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  1. Oct 2016
    1. permeable

      the word permeable means capable of being permeated : penetrable; especially : having pores or openings that permit liquids or gases to pass through according to the Marriam Webster dictionary http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/permeable

    2. It is this holistic view of a campus’ spatial patterning and the student’s relationship with the natural and built environment or its landscape that is capable of having an effect on student learning

      If this is so, then why is the majority of classrooms (if not all) inside? Wouldn't this actually be a distraction for the student in a learning environment? Since there is to many things happening around the student might not be concentrated.

    3. Today the campus open space still remains a significant center for teaching and learning for students in natural resources management, sustainability/ecology, agriculture, forestry, etc. and more recently, a focus on environmental education and sustainable practices

      This topic sentence relates to the essay because it depicts how the students need to interact with nature, and a whole community outside of classrooms. As mentioned, the student is not closed up in a room where ideas cannot be created or found. It is good for the student to get some learning outside of a classroom, especially if it has to do with their major.

    1. science and technology

      How can science and technology be involved with someone trying to change their identity or gender?

    2. But today’s design landscape is still deeply rooted in Modernism, a movement shaped by a predominantly male perspective

      This is very accurate. Even though woman have more rights than before, men are still dominate this world and are considered of being more capable of than a woman.

    3. overhaul

      According to Marriam-Webster, overhaul meanso look at every part of (something) and repair or replace the parts that do not work http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overhaul

  2. Sep 2016
    1. Homelessness is not truly the condition of not having a home. Because the homeless indeed have a home they build on the streets or in the tunnels, their condition is more accurately described as the absence of a stable home

      discuss further in class.

    2. Capitalism is devising new forms of struggle (state intervention in the market, growth in the distribution sector, fascist governments);

      connects to Fleming's argument

    3. In place of material production, which often exploits the environment, Morton’s interviewees use space as a creative guide. They build on space using found materials and personal items in ways that do not treat the environment as a commodity.

      discuss further in class.

    4. Because shelter is an essential part of sustaining oneself, identity is closely tied to one’s place of home, and because no place is guaranteed to be a permanent home, this aspect of identity is consistently fragile. The homeless community’s complete involvement in home building is also the process of understanding that a home is not permanent, yet the act of constructing these homes can define a person through his or her creative response to instability.

      I would like to address this further in class.

    5. Urban exploration was not designed to exploit the city;

      This foreshadows what Schindler expresses in her "Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation through Physical Design and Built Environment" when she explains how we should make a better use of the city, and make it benefit us in a positive way, not in a negative way where many people are excluded.

    6. caprice,

      According to Merriam-Webster, Caprice means a sudden change; especially : a sudden change in someone's mood or behavior

    1. becom-ing oriented to the public sphere is never simply a matter of joining publics or counterpublics. Whether or not we know it, we are already part of multiple networks. We are already in a relation to others and to the world.

      topic sentences

    2. Therefore,

      transition word

    3. networks, and


      (and) ic, fanboys ic

    4. I have argued that the exceptional public subject is cultivated through vernac-ular patterns of public talk.

      Here she uses "I" in a professional way even though writers are not supposed to use "I", because she already stated the opinion of others and now she is stating what she believes, and she is expressing HER opinion in a proper way.

    5. changes, and


      IC, fanboys (and), IC

    6. pedagogical

      definition of pedagogical: of, relating to, or befitting a teacher or education. (Merriam-Webster.com)

    7. he found this assignment easy because he could write about what was interesting to him personally.

      I agree. When you write about something you're passionate about, ideas flow easier. Also, people are more familiar with the topic so, they are more comfortable to write about it.

    8. even flyers asked drivers to pass BP filling sta-tions the next time they needed gas.

      When the outrage occurred, nobody wanted to get gas at a BP gas station, so they would go to the next gas station, or even drive miles to get gas.

    9. People were understandably out-raged by the events that unfolded around the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion.

      This is an effect of the oil spill because it affected many areas like the government, the economy, tourism, the ecosystem of the area, and even the health of the people around. This spill went viral, and because of this outrage, people became mad.

    10. nexus

      definition of nexus- a connection or series of connections linking two or more things.

    1. The lack of secure pedestrian infrastructure makes areas more difficult to access in a safe and easy manner.

      Although it is a common problem, there is nothing pedestrians can do because streets were built that way. So, the only way to avoid accidents is by being aware and alert when crossing by.

    2. some, b


    3. ghettos and exclusionary suburbs are spatial entities; . . . access, exclu-sion, confinement . . . are spatial experience

      In the present, people might be categorized or judged because of the "space" in which they live. This might be considered stereotypic.

    4. That a town has a squ

      This architectural shape encourages interaction because of the way the environment is built. Also, it facilitates moving from one place to another.

    5. “small and apparently insignificant [architectural] details can have major impacts on people’s behavior.”

      These small architectural details usually influence a particular "experience", encourages interaction with others, or even have the power to change someone's attitude.

    6. courts, but


      ...courts, but...

    7. ordinances

      Definition of Ordinances: a piece of legislation enacted by a municipal authority.

    8. Although exclusion is perhaps the most important stick in the bundle of property rights, and although certain forms of exclusion can have beneficial results


      ..."rights, and although...

    9. This Article examines the sometimes subtle ways that the built environ-ment has been used to keep certain segments of the population—typically poor people and people of color—separate from others

      Now days, there are many neighborhoods that are all build up by the same colored people because of this "segregation". Many just felt comfortable living with people that will not treat each other differently because of racism. There are many neighborhoods that are "colored people" only in effect of the built environment.

    10. primarily the poor and people of color—to access job opportu-nities located in those suburbs.

      This is an example of the disadvantages colored people had just because of their skin color.

    11. This design decision meant that many people of color and poor people, who most often relied on public transportation, lacked access to the lauded public park at Jones Beach.

      This is an example of how racism/segragation occurred during those times. Many people had less opportunities and disadvantages because of the color of their skin.