked and exhausted

      The family had not always been so tired out and overworked. There were days when Mr. Samsa would not have needed to rise for work every morning. Days when Greta could play her violin for her own pleasure, not for the entertainment of guests. This was all thanks to Gregor, working everyday to provide for the family as he slowly paid off the debts of his father. Yet now, without Gregor Samsa’s steady income from his laborious daily assignments, the family must now support themselves. How ironic.Gregor devoted all his time to work. The extremity is not an exaggeration; Gregor’s transformation represents the feeling of being stuck in a routine. Gregor was stuck in time, doomed to work everyday, with no more appreciation or self worth than vermin. He had not the time to bother taking care of himself and his own desires to travel and get out of the routine. Now, the Samsa’s are overworked and tired out, and they do not find the time to care for Gregor more than is needful, although when he was a human he used his entire livelihood to support his family. Whether Gregor works or does not, he never has an opportunity for leisure. He could not find time for himself, and neither could his family find time for him. Gregor’s dream is to travel, to be free of this familial nightmare. The Samsa family is doomed to be tired out and overworked, one way or another.

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    1. mental state

      There is great importance as to whether a translator analyzes Mr. Samsa’s perception of his son Gregor as influenced by either Mr. Samsa's mood or his mental state. The two terms are widely different, yet they have been used interchangeably by translators of Kafka’s original German text. At the end of the first chapter of the novella, Mr. Samsa corners Gregor back into his room with no consideration for Gregor’s well being. He has disassociated Gregor with the creature in front of him. The Muir translation of the text describes the actions of Mr. Samsa as controlled by his "mood." On the other hand, the Johnston translation counters with “Naturally his father, in his present mental state had no idea of opening the other wing of the door a bit to create a suitable passage for Gregor to get through.” Johnston’s diction is more calculating and severe, while Muir implies more of a vacillating figure. Someone's mental state is more of how they think and act and feel on a long term basis. Your mental state has a heavy hand in the way someone approaches the world on a consistent basis. Moods are more subject to constant change. Moods can swing rapidly. The difference, while small, is important because the father is a major character in the novel as to what he represents. Kafka drew much inspiration from his own father when writing Mr. Samsa. Any and every word puts the father in a certain light.

  13. Dec 2015