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  1. Oct 2017
    1. oThe production, sale, and possession of assault weapons for private citizens should be banned in the U.S.

      clearly stated and easy to understand, right to the point.

    1. conclusionoVivid, concrete

      to connect the reader to your work

    2. climax of your paper.

      answer any questions left here


      refer back to this!!! thesis will be last sentence of intro paragraph

    1. Writing Essaysby Eleanor WakefieldThere are several vital elements to any successful college essay. This handout will define those elements and show you how to put them together using an outline. Following this format will help you keep your thoughts organized and get your essay underway.Elements of an EssayIntroduction: Usually an introduction starts broad and narrows down to your specific topic, ending in the thesis. This is your opportunity to establish why readers might be curious about your general topic, catch their attention, or put your essay in context.Thesis: Your introduction should end with a clear, specific thesis statement, which will tell readers exactly what your paper will be arguing. Each body paragraphwill directly and obviouslysupport your thesis.Body Paragraphs: A

      How many body paragraphs do we need

    2. Writing Essaysby Eleanor WakefieldThere are several vital elements to any successful college essay. This handout will define those elements and show you how to put them together using an outline. Following this format will help you keep your thoughts organized and get your essay underway.Elements of an EssayIntroduction: Usually an introduction starts broad and narrows down to your specific topic, ending in the thesis. This is your opportunity to establish why readers might be curious about your general topic, catch their attention, or put your essay in context.Thesis: Your introduction should end with a clear, specific thesis statement, which will tell readers exactly what your paper will be arguing. Each body paragraphwill directly and obviouslysupport your thesis.Body Paragraphs: An essay usually has at least three body paragraphs, and these will be the arguments, evidence, or topics that support your thesis.Topic Sentences: Each body paragraphwill begin with a topic sentence which introduces its topic. All of the information in that paragraph will be clearly and logically related to that topic sentence, which in turn should obviously relate to the thesis.Support: You use arguments, data, facts, analysis, quotes, anecdotes, examples, details, etc. to support your topic sentencesand flesh out your body paragraphs. A good rule of thumb is to have at least three points to support each topic sentence.Transitions:

      These are very important to know for me because they help lead me onto a new point rather than getting stuck

    1. Getting Help

      This points out that being a perfect parent is impossible. Now mental issues are treated instead of them being left behind

    2. What You Can Do

      Scientific facts about how parenting should be now

    3. Parenting practices around the world share three major goals: ensuring children’s health and safety, preparing children for life as productive adults and transmitting cultural values. A high-quality parent-child relationship is critical for healthy development.

      This statement is showing the importance of mental health

    1. The falling acceptance rates and the rising stakes lent a new urgency to the college admissions process. And the more wrenching and decisive those years immediately before matriculation seemed to become, the earlier and the more aggressively parents and children prepared their case for the admissions officers.

      As a result of the falling acceptance rates and the rising stakes of success, the pressure is being placed on youth earlier and earlier.

    2. Because life is a contest, there can only be so many winners, and the winners receive big rewards. Get used to it. Get ready to compete.

      In todays society life satisfaction and happiness is presented in the form of a college degree, a powerful career, and the amount of money you have. It seems like the only way to make it in this world is to be robotic and follow the system. We have lost touch of what life should consist of. Todays youth are conditioned to follow the path of money and power instead of happiness. Kids should be kids, not robots.

    3. It is this increasingly intense competition for spots in top universities that is responsible for the rise in parental time spent with children.

      Thus the question of the decade is answered. The amount of time spent with parents has increased because of the intense competition for spots in top universities. Parents are prepared to do anything like signing their children up for extra circular activities, sports, even volunteer work in hopes that scholarships and acceptance will be rewarded.

    4. Yet it has become increasingly obvious over the past two decades that the gap between those who succeed in today’s economy and those who merely survive is large, and growing larger.

      With more and more people attending college and getting a degree, the market for a successful career is quickly becoming less tangible. This has created an extreme competition between the youth to secure their futures.

    5. And while it might be nice to go to an elite institution, state schools provided great value for money. So you’d need a pretty good reason to shell out the tens of thousands of dollars it would take to go to Yale or Duke.

      The process to attend an elite university was ultimately built for the rich and powerful. Any college you choose could teach you a profession, but these were built to be superior. You could attend a state school for a good price, but some are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars to secure themselves a spot at the top of the social hierarchy.

    6. Rather, school was a practical step on the path toward a sturdy, dependable career. You went to university to learn, first and foremost: to pick up the skills needed to find a trade.

      Higher education then was considered the practical way to study, and learn trade skills to get a dependable career.

    7. Getting ready for university was a big deal. But there was no urgency to get into the best school possible, whatever the cost

      In the 1990's getting into an elite university and a public state university were equally great

    8. The trend toward spending more time with one’s offspring is especially strange given that better-educated, better-paid parents are not spending less time at work; on the contrary, they are spending more, both in absolute terms and relative to the working time of less-educated households. High-income parents are instead spending less time on other personal activities, including sleep. The question is: why?

      seems like they are working harder on everything compared to everyone else

    9. Instead of increasingly outsourcing child-rearing, parents are devoting more of the scarce time left outside working hours to their children. Over the last two decades, time spent by parents on child-rearing has jumped. In America in the 1980s, for example, young mothers spent about 12 hours per week actively engaged in child care while fathers spent about four hours per week. Those figures have since soared – and the rise in hours spent with children has been greatest among better-educated, higher-earning parents. Mothers without university degrees now spend about 16 hours per week on child care, while those with degrees spend nearly 22 hours per week. For fathers the figures are seven and ten, respectively. This pattern is repeated across the rich world.

      The correlation between mothers having high-powered, well-paid professional positions and child outsourcing had an unexpected outcome. Working, better educated, and higher earning parents actually spend more time with their children.

    10. When he began working on family economics in the 1960s, he reckoned that women have a comparative advantage in “home production”, or domestic tasks; it therefore made sense, to him anyway, that men should specialise in work outside the home and women in work inside.

      How standard family roles came about

    11. As the West industrialised and grew richer and medicine and sanitation improved, death rates fell. Maturing economies had less need of child labour, and more need of the labour of adult women – work which took them out of the home and reduced their ability to care for large broods. What’s more, as both survival rates and the returns on education rose, the imperative when having children shifted from quantity to quality. Investing more in children’s socialisation and education served the interests of both parents and offspring.

      Changing of the times for education and development

    12. amilies had lots of children partly because they needed the labour, and partly because death rates were high. Parents also invested much less in their children’s human capital. Short lifespans and high death rates meant that the returns on educating children and preparing them for life in the world were not especially high; parents with many children could not spare much time on the upbringing of any single one.

      Mid century/ lower class/ why labor was more important than education/ the time they were in had more demand for labor rather than education

    13. The lower orders also put relatively little effort into child-rearing, for the offspring were there to work. Children were active contributors to the family economy, caring for each other and the home, working in the fields, helping with household production of goods for sale at market, and occasionally working in factories or mines.

      Mid century/ lower class/ actions of lower class children

    14. There is a scene early in “Mary Poppins” in which Mr Banks, a well-to-do banker enjoying life in the heyday of imperial Britain, sings a little song upon arriving home from the office at 6pm. His routine is a precise one: every day he walks through the door, collects the slippers, sherry and pipe waiting for him, and then awaits the presentation of his children, washed and scrubbed, so he can “pat them on the head and send them off to bed”. “Mary Poppins” is hardly documentary, yet it reflects the habits of the British upper classes in much of the 20th century: the business of child-rearing was largely outsourced to nannies and boarding schools

      Good citation for mid century parenting and the upperclass

    15. They attend school in Arlington, Virginia, home to one of the best public-school systems in America. Yet many worry that is not enough, and plot their children’s route to Thomas Jefferson, Northern Virginia’s highly selective magnet high school, or to the region’s tony private schools: funnels to America’s top universities and elite society, attended by the offspring of the rich and powerful.

      Despite living in an area that is home to one of the best public school systems in the country, these parents worry that their children having only a public school education isn't enough. Consequently causing parents to push their kids harder and put way more pressure on them to succeed. Their elite education prior to college significantly increases attendance to the top tier Universities like Yale or Harvard.

    16. I still have what I imagine must be the naive ideas of a parent of young children, that they will develop their own interests and passions as they grow older: that taking a drill-sergeant approach to learning and to homework would ultimately be counterproductive.

      The author knows that she can't push her own hopes onto her children too aggressively because extreme authoritative parenting is ultimately counterproductive. Each child's mind and physical development is different. Although there are countless possibilities of the child's character and personality, good parenting is crucial in their development.

    17. Every so often we find ourselves talking about what we want for their future and what they might want for themselves, asking ourselves, in so many words: how badly do we want them to go to Harvard? I don’t know if either of my children will have the inclination or the résumé to do so; my position, as a parent, is that Harvard would be lucky to have them

      This part shows her own first thoughts about what she wants for her children in life and how they could lead a successful one.

    1. A pamphlet published by the U.S. government in 1932 suggested that one should start toilet training their baby immediately after they were born. 

      First off why did the U.S. government hand out parenting advice?

    2. No matter the decade, everyone has an opinion on baby names. The 1920s were no exception. One expert specifically warned against "too much softness" in names, because they "lacked backbone."

      Jheeze, they really wanted their kids to grow up tough

    3. 1916: Don't feed while you are angry, or else you'll have a colicky baby. 

      again with them believing mothers can transfer that bad energy

    4. Up through the 1920s, many parents believed that left-handedness should be trained away, often resulting in the use of painful braces.

      They did this because they genuinely thought that being left handed was evil or bad

    5. New babies deserve special care, right? Right. Back in the early 1900s, their first bath was often with the help of lard.

      That would be very counter productive

    6. Moms-to-be of the 1910s were told that in order to have a beautiful baby (like this cute little one!), they must refrain from thinking of ugly things. 

      Who thought that could actually affect the genes of a baby???

  2. Sep 2017
    1. But if we drift, if we use our people and our resources at slow speed, then at a time when the world is in turmoil and in revolution, people to the South of us, people in Africa, people in Asia are going to determine that the way of the future belongs to the Communists.

      consequences if no action is taken

    2. If we were using our steel mills to the fullest, if we had an agricultural program that maintained farmers' income, if small business in this country was prosperous, if the monetary and fiscal policies of this administration did not rest on a high interest, hard money policy, then the economy of this country would move and no one could catch the United States.

      Ways to make the community better!

    3. I believe the issue is very clear, and the issue is whether the American people are satisfied with things as they are, whether they feel that the 1960's are a time to really conserve and stand still and gather our energy, or whether the 1960's are a time to move forward again,

      The 60's will be a rough time for anyone in the current economy

    4. Indiana does not exist by itself. There is no business in Indiana that does not sell to the rest of the country, and if the rest of the country is standing still, if our economy is not moving forward, where are all the young men and women going to school in this State going to find jobs? We are going to have 25,000 people coming into the labor market every year, every week every year, for the next 10 years, and we are going to have to find them jobs, 25,000 new people a week for 10 years, looking for jobs. And unless this economy of this country moves forward, unless the Federal Government gives leadership we are not going to find jobs for those people or the people now working.

      Talks about forward thinking to the great future of our communities to create jobs and boost the economy

    5. And now here in Indiana, and in this city of Terre Haute, you have unemployment of nearly 7 percent, you see steel mills in Gary and elsewhere in this State which are working 55 or 60 percent of capacity, and every merchant and every banker in the State of Indiana can tell you that this September and this October have been as difficult and hard as the September and October of 1957, and the September and October at the end of 1953, which preceded the recessions of 1954 and 1958.

      everyone is dealing with recession

    6. and there isn't anyone in this community whose employment is not affected by the decline in agricultural income.

      problems with unemployment

    1.  I think having siblings my age gives me an open attitude toward life and people

      This seems like a coming of age moment like being self aware of each others actions and feelings honestly

      *good reflective answer

    1. What kinds of sacrifices did you make

      I'm not sure if this would be a great or bad question because it wasn't so much as a sacrifice because he felt the need to do it anyway regardless of what he was doing.

      *effective listening

    2. JF: Did you ever resent me?

      This is a deeper question compared to just actions. This is about raw feelings.

      *asked a question that reveals a part of someone personally

    1. Do you have any regrets?

      I think it's affective to ask that question at the very end because you could either get more information or elaborate on something she already said.

      *being attentive to past answers

    2. You know what I do. I’m not going to tell you. CW: No you have—you have to talk about it.

      If I wasn't talking to my grandma I would feel very uncomfortable trying to respond to what she said haha

      *she does keep an open mind

    1. (e.g., that Princess Diana was murdered)

      but everything literally just points to the fact that she died in a car crash

    2. Conspiracy theories, which typically involve one or more powerful agents secretly manipulating world events, are accepted by a large proportion of Americans.

      I think that the reason people here believe in so many theories is because a lot of don't or can't believe our government. Time and time again they have proved to us they can't be believed 100% of the time.

    3. The Daily Beast reported the shooter was a fan on Facebook of Jones' Infowars website. Jones did not respond to requests for comment on the incident or his other theories.

      to me this just sounds completely biased

    4. And he claims

      I'm not really sure how reliable his own sources are 100% true or reliable.

    5. we know that people who believe in one conspiracy theory (say, that JFK was assassinated by the CIA) are also more likely to believe in others (for instance, that the moon landing was faked)

      Someone could take this out of context and use it to argue that people who believe in conspiracy theories are stupid and unreliable.

    6. conspiracy theories can influence people's attitudes towards individuals, social groups, institutions and policies, they're often of interest to those tracking public opinion and individual behavior.

      so its very possible that something could get big and people would just jump on the bandwagon to it

    7. Jones a gateway drug for white supremacy

      I feel like he is creating these false news stories for propaganda

    8. Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were an inside job, that the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax

      These stories sound so outrages to make people give a reaction and or response to it

    9. about a satanic sex trafficking ring run by one of Hillary Clinton's top advisers out of a pizzeria in Washington, D.C.

      most of these stories are fake/exaggerated for click bait i think.

    1. 15 years,

      If one of my sons was murdered i would be devastated that the killer only got 15 years taken away from their life when they took an entire lifetime from someone else

    2. The scale of resentment and forgiveness seems like the most difficult thing to ever figure out in their shoes

    1. and often speaks openly about her own experiences.

      it seems like she was put on this path for a reason, and one of them being that she can fully understand the other women's pain and struggle because she went through it herself

    1. through this interview it made their relationship stronger as would any interview similar to this

    2. briefly discuss his difficult upbringing.

      he was probably hesitant to open up and be vunrable on that topic

  3. Jan 2017
    1. 6. Unless your readers are familiar with your terminology, avoid writing stringsof nouns (or noun strings!).

      What are noun strings?

    1. The old/new contract is a method that prevents gaps or confusion in your writing by linking your essay’s older information

      By learning how to use this method of learning into your own work it will make it stronger and more comprehendible to the readers.

  4. Nov 2016
    1. Check your information: Are all your facts accurate?

      So should you cite every piece of information you researched?

    2. Check the focus of the paper: Is it appropriate to the assignment?

      This is important to me because sometimes I can stray of the main reason why I'm writing the paper and end up talking about something way different.